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Old 11-04-04, 10:30 AM
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XBOX live headset- suckekekekekeke

I got this two days ago and it is a joke how cheap the headset is.

Is anyone happy with this thing?

I am thinking of taking it back and buying an aftermarket one.

Do you get use to it or do most of you agree and if so which one are you using?
Old 11-04-04, 10:35 AM
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I never had a problem with it. It's not the most comfortable, but it's servicable and you do get used to the behind the head headset. Besides, most, if not all aftermarket headsets (including the hands free Nyko model and the $50 Halo 2 one) require the black adaptor that comes with the standard controller.
Normally I now use the Platronic MX-150 cell phone headset I got for $4 + shipping on Ebay, but the standard is okay most of the time for me.

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Old 11-04-04, 11:40 AM
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Platronic MX-150 ????

Let me go check that out
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HUM, so I guess any phone headset that will plug into the live adapter will work????
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Jabra earbooms work great for me on XBOX LIVE and I can use it on my cellphone. The have ear