New Headset Advice


Oct 25, 2011
Until recently I owned a Steelseries Siberia V2 headset. It was probably the single most comfortable headset I've ever owned, but unfortunately it broke twice - once within a year (which was still under warranty) and once again just now, a year and a half later. That means I went through two of them in just over two years, which is not a track record I can support.

I've been looking for new headsets at surrounding stores, trying on various types to see what works but so far I haven't been able to find any that are particularly comfortable. They all seem to be too tight, or the earpads are too hard. I tried Turtle Beaches and those are too tight with hard earpads, and currently I'm using
but again, it feels too tight and gets quite uncomfortable after a while (though infinitely better than the Turtle Beach ones). I prefer buying local since I can return them if they do not fit properly, but I seem to be running out of options within my price range. I could really use some advice on any other types that fit my requirements.

What I'm looking for is a wireless headset with a microphone and a headband that can actually be adjusted rather than a 'one size fits all', and am willing to spend up to 120$. I like the elastic kind of headband that the afterglow and Siberia V2 had, but for Afterglow the ears are so hard it squeezes the sides of my head. As an added bonus, if it CAN be used on a PS3 that's a plus, but it is by no means a deal breaker.

Also, I know that my old Steelseries Siberia V2's were known to break down often (first it was a constant buzzing, then second time the right ear just went dead). Does anybody know if later models fixed this?