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    Reccomend a gaming Headset & Mouse

    Hi there!

    I am looking for you guys and girls to reccomend a good quality gaming headset and mouse.

    I am a key player within a CS:S Clan and require a new set of gaming materials.

    For the headset it has to be compfortable and have good surround sound and be able to pick up smaller sounds (Like distant foot steps).

    For the mouse it must have good dpi and be compfortable to use.

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    Original Poster

    dcx_badass;7765817

    I love my A4tech X-750BF mouse it's fantastic, a few of my friends have … I love my A4tech X-750BF mouse it's fantastic, a few of my friends have them aswell.



    Thanks for that, ill have a look !

    -SAVE4IT :santa:

    For mice I swear by my (original) razer diamondback... approx 4/5 years of gaming, dropping & lan parties and it is still comfy & going strong. It is a wired mouse, but I wouldn't touch wireless mice for gaming (my opinion, I'm entitled to it...)
    Razer also promise to support ALL their mice, no matter how old, with drivers as & when a new OS is launched.

    Bought at the same time as my diamondback, my ]sennheiser PC 131 headset has brilliant sound quality for CS/BF2, nice & light (I wear glasses), long cable length, inline volume control & mute and I still regularly get comments on how good the mic sounds & where I got it through vent/mumble/in game VOIP. They have a USB model also, but I cannot comment on that & prefer the headphone / mic jacks to not have to mess around with drivers etc. They may not suit if you like the 'enclosed' style earpads, but there are others in the range that may suit in that case.

    Yes they both can be considered expensive as an outlay BUT with a little care taken, (eg not throwing them all ways when that impossible headshot hits you square between the eyes) & considering I bought them 4/5 years ago I think I've more than justified the extra expense. Besides, a little patience & shopping around with google products can reap dividends.

    The fact that ]Razer released an updated diamondback (3G) with ]greater DPI a few years after stopping selling the original, and Sennheiser are STILL selling the PC 131 unchanged, I believe is testament to the quality of the respective products.

    Hope this helps...

    Original Poster

    northernlights;7765870

    For mice I swear by my (original) razer diamondback... approx 4/5 years … For mice I swear by my (original) razer diamondback... approx 4/5 years of gaming, dropping & lan parties and it is still comfy & going strong. It is a wired mouse, but I wouldn't touch wireless mice for gaming (my opinion, I'm entitled to it...) :)Razer also promise to support ALL their mice, no matter how old, with drivers as & when a new OS is launched.Bought at the same time as my diamondback, my ]sennheiser PC 131 headset has brilliant sound quality for CS/BF2, nice & light (I wear glasses), long cable length, inline volume control & mute and I still regularly get comments on how good the mic sounds & where I got it through vent/mumble/in game VOIP. They have a USB model also, but I cannot comment on that & prefer the headphone / mic jacks to not have to mess around with drivers etc. They may not suit if you like the 'enclosed' style earpads, but there are others in the range that may suit in that case.Yes they both can be considered expensive as an outlay BUT with a little care taken, (eg not throwing them all ways when that impossible headshot hits you square between the eyes) & considering I bought them 4/5 years ago I think I've more than justified the extra expense. Besides, a little patience & shopping around with google products can reap dividends.The fact that ]Razer released an updated diamondback (3G) with ]greater DPI a few years after stopping selling the original, and Sennheiser are STILL selling the PC 131 unchanged, I believe is testament to the quality of the respective products.Hope this helps...



    Thanks a million

    rep added :thumbsup:

    -SAVE4IT :santa:

    Mouse - Logitech MX518 or Explorer 3.0 are very popular.

    Headset - either Icemat Siberia's, Sennheisrer PC350 if you can afford them or SteelSeries 5Hv2 are pretty good but very often 1 headphone breaks after a few months.

    All I can think of off the top of my head

    Mouse is a matter of preference, but Microsoft, Razer and Logitech are the main players. I've got a Sidewinder myself and it's very nice.

    Headset-wise, after having four gaming headsets costing between £30 and £70 fall apart on me in the space of two or three years (Zalman Theatre 6, Speedlink Medusa and two Steelseries Siberias) I gave up on them and went for an old fashioned music headset and so far I'm very happy with my Audio-Technica ATH-AD700 - although I've only had it a year or two so I can't attest to durability yet. Obviously you'd need a seperate microphone if you went down that route.
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