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yveshe 4 days ago

A few days ago I asked people questions regarding using speakers + microphone combination for playing games. The problem is that it can cause echoes from me hearing players, or players hearing me (...yeah), and I guess it could also create unwanted sound.

So I was suggested not to even get a gaming headphones, but to get a quality headphones and microphone, and on the side when I'm not playing games but want to hear music or watch videos and whatnot, switch to the speakers.

This is what I was recommended to get:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B003VAHYTG - Speakers

https://www.amazon.com/Audio-Technica-ATH-M50x-Professional-Monitor-Headphones/dp/B00HVLUR86 / https://www.amazon.com/Philips-SHP9500-Precision-Over-ear-Headphones/dp/B00ENMK1DW - Headphones

https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/UberMic / http://www.bluedesigns.com/products/yeti/ - Microphone

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yveshe submitter 2 Builds 1 point 1 day ago

Thanks, but I decided to get speakers from Logitech and "gaming headphones" from either Corsair or Sennheiser.

HaydenPackMusic 2 points 8 hours ago

most sennheiser products are decent

slkipp 1 Build 1 point 21 hours ago

Cross off Corsair, Kingston, and Sennheiser both do it better than Corsair.

yveshe submitter 2 Builds 1 point 20 hours ago

How's that? I mean, I do like the design the Sennheiser headset I found, and while I don't mind Kingston since they have their budget gaming headset that is highly rated - or I could just grab their $100's worth of headset, what's wrong with Corsair?

slkipp 1 Build 1 point 17 hours ago

Outperformed and out-qualitied by senn and kingston.

yveshe submitter 2 Builds 1 point 17 hours ago

I guess I'll have to research on that. So what are the best Kingston and Sennheiser headphones out there?

slkipp 1 Build 1 point 4 days ago

The SHP9500 are great headphones, love mine. Easily the best value under $400.

(to the point I kinda regret getting HD6XX from massdrop a few days before I got a $50 sale on Newegg for the SHP9500...)

yveshe submitter 2 Builds 1 point 4 days ago

Good to know. They even look aesthetically pleasing compared to the other headphones.

What about the speaker and the two microphones?

slkipp 1 Build 1 point 4 days ago

blue yeti is a fine one, no idea about the other.

as for the speakers, get a $50 set of mica or monoprice bookshelf speakers and a smsl sa-36 or sa-50 amp or something for them. > computer desktop speakers.

yveshe submitter 2 Builds 1 point 4 days ago

It even suggests it's the best microphone, so I might as well go with that.

I'd prefer not to. I've used them big Yamaha speakers before I moved to another room in the house. I'd prefer to just keep it small and simple, and I was told Logitech are doing fine when it comes to audio equipment. So is their speakers that I was suggested to pick aren't good, or just pricey?

slkipp 1 Build 1 point 4 days ago

I tried the z623 before, its meh at best. its just a low quality woofer, and some subpar speakers that are slightly better than the competition.

slkipp 1 Build 1 point 4 days ago

A pair of Dayton Audio B652 ( https://www.amazon.com/Dayton-Audio-B652-Bookshelf-Speaker/dp/B002RMPHMU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1515902375&sr=8-1&keywords=Dayton+Audio+B652) (or Micca, or Monoprice, or such alternatives) and then something like the SMSL SA36; or a bit more money and get a SMSL SA-50 Plus (AMP + DAC) and it'll very easily blow the logitech offering away for audio quality.


yveshe submitter 2 Builds 1 point 4 days ago

Alright, I ditched the Logitech speakers.