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Headsets around 99$
Brazil bruno4tw 
The sound requirements for playing CSGO are minimal, right? There is no need for surround sound, even less 7.1 ... We are only driven to capitalism and we crave expensive headphones but a simpler handset, for 1/3 the price of the most expensive will have the same performance. Pros uses great headphones on behalf of their sponsors. Beucase in lan events they uses in-ear-headsets like mp3 ones You agree? Otherwise, they would choose which headset priced at around 100 $ HyperX Cloud Alpha HyperX Cloud II HyperX Revolver Sennheiser GSP300 Sennheiser GS350 Razer Kraken v2 Steelseries Arctis 5 2019
2019-02-13 16:13
I like my HyperX Could II:s, but I would recommend not using it via USB, and sticking to the Jacks. Atleast if you're not going to be using the surround sound feature.
2019-02-13 16:15
Brazil bruno4tw 
Theres any adapter for p2 or something like that?
2019-02-13 16:43
NiKo | 
India se7eNNN 
Just get the alphas lol no hassle of usb
2019-02-13 16:44
Why's that? I've always used it via USB.
2019-02-13 16:44
I can't boost mic volume by 10-30db via windows control panel, which is a shame because the mic volume on the HyperX II:s is pretty low by default The controller that comes with the headset is not super user friendly, I have no indication of how much I've boosted volume by.
2019-02-13 16:53
towski | 
Australia zi8gzag 
how come?
2019-02-13 18:04
See #13.
2019-02-13 18:43
HyperX Cloud II
2019-02-13 16:44
"The sound requirements for playing CSGO are minimal, right?" didn't read after that
2019-02-13 16:44
Brazil bruno4tw 
Why? Let me understand you, bro. Dont be that mad.
2019-02-13 16:48
HyperX Cloud Alpha
2019-02-13 16:44
Europe Ligm@ 
2019-02-13 16:45
Sennheiser. Great sound, even for music, and great mics. When buying sound, go for a brand that does sound ;) Edit: also good comfort and build quality
2019-02-13 16:50
Brazil bruno4tw 
For sure. Sennheiser is a reference when we talk about sound But isnt it too much for CSGO?
2019-02-13 19:59
Not at all. Proper sound reproduction is paramount, for music and games. CSGO has a brilliant sound engine that gives proper sound positioning if the headset is able to reproduce it. I find that most “gamer” headsets have a coloured sound design that often works against the game’s sound design. A reference sound design as sennheiser provides makes sure you hear what the game designers intended you to hear.
2019-02-13 20:05
Brazil bruno4tw 
Than you, bro. What model do you have or suggest?
2019-02-14 16:33
I have the game one. Really good but maybe a bit expensive. I know that massdrop has a version of it in matte black. Sennheiser PC37X for $119. Thats the one I would go for, basically the same as game one, but not as expensive. Really comfortable, not closed so your ears can breathe and you get a wider soundstage. And all your teammates will appreciate the quality of your mic. Edit: found game one on Amazon for $121.
2019-02-14 17:40
Brazil bruno4tw 
I can find a game one refurbished around 100$, its ok... But will make any difference between all the others I said? And also in relation to CLOUD2 most people on this topic suggested it.
2019-02-14 19:58
The sound quality is superior in both the headset and mic. Compared to the ones you listed, the game one is much better in all regards. If you can get one for $100 there’s nothing to think about. It’s a $250 msrp headset. In the others you listed, you’d end up paying for a lot of stuff that doesn’t add to the quality of the drivers(headphone speakers) and mic. Like 7.1 adapters etc. They are basically $30-60 headsets with bloatware. The cloud2 is a closed headset and you will get sweaty ears fast. They will block out more external sounds, but if you’re not in a particularly noisy environment when playing, you don’t need it.
2019-02-14 20:27
Brazil bruno4tw 
Thats a good opinion! Thanks for contribuiting, Zarilion. I found a refurbished one for 106... Im going ahead
2019-02-15 12:10
You’re welcome. Glad to be of help. Enjoy your new headset!
2019-02-15 12:42
+1. Been using Sennheiser for years now and they've never let me down, consistently high quality every time. It just makes me sad when I see people recommending shit like HyperX headsets on HLTV.
2019-02-15 12:12
BnTeT | 
Germany cucKing 
Well, HyperX seems to be fine at least. The Cloud II is a Takstar Pro 80, which is a good budget headphone, with a mic. Idk what their other headphones are based on but I am guessing they're doing something similar with their other headphones. That being said, Sennheiser, Audio-Techica, AKG, beyerdynamic etc are on a different level but they will usually also cost a bit more.
2019-02-15 12:56
bought a cloud 2 2 weeks ago and its pretty good
2019-02-13 16:48
Hyperx cloud 2
2019-02-13 16:51
Finland tetuan 
Hard to find better price to performance than Cloud 2. I personally like the sound better when I use the cloth padding instead of the leather one. And buy audio cable splitter so you can connect it directly to your motherboards audio output. Those are like few euros in China.
