2012-07-05 09:19 , edited 2012-07-05 09:20 by FruitFairy007140
I'm looking for a headset, I can't afford Seinnheiser or anything like that, it's slightly over budget. My options are
Roccat Kave http://www.roccat.org/Products/Gaming-Sound/ROCCAT-Kave-5-1/
Corsair Vengence 1500 http://www.corsair.com/vengeance-1500-dolby-7-1-usb-gaming-headset.html
Currently have Creative A320 speakers and would like to get some surround sound action without investing in an actual 5.1 setup, which I can't afford either
Can run BF3 on ULTRA with single GTX460 @ 100FPS...@640x400 \:D/
Here we go again lol You will not get true surround sound on headphones period.When you get stereo from ONE speaker wake me up.
I would save for the Seinnheiser you will be amazed
I had all kind of headsets in the past. Must say that Steel Sound H5 usb was best of them all as for the sound quallity.. but the frame is made of some cheap fragile plastic and it broke on both sides for no reason. Cheap design, but the sound was incredible.. Playing counter strike you could hear and know exactly where the sound is coming from.
2012-07-05 10:23 , edited 2012-07-05 10:25 by 13xploited
Sennheiser is overhyped crap with dead flat sound. It's like viewing adult magazine with un-photoshopped chicks without makeup.
I was recently researching for a headset, and it rolls like this -
Best headset for around $50 - Plantronics GameCom 380 (regarding Roccat Kave specifically, it has crappy reviews for sound quality / comfortability, check them out yourself)
Best headser for around $100 - Steelseeries Siberia v2
Regarding surround. Software emulation of 5.1 or 7.1 in headphones, while it may not be true surround, it ACTUALLY works.
I got an Asus Xonar D1 sound card which supports surround emulation, and yes it does work. With it enabled, you can hear exactly where the enemy is / where shots are coming / where explosions happen.
My only advice is - don't get a USB headset with built in sound card, the sound quality will suffer and the effects are crap. Get a dedicated sound card that supports surround, and a headset with standard 3.5" jack.
Get the Corsair Vengeance 1500. You can't go wrong with any Corsair product. I think i got my Kave about two years ago. I used them for a few months until i got a 5.1 system and got a new headset (which is very bad for gaming, but i would still use it over the Kave) after that. Anyway, the Corsair headset is pretty much as good as it's gonna get for a gaming headset, and it should be decent for music too.
I own the Kave headset and I know about its flaws. Especially the hissing (righ term...?) on low volume settings is prominent. Other than that it can be quite uncomfortably when you use it a long time. My gaming sessions usually don't last that long. But if you are a gamer who plays a lot without pauses....the weight can be an issue.
On a sidenote: the Kave really uses a 5.1 speaker system and doesn't just emulate it via software. It works quite good to be honest.
2012-07-05 11:07 , edited 2012-07-05 11:19 by EuroGuerilla
set ur settings on cinema or wartapes and buy this headset Sharkoon X-Tatic SR 5.1 Gaming Headset
Tritton AX PRO 5.1 Dolby Digital Professional Gaming Headset
or logitech g35
buy wired headset instead of wireless if u use wifi if not buy wireless
wireless headset cause interference with a wifi connection.
i am using the logitech usb g35 5.1 and if u see me profile i game alot, g35 are pretty comfortable for more than 8 hours of gaming.
but i dont use wartapes settings, it is too realistic i dont hear the crucial sounds
I am using the Kave for about a week or so now and I am not sure if I should like. I mean, I really want to like it but it has so many flaws I thought about returning it.
Yes, the Kave uses a multiple speaker system inside of each headphone, but they are not really providing a 5.1 feeling in BF3. The sound is very thin, quiet and there is no real bass unit installed in the headset. It is a fake LFE-channel rumble unit build into each headphone. The normal stereo-surround mix in BF3 is good and clear. Btw: this headset is not certified by DTS or Dolby.
The cushions on the headband are terrible. They are so thin that Roccat could've gone for all plastic cushions as well. 1+ hrs gaming sessions? Not without you noticing something pushing on your head. I don't know what they were smoking when designing this. 3 square-ish hollow cushions? What the hell!?
The microphone is a joke too. I have to put the windows input meter to 100 and add a +30dB mic-boost for it to even catch a glimpse of me since I don't want to scream or talk too loud when playing. It is a design flaw that lets the microphone end before it can even reach around your mouth.
Noise-shielding, as advertised on the packaging, is not given at any time. I can still hear the fans of my PC whirling or the birds outside.
The desk remote is ok and does its job. I just don't get the "Movie - Game" switch on it. I can not hear a difference in sound when switching between the modes.
I had a Turtle Beach Z2 before. Sadly, the build quality wasn't the best and my right earpiece removed itself from the headband, but the microphone was awesome, the cushions were covered in fabric, not in leather so you wouldn't get hot ears after 3+ hrs of usage.
So yeah. This is why I think this headset is not worth the money.
I Own the Roccat Kave and find it brilliant.
The amount of times I have turned round due to hearing someone sneaking up on me for a knife :D
But yes the Headset is Extremely heavy, but after about 1-2hrs if you just reposition it on your head your fine.
The Mic does need 100% volume and a lot of boosting which is a shame as the quality is really good without the boost, even with it its still pretty decent though.
And the leather ear cups havent caused me a problem at all.
Overall its a really nice headset with a few flaws.
2012-07-05 14:27 , edited 2012-07-05 16:52 by waffl3head
I take back what I said about the 5.1 sound. It was a messed up setting in windows that made it sound like a bathroom. The headset sounds fuller and much better now.
Im also an owner of the Roccat Kave headset, honestly its only brilliant when you have a decent soundcard combined with it. Lost my X-Fi a month ago or so, but sound is less 'alive' trough the onboard soundcard.
For a new version of the Kave, i would change the headband like waffl3head said. They dont offer much protection, cause they are really thin.
I have the roccat kave headset, All is good other than the horrible hissing sound i get. I'm using on board sound card. But as soon as i plug in the USB into my pc. The headset dose this hissing sound. No matter what the volume is on. Muted or not, It still dose the sound.
Would a sound-card help? Which one? Prices? Any fix for the hissing sound, Or would a sound-card fix that? (But i did say that was a USB issue)
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I would save for the Seinnheiser you will be amazed
USB headsets sounds horrible compared to analog.
I'm not RobinGaming from Machinima, damnit...
I have Audio Technica AD700s. Just look on Youtube and you will find videos on attaching a mic to them very easily. Very comfortable. With a nice sound card they will take you far. I use to be all game headset type of dude, but it's marketing trash. Have Astro A40s and they collect dust.
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