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Reddit reviews on V-MODA BoomPro Microphone for Gaming & Communication - Black

Sentiment score: 259
Reddit mentions: 292

We found 292 Reddit mentions of V-MODA BoomPro Microphone for Gaming & Communication - Black. Here are the top ones.

Professional-grade mic ideal for communication and gaming featuring enhanced voice clarity and background noise reductionDetachable for maximum compatibility and usage; flexible ad adjustable for ideal mic positioningBuilt to last with a durable and reinforced cable, 24k gold plated plug and SteelFlex boom armConvenient control clip features an in-line mute switch and rotary volume controlsCompatible with all smartphones, tablets, PCs, notebooks and gaming consoles via 3.5mm (1/8") plug and headphones with a 3.5mm (1/8") cable input

Found 292 comments on V-MODA BoomPro Microphone for Gaming & Communication - Black:

u/worldsfastestsloth · 172 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Philips SHP9500 HiFi Precision Stereo Over-ear Headphones (Black) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ENMK1DW?ref=yo_pop_ma_swf. And the mic is V-MODA BoomPro Gaming, VoIP Headset Headphone with Mic (Black) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BJ17WKK?ref=yo_pop_ma_swf. I highly recommend them, sound quality is amazing but the only downside is everyone can hear your shit.

u/theamunraaa · 61 pointsr/pcgaming

Or you buy a headphones with a detachable cable (3.5mm jack) and get a V-Moda boom pro and you have it all in one high quality cable.

My recommendation is Philips SHP9500 with V-Moda Boom Pro

u/Tacanacy · 35 pointsr/PS4

I use Beyerdynamic DT990 (600 ohms) for competitive shooters and Sennheiser HD800 for singleplayer/immersive games.



My go-to recommendation is Sivga SV007 with V-MODA BoomPro. If you need sound isolation, then I suggest Status Audio CB-1.

If you're open to using a mic such as Antlion ModMic or Massdrop Minimic, then I have other headphone recommendations and suggestions.

If you want virtual surround sound, then you can use e.g. Astro Mixamp Pro TR, Creative Sound BlasterX G6, or Turtle Beach Elite Pro TAC. I recommend SBX Pro Studio from Creative as a virtual surround sound processor; it has less compression and better positional audio than Dolby Headphone.

 

Setup


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You attach the BoomPro mic by inserting it directly into the headphone, which replaces the original headphone cable.



The cable terminates in a single 3.5 mm connector, so you can connect it directly to the controller or any other device with a headset jack. If you connect it to a regular headphone jack, then the mic won't work. No mics will. If the device has separate headphone and mic ports, then you need to use a TRRS Y-splitter, which is included with the BoomPro.



To connect the headset to the USB port on PS4, you can use an audio USB adapter.

My recommendations:

  • Antlion: over twice as loud as the controller.

  • Sabrent: a little quieter than the controller.

  • Ugreen: moderately louder than the controller.

    At approximately the same volume, I heard no difference between these and the controller. I heard no hiss, hum, crackling, or other noise. The difference in the mic quality was negligible.

     

    Sound


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    SV007:

    SV007 a well-balanced sound profile. The mid-bass, which is where boom and punch come from, is a little bit boosted. The sub-bass, which is how deep the bass goes and is where rumble comes from, is a little bit reduced. The overall bass is clean. The treble is close to neutral. It's clean, smooth, and crisp. The midrange is clear, not tinny or muffled. The overall clarity is great.

    It has a large soundstage, very good imaging and separation, and good to very good detail retrieval for competitive shooters. I assess headphones mainly in Battlefield: Bad Company 2, a multiplayer game I've played for over 3000 hours and I thrive at relying on sound cues.

    Soundstage is perceived space and environment of sound. It's width, depth, and height. I mean the type of soundstage that the headphone produces. Many games have a narrow, shallow, and short soundstage. A small soundstage makes the environment around you sound confined or boxed in. With a large soundstage, the environment sounds more spatial and expansive. Imaging is inherent to the audio content. It's how accurately the locations of sounds/objects are reproduced. Soundstage and imaging constitute positional audio, and you could say they are the stereo equivalent of virtual surround sound. Before you make any stances on virtual surround sound, I recommend that you read this post I wrote. Separation is how you discern individual sounds from a range of overlapping sounds. You don't need to be concerned with this if you play competitively.



    BoomPro:

    You can actually judge for yourself by listening to recordings on YouTube.

    I prefer to watch Podcastage for mic reviews.

     

    Build, ergonomics, & features


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    SV007:

    SV007 has an open design (as you can see with the grilles on the earcups), so sound passes freely in and out, unlike closed headphones which attenuate sound from passing through. The benefits of an open design are generally a larger soundstage and better imaging. If your ears tend to heat up, it may help mitigate this as it allows more airflow and heat to dissipate.

    The build is sturdy and lightweight, featuring metal yokes, hinges, and headband. It has no flimsy or squeaky parts. The cups are made of wood. They tilt and swivel and can lie flat. I have average sized ears and the earpads fit around them and don't press them against the inside of the cups. The pads are plush and have a smooth and relatively high-quality protein leather. The headband has decent padding, but the headphone has great weight distribution so it doesn't exert pressure on top of my head and doesn't cause hotspots. Adjusting the headband is smooth and easy and it stays firmly in place. The clamping force is mild and isn't too loose or too tight for my average sized head. The build quality is excellent with a near immaculate finish all around.



    BoomPro:

    BoomPro has a flexible aluminum neck and a tangle-free, braided cable that's free of microphonics. The game volume and mic mute controls are easy to adjust and don't accidentally adjust themselves when rubbing against your clothes. Adjusting them is smooth and consistent, not scratchy, sluggish, or sticky. The mic is as non-obtrusive as a boom mic can be and is almost unnoticeable in my peripheral vision.

     

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u/Hybrid-PC · 33 pointsr/buildapcsales

These are great headphones for the money. You can have a great budget gaming headset if you pair it with the V-Moda BoomPro for $30: https://www.amazon.com/V-MODA-BoomPro-Microphone-Gaming-Communication/dp/B00BJ17WKK

It may be budget, but they will blow any "gaming" headset out of the water. I got this for my brother, and they are pretty comparable to my HD58x if not better for when it comes to gaming.

u/Dallagen · 29 pointsr/headphones

It makes no difference. If you're going to drop that much money buy him these and this.

u/Nwball · 25 pointsr/pcmasterrace

I'm currently using the V-moda boom pro. Haven't had any complaints from teammates about audio issues, in fact have heard that i sound very clear compared to others talking. If it's compatible with your headphones (standard 3.5 jack) i would recommend, soley based on single wire set up and no need for magnetic adhesive on your head set.

u/soundbytegfx · 21 pointsr/buildapc

Dedicates headphone plus mic. Don't waste your time with "headsets". Try this setup:

  1. http://www.amazon.com/Philips-SHP9500-Precision-Over-ear-Headphones/dp/B00ENMK1DW/
  2. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BJ17WKK/

    V-Moda Boom Mic + Phillips SHP9500. Zeos (of ZReviews) highly recommends those headphones, despite their relatively cheap cost. Check out his guide here and also /r/Zeos and /r/ZReviews
u/Forty44Four · 21 pointsr/buildapcsales

These paired with a V-MODA BoomPro Mic are a perfect match, and pretty much the best gaming headset you can put together for under $100. I've had mine for about 9 months now and it is fantastic, sounds amazing and haven't had any issues with either items.

Personally I took a black marker and covered up the big R and L. Simple solution to make them look less cheap.

u/SearchMySkill · 20 pointsr/buildapcsales

Pair these up with the V-Moda boompro and you've got a very nice comfortable headset for less than $100

u/jtreminio · 18 pointsr/freelance

I've been working from home for around 5 years now, both salaried and freelancing.

I have a wife, a son and two dogs, so it's important to reenforce that separate between personal and professional time not just in myself but in my family as well.

I have the benefit of owning a large home with a separate office. My son and wife both know that when the doors are closed I am not to be bugged unless it's something important.

I also use a pair of great headphones and playing music to prevent being bothered by sounds outside my little bubble.

If you're still open to working from home and your main complaint is the lack of separation, try cordoning off a piece of your home as your professional office space and train yourself to do nothing but work from that spot. No gaming, no playing, just work and profit generation.

If that doesn't work for you, and you're in a small town with no true hacking spaces, local coffee shops are usually ok with remote workers as long as you continuously keep refilling your coffee cup with them.

I'd recommend purchasing some really good headphones with either integrated microphone, or a detachable cable that you can use a microphone with. Don't use the cables with the inline mics that don't extend away from the cable - I highly recommend the V-MODA Boom Mic. My headphones of choice at the moment are the beyerdynamic Custom One Pro Plus because of the size (I have large ears, these rest around my ears and not on them which is important) and comfort level. Also, they sound amazing with a small $30 amp.

Having the mic be directional so that you can put it directly in front of your mouth and circumaural headphones are both important for filtering out background noises.

With this you can now ignore your phone and use Google Voice, Hangouts, Skype, Slack for voice calls.

Anyway, good luck. We're counting on you.

u/spicedpumpkins · 18 pointsr/buildapcsales

If you're hardstuck at 50 bucks these are ok. Be aware that the "7.1" is SIMULATED and often sounds weird depending on game.

I think people should consider the Philips SHP9500 on a deep sale for $55 for Black Friday + VModa boom mic $30 as this is a pretty significant improvement in both headphone and mic quality with the bonus that the SHP9500 can be used for listening to music.

u/TrueDiligence · 12 pointsr/buildapcsales

Best bang for your buck in headphones these days in my opinion.

Couple things to note:

  • These are open back, you will be able to hear what is going on around you and others near you will be able to hear what you are listening to (depending on listening volume and proximity).

  • These dip under $50 frequently, don't feel pressured to jump on this deal. $160 is a ridiculous starting price.

  • The bass will be lacking (in volume not quality) compared to a lot of popular headphones (looking at you beats).

  • When paired with a V-Moda BoomPro (microphone) these make an excellent gaming headset, much better than standard gaming headsets you can get for the price.
u/social_gamer · 12 pointsr/GameDeals

People keep telling me to purchase Philips SHP9500 when they go on sale for $50-$60 Currently $54.99

Then add V-MODA BoomPro Gaming, VoIP Headset Headphone with Mic for $30 and you're golden at about the same price range.

The downside is the mic is always in demand so they vary in whether they have it in stock.

If the air cushions aren't great you can follow this to make them better

Edit: Constructive criticism is more appreciative than down-votes alone

u/[deleted] · 11 pointsr/buildapcsales
  • V-moda boompro is good if your headphones have a detachable cable. You can also zip tie it to the back of your monitor (using zip tie tiedown points) and have it stick out the side.

  • I currently use a Audio-Technica ATR-2100 on a scissor stand connected via XLR to a Scarlett 2i2. This is overkill for most people, but I find the scissor stand convenient and I already had the Scarlett 2i2.

  • On an extreme budget you can get by with a clip-on mic.

  • The Antlion Mod-mic is a bit more expensive at $55, but is really nice.
u/Diox788 · 11 pointsr/buildapcsales

Obviously these are not $160 headphones, more around $75-$85.

I've heard fantastic reviews about these, and you can even attach a V-Moda boom pro mic.

These are open backed so the sound will leak, so use them in a quiet environment. Open backed essentially just means they have more sound stage vs closed back, and sometimes less bass. These are not tight fit headphones at all either - in fact they slide around too much if you move your head too much.

I wholly recommend these- some of the best budget cans for $60. I don't own them, but this is a cumulative review from many redditors and reviews.

u/MassiveMeatMissile · 10 pointsr/buildapcsales

Pick up a VMODA boom mic and BOOM you have a $88 headset that will put most gaming headsets to shame.

u/KaineOrAmarov · 10 pointsr/buildapc

For people here after OP stops giving advice / wants to look themselves:

/r/headphones. Don't post a thread asking for purchase advice, it pisses them off. Go to this dedicated thread instead, or use their purchase advice tool here

Turning studio headphones into gaming headphones is as simple as buying a Modmic or a V-Moda BoomPro. The main difference is that the Modmic is a separate cable where the BoomPro is part of your normal 3.5" cable. If your headphones have a detachable 3.5" cable, I'd recommend the BoomPro

Some people on the sub will recommend DACs / Amps. If you're not an audiophile, ignore them. Amps are sometimes needed for high impedance headphones, but for the most part they're a waste of money. Your mobo's onboard DAC works fine.

u/ryansmith18 · 10 pointsr/buildapcsales

Y'all should watch this video if you're on the fence about buying this headset. I'm no audiophile, but I agree that they're the best headphones I've ever used. The guy in this video, however, is in fact an audiophile and is in love with them: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aipXii-qWiQ

Also, if you're looking to use these for gaming and don't have a standalone mic, this VMODA BoomPro mic is the common recommendation. I use it daily and have no real complaints.

u/FatS4cks · 9 pointsr/pcgaming

You can get a cheap usb condenser mic. Not ideal over a more expensive xlr mic setup (watch the video I linked at the end, it explains a lot there), but for just gaming it's better than pretty much any headset. If you don't have room on the desk, there's the Antlion Modmic. Overpriced for the sound quality imo, but it should still be better than most headsets. I'm not sure if the a40s have a detachable cable, but if they do you can also get the V-moda boompro. I've used mine for a few years before upgrading to the ATR2500, and it sounds almost as good as the standalone mic and I like the sound signature much more than the Antlion. The only downside being some hiss that the condenser doesn't have, and it needs power from one of the channels for the mic to work, so you need to adjust the center for the headphones. Ideally if you're just using voice chat in games and in programs like Teamspeak, Discord, Mumble or whatever, the most you should be spending is around $50.

Here's a video if you wanna take the plunge and get something more professional for voice overs some time in the future.

u/EMCoupling · 9 pointsr/buildapc

That was a mic I looked at but it seems like they're heavily backordered and a $40 price tag is fairly high.

I ended up getting this mic and I'm satisfied with the audio quality.

Only thing is I have to go mount it on my HD598s because there's no 3.5mm port on the side and I haven't had time to do that yet.

Just wanted to share another perspective for any potential buyers.

u/Soupdeloup · 8 pointsr/bapcsalescanada

In response to the person who has been using it for 5 years, I'd recommend against it. There are better headphones available if you don't specifically search for a 'gaming headset'. I've said before the hyper x cloud sounds horrible from experience and I stick by it.

If you don't search by the gaming headset moniker and instead look for a separate headset/microphone combo you'll be a lot happier.

Personally I enjoy these headphones and microphone, but I've been using them for 2 years so I'm also probably a bit biased/out of the loop. If anyone recommends better, definitely chime in!
https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00ENMK1DW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_JaVYDbZ82YWRP

Along with this microphone:

https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00BJ17WKK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_1cVYDbZRR7BN2

They are overpriced right now (headset was ~80 when I bought it, microphone was $35) so I'd wait until black Friday or look for a cheap alternative, but regardless I wouldn't go for the hyper x cloud. These are also open back so you'll have a nicer sound but others around you will be able to hear if you've got the volume up.

u/Crimtide · 8 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Philips SHP9500S on sale for $51.99 for the next 4 days.

