crowdsourced product recommendations
from redditors, delivered to your inbox every month:
This product was mentioned in
with an average of
There are some headsets like Logitech G930, G430 etc. that use an additional mic on the "outside" to detect noise coming from other sources and canceling them. Maybe you want to give one of those a try. example
To those looking for an alternative with close to equal performance, the Logitech G430 Surround Sound Gaming Headset with Dolby 7.1 Technology is a good alternative for $59.99.
They're pretty good for 60 bucks. Several hours of wearing them though kinda makes my head hurt because they're a tad too tight. I have that problem will all over the ear headphones though.
I use and love this one - the mic quality is superb and it's both USB and the jack connections (Comes with its own converter).
Just make sure you download and install the software update from the website to fix the mic issue some sets have. (It'll drop your voice when you talk, but it got fixed a long time ago through the update)
I also have those. They were provided by the office. I personally think they aren't very good for sound quality, comfort, or noise cancelling.
I went out and got these - but they aren't noise cancelling unfortunately.
this a little over your $50 price and they do have a sort of meshy ear pad. but i have them and i love them, 7.1 dolby digital and the mic is good quality. it is not usb, it is 2 3.5 ports, one for mic and one for headphones. it does come with a usb splitter too.
I have friends that have this headset:
Offer Built in 7.1 Dolby Surround Sound, lightweight, noise cancelling, and overall just really comfortable!
@ $55.99 on Amazon Currently
Honestly I think Logitech makes the best mid-priced peripherals out there. I have heard nothing but good things about the G430's and I own the G930's (wireless with 7.1 surround optional settings). I absolutely love them, probably one of the best purchases I've ever made that was computer related.
I use the g430 and it seems pretty popular. I don't have anything to compare it to but it's great for me. Never had any issues with it
I was going to suggest the SteelSeries Siberia headset, but you want cloth cups, so Logitech G430 is what I recommend.
I use the Logitech G430s and really like them, voice quality is decent, and it has 7.1 surround sound (which I know doesn't mean much in CS, but still a nice feature.)
I game a lot as well. But my setup changes according to the genre. When I play fps I sit at my desk and play on my 23" inch monitor with crappy builtin speakers.
For other games i use either a 360 pad or arcade stick connected to my home theatre system, 50" lcd and 5.1 setup.
I recently sold a pair of turtle beach x12s that I had as an artifact from my peasant days. I'm thinking about replacing them with something like this
Logitech G430. Primarily a gaming headset, I originally got them because they connect over USB through a dongle. I don't have a sound card since my motherboard is micro ATX, my video card is a 2 slot card, and my PCI-E 1x slot is being used by a USB 3.0 header card so I can use my front panel USB because my motherboard didn't have a USB 3.0 header...My motherboard caused problems in the beginning.
I had to use the onboard audio, which was apparently badly grounded, because there was always feedback that buzzed when using just the 3.5mm jack. On the plus side, the headset has Dolby Pro Logic II, which outputs 7.1 surround, says Amazon. It also has decent music response for my favorite bands.
There isn't any buzzing anymore, which is good...since that is the entire reason I got them. Decent reviews, decent price.
I've heard good things about both of those headsets. I've also had a good experience with the G430's
Did a little more research, at a price of $54.99 I think the Logitech G430 might be the best headset on the market at that price point and it's got 7.1 Virtual Surround.
My fiance uses a Logitech G430, if you use the USB plug, it has some nice noise-cancelling software built-in. Sometimes a little too much, if you speak too softly it won't catch your voice that well. But it's a very nice and very comfortable headset. Unless you already have headphones you like, I'd recommend the Logitech G430.
If you just want a mic, your options are only limited by your budget. Go for something with gain control, that'll help you eliminate background noise. The Yeti by Blue is a very popular pick for simple ease of use. It's not the godsend people like to say, but it's only around $100 and still works great.
Just FYI most of the Logitech G series does work on the PS4. I use a G430 and I've never had any problems.
