Looking for a headset with a good quality microphone

Logan289

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I am in need of a new headset with a built-in microphone. I used to use a Turtle Beach PX21 but the headset is broken and the only part that still works is the microphone, which is absolutely amazing. So I went and bought a PX22, thinking the quality would be the same. It's not. Here's a 30-second audio comparison video I made so you can hear the differences yourself.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIQS81jqKLo

This video is comparing the PX21 and PX22 from turtle beach in regards to microphone quality. As you can tell, the PX21 has crystal clear microphone quality compared to the PX22. However, the PX21 always seems to have problems, such as a speaker going out or the headset itself breaking in weak points.

I want to find a headset that offers a microphone with the same crystal clear clarity of the PX21. Most headset microphones seem to sound like the PX22. It's not bad by any means. It's just not as good and I'd rather not sacrifice microphone quality.

And before anyone asks, yes I know about Blue brand microphones and how awesome they are. However, I am looking for a headset/microphone bundle. All in one.

So what headsets are available that offer a quality microphone like the PX21 did? Or is the PX21 a rarity among headset microphones? I'd rather not buy yet another PX21 since everything about them is weak and brittle outside of the microphone.
 

BlueFireZ

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I think a modmic should be fine since it sticks on your headphones... Well here is the best headset I found:

Sennheiser PC 350 SE ( $6 more and a great deal) - http://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-Special-Performance-Discontinued-Manufacturer/dp/B008O510Y8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1424057135&sr=8-1&keywords=sennheiser+headset

Youtube reveiw (I'm blown away) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=alrIQX_P7Ho

Sennheiser PC 320 (I don't think it's comparable to the PC 350 SE) - http://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-PC-320-Gaming-Headset/dp/B005HWEZ02/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1424057408&sr=8-8&keywords=sennheiser+headset

Hope this helps!



 

Logan289

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I am willing to spend up to $120 max, though I prefer under $100. And as much as I would like to do a headphone + mic setup, I actually do not have a dedicated desk/table to sit the mic a reasonable distance away from me. I also tend to lean or shift my head a lot, so thats why I prefer a headset so the mic is always the same distance from my mouth no matter what. Also, it likely wont pick up any other sounds I'm doing with a controller or mouse/keyboard.

I'm doing this for Lets Plays and Podcasts and I really wanted to get a snowball or yeti for my microphone, but because of the above-mentioned problems, I'm afraid a headset would do better for me, and so far the only headset with a quality microphone is the PX21... and that absolutely boggles my mind.
 

BlueFireZ

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I think a modmic should be fine since it sticks on your headphones... Well here is the best headset I found:

Sennheiser PC 350 SE ( $6 more and a great deal) - http://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-Special-Performance-Discontinued-Manufacturer/dp/B008O510Y8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1424057135&sr=8-1&keywords=sennheiser+headset

Youtube reveiw (I'm blown away) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=alrIQX_P7Ho

Sennheiser PC 320 (I don't think it's comparable to the PC 350 SE) - http://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-PC-320-Gaming-Headset/dp/B005HWEZ02/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1424057408&sr=8-8&keywords=sennheiser+headset

Hope this helps!



 
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