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Looking into grabbing a new audio/mic solution Need some advice!

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April 8, 2014 6:41:41 PM

I used to use a pair of Razer Carcharias headphones, but they stopped working the other day and It sadly wasn't covered in the warranty any longer and Razer couldn't do anything, so I'm stuck using a pair of Sennheiser MX 375 earphones and currently Microphoneless.

A friend says to grab a standalone microphone such as a Blue Yeti or snowball. But I'm worried about feedback from a desktop microphone since Desk space is...a little lacking. and they would be near my speakers.

at the same time people tell me Headsets aren't really worth it with headsets like the Kraken's 7.1 having shocking audio quality but having a decent microphone (thanks to it being a digital one)

So any suggestions? I have a rather flexible budget roughly around £100 but I can go higher providing it isn't ridiculously high.
April 8, 2014 7:27:34 PM

Austin R said:
Blue yeti + steelseries are a good combo.

http://steelseries.com/us/products/audio/steelseries-si...

Very nice headset has a retratable mic as well etc.
Stable drivers and such.


Thanks for the quick reply.
After some consideration, having a Yeti/Snowball may not be optimal. After finding dimensions and such, there isn't many places I can place it, without it being near the Speakers - I may have to fall back on a standalone Headset.

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April 8, 2014 7:29:47 PM

My pleasure, I would suggest getting a high quality SteelSeries headset then. I personally have the SteelServies Serbia V2 and its a wonderful headset and a great mic! Got mine at bestbuy on sale for $100.00
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April 8, 2014 7:40:20 PM

Austin R said:
My pleasure, I would suggest getting a high quality SteelSeries headset then. I personally have the SteelServies Serbia V2 and its a wonderful headset and a great mic! Got mine at bestbuy on sale for $100.00


Do you not recommend the Frost Blue one you did previously? I'm rather fond of the look
Also the Serbia seems to use Analo (3.5mm) I was under the impression that having a USB headset was better since it tends to eliminate static and makes the microphone sound clearer?
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April 8, 2014 8:20:52 PM

I highly suggest them, however keep in mind the USB is fat and if you have 2 USB's side by side with it one will be pushed a bit unless you use the extended cable they give you. It also does make the microphone sound a lot clearer and is nice to have it all go into the USB rather then two seperate cables.

The blue light has a slow flash to it which is nice so it goes on and off.
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April 9, 2014 4:33:28 AM

Austin R said:
I highly suggest them, however keep in mind the USB is fat and if you have 2 USB's side by side with it one will be pushed a bit unless you use the extended cable they give you. It also does make the microphone sound a lot clearer and is nice to have it all go into the USB rather then two seperate cables.

The blue light has a slow flash to it which is nice so it goes on and off.


Awesome. While I'm so used to having a black Razer headset, I do like the look of the Siberia. It's definately on my consideration list :) 
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