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Looking to buy a new headset

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by JuicyFlipper, May 19, 2014.

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  1. JuicyFlipper

    JuicyFlipper Thread Starter

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    Hi everyone,

    So I've decided to go and buy a new headset after my current one is getting a bit dodgy in some aspects.

    I am limited to buying from this website: http://www.pccasegear.com
    and I am quite confident in buying one of two Corsair headsets. I'm completely indecisive of which one though. One is a direct USB connection, and the other one is analogue that I would use with my Creative X-Fi XtremeGamer sound card.

    First option: Corsair Vengeance 1500 v2 Dolby 7.1 USB Headset
    (Note that this is virtual 7.1 surround sound with Dolby software)

    Second option: Corsair Vengeance 1400 Analog Headset
    (Note that this is stereo only)

    My main concern is whether or not it is better to get the more recent 1500 model or the older 1400 model that I could use with my sound card.

    I'm also open to suggestions of other headsets, although they need to be worth less than $110 on the website I mentioned. I'll be using the headset for the entire range of things from gaming to movies to music. I will be using the mic every day as well.
     
  2. Oddba11

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    Boils down to personal preference. The USB model will not take advantage of your soundcard.
     
  3. JuicyFlipper

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    I am aware that the USB model will not take advantage of my sound card, that is exactly my concern. I am wondering what everyone's opinions are regarding my specific choices and USB virtual 7.1 vs Analog stereo with sound card.
     
  4. Oddba11

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    Again, boils down to how it's used and personal preference.

    I've got no experience with those models, but it's likely not a case of which is better. It basically boils down to how they will be used.
     
  5. JuicyFlipper

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    Again; I am aware of everything you are saying. Like i said; "I am wondering what everyone's opinions are."
     
  6. Oddba11

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    I would use the analog version, because I could give a **** about fake surround sound.

    When I use headphones, it's normally for music or YouTube. Don't want or need surround sound for that. When I watch a movie, I use my surround speakers.

    Everyones opinion will be based on how they use their PC. So... (rinse, wash, repeat).
     
  7. JuicyFlipper

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    I'm talking about opinions on what would be best for MY situation.
     
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