My issue is a lot harder to fix, sensitive ears, cannot keep on-hear headphones on more than 30-40min without being really uncomfortable. Sigh*
Cool thanks! I would like to save up but my mic is pretty trash atm. So what is better the Hyper X Cloud 1 or... the logitech g430. I have been recommended the g430 also. Any opinions on that?
this is what im thinking of buying right now, any opinion? Sorry again if this is the wrong place
I have had really good luck with these. I mean really, I have enough money to upgrade if I wanted to. They simply work too well to justify a change.
This isn't anywhere near your budget, however, they are amazing sound great and have a great mic. [link]
Because they are not wireless you don't have to mess with any connectivity issues or anything like that. They just simply work and its great.
Budget - $200 maximum
I'm looking for headphones with on cable volume control. The [link] Logitech G430 Headset has on cable volume control, but I'd rather not have a mic on my headphones.
I'm currently using an Audio Technica ATH-M30X, which does not have on cable volume control.
If you want to save some $ get these for about $50. I have used them for almost 2 years and they work great.
Go with the Logitech G430. Looks like $50 on Amazon, I got mine from a Best Buy for $40.
It's got fantastic sound quality, especially for a budget headset. People I game with have said the mic clarity is good, and I've never had problems with the earpads being uncomfortable (and I have big dumbo ears, so this was a huge perk of the headset for me). Not wireless, but its worth noting that the cable is 7 feet long so you're never restricted by cable length.
I use these I have the money to get a better headset, however, these work too well to justify upgrading. They sound great the mic is great and they are fairly comfortable. Also, I never have to worry about a battery or wireless connection issues.
These are the headphones: [link]
I connect the audio jack to from the monitor to the hub that displays the headset icon. No sound.
That multi-audio option on the PS3 is only for chat, it does not output game audio.
I can't say anything about those but the general rule of thumb is gaming headset < headphones + mic
To be honest, if you are on a budget and want to get a good headset then the Logitech g430 or the HyperX Clouds would work just fine.
> headphones imo are basically mandatory at a high level of play because of this
And it can help you on all levels of play. especially if the headphones are 5.1/7.1. Hearing WHERE the sound is coming from and reacting to it will bring a lot of salt and hacking accusations (as you surely know). I can vouch for Logitech G430 as a decent 7.1 headset.
i'm looking for a headset, i'm considering something like the logitech G430 since it was worked well enough for my brother and is quite comfortable, but i'm wondering if there is an easy upgrade in the less than $50 range
[link] Like I posted then mate. If you want something similar to your kraken set The other poster has a good idea as well.
Anybody have any experience with these?
I picked up a pair because I was looking for a spare headset just for my PC. I have a pair of Astro a50 ' s but i really don't like having to remove and set up the station etc every time I switch from xbox to pc.
$30 is pretty hard to find a good set that has a good mic and good sound quality.
You can get a used G430 on amazon for around $35 or if you're lucky you can find a used set on ebay for usually around $25 or under. [link]
I'd recommend saving up for some hyperX cloud 2's or cloud stingers. HyperX cloud 2's are the best bang for the buck imo.
I was really happy with the Logitech G430 when I started out.
Not the best quality, but for that price its fantastic.
Just make sure you actually download the proper software for it and update the firmware. Makes a substantial difference.
Get this if you're looking to replace it after a while with a better headset. It has a really nice mic on it, but don't know about the sound.
This is a headset my friend recommended to me. I haven't bought it yet, but it seems highly rated with many of the additions you specified. Again, uncertain about the product durability because I don't have it, but it's the one I would buy if I was looking to get one.
There's multiple solutions for audio on the R2 – I use these two:
- audio via USB (which is via the $7 adapter that was also mentioned)
Plus I have HDMI carrying my audio to my monitor, which has headphone out to 2.0 speakers when I'm not gaming.
It's worth mentioning that there's an optical out, but I don't recommend buying dedicated speakers with this function as it's less versatile later on.
