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New headset by Eddie on 07-18-2008 at 07:49 AM

Hey guys, i am looking to buy a new headset from eBay, if you guys know of any decent brands or a link to a certain auction then please let me know...

i am after something that is good with music [bass would be nice]
works with a microphone, for skype calls and stuff.
Connects to a USB port as the jacks on my computer don't work.
Under a price of $60 Australian

If giving me an eBay link, please make sure it is a fairly positive seller, thanks! :D


RE: New headset by aNILEator on 07-18-2008 at 08:03 AM

why not put in all that info yourself?

can specify all that stuff on an ebay search.....


RE: New headset by Eddie on 07-18-2008 at 08:20 AM

I know, but i was seeing if there was anything that you guys knew of in terms of headsets that would be a better option.


RE: New headset by aNILEator on 07-18-2008 at 08:23 AM

the options available on ebay, will only be the ones available in that ebay search :P

See which ones you like the look of then maybe post up here or do some comparison searching


RE: New headset by Eddie on 07-18-2008 at 08:33 AM

ok...

i'm looking at getting this;
http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&...&_trksid=p3907.m29
what do you think of the whole deal and the headset themselves, ive never actually bought off eBay so i'm new to it all.


RE: New headset by aNILEator on 07-18-2008 at 08:56 AM

I have a Creative Fatal1ty gaming headset that came with my soundcard but that uses jack plugs

That one seems ok, is the mic boom bendy or just rotatable?


RE: New headset by Eddie on 07-18-2008 at 09:07 AM

As far as i have read it is only bendy, i have decided not to go through this seller, as his reputation is horrible and his shipping prices are crazy.

NOTE: Slightly rotatable, but not 180 as far as cnet tells me anyway :P Considering one of them Microsoft Lifechat Headsets.


RE: New headset by aNILEator on 07-18-2008 at 09:49 AM

if it's anywhere as bad a the two lifecam webcam's i've had i wouldn't if i were you


RE: New headset by Eddie on 07-18-2008 at 10:10 AM

quote:
Originally posted by aNILEator
if it's anywhere as bad a the two lifecam webcam's i've had i wouldn't if i were you
a lot of reviews i have seen are good, and i personally used some of my friends the other day and i thought they were ok *-)
RE: New headset by Adeptus on 07-19-2008 at 04:45 AM

quote:
Originally posted by Eddie
i am after something that is good with music [bass would be nice]
works with a microphone, for skype calls and stuff.
Connects to a USB port as the jacks on my computer don't work.
Under a price of $60 Australian
If your standards for "good with music" are anywhere close to mine, you are not going to get all of that in one headset without spending at least $300.  Most headsets, particularly USB headsets, are intended for chat and are barely FM radio quality.  Most high end headphones are intended for listening to music and don't come with microphones.  There are only a handful of products that combine high end headphones with a mic, aimed at the DJ and professional market, and priced accordingly.

As far as chat grade headsets go, I have been through several and highly recommend Logitech Premium Notebook headset.  It is comfortable, has proven durable (after a year of daily use, mine shows no signs of wear),  and the sound quality is decent for both headphones and microphone. I certainly wouldn't call it "high fidelity", but it might be acceptable for someone who also finds the white iPod earbuds good enough.

The headset itself is analog, but ships with a USB dongle -- which works fine with other analog headsets.  That means if you ever break the headset, you will still have the USB dongle and will be able to choose from a much wider selection of both analog and USB headsets when you replace it.  The folding feature and carrying case are not very important to me, but were still handy the few times I've needed to pack it in my luggage.
RE: New headset by Eddie on 07-19-2008 at 03:20 PM

Unfortunately i'm not as rich as $300 and I am only looking for headphones that play audio suitably and has a USB plug and play capability, as I am completely unable to get my front jacks on the computer to work and the back jacks, simply require too much effort to deal with all the time.


RE: New headset by andrewdodd13 on 07-19-2008 at 04:36 PM

I'm not quite sure what the headset audio quality is like, but I recently purchased a Logitech EasyCall pack from PCW for 25. Now, I was really just looking for a keyboard and mouse for my little sister as I'd built a new PC for myself, but this is a pretty damned good deal.

Basically, in the box you get:
Wireless Keyboard
Wireless Mouse
USB Audio Thing
Stereo Headset.

Basically, the USB Audio Thing is a big speaker, but it also acts as the wireless receiver for the mouse and keyboard. It also has two plugs on the side: one for the microphone, and one for the headset audio - they're standard 3.5mm jacks.

There's also a bunch of buttons for Skype integration, etc.

I have to say, it's one of the best things I've bought from PCWorld in a long long time.


RE: New headset by kao on 07-19-2008 at 07:14 PM

quote:
Originally posted by Adeptus
As far as chat grade headsets go, I have been through several and highly recommend Logitech Premium Notebook headset. It is comfortable, has proven durable (after a year of daily use, mine shows no signs of wear), and the sound quality is decent for both headphones and microphone. I certainly wouldn't call it "high fidelity", but it might be acceptable for someone who also finds the white iPod earbuds good enough.
I have that headset and it is definitely good, but I don't use it for music so no idea what it's bass is like =p