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T_O_A_D
12-08-2004, 06:38 PM
OK My cheap Labtech axis-502 chord just died after a couple of years use. They cost me a whole 20 bucks. So I'm really distraught over it http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

Ok I want a set that will bring the sound of my Audigy 2 out through them. and still have a microphone included with them.


Any suggestions please.

Oh less than a 100 clams hopefully too.

crazyivan1970
12-08-2004, 07:21 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by T_O_A_D:
OK My cheap Labtech axis-502 chord just died after a couple of years use. They cost me a whole 20 bucks. So I'm really distraught over it http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

Ok I want a set that will bring the sound of my Audigy 2 out through them. and still have a microphone included with them.


Any suggestions please.

Oh less than a 100 clams hopefully too. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Best i ever owned : http://www.compusa.com/products/product_info.asp?product_code=303156&pfp=SEARCH

Especially for coms, it`s like a separate device, so game sound could be made separate from coms sound. Something like having 2 sound cards... one for the game, another for communication http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

T_O_A_D
12-08-2004, 07:55 PM
Thanks Ivan

anyone tried these http://www.zalmanusa.com/usa/product/view.asp?idx=134&code=023

tHeBaLrOgRoCkS
12-08-2004, 08:02 PM
http://www.efn.org/~seano/ebay/helmet3.jpg

http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/10.gif also track ir and 6dof ready http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Tully__
12-08-2004, 09:04 PM
I use:

http://www.koss.com/koss/kossweb.nsf/files/graphics/$file/SB40_lg.jpg (http://www.koss.com/koss/kossweb.nsf/02ProductDetailCall?ReadForm&Communication+Stereophones^SB40)

For a cheaper alternative (and one that you can hear wife/children with while wearing them http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif) I also have a set of:

http://www.labtec.com/lang/images/0/252.jpg (http://www.labtec.com/index.cfm/gear/details/EUR/EN,crid=8,contentid=618,crid2=9)


I find both to do very well the job that I bought them for. The first are comfortable, very good quality and exclude most external noise, allowing complete immersion. The 2nd set allow you to monitor room noise and RL conversations while playing and give very good price/performance ratio.

ASM 1
12-09-2004, 06:39 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by T_O_A_D:
Thanks Ivan

anyone tried these http://www.zalmanusa.com/usa/product/view.asp?idx=134&code=023 <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

No, well, not exactly, but I do have the RS6F headphones (very nice) http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif Dunno what the microphone is like but the phones are pretty cool. If I could buy the mic seperately I probably would, but I'm not sure if you can, at least in the UK....

For teamspeak/ventrilo I use an Emkay half headset with a boom mic (not sure of the model no. as it came with my copy of Dragon naturally speaking 7) The quality is pretty good, but it is a PITA having two headsets on my bonce at once http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif However, I have mastered wearing them comfortably so that is all that matters.

If you get the zalmans I would recommend getting the RSA Headphone amplifier for it as well - I didnt at first, but then soon got one and realised the difference it makes...

http://www.zalmanusa.com/usa/product/view.asp?idx=111&code=023


anyways ... my 2p worth http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Jagdgeschwader2
12-09-2004, 06:55 AM
Try these T_O_A_D from eDimensional.

http://www.edimensional.com/product_info.php?cPath=22&products_id=30

I just got them yesterday and I can say without
a doubt they are the most comfortable cans I
have ever worn. They also have a neat bass force feedback effect. There is an inline
switch to adjust the effect level and the
volume level as well. The force feedback bass effect really brings the engine and gun sounds to life not to mention the explosions. I have not tested out the mike yet but it looks good.
Flight Journal magazine gave them a good rating.
For music I will still use my Sennheisers though.

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Jagdgeschwader2
12-09-2004, 07:27 AM
I forgot to mention that the eDimensional
force feedback headset is awesome for
watching DVD movies. You can hear things
that you never noticed before. I watched
my favorite movie last night LE MANS and
it was awesome! You can really hear those
Porsche 917's roar!

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Bearcat99
12-09-2004, 07:27 AM
I use what Ivan uses and it is great... now I can just turn my speakers down when its late and still get the engine sounds.. and all coms go straight through the headset.

WOW!!! That ED headset looks AWESOME J2!!!!!!

At $49 I am thinking of an upgrade when mine goes south.

Jagdgeschwader2
12-09-2004, 08:04 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Bearcat99:
I use what Ivan uses and it is great... now I can just turn my speakers down when its late and still get the engine sounds.. and all coms go straight through the headset.

WOW!!! That ED headset looks AWESOME J2!!!!!!

At $49 I am thinking of an upgrade when mine goes south. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

You won't be sorry Bear I've been having a blast with them!

