I’m looking for a really nice set of ear-buds for gaming purposes. It doesn’t matter to me if they have a microphone, but it would only be a bonus. I mostly need something that I can use for PC gaming, but also for my PSP, DS, and iPhone for gaming and music.
So far I’ve been looking at Skullcandy products, but any recommendations would be great! Thanks!
Having never been a big earbud fan in the past, I picked up a pair of Zagg Smartbuds recently, and I’ve been really impressed. The SmartBuds might not be needed for your usage, as they have a built in mic that allows them to serve as a headset for a phone, but if you can find a reasonably priced pair of Zagg Earbuds of some variety, I would highly recommend them.
I haven’t personally used Sennheiser earbuds, but in general they do make great quality products.
Sennheiser HD280 Pro user here, These things are inde-fucking-structable. Great sound quality too. Not too sure about their smaller headphone lines. Audio Technica has some nice small headphones/buds from what I remember.
<edit> The problem with skull candy for me isn’t the sound quality, necessarily. I don’t expect that much out of earbuds. You used them for a weekend, if you used them for more than a week they would have been broken. I see it all the time at my job.
I bought the Zagg earbuds a month ago, had a 40% coupon code for Zagg website so I figured I buy them. They’re pretty decent for the price you pay but big bonus for me was the wrap around your neck thing they have, I love it since I go jogging a lot and that keeps everything in place when I’m running around. The microphone/audio controls are also a plus when I have my iphone in my pocket.
I picked up a pair of Marshmellows from JVC (20 bucks at wallmart) - I left my regular earbuds at home, and needed a set for work, and they block out my team mates completely, I cant even ear my desk phone ring, and they’ve got decent bass. I wouldnt say they are the best, but they are super cheap.