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V-MODA BoomPro Microphone for Gaming & Communication - Black
Professional-grade mic ideal for communication and gaming featuring enhanced voice clarity and background noise reductionDetachable for maximum compatibility and usage; flexible ad adjustable for ideal mic positioningBuilt to last with a durable and reinforced cable, 24k gold plated plug and SteelFlex boom armConvenient control clip features an in-line mute switch and rotary volume controlsCompatible with all smartphones, tablets, PCs, notebooks and gaming consoles via 3.5mm (1/8") plug and headphones with a 3.5mm (1/8") cable input
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526 Reddit comments about V-MODA BoomPro Microphone for Gaming & Communication - Black:

u/worldsfastestsloth · 172 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Philips SHP9500 HiFi Precision Stereo Over-ear Headphones (Black) And the mic is V-MODA BoomPro Gaming, VoIP Headset Headphone with Mic (Black) I highly recommend them, sound quality is amazing but the only downside is everyone can hear your shit.

u/theamunraaa · 61 pointsr/pcgaming

Or you buy a headphones with a detachable cable (3.5mm jack) and get a V-Moda boom pro and you have it all in one high quality cable.

My recommendation is Philips SHP9500 with V-Moda Boom Pro

u/Tacanacy · 35 pointsr/PS4

I use Beyerdynamic DT990 (600 ohms) for competitive shooters and Sennheiser HD800 for singleplayer/immersive games.

My go-to recommendation is Sivga SV007 with V-MODA BoomPro. If you need sound isolation, then I suggest Status Audio CB-1.

If you're open to using a mic such as Antlion ModMic or Massdrop Minimic, then I have other headphone recommendations and suggestions.

If you want virtual surround sound, then you can use e.g. Astro Mixamp Pro TR, Creative Sound BlasterX G6, or Turtle Beach Elite Pro TAC. I recommend SBX Pro Studio from Creative as a virtual surround sound processor; it has less compression and better positional audio than Dolby Headphone.




You attach the BoomPro mic by inserting it directly into the headphone, which replaces the original headphone cable.

The cable terminates in a single 3.5 mm connector, so you can connect it directly to the controller or any other device with a headset jack. If you connect it to a regular headphone jack, then the mic won't work. No mics will. If the device has separate headphone and mic ports, then you need to use a TRRS Y-splitter, which is included with the BoomPro.

To connect the headset to the USB port on PS4, you can use an audio USB adapter.

My recommendations:

  • Antlion: over twice as loud as the controller.

  • Sabrent: a little quieter than the controller.

  • Ugreen: moderately louder than the controller.

    At approximately the same volume, I heard no difference between these and the controller. I heard no hiss, hum, crackling, or other noise. The difference in the mic quality was negligible.





    SV007 a well-balanced sound profile. The mid-bass, which is where boom and punch come from, is a little bit boosted. The sub-bass, which is how deep the bass goes and is where rumble comes from, is a little bit reduced. The overall bass is clean. The treble is close to neutral. It's clean, smooth, and crisp. The midrange is clear, not tinny or muffled. The overall clarity is great.

    It has a large soundstage, very good imaging and separation, and good to very good detail retrieval for competitive shooters. I assess headphones mainly in Battlefield: Bad Company 2, a multiplayer game I've played for over 3000 hours and I thrive at relying on sound cues.

    Soundstage is perceived space and environment of sound. It's width, depth, and height. I mean the type of soundstage that the headphone produces. Many games have a narrow, shallow, and short soundstage. A small soundstage makes the environment around you sound confined or boxed in. With a large soundstage, the environment sounds more spatial and expansive. Imaging is inherent to the audio content. It's how accurately the locations of sounds/objects are reproduced. Soundstage and imaging constitute positional audio, and you could say they are the stereo equivalent of virtual surround sound. Before you make any stances on virtual surround sound, I recommend that you read this post I wrote. Separation is how you discern individual sounds from a range of overlapping sounds. You don't need to be concerned with this if you play competitively.


    You can actually judge for yourself by listening to recordings on YouTube.

    I prefer to watch Podcastage for mic reviews.


    Build, ergonomics, & features



    SV007 has an open design (as you can see with the grilles on the earcups), so sound passes freely in and out, unlike closed headphones which attenuate sound from passing through. The benefits of an open design are generally a larger soundstage and better imaging. If your ears tend to heat up, it may help mitigate this as it allows more airflow and heat to dissipate.

    The build is sturdy and lightweight, featuring metal yokes, hinges, and headband. It has no flimsy or squeaky parts. The cups are made of wood. They tilt and swivel and can lie flat. I have average sized ears and the earpads fit around them and don't press them against the inside of the cups. The pads are plush and have a smooth and relatively high-quality protein leather. The headband has decent padding, but the headphone has great weight distribution so it doesn't exert pressure on top of my head and doesn't cause hotspots. Adjusting the headband is smooth and easy and it stays firmly in place. The clamping force is mild and isn't too loose or too tight for my average sized head. The build quality is excellent with a near immaculate finish all around.


    BoomPro has a flexible aluminum neck and a tangle-free, braided cable that's free of microphonics. The game volume and mic mute controls are easy to adjust and don't accidentally adjust themselves when rubbing against your clothes. Adjusting them is smooth and consistent, not scratchy, sluggish, or sticky. The mic is as non-obtrusive as a boom mic can be and is almost unnoticeable in my peripheral vision.


    ^Formatted ^in ^Reddit ^Enhancement ^Suite.

u/Hybrid-PC · 33 pointsr/buildapcsales

These are great headphones for the money. You can have a great budget gaming headset if you pair it with the V-Moda BoomPro for $30:

It may be budget, but they will blow any "gaming" headset out of the water. I got this for my brother, and they are pretty comparable to my HD58x if not better for when it comes to gaming.

u/Dallagen · 29 pointsr/headphones

It makes no difference. If you're going to drop that much money buy him these and this.

u/Nwball · 25 pointsr/pcmasterrace

I'm currently using the V-moda boom pro. Haven't had any complaints from teammates about audio issues, in fact have heard that i sound very clear compared to others talking. If it's compatible with your headphones (standard 3.5 jack) i would recommend, soley based on single wire set up and no need for magnetic adhesive on your head set.

u/soundbytegfx · 21 pointsr/buildapc

Dedicates headphone plus mic. Don't waste your time with "headsets". Try this setup:


    V-Moda Boom Mic + Phillips SHP9500. Zeos (of ZReviews) highly recommends those headphones, despite their relatively cheap cost. Check out his guide here and also /r/Zeos and /r/ZReviews
u/Forty44Four · 21 pointsr/buildapcsales

These paired with a V-MODA BoomPro Mic are a perfect match, and pretty much the best gaming headset you can put together for under $100. I've had mine for about 9 months now and it is fantastic, sounds amazing and haven't had any issues with either items.

Personally I took a black marker and covered up the big R and L. Simple solution to make them look less cheap.

u/SearchMySkill · 20 pointsr/buildapcsales

Pair these up with the V-Moda boompro and you've got a very nice comfortable headset for less than $100

u/jtreminio · 18 pointsr/freelance

I've been working from home for around 5 years now, both salaried and freelancing.

I have a wife, a son and two dogs, so it's important to reenforce that separate between personal and professional time not just in myself but in my family as well.

I have the benefit of owning a large home with a separate office. My son and wife both know that when the doors are closed I am not to be bugged unless it's something important.

I also use a pair of great headphones and playing music to prevent being bothered by sounds outside my little bubble.

If you're still open to working from home and your main complaint is the lack of separation, try cordoning off a piece of your home as your professional office space and train yourself to do nothing but work from that spot. No gaming, no playing, just work and profit generation.

If that doesn't work for you, and you're in a small town with no true hacking spaces, local coffee shops are usually ok with remote workers as long as you continuously keep refilling your coffee cup with them.

I'd recommend purchasing some really good headphones with either integrated microphone, or a detachable cable that you can use a microphone with. Don't use the cables with the inline mics that don't extend away from the cable - I highly recommend the V-MODA Boom Mic. My headphones of choice at the moment are the beyerdynamic Custom One Pro Plus because of the size (I have large ears, these rest around my ears and not on them which is important) and comfort level. Also, they sound amazing with a small $30 amp.

Having the mic be directional so that you can put it directly in front of your mouth and circumaural headphones are both important for filtering out background noises.

With this you can now ignore your phone and use Google Voice, Hangouts, Skype, Slack for voice calls.

Anyway, good luck. We're counting on you.

u/spicedpumpkins · 18 pointsr/buildapcsales

If you're hardstuck at 50 bucks these are ok. Be aware that the "7.1" is SIMULATED and often sounds weird depending on game.

I think people should consider the Philips SHP9500 on a deep sale for $55 for Black Friday + VModa boom mic $30 as this is a pretty significant improvement in both headphone and mic quality with the bonus that the SHP9500 can be used for listening to music.

u/DZCreeper · 14 pointsr/buildapc

If you have headphones with a 3.5mm output that is the way to go.

u/TrueDiligence · 12 pointsr/buildapcsales

Best bang for your buck in headphones these days in my opinion.

Couple things to note:

  • These are open back, you will be able to hear what is going on around you and others near you will be able to hear what you are listening to (depending on listening volume and proximity).

  • These dip under $50 frequently, don't feel pressured to jump on this deal. $160 is a ridiculous starting price.

  • The bass will be lacking (in volume not quality) compared to a lot of popular headphones (looking at you beats).

  • When paired with a V-Moda BoomPro (microphone) these make an excellent gaming headset, much better than standard gaming headsets you can get for the price.
u/social_gamer · 12 pointsr/GameDeals

People keep telling me to purchase Philips SHP9500 when they go on sale for $50-$60 Currently $54.99

Then add V-MODA BoomPro Gaming, VoIP Headset Headphone with Mic for $30 and you're golden at about the same price range.

The downside is the mic is always in demand so they vary in whether they have it in stock.

If the air cushions aren't great you can follow this to make them better

Edit: Constructive criticism is more appreciative than down-votes alone

u/[deleted] · 11 pointsr/buildapcsales
  • V-moda boompro is good if your headphones have a detachable cable. You can also zip tie it to the back of your monitor (using zip tie tiedown points) and have it stick out the side.

  • I currently use a Audio-Technica ATR-2100 on a scissor stand connected via XLR to a Scarlett 2i2. This is overkill for most people, but I find the scissor stand convenient and I already had the Scarlett 2i2.

  • On an extreme budget you can get by with a clip-on mic.

  • The Antlion Mod-mic is a bit more expensive at $55, but is really nice.
u/Diox788 · 11 pointsr/buildapcsales

Obviously these are not $160 headphones, more around $75-$85.

I've heard fantastic reviews about these, and you can even attach a V-Moda boom pro mic.

These are open backed so the sound will leak, so use them in a quiet environment. Open backed essentially just means they have more sound stage vs closed back, and sometimes less bass. These are not tight fit headphones at all either - in fact they slide around too much if you move your head too much.

I wholly recommend these- some of the best budget cans for $60. I don't own them, but this is a cumulative review from many redditors and reviews.

u/MassiveMeatMissile · 10 pointsr/buildapcsales

Pick up a VMODA boom mic and BOOM you have a $88 headset that will put most gaming headsets to shame.

u/KaineOrAmarov · 10 pointsr/buildapc

For people here after OP stops giving advice / wants to look themselves:

/r/headphones. Don't post a thread asking for purchase advice, it pisses them off. Go to this dedicated thread instead, or use their purchase advice tool here

Turning studio headphones into gaming headphones is as simple as buying a Modmic or a V-Moda BoomPro. The main difference is that the Modmic is a separate cable where the BoomPro is part of your normal 3.5" cable. If your headphones have a detachable 3.5" cable, I'd recommend the BoomPro

Some people on the sub will recommend DACs / Amps. If you're not an audiophile, ignore them. Amps are sometimes needed for high impedance headphones, but for the most part they're a waste of money. Your mobo's onboard DAC works fine.

u/ryansmith18 · 10 pointsr/buildapcsales

Y'all should watch this video if you're on the fence about buying this headset. I'm no audiophile, but I agree that they're the best headphones I've ever used. The guy in this video, however, is in fact an audiophile and is in love with them:

Also, if you're looking to use these for gaming and don't have a standalone mic, this VMODA BoomPro mic is the common recommendation. I use it daily and have no real complaints.

u/OverExclamated · 10 pointsr/pcmasterrace
u/FatS4cks · 9 pointsr/pcgaming

You can get a cheap usb condenser mic. Not ideal over a more expensive xlr mic setup (watch the video I linked at the end, it explains a lot there), but for just gaming it's better than pretty much any headset. If you don't have room on the desk, there's the Antlion Modmic. Overpriced for the sound quality imo, but it should still be better than most headsets. I'm not sure if the a40s have a detachable cable, but if they do you can also get the V-moda boompro. I've used mine for a few years before upgrading to the ATR2500, and it sounds almost as good as the standalone mic and I like the sound signature much more than the Antlion. The only downside being some hiss that the condenser doesn't have, and it needs power from one of the channels for the mic to work, so you need to adjust the center for the headphones. Ideally if you're just using voice chat in games and in programs like Teamspeak, Discord, Mumble or whatever, the most you should be spending is around $50.

Here's a video if you wanna take the plunge and get something more professional for voice overs some time in the future.

u/EMCoupling · 9 pointsr/buildapc

That was a mic I looked at but it seems like they're heavily backordered and a $40 price tag is fairly high.

I ended up getting this mic and I'm satisfied with the audio quality.

Only thing is I have to go mount it on my HD598s because there's no 3.5mm port on the side and I haven't had time to do that yet.

Just wanted to share another perspective for any potential buyers.

u/Soupdeloup · 8 pointsr/bapcsalescanada

In response to the person who has been using it for 5 years, I'd recommend against it. There are better headphones available if you don't specifically search for a 'gaming headset'. I've said before the hyper x cloud sounds horrible from experience and I stick by it.

If you don't search by the gaming headset moniker and instead look for a separate headset/microphone combo you'll be a lot happier.

Personally I enjoy these headphones and microphone, but I've been using them for 2 years so I'm also probably a bit biased/out of the loop. If anyone recommends better, definitely chime in!

Along with this microphone:

They are overpriced right now (headset was ~80 when I bought it, microphone was $35) so I'd wait until black Friday or look for a cheap alternative, but regardless I wouldn't go for the hyper x cloud. These are also open back so you'll have a nicer sound but others around you will be able to hear if you've got the volume up.

u/Crimtide · 8 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Philips SHP9500S on sale for $51.99 for the next 4 days.

V-moda boom pro Mic is $30. I know it's not 20.. but one of the best for connecting into a pair of headphones that has a removable cable.

u/Wulf6489 · 7 pointsr/buildapcsales

These are always on sale for about $58 but figured the $46 was a pretty good deal. I bought the open box deal a few weeks ago and there was nothing wrong with them, aside from the box being torn up, but that is just my own experience, yours may differ.

So far these things are fantastic! I have them paired with a V-Moda Boompro and everything works and sounds great. There is a large community for these and a lot of tutorials on how to change out the pads and whatnot.



Here are a few links for you all




New ---> $57.99




V-Moda Boompro ---> $29.98 + Free Shipping












Replacement pad adapter for sale on Ebay.


Replacement pads without pad adapter








Discussion Thread






u/MechAegis · 7 pointsr/buildapcsales

Is it possible to use the V-moda boom mic with this?

u/kn33 · 7 pointsr/OverwatchUniversity

I bought this mic that works well for me:

V-MODA BoomPro Microphone for Gaming & Communication - Black

u/Turbosack · 7 pointsr/buildapc

You'll get better sound quality for a better price buying a good pair of regular headphones and adding a mic. Specificially I would suggest getting a pair with a detachable cord and adding this mic.

As for the wireless route, that's a bit more complicated, but you could still pair a set of wireless headphones with an external mic and getting something nice. I have this set of wireless headphones from Sony and really like them, although you could probably do better for $300. For the mic, I would get something like the Blue Snowball.

u/Shaggy_One · 7 pointsr/pcgaming

If your headphones have a removable cord w/ 3.5mm jack then the Vmoda Boompro is really where it's at. Cheaper and from what I've seen better sound quality. You also don't have to stick anything on your headphones in order to make it work when compared to the ModMic. I own a ModMic 4.0 and have been kinda kicking myself for not getting a boom pro.

u/Helicuor · 7 pointsr/GameDeals

I just figure since most people want nice headphones for listening to music you should probably get a pair of nicer ones and use a separate mic.

Also try this.

u/omnomanom · 7 pointsr/buildapcsales

I don't think so, but you can always get something like

or even the V-Moda BoomPro mic

but you'll need a 3.5mm to 2.5mm adapter as well. (e: and some modding due to the twist-lock, Youtube has guides)

edit: Looks like there is bundle @ $79 which includes a mic, not many details on it though. See my post here.

u/Russ916 · 7 pointsr/hardwareswap

Together these would go for around $90 to $100 brand new after taxes.

SPH9500S from Newegg for $54.99

VMODA BoomPro Mic from Amazon for $29.99

So for me it would come out $32.46 for the mic and $58.98 for the headphones $91.44 after CA taxes.

u/LoneWulfMcQuade · 6 pointsr/pcmasterrace
u/The_drum_killa · 6 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Do you have any pair of headphone at all? If so I would recommend this VMODA boom mic

u/Nilick · 6 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Don't get a gaming headset.

Get a nice pair of headphones with a removable cord and this:

u/CynicalTree · 6 pointsr/buildapc

You should probably buy the V-Moda BoomPro as it does exactly what you want.

That particular setup (SHP9500 + BoomPro) is pretty popular on r/headphones.

I had something similar until I upgraded to the Fidelio X2 (Phillip's really nice higher-end set of headphones)

u/Morgneer · 6 pointsr/pcmasterrace

I don't know what OP's pricerange is, but I would HIGHLY recommend avoiding any kind of "gaming" headphones, and go for a solid pair of audiophile headphones with a mic attatchment for when playing games. Anyone looking into headphones should definitely checkout the weekly advice threads on /r/headphones.

u/Pegthaniel · 6 pointsr/headphones

It's very solid. I enjoy it quite a bit for voice chat, and it's directionality means my mechanical keyboard doesn't get picked up quite as much.

That being said: if you've got room in your life (IE your headphones utilize a standard 3.5mm jack at the headphone end) for something like the V Moda mic it's a little cheaper for close to the same thing.

u/NekoLas90 · 6 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Ooooh misinterpreted the replacement suggestions lol I'm looking at the Sennheiser HD 598 open back here but the closed back are cheaper and might suit you better, you can buy something like this if you need a mic.

u/Dissentient · 6 pointsr/pcmasterrace
u/derpingUSA · 6 pointsr/PS4

After searching through a ton of thread I settled on the [Philips SHP9500s] ( and a [vmoda boom pro mic] ( This was a super popular option for those that wanted a solid set of headphones that weren't just for gaming. All around great sound, though not that bass heavy. Build quality is amazing for the price, and versatile since the (very good) mic can be removed. Also, You'll need to jack up the volume and it's a little big for small heads.

u/Xant_JTJ · 6 pointsr/headphones
u/Vortax_Wyvern · 6 pointsr/HeadphoneAdvice

Wall of text ahead. Please, read only if you are really interested...

What I usually recommend when someone ask for advice about gaming headsets is: Gaming headset are crap 99% of the time. They provide very poor sound quality, and any good headphone (literally, even 40$ ones) will sound far better than expensive 300$ headsets. The question is not if headphones are better than headset (the answer is “Hell, YEAH”). The question is, are they better for you?

What are you planning to use your headphones for? Just for gaming, or for gaming and music listening?

If the answer is “just for gaming”, then ask yourself if a Hifi headphone is what you need. Usually games don’t really need high quality headphones, since they provide low quality sound, and you will be more concentrated gaming than listening. In that scenario, everything will serve you, and gaming headsets have the advantage of the integrated microphone.

So, if you want something good for gaming, and just for gaming, with integrated microphone, then the only two headsets with good enough quality sound (aka don’t suck) are:

HyperX Cloud (70$)

Sennheiser G4me One (170$)

Both are good choices. Or go with any fancy RGB headset you find (Logitech, Razer, Corsair, Steelseries, etc), you will most probably don’t notice the difference while gaming.

BUT, if you plan to use them for music listening besides gaming, then keep reading.

About the microphone problem

Hifi headphones for gaming have the disadvantage of having to deal with the micro thing. None of them have microphone incorporated, and you must find a workaround to the problem. Options available are:

1- Use a desk microphone like this

2- Some headphones have detachable cable. If the connector is a 3.5mm jack, you can substitute the cable with this V-Moda micro. That way you can have a microphone attached and still use a single cable. Main problem is that you must use this cable, no matter what, and if you end buying an amplifier, you can no longer use this microphone, as amplifiers don’t have micro input. Also, not all headphones are compatible, as not all use 3.5mm jack connections (Audio-technica and Sennheiser headphones are NOT compatible with V-moda Boom micro, cause they use 2.5mm jack)

3- use a modmic like this one or if your budget is tight, something like this.

The first option requires desk space and it’s expensive. The second one is not compatible with every headphone, and forces you to use this cable. The third one are detachable micro, with an extra cable you’ll have to deal with. Any of them are a nuisance. Any solution is annoying. All of them are an extra expense that must be accounted. If micro is a must and you are not willing to bother with this solutions, please, go back to HyperX Cloud or G4me One.

Ok, so, you really want some damn good headphones, that also can be used for gaming! Keep reading, please (are you bored yet?).

You can choose Closed back headphones (the classic ones you have already used. Closed back models offer good isolation and do not leak sound. This is your choice when there are people around you, or you want isolation from noisy a environment.) or Open Back headphones (Open back models offer next to no isolation and will leak sound -and allow you to hear what happens around you-, but they are the best sounding models). Open headphones achieve the best sound, soundstage (feeling that sound is coming from around you) and imaging (ability to locate the source of one sound).

If you are here because you want to get a replacement for a gaming headset, I would recommend you Open back, but since they don’t isolate, you must choose. If isolation is required, get closed back, if that’s not a concern, go open.

Some closed back cans:

Audio-Technica ATH-M40x. 100$. Balanced headphones, very good feedback from lots of people. Typical entry level headphones to the rabbit hole.

Sennheiser HD 598Cs. 125$. Balanced, very very detailed, great instrumental separation. Comfortable as hell, very recommended.

Beyerdynamic DT770. 160$. V-shaped signature (lots of bass and lots of treble). Amazing soundstage (for a closed headphone). Great for explosions, movies, and rock. Treble can be harsh if you are sensible. Get the 32 ohm version, as the 80 (may) and 250 (do) need an amplifier to work properly.

Those are some examples of entry-mid level of closed cans. There are lots more, depending of your budget!

As for open cans:

Superlux HD668b. 40$. Those are THE CANS. The best quality for low budget you can get. Hands down. Great soundstage, Bass light. They are not too comfortable, but pads can be changed for a deluxe comfort (extra expense). You are not getting anything better at this price. For gaming in a budget, this are the headphones you were looking for.

Philips SHP9500. 80$. Mid-forward signature. Good soundstage, great comfort. Very detailed. Another amazing quality for the budget headphone. Due its popularity, they’re getting harder and harder to get.

Sennheiser HD 598 SR. 170$. Very similar to the HD 598Cs, but with open back. Wider soundstage, a little less bass. Very balanced headphones. Super-duper comfortable. Great for long gaming sessions.

Philips Fidelio X2. 250$. V-shaped signature. Those are in another league. Build quality is just.. OMG. Extreme soundstage and imaging. More comfortable than the HD 598. Bass is BOOOOOM!!!. A little pricey, and can be somewhat fatiguing to listen if you are treble sensible, due to high treble.

Well, that’s all. I have selected only headphones that don’t need an amplifier. Now is your turn to research, watch some Youtube videos, read some reviews, and give them a try.

All this headphones are GOOD. No trash here, and all them will make you open your eyes when listening your music if you are coming from standard headsets. You will notice sounds, instruments, that you never realized they were there, even if you had listened this song a thousand times before. Try them, and be amazed.

Welcome to the rabbit hole.

u/QuipA · 6 pointsr/headphones

Boom Pro might have been easier ;)

u/B00STERGOLD · 6 pointsr/PUBGXboxOne

Ill give you my setup. Great for games and a nice set of headphones for day to day music. You can shop around for better prices.



u/Starionn · 6 pointsr/headphones

Take those K7XX's, throw in a 3 pin mini xlr to 3.5mm and a boompro mic, and baby you've got yourself a stew a top-tier gaming headset.

