I need help deciding between headsets.

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Sir Llama IV

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(TL;DR at the bottom.) I just recently bought a RIG 505 headset to use on my PC and phone, mostly to listen to music or play some games. After using them for a while, I wasn't very impressed with the bass, since I'm the kind of guy that loves brain-rattling bass. I keep looking at the Razer Kraken 7.1 Chroma, because I've heard that it has a ton of bass. The only problem is they are USB connected, so I couldn't use them with my phone.

TL;DR - If anyone has a suggestion on whether I should
1. Keep my headset
2. Take my headset back and buy the Krakens
3. Pop a suggestion that is around the same price that would deliver what I'm looking for and isn't USB connected.

Any responses would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
 

basroil

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They include a 3.5mm adapter, and if you want a straight 2.5mm to 3.5mm cable they sell those in multiple sizes too.

As for mic, Audio Technica sells a lapel mic for ~$7 that you can use until you figure out whether you need something better or not. With some mcgyvering you can easily turn it into a boom type for another $5 or less.

Price wise, the HD558 are ~$100 on amazon right now while the razer is $80 (only $20, not $40), but you can get the nearly similar HD518 for $80 on amazon and cut down the difference to $6 total (including the Audio-Technica ATR4650)
 

Sir Llama IV

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Thank you very much for the reply! I have a few questions: Will the Sennhieser 558 be able to connect to my phone? I saw that the connection was a 6.35mm, so I wasn't sure where I'd be able to use them. Also, would you say that this headset more worth it overall, considering the price I'd have to pay if I wanted a mic? I would already have to spend ~$40 more for this headset, so I would be going way over what I wanted to spend.
 

basroil

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They include a 3.5mm adapter, and if you want a straight 2.5mm to 3.5mm cable they sell those in multiple sizes too.

As for mic, Audio Technica sells a lapel mic for ~$7 that you can use until you figure out whether you need something better or not. With some mcgyvering you can easily turn it into a boom type for another $5 or less.

Price wise, the HD558 are ~$100 on amazon right now while the razer is $80 (only $20, not $40), but you can get the nearly similar HD518 for $80 on amazon and cut down the difference to $6 total (including the Audio-Technica ATR4650)
 

Sir Llama IV

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Oh ok, that's good to know. Well I got the $40 by going from the headset I have currently, to the Kraken 7.1, if you were wondering. So I'm guessing that you'd strongly suggest that I get the HD 558 over the other mentioned headsets, but I have one last (probably obvious) question: does the HD 558 have good bass in comparison to the Kraken?
 

basroil

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Pretty much every review will tell you it has better sounding bass. Not louder bass mind you, but better sounding
 

Sir Llama IV

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I see. I'm guessing that it will be a huge difference either way, so I'll just have to give 'em a try. Thank you very much for the advice!
 

basroil

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If you have an audio store nearby I suggest you go and test out various models. That's usually the best way
 

Sir Llama IV

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I will be sure to keep an eye out. Thanks!
 
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