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Hi guys, I'm trying to find a high end headset similar to the ATH AG1's : http://www.audio-technica.com/cms/headphones/568b166395264eb0/index.html

 

Microphone quality is pretty important to me and I was just wondering if there were any other options I should consider.

 

Any recommendations are welcome but it has to be a headset.

 

 

On a side note, is it me or this a pretty good deal for a budget headset: http://www.amazon.com/SteelSeries-Gaming-Headset-Tablets-Phones/dp/B00EH5V1IO

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Don't. Get an good pair of headphones (eg. Sennheiser HD 558) and pair it with the AntLion ModMic v4.0.


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if you want a good high end headset have a look at the astro a50's or 40's. i have had the a50's for 6 months and they are the best headphones i have ever bought.

A50: http://www.amazon.com/ASTRO-Gaming-Wireless-Headset-Xbox-360/dp/B0091WIOJ2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1413273769&sr=8-1&keywords=astro

A40: http://www.amazon.com/ASTRO-Gaming-Audio-System-Xbox-360/dp/B009VLRPCK/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1413273769&sr=8-2&keywords=astro

 

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Guys, while a stand alone headphone and mic combo gives a better price to performance, some people want simplicity. It bothers me when I see this repeated without thinking of OP's needs. ModMic/Zalman clip on mic just adds an ugly extra wire to the mix. I use a Zalman clip on myself and honestly, I wouldn't mind a nice headset to only have to deal with one wire. Kinda surprised no one created a stick on mic that's wireless.

 

Here is a headset that dropped dramatically in price since Sennheiser released their new series. (which some argue are the same headsets repackaged to have a different look) http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008O510Y8/ref=ox_sc_sfl_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=AM2O1JUKI6X8W

 

 

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if you want a good high end headset have a look at the astro a50's or 40's. i have had the a50's for 6 months and they are the best headphones i have ever bought.

A50: http://www.amazon.com/ASTRO-Gaming-Wireless-Headset-Xbox-360/dp/B0091WIOJ2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1413273769&sr=8-1&keywords=astro

A40: http://www.amazon.com/ASTRO-Gaming-Audio-System-Xbox-360/dp/B009VLRPCK/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1413273769&sr=8-2&keywords=astro

 

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I was thinking of those, and the A50's, at least according to Linus' review, don't have good microphones.

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Guys, while a stand alone headphone and mic combo gives a better price to performance, some people want simplicity. It bothers me when I see this repeated without thinking of OP's needs. ModMic/Zalman clip on mic just adds an ugly extra wire to the mix. I use a Zalman clip on myself and honestly, I wouldn't mind a nice headset to only have to deal with one wire. Kinda surprised no one created a stick on mic that's wireless.

 

Here is a headset that dropped dramatically in price since Sennheiser released their new series. (which some argue are the same headsets repackaged to have a different look) http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008O510Y8/ref=ox_sc_sfl_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=AM2O1JUKI6X8W

Thank you (for the headphones and the post). I'm going to be using this headset on my laptop and my desktop so I can't use a desktop microphone, and I really don't want a separate solution.

 

EDIT: Also thats a good pair, I'll need to take a look at that.

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I was thinking of those, and the A50's, at least according to Linus' review, don't have good microphones.

all my friends say when i am talking to them it is really good audio. but if you do buy these before you use them DONT FORGET to install the latest drivers as there is a fatal bug when you get them out of the box. i thonk it causes the mic to not work or something

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Thank you (for the headphones and the post). I'm going to be using this headset on my laptop and my desktop so I can't use a desktop microphone, and I really don't want a separate solution.

 

No probs. I remember wanting that exact headset when they were new and now they are priced pretty competitively. In an older video, Linus claimed those were his wife's fav headset.

 

 

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Beyerdynamic MMX300

 

Buying one next week

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Beyerdynamic MMX300

 

Buying one next week

do they have replaceable ear pads? I prefer leather ones, but if not I can borrow my friend's headphones and see if i can get used to it. Either way, thanks for the recommendation they look great so far.