^If ^you ^don't ^have ^an ^external ^mic, ^which ^I'm ^just ^assuming ^you ^don't ^since ^you ^were ^coming ^from ^the ^Game ^Ones.

u/the_empire_of_death · 5 pointsr/xboxone

Do your Beats come with a removable cable? If so, you can get this.

u/Dubesta11 · 5 pointsr/buildapcsales

Bought these and this when they went on sale last week, hope they come in soon :)

Should make for a good video recording setup, and on the go music listener when not at the computer.

u/elikruj · 5 pointsr/PS4

No, it’s a cable with an in-line Mic, he uses it with his Beats, I use it with my Bose. here

u/MildLife · 5 pointsr/bapcsalescanada

Yes these are great for gaming, you can turn it into an awesome headset too with the [V-MODA BoomPro] (

u/JoinTheBattle · 5 pointsr/DestinyTheGame

Alternatively, if he already has decent non-gaming headphones that he finds comfortable, you could get him the BoomPro mic by V-MODA. It will transform any headphones into gaming headphones for about $30.

u/akaisei · 5 pointsr/buildapcsales

Instead of a ModMic, I would also like to offer an alternative. Do this simple mod, buy the Nokia 2.5mm M to 3.5mm F adapter, and then you can use the V-MODA Boompro. Very similar audio quality as the ModMic, cheaper in total, and only need to worry about a single cable.

u/Xenon-133 · 5 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Here's a few options. Depending on where you are in the world some might be more feasible than others. I'm talking from a UK perspective, YMMV.

u/DasBrandon · 5 pointsr/FortNiteBR

This is about as good as you can get for under $100. Warning: it’s big and might be loose if you have a small head. It’s also open-back, so it doesn’t block out outside sound.

You can pair it with this.

This has been my setup for close to two years on Xbox, so I’m not sure how it would translate to PS4. I use the Dolby Atmos app, but idk what the PS4 alternative is.

u/messymike22 · 5 pointsr/pcgaming

I hate the suction cup feeling too, I ended up getting a philips SHP9500 after reading a bunch about it on reddit a year ago. Its not a good solution if you are worried about other people hearing what you are listening to as they can be heard across a bedroom fairly easy, by design of course, with little holes in the pieces that cover the ear. This also means you can hear your surroundings too, works great for me as I can talk to people IRL while wearing them.

The pads are soft and the headband is on the looser side so it won't squeeze your skull. I do find that sometimes I don't hear sounds from far away in games like distant footsteps as good as the traditional suction cup feeling earphones but its worth the trade off for me because my ears don't hurt even after a full day of gaming, in 20 years of wearing headphones I haven't had a more comfortable set.

It doesn't come with a mic, I just use a $10 desk mic I've had for 2 years and am going to get a moda mic that just plugs into the headset cord eventually.

u/Copernican · 5 pointsr/buildapc

you don't necessarily need a gaming headset. In fact you'll probably get more bang for your buck avoiding headsets and buying a separate mic from your headphones. Check out this Zeos guide:

This can turn a good headphones into a headset with mic:

Personally just use a this clip mic since I sit close to my machine and don't need a long cord:

u/BeerGogglesFTW · 5 pointsr/hardware

When I first got the HD598's from the first time it was $99, I originally got the Zalman clip mic everybody recommended. I thought it was a terrible little mic. Like a lot of cheap mics, it rather picked up too little or too much. Couldn't really get a good sound from the way it clips in.

I eventually bought the Modmic and thought it was great. Its possible its a similar quality mic, but you're basically paying for the placement of that mic, which made it worth more. Still way overpriced for what it was. But I thought it did its job well, unlike the the Zalman clip mic.

Also, I've seen this one recommended on reddit as a modmic alternative


Don't know what it costs in Europe though... It also may require adapters depending on the size jack. But its another option. No experience with it myself.

u/LuisIsNotHere · 5 pointsr/headphones

Here I have my current setup. The headphones are my Beyerdynamic Custom Studios, the DAC is an Audioengine D3, and the AMP is a Fiio A3 Portable Amp. The entire setup cost me $268, but as of now I believe the Custom Studios are discontinued, so you could replace the headphones with some alternatives in that price range (Audio Technica M40x/M50x or Philips SHP9500.) Anyways, here’s a review for everything.

Beyerdynamic Custom Studio (80 ohm)

Used to be $163, now they are [$250] (
I bought these headphones around July of 2017 as my first pair of “real” headphones. Initially, I was disappointed, but this was only because I was not used to the sound of these headphones at the time. After about a month of listening to them, I went back to compare them to some old Apple Earbuds and at first, I couldn’t believe the difference. Everything about these headphones was amazing. There’s a great amount of detail in them, the imaging is absolutely amazing, but soundstage is very narrow due to them being closed back headphones. As closed back headphones, they do a fantastic job of not allowing sound to leak about and making sure outside noise stays outside as long as the volume is higher. I use these at the library in my school when I write papers and never get complaints. I’ve tested them before by placing them on my friends’ heads and playing music at a loud volume, but nothing leaks out.

I found the comfort to be alright, but the fault was due to the velour. I really do not like velour as I find it to be very itchy, however, many other people praise the earpads, so it just comes down to preference. I instead replaced the pads with some [Brainwavs HM5 Sheepskin earpads] ( and fell in love with the comfort. The pads increased bass a little and made them incredibly comfortable. I use a [V-Moda Boom Pro] ( with it when I game and these never become uncomfortable, even after playing for hours on end. The clamp on these is very strong, but I like it that way as it prevents them from falling off my head.

The unique thing about these headphones is that it has bass sliders on each cup, which allows you to adjust the bass from (Low bass, neutral, vibrant bass, and max bass.) I tend to keep it on neutral and the bass there is more than enough for me (and I love bass.) I use these for just about everything, including gaming and I never have any issues. I wear glasses and these are fine for anyone who may wear glasses.

After trying out different headphones at CanJam this year, I now know where these headphones can improve, but these still manage to keep up with everything else above its price range. You can run these off a phone and get some good volume, but I like music loud, so I use them with an amp at all times. Overall, I’m glad these are my first pair and I plan on keeping them as my closed back pair of headphones after I move on to more expensive headphones.

Audioengine D3 DAC+AMP

[$45 Refurbrished] (
I bought the Audioengine D3 as the last piece of the puzzle in terms of headphones, amps, and dacs. It is a USB DAC that comes with a ¼ inch adapter and a sleeve to carry it. This is actually what motivated me to listen to music on my laptop as I used to listen to music on my phone. I really have no complaints about it. When it released, it was priced at $200 and was one of the few USB DACs that could compete with the Dragonfly DACs, and from what I’ve read online, a lot of reviewers actually prefer the D3. I saw it on Massdrop a month back for $70ish and wanted it, but I wanted to read reviews about it first. That’s where I found that you can get it for $45 straight out of their website with free shipping included. There really is no reason to look for another DAC when this one is available for such a steal. There is no kind of sound when music is not playing and it is driverless, meaning you can just plug it in to your computer and it’s ready to go. One thing to note is that it gets really hot, but it isn’t a problem, so long as you keep your fingers off of it. I felt like I noticed an improvement in songs, but it could just be a placebo (A B test your gear and see if you can notice a difference.) However, I really like having it around and I don’t listen to anything on my laptop without it.

Fiio A3 AMP

[$59.99] (
I bought the Fiio A3 when I bought my headphones because I read that an amp was almost required for anything at 80 ohms and higher. Since then, I’ve loved this little beast of an amp. It has a low and high gain switch to control volume (I keep it on high gain when connected to my phone and low gain when connected to the D3.) It also has a bass boost switch which I really like when I feel like being basshead (The bass boost here + max bass setting on the Custom Studios = Madness.) It has a life of about 16 hours before needing to recharge and it has a blue led that blinks when it needs to charge. It makes headphones very loud very fast. It is also built like a tank. I tried carrying it around in my pocket when I walked on campus and it slipped out. It only took a cosmetic hit, but in terms of functionality, it is untouched.

The only reason I still use it is because I like being able to control audio through a knob as opposed to a digital slider. The only annoying thing about it is that it has a hissing noise when the knob is turned up without any music playing, but when music starts to play, the hiss disappears. Overall, I absolutely recommend this amp if you want something to start with as it will do nothing but impress you every time.

This is my setup and being a broke college kid, I could not be happier. In terms of the things that this sub shows off, I find this to be a very budget friendly setup. Even when I upgrade everything, I still plan on keeping it as I do not want to forget where I started in terms of this hobby. For anyone that may be wanting to jump into the world of audio, I absolutely recommend these products as places to start. I’ve provided straight links for anyone that may want to check out the products.

u/fn96_ · 5 pointsr/xboxone

Just buy a V-Moda BoomPro and use it with your Sony headphones.

u/adam_the_1st · 5 pointsr/headphones

The VModa BoomPro if the headphones have a removable cable. Otherwise from my research/experience this is definitely the best.

u/steamwhistler · 5 pointsr/headphones

To expand a little bit on what ImKrimzen is getting at...

This community is really, really hardcore about headphones. I say this in an affectionate but matter-of-fact way: we are a bunch of elitists who mostly look down our noses at products like the one you're asking about. Most gamers here prefer to use an awesome pair of headphones with a regular 3.5mm audio hookup, and then attach something like this mic to it. This tends to give you better value for your money than buying an overpriced gaming headset. Now, playing on console is a little more complicated...I've never even used a mic when console gaming, but if you can find a way to set that up via a bluetooth mic or something, then you can always just use the PS4 controller's headphone jack to plug in a regular pair of headphones and then go to town. (Or alternatively, your TV's aux out if it has one, or optical digital out through a DAC.) Here are a couple of relatively inexpensive headphones that have an absolutely stellar reputation around here for gaming. (And will also bring your movies and music to another level.)

Less expensive

More expensive

Most expensive (or actually not, because they're on sale)

Edit: Oh, just one important thing to note: this is /r/headphones 101, but since you're new, I'm just going to assume you may not realize that all those options I linked are open-back headphones, which means that they do not isolate sound well and they leak your sound out. In other words, other people around you can hear your stuff and you can probably hear noises in your environment, so if you need sound isolation, get a closed-back pair like this. But the advantage of open-back is that you generally get better-quality sound for your dollar, and the sound stage is always better, meaning the locations of sounds in your 3D headspace are very detailed and precise. This is really awesome for immersive gaming and movie-watching, so people love open-back headphones for those uses.

u/tide19 · 5 pointsr/buildapc

I have used the following setups within the last year, ranked in order of preference:

  1. Sennheiser HD 598 + Antlion ModMic 4.0 - $200 total - Perfect for gaming, positional cues are OP
  2. Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro Plus + V-MODA BoomPro - $230 total - Love the sound, closed back isn't good for gaming though
  3. Philips SHP95000 + V-MODA BoomPro - $110 total - Similar to HD 598s in effectiveness, clamping force is much worse though
  4. Audio Technica ATH-M50x + Antlion ModMic 4.0 - $170 total - Nice monitoring headphones, not the best for gaming
u/SeafoodDuder · 5 pointsr/buildapc

'Gaming' is just a term companies use to cater to people who play video games (gamers). You don't want to buy from someone like Logitech who makes mice, keyboards, webcams, desktop speakers, 'gaming' headsets, etc.

You want to buy a pair of quality headphones (not headset) from a music company like Audio-Technica (Japan), Sennheiser (Germany), AKG, Grado, Shure, Bower & Wilkins (UK) and so on. These companies (besides maybe Sennheiser) don't really advertise to gamers, so you're kind of stuck in the loop of Logitech, Corsair, HyperX, Creative, etc.

I'm not sure what kind of music you're into, so I can't make any suggestions but I can give you starter things to look into. Check out the suggestion thread over in /r/headphones. Add a standalone mic or a V-Moda Boom Mic.

Philips SHP9500

Audio-Technica ATH-AD900X (also the 700X)

Sennheiser HD598

u/xelamats · 5 pointsr/buildapc
u/dunger · 5 pointsr/PS4

I just got the Philips SHP9500 along with the V-MODA BoomPro. By far the most comfortable headset I have owned. Ear cups are huge and completely surround my ears. The headset is very light weight and does not squeeze at all. I wear them all day when working, and in the evening with gaming. Plus, they are great sounding too.

Amazon Links:

Looks like the mic is currently out of stock. I got mine on eBay.

u/Mysterius · 4 pointsr/buildapcsales

Detachable cord doesn't mean wireless. Many headphones have detachable cords so that the cable can be easily replaced.

No built-in mic. These are headphones, not a headset. Though since the cable is detachable you could add one, e.g.:

u/JulianLT · 4 pointsr/pcmasterrace

I'd say drop the razer stuff and get something worth your money.

Here are my suggestions:

Mouse - Logitech G502
Keyboard - Corsair K70 RGB/Corsair Strafe RGB
Headphones - Sennheiser HD598; if you want something cheaper - Philips SHP9500 on sale here.
Microphone (clips onto your headphones) - Antlion Mod Mic or Vmoda boom pro if you want something cheaper.

u/I_AM_SCUBASTEVE · 4 pointsr/xboxone

Honestly, stay away from gaming mics if you are gonna go wired. Get yourself these with this mic.

This combo will be miles and miles ahead of any gaming headset. I went though this dillemma a few years ago and went with this, never looked back.

u/MathTheUsername · 4 pointsr/xboxone

Mic monitoring was a necessity for me as well, but I ended up just getting open back headphones instead so I could hear myself talk without the need for monitoring. Open back headphones also typically have a better soundstage as well, meaning better directional sound. Great for games.

I use a pair of Philips SHP9500

with a vmoda mic

u/drock13yyc · 4 pointsr/xboxone

I use sony wh1000mx3 with a V-MODA Boom mic. Works great no voice issues and great sound.

V-MODA BoomPro Microphone for Gaming & Communication - Black

u/Schack_ · 4 pointsr/buildapc

If price doesn't matter then DO NOT get a gaming headset. I would recommend a Modmic 5 and a ATH-AD2000X headphone.

If you want something more sensible then get a V-MODA mic and a pair of Philips SHP9500

u/jatorres · 4 pointsr/buildapc

I think the general advice is to get a nice pair of headphones and use a mic adapter like one of these:

Personally, I got a Logitech G933 on sale during the holidays and am happy with them.

u/Peregrim · 4 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Philips SHP9500

V-MODA BoomPro Gaming

Good entry into decent can. Super comfortable for long gaming sessions. Don't need an amp to drive them. Mic is decent, better than most built in headsets. And all on a nice budget.

u/breakslow · 4 pointsr/bapcsalescanada

I paired these headphones with this mic. Way better than any headset I've ever owned.

u/And_You_Like_It_Too · 4 pointsr/PS4

You might do a deep dive into /r/headphones and you could ask in /r/headphoneadvice — I think what they’ll tell you is that if you were to buy a “gaming headset” with your $300 budget, you end up sacrificing some of your potential sound quality in order to get that microphone attached.

Whereas you can buy a really nice pair of headphones and then spend $30 or less on a V-Moda BoomPro Mic (or something like it) which basically acts as the cord between your headphones and headphone jack and has a flexible boom mic, a volume dial, and a mute switch. There’s another one that you can stick to the side of one of the headphones either with a magnet or sticky too, depending on the type of headphones you buy and what you prefer.

I bought a pair of Fidelio X2/HR headphones that cost $325 just over a year ago, but you can get them for $150 now. Really comfortable band that operates sort of like ski goggles so it doesn’t squish your head, and will fit a fucking watermelon if it needs to. I bought them because I was looking for a “unicorn” that I could wear for movies, games, TV, and music. They sound fantastic, though they’re even better when you plug them into an amp/DAC (I plug them into my home theater receiver’s headphone out jack and crank it up).

Another really highly recommended one are these Sennheiser HD600 Open Back Headphones for $300 from Amazon Prime right now.

Or there’s these BeyerDynamic DT 770 Pro Studio Monitor Headphones that come with an Antlion ModMic so you don’t have to buy the microphone separately, and they’re $189 from Amazon right now, and you could spend the remainder of the $300 on a dedicated headphone amp/DAC that will boost the volume/bass/output and help you get the most from them.

Another popular recommendation is a more traditional gaming headset — the Arctis Steel Series Pro + Game DAC for only $175 — the DAC boosts the headphones and provides DTS:X Headphone (for virtual surround sound). It’s the wired edition, but you could pay more for a wireless if you want.

Anyhow, maybe this will be helpful and give you a couple ideas, but they should help you more in /r/headphone advice if you tell them your budget and what you’re trying to do and what you’re looking for. Read the sidebar so you know the posting format so more people will respond. Hope you enjoy whatever you get! A home theater system is worth saving up for, and eventually you can turn a 5.1 system into a Dolby Atmos system by adding two height channels (so long as you invest in a receiver that is Atmos capable from the start). Come the PS5, I’m hopeful they’ll support it and DTS:X as the XBOX One does now, but they’re also working on their own 3D sound format. Go to a home theater store and have them demo DolbyAtmos for you (especially on a game if possible) and you’ll see how much it adds. You can get a decent home theater system for far cheaper than you used to be able to, but it’s worth it to save up the money and buy something you’re really gonna be proud to own for at least 5-10 years if not longer.

u/dtaxx · 4 pointsr/headphones

That's ok, it has a functional purpose. I did this to connect a boom mic and turn it into a gaming headset.

u/Neopolis · 4 pointsr/xboxone

I've got a pair of V-Moda M100s (

If I were to buy the BoomPro Mic ( and attach it to my headphones, can I just plug that end into the stereo adapter for chat and game audio?

Thank you, I just wanted to know before I bought anything.

u/yatogamii · 4 pointsr/buildapcsales

I paired these with the V-MODA BoomPro mic a while back but had a really bad problem with echoing. I assumed it was due to the open cans, so anyone wanting to use it with the boompro, keep that in mind.

I run the BoomPro using my ATH-M40x now and there is no echo problem.

u/Sghenri36 · 3 pointsr/PS4

Most comfortable headphones I have ever worn also. As long as you know what you are getting with an open-back headphone, but soundstage is great. Has helped tons in online FPS gaming in knowing where people/shots are coming from

u/MehExpected · 3 pointsr/headphones

I use the V-Moda boomMic, which is hard to get to work with Sennheisers, because of the plugs

My second point is that Sennheiser alone has about 3-4, if not more, different types of plugs, instead of the industry settling on one standard, like 3.5mm or maybe 4 pin XLR, so I would have to own at least two different cables for the few headphones I own.

Edit: Better to read now

u/Mikazah · 3 pointsr/beermoney

Honestly, way too much to remember lol.

Most of what I get goes to groceries and bills, but I do remember getting a couple hubs for my farm, a raspberry pi 3 (which I lost...), some headphones and a mic to go with it, a new bed frame, some drill bits for the desk I'm building and I could argue that all of the money to build the desk (~$400 in materials) was originally earned from beermoney. I just put it in my bank account first. And, of course, a bunch more phones.

There's tons more, but my Amazon purchase history is too many pages long to figure out the most notable things.

u/s7mokka · 3 pointsr/headphones

Budget: Around £50, blew all my money on a GTX 1080

Necessities: The headphones need a 3.5mm jack

Type: Over ear, oval shape, but I'm open to suggestions

Current Headphones: Spare me, but I'm currently using my old Turtle Beach XO Ones - I recently switched to PC from Xbox One. They're decent for sound (Note that I'm no audiophile) but they just aren't practical enough and it's about time I got an upgrade.

What I'm looking to use the headphones for: Gaming, with a bit of music every now and then. I'm looking to buy a V-Moda BoomPro Mic to pair with the headphones and use as a mic, hence why they need to have a 3.5mm jack (Note also that this mic's cable can carry audio, not sure if this can diminish sound quality though?)
They will be used exclusively indoors with my PC.

Location: UK

u/Bothagrius · 3 pointsr/PS4
u/workworkwork1234 · 3 pointsr/PS4

I would recomend THIS headset with THIS Mic

u/toreytlow · 3 pointsr/xboxone

Headphones -

Mic -

The only thing you should know is these are open cans, which means they are not outside noise canceling, so if you need the TV sound in the living room for example to be out of your headset, a closed can headset is a better choice. If you have more questions I'm glad to help!

u/Ryvaeus · 3 pointsr/NintendoSwitch

Yep, it's compatible with any headphone/headset as long as it terminates in a 3-pole 3.5mm plug. The product does not come with an adapter for turning 1x audio + 1x mic plug into a single 3-pole plug, so this wouldn't work with - for example - headphones paired with an Antlion ModMic without a TRRS to TRS/TRS adapter of some sort.

I use it with my V-Moda BoomPro and NAD Viso HP50.

  • Edit: I'm actually not sure if it would work with the earbuds with in-line mics that come with smartphones, such as the Apple earbuds. Don't have any to test that out.
u/Sneppz · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Fixed links :

best headset combo for under 100. period. you're welcome.

L.E. saw this after I posted. Exact thing @decked_out said.

u/joshkroger · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

All gaming headsets are junk. You're better off having a dedicated pair of headphones and mic. They sell good mics that pair well with headphones. For sub $100 I recommend the Philips shp9500 (currently on sale for $55) with a vmoda boom pro mic.

Philips SHP9500

V-MODA mic

u/The-guy-behind-u · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace


V-moda boom pro

The headphones have HUGE cups and barely clamp down at all, they basically just sit on your head.

They have a 3.5mm jack so the boom pro can plug into them turning it into a headset.

u/dandyway · 3 pointsr/xboxone

If your headphones have a standard removable 3.5mm cable then you should look at the vmoda boompro mic. It's just a cable with a boom mic build into it, you don't need a y splitter which makes it a much cleaner setup.

u/GianBro69 · 3 pointsr/buildapcsales

These are amazing. I bought them open box about a months ago for $37.99 on Newegg. They sound phenomenal I use them for everything form music, gaming, and watching Netflix. They're extremely comfortable, I've worn them for 6 straight hours no problem.

For gaming I highly recommend pairing them with this microphone.

Here is a link to another Reddit thread about how to tune these headphone for music, it made all the difference in the world for me.

u/furhart · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

I usually recommend buying regular Stereo headphones. They're cheaper and have better sound and build quality.

Here's a combo my brother uses: Philips SHP9500 and V-MODA BoomPro Gaming

They cost about $100/95e.

Be warned though, the headphones are "open back", they WILL leak sound. But if you don't care, then you'll be in for a great experience.

u/PM_ME_WHITE_PEOPLE · 3 pointsr/buildapcsales

Yes, this is a pretty standard price for these, but they go out of stock so I thought I'd post. Also own these, so AMA. Great cheap open back headphones with a really nice soundstage. As the regular advice goes with these, pair with a Modmic or (what I have) the v-moda boompro if you're looking for an excellent gaming setup.

u/metapodlol · 3 pointsr/buildapcsales

If your headphones have a 3.5 mm port you may want to consider the V-Moda Boompro instead. It's cheaper, sounds better (imo), and only leaves one wire coming from your headphones as opposed to having to manage two with the modmic.

u/CrazyDave48 · 3 pointsr/buildapcsales

I have a question for those who own this headset AND the V-MODA BoomPro.

I picked up the mic last week but my friends on discord said they could hear a lot of game feedback coming through the mic. As in, my game audio was going through the open-back headphones and into the mic itself.

Is there a way to change the gain on the mic so it'll pick up less audio from the headphones?

edit: Oh, and these headphones are amazing btw. Buy them.

u/LogicalSignal9 · 3 pointsr/bapcsalescanada

You have a mic already? Yeah you should be able to. A little pricy, but V-moda works great with audio-technica's if you don't.

u/CoooooooooookieCrisp · 3 pointsr/PS4
u/F_i_z_z · 3 pointsr/headphones

The Siberia V2 are a tried and tested headset. I bought 3 for me and my friends and we love them. You also have the option for the frost blue version that lights up and a similar version in black/orange. If you follow any Esports you'll probably have seen these because they are the staple headset. I owned mine for 2 years and the comfort level is insane.

You also have the option of buying a V-moda boompro mic but you'd need a way to buy them in the US amazon and ship them.

Im using ^ setup with the V-moda Crossfade LP's and plan to get the m100's for X-mas but I can't tell you enough how solid the Siberias are.

I'm someone who generally lives and dies by amazon ratings and I usually don't buy anything under a 4.4 rating but these truly should be 5/5's for what they offer.

u/PinkyThePig · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

I like buying them seperatly. Get any pair of headphones that allows for changing the cord (3.5mm female plug on the headphone itself) and then get this (or something similar, there are likely to be cheaper options):

Headset's are a huge ripoff in 99% of cases. You get a lousy mic and lousy headphones for a large markup. If you buy them seperately, not only do you save money, but when they break, you only need to replace one or the other.

u/thatflyingsquirrel · 3 pointsr/PUBGXboxOne

If you’re on a budget. Plug directly into the controller.

