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    Headphones with mic recommendations

    Price range is $300, no gaming head sets I have learned my lesson. Anybody got some recommendations for head sets with microphone, it can be wired or wireless. Looking to get a good pair to last me a while. None of this oh a few months in and now one side won't work or the mic just creates a horrific screeching noise.
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    I just run with a pair of headphones and a separate mic. There might be a better/newer model available now (I bought this setup in like 2016-2017), but it's by far the best pair of headphones I've ever owned, and nobody has complained about the mic.

    Headphones: Sennheiser HD598
    Microphone: Modmic

    I was a bit turned off by the headphone color at first (admittedly, I thought it was ugly as shit), but it's grown on me. The headphones themselves are very comfortable to wear, and the sound quality is fine for my needs (I'm not exactly an audiophile, so maybe I don't complain as much as others, but they sound great to me). I asked for advice after I got tired of spending money on "gaming headsets" that broke about once a year, and I picked up the Sennheiser headphones based on recommendations I got there.

    The only problem I've ever had was that the little foam padding part of the headband peeled away after a couple of years. Not sure if that was a design/quality issue or just the way I used them, but I fixed it pretty easily with a ~15 dollar repair kit I found on Amazon.

    If you prefer a tabletop mic, I've never used one myself, but I've heard good things about the Blue Snowball.

    edit: only problem with my recommendation is that it's not wireless. I don't really give a shit about that (I have wires everywhere and can't say it bothers me), but you won't like it if you don't like wires. The cables in my setup are pretty long and all over the place.
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    I have repeatedly tried different headsets and none of them are as good as a separate mic and cans. Decide what is most important, how you sound or how you hear things, then spend accordingly.

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    Whenever you buy a headset, you pay $300 dollars for headphones worth $100 and microphone worth $5.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vilememory View Post
    Price range is $300, no gaming head sets I have learned my lesson. Anybody got some recommendations for head sets with microphone, it can be wired or wireless. Looking to get a good pair to last me a while. None of this oh a few months in and now one side won't work or the mic just creates a horrific screeching noise.
    I know you said "No gaming", and trust me, I've been there and been burned myself, but have a look at the Senheisser GSP370's. They're in your price range, have 100 hours of battery life, and sound bloody amazing. They're also deliberately not very "gamer-y". No RGB.

    I'm incredibly lazy so I love the fact I only have to charge them once a week or so. Most of the time I can just take them off the stand and just use them, which TBH is a big game-changer for me.

    Another point in their favour from my very subjective perspective is the very lightweight No-BS software. Simple EQ settings, 2.0/7.0 toggle, voice controls, that's about it. Does it job then shuts up and gets out of the way.

    Give them a google.
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    Beyerdynamic MMX300 (2nd Generation) if you are looking for a headset.
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    Okay so general consensus is headphones and mic separate. Okay that sounds reasonable. Thanks for the input, I'll keep researching and taking suggestions.
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    Don't get a modmic. They are completely overpriced and as cheap as is gets.

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    I've been happy with my Arctis Pro Wireless.
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    Cooler Master MH751 are usually deemed good for the price.

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    My advice is with microphones, a lot of people tend to have issues with just how close/proximity you have to be with them.

    If you are far away from most microphones, it will sound garbage.

    Booming something like (for suggestion purposes);

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07K1BT4...v_ov_lig_dp_it

    Would be lot better, these microphones just use a 3.5 mm connection so you don't need an audio interface and you can have these bit further away from you to sound alright, still don't have it far away from you.

    If you are ok with being on top of the microphone, a USB microphone can make sense as well, for example

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gnp2...nel=Podcastage

    or just watch his videos for microphones reviews.

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    Just got the elgato wave 3 for a microphone, and got to say, sounds excellent and are easy to setup (usb) as for the headphones I don't have a solid recommendation

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    Another vote for headphones. For $300 you can get a nice setup.

    Headphones - Phillips fidelito x2hr
    Mic - Pick your favorite usb desk mic. Ive used Blue mics for a while and been happy.
    Headphone amp/dac - Fiio e10k or any sub $100 amp/dac.

    This is what I use and it’s ruined me. You can’t even compare it with a gaming headset because it’s such a better experience. They sound phenomenal for music and videos too.
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    I can't rave enough about the MPOW wireless ones with a dock to keep it charged when not using it. Coming out at $107 and the mic is good quality, its the best bang for the buck. I took a chance on the wired version last year and wow, MPOW has seriously improved on good quality. I now have the wireless and they're pure amazing.

    https://www.amazon.com/Mpow-Wireless...8402839&sr=8-6

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    There was always a very good microphone in Samsung headphones, probably one of the best apart from Air pods pro

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cidzor View Post
    If you prefer a tabletop mic, I've never used one myself, but I've heard good things about the Blue Snowball.
    Yeah, pretty much anything from Blue will be perfectly fine for gaming voice comms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LordVargK View Post
    Don't get a modmic. They are completely overpriced and as cheap as is gets.
    lolwut m8?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kagthul View Post
    lolwut m8?
    I'd have to agree with his sentiment. The sound signature they have is awful, at least to my ears.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kagthul View Post
    lolwut m8?
    Modmics are microphones that get attached to your headphones, transforming them into a headset.

    Their price is relatively high, their quality is cheap. It's like paying 60$ for a 5$ mic and some (admittedly good) adhesive.
    Last edited by LordVargK; 2020-12-21 at 09:32 AM.

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