Not to hijack this thread, but I figure keeping headset shop in one thread is good?
My Creative HS-1200 set broke - known issues with left cup breaking off, which happened after one week of none stressful gaming, so I can not recommend them even though everything else is perfect on the set. There is only so long a time one can extend the use with gaffa tape - so now I need a new headset, that is more sturdy.
Audio needs to be very good. I do not play FPS, more into MMORPGs, so the surround sound quality of hearing people sneaking up on me is not needed - could be cool, but not needed, and definitly not worth the extra price put on such headsets, which I guess leaves Tritton AX Pro out of the running.
I spend half the day on skype, ventrilo or teamspeak both gaming and working, so exceptionel good mic is a requirement. Someone said Syberia v2 is not good enough here?
I use glasses, so too much pressure for long hours of gaming will eventually hurt if build up heat does not do it before then. If they are heavy and the cups so big that they press against the skin under my ears, I'll end up with nausea, so that does not work either.
They have to be light, but not light enough to forget I wear them, when I go get something in the kitchen.
They can be ugly mud for all I care - many headsets are made for young men with hyped up testestorone levels, so most look like a piece of warzone equipment anyways, I neither want or am able to really relate, but fortunately I do not have to look at them :p Noone sees me, so if I want to feel badass and sexy gaming, I'd go for clean lace lingeri before considering a hot looking headset (now there is an idea, lace bras with the Diablo III logo branded on them...).
Cable or usb. However, I am used to usb and they do tend to add a better mic quality than my current soundcard (I use ESI UGM96 for my speakers to circumvent the built in soundcard). So USB would be prefered. If the headset is super comfortable, wireless would be nice too, but not a requirement.
Help and support - as long as they are easy to install and SlimDrivers can pick up on driver updates, I am fine.
Price - best quality for the money. So maybe not too new, and not too hyped up by people marketing the merchandice rather than people using the merchandice.
My boyfriend says I should just go try on some models, but I like to have an idea which models to try before going.