120 - 150 USD headset options

cakedude501

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I have been looking into getting headset or headphone to use for gaming. I already found that the Sennheiser pc 350 SE's (discontinued) sell for close to 150 on amazon, which is also the same price range for several other good headsets. This will primarily be for FPS and MMORPG games. Does anyone have any other suggestions for a good choice or good place to look at this price range. And if it does not have an attached mic, what are good choices for desktop mics.

PC 350 SE: http://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-Special-Performance-Discontinued-Manufacturer/dp/B008O510Y8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1423147088&sr=8-1&keywords=Sennheiser+PC+350+SE
 

BlueFireZ

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Sennheiser headsets are always recommeded, that's a good deal you found, here are some other headsets that are good:

Kingston HyperX Cloud II (always a solid option) - http://www.amazon.com/HyperX-Cloud-Gaming-Headset-Mobile/dp/B00SAYCXWG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1423151025&sr=8-1&keywords=hyperx+cloud

Steelseries 9H - http://www.amazon.com/SteelSeries-Gaming-Headset-Mobile-Devices/dp/B00FAN4LRA/ref=sr_1_7?s=videogames&srs=2530519011&ie=UTF8&qid=1423151153&sr=1-7&keywords=steelseries

Steelseries Siberia V3 Prism (for some reason not on Amazon) - http://steelseries.com/products/audio/steelseries-siberia-v3-prism

Those are the best headsets in your range. I recommend getting headphones and a modmic instead of a desktop mic:

Antl Lion Modmic 4.0 ($50, leaves you with $100 for headphones) - http://www.modmic.com/collections/frontpage/products/modmic-4-0

Zalman Clip-on mic (cheap alternative $10) - http://www.amazon.com/Zalman-Zm-Mic1-Sensitivity-Headphone-Microphone/dp/B00029MTMQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1423151516&sr=8-1&keywords=zalman

Now for headphones:

Sennheiser HD 518 - http://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-HD-518-Headphones-Black/dp/B0042A68R8/ref=sr_1_17?s=aht&ie=UTF8&qid=1423151554&sr=1-17&keywords=sennheiser

Audio Technica ATH-M40x (I have it and its great) - http://www.amazon.com/Audio-Technica-ATH-M40x-Professional-Monitor-Headphones/dp/B00HVLUR54/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1423151598&sr=8-5&keywords=audio+technica

Audio Technica ATH-AD700x - http://www.amazon.com/Audio-Technica-ATH-AD700X-Audiophile-Headphones/dp/B009S332TQ/ref=sr_1_14?ie=UTF8&qid=1423151639&sr=8-14&keywords=audio+technica

AKG Pro Audio K271 MKII - http://www.amazon.com/AKG-Pro-Audio-K271-MKII/dp/B0016MOC28/ref=sr_1_12?ie=UTF8&qid=1423151700&sr=8-12&keywords=akg

Sennheiser HD 380 Pro - http://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-Collapsible-Headphones-380-Pro/dp/B001UE6I0G/ref=sr_1_21?s=aht&ie=UTF8&qid=1423151762&sr=1-21&keywords=sennheiser

Those are the best headphones in the $100 range, Hope this helps!
 

BlueFireZ

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Sennheiser headsets are always recommeded, that's a good deal you found, here are some other headsets that are good:

Kingston HyperX Cloud II (always a solid option) - http://www.amazon.com/HyperX-Cloud-Gaming-Headset-Mobile/dp/B00SAYCXWG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1423151025&sr=8-1&keywords=hyperx+cloud

Steelseries 9H - http://www.amazon.com/SteelSeries-Gaming-Headset-Mobile-Devices/dp/B00FAN4LRA/ref=sr_1_7?s=videogames&srs=2530519011&ie=UTF8&qid=1423151153&sr=1-7&keywords=steelseries

Steelseries Siberia V3 Prism (for some reason not on Amazon) - http://steelseries.com/products/audio/steelseries-siberia-v3-prism

Those are the best headsets in your range. I recommend getting headphones and a modmic instead of a desktop mic:

Antl Lion Modmic 4.0 ($50, leaves you with $100 for headphones) - http://www.modmic.com/collections/frontpage/products/modmic-4-0

Zalman Clip-on mic (cheap alternative $10) - http://www.amazon.com/Zalman-Zm-Mic1-Sensitivity-Headphone-Microphone/dp/B00029MTMQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1423151516&sr=8-1&keywords=zalman

Now for headphones:

Sennheiser HD 518 - http://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-HD-518-Headphones-Black/dp/B0042A68R8/ref=sr_1_17?s=aht&ie=UTF8&qid=1423151554&sr=1-17&keywords=sennheiser

Audio Technica ATH-M40x (I have it and its great) - http://www.amazon.com/Audio-Technica-ATH-M40x-Professional-Monitor-Headphones/dp/B00HVLUR54/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1423151598&sr=8-5&keywords=audio+technica

Audio Technica ATH-AD700x - http://www.amazon.com/Audio-Technica-ATH-AD700X-Audiophile-Headphones/dp/B009S332TQ/ref=sr_1_14?ie=UTF8&qid=1423151639&sr=8-14&keywords=audio+technica

AKG Pro Audio K271 MKII - http://www.amazon.com/AKG-Pro-Audio-K271-MKII/dp/B0016MOC28/ref=sr_1_12?ie=UTF8&qid=1423151700&sr=8-12&keywords=akg

Sennheiser HD 380 Pro - http://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-Collapsible-Headphones-380-Pro/dp/B001UE6I0G/ref=sr_1_21?s=aht&ie=UTF8&qid=1423151762&sr=1-21&keywords=sennheiser

Those are the best headphones in the $100 range, Hope this helps!
 

cakedude501

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Thank you for responding with such a great answer. I had seen the modmics before and had not really been thinking about them when i wrote the question. This is a lot of great options you brought up. Thank you for being so helpful
 

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