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Looking for best gaming headset compatible with Xbox 360 and PC

Hey guys, I am looking for a new headset that is compatible with both the xbox 360 and pc. I currently own the turtle beaches x12 which is a very good headset, but its starting to break. So, I am looking for a replacement that is compatible with the xbox 360 and the pc. I need it for pc because I'm gonna start recording youtube videos on the new elgato I just bought. The headset has to be under 100$ (but if there's a headset on sale that is very good quality at like 150$, you may list it). Thank You very much for your time in looking and answering this question. Much appreciated. You may list as many headsets as you want, and your personal preferences of headsets, all comments are greatly appreciated.
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  1. Go take a look at AstroGaming.com.

    Considering you are a Turtle Beach user, you should of at least heard about Astro's before. The a30's currently go for about $100. I personally have owned the Astro a40's for over 3 years now and they are extremely comfortable, durable, and efficient. The sound quality is phenomenal, and they currently cost $150 if you get the headset alone.
  2. It is fine if you are partial to the headset idea, but if you want the most functional set up for recording videos and playing video games then it might be worth considering a devoted microphone and a separate high quality set of headphones. However, this might be out of your budget.

    If a headset with mic is all you can afford and will offer enough quality, here is a great one:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826265260
    It is on sale for $99, down from an original $130, which is a very good deal considering how versatile and durable these guys are.

    As someone mentioned before, Astro Gaming headphones are also very very good. The A30s are closest to your budget and compromise a little bit in terms of performance because of that price drop from the higher end A50s.

    If you really want to splurge, get a headset from Audio Technica. They make a great gaming headset with a mic and unparalleled sound quality.

    I hope I helped you, even if most of my suggestions just make you feel under-budgeted :)
  3. jaullsu said:
    Go take a look at AstroGaming.com.

    Considering you are a Turtle Beach user, you should of at least heard about Astro's before. The a30's currently go for about $100. I personally have owned the Astro a40's for over 3 years now and they are extremely comfortable, durable, and efficient. The sound quality is phenomenal, and they currently cost $150 if you get the headset alone.


    I am aware of astro gaming, and I was looking at the A30s, but alot of the reviews said that it wasn't meant for gaming for console and pc gaming, but meant for more mobile gaming. I was very much indeed looking into the a30s, but saw that the reviews for gaming on pc and console weren't that good for it. I have heard the astro's a40s were top of the line for professional gaming, and i beleive so to, but the budget on that is just way to high for me. but thanks for answering. Any more you suggest?
  4. kylerjobe said:
    It is fine if you are partial to the headset idea, but if you want the most functional set up for recording videos and playing video games then it might be worth considering a devoted microphone and a separate high quality set of headphones. However, this might be out of your budget.

    If a headset with mic is all you can afford and will offer enough quality, here is a great one:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826265260
    It is on sale for $99, down from an original $130, which is a very good deal considering how versatile and durable these guys are.

    As someone mentioned before, Astro Gaming headphones are also very very good. The A30s are closest to your budget and compromise a little bit in terms of performance because of that price drop from the higher end A50s.

    If you really want to splurge, get a headset from Audio Technica. They make a great gaming headset with a mic and unparalleled sound quality.

    I hope I helped you, even if most of my suggestions just make you feel under-budgeted :)


    I was thinking of buying a seperate mic and headphones, but since my turtle beaches are breaking, I kind of wanted to buy a mic that was compatible with both. And can you tell me more about this Audio Technica? And this might be a little bit to much for you, but do you have any suggestions for the mic, and headsets? I'd prefer the mic more. thanks :)
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    To be honest, I don't know enough about standalone mics to confidently recommend one for you. I have heard surprisingly good things about this guy: http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=35_920_921&item_id=040717 and if you can afford it/like the idea of a real microphone, this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882329005 Though, if you are just casually YouTubing, you probably don't need something that belongs in a recording studio. So here what everyone seems to think is the best mic you can add to a good pair of headphones: http://www.amazon.com/Zalman-Zm-Mic1-Sensitivity-Headphone-Microphone/dp/B00029MTMQ/ref=sr_1_6?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1341983408&sr=1-6&keywords=desktop+mic You just clip it onto the good headset that you will have to buy and then you have high quality studio headset+mic.

