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ZlaP3X
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All In One Headset?

I am completely new to headsets, and Hi-Fi audio, but I am looking for a mid range nice quality headset that I can use to listen to music, play games, etc etc.

All while feeling very in tune with the sounds, I would like one to contain a Mic, and wireless ( I know you guys are just going to hate me...)

I was looking at the Logitech G930 headset, and was wondering on your guys thoughts on it, or if you knew a better one around that price range, I would really love to hear your opinions on this situation.

Thanks.

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You sing in the shower, don't you?

Just having a little fun here. I have no clue about phones that include mics. For listening only, I'm a big fan of Grado cans. They aren't just good for the money, they are damn good period. However, I can't wear any headphones for more than a couple of songs without ripping them off my head so make sure you find some that are nice and comfortable.

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What kind of device would you

What kind of device would you need high quality headphones and a mic? I am not aware of any use that would require such a combo. Unless it would be used in a production enviroment. Maybe you should go over to the Steve Hoffman forum where many professional recording engineer types hang out.

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Hate?

Hey dude, we are not haters here! You will be giving up a lot of sound to use one unit for both sound and mic. Have you considered getting some Grado headphones and a cheap, separate mic? Our concerns are that you will get drek for headphones if you buy a combo.

Trey

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same quest as OP here...

Lets get back to the original topic: headsets.  I also am shopping for a wireless headset.  As in, it must be wireless and have a microphone and put sound into my ears.   cheeky

Based on all that, what do you guys think?  Has anyone here tired some of these?  The G930 for example gets rave reviews for its audio quality; being compared to some grado s60 cans.  So now I turn here for some really experienced opinions.  

The G930 looks a bit too sharp, but I am leaning towards it because of the amateur reviewers who were left speechless from of it's audio quality.  What do the pros here think?  Thanks!

-Peter

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gaming headset

This is probably not the place to ask about wireless gaming headsets. The main direction here is about the quality reproduction of sound. Wireless with a microphone really doesn't fit that criteria. Wireless phones generally don't have sound as good as wired.

The Grado's that have been recommended are an order of magnitude better than any phones from Logitech. There are phones and speakers designed for computers and gamers. There are also phones and speakers designed for real stereo equipment and music listening.

You can figure out who the Logitech headset is aimed at and who Grado headphones are aimed at.  

I'm sorry if this comes off seeming snobby and snarky. I have been a gamer since before the internet. I had 3 networked PC's in my house back in the days of DOS and Duke Nukem. I currently do a lot of flight sims and have Thrustmaster gear on one PC and Saitek on two others. My main PC uses my 42" Plasma and stereo for sound and vision. The other two have 5.1 sound and 24" and 21" monitors.

If you're curious about my stereo gear check my signature on my posts at audio review. My screen name is the same as here.

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Maybe we can get a reply from someone who has used them?

Ok, so thanks for your input.  I completely understand your skepticism.  Still, it is conceivable that some really nice wireless heaphones might also have a mic attached now and then, no beig deal.  

The reviewers who put them on described them as equals to the grado 60's.  Has anyone here, with a more sophisticated ear, tried these headphones?  Or maybe knows a well-respected review site who has tested them?  I am new to high-end audio so I do not know who the best reviewer websites are.  Any help?

 

-Peter

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Skeptic

There is no skepticism here, only honesty. Wireless "headsets" with microphones are not high end. They really aren't even mid-fi. Good headphones are very rarely wireless and never equipped with microphones. High end sites don't review stuff that is basically computer gamer stuff. After all, many computer gamers think the average computer speaker system with a 4" speaker (called a sub woofer) is high fidelity. Not! 

Koss PRO IV-AAA's are the only anomaly I'm aware of. They have a place to mount a microphone. However, IMO they sound awful are heavy and very uncomfortable. They are not wireless.

BTW:

I don't like headphones. The sense of sound coming from inside my head has always seemed creepy to me. I gave a pair of Stax electrostatic headphones to a buddie who's apartment leaks sound like a sieve. I recently (last week) bought a pair of Grado SR80i's to use with an Archos Vision while undergoing chemotherapy.

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