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Mysticpuma2003
09-09-2008, 01:54 PM
I have a pair of Medusa 5.1 headphones, and to be honest, they are very good.

Unfortunately, until I get 5.1 for Vista 64, I want to get a pair of Light Headphones that have a closed back, and also a good Mic attached.

I wanted to change the Medusa's because of the extra power supply and loads of wires which I find cumbersome, but am now only looking for a good pair of Stereo headphones with a quality mic attached, but that doesn't need it's own power supply.

The closed back is more important to me for comfort and the lack of power supply is to make the cabling less of an issue.

So, with that in mind, just stereo needed, can I have any suggestions?

Cheers, MP.

Stingray333
09-09-2008, 01:57 PM
What do you mean by a closed back?

TheFamilyMan
09-09-2008, 03:26 PM
Can't go wrong with these cans (http://www.sennheiserusa.com/newsite/productdetail.asp?transid=502141).

Urufu_Shinjiro
09-09-2008, 03:30 PM
Originally posted by TheFamilyMan:
Can't go wrong with these cans (http://www.sennheiserusa.com/newsite/productdetail.asp?transid=502141).

Holy CARP! For $250 these things had better give me (insert carnal act here)!

Aaron_GT
09-09-2008, 04:36 PM
The gold standard would probably be one of the versions of the Beyer DT100s with boom, but as expensive as those Sennheisers, more or less.

Stingray333
09-09-2008, 05:18 PM
I almost pulled the trigger and bout those Sennheisers a little while ago, but was worried that the boom might interfere with the Track Clip Pro, the TCP can be mounted on the other side, but it is sub-optimal

Stingray

WTE_Galway
09-09-2008, 05:24 PM
Originally posted by Aaron_GT:
The gold standard would probably be one of the versions of the Beyer DT100s with boom, but as expensive as those Sennheisers, more or less.


Nah ... if you want expensive go David Clark

http://www.davidclark.com/HeadsetPgs/h10-56hxl.htm

Plus you can use them when you really fly later on

Stingray333
09-09-2008, 10:42 PM
Originally posted by WTE_Galway:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Aaron_GT:
The gold standard would probably be one of the versions of the Beyer DT100s with boom, but as expensive as those Sennheisers, more or less.


Nah ... if you want expensive go David Clark

http://www.davidclark.com/HeadsetPgs/h10-56hxl.htm

Plus you can use them when you really fly later on </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I have thought about getting an aviation headset, but after researching it, I think this would be less than idea. The reason being that the speakers in these are not designed as "audio" headsets, that is, they aren't designed to reproduce a wide range of frequencies with high fidelity, but rather are more designed to boost speech.

I still think it would be pretty rad, but I don't think I'd spring for these unless I could test them first with music and the sounds from IL-2.

Stingray

xTHRUDx
09-09-2008, 11:14 PM
try these, Neil
very very cheap. no complaints yet. very comfortable too.

http://www.comparestoreprices.co.uk/images/ha/hama-desktop-microphone.jpg

https://www.qfonic.com/images/products/ipodearphones/image01.jpg

DanKurt
09-10-2008, 07:50 AM
I use EarTools RP21 and a Logitech usb table top microphone and I think you could do no better.I recommend these over Senn's in sound quality and price.

http://www.equationaudio.com/Professional/rp21.htm

http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm/webcam_communications...devices/221&cl=us,en (http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm/webcam_communications/microphones/devices/221&cl=us,en)

ZappaTime
09-10-2008, 10:47 AM
I like my Creative Fatal1ty Headset, came bundled with my Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Gamer Fatal1ty Professional Series 7.1 Sound Card (what a mouthful!) all for about 100, they're lightweight and fairly comfortable and via the X-Fi do fairly convincing surround sound.The mic is bendable and fitted with a 3.5mm jack so that it just plugs into the left earpiece housing, so you don't have to have it present if you're just listening to stuff.
see here:
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=SP-091-CL

Scragbat
09-10-2008, 01:16 PM
My Medusa's are back in their box too Puma! Fiendishly comfortable and very nice sound but the spaghetti wiring was just too much for my aesthetics http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif

Saw these in Maplin's (Solihull) couple of months ago and snapped 'em up. Only stereo but decent sound and very comfortable with full closed-cup design so no annoying ear ache. 29.99.

Bass response could be a little better and they are a little plasticy but apart from that, no complaints.

*EDIT* Oh and the wire is very long, not like in the picture...

Link (http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=221413)

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c224/Scragbat/a40hh.jpg

Aaron_GT
09-12-2008, 08:49 AM
A friend of mine has a WW2 USAAF set of headphones and throat mic. Optimised for voice only, but they use standard 1/4" jacks and work with standard audio equipment. They cost him about 20 but that was over 20 years ago. For the full effect add A4 flying suit and B10 jacket.

Aaron_GT
09-12-2008, 08:51 AM
In terms of my set up I have an old pair of open back Sennheisers, band repaired with gaffa tape, with a Studioline flexible neck mic gaffa taped on the side. Works perfectly well.

Urufu_Shinjiro
09-12-2008, 10:33 AM
I use a simple Logitech DSP-500 USB. Lets me have comms on the headset with game sound on the surround speakers http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif.