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Headset Help
Self | 1/3/2013 | Self

Posted on 01/02/2013 11:26:41 PM PST by reg45

Help! My daughter, who loves gaming, goes through headsets quite quickly. Can anyone recommend which brand and model to buy. I don't have a lot of money, but the really inexpensive headsets only seem to last a few months and therefore seem to be a poor value. I'm looking for something rugged that will last longer than an 0bama promise and will work on a Windows 7 PC.


TOPICS: Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: audio; headset; vanity

1 posted on 01/02/2013 11:27:00 PM PST by reg45
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To: reg45

http://gaming-headsets-review.toptenreviews.com/


2 posted on 01/02/2013 11:39:45 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: reg45

I can’t speak from direct experience, but when my son the gamer (Xbox) asked for a headset last Christmas, the brand he wanted was Turtle Beach.


3 posted on 01/02/2013 11:44:31 PM PST by Ha Ha Thats Very Logical
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To: reg45

Just get the cheap ear buds for cell phones.

they cost $5-$10 bucks and produce great sound using the equalizer in your computer.


4 posted on 01/02/2013 11:44:42 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: reg45

I know exactly what you mean. Sony makes a over the back neck ultra light head set which has acceptable sound quality, but it only lasts about 6 months before the wires break. But it is so comfortable and I can wear a hat without obstruction.

My other Sony headset is over head with good sized speakers and it has heavier wires and has lasted over a year. Model # MDR-ZX100. It is not very expensive either. Sound quality is very good for every day use, better than the lighter model.


5 posted on 01/02/2013 11:51:02 PM PST by entropy12 (The republic is doomed when people figure out they can get free stuff by voting democrats)
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To: reg45

Do you want just good stereo sound or do you want suround sound 7.1? Wireless or wired? Gaming machine(what kind) or PC? Brluetooth? Microphone (what features). These questions all affect the price and recommendations. Wireless sets will cost you the most. You can get some decent gaming headsets for $60-80 if the are wired and you just want stereo and basic mike. Good wireless one will set you back $200+. One last question: How hard is she on her things. My daughter when she was a teenager really took care of things. I was hard on them.


6 posted on 01/02/2013 11:51:02 PM PST by airedale
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To: Ha Ha Thats Very Logical

Depending on the features the run from about $60 to $250. They do have God sound quality and are carried in the big box stores.


7 posted on 01/02/2013 11:55:13 PM PST by airedale
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To: reg45

My little brother is a gamer and he goes through them like $1 cheeseburgers from BK. The latest he got was R@ Sheldon Spitfire headphones which are known in the gaming community. I’m in Canada right now and got them for $15 at Winners, the canadian version of TJ Maxx and Ross.


8 posted on 01/02/2013 11:55:42 PM PST by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: reg45

I have had the same problem with my daughter. I’m not really a fan of Best Buy, but they do offer a warranty on headsets for a pretty nominal fee which I found worth it after going through so many so fast. I’ve had no hassles with getting them replaced, and was actually surprised how easy it was. That was my solution to the problem.


9 posted on 01/03/2013 12:38:53 AM PST by pops88 (Geek chick standing with Breitbart for truth)
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To: reg45

The one she buys with her own money and will actually take care of or go without.


10 posted on 01/03/2013 12:43:54 AM PST by Fire_on_High (RIP City of Heroes and Paragon Studios, victim of the Obamaconomy.)
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To: Vendome

I’d love to find a set of earbuds that my cat won’t chew through.


11 posted on 01/03/2013 1:33:51 AM PST by AZLiberty (No tag today.)
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To: Vendome

These headsets include a microphone


12 posted on 01/03/2013 1:53:11 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: reg45

My gamer son goes thru them quickly too. I think the last ones he bought were more for a cell phone the he plugs in to the controller and they’ve lasted longer. He went thru 2 Turtle Beach ones... the wires wear out quick.

Glad I’m not the only Freeper with a hard core XBox gamer in the family. Can’t tell you how many times I’ve asked “what?” only to find he’s walking around the house talking to someone over XBox with his earpiece.


13 posted on 01/03/2013 2:04:42 AM PST by Grumpybutt (Pray for our troops!!)
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To: reg45

The STYRO kids all swear by Skullcandy. Seem to be the longest lasting ones out there.


14 posted on 01/03/2013 3:01:36 AM PST by STYRO (Hope you takers don't expect us producers to defend you. War sucks most for the losers.)
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To: AZLiberty

I thought my cat was the only one doing that.


15 posted on 01/03/2013 3:50:14 AM PST by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink)
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To: Vendome

Other gamers reccomend this also.
Tell her not to run into walls while gaming. That’s what the game is for.


16 posted on 01/03/2013 3:57:08 AM PST by Morris70
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To: JoeProBono

Most call centers use Plantronics headphones. Their commercial grade equipment is nearly bullet proof. Plantronics headsets went to the moon on the Apollo missions. They make consumer grade equipment now and I’m not sure how good it is but a headset from their commercial line should last.

www.plantronics.com


17 posted on 01/03/2013 4:26:48 AM PST by MtBaldy (If Obama is the answer, it must have been a really stupid question)
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To: reg45

If she “wears out” headphones that fast, she’s an addict. Take away her computer.


18 posted on 01/03/2013 5:26:19 AM PST by Arthur McGowan (If you're FOR sticking scissors in a baby girl's neck and sucking out her brains, you are PRO-WOMAN!)
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To: JoeProBono

How old is your daughter? I bet if you put her young A$$ to work and she had to PAY for these headsets then she would take care of them and they would last MUCH longer.


19 posted on 01/03/2013 7:44:44 AM PST by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: US Navy Vet

Don’t have a daughter - “young A$$” or otherwise.


20 posted on 01/03/2013 7:54:58 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: reg45

How old is your daughter? I bet if you put her young A$$ to work and she had to PAY for these headsets then she would take care of them and they would last MUCH longer


21 posted on 01/03/2013 8:01:24 AM PST by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: JoeProBono

So sorry, I meant to send this to “reg45”.


22 posted on 01/03/2013 8:02:27 AM PST by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: Morris70

I know most people are not able to buy the Sony Wireless or Bose headset(which I have) and that’s why I recommend the cheapies.

I don’t like the cheapies because they put the sound directly into my ear and after a while they hurt.

I prefer to hear the sound globally and headsets with earmuffs provide a better sound.

I also have the advantage of standing off of the TV and on a 80” I need to be at least 8 feet away to take in the scenery.


23 posted on 01/03/2013 9:06:08 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: US Navy Vet

I went through a bunch of headphones until I found a brand and model that didn’t self destruct after a few months. I think it is related to poor design and quality control.


24 posted on 01/03/2013 10:38:46 AM PST by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: reg45

I am not sure how much she is using headsets but I know there is concern about hearing loss and the use of headsets and high volume.....maybe the following article could help you....

http://news.vanderbilt.edu/2012/03/headphone-safety-tips/


25 posted on 01/03/2013 3:44:34 PM PST by Kimmers
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