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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 second this. Go for a decent pair of headphones and then grab a V Moda Boom Mic to plug into the jack and you instantly have a gaming headset better then 99% of “gaming” headsets
For the price, they are EXCELLENT cans.
Not just for gaming, decent at listening to music.
Toss in another $30 for a V moda pro boom mic and you will have a gaming headset/music headset that will DUNK on the Krakens all day long.
I have both as well and this pretty much sums it up perfectly. They're both amazing headphones, but it really comes down to preference - Do you want something that's more natural+neutral with amazing mids/vocals, or do you something more exciting with a strong bass presence?
One thing I'll add is that the X2 uses a standard 3.5mm connection to the headphones itself meaning you can pair it with the V-Moda BoomPro mic. This, in my opinion, makes for one of the best headphone+microphone combos for gaming.
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.
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
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]
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.
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.
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!
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
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.
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?
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.
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.
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
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)
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)
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.
> 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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
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]
~~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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 use this
it works with any headphones with a replaceable lead, thats 3.5mm trs (stereo)
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.
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
> 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.
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..
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
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.
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.
If you're looking to use a regular pair of headphones, this can easily add a decent quality mic, so you can party chat.
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?
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
If your headphones have a detachable cable, maybe you can get something like this. [link]
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
you can easily put a mic on a pair of headphones.
This literally plugs into a pair of headphones with a detachable cord
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.
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'
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)
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
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]
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]
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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
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]
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.
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.
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?
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:
Budget - Up to $40
Source - PS4 controller 3.5 mm jack
Requirements for Isolation - None to Some. I'll be using it at home
Preferred Type of Headphone - Full sized over ear. I'd like them to be white and be able for me to plug in this microphone into it
Preferred tonal balance - Balanced
Past headphones - I had some PS Pulse Elites. Sound wasn't bad, but build quality was poor.
Preferred Music - Not going to use these for music, just gaming and voice chat.
What would you like to improve on from your set-up - Better durability.
I found the Vmoda boompro on amazon for ~27$.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 use this and it sounds almost as good as a professional mic. If you have headphones with removable cable I highly recommend it.
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)
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)
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.
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
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.
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.
If your main concern is sound-whoring, all you need is a solid pair of stereo headphones. 7.1 is always simulated, you're paying more for nothing. Also, pretty much every 7.1 headphones for Xbox require an external plug-in like a sound card or mix amp.
Like the others suggested, Dolby Atmos or Windows Sonic both provide "Enhanced Audio" and it's really good. I use plain old stereo headphones with a seperate microphone, I'll link my set up below (works for CAD versions as well).
[link] AND [link]
BONUS: Open Back headphones have a wider sound stage and are simply the best for sound-whoring. The only drawback is if you game in a noisy environment, because open back headphones do not isolate or muffle/reduce any sound. The combo I linked you are open back and incredibly comfortable. I searched for an entire week before deciding on this so please just take my word for it you won't regret it!
You could pick up one of these if the 3.5mm cable on your headphones is removable.
I have a brand new Xenyx Q502 USB mixer, I use it to plug multiple inputs (PC, nintendo switch, scarlett solo for my guitar) to my logitech G430 headset.
I'm having one issue though.
My headset has a jack microphone, and I want to plug it in the audio mixer, channel 1 :
The channel 1 has an XLR input for mic (or a jack line, not made for mics). The XLR/mic input must be balanced according to the user manual.
Does this mean I must have an XLR mic, or a jack mic with an XLR adapter could work ?
Also, would any jack to XLR adapter work ? IIRC I did read somewhere it could not work, in my case the output must be balanced and that's where I'm not sure is the mic jack of my very basic gaming headset considered as unbalanced and does this mean I should either buy a very specific adapter or XLR mic ?
EDIT : XLR mics looks bulkier and a bit less convenient, so would something like V-Moda boompro work ?
The mic end of the vmoda goes into the bottom of the x2s, then the other end into the mixamp?
V-MODA BoomPro Microphone for Gaming & Communication - Black [link]
Philips X2HR Fidelio Over Ear Headphone, Black [link]
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Then i would probably recommend getting the Phillips 9500 together with a VModa Boompro microphone, it will essentially be an headset. I've used this combo myself very long, it's an extremely lightweight and comfortable pair of headphones, together with a solid mic.
Would a v-moda boom mic turn the QC35s into a decent gaming headset? Looking to buy a headset for both office use and gaming.
Stretch for this.
If you can’t, get this.
I'd recommend using this microphone and just getting the headphones only, the modmic can be a bit of a nuisance because it leaves 2 cables coming off your headset. [link]
I use the v-moda boom pro mic. It attaches right to my headphone jack and adds a mic, pretty good quality sound too: v-moda boom pro
You can find AD-52 adaptor on Ebay and V-Moda boom pro on Amazon https://smile.amazon.com/V-MODA-BoomPro-Microphone-Gaming-Communication/dp/B00BJ17WKK/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1544673533&sr=8-2&keywords=v-moda+boompro+microphone
Works together perfectly. I couldn't be happier. Physical mute button rocks.
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check these out for $40: Superlux EVO headphones
if you want a mic, go for the non-evo Superlux for $30, and something like this or this
Shp9500 + VModa BoomPro
You can just buy this https://www.amazon.ca/V-MODA-BoomPro-Microphone-Gaming-Communication/dp/B00BJ17WKK/ and use it instead of the supplied cable, basically it's a stereo cable with a boom mic mounted on it
qc35 aren't the best for gaming, in general their sound quality isn't best, maybe try looking at the sony wh1000xm3 instead. Also I do have to note that all non "gaming" headphones will have a delay while playing. Wireless gaming headphones use stuff like usb dongles- bt receivers or 2.4 ghz connection. Also here are some detachable mics that have been noted to be the best by the majority here: boom pro or mod mic
And I have audio technical ws99 bt. I bought myself a proper mic here
I use the hard wire line bc Xbox doesn’t support Bluetooth.
Get this from V-MODA. Good sound quality and has a volume control and mic switch. I use it with the same headphones and it's worth every penny.
