Gaming Headset Recommendations

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PostGaming Headset Recommendations
by Jenuall » Wed May 02, 2018 1:35 pm

Howdy folks! I'm in the market for a new gaming headset as I've been using a very cheap set of over ear headphones for the last few years and could really do with an upgrade - any recommendations would be appreciated! :toot:

I'm mainly gaming on PC or Switch these days so anything that is compatible there would be grand. I'm not sure if everything has moved on to USB now but something that still has a 3.5mm jack would be handy as it would be nice to be able to plug it into any old devices I've still got as well.

I'm not really a fan of all the neon glowing bullshit you tend to see these days so anything with a simpler look would be nice. Probably looking in the £30 - £50 price range, but if anyone can convince me that it's worth paying more then I'll consider it!

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PostRe: Gaming Headset Recommendations
by OrangeRKN » Wed May 02, 2018 2:10 pm

Jenuall wrote:gaming headset ... Switch compatible


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Good luck

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PostRe: Gaming Headset Recommendations
by Jezo » Wed May 02, 2018 3:03 pm

Thanks Reggie

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PostRe: Gaming Headset Recommendations
by Qikz » Wed May 02, 2018 3:56 pm

Get a mic and headphones seperately. Headsets are always bad.

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PostRe: Gaming Headset Recommendations
by Earfolds » Wed May 02, 2018 4:28 pm

I'll also vote for separate mic and headphones, or at least a set of headphones with built-in mic that isn't marketed for "gamers", especially as they tend to be for Xbox One and PS4. For that price range, you might find it easier affording the latter.

I used a pair of Marshall Major II wired headphones, which seem to be available for under £50 online right now and I was pretty happy with the mic quality on those, though you may need a headphone-mic splitter cable if you have a separate microphone port. It works great if you have a combined one, like you get on laptops and smartphones.

Failing that, I think Logitech do some pretty good wired headsets, too.

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PostRe: Gaming Headset Recommendations
by Tafdolphin » Wed May 02, 2018 5:50 pm


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PostRe: Gaming Headset Recommendations
by Jenuall » Wed May 02, 2018 5:57 pm

OrangeRakoon wrote:
Jenuall wrote:gaming headset ... Switch compatible


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Good luck


Sweet rig! :lol:

In Switch terms I guess that's why the 3.5mm jack would be handy so I can just connect it to the Switch or the TV directly for sound and sort the mic issue separately.

In terms of separate mic is that a desk standing type deal people are thinking about? I'm rarely at a desk even for PC gaming these days so I'm not sure I'd make the best use of one like that.

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Perfect timing! Thanks for the heads-up.

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PostRe: Gaming Headset Recommendations
by SerialCeler » Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:22 am

I’m looking for a headset:

• Bluetooth
• Pref XOne, Switch, iOS compatible (or as many as possible).

Any recommendations?

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PostRe: Gaming Headset Recommendations
by rinks » Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:31 am

SerialCeler wrote:I’m looking for a headset:

• Bluetooth
• Pref XOne, Switch, iOS compatible (or as many as possible).

Any recommendations?

I’ve got the Steelseries Arctis 9X, and I think it’s great. The main reason I chose it is that it is wireless and directly pairs with the Xbox without any extra faff connectors. But it has Bluetooth in addition, so you can pair it with the Xbox and also have music (or in my case, podcasts) playing from your phone at the same time.

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PostRe: Gaming Headset Recommendations
by Meep » Mon Sep 14, 2020 12:37 pm

I use the hyper x cloud II and it's pretty amazing for the price. The sound is pretty decent the mic performs pretty well and is removable whenever you just need headphones. I have wanted to upgrade to a wireless set for a while but they are kind of pricey.

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PostRe: Gaming Headset Recommendations
by Tomous » Mon Sep 14, 2020 1:14 pm

rinks wrote:
SerialCeler wrote:I’m looking for a headset:

• Bluetooth
• Pref XOne, Switch, iOS compatible (or as many as possible).

Any recommendations?

I’ve got the Steelseries Arctis 9X, and I think it’s great. The main reason I chose it is that it is wireless and directly pairs with the Xbox without any extra faff connectors. But it has Bluetooth in addition, so you can pair it with the Xbox and also have music (or in my case, podcasts) playing from your phone at the same time.



Is there lag on the bluetooth? Considering setups at the moment.

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PostRe: Gaming Headset Recommendations
by rinks » Mon Sep 14, 2020 1:26 pm

Tomous wrote:
rinks wrote:
SerialCeler wrote:I’m looking for a headset:

• Bluetooth
• Pref XOne, Switch, iOS compatible (or as many as possible).

Any recommendations?

I’ve got the Steelseries Arctis 9X, and I think it’s great. The main reason I chose it is that it is wireless and directly pairs with the Xbox without any extra faff connectors. But it has Bluetooth in addition, so you can pair it with the Xbox and also have music (or in my case, podcasts) playing from your phone at the same time.



Is there lag on the bluetooth? Considering setups at the moment.


Sorry, I don’t know. I haven’t used the Bluetooth for games or video.

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PostRe: Gaming Headset Recommendations
by Sandy » Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:03 pm

Tomous wrote:
rinks wrote:
SerialCeler wrote:I’m looking for a headset:

• Bluetooth
• Pref XOne, Switch, iOS compatible (or as many as possible).

Any recommendations?

I’ve got the Steelseries Arctis 9X, and I think it’s great. The main reason I chose it is that it is wireless and directly pairs with the Xbox without any extra faff connectors. But it has Bluetooth in addition, so you can pair it with the Xbox and also have music (or in my case, podcasts) playing from your phone at the same time.



Is there lag on the bluetooth? Considering setups at the moment.


Nothing you'd notice in normal usage.


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