V-moda boom pro Mic is $30. I know it's not 20.. but one of the best for connecting into a pair of headphones that has a removable cable.

u/Wulf6489 · 7 pointsr/buildapcsales

These are always on sale for about $58 but figured the $46 was a pretty good deal. I bought the open box deal a few weeks ago and there was nothing wrong with them, aside from the box being torn up, but that is just my own experience, yours may differ.

So far these things are fantastic! I have them paired with a V-Moda Boompro and everything works and sounds great. There is a large community for these and a lot of tutorials on how to change out the pads and whatnot.

 

 

Here are a few links for you all

 

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New ---> $57.99

 

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V-Moda Boompro ---> $29.98 + Free Shipping

 

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Review

 

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Modded

 

Thingiverse

 

Replacement pad adapter for sale on Ebay.

 

Replacement pads without pad adapter

 

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Tuning

 

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Discussion Thread

 

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u/MechAegis · 7 pointsr/buildapcsales

Is it possible to use the V-moda boom mic with this?

u/kn33 · 7 pointsr/OverwatchUniversity

I bought this mic that works well for me:

V-MODA BoomPro Microphone for Gaming & Communication - Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BJ17WKK/

u/Turbosack · 7 pointsr/buildapc

You'll get better sound quality for a better price buying a good pair of regular headphones and adding a mic. Specificially I would suggest getting a pair with a detachable cord and adding this mic.

As for the wireless route, that's a bit more complicated, but you could still pair a set of wireless headphones with an external mic and getting something nice. I have this set of wireless headphones from Sony and really like them, although you could probably do better for $300. For the mic, I would get something like the Blue Snowball.

u/Shaggy_One · 7 pointsr/pcgaming

If your headphones have a removable cord w/ 3.5mm jack then the Vmoda Boompro is really where it's at. Cheaper and from what I've seen better sound quality. You also don't have to stick anything on your headphones in order to make it work when compared to the ModMic. I own a ModMic 4.0 and have been kinda kicking myself for not getting a boom pro.

u/Helicuor · 7 pointsr/GameDeals

I just figure since most people want nice headphones for listening to music you should probably get a pair of nicer ones and use a separate mic.

Also try this.

http://www.amazon.com/V-MODA-BoomPro-Gaming-Headset-Headphone/dp/B00BJ17WKK

u/omnomanom · 7 pointsr/buildapcsales

I don't think so, but you can always get something like https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B01IRCXC9S

or even the V-Moda BoomPro mic

but you'll need a 3.5mm to 2.5mm adapter as well. (e: and some modding due to the twist-lock, Youtube has guides)

edit: Looks like there is bundle @ $79 which includes a mic, not many details on it though. See my post here.

u/Russ916 · 7 pointsr/hardwareswap

Together these would go for around $90 to $100 brand new after taxes.

SPH9500S from Newegg for $54.99

VMODA BoomPro Mic from Amazon for $29.99

So for me it would come out $32.46 for the mic and $58.98 for the headphones $91.44 after CA taxes.


u/The_drum_killa · 6 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Do you have any pair of headphone at all? If so I would recommend this VMODA boom mic

u/Nilick · 6 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Don't get a gaming headset.

Get a nice pair of headphones with a removable cord and this:

http://www.amazon.com/V-MODA-BoomPro-Gaming-Headset-Headphone/dp/B00BJ17WKK

u/CynicalTree · 6 pointsr/buildapc

You should probably buy the V-Moda BoomPro as it does exactly what you want.

That particular setup (SHP9500 + BoomPro) is pretty popular on r/headphones.

I had something similar until I upgraded to the Fidelio X2 (Phillip's really nice higher-end set of headphones)

u/Morgneer · 6 pointsr/pcmasterrace

I don't know what OP's pricerange is, but I would HIGHLY recommend avoiding any kind of "gaming" headphones, and go for a solid pair of audiophile headphones with a mic attatchment for when playing games. Anyone looking into headphones should definitely checkout the weekly advice threads on /r/headphones.

u/Pegthaniel · 6 pointsr/headphones

It's very solid. I enjoy it quite a bit for voice chat, and it's directionality means my mechanical keyboard doesn't get picked up quite as much.

That being said: if you've got room in your life (IE your headphones utilize a standard 3.5mm jack at the headphone end) for something like the V Moda mic it's a little cheaper for close to the same thing.

u/NekoLas90 · 6 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Ooooh misinterpreted the replacement suggestions lol I'm looking at the Sennheiser HD 598 open back here but the closed back are cheaper and might suit you better, you can buy something like this if you need a mic.

u/derpingUSA · 6 pointsr/PS4

After searching through a ton of thread I settled on the [Philips SHP9500s] (https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826138190&cm_re=philip_shp9500-_-26-138-190-_-Product) and a [vmoda boom pro mic] (https://www.amazon.com/V-MODA-BoomPro-Microphone-Gaming-Communication/dp/B00BJ17WKK/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1517508626&sr=1-1&keywords=v+moda+boom+pro). This was a super popular option for those that wanted a solid set of headphones that weren't just for gaming. All around great sound, though not that bass heavy. Build quality is amazing for the price, and versatile since the (very good) mic can be removed. Also, You'll need to jack up the volume and it's a little big for small heads.

u/Vortax_Wyvern · 6 pointsr/HeadphoneAdvice

Wall of text ahead. Please, read only if you are really interested...


What I usually recommend when someone ask for advice about gaming headsets is: Gaming headset are crap 99% of the time. They provide very poor sound quality, and any good headphone (literally, even 40$ ones) will sound far better than expensive 300$ headsets. The question is not if headphones are better than headset (the answer is “Hell, YEAH”). The question is, are they better for you?


What are you planning to use your headphones for? Just for gaming, or for gaming and music listening?


If the answer is “just for gaming”, then ask yourself if a Hifi headphone is what you need. Usually games don’t really need high quality headphones, since they provide low quality sound, and you will be more concentrated gaming than listening. In that scenario, everything will serve you, and gaming headsets have the advantage of the integrated microphone.


So, if you want something good for gaming, and just for gaming, with integrated microphone, then the only two headsets with good enough quality sound (aka don’t suck) are:


HyperX Cloud (70$)


Sennheiser G4me One (170$)


Both are good choices. Or go with any fancy RGB headset you find (Logitech, Razer, Corsair, Steelseries, etc), you will most probably don’t notice the difference while gaming.


BUT, if you plan to use them for music listening besides gaming, then keep reading.


About the microphone problem


Hifi headphones for gaming have the disadvantage of having to deal with the micro thing. None of them have microphone incorporated, and you must find a workaround to the problem. Options available are:


1- Use a desk microphone like this


2- Some headphones have detachable cable. If the connector is a 3.5mm jack, you can substitute the cable with this V-Moda micro. That way you can have a microphone attached and still use a single cable. Main problem is that you must use this cable, no matter what, and if you end buying an amplifier, you can no longer use this microphone, as amplifiers don’t have micro input. Also, not all headphones are compatible, as not all use 3.5mm jack connections (Audio-technica and Sennheiser headphones are NOT compatible with V-moda Boom micro, cause they use 2.5mm jack)


3- use a modmic like this one or if your budget is tight, something like this.


The first option requires desk space and it’s expensive. The second one is not compatible with every headphone, and forces you to use this cable. The third one are detachable micro, with an extra cable you’ll have to deal with. Any of them are a nuisance. Any solution is annoying. All of them are an extra expense that must be accounted. If micro is a must and you are not willing to bother with this solutions, please, go back to HyperX Cloud or G4me One.


Ok, so, you really want some damn good headphones, that also can be used for gaming! Keep reading, please (are you bored yet?).


You can choose Closed back headphones (the classic ones you have already used. Closed back models offer good isolation and do not leak sound. This is your choice when there are people around you, or you want isolation from noisy a environment.) or Open Back headphones (Open back models offer next to no isolation and will leak sound -and allow you to hear what happens around you-, but they are the best sounding models). Open headphones achieve the best sound, soundstage (feeling that sound is coming from around you) and imaging (ability to locate the source of one sound).


If you are here because you want to get a replacement for a gaming headset, I would recommend you Open back, but since they don’t isolate, you must choose. If isolation is required, get closed back, if that’s not a concern, go open.


Some closed back cans:


Audio-Technica ATH-M40x. 100$. Balanced headphones, very good feedback from lots of people. Typical entry level headphones to the rabbit hole.


Sennheiser HD 598Cs. 125$. Balanced, very very detailed, great instrumental separation. Comfortable as hell, very recommended.


Beyerdynamic DT770. 160$. V-shaped signature (lots of bass and lots of treble). Amazing soundstage (for a closed headphone). Great for explosions, movies, and rock. Treble can be harsh if you are sensible. Get the 32 ohm version, as the 80 (may) and 250 (do) need an amplifier to work properly.


Those are some examples of entry-mid level of closed cans. There are lots more, depending of your budget!


As for open cans:


Superlux HD668b. 40$. Those are THE CANS. The best quality for low budget you can get. Hands down. Great soundstage, Bass light. They are not too comfortable, but pads can be changed for a deluxe comfort (extra expense). You are not getting anything better at this price. For gaming in a budget, this are the headphones you were looking for.


Philips SHP9500. 80$. Mid-forward signature. Good soundstage, great comfort. Very detailed. Another amazing quality for the budget headphone. Due its popularity, they’re getting harder and harder to get.


Sennheiser HD 598 SR. 170$. Very similar to the HD 598Cs, but with open back. Wider soundstage, a little less bass. Very balanced headphones. Super-duper comfortable. Great for long gaming sessions.


Philips Fidelio X2. 250$. V-shaped signature. Those are in another league. Build quality is just.. OMG. Extreme soundstage and imaging. More comfortable than the HD 598. Bass is BOOOOOM!!!. A little pricey, and can be somewhat fatiguing to listen if you are treble sensible, due to high treble.


Well, that’s all. I have selected only headphones that don’t need an amplifier. Now is your turn to research, watch some Youtube videos, read some reviews, and give them a try.


All this headphones are GOOD. No trash here, and all them will make you open your eyes when listening your music if you are coming from standard headsets. You will notice sounds, instruments, that you never realized they were there, even if you had listened this song a thousand times before. Try them, and be amazed.


Welcome to the rabbit hole.


u/QuipA · 6 pointsr/headphones

Boom Pro might have been easier ;)

u/B00STERGOLD · 6 pointsr/PUBGXboxOne

Ill give you my setup. Great for games and a nice set of headphones for day to day music. You can shop around for better prices.

Headset

Mic

u/Starionn · 6 pointsr/headphones

Take those K7XX's, throw in a 3 pin mini xlr to 3.5mm and a boompro mic, and baby you've got yourself a stew a top-tier gaming headset.

^If ^you ^don't ^have ^an ^external ^mic, ^which ^I'm ^just ^assuming ^you ^don't ^since ^you ^were ^coming ^from ^the ^Game ^Ones.

u/the_empire_of_death · 5 pointsr/xboxone

Do your Beats come with a removable cable? If so, you can get this.

u/Dubesta11 · 5 pointsr/buildapcsales

Bought these and this when they went on sale last week, hope they come in soon :)

Should make for a good video recording setup, and on the go music listener when not at the computer.

u/elikruj · 5 pointsr/PS4

No, it’s a cable with an in-line Mic, he uses it with his Beats, I use it with my Bose. here

u/MildLife · 5 pointsr/bapcsalescanada

Yes these are great for gaming, you can turn it into an awesome headset too with the [V-MODA BoomPro] (https://www.amazon.ca/V-MODA-BoomPro-Gaming-Headset-Headphone/dp/B00BJ17WKK)

u/JoinTheBattle · 5 pointsr/DestinyTheGame

Alternatively, if he already has decent non-gaming headphones that he finds comfortable, you could get him the BoomPro mic by V-MODA. It will transform any headphones into gaming headphones for about $30.

u/akaisei · 5 pointsr/buildapcsales

Instead of a ModMic, I would also like to offer an alternative. Do this simple mod, buy the Nokia 2.5mm M to 3.5mm F adapter, and then you can use the V-MODA Boompro. Very similar audio quality as the ModMic, cheaper in total, and only need to worry about a single cable.

u/Xenon-133 · 5 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Here's a few options. Depending on where you are in the world some might be more feasible than others. I'm talking from a UK perspective, YMMV.

u/DasBrandon · 5 pointsr/FortNiteBR

This is about as good as you can get for under $100. Warning: it’s big and might be loose if you have a small head. It’s also open-back, so it doesn’t block out outside sound.
https://www.amazon.com/Philips-SHP9500S-Precision-Over-ear-Headphones/dp/B00ENMK1DW.

You can pair it with this.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00BJ17WKK/ref=pd_aw_lpo_23_lp_img_3?ie=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=R2PXH050N0CWCBQQ9SAD.

This has been my setup for close to two years on Xbox, so I’m not sure how it would translate to PS4. I use the Dolby Atmos app, but idk what the PS4 alternative is.

u/messymike22 · 5 pointsr/pcgaming

I hate the suction cup feeling too, I ended up getting a philips SHP9500 after reading a bunch about it on reddit a year ago. Its not a good solution if you are worried about other people hearing what you are listening to as they can be heard across a bedroom fairly easy, by design of course, with little holes in the pieces that cover the ear. This also means you can hear your surroundings too, works great for me as I can talk to people IRL while wearing them.

The pads are soft and the headband is on the looser side so it won't squeeze your skull. I do find that sometimes I don't hear sounds from far away in games like distant footsteps as good as the traditional suction cup feeling earphones but its worth the trade off for me because my ears don't hurt even after a full day of gaming, in 20 years of wearing headphones I haven't had a more comfortable set.

It doesn't come with a mic, I just use a $10 desk mic I've had for 2 years and am going to get a moda mic that just plugs into the headset cord eventually.

u/BeerGogglesFTW · 5 pointsr/hardware

When I first got the HD598's from the first time it was $99, I originally got the Zalman clip mic everybody recommended. I thought it was a terrible little mic. Like a lot of cheap mics, it rather picked up too little or too much. Couldn't really get a good sound from the way it clips in.

I eventually bought the Modmic and thought it was great. Its possible its a similar quality mic, but you're basically paying for the placement of that mic, which made it worth more. Still way overpriced for what it was. But I thought it did its job well, unlike the the Zalman clip mic.



Also, I've seen this one recommended on reddit as a modmic alternative

V-MODA-BoomPro

Don't know what it costs in Europe though... It also may require adapters depending on the size jack. But its another option. No experience with it myself.

u/LuisIsNotHere · 5 pointsr/headphones

Here I have my current setup. The headphones are my Beyerdynamic Custom Studios, the DAC is an Audioengine D3, and the AMP is a Fiio A3 Portable Amp. The entire setup cost me $268, but as of now I believe the Custom Studios are discontinued, so you could replace the headphones with some alternatives in that price range (Audio Technica M40x/M50x or Philips SHP9500.) Anyways, here’s a review for everything.