Gaming Headset for PS4 Xbox One PC, Beexcellent Noise Reduction Crystal Clarity 3.5 mm Professional Game Headphones with Microphone for Laptop Tablet Mac … (Blue)

If you’re not on a budget.

Philips X2/27 Fidelio Over Ear Headphone, Black

V-MODA BoomPro Microphone for Gaming & Communication - Black

Creative Sound Blaster X7 High-Resolution USB DAC 600 ohm Headphone Amplifier with Bluetooth Connectivity

u/trustinbacon · 3 pointsr/buildapcsales

For $30 you can turn it into a headset with the V-Moda BoomPro mic.

u/NChauvin · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

I second, Philips Shp9500 + a V-moda Boom Mic Pro (It's what i currently use and love it.)

u/patlms · 3 pointsr/pcmasterrace

You can also buy a very nice pair of headphones and buy a standalone microphone that either attaches or plugs into your headphones

I use the v-moda myself personally because it plugs directly into the headphones (no extra wires) but I've also heard good things about the mod mic (attaches to headset, extra wire)

V-MODA BoomPro Gaming, VoIP Headset Headphone with Mic (Black)

Antlion Audio ModMic Attachable Boom Microphone - Noise Cancelling with Mute Switch

u/shadyinternets · 3 pointsr/headphones

whats the budget?

and any pair of headphones can be a headset. there are microphones that are specifically made for this, so you can just stick them on any headphones you like. then the mic is easily removable so you can take it off if you dont need it, then pop it back on when you do.

or this one, which needs headphones that have removable cords.

i use philips fidelio x2 with the antlion modmic and it works great. theyre open back so they have a great soundstage. they do a great for positional audio.

u/shepx13 · 3 pointsr/xboxone

There's plenty of stereo sets that will take a boom mic as a plug in with zero modding. I use this one

u/NagyAudio · 3 pointsr/buildapc

To add onto this: SHP 9500s are amazing for their price. They easily compete with $100-$150 headphones. I'd say they are well worth going over budget by $5 for.

The cable on them is removable and just a standard 3.5mm cable. HUGE plus here, mainly because the cable they come with is not great, but also because it allows the use of a VModa Boom Pro. So they would basically be a gaming headset with that attachment down the road.

If you can't splurge the extra money, opt for a Superlux HD668B for around $40.

u/theroarer · 3 pointsr/OverwatchUniversity

any headphones + vmoda boom pro = better than any of the gaming headsets on the market.

u/piperdaddy · 3 pointsr/bapcsalescanada

Been in the same situation, where I have a favorite pair of headphones but no mic. Ended up buying a desktop mic instead (the CAD Audio u37). For in-game chat, the audio picked up is nowhere near the same as a mic on a headset. You will see a lot of ambient noise being picked up by most (all?) such microphones. See if you can add a mic to your headset - it will be worth it.


Seeing your post, I searched around for the mod-mic and ended up ordering the V-Moda Boom Pro, as my headphones have a 3.5mm input option.


Hope this helps.

u/WhiteZero · 3 pointsr/headphones

I'm really considering this or the V-MODA BoomPro for my Fidelio X2's that I'm waiting on.

I'm thinking modmic would be better, since my Headphone output and mic input wouldn't be close to eachother.

EDIT: Yup, going with the ModMic mutless option. Hope it mounts properly to the grill on the X2's

u/RadiantSun · 3 pointsr/GlobalOffensive

> There is plenty of reason to buy a gaming headset.

No, there is precisely one reason to buy a gaming headset i.e. you don't want to deal with two cables.... in which case, you can buy a passthrough mic, which still has better quality than the Cloud2

> and way cheaper than buying a ton of high end shit for marginally better sound.

A) "A bunch" = buy 2 things instead of 1, and plug 1 into the other. Ok.


  • HyperX Cloud2: $95

  • Passthrough mic + Monoprice 8323 = $55

    > If my mic breaks i just take it out and attach a new one.

    The problem is not with the external mic accessory, the problems arrive internally, as is wont to happen when you mic two things you shouldn't be mixing.
u/kompromat_komrade · 3 pointsr/oculus

These are good mics.

I use them for discord on PC and also use them on consoles and never had an issue. They work with any headphone that has a 3.5mm jack.

u/powersurge360 · 3 pointsr/xboxone

Don't get the S model. The S comes with a surround sound dongle that is worthless imo. It totally destroys the surround sound and, as this post alludes to, you can't use a USB sound card on xbox one anyways. The revolver is the same model but doesn't have the dongle and I think it's also missing a couple of plastic pieces meant to cut down on the metal reverberation.

However, for around the same price point, consider the HD 598 SR which is a much better headphone and also has a mic. Looks like the price is high atm but it comes down to around $130 if you don't mind waiting.

If you want a better headphone than the hyperx revolver but don't want to pay for/wait for the HD 598, the SHP9500s are a good set and you can combine em with a boom pro to get the microphone functionality. This will be better sound quality both in the mic and the headphones and will be about the same price as the revolver based on current amazon prices.

That's not to say the revolver is bad though. Note too that the two I recommended are less bass heavy and more focused on mids & treble so may be less 'fun'.

u/kare_kano · 3 pointsr/headphones

The V-Moda BoomPro is amazing. But you have to pick headphones with removable cable and a 3.5" jack that will fit it. Here's a list stolen from head-fi (the prices may vary depending on store and country):

(Tell me if you know more headphones compatible with it, I'll update the list.)

  • Skullcandy Aviator ($50-100, varies with color)
  • Monster DNA On Ear ($65), DNA Pro ($75)
  • Philips SHP9500 ($75)
  • Nuforce HP800 ($75)
  • M-Audio Q40 ($100)
  • Logitech UE6000 ($110)
  • Vmoda LP2 ($135), M-80 ($130), M-100 ($230), XS ($150)
  • Fostex T50rp MK3 ($160) (+Shure 1540 Pads [hpaec1540])
  • Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro ($170-190)
  • Philips Fidelio X1, X2 ($230)
  • NAD Viso HP50 ($250)
  • MrSpeakers Mad Dog (single ended version) ($300)
  • Focal Spirit Professional ($300-350)
  • Focal Spirit Classic ($400)
u/espike845 · 3 pointsr/headphones

The boompro is a mic that you can plug into the input on the headphones. Similar to a modmic, but shares its cable with the headphones for less tangleness.

Boom Pro

u/Kennyjive · 3 pointsr/xboxone

The best gaming headphones are these with this.

u/PhearzMeh · 3 pointsr/headphones

get a sennheiser gamezero or a beyerdynamic mmx 300.
Alternatively you can get ANY headset and get a vmoda or beyerdynamic inline microphone

u/El__Mencho · 2 pointsr/modernwarfare

Yo I use the M3's as well but I also attach this external microphone

I've been told its clear as day and have been using it for over a year now with no problems. Fits perfect into the M3's.

u/NicoC72 · 2 pointsr/buildapc

The Philips SHP-9500's and V-Moda BoomPro. Stupidly good combo for the price. The headphones have massive cups and are super comfortable, though they are open so you better be okay with sound leakage. The mic is great and is super convenient, it will pair with any headphone that has a standard 3.5mm removable cable.

u/rehpotsirhc123 · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

I'm sure it will work fine, and it has a built in mic so you wouldn't need a headset. If you wanted to turn those senn 568s into a headset you can get this:

u/Tjoala · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace
  • Philips SHP9500S - $56.99 - Video Review

  • V-MODA BoomPro - $29.00 - Video Review

    I can assure you, this is what you want. You'll do a bunch of research, watch a bunch of videos and read forum posts, compare various headphones and continually question if all of the reviews on the Philips are telling the true story about how great they are, and the answer is Yes. They are amazing, and the best sounding open-back headphones under $200 you can get new. Open back is generally what you want, as it sounds more natural, allows you to hear outside noise such as if someone is trying to talk to you, and let's you hear yourself talking so you don't do the "deaf-man's yell" where you're talking too loudly into your Mic.

    Note - there is no difference between the SHP9500 and the SHP9500S, other than a shorter cable and no gold surround on the audio jack. That's it. Everything else, including the drivers, are the same. Save $25 and get the (S) version. They are also low impedance (Ohms) so anything can run them at whatever volume you want, no amp needed. They do great on anything from PC to Smart phone to XBox One controller. The whole "sweat-magnet" thing from the review I linked js only if you're outdoors in the heat, kinda-thing. Nothing to worry about indoors.
u/TheBalm · 2 pointsr/pcgaming

I had the Sennheiser 4.40BT, quite similar to the 4.50BTNC. I loved everything about them except for a weird background humming noise when they were connected via Bluetooth, when I connected via a 3.5mm cable they sounded fine. The humming wasn’t too loud, music would cover it up, but I would usually hear it when gaming, listening to podcasts/audiobooks or even when they weren’t playing any sound.

After my replacement pair had the same problem Sennheiser gave me an upgrade to the PXC 550. No humming, I love them and the active noise canceling is something I never knew I wanted. Just my two cents about Sennheiser headphones.

I hate wires, that’s why I went with Bluetooth, but I‘ve had my share of connection issues. If you’re willing to pay the premium for Bluetooth I say go for it, but be prepared to plug them in via a 3.5mm cable sometimes. Wireless headphones advertised as a “gaming headset” won’t use Bluetooth because you can’t send stereo sound and a mic simultaneously over it. I’m sure they’d have better connectivity over their proprietary wireless connection.

The reason I went with Sennheiser over a gaming headset was that I wanted my money going towards comfort, sound quality and build quality instead of gaming features I wasn’t going to use and marketing. Since I use them for non-gaming stuff all the time this makes the most sense for me. I use a V-Moda boom mic when I game. Wired with a mic, when gaming with a mic, wireless for everything else it works well for me.

Let me know if you have any questions. I spent a lot of time figuring out how to use wireless headphones from a audiophile brand for gaming.

u/Cjo1992 · 2 pointsr/xboxone

Do you have a pair of headphones you use for music? I had a set dedicated for gaming and some nice headphones for music. I just bought this boom mic attachment for my music ones and use them as my gaming headset now.


It works perfectly and the game audio sounds way better than the headset that was dedicated for gaming.

u/Protoculture_11 · 2 pointsr/headphones

hyperx cloud is the budget option.

mmx300 is the expensive all in one solution.

BeyerDynamic Custom One Pro with mic mod is an option, but thats close to mmx300 pricing territory.

Others are to get standalone headset and separate cardioid mic. I am not a fan of the modmic quality. Try get a nice lavalier mic for cheap.

your m50 has a detachable cable, so you could just try the custom one pro mic cable which turns your current headphone into a headset. Find a good price on amazon or ebay.

u/Districtopia · 2 pointsr/xboxone

Okay, I could have sworn I had done this before (on accident) but after reading the comment from Mechanickingpin above I did a bit more research and the official Xbox Website says you actually can't do this.

>Can I have chat audio through my Kinect as well as my headset? No, when a headset is detected, the console assumes that you want that audio to be private and automatically turns off Kinect chat audio.

My apologies! Like I said, I would have swore I had done it before. Memory was incorrect, I guess.

But, is there a specific reason you want to use the Kinect as your mic, though? What kind of headphones are you using? If they are something more than earbuds, you may be able to just attach a mic to them. I did this with my Beats headphones. Here's the mic I bought on Amazon.

Edit: formatting

u/kjwilk91 · 2 pointsr/xboxone

Can I ask why you're waiting for E3 before deciding on a headset? Especially when it sounds like you game on PC and Xbox. In my opinion, headset technology isn't making huge leaps in technology in monthly (or even annually, IMO again) increments. So what's on the market now isn't going to be outdated anytime soon. Best bang for your buck is getting a pair of quality headphones and either a compatible mic or a mod mic. Of course you would most likely need a Y splitter for the Xbox one but those are cheap and going this route means you aren't paying nearly as much for the company name that's stamped on the headset.

Here's my setup:

VMODA Crossfade LPs

VMODA Boom Mic


After linking all that stuff, I noticed the price on all three of those items actually went up from when I purchased them around a year ago. Headset was $125, Mic and XL Ear Pads were $20 each.

u/ljonka · 2 pointsr/headphones

I'd recommend the ATH-AR3BTBK Bluetooth headphones and the vmoda mic.

Since you said euro my guess was you're from germany.

u/nealpolitan · 2 pointsr/CruciblePlaybook

I use some nice philips open back head phones and modular VModa boom mic (it's attached to a 3.5 mm cord - you plug one end into the phones and the other end into your controller). Whole setup was less $100 shipped from Amazon. You do need a 3.5mm jack on your controller or else you'll need an adapter (newer XB1 controllers and Elite controllers have this). Not sure about PS4.

Amazon links below (the phones are actually discontinued but there is a lot out there - the price fluctuates wildly - they usually will hit $60-$65 every couple of weeks):

u/erickazo · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Currently using these headphones + This mic and i have no complaints

u/Th3G33ked · 2 pointsr/WindowsMR
u/rmw156 · 2 pointsr/headphones

You could get the Philips X1s. It's an open back with really nice low end which I usually prefer for playing siege. I also mention the X1s because they have a detachable cable. Then you can use the V-Moda Boom Pro as your mic solution. Plus, they just look good and a high quality build.

Total Cost: $423 CAD including shipping.
Edit: links didnt work.

u/RickyCZ · 2 pointsr/buildapc
u/OffhandOnion · 2 pointsr/Zeos

Thanks for all this information, /u/zeospantera! I've been reading a lot of your various lists, guides, and reviews (along with plenty of Head-Fi's) because I'm looking into some changes to my audio setup.

I have 2 questions if you have the time to help me answer them.

  1. Suppose I have the setup show here in the wiring diagram linked above. Where do I plug in my headphones? In actuality, I'm missing the sub and the dac. It goes straight from my motherboard's 3.5mm out to the amp's rca input.

  2. I'm looking for new open backed headphones for under $200 that I'll use for gaming, music, and movies. I have these Monoprice headphones with their replacement pads and I use this V-Moda attachable boom mic. So far I'm skipped most headphones because I haven't found any with a single, nonproprietary, detachable 3.5mm cable. Plenty have two cables (XPT100), a proprietary jack (ATH-m50x), non-removable cables (BD DT-770), or they just use the wrong connector (Senn 598, AKG Q702). What I'm wondering is if I should ditch the mic I'm using right now altogether, but what should I use for a mic instead? You suggest the HiFiMan 300 with a mod mic, is that still a solid option? How does that fit in with however I wire the speakers (and now mic!) from my first question?
u/quik28 · 2 pointsr/headphones

I looked at these and you're right, it seems like they fit my sound and comfort preferences but one major problem is that they don't have a removable cord. I was planning on buying one of the V-Moda Boompro mics to attach so that I could use these headphones as a gaming headset too.

Is the X1 or the X2 comparable to the DT 990 sound and comfort wise?

u/gstrand99 · 2 pointsr/HeadphoneAdvice

Get these with this V-MODA BoomPro Microphone for Gaming & Communication - Black will blow all those gaming headphones out of the water

u/the_abortionat0r · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Headsets lose out to head phones every time, I recommend getting a pair of good headphones and a mic.

I would go with [this] ( and this this

or [this] ( with this

they sound pretty good and the best bang for your buck. Hope this helps

edit: actual mic

u/adm96 · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

If you're looking for a headphone that you're primarily going to use to game with, I suggest looking into open-back headphones.

Assuming you DO need a mic:

Philips SHP9500 + V-Moda BoomPro

Assuming you DON'T need a mic:

Audio Technica ATH-AD700X

Though these are above your price range, do keep an eye on them. Black Friday is near, so a few are bound to drop around the 100$ range.

Sennheiser HD558

Sennheiser HD598

Keep in mind that if you can always attach a ModMic to virtually any headphone you buy. So if you decide to not go with the SHP9500, this could be your next investment.

u/jbramont · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace
u/ObiWontchaBlowMe · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace
u/materix01 · 2 pointsr/headphones

No microphonic issues. Yetis are nice but expensive and also pick up my keyboard noise.

Pick up the VModa Boom Pro if you want the X2 and a mic. These plug directly in and have great mic and cable quality and VModa has some of the best customer service in the industry.

u/ChuckMauriceFacts · 2 pointsr/france

Regarde aussi :

  • les casques de cette liste (compatibles avec ce micro). Actuellement j'ai le Philips Fidelio X2 + le micro en question, ça marche pas mal.

  • les gammes non gaming de Sennheiser (HHD598 HD558 HD518...) et d'Audio-Technica (ATH-M50x ATH-M40x ATH-M70x) qui sont compatibles avec ce micro
u/lundyy · 2 pointsr/xboxone

Currently using a pair of sennheiser hd558s and attached a vmoda boom pro to it

I've gone through the turtle beach XO 4, astro a40 tr and a50, hyperx cloud 2, and hyperx revolver -- none of them compared to finally getting a good pair of headphones and attaching a mic to it.

u/arsa37 · 2 pointsr/headphones

Hifiman Edition S - 150$

B&O H6 Gen 2 - 250$

get this mic for gaming V-Moda BoomPro - 30$

the sennheiser 598 is also another option

u/Atemu12 · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace


>best headset combo for under 100. period. you're welcome.

>L.E. saw this after I posted. Exact thing @decked_out said.

FTFY, it'll get removed by the mods if you keep the ref links and that'd suck because this is probably the best advice in the entire thread.

u/SilverSix311 · 2 pointsr/pcgamingtechsupport

I recommend getting some Studio Over Ear Headphones, and getting a Mod Mic or Desk Mic to go along with it. I bought an Antlion ModMic for the wife, and it works great. Sounds great as well compared to all the shitty gaming headset mics. My setup is a Razer Seiren Pro that I got on a banging deal almost $100 cheaper than typical pricing :). I have a mic stand that sits right above my monitors. It does pick up echoes if I have my speakers turned up too loud, but it's not too bad. I use voice meeter banana to route all my audio to 2 separate audio devices so I can just mute my speakers and put headphones on.


Desk Mic: Blue Yeti - ~$120, Blue Snowball ~$50
Mod Mic: Antlion ModMic ~$60, V Moda BoomPro ~$30 (V Moda Mic wont work on all headphones)
Headphones: r/Headphones | Read about headphones.


They come down to preference for the user typically. I have M-Audio Q40's with Beyerdynamic's EDT 770 V Replacement Pads. You probably won't be able to find any Q40's online, but I bought mine back in 2010 and I still use them today. I've replaced the audio cable probably 10+ times now. They are built to endure, and they are not that comfortable with the stock pads. Put the EDT 770 V pads on and feels like a cloud. I personally also have a desk headphone amp to get clearer/crisper sound.
As I said, this all comes down to preference. You need to research specific items you are interested in. Try to find reviews on reddit or forums. I wouldn't follow "reviews" that are articles on web pages. Half of those are BS and are generally favored towards the provider of the equipment unfortunately.
Typical google searches would be:
M-Audio Q40 headfi
Blue Yeti Pro reddit
Blue Yeti Pro Issues reddit
mod mic reddit


Good luck on your ventures! Let me know if you have any other questions.

PS - If you have a mechanical keyboard, invest in o-rings/pads to help with the clickiness, or if you don't have a mechanical keyboard and you are looking for one, get silent keys. I forget the actual switch types names.

u/chouetteonair · 2 pointsr/buildapc

Surprise. SHP9500 + this and you've got the budget audiophile headset.

u/Monkey_Priest · 2 pointsr/buildapc

Phillips SHP9500S get really good reviews for the price. I just bought a pair that should arrive tomorrow. Combine them with a V-MODA BoomPro and you have solid headphone and mic for under $90.

u/Kerry56 · 2 pointsr/headphones

Lets try a less expensive route and actually include a mic this time.

Philips Fidelio X2 No amp necessary. £187.00

If you just want to include a DAC/amp: Fiio E10k £61.90

V Moda Boompro mic £25.00


u/TIFUbyResponding · 2 pointsr/buildapc

Keyboards: Ducky, KBParadise, Filco, etc. Browse around here:

You really want to stick to Cherry or Gateron switches, but if you don't know how the different switches feel, buy a $10 tester FIRST. I tried Cherry browns, wasn't a fan. Went with Gateron Blues and loved them, will probably go Gateron Clears next.

For cheap keycaps, look for PBT doubleshot caps on Ebay by a company names Tai Hao. You can get good sets for $10-50.

Mice: I really like the Logitech G703, you an shut the RGB off (I did), but a wireless mouse with a constant wireless charging solution is awesome.

Headset: Try these paired with this. Highly recommended combo, and much better quality than an actual gaming headset.

u/HoboSTD · 2 pointsr/headphones

Philips SHP9500 + V-MODA BoomPro and you're back in business.

u/onebit · 2 pointsr/OutreachHPG

Instead of a ModMic I use a V-MODA BoomPro ($29 mic with 3.5mm passthrough jack that plugs into headphones) attached to Philips SHP9500 headphones ($89; sound good and are very comfortable). Previously I used a Monoprice 108323 clone ($28; sound ok, but were tight on my head), which is a cheaper alternative. There's also official V-MODA headphones, but they are super expensive.

Unfortunately, some headphones that have a 3.5mm jack, such as Sennheiser, have a locking mechanism that prevent the BoomPro from connecting. There are guides on how to mod them to make it work, but I wasn't brave enough to try.

The advantage of this setup is that the mic is decoupled from the headphones, so if either one breaks it can be replaced. Also the mic can be disconnected to listen to music on a trip. With a traditional gaming headset if either one breaks you have to replace the whole headset. It also allows you to have high quality headphones if desired. Gaming headsets sound OK, but sometimes compromises are made to bring down price. Maybe only audiophiles care, though.

u/vincentrm · 2 pointsr/xboxone

I actually have a combination of stuff. I didn't like that a lot of headsets are meant for gaming only, when I already have a nice pair of headphones for music. In total it will run between $135 and $155 but will give you a nice pair of music headphones as well.

Headphones: V-Moda Crossfade LPs for $99.99 which can often be found in Amazon Gold Box for $80

Vmoda Boom Mic Adapter - $29.98

Xbox One Stereo Headset Adapter - $24.99

u/ggKevin · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Philips SHP9500 + V-Moda BoomPro

Edit: They're an open-back design, so beware if you plan on using these around other people. Here's a review on Head-Fi.

u/DirtyPoul · 2 pointsr/headphones

Well said. Although there are quite a few high end users who seek better sound with something like a Sennheiser One/Zero. I'm sure many of those would be better off with some $200 headphones and a $50 mic as well as a $50 dac/amp. It was more meant for those type of people, although you can also get good sound on a budget with something like Audio Technica AUD ATHAD500X with a V-MODA BoomPro for a total of about $100. Still more than the budget $50 headset, but if you're rocking a GTX 1080, you might as well go for better sound as well for a better overall experience.

And that's where you guys come in. I know nothing about good audio, but I have recently started following this sub. When I saw that post, I immediately thought that this is r/headphones material. I may well have been wrong though :)

u/drDroww · 2 pointsr/diyaudio

Well yes and no. (I understand that does not answer any of your questions)

The two leads (wires) coming off the mic are (+) and (-). If you want to make the mic work on its own you will need to get a jack that has T/S (Tip and Sleeve) and solder the (+) to the tip and the (-) to the sleeve. Then you will have to attach the mic to the Sennheisers, which may or may not last. This is a lot of work and the cost of the jack alone is probably more than a new mic that already has means to clip on to the cable of your headphones.

I personally would recommend the Zalman ZM-1 as a replacement. It will look and probably sound better.


If you want an upgrade to the mic I'd recommend the V-MODA BoomPro Gaming.


And if you really want to drop some cash on Microphones and interfaces check out /r/audioengineering and depending on your needs /r/livesound. ~$200 can get you pro-sumer levels of audio (SM58/AT2020 + Interface)

u/AlwaysAscending · 2 pointsr/buildapcsales

If you are looking for a mic to go with the superlux I highly recommend this product. Only issue I have is when it rubs on my neckbeard.

u/osfrid · 2 pointsr/buildapc


Assuming most of "gaming" headsets aren't very good, in overall, I recommand you to buy a good value "music" headset and a mod-mic.


Like this:

  • Philips SHP9500. It costs less than $80 and uses a standard 3.5mm - 3.5mm cable, that almost nobody else does - which means it is fully compatible with the VMODA Boom Pro ($30): a mic attachment for headphones that receive a 3.5mm cable. Total $100.


    Also, if you are hearing random buzz and unbalanced/compressed/distorted/muffled output, it's most probably due to interference around the motherboard, which can be alleviated by using a DAC, like the Q1 for example.

    Have a nice day :)
u/Dr_Pointblank · 2 pointsr/GlobalOffensive

I mean yeah I had a pair of Sennheisers a long time ago. But you don't need to spend that much money on a good pair of headphones or a headset. By the way Headphones + Microphone > Headset. I would recommend the Philips SHP9500s and the V-Moda BoomPro Mic

u/sbauer318 · 2 pointsr/xboxone

I'm not entirely sure which mics are okay to use, but at the very least you could use an attachable mic and hook it up to your regular headphones.

V-MODA BoomPro Gaming, VoIP Headset Headphone with Mic (Black)

u/AzusMobo · 2 pointsr/BudgetAudiophile

mod mic is a pretty good standard for headsets. Also if you have a 3.5mm jack, check these out.

u/Vercify · 2 pointsr/xboxone

For starters, check out this guide on Head-Fi, here. An unbiased and renowned headphone reviewer does a breakdown of a TON of headsets (some gaming specific, others not) and gives the pros and cons of each. Comfort, quality, competitiveness... its all reviewed in-depth.

I would avoid Turtle Beaches in general. The Stealth 500x in particular does not have the sound quality to justify their price tag by any means. The wireless Astro A50s sound better in almost every way, and even those should still have better sound quality at that price point. Go look at the Amazon reviews for the 500x, the top rated reviews are all 3-stars and highlight their issues quite well.

If you are set on wireless, go with the Astro A50s. I almost bought them myself last weekend but decided to go a different route (mentioned below). The only wire on the A50s is from the controller to the headset. The Turtle Beach eliminates that wire (they have special rights to be the only "true" wireless headset on Xbox One) but you lose out on tons of sound quality and are basically paying for a brand name. While both headsets should have better quality for the price, the Astros are definitely better than the Turtle Beaches in terms of sound quality and overall construction (as well as aesthetics, IMO).

If you aren't set on wireless there are a lot of better options available to you. You get the best sound quality and bang for your buck by purchasing hi-fi headphones (not gaming specific) such as the Philips Fidelio X1s or Sennheiser HD598s and hooking them up to a surround sound amplifier (Astro Mixamp, Triton Amp, etc.). The quality you get from headphones like these will surpass anything Turtle Beaches or Astros can put out - the only downside is you have some wires and that you have to get a microphone and the adapter to chat, but there easy solutions for that!

u/clee290 · 2 pointsr/headphones

I actually modded my HD598's today to remove the twist lock mechanism. You can then use an adapter like this with the V-MODA BoomPro Mic.

Edit: And here's how to mod them, if you're interested in doing it too:

u/lostrock · 2 pointsr/xboxone

I was gifted some Beats Solo 2s for Christmas, unexpectedly. I'd like to use them for chat and game sounds.

If I've researched correctly, it sounds like I need to buy the Stereo Adapter from Microsoft, and then a CTIA-to-OMTP adapter. Can anybody correct me if I'm wrong?

I would just buy the V-Moda BoomPro, but I've got a $40 Newegg gift card to use and they don't sell those.

u/SlayerGM · 2 pointsr/buildapc

Oh damn yeah it doesn't ship to the U.S. I might just get this BoomPro then

u/good_one_dickhead · 2 pointsr/PS4

Audio Technica ATH-M40X or ATH-M50X. These are regular headphones, but the cable is replaceable so if you buy attachments like this or this you have a pair of headphones that will blow most headsets out of the water.

u/Evanjelos · 2 pointsr/reddeadredemption

You will not regret the pro, that’s for sure!

So I also wanted a new headset a few months back and did like 7 straight hours of research rather than study for exams. What I ended up getting was a headphone/mic combo I do not regret!

u/LordDango · 2 pointsr/headphones
u/dragonfly224 · 2 pointsr/buildapcsales

Typically avoid anything that says gaming. I've got a pair of Monoprice DJ Pro headphones paired with a Vmoda Boom Pro mic that treats me really well whenever I'm away from my home setup (which is a LOT more expensive and not great for travel). I would recomend that combo if you want to keep it cheap but still high quality.

u/zilfondel · 2 pointsr/arma

I bought V Moda boom mic and a really great midrange Philips headphones. Best headset I've ever had.

I can also replace either one if one of them breaks. And the cable detaches so if that goes... the system is modular.

It also looks professional and not like a cringey gamer's gear.

u/unforgiven1189 · 2 pointsr/PS4

There are absolutely some decent gaming headphones out there, but almost all of them sacrifice something in order to keep the price point at bay and to pay for the Dolby and DTS licenses. In my experience, you're almost always better off grabbing a pair of decent headphones and adding a mic to them.

My setup is a pair of Philips SHP9500S with the V-Moda BoomPro mic. Unfortunately, these amazing headphones were discontinued recently, but they were $50 cans that beat out many $200. These are open-back headphones though, which means that you will be able to hear some of your environment around you, but the benefit is that the way sound escapes creates a much wider sound where it sometimes sounds like things are happening across the room. Can be very beneficial for hearing precise movements.

If you live in a noisy environment, then maybe the Audio-Technica M40x are more up your alley. These are regarded as some of the best headphones ever made, used by professionals around the world, and what's even more nuts is that they can often be had for less than $100. Sometimes under $80 if you're willing to be patient.

Both of these headphones also have detachable cables so if they ever short out, all you have to do is change the wire and they're good to go. The BoomPro mic also plugs right into the jack at the bottom of the speaker, so the headphones basically turn into a gaming headset, just with none of the gimmicks and non-sense. Just good, balanced/neutral audio.

Just make sure that whatever you buy, whether gaming audio or actual headphones, you're not paying for fancy tech, licenses, and gimmicks that you may not even find to sound good.

u/rtm416 · 2 pointsr/HeadphoneAdvice

Hey OP, I can recommend These Headphones with This Mic. This is a great setup for right under your price tag, I think you'd be quite happy. Any questions let me know.

u/Trazac · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

If you don't mind coming just over your budget, These headphones are about the best money can buy (at least for the price point, you'd be hard pressed to find better even at twice the cost.) They are very easily paired with this microphone that just plugs into the headphones. Of course it's very expensive, but it's basically the best combo for this much money.

If that's too much (and I like to stay cheap too), you can always pair the microphone with these Superlux headphones which I own and love, but you have to replace the pads. These are the pads I suggest. I have some HM5 pads on mine and they're awesome but oh man do they not fit well. The Hifiman pads should fit near perfectly. You need a female to female 1/8" adapter to use the V-moda microphone, but it'll work. If you want to cheap out on the microphone, get any lav mic you can find (some only cost a few dollars) and clip it to the headphone cable.

u/Size-- · 2 pointsr/PS4
u/flumeremix · 2 pointsr/HeadphoneAdvice

This what ya need bud.

u/The_Roptor · 2 pointsr/halo

>skull candy hesh2

Get a Vmoda BoomPro Mic for $27 to use instead of the included cable and then your mic will sound a lot better, works great on Xbox, PC, and Androids if the earcup 3.5 mm connecter fits in

u/zettel12 · 2 pointsr/PS4

Only the original PS4 headsets work with bluetooth.

for the headphones you purchased I would recommend:

u/oddsnsodds · 2 pointsr/audiophile

Aight, but I'm based in the US.

Do these show up in amazon for you? Are they too far out of your budget?

u/BennyBlades44 · 2 pointsr/gaming

Since you can use any headphones with the mixamp you have soooooo many options!! Whats your budget usd? You can get a vmoda boompro mic and use almost any headphones!! You can get some ath700x for like 100 dollars and get the boompro for 30 and have a much cheaper version of the one you mentioned earlier. Also here is a hhhuugge guide reviewing tons of headphones for gaming. The boompro mic plugs right into most of these.

mad lust envy headset guide

vmoda boompro

u/IsaacM42 · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Nay, get a pair of Philips SNHP9500s and a VMODA Boom Pro MIC and you'll have better sound than any headset short of the Sennheiser Game Ones.

u/LEntless · 2 pointsr/headphones

Gonna make this short.
If you were looking at open headphones, order this:


Better than that headset/ath-adg1.

Edit- the audiotechnica pads used on the ad series/ath ag1 are not that great. They are more on ear, as they are fully round, not ear-shaped; they also seem to collect dirt fast.

u/leftturney · 2 pointsr/xboxone

The 3.5mm jack detaches from the headphones, right? You could just get a Vmoda boom pro. This would just replace the entire cable and add a mic. I have one, it is a pretty good mic.



u/KaijuKing · 2 pointsr/xboxone
u/Togod5 · 2 pointsr/HeadphoneAdvice

Open back headphones have an open earcup behind the driver, meaning you will hear much more background noise while using them but generally sound more "natural".

For gaming, people usually prefer closed backs, in which case i'd reccomend the monoprice retros with pads that are actaully comfortable. If you're looking for something with a microphone you can pick up a little lav mic or go with the V-moda boompro. The boompro requires your headphone to have a detachable cable but its only one cable which is nice.

In my experience he most popular heaphones for the boompro are the Philliips shp9500 for open back and the ATH M40x for closed.

I own everything but the M40s but i hear they're great for gaming.

u/TheBeardedMann · 2 pointsr/xboxone

Any headphones will work wired. All will work with a ModMic. Now it's just finding the right set. Personally, I'm thinking about getting the Philips X2HR Fidelio with the V-MODA BoomPro Microphone.


Don't just run out and buy an expensive set of headphones. Some will require an amp to drive them properly. Do some research.

u/jgapple15 · 2 pointsr/headphones

You'd probably be better off with these two.

V-MODA BoomPro

Philips SHP9500s

u/lightyoruichi · 2 pointsr/PS4

Commented on another thread earlier. I've spent few weeks researching and getting help from /r/headset and /r/gaming_headsets. Best option for comfortablity, price and quality is getting a Philips SHP9500, which has a detachable cable on, and plugging in the V-Moda Boom Pro mic. Dude, i'm telling you man, it's sanely awesome.

Edit: Links for Amazon

u/VitricTyro · 2 pointsr/xboxone

>I have an xbox one s controller with the port on the bottom and the mic does not work in that port or even with the stereo adapter. The mic works if plugged straight into the controller or into the stereo adapter.

So which is it, does it work with the stereo adapter, or not?

But I'd look to get this:

u/Toksyn25 · 2 pointsr/gaming

Get This

and This

Better than any "Gaming Headset" you'll find.

I've had.

  • Hyper X Clouds 1/2

  • Steel Series Arctis 5/7

  • Astros A40/50

  • TurtleBeaches etc etc
u/AZOOOPPY · 2 pointsr/headphones

Philips SHP9500's are great quality headphones for around $50, and are as low as $45.

If you want a mic, you can cheap out with a $9 Zalman clip-on; Or you can buy a V-Moda Boom Pro that runs through the same 3.5mm jack - or the off-brand versions that do the same thing.

u/Xurxor · 2 pointsr/audio
u/cheesegoat · 2 pointsr/OverwatchUniversity

I use these - buy them and get a v-moda boompro to go with it. Thank me later.

u/Goosebeans · 2 pointsr/DestinyTheGame

I have the Gold Headset as others mentioned, which work great. But my favorite setup has to be my Philips Fidelio X1 (purchased at $200, they keep rising in price now) with the V-Moda BoomPro Mic.

Most comfortable setup I've ever had and they sound great. The unfortunate thing is the port on the DS4 doesn't seem to drive sound very well, which is why I tend to use the Golds. That and the active power provides slightly better noise isolation when it comes to the mic (on PS4, not necessarily PC).

u/Peejaye · 2 pointsr/AmazonTopRated

It's a solid mic, specially for those who have headphones that don't have a detachable cable.

However, if you have a pair of headphones with a 3.5mm jack on them, check out the Vmoda boompro, it's cheaper (29.99) and doesn't add an extra cable.

u/Axmirza2 · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

if you want open, i'd suggest what i'm using right now

shp9500's -

and vmoda boompro -

if you want closed, i'd suggest the headset my brother's using

u/Halosfuntage · 2 pointsr/xboxone

Here I love this mic! I can use any pair of headphones I want, as long as it has a removable 3.5. Currently using it with my Sennheisers!

u/Cynical_badger · 2 pointsr/PS4

Vmoda boompro mic, and any headphones you want.

u/Majinferno · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

I recommend grabbing a pair of headphones with a removable cable. Headsets generally don't give decent sound quality for the price compared to headphones in their price range. I've personally had a bad experience with steelseries as well.

Here's a config I think may fit your needs

  • Headphones: Phillips SHP9500

  • Mic: V-moda boom

    I believe the Xbone controller has a 3.5mm jack.

    edit: Not sure what you mean as in simultaneously. You wan't sound coming in from both devices? Think V-moda's come with a Y splitter
u/Nimrodor · 2 pointsr/buildapc

The 598 has a removable cable. You could replace the cable with a Vmoda boompro.

u/nsxviper · 2 pointsr/DestinyTheGame

You have different options.

If your Beats has a removable headphone wire.
V-Moda BoomPro add-on Mic.

If your Beats doesn't have a removable headphone wire.

Antlion Mod Mic Unidirectional

Antlion Mod Mic Omnidirectional

If you want to use the Zalman or Antlion mic, you need to purchase a splitter.

Sennheiser Splitter

USB Headphone/Mic Adapter, requires USB extension cable

u/yorshsunei · 2 pointsr/gaming

I recently just purchased the v moda boom pro, I should get it within 2 weeks. Its a mic that attaches itself to any headset that takes a 3.5 mm cable. That way you can use some really good headphones built for audio experience while having a good mic, since most gaming headsets that try to include it all usually suck.

I'm new to the headphone game but I heard good things about the phillips shp9500. They aren't base heavy but people that got them for gaming stand by it.

u/Madshadow85 · 2 pointsr/buildapc

You need to decide if you want open or closed back. I prefer open back for gaming. I find them more comfortable because the breath.

I’d look at these:

Philips SHP9500 HiFi Precision Stereo Over-Ear Headphones (Black)

This mic just plugs right in and is also you cable:

V-MODA BoomPro Microphone for Gaming & Communication - Black

And to round it out this dac/amp:

Syba Sonic USB 24 Bit 96 KHz DAC Digital to Analog Headphone Amplifier 2 Stage EQ Digital / Coaxial Output and RCA Output

This set will blow any astros away and their mixamp.

u/SkYrUaL125 · 2 pointsr/PS4Planetside2

I personally own a pair of V-MODA Crossfade M-100's with a BoomPro mic and the XL Ear cushions.

Put simply, they are absolutely amazing and would not go with anything else for gaming or music listening. Now, I'm not going to lie, it's very expensive for just a headset, but I'm an audiophile and want the very best out of my sound. If you want something that is amazing but won't kill your wallet, go for the Crossfade M-80's. Biggest bang for your buck.

As for audio quality, my old turtle beach headset couldn't even compare to these. Everything about them is just amazing. They are better than a pair of Beats and most "gaming" headsets. The 3D soundstage makes playing this game (or any game for that matter) an absolute joy with unparalleled audio quality. Wouldn't go for anything else for the price. I cannot stress how good these things are.

As for comfort level, they're pretty good, but you will definitely want the XL cushions. I can play up to 6 hours on end with only two adjustments on my head before my eyes are like "we're done here." Needless to say, they stay very comfortable for extended periods of time.

The BoomPro mic is nice, but not entirely necessary, because the in-line mic that comes with the cable works just fine.

TLDR: If you have the money, BUY THESE HEADPHONES!! And if you're broke go with the M-80's.

Edit: Spelling

u/ibzrg1570 · 2 pointsr/playstation

Because the going price for "good" headphones is way above $100. It may be a lot for you personally, and you wouldn't be wrong to believe that is a fair price for high quality, but the reality of it is that $100 is considered entry level by enthusiasts. When you consider that a headset is more complex than a headphone due to the addition of a microphone, mute switch, lighter weight for ergonomics, plus 7.1 surround sound marketing bullshit, etc., your $100 headset is probably closer to the equivalent of a $50 headphone, and I have never seen a headphone that retails at that price that I would call durable. As such, Sony and others can get away with turning you into a repeat buyer of their disposable headsets. You're really going to be better off getting good headphones and adding a mic.

The only headset that I've seen recommended by enthusiasts on /r/headphones is the Kingston HyperX Cloud series, mostly because it's just the Takstar Pro 80 with a microphone attached. I have never used either the HyperX Cloud or the Takstar, so I cannot vouch for its durability. Another cheap alternative is to buy a decent headphone that has a detachable cable that connects via 3.5mm TRS jack and get a $30 [V-Moda BoomPro] ( mic. I use the BoomPro with a pair of [Philips SHP9500] ( headphones, another entry level headphone that occasionally goes on sale for $50-60 on NewEgg, I believe normal price is around $80-90. It doesn't fold for travel, so it never leaves my desk area, but it feels durable enough for the price; I don't see it falling apart under light use anytime soon. It's very light and has a \balanced sound that's great for music too, but it is open back, so sound will leak both ways - you'll hear everything around you and everyone around you will hear your headphones. Either the HyperX Cloud or SHP9500/BoomPro will set you back about $90.

u/illuxion · 2 pointsr/headphones

You can do better for the money. Do you need closed back for gaming? Open back typically give you a much better sound stage.

These cans + this mic Will destroy the hyper-wank clouds.

u/phreakrider · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

Put SteelSeries on that list as well. Sound is dry as fuck even for a 120$ headset and can't even stand a test vs a 50$ sony headphones. I whent to /r/headphones and i found about the Philips SHP9500 and v-moda boom mic combo. 130$ for the combo and you will never look back again.

u/Synchross · 2 pointsr/PS4

If your headphones have a detachable cable the V-Moda BoomPro Mic is a pretty good choice.

Edit: I should point out that this mic uses a 3.5mm jack, so if your headphones use a 2.5mm jack, it might require some extra work or an adapter to get it working.

u/juggymcnoobtube · 2 pointsr/BuildAPCSalesMeta

Qpad is another re-branding I believe.

There are also Sennheiser gaming headsets that are basically the 500 series with a mic attached which are supposed to be decent. A bit pricey maybe.

A lot of recommendations for regular headphones with a modmic or V-MODA BoomPro.

u/tjej · 2 pointsr/headphones

Hey buddy,

Yes, I tried them. We have a store here in Canadaland that allows you to buy something and return it within seven days.

They're very pretty, in terms of form factor. They ear cups are plush, and relatively soft. They sound alright, as far as these things go, with a relatively decent bass representation.

The software that comes with the Siberia is quite good. You can program fancy colours, the cable is flat and anti-tangle, and there's a little dock that you can control your audio in. A rotating piece on the cup allows you to change volume (one side) or mute your mic (other side). The mic is, again, alright, and hides well within the headset. Unlike the V2, it's long enough to not feel it brush against the corner of your mouth.

But, and this is a big, stinky butt, they're horrifyingly uncomfortable. I have a long horse head, but relatively small ears, and I felt like I could never get the headset on my ears properly. It pressed, it clipped, it pulled, and it was physically painful after not so long.

Siberia v2s aren't great in their own right. They have a tendency to break often, the cable cuts out, and the mic is worse than I am in bed. The Elite takes these problems and "fixes" them, giving you a pretty good looking headset at a relatively high price with decent software and ok sound and awful comfort.

But for the same price, you could get a standard, boring old Senn pc350 and be set for the rest of your life. Hell, you can get a boom mic for the v-moda and turn a normal pair of cans into a headset. Or if you're like me, get a lavalier mic and clip it to the wire.

I give most headsets/headphones a fair try, but I noped right out of these after about three days. I've found the Razer Kraken line to be a relatively good "gaming" headset per price, if it's any consolation.

Products mentioned in this write up:

Siberia Elite

Sennheiser PC 350

Siberia V2

Rode Lavalier

V-Moda Boom Mic

u/velvetpants0124 · 2 pointsr/xboxone

I’d say the First link would be your best bet. In the description it specifies Xbox one.
Good luck!
I’ve also used the VModa Boom mic in the past and it’s phenomenal.

[vModa](V-MODA BoomPro Gaming VOiP Headset Headphone Mic

u/derKetzer6 · 2 pointsr/audiophile

good bunch of bass and gaming is gonna make me recommend the V Moda M100s with their attachable mic. bit above the prices of the ones you listed, but these things are absolute bass cannons while also honestly sounding pretty damn good playing all types of music, very probably far better than any of the ones you listed. they're what I use for gaming and discord as well.

u/Summerie · 2 pointsr/buildapcsales

I have those headphones, and really like them. Is this the mic you're talking about?

I need a mic to go with my headphones, and if this is recommended I'll order it now.

u/entendretimestwo · 2 pointsr/bapcsalescanada

Add the V-Moda BoomPro Mic and you've got yourself an awesome headset.

u/Rexorapter · 2 pointsr/headphones

Hmm since you want it for CSGO. You can't go wrong with fidelio X2s. I used to do which would replace the 3.5mm cable on the headphones. Basically turning the headphones into a headset. The mic is great and the headphones have a very large soundstage which is perfect for gaming. I'm very happy with my X2s, they pack a lot of lunch punch if you're into that aka bass. Let me know if you want more info on them or other recommendations.

u/Pesto_Enthusiast · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

I use the V-MODA BoomMic (Link) and have nothing but nice things to say about it. My headphones are the Philips SHP9500 (Link), BTW.

u/Terryfrankkratos2 · 2 pointsr/headphones

If your looking for good gaming headphones under $100 I recommend the Philips SHP9500's over the HD518's because you can add the Boom Pro and turn them into a headset.

u/vkgfx · 2 pointsr/headphones

If you want to buy a headset that is audiophile-on-a-budget approved, get this set of headphones for $16 and use this $30 mic. Bam, there's a $46 headset that sounds really good. If you want to get fancy and make it incredibly comfortable, toss these guys on for another $27-ish.

The KSC75 is also amazingly good for its price, and just in general.

u/mbsolo · 2 pointsr/PS4

If you already have a set of good headphones that sport a 3.5mm non-locking detachable cable, the V-MODA BoomPro is a great add-on option. The connector is fairly slim so it should hopefully work with the vast majority of detachable cable headphones, but make sure to do a little research through Google or Amazon reviews to be sure.

u/Not_enough_yuri · 2 pointsr/DestinyTheGame

The headphones and mic? The easiest way to do it is by using something like this to combine the signals from the mic and the headphones and plug it into either your PS4 controller or X1 chat adapter. In the case of headphones like the Philips X1 that use a 3.5mm input (you plug one of these into the headphones), you can use this, which automatically combines the audio output and mic input signal. Once again though, that doesn't really matter as of now. TL;DR: Use an adaper to combine the mic and headphone jacks and plug them into your controller, piece of cake. If you want more info, you can check out /r/headphones and ask some questions there. We're generally a nice community :)

u/ImMeltingNow · 2 pointsr/HeadphoneAdvice

Philips SHP9500 HiFi Precision Stereo Over-ear Headphones (Black)

V-MODA BoomPro Microphone for Gaming & Communication - Black

Both total to ~$110 not including tax in the USA.

u/Anergos · 2 pointsr/buildapc

>Another question will using open back cause any problems while hearing steps?

That's exactly why you get open cans, they have better soundstage.

The 700X are great for gaming because of the wide soundstage and because their weakness (not very bassy) works out in favour of that use. Plus they're just $100, in EU they go for $200+.. (if you're wondering why I suggested the HD 579 because I was expecting them to be more expensive).

As far as the mic is concerned, sure the blue is fine. I just wanted to provide you with a complete headset equivalent. Sadly the headphones don't have detachable cable, if they did you could use something like the v-moda which replaces the "audio" cable for "audio+mic" cable.

u/neo_styles · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

What about the ModMic?

Or this:

V-MODA BoomPro Microphone for Gaming & Communication - Black

u/dilbadil · 2 pointsr/consulting

I'm still a wired guy so I use a V-MODA BoomPro with my over-ear headphones. I usually use my computer as a softphone but I can plug it into my phone in a pinch. At home I have a condenser mic but that's obviously not portable.

u/EnsisTheSlayer · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

For the best possible headset for under $100, there's the Status CB-1 headphones: ($67 after 15% off for subscribing to newsletter)
paired with the V-MODA BoomPro mic: ($30) for $97 total. These as a headset will blow every sub $100 headset out of the water in terms of sound and comfort and audio positioning for games and music.

If you want the best value gaming headset for even less the HyperX Stinger ($49.99) is probably the next best option as long as you're not planning on listening to music. It's the most convenient option as long as you're just using it for games.

