I am looking to buy a new headset as my current Turtle Beach X11s have pretty much died. This is going to be a headset for the PC so, I won't be going back to Turtle Beach, in my opinion, they're products now are made of lower quality materials. I have really 4 headsets in mind, as well as the wireless equivalent for 2 of the headsets. My options are:
- ATH AD700 w/ an AntLion ModMic attached
- Corsair Vengeance 1500(Wired) or 2000(Wireless)
- Logitech G35(Wired) or G930(Wireless)
- SteelSeries Siberia V2
- Or other reccomendation
My budget is $150 excluding shipping and I want a mic and headphones or just a headset.
[EDIT: Added Siberia V2 and fixed the repeat of first line]
I've been told on a few occasions, and from researching, the Corsair's are highly recommended and better than at least a few of those headsets. That's just with research and a few friends' opinions. I think those Siberia's are kinda groing on me, they are said to be VERY comfortable. So, within budget($150) what would you personnaly recommend? Items on my list(original post) or other?
^^ Good choice on the ATH-AD700; I'm using the ATH-M50 myself right now, and its a very good headset.
You might save a bit of money though by getting a soundcard with Dolby Headphone support rather then the mixamp.
I'm not to good with installing components of a PC myself. So, this would be a problem. Plus my PC has a soundcard. When I go into Device manager it just says NVIDIA High Definition Audio. So, I'm not exactly sure what soundcard I already have. Help maybe? Also, what soundcard would you suggest that is within reason? I don't want to end up spending $250 right now for headphones and a mic to work properly.
For headphone use, the ASUS Xonar DG (PCI) or PCI-E (PCI-E) make the most sense, given their headphone amp. Again, just another option to consider.
FYI, the soundcard you currently have installed if the audio chip directly on the NVIDIA GPU.
I opened up my box and it's connected to the motherboard. So, if I get the Asus Xonar DG, should I try to use a guide on installing it or is it simple enough that you could explain easily, or if know of a good guide, the link?
Also, how do I know which one I need, a PCI or a PCI-Express? (Incase you couldn't tell, I'm new to audio)