Author Topic: Headsets  (Read 3792 times)

Offline Big Burrit0

  • Commonus
  • *
  • Thank You
  • -Given: 0
  • -Receive: 0
  • Posts: 28
    • My Myspace
Headsets
« on: May 19, 2008, 03:39:37 AM »
Hey ...wanting some new headphones for Counter Strike Source ....going into Cal season ..but low on doh ...any suggestions  ???
Do Vegetarians Eat Animal Crackers ???

Offline Manny Cav

  • Snot Lord
  • *****
  • Thank You
  • -Given: 0
  • -Receive: 1
  • Posts: 5548
Re: Headsets
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2008, 11:24:11 AM »
  • No earbuds. They're flimsy, don't stay in your ears well, and as has happened to me, one wire can tear where it and another separate.
  • Get something that will be comfortable to wear for long periods of time (unless that won't be a problem, but I'd still invest for the future, anyway). Something that completely envelops your ears will be more comfortable than something that only partially covers them.
Just my two cents.
R.I.P. The Game
January 3rd, 1937-
January 7th, 2010

Offline Richie

  • Administrator
  • Flembrane
  • *****
  • Thank You
  • -Given: 19
  • -Receive: 13
  • Posts: 2860
Re: Headsets
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2008, 02:23:32 PM »
I have a $20 dollar Radio Shack headset that I use for CSS.  It's very flimsy, and the pads that cushion your head are starting to fall off, but if you're broke and looking for something affordable; find one similar.  The microphone part of it still works great, and I've had this for a few years.

Offline Atariangamer

  • Dormant User
  • Snot Lord
  • *****
  • Thank You
  • -Given: 31
  • -Receive: 55
  • Posts: 11809
  • Keelah se'lai
Re: Headsets
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2008, 06:01:23 PM »
There was this one I saw...Over the ears, with a microphone more like Nascar Crew Cheif or Pilot than a gaming headset...but it worked, and was rather nice...and slightly expensive.
Don't remember me as I was...I was an idiot.

Offline The Green Avenger

  • Sudoku Black Belt
  • Ultimus
  • ***
  • Thank You
  • -Given: 0
  • -Receive: 0
  • Posts: 561
  • Legacy Loyalist
    • Chex Brigade!
Re: Headsets
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2008, 06:10:22 PM »
I don't know about headsets, but the best set of headphones I've ever had were so-called earhooks.  They're basically glorified earbuds, but the hooks on them go over your ears, and they stay on great.  The sound is also phenomenal, which is great for me when I'm playing CQ, as I can hear what direction an enemy is coming from.
Visit Chex Brigade, home of Chaos on Flemoid Prime!

The art of winning an argument is not so much proving your own point as it is systematically dismantling your opponent's point, leaving yours as the logical alternative.

Offline Big Burrit0

  • Commonus
  • *
  • Thank You
  • -Given: 0
  • -Receive: 0
  • Posts: 28
    • My Myspace
Re: Headsets
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2008, 09:21:16 PM »
Um Avenger do the ones you use have a mic

And Richie what are the ones you had
Do Vegetarians Eat Animal Crackers ???

Offline Manny Cav

  • Snot Lord
  • *****
  • Thank You
  • -Given: 0
  • -Receive: 1
  • Posts: 5548
Re: Headsets
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2008, 11:07:54 PM »
I have a $20 dollar Radio Shack headset that I use for CSS.  It's very flimsy, and the pads that cushion your head are starting to fall off, but if you're broke and looking for something affordable; find one similar.  The microphone part of it still works great, and I've had this for a few years.
Ugh. I also have $20 headphones (they were on "sale" in a local store) from RadioShack. They're comfortable, but not much else. I'll occasionally have to push the jack upward to get any sound at all, and occasionally, I'll lose sound in the right ear piece (the one that doesn't have a wire, but receives the sound from the wire that goes into the left ear piece and through the headband). To get the sound back in that ear, I have to jiggle with the in-line volume controls, which may work immediately (before it does it again, sometimes, even while I'm listening), or may take a couple or few minutes. I doubt this is normal for headphones. I may take them back, since 30 days haven't elapsed since the time of purchase.
R.I.P. The Game
January 3rd, 1937-
January 7th, 2010

Offline Big Burrit0

  • Commonus
  • *
  • Thank You
  • -Given: 0
  • -Receive: 0
  • Posts: 28
    • My Myspace
Re: Headsets
« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2008, 11:36:05 PM »
Yea i had one were you had to move the wire around to get any sound ......it sucks
Do Vegetarians Eat Animal Crackers ???

Offline xbolt

  • The Man with the Beard
  • Administrator
  • Snot Lord
  • *****
  • Thank You
  • -Given: 30
  • -Receive: 78
  • Posts: 12909
  • Honor the Fallen
    • The Page of Xbolt
Re: Headsets
« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2008, 03:40:49 AM »
Yea i had one were you had to move the wire around to get any sound ......it sucks

I've had a couple that did that. A real pain...


I currently have some Sennheisers, but they're a bit on the expensive side...

Offline Atariangamer

  • Dormant User
  • Snot Lord
  • *****
  • Thank You
  • -Given: 31
  • -Receive: 55
  • Posts: 11809
  • Keelah se'lai
Re: Headsets
« Reply #9 on: May 20, 2008, 07:36:49 AM »
Actually, the only pair of headphones that have lasted intact in my house were some big KOSS ones. Then the cushions came off, and the wire got broken. all the others are either down in the right ear, or not working at all. I need some.

But also, if you find a good headphones, just buy a nice desktop mic. They get sound really great, and work fine.
Don't remember me as I was...I was an idiot.

Offline Big Burrit0

  • Commonus
  • *
  • Thank You
  • -Given: 0
  • -Receive: 0
  • Posts: 28
    • My Myspace
Re: Headsets
« Reply #10 on: May 20, 2008, 06:54:49 PM »
yea ture i could do that
Do Vegetarians Eat Animal Crackers ???

Offline Lucius

  • Quadrumpus
  • ***
  • Thank You
  • -Given: 0
  • -Receive: 0
  • Posts: 718
  • Member since July 2005
Re: Headsets
« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2008, 11:23:27 PM »

Offline Atariangamer

  • Dormant User
  • Snot Lord
  • *****
  • Thank You
  • -Given: 31
  • -Receive: 55
  • Posts: 11809
  • Keelah se'lai
Re: Headsets
« Reply #12 on: May 24, 2008, 12:46:21 AM »
Holy...shoot. I need to try that.
Don't remember me as I was...I was an idiot.

 


Web Hosting by InMotion Hosting