There was just a sale recently for the V-Moda M-100s for $150 but it seems like the sale has ended. You can get this V-Moda mic however https://www.amazon.com/V-MODA-BoomPro-Microphone-Gaming-Communication/dp/B00BJ17WKK/ . It's still on sale and YouTube audio samples shows how clear these sound. They are that good! It should work on any headphone that has a detachable 3.5mm audio cable.
Nope, but you can use this cable to connect the beats to your controller. (The stock beats cable won't support the mic.)
So ever since the Xbox One released I have been using Turtle Beaches XO Fours. But I also have a pair of VModa Crossfades. I always just used them for music. But I bought the boom mic attachment that Vmoda makes. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BJ17WKK/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 It works perfectly and everyone can hear me just fine. It should work with any pair of headphones that has a detachable aux cord.
But man I always thought the Turtle Beaches sounded good for gaming. But after switching to the Vmodas for gaming I realized how bad the TB sounded. The only thing with the Vmoda headphones is the default earpads can get uncomfortable and you need to buy the ones with extra cushioning but it's worth it.
The stock beats cable won't work. You can use this v-Moda cable and it will do the trick though. I have beats and use this as well. https://www.amazon.com/V-MODA-BoomPro-Microphone-Gaming-Communication/dp/B00BJ17WKK/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1536700535&sr=8-3&keywords=vmoda+boompro+mic
Don't go for a gaming headset. Get a good pair of headphones and a [link]
Get this for the headset, assuming it has a port for it.
I wouldn't recommend getting on-ear headphones. I have pretty thick glasses frames too and the most comfortable pair of headphones I own are the Philips SHP9500 that I use with the V-MODA BoomPro mic. Unfortunately however, the manufacturer for the SHP9500 has recently stopped making them(or gone defunct?) and so the price of the SHP9500 has gone way up from the $60 USD price tag when I bought it.
The M40x would be a great choice if you get these replacement ear pads for them. Very comfortable. However, you would need to get an AntLion ModMic to attach on its side which is less convenient and more expensive than the V-MODA BoomPro(which isn't compatible with these, at least not without an adapter that would make it bulky). An alternative to the AntLion ModMic is the Massdrop Minimic, but I have no experience with that, however, from video reviews it seems that the Minimic has better mic quality than the ModMic. You do have to deal with the Massdrop system though, which if you aren't familiar with, in short you would have to wait a long time to receive your unit.
If you want to keep the price down though, you can look into the Status Audio CB-1. You CAN use the V-MODA BoomPro with these. However, I don't have any experience with these headphones so I can't provide any insight. The reviews and everything I've heard about them are quite positive though. Good bang for the buck.
tl;dr: If you can spend more money, go for the M40x with those replacement ear pads and some mic attachment. If you want to keep it more budget friendly, get the Status Audio CB-1 with a V-MODA BoomPro.
Recommended budget options:
SHP9500s + VModa BoomPro
HyperX Cloud Alpha
Takstar Pro82 + Microphone
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An inline mic [link]
Well it's one cable that gets split into two (mic and headset). See this mic: https://www.amazon.ca/V-MODA-BoomPro-Gaming-Headset-Headphone/dp/B00BJ17WKK
Also see my edit above, is that what I need?
These headphones paired with this mic would get you some very good "gaming" headphones for under $100.
Recommended options in that price range:
I use Philips SHP9500S, very light and open back headphones with a V-MODA BoomPro for the mic. As for the cord just use a VELCRO tie
Open back -
Fidelio X2 (better pricing from Amazon.uk) + VModa BoomPro
Closed back -
598cs + Microphone
ATH-MSR7 (used-like new for $155) + VModa BoomPro
I gave you a shortlist of budget and next tier upgrade options. These individual headphone/mic combos are all tried and proven options for both gaming and music. If a desktop mic is something you have considered, then the list of good headphone options increases. In-depth reviews for everything listed are available on youtube.
Fuck that noise (sorry) just get a pair of monoprice 8323's and a vmoda boompro, or if you want a more comfy experience monoprice 16150's and an antlion modmic.
Without knowing any particular details, some easy to recommend options are:
Fidelio L2 or X2 (yes, order them from the UK) + VModa BoomPro
ATH-MSR7 + VModa BoomPro
In depth reviews for everything mentioned available on youtube.
74.99 + 34.99 = 109$ will shred apart any gaming headset even at 300 CAD in mic/headphone quality.
Frequency Response: 12Hz-35KHz
Driver Unit: 50mm
Headphone Frequency Response: 20Hz-22KHz
Driver Unit: 40mm
Headphone Frequency Response: 12Hz-28KHz
Driver Unit: 50mm
Corsair Void Pro
Headphone Frequency Response: 20Hz-20KHz
Driver Unit: 50mm
Sennheiser G4ME ONE Open
Headphone Frequency Response: 15Hz-28KHz
Driver Unit: ??mm
Headphone Frequency Response: 20Hz-20KHz
Driver Unit: 40mm
No information = a really bad sign
Logitech G633 Artemis
Headphone Frequency Response: 20Hz-20KHz
Driver Unit: 40mm
If you're in the 80-100$ price range it's that
40+35 = 50-70$ range
> VoIP Headset Headphone with Mic (Black) [link].
How is that supposed to work? The microphone is like 6 inches away from the plug.
The USB Dongle is nice! After digging around with modular microphone options, what are your opinions on this combination?
Mono Premium Hi-Fi
How is the durability on this ones headset?
Who said you need a giant mic on your desk, just buy a mic connector piece.
Personally I'm not a fan of the modmic at the price. If you have headphones with a single 3.5mm jack for the input, you can go for the boompro, which in my opinion looks cleaner and sounds a little better. However when I still had mine, it would just slightly throw off the balance of the headphones. I'm not sure if it's a common issue, but I haven't seen anyone else complain about it.
If you have some desk space to spare, I also recommend the Samson C01UCW. It's USB so it doesn't need phantom power and it will sound better than the modmic or the boompro. Downside is because it's a condenser, it will pick up a lot of sound and you'll have to play with some settings if you don't want discord, team speak or whatever VOIP program to be activated with background noise.
Honestly the only reason I see anyone getting a modmic is only if they don't have any desk space or they don't have a setup that will work with the boompro. Try to avoid any desk mics that use XLR like the bm800 because those typically need phantom power from an interface. Unless you're doing professional voice work XLR mics are a bit overkill since voice programs and games will compress your voice.
Another options is going vmoda boom pro mic. You will need to removes the locking mech in the headset and get a 3.5 to 2.5 adapter. But it works pretty well
Philips SHP9500 + V-MODA BoomPro + Astro MixAmp Pro TR
The mic plugs straight into the headphone, replacing the original headphone cable, and the headphone/mic plugs straight into the MixAmp.
SHP9500 has a well-balanced sound profile. It has clean bass and smooth treble that's not sharp or harsh. It has great clarity and overall sound quality that's not far away from headphones that cost several times more, e.g. AKG Q701, Beyerdynamic DT990, HiFiMan HE400i, Philips Fidelio X2 and Sennheiser HD598. Compared to HyperX Cloud, SHP9500 supersedes it by far. Its weaknesses are soundstage, which is how you perceive space and environment of sound; imaging, which is how accurately you locate sounds/objects; and separation, which is how well you discern individual sounds from a range of overlapping sounds. However, SHP9500 performs well. This will be affected by virtual surround sound for better or worse.
SHP9500 has an open design (as you can see with the grills on the cups), so sound passes freely through, unlike closed headphones which isolate sound from passing in and out to some extent. The benefits of an open design are a larger soundstage and better imaging than most closed headphones (at least in same the price range, of course). It has a lightweight and durable build with an aluminum headband and no flimsy or squeaky parts. The earpads have good quality with soft and smooth, non-itchy fabric, and they're detachable, but they're shallow.
The BoomPro has a volume and mic mute control. It has great build quality, with an aluminum gooseneck and a tangle-free and braided cable.
The MixAmp has a great build quality and finish and offers virtual surround sound, equalization, a big knob for volume control, and game audio and chat audio balancing. An alternative is Turtle Beach Elite Pro TAC.
Really looking forward to your suggestions!
I ended up buying the VModa BoomPro for a one cable solution that's half the price of the Antlion. Comes with the y-cable if you need it.
this is a better Microphone.
this video was done on this microphone
This is a better headset, better frequency and soundstage, and less bass. So foot steps will stand out over the loud explosions since these aren't bass boosted headphones to make those explosions sound SO COOL! Soundstage is better the open your mic is these are semi open which will have some of the sound leak out but pretty much soundstage is if you where listening to something you would be able to point towards where the guitarist is if it was a live recording, in other games you could tell where people are shooting from.
You will need this adapter
Boom better HS+ Mic for same cost
7.65+59.45+34.99=102.09$ so 2.27$ not on sale and better.
If you can wait for the 9500s to go on sale for 50-70$ it doesn't need the adapter and is around the same price and a WAY better headphone pushing to the 598HD sound quality area to 1/3 the price. With the V-Moda Boom Mic you can always update your headset after it or replace it.
assuming your headphones have a detachable cable, you could get this: [link] and turn them into a headset.
B&O H6 's + a VModa BoomPro would make an excellent gaming headset, and will sound wonderful for music.
For $200, you can ascend well beyond what most any gaming oriented headsets have to offer. A set of audiophile headphones with an add-on mic will offer much better fidelity both through the headphones and the microphone.
Notice what most youtubers use; headphones from Sennheiser, AudioTechnica, AKG and the like.
B&O H6 's + a VModa BoomPro would make an excellent sounding headset. Excellent build quality, wonderful sound and comfort, and super stylish if you wanted to detach the mic and use the headphones for listening to music on the go.
If your headset has a detachable cable you can use something like this
I have one for my Fidelio X2s and it works great
V-MODA Boom pro: [link]
Zalman Zm-Mic1: [link]
Couple alternatives for you if you aren't happy with your current one, not sure if these are the lowest they've been so I'd check camelcamelcamel before purchasing!
The SHP/Vmoda is what is recommend. If possible that’s what I always recommend people buy as there simply amazing.
Philips SHP-9500s + VModa BoomPro
Si tus auriculares tienen enchufe de 3.5mm, compras esto y listo. Nunca compres auriculares USB ni nada de eso. Siempre son inferiores.
Or just get a new headset entirely. Razer makes good perhipials but they absolutely suck at headsets.
Might is suggest these headphones.
And this mic.
This is an absolute great combo! I have the mic and it works wonders. I also compared the headphones to my $350 AKG K712 PRO's which are reference studio headphones. I would easily say that they are about 90-95% of the sound quality of my AKG's, but at like 1/5th the price.
10/10 would recommend these. Definitely better than most if not all gaming headsets on the market.
But don't just take my word for it.
Open back - Philips SHP-9500s + VModa BoomPro
Closed back - Status CB-1 + VModa BoomPro
2 good sounding, easy to use, comfortable options:
I use a pair of Phillips SHP9500S with a V-MODA BoomPro microphone and couldn't be happier. Fantastic sound quality from both for under $100.
If you're not afraid of wires, this mic will work with most headphones.
Edit: Just saw you wrote you don't have headphones, woops.
It was never the best choice, just the most echoed.
SHP-9500s + VModa BoomPro
Fidelio L2 + VModa BoomPro
Sennheiser 598 + Microphone
ATH-M40x + Comfy Pads + Microphone
Brainwavz HM9 + VModa BoomPro
VModa Crossfade + VModa BoomPro
get this mic for gaming
now the headphones
B&O H6 - 250$
HIFIMAN Edition S - 150$ now but usually 250$
Philips X2 - 300$ , you can get them used for 200$ (these are not good for public use as they are open cans)
my issue is that i'm trying to adapt it to work on a modmic like this one:
if you want headphones with bass get the HIFIMAN Edition S , if you want balanced get the MSR7 , for a gaming mic get this
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VModa Crossfade + BoomPro
Or This and This.
