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Which headset for xbox live?

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  1. Triggaaar

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    Is the one that comes in the starter pack any good?
    Is the Plantronics one much better?
    Are there any others?

    If you didn't get a starter kit with headset, could you get subscription cheaper, and what else would you need? (setup disk etc?)

    Thanks!
     
  2. Munkey Boy

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    The first thing you need to know is that alot of the replacement headsets don't come with dongles that plug into the joypad. The standard dongle only comes with the official Xbox communicator in a starter kit, or its sold separately too (£20). I don't think its possible to buy a starter kit without a standard MS communicator included.

    Once you have one of these, the best of the best communicators is the Halo 2 Plantronics one, but I find it a little pricey (£30). It is however really comfy and has high quality sound. I use one.

    Game also do a simple over the head design one (£7), but it doesn't come with a dongle, but is far more comfortable than the offical MS one.
     
  3. captaineyecatch

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    Or you could get the Rainbow 6 headset that came free with R6 - its a improved version of the MS headset - better sound and alot more comfortable, inline remote,digital noise reduction etc etc. plus it is free with R6 - shop around alot of stores were clearing these out for £20. This one does include the dongle.
     
  4. Triggaaar

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    Blimey, £20 would be a bargain, but already got R6. Need to make sure I get necessary dongle too.
     
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    The best headset I've seen is coming to the UK soon (from what I can tell). It's wireless too :clap: - there are a few on ebay at present in the states, have a lookie, and dribble ...

    Logitech Wireless Headset for XBOX LIVE Cordless

    can't wait for them to arrive here :devil:
     
  6. Munkey Boy

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    Yeah if they weren't £80 :eek:

    Plus, its worth mentioning that while the Rainbow Six 3 headset does come with a dongle, it's hardwired to the headset - ie. you cannot use another headset with that dongle.
     
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    And the Rainbow Six 3 headset is very small.
    It doesn't fit me head.
     
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    But spike even the MS headset doesnt fit your huuuugggggge Head :eek: :D
    You had to get one specially made for you :p
     
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    i got a mad cat's one cost £6 BARGIN
     
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    Anyone know when the logitech cordless thingy is going to be available??
     
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    What at £80 you must be mad to pay for that :D .
    Its meant to be released in December in europe and i believe its out in the states now at a slightly better price of $79.
     
  12. Triggaaar

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    I've read a few bits on the Logitech Cordless Headset, and there seems to be sound issues (clicking, hissing - maybe only when used with wireless controller, not sure). Shame, as it sounds great otherwise. Also a bluetooth headset due soon.
     
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    guys just use ure a mobile phone bluetooth headset when i got mine it came with like 5 fittings ill have to try and let you guy's no if it work's should do
     
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    can you really use bluetooth ones with the Xbox?
     
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    anyone....?
     
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    i have been using the halo2 headset, and tbh, its very quiet, not very comfable and to get a good sound you have to sort of dig it in to your ears...
     
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    How would that work? :confused: what on the xbox anywhere sends any sort of bluetooth signal that a headset from a mobile phone would receive?! Answer:NOTHING its not gonna work as the headset would be 'talking' to itself, you will need some sort of 'dongle' in the controler to make a cordless headset work.


    Anyone got one of those Logitech Cordless ones, the one that is featured in the latest Offical Xbox Mag(forza issue), they have it listed for £59.99 which is a bit more reasonable than £80.
     
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    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=8163576853

    £48.99 Buy it now, seems a lovely looking thing but still a lot of dosh :eek:

    Keith
     
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    Aw, shure, I gave in and bought one for myself, considering there was only £20 between it and the Halo2 one, I think it was worth it (that's what I keep telling myself :suicide: )

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&item=8164597121

    Buy it now for £47.99 + postage, looks comfy, downside is it'll only stay charged long enough for 6 hours of play :eek: , YES, I am that addicted to Halo2!!

    Keith
     
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    can this be used in conjunction with a Joytech wireless neo s controller?
     
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    I'm assuming that like most 2.4GHz Wireless stuff these days that it comes with switchable frequencies so that they don't interfere with each other, unfortunately I can't say for definite until I receive it but once I do I'll let you know.

    http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm/products/details/NO/EN,CRID=1581,CONTENTID=9524

    Keith
     
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    Just got it! And first impressions are that it has excellent build quality and a very, very comfortable fitting!

    BUT the real test will be tonight when I actually use it for a few hours :laugh:

    I can highly recommend the Ebay'er that I got it off, link in my second post where they are £47.99.

    I'll post my actual usage impressions tonight.

    Keith
     
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    I have just bought a plantronics gamecon X10, you can buy them in the UK here
     
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    Holt

    A Reveiw of this could be good when you receive this as i have heared about these but not had any info on performance

    Cheers
     
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    No worries Typhoon, Will give an update when i get this, cost £20 including postage

    they also have the X20 at the same place for about £32, though i wanted the X10 as it looks more comfortable for longer sessions.
     
  27. Triggaaar

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    Well, how have you got on?
     
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    Ok, first off I don't have any other items in my place that use 2.4GHz with the possible exception of a cordless phone

    What you get for your money is surprisingly compact, a little dongle that plugs into the controller and a small earpiece similar to those mobile phone bluetooth earpieces, and a charger.

    The build quality is superb, couldn't be better in my opinion, the earpiece works well and is very comfortable and fits despite the fact I have glasses which is a major pain if you've used the standard one. The quoted time of 6 hours on one charge is easily met, I know I've gotten more. Sound is excellent and I've been told by others gamers that the noise cancelling microphone does it's job well.

    Downside is noise at full volume, just a slight but constant hiss, not overly distracting but not there with the standard one (I did switch off my cordless phone in case but no difference). For some reason I always need my communicators at full volume, so mightn't be as bad for others.

    Would I recommend it? Well if there was no hiss at volume then it'd be perfect and have no problems recommending it to anyone but because of this I would find it hard to justify spending the £48 for it, however I use mine all the time and find it great, a vast improvement on the standard one, no more adjusting the stupid standard one, no more walking away from the game only to find myself still hooked to the controller ( I still have to remind myself to take it off going to the bathroom though :oops: ).

    All I can say is try before you buy, if you don't use it at full volume or can live with the hiss then you'll very happy with it.

    On a side note there doesn't seem to be a selectable frequency and the earpiece must be switched on after the dongle so that they can 'connect'.

    Hope you find this useful and post any questions.

    Keith
     
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    if anyones after a new unused official ms one with the dongle give me a shout - its going on the bay this week otherwise
     
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    Actually, in theory, it would be quite easy, as many 'older' mobile phones are made compatible with Bluetooth so long as they have the same 2.5mm handsfree socket on them (which is also what the official MS communicator handset-dongle has). All you would need to do is plug a universal handsfree adapter into the controller to make it Bluetooth-ready.

    This I have yet to test, so don't take it as the gospel truth, however I have got one broken MS communicator, and a spare Bluetooth headset since my Bluetooth mobile phone broke and might just be trying this solution in the near future! Anyone who is already miles ahead of me and know it doesn't work, please warn me now!!

    Ta
    Toff :D
     

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