I use the mic/headphone combo that they gave when you pre-ordered.............BF2 I belive. I also have a logitec combo too, that just kinda lays in the back as a back-up. The combo that was free is lighter and less bulky, bot have quality sound that enables me to hear people approaching from any direction...also I can usually distinguishe where the fire is coming from.
I remember the days of shouting to my webcam... My girlfriend thought I was insane.
Now she thinks I'm super-cool in my awesome 5.1 surround sound headphones! I use THESE!
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Okay. So that was a little bit like a commercial. All joking aside, now that I own these I could put my speakers on eBay and not notice a difference. Not to mention that the mic works great for comms in-game.
It picks up noise very well though, so its a blessing and a curse. I've forgotten to attach it to my headphones before, and left it on my desk but people could still hear me fine.
On the other side of this, the in-window air conditioner I use in the summer is picked up very strongly also.
The cord clip it uses to attach to your headphones is meant for a thicker cord than normal headphones. I get around this by wrapping it a couple times around my headphone cord and then clipping it onto the thicker cord.
I would have said the same thing Anospa! The Zalman mic is basically what people get when their headphones do not come with mics. Funny thing is though, its out of stock at newegg right now due to its overwhelming popularity.
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Been using those (or something that looks EXACTLY the same). Not sure of the model or whatever, but I got them at Bestbuy about a year ago and they have been great to me. The only thing bad that happened was I had the mic break off the side once I just glue'd it back on and it was fine. That mic break was rather recent to like a month or two ago so about a year or so before anythign even went wrong.
I think they were like $40 when I bought them.
Well ****, I don't have enough posts to post URLs yet... Uhm they are some large wrap around the back logitech headset.
Plantronics have a good line of headsets that are pretty cheap (around $25-$30) and work real well. I myself have a Plantronics 340 (?) model. Very solid construction.
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Honestly, don't buy an expensive set, because you will break them. I've been gaming with VoIP for 5 years now, and I've finally just settled with a headset microphone around my neck, and 5.1 speaker system as I've probably spent hundreds of dollars on new headsets. Some last a week, some last a couple months. Price tag doesn't = lifetime. The $80 ones can be the first to go, and the $25 ones have lasted months. And vice versa. These things are extremely fragile. Getting a wire caught on your computer or your chair, and standing up, or catching it with your foot will rip the wire out of the volume control doo-dad (the weakest link, I've found) or the headset itself. They'll also stop working every so often.
Brit's right. Tripping on the cord, catching on the chair, snipped a really nice Sennheiser set's cord in the keyboard drawer . I wouldn't recommend spending a bunch of cash on an expensive corded set.
I went with the wireless headphones for that exact reason.
Coupled with a cheap clip-on mic it virtually eliminates worry. Another benefit to clip-on is that you can comfortably wear your mic and not wear your headset if you want to use speakers.
For anyone that is in need, I have my last headset sitting in a box. (Logitech USB with boom mic). Certainly not top of the line ($50 new), but they work and sound great. Cover shipping and toss me a few bucks for 'em and they're yours. PM if interested.