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Best bang for your buck in headphones these days in my opinion.
Couple things to note:
These are open back, you will be able to hear what is going on around you and others near you will be able to hear what you are listening to (depending on listening volume and proximity).
These dip under $50 frequently, don't feel pressured to jump on this deal. $160 is a ridiculous starting price.
The bass will be lacking (in volume not quality) compared to a lot of popular headphones (looking at you beats).
When paired with a V-Moda BoomPro (microphone) these make an excellent gaming headset, much better than standard gaming headsets you can get for the price.
If you want a great headset, allow me to introduce /r/headphones
You can plug in a regular headset and use a plug in mic like Vmoda Boompro
Promise this setup will be lightyears ahead of any "gaming" headset. Of course if wireless is a priority, then the gold may be your best option
I do something similar, but my setup allows you to use any headphones with a detachable wire. [link]
This way you only have:
- cable (which you would have regardless)
- xbox chat adapter
A good pair of headphones with a detachable cable and THIS: [link]
It's out of stock right now, but I have it with some Sennheiser headphones I had lying around. It's better than any other headset I've had. All of my "gaming" headsets have fallen apart. They're all overpriced junk.
Budget: ~150 USD, depending on shipping and stuff
Source: Droid Turbo, computer motherboard (might buy soundcard or amp in the future for it if necessary)
Isolation: I would like to hear a little bit outside, without other people being about to hear the sound coming out.
Type: Full sized, completely over ear.
Balance: I will be doing a mix of professional gaming and music listening, so a somewhat balanced sound with a little bit of extra bass would be nice.
Past headphones: I mainly use a Logitech G430 for gaming since it is very comfortable and sounds decent enough (But I would like to also use it for movies and audio on the go), Monoprice 8323 (A little tight, and was on ear which bugged me).
Long sessions (4+ hours) of gaming would be necessary, so comfort is required. It also needs to have a removable cable that is compatible with a V-Moda mic (For gaming mic)
Is it possible to put a V-MODA mic on a Logitech G933 headset? Theres a 3.5mm jack open, and I while I know this is a pretty nonsensical setup with it effectively making me go wired, I hate the mic quality on the G933 and was wondering if I could change that for 30 bucks.
You might want to consider this if your headset will support it. Cheaper than the modmic and the audio quality is quite decent. (my friend uses one)
I use this and it sounds almost as good as a professional mic. If you have headphones with removable cable I highly recommend it.
Hyper x cloud II are what I would have gotten if I picked an all in one headset.
Instead I'm using headphones that let me plug this in. [link]
Or the antlion mod mic. But of course it is a more pricey.
I am still trying to decide if I want in on this drop or if a V-MODA BoomPro might be the better option. Not only is it (slightly) cheaper it has less cable clutter and is compatible with both my Koss TBSE & Fidelio X2.
I personally use my VModa M-100s.
A useful addon is the mic. If your cans have a removable 3.5 mm, this should work on them.
The SHP9500 is superior as long as you have no issues with sound leakage and lack of isolation.
And, don't buy a modmic with the SHP9500. Get a boompro , which is about half the price.
A better thing to do is to buy a good pair of headphones with a removable 3.5mm cable, and then buy a BoomPro. any decent headphones will sound better than pretty much any headset, and the BoomPro is a good mic and has a volume control.
I found the Vmoda boompro on amazon for ~27$.
What would I need to do to reach the true potential of the K612? When it reaches true potential, would the K612 or the AD700 be better?
Budget - Up to $40
Source - PS4 controller 3.5 mm jack
Requirements for Isolation - None to Some. I'll be using it at home
Preferred Type of Headphone - Full sized over ear. I'd like them to be white and be able for me to plug in this microphone into it
Preferred tonal balance - Balanced
Past headphones - I had some PS Pulse Elites. Sound wasn't bad, but build quality was poor.
Preferred Music - Not going to use these for music, just gaming and voice chat.
What would you like to improve on from your set-up - Better durability.
Thank you for your answer.
Alright, I am doubting between a pair of K612 Pro or a Hyper X Cloud. I think K612 Pro will deliver better sound and better soundstage, but I have to get a microphone + it's a bit more expensive. I think I prefer a clip on microphone over an external one. Do you have some suggestions for microphones which are ~25€ max. I have seen the modmics, but they are actually more than I would like to spend on microphones. What do you think about this microphone:
Thanks. I like those, but sadly won't be able to use them since I'm looking into buying the V-MODA BoomPro to go along with the headphones so they need to have a female 3.5mm jack.
Any others you'd recommend within that price?
You have 3 choices that are mainly up to preference.
Headset. The 'best' of this category would be the HyperX Cloud II and Logitech G933 for wired and wireless.
Headphones with boom mic. A good example of this would be Audio Technica ath-m50x headphones with an in line mic (like this) attached.
Headset and condenser mic. This is the most diverse setup of the 3. A good example might be Pioneer HDJ-2000 headphones with a CAD GXL2200 condenser microphone.
The main thing to consider is how any of these setups could annoy you (cords, desk space, etc). After picking the type of setup you want, read into them to get a feel for the type of performance each headphone/headset/mic is made for.
Another thing to note is that closed cup headphones block noise but sound a little worse, and open cup headphones generally sound better but leak noise.
There are too many options for me to just give you 1 setup, so I hope you can make use of this loose assortment of information to narrow your search and make a decision.
as of now, the plan is to get this: [link]
I'll elaborate more, i bought some really cheap mic (that i am going to replace), i plugged it into my M50x and found out that only the mic would work, and not the sound. In order to get both mic and sound to work i figured i should get a splitter to connect to the M50x, so i could get two cables running to my pc, so then the sound and mic would work.
At $70, they are pretty much on sale. They are discontinued and because of Zeos everyone grabbed them up and the price shot up into the low 100's. Zeos directly compared them to Sennhieser hd600's which are $350+. So at $70 they are a steal and supply is drying up.
edit 1 fyi I bought mine when they were $61.
edit 2 fyi for later down the road [link]
this, you can attach it to any detachable cable headphone as low as 15$. Still a much better quality than the so-call "gaming headset". Used it daily for the past 2 years
Since those headphones has a detachable cord you might want to check out the vmoda boom mic if you haven't already. You won't need an additional adapter to use on either console (older xbox one controllers excluded) and it comes with a y splitter to use on the pc.
If you have a detachable cable on your headphones, I recommend this. Good audio quality, removable, and doesn't require you to stick anything onto the side of your headphones either.
I just picked up this [link] I read about it on an audiophile subreddit since I'm not one myself...seemed like a sweet deal as it doesn't add an additional cable.
Theres also this
Yea I dont know how to make fancy links, but that one seems nice though I havent seen any reviews for it.
Edit- oh wait this mic requires that the headphone have wires that can be removed, and I have no idea if these are.
I LOVED my Polk headphones. When they did break, after about a year or so of use, it was completely my fault, they physically broke when I was transporting them, in a poorly packed bag.
They are pretty sturdy, made of pretty heavy duty metal in parts, and I liked the leather ear cups.
The only complaint some people had was the stock microphone quality. If you register your product online through their website, they will send you a replacement boom microphone to fix the issue. Note that this was about a year ago when I got mine, so not sure if they will still do that for you.
A good mic replacement that I can recommend would be this
The Polk Melee is marketed as an xbox 360 headset, but it is EXACTLY the same as the Polk 4Shot that was marketed as the official headset when the Xbox One launched. It's just that the Melee's come with extra parts to work with the Xbox 360, and the Melee's have been MUCH cheaper, for whatever reason.
Not really sure how they might seem weird to wear, but I could wear them for hours without even feeling that they were there. They completely went around my ears, and I'd like to think that I have average sized ears. Since these are closed back headphones, they isolate sound, from inside and out, VERY well.
I dont have a desktop mic. I have the V Moda Boom Pro. Its a mic that connects to most headphones with a 3.5mm detachable cable. You should check it out. As for the desktop mic. I guess it depends which one you get. Ive read of people having issues with desktop mics picking up lots of background noise. Which might annoy the people you play with. Heres a a link to the VModa
If you really wanted to, you could do the detachable cable mod, (can be found all over the internet) and then buy the V-moda boompro. ([link]) they basically work on any headphone which they can plug into so yeah. Also, I have m50x so its a lot easier to get these to work but im guessing this work on the older m50s.
Just picked up a pair Philips X2s, and just wanted some quick advice on getting a mic for gaming. I'm going to use them primarily for PS4 with a 2013 Astro a40 Mixamp, with the possibility of PC usage in the future. I'm thinking about picking this up: [link]
But I wanted to get your opinions first.
No problem, I decided to look more into it and discovered this which should be perfect. Cost 3x as much but if you don't mind it should be worth it. I might consider upgrading to this one.
Some headphones with a removable 3.5mm jack and then use the vmoda boom pro for chat. Been using this for over a year now and still works great. I would recommend the vmoda crossfade m100 headphones.
V-MODA BoomPro Gaming, VoIP Headset Headphone with Mic (Black) [link]
It's just a bunch of shitty speakers in one ear instead of one decent one. It's not going to make the sound any more surround-y, because actual feeling of sound direction comes from the difference between the time sound reaches each of your ears. Any 2.0 headphones can produce completely realistic surround sound if it's properly recorded or processed.
>Looking for something with a mic on it.
Add this [link]
Ok so people are going to say the modmic but don't make the same mistake I made. This one has just as good speech quality as modmic, it's cheaper, has a volume control and mute for headphones AND is a single cable. [link]
I own both and this is the better option imo
If you keep it on your desk, you'll have to turn the sensitivity up. Mine can hear anyone talking in the room.
If you use a arm, you can get the microphone next to your head you'll sound much clearer even with the sensitivity turned down.
Or you can mod the HD598's and give them a regular 3.5mm jack. That will allow you to use the BoomPro's which will basically convert the headphones to a full headset. (Or use any headphones with a regular 3.5mm jack)
Either way you're only paying for the convenience of having an attached mic. And all those LEDs stuck onto it.
I use this one and it was only $30. Granted my actual headphones were pricy (Beyerdynamic DT880s), but you can get much better sound quality from some Sony MDRs, Sennheisers, or Audio Technicas than a 'gaming headset'
Thanks for your reply. I was using boom mic as in boom style from the headset. Like this one. Would you still recommend a desktop mic? I was thinking of the blue snowball as well.
Budget - Up to $150
Source - Xbox One, PS4, Laptop(music)
Requirements for Isolation - Using them at my desk at work
Will you be using these Headphones in Public? - Yes
Preferred Type of Headphone - Over Ear or On Ear
Preferred tonal balance - Overall balanced, slight more bass if possible.
Past headphones - Sync by 50 a while back.
I'm looking for a good pair of all around headphones for using with my xbox and ps4. I also, want to be able to use them to listen to music at my work desk. I prefer a removable cord so I can use this with them: [link]
So far, the only pair I have really considered is the Audio Technica ATH-M50x.
you can easily put a mic on a pair of headphones.
This literally plugs into a pair of headphones with a detachable cord
Basically all 'gaming headsets' are well known as being low quality (both build and sound) for their prices. You're basically paying for fancy logos. Grab a good general set of cans - I recommend the Audio-Technica ATH-M30, 40 or 50x depending on price range. Sennheiser is good too, but I'm not too familiar with models.
Then get a add-on mic. You can get one to clip on your shirt, magnetically attach on the side of your headphones, or inline as part of the cord. I got this: [link] but it required a small modification to my ATH-M50x's before it could be used, and an adapter. The other mic types don't require that.
Do you mind posting a link for the adapter? I was thinking about attaching one of these to it but I've read that it doesn't fit by default.
My question is why compromise? Get a V-moda boompro, stick it on your HD 558s and boom: All the sound quality with a great detachable headset mic to boot, and no extra cable!
That's not hastle. It's as much hastle as plugging in a headphone cable.
I use the boompro all the time with my Philips Fidelio X1s, and skype with it all the time. I've probably got the best mic quality among all my other skype friends.
I would prefer not to deal with a separate mic. I would rather have an inline mic or attach one somehow (I don't need a great quality mic). Would something like this work?
Phillips SHP9500. And a v moda proboom mic set:
SHP9500 punch way above their weight, like $200+. They are open back headphones which gives you a great sound stage (important for gaming). And you can plug that mic set into them. This is the best and most versatile setup imo. Also the bang per buck is top notch.
If your headphones have a detachable cable, maybe you can get something like this. [link]
Yeah one is closed and one is open. I bought the shp9500 for the use with a Vmoda Boompro but I havent used that much since getting the AT2005. The audio technica actually came bundled with some mackies that I bought last year.
Hey there, I use my fidelio x2's with my xbox by using the stereo headset adapter and the v-moda boom mic. I use an older controller, so the 3.5mm jack wasn't around yet, but you wouldn't need the stereo headset adapter. Still, the features of the adapter are pretty nice. If you already have the mod mic then you would need the adapter that takes mic and game sound (referenced in other comment).
If you ever need a mic for them give this a go. The SHP9500 tends to fit a bit loosely so be forewarned if you have a small head.
and it's been no problem helping, I hope they work out for you.
True, I completely forgot about the additional mic needed for online gaming so thanks for pointing that out. I've been in and out of gaming last year and sadly this year I haven't even taken an interest in either playing games or staying up-to-date with whats going on.
If I were to get back into gaming, and needed a mic for online gaming, is the V-Moda BoomPro my only option at this point? It's 30$ almost everywhere online.
I wasn't sure I needed a "good mic" for gaming, always thought just a standard one with clear voice would be appropriate and definitely would've picked up the ZM-Mic1. Now that you mention it and I looked it up, seems like a mixed opinion, slightly more negative experience overall.
Anything containing the three button remote function will not work with the Dualshock 4. So, Apple EarPods, Skullcandy, and Beats Headphones will not work with it as long as you have a remote on the cable. If your headphones have a removable audio cable, I'd suggest this product. It's what I use at the moment and it works flawlessly.
I use the X2's with this MIC I don't have any issues with people hearing my in game audio with this mic.(Skype/Vent/TS) all with open mics.
Do not buy BT-Sticks to get it work. Spent a lot of money and they are all shit + QC35 goes into a mono mode.
Then I found this:
Works really well. Still have the cables though. However mic-quality is great and I do not have to tell you anything about the qc35.....
edit: forget you will also need a 2,5 > 3,5 converter-thing
Hello /u/Bill_of_sale ,
Normally they do not but I have personally gotten something like this amazon.com/gp/product/B00BJ17WKK/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1
and it allows me to use both the mic and headphone from the same single cable that my headphones come with. If not, you can always buy that separate adapter.
Recently bough this microphone and it's been working great. I unplugged my computer and moved it to another place then ended up moving it back home a few days later and my mic is picking up the incoming audio from my computer and putting it out of my microphone. My microphone even has a physical switch to mute itself, even when I use this switch and play music, my pc shows audio coming out. I use Discord voice chat often and now it just picks up incoming audio from other voice chat users and spits it back out (and no it's not picking it up from my headphones bleeding out).
I've tinkered through the recording properties in windows 10 and I usually have the "microphone" slider turned up to 100 but it causes echoing, so I've set it down to around 20 and it works alright. I also have the "listen to" option on but even disabling it does nothing. I have realtek audio drivers, if it matters.
Is there ANY way to fix this? I've looked through forums and everything, people with the same problem and no solution.
Someone else in yesterdays questions thread said it could be caused by my case not shielding the audio jack well. I figure this is probably the case seeing as how the case I bought is very cheap and the front USB port has stopped working already after around 3 months of use.
Should I just buy a new case at this point?
If you're looking to use a regular pair of headphones, this can easily add a decent quality mic, so you can party chat.
Before you go with the ModMic, consider this. My friends have modmics, I went with this for my headphones. SO MUCH BETTER. It sounds pretty good and eliminates the extra wire.
That's just the first link I found so shop around you might be able to find a better deal, though I've been passively watching it for a while and it doesn't seem to fluctuate much in price.
I wasn't sure what to say, although I wanted to recommend the Vmoda Boom Pro mic. Had to do some research before mentioning it.
So it will plug into two separate ports; one for the headphones, and one for the mic. Most people plug both into their motherboard and call it a day.
But if you want to use an amp, that makes it a little more complicated. You can plug the headphone plug into the amp, and the mic into the motherboard, however a lot of people hear a hiss when doing so. Grounding issue I guess.
What seems to fix it is connecting the Dac/amp via s/pdif to the motherboard, instead of usb. Then connecting the mic portion of the boom pro to the mic input on the motherboard.
This is all speculation, as I don't have one, but it seems like it would work, provided you use headphones with a 3.5mm detachable cable. Besides a USB mic I think this will be your best bet if you are wanting to get away from gaming headsets and use a decent headphone and amp, and retain a microphone.
Vmoda Boom Pro
Yeah I believe that built-in microphones on headphones dont seem to work on Xbox. I have V-Moda Headphones and the mic doesn't work either. I had to buy the V-moda Boom Mic for it to work. That is only a solution if the wire on your bose is removable.
What about V-moda boompro? You can attach it to a good pair of headphones.
Edit: Added a link. You can pair it with SHP9500. Better than any headset out there.
Edit 2: Didn't see it needs to be wireless. I hope someone helps out..
> When i buy a new headset i will probably buy another gaming headset because i like my microphone attached to the headset.
You could get that functionality with headphones that have a detachable cable and this. Same functionality and yet far better versatility.
You're absolutely correct, the BoomPro mic will plug into any pair of headphones with a standard detachable 3.5mm audio cable. I currently use the BoomPro with my Philips SHP9500, and it's pretty great for gaming with friends. link to mic
This is my personal setup.
Both headsets will take any inline mic as they have a standard 3.5mm port on the headset. Pick your cable, pic your mic... the way all headsets should be haha. Also nice if you have a bat habit of destroying your cable or mic... also nice if you get your cable snagged, it just pops out of the headset instead of ripping the headphones off your head.
i use this
it works with any headphones with a replaceable lead, thats 3.5mm trs (stereo)
V-moda is a mod mic that turns your headphones into a headset, you plug the mic into your headphones via 3.5mm port and it splits into a mic and headphone jack. Here is the link so you have a better visual:[link]
I've also been looking at the FiiO K1 as a possibly cheaper option.
I guess I'm mainly looking for a DAC/Amp that I can hook up both to my Galaxy S7 Edge and my computer that also lets me use a V-Moda gamin Boom Mic when I want to game. The Q1 is independently powered where the K1 I don't think is, but I have to admit I still am a bit ignorant on headphone amp specs. That's one thing I still haven't done good research on.
Please do not buy a mod mic. It uses a freaking sticker, it's very overpriced, and you'll have two cables running in tandem.
IMO the best way to go is to grab a pair of headphones with removable cable and get a VModa Boom Pro. Sound quality is great, there's volume control, and is much cheaper than those silly modmics.
As you can tell, I have no idea why modmics are so positively reviewed when the boom pro is available. I guess if your headphones do not have removable cables then modmic is your only option for this type of mic.
Never used one, but reviews looked good.
edit: I was looking into getting a new headset this week and I just ordered this combo today actually. Just throwing it out there if someone wants better headphones than a logitech, with a separate compatible mic.
Need help getting a headset with a boom mic for around/less than $100. Been looking at a couple of headphone + detachable boom mic cable combinations but I'm not sure what's the biggest bang for my buck. Want some headphones with some decent isolation, not a fan of sound leaking.
~~If you can wait THIS is the best bang for the buck for a actual high quality mic that plugs directly into the headphones. Yes they are on a slight back order but either VModa is creating a new version or they are doing another batch for production. Just youtube the Vmoda Boom Mic pro it is touted as one of the best until you do dedicated mic on the desk.~~
Edit: My information is invalid, I did not know they had a proprietary jack for headphone connection. The one /u/EinTheVariance suggested would be the better choice unless you rather get a dedicated mic.
Wow, I just checked those out and would be worth me dropping the dough on it for my editing gig. It doesn't have a mic for gaming though.
Edit - looks like people are buying this do-dad with it [link]
I think this is what you mean? V-MODA BoomPro Gaming, VoIP Headset Headphone with Mic (Black) [link] I love mine works with the beats and when I want to save battery on my PlayStation gold headset
Εχω ακουσει παρα πολυ καλα λογια για αυτο.
