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Suggestions on Wired Headset/Headphones w/Third-Party Attachable Mic

Melonize

8 months ago

Hello all. I've looking around for a new wired headset or headphones with a third-party attachable mic like the V-MODA BoomPro. The preferred price range is up to £100 but it can go up to £200. The budget must include the price of any additional items suggested and based upon UK prices - I will be most likely be going for Amazon.co.uk so that I can try a variety of headphones/headsets and take advantage of their return policy. The main purpose of these headphones/headsets will be gaming on games where voice communication will be reasonably important (Arma 3 via TS3), but not for professional purposes like streaming/recording. Particular features of interest are:

  • over-ear, open or closed (suggestions on both would be nice);
  • stereo sound output (couldn't really care about surround sound, virtual or not);
  • wired, preferably with a cable that can be detached from the headphones if I am using something like the V-MODA BoomPro;
  • reasonably clear microphone (able to pick up a somewhat-deep soft-spoken voice) that doesn't pick up too much background noise (there is a lot of background noise);
  • microphone must be attached to the headphones since there are not many good places to mount a boom arm or place a stand.

I realise that the fourth bullet point might be a difficult task to achieve, so it is preferred to not pick up too much background noise over worrying about slight muffling if both can't be achieved easily.

Many thanks,

Melonize.

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  • 8 months ago
  • 1 point

Given that the Modmic is only £7 more than the boompro in the UK, I'll be recommending that for the mic. It's better and works with all headphones, whereas the Boompro needs a detachable cable.

At around £130, I'd highly suggest AD500X's (£97) + Antlion Modmic (£35). The AD500X's offer a mind-blowing level of imaging for the price range and the modmic will be nicer than something like a boompro.

Other headphone recommendations include HD 559's (£90) and AD700X's (£130, just all around better AD500X's). I'd continue the list but I'm somewhat busy and I'm sure slkippp will have more suggestions.

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