Beyerdynamic Custom Studio (80 ohm)


Used to be $163, now they are [$250] (https://www.guitarcenter.com/Beyerdynamic/Custom-STUDIO-Headphones-1392652270585.gc)
I bought these headphones around July of 2017 as my first pair of “real” headphones. Initially, I was disappointed, but this was only because I was not used to the sound of these headphones at the time. After about a month of listening to them, I went back to compare them to some old Apple Earbuds and at first, I couldn’t believe the difference. Everything about these headphones was amazing. There’s a great amount of detail in them, the imaging is absolutely amazing, but soundstage is very narrow due to them being closed back headphones. As closed back headphones, they do a fantastic job of not allowing sound to leak about and making sure outside noise stays outside as long as the volume is higher. I use these at the library in my school when I write papers and never get complaints. I’ve tested them before by placing them on my friends’ heads and playing music at a loud volume, but nothing leaks out.


I found the comfort to be alright, but the fault was due to the velour. I really do not like velour as I find it to be very itchy, however, many other people praise the earpads, so it just comes down to preference. I instead replaced the pads with some [Brainwavs HM5 Sheepskin earpads] ( https://www.amazon.com/Brainwavz-Sheepskin-Leather-Memory-Earpad/dp/B01J53KM32) and fell in love with the comfort. The pads increased bass a little and made them incredibly comfortable. I use a [V-Moda Boom Pro] ( https://www.amazon.com/V-MODA-BoomPro-Microphone-Gaming-Communication/dp/B00BJ17WKK/ref=sr_1_1?s=industrial&ie=UTF8&qid=1524357476&sr=8-1&keywords=vmoda+boompro&dpID=41WfbQw%252Bp8L&preST=_SY300_QL70_&dpSrc=srch) with it when I game and these never become uncomfortable, even after playing for hours on end. The clamp on these is very strong, but I like it that way as it prevents them from falling off my head.


The unique thing about these headphones is that it has bass sliders on each cup, which allows you to adjust the bass from (Low bass, neutral, vibrant bass, and max bass.) I tend to keep it on neutral and the bass there is more than enough for me (and I love bass.) I use these for just about everything, including gaming and I never have any issues. I wear glasses and these are fine for anyone who may wear glasses.


After trying out different headphones at CanJam this year, I now know where these headphones can improve, but these still manage to keep up with everything else above its price range. You can run these off a phone and get some good volume, but I like music loud, so I use them with an amp at all times. Overall, I’m glad these are my first pair and I plan on keeping them as my closed back pair of headphones after I move on to more expensive headphones.


Audioengine D3 DAC+AMP


[$45 Refurbrished] (https://audioengineusa.com/shop/factory-refurbished/d3-24-bit-dacheadphone-amp-2/)
I bought the Audioengine D3 as the last piece of the puzzle in terms of headphones, amps, and dacs. It is a USB DAC that comes with a ¼ inch adapter and a sleeve to carry it. This is actually what motivated me to listen to music on my laptop as I used to listen to music on my phone. I really have no complaints about it. When it released, it was priced at $200 and was one of the few USB DACs that could compete with the Dragonfly DACs, and from what I’ve read online, a lot of reviewers actually prefer the D3. I saw it on Massdrop a month back for $70ish and wanted it, but I wanted to read reviews about it first. That’s where I found that you can get it for $45 straight out of their website with free shipping included. There really is no reason to look for another DAC when this one is available for such a steal. There is no kind of sound when music is not playing and it is driverless, meaning you can just plug it in to your computer and it’s ready to go. One thing to note is that it gets really hot, but it isn’t a problem, so long as you keep your fingers off of it. I felt like I noticed an improvement in songs, but it could just be a placebo (A B test your gear and see if you can notice a difference.) However, I really like having it around and I don’t listen to anything on my laptop without it.


Fiio A3 AMP


[$59.99] (https://www.amazon.com/A3-Portable-Headphone-Amplifier-Black/dp/B00Z9BIODA)
I bought the Fiio A3 when I bought my headphones because I read that an amp was almost required for anything at 80 ohms and higher. Since then, I’ve loved this little beast of an amp. It has a low and high gain switch to control volume (I keep it on high gain when connected to my phone and low gain when connected to the D3.) It also has a bass boost switch which I really like when I feel like being basshead (The bass boost here + max bass setting on the Custom Studios = Madness.) It has a life of about 16 hours before needing to recharge and it has a blue led that blinks when it needs to charge. It makes headphones very loud very fast. It is also built like a tank. I tried carrying it around in my pocket when I walked on campus and it slipped out. It only took a cosmetic hit, but in terms of functionality, it is untouched.


The only reason I still use it is because I like being able to control audio through a knob as opposed to a digital slider. The only annoying thing about it is that it has a hissing noise when the knob is turned up without any music playing, but when music starts to play, the hiss disappears. Overall, I absolutely recommend this amp if you want something to start with as it will do nothing but impress you every time.


This is my setup and being a broke college kid, I could not be happier. In terms of the things that this sub shows off, I find this to be a very budget friendly setup. Even when I upgrade everything, I still plan on keeping it as I do not want to forget where I started in terms of this hobby. For anyone that may be wanting to jump into the world of audio, I absolutely recommend these products as places to start. I’ve provided straight links for anyone that may want to check out the products.

u/fn96_ · 5 pointsr/xboxone

Just buy a V-Moda BoomPro and use it with your Sony headphones.

u/adam_the_1st · 5 pointsr/headphones

The VModa BoomPro if the headphones have a removable 3.mm cable. Otherwise from my research/experience this is definitely the best.

u/steamwhistler · 5 pointsr/headphones

To expand a little bit on what ImKrimzen is getting at...

This community is really, really hardcore about headphones. I say this in an affectionate but matter-of-fact way: we are a bunch of elitists who mostly look down our noses at products like the one you're asking about. Most gamers here prefer to use an awesome pair of headphones with a regular 3.5mm audio hookup, and then attach something like this mic to it. This tends to give you better value for your money than buying an overpriced gaming headset. Now, playing on console is a little more complicated...I've never even used a mic when console gaming, but if you can find a way to set that up via a bluetooth mic or something, then you can always just use the PS4 controller's headphone jack to plug in a regular pair of headphones and then go to town. (Or alternatively, your TV's aux out if it has one, or optical digital out through a DAC.) Here are a couple of relatively inexpensive headphones that have an absolutely stellar reputation around here for gaming. (And will also bring your movies and music to another level.)

Less expensive

More expensive

Most expensive (or actually not, because they're on sale)

Edit: Oh, just one important thing to note: this is /r/headphones 101, but since you're new, I'm just going to assume you may not realize that all those options I linked are open-back headphones, which means that they do not isolate sound well and they leak your sound out. In other words, other people around you can hear your stuff and you can probably hear noises in your environment, so if you need sound isolation, get a closed-back pair like this. But the advantage of open-back is that you generally get better-quality sound for your dollar, and the sound stage is always better, meaning the locations of sounds in your 3D headspace are very detailed and precise. This is really awesome for immersive gaming and movie-watching, so people love open-back headphones for those uses.

u/tide19 · 5 pointsr/buildapc

I have used the following setups within the last year, ranked in order of preference:

  1. Sennheiser HD 598 + Antlion ModMic 4.0 - $200 total - Perfect for gaming, positional cues are OP
  2. Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro Plus + V-MODA BoomPro - $230 total - Love the sound, closed back isn't good for gaming though
  3. Philips SHP95000 + V-MODA BoomPro - $110 total - Similar to HD 598s in effectiveness, clamping force is much worse though
  4. Audio Technica ATH-M50x + Antlion ModMic 4.0 - $170 total - Nice monitoring headphones, not the best for gaming
u/SeafoodDuder · 5 pointsr/buildapc

'Gaming' is just a term companies use to cater to people who play video games (gamers). You don't want to buy from someone like Logitech who makes mice, keyboards, webcams, desktop speakers, 'gaming' headsets, etc.

You want to buy a pair of quality headphones (not headset) from a music company like Audio-Technica (Japan), Sennheiser (Germany), AKG, Grado, Shure, Bower & Wilkins (UK) and so on. These companies (besides maybe Sennheiser) don't really advertise to gamers, so you're kind of stuck in the loop of Logitech, Corsair, HyperX, Creative, etc.

I'm not sure what kind of music you're into, so I can't make any suggestions but I can give you starter things to look into. Check out the suggestion thread over in /r/headphones. Add a standalone mic or a V-Moda Boom Mic.

Philips SHP9500

Audio-Technica ATH-AD900X (also the 700X)

Sennheiser HD598

u/xelamats · 5 pointsr/buildapc
u/dunger · 5 pointsr/PS4

I just got the Philips SHP9500 along with the V-MODA BoomPro. By far the most comfortable headset I have owned. Ear cups are huge and completely surround my ears. The headset is very light weight and does not squeeze at all. I wear them all day when working, and in the evening with gaming. Plus, they are great sounding too.

Amazon Links:
https://www.amazon.com/Philips-SHP9500-Precision-Over-ear-Headphones/dp/B00ENMK1DW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1484846026&sr=8-1&keywords=philips+headphones

Looks like the mic is currently out of stock. I got mine on eBay.
https://www.amazon.com/V-MODA-BoomPro-Gaming-Headset-Headphone/dp/B00BJ17WKK/ref=pd_bxgy_23_img_2?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B00BJ17WKK&pd_rd_r=E5NE128ZPRX3KS4F4QYD&pd_rd_w=VLjAz&pd_rd_wg=dKgCd&psc=1&refRID=E5NE128ZPRX3KS4F4QYD

u/Mysterius · 4 pointsr/buildapcsales

Detachable cord doesn't mean wireless. Many headphones have detachable cords so that the cable can be easily replaced.

No built-in mic. These are headphones, not a headset. Though since the cable is detachable you could add one, e.g.: https://smile.amazon.com/V-MODA-BoomPro-Microphone-Gaming-Communication/dp/B00BJ17WKK

u/JulianLT · 4 pointsr/pcmasterrace

I'd say drop the razer stuff and get something worth your money.

Here are my suggestions:

Mouse - Logitech G502
Keyboard - Corsair K70 RGB/Corsair Strafe RGB
Headphones - Sennheiser HD598; if you want something cheaper - Philips SHP9500 on sale here.
Microphone (clips onto your headphones) - Antlion Mod Mic or Vmoda boom pro if you want something cheaper.

u/I_AM_SCUBASTEVE · 4 pointsr/xboxone

Honestly, stay away from gaming mics if you are gonna go wired. Get yourself these with this mic.

This combo will be miles and miles ahead of any gaming headset. I went though this dillemma a few years ago and went with this, never looked back.

u/MathTheUsername · 4 pointsr/xboxone

Mic monitoring was a necessity for me as well, but I ended up just getting open back headphones instead so I could hear myself talk without the need for monitoring. Open back headphones also typically have a better soundstage as well, meaning better directional sound. Great for games.

I use a pair of Philips SHP9500

with a vmoda mic

u/drock13yyc · 4 pointsr/xboxone

I use sony wh1000mx3 with a V-MODA Boom mic. Works great no voice issues and great sound.


V-MODA BoomPro Microphone for Gaming & Communication - Black https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00BJ17WKK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_o6tNDbMN6TA9M

u/Schack_ · 4 pointsr/buildapc

If price doesn't matter then DO NOT get a gaming headset. I would recommend a Modmic 5 and a ATH-AD2000X headphone.

Edit:
If you want something more sensible then get a V-MODA mic and a pair of Philips SHP9500

u/jatorres · 4 pointsr/buildapc

I think the general advice is to get a nice pair of headphones and use a mic adapter like one of these: https://www.amazon.com/V-MODA-BoomPro-Gaming-Headset-Headphone/dp/B00BJ17WKK

Personally, I got a Logitech G933 on sale during the holidays and am happy with them.

u/Peregrim · 4 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Philips SHP9500

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ENMK1DW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_lwEDzbZN6FCRA

V-MODA BoomPro Gaming

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BJ17WKK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_EzEDzb5RSK2HY

Good entry into decent can. Super comfortable for long gaming sessions. Don't need an amp to drive them. Mic is decent, better than most built in headsets. And all on a nice budget.

u/breakslow · 4 pointsr/bapcsalescanada

I paired these headphones with this mic. Way better than any headset I've ever owned.

u/And_You_Like_It_Too · 4 pointsr/PS4

You might do a deep dive into /r/headphones and you could ask in /r/headphoneadvice — I think what they’ll tell you is that if you were to buy a “gaming headset” with your $300 budget, you end up sacrificing some of your potential sound quality in order to get that microphone attached.

Whereas you can buy a really nice pair of headphones and then spend $30 or less on a V-Moda BoomPro Mic (or something like it) which basically acts as the cord between your headphones and headphone jack and has a flexible boom mic, a volume dial, and a mute switch. There’s another one that you can stick to the side of one of the headphones either with a magnet or sticky too, depending on the type of headphones you buy and what you prefer.

I bought a pair of Fidelio X2/HR headphones that cost $325 just over a year ago, but you can get them for $150 now. Really comfortable band that operates sort of like ski goggles so it doesn’t squish your head, and will fit a fucking watermelon if it needs to. I bought them because I was looking for a “unicorn” that I could wear for movies, games, TV, and music. They sound fantastic, though they’re even better when you plug them into an amp/DAC (I plug them into my home theater receiver’s headphone out jack and crank it up).



Another really highly recommended one are these Sennheiser HD600 Open Back Headphones for $300 from Amazon Prime right now.

Or there’s these BeyerDynamic DT 770 Pro Studio Monitor Headphones that come with an Antlion ModMic so you don’t have to buy the microphone separately, and they’re $189 from Amazon right now, and you could spend the remainder of the $300 on a dedicated headphone amp/DAC that will boost the volume/bass/output and help you get the most from them.

Another popular recommendation is a more traditional gaming headset — the Arctis Steel Series Pro + Game DAC for only $175 — the DAC boosts the headphones and provides DTS:X Headphone (for virtual surround sound). It’s the wired edition, but you could pay more for a wireless if you want.



