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Mac1044
06-30-2004, 06:24 PM
I am a newb, as many of you know, but I have heard something about a headset working for fb. If someone could explain this to me, and what kinds are good to use. I also need to know how to set it up.

Thanks

Mac1044
06-30-2004, 06:24 PM
I am a newb, as many of you know, but I have heard something about a headset working for fb. If someone could explain this to me, and what kinds are good to use. I also need to know how to set it up.

Thanks

nickdanger3
06-30-2004, 08:07 PM
Logitech makes a USB headset/mic that works well for me ~ $30

Mac1044
06-30-2004, 08:36 PM
I have one for my ps2 socom II, that I use, I was wondering if that would work, and also, how do I set it up?

DONB3397
06-30-2004, 08:37 PM
For me, it helps the immersion factor to wear noise cancellng headphones. The sound seems to surround me in a virtual cockpit. Even with an isolated den/office where I use FB, I can pick up enough ambiant sound from the family's activities to be distracted. These help.

Ummm...and it helps avoid random requests shouted down the hall. Not all bad.

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A being breathing thoughtful breath,/A Traveller between life and death." -- Wordsworth

Rogodin
06-30-2004, 08:55 PM
I have a new radioshack PRO-55mx for sale-it's new and it retails for $95.00-I'm selling it for $50-it's going on ebay tommorow and if you want pics ask me.

It is a full coverage headset (like the sennheiser 500 with a uniderectional pickup mic on a flexable mic boom-it's made for high-end gaming-it's a discontinued model (RS doesn't make cool stuff like this anymore).

send me a PM if you want some pics and more info.

rogo

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Troll2k
06-30-2004, 09:42 PM
You will also need a 3rd party voice comm program.Although there is a voice comm available from within the game itself it is of poor quality,hard to use and never anybody using it.

Your best bet is to get one of the free good quality programs,Most people use either teamspeak or ventrilo.

There are some older programs still around.Roger Wilco,Battle Comm, and Game Voice share.

griego
06-30-2004, 10:57 PM
just bought a altec/lansing ahs502's. $39.95 @ bestbuy.
What a difference they made. Sound quality over the cheep headset I had before.
I wish I would have bought them alot earlier.

Mirtma
07-01-2004, 12:05 AM
Well, few days ago, I've got this http://www.atruereview.com/theatre6/04th.jpg . They are bit expencive (cca 40 Euro), but they simulate 5.1 sound system. And good I'd say. You actualy hear from where it's comming! Review here (http://www.atruereview.com/theatre6/index.php)

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WTE_Galway
07-01-2004, 12:33 AM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Mac1044:
I am a newb, as many of you know, but I have heard something about a headset working for fb. If someone could explain this to me, and what kinds are good to use. I also need to know how to set it up.

Thanks<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>


there is always the real thing

http://www.acespilotshop.com/pilot-supplies/aviation-headsets/david-clark-h10-13xl-enc-headset.htm

and handy if you ever take up flying training http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

JJaguar
07-01-2004, 12:08 PM
Actually I've been toying with the notion of picking up one of these leather helmets (http://secure.sovietski.com/cgi-bin/Sovietski.storefront/40e44d42073394209c4dc0a80a9f06c4/Product/View/200642), without the oxygen mask. It has integrated earphones and a throat mike.

http://secure.sovietski.com/isroot/sovietski/ImagesOnline/catalog/200642.jpg

The main problem is that aviation headsets have different impedance and power requirements than a standard PC headset and are not electronically compatible with a PC. An aviation headset has an amplified mike that won't work without some rewiring or some sort of adaptor. The earphones have a different impedance but that's not a real big deal, the volume will sound quieter but these headsets have enough volume that it shouldn't be an issue.

However, this one is a Soviet helmet and I have no idea what sort of electronic standards it follows or what it would take to convert it for PC use.