Thank you very much for the info.
So would this setup work? - Sennheiser HD558 + V-MODA BoomPro and then adding a Astro Gaming MixAmp in the future if I want to.
Do you think you could use them with this for gaming? V-Moda BoomPro
From what I remember the SHP9500 are compatible with the V-Moda Boompro mic which is indeed a way better solution than the Modmic. But be sure to check compatibility.
I use a set of Vmoda Crossfade headphones mostly now. They don't have an integrated microphone, so I grabbed their boom mic that plugs into the headphone cable in.
I was more worried about the sound quality for music listening and mixing than my voice quality from the microphone, but the mic sounds fine for gaming. If your a streamer or do youtube, your better off with a standalone microphone like the Blue Snowball as /u/motionglitch mentioned.
The headphones themselves are comfortable and fairly balanced frequency wise. I managed to find a store with them in stock and got a listen, and out of the options available they were the best choice.
As for the MIC, I had some issues getting it to stay put firmly, but otherwise its been fine. There are other similar Mic on cable setups, and corsair even makes a cheap 15 USD lavaliere mic that works.
the V-MODA BoomPro is often recommended [link]
Don't get a "Gaming headset", they're just low quality headphones with a mic strapped on.
I normally use a pair of V-Moda M-100s with a ModMic 3. Works wonderful, but the M-100s are pretty expensive.
If your budget is around $100 I'd recommend the Philips SHP9500S. Great sound quality, very comfortable, doesn't need an amp, compatible with the V-Moda BoomPro, and pretty cheap.
The only downsides are that they're open backed, so outside noise will distract you, and their bass isn't amazing. I personally own these headphones, so ask any questions you want.
I'd also recommend going over to /r/headphones and going to their purchase advice thread to see what they think
Combine this headphone & plug in this microphone.
It'll curb stomp your current headset and is well under your budget.
Philips 9500s open back headphones
Vmoda Boom Mic
This I believe is the best combination, sounds great and is open back so I can still hear my kids if I don't have it cranked up loud because of the open back nature. Sounds way better than my Hyper X Cloud headset.
Gaming headsets are usually subpar headphones with a subpar microphone.
Get a decent pair of headphones and a separate mic.
Philips SHP9500S + V-Moda BoomPro.
$80 for this setup, spend the $50 you saved on games.
Check out the Philips SHP9500S! They're $50 open back wired headphones, but they're awesome for the price. The only thing is, they're just headphones, so to chat you'd have to get something like the V-MODA BoomPro Mic which is about $30. I have those together and I love it.
Philips SHP9500 + V-MODA BoomPro. If you miss the current sale, Newegg usually has the 9500 for about $60.
Then get a mic cable like this and you're all set!
To make mine work with the Xbox I use this
Not sure if you know that Xbox has built-in virtual surround sound now. I use these with this.
Will this work with Sony MDR-1A's? Can anyone recommend it or a similar product? Not interested in a mod-mic or other magnetic boom mic.
Could I connect this to this using this without problems? (The headphones have a male jack).
hyperx cloud(3.5mm)/cloud 2(usb) is probably the best headset under $100
alternatively buy something like the shp9500 and a vmoda boompro or antlion modmic to pair together
So uh, how much budget is left for me to work with, here?
/u/Truenoiz, I've got a few questions:
How much are you comfortable allocating to audio? Depending on how much budget remains, some pretty neat stuff might be in reach, but I know that some folks have limits on how much they're comfortable investing in things like headphones and speakers?
Does the mic need to be integrated into the headphone itself, or would an in-line cable mic (ala V-Moda Boompro) or attachable boom mic (ala Antlion Modmic) be suitable as well?
What have your previous headphones and speakers been? Is there anything in particular you'd like to improve on?
What are your preferred musical genres?
Is competitive gaming usage/positional audio/soundstage important to you?
Is noise isolation a requirement?
Is portability a factor for you?
Do you have a preferred sound signature/tonal balance/frequency response (e.g. bassy, neutral, etc)?
How do you feel about buying used? The audio world has a vibrant used market, in part because components don't go out of date very quickly compared with PCs, so you can swing some rather compelling deals by buying used.
What about my current mic that's similar to a ModMic?
For sure, I prefer it over my much more expensive Phillips X2s for gaming. As a bonus it has perfect positioning for something like the Vmoda boom mic.
If you have a 3.5mm removable jack on your headphones then you could always try attaching a V-Moda BoomPro. Pairing the mic with something like the SHP-9500s (open-backed, leaks sound) would get you decent audio for 100 USD + tax.
Here's a review of the mic from Podcastage.
Anyone here tried out the Vmoda Boom Pro? I'm very close to hitting the switch on this one, would be really sweet paired with my Philips SPH 9500s
If you want to use your beats this is what I used boom pro 28 bucks at the moment
Eh, the law of diminishing returns starts to kick in at around $300 for headphones. $100 to $300 is just as big if not a bigger jump than $300 to $600.
That said, not everyone has $300 to drop on headphones.
If you are in the market for an "audiophile" headset for relatively cheap, I'd recommend what I'm wearing right now, Phillips SHP9500 and vmoda boompro mic. About $90 for a really nice open back pair of cans and a pretty good mic.
Sorry, should have clarified; "The G930 sounds good for its price, compared to other gaming headphones". I have friends who spend almost double what I paid on razer and turtle beach stuff, and they sound garbage compared to mine.
Back when I worked at staples I actually sold a couple of that brand (can't remember what model but like a $35 version), lol. Always considered it, never bought it.
For a mic, I watched some videos, and the V-MODA BoomPro is only $35 (cheaper than both the ModMic and Snowball iCE), yet seems to sound better than the ModMic and about on par with the Snowball iCE when close to your face. What do you think? Also, if I were to go with the BoomPro, I see it connects via the 3.5mm connection in the headphones. Could I safely treat that like a breakaway cable (move too far away, it yanks out without any damage caused), or should I be careful with it?
If that's the case try this combo:
No need for amp or mod mic.
