Wireless Headset recommendation

Discussion in 'Mac and PC Games' started by Jazwire, Dec 25, 2011.

  1. Jazwire macrumors 6502a


    Jun 20, 2009
    Anyone have a recommendation for a wireless headset with mic in the $100-$200 range.
  2. Jazwire thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Jun 20, 2009
  3. 321estrellas macrumors 6502


    Sep 28, 2007
    I only have experience with Turtle Beach since I just got an X12 (xbox360/PC) but is wired. I did a bit of research for you and the only wireless headsets from Turtle Beach for PC is the X41 with an adapter (see last question on the Q&A tab)
  4. DustinT macrumors 68000


    Feb 26, 2011
    The problem is that you really can't get a good wireless headset at any price. Compared to spending the same money on a wired headset, you'll have some really noticeable tradeoffs in weight and sound quality.

    Having said that, be aware that battery life, weight and comfort can be a real problem for some wireless headsets. It's a tradeoff between battery life and weight, the more longer the batteries last, the heavier the headset. That makes it less comfortable and therefore you don't need the batteries to last as long anymore. It's a vicious circle, lol.

    The Sennheiser pc350 are probably a headset with the best audio quality for under $200. Sennheiser doesn't focus on appearance or style, but rather strictly on audio quality. If you can get over the looks, you'll love the sound. It's accurate, non-fatiguing and can really enhance your gaming.
  5. Sol, Jan 8, 2012
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2012

    Sol macrumors 68000


    Jan 14, 2003
    The PS3 Wireless Stereo Headset is a good inexpensive option. It has comfortable over-the-ear headphones with a retractable mic and built-in rechargeable battery. It comes with a USB dongle that is instantly recognised as a stereo audio device by CoreAudio in OS X for both input and output. These headphones are supposed to be 7.1 virtual surround sound on the PS3 but compared to a real surround sound system, they might as well be labeled stereo.

    As for performance, the wireless signal is good as long as there is no wall between the dongle and the headset. Sound quality is descent but nowhere near as defined and subtle as the more expensive and wired Grado 325i that I also use. For late-night games and DVD sessions, I personally prefer the comfort of the wireless headphones to the wired Grado headphones, even if the audio quality is not as good.

    For an inexpensive set of headphones that will work with your computer and PS3, I think the PS3 Wireless Stereo Headset is good value.

  6. Jazwire, Jan 11, 2012
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2012

    Jazwire thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Jun 20, 2009
    Thanks guys,

    I went ahead and ordered the Sennheiser PC350 from amazon they had them for $148.
    I do have the wired Turtle Beach DPX21 , which are nice and sound incredible, but they are such a wired mess ,I dont even use them as much as I would if I had a wireless set.

    Plus I'd like to easily go from my iMac to my Laptop.

    If they are close on sound quality I'll be happy.

    UPDATE: I misunderstood the Sennheiser pc350 are wired. Dang...well still looking..
    Turtle Beach does seem to make a wireless set , maybe ill try them.

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