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F0_Dark_P
12-09-2004, 08:29 AM
i use the koss sb40 as tully, and they are very good they are expensive about 100 usd, but you get what you pay for http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Tully__
12-09-2004, 08:40 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by F0_Dark_P:
i use the koss sb40 as tully, and they are very good they are expensive about 100 usd, but you get what you pay for http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Looking at Koss' site it appears the SB40 are now superceded and their new status is reflected in their new price.... $39.99

F0_Dark_P
12-09-2004, 10:43 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/354.gif Tully why do i get the feeling i have just becomed swindled *deep sigh*

T_O_A_D
12-09-2004, 06:29 PM
Thanks guys for the great feedback! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

I'll make some sort of decision soon in a few minutes probably LOL

Tully__
12-09-2004, 10:06 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by F0_Dark_P:
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/354.gif Tully why do i get the feeling i have just becomed swindled *deep sigh* <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I bought mine nearly 2 years ago for AUD$100. I suspect that was a tad high but I needed a headset fast and they weren't easy to find here at that time. Now there are lots of choices but I've never regretted that purchase.

T_O_A_D
12-17-2004, 04:34 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Jagdgeschwader2:
Try these T_O_A_D from eDimensional.

http://www.edimensional.com/product_info.php?cPath=22&products_id=30

I just got them yesterday and I can say without
a doubt they are the most comfortable cans I
have ever worn. They also have a neat bass force feedback effect. There is an inline
switch to adjust the effect level and the
volume level as well. The force feedback bass effect really brings the engine and gun sounds to life not to mention the explosions. I have not tested out the mike yet but it looks good.
Flight Journal magazine gave them a good rating.
For music I will still use my Sennheisers though.

<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

I'll Have to agree totaly on this I like them alot!!!!!!! Got them yesterday, Once home tonight I plan on giving them another work out.

TgD Thunderbolt56
12-20-2004, 09:25 AM
I use an AKG set that I recently purchased and will NEVER change back. They were expensive (approx. $150 USD) but the comfort, clarity and rugged construction is absolutely flawless. They include a mic and are intended for studio/communications work, but they work well for my uses.

Before this set, I used the Altec Lansing AHS502's that run about $40 USD from Best Buy. They had a mic mute switch that was handy for out-of-game conversation (or that occassional sneeze/cough) , enclosed ear cup and a nice long cord (a not-to-be-overlooked nicety).

I did considerable amounts of research and decided I'd go with either the Sennheisser or AKG. I think it was Blairgowrie who said he had the AKG set as well and liked them very much.

If you read German, the AKG and Sennheisser sites are much easier to navigate.

TB

blairgowrie
12-20-2004, 09:40 AM
You have an excellent memory TgD Thunderbolt56. Glad you are enjoying your AKG HSD200 set. I got them after B16Enk recommended them to me and like you, I have never looked back. They are a joy to use and still comfortable after 4 hours of use.

It seemed to me that after spending hundreds of dollars on fast Corsair ram and a video card that would last for 2 years at the most, I should invest in a good set of headphones that will probably outlast me.

TgD Thunderbolt56
12-20-2004, 01:01 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by blairgowrie:
You have an excellent memory TgD Thunderbolt56. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Annoyingly so at times...I've seen too much.


<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>It seemed to me that after spending hundreds of dollars on fast Corsair ram and a video card that would last for 2 years at the most, I should invest in a good set of headphones that will probably outlast me. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


My sentiments exaclty. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

TheGozr
12-20-2004, 01:48 PM
I have a problem with the new style of headset or maybe the one we can find in store this days.

using a great hifi system for the sound or a great headset at time instead of external speaker.

I have a very hard time finding a microphone headset with out those speakers ( headsets )
I'm trying to find an headset with out those speakers.

Mine actually is an holder set pretty bidup but it suit me perfectly and wish to find it again new.

TgD Thunderbolt56
12-20-2004, 01:54 PM
Hey Gozr. I have a decent set of speakers too (Klipsch) but find I use the headset almost exclusively these days as I always fly on coms.

I have the Audigy2 ZS Platinum and find that the versatility of having front plugins for the headset to be invaluable. I leave my headset plugged in all the time and when I want to hear through the external speakers I just turn them up.

The audigy also has headset and mic output knobs that I really like for that fine tuning

TB

T_O_A_D
12-20-2004, 02:31 PM
Jagdgeschwader2

Now that you have used them for a bit. Are you getting any background noise? I am and the only cure so far is to unplug the USB part of them. They gave a great sound and the Mic is crisp. But the added immersion of the Hard drive and cdrom spinning though them sucks. I tried what EDimensional (http://www.edimensional.com/kbase.php?lang=en&artid=43) Suggested but it's still there. The added cost of the vibration thing I feel ain't worth it. And sending them back just adds to the overall cost. I'll probably just keep them and leave the vibration USB chord unplugged.

