Hey, I was looking to buy a new pc gaming headset as right now im using a 20$ logitech. I will tell you what id like in one.
Durabilty: Because I dont wana buy the headset and have it break in a few months -.-
Sound quality: Good bass and life like sounds while playing racing games and fps's like BFBC2.
Comfortable: yeah... padded.
So ya, thats what I'm looking for.
And as i dont know much about computers, I dont know if soundcards are needed for good headsets to really show their true quality.
I have a Dell Inspiron 580 desktop with whatever sound card is in it....
But I dont want to get into sound cards, I just need to know what the best headset is for my budget that will provide the best quality.
You will need a sound card or at least support in your motherboard for 'surround' sound in order to take advantage of the best head sets.
I personally have the Sennheiser PC 161's. They don't require you to have any sort of fancy audio setup and are durable. I've had them about 2 years and work perfectly fine, I was using them 4 nights a week for raiding in WOW for about a year no issues. The base in the head set isn't that great though and I don't believe they are really noise cancelling.
As far as comfort goes they are pretty good, I could handle 4-5 hour WoW sessions without any issues.
if you don't want sound card, than meybe it would be better for you if you search for a USB headset from either logitech, creative or plantronics...
mybe would be best if you go to the respective web site and start from there - sometimes they have links to reviews which is very helpful when deciding sometihing that is very subjective - like sound quality