Noise Cancelling Microphone/headset?

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Noise Cancelling Microphone/headset?

Post by Tim Burton » Tue Mar 21, 2006 6:32 pm

Hey guys, I am making a recording, unforunately the computer records every breath I take. I was suggested that I get a noise cancelling headset/mic. Can anyone make a suggestion for me about which one I should get?

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Post by -mogwai » Tue Mar 21, 2006 7:44 pm

sennheiser pc150/160.
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Post by Digital Puppy » Tue Mar 21, 2006 8:38 pm

I like the Sennheiser, but I think the audio quality of the Plantronics DSP-500 is superior. Can't go wrong with either though, imo.
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Post by Tim Burton » Tue Mar 21, 2006 8:44 pm

Ok, I like both, but one question. How do you guys game with those? While I need to record audio right now and save it, over the long term I would use it as a mic for TS and BF2, how could I use those without losing the great use of my speakers?

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Post by -mogwai » Tue Mar 21, 2006 9:46 pm

i love mine... i use them to game. i used to use some crappy logitech headphones, but once i tried these, i got hooked. the more you pay, the better they are and the difference is huge.
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Post by Tim Burton » Tue Mar 21, 2006 10:33 pm

Ok, thanks for the info. One last question: Do you use the ear phones or the speakers when you are gaming with them on?

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Post by -mogwai » Tue Mar 21, 2006 11:24 pm

psh.. please... speakers while gaming?

headphones all the way.
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Post by Dragon_Cooler » Wed Mar 22, 2006 8:50 am

not when you have an x-fi and klipcsh pro-media ultra 5.1's :finga:

Well if you are looking for a good pair of noise cancelling headphones i can suggest a pair. I am trying to get a review done on my sharper image noise cancelling headphones.
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Post by NAiLs » Wed Mar 22, 2006 9:45 am

I believe the headset I use is the Sennheiser PC160. It's the newest gaming headset from Sennheiser and has awesome sound quality. The microphone does an awesome job of cancelling out noise, that's for sure. I can listen to music on my stereo and use my headset and people on Ventrilo will never know. I checked my volume levels in Ventrilo and it just showed a 1 while recording with the music playing and me not talking.

I will NEVER use a speaker system for playing FPS games. A headset is far superior to speakers. Try it, go play Counterstrike with some nice speakers, then go use a nice headset and you'll be in love with the headset. You'll be able to pin-point people MUCH better with a headset... I don't care how expensive your speaker system is, a headset will kill it when playing sound sensitive FPS games like CS.
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Post by -mogwai » Wed Mar 22, 2006 3:03 pm

NAiLs wrote:I believe the headset I use is the Sennheiser PC160. It's the newest gaming headset from Sennheiser and has awesome sound quality. The microphone does an awesome job of cancelling out noise, that's for sure. I can listen to music on my stereo and use my headset and people on Ventrilo will never know. I checked my volume levels in Ventrilo and it just showed a 1 while recording with the music playing and me not talking.

I will NEVER use a speaker system for playing FPS games. A headset is far superior to speakers. Try it, go play Counterstrike with some nice speakers, then go use a nice headset and you'll be in love with the headset. You'll be able to pin-point people MUCH better with a headset... I don't care how expensive your speaker system is, a headset will kill it when playing sound sensitive FPS games like CS.
agreed.... headphones >>>>>>> speakers when it comes to gaming.
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Post by bigblockmatt » Wed Mar 22, 2006 4:56 pm

i use speakers and the mic. I just plug the mic plug in and not the speaker plug in.
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