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Trying to find "cheap" xbox live wired headset


#1 orbit18   Eater of Gum CAGiversary!   690 Posts   Joined 13.2 Years Ago  

Posted 31 July 2009 - 03:18 AM

Does anyone know where to get a cheap xbox 360 wired headset? I'm very hesistant to buy one for 20 dollars at full price, because, personally I think its a ripoff as they break so easily. I've had two or three that just stopped working, no clue to how it just stopped. Does anyone know a good alternative, long lasting idea where I could find a cheap or decent priced headset? Thanks in advance!

#2 Rocko   Hurm. CAGiversary!   38793 Posts   Joined 15.8 Years Ago  

Posted 31 July 2009 - 03:56 AM

Best Buy should have End War wireless headset bundles for $40 or less- a lot of people reported $20. If you can find one, you can eBay the game for like $15 and get a super cheap wireless headset.

#3 danked   Devourer of souls CAGiversary!   1292 Posts   Joined 15.4 Years Ago  

Posted 31 July 2009 - 04:02 AM

deal extreme always a good place for cheap stuff, slow shipping but its free.

a few cheap headsets
http://www.dealextre...ls.dx/sku.18974 $4.54
http://www.dealextre...ls.dx/sku.20272 $4.56
http://www.dealextre...ls.dx/sku.24594 $7.57
http://www.dealextre...ils.dx/sku.9196 $8.63


#4 seen   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2503 Posts   Joined 13.8 Years Ago  

Posted 31 July 2009 - 04:12 AM

Authentic stuff from Amazon.

Plantronics
Xbox 360 over the ear headset. $12.99
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Microsoft Xbox 360 communicator $10.55
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#5 orbit18   Eater of Gum CAGiversary!   690 Posts   Joined 13.2 Years Ago  

Posted 31 July 2009 - 07:06 AM

im glad i can get it cheap, however i really want them to be durable. The official xbox ones break for me so easily, they just stop working.

#6 Kaltic   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1573 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

Posted 31 July 2009 - 05:40 PM

The original ones i have had break on me all the time (the talk on/off switch being connected directly to controller), but i don't know about the new ones (talk on/off switch being farther up the cord).

And from what i can tell it is the switch piece that is breaking and not the headset itself.

#7 d_south_cr   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   124 Posts   Joined 12.8 Years Ago  

d_south_cr

Posted 31 July 2009 - 06:10 PM

im glad i can get it cheap, however i really want them to be durable. The official xbox ones break for me so easily, they just stop working.



If you don't mind a speaker in your ear you should get a Plantronics Halo 2 Headset.

You can get one for around $13 bucks on Ebay. I've had 2 in 5yrs. They last forever and they are really durable.


http://cgi.ebay.com/...id=p3286.c0.m14


Before you buy it you should know the ear piece that goes in your ear will crack and break. All you need to do is put a small drop of hot glue on it when it breaks. Its not a big issue at all its a easy fix.


It's easily the best headset on the market. The only way you can break it is by getting it really really wet.... :( That's how I broke both of mine.

#8 Hybrid5006   White Trash Ballin CAGiversary!   3780 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

Posted 31 July 2009 - 06:27 PM

The wireless microsoft headsets are the way to go.

#9 Psionic Jinx   XGX CAGiversary!   167 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

Psionic Jinx

Posted 31 July 2009 - 07:56 PM

If you don't mind a speaker in your ear you should get a Plantronics Halo 2 Headset.

You can get one for around $13 bucks on Ebay. I've had 2 in 5yrs. They last forever and they are really durable.


http://cgi.ebay.com/...id=p3286.c0.m14


Before you buy it you should know the ear piece that goes in your ear will crack and break. All you need to do is put a small drop of hot glue on it when it breaks. Its not a big issue at all its a easy fix.


It's easily the best headset on the market. The only way you can break it is by getting it really really wet.... :( That's how I broke both of mine.



I had the Halo 2 headset and I can say it lasted me for a very long time. It was also really comfortable despite the way it looked. I think I bought mine off amazon.com for about $5 a long time ago.

My favorite right now is the Motorola Gaming Headset. It gets a lot of bad reviews, but I haven't had mine die on me in about 6 months so far. It's usually very hard for me to find a headset that fits comfortably, and this one fit snuggly. The sound is clear on it and I can hear everyone louder than on the Microsoft headset.

#10 orbit18   Eater of Gum CAGiversary!   690 Posts   Joined 13.2 Years Ago  

Posted 03 August 2009 - 02:34 AM

does the halo 2 headset work on the xbox 360 controller?

#11 Greater Malison   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   73 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

Greater Malison

Posted 05 August 2009 - 10:56 AM

For what its worth I had 1 crap out on me a few months back so i called M$ and they said they would replace it but i had to ship it to them. Well that was a no go since I tried to repair it on my own and basically destroyed the triangular part that plugs into the controller. So i just decided to buy 2 on ebay that way when 1 inevitably broke Id have another for back up. A few days later I got a package in the mail. Too my surprise it was a headset from the repair center in texas! I ended up with 3 headsets and the one they sent me is still going strong. So even if you decide to purchase another one cal M$ and see if theyll replace yours!

#12 orbit18   Eater of Gum CAGiversary!   690 Posts   Joined 13.2 Years Ago  

Posted 11 August 2009 - 07:09 AM

Yeah I just don't like they have shipping charges. I'm still trying to find a headset, I took all your guys suggestions but I'm still trying to find a cheap one, but thats not gunna crap out on me. :( Sigh


edit: i think i might go with that plantronics one, it actually has some decent reviews!