Anyhow, maybe this will be helpful and give you a couple ideas, but they should help you more in /r/headphone advice if you tell them your budget and what you’re trying to do and what you’re looking for. Read the sidebar so you know the posting format so more people will respond. Hope you enjoy whatever you get! A home theater system is worth saving up for, and eventually you can turn a 5.1 system into a Dolby Atmos system by adding two height channels (so long as you invest in a receiver that is Atmos capable from the start). Come the PS5, I’m hopeful they’ll support it and DTS:X as the XBOX One does now, but they’re also working on their own 3D sound format. Go to a home theater store and have them demo DolbyAtmos for you (especially on a game if possible) and you’ll see how much it adds. You can get a decent home theater system for far cheaper than you used to be able to, but it’s worth it to save up the money and buy something you’re really gonna be proud to own for at least 5-10 years if not longer.

u/dtaxx · 4 pointsr/headphones

That's ok, it has a functional purpose. I did this to connect a boom mic and turn it into a gaming headset.

u/Neopolis · 4 pointsr/xboxone

I've got a pair of V-Moda M100s (http://www.amazon.com/V-MODA-Crossfade-Over-Ear-Noise-Isolating-Headphone/dp/B00A39PPCG)

If I were to buy the BoomPro Mic (http://www.amazon.com/V-MODA-BoomPro-Gaming-Headset-Headphone/dp/B00BJ17WKK) and attach it to my headphones, can I just plug that end into the stereo adapter for chat and game audio?

Thank you, I just wanted to know before I bought anything.

u/yatogamii · 4 pointsr/buildapcsales

I paired these with the V-MODA BoomPro mic a while back but had a really bad problem with echoing. I assumed it was due to the open cans, so anyone wanting to use it with the boompro, keep that in mind.

I run the BoomPro using my ATH-M40x now and there is no echo problem.

u/Sghenri36 · 3 pointsr/PS4

Most comfortable headphones I have ever worn also. As long as you know what you are getting with an open-back headphone, but soundstage is great. Has helped tons in online FPS gaming in knowing where people/shots are coming from

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826138190&cm_re=philips_shp9500-_-26-138-190-_-Product

https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B00BJ17WKK/ref=dp_olp_0?ie=UTF8&condition=all&qid=1525991239&sr=8-1

u/MehExpected · 3 pointsr/headphones

I use the V-Moda boomMic, which is hard to get to work with Sennheisers, because of the plugs

My second point is that Sennheiser alone has about 3-4, if not more, different types of plugs, instead of the industry settling on one standard, like 3.5mm or maybe 4 pin XLR, so I would have to own at least two different cables for the few headphones I own.

Edit: Better to read now

u/Mikazah · 3 pointsr/beermoney

Honestly, way too much to remember lol.

Most of what I get goes to groceries and bills, but I do remember getting a couple hubs for my farm, a raspberry pi 3 (which I lost...), some headphones and a mic to go with it, a new bed frame, some drill bits for the desk I'm building and I could argue that all of the money to build the desk (~$400 in materials) was originally earned from beermoney. I just put it in my bank account first. And, of course, a bunch more phones.

There's tons more, but my Amazon purchase history is too many pages long to figure out the most notable things.

u/s7mokka · 3 pointsr/headphones

Budget: Around £50, blew all my money on a GTX 1080


Necessities: The headphones need a 3.5mm jack


Type: Over ear, oval shape, but I'm open to suggestions


Current Headphones: Spare me, but I'm currently using my old Turtle Beach XO Ones - I recently switched to PC from Xbox One. They're decent for sound (Note that I'm no audiophile) but they just aren't practical enough and it's about time I got an upgrade.


What I'm looking to use the headphones for: Gaming, with a bit of music every now and then. I'm looking to buy a V-Moda BoomPro Mic to pair with the headphones and use as a mic, hence why they need to have a 3.5mm jack (Note also that this mic's cable can carry audio, not sure if this can diminish sound quality though?)
They will be used exclusively indoors with my PC.


Location: UK

u/workworkwork1234 · 3 pointsr/PS4

I would recomend THIS headset with THIS Mic

u/toreytlow · 3 pointsr/xboxone

Headphones - https://www.amazon.com/Philips-SHP9500S-Precision-Over-ear-Headphones/dp/B00ENMK1DW

Mic - https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00BJ17WKK/ref=pd_aw_fbt_23_img_2?ie=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=GZGWYYQJ2284JWHTYPQ7

The only thing you should know is these are open cans, which means they are not outside noise canceling, so if you need the TV sound in the living room for example to be out of your headset, a closed can headset is a better choice. If you have more questions I'm glad to help!

u/Ryvaeus · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Yep, it's compatible with any headphone/headset as long as it terminates in a 3-pole 3.5mm plug. The product does not come with an adapter for turning 1x audio + 1x mic plug into a single 3-pole plug, so this wouldn't work with - for example - headphones paired with an Antlion ModMic without a TRRS to TRS/TRS adapter of some sort.

I use it with my V-Moda BoomPro and NAD Viso HP50.

  • Edit: I'm actually not sure if it would work with the earbuds with in-line mics that come with smartphones, such as the Apple earbuds. Don't have any to test that out.
u/Sneppz · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Fixed links : https://www.amazon.com/Philips-SHP9500-Precision-Over-ear-Headphones/dp/B00ENMK1DW/
and
https://www.amazon.com/V-MODA-BoomPro-Gaming-Headset-Headphone/dp/B00BJ17WKK/

best headset combo for under 100. period. you're welcome.

L.E. saw this after I posted. Exact thing @decked_out said.

u/joshkroger · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

All gaming headsets are junk. You're better off having a dedicated pair of headphones and mic. They sell good mics that pair well with headphones. For sub $100 I recommend the Philips shp9500 (currently on sale for $55) with a vmoda boom pro mic.

Philips SHP9500 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ENMK1DW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_oEG4Db83VC5YB


V-MODA mic https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BJ17WKK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_cFG4DbZYEQ5S9

u/The-guy-behind-u · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

SHP9500

V-moda boom pro

The headphones have HUGE cups and barely clamp down at all, they basically just sit on your head.

They have a 3.5mm jack so the boom pro can plug into them turning it into a headset.

u/dandyway · 3 pointsr/xboxone

If your headphones have a standard removable 3.5mm cable then you should look at the vmoda boompro mic. It's just a cable with a boom mic build into it, you don't need a y splitter which makes it a much cleaner setup. http://www.amazon.com/V-MODA-BoomPro-Gaming-Headset-Headphone/dp/B00BJ17WKK

u/GianBro69 · 3 pointsr/buildapcsales

These are amazing. I bought them open box about a months ago for $37.99 on Newegg. They sound phenomenal I use them for everything form music, gaming, and watching Netflix. They're extremely comfortable, I've worn them for 6 straight hours no problem.

For gaming I highly recommend pairing them with this microphone.

Here is a link to another Reddit thread about how to tune these headphone for music, it made all the difference in the world for me.

u/furhart · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

I usually recommend buying regular Stereo headphones. They're cheaper and have better sound and build quality.

Here's a combo my brother uses: Philips SHP9500 and V-MODA BoomPro Gaming

They cost about $100/95e.

Be warned though, the headphones are "open back", they WILL leak sound. But if you don't care, then you'll be in for a great experience.

u/PM_ME_WHITE_PEOPLE · 3 pointsr/buildapcsales

Yes, this is a pretty standard price for these, but they go out of stock so I thought I'd post. Also own these, so AMA. Great cheap open back headphones with a really nice soundstage. As the regular advice goes with these, pair with a Modmic or (what I have) the v-moda boompro if you're looking for an excellent gaming setup.

u/metapodlol · 3 pointsr/buildapcsales

If your headphones have a 3.5 mm port you may want to consider the V-Moda Boompro instead. It's cheaper, sounds better (imo), and only leaves one wire coming from your headphones as opposed to having to manage two with the modmic.

u/CrazyDave48 · 3 pointsr/buildapcsales

I have a question for those who own this headset AND the V-MODA BoomPro.

I picked up the mic last week but my friends on discord said they could hear a lot of game feedback coming through the mic. As in, my game audio was going through the open-back headphones and into the mic itself.

Is there a way to change the gain on the mic so it'll pick up less audio from the headphones?

edit: Oh, and these headphones are amazing btw. Buy them.

u/F_i_z_z · 3 pointsr/headphones

The Siberia V2 are a tried and tested headset. I bought 3 for me and my friends and we love them. You also have the option for the frost blue version that lights up and a similar version in black/orange. If you follow any Esports you'll probably have seen these because they are the staple headset. I owned mine for 2 years and the comfort level is insane.

You also have the option of buying a V-moda boompro mic but you'd need a way to buy them in the US amazon and ship them.

Im using ^ setup with the V-moda Crossfade LP's and plan to get the m100's for X-mas but I can't tell you enough how solid the Siberias are.

I'm someone who generally lives and dies by amazon ratings and I usually don't buy anything under a 4.4 rating but these truly should be 5/5's for what they offer.

u/PinkyThePig · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

I like buying them seperatly. Get any pair of headphones that allows for changing the cord (3.5mm female plug on the headphone itself) and then get this (or something similar, there are likely to be cheaper options): http://www.amazon.com/V-MODA-BoomPro-Gaming-Headset-Headphone/dp/B00BJ17WKK

Headset's are a huge ripoff in 99% of cases. You get a lousy mic and lousy headphones for a large markup. If you buy them seperately, not only do you save money, but when they break, you only need to replace one or the other.

u/thatflyingsquirrel · 3 pointsr/PUBGXboxOne

If you’re on a budget. Plug directly into the controller.

Gaming Headset for PS4 Xbox One PC, Beexcellent Noise Reduction Crystal Clarity 3.5 mm Professional Game Headphones with Microphone for Laptop Tablet Mac … (Blue) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07DNTTC24/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_1XRIBbPMSABXA


If you’re not on a budget.

Philips X2/27 Fidelio Over Ear Headphone, Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00O2Y2MZG/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_UZRIBbGZWYMCC

V-MODA BoomPro Microphone for Gaming & Communication - Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BJ17WKK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_-ZRIBb3SBMMXB

Creative Sound Blaster X7 High-Resolution USB DAC 600 ohm Headphone Amplifier with Bluetooth Connectivity https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00Q3XLGLU/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_t0RIBb23BH4QC

u/trustinbacon · 3 pointsr/buildapcsales

For $30 you can turn it into a headset with the V-Moda BoomPro mic.

u/NChauvin · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

I second, Philips Shp9500 + a V-moda Boom Mic Pro (It's what i currently use and love it.)


https://www.amazon.com/V-MODA-BoomPro-Gaming-Headset-Headphone/dp/B00BJ17WKK

u/patlms · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

You can also buy a very nice pair of headphones and buy a standalone microphone that either attaches or plugs into your headphones

I use the v-moda myself personally because it plugs directly into the headphones (no extra wires) but I've also heard good things about the mod mic (attaches to headset, extra wire)

V-MODA BoomPro Gaming, VoIP Headset Headphone with Mic (Black) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BJ17WKK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_YgyKybPCAFXEN

Antlion Audio ModMic Attachable Boom Microphone - Noise Cancelling with Mute Switch https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00R98JVVU/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_yhyKybYFN6RE8

u/shadyinternets · 3 pointsr/headphones

whats the budget?

and any pair of headphones can be a headset. there are microphones that are specifically made for this, so you can just stick them on any headphones you like. then the mic is easily removable so you can take it off if you dont need it, then pop it back on when you do.

https://www.amazon.com/Antlion-Audio-Modular-Attachable-Microphone/dp/B01MCYRKY3

or this one, which needs headphones that have removable cords.

https://www.amazon.com/V-MODA-BoomPro-Microphone-Gaming-Communication/dp/B00BJ17WKK/ref=pd_lpo_vtph_23_bs_t_1?


i use philips fidelio x2 with the antlion modmic and it works great. theyre open back so they have a great soundstage. they do a great for positional audio.


u/shepx13 · 3 pointsr/xboxone

There's plenty of stereo sets that will take a boom mic as a plug in with zero modding. I use this one

https://www.amazon.com/V-MODA-BoomPro-Gaming-Headset-Headphone/dp/B00BJ17WKK

u/NagyAudio · 3 pointsr/buildapc

To add onto this: SHP 9500s are amazing for their price. They easily compete with $100-$150 headphones. I'd say they are well worth going over budget by $5 for.


The cable on them is removable and just a standard 3.5mm cable. HUGE plus here, mainly because the cable they come with is not great, but also because it allows the use of a VModa Boom Pro. So they would basically be a gaming headset with that attachment down the road.


If you can't splurge the extra money, opt for a Superlux HD668B for around $40.

u/theroarer · 3 pointsr/OverwatchUniversity

any headphones + vmoda boom pro = better than any of the gaming headsets on the market.

u/piperdaddy · 3 pointsr/bapcsalescanada

Been in the same situation, where I have a favorite pair of headphones but no mic. Ended up buying a desktop mic instead (the CAD Audio u37). For in-game chat, the audio picked up is nowhere near the same as a mic on a headset. You will see a lot of ambient noise being picked up by most (all?) such microphones. See if you can add a mic to your headset - it will be worth it.

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Seeing your post, I searched around for the mod-mic and ended up ordering the V-Moda Boom Pro, as my headphones have a 3.5mm input option.

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Hope this helps.

u/WhiteZero · 3 pointsr/headphones

I'm really considering this or the V-MODA BoomPro for my Fidelio X2's that I'm waiting on.

I'm thinking modmic would be better, since my Headphone output and mic input wouldn't be close to eachother.

EDIT: Yup, going with the ModMic mutless option. Hope it mounts properly to the grill on the X2's

u/RadiantSun · 3 pointsr/GlobalOffensive

> There is plenty of reason to buy a gaming headset.

No, there is precisely one reason to buy a gaming headset i.e. you don't want to deal with two cables.... in which case, you can buy a passthrough mic, which still has better quality than the Cloud2

> and way cheaper than buying a ton of high end shit for marginally better sound.

A) "A bunch" = buy 2 things instead of 1, and plug 1 into the other. Ok.

B)

  • HyperX Cloud2: $95

  • Passthrough mic + Monoprice 8323 = $55

    > If my mic breaks i just take it out and attach a new one.

    The problem is not with the external mic accessory, the problems arrive internally, as is wont to happen when you mic two things you shouldn't be mixing.
u/kompromat_komrade · 3 pointsr/oculus

These are good mics.

I use them for discord on PC and also use them on consoles and never had an issue. They work with any headphone that has a 3.5mm jack.

u/powersurge360 · 3 pointsr/xboxone

Don't get the S model. The S comes with a surround sound dongle that is worthless imo. It totally destroys the surround sound and, as this post alludes to, you can't use a USB sound card on xbox one anyways. The revolver is the same model but doesn't have the dongle and I think it's also missing a couple of plastic pieces meant to cut down on the metal reverberation.

However, for around the same price point, consider the HD 598 SR which is a much better headphone and also has a mic. Looks like the price is high atm but it comes down to around $130 if you don't mind waiting.

If you want a better headphone than the hyperx revolver but don't want to pay for/wait for the HD 598, the SHP9500s are a good set and you can combine em with a boom pro to get the microphone functionality. This will be better sound quality both in the mic and the headphones and will be about the same price as the revolver based on current amazon prices.

That's not to say the revolver is bad though. Note too that the two I recommended are less bass heavy and more focused on mids & treble so may be less 'fun'.

u/kare_kano · 3 pointsr/headphones

The V-Moda BoomPro is amazing. But you have to pick headphones with removable cable and a 3.5" jack that will fit it. Here's a list stolen from head-fi (the prices may vary depending on store and country):

(Tell me if you know more headphones compatible with it, I'll update the list.)

