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Looking for a new headset

I'm in the market for a new headset. I recently purchased a Razer Kraken Pro refurb, which I initially loved, but have noticed it's not performing as it should and possibly has some loose wires contributing to mic issues. I'm looking to spend no more than ~$100. Love to hear some suggestions so I can get something before we start raiding in WoW.

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  • ardichokeardichoke Icrontian

    I have a pair of Plantronics Gamecom 377s which I really like (especially for the price).

    However, given your budget, you could step up to something a bit nicer like the Gamecom 780

  • AnnesAnnes Tripped Up by Libidos and Hubris Alexandria, VA Icrontian

    If your refurb headset was bought directly from Razer you should absolutely contact them for a replacement.

  • MyrmidonMyrmidon Baron von Puttenham California Icrontian

    @Teramona won a GX-Gaming Cavimanus like, three years or so ago (maybe just two) at Expo. They didn't work out of the box, but the company was SUPER responsive about the whole problem and replaced them immediately (despite not having a receipt or anything). They're still going strong. They're also really comfortable and and sound beautiful.

    (just make sure to order through icrontic's affiliate page!)

  • MAGICMAGIC Doot Doot Furniture City, Michigan Icrontian

    Easy, Logitech g930.

  • dark_archesdark_arches Icrontian

    @Annes said:
    If your refurb headset was bought directly from Razer you should absolutely contact them for a replacement.

    I ordered through Amazon, which I believe was technically fulfilled by Razer. At this point I don't even want the same one. I'd rather just return it.

  • mertesnmertesn I am Bobby Miller Yukon, OK Icrontian

    @ardichoke said:
    I have a pair of Plantronics Gamecom 377s which I really like (especially for the price).

    However, given your budget, you could step up to something a bit nicer like the Gamecom 780

    I'll second the Plantronics recommendation. I have an older set that was awesome until a cat chewed the cords. #notcatproof

  • ardichokeardichoke Icrontian

    @mertesn said:
    I'll second the Plantronics recommendation. I have an older set that was awesome until a cat chewed the cords. #notcatproof

    Million dollar idea: cat proof cables. Sadly, the R&D costs on this may wipe out any profits you make. Those evil little predators can destroy anything...

    mertesn
  • mertesnmertesn I am Bobby Miller Yukon, OK Icrontian

    @ardichoke said:
    Million dollar idea: cat proof cables. Sadly, the R&D costs on this may wipe out any profits you make. Those evil little predators can destroy anything...

    The solution is a cat repellent. What's the opposite of catnip?

  • mertesnmertesn I am Bobby Miller Yukon, OK Icrontian
    edited Nov 2014

    @Myrmidon said:
    I'm going to invent these, skip cat7 and cat8, and call them catNEINs.

    I have a lab for torture proof-of-concept testing.

    Hero
  • primesuspectprimesuspect Beepin n' Boopin Detroit, MI Icrontian

    It.... hurt me to click "lolz" on that

    RyanFodder
  • Creeperbane2Creeperbane2 Victorian Scoundrel Indianapolis, IN Icrontian

    I have a set of ihome (no relation to Apple as far as I know) cheapos, $20 from Barnes and Noble, cheap, no frills but they get the job done and last pretty good for $20 units.

  • SonorousSonorous F@H Fanatic Virginia Icrontian

    I'm not sure if this is still true, but I have sennheiser headphones that supposedly have kevlar in the cable. It's been run over thousands of times by my chair and I never have needed a replacement. Maybe they make something with a mic that also has these seemingly indestructible cables.

  • HeroHero formerly known as XGPHero Icrontian

    i would highly recommend PDP Afterglow Wireless Universal Headset, from personal experience. they sound great, are pretty easy to set up, and have a very good wireless range. i got them a couple years ago from bestbuy for $80 and although i lost all the cables and wireless transmitter to a move, i still use them for music via the 3.5mm jack in the headphones. 50mm drivers means the speakers really hit hard when you want them to.

    EDIT: the fact that i like to listen to dubstep LOUD and there is still no degradation in quality, is a testament to their durability

  • Cliff_ForsterCliff_Forster Icrontian
    edited Nov 2014
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