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Looking for a medium-high budget headset for PC gaming.

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April 20, 2014 3:34:32 PM

So currently i got a Qpad 1339 Headset that has died, i still got warranty but i kinda wanna see if there is some other headsets that perform better out there for around the same price.

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April 20, 2014 9:40:28 PM

I use a pair of Plantronics Gamecom Commanders. They are amazing headphones. The sound is clear and loud, bass is big and without distortion however not as big as a lot of people like, and the microphone is the best ive used in terms of clarity and true to life voice. The problems: The headset lacks in comfort in the earcups. The earcups are shallow so if you have bigger ears then you may have some pain in them after a long time of use, but the pros make this worth it in my opinion. The other problem is slight audio leak. If your game is too loud your friends will hear it over your microphone, this can be fixed simply by lowering the volume. The headset runs for around 300 usd normally but I got them on sale at newegg.com for 60 usd. The only difference is they were OEM so they didnt come in the retail box (not a big deal). I use them with the USB Dolby Surround Sound card that they come with and it works great, for gaming i switch the 7.1 on and I can hear where all the sounds are coming from (though even with the card turned to stereo it does an amazing job at it and with less voice echo in skype or teamspeak) I cannot vouch for how they work on an analog connection as I havent tried it. My sound card isnt the best so I figured just use the USB one that they sent with the headphones. I would give them a 4/5 with the only real con being the comfort. Also the velcro naming patch thing that they come with; just take it off, it pinches your head a little and isnt worth having on unless you have your own patch on it and are using it at a LAN Party or something. The look of the headset isnt appealing to a lot of people, it is kind of plain and bulky but I like it. These headphones actually use the same frame as their military aviation headphones and are made out of steel and aluminum so they are not going to break on you anytime soon. Even the rubber cord feels tough compared to most. The sale on newegg is over (ran out of stock) so you will have to buy them elsewhere for the full price of 300 usd. http://www.plantronics.com/us/product/gamecom-commander
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April 21, 2014 8:27:48 AM

The Real Beandip said:
I use a pair of Plantronics Gamecom Commanders. They are amazing headphones. The sound is clear and loud, bass is big and without distortion however not as big as a lot of people like, and the microphone is the best ive used in terms of clarity and true to life voice. The problems: The headset lacks in comfort in the earcups. The earcups are shallow so if you have bigger ears then you may have some pain in them after a long time of use, but the pros make this worth it in my opinion. The other problem is slight audio leak. If your game is too loud your friends will hear it over your microphone, this can be fixed simply by lowering the volume. The headset runs for around 300 usd normally but I got them on sale at newegg.com for 60 usd. The only difference is they were OEM so they didnt come in the retail box (not a big deal). I use them with the USB Dolby Surround Sound card that they come with and it works great, for gaming i switch the 7.1 on and I can hear where all the sounds are coming from (though even with the card turned to stereo it does an amazing job at it and with less voice echo in skype or teamspeak) I cannot vouch for how they work on an analog connection as I havent tried it. My sound card isnt the best so I figured just use the USB one that they sent with the headphones. I would give them a 4/5 with the only real con being the comfort. Also the velcro naming patch thing that they come with; just take it off, it pinches your head a little and isnt worth having on unless you have your own patch on it and are using it at a LAN Party or something. The look of the headset isnt appealing to a lot of people, it is kind of plain and bulky but I like it. These headphones actually use the same frame as their military aviation headphones and are made out of steel and aluminum so they are not going to break on you anytime soon. Even the rubber cord feels tough compared to most. The sale on newegg is over (ran out of stock) so you will have to buy them elsewhere for the full price of 300 usd. http://www.plantronics.com/us/product/gamecom-commander


I see, i got kinda big ears though, but i will check it out.
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April 21, 2014 12:28:16 PM



Yeah my ears are also fairly big and I will warn you, there is a break in period on these headphones. For me it was around 6 hours of use (not too bad if youre a gamer). And the discomfort is mainly because they made the sacrifice in favor of noise isolation. Ive had my brother 2 feet away yelling at me and I couldnt hear him, the best part is the computer wasnt even on so no sound was playing. Anyways glad I could help. Another pair I would reccomend is the Razer Tiamat. They are the only true 7.1 gaming headset. This means that actually have seperate drivers for each sound channel. They are not as strong as the commanders but are more comfortable. The cons though is that they dont sound as good as the commander, the microphone isnt that great (standard with razer products) and they need a little tweaking to get working perfectly. Sorry for another wall of text. I just assume that if youre throwing out 300$ youd like some information
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