Don't Buy Gamer Headsets
As has been pointed out a number of times,
Do Not Buy Gamer Headsets
Source: PCMR Subreddit
Look, we make the ModMic, and let it be clear that while we want you to buy a ModMic, most important is we do NOT want you to buy a gamer headset.
Buy a good pair of headphones you can use anywhere and everywhere you need them. Then buy a good mic. Here's why:
--- Save Money & Improve Quality ---
We're not talking about 20 dollar headsets here, but if you're planning on spending around $100 or more on a gaming headset:
Stop. Right. Now.
For just $90-$150 you can mix together some of the best headphone / mic combos you've ever heard. Check out the table below for just a couple examples!
Review scores are pulled from and linked to Head-Fi.org, an unbiased expert source for user reviews. Both reviews and prices accurate as of 8/21/17.
|Philips SHP 9500||$50||Open||4.86|
|Sony MDR V6||$80||Closed||4.16|
Compare this to some popular "gaming headsets"
|Razer Kraken Pro||$81||Closed||3.01|
|Sennheiser G4me One||$160||Open||3.63|
|Plantronics GameCom 780||$190||Closed||3.00|
Add in a ModMic 4 for $50 and you're sitting at $87 - $120, plenty of room to add a USB adapter if needed on a hundred dollar budget.
So better headphones, sure, but what about the mic? Well, here's some comparison videos to get you started!
ModMic 5 vs. Logitech G230, AT2020 and Blue Yeti
ModMic 4 vs. Astro A40
ModMic 5 vs. HyperX Cloud Revolver
ModMic 4 vs. SteelSeries Sibera
So there you have it. Look, you don't have to buy a ModMic and pair it with awesome headphones, we just don't want you to buy a gamer headset and spend more to get less! Your ears will thank you, and just as important, all your friends on Discord will too.
--- Bonus! ---
When was the last time you saw someone walking outside with a "gamer headset" on? How hard did you laugh?
Exactly. Here's the real bonus from the ModMic: They come with a hard shell carrying case and weigh less than half a pound. Not only can you now go outside with your new headphones, but you can bring a high quality mic with you to LAN events, business trips, or anywhere else!