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do they have replaceable ear pads? I prefer leather ones, but if not I can borrow my friend's headphones and see if i can get used to it. Either way, thanks for the recommendation they look great so far.

 

Yes http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=SP-005-BY (for example)

 

I hate leather as it makes ears hot and sweater after long sessions though it sometimes does feel nicer

 

The microphone sounds amazing from what I have seen online and the headphones are basically DT 880s

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Yes http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=SP-005-BY (for example)

 

I hate leather as it makes ears hot and sweater after long sessions though it sometimes does feel nicer

 

The microphone sounds amazing from what I have seen online and the headphones are basically DT 880s

Thanks for the link, and yea. I checked a video and they sounded even better than the ath's, comparable to a snowball

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Thanks for the link, and yea. I checked a video and they sounded even better than the ath's, comparable to a snowball

 

Yeah I currently have a Blue Yeti but it picks up SO much background noise

 

So I figured this was a better option, (although I am also buying an RE320 mic for recording purposes)

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Yeah I currently have a Blue Yeti but it picks up SO much background noise

 

So I figured this was a better option, (although I am also buying an RE320 mic for recording purposes)

 

 

Spend some time configuring the windows recording volume, it'll fix it.  I have a yeti as well and I've gotten it to pick up basically nothing except my voice.

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Spend some time configuring the windows recording volume, it'll fix it.  I have a yeti as well and I've gotten it to pick up basically nothing except my voice.

 

Hmm I have tried, but still seems over sensitive, when skyping with friends they can hear people having conversations on the other side of my house

 

I want to record video reviews and gaming sessions so for me i need as much isolation as possible hence wanting to switch to a dynamic mic (re320)

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Hmm I have tried, but still seems over sensitive, when skyping with friends they can hear people having conversations on the other side of my house

 

I want to record video reviews and gaming sessions so for me i need as much isolation as possible hence wanting to switch to a dynamic mic (re320)

 

 

You may have to turn it down to like 30% in windows, and turn the gain all the way down.

 

I had to spend like 1-2 hours fine tuning mine when I got mine, it works great now.

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You may have to turn it down to like 30% in windows, and turn the gain all the way down.

 

I had to spend like 1-2 hours fine tuning mine when I got mine, it works great now.

 

hmm I will try it tonight

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If you want to overpay for a headset then go right ahead. In reality there are no good headsets. The ones like the ADG1 are about $150 overpriced and the cheaper ones are completely shitty with the exception of the Kingston HyperX but that's not what you're looking for. The best option is headphones and a modmic. 

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If you want to overpay for a headset then go right ahead. In reality there are no good headsets. The ones like the ADG1 are about $150 overpriced and the cheaper ones are completely shitty with the exception of the Kingston HyperX but that's not what you're looking for. The best option is headphones and a modmic. 

I understand, but this is for the convenience look at Mooshi's post.

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I understand, but this is for the convenience look at Mooshi's post.

There are other solutions like a boompro that is also convienent. Headsets are just bad. Sony MDR 1R and a boompro would be much better sounding. 

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There are other solutions like a boompro that is also convienent. Headsets are just bad. Sony MDR 1R and a boompro would be much better sounding. 

I had never heard of that before, it looks really cool. I'll check it out, thank you.

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Thank you (for the headphones and the post). I'm going to be using this headset on my laptop and my desktop so I can't use a desktop microphone, and I really don't want a separate solution.

EDIT: Also thats a good pair, I'll need to take a look at that.

Your laptop should have a built in mic. Just buy some headphones.

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Sennheiser G4me Zero has a pretty killer mic that kills a lot of my background and ambient noise.

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Your laptop should have a built in mic. Just buy some headphones.

My laptop mic has a lot of background noise, my apple earbuds have a better mic.

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