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the_tard

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good headset under 40$ CAN
« on: 26 Jan 2007, 12:02 »

Everyone keeps telling me I should get a headset and I think it's a pretty good idea but I'm too lazy to look around so I was hoping someone could recommend me one.
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Re: good headset under 40$ CAN
« Reply #1 on: 26 Jan 2007, 17:44 »

CDN40 is about USD30, right?

That's an awkward price point for headsets, as they tend to go up to about $20, where the cheapies end, and then jump to $40 where the high-end ones begin.

I'm assuming that by headset, you mean headphones and a mic.

This is a good one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16826106935

Sennheiser is a good brand, though this is about as cheap as they get: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16826106347

The problem is that a lot of the cheaper headsets save their money in the microphone. Good quality headphones can be had for $25-30, so the headsets that cost in the $30 range have fine headphones, but crappy mics and booms. Crappy mics will pick up breath noise, and crappy booms start falling out of position after a couple of weeks.

Also, unless you have a pretty powerful system, you want to stay away from the headsets that use USB, they eat up CPU time and require drivers.
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Re: good headset under 40$ CAN
« Reply #2 on: 26 Jan 2007, 20:12 »

I didn't realise they put the dollar sign behind the digit in Canadia.
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the_tard

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Re: good headset under 40$ CAN
« Reply #3 on: 26 Jan 2007, 20:42 »

Of course they do  :roll: where are you from  :-P
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Re: good headset under 40$ CAN
« Reply #4 on: 27 Jan 2007, 15:55 »

I'm from New Zealand eh. It's difficult to drive on the roads due to the sheep blocking our every path.
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