    As for headsets, look for something from Sennheiser or Audio Technica (The best is the ATH-M50x). if you want ultra-quality headsets without an integrated mic. Astro, Plantronics, Logitech, Sennheiser, and Audio Technica all make some of the best headsets with integrated mics.

    The Audio Technica headsets I referenced are these http://www.audio-technica.com/cms/headphones/97d660ada89c32c8/index.html. I checked their compatibility with xbox 360, and I am sad to say that they only work on PS4, PC, and some mobile devices, not the xbox. :( The $300 price tag might be out of your range.

    You can pretty much pick anything for >$100 from this page: http://www.audio-technica.com/cgi-bin/product_search/headphones/headphones_cat.pl?select_multiple_3=Over-Ear and be very satisfied. Many have recommended something from the ATH-m50x family. m40s would sound amazing also and be closer to your price range.

    So to summarize, I think you should consider getting a set of m50s(or 40s) from Audio Technica and then buy a zalman mic to clip to them when you want to chat/record. If you want one headset with it all in it, then go for something I recommended before like Astros. I would avoid Razer and yes, even the beloved Turtle Beach, as both of those brands are rather cheap in their manufacturing process.

    I hope you find something you like :)
  6. kylerjobe said:
    It is fine if you are partial to the headset idea, but if you want the most functional set up for recording videos and playing video games then it might be worth considering a devoted microphone and a separate high quality set of headphones. However, this might be out of your budget.

    If a headset with mic is all you can afford and will offer enough quality, here is a great one:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826265260
    It is on sale for $99, down from an original $130, which is a very good deal considering how versatile and durable these guys are.

    As someone mentioned before, Astro Gaming headphones are also very very good. The A30s are closest to your budget and compromise a little bit in terms of performance because of that price drop from the higher end A50s.

    If you really want to splurge, get a headset from Audio Technica. They make a great gaming headset with a mic and unparalleled sound quality.

    I hope I helped you, even if most of my suggestions just make you feel under-budgeted :)


    kylerjobe said:
    To be honest, I don't know enough about standalone mics to confidently recommend one for you. I have heard surprisingly good things about this guy: http://www.canadacomputers.com/product_info.php?cPath=35_920_921&item_id=040717 and if you can afford it/like the idea of a real microphone, this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882329005 Though, if you are just casually YouTubing, you probably don't need something that belongs in a recording studio. So here what everyone seems to think is the best mic you can add to a good pair of headphones: http://www.amazon.com/Zalman-Zm-Mic1-Sensitivity-Headphone-Microphone/dp/B00029MTMQ/ref=sr_1_6?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1341983408&sr=1-6&keywords=desktop+mic You just clip it onto the good headset that you will have to buy and then you have high quality studio headset+mic.

    As for headsets, look for something from Sennheiser or Audio Technica (The best is the ATH-M50x). if you want ultra-quality headsets without an integrated mic. Astro, Plantronics, Logitech, Sennheiser, and Audio Technica all make some of the best headsets with integrated mics.

    The Audio Technica headsets I referenced are these http://www.audio-technica.com/cms/headphones/97d660ada89c32c8/index.html. I checked their compatibility with xbox 360, and I am sad to say that they only work on PS4, PC, and some mobile devices, not the xbox. :( The $300 price tag might be out of your range.

    You can pretty much pick anything for >$100 from this page: http://www.audio-technica.com/cgi-bin/product_search/headphones/headphones_cat.pl?select_multiple_3=Over-Ear and be very satisfied. Many have recommended something from the ATH-m50x family. m40s would sound amazing also and be closer to your price range.

    So to summarize, I think you should consider getting a set of m50s(or 40s) from Audio Technica and then buy a zalman mic to clip to them when you want to chat/record. If you want one headset with it all in it, then go for something I recommended before like Astros. I would avoid Razer and yes, even the beloved Turtle Beach, as both of those brands are rather cheap in their manufacturing process.

    I hope you find something you like :)


    I will look into it, thank you so much for your time, you have been a very great help to me! Truly appreciate it!
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