Surround sound is more of a gimmick for audio positioning in games as opposed to real headphones with soundstage (like the CB-1s), but if you really want it you can try Razer's 7.1 surround sound software:

u/8thWonderUK · 2 pointsr/headphones

They are the best option for a high end gaming headset in my opinion because, 1. It doesn't require a dac/amp to power. 2. You can plug a v-moda mic straight in, which you can't do with Sennheiser, Behringer, Audio Technica. A lot cheaper and better audio than the ATH-ADG1X.

u/wishful_cynic · 2 pointsr/pcmasterrace

I recommend a pair of entry level headphones and a mic. I went through this research about a month ago. I bought these headphones and this mic and am extremely satisfied with both.

u/jce504 · 1 pointr/buildapcsales

For anyone looking to replace a headset with these, look into removing the locking ring on the left headphone and adding a 2.5mm to 3.5mm adapter (I used this one as the metal ones on eBay/Amazon seem to be crap) and picking up a V-Moda BoomPro mic.

I bought the the HD598's over PrimeDay, did all of the above and absolutely love them.

u/Azzmo · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

You can get a V-MODA BoomPro for half the cost. I recently purchased it and the mic quality is amazing. I only use that word when I mean it. I've got Sennheiser HD600s and plan to attach a small female dummy 3.5mm input to plug the mic into. Not quite as easy as the Modmic solution but worth saving money.

u/Krolslaw · 1 pointr/headphones

Easy enough question hopefully, I have this pair of headphones (Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro 250 ohm) I absolutely love for gaming but without a mic I cannot use these to talk to friends. What add on mics would anyone recommend for these? I am looking at these just wondering if there are better options, and I would be willing to spend more then these cost as well.

V-MODA BoomPro Gaming, VoIP Headset Headphone with Mic (Black)

u/balfan123 · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

The best Gaming headset isn't a Gaming headset at all.

VModa Crossfade LP2

VModa Boom Pro. If you really want a Gaming headset go for the HyperX Cloud II though.

u/Clear-Conscience · 1 pointr/headphones

Better off doing the foam mod, removing the locking mechanism, and getting this adapter and this mic

In all, the mods take 10 minutes to complete and the end result is literally the best gaming headset on the market.

u/nyteghost · 1 pointr/xboxone

The vmoda plugs in directly to my headphones with an audio out port. It's a 4pin connector. Like I said it's weird because mic monitoring works but people cant hear me.

u/predator1584 · 1 pointr/xboxone

Yes, however I've heard great things about the V-MODA BoomPro Gaming mic, seriously worth a look, they usually sell out on Amazon so now is the time!

u/arof · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

They're open back which isn't the best in shared spaces, but I've gone with the combo of Philips SHP9500 (which are on sale on Newegg all the time and were compared to 598s at their old price, let alone $60), a V-MODA mic that plugs directly into the audio jack on the headphones (there are probably cheaper options, those just came recommended), and a PCI-E sound card in the Xonar line due to custom drivers that give Dolby Headphone which I can't honestly do without anymore and passable 7.1.

It replicates the whole gaming headset experience, mic attached and all, and total cost was around a gaming headset, but the difference between using those and using something like Corsair's headset was absolute night and day on sound quality.

u/blasterdude8 · 1 pointr/headphones

Just picked up a pair Philips X2s, and just wanted some quick advice on getting a mic for gaming. I'm going to use them primarily for PS4 with a 2013 Astro a40 Mixamp, with the possibility of PC usage in the future. I'm thinking about picking this up:

But I wanted to get your opinions first.


u/slipych · 1 pointr/joinsquad

Best mic for proper headphones with detachable 3,5 jack cable:
V-MODA BoomPro

u/Ripdog · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Basically all 'gaming headsets' are well known as being low quality (both build and sound) for their prices. You're basically paying for fancy logos. Grab a good general set of cans - I recommend the Audio-Technica ATH-M30, 40 or 50x depending on price range. Sennheiser is good too, but I'm not too familiar with models.

Then get a add-on mic. You can get one to clip on your shirt, magnetically attach on the side of your headphones, or inline as part of the cord. I got this: but it required a small modification to my ATH-M50x's before it could be used, and an adapter. The other mic types don't require that.

u/Mcstakk · 1 pointr/headphones


I just purchased some Sennheiser HD598's, and I am wanting a microphone to accompany them.

I should mention now I live in Australia, and that makes shipping really expensive from USA sellers.

Due to my location i'm having trouble getting the Vmoda Boompro Mic that was recommended to me. (cheapest is $47 with 2 weeks postage)

Does anyone know of any good alternatives that I could purchase for a little less money? ($15 - $35 AUD)


u/Blackmagician · 1 pointr/buildapc
u/rymack10 · 1 pointr/headphones

Budget - Up to $150
Source - Xbox One, PS4, Laptop(music)
Requirements for Isolation - Using them at my desk at work
Will you be using these Headphones in Public? - Yes
Preferred Type of Headphone - Over Ear or On Ear
Preferred tonal balance - Overall balanced, slight more bass if possible.
Past headphones - Sync by 50 a while back.

I'm looking for a good pair of all around headphones for using with my xbox and ps4. I also, want to be able to use them to listen to music at my work desk. I prefer a removable cord so I can use this with them:

So far, the only pair I have really considered is the Audio Technica ATH-M50x.

u/clashtom · 1 pointr/Headsets

2nd the shps, 7.1 in a headphone is redundant due to 2 drivers in a headphone. Even 7 drivers in each cup would have a messy sound signature. The Phillips are the standard bearer of open back headphones for gaming/music. These will last longer than a big name gaming headset. (Vmoda boom pro for the volume dial and mic) the vmoda even comes with male to 2 female trrs adapter for separating mic/audio for PC. $48-60 for shps, Newegg usually cheapest next to Amazon. $29 for vmoda

u/dpidcoe · 1 pointr/HeadphoneAdvice

I'm pretty new to all of this myself, but I was recommended getting a boompro microphone attachment with a set of nice headphones as a way to replace my aging steelseries headset. I hadn't even realized until today that you can get a separate mic attachment that isn't some janky thing that sits on the desk.

This particular one that I ordered adds in-line volume control, perhaps something like this would give you what you want while keeping the headset:

u/gonzap50 · 1 pointr/hardwareswap

If the headphones you have or are going to get plug in via 3.5mm, I would get this. I just got one and I love it.

u/DanHasMoreLazers · 1 pointr/buildapcsales

The ModMic 4.0 has a better mic capsule that picks up less background noise (which may be an issue for some). See TekSyndicate's review of it, and reference the Boom Pro reviews mentionning background noise.

They are also a much more popular product, look at their YouTube exposure (specifically the 90 000 view LinusTechTip video) compared to the Boom Pros exposure.

u/GET_OUT_OF_MY_HEAD · 1 pointr/WhitePeopleTwitter

It comes with two cords, a standard long one for PC use and a shorter "cell phone style" one with a mic. You will need an adapter to connect the phone-style cord to your PC to use the mic. Or you can just get this.

(And no I don't work for V-Moda; I'm just a happy customer who has a particularly loud A/C unit in their gaming room.)

u/RIPnRhyme · 1 pointr/xboxone
u/despercomm · 1 pointr/xboxone

Those headphones can use detachable cables, right? A regular four pole, in-line mic/headset such as this should work for you. Same company and all. You will still need the stereo adapter for the controller.

u/AxeHacksAxe · 1 pointr/xboxone

u/Ballfack · 1 pointr/Rainbow6

V-moda is a mod mic that turns your headphones into a headset, you plug the mic into your headphones via 3.5mm port and it splits into a mic and headphone jack. Here is the link so you have a better visual:

u/MrZakGuy · 1 pointr/RedditDads

I'm a bit of an audiophile, so I actually use the Fidelio X1's with the V MODA BoomPro Microphone. There's no kill like overkill.

To be clear though, I didn't buy them specifically for this purpose. They are just currently my go-to pair of headphones for any use.

u/Tie28 · 1 pointr/audio

Well it's one cable that gets split into two (mic and headset). See this mic:

Also see my edit above, is that what I need?

u/kubbiember · 1 pointr/headphones

"quality" is extremely subjective... like you could be like that guy who owns several hundred pairs of $$$$$ headphones and love a $200 pair for certain things more than a $5000 pair.

response to your other comment:

  1. Philips SHP9500S Currently, $55 on Newegg

  2. V-Moda Boom Pro PLUGS RIGHT INTO THE SHP9500S
u/SeanFrank · 1 pointr/pcgaming

I don't have advice for wireless, but if you do end up going wired you can use something like this to add a mic to a good set of cans.

V-MODA BoomPro

u/TheOneBlackMage · 1 pointr/headphones

So for separate, in your budget, maybe:

u/JARLORD · 1 pointr/BuyItForLife

A good pair of headphones with a detachable cable and THIS:
It's out of stock right now, but I have it with some Sennheiser headphones I had lying around. It's better than any other headset I've had. All of my "gaming" headsets have fallen apart. They're all overpriced junk.

u/OurEyesArentReal · 1 pointr/HotlineMiami

I bought one of these Zalman ZM-Mic1

I'm not really happy with it because it seems to pick up audio in the whole room but at the same time I always have to crank up my voice settings in game and in the windows sound settings because it doesn't pick up my voice unless the mic is right by my mouth. And it isn't by my mouth because it clips to the headphone cord. It's workable, but I regret buying it.

When this one breaks I'll probably go for something like this boom style mic. Maybe not that one in particular, but that style.

u/MerryMacattack · 1 pointr/GlobalOffensive

I don't even understand the point of getting headsets meant for gaming. They are so huge. I use these combined with this mic and it works perfectly. I will never go back to headsets meant for gaming. The quality on these is amazing, and it is very very good for every thing else you might need headphones for.

u/bdotx · 1 pointr/DestinyTheGame

I may be of some help. I was in the same position as you a couple months ago.

First you have to decide, wired or wireless.

Wireless: A lot people suggest the ps gold headset ($100). As a gaming headset, they're decent but from what I've read, the sound quality is not great. If all you do is plan to play games with it and you don't care all that much about sound quality then this may be your best wireless option. A better wireless option would be the Astro A50. Reviews seem to say that the sound quality on the A50 is pretty good but this comes at a much higher price ($300 new, $200 refurbished). SteelSeries also makes a good wireless option at the same price point of the Astro.

Wired: If you go on head-fi, everyone will say the best option would be to buy a decent dedicated full-size headphones(price here depends on budget), a separate mic, and something like this to connect to your controller. This is true but I didn't like this option. Having two cables going my controller to my head seemed like a bit of a hassle and I wanted as few wires as possible. I wanted a quality wireless setup, but I couldn't justify spending $300 for a setup I'd only use to game.

I did find the V-Moda boom pro which would replace the cord on their headphone's with an in-line boom mic thus eliminating one more wire. Paired it up with the V-Moda M80(You should be able to use it with anything form the vmoda line, but don't hold me to that, you should be able to find out yourself easily), which to my surprise got great reviews on head-fi. I bought them for around 80 on an amazon lightning deal. They're pretty good, especially considering the whole setup cost ~$100. Build quality is very high, sound quality is good, a little bass heavy IMO but that is perfect for gaming. I also wouldn't mind taking these out with me on the colder months as they're not too bulky. They also come with a pretty cool carrying case.

I'm very happy with this setup now and I think the next step up from here would be to get a wireless setup.

Hope this helps.

Source: I do have quite an extensive headphone collection so I do appreciate a good set of cans.

u/BR0METHIUS · 1 pointr/xboxone

I do something similar, but my setup allows you to use any headphones with a detachable wire.

This way you only have:

  • headphones
  • cable (which you would have regardless)
  • xbox chat adapter
u/noteandcolor · 1 pointr/xboxone

Same. HyperX Cloud Alpha + V-MODA BoomPro + Brainwavz Earpads. I haven't found the perfect gaming headset yet, but this is the closest I've been.

u/yournotthinking · 1 pointr/PS4

Headover to r/headphones if you are interested in making your own. Usually you can buy better quality headphones for less, and just buy an attachable mic with it. It will probably be a lot better than blowing 100+ on a headset with a shitty mic like most gaming headsets. For $250 you can probably get a set of headphones with the attachable mic I mentioned.

Links for reference on mic:

u/plazman30 · 1 pointr/iphone

>Have you looked at a smaller in ear insert combined with an over the ear hanger? That's what did the trick for me for extended usage.

Can you recommend something?

Right now I am using the Fidelio X2 along with the BoomPro. I work from home and already owned the headphones.

The setup is insanely comfortable. I can easily sit on an all day conference call and it does not bother me.

The problem is the mute switch and iOS. The mute switch because it doesn't mute, and iOS because it won't always stay on the call screen unlocked so I can easily mute and un-mute. Sometimes, my phone will happily stay on the call screen and I can mute and un-mute to my heart's content. But a lot of times, the phone chooses to lock, and then I have to unlock it, switch to the call screen and un-mute my phone.

I've reported this bug to Apple with each minor and major iOS release, and they don't seem to want to fix it.

u/fourAMrain · 1 pointr/HeadphoneAdvice

thanks. I spent a few hours researching and comparing and I've decided on the Fidelio X2HRs.

>Running them with no amplifiers or anything like that.

I don't plan on using an amp so that's perfect. I want to keep it simple since these are my first headphones. They're also $130 on amazon right now and it fits my budget.

Is this the mic you have? V moda?

Has anyone complained about your voice quality or buzzing or echoing with the mic or it breaking? I plan to buy one from Best Buy for the 2 year replacement warranty.

u/T1mebox · 1 pointr/audiotechnica

Doesn’t not work with Xbox. I using cable for that with boom mic amazon link
You can search on AliExpress same mic for 1/3 price

u/alex26069114 · 1 pointr/buildapc

Should he grab a mic adapter that clips into his beats like this:

u/e60deluxe · 1 pointr/buildapc

im pretty sure the v moda boom pro cable works with most beats headphones. so then youre done.

double check first, since they are made for v-moda's and not beats.

if you want a mod mic youll need one of these:

u/T_T-Nevercry-Q_Q · 1 pointr/headphones

I was thinking of buying Monoprice 108323 premium and a vmoda

Are these compatible? I don't like doing mods myself, so hopefully I'm correct in assuming these are compatible. (3.5mm on both?).

If you have any other recommendations for headphones that would be great.

u/Gravityblasts · 1 pointr/buildapc

I've never used it so I am not sure, but this is the mic. There is a video of it I bleieve you can hear a demo. Keep in mind that this is an Omni-directional mic so it will pick up everything in your room including your voice. So if you constantly have barking docs and what not, this may not be ideal. But this should be loud enough for your friends to hear you over Skype.

Your next best option would bit This mic. THis should be a uni-directional mic, so it should mostly only pick up your voice. It still sounds tinny but it should sound better than the Clip on mic, and almost every webcam mic. It is basically a "Budget-Mod Mic".

But the best "attachable boom mic" on the market right now is the Mod Mic, which is what I was using for quite awhile until I just switched with an AT2020 XLR mic.

u/_OVERHATE_ · 1 pointr/buildapc

old ass reply but, I can say you are objectively wrong:

>You have owned Razer products and a cheap steelseries headset and generalize all gaming headsets based off that?

I also tried many products from other brands on my dark days. Even the stupid Astro's with their DAC/AMP are inferior to other alternatives.

>Gaming headsets have drivers to hear footsteps

As far as I know, nobody has invented "footstep audio". EVERY headphone has drivers to hear footsteps. Gaming headsets happen to be tuned in a way that they increase the bass and sub-bass so everyone sounds more "boomy". This is particularly good for games because it feels more Michael Bay -ish.

BUT, that increase also makes the bass bleed into the mids and muffle the highs which absolutely fucks over the overall quality of the recordings.

>If you game, then that's good.

Yes, but if you also do other non-gaming stuff, then its not good at all.

>audio technica ath700x because for $90 it sounds only very slightly better than my HyperX Stinger's that I purchased for $35

only that they aren't. The difference is huge in fact. Problem with headphones is that it takes time for your ears to become accustomed to sound signatures and detail. The 700x is delivering way more detail than the hyperX's, but you are not used to hear it, to look for it. Use the 700x for 1-2 months on a daily basis, then switch to the hyperx and you will see what I mean. You cant compare headphones in 30segs.

> so that's another $50 or so for a v-moda.

only that they are not... its 30$ atm and you can get them for 19 on sales (I bought 3 at that price)

u/kingnever · 1 pointr/sony

These will not work well for gaming over bluetooth if you need to use the mic at the same time. The bluetooth profiles that enable the microphone on these headphones enable a headset profile that is extremely low quality - so anytime the mic is activated the audio you hear over the headphones is degraded significantly. This is fine for VOIP calls (Skype, Hangouts, whatever) but is terrible for gaming. This isn't an audiophile's complaint, this is a really drastic drop in quality that makes music / game / movie garbled and muddy. Again, this is only when the mic is activated as the headphones swap profiles to enable the mic - and this is true for a lot of bluetooth headsets. If you don't need to use the mic, they're perfectly fine and latency will depend on your setup / sensitivity to latency.

These work decently for gaming with a wired mic:

However there are far cheaper and better options if you don't absolutely need all the features in these headsets. I've found the reliability of my WH1000XM3s to be poor as well (my 3rd pair is on it's way from Sony as we speak due to defects).

u/Khan_Harrison · 1 pointr/PS4

I have the same headset, the mic doesn't work when the headset is connected via cable unfortunately. The only solution is to buy a cable with an in-line mic, I went with these and they've been working perfectly

u/PriceKnight · 1 pointr/bapcsalescanada

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u/DarkStarFTW · 1 pointr/bapcsalescanada

Buy higher end headphones and add Vmoda BoomPros or a ModMic.

u/Llamaalarmallama · 1 pointr/buildapcsalesuk

For the money you'd spend on these... personally, I'd buy the best set of senn HD's you can afford and a v-moda inline boom mic to turn it into a headset. You'll get VASTLY better sound for the same money.

It would work out a good... £35 more expensive, overall but:

Is about the best "gaming headset" you'll ever buy.

Not wireless though...

u/FreXxXenstein · 1 pointr/headphones

Do you think you could use them with this for gaming? V-Moda BoomPro

u/jldjul · 1 pointr/buildapc

From what I remember the SHP9500 are compatible with the V-Moda Boompro mic which is indeed a way better solution than the Modmic. But be sure to check compatibility.

u/migs_franco · 1 pointr/headphones

If you really wanted to, you could do the detachable cable mod, (can be found all over the internet) and then buy the V-moda boompro. ( they basically work on any headphone which they can plug into so yeah. Also, I have m50x so its a lot easier to get these to work but im guessing this work on the older m50s.

u/lememeinator · 1 pointr/headphones


I got headphones for Christmas, it doesn't have a built in mic so I have a few options.

I could return the headphones and exchange them for a cheaper headset and some store credit or pay a tiny bit more and get a more expensive headset [option 1, option 2] (really looking for 7.1 here).

Or I could buy a separate microphone to use with the headphones I already have (mod mic is way out of price range ). I was thinking maybe pick up a clip-on mic [another example] or try and find a microphone that plugs into my existing headphones (they have a detachable cable) [example, but a bit more expensive than I'd like]

Does anyone have any experience with any of the products I've posted or any knowledge on microphones/headphones? Specifically, I would like to know whether clip in mics pick up a lot of background noise.

Thanks in advance for any help :)

edit: Sorry if this is the wrong subreddit for the question, I realise it is more aimed towards a microphone than headphones.

u/Matthevv2 · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

If you do end up going the MODMic route this one from VMODA is cheaper but still high quality

u/CaptainSmoker · 1 pointr/xboxone

Buy this and now you can use your nice headset all the time.

u/TrueMenace · 1 pointr/PS4

I ordered mine from Amazon too and it says ships in 2-4 weeks. Oh well.

u/soccern00b · 1 pointr/Zeos

Thanks for your help. To clear up my confusion, you can't use a Vmoda BoomPro with one of these amp/dacs? Because this mic was in your list, I thought the amp/dacs might have four pole support.

u/MiniBryan24 · 1 pointr/headphones

I currently have a Blue Yeti that has exceptional sound quality, but picks up a lot of background noise including my very loud cherry MX blues mechanical keyboard. Which mic is the best bang for my buck?

VModa BoomPro

Antlion ModMic 4.0/5.0

I really like the BoomPro because it's much cheaper, but I'm not too sure if it would still pick up my keyboard.

u/goldgilded · 1 pointr/TrollXGirlGamers

Along this note, I have some v moda over ear headphones and you can purchase a mic that is compatible. My current setup and I love it. The on ear option is more affordable depending on what your budget is.

u/iamveryspeed · 1 pointr/buildapcsales

You're absolutely correct, the BoomPro mic will plug into any pair of headphones with a standard detachable 3.5mm audio cable. I currently use the BoomPro with my Philips SHP9500, and it's pretty great for gaming with friends. link to mic

u/Hercusleaze · 1 pointr/ZReviews

I wasn't sure what to say, although I wanted to recommend the Vmoda Boom Pro mic. Had to do some research before mentioning it.

So it will plug into two separate ports; one for the headphones, and one for the mic. Most people plug both into their motherboard and call it a day.

But if you want to use an amp, that makes it a little more complicated. You can plug the headphone plug into the amp, and the mic into the motherboard, however a lot of people hear a hiss when doing so. Grounding issue I guess.

What seems to fix it is connecting the Dac/amp via s/pdif to the motherboard, instead of usb. Then connecting the mic portion of the boom pro to the mic input on the motherboard.

This is all speculation, as I don't have one, but it seems like it would work, provided you use headphones with a 3.5mm detachable cable. Besides a USB mic I think this will be your best bet if you are wanting to get away from gaming headsets and use a decent headphone and amp, and retain a microphone.

Vmoda Boom Pro

u/redsolocup · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

A boom mic in this context is a mic that attaches to headphone and swings out over the mouth of the person wearing them.

These are usually the two most recommended headphone boom mics:

  • V-MODA BoomPro

  • Antlion ModMic

    I have these with the V-MODA Boom pros and it is the same exact experience as with most gaming headsets. But sounds much better and the Mic is good quality. If either the mic or headphones break I can replace only the broken part. Also, I can just use a normal 3.5mm audio cord for when I don't want a microphone attached.

u/uaexemarat · 1 pointr/Headsets

V Moda Boompro (cable with boom mic at the headphone port) and an SHP9500

This will give a better experience than virtual surround sound

u/cyberovca · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

What about V-moda boompro? You can attach it to a good pair of headphones.

Edit: Added a link. You can pair it with SHP9500. Better than any headset out there.

Edit 2: Didn't see it needs to be wireless. I hope someone helps out..

u/ProgenitorX · 1 pointr/headphones

Question for any owners of the V-Moda BoomPro Microphone, since I know a lot of people here use it with their headphones for gaming:

  • Does your microphone actually block all sound when you use the in-line mute switch?

    Mine is setting the recording audio very low so it will mute most sounds but anything loud enough (e.g. an unreasonable yell or scream) will be picked up at a low level. I'm in the process to get a replacement, but wanted to make sure this is an actual defect, as I've seen others mention the issue, and not just the way the mute works on this product (which would be odd).

    If you're not sure or just curious to see how yours behaves, you can test it out here. Turn on the in-line mute, yell as loud as you can, and see if anything is being captured.

u/AstroPilot · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

The USB Dongle is nice! After digging around with modular microphone options, what are your opinions on this combination?

V-MODA BoomPro

Mono Premium Hi-Fi

How is the durability on this ones headset?

u/Reacher-Said-Nothing · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

> VoIP Headset Headphone with Mic (Black)

How is that supposed to work? The microphone is like 6 inches away from the plug.

u/Iheartbaconz · 1 pointr/buildapcsales

pick up a another mic if your current headset has them built in. I have Vmoda with monoprice headphones for work. At home I have these Phillips with a blue snowball mic and I love them.

u/Dark_Ethereal · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

You get Dolby Headphone from a soundcard. Asus does some really good soundcards which come with Dolby Headphone.

However, Dolby Headphone is probably not so great compared to SBX Pro Studio (but it may well be effected by personal preference). SBX Pro Studio comes with the newer Creative soundcards.

Do. not. get. gaming headphones/headsets. Do not buy any headphones that plug in via USB.

A USB headset has a built in soundcard (or DAC). So when you pay for that headphone, your buying headphones, a soundcard and a mic for the price you are paying, and you don't see how much is spent on what.
So will the DAC be a good DAC or a crappy DAC? Will the mic be good, but the playback quality shit? Or will the headphones be good and the mic sound like shit? You don't know how much is being spent on each one and they all come as a package, so you don't get any choice.

And every time you want to buy new headphones (because maybe they broke or something), you HAVE to replace that built in DAC as well, even though it may be functioning perfectly.
If your mic breaks, you have to replace everything. If the cable breaks, you have to replace everything.
Integrating everything in a USB headset is a surefire way to make people buy more really expensive stuff when things start failing.

A much better choice is to buy a separate soundcard/DAC, separate headphones and separate mic, ensuring the quality of your choice for each one. That way when one breaks, you replace that part of the system, not the whole system.

I personally recommend a good soundcard (for virtualization software that external DACs don't offer), a pair of headphones with detatchable cable, and one of these beauties.

I use the V-MODA Boompro with my Philips Fidellio X1 headphones (with Asus Xonar soundcard with Dolby headphone), so I've essentially made myself a $280 audiophile quality gaming headset like so. (But I got the headphones used through Amazon Warehouse and made savings.)

u/JavaDavidson · 1 pointr/headphones

After buying myself a pair of HD 598SE, I have almost all the headphones I need; all I need now is a gaming headset. I play on PC occasionally, but I am mainly a XB1 gamer who plugs my headphones into my controller, so whatever I get, it has to have a 3.5mm jack to fit in controller, my PC, and (hopefully) my mobile device; in other words, No USB Headsets, and No 6.3mm jacks.

Currently, I'm mulling a couple options in my head.

Option 1: Get a normal set of cans with a removable 3.5mm cable so I can replace them with the V-Moda BoomPro Mic Cable. (I would have already done this to my HD 598s but for the proprietary Sennheiser cable.) These headphones may also become my go-to mobile headphones depending on the sound quality, so I'd really like for them to be closed with good noise isolation.

In this case, I'd be looking for:

  • Closed back
  • Easy to drive (Must)
  • Removable cable connected by 3.5mm jack (Must)
  • Decent sound stage
  • Good noise isolation (More important than sound stage)
  • Heavier bass (At least more prevalent than HD 598SE)
  • Could be portable
  • Price: $150 - $250 (+$30 for the BoomPro Mic)

    Option 2: Bite the bullet and get a pure gaming headset. I've already looked at a couple options, and the ones that stand out to me are the Kingston HyperX Cloud 2, Sennheiser GAME ONE, and SteelSeries H Wireless. If anyone has any opinions on these three headsets, let me know.

    In this case, I'd be more willing to try open headsets, as I'll probably get myself a closed, mobile-ready pair of headphones on a later date. I also won't be as picky about the sound, since these'll almost never be used for music. It will, though, decrease the price I'm willing to pay (SteelSeries H Wireless notwithstanding; for whatever reason, those things are calling to me.)

    For this option, my requirements are:

  • Open/Closed
  • Easy to drive (Must)
  • 3.5mm jack (Must)
  • High mic quality
  • Decent sound quality
  • Heavier bass
  • Price: $100-$175

    If anyone has any other suggestions, I'm definitely looking for more options, as long as it doesn't total to over $300.
u/RenFerd · 1 pointr/Headsets

I dont have a desktop mic. I have the V Moda Boom Pro. Its a mic that connects to most headphones with a 3.5mm detachable cable. You should check it out. As for the desktop mic. I guess it depends which one you get. Ive read of people having issues with desktop mics picking up lots of background noise. Which might annoy the people you play with. Heres a a link to the VModa

u/Natemiester · 1 pointr/GiftofGames

Gaming headsets are overpriced. Buy a good set of headphones and either a clip-on mic, something like this, or an antlion modmic.

I, personally, use the Audio Technica M20x's with a removable cable mod, and this mic. Works like a charm.

You seem to have a pretty solid budget, so I would recommend buying the best headphones you can and pairing them with the modmic.

u/Poncho7285 · 1 pointr/xboxone

I LOVED my Polk headphones. When they did break, after about a year or so of use, it was completely my fault, they physically broke when I was transporting them, in a poorly packed bag.

They are pretty sturdy, made of pretty heavy duty metal in parts, and I liked the leather ear cups.

The only complaint some people had was the stock microphone quality. If you register your product online through their website, they will send you a replacement boom microphone to fix the issue. Note that this was about a year ago when I got mine, so not sure if they will still do that for you.

A good mic replacement that I can recommend would be [this] (

The Polk Melee is marketed as an xbox 360 headset, but it is EXACTLY the same as the Polk 4Shot that was marketed as the official headset when the Xbox One launched. It's just that the Melee's come with extra parts to work with the Xbox 360, and the Melee's have been MUCH cheaper, for whatever reason.

Not really sure how they might seem weird to wear, but I could wear them for hours without even feeling that they were there. They completely went around my ears, and I'd like to think that I have average sized ears. Since these are closed back headphones, they isolate sound, from inside and out, VERY well.

u/17531 · 1 pointr/playstation

Thank you very much for the info.

So would this setup work? - Sennheiser HD558 + V-MODA BoomPro and then adding a Astro Gaming MixAmp in the future if I want to.

u/remembertosmilebot · 1 pointr/buildapcsales

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u/GintyOttoV · 1 pointr/buildapc

open or closed?

open: I would get these SHP9500 for open (you can find them cheaper if you look) and a boom pro or desk mic.

I'll suggest closed if you want closed

u/AdmiralSav · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

I use a pair of Philips SPH9500s + a Vmoda BoomPro mic

u/JustOutOfTime · 1 pointr/audio

If all you're using these for is gaming, I'd say comfort is a pretty huge factor and while I've never used the HyperX Cloud 2s, I can say that the ATH-M40x are ridiculously uncomfortable. They clamp hard, the pads aren't very soft and the top headband is funky.

Here's a few cans I have tried that I can recommend:

Status Audio CB-1 $79 -

Philips SHP 9500 $50-70 -

Either of these two can use the V-Moda Boom pro attachment to become a nice headset. $30 -

These NVX headphones don't have the 3.5mm single input for the boompro, but they're really goddamn comfortable, sound pretty good and come with 2 different sets of pads that are both really nice. You could just pick up a Sony clip-on mic to use with these.

NVX XPT 100 $80 -®-XPT100/dp/B0093PVTPS/

u/nonverbally · 1 pointr/headphones

I can't comment on the gaming soundstage, but regarding a microphone I have found the V-MODA BoomPro to work very nicely with the X1s and Sound Blaster Z. I use them frequently for Skype calls on my computer and phone.


u/kyL0h · 1 pointr/flightsim

hyperx cloud(3.5mm)/cloud 2(usb) is probably the best headset under $100

alternatively buy something like the shp9500 and a vmoda boompro or antlion modmic to pair together

u/MoozeMemeMaster · 1 pointr/headphones

Could I connect this to this using this without problems? (The headphones have a male jack).

u/Oskarsson1234 · 1 pointr/headphones

Is it possible to use a 2.5mm to 3.5mm adapter to connect a Boompro Mic to a pair of ATH M50x

u/finakechi · 1 pointr/techsupportmacgyver

I have those as well and you are going to LOVE them.

If you haven't already picked up this to go with it. You really should.

u/ItsNotAnOpinion · 1 pointr/headphones

Fidelio X2

V-Moda Boompro

If you'd rather not spend $250 on headphones, this is just a smidge worse sounding for a hell of a lot cheaper

Both the Fidelio x2 and the SHP9500 are compatible with the boompro.

u/roboqwop1 · 1 pointr/audiophile

I was thinking of picking up a pair of V-moda M100s. They are currently priced lower than usual and I've been wanting them for a long time. Are they worth the purchase? It's 199$ for the Matte black pair. They have near flawless reviews. Any advice would be appreciated. I'm hoping to use them for pc gaming (with these) and working out at the gym.

u/DeBlackKnight · 1 pointr/buildapc

The Philips you linked are really nice, one of the best you can get for under $200 from what I've heard. But- they are open backed, meaning any one nearby will hear what's playing. If that might be an issue, you might want to look at something else. Otherwise, get them. As for a mic, this would be a great match, they plug right into the Phillips headphones in place off the 3.5mm cord.

u/JoshMason25 · 1 pointr/xboxone

Headset Microphone

Better quality than any "gaming" headset you can find at this price. I also prefer this combination over Astro headsets.

u/Mad_Economist · 1 pointr/CabaloftheBuildsmiths

So uh, how much budget is left for me to work with, here?

/u/Truenoiz, I've got a few questions:

  1. How much are you comfortable allocating to audio? Depending on how much budget remains, some pretty neat stuff might be in reach, but I know that some folks have limits on how much they're comfortable investing in things like headphones and speakers?

  2. Does the mic need to be integrated into the headphone itself, or would an in-line cable mic (ala [V-Moda Boompro] ( or attachable boom mic (ala [Antlion Modmic] ( be suitable as well?

  3. What have your previous headphones and speakers been? Is there anything in particular you'd like to improve on?

  4. What are your preferred musical genres?

  5. Is competitive gaming usage/positional audio/soundstage important to you?

  6. Is noise isolation a requirement?

  7. Is portability a factor for you?

  8. Do you have a preferred sound signature/tonal balance/frequency response (e.g. bassy, neutral, etc)?

  9. How do you feel about buying used? The audio world has a vibrant used market, in part because components don't go out of date very quickly compared with PCs, so you can swing some rather compelling deals by buying used.
u/Blackbird907 · 1 pointr/xboxone

Nope, but you can use this cable to connect the beats to your controller. (The stock beats cable won't support the mic.)

u/Robot3RK · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

There was just a sale recently for the V-Moda M-100s for $150 but it seems like the sale has ended. You can get this V-Moda mic however . It's still on sale and YouTube audio samples shows how clear these sound. They are that good! It should work on any headphone that has a detachable 3.5mm audio cable.

u/snake1118 · 1 pointr/trap

ATH-M50x is a good pair of headphones. It's a solid entry level audiophile headphone and also you can grab this BoomPro mic and tweak it for the ATH-M50x, one of the big benefits of ATH is that you can remove the cable easily.

u/ect0s · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

I use a set of Vmoda Crossfade headphones mostly now. They don't have an integrated microphone, so I grabbed their boom mic that plugs into the headphone cable in.

I was more worried about the sound quality for music listening and mixing than my voice quality from the microphone, but the mic sounds fine for gaming. If your a streamer or do youtube, your better off with a standalone microphone like the Blue Snowball as /u/motionglitch mentioned.

The headphones themselves are comfortable and fairly balanced frequency wise. I managed to find a store with them in stock and got a listen, and out of the options available they were the best choice.

As for the MIC, I had some issues getting it to stay put firmly, but otherwise its been fine. There are other similar Mic on cable setups, and corsair even makes a cheap 15 USD lavaliere mic that works.

u/Lorelei_Valfreyja · 1 pointr/Corsair

Second this.

Gaming headsets are usually subpar headphones with a subpar microphone.

Get a decent pair of headphones and a separate mic.

Philips SHP9500S + V-Moda BoomPro.

$80 for this setup, spend the $50 you saved on games.

u/Symbiotx · 1 pointr/PSVR

Check out the Philips SHP9500S! They're $50 open back wired headphones, but they're awesome for the price. The only thing is, they're just headphones, so to chat you'd have to get something like the V-MODA BoomPro Mic which is about $30. I have those together and I love it.

u/elijahworthing · 1 pointr/xboxone

Philips 9500s open back headphones

Vmoda Boom Mic

This I believe is the best combination, sounds great and is open back so I can still hear my kids if I don't have it cranked up loud because of the open back nature. Sounds way better than my Hyper X Cloud headset.

u/spalding1250 · 1 pointr/headphones

Only headset I've owned was the Logitech G930, wireless was nice but overall it was pretty garbage. I'd imagine the any of the Sennheiser headsets are fine but I've never owned one.

An alternative, that gets recommended a lot, would be to get the Philip SHP9500 & the V-MODA BoomPro mic which would put you around the same price as some of the Sennheiser headsets. At least if the mic goes bad you'll still have a nice pair of headphones. I've used my boompro for a quite a while, the mute slider can be a bit wonky after 5 or so years but it still works.

Idk, it really depends on how much you want to spend.

u/JariDeLeon · 1 pointr/HeadphoneAdvice

There are some headsets made by brands that do proper headphones like sennheiser, beyerdynamic and audiotechnica. You should maybe take a look at the Sennheiser game one's or game zero's if not these models maybe you should check out the beyerdynamic custom game headset. If you somehow don't find something you like from brands like these and want a normal gaming branded headset you could get something from hyperx. Hyperx headsets tend to be better than the other gaming brands and usually are just rebranded models from other companys. For example their cloud model is a rebranded takstar pro 80 headphone. Also, you could buy a cable with a microphone and just replace the stock cable from headphones that have a removable cable.


Edit: The sennheiser PC37X made in collaboration with Massdrop might also be a good option for you.

u/asdf4455 · 1 pointr/headphones

Well since the Roccat you had before was worth $150, I'll use that as a baseline. If you're willing to spend the same amount for only headphones, I'd say go with the Audio Technica ATH-AD900X. If you want to get a mic with it, get this Sony ECMCS3. if you wanna save some cash, you can go with the AD700X or AD500X and buy the sony mic i linked. Another alternative is the Philips SHP9500 (which is what I use for gaming) with a V-Moda Boom Pro Gaming Mic. if you also wanna step up your microphone game, you can also get a ATR2100. I say that mic and not a blue yeti or snowball because the 2100 is a dynamic mic, which means it doesn't pick up a lot of background noise. This is useful since the AD series and the SHP9500 are all open back headphones so the sound leaks out. this is great for gaming though, since it provides a wider sound stage and helps with positioning in games.

u/Hockeygoalie35 · 1 pointr/gifs

This one is 30 bucks. You have to remove the locking mechanism in the Sennhiesers though, but other than that, Works great:

u/Zerowantuthri · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

I have the Fidelio X2 and love it. Really comfortable and sounds great. Better do not need an amp to run it well (although it runs fine with one too). While it is an open backed headset the noise leakage is pretty minor. Unless someone is sitting within 10 feet of you it probably won't bother them...YMMV.

They really punch above their weight for the price. A surprisingly good pair of headphones.

If you need voice coms you can add a V-Moda Boom Mic for another $30 (I have that great since this headset has a detachable cable).

My previous set of cans was an overpriced Beyerdynamic gaming headset. The sound was good and the mic was very nice but I hated everything else about that headset. Truly top of my list of buyer's regret. I am literally restraining myself from going off on a rant about them. I got a puppy and she ate the cord. I was not happy at first but I think she did me a favor. I am waaaay happier with the X2's and a boom mic.

u/Ihategoldenrods · 1 pointr/PS4

Does your headphones have a 3.5mm jack? If so, these will work.

If not, this will work with a splitter I believe.

u/Kill5witcH · 1 pointr/battlestations

Wow, I just checked those out and would be worth me dropping the dough on it for my editing gig. It doesn't have a mic for gaming though.

Edit - looks like people are buying this do-dad with it

u/Deliphin · 1 pointr/headphones

Sorry, should have clarified; "The G930 sounds good for its price, compared to other gaming headphones". I have friends who spend almost double what I paid on razer and turtle beach stuff, and they sound garbage compared to mine.

Back when I worked at staples I actually sold a couple of that brand (can't remember what model but like a $35 version), lol. Always considered it, never bought it.

For a mic, I watched some videos, and the V-MODA BoomPro is only $35 (cheaper than both the ModMic and Snowball iCE), yet seems to sound better than the ModMic and about on par with the Snowball iCE when close to your face. What do you think? Also, if I were to go with the BoomPro, I see it connects via the 3.5mm connection in the headphones. Could I safely treat that like a breakaway cable (move too far away, it yanks out without any damage caused), or should I be careful with it?

u/Kr9er · 1 pointr/headphones

Why do you want to have a separate jack for the microphone? There is hardly enough space for one jack. Also you would have to drill a new hole, instead of just expanding the one that is already there.

Something like this would only require one jack. I made my own version of that with a better mic and cable modded DT 990 Pros.

u/bsd55 · 1 pointr/xboxone

To make mine work with the Xbox I use this

u/5thvoice · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Philips SHP9500 + V-MODA BoomPro. If you miss the current sale, Newegg usually has the 9500 for about $60.

u/sniper_fox · 1 pointr/pcgaming

My advice is to buy some inexpensive audiophile headphones ($100) or mid-range audiophile headphones ($150) and a decent clip on mic ($55) (a less expensive alternative ($30)).

For around the same price as a overpriced gaming headsets ($200), you'll get all the comfort, durability, and audio quality of nice headphones, plus you can chat with buddies while gaming! Plus, you can actually use them for music and stuff besides gaming.

u/iusedtodriveacamry · 1 pointr/xboxone

Not sure if you know that Xbox has built-in virtual surround sound now. I use these with this.

u/FAPANDOJ · 1 pointr/bose

Monoprice Ultra-Comfortable Modern Retro Over Ear Headphones - Black with 50mm Drivers for Studio PC Apple iPhone iPod Android Smartphone Samsung Galaxy Tablets MP3

Monoprice Retro Headphone

V-MODA BoomPro Microphone for Gaming & Communication - Black

V-MODA BoomPro Mic

Also check reviews for Bose soundsport, people say that they durability issues.

u/ReklawX · 1 pointr/xboxone

Is this something similar to what you need? V-MODA BoomPro Microphone for Gaming & Communication - Black

u/jmaubin · 1 pointr/HyperX

You can just buy this and use it instead of the supplied cable, basically it's a stereo cable with a boom mic mounted on it

u/toMurgatroyd · 1 pointr/HeadphoneAdvice

Are you allowed to add a boom mic to your headphones? There are some cable extensions that have boom mics in them. Like this V-MODA BoomPro Microphone for Gaming
I can't say for sure if this is the right piece, but if I already had the hd599s I would probably want to use them with a mod instead of starting over.

u/Billeur · 1 pointr/Monstercat

Then get a mic cable like this and you're all set!

u/schloopers · 1 pointr/headphones

I was thinking the Brainwavs with a add on mic and a decent amp for general musical purposes.

That puts me over budget, but not by that much. Do you see any glaring flaws in that plan that I might not of noticed?

u/nagas3000 · 1 pointr/HeadphoneAdvice

qc35 aren't the best for gaming, in general their sound quality isn't best, maybe try looking at the sony wh1000xm3 instead. Also I do have to note that all non "gaming" headphones will have a delay while playing. Wireless gaming headphones use stuff like usb dongles- bt receivers or 2.4 ghz connection. Also here are some detachable mics that have been noted to be the best by the majority here: boom pro or mod mic

u/LeboNotLucio · 1 pointr/xboxone

And I have audio technical ws99 bt. I bought myself a proper mic here

I use the hard wire line bc Xbox doesn’t support Bluetooth.

u/Bleep_Bloop_Unlocked · 1 pointr/xboxone

I nabbed the Hifiman Edition S combined with a V-Moda BoomPro Mic. I wear glasses and these headphones are among the most comfortable I've ever worn. There are a few colors at different prices on Amazon as well.

No matter your choice I suggest aiming for something that gets positive reviews on the comfort and sound quality factor that would also allow for the V-moda mic; it's a really killer microphone to pair with a good set.

u/Sawses · 1 pointr/BuyItForLife

Get this from V-MODA. Good sound quality and has a volume control and mic switch. I use it with the same headphones and it's worth every penny.

u/extremeelementz · 1 pointr/headphones

If you can wait THIS is the best bang for the buck for a actual high quality mic that plugs directly into the headphones. Yes they are on a slight back order but either VModa is creating a new version or they are doing another batch for production. Just youtube the Vmoda Boom Mic pro it is touted as one of the best until you do dedicated mic on the desk.

Edit: My information is invalid, I did not know they had a proprietary jack for headphone connection. The one /u/EinTheVariance suggested would be the better choice unless you rather get a dedicated mic.

u/bishopcheck · 1 pointr/pcgaming

>I've tried many different gaming headsets, from wireless ones to wired ones with built in sub woofers to 3D sound, etc... All in all they generally don't last long and are uncomfortable.

Same here. After going through about 20 "gaming headsets" that I hated. I found this guy, some redditor that makes headset reviews and put the ones that are good for gaming in a single page (he's got other pages for reviews if you check his sub)

I picked up the Philips SHP9500 for $70 based on this review and also a boom pro mic Id say this combo is amazing, and at the price range it's pretty hard to beat.

and yes the Sennheiser HD 598's are on his list of recommended, I personally wanted a cheaper solution first before I tried any other of his recommendations since I didn't know if I could trust his reviews.

u/0hexplode · 1 pointr/GameDeals

Never used one, but reviews looked good.

edit: I was looking into getting a new headset this week and I just ordered this combo today actually. Just throwing it out there if someone wants better headphones than a logitech, with a separate compatible mic.

u/VelcroSnake · 1 pointr/gaming

> My budget is 250-300.

Philips Fidelio X2 ($200 to $250)

V-Moda Boompro ($30)

u/Cleath · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Eh, the law of diminishing returns starts to kick in at around $300 for headphones. $100 to $300 is just as big if not a bigger jump than $300 to $600.

That said, not everyone has $300 to drop on headphones.
If you are in the market for an "audiophile" headset for relatively cheap, I'd recommend what I'm wearing right now, [Phillips SHP9500] ( and vmoda boompro mic. About $90 for a really nice open back pair of cans and a pretty good mic.

u/__c5 · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

These two together make the best gaming headset under $200. Maybe even $300. They are super lightweight, super comfy, and have a very, very good sound. They may not be the best for mobile though, since they are full-size and open-backed.

Philips SHP9500

combined with:

V-MODA BoomPro

u/LOLNOEP · 1 pointr/headphones

Need help getting a headset with a boom mic for around/less than $100. Been looking at a couple of headphone + detachable boom mic cable combinations but I'm not sure what's the biggest bang for my buck. Want some headphones with some decent isolation, not a fan of sound leaking.

u/SomeTechNoob · 1 pointr/headphones

If we're staying around the $50 price range, I would consider the Philips SHP9500 + Zalman Clip on Mic.

If you can, maybe spring for the VMODA BoomPro, which makes the whole setup a lot cleaner and more like a headset:

u/truevox · 1 pointr/Vive

I'm not the guy you asked, but I ALSO have the G930s. They're nice, but I won't be buying them again. I find the wireless to be flaky when my wife uses HER wireless headset (another Logitec, but not G930s), and the battery is nearly worthless after 2 years of ownership (though I do a fair bit of gaming, so YMMV). Next headset I buy is gonna be a pair of these bad-boys, and I'm gonna slap some of these on 'em. If I need a mic, I'll grab something like this. Won't be wireless, but I've got a cheap bluetooth headset if I need to move around the house. Since my HMD is tethered ANYWAY, I don't mind the headphones being so as well. :)

Hope that was somewhat helpful! :)

EDIT: OK, so here I am, nearly a month later. My G930s finally gave up the ghost, and I went ahead and bought about what I describe above (haven't picked up a mic yet (doesn't make sense at this point, with the Vive so close), but I've got the Superlux cans and 3rd party earcovers), and I'm LOVING them. Nice sound, though quieter than expected - I've not dealt with anything but USB headsets for a while, so I'm pretty sure I need an amp, which I can't fault them for, I knew it was a possibility going in. In any event, though a bit quiet at this point, it's not to the point of unhearability or anything. I just can't make it annoyingly loud if I want to. I'm also irked at the tiny male jack hardwired into them - I'd rather have a flush female jack, but what 'cha gonna do?

Beyond those two TINY issues (the first is only an issue due to my not realizing they'd need a bit more juice, and the second is annoying, but not at all a dealbreaker), I'm LOVING them for the price. Reproduction sounds pretty good (good enough for mixing with, anyway), and comfort is GREAT (they feel VERY light). YMMV, but I'm a happy camper with my Superlux HD668B semi-open cans (just don't forget the (<$10!) 3rd party covers - they REALLY improve on the default comfort).

EDIT #2: I'm a jackass. I had them plugged into line-in. When I found a second line-in (this one actually labeled and recognized by the OS as a headphone jack), the softer sound issue went away.

u/rockdahouse1337 · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Instead of getting a "gaming headset" you would be better off getting some quality headphones (check over on /r/headphones if you want specifics) and something like a modmic, vmoda boom pro or one of many lavalier microphones. The sound quality is much better than what you get from gaming headsets.

u/Surly_Badger · 1 pointr/headphones

Philips SHP9500 -

I own a pair of these and I love them. I think they will meet a lot of your requirements as well. They sound very neutral/balanced with a lot of clarity. I like to listen to a lot of live recordings and vinyl with these, my current favorite being Jimmy Hendrix Live at Berkley. Voices would be very clear using these for transcription purposes. And your music will sound fantastic with a lot of detail.

They are also extremely light weight and very comfortable to wear for long periods of time. They have an expansive and open soundstage and I've heard others say they are great for gaming due to their detailed sound and also their comfort. They're open back which means they aren't super isolating so you wont have a problem hearing LANmates. A lot of people like to attach a V-Moda BoomPro mic. -


But I think the best part is the price. Amazon has them for 80$ right now and I've seen them go for even cheaper on flash sales etc. (I got mine for 70 on a New Egg sale)

Seriously, these cans sound absolutely insane considering the price. The SHP9500 can stand its ground against headphones that cost three times as much are a steal for being under 100$. I hope you give these a look, you wont regret it.

u/RaiN_Meyk3r · 1 pointr/apexlegends

The m50x are really good headphones, you can actually buy either a modmic or a VMODA boom mic they sound really good, you can find reviews on youtube, and use them with your m50x's.

What i did was, i bought the modmic and the ATH-AD500x, which are open back headphones, that gives me a really nice sound stage since there's air going in and out with the sound, the only problem is that they will leak a lot of sound, so if you share your gaming room with someone else they will probably hear everything.

u/ThraxMaximinus · 1 pointr/apexlegends

I bought this:

V-MODA BoomPro Microphone for Gaming & Communication - Black

Someone mentioned it would make the hyperx work on xbox so well see lol

u/rtkierke · 1 pointr/HeadphoneAdvice

Stretch for this.
If you can’t, get this.

u/smokeNtoke1 · 1 pointr/hardwareswap

I have a pair of like-new Senheisser 558s with some (brand new) Brainwavz Red Velor Memory Foam earpads, and a V-MODA BoomPro Mic.

u/Kryptogenix · 1 pointr/news

So I just did a quick Amazon search for Phillips SHP 9500 and they came up as $78. With the attachable mic that is said to be usually bought together with this specific headphone, the price came out to be a little over $100.

Razer headphones on Prime Day were around this price. Now I can't speak about audiophile fidelity, but I think it would just come down to aesthetics without doing audiophile tests. So these aren't necessarily cheaper per se

u/earthdandy · 1 pointr/xboxone
u/DiamondRyce · 1 pointr/NewTubers

So if you want to use your favorite pair of headphones that has a detachable mic.

You can buy something like this or this

Now if you dont have a nice pair of headphones.

I would suggest a set a headset of some kind. Not sure how the 3.5mm to rj9 converter works so I cant comment on that.

In terms of headsets something from the likes of HyperX or Logitech would be good options. I heard good things with HyperX cloud line up of headsets.

However my personal recommendation are headphones similar

Samson SR850 and Superlux HD668B with the detachable mics I listed before.

Choice is yours though.

Let me know if you have any questions

u/invinceibility · 1 pointr/headphones

picked up the same exact pair for TV, music, and gaming. haven’t opened them up to test yet, but after browsing a few threads here, i found that they are compatible with this product that should attach to the bottom of the headphones and into your console/PC (ps4 controller, in my case). hopefully this will help with the mic issues!

u/samcuu · 1 pointr/buildapc

This + this. You will also need this.

u/krathil · 1 pointr/xboxone

Alternately, if you already have any old cans laying around just throw the BoomPro on there.

u/Blastcrawler · 1 pointr/buildapcsales

What about my current mic that's similar to a ModMic?

u/IanVanCheese · 1 pointr/xboxone

Don't buy gaming headsets, buy a good pair of headphones and an attachable mic.

My setup is a pair of Phillips Fidellio X2s with a V-Moda Boom Pro Mic.

These are UK links, but they give you the idea. If you're looking to spend less, still go with headphones and that mic.

u/aspbergerinparadise · 1 pointr/Dirtybomb

This Product (V-Moda BoomPro) will turn any pair of headphones into a gaming headset. And the mic quality is very good - certainly good enough for gaming comms.

I use it with a pair of V-Moda Crossfade LP headphones - but they will work with any brand. check out /r/headphones for more detailed suggestions on what to buy.

u/Typo-Kign · 1 pointr/headphones

Will this work with Sony MDR-1A's? Can anyone recommend it or a similar product? Not interested in a mod-mic or other magnetic boom mic.


u/Suspectsss · 1 pointr/HeadphoneAdvice

I actually don’t see the need for surround sound. That’s more of a marketing gimmick really, as the usb 7.1 dongles suck. If you really need surround sound, get Dobly Atmos on your computer.

But I don’t think you really need either. Most games have really good audio, and some games like rainbow six siege literally say don’t use surround sound because it’s broken. You need a headset with good soundstage.

What’s soundstage? Well it’s being not only able to tell the direction of your enemy, but also the distance. That’s why I recommend open back headsets for gaming, though they do leak sound and your mic may pick that sound up. Don’t worry about it though, because what I recommend is omni directional and will basically only pick up your voice.

I recommend the Philips SHP9500/SHP9500s. They are to same thing but the s has a little bit more bass. You also might have trouble getting the 9500 because it is discontinued and not many are left. I recommend these because:

Great soundstage

Very comfortable

Has a lot of treble which is good for hearing footsteps.

Has a detachable cable Incase the wire breaks and so you can use a mic

It is extremely well priced at 80USD. It’s probably the best for gaming under 150 USD. And most importantly it will definitely fit you.

For mic, I recommend the Vmoda BoomPro. You just unplug the cable from the headphones and replace it with the BoomPro which is just a 3.5 mm cable with a mic attached. This is a super good mic.

I also highly recommend an amp both for gaming and music. The one I recommend has a switch with T D and B. T is treble boost (for gaming), d is flat, meaning it won’t change anything, and B is bass boost. Which you want if you listen to music because the 9500 has little bass.
I recommend the Syba Sonic DAC/AMP. Link at the bottom. This will definitely help sound quality as it bypasses your pc soundcard.
IMPORTANT: DON’T use the included usb cord in it as it will cause a short in your computer. You’ll need a different mini usb cable as the provide a really bad one.

To use the amp: This is a usb amp, so plug the usb into your computer and the mini USB port into the DAC/amp. The will power it so it will drain laptop battery with a laptop. Then all you do is is plug your headphone jack into the big 3.5mm headphone jack. Don’t use the one for a split cable because your headset isn’t a split cable.

That’s it! The total is about 150 bucks and will surpass anything for the price.

Don’t get a gaming headset. They just use cheap divers and RGB and day gaming to trick you, as they are way overpriced.

Z Reviews on YT (total audiophile geek) recommends this as well. I invite you to spend more time researching on his channel and other places to understand the mic and amp better. He has a best gaming gaming headsets video from a year ago. This setup is at the very front and one of the first things he talks about. Also goes very in depth on the whole subject of sound for gaming at the beginning. Here are the links:


Vmoda BoomPro Mic -

Syba Soni DAC/amp -

Remember you need a different mini usb cable. I’d throw the one it came with away because it’s garbage and possibly a fire hazard.

Please watch Z Reviews Gaming Headphone guise from a year ago. The first 25 minutes are all you really need to hear. They explain audio in-depth and talk about the headphones and this combo. Good luck!

Feel free to reach out to me as I can help with the setup or usage, but r/ZReviews is probably a better option. You’ll get help ASAP from a whole hutch of audiophiles who know their stuff.

u/ariolander · 1 pointr/BuildAPCSalesMeta

Reread OP and I know you wanted headset recommendations but I directed you to a headphones subreddit. I know thats not much help for gaming but let me recommend the V-MODA Boom Pro.

It will allow you to turn any headphone, with a removable cable in standard 3.5mm (many), into a good gaming headset. Here is the website for the subreddits recommendations list. That mic paired with a compatible headset from their list, will likely be better than any gaming branded headset you could buy for the same budget. I prefer this method over the Antlion ModMic because it is cheaper and overall allows for a cleaner cable setup at your desk.

If you are gaming with other people around look at the "Closed Back" list. If your budget is under $100, the only one with a removable cable (and a very good headphone) is the AudioTechnica M-40x. If you want a wider sound stage, and don't mind sound leaking an "Open Back" design might be for you. The AKG K240 MkII and Philips SPH9500 both work as well.

As you get more budget your options open up further. Feel free to check the site and see the subreddit for their reasonings.

u/heyheyitsdatboi · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

I second this. Go for a decent pair of headphones and then grab a V Moda Boom Mic to plug into the jack and you instantly have a gaming headset better then 99% of “gaming” headsets

u/Startech17 · 1 pointr/AstroGaming

The mic end of the vmoda goes into the bottom of the x2s, then the other end into the mixamp?

V-MODA BoomPro Microphone for Gaming & Communication - Black

Philips X2HR Fidelio Over Ear Headphone, Black

u/BNasty20 · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

I might be late but I just stumbled across this post. I use my 950's for gaming and listening to music. They work great for gaming (Xbox 1). I play PubG and I can pinpoint exactly where players are around me. The built in mic never did work for gaming. The mic only worked with a telephone. I knew this before I bought them so I bought a VModa mic to use for gaming.

This mic is the one I bought. It is pricey now but I found it on sale for like $18-$20 when I bought it.

I had the headphones for two years before the headband broke. I never worked out or ran in them (strictly gaming and music). It broke right where the headphones rotate. The plastic cracked where the screws are. Luckily I was able to duct tape and super glue. Lasted longer than my Beats Studio Wireless. Wanted to give you an update on durability.

Hope I'm not too late!

u/Aksen · 1 pointr/headphones

Look at the Philips SHP9500. They are open backed (they have a grille instead of hard plastic shell covering the ears). If you keep them at a lower volume, you can hear the world around you just fine. I use them with my wife in the room, and all's well.

You can sometimes get them on sale for $50. Add a mic and you're good to go.

u/BuckNastyy · 1 pointr/gaming

Who said you need a giant mic on your desk, just buy a mic connector piece.

u/brogata · 1 pointr/hardwareswap

This + This = $46 before shipping

u/Jedi_Pacman · 1 pointr/headphones

These headphones paired with this mic would get you some very good "gaming" headphones for under $100.

u/paulgt · 1 pointr/HeadphoneAdvice

It depends on what you want out of your headphones-- closed or open back, bassy, treble, flat, etc.

As a general guideline for your price point though, ATH-M50x's are well regarded.

A decent mic to pair with that could be something like the cheap but quality Samson Go Mic or if you like how headsets are setup, you could always get a Boom mic that attatches to your headphones and works like a normal headset would.

u/TemptedTemplar · 1 pointr/NintendoSwitch

Maybe something like this?

IF your headset uses a removable 3.5mm cable for wired use that is.

I use it for a headset on Xbox, and its wonderful.

Obviously it wouldnt work if you were using the bluetooth mode.

u/LordMensa · 1 pointr/battlestations

My headset is connected to a Soundblaster X-fi DAC (digital audio converter) amplifier. The Philips Fidelio X2 headphones aren’t quite powered sufficiently by my motherboard, so this DAC bypasses my onboard sound and essentially does the job much better. The microphone is a Vmoda boompro inline microphone, also being driven by the DAC.

Links to all products




u/NFG89 · 1 pointr/buildapc

Replace the stock c1p cables with

They work very well and the cable is pretty high quality.

u/Onomatapoeia · 1 pointr/headphones

Location: Australia.

Budget: ~$300 AUD but i'm willing to stretch this is need be.

Source: PC (with dedicated soundcard if that makes a difference).

Isolation: I'll be using these at home so isolation is not a major priority, however minimal sound leakage is preferred.

Preferred Type of Headphone: Over-Ear.

Past Headphones: Only various low-end gaming headsets.

Preferred Music: Rock/Jazz/Experimental. Some examples here, here and here.

Additional Info:
The thing that is going to narrow down the selection is that i need a mic. I'm currently thinking that the Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro with the Mic cable accessory is my best option, however at $350-$400 it's more than i want to spend. I was looking at the V-Moda BoomPro but it seems to be unavailable/out of stock everywhere and incompatible with the majority of headphones.

Thanks guys.

u/lolisaac · 1 pointr/audiophile

Fuck, I saw hoping there was an easier solution. Guess I'll have to buy this.

u/SinkDemon · 1 pointr/buildapc

Olympus ME15. Nowhere near as good as the antlion. About on par with a mid-range headset mic.

Edit: or the vmoda boompro

u/Happymorndas · 1 pointr/headphones
  • Budget - ~$150 USD

  • Source - Desktop, Laptop, Phone, MP3 Player - Also, I'll be using a V-Moda BoomPro Mic on the computers, so the headphones need to be compatible. (It seems like any 3.5mm detachable cable will do.)

  • Requirements for Isolation- Open.

  • Will you be using these Headphones in Public? No.

  • Preferred Type of Headphone Around-Ear.

  • Preferred tonal balance - Warm bass to neutral. The treble spikes on the DT 990's scared me away though I've never actually tried them out in person.

  • Past headphones - V-Moda Crossfade LP (had these for 5 years; still using them to this day, but I want to get some open cans to go along with them), AKG K240 (I ordered these on a whim, and had to return them because they weren't compatible with my mic. Nice sound signature though), Turtle Beach Earforce X12 headset (These sound and feel fine. The mic works well, but the build quality was terrible. The plastic extenders snapped on both sides within a year of use).

  • Preferred Music - Hip Hop, Rock, Indie, Instrumental, Classical

  • What would you like to improve on from your set-up -

  1. Open headphones (since I already own a good pair of closed)

  2. Felt/velvet/velour earpads for extended use

  3. Compatible with a V-Moda BoomPro Mic

  4. I really liked the AKG K240's style and feel when I was wearing them. They felt very lite weight, like they were almost floating over my head. And using only one cup at a time felt very natural and secure. The individual arms felt very flexible. I liked that a lot, but this isn't a make or break requirement as I've been using Crossfade LPs for years and still love them.

    From my own (limited) research, I've got my eye on Sennheiser's HD 598 and HD 558, but I would have to buy an aftermarket 2.5mm to 3.5mm adapter. I don't mind the price of an adapter, but I don't want it to be cumbersome. And are the HD598's better by $40? They seem to nearly be the same exact headphone.
u/King_77 · 1 pointr/xboxone

Not wireless but I have been using this for a while.

attached to this

If you do a little research on the monoprice headphones they are a pleasant surprise....a very good bang for very little buck

u/WHATD_YOU_EXPECT · 1 pointr/ZReviews
u/BlackDiablos · 1 pointr/letsplay

I highly recommend getting the SHP9500 paired with a V-Moda Boompro. This combo will beat any headset you can buy for under $150.

u/PSN_HERESMYNAMe · 1 pointr/headphones

I use the X2's with this MIC I don't have any issues with people hearing my in game audio with this mic.(Skype/Vent/TS) all with open mics.

u/AlbinoPenguin71 · 1 pointr/PS4

Anything containing the three button remote function will not work with the Dualshock 4. So, Apple EarPods, Skullcandy, and Beats Headphones will not work with it as long as you have a remote on the cable. If your headphones have a removable audio cable, I'd suggest this product. It's what I use at the moment and it works flawlessly.

u/John_Luck_Pickard · 1 pointr/buildapc

Headphone & Mic,
or just a headset that's very decent.

These aren't the best of the best, but they are good. They both have breathable ear pads so your ears won't get all sweaty.

Check other sites or Amazon's warehouse deals for the best price.

u/UrBasicallyDead · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

You cannot go wrong these and this!!!

u/SowakaWaka · 1 pointr/audiophile

I have a bit of an odd situation and I'm looking for an AMP for my computer.
This is ideally what I'd like but they're not sold in Canada and would cost a total of $700CAD to get my hands on it, it's a little too much for me so I'm hoping for a cheaper solution.

I need an amp that will:
-Connect to my bookshelf speakers
-Pair with my Bluetooth headset
-Allow me to plug this in so that I can use a microphone with my headset while gaming

I'm hoping to seamlessly and easily switch between the three. The first two options are easy, it's finding an amp that accepts microphone input and sends that to my computer that I'm struggling with.

Thank you!

u/Brooney · 1 pointr/xboxone

Superlux HD681 which has a detachable cable.
VModa BoomPro Microphone that replaces the original headphone cable.

Bang now you got proper headphones with a very good microphone. $60 setup

u/Grit45 · 1 pointr/PS4

Return the modmic. It might be defective. If it still doesn't work. I would try a different setup. I have the akg q701 and I use a vmoda mic and an adapter. It's only one wire so no need for a splitter.

V-moda boom mic


AKG adapter

u/Merphal · 1 pointr/headphones

Beyerdynamic's Custom One Pro's are on for 101£ (they say 120£ but when you check out it's really 101£). You can combine them with the VModa BoomPro as they have a detachable cable.

u/aliensbrah · 1 pointr/headphones
  • Budget: $250 max
  • Source: Realtek ALC1150 on PC motherboard (says it can handle up to 600ohms)
  • Requirements for isolation: Going to be used for gaming at home mostly, but if I'm buying a bangin pair of headphones, I'd like to take them to work or on the road sometimes and some isolation would be nice
  • Preferred type of headphone: Full sized preferably, possibly on-ear
  • Preferred tonal balance: Overall balanced but I want to be able to hear footsteps and precise gun shot locations in game more than anything else
  • Past headphones: Wal-mart headphones, Turtle Beach P11, Siberia V2's. Music sounded okay, they were comfortable, I could hear enemies and sounds well in FPS games
  • Preferred music: I listen to just about everything music wise but I'm more interested in game sound quality
  • Extra: I've been suggested the K550 and the Q701's from multiple people. I'm leaning partially towards the Q701's as I could use this in-line boom mic since the 701's have a detachable cord, as well many people are saying the soundstage is much larger and I'd be able to hear things much more precisely. Though they then would be lacking the isolation that I'd like to take them around with me. After researching and considering using a clip on zalman or modmic and sleeving the two wires, I want nothing to do with that, which seems to make the 701's even more of the logical choice. I guess I'm just hoping for someone elses opinion or to make sure I'm making the right decision.

    Also, if there is anything similar to the V-MODA BoomPro mic I listed, I'd be super interested in that as well.

    And lastly, just because my budget is $250 doesn't mean I need to spend that much. Pros use $100 headphones and they're the best in the world, I'm 100% looking for something that's nice and will help me in game, but getting the best bang for my buck. I've seen a few people mention the HyperX Cloud's as they're a rebranded headphone and say they're decent. How would those hold up against other options?
u/Strategy1O1 · 1 pointr/battlefield_4

My personal recommendation for best gaming headphones is;

Phillips SHP9500 - $59.99 on sale at newegg

V Moda Boom Pro - - $30 bucks on ebay regularly

Those are "Open Back" headphones so they do leak sound (people in the same room can hear what you're listening to, not in another room though) but they sound phenominal. Much clearer and crisper sound than you'll ever get out a real "gaming headset" and they're probably 1,000x more comfortable.

Honestly check reddit for posts on these headphones you'll see people ask about these vs Hypercloud X's for gaming headphones and almost everyone who has these headphones agrees this is the better option because they sound better and are far more comfortable for long gaming sessions (very little clamp force).

They're literally the most comfortable headphones I've ever worn, and because the cable is a simple detachable 3.5mm male to male you can always replace the cable if it ever breaks without having to replace the entire headset.

Just another option I'd recommend, especially as a fellow gamer who has used a lot of the "gaming headsets" and found most of them to be overpriced uncomfortable garbage.

u/rootbeerfetish · 1 pointr/titanfall

If you like modding then again you can do the exact same things to headphones that actually sound better. I'm not saying "you're so dumb" for liking the convenience of gaming headphones. And sure you might not be looking for the best quality. But when you can achieve that quality for usually less than the gaming counterpart and keeping in mind you can spray paint those or whatever just as easily I don't really see your point.

Gaming is for fun. Isn't being totally immersed or being impressed by the quality of that super cool explosion fun too? I'm not even saying you should be an audiophile at all. You can easily build a gaming headset that sounds MUCH better that you can also mod if thats you're jam for cheap.

And again if you like fiddling around with your setup then headphones (not headsets) give you way more options as sometimes gaming headsets limit your sources, dacs, amps, pads, cables. ect ect to what they had in mind out of the box.

Edit - also if you don't want to deal with non-gaming headphones. There's at least a few pairs out there that still give you decent quality (usually better than the $200+ headphones like razer sometimes offers for example) and does not hurt the wallet.

u/CannedTofu · 1 pointr/gadgets

I would highly suggest the VMODA Crossfades for gaming and music.

I think the noise reduction in these is perfect for keeping ambient noise down, to the point of allowing you to enjoy music or in-game sounds.

I have played several games including FPS, RTS, and some fun indie games with different types of soundtracks. The ability to hone in on where sounds are coming from is really solid in these headphones.

They are comfortable, and stylish (my least concern but it was a nice bonus!). They are light, but sturdy. They also sell a microphone attachment which was an amazing addition. I definitely recommend it.

TL;DR: I had the same desire, gaming+music, and the VMODA Crossfades deliver.


u/Fawawa · 1 pointr/headphones

if your a big gamer you can get the Vmoda boompro
as a replacement cable and have a kickass headset.

u/twobulletsonetoby · 1 pointr/xboxone

Hey there, I use my fidelio x2's with my xbox by using the stereo headset adapter and the v-moda boom mic. I use an older controller, so the 3.5mm jack wasn't around yet, but you wouldn't need the stereo headset adapter. Still, the features of the adapter are pretty nice. If you already have the mod mic then you would need the adapter that takes mic and game sound (referenced in other comment).

u/shanew21 · 1 pointr/xboxone

The cheap version:

Audio splitter

Cheap Mic

Plug mic and headphones into splitter, then both into Xbox One controller.

Expensive(ish) version with better sound:

Audio splitter


TurtleBeach DSS2(note I linked the headset because it's cheaper than buying the DSS2 separately)

Plug the Xbox One optical out into the DSS2 and the USB from the DSS2 into the Xbox One. Plug the mic into the splitter and the splitter into the controller. Plug the 3.5mm to 3.5mm extension cable (included w/ the DSS2) from the Headphone port on the splitter to the AUX port on the DSS2. Plug your headphones into the DSS. Go into Xbox One settings and turn your game volume down to 0 so that your controller only outputs chat audio, then switch your audio on your console to Dolby Digital optical out.

Basically what this does is sends the chat audio into the DSS2, then the DSS2 sends both the optical sound and the chat audio directly to your headphones. The DSS2 will give you higher quality audio (since it's not wireless) and virtual surround sound.

EDIT: I found a picture of what I'm talking about, but this is referencing the Astro Mixamp (the DSS2 does the same thing): picture

u/PJoey · 1 pointr/bapcsalescanada

V-MODA Boom pro:

Zalman Zm-Mic1:

Couple alternatives for you if you aren't happy with your current one, not sure if these are the lowest they've been so I'd check camelcamelcamel before purchasing!

u/poptart2nd · 1 pointr/headphones

Ah, well thanks for your recommendations.

although while i've got you, i've seen attachable mics which plug into the headphones directly (like the cord on the headphones detach and you can plug in one of these microphones), but finding headphones which are compatible with this sort of setup is difficult. Is there some sort of search term i can include to filter to only those headphones?

u/g4_ · 1 pointr/buildapcsales

Probably dumb question but where on those headphones do you plug the mic in? That's how you hear other people on XBL right? Or how do you use these headphones+mic with the XB1?

I'm looking for a new headset for both PC gaming and XB1, currently I use 5yo Turtle Beach X12's that I've electrical-taped in 3 places. I'd definitely be down for these phones+that mic, if they can work together on both PC and XB1

u/potzo9 · 1 pointr/buildapc

I use V-Moda BoomPro in combination with V-Moda Crossfade Wireless headphones when I'm gaming/talking. Paid $330 for both. Greatest headphones I've ever owned and I owned quite a few.

At work I use Bluetooth mode on headphones.

That mic also sounds amazing for its price. Here you can hear mic quality.

u/ColoradoResidENT · 1 pointr/headphones

I think you mean the Vmoda Boompro. The ModMic is magnetic and the base sticks on with adhesive.

u/Eduro · 1 pointr/buildapc

Have you considered pairing headphones with a detachable mic?

I switched from a steel series gaming headset to the following and will never go back to a gaming headset.

Philips SHP9500

V-MODA BoomPro

I paid the same price as my gaming headset and got twice the quality in mic and sound.

u/xrobertrushx · 1 pointr/headphones

Budget - My budget is about $290 dollars

Source - A Samsung Galaxy S5, an Asus ROG laptop, and an Xbox One controller

Requirements for Isolation - I don't need a ton of isolation, although obviously some would be nice.

Will you be using these Headphones in Public? Probably not, maybe rarely

Preferred Type of Headphone - Full sized

Preferred tonal balance - I like the sound to be overall balanced with not too strong treble and a bass that is pronounced but not muddy or overbearing

Past headphones - I currently have a pair of Bose QC15, which are nice for the noise cancelling, but aren't exactly the most incredible sounding headphones in the world. I also have a pair of cheapo JVC earbuds which sound suprisingly nice given they were only $7

Preferred Music - I listen to lots of different kinds of music, but if I had to narrow it down it would be classic rock/rock/metal/etc

What would you like to improve on from your set-up - I want a pair of headphones that sound great (duh) and potentially be used with the mic I have. Right now I think I've narrowed it down between the V-MODA Crossfade M-100s along with the XL Memory Cushions
or the Blue Mo-fi headphones, which are on sale on this website for $270 dollars. The Crossfades seem like a better choice at the moment because I already own the mic, and I don't think the mic would work with the Blue headphones, but the built in headphone amplifier seems pretty nice too.

u/maltawind · 1 pointr/headphones

This is a little above your price range sorry, but the Fidelio X2 plus a V-Moda BoomPro are pretty nice as a combo. The X2 has nice bass plus they're pretty light and come with velour earpads.

u/BluntTraumaNet · 1 pointr/headphones

Right now I am using some Astro A30's that I have had for a very long time.

I am going to be buying some new headphones for PC gaming and also watching movies/shows and listening to music.

I have done some reading and am 90% sold on the Beyerdynamic DT 770 Pro 80 ohm Studio Headphones

The amazon link has an amplifier bundle (+200$) and also a converter bundle (+42$)

I think I need a DAC for these cans, but need advice on which DAC to get.

Also, I wanted to get a V-Moda instead of a ModMic, is the V-Moda possible with these?

Please give me some adice. Thanks for your help.

u/Sprinkles169 · 1 pointr/pcgaming

Well that's a gaming headset and super cheap at that. Here's my combination of headphones and attachable mic.

This is about options though and is technically cheaper. You can use any headphones where you'd be able to stick the mics magnet attachment on the side. Someone also mentioned the V-MODA which is a cheaper attachable mic. A much more fault tolerant setup as well. I don't have to worry about breaking cheaply made plastic and throwing down full price to replace it.

u/LeftOverPizzaLover · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

This is a detachable Mic. It makes for a cleaner setup, because you don't have two wires running from headphones.

u/wolvesneednoarmor · 1 pointr/headphones

For a cheap mic setup to go along with the headphones,

Assuming the headphones have a detachable 3.5mm:

Assuming the headphones have non-removable cables:

For headphones, the infamous shp9500 in r/headphones
However, your friend will most likely be happier in the purchase that he personally fancies, rather than being objective about which is better technically, I'd like to think its an emotional purchase than an objective one. Kudos for trying though, but I would just let him do as he wishes, no point to strong arm someone into a decision he doesn't believe in.

u/Snak3Doc · 1 pointr/buildapc

Thanks for your reply. I was using boom mic as in boom style from the headset. Like this one. Would you still recommend a desktop mic? I was thinking of the blue snowball as well.

u/Stupidenator · 1 pointr/headphones

I'm looking for some closed-back full-sized headphones with detachable 3.5mm cable.

Budget - ~$150, can go over

Source - Laptop

Isolation - Dorm room, so closed-back

Type - Full-sized

Tonal blance - balanced

Past - I've currently got a Sennheiser HD 439, but I need something with a good microphone, so I want to go with V-MODA BoomPro cable, but my headphones (and most that I've seen) have nonstandard ~2.5mm cable connections. V-MODA headphones would be the obvious solution here, but I find them too bass heavy.

Music - Symphonic Metal, occasionally video games.

u/djsnoopmike · 1 pointr/starcitizen

Superlux HD668B Dynamic Semi-Open Headphones

Best headphones under $100

Just switch out the leather earcups with felt for long-term comfort

Connected with this V-MODA BoomPro Gaming, VoIP Headset Headphone with Mic (Black)

u/matusrules · 1 pointr/buildapc

Is it possible to put a V-MODA mic on a Logitech G933 headset? Theres a 3.5mm jack open, and I while I know this is a pretty nonsensical setup with it effectively making me go wired, I hate the mic quality on the G933 and was wondering if I could change that for 30 bucks.

u/byGenn · 1 pointr/Argaming

Si tus auriculares tienen enchufe de 3.5mm, compras esto y listo. Nunca compres auriculares USB ni nada de eso. Siempre son inferiores.

u/drohorror · 1 pointr/GameDeals

No doubt some good advice but imo, the best mic and headphones you can get for $100 are the Philips SHP9500 - with a V-moda mic -

Since the philips cable is detachable, you just ditch that and plug your v moda mic into it.

You should check out some audiophile websites about the Philips set, probably the best headset in the $100 range. It beats many that are even more than that.

u/iAmJustASmurf · 1 pointr/GlobalOffensive

yeah im only talking about the use for csgo.

First you should decide wether you want an open or closed Headphone.

Open means the sides of the Headphones are, well open. They are usually covered by some kind of mesh. This means you will be hearing whats going on around you (people talking etc), but they will also hear whatever sounds are coming from your headphones.

Closed Cans are the opposite, people wont hear your music/csgo sounds, but you wont hear anybody around you either. I would recommend these if you dont have your own room to play csgo in or plan to use them on the go.

Personally I prefer Open Headphones for CSGO since they generally have a bigger Soundstage which helps alot telling for where Footsteps/Shots etc in CS are coming from. So should you have your own quiet room to play in i would highly recommend getting open type Headphones.

Open Headphones i would recommend:

  • Superlux (not even 32 Pounds with Zalman Mic)

  • Philips just re-released the SHP9500's in the US, where they are about 50$. you could use those with a BoomPro. Unfortunatly the new Model of these isnt available in europe yet, so you will have to wait a little bit. Everything you find here atm is still the old version and mostly listed at ridiculus prices (like in the link above).


  • HyperX Cloud

  • Tascam

  • Creative (good sound but poor build)

  • M40X

    Generally People recommend saving up for the M40X over the M20X

    EDIT: i forgot the Q-Pad which is basicly HyperX Cloud but as an Open Back

    You could also look into getting a used X1/X2 on Ebay and pairing it up with a boompro or ModMic
u/TXVicious · 1 pointr/headphones

Sorry for the long post but I hope it is helpful.

If your not opposed to an open back set of headphones then I'd suggest looking at the Philips SHP9500s along with a vmoda boompro microphone. I recently upgraded from those myself and I really loved them, I do have to admit that you lose a bit of audio quality using the vmoda boompro microphone compared to just using a straight audio cable to them. However I felt they were still far superior to conventional "gaming" headsets.


I just upgraded from the shp9500s to the Philips fidelio x2s myself which you can find used sometimes for around $150. They are really bass but definitely better sounding than the shp9500s.


The SHP9500s tend to go on sale quite often for around $45-50 which is a great price for what you get I think.




My thoughts on my current 3 headsets


Sennheiser GameOne Gaming Headsets: Smallest sound stage of the three. Midrange to me is clearer but when going back and forth between the shp9500s the Sennheisers sound "muddy" in a way. Also seem to have the least amount of bass. They aren't bad but I prefer a little more bass.


Philips shp9500s with vmoda boompro: Good sound stage with what seems like a very neutral sound. Bass is better than the Sennheisers.


Philips Fidelio x2s: Largest sound stage of the three. VERY BASSY. Overall audio quality (without vmoda boompro since this DRASTICALLY cripples the x2s) is superior to the shp9500s and the GameOnes in my mind.


Again this is all subjective in my mind as I prefer open back headsets as the sound stage is better and I feel like my ears dont get as hot. Some people don't like it though (my wife for example) because everyone around you can hear it also.


If it was me I would look for the shp9500s on sale for $45-50 on either amazon or newegg (pops up on the /r/buildapcsales) every now and then. If I had to do it again knowing what I know now I would have gone with a modmic over the vmoda boompro just because of the audio degradation that happens with the vmoda boompro. This was way longer than I wanted but again I hope you find it helpful, if you have Amazon Prime I'd pick up the shp9500s and try them out, if you don't like them then return them.

u/Lirlya · 1 pointr/sony

I've bought a vmoda boompro to prevent any latency and increase mic quality. Has been great.

Battery lasts for 30h+ made 96h LAN without ANY battery issues charging during short rests and never was below 50%battery

u/wakawakawomp · 1 pointr/HeadphoneAdvice

I have both as well and this pretty much sums it up perfectly. They're both amazing headphones, but it really comes down to preference - Do you want something that's more natural+neutral with amazing mids/vocals, or do you something more exciting with a strong bass presence?

One thing I'll add is that the X2 uses a standard 3.5mm connection to the headphones itself meaning you can pair it with the V-Moda BoomPro mic. This, in my opinion, makes for one of the best headphone+microphone combos for gaming.

u/PyrrhicWin · 1 pointr/microphones

plenty of good headphone jack microphones such as the V-MODA BoomPro

u/UrgentQuestionMan · 1 pointr/PS5

I know it's unsolicited advice but I own the same pair of headphones and hated the fact that I couldn't use it for my PS4 properly. So I bought a microphone for it that -does- work, here's what I bought:

u/naipagaijo · 1 pointr/buildapcsales

V-moda boom pro works even better at half the price of most modmics if you have a 3.5mm jack on your headphones. Sold my modmic after I modded a couple of mine to use with it.

u/criose · 1 pointr/headphones

If you ever need a mic for them give this a go. The SHP9500 tends to fit a bit loosely so be forewarned if you have a small head.

and it's been no problem helping, I hope they work out for you.

u/BL00DBATH · 1 pointr/buildapc

Monoprice Gateron blue keyboard and 8323 headphones are both highly acclaimed for value. Promo code "scorcher" for %15 off. If you need TKL then there's no shortage of Outemu switches for $40 or less, this Teswell looks good. I haven't used these keyboards but I've bought two of the headphones. I have a pile of $30 headphones that I've reviewed and none come close. Pair them with a Neewer lapel mic or V-Moda BoomPro. In the middle ground you might try this generic desktop mic or one of the many others like it, mine sounds well enough but the BoomPro plainly takes it. At the next tier Superlux 886B or Samson SR850 with a ModMic or Blue Snowball are great during sales. Don't fall for 'gaming' branding.

u/CureMelons · 1 pointr/steelseries

idk what your price range is but ill name a list of headsets iive know are good.ive tried a couple and i personally own the astro a40 tr

Razer man o war te edition Very comfortable and has a good bass response

Logitech g633 amazing sound ive tried these i absoultely loved them but i was able to buy keep these at the time i had them

Hyper x cloud ii/revolvers basically an audiophile headset called takstar something idk remember the numbers with a mic

If you want an audiophile grade open back headphones you can get the phillips shp9500 with a vmoda boom pro(replaces the 3.5mm cable from the phillips with a 3.5mm cable with a mic attached to it that actually works really good ive personally have used the vmoda boom pro, and these also dont have much bass since they are open back but will give you a good soundstage and a more flat overall sound which is great)

Turtle beach elite pro pretty new but looks amazing

Senheisser game one/zero one is a closed back and one is a open dont remember which one is which

Plantronics rig 500/500hd/500e(just little variations in between still the exact same headset one is just stereo,one is surround sound, and one issurround and comes with different sets of earcups closed and open. ive also personally used these they are fantastic but i wouldnt recommend if you have big ears normal to small ears fit inside the cups well)

If anything is out of your price range i can probably recommend some other ones but these are the ones i can think of on the top of my head feel free to ask any questions

u/imurpops984 · 1 pointr/headphones

Budget: $175

Source: My Laptop

Requirements for Isolation: None, I think. I'll be using them at home only and if necessary I can just shut my door

Preferred type: Full-sized, circumaural

Preferred tonal balance: Unsure but I guess balanced? Hopefully my music preference/use will allow for some input here

Past Headphones: Beats are the only notable pair I've had. I enjoyed they way they sounded but that could just be because they were the first non generic pair that I've used. Biggest gripe would be buying batteries.

Preferred music: Electronic, Video Game soundtracks (usually orchestral), hip hop, and power metal

I'd like to use them primarily for music (most importantly) and also as a headset for gaming, although I won't need them for CoD style gameplay where footsteps are important. I was thinking about buying non-gaming headphones and just buying a mic but I'm open to anything.

Regarding standalone mics, I went through Mad Lust Envy's guide and was looking at the V-moda BoomPro and was wondering if it was worth the price? Also I've heard great things about the Zalman and was wondering if I should just get that to save money.


Edit: This is a repost since I'd like a few more responses. u/andysaurus_rex suggested HE-300 but I've also heard that they are just okay for electronic music. I'd like a pair that's made moreso for electronic music/bassy but if u/andysaurus_rex's suggestion still fits best and I've just been misinformed then I'll do that.

Also, if anyone has any input on the mics, that would be much appreciated.

u/Blu_Haze · 1 pointr/oculus

> the only issue is having a rats nest of cables hanging off your head

A decent cable sleeve could fix that quite nicely.

Another option if your headphones feature a removable cable is the V-Moda BoomPro. About the same cost, also has decent sound quality, and only uses a single cable.

u/peachey777 · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

I've heard good things about the HyperX headsets, that's a shame they broke in such a short time. I show you what I use for my headset/headphones, they might not appeal to everyone but I'm very happy I went this route. It will be a bit more expensive than the HyperX headsets.

So for headphones, I got the Philips SHP9500. They're $75 on amazon as I write this, and they're just wonderful headphones. Open back, amazing sound, easily the most comfortable headphones I've ever worn, and a detachable 3.5mm cable which is what makes using these as a headset so appealing

To turn these into a headset, you also gave to get the V-MODA BoomPro Mic, which is another $30. Because of the detachable 3.5mm cable on the headphones, the V-MODA BoomPro just plugs directly into the headset

So again this is more expensive and probably not for everyone, but I will personally never buy another gaming headset ever again after using a pair of these headphones

u/spooge1 · 1 pointr/buildapcsales

I have a pair of the LPs, paired with the XL ear cushions and the boom pro mic. It's a pretty decent setup for gaming (main reason for purchase), lots of bass, great sound. Ears get a bet warm after some time due to closed back, but still comfortable for flights and at work.

Overall it is like /u/kronbison mentioned, it's a completely different class of headphones. That being said, I also have a pair of AKG K511 headphones as spares and still chose to order the Sennheisers today as I'm looking for some new open back options.

u/psuerkdextre · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Sounds like a perfect oppertunity to go the headphone+mic route as opposed to the gaming headset route. But if you want, a good compromise would be a Vmoda Crossfade LP2 with the Vmoda boom mic pro. Total cost is under $200.

Link to headphones: Vmoda Crossfade LP2

Mic: Vmoda Boom Mic

you'll get great sound, and you won't have to replace the entire thing in case one component fails.

u/Chubbyclouds · 1 pointr/battlestations

Yeah one is closed and one is open. I bought the shp9500 for the use with a Vmoda Boompro but I havent used that much since getting the AT2005. The audio technica actually came bundled with some mackies that I bought last year.

u/quadrplax · 1 pointr/Vive

I would prefer not to deal with a separate mic. I would rather have an inline mic or attach one somehow (I don't need a great quality mic). Would something like this work?

u/noiserr · 1 pointr/buildapc

Phillips SHP9500. And a v moda proboom mic set:

SHP9500 punch way above their weight, like $200+. They are open back headphones which gives you a great sound stage (important for gaming). And you can plug that mic set into them. This is the best and most versatile setup imo. Also the bang per buck is top notch.

u/FullDerpHD · 1 pointr/GlobalOffensive

I absolutely hated them.

Currently I use 598's You can do a small easy mod that will basically transform audiophile grade headphones into a headset using this mic a small adapter and taking out 1 plastic piece on the headset itself.

u/bigceej · 1 pointr/RainbowSixSiege

I don't mean to be rude, but Crushers are garbage. I had those in my middle-high school years, and all they do is bloat bass and vibrate the cans. They are also really small and closed back, and don't get me started on build quality. Skullcandy wouldnt need there 2 years no question asked replacement if they made them better. I have sent back like 7 pairs over 4 years of having them, finally just sent them back and sold them and have never looked back.

I highly suggest looking here you can get the Superlux HD668B for $43, they have really good soundstage and a good low end, get a Vmoda BoomPro with an adapter and your looking at like $75 for a much better setup than even $100-200 "gaming headsets" and they even beat most of the crap "advertising" headsets like Bose and Skullcandy.

Im telling everyone from experience, this is the best way to do it, screw anything gaming related as that just means crap plastic and colors. If you want quality go this route and it isn't even that expensive.

u/Sabre_Cutlass · 1 pointr/xboxone

Agreed, recently picked up a a Mixamp Pro to go with my Fostex T50RPs and everything sounds awesome. If you want a mic I recommend using the V-Moda Boompro add-on mic and pair it with a set of headphones that has a detectable cord.

u/Skulldingo · 1 pointr/gamingpc

That Zalman mic has pretty low quality, if you're using it just for team speak or something it should be fine though.

My advice would be to get the Mod Mic, if you don't have a removable audio cable on your headphone. If you do have one get the Vmoda Boom Pro, as then you only have 1 wire running from your headphones.

u/ColossalKiwi · 1 pointr/headphones

I'd personally rather just get a HyperX Cloud and maybe even use the spare cash to get a cheap DAC/Amp. I wouldn't be too fond of using the M40X for gaming, but maybe that's just me.

If you do insist on creating your own headset for $150 - $160, I would recommend the SoundMAGIC HP150 and a V-MODA BoomPro. Although, keep in mind that you will have to slightly modify either the locking mechanism on the headphones (by simply slicing it off) or the plastic on the BoomPro, like this guy here did.

It may seem like a small hassle, but you'll end up with better sounding headphones and a better sounding microphone for the same price. You'll also save yourself from the hassle of glueing a ModMic to your headphones and dealing with two cables.

u/up4k · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

This + this . Probably the best headset you can get for that much money .

u/tre101 · 1 pointr/headphones

If you want to use them on the go youd need to be looking at closed headphones so sound does not leak out (the ones you have named are both open, and therefore will let sound in and out).

If you are looking to use a mic as well you either need a set that have an inbuilt mic on the cable or buy something like the Vmoda boom pro (so the headphones will need a detachable cable)

Audio Technica make a good few models for you to check out, M40x, M50x and MSR7

Other then those, Shure 840, various beyerdynamic's, and on the cheap side Brainwavz HM5 and HM9.

As you have a lot of options the best thing would be to buy potential headphones from somewhere with a good returns policy and trial them, or go to a store that has a good selection for you to listen to.

u/Wasabi26 · 1 pointr/headphones

Phillips SHP9500's with a V-Moda Boompro Mic. Open backed so you'll be losing a bit of bass and gaining a more open soundstage. Takes a bit of getting used to depending on the person but it's a good entry level option.

u/Kalsin8 · 1 pointr/hoggit

Personally, I'm using the Philips SHP9500 with a V-MODA BoomPro inline mic. Because the boom mic is built into the cable for the headphones, it saves having to run an additional cable for just the microphone itself. Be aware though that the headphones are open back, so they will leak (but also allow in) sound. I don't have the TrackIR Pro Clip, but I do have a bunch of wireless head trackers (UTC Mk. II, TrackHat Cli Plus) that I attach to the headphones using magnets. Velcro works too, but I find that the magnet is smaller and more secure. In particular, I'm using the magnetic clasps from ModMic. Be aware though that at some point ModMic switched from cylindrical magnets to conical ones. I had an old ModMic 4 with the cylindrical magnets, so I flipped one of the magnets around in one of the clasps and attached it to my headphones, and now I can just buy the accessories combo pack for more clasps. This is no longer possible with the conical magnets though, so to get the correct magnet, you'll have to buy a ModMic just to get the magnet out of it.

u/Warskull · 1 pointr/buildapcsales

There are a lot of good ones with a detachable aux.

Boom pro for 3.5mm at the headphone and this similar product for 2.5mm at the headphone.

Phillips 9500s are 3.5mm

Monoprice are 3.5mm

Audio Technica ATH-50x and ATH-M40x are both 2.5mm

Sennheiser 599 is 2.5mm

u/clarke1408 · 1 pointr/gaming

So unfortunately I have only Apple standard built headphones in my house and have been on travel so I haven’t had time to do more troubleshooting but my next step was to try something else. I have sent an email to Bose asking if their “android” built aux cords with inline mics use android style which is a 30 dollar solution. Secondly I was looking at aux cords with single button inline mics but haven’t seen much on amazon but I have been looking at the V-MODA BoomPro Microphone which I just am not sure how well would fit into the bose headphones and is also 30 bucks but I’m 90% sure there are no volume controls and is definitely not built with Apple standards in mind.

u/johannz · 1 pointr/xboxone

I haven't tried the microphone built-in to the backbeats. I use this cable & microphone combo - V-MODA BoomPro Microphone for Gaming & Communication - Black. I've had it for 3 years so far and been very happy.

u/p0landspringh2o · 1 pointr/pcmasterrace

Please do not buy a mod mic. It uses a freaking sticker, it's very overpriced, and you'll have two cables running in tandem.

IMO the best way to go is to grab a pair of headphones with removable cable and get a VModa Boom Pro. Sound quality is great, there's volume control, and is much cheaper than those silly modmics.

As you can tell, I have no idea why modmics are so positively reviewed when the boom pro is available. I guess if your headphones do not have removable cables then modmic is your only option for this type of mic.

u/bluefrost13 · 1 pointr/bapcsalescanada

The BoomPro mic is popular and also connects via 3.5mm jack

u/Takoman64 · 1 pointr/PS4

This is my personal setup.

Both headsets will take any inline mic as they have a standard 3.5mm port on the headset. Pick your cable, pic your mic... the way all headsets should be haha. Also nice if you have a bat habit of destroying your cable or mic... also nice if you get your cable snagged, it just pops out of the headset instead of ripping the headphones off your head.

u/TotallyGetTheM50s · 1 pointr/headphones

I've also been looking at the FiiO K1 as a possibly cheaper option.

I guess I'm mainly looking for a DAC/Amp that I can hook up both to my Galaxy S7 Edge and my computer that also lets me use a V-Moda gamin Boom Mic when I want to game. The Q1 is independently powered where the K1 I don't think is, but I have to admit I still am a bit ignorant on headphone amp specs. That's one thing I still haven't done good research on.

u/Jakomako · 1 pointr/buildapc

Here's a better mic:

I'd probably stick with those headphones since they are compatible with the boompro mic and actually quite decent.

u/RicardoSa · 0 pointsr/headphones

Sennheiser HD558 or HD598 with Vmoda BoomPro Mic .
With this combination you basically have a headset.

u/seaanf · 0 pointsr/buildapc

If you can I would get the SHP9500 & VMODA Boom Mic instead of the Cloud II.

Also I can suggest the SwiftRX as good pad.

Also have you looked at offerings from Viewsonic and BenQ for your monitor?

u/teachmebasics · 0 pointsr/Headsets

There are some very high quality gaming headsets put there, but they are often very expensive. In my experience, it's smarter to buy a quality headset and mic separately, rather than together. You can often get them cheaper than their combined counterparts as well.

The Mod Mic is what I use, but it's a little expensive. There are also [mics like this](V-MODA BoomPro Microphone for Gaming & Communication - Black which can work in-line with compatible headphones, thereby making your life even easier.

If you do a little searching and review-reading online, you shouldn't have any trouble putting something together. Good luck!

u/EnglishTimelord · 0 pointsr/pcmasterrace

The HyperX Clouds are one of the best at that price, the Philips SHP9500 and VModa Boompro are perhaps a better option though they are open backed.

u/j_the_maniac · 0 pointsr/xboxone

You should be looking for a boom mic on amazon Here is one >>> V-MODA BoomPro Gaming, VoIP Headset Headphone with Mic (Black)

u/Erosis · -1 pointsr/buildapcsales

Get the Philips SHP9500 + V-MODA BoomPro Mic. Best high-quality affordable headset by a longshot and that mic works in any 3.5 mm jack. The 9500 has been compared to $250 open-headphones in terms of quality.

u/brynm · -2 pointsr/buildapc

I'd recommend, budget dependant, get a good set of headphones and something like a modmic.

Personally I use a set of vmoda m100's and the vmoda boom mic and love the combo, and I can use the headphones in public.

Heqdphones -

Mic -

Mic can be used with any headset that has a 3.5mm removable cable