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kajr
06-11-2006, 07:14 PM
I would like to purchase a nice headset with a microphone, perhaps a sound cancelling design. Does anyone have a headset that they really enjoy, and would be willing to recommend? Brand and model # if you have it. Thanks in advance!

hamselv2
06-11-2006, 08:16 PM
The Plantronic Audio90 that I recommended in this thread:

http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/23110283/m/760...201004843#6201004843 (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/23110283/m/7601051843/r/6201004843#6201004843)

swambast
06-11-2006, 08:58 PM
I own a pair of these, and freaking love 'em:

http://www.tweaknews.net/reviews/hpa/index.php

jensenpark
06-11-2006, 09:20 PM
I've got a Medusa 5.1 pro gamer.

Loved it until this weekend when it died suddenly...

p1ngu666
06-11-2006, 10:08 PM
Originally posted by jensenpark:
I've got a Medusa 5.1 pro gamer.

Loved it until this weekend when it died suddenly...

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-surprised.gif

mine are still fine, and yeah there really good http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

SithSpeeder
06-11-2006, 10:12 PM
I like my Logitech Premium USB Headset 300. Definitely recommend going USB, as you can then pipe just comms in over the headset and then have your in game sounds come through your speakers (more immersive, IMO).

It's got:
1. Digital USB
2. In line volume and mute control on the wire
3. Dynamic stereo sound
4. Noise cancelling microphone
5. Fairly plush earphones for comfort (they allow in some sound, which I prefer).

Hope that helps.

* _54th_Speeder *

Maico_249th
06-11-2006, 10:28 PM
I recomend Plantronics but stay away from the USB. USB uses too much resourses. I love my Plantronics.

Capt.LoneRanger
06-12-2006, 01:25 AM
A 5.1 headset is perfect to hear surround-sound, but honestly, it sucks in sound performance. Most 5.1 Headsets have a minimum frequency of 50Hz. That means, everything with a deeper frequency is simply not audible or ends up in a kracking sound. You may hear some things better, yes, but other things you won't hear at all.

I have a Plantronics P90 Gamers-Headset. It has a decent frequency range and an excellent Microphone with noise-cancelling. It can also be switched off by a small switch.

Honestly, though, I use my Technics RP-F880 Headset most of the time. With a frequency range of 5Hz to 35000Hz, you'll laugh at everyone posting about the crappy sound in IL2 here. The firing 50s even of a P51 simply blasts you away from your computer and you duck for cover each time the 30mm+ guns are coming to life.

I use a seperate microphone, when using this headset.

Bearcat99
06-12-2006, 07:02 AM
Id say make your choice based on what you will be using it for.. if all you want is a good vehicle for comms then definitely go with USB and definitely go with the Logitech.... or something similar.... in that price range.... if you intend to listen to music and actually run the sim through a headset then the Plantronics are good... so are the Medusas.... I disagree with Maico though..... for gaming USB is the only way to go IMO..... by using usb you can seperate the game sounds from the comms sounds with no fuss or muss... otherwise you will have to jump through hoops.... I run my comms through my headsets and the sim through my speakers......

Worf101
06-12-2006, 09:00 AM
Originally posted by hamselv2:
The Plantronic Audio90 that I recommended in this thread:

http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/23110283/m/760...201004843#6201004843 (http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/23110283/m/7601051843/r/6201004843#6201004843)

+1 here. Only complaint is the little phone piece over the mic tends to fall off and I have to hunt around for it. Great moderately priced headset.

Da Worfster

TgD Thunderbolt56
06-12-2006, 09:39 AM
You can spend alot of jack on decent mic/headphones. One of the best for the price is the Altec Lansing AHS502. The Plantronics are quite good too, but most have the foam earpiece that doesn't completely cover your ear, so if ambient noise is a routine, you'll want something that covers the whole ear. The AHS502 does.

I have a set of AKG that are simply outstanding, but they're quite pricey.

see them here: http://www.magnum-pc.com/_e/loc/sproduct/10361105/Altec...2_Stereo_Headset.htm (http://www.magnum-pc.com/_e/loc/sproduct/10361105/Altec_Lansing_AHS_502_Stereo_Headset.htm)

TB

SeaFireLIV
06-12-2006, 09:48 AM
I got some Altec lansing (who?) surround-sound headphones. To be honest, I`m not very impressed with 3D surround sound. All it seems to be is stereo with boosted noise, and it seems to be doing all kinds of weird stuff to my mic in TS. (I set surround in control panel, although it does keep restting to headphones).

Also, with the hot weather, i`m being forced to go back to my original light headphones and mic anyway.

edit: Just saw your post, TgD Thunderbolt56. That`s what I`ve got! But i`m not so impressed, maybe I`m doing something wrong....

PBNA-Boosher
06-12-2006, 09:53 AM
I recommend the Plantronics Headsets. Mine's good quality and lasted 4 years before my sister found it and kicked it.

TgD Thunderbolt56
06-12-2006, 10:07 AM
Originally posted by SeaFireLIV:
edit: Just saw your post, TgD Thunderbolt56. That`s what I`ve got! But i`m not so impressed, maybe I`m doing something wrong....

I use them as a backup set. This is my 'front-line' set: http://www.akg-acoustics.com/products//powerslave,id,93...,_language,ENUS.html (http://www.akg-acoustics.com/products//powerslave,id,930,pid,930,mynodeid,186,_language,E NUS.html) but they are pricey as I said.


TB

slipBall
06-12-2006, 04:34 PM
I'm using the logitech usb mic, along with the Bose noise cancelling headphones. I like the quality, and don't see much system demand from the usb mic. The Bose really make those 1940's game tunes sound good, I find myself taping my feet http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif I also sometimes use my Sennheiser HDR85 wireless headphones, also excellent sound quality

Hashmark13
06-12-2006, 08:23 PM
Go to Wal-Mart, go to the Playstation 2 accessories section, and get the Playstation 2 headset with Mic. It's USB so it's compatible with Windows entirely.

USB is superior because you can divert all TS to your headset, and have the other sounds coming out of your fancy speaker setup, meaning Squadmates voices aren't heard throughout the whole house.

32 dollars after tax.