DRB_Hookech0
12-20-2004, 03:01 PM
I've been using a set of Marv Golden MG-40S civilian cans run thru a adapter so it will plug into the sound card. This is not a dig but I have always felt that the sound in IL2et al was well below par compared to other flight sims. IMO it very much makes up for crummy sound with every thing else in the game. So while using my real aviation headset, I dont feel I'm loosing much. It can be a bit tinny, but thats how it sort of sound IRL anyway.

I just got real tired of having to replace my headset every 2-3 months after a can broke free of the head loop. Also the sound quality of mt Marv Golden mike is far superior to the junk they sell for 20 bucks at Best Buy.

So all in all, $140US for some thing that will last for years is IMO a better use of my cash.

Oh and if you thinking about going with real avation headsets....dont get the military versions, they have a different impedance that the availible adapters wont work with, and they are much more expensive.

Just my opinion......YMMV

Crossbore
12-21-2004, 09:22 PM
TOAD,
I had this problem, or similiar. I have the CDROM connected internally to the sound card portion of my ASUS A7N8X mmobo. I kept hearing the spinning of my cdrom.

In the sound setup portion of the control panel are mute tick marks for various input output devices. I simply checked the tick mark to mute the CD and the problem disappeared.

The funny thing is if I play a cd in the CDrom, i still hear the music. go figure.

anyway, hope this helps.

Jagdgeschwader2
12-21-2004, 10:03 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by T_O_A_D:
Jagdgeschwader2

Now that you have used them for a bit. Are you getting any background noise? I am and the only cure so far is to unplug the USB part of them. They gave a great sound and the Mic is crisp. But the added immersion of the Hard drive and cdrom spinning though them sucks. I tried what http://www.edimensional.com/kbase.php?lang=en&artid=43 Suggested but it's still there. The added cost of the vibration thing I feel ain't worth it. And sending them back just adds to the overall cost. I'll probably just keep them and leave the vibration USB chord unplugged. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Hmmm.. I don't have any background noise.
I have not bothered to hook up the mic yet though so I wonder if that could be your problem. I'm using an Audigy 2 ZS Platinum and
I plug the headset into the Audigy Live Drive panel via a 1/4" jack. I have also been
using them to watch DVD movies on my comp with
no background noise so far. Try playing with
your volume controls. I have found that the volume control in Windows Media Player has an effect on the sound whether or not you even use it. I keep this volume turned up about half way.
How about this: go into the Windows control panel and
open the Audigy icon. There is a setting that says enable 3D effects when using headphones.
I have this unchecked. Other than that I don't know what it could be. I'll post all my audio
settings when I get home. I work the darn night shift!

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civildog
12-21-2004, 10:28 PM
http://www.compusa.com/products/product_info.asp?product_code=303146&pfp=BROWSE

These are what I use when flying with comms and I need mic. They cost a wee less than Ivan's but I won't cry as much wen they die someday.

For private flying I have a nice upper-end set of Jensens. I used to use a seperate mic for those but that died.

Jagdgeschwader2
12-22-2004, 01:13 PM
Here are the settings that I think could be causing your problems. In the first snap I have the 3D effects setting disabled. In the
second snap I have 5.1 enabled even with headphones. This gives the best sound quality in my opinion. In the 3rd snap notice that I have all the audio properties showing. If you
go through all the audio settings in the control panel you can tune all the audio properties for each device by selecting advanced controls and selecting all the audio properties. Windows hides these by default.
I wonder if one of the mic settings is too high
on your machine. I have disabled the aux mic levels. I plugged in the mic and went for a spin in my Dora but I did not have any of
the symptoms you described. I also tried several
other games as well as watching a movie all with the mic on. I hope it's just a matter of changing an audio setting. Good luck.

SNAP 1
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SNAP 2

http://home.earthlink.net/~jagdgeschwader26/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/snap2.jpg

SNAP 3
http://home.earthlink.net/~jagdgeschwader26/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/snap3.jpg


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Jagdgeschwader2
12-22-2004, 02:25 PM
Bump for T_O_A_D.

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T_O_A_D
12-22-2004, 06:22 PM
Ah TY I will pursue it now.

T_O_A_D
12-26-2004, 07:29 PM
Ah thanks for the effort but no luck the only way I can get rid of it is to plug the USB into a powered USB Hub attached to my wifes machine next to me. I also don't have the controls in my version of card as you do in your first snap. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif