Buying Headset

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USB or 3.5mm Plug?

Those using 3.5mm plug uses your computer's sound chip to work. Those using USB has a builtin digital-to-analog sound chip. It's said, that your computer's sound chip is usually better quality, but today most headset above $30 are fairly good.

Those with 3.5mm plug, it is very annoying to plug in two plugs each time you want to use a headset. (one for mic, one for headphone) if you leave them plugged in, your speakers is muted. Or, you have to goto your audio settings to switch the source input and output.

Wired or Wireless?

Audio quality of wireless headphone may not be as good. Also, you have to use battery. And may be heavier.

Gamer Headset or Normal?

Gamer headset is often bulky and ugly with useless features and enclose your whole ears and shut off outside sound (for β€œimmersion” feel.). It's that way due to the market of ignorant teens.

Normal or professional headset, is light, easy to put on/off, and more comfort.

Logitech H390 Headset

This works great, till you moved into a different place and it has ground loop hum.

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Logitech H390 Headset

HyperX Cloud II

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HyperX Cloud II Gaming Headset Buy at amazon

A friend has this, he likes it.

HyperX Cloud Stinger

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Got this one on 2021-04. I use it on Microsoft Windows 10 gaming machine. Don't like it much.

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HyperX Cloud Stinger headset and Fifine mic. [see Buying Microphone]
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Buy at amazon

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amazon comment no hear wife HyperX Headset 2021-04-14

Jabra Evolve 40 Professional Headset

This is highly recommended, for all day use. As in for tech support.

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Buy at amazon

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