Bluetooth is also an option, but you chance running into the problem of having connectivity issues periodically.
Hope this helps.
Since the Corsair Void's are ~$59.99 I figured I would link the ones I use. I broke a set of Steelseries headphones (don't remember the model but they were $150 at the time) and on a whim went out to Walmart just to get some cheap headphones to replace them until my new ones came in. I bought the G420 Logitech Headphones for $49.99 (currently $39.99 on Amazon and no joke, I feel like they are far superior. I play Counter-Strike as well where sound cues are hands down the most valuable information you can have and I would definitely buy these again.
EDIT: I forgot to mention I returned the replacement set and continue to use these g430's
this headset is amazing for $40, mic is really really fucking good, friend uses it, and audio is good too from what i've heard
Yeah, I'd listen to /u/qwe282
$40 for an excellent headset. Supports PS4 and PC. (not sure on xbox)
Looking for a pair of headphones that either have in-line on-cable audio controls or on-ear audio controls.
Example of in-line audio controls: [link]
Don't really want a headset mic, just want headphones. Budget $150. Don't like ear buds at all. The goal is to lower volume control for just myself, while my live stream's audio remains the same.
Logitech g430 headset is incredible--$60 for 7.1 Dolby surround sound. Had a pair for 2 years, then my kitten chewed the cord too much. I bought another pair straight away.
Need recommendations for 144 Hz monitor :)
this Logitech G430 gaming headset i got for christmas is quite good quality for the price.
i assumed them to be much more expensive when i opened them up and started checking them out.
unfortunately, you better have a surround sound speaker system to use with any game consoles you might have as these only do stereo output even with the ps4 (now that was quite the disappointment).
oh and they even have a built in sub woofer so they get bass sounds quite nicely. :)
Logitech G430 wired headset. I use it for PC and PS4 and I've had it for 2 years now.
Hey, thanks, I do remember seeing these before, but it's been a while since I looked. I remember previously I found a lot of things that said 5.1, but weren't and a lot that them had other weird misgivings.
For instance, here's a pair of Logitech 7.1 headphones for $40: [link] They are just mini-jack headphones with a DSP/USB adapter, so it's doubtful that they are actually 7.1, unless there's some weird proprietary technology between the analog drivers and the USB dongle. One reviewer even said, "Not sure how the '7.1 Surround' works, as they are not digital headphones."
I understand, I was just looking into other options since my last headset physically broke and decided that if I was going to grab a replacement, it might as well be a bit more of an upgrade.
I looked around and I'm curious, would these be snake oil by any chance? [link]
For the record, I mention these specifically because I may have found a decent price for them.
For less than $5 more, you can get the G430 on Amazon. It's a pretty good headset, in my opinion.
Logitech G430 7.1 DTS Headphone: X and Dolby Surround Sound Gaming Headset for PC, Playstation 4 – On-Cable Controls – Sports-Performance Ear Pads – Rotating Ear Cups – Light Weight Design [link]
Check this out
Thanks. I'm debating on buying those or a cheaper set the
not sure which ones to purchase, I'm not an expert
Would recommend the Logitech G430.
I use it myself on my laptop and it’s pretty good for the price, being on sale most of the time. The comfort is the main selling point for me, I don’t even feel it after wearing it for hours, and the mic quality is relatively clear. Sound quality is also good, especially if you aren’t an audiophile and want anything too good, at which point you would probably go for a discrete mic and headphone setup.
I recommend this headset, as it's cheap and extremely comfortable:
I bought mine almost a year ago and wear it around 10 hours a day most days, and it only hurts towards the end of long computer sessions. The flip side of it being cheap is that it didn't last - around the 9 month mark the sound balance started acting up, and I am going to replace them, but they are cheap enough that if you like them, and comfort is a top priority, they're good value and could be worth replacing.
hey! I had the lower tier version of this headset for about two years and it served me fantastically (eventually broke in one ear but it was due to me being careless).
It's on sale for $30 right now but looks like it usually costs more! seems like a steal to me