What are good ones these days? Will be used mostly for gaming.
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6/22/07 at 11:02am
Whatever that guy said, don't listen. Logitech has nothing on Sennheiser. I have owned Logitech headsets for my gaming needs for almost 6 years now and nothing has come close to the Sennheiser PC-161 headset I just got. The quality and mic performance is way superior. Also, I would stay away from USB. I find that the tiny improvement in quality (completely unnoticeable in my opinion) is not nearly worth having to restart the application you're using them for every time you plug it in. I like being able to just plug it into the mic jack and having the sound work. I have been using my new headset, the Sennheiser PC-161 (about $60) for almost a month now and I have loved it. Previously I was using Logitech's USB Premium 350. It all of a sudden, starting giving out. My friends also noticed a significant improvement in my voice quality and I have been gaming a lot better with them. Not to mention how much more comfortable this set is.
The PC-166 is the USB version of the PC-161 (I'm sure you know this). Even though USB is supposed to provide superior audio playback and recording, I will tell you once again that me, and anyone who has been on the other end, has noticed a difference between mine (PC-161) and anyone's USB headsets. In fact, I would say that my audio playback is superior than most USB sets I've used. I don't know if you're aware, but USB sets require you to restart whatever application is already running in order to have the sound come out through them. Otherwise, you're required to tweak the application's internal audio controls. Unless you'll have your headset plugged in the entire time, I wouldn't recommend it. It can get quite frustrating.