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Old 08-01-08   #1
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Gaming Headset


Hi all,

I'm contemplating getting myself the steel series 5H V2 non-usb headset. However, I'm a bit confused coz of the steep price 4K+. Are there any good gaming headsets out there that I'm missing upon which could compete with the steel series sound and still not burn a hole in my pocket?

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I really hate the 5H v2. They SUCK for everything. Honestly.

Sennheiser PC161/PC166 is a much better choice.
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yup for basic gaming needs and regular PC use they seem just fine to use. If you are on a bigger budget just get some good all round headphones and use them for gaming too.
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Re: Gaming Headset

how necessary is noise cancellation in audiophile headphones. I guess a lot, but do they actually deliver? I find this SENNHEISER HD 280PRO actually good; as far as review goes. But not sure is that is right choice? By the way for all dreamers this is the ultimate choice: GS1000

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the HD280 Pro is my current fav... does everything just good and doesnt cost too much either.
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Re: Gaming Headset

I myself was Initially contemplating getting the Razer Barracuda's, but later changed my mind and got the Sennheiser HD 485 for $57. Will get them in my hands by this month end.
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Re: Gaming Headset

id go with aditya here.. for a good low cost budget.. and decent performace.. the Sennheiser pc 150 >>> 166... but presently my choice is the HD 600.. anything below that is a compromise i feel. But again its each one's point of view.

Steel Series arent bad.. they are just not worth it for the price.. but yes that particular model ive heard do suck..lol

I have used the barracuda (cousin owns it), and i dont really feel its worth it.. sennheiser or grados are way better

hope you find the right one.

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pc 150 is better than pc 166 ???!!!
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Re: Gaming Headset

It isnt better but the price difference in quite a bit.

PC161 has better and bigger drivers than the PC151, so that itself settles it, but PC151 is no slouch.

If your short of budget, the PC151/PC156 is great. The PC161/166 is better though.
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I am looking for PC161... But none of the dealers in bangalore for sennheiser seems to have this one.. they have only HD stuff. is this even available in India??
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Re: Gaming Headset

The HD 600's worth $450, something that I'm not willing to spend at this point in time. I think I've made up my mind and would be going for the PC 166 headset.

Any heads up on the availability? I usually get my stuff from www.tigerdirect.com but they charge a lot to ship in india.
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