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drose01
11-05-2005, 08:36 PM
What equipment do people recommend for online comms with teamspeak?

(I can listen through my speakers but have no mike for talking)

FritzGryphon
11-05-2005, 09:33 PM
I use a cheap headphone/mic.

I just use the mic part, not the headphones. I guess you could find a simple boom mic, that'd work too.

One thing I would recommend, is trying the mic at the store, before you take it home. Some are just garbage, all crackly.

ElAurens
11-05-2005, 09:44 PM
Plantronics makes an Ok headset, but their durability is less than satisfactory for me.

I am now using a Sennheiser head set, pricey to be sure, but well worth it for comfort, durability and sound fidelity.

Peacemaker_PL
11-06-2005, 04:46 AM
I'm using Medusa Headsets 5.1 system - very good and flexible mic - great headsets (previous i was usin Plantronics Audio 90)

greetings,

Peacemaker.

p.s.
review : http://www.tomshardware.com/consumer/20050714/headset-01.html

stansdds
11-06-2005, 05:52 AM
I'm using an Altec Lansing AHS-502 headphone with boom mic and it's great. The headphones cut down on the echo effect you can get with speakers and a desk mic.

OMK_Hand
11-06-2005, 01:51 PM
If you use a headphones/mike set connected via USB, you can still have surroundsound speakers or whatever for the game, and send/recieve over the headset.

Troll2k
11-06-2005, 04:51 PM
You want a headset and boom mic.If you use a desk mic and speakers the mic picks up what comes over the speakers and transmits it back.Disturbing for the guy sending to hear himself in a delay.

Look here for a couple of samples:

http://reviews-zdnet.com.com/4520-6468_16-6375375-1.html?tag=nl.e540

hobnail
11-06-2005, 05:55 PM
Plantronics Audio 90 for me.

Purchased about 2 years ago and still going strong. Good quality mic and decent audio quality. Very comfy IMHO.

Of course in the intervening 2 years VOIP madness (ala skype) has meant quite a bit more choice for decent multimedia headsets these days.

vocatx
11-06-2005, 06:47 PM
I've been using a cheap Logitech headset that my wife picked up at Walmart for me. It cost about $10 US. The cross-piece between the head phones goes around the back of your head, so if you have Track IR it won't interfere with wearing a cap. The microphone is voice activated with a volume and on/off switch located a couple feet down from the headset. Works great so far, and it didn't break the bank.

-HH-Quazi
11-06-2005, 07:44 PM
Originally posted by vocatx:
I've been using a cheap Logitech headset that my wife picked up at Walmart for me. It cost about $10 US. The cross-piece between the head phones goes around the back of your head, so if you have Track IR it won't interfere with wearing a cap. The microphone is voice activated with a volume and on/off switch located a couple feet down from the headset. Works great so far, and it didn't break the bank.

Yea. Been using the same cheap Logitech set of headsets for a coule years now. So far, I have been averaging two sets a year, but I am real hard on headsets. It I were to actually be careful not to roll over the wire, or trip over the cord from time to time, it would last as long as any. The longest I got out of a set of these is around 8 months. I would like to have a set like the Sennheiser PC160, but as hard as I am on headsets, they are just to expensive to mess up being careless. These Logitechs work great for $10 USD.

Bearcat99
11-06-2005, 09:15 PM
I highly recommend a USB headset.. By getting a USB headset you can set it up so that your comms can be set through the headset... but the sim sounds can be run through your speakers. Windows will see the USB headset as a seperate sound source and allow you to split them. The benifit of that of course is that you will be able to use seperate volume controls for your comms.

p1ngu666
11-06-2005, 09:24 PM
medusa 5.1 here, there **** good, get some if u can afford that much

VF17-Twisted
11-06-2005, 10:18 PM
I've got an old CHEAPhead set with what has to be the absolute crappiest old walkman style ear peices with a boom mic. The only reason I still use it is I've got a nice set of external speakers, and the mic part still works perfect. The plastic part that goes over my head is broken and is electrical taped together hahahaha.

At the end of the day it was a $6 set I bought in 1996. Best $6 I ever spent.
~S~

Tully__
11-06-2005, 10:22 PM
I use a $100 headphone/mic combo or a $15 speaker/desk mic combo, depending on mood. Both combos are perfectly serviceable, though no doubt the desk mike results in a bit of "big empty room" sound at the other end http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif.

Anything that works will do but the better the quality, the less you'll have to mess with settings to get satisfaction for both yourself and the people you're trying to communicate with.

Tully__
11-06-2005, 10:25 PM
Originally posted by Troll2k:
...If you use a desk mic and speakers the mic picks up what comes over the speakers and transmits it back.... Only when you have the push to talk button pressed... unless... please don't tell me you're one of those annoyting types that insists on using "voice operated" transmit activation http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

Please, whatever you do, learn to use Push To Talk for teamspeak. The others on the server will thank you for it.

Padser
11-07-2005, 08:50 AM
~S~

What Tully said... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

Using voice activated comms creates echo and lag for all users on the same server, as well as treating them to the sound of your heavy breathing... (some might like that, of course...)

If you have a programmable stick, set one of your buttons to produce a key press - LCtrl seems favourite - and use this as your press to speak control. More like the radio button in real aircraft, too.

~S~

Pads

RamsteinUSA
01-22-2007, 09:00 AM
Logitech 350 USB still works as new after 2 years. The mic is very good quality. My head is small to medium, so I have no clue how they fit on large heads. The ear cups are comfortable for me. The cord could be 2 foot longer. There is an on/off volume switch with a light on it, on the cord, which also has a clip on it so you can clip it to your clothes. They also sound great with Music.

Amazon.com has them for less than $30.00 USD.
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/metal.gif

NHawk52
01-22-2007, 10:19 AM
I would also recommend getting "TeamSpeakOverlay". With it, you will know who's talking to you (or to someone else?). It can get confusing (misdirection?) when there're more than two on your channel.

TgD Thunderbolt56
01-23-2007, 08:01 AM
Originally posted by Tully__:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Troll2k:
...If you use a desk mic and speakers the mic picks up what comes over the speakers and transmits it back.... Only when you have the push to talk button pressed... unless... please don't tell me you're one of those annoyting types that insists on using "voice operated" transmit activation http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

Please, whatever you do, learn to use Push To Talk for teamspeak. The others on the server will thank you for it. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I've always used voice-activated controls for TS and it's typically rarely an issue as I consider myself to not be long-winded or one to belabor non-relevant topics during missions. There have been times when I'd much prefer to use push-to-talk but everytime I've tried to set it up I always get that repeating 'ding' sound regardless of what key I choose to bind to it. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif


TB

-HH-Quazi
01-23-2007, 09:16 AM
https://edimensional.com/product_info.php?ref=282&produ...filiate_banner_id=77 (https://edimensional.com/product_info.php?ref=282&products_id=30&affiliate_banner_id=77)

Not bad for $50. Some fantastic reviews. Thinking about a set of these myself. Up till now I have used the $20 Wal-Mart special(Logitech). They have worked well. But I seem to have to replace them once a year. So it does make sense to invest in a set that will last for a few years.

Bearcat99
01-23-2007, 07:06 PM
Originally posted by TgD Thunderbolt56:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Tully__:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Troll2k:
...If you use a desk mic and speakers the mic picks up what comes over the speakers and transmits it back.... Only when you have the push to talk button pressed... unless... please don't tell me you're one of those annoyting types that insists on using "voice operated" transmit activation http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

Please, whatever you do, learn to use Push To Talk for teamspeak. The others on the server will thank you for it. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I've always used voice-activated controls for TS and it's typically rarely an issue as I consider myself to not be long-winded or one to belabor non-relevant topics during missions. There have been times when I'd much prefer to use push-to-talk but everytime I've tried to set it up I always get that repeating 'ding' sound regardless of what key I choose to bind to it. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif
TB </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

PTT is the more polite thing to do..... VA can really be a pain when you have to listen to someones grunts and groans.. and their kids and such... Just minimize TS and you wont get the ding. I believe you can disable all sounds in TS by going to settings,options,sound notifications.

Philipscdrw
01-23-2007, 07:22 PM
When on TS I use a pair of headphones I picked up for about 12 from the local music shop (mistakenly thinking that big padded earpads = comfort - the headphones are like a vice, I tell you!) and the remnant of some old cheap headset. It's held together with tape but the boom mike works. And it's authentic to have second-rate audio equipment if we're simulating WW2 comms!

Tgd_Voxman
01-25-2007, 11:19 PM
I have a pair of logitechs which are just absolutely crappy. These are the ones at Compusa that sell for $30. They have bad frequency response and are uncomfortable. Don't buy these. These replaced a pair of Plantronics 90s, which were great for what they were used for...as gaming phones. I have a pair of Senheisers for music which are fantastic, as well as Shure in the ear monitors for music as well.

I just recently heard the iGrados which I may purchase along with a desk mic and get rid of these awful Logitechs. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif