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#1 UKDarkJedi

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 17:52

Hi all,

looking for a new ps3 headset as the one I have was a bit cheap and tacky and crackles a lot.

I've got a budget of about £10-£15 (I know, not a lot) but if needs be can maybe stretch to £20ish if needs be.


#2 Muhammad Farrukh

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 12:36

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Posted 20 October 2012 - 17:23

The official one is just a bit over 20£.

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 05:29

Personally, I'd recommend the Logitech Vantage Wireless Headset http://www.ebay.co.u...=item484604ddff if like me, your ears hurt after wearing the around the ear type headsets, logitech also do a very good wired version, the Vantage usb headset http://www.ebay.co.u...=item27bf087d2d they are both single ear type, the corded one has a head band that goes over the head and is adjustable, the wireless one has a headband best used going behind the head, non adjustable but very flexible, of if money is REALLY an issue, I bought 2 of http://www.ebay.co.u...3506%26_rdc%3D1 these and keep one as a back up headset for when the Vantage needs recharging.

I've used all 3, the the Crystal headset's mic is a little too quiet, but then you can increase the volume on the playstation to 5 and that usually fixes it. and you can adjust the level of audio right on the headset using the controls on the cable (including mic mute), this feature is not available on the corded vantage, so you are at the mercy of any in game options to turn speaker volume up or down, but mic volume can be set to 2 on the playstation and people can hear you clear as a bell, my personal favourite, the cordless vantage, well it's got best of both worlds, a doddle to set up, adjustable earpiece speaker volume and mute on the headset you set the mic volume to 2 on the playstation very little tv feedback tho you're going to get that using any wireless headset, the mics are that sensitive, you can set echo canceller in some instances to help remedy this if need be. And, after a year of owning it, I can still get 10-20+ hours between charges (at least that's what it feels like if I did my maths correctly), playing for as much as 4 hours per time used, I know that the official logitech forum stated the battery lasts 12, but I've had that and more. (For me that's over a week between charging, but once it goes dead I wait a day before putting it on charge and use the wired headset)

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 16:53

http://www.amazon.co...stp_s2_edpp_url
Take the three from me :p

Must admit those look nice. Are they fully wired USB though? I suppose it's my own fault I didn't state it, want it to be wireless as my PS3 is kinda hidden behind my TV a good ten foot away.

The official one is just a bit over 20£.

Had one of those previously, kinda liked it but battery life on them was about three hours! Didn't fancy having to charge thm halfway through a gaming session.

Personally, I'd recommend the Logitech Vantage Wireless Headset http://www.ebay.co.u...=item484604ddff if like me, your ears hurt after wearing the around the ear type headsets, logitech also do a very good wired version, the Vantage usb headset http://www.ebay.co.u...=item27bf087d2d they are both single ear type, the corded one has a head band that goes over the head and is adjustable, the wireless one has a headband best used going behind the head, non adjustable but very flexible, of if money is REALLY an issue, I bought 2 of http://www.ebay.co.u...3506%26_rdc%3D1 these and keep one as a back up headset for when the Vantage needs recharging.

That Vantage look like my cup of tea, thanks for the recommendations guys :)



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