  • Skullcandy Aviator ($50-100, varies with color)
  • Monster DNA On Ear ($65), DNA Pro ($75)
  • Philips SHP9500 ($75)
  • Nuforce HP800 ($75)
  • M-Audio Q40 ($100)
  • Logitech UE6000 ($110)
  • Vmoda LP2 ($135), M-80 ($130), M-100 ($230), XS ($150)
  • Fostex T50rp MK3 ($160) (+Shure 1540 Pads [hpaec1540])
  • Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro ($170-190)
  • Philips Fidelio X1, X2 ($230)
  • NAD Viso HP50 ($250)
  • MrSpeakers Mad Dog (single ended version) ($300)
  • Focal Spirit Professional ($300-350)
  • Focal Spirit Classic ($400)
u/espike845 · 3 pointsr/headphones

The boompro is a mic that you can plug into the input on the headphones. Similar to a modmic, but shares its cable with the headphones for less tangleness.

Boom Pro

u/Kennyjive · 3 pointsr/xboxone

The best gaming headphones are these with this.

u/El__Mencho · 2 pointsr/modernwarfare

Yo I use the M3's as well but I also attach this external microphone https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BJ17WKK/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I've been told its clear as day and have been using it for over a year now with no problems. Fits perfect into the M3's.

u/NicoC72 · 2 pointsr/buildapc

The Philips SHP-9500's and V-Moda BoomPro. Stupidly good combo for the price. The headphones have massive cups and are super comfortable, though they are open so you better be okay with sound leakage. The mic is great and is super convenient, it will pair with any headphone that has a standard 3.5mm removable cable.

u/rehpotsirhc123 · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

I'm sure it will work fine, and it has a built in mic so you wouldn't need a headset. If you wanted to turn those senn 568s into a headset you can get this:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BJ17WKK

u/Tjoala · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace
  • Philips SHP9500S - $56.99 - Video Review


  • V-MODA BoomPro - $29.00 - Video Review

    I can assure you, this is what you want. You'll do a bunch of research, watch a bunch of videos and read forum posts, compare various headphones and continually question if all of the reviews on the Philips are telling the true story about how great they are, and the answer is Yes. They are amazing, and the best sounding open-back headphones under $200 you can get new. Open back is generally what you want, as it sounds more natural, allows you to hear outside noise such as if someone is trying to talk to you, and let's you hear yourself talking so you don't do the "deaf-man's yell" where you're talking too loudly into your Mic.


    Note - there is no difference between the SHP9500 and the SHP9500S, other than a shorter cable and no gold surround on the audio jack. That's it. Everything else, including the drivers, are the same. Save $25 and get the (S) version. They are also low impedance (Ohms) so anything can run them at whatever volume you want, no amp needed. They do great on anything from PC to Smart phone to XBox One controller. The whole "sweat-magnet" thing from the review I linked js only if you're outdoors in the heat, kinda-thing. Nothing to worry about indoors.
u/TheBalm · 2 pointsr/pcgaming

I had the Sennheiser 4.40BT, quite similar to the 4.50BTNC. I loved everything about them except for a weird background humming noise when they were connected via Bluetooth, when I connected via a 3.5mm cable they sounded fine. The humming wasn’t too loud, music would cover it up, but I would usually hear it when gaming, listening to podcasts/audiobooks or even when they weren’t playing any sound.

After my replacement pair had the same problem Sennheiser gave me an upgrade to the PXC 550. No humming, I love them and the active noise canceling is something I never knew I wanted. Just my two cents about Sennheiser headphones.

I hate wires, that’s why I went with Bluetooth, but I‘ve had my share of connection issues. If you’re willing to pay the premium for Bluetooth I say go for it, but be prepared to plug them in via a 3.5mm cable sometimes. Wireless headphones advertised as a “gaming headset” won’t use Bluetooth because you can’t send stereo sound and a mic simultaneously over it. I’m sure they’d have better connectivity over their proprietary wireless connection.

The reason I went with Sennheiser over a gaming headset was that I wanted my money going towards comfort, sound quality and build quality instead of gaming features I wasn’t going to use and marketing. Since I use them for non-gaming stuff all the time this makes the most sense for me. I use a V-Moda boom mic when I game. Wired with a mic, when gaming with a mic, wireless for everything else it works well for me.

Let me know if you have any questions. I spent a lot of time figuring out how to use wireless headphones from a audiophile brand for gaming.

u/Cjo1992 · 2 pointsr/xboxone

Do you have a pair of headphones you use for music? I had a set dedicated for gaming and some nice headphones for music. I just bought this boom mic attachment for my music ones and use them as my gaming headset now. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BJ17WKK/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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It works perfectly and the game audio sounds way better than the headset that was dedicated for gaming.

u/Protoculture_11 · 2 pointsr/headphones

hyperx cloud is the budget option.

mmx300 is the expensive all in one solution.

BeyerDynamic Custom One Pro with mic mod is an option, but thats close to mmx300 pricing territory.

Others are to get standalone headset and separate cardioid mic. I am not a fan of the modmic quality. Try get a nice lavalier mic for cheap.

your m50 has a detachable cable, so you could just try the custom one pro mic cable which turns your current headphone into a headset. Find a good price on amazon or ebay.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00BJ17WKK/ref=s9_simh_gw_p23_d0_i1?pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_s=center-3&pf_rd_r=0YRMQKRFMHDC9WSHTTRA&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=455333147&pf_rd_i=468294

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00DHBVUCQ/ref=s9_simh_gw_p23_d0_i4?pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=0YRMQKRFMHDC9WSHTTRA&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=455344027&pf_rd_i=468294

u/Districtopia · 2 pointsr/xboxone

Okay, I could have sworn I had done this before (on accident) but after reading the comment from Mechanickingpin above I did a bit more research and the official Xbox Website says you actually can't do this.

>Can I have chat audio through my Kinect as well as my headset? No, when a headset is detected, the console assumes that you want that audio to be private and automatically turns off Kinect chat audio.

My apologies! Like I said, I would have swore I had done it before. Memory was incorrect, I guess.

But, is there a specific reason you want to use the Kinect as your mic, though? What kind of headphones are you using? If they are something more than earbuds, you may be able to just attach a mic to them. I did this with my Beats headphones. Here's the mic I bought on Amazon.

Edit: formatting

u/kjwilk91 · 2 pointsr/xboxone

Can I ask why you're waiting for E3 before deciding on a headset? Especially when it sounds like you game on PC and Xbox. In my opinion, headset technology isn't making huge leaps in technology in monthly (or even annually, IMO again) increments. So what's on the market now isn't going to be outdated anytime soon. Best bang for your buck is getting a pair of quality headphones and either a compatible mic or a mod mic. Of course you would most likely need a Y splitter for the Xbox one but those are cheap and going this route means you aren't paying nearly as much for the company name that's stamped on the headset.

Here's my setup:

VMODA Crossfade LPs

VMODA Boom Mic

VMODA XL Ear Pads

After linking all that stuff, I noticed the price on all three of those items actually went up from when I purchased them around a year ago. Headset was $125, Mic and XL Ear Pads were $20 each.

u/ljonka · 2 pointsr/headphones

I'd recommend the ATH-AR3BTBK Bluetooth headphones and the vmoda mic.

Since you said euro my guess was you're from germany.

u/nealpolitan · 2 pointsr/CruciblePlaybook

I use some nice philips open back head phones and modular VModa boom mic (it's attached to a 3.5 mm cord - you plug one end into the phones and the other end into your controller). Whole setup was less $100 shipped from Amazon. You do need a 3.5mm jack on your controller or else you'll need an adapter (newer XB1 controllers and Elite controllers have this). Not sure about PS4.

Amazon links below (the phones are actually discontinued but there is a lot out there - the price fluctuates wildly - they usually will hit $60-$65 every couple of weeks):


https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BJ17WKK/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00ENMK1DW/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

u/erickazo · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Currently using these headphones + This mic and i have no complaints

u/rmw156 · 2 pointsr/headphones

You could get the Philips X1s. It's an open back with really nice low end which I usually prefer for playing siege. I also mention the X1s because they have a detachable cable. Then you can use the V-Moda Boom Pro as your mic solution. Plus, they just look good and a high quality build.

Total Cost: $423 CAD including shipping.
Edit: links didnt work.

u/OffhandOnion · 2 pointsr/Zeos

Thanks for all this information, /u/zeospantera! I've been reading a lot of your various lists, guides, and reviews (along with plenty of Head-Fi's) because I'm looking into some changes to my audio setup.

I have 2 questions if you have the time to help me answer them.

  1. Suppose I have the setup show here in the wiring diagram linked above. Where do I plug in my headphones? In actuality, I'm missing the sub and the dac. It goes straight from my motherboard's 3.5mm out to the amp's rca input.

  2. I'm looking for new open backed headphones for under $200 that I'll use for gaming, music, and movies. I have these Monoprice headphones with their replacement pads and I use this V-Moda attachable boom mic. So far I'm skipped most headphones because I haven't found any with a single, nonproprietary, detachable 3.5mm cable. Plenty have two cables (XPT100), a proprietary jack (ATH-m50x), non-removable cables (BD DT-770), or they just use the wrong connector (Senn 598, AKG Q702). What I'm wondering is if I should ditch the mic I'm using right now altogether, but what should I use for a mic instead? You suggest the HiFiMan 300 with a mod mic, is that still a solid option? How does that fit in with however I wire the speakers (and now mic!) from my first question?
u/quik28 · 2 pointsr/headphones

I looked at these and you're right, it seems like they fit my sound and comfort preferences but one major problem is that they don't have a removable cord. I was planning on buying one of the V-Moda Boompro mics to attach so that I could use these headphones as a gaming headset too.

Is the X1 or the X2 comparable to the DT 990 sound and comfort wise?

u/gstrand99 · 2 pointsr/HeadphoneAdvice

Get these https://www.google.com/amp/s/m.newegg.com/amp/products/N82E16826138190 with this V-MODA BoomPro Microphone for Gaming & Communication - Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BJ17WKK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_2AeQCbEAA8BZF will blow all those gaming headphones out of the water

u/adm96 · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

If you're looking for a headphone that you're primarily going to use to game with, I suggest looking into open-back headphones.

Assuming you DO need a mic:

Philips SHP9500 + V-Moda BoomPro

Assuming you DON'T need a mic:

Audio Technica ATH-AD700X

Though these are above your price range, do keep an eye on them. Black Friday is near, so a few are bound to drop around the 100$ range.

Sennheiser HD558

Sennheiser HD598

Keep in mind that if you can always attach a ModMic to virtually any headphone you buy. So if you decide to not go with the SHP9500, this could be your next investment.

u/materix01 · 2 pointsr/headphones

No microphonic issues. Yetis are nice but expensive and also pick up my keyboard noise.

Pick up the VModa Boom Pro if you want the X2 and a mic. These plug directly in and have great mic and cable quality and VModa has some of the best customer service in the industry.

u/ChuckMauriceFacts · 2 pointsr/france

Regarde aussi :

  • les casques de cette liste (compatibles avec ce micro). Actuellement j'ai le Philips Fidelio X2 + le micro en question, ça marche pas mal.

  • les gammes non gaming de Sennheiser (HHD598 HD558 HD518...) et d'Audio-Technica (ATH-M50x ATH-M40x ATH-M70x) qui sont compatibles avec ce micro
u/lundyy · 2 pointsr/xboxone

Currently using a pair of sennheiser hd558s and attached a vmoda boom pro to it

I've gone through the turtle beach XO 4, astro a40 tr and a50, hyperx cloud 2, and hyperx revolver -- none of them compared to finally getting a good pair of headphones and attaching a mic to it.

u/arsa37 · 2 pointsr/headphones

Hifiman Edition S - 150$

B&O H6 Gen 2 - 250$

get this mic for gaming V-Moda BoomPro - 30$

the sennheiser 598 is also another option

u/Atemu12 · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

>https://www.amazon.com/Philips-SHP9500-Precision-Over-ear-Headphones/dp/B00ENMK1DW/
and
>https://www.amazon.com/V-MODA-BoomPro-Gaming-Headset-Headphone/dp/B00BJ17WKK/

>best headset combo for under 100. period. you're welcome.

>L.E. saw this after I posted. Exact thing @decked_out said.

FTFY, it'll get removed by the mods if you keep the ref links and that'd suck because this is probably the best advice in the entire thread.

u/SilverSix311 · 2 pointsr/pcgamingtechsupport

I recommend getting some Studio Over Ear Headphones, and getting a Mod Mic or Desk Mic to go along with it. I bought an Antlion ModMic for the wife, and it works great. Sounds great as well compared to all the shitty gaming headset mics. My setup is a Razer Seiren Pro that I got on a banging deal almost $100 cheaper than typical pricing :). I have a mic stand that sits right above my monitors. It does pick up echoes if I have my speakers turned up too loud, but it's not too bad. I use voice meeter banana to route all my audio to 2 separate audio devices so I can just mute my speakers and put headphones on.

 

Recommendations:
Desk Mic: Blue Yeti - ~$120, Blue Snowball ~$50
Mod Mic: Antlion ModMic ~$60, V Moda BoomPro ~$30 (V Moda Mic wont work on all headphones)
Headphones: r/Headphones | Read about headphones.

 

They come down to preference for the user typically. I have M-Audio Q40's with Beyerdynamic's EDT 770 V Replacement Pads. You probably won't be able to find any Q40's online, but I bought mine back in 2010 and I still use them today. I've replaced the audio cable probably 10+ times now. They are built to endure, and they are not that comfortable with the stock pads. Put the EDT 770 V pads on and feels like a cloud. I personally also have a desk headphone amp to get clearer/crisper sound.
As I said, this all comes down to preference. You need to research specific items you are interested in. Try to find reviews on reddit or forums. I wouldn't follow "reviews" that are articles on web pages. Half of those are BS and are generally favored towards the provider of the equipment unfortunately.
Typical google searches would be:
M-Audio Q40 headfi
Blue Yeti Pro reddit
Blue Yeti Pro Issues reddit
mod mic reddit

 

Good luck on your ventures! Let me know if you have any other questions.

PS - If you have a mechanical keyboard, invest in o-rings/pads to help with the clickiness, or if you don't have a mechanical keyboard and you are looking for one, get silent keys. I forget the actual switch types names.

u/chouetteonair · 2 pointsr/buildapc

Surprise. SHP9500 + this and you've got the budget audiophile headset.

u/Monkey_Priest · 2 pointsr/buildapc

Phillips SHP9500S get really good reviews for the price. I just bought a pair that should arrive tomorrow. Combine them with a V-MODA BoomPro and you have solid headphone and mic for under $90.

u/Kerry56 · 2 pointsr/headphones

Lets try a less expensive route and actually include a mic this time.

