Re: Headsets


I currently use a Logitech G35 headset. Spent ~$90 on it (on sale). I wouldn’t recommend it. The “Stereo/Dolby 7.1” switch snapped off and the mic hinge is loose after 4 months of use. Drivers are a little finicky. Have to reset the USB connection in certain instances, such as powering up from standby. However, beside those minor issues, the headset performs well. I strongly recommend surround sound headsets to anyone who plays CounterStrike simply because directional sound is a pretty good advantage to have.. If you are willing to shell out $30-50 more than I did (which I wish I did), you could probably get a very nice and durable surround sound headset.

You said you don’t want your ears crushed, so I would recommend a circumaural headset. The pressure is applied to your head over a greater surface area instead of pinching your ears to your head. Even with the ‘behind the ear’ style, I can only wear non-circumaural headphones for about 2 hours before it starts to be a pain. However, with my G35, I can wear the headset pretty much as long as I want with minimal discomfort. Additionally, This will help keep sound you want in, and sound you don’t want out.

The G35 is a “virtual surround sound” headset. There are multi-speaker surround sound headsets out there, but I don’t know how much of a difference it makes.