>I've tried many different gaming headsets, from wireless ones to wired ones with built in sub woofers to 3D sound, etc... All in all they generally don't last long and are uncomfortable.
Same here. After going through about 20 "gaming headsets" that I hated. I found this guy, some redditor that makes headset reviews and put the ones that are good for gaming in a single page (he's got other pages for reviews if you check his sub)
I picked up the Philips SHP9500 for $70 based on this review and also a boom pro mic Id say this combo is amazing, and at the price range it's pretty hard to beat.
and yes the Sennheiser HD 598's are on his list of recommended, I personally wanted a cheaper solution first before I tried any other of his recommendations since I didn't know if I could trust his reviews.
I have the mod Mic, but honestly I really didn't like it. I prefer V-MODA BoomPro Granted the boompro requires the 3.5mm on the headphone.
Does your headphones have a 3.5mm jack? If so, these will work.
If not, this will work with a splitter I believe.
Boompro is good, replaces the cable and is a high quality cable.
You do need a headset port for it unless you buy a splitter.
Here's a better mic: [link]
I'd probably stick with those headphones since they are compatible with the boompro mic and actually quite decent.
Another option is if the headphones have a detachable cable they'll probably be compatible with the V-Moda BoomPro
A boom mic in this context is a mic that attaches to headphone and swings out over the mouth of the person wearing them.
These are usually the two most recommended headphone boom mics:
I have these with the V-MODA Boom pros and it is the same exact experience as with most gaming headsets. But sounds much better and the Mic is good quality. If either the mic or headphones break I can replace only the broken part. Also, I can just use a normal 3.5mm audio cord for when I don't want a microphone attached.
If you need closed headphones, Status Audio CB-1 + V-Moda BoomPro
I bough the SHP9500 on sale at $70 and the V-MODA Boom Pro and couldn't be happier. 100x more comfortable than my G430.
They're open back which isn't the best in shared spaces, but I've gone with the combo of Philips SHP9500 (which are on sale on Newegg all the time and were compared to 598s at their old price, let alone $60), a V-MODA mic that plugs directly into the audio jack on the headphones (there are probably cheaper options, those just came recommended), and a PCI-E sound card in the Xonar line due to custom drivers that give Dolby Headphone which I can't honestly do without anymore and passable 7.1.
It replicates the whole gaming headset experience, mic attached and all, and total cost was around a gaming headset, but the difference between using those and using something like Corsair's headset was absolute night and day on sound quality.
OP is on the money.
If you don't mind an open head phone configuration this is the combo I rock right now for $90. I will probably invest in a closed pair as well for times my G/F wants to be in the room with me as well.
Phillips SPH9500 $57 + V-Moda Boompro $30
I currently have a Blue Yeti that has exceptional sound quality, but picks up a lot of background noise including my very loud cherry MX blues mechanical keyboard. Which mic is the best bang for my buck?
Antlion ModMic 4.0/5.0
I really like the BoomPro because it's much cheaper, but I'm not too sure if it would still pick up my keyboard.
Question for any owners of the V-Moda BoomPro Microphone, since I know a lot of people here use it with their headphones for gaming:
Mine is setting the recording audio very low so it will mute most sounds but anything loud enough (e.g. an unreasonable yell or scream) will be picked up at a low level. I'm in the process to get a replacement, but wanted to make sure this is an actual defect, as I've seen others mention the issue, and not just the way the mute works on this product (which would be odd).
If you're not sure or just curious to see how yours behaves, you can test it out here. Turn on the in-line mute, yell as loud as you can, and see if anything is being captured.
V Moda Boompro (cable with boom mic at the headphone port) and an SHP9500
This will give a better experience than virtual surround sound
Yes, however I've heard great things about the V-MODA BoomPro Gaming mic, seriously worth a look, they usually sell out on Amazon so now is the time!
If all you're using these for is gaming, I'd say comfort is a pretty huge factor and while I've never used the HyperX Cloud 2s, I can say that the ATH-M40x are ridiculously uncomfortable. They clamp hard, the pads aren't very soft and the top headband is funky.
Here's a few cans I have tried that I can recommend:
Status Audio CB-1 $79 - [link]
Philips SHP 9500 $50-70 - [link]
Either of these two can use the V-Moda Boom pro attachment to become a nice headset. $30 - [link]
These NVX headphones don't have the 3.5mm single input for the boompro, but they're really goddamn comfortable, sound pretty good and come with 2 different sets of pads that are both really nice. You could just pick up a Sony clip-on mic to use with these.
NVX XPT 100 $80 - [link]
Thanks for your recommendations!
^ is that the mic you referred to?
Thanks in advance!
If the headphones you get have the right setup, you might be able to just use this mic plugged into your headphones without any adapter. You have to be able to plug the mic directly into the headphones though. If the headphones have a removable cable, it will probably work, but they have to be the right kind.
If you can't, you can always use a normal 3.5mm jack mic alongside the headset. You'll need that adapter, though.
You could also use the modmic or something as cheap as this clip mic.
Consider the V-Moda Boom Pro:
Or the BoomPro clone:
And one with a 2.5mm connector for Sennheiser/Audio Technica:
You mean something like this mic?
I used this for mic
V-MODA BoomPro [link]
Let me know if this is what you're talking about.
Dam it say $30 just to ship it.
If the headphones you have or are going to get plug in via 3.5mm, I would get this. I just got one and I love it.
Budget - ~$150 USD
Source - Desktop, Laptop, Phone, MP3 Player - Also, I'll be using a V-Moda BoomPro Mic on the computers, so the headphones need to be compatible. (It seems like any 3.5mm detachable cable will do.)
Requirements for Isolation- Open.
Will you be using these Headphones in Public? No.
Preferred Type of Headphone Around-Ear.
Preferred tonal balance - Warm bass to neutral. The treble spikes on the DT 990's scared me away though I've never actually tried them out in person.