Philips Fidelio X2 No amp necessary. £187.00

If you just want to include a DAC/amp: Fiio E10k £61.90

V Moda Boompro mic £25.00

£273.90

u/TIFUbyResponding · 2 pointsr/buildapc

Keyboards: Ducky, KBParadise, Filco, etc. Browse around here:

https://mechanicalkeyboards.com/shop/index.php?l=product_list&c=110

You really want to stick to Cherry or Gateron switches, but if you don't know how the different switches feel, buy a $10 tester FIRST. I tried Cherry browns, wasn't a fan. Went with Gateron Blues and loved them, will probably go Gateron Clears next.

For cheap keycaps, look for PBT doubleshot caps on Ebay by a company names Tai Hao. You can get good sets for $10-50.

Mice: I really like the Logitech G703, you an shut the RGB off (I did), but a wireless mouse with a constant wireless charging solution is awesome.

Headset: Try these paired with this. Highly recommended combo, and much better quality than an actual gaming headset.

u/onebit · 2 pointsr/OutreachHPG

Instead of a ModMic I use a V-MODA BoomPro ($29 mic with 3.5mm passthrough jack that plugs into headphones) attached to Philips SHP9500 headphones ($89; sound good and are very comfortable). Previously I used a Monoprice 108323 clone ($28; sound ok, but were tight on my head), which is a cheaper alternative. There's also official V-MODA headphones, but they are super expensive.

Unfortunately, some headphones that have a 3.5mm jack, such as Sennheiser, have a locking mechanism that prevent the BoomPro from connecting. There are guides on how to mod them to make it work, but I wasn't brave enough to try.

The advantage of this setup is that the mic is decoupled from the headphones, so if either one breaks it can be replaced. Also the mic can be disconnected to listen to music on a trip. With a traditional gaming headset if either one breaks you have to replace the whole headset. It also allows you to have high quality headphones if desired. Gaming headsets sound OK, but sometimes compromises are made to bring down price. Maybe only audiophiles care, though.

u/vincentrm · 2 pointsr/xboxone

I actually have a combination of stuff. I didn't like that a lot of headsets are meant for gaming only, when I already have a nice pair of headphones for music. In total it will run between $135 and $155 but will give you a nice pair of music headphones as well.

Headphones: V-Moda Crossfade LPs for $99.99 which can often be found in Amazon Gold Box for $80


Vmoda Boom Mic Adapter - $29.98


Xbox One Stereo Headset Adapter - $24.99

u/ggKevin · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Philips SHP9500 + V-Moda BoomPro

Edit: They're an open-back design, so beware if you plan on using these around other people. Here's a review on Head-Fi.

u/DirtyPoul · 2 pointsr/headphones

Well said. Although there are quite a few high end users who seek better sound with something like a Sennheiser One/Zero. I'm sure many of those would be better off with some $200 headphones and a $50 mic as well as a $50 dac/amp. It was more meant for those type of people, although you can also get good sound on a budget with something like Audio Technica AUD ATHAD500X with a V-MODA BoomPro for a total of about $100. Still more than the budget $50 headset, but if you're rocking a GTX 1080, you might as well go for better sound as well for a better overall experience.

And that's where you guys come in. I know nothing about good audio, but I have recently started following this sub. When I saw that post, I immediately thought that this is r/headphones material. I may well have been wrong though :)

u/drDroww · 2 pointsr/diyaudio

Well yes and no. (I understand that does not answer any of your questions)

The two leads (wires) coming off the mic are (+) and (-). If you want to make the mic work on its own you will need to get a jack that has T/S (Tip and Sleeve) and solder the (+) to the tip and the (-) to the sleeve. Then you will have to attach the mic to the Sennheisers, which may or may not last. This is a lot of work and the cost of the jack alone is probably more than a new mic that already has means to clip on to the cable of your headphones.

I personally would recommend the Zalman ZM-1 as a replacement. It will look and probably sound better.

(http://www.amazon.com/Zalman-Zm-Mic1-Sensitivity-Headphone-Microphone/dp/B00029MTMQ)


If you want an upgrade to the mic I'd recommend the V-MODA BoomPro Gaming.

(http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BJ17WKK/)


And if you really want to drop some cash on Microphones and interfaces check out /r/audioengineering and depending on your needs /r/livesound. ~$200 can get you pro-sumer levels of audio (SM58/AT2020 + Interface)

u/AlwaysAscending · 2 pointsr/buildapcsales

If you are looking for a mic to go with the superlux I highly recommend this product. Only issue I have is when it rubs on my neckbeard.

http://www.amazon.com/V-MODA-BoomPro-Gaming-Headset-Headphone/dp/B00BJ17WKK

u/osfrid · 2 pointsr/buildapc

Hello,

Assuming most of "gaming" headsets aren't very good, in overall, I recommand you to buy a good value "music" headset and a mod-mic.

 

Like this:

  • Philips SHP9500. It costs less than $80 and uses a standard 3.5mm - 3.5mm cable, that almost nobody else does - which means it is fully compatible with the VMODA Boom Pro ($30): a mic attachment for headphones that receive a 3.5mm cable. Total $100.

     

    Also, if you are hearing random buzz and unbalanced/compressed/distorted/muffled output, it's most probably due to interference around the motherboard, which can be alleviated by using a DAC, like the Q1 for example.

    Have a nice day :)
u/Dr_Pointblank · 2 pointsr/GlobalOffensive

I mean yeah I had a pair of Sennheisers a long time ago. But you don't need to spend that much money on a good pair of headphones or a headset. By the way Headphones + Microphone > Headset. I would recommend the Philips SHP9500s and the V-Moda BoomPro Mic

u/sbauer318 · 2 pointsr/xboxone

I'm not entirely sure which mics are okay to use, but at the very least you could use an attachable mic and hook it up to your regular headphones.

V-MODA BoomPro Gaming, VoIP Headset Headphone with Mic (Black) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BJ17WKK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_pd0hybKNHW364

u/AzusMobo · 2 pointsr/BudgetAudiophile

mod mic is a pretty good standard for headsets. Also if you have a 3.5mm jack, check these out.

u/Vercify · 2 pointsr/xboxone

For starters, check out this guide on Head-Fi, here. An unbiased and renowned headphone reviewer does a breakdown of a TON of headsets (some gaming specific, others not) and gives the pros and cons of each. Comfort, quality, competitiveness... its all reviewed in-depth.

I would avoid Turtle Beaches in general. The Stealth 500x in particular does not have the sound quality to justify their price tag by any means. The wireless Astro A50s sound better in almost every way, and even those should still have better sound quality at that price point. Go look at the Amazon reviews for the 500x, the top rated reviews are all 3-stars and highlight their issues quite well.

If you are set on wireless, go with the Astro A50s. I almost bought them myself last weekend but decided to go a different route (mentioned below). The only wire on the A50s is from the controller to the headset. The Turtle Beach eliminates that wire (they have special rights to be the only "true" wireless headset on Xbox One) but you lose out on tons of sound quality and are basically paying for a brand name. While both headsets should have better quality for the price, the Astros are definitely better than the Turtle Beaches in terms of sound quality and overall construction (as well as aesthetics, IMO).

If you aren't set on wireless there are a lot of better options available to you. You get the best sound quality and bang for your buck by purchasing hi-fi headphones (not gaming specific) such as the Philips Fidelio X1s or Sennheiser HD598s and hooking them up to a surround sound amplifier (Astro Mixamp, Triton Amp, etc.). The quality you get from headphones like these will surpass anything Turtle Beaches or Astros can put out - the only downside is you have some wires and that you have to get a microphone and the adapter to chat, but there easy solutions for that!

u/clee290 · 2 pointsr/headphones

I actually modded my HD598's today to remove the twist lock mechanism. You can then use an adapter like this with the V-MODA BoomPro Mic.

Edit: And here's how to mod them, if you're interested in doing it too:
http://www.head-fi.org/t/541039/sennheiser-hd-598-impressions-thread/2700#post_9752345

u/lostrock · 2 pointsr/xboxone

I was gifted some Beats Solo 2s for Christmas, unexpectedly. I'd like to use them for chat and game sounds.

If I've researched correctly, it sounds like I need to buy the Stereo Adapter from Microsoft, and then a CTIA-to-OMTP adapter. Can anybody correct me if I'm wrong?

I would just buy the V-Moda BoomPro, but I've got a $40 Newegg gift card to use and they don't sell those.

u/SlayerGM · 2 pointsr/buildapc

Oh damn yeah it doesn't ship to the U.S. I might just get this BoomPro then https://www.amazon.com/V-MODA-BoomPro-Gaming-Headset-Headphone/dp/B00BJ17WKK

u/good_one_dickhead · 2 pointsr/PS4

Audio Technica ATH-M40X or ATH-M50X. These are regular headphones, but the cable is replaceable so if you buy attachments like this or this you have a pair of headphones that will blow most headsets out of the water.

u/Evanjelos · 2 pointsr/reddeadredemption

You will not regret the pro, that’s for sure!

So I also wanted a new headset a few months back and did like 7 straight hours of research rather than study for exams. What I ended up getting was a headphone/mic combo I do not regret!

u/dragonfly224 · 2 pointsr/buildapcsales

Typically avoid anything that says gaming. I've got a pair of Monoprice DJ Pro headphones paired with a Vmoda Boom Pro mic that treats me really well whenever I'm away from my home setup (which is a LOT more expensive and not great for travel). I would recomend that combo if you want to keep it cheap but still high quality.

u/zilfondel · 2 pointsr/arma

I bought V Moda boom mic and a really great midrange Philips headphones. Best headset I've ever had.

I can also replace either one if one of them breaks. And the cable detaches so if that goes... the system is modular.

It also looks professional and not like a cringey gamer's gear.

https://www.amazon.com/V-MODA-BoomPro-Microphone-Gaming-Communication/dp/B00BJ17WKK

u/unforgiven1189 · 2 pointsr/PS4

There are absolutely some decent gaming headphones out there, but almost all of them sacrifice something in order to keep the price point at bay and to pay for the Dolby and DTS licenses. In my experience, you're almost always better off grabbing a pair of decent headphones and adding a mic to them.

My setup is a pair of Philips SHP9500S with the V-Moda BoomPro mic. Unfortunately, these amazing headphones were discontinued recently, but they were $50 cans that beat out many $200. These are open-back headphones though, which means that you will be able to hear some of your environment around you, but the benefit is that the way sound escapes creates a much wider sound where it sometimes sounds like things are happening across the room. Can be very beneficial for hearing precise movements.

If you live in a noisy environment, then maybe the Audio-Technica M40x are more up your alley. These are regarded as some of the best headphones ever made, used by professionals around the world, and what's even more nuts is that they can often be had for less than $100. Sometimes under $80 if you're willing to be patient.

Both of these headphones also have detachable cables so if they ever short out, all you have to do is change the wire and they're good to go. The BoomPro mic also plugs right into the jack at the bottom of the speaker, so the headphones basically turn into a gaming headset, just with none of the gimmicks and non-sense. Just good, balanced/neutral audio.

Just make sure that whatever you buy, whether gaming audio or actual headphones, you're not paying for fancy tech, licenses, and gimmicks that you may not even find to sound good.

u/rtm416 · 2 pointsr/HeadphoneAdvice

Hey OP, I can recommend These Headphones with This Mic. This is a great setup for right under your price tag, I think you'd be quite happy. Any questions let me know.

u/Trazac · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

If you don't mind coming just over your budget, These headphones are about the best money can buy (at least for the price point, you'd be hard pressed to find better even at twice the cost.) They are very easily paired with this microphone that just plugs into the headphones. Of course it's very expensive, but it's basically the best combo for this much money.

If that's too much (and I like to stay cheap too), you can always pair the microphone with these Superlux headphones which I own and love, but you have to replace the pads. These are the pads I suggest. I have some HM5 pads on mine and they're awesome but oh man do they not fit well. The Hifiman pads should fit near perfectly. You need a female to female 1/8" adapter to use the V-moda microphone, but it'll work. If you want to cheap out on the microphone, get any lav mic you can find (some only cost a few dollars) and clip it to the headphone cable.

u/The_Roptor · 2 pointsr/halo

>skull candy hesh2

Get a Vmoda BoomPro Mic for $27 to use instead of the included cable and then your mic will sound a lot better, works great on Xbox, PC, and Androids if the earcup 3.5 mm connecter fits in

u/zettel12 · 2 pointsr/PS4

Only the original PS4 headsets work with bluetooth.

for the headphones you purchased I would recommend:

u/BennyBlades44 · 2 pointsr/gaming

Since you can use any headphones with the mixamp you have soooooo many options!! Whats your budget usd? You can get a vmoda boompro mic and use almost any headphones!! You can get some ath700x for like 100 dollars and get the boompro for 30 and have a much cheaper version of the one you mentioned earlier. Also here is a hhhuugge guide reviewing tons of headphones for gaming. The boompro mic plugs right into most of these.

mad lust envy headset guide


vmoda boompro

u/IsaacM42 · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Nay, get a pair of Philips SNHP9500s and a VMODA Boom Pro MIC and you'll have better sound than any headset short of the Sennheiser Game Ones.

u/LEntless · 2 pointsr/headphones

Gonna make this short.
If you were looking at open headphones, order this:

http://www.amazon.com/Philips-SHP9500-Precision-Over-ear-Headphones/dp/B00ENMK1DW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1457925937&sr=8-1&keywords=shp9500

AND


http://www.amazon.com/V-MODA-BoomPro-Gaming-Headset-Headphone/dp/B00BJ17WKK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1457925954&sr=8-1&keywords=vmoda+boompro

Better than that headset/ath-adg1.

Edit- the audiotechnica pads used on the ad series/ath ag1 are not that great. They are more on ear, as they are fully round, not ear-shaped; they also seem to collect dirt fast.

u/leftturney · 2 pointsr/xboxone

The 3.5mm jack detaches from the headphones, right? You could just get a Vmoda boom pro. This would just replace the entire cable and add a mic. I have one, it is a pretty good mic.

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https://www.amazon.com/V-MODA-BoomPro-Microphone-Gaming-Communication/dp/B00BJ17WKK/ref=sr_1_3?crid=3K7U6NG6G1ZQH

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u/Togod5 · 2 pointsr/HeadphoneAdvice

Open back headphones have an open earcup behind the driver, meaning you will hear much more background noise while using them but generally sound more "natural".

For gaming, people usually prefer closed backs, in which case i'd reccomend the monoprice retros with pads that are actaully comfortable. If you're looking for something with a microphone you can pick up a little lav mic or go with the V-moda boompro. The boompro requires your headphone to have a detachable cable but its only one cable which is nice.

In my experience he most popular heaphones for the boompro are the Philliips shp9500 for open back and the ATH M40x for closed.

I own everything but the M40s but i hear they're great for gaming.

u/TheBeardedMann · 2 pointsr/xboxone

Any headphones will work wired. All will work with a ModMic. Now it's just finding the right set. Personally, I'm thinking about getting the Philips X2HR Fidelio with the V-MODA BoomPro Microphone.

