There is absolutely nothing wrong using a gaming headset.
Impressionable pseudoaudiophile faggots trying to be their favourite youtuber/streamer will post their garbage in threads about how their setup is "better".
By "better", they mean own mid-range headphones plugged directly into the motherboard that are designed for music with way too much bass that completely muddies all the detail in audio in games.
Not only that, but you're fucking gimping yourself by not having mic connected to your headset. I've literally seen these shitters suggest using a modmic or clipping some shit to your clothes and having two cables get into a big mess.
Then they're telling you to get a desk mic. Oh fuck are these people retarded. Unless you're doing some professional work, you do not need a fucking desk mic and you're introducing problems for no reason
>Mic needs to be positioned correctly
>In some cases in front of your face
>Moving your head fucks with volume
>Typing or hitting the desk in any way (Moving mouse / putting cup down) causes thudding
>Unless you invest in extra anti-vibration equipment
Even after all this trash, you're only going to be talking on teamspeak / in-game, which have shitty codecs anyway. Even CS/DotA codecs are garbage considering the investment.
Honestly, if you have a desk mic / pseudoaudiophile headphones, drink everything under the sink.
>Telling others to go back to reddit
The fuck is reddit formatting?
>you're fucking gimping yourself by not having mic connected to your headset
>designed for music with way too much bass that completely muddies all the detail in audio in games.
I've never seen people suggesting beats headphones, most people recommend open headphones.
gaming headsets are overpriced pieces of junk. they try to do 2 jobs in one and end up doing both jobs poorly or a really good job with sound, then a shit job on mic and vice versa.
better off getting a separate mic so people can actually hear your real voice.
>I'm a proud gamer with gamer headsets and gaming mic, don't take me for granted! :)
As someone who works with professional mics and headphones, I got very triggered by this bait.
I agree that there's no point obsessing over audio fidelity in videogames, but there is with music, and you might as well use the same headphones for both. No point getting a gaming headset if you already have good cans, and no point getting one to use for both because it'll sound like shit.
Gaming headsets are overpriced and break all the time, I don't even use the mic, why would I buy a gaming headset?
Its the same thought process that gamepads must be better because they are designed for games.
Sennheiser 558 foam mod.
The only acceptable gaming hear you should have is a keyboard and maybe a mouse if you play a ton of games that require a lot of short cuts.
Anything else is literally autism tier. Get yourself a headset designed for music and a separate table mic instead of a shitty meme Gaymer headset.
100-200 dollars range is the best price range for consumer grade headphones.
Anything above is diminishing returns or just plain memes.
Grab a nice pair of open back headphones for gayming, closed back with strong bass for street use and you're set. About 400$ worth of audio equipment but you basically reached the endgame.
I personally own a pair of AKG K550's for gayming and Sennheiser HD 7 DJ for portable and bedtime use for maximum comfy.
Putting spaces between sentences predates reddit.
In fact, it predates HTTP websites.
I'm old enough to remember dialing into BBSes where posting with separated lines was NORMAL because the screen resolution was low, and it made it way easier to read.
But you wouldn't know that, because you were born after 1993, and probably grew up in an internet with web pages.
This. The difference between good and mediocre headphones isn't really that pronounced in games as in music, but because I have HD600's for music usage why on earth I wouldn't enjoy them with vidya too?
It's a huge complicated mess and a lot of people will suggest you different things based on which company pays them to shill or their own personal preferences.
Look for buying guides on the /g/ wiki and search every pair on Amazon until you find one for a decent price.
If you want hedphones for videogames open back are better, unless you game in a noisy environment (i.e still live with your parents) a closed back is a must. The AKG K550/553 sound fucking great for a closed pair which makes them great for gaming imo desu senpai
basically just fucking google because nobody can give you straight answer
>headphones used for gaming
Big sound stage, so open.
Open headphones are great for music too, get closed headphones if you use public transportation or share the room with someone as they leak sound.
Only problem I have with these is the pads
I need a good microphone for my online PC gaming but /v/ keeps telling me that gaming headsets have bad microphones and to get standalone mics instead.
My worry is that the mic will pick up my keyboard sounds and such, so do you guys have any recommendations for cheap but good mics?
Looks solid. Don't think you can go wrong for 40 bucks.
They're currently 30$ on Massdrop but without the free shipping
I'd say get them
>I know I'm going to hook my awesome 200 dollars heaphones up directly to my motherboard headphone port and listen to some super sweet 320kbs mp3 files of video game music
Audophiles are just looking for attention, it's literally just a huge fucking placebo. Even /g/ makes fun of them daily. Get your head out of your ass. Go ahead and get you some tubes and a preamp while you're at it for that great great audio.
"Gaming" headsets are needlessly expensive and are made to break fast. When i was a little underage shit 10 years ago i used to buy these things, only to burn through 5 of them in 2 years. Then i got a seperate mic for TWO bucks off of ebay and headphones which are way cheaper for the same features. I only had to replace my headphones once and im still using the same mic, which works perfectly.
midrange headphones and a cheap microphone are better quality than a "gaming" headset
kinda like how my 35 dollar Sennheiser earbuds outperform 90% of Beats by Dre shit
"gaming headsets" are 100% marketing and no quality
>"Gaming" headsets are needlessly expensive
>are made to break fast
Yeah, companies intentionally design their products to break, that goes over great with customers.
>Then i got a seperate mic for TWO bucks
So you're that guy with the garbage mic in pubs that pics up and magnifies every sound in your room
>headphones which are way cheaper for the same features
Same features? You're missing a mic. All headsets play sound.
This is what headphone retards actually believe. Kek
I have pic related and this thing has great build quality.
Rebranded Takstar Pro 80 with the complimentary gaymer gear tax
A nice pair of headphones but that's because they were not designed for gaming like Turtle Beach and shit. They just took an existing pair of headphones and painted it black and red to appeal to the 15 years old.
>midrange headphones and a cheap microphone are better quality than a "gaming" headset
Making others put up with your shit microphone is fucking retarded. Midrange headphones like Sennheiser 598's are £130. There are £40 gaming headsets that sound fine. Gaming headsets that are over £100 are on-par with mid-range headphones. It's a meme that they sound "better". Unless you're an audiophile, mid-range is more than enough
>tfw I have big ears so headsets hurt my ears after a while since they can't just fit into them normally
>regardless with both of them on my ears I feel tonedeaf
am I a a fag if I want a one-ear headset
I bought a PDP Afterglow headset for the PS4. Its wireless and its fucking up my WiFi real bad, I read that turning off the WiFi and turning it back on after a couple of minutes would allow it to recognize the headsets's frequency to stop the interference, but it only works very temporarily for me.
Has anyone dealt with this before?
I'm glad to see /v/ is up to its old shit again.
Are the 598's still worth getting or has anything better been released from the same price range?