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Old 8th April 2017, 2:02 PM   #1
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Default Budget PC Headset

Hi OCAU mates,

I would like a headset with mic for playing games, watching videos.

I don't play very often, not as often as my son.

I have been having a look on the eb games website but have come to a point I need some expert opinion.

Does anyone have or know of a really budget(as in 3 kids budget) headset.

Obviously I don't want something to sound like I am sitting in the toilet or have rusty tin cans on my ears.

Anyways I will leave it up to you good people.

Thank you in advance
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Old 10th April 2017, 6:54 PM   #2
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What kind of bubget are we looking at? Easier to recommended if we have a dollar figure to go off Or are you just after the cheapest headset that "works"?
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Old 10th April 2017, 9:42 PM   #3
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Not in the market for a super dooper expensive pair.

I don't really know how much I have to pay to get a set that has a good balance for quality vs cost vs light usage.

Like I said I play a few games online and watch YouTube and listen to Spotifyl.

If I could get out of it as cheap as possible I would be happy.

I thought of trying my iPhone headphones but not sure how to split the jack into the sound and mic jacks on the computer, plus they aren't that comfortable after a while
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Old 10th April 2017, 9:44 PM   #4
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You might be able to find a 2nd hand pair of Audio Technica M50x's for around $100 or less. I had them for a few years for gaming/movies and was really happy until I upgraded.
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Not in the market for a super dooper expensive pair.

I don't really know how much I have to pay to get a set that has a good balance for quality vs cost vs light usage.
Wired or wireless?
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Wired or wireless?
Wired is fine.
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Old 12th April 2017, 7:43 AM   #7
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$80
HyperX Cloud Stinger Gaming Headset

$30
Logitech H151 Stereo Headset
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HyperX Cloud is the answer
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headphones.com.au is the answer

they were a sponsor of ocau many years ago - might even still be

I would stick to their recommended models and just go for whichever one fits your budget. Better brands then jbhifi etc carry and good prices

http://headphones.com.au/product-cat...71-product_cat
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