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Don't just run out and buy an expensive set of headphones. Some will require an amp to drive them properly. Do some research.

u/jgapple15 · 2 pointsr/headphones

You'd probably be better off with these two.

V-MODA BoomPro

Philips SHP9500s

u/lightyoruichi · 2 pointsr/PS4

Commented on another thread earlier. I've spent few weeks researching and getting help from /r/headset and /r/gaming_headsets. Best option for comfortablity, price and quality is getting a Philips SHP9500, which has a detachable cable on, and plugging in the V-Moda Boom Pro mic. Dude, i'm telling you man, it's sanely awesome.

Edit: Links for Amazon
https://www.amazon.com/Philips-SHP9500-Precision-Over-ear-Headphones/dp/B00ENMK1DW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1517504314&sr=8-1&keywords=shp9500

https://www.amazon.com/V-MODA-BoomPro-Microphone-Gaming-Communication/dp/B00BJ17WKK/ref=pd_sim_23_1?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B00BJ17WKK&pd_rd_r=XF9V00XF5QQRS2WA0GBX&pd_rd_w=fhq79&pd_rd_wg=Y7cu5&psc=1&refRID=XF9V00XF5QQRS2WA0GBX

u/VitricTyro · 2 pointsr/xboxone

>I have an xbox one s controller with the port on the bottom and the mic does not work in that port or even with the stereo adapter. The mic works if plugged straight into the controller or into the stereo adapter.

So which is it, does it work with the stereo adapter, or not?

But I'd look to get this:
https://www.amazon.com/V-MODA-BoomPro-Microphone-Gaming-Communication/dp/B00BJ17WKK/ref=sr_1_3?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1524623714&sr=1-3&keywords=Vmoda+boom+mic

u/Toksyn25 · 2 pointsr/gaming

Get This

and This

Better than any "Gaming Headset" you'll find.

I've had.

  • Hyper X Clouds 1/2

  • Steel Series Arctis 5/7

  • Astros A40/50

  • TurtleBeaches etc etc
u/cheesegoat · 2 pointsr/OverwatchUniversity

I use these - buy them and get a v-moda boompro to go with it. Thank me later.

u/Goosebeans · 2 pointsr/DestinyTheGame

I have the Gold Headset as others mentioned, which work great. But my favorite setup has to be my Philips Fidelio X1 (purchased at $200, they keep rising in price now) with the V-Moda BoomPro Mic.

Most comfortable setup I've ever had and they sound great. The unfortunate thing is the port on the DS4 doesn't seem to drive sound very well, which is why I tend to use the Golds. That and the active power provides slightly better noise isolation when it comes to the mic (on PS4, not necessarily PC).

u/Peejaye · 2 pointsr/AmazonTopRated

It's a solid mic, specially for those who have headphones that don't have a detachable cable.

However, if you have a pair of headphones with a 3.5mm jack on them, check out the Vmoda boompro, it's cheaper (29.99) and doesn't add an extra cable.

u/Halosfuntage · 2 pointsr/xboxone

Here I love this mic! I can use any pair of headphones I want, as long as it has a removable 3.5. Currently using it with my Sennheisers!

u/Majinferno · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

I recommend grabbing a pair of headphones with a removable cable. Headsets generally don't give decent sound quality for the price compared to headphones in their price range. I've personally had a bad experience with steelseries as well.

Here's a config I think may fit your needs

  • Headphones: Phillips SHP9500

  • Mic: V-moda boom

    I believe the Xbone controller has a 3.5mm jack.

    edit: Not sure what you mean as in simultaneously. You wan't sound coming in from both devices? Think V-moda's come with a Y splitter
u/Nimrodor · 2 pointsr/buildapc

The 598 has a removable cable. You could replace the cable with a Vmoda boompro.

u/nsxviper · 2 pointsr/DestinyTheGame

You have different options.

If your Beats has a removable headphone wire.
V-Moda BoomPro add-on Mic.

If your Beats doesn't have a removable headphone wire.

Antlion Mod Mic Unidirectional

Antlion Mod Mic Omnidirectional

If you want to use the Zalman or Antlion mic, you need to purchase a splitter.

Sennheiser Splitter

USB Headphone/Mic Adapter, requires USB extension cable

u/yorshsunei · 2 pointsr/gaming

I recently just purchased the v moda boom pro, I should get it within 2 weeks. Its a mic that attaches itself to any headset that takes a 3.5 mm cable. That way you can use some really good headphones built for audio experience while having a good mic, since most gaming headsets that try to include it all usually suck.

I'm new to the headphone game but I heard good things about the phillips shp9500. They aren't base heavy but people that got them for gaming stand by it.

u/Madshadow85 · 2 pointsr/buildapc

You need to decide if you want open or closed back. I prefer open back for gaming. I find them more comfortable because the breath.

I’d look at these:

Philips SHP9500 HiFi Precision Stereo Over-Ear Headphones (Black) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ENMK1DW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_CMBADb4MV5PBC

This mic just plugs right in and is also you cable:

V-MODA BoomPro Microphone for Gaming & Communication - Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BJ17WKK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_oNBADbW90ZHY1

And to round it out this dac/amp:

Syba Sonic USB 24 Bit 96 KHz DAC Digital to Analog Headphone Amplifier 2 Stage EQ Digital / Coaxial Output and RCA Output https://www.amazon.com/dp/B009WN7QT4/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_xOBADbE9EEVQF

This set will blow any astros away and their mixamp.

u/SkYrUaL125 · 2 pointsr/PS4Planetside2

I personally own a pair of V-MODA Crossfade M-100's with a BoomPro mic and the XL Ear cushions.

Put simply, they are absolutely amazing and would not go with anything else for gaming or music listening. Now, I'm not going to lie, it's very expensive for just a headset, but I'm an audiophile and want the very best out of my sound. If you want something that is amazing but won't kill your wallet, go for the Crossfade M-80's. Biggest bang for your buck.

As for audio quality, my old turtle beach headset couldn't even compare to these. Everything about them is just amazing. They are better than a pair of Beats and most "gaming" headsets. The 3D soundstage makes playing this game (or any game for that matter) an absolute joy with unparalleled audio quality. Wouldn't go for anything else for the price. I cannot stress how good these things are.

As for comfort level, they're pretty good, but you will definitely want the XL cushions. I can play up to 6 hours on end with only two adjustments on my head before my eyes are like "we're done here." Needless to say, they stay very comfortable for extended periods of time.

The BoomPro mic is nice, but not entirely necessary, because the in-line mic that comes with the cable works just fine.

TLDR: If you have the money, BUY THESE HEADPHONES!! And if you're broke go with the M-80's.

Edit: Spelling

u/ibzrg1570 · 2 pointsr/playstation

Because the going price for "good" headphones is way above $100. It may be a lot for you personally, and you wouldn't be wrong to believe that is a fair price for high quality, but the reality of it is that $100 is considered entry level by enthusiasts. When you consider that a headset is more complex than a headphone due to the addition of a microphone, mute switch, lighter weight for ergonomics, plus 7.1 surround sound marketing bullshit, etc., your $100 headset is probably closer to the equivalent of a $50 headphone, and I have never seen a headphone that retails at that price that I would call durable. As such, Sony and others can get away with turning you into a repeat buyer of their disposable headsets. You're really going to be better off getting good headphones and adding a mic.

The only headset that I've seen recommended by enthusiasts on /r/headphones is the Kingston HyperX Cloud series, mostly because it's just the Takstar Pro 80 with a microphone attached. I have never used either the HyperX Cloud or the Takstar, so I cannot vouch for its durability. Another cheap alternative is to buy a decent headphone that has a detachable cable that connects via 3.5mm TRS jack and get a $30 [V-Moda BoomPro] (http://www.amazon.com/V-MODA-BoomPro-Gaming-Headset-Headphone/dp/B00BJ17WKK) mic. I use the BoomPro with a pair of [Philips SHP9500] (http://www.amazon.com/Philips-SHP9500-Precision-Over-ear-Headphones/dp/B00ENMK1DW) headphones, another entry level headphone that occasionally goes on sale for $50-60 on NewEgg, I believe normal price is around $80-90. It doesn't fold for travel, so it never leaves my desk area, but it feels durable enough for the price; I don't see it falling apart under light use anytime soon. It's very light and has a \balanced sound that's great for music too, but it is open back, so sound will leak both ways - you'll hear everything around you and everyone around you will hear your headphones. Either the HyperX Cloud or SHP9500/BoomPro will set you back about $90.

u/illuxion · 2 pointsr/headphones

You can do better for the money. Do you need closed back for gaming? Open back typically give you a much better sound stage.

These cans + this mic Will destroy the hyper-wank clouds.

u/phreakrider · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Put SteelSeries on that list as well. Sound is dry as fuck even for a 120$ headset and can't even stand a test vs a 50$ sony headphones. I whent to /r/headphones and i found about the Philips SHP9500 and v-moda boom mic combo. 130$ for the combo and you will never look back again.

http://www.amazon.com/Philips-SHP9500-Precision-Over-ear-Headphones/dp/B00ENMK1DW

https://www.amazon.ca/V-MODA-BoomPro-Gaming-Headset-Headphone/dp/B00BJ17WKK

u/Synchross · 2 pointsr/PS4

If your headphones have a detachable cable the V-Moda BoomPro Mic is a pretty good choice.

http://www.amazon.com/V-MODA-BoomPro-Gaming-Headset-Headphone/dp/B00BJ17WKK


Edit: I should point out that this mic uses a 3.5mm jack, so if your headphones use a 2.5mm jack, it might require some extra work or an adapter to get it working.

u/juggymcnoobtube · 2 pointsr/BuildAPCSalesMeta

Qpad is another re-branding I believe.

There are also Sennheiser gaming headsets that are basically the 500 series with a mic attached which are supposed to be decent. A bit pricey maybe.

A lot of recommendations for regular headphones with a modmic or V-MODA BoomPro.

u/tjej · 2 pointsr/headphones

Hey buddy,

Yes, I tried them. We have a store here in Canadaland that allows you to buy something and return it within seven days.

They're very pretty, in terms of form factor. They ear cups are plush, and relatively soft. They sound alright, as far as these things go, with a relatively decent bass representation.

The software that comes with the Siberia is quite good. You can program fancy colours, the cable is flat and anti-tangle, and there's a little dock that you can control your audio in. A rotating piece on the cup allows you to change volume (one side) or mute your mic (other side). The mic is, again, alright, and hides well within the headset. Unlike the V2, it's long enough to not feel it brush against the corner of your mouth.

But, and this is a big, stinky butt, they're horrifyingly uncomfortable. I have a long horse head, but relatively small ears, and I felt like I could never get the headset on my ears properly. It pressed, it clipped, it pulled, and it was physically painful after not so long.

Siberia v2s aren't great in their own right. They have a tendency to break often, the cable cuts out, and the mic is worse than I am in bed. The Elite takes these problems and "fixes" them, giving you a pretty good looking headset at a relatively high price with decent software and ok sound and awful comfort.

But for the same price, you could get a standard, boring old Senn pc350 and be set for the rest of your life. Hell, you can get a boom mic for the v-moda and turn a normal pair of cans into a headset. Or if you're like me, get a lavalier mic and clip it to the wire.

I give most headsets/headphones a fair try, but I noped right out of these after about three days. I've found the Razer Kraken line to be a relatively good "gaming" headset per price, if it's any consolation.

Products mentioned in this write up:

Siberia Elite

Sennheiser PC 350

Siberia V2

Rode Lavalier

V-Moda Boom Mic

u/velvetpants0124 · 2 pointsr/xboxone

I’d say the First link would be your best bet. In the description it specifies Xbox one.
Good luck!
I’ve also used the VModa Boom mic in the past and it’s phenomenal.

[vModa](V-MODA BoomPro Gaming VOiP Headset Headphone Mic https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B00BJ17WKK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_06sbAbNR8EZRB)

u/derKetzer6 · 2 pointsr/audiophile

good bunch of bass and gaming is gonna make me recommend the V Moda M100s with their attachable mic. bit above the prices of the ones you listed, but these things are absolute bass cannons while also honestly sounding pretty damn good playing all types of music, very probably far better than any of the ones you listed. they're what I use for gaming and discord as well.

u/Summerie · 2 pointsr/buildapcsales

I have those headphones, and really like them. Is this the mic you're talking about?

https://www.amazon.com/V-MODA-BoomPro-Microphone-Gaming-Communication/dp/B00BJ17WKK

I need a mic to go with my headphones, and if this is recommended I'll order it now.

u/entendretimestwo · 2 pointsr/bapcsalescanada

Add the V-Moda BoomPro Mic and you've got yourself an awesome headset.

u/Rexorapter · 2 pointsr/headphones

Hmm since you want it for CSGO. You can't go wrong with fidelio X2s. I used to do https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BJ17WKK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_Uh6hAb6VYYT6Y which would replace the 3.5mm cable on the headphones. Basically turning the headphones into a headset. The mic is great and the headphones have a very large soundstage which is perfect for gaming. I'm very happy with my X2s, they pack a lot of lunch punch if you're into that aka bass. Let me know if you want more info on them or other recommendations.

u/Pesto_Enthusiast · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

I use the V-MODA BoomMic (Link) and have nothing but nice things to say about it. My headphones are the Philips SHP9500 (Link), BTW.

u/Terryfrankkratos2 · 2 pointsr/headphones

If your looking for good gaming headphones under $100 I recommend the Philips SHP9500's over the HD518's because you can add the Boom Pro and turn them into a headset.

u/vkgfx · 2 pointsr/headphones

If you want to buy a headset that is audiophile-on-a-budget approved, get this set of headphones for $16 and use this $30 mic. Bam, there's a $46 headset that sounds really good. If you want to get fancy and make it incredibly comfortable, toss these guys on for another $27-ish.

The KSC75 is also amazingly good for its price, and just in general.

u/mbsolo · 2 pointsr/PS4

If you already have a set of good headphones that sport a 3.5mm non-locking detachable cable, the V-MODA BoomPro is a great add-on option. The connector is fairly slim so it should hopefully work with the vast majority of detachable cable headphones, but make sure to do a little research through Google or Amazon reviews to be sure.

u/Not_enough_yuri · 2 pointsr/DestinyTheGame

The headphones and mic? The easiest way to do it is by using something like this to combine the signals from the mic and the headphones and plug it into either your PS4 controller or X1 chat adapter. In the case of headphones like the Philips X1 that use a 3.5mm input (you plug one of these into the headphones), you can use this, which automatically combines the audio output and mic input signal. Once again though, that doesn't really matter as of now. TL;DR: Use an adaper to combine the mic and headphone jacks and plug them into your controller, piece of cake. If you want more info, you can check out /r/headphones and ask some questions there. We're generally a nice community :)

u/ImMeltingNow · 2 pointsr/HeadphoneAdvice

Philips SHP9500 HiFi Precision Stereo Over-ear Headphones (Black) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ENMK1DW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_T25jDbZFCVWJF

V-MODA BoomPro Microphone for Gaming & Communication - Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BJ17WKK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_-25jDbQMB3E23


Both total to ~$110 not including tax in the USA.

u/Anergos · 2 pointsr/buildapc

>Another question will using open back cause any problems while hearing steps?

