dubstepdeejay Feb 27, 2013 @ 5:51pm
Headset
Read some posts on a forum about a problem with Linux Mint and Logitech mics not working. Looking to buy a headset/mic with minimal problems, just wondering what brand a lot of people are using or a specific type people recommend. Looking to spend roughly 50-80 bucks on one.
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Obsidian Ape Feb 27, 2013 @ 11:02pm 
Hi,
For gaming, I would suggest that you go for the Steelseries Siberia V2 OR Corsair 1300. I have been looking to replace my Logitech G930 and did some research on these two. I personally decided to go for the Corsair 1300, simply because I found a better deal.

Do not waste your money on a "Virtual Surround Sound" headset, because the quality of the actual headset itself will be terrible for the price that you pay for it. This is because they are simply exploiting the trend of 3D sound which is popular these days.

If you are really considering Virtual surround in the future, split your purchase up into two parts. Get an analog headset now, and get a descent sound card for your computer later on. You will be able to emulate virtual surround through sound card rather than paying these companies extra for their crappy sound cards.

Let me know what you decide.
dubstepdeejay Feb 28, 2013 @ 12:41am 
Hey, man. Thanks for the input. I'm not worried at all about virtual surround. I've been looking at the Turtle Beach EarForce x12, because they're supposed to be good quality and however awkward it might sound, I prefer corded. I also like how they can hook up to the ol' Xbox360. 40 bucks on Ebay. Just hope Linux doesn't have a problem with them.
Shark Feb 28, 2013 @ 12:59am 
Get anything that is not using usb, but audio jacks then you'll be fine. As long as you have a supported audio card.
dubstepdeejay Feb 28, 2013 @ 4:04am 
Is that suggesting that Linux won't be able to recognize a usb headset/mic such as Turtle Beach?
Tweakedenigma Feb 28, 2013 @ 5:25am 
Originally posted by catharticlament:
Is that suggesting that Linux won't be able to recognize a usb headset/mic such as Turtle Beach?

Linux will recognize USB headsets, I use a Logitech h340 without issues. However not all USB headsets will work, that said from my experience if it works with OSX it normally works with Linux as well.
{MF} Mr. Potato Head May 14, 2013 @ 5:06pm 
The more i read the more i get confused , i have a usb logitek desktop mic , i hate head sets,.So mics do work in linux steam but only sertin ones ?. As for my mic it no work.
Max-Power May 15, 2013 @ 2:08am 
Originally posted by dubstepdeejay:
Is that suggesting that Linux won't be able to recognize a usb headset/mic such as Turtle Beach?
I am using the Turtle Beach P21, it does work flawlessly on Ubuntu 12.04, however:
- The Mic sound quality is on the down side apparently
- The soldering is atrocious and I had to fix it
A part from that the cord is thick and solid and you can adjust the volume of the game and the chat independently in the sound manager or on the "remote" attached to the cord


My brother is using the Microsoft LifeChat LX-3000 headset, I am pretty sur he tried it on linux too. The Mic is crystal clear and much cheaper (£16 on amazon vs £35 for P21 )
Last edited by Max-Power; May 15, 2013 @ 2:08am
Max-Power May 28, 2013 @ 2:34am 
My wife decided to play online again on the PS3, so I had to buy a new headset. I went for the Microsoft LifeChat LX-3000, worked out of the box, and the microphone is much clearer than the Turtle Beach P21. Vlome button and microphone button works too
Doc Holliday May 28, 2013 @ 5:42am 
Logitech is going to start supporting Linux :) my Logitech works fine
Shark May 28, 2013 @ 6:53am 
Well I guess you could get a usb headset, but then it might not be garanteed to work under linux and if you get a better soundcard you won't benefit from it. seperately bought sound cards are almost always better than those in usb headsets anyway.
wt7 May 28, 2013 @ 11:12am 
I use Corsair's HS1 set [USB] and they work fine
Corsair's newer USB model [same drivers] would be the V1500
Originally posted by Wouter:
Get anything that is not using usb, but audio jacks then you'll be fine. As long as you have a supported audio card.

It would be nice to use Logitech's G510
Originally posted by Doc Holliday:
Logitech is going to start supporting Linux :) my Logitech works fine

Last edited by wt7; May 28, 2013 @ 11:53am
TheSniperFan May 28, 2013 @ 12:10pm 
You know guys.
The smartest option would be to use the classical 3.5mm cinch for two reasons:
-Compatible to EVERYTHING FOREVER. Every stereo, smartphone, PC, notebook with every OS, now and in 10 years when your USB drivers wouldn't work anymore.
-Sound Quality depends on your audio hardware and mainboards don't have poor onboard sound for years now.

There are only few actually good headsets out there on the market and everyone of them costs several hundred dollars.
The best thing you can get for (relatively) low money is a microphone (like the Zalman ZM MIC 1) and a stereo* headphones from an actually professional manufacturer. 80$ could be a problem for both mic and headphones.

*Yes stereo. If you think you cannot localize enemies with it, get your facts right. It works even better than "7.1 surround headsets".
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