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What is the Best Gaming Headset?

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memeroot 6th December 2010, 12:24 Quote
kind of nice actually

(but you'll still find better cans)
REMF 6th December 2010, 12:27 Quote
personally i like the sharkoon x-tatic v3.

genuine 5.1 with eight drivers.

genuine 5.1 with 4x 3.5mm jacks (inc mic).

£55

tested with dead-space and the 3d positional ability is amazing!
Spraduke 6th December 2010, 13:05 Quote
Sennheisers (PC161 or 350s depending on on or over ear preference) are my personal favourite, plus the noise cancelling on the microphone is very good. A large proportion of my clan use these models and you can tell the ones who don't (normally sound like they are in a bathroom or something)
benji2412 6th December 2010, 13:17 Quote
I was at a LAN all weekend and I have the Razer headphones. Great sound of course, but as mentioned it is so comfortable to wear! I'd definately recommend.
Floyd 6th December 2010, 13:22 Quote
I have those same Razer headphones and I can tell you that everyone that tries them on falls in love with them!
V3ctor 6th December 2010, 14:10 Quote
I bought Seinnheiser HD555 last week, everywhere I looked for advice, the all said u can't go wrong with it... Could u guys compare it with the Carcharias some time later? (was tempted to buy it)

Thanks
Samek1337 6th December 2010, 14:14 Quote
this review needs:

Steelseries H5v2
Steelseries Siberia V2
Steelseries 7H
Razer Megalodon
Sennheiser HD555
Sennheiser PC-350
Those white Creative's

when all of them are reviewed, and Carcharias's score degraded as a result of having better headphones to buy, then this article will be relevant in my eyes.
[USRF]Obiwan 6th December 2010, 14:18 Quote
Looking at the publishing date thinking.. old cows?
mrbens 6th December 2010, 14:22 Quote
Yeah, why does the date say 3rd Jan? Is that when it was originally reviewed?

Are we going to get a roundup of gaming headsets because I wouldn't mind buying some better headphones at the moment and would like to know bit-tech's oppinion on all the main ones such as Samek1337 states above as well as any other top selling & recommended ones. :)

Also this line needs fixing: "The latter is also connects via USB"
zr_ox 6th December 2010, 14:31 Quote
I really wish you guys would enable us to easily get an overview of similar products.

Why not have a chart/list which shows the total overall scores for each of the hardware categories?

Call it "king of the hill" or something, generate some hype by creating announcements on the homepage that a new king of the hill has been crowned for a specific category.

To be honest the first place I read when a new review has been written is the last page, because I simply want to know if it's worth reading in the first place? If I read all the way through your testing to find that it gets only 5-6 then it feels like a waste of time. Then only in exceptional circumstances will I read it anyway, and thats normally only when a bit-tech competitor rates it higher, because then it's down to the content and methodology used to rate the product.

Keep up the good work.
[USRF]Obiwan 6th December 2010, 14:41 Quote
anyway:

Astro A40 Audio system

try to test this one ;)
stupido 6th December 2010, 16:00 Quote
Actually for gaming I would add to the test Roccat Kave - real 5.1 setup and actually sounds very nice. I'm using it for... forgot... actually as soon as they got out... :)
docodine 6th December 2010, 16:06 Quote
Will you be testing headphones along with these, at least as an alternative? The Senn HD555 and Audio Technica AD700s are used for gaming fairly often.
digitaldunc 6th December 2010, 16:45 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by zr_ox
I really wish you guys would enable us to easily get an overview of similar products.

A range of headsets including this one are reviewed in the December issue of CPC, if you wanna check it out.

I ordered one of these last week from Scan as my sennheisers got wrapped around my chair one too many times, but it's stuck in the snow... boo hoo :(
HourBeforeDawn 6th December 2010, 17:45 Quote
ya no reviewer should ever use the terms The BEST... all it does is cause controversy lol but does make for some entertaining forum reading.
bigkingfun 6th December 2010, 18:31 Quote
Please review the Psyko Audio headset.
It is missing a good review and it is so promising. Please consider.
Floyd 6th December 2010, 18:54 Quote
You guys also have to keep in mind price.
These are only $70 and IMO you get a good bang for your buck.
Some of the other headphones are going to set you back well over $100.
SMIFFYDUDE 6th December 2010, 19:10 Quote
I love turning up vibration and listing to the distant rumble of an artillery strike in Red Orchestra with my Speedlink Medusa nx 5.1 headset. I'm no audiophile and don't have much to compare it with but at £43.99 I think its great value.
frontline 6th December 2010, 19:33 Quote
Nice review, however think i'll stick with my PC350's - expensive, yes, but great audio quality and build quality (i've normally broken some part of my headset after this length of time using them, but these are definitely built to last).

Tried the Roccat Kave 5.1 headset recently and wasn't that impressed. Sound seemed to echo too much even with no dsp effects and stereo sources didn't seem to sound vibrant enough. Might give them another try at some point though.
Redbeaver 6th December 2010, 21:12 Quote
comfort is #1 for me...

that being said, hows the 5.1 positional on this thing? or is it stereo? lol
GeorgeStorm 6th December 2010, 21:22 Quote
Any chance of reviewing anything in the lower end?
(20-30quid)
Valinor 6th December 2010, 22:23 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Samek1337
this review needs:

Razer Megalodon

These are basically the same as the carcharias (comfort and sound wise), but come with an external sound card built in. Useful if you don't have a sound card, but more expensive to match.

Also, in the lower end, I recently got the Creative HS-450 for a friend (birthday), and they were good value and had good sound + comfort for that price (£17 ish), so worth looking at.
Farfalho 7th December 2010, 01:28 Quote
Bit-tech, you should check this review because you cut every other headset you tested included the Creative Sound Blaster Arena headset which I'm prone to buy by your recommendation.

A little bit off-topic, you have to do something about your built-in search engine because if I type a product which you reviewed, it won' return me to anything relative to that product, just a bunch of no good results.

Every time I come back here to check something I read sometime ago, I can never find it because of that =(
ssj12 7th December 2010, 07:11 Quote
the date of the article is off by 12 months.
Cuddles 7th December 2010, 08:32 Quote
I would not get the Steelseries if you use your headphones constantly. Initially, they sound great but they wear out very quickly. The first pair I had lasted a little longer than 6 months but the 2nd and 3rd sets didn't last 4 months. So, I am looking for a new company to buy 2 sets of headphones.
Sound quality of Steelseries is excellent which is why I bought two new sets.
Comfort depends. The 5H is about 7 while the Siberia is about 8. After a few hours the Siberia's begin to hurt.
Build quality is poor to very poor. They appear rugged and durable but after a month of solid use they deteriorate fast. Between the three I have had three different problems. One is a problem with the Microphone. Second is sound issues with balancing issues. The Third was that certain tones would not come through. The 5H lasted about 7 months of repetitive use and ended up also having balancing issues on this.
They sound good and look good but durability they just don't make the grade.
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