That's exactly why you get open cans, they have better soundstage.

The 700X are great for gaming because of the wide soundstage and because their weakness (not very bassy) works out in favour of that use. Plus they're just $100, in EU they go for $200+.. (if you're wondering why I suggested the HD 579 because I was expecting them to be more expensive).

As far as the mic is concerned, sure the blue is fine. I just wanted to provide you with a complete headset equivalent. Sadly the headphones don't have detachable cable, if they did you could use something like the v-moda which replaces the "audio" cable for "audio+mic" cable.

u/neo_styles · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

What about the ModMic?

Or this:

V-MODA BoomPro Microphone for Gaming & Communication - Black https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BJ17WKK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_KZoHAbX86Z5NT

u/dilbadil · 2 pointsr/consulting

I'm still a wired guy so I use a V-MODA BoomPro with my over-ear headphones. I usually use my computer as a softphone but I can plug it into my phone in a pinch. At home I have a condenser mic but that's obviously not portable.

u/EnsisTheSlayer · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

For the best possible headset for under $100, there's the Status CB-1 headphones: http://thestatusaudio.com/products/cb1 ($67 after 15% off for subscribing to newsletter)
paired with the V-MODA BoomPro mic: https://www.amazon.com/V-MODA-BoomPro-Gaming-Headset-Headphone/dp/B00BJ17WKK ($30) for $97 total. These as a headset will blow every sub $100 headset out of the water in terms of sound and comfort and audio positioning for games and music.

If you want the best value gaming headset for even less the HyperX Stinger ($49.99) is probably the next best option as long as you're not planning on listening to music. It's the most convenient option as long as you're just using it for games.

Surround sound is more of a gimmick for audio positioning in games as opposed to real headphones with soundstage (like the CB-1s), but if you really want it you can try Razer's 7.1 surround sound software: http://www.razerzone.com/surround

u/8thWonderUK · 2 pointsr/headphones

They are the best option for a high end gaming headset in my opinion because, 1. It doesn't require a dac/amp to power. 2. You can plug a v-moda mic straight in, which you can't do with Sennheiser, Behringer, Audio Technica. A lot cheaper and better audio than the ATH-ADG1X.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/BoomPro-Microphone-computer-Internet-telephony/dp/B00BJ17WKK/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1484281743&sr=8-2&keywords=v-moda

u/wishful_cynic · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

I recommend a pair of entry level headphones and a mic. I went through this research about a month ago. I bought these headphones and this mic and am extremely satisfied with both.

u/jce504 · 1 pointr/buildapcsales

For anyone looking to replace a headset with these, look into removing the locking ring on the left headphone and adding a 2.5mm to 3.5mm adapter (I used this one as the metal ones on eBay/Amazon seem to be crap) and picking up a V-Moda BoomPro mic.

I bought the the HD598's over PrimeDay, did all of the above and absolutely love them.

u/Azzmo · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

You can get a V-MODA BoomPro for half the cost. I recently purchased it and the mic quality is amazing. I only use that word when I mean it. I've got Sennheiser HD600s and plan to attach a small female dummy 3.5mm input to plug the mic into. Not quite as easy as the Modmic solution but worth saving money.

u/Krolslaw · 1 pointr/headphones

Easy enough question hopefully, I have this pair of headphones (Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro 250 ohm) I absolutely love for gaming but without a mic I cannot use these to talk to friends. What add on mics would anyone recommend for these? I am looking at these just wondering if there are better options, and I would be willing to spend more then these cost as well.

V-MODA BoomPro Gaming, VoIP Headset Headphone with Mic (Black)

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BJ17WKK/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=A17MC6HOH9AVE6&psc=1

u/balfan123 · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

The best Gaming headset isn't a Gaming headset at all.

VModa Crossfade LP2

VModa Boom Pro. If you really want a Gaming headset go for the HyperX Cloud II though.

u/Clear-Conscience · 1 pointr/headphones

Better off doing the foam mod, removing the locking mechanism, and getting this adapter and this mic

In all, the mods take 10 minutes to complete and the end result is literally the best gaming headset on the market.

u/nyteghost · 1 pointr/xboxone

The vmoda plugs in directly to my headphones with an audio out port. It's a 4pin connector. Like I said it's weird because mic monitoring works but people cant hear me.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00BJ17WKK/ref=pd_aw_fbt_23_img_2?ie=UTF8&refRID=1STPVW8NMAB4FEESBYVF

u/predator1584 · 1 pointr/xboxone

Yes, however I've heard great things about the V-MODA BoomPro Gaming mic, seriously worth a look, they usually sell out on Amazon so now is the time!

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BJ17WKK/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

u/arof · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

They're open back which isn't the best in shared spaces, but I've gone with the combo of Philips SHP9500 (which are on sale on Newegg all the time and were compared to 598s at their old price, let alone $60), a V-MODA mic that plugs directly into the audio jack on the headphones (there are probably cheaper options, those just came recommended), and a PCI-E sound card in the Xonar line due to custom drivers that give Dolby Headphone which I can't honestly do without anymore and passable 7.1.

It replicates the whole gaming headset experience, mic attached and all, and total cost was around a gaming headset, but the difference between using those and using something like Corsair's headset was absolute night and day on sound quality.

u/blasterdude8 · 1 pointr/headphones

Just picked up a pair Philips X2s, and just wanted some quick advice on getting a mic for gaming. I'm going to use them primarily for PS4 with a 2013 Astro a40 Mixamp, with the possibility of PC usage in the future. I'm thinking about picking this up: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BJ17WKK?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=ox_sc_act_title_1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

But I wanted to get your opinions first.

Thanks!

u/slipych · 1 pointr/joinsquad

Best mic for proper headphones with detachable 3,5 jack cable:
V-MODA BoomPro

u/Ripdog · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Basically all 'gaming headsets' are well known as being low quality (both build and sound) for their prices. You're basically paying for fancy logos. Grab a good general set of cans - I recommend the Audio-Technica ATH-M30, 40 or 50x depending on price range. Sennheiser is good too, but I'm not too familiar with models.

Then get a add-on mic. You can get one to clip on your shirt, magnetically attach on the side of your headphones, or inline as part of the cord. I got this: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BJ17WKK but it required a small modification to my ATH-M50x's before it could be used, and an adapter. The other mic types don't require that.

u/Mcstakk · 1 pointr/headphones

Hi,

I just purchased some Sennheiser HD598's, and I am wanting a microphone to accompany them.

I should mention now I live in Australia, and that makes shipping really expensive from USA sellers.

Due to my location i'm having trouble getting the Vmoda Boompro Mic that was recommended to me. (cheapest is $47 with 2 weeks postage)

Does anyone know of any good alternatives that I could purchase for a little less money? ($15 - $35 AUD)

Thankyou.

u/rymack10 · 1 pointr/headphones

Budget - Up to $150
Source - Xbox One, PS4, Laptop(music)
Requirements for Isolation - Using them at my desk at work
Will you be using these Headphones in Public? - Yes
Preferred Type of Headphone - Over Ear or On Ear
Preferred tonal balance - Overall balanced, slight more bass if possible.
Past headphones - Sync by 50 a while back.

I'm looking for a good pair of all around headphones for using with my xbox and ps4. I also, want to be able to use them to listen to music at my work desk. I prefer a removable cord so I can use this with them: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BJ17WKK/ref=s9_simh_gw_g23_i1_r?ie=UTF8&fpl=fresh&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=desktop-1&pf_rd_r=09HFRR1SEBTPYW67DS6D&pf_rd_t=36701&pf_rd_p=2079475242&pf_rd_i=desktop

So far, the only pair I have really considered is the Audio Technica ATH-M50x.

u/clashtom · 1 pointr/Headsets

2nd the shps, 7.1 in a headphone is redundant due to 2 drivers in a headphone. Even 7 drivers in each cup would have a messy sound signature. The Phillips are the standard bearer of open back headphones for gaming/music. These will last longer than a big name gaming headset. (Vmoda boom pro for the volume dial and mic) the vmoda even comes with male to 2 female trrs adapter for separating mic/audio for PC. $48-60 for shps, Newegg usually cheapest next to Amazon. $29 for vmoda
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00BJ17WKK/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1522727963&sr=8-1&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_FMwebp_QL65&keywords=vmoda+boompro+mic&dpPl=1&dpID=41WfbQw%2Bp8L&ref=plSrch

u/dpidcoe · 1 pointr/HeadphoneAdvice

I'm pretty new to all of this myself, but I was recommended getting a boompro microphone attachment with a set of nice headphones as a way to replace my aging steelseries headset. I hadn't even realized until today that you can get a separate mic attachment that isn't some janky thing that sits on the desk.

This particular one that I ordered adds in-line volume control, perhaps something like this would give you what you want while keeping the headset: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BJ17WKK/

u/gonzap50 · 1 pointr/hardwareswap

If the headphones you have or are going to get plug in via 3.5mm, I would get this. I just got one and I love it.

u/DanHasMoreLazers · 1 pointr/buildapcsales

The ModMic 4.0 has a better mic capsule that picks up less background noise (which may be an issue for some). See TekSyndicate's review of it, and reference the Boom Pro reviews mentionning background noise.

They are also a much more popular product, look at their YouTube exposure (specifically the 90 000 view LinusTechTip video) compared to the Boom Pros exposure.

u/GET_OUT_OF_MY_HEAD · 1 pointr/WhitePeopleTwitter

It comes with two cords, a standard long one for PC use and a shorter "cell phone style" one with a mic. You will need an adapter to connect the phone-style cord to your PC to use the mic. Or you can just get this.

(And no I don't work for V-Moda; I'm just a happy customer who has a particularly loud A/C unit in their gaming room.)

u/despercomm · 1 pointr/xboxone

Those headphones can use detachable cables, right? A regular four pole, in-line mic/headset such as this http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BJ17WKK/ref=ox_sc_sfl_title_10?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER should work for you. Same company and all. You will still need the stereo adapter for the controller.

u/AxeHacksAxe · 1 pointr/xboxone


https://m.newegg.com/products/N82E16826138190?Keyword=Philips%20SHP9500S

u/Ballfack · 1 pointr/Rainbow6

V-moda is a mod mic that turns your headphones into a headset, you plug the mic into your headphones via 3.5mm port and it splits into a mic and headphone jack. Here is the link so you have a better visual:https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BJ17WKK/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

u/MrZakGuy · 1 pointr/RedditDads

I'm a bit of an audiophile, so I actually use the Fidelio X1's with the V MODA BoomPro Microphone. There's no kill like overkill.

To be clear though, I didn't buy them specifically for this purpose. They are just currently my go-to pair of headphones for any use.

u/Tie28 · 1 pointr/audio

Well it's one cable that gets split into two (mic and headset). See this mic: https://www.amazon.ca/V-MODA-BoomPro-Gaming-Headset-Headphone/dp/B00BJ17WKK

Also see my edit above, is that what I need?

u/kubbiember · 1 pointr/headphones

"quality" is extremely subjective... like you could be like that guy who owns several hundred pairs of $$$$$ headphones and love a $200 pair for certain things more than a $5000 pair.

response to your other comment:


  1. Philips SHP9500S Currently, $55 on Newegg

  2. V-Moda Boom Pro PLUGS RIGHT INTO THE SHP9500S
u/SeanFrank · 1 pointr/pcgaming

I don't have advice for wireless, but if you do end up going wired you can use something like this to add a mic to a good set of cans.

V-MODA BoomPro

u/TheOneBlackMage · 1 pointr/headphones

So for separate, in your budget, maybe:

u/JARLORD · 1 pointr/BuyItForLife

A good pair of headphones with a detachable cable and THIS: http://www.amazon.com/V-MODA-BoomPro-Gaming-Headset-Headphone/dp/B00BJ17WKK/ref=sr_1_14?ie=UTF8&qid=1425882914&sr=8-14&keywords=mic+boom+inline
It's out of stock right now, but I have it with some Sennheiser headphones I had lying around. It's better than any other headset I've had. All of my "gaming" headsets have fallen apart. They're all overpriced junk.

u/OurEyesArentReal · 1 pointr/HotlineMiami

I bought one of these Zalman ZM-Mic1

I'm not really happy with it because it seems to pick up audio in the whole room but at the same time I always have to crank up my voice settings in game and in the windows sound settings because it doesn't pick up my voice unless the mic is right by my mouth. And it isn't by my mouth because it clips to the headphone cord. It's workable, but I regret buying it.

When this one breaks I'll probably go for something like this boom style mic. Maybe not that one in particular, but that style.

u/MerryMacattack · 1 pointr/GlobalOffensive

I don't even understand the point of getting headsets meant for gaming. They are so huge. I use these combined with this mic and it works perfectly. I will never go back to headsets meant for gaming. The quality on these is amazing, and it is very very good for every thing else you might need headphones for.

u/bdotx · 1 pointr/DestinyTheGame

I may be of some help. I was in the same position as you a couple months ago.

First you have to decide, wired or wireless.

Wireless: A lot people suggest the ps gold headset ($100). As a gaming headset, they're decent but from what I've read, the sound quality is not great. If all you do is plan to play games with it and you don't care all that much about sound quality then this may be your best wireless option. A better wireless option would be the Astro A50. Reviews seem to say that the sound quality on the A50 is pretty good but this comes at a much higher price ($300 new, $200 refurbished). SteelSeries also makes a good wireless option at the same price point of the Astro.

Wired: If you go on head-fi, everyone will say the best option would be to buy a decent dedicated full-size headphones(price here depends on budget), a separate mic, and something like this to connect to your controller. This is true but I didn't like this option. Having two cables going my controller to my head seemed like a bit of a hassle and I wanted as few wires as possible. I wanted a quality wireless setup, but I couldn't justify spending $300 for a setup I'd only use to game.

I did find the V-Moda boom pro which would replace the cord on their headphone's with an in-line boom mic thus eliminating one more wire. Paired it up with the V-Moda M80(You should be able to use it with anything form the vmoda line, but don't hold me to that, you should be able to find out yourself easily), which to my surprise got great reviews on head-fi. I bought them for around 80 on an amazon lightning deal. They're pretty good, especially considering the whole setup cost ~$100. Build quality is very high, sound quality is good, a little bass heavy IMO but that is perfect for gaming. I also wouldn't mind taking these out with me on the colder months as they're not too bulky. They also come with a pretty cool carrying case.

I'm very happy with this setup now and I think the next step up from here would be to get a wireless setup.

Hope this helps.

Source: I do have quite an extensive headphone collection so I do appreciate a good set of cans.