Past headphones - V-Moda Crossfade LP (had these for 5 years; still using them to this day, but I want to get some open cans to go along with them), AKG K240 (I ordered these on a whim, and had to return them because they weren't compatible with my mic. Nice sound signature though), Turtle Beach Earforce X12 headset (These sound and feel fine. The mic works well, but the build quality was terrible. The plastic extenders snapped on both sides within a year of use).
Preferred Music - Hip Hop, Rock, Indie, Instrumental, Classical
What would you like to improve on from your set-up -
Open headphones (since I already own a good pair of closed)
Felt/velvet/velour earpads for extended use
Compatible with a V-Moda BoomPro Mic
I really liked the AKG K240's style and feel when I was wearing them. They felt very lite weight, like they were almost floating over my head. And using only one cup at a time felt very natural and secure. The individual arms felt very flexible. I liked that a lot, but this isn't a make or break requirement as I've been using Crossfade LPs for years and still love them.
From my own (limited) research, I've got my eye on Sennheiser's HD 598 and HD 558, but I would have to buy an aftermarket 2.5mm to 3.5mm adapter. I don't mind the price of an adapter, but I don't want it to be cumbersome. And are the HD598's better by $40? They seem to nearly be the same exact headphone.
If you want to use them on the go youd need to be looking at closed headphones so sound does not leak out (the ones you have named are both open, and therefore will let sound in and out).
If you are looking to use a mic as well you either need a set that have an inbuilt mic on the cable or buy something like the Vmoda boom pro (so the headphones will need a detachable cable)
Audio Technica make a good few models for you to check out, M40x, M50x and MSR7
Other then those, Shure 840, various beyerdynamic's, and on the cheap side Brainwavz HM5 and HM9.
As you have a lot of options the best thing would be to buy potential headphones from somewhere with a good returns policy and trial them, or go to a store that has a good selection for you to listen to.
I have a bit of an odd situation and I'm looking for an AMP for my computer.
This is ideally what I'd like but they're not sold in Canada and would cost a total of $700CAD to get my hands on it, it's a little too much for me so I'm hoping for a cheaper solution.
I need an amp that will:
-Connect to my bookshelf speakers
-Pair with my Bluetooth headset
-Allow me to plug this in so that I can use a microphone with my headset while gaming
I'm hoping to seamlessly and easily switch between the three. The first two options are easy, it's finding an amp that accepts microphone input and sends that to my computer that I'm struggling with.
I highly recommend getting the SHP9500 paired with a V-Moda Boompro. This combo will beat any headset you can buy for under $150.
Vmoda boom pro
Not wireless but I have been using this for a while. [link]
attached to this
If you do a little research on the monoprice headphones they are a pleasant surprise....a very good bang for very little buck
Return the modmic. It might be defective. If it still doesn't work. I would try a different setup. I have the akg q701 and I use a vmoda mic and an adapter. It's only one wire so no need for a splitter.
V-moda boom mic
And would this kind of mod mic be suitable? [link]
How do I connect the V-Moda mic to the AKG K240 headset?
It looks like I need a female mini-XLR to female 3.5mm adapter, are these even a thing?
Would it work if I did find one, or should I just get a different set of headphones?
SHP9500 + Boom Pro or a cheaper mic if needed
Hi! I posted this yesterday with no response. Can anyone spare some time to help me?
So I've been lurking for a bit. But I'm still completely unsure. I want to get an amp for my computer that I can still use as my heaphones have a mic boom I use for gaming.
I have a MSI X99A SLI Krait.
Can I purchase a Schiit Magni 2?
How do I hook it up from MoBo to amp? Do I need a preamp?
The most important thing to me is I use this for gaming. How can I use individual headphone and microphone inputs? I have V MODA LP2 head phones with the V MODA BoomPro
It has separate 3.5mm cables for headphones and microphones. Is it still possible to use an amp? Do I even need separate inputs for mic and audio?
So I've been lurking for a bit. But I'm still completely unsure. I want to get an amp.
What's the purpose? If it's for gaming, I use this V-MODA, which plugs into my headphones.
I dont use the inline mic cables ever because they seem to pick up alot of wind noise or brushing on my shirt unless i hold the little button module right to my mouth.
Regarding TRRS and oneplus3, I would expect TRRS to be included in the list of requirements from google to put android on the phone. I know my oneplus1 is trrs for sure, i use my vmoda boompro with it all the time.
I actually have two mics, the BoomPro and a 20$ alternative that works pretty good as well. both mics also come with a very high quality 4pole TRRS 3.5mm female to dual 3.5mm male adapter that changes the single cable to a dual cable for PC use.
If you are seriously going to be miccing a set of cans for PC use, I would skip the inline mic cable. if you NEED the inline cable for phone calls on the go, I can't offer any advice sorry.
Skullcandy Slyr are another example in a very short list of decent headsets.
But more often than not I'd rather recommend people to get a headphone that works with the V-Moda BoomPro. Either that or get AKG K6xx or K7xx headphones and do a plug mod.
Toss something like a V-moda boompro mic on your audiophile headphones. Just toss it in line with your removable cable.
My personal recommendation for best gaming headphones is;
Phillips SHP9500 - [link] $59.99 on sale at newegg
V Moda Boom Pro - [link] - $30 bucks on ebay regularly
Those are "Open Back" headphones so they do leak sound (people in the same room can hear what you're listening to, not in another room though) but they sound phenominal. Much clearer and crisper sound than you'll ever get out a real "gaming headset" and they're probably 1,000x more comfortable.
Honestly check reddit for posts on these headphones you'll see people ask about these vs Hypercloud X's for gaming headphones and almost everyone who has these headphones agrees this is the better option because they sound better and are far more comfortable for long gaming sessions (very little clamp force).
They're literally the most comfortable headphones I've ever worn, and because the cable is a simple detachable 3.5mm male to male you can always replace the cable if it ever breaks without having to replace the entire headset.
Just another option I'd recommend, especially as a fellow gamer who has used a lot of the "gaming headsets" and found most of them to be overpriced uncomfortable garbage.
Probably dumb question but where on those headphones do you plug the mic in? That's how you hear other people on XBL right? Or how do you use these headphones+mic with the XB1?
