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Windows 7: Recommend any USB headsets ?

19 Apr 2010   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
Recommend any USB headsets ?

I would be grateful (and since I can rely on you guys) If any of you could recommend any USB headsets ?
Price range 0-37 ($55)

Looking to make a purchase, generally all I do is game and listen to music, a mic attached would be nice.

I've been looking at the Creative HS-950 USB gaming headset, but I have no idea about its price-performance, especially when compared to the more popular non-usb Creative Fatal1ty Headset.
Does anyone know if those two headsets will be any different in quality or which is the better one ?

(Reason behind my desire for usb is the fact I have 5.1 on a sound card, taking up all the ports, and my front audio headers cant be attached to the sound card)
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19 Apr 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1

These are great for the price..Logitech USB Headset 250 Review - -

A few online stores here in Oz have them for $25!
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19 Apr 2010   #3

Windows 7 & Windows Vista Ultimate

Hi, Pieloi.

I have a Microsoft LifeChat™ LX-3000. Works great.
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20 Apr 2010   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64

Thanks guys, I'll look into them.
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20 Apr 2010   #5
not so gray matter

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X

I've actually done quite a bit of research here when I bought mine. My criteria was gaming and voip, but it should work well for you too. I've heard of the logitechs, they're ok, never heard of the other guy's set. I highly recommend either of these over the Creative/Logitech/Microsoft but thats just me. It really depends on what you want to use the headset for. These are the best budget sets for gaming.

PC 151 ($42):

* Robust noise cancelling microphone
* Fantastic acoustics for hardcore gaming
* Closed earcups reduce distracting ambient noise
* In-line volume control and microphone mute switch


Cable length 9.8 ft (3 m)
Ear coupling Double-sided
Frequency response 80 - 15,000 Hz
Frequency response (headphones) 18 - 22,000 Hz
Jack plug 3.5 mm. stereo
Nominal impedance 32 Ω
Pick-up pattern Unidirectional
Sound pressure level (SPL) 114 dB (SPL) Sennheiser PC151 Over The Head Headset with Noise Cancelling Mic and In-line Volume Control

Siberia 4H ($53):

- Lightweight gaming headset with XL-sized earcushions
- Developed in cooperation with professional gamers
- Retractable uni-directional microphone system
- Volume control, featuring 3 microphone settings
- Full-size earcups for maximum individual comfort
- Strong and deep resonating in-game sound projection
- 40mm SteelSound SunDancer(Sd) Units


- Frequency response: 16 - 28.000 Hz
- Impedance: 40 Ohm
- SPL@ 1kHz, 1 Vrms: 110 dB
- Cable length: 1,8 m (6 ft.)


- Frequency response: 75 - 16.000 Hz
- Pick up pattern: Uni-directional
- Sensitivity: -38dB
- Impedance: 2K Ohm - steelseries 4H 3.5mm Circumaural Headset - Detachable Mic -

If you don't mind spending some extra dough, go for the Siberia V2 ($80) or the PC 161 ($67). SteelSeries 51100 Siberia V2 Headset Sennheiser PC-161 Headset

Personally I went with the PC-151 and they work great. I've just got more trust in Sennheiser than i do in Steel Series, but the V2 and the PC 161 are the best rated *affordable* gaming headphones i know of. Even better than most of the super expensive ones.
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