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Master Geek

#272248 16-Jun-2020 13:50
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Hi All




I'm looking for a headset under $200 which is wired.


I've come across these so far


Plantronics RIG 500 PRO Gold PC Headset


Steelseries Arctis 5 RGB 7.1 Surround Gaming Headset Black - 2019 Edition




Are these good and any other recommendations?




Cheers in advance.



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Master Geek

  #2505774 16-Jun-2020 14:39
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I have the steelseriries Arctis 5 2019 edition,not idea about the Plantronics.




with the Arctis 5, its as many reviews on youtube suggested, very comfy, I literally forgot I was still wearing them even no music was playing on the background.


for gaming on PC I think better as with USB connection, for FPS games you probably dont want to turn DTS 7.1 on as its doing more echo than make foot steps clear....


for Xbox, I haven't tried, not sure if I will......


I bought it just purely because of the price and comfyness. 



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Uber Geek

  #2505779 16-Jun-2020 14:59
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look at the Hyper cloud series, they are really good .

Common sense is not as common as you think.


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  #2505782 16-Jun-2020 15:02
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I have the Arctis 7 and I don't absolutely love the material the earpads are made of. Comparatively, the Kingston Hyper-X are almost if not completely perfect for comfort. I have a pair of A50's which I consider excellent to near perfect for comfort, but they are way off on price for the OP.


I am actually needing a pair to replace a set of Hyper-X's I gave a staff member during lockdown, wanting to spend <150, comfort and microphone quality are both primary factors.


I was considering the A10 and Arctis 1's but haven't seen them around to try. I recently got a cheap pair of HS70 Corsair Wireless which turned out to be faulty, and I rated them about a 6.5 for comfort despite most reviewers calling the super comfortable.

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Master Geek

  #2505817 16-Jun-2020 15:27
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I was also looking at the Corsair HS60 Pro Surround

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Ultimate Geek

  #2505938 16-Jun-2020 16:39
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If you want ease of use then getting one with a USB plug will be beneficial, plug and play on most pcs and consoles. Or find a usb DAC you can move around. Just don’t buy in too much to the 7.1 advertising.

Comfort will have to be up to you to decide. Personally I would go for something like the Sennheiser HD569 closed-back when they go on sale again and attach a mic to it.

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Master Geek

  #2506216 17-Jun-2020 09:23
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Watching this review compare SteelSeries Arctis 5 (2019 edition) VS HyperX Cloud II Gaming Headsets, i think i will go for Arctis 5 found a good price on MightyApe.




I currently have Turtle Beach Call of Duty Ghost headset, had it for a while.

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  #2506218 17-Jun-2020 09:25
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I just ordered the Kingston Cloud Alpha's. I am sure the Arctis 5 is good as well though.


For what is likely relatively little difference in Mic or Sound quality in that price bracket, the pleather of the Hyper-X are hard to beat.


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Master Geek

  #2506417 17-Jun-2020 11:33
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Just ordered the Arctis 5.

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