I'm cursed. No matter how much or how little I spend on a set of headphones they will without fail break within 4-6 months of buying them. Whether it be one of the ears dying, cords fraying, connectors un-connecting or the microphone just not picking up any sound. It's always something. It has been this way for well over a decade now and I'm getting really dam sick and tired of it as it just happened again. So I'm going to give it one last shot to find a good pair of headphones before I just give up on the whole dam hearing thing and resign myself to playing every game and watching every video as a silent film from the early 1900's.
I could not care less about audio quality as I'm not an audio snob and can hear no difference between cheap gas station headphones and $200 super duper ultra elite head phones with some famous persons face slapped on the sides. All I care about is durability at this point as I'm tired of throwing down $50-$150 every 6 months for a new set of headphones. The only prerequisite is that they not cost a small fortune and that they have a built in mic as these are primarily used for playing games and talking on Skype at the same time. Ideally they would not take up too much space around the ears as I do often lay down in bed with them on while I watch videos at night.
Also, to try and generate some more discussion about headphones; what are peoples opinions on the pros and cons of:
- USB connectors vs Audio Jack input
- Pure audio headphones with a desk top mic VS headphones with built in microphones
I have never used a desktop mic before as I have always been afraid of them picking up too much noise in the room. Has anyone in here used one and can speak to their ability to work as a replacement for a built microphone? Maybe something I can clip to the side of my monitor?