Best Universal Gaming Headsets?

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#1 Posted by MajorPain10 (524 posts) -

Looking for a pair that is sub-$150 and connects to PC, 360, and PS3.  Preferably wired since wireless is typically awful.

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#2 Posted by BPoole96 (22817 posts) -

I have the Sennheiser PC161's which are quite good. You would have to buy something like this to use it on consoles though

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#3 Posted by mark552495786 (69 posts) -

i have got some Turtle beach px5. They are really good. You can do something about 8 pre-set and you can set your sound as you wish if you download the program and plug your earphone on your computer.

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#4 Posted by Murderstyle75 (4412 posts) -
Just tried the whole Turtle Beach line they have set up at Gamestop and am not very impressed. My A40's sound far better. Not saying my A40's are excellent headphones and I plan on selling them off to buy something else to use with my Astro Mixamp but they sound far better than Turtle Beach. That's the problem with headphones that are made for consoles though (Turtle Beach, Tritton, etc). You are paying a lot based on gimmicks and marketing spins. Not for good actual hardware.
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#5 Posted by donalbane (16383 posts) -
I assume you don't want virtual surround? At that price, such a feature is going to be hard to come by.
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#6 Posted by NamelessPlayer (7729 posts) -
Less than $150, and yet capable of connecting to all of those? Something like a Recon3D USB or Mixamp is going to eat most of your budget, and that won't leave much for headphones that don't suck. (And as for headsets...if they're not the Sennheiser PC360 or maybe the Beyerdynamic MMX300, I wouldn't bother.) I suggest saving up a little more. Try to get to $200, at least. That'll help a lot, albeit still not ideal 'til you hit $300.
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#7 Posted by DarthYak45 (25 posts) -
I know this is a month late, but I have also been searching for a universal headset and I have found one that seems to be very good and only about $80. Here is the link: http://www.walmart.com/ip/CTA-Digital-U.S.-Army-Universal-Gaming-Headset-with-3D-Effect-Universal/19886802
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#8 Posted by MonsieurX (37403 posts) -
I know this is a month late, but I have also been searching for a universal headset and I have found one that seems to be very good and only about $80. Here is the link: http://www.walmart.com/ip/CTA-Digital-U.S.-Army-Universal-Gaming-Headset-with-3D-Effect-Universal/19886802DarthYak45
Highly doubt that :lol:
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#9 Posted by Bikouchu35 (8223 posts) -

[QUOTE="DarthYak45"]I know this is a month late, but I have also been searching for a universal headset and I have found one that seems to be very good and only about $80. Here is the link: http://www.walmart.com/ip/CTA-Digital-U.S.-Army-Universal-Gaming-Headset-with-3D-Effect-Universal/19886802MonsieurX
Highly doubt that :lol:

Lol, 2 birds one stone, looks like the Army is trying to cash in while trying recruit you subliminally or perhaps blatantly.

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#10 Posted by kraken2109 (13271 posts) -

[QUOTE="MonsieurX"][QUOTE="DarthYak45"]I know this is a month late, but I have also been searching for a universal headset and I have found one that seems to be very good and only about $80. Here is the link: http://www.walmart.com/ip/CTA-Digital-U.S.-Army-Universal-Gaming-Headset-with-3D-Effect-Universal/19886802Bikouchu35

Highly doubt that :lol:

Lol, 2 birds one stone, looks like the Army is trying to cash in while trying recruit you subliminally or perhaps blatantly.

3 drivers in a cup, 16ohm impedance, it's not shaping up well :P