I'm looking for a new headset for both PC gaming and XB1, currently I use 5yo Turtle Beach X12's that I've electrical-taped in 3 places. I'd definitely be down for these phones+that mic, if they can work together on both PC and XB1
This is a detachable Mic. It makes for a cleaner setup, because you don't have two wires running from headphones.
[link] with [link]
Budget - My budget is about $290 dollars
Source - A Samsung Galaxy S5, an Asus ROG laptop, and an Xbox One controller
Requirements for Isolation - I don't need a ton of isolation, although obviously some would be nice.
Will you be using these Headphones in Public? Probably not, maybe rarely
Preferred Type of Headphone - Full sized
Preferred tonal balance - I like the sound to be overall balanced with not too strong treble and a bass that is pronounced but not muddy or overbearing
Past headphones - I currently have a pair of Bose QC15, which are nice for the noise cancelling, but aren't exactly the most incredible sounding headphones in the world. I also have a pair of cheapo JVC earbuds which sound suprisingly nice given they were only $7
Preferred Music - I listen to lots of different kinds of music, but if I had to narrow it down it would be classic rock/rock/metal/etc
What would you like to improve on from your set-up - I want a pair of headphones that sound great (duh) and potentially be used with the mic I have. Right now I think I've narrowed it down between the V-MODA Crossfade M-100s along with the XL Memory Cushions
or the Blue Mo-fi headphones, which are on sale on this website for $270 dollars. The Crossfades seem like a better choice at the moment because I already own the mic, and I don't think the mic would work with the Blue headphones, but the built in headphone amplifier seems pretty nice too.
For a cheap mic setup to go along with the headphones,
Assuming the headphones have a detachable 3.5mm: [link]
Assuming the headphones have non-removable cables:
For headphones, the infamous shp9500 in r/headphones
However, your friend will most likely be happier in the purchase that he personally fancies, rather than being objective about which is better technically, I'd like to think its an emotional purchase than an objective one. Kudos for trying though, but I would just let him do as he wishes, no point to strong arm someone into a decision he doesn't believe in.
I think you mean the Vmoda Boompro. The ModMic is magnetic and the base sticks on with adhesive.
Have you considered pairing headphones with a detachable mic?
I switched from a steel series gaming headset to the following and will never go back to a gaming headset.
V-MODA BoomPro [link]
I paid the same price as my gaming headset and got twice the quality in mic and sound.
I use V-Moda BoomPro in combination with V-Moda Crossfade Wireless headphones when I'm gaming/talking. Paid $330 for both. Greatest headphones I've ever owned and I owned quite a few.
At work I use Bluetooth mode on headphones.
That mic also sounds amazing for its price. Here you can hear mic quality.
I know Sennheiser's are great in general, but I would prefer something that I could attach my boom mic for gaming and talking to people.
If you have a headphones with a removable 3.5mm cable you can get something like this.
This one is 30 bucks. You have to remove the locking mechanism in the Sennhiesers though, but other than that, Works great:
First off, the DT990 has a lot of hype around it, but it is, quite frankly, a terribad headphone all things considered. It has incredibly grating treble and the bass isn't as great as people make it out to be.
Instead, get this: [link] . It's the Fidelio X2. It'll be right up your alley. Then, you buy this as a mic: [link] .
Then, instead of a sound card and an amp, you just get a Sound Blaster G5: [link] .
If you do end up going the MODMic route this one from VMODA is cheaper but still high quality [link]
Buy this and now you can use your nice headset all the time.
Thanks for your help. To clear up my confusion, you can't use a Vmoda BoomPro with one of these amp/dacs? Because this mic was in your list, I thought the amp/dacs might have four pole support.
I ordered mine from Amazon too and it says ships in 2-4 weeks. Oh well.
...you use your vmoda's and use these...? Shame on you! :)
I just stumbled across this one. You might be interested.
You get Dolby Headphone from a soundcard. Asus does some really good soundcards which come with Dolby Headphone.
However, Dolby Headphone is probably not so great compared to SBX Pro Studio (but it may well be effected by personal preference). SBX Pro Studio comes with the newer Creative soundcards.
Do. not. get. gaming headphones/headsets. Do not buy any headphones that plug in via USB.
A USB headset has a built in soundcard (or DAC). So when you pay for that headphone, your buying headphones, a soundcard and a mic for the price you are paying, and you don't see how much is spent on what.
So will the DAC be a good DAC or a crappy DAC? Will the mic be good, but the playback quality shit? Or will the headphones be good and the mic sound like shit? You don't know how much is being spent on each one and they all come as a package, so you don't get any choice.
And every time you want to buy new headphones (because maybe they broke or something), you HAVE to replace that built in DAC as well, even though it may be functioning perfectly.
If your mic breaks, you have to replace everything. If the cable breaks, you have to replace everything.
Integrating everything in a USB headset is a surefire way to make people buy more really expensive stuff when things start failing.
A much better choice is to buy a separate soundcard/DAC, separate headphones and separate mic, ensuring the quality of your choice for each one. That way when one breaks, you replace that part of the system, not the whole system.
I personally recommend a good soundcard (for virtualization software that external DACs don't offer), a pair of headphones with detatchable cable, and one of these beauties.
I use the V-MODA Boompro with my Philips Fidellio X1 headphones (with Asus Xonar soundcard with Dolby headphone), so I've essentially made myself a $280 audiophile quality gaming headset like so. (But I got the headphones used through Amazon Warehouse and made savings.)
Gaming headsets are overpriced. Buy a good set of headphones and either a clip-on mic, something like this, or an antlion modmic.
I, personally, use the Audio Technica M20x's with a removable cable mod, and this mic. Works like a charm.
You seem to have a pretty solid budget, so I would recommend buying the best headphones you can and pairing them with the modmic.
After buying myself a pair of HD 598SE, I have almost all the headphones I need; all I need now is a gaming headset. I play on PC occasionally, but I am mainly a XB1 gamer who plugs my headphones into my controller, so whatever I get, it has to have a 3.5mm jack to fit in controller, my PC, and (hopefully) my mobile device; in other words, No USB Headsets, and No 6.3mm jacks.
