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headset question / problem

majimaji Member UncommonPosts: 2,091
So I currently got a very nice headset, which is quite comfortable and has very nice sound. However, it got two problems:
1) No USB connectors, but those 3.5mm thingies. And the one slot is already taken up by my sound system, so whenever I want to switch that to the headset, I have to fiddle around with the cables on the backside of my desktop computer.
2) Since a couple of days I hear a quite noticeable noice when I try to record something with its mic.

Now I see two solutions.
a) I buy a different headset. I looked around, and the Creative Sound Blasterx H7 Tournament Edition HD 7.1 seems to fit my needs. It got USB and both 3.5mm cable depending on needs, is supposed to have good audio and a good mic. 
b) I buy a separate mic, like that blue yeti one that is supposed to be so good. It costs roughly the same (slightly more) than the Creative headset, and I'd still have to fiddle around with the cables, but I'd keep the good sound of my current headset and have better microphone quality.

What would you do?

Thanks for any suggestions.

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Comments

  • VrikaVrika Member EpicPosts: 6,028
    edited April 2018
    Do you really have only one 3.5mm slot on your motherboard? Usually there should be at least 3 slots in row.
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  • majimaji Member UncommonPosts: 2,091
    Vrika said:
    Do you really have only one 3.5mm slot on your motherboard? Usually there should be at least 3 slots in row.
    Nope, sorry for not being accurate enough. I got two or more on the front of the case, but when I plug my headset in those, the audio quality is really bad. That's why I got a CreativeSoundblaster in the case. That one has four 3.5mm slots, three of which my 5.1 system makes use of (the fourth is the one for the mic).

    My worries are that when buying a new headset, the microphone quality might still be bad. That's why I considered buying a single mic, like the blue yeti, that should surely do the job. Then I still got to keep switching in and out the 3.5mm plug for the microphone with the 5.1 system, depending on what I use, until I get a new USB headset.

    Let's play Fallen Earth (blind, 300 episodes)

    Let's play Guild Wars 2 (blind, 45 episodes)

  • RidelynnRidelynn Member EpicPosts: 6,896
    USB DAC?
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