2019-02-13 17:02
Sweden frozze90 
I have the steelseries arctis 5 and I like em ALOT. sound is clear and I have no problem with locating people playing csgo. But do not use the 7.1 surround sound while playing csgo. hard to locate people, cuz basicly every sound gets so intense, that is atleast my experience.
2019-02-13 18:50
Brazil bruno4tw 
Thanks. Actually Im between Cloud II and Arctis 5
2019-02-13 19:52
I dont know if this is an unpopular opinion but Ive liked the Logitech G Pro. Ive had them for two weeks now and theyre good. Got them for 59 dollars because they were used at a lan event. Also the G2 players use it.
2019-02-13 20:03
United States BLNDSPT 
Cloud II >
2019-02-13 20:09
I have HyperX cloud Stinger and they are very good so id reccomend go for the cloud2s
2019-02-13 20:10
Malta xwinsus 
turtle beach 450
2019-02-13 20:10
Israel wetz 
2019-02-13 20:10
I don't agree headphones > gaming crap
2019-02-14 17:36
Sennheiser PC37X are fantastic, and are usually around $120 also by far the most comfortable headset i have ever used, even for 8+ hours of constant use.
2019-02-14 20:30
Ignore anyone and everyone telling you to get Cloud II headsets, they are awful and I'm appalled that people only recommend what they have and not what's actually good on a thread that's specifically about the latter. The real way to go is to buy some studio headphones and get a standalone mic or an attachable one (modmic is pretty good), but if you must get a full headset for whatever reason then don't settle for less than Sennheiser.
2019-02-15 12:14
Romania themightyflea 
I mean all gaming headsets under $100 are probably gonna be crap compared to more expensive headphones I am planning to buy a used audio technica msr7 set since its price should be lower nowadays. That shit used to cost $300 and it was considered one of the cheapest high definition audio sets I used razer kraken and hyperx cloud 2s and their audio quality is pretty shitty
2019-02-15 12:30
Nice! I have never tried those, but they are supposed to be incredible, I hope you enjoy them. I agree with you, the Razer Kraken is also another very overrated headset.
2019-02-15 12:46
Brazil bruno4tw 
Thank you! Of course Sennheiser is a reference about sound but is it so necessary for gaming? I mean, playing cs? The sound requiriment isnt too low for a awesome headset like Game One? Maybe thats why somebody choses Cloud 2 and others... Because just for playing CS its enough, maybe
2019-02-15 12:34
I could notice a difference between Cloud 2 and the Game One - the difference isn't night and day in CS, admittedly, but I could definitely hear more footsteps on the Game One, for example. I find that if you buy a cheap headset like a HyperX one (as a random example), they often have to ramp the treble up to enable you to hear everything in-game, and this leads to music sounding very tinny and thin, which is not ideal for me. Some headsets don't do this at all, though, and that's when I've noticed the loss of some sounds in game. The midrange-expensive headsets will generally sound good in whatever you're using them for, and you'll also still be able to hear everything. But for CS, it isn't life and death - there are differences, but you won't miss sounds ten feet in front of you with a HyperX or anything. I am not really an audiophile so I am 100% sure someone could explain this better than me, but these are my own personal experiences. I hope you find something that works for you!
2019-02-15 12:45
Brazil bruno4tw 
That was convincing! Great arguments, thank you. What I see is that people are driven by marketing, suggest Cloud2 and others but do not argue about this choice. Most likely I will choose a Sennheiser, many here talked about Game One, you did not say some model. Could you suggest any at this average price? When you say about Sennheiser headsets, did you rely on any model?
2019-02-15 13:05
The Game One and the Game Zero are both decent options. The Game One is a little more comfortable to wear and has slightly more balanced sound in my opinion, but the Game Zero is more noise-cancelling, so it's about what you prefer between the two in that respect. If you can find a pair of PC363's, they are pretty great, sadly discontinued now but it's probably possible to find a used pair for a low price. The new model, PC373D, is also great - I'm currently switching between those and the Game One, I can't decide which I prefer atm. The HD 598 and 599 are great models too, but they both come without microphones, so you'd need to have a standalone mic or a clip-on. I've heard great stuff about the HD8xx series too, but unfortunately have never had the chance to try one.
2019-02-15 13:26
Brazil bruno4tw 
Thanks, again! I found PC363D for 130 on amazon. Maybe Im in the same situation than you ahah Between PC363D / Game One
2019-02-15 13:28
ZywOo | 
Germany MTD3 
I can recommend ateelseries prism if they are still available.
2019-02-15 12:15
Europe domtora 
100% go with HyperX Cloud II.
2019-02-15 12:34
gla1ve | 
Japan d4v41 
From a guy who has both DT990 Pro and AD700X and had tons of other gaming branded headsets, believe me the best headphone for imaging and accurate positional cues is Takstar Pro 82 and it's only $60-ish.
2019-02-15 12:37
f0rest | 
Slovakia Zworx 
Cloud Alpha for sure
2019-02-15 12:43
Singapore lunatx0 
any hyperx headset tbh
2019-02-15 12:48
So many sheeps LMAO Just listen to #34
2019-02-15 12:48
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