Currently, I'm mulling a couple options in my head.
Option 1: Get a normal set of cans with a removable 3.5mm cable so I can replace them with the V-Moda BoomPro Mic Cable. (I would have already done this to my HD 598s but for the proprietary Sennheiser cable.) These headphones may also become my go-to mobile headphones depending on the sound quality, so I'd really like for them to be closed with good noise isolation.
In this case, I'd be looking for:
Option 2: Bite the bullet and get a pure gaming headset. I've already looked at a couple options, and the ones that stand out to me are the Kingston HyperX Cloud 2, Sennheiser GAME ONE, and SteelSeries H Wireless. If anyone has any opinions on these three headsets, let me know.
In this case, I'd be more willing to try open headsets, as I'll probably get myself a closed, mobile-ready pair of headphones on a later date. I also won't be as picky about the sound, since these'll almost never be used for music. It will, though, decrease the price I'm willing to pay (SteelSeries H Wireless notwithstanding; for whatever reason, those things are calling to me.)
For this option, my requirements are:
If anyone has any other suggestions, I'm definitely looking for more options, as long as it doesn't total to over $300.
Best mic for proper headphones with detachable 3,5 jack cable:
V-Moda Boompro Mic
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The theme of this build is Black/Red
If you have any preferences about color(could do black/white, orange/black, or something), storage. monitor, keyboard/mouse, audio, and overclocking let me know I can readjust the build for you. You should also know that you could probably pull off a good 1080p build for around $1000 if your looking to save some money
My suggestion is similar to /u/wagon153 except without the ModMic. I would recommend a V-MODA BoomPro instead for a much cleaner cabling setup.
As long as the headset has a removable cable with a standard 3.5mm jack you are fine. Examples of supported mics includ the ATH-M50x, ATH-M40x, Koss Pro4S, Sony MDR10R, and many others. See /r/headphones for more.
If you want the best of both worlds then the Air-Fi Matrix2 is an option. They are bluetooth headphones for when you want to be wireless, but also includes a wired port so you can go wired and use the BoomPro as well.
Get this mic. Plugs into any headphones with a removable 3.5 cable
if possible could you guys name those really good mics that people use for setups like this
Im looking at this
If you get headphones with detachable cable you can use something like this.
If there isn't a microphone line-in at all you will need a separate usb mic.
So I really like:
Which turns your most headphones into a mic-ed headphone, so that you are free to get great sounding and comfy headphones like these:
As long as those headphones have a 3.5mm jack or adapter, which it seems they do, you can buy a seperate mic like this or this, I have the second one, and the splitter cable so you can connect both to the controller.
> Hyperx cloud
what's better about the 1st over the second? Also I've had pretty bad experience with gaming headsets so far. I prefer the this option so far
and if the cord is detachable, you can use this [link]
I have the headphones as well. Check out the boom mic vmoda makes to go along with it!!!
...updated with link...
V-MODA BoomPro Gaming, VoIP Headset Headphone with Mic (Black) [link]
don't waste your money on this, lol I bought one and end up in the trash can. I end up get [link]
Depending on which headphones you got, you could get a V-MODA boompro mic [link]
I'm in the same boat as you, and the V-Moda does not work with the Sennheiser 518 without modification. The best desktop mic around your pricerange seems to be the Blue Snowball. I also thought about getting the modmic since its on massdrop right now for $40 but I also didnt like the extra wiring but it could be managed somehow to stick to the other cable so it doesnt get too cluttery. [link]
May need this for a mic: [link]
Maybe more like [link] this?
I really like my logitech g930 but I got it for $70
If you already have a good pair of cans that take a 3.5mm input the vmoda boom mic is great
This is what I use to turn my regular headphones into an xbox one headset. Works great. [link]
I would have agreed with you a couple of years ago, but when this released, it mitigated that issue
I've got these headphones that have no mic built into them [link] . If I buy and use this cable, I will have a full blown headset where I can hear game audio and chat, and also be able to chat both ways correct? [link]
If the one you choose doesn’t have a mic then get something like this.
V-MODA BoomPro Gaming VOiP Headset Headphone Mic [link]
Paired with good quality headphones and you’ll have a setup that’s better then “gaming” headsets that cost twice as much or more.
Vmoda BoomPro seems like the best solution.
I personally hate desk mics, and clip ons are generally pretty bad. With the boom pro you basically replace the cable of your headphones with it to turn them into a headset. [link]
With this they’ll work on your ps4
i was talking about real mic use.
if you want a good mic just for gaming then let me introduce you to
other wise, you can use the op's combo for just gaming.
but here are some seasons i would NOT get it just for gaming.
mic quality probably not that great.
too troublesome compare to the one in the link above.
yeah, that's all. have fun. good luck.
Push the budget a bit and grab the Philips SHP-9500s + VModa BoomPro.
It's worth it.
There are some very high quality gaming headsets put there, but they are often very expensive. In my experience, it's smarter to buy a quality headset and mic separately, rather than together. You can often get them cheaper than their combined counterparts as well.
The Mod Mic is what I use, but it's a little expensive. There are also mics like this which can work in-line with compatible headphones, thereby making your life even easier.
If you do a little searching and review-reading online, you shouldn't have any trouble putting something together. Good luck!
yep they are terrible built to break. i use [link] with beats or able planets works like a charm
You should be looking for a boom mic on amazon Here is one >>> V-MODA BoomPro Gaming, VoIP Headset Headphone with Mic (Black) [link]
Build your own. Buy these [link] and then add [link]
You will probably want to look into cushions for them but this will provide you with great sound quality and a awesome microphone.
Mobile.. Sorry for the links
Additionally you can swap out the face plates to match the style scheme you want: Link.
Only used it on PC and it was pretty clear. I haven't tried it on the PS4 yet because I don't have the wire and am using my v moda m80s with this in the mail instead [link] . it says it's compatible with other headphones so it might work with yours given it has detachable cables, but it's out of stock for a while.