Το κουμπωνεις πανω σε καλα ακουστικα και τα κανεις headset, χωρις να εχεις χαλια ηχο των gaming headset.
I use this microphone which can be paired with any compatible headphones. (I'm not going to mention my headphones since I don't recommend it.) From what I'm told, the mic is crystal clear and background noise is minimal.
Budget - $100
Source - on-board pc audio
Requirements for Isolation - none
Preferred Type of Headphone - full-size
Preferred tonal balance - neutral
Past headphones - lots of cheap headsets, nothing notable
Preferred Music - Rock, pop, EDM
What would you like to improve on from your set-up - overall "okayness", headphones with an interchangable cable
I'd like to use the V-MODA BoomPro with a pair of decent headphones but I'm having trouble finding sets with a removable cable. Just looking for a quality headset that will support that cable. Not looking for anything that requires an amp.
I personally use the V-MODA BoomPro with my headphones and it works great. Have had no complaints from friends on skype, discord or in Overwatch. A little bit more than what you're looking to spend, but still a very affordable mic at $30.
This mic obviously depends on what headphones you use.
The Philips you linked are really nice, one of the best you can get for under $200 from what I've heard. But- they are open backed, meaning any one nearby will hear what's playing. If that might be an issue, you might want to look at something else. Otherwise, get them. As for a mic, this would be a great match, they plug right into the Phillips headphones in place off the 3.5mm cord.
This Product (V-Moda BoomPro) will turn any pair of headphones into a gaming headset. And the mic quality is very good - certainly good enough for gaming comms.
I use it with a pair of V-Moda Crossfade LP headphones - but they will work with any brand. check out /r/headphones for more detailed suggestions on what to buy.
> Because its more convenient to travel with a headset with a built in mic than to carry a seperate mic with you everywhere.
There is literally zero extra bulk or cord or line when carrying a passthrough mic. These plug into the jack of any headphones that have a removable cord, and pass the audio through their own line. They have basically no additional heft, no extra cable etc.
> edit: also do you somehow believe that regular headphones never break or something? Or do you think that gaming headsets are doomed to break because theyre marketed as for gaming
No, they will all break eventually. The difference is that if your headphones break, you won't have to buy a new mic. If you mic breaks, you won't have to buy a new set of headphones. Rather than being a whopping 70 dollarydoos for a new headset, you can just buy a new set of headphones, or a mic, for like half of that.
Edit: Almost forgot
> Also i would challenge you to find a better value option than the cloud core. $70ish aud for those headphones and a mic is actually insane
I don't know much about kangaroobucks but in the US the Cloud Core is about $70-75 in the US as well and a 8323 + the above linked passthrough mic = $55.
ATH-M50x is a good pair of headphones. It's a solid entry level audiophile headphone and also you can grab this BoomPro mic and tweak it for the ATH-M50x, one of the big benefits of ATH is that you can remove the cable easily.
Easy enough question hopefully, I have this pair of headphones (Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro 250 ohm) I absolutely love for gaming but without a mic I cannot use these to talk to friends. What add on mics would anyone recommend for these? I am looking at these just wondering if there are better options, and I would be willing to spend more then these cost as well.
V-MODA BoomPro Gaming, VoIP Headset Headphone with Mic (Black)
old ass reply but, I can say you are objectively wrong:
>You have owned Razer products and a cheap steelseries headset and generalize all gaming headsets based off that?
I also tried many products from other brands on my dark days. Even the stupid Astro's with their DAC/AMP are inferior to other alternatives.
>Gaming headsets have drivers to hear footsteps
As far as I know, nobody has invented "footstep audio". EVERY headphone has drivers to hear footsteps. Gaming headsets happen to be tuned in a way that they increase the bass and sub-bass so everyone sounds more "boomy". This is particularly good for games because it feels more Michael Bay -ish.
BUT, that increase also makes the bass bleed into the mids and muffle the highs which absolutely fucks over the overall quality of the recordings.
>If you game, then that's good.
Yes, but if you also do other non-gaming stuff, then its not good at all.
>audio technica ath700x because for $90 it sounds only very slightly better than my HyperX Stinger's that I purchased for $35
only that they aren't. The difference is huge in fact. Problem with headphones is that it takes time for your ears to become accustomed to sound signatures and detail. The 700x is delivering way more detail than the hyperX's, but you are not used to hear it, to look for it. Use the 700x for 1-2 months on a daily basis, then switch to the hyperx and you will see what I mean. You cant compare headphones in 30segs.
> so that's another $50 or so for a v-moda.
only that they are not... its 30$ atm and you can get them for 19 on sales (I bought 3 at that price)
Hifiman Edition S and buy this mic for it
headsets are usually not good with audio at all , ive heard of exceptions like the hyper cloud series but i would just get a good set of headphones that you can put a mic with
SHP9500s are the headphones that I started with when I decided that I would no longer put up with preconfigured headsets. For the price you'll pay, they are exceptionally good. And they're great for gaming because they are very comfortable to wear for extended periods of time.
Now the sound signature isn't perfect, so don't hesitate to do a little bit of tweaking with an equalizer.
This is the mic you'll want to pair with them for a clean, simple setup.
Ah, well thanks for your recommendations.
although while i've got you, i've seen attachable mics which plug into the headphones directly (like the cord on the headphones detach and you can plug in one of these microphones), but finding headphones which are compatible with this sort of setup is difficult. Is there some sort of search term i can include to filter to only those headphones?
Set your expectations right if you're buying a "cheap" clip on mic, don't expect "good" expect, "fine"
this isn't what I'd consider "Cheap" but it's by far the best price/performance clip on mic IMO
I might be late but I just stumbled across this post. I use my 950's for gaming and listening to music. They work great for gaming (Xbox 1). I play PubG and I can pinpoint exactly where players are around me. The built in mic never did work for gaming. The mic only worked with a telephone. I knew this before I bought them so I bought a VModa mic to use for gaming. [link]
This mic is the one I bought. It is pricey now but I found it on sale for like $18-$20 when I bought it.
I had the headphones for two years before the headband broke. I never worked out or ran in them (strictly gaming and music). It broke right where the headphones rotate. The plastic cracked where the screws are. Luckily I was able to duct tape and super glue. Lasted longer than my Beats Studio Wireless. Wanted to give you an update on durability.
Hope I'm not too late!
So unfortunately I have only Apple standard built headphones in my house and have been on travel so I haven’t had time to do more troubleshooting but my next step was to try something else. I have sent an email to Bose asking if their “android” built aux cords with inline mics use android style which is a 30 dollar solution. Secondly I was looking at aux cords with single button inline mics but haven’t seen much on amazon but I have been looking at the V-MODA BoomPro Microphone [link] which I just am not sure how well would fit into the bose headphones and is also 30 bucks but I’m 90% sure there are no volume controls and is definitely not built with Apple standards in mind.
pick up a another mic if your current headset has them built in. I have Vmoda with monoprice headphones for work. At home I have these Phillips with a blue snowball mic and I love them.
Do your Beyerdynamics have a removable 3.5mm cord? If so I would connect right up to the controller and get a Vmoda boompro. If you have too many ohms (>50), get a mixamp and go through that instead. The only way you will get party is via controller and if you dont want a mess of a setup, I would consider this the only way. [link]
I use a wired V-Moda boom pro mic with some Phillips SHP9500's. I just plug it into the controller and play. There is volume control and a mute switch on the wire. Here is the boom pro I use
I can't comment on the gaming soundstage, but regarding a microphone I have found the V-MODA BoomPro to work very nicely with the X1s and Sound Blaster Z. I use them frequently for Skype calls on my computer and phone.
Are you allowed to add a boom mic to your headphones? There are some cable extensions that have boom mics in them. Like this V-MODA BoomPro Microphone for Gaming
I can't say for sure if this is the right piece, but if I already had the hd599s I would probably want to use them with a mod instead of starting over.
ok, so it seems you're saying that the Sennheiser 558s are better than the XPT100s. Is there any way to put a mic on the 558s? Does the cord come out of the headphones themselves? Because if it does, I could try using something along these lines.
I really don't want to give up sound quality if it can be helped.