I had Steel Series 4H, but the sound isn't working properly in one ear, so I'm looking into getting a new pair. What are the best gaming headphones for around ~$60? I'd be willing to go as high as around $80.
Yeah, I know. I saw them on the SteelSeries website for $90 and figured, "Hmm, those look good for the price.", but then when I went to the checkout it showed the total cost with shipping. At that point I was kind of attached already.
If you're going to spend over $100 why would you buy a headset? They're all built to a lower standard than comparable headphones because they are marketed to one of the most thoughtless consumer groups; video game players.
Just buy a pair of similarly priced headphones and a 5 dollar Zalman clip-on mic (which sounds better than most boom mics). You'll get twice the quality and a product that actually has the potential to last.
Once you cross the $100.00 threshold, many headphones are being constructed to appeal to a more critical audience. The ever-annoying and particular "audiophile". Headsets at that price point are still being marketed toward the mountain-dew generation so to speak.
Read these two threads. They're both very informative: