I know this has been discussed before and I have even commented on a lot of the topics, but I have always recommended the Logitech G35 because I absolutely love that headset. However, today they broke.
I went to go and take them off from being around my neck and the plastic rotater on the speaker snapped. This is the only piece that actually connects the speaker to the headset. Currently I have some J-B Weld drying on it to try and get them back into working order. It just won't be able to rotate once it dries. Unfortunately, I am doubtful that these are going to be stable and will always be fearful of it just snapping again so I am willing to just buy another headset and consider this a loss. The headset gave 3 years of great service which is pretty darn good since they were used for an avg 8-10 hours a day for the 3 years I had them.
Here's my problem though, I am not sure if I want to get another pair or if there have been some recent releases that should be looked at. I am looking at spending around $150. I can currently get the G35 from Newegg for about $90, but would probably just end up going to Best Buy tonight after work to get another pair. $40 loss, but I get them now and don't have to worry about the package not being delivered on Friday which would cause me to not have them the 2 days I actually get to play games. Also, I enjoy them for movies/TV while I work.
Now, I have a Turtle Beach headset that I paid quite a bit of money for so I could have surround sound while I play console games. Those are a piece of shit and I never want to buy another Turtle Beach product again. I have tried several Tritton headsets before and those are just shitty. I have returned every pair I tried. Other than those the only other option I know of are the Astro A30s in my price range. However, it looks like I may need the MixAmp which bumps the price from $130 to $200. The joy of the G35 was that I no longer needed to worry about SoundCards and I was perfectly happy with the sound.
If I go with the A30s, I am not sure what the quality will be like using the on-board optical port. Choosing the A30s, will I be required to get a sound card and/or the MixAmp? Are there any other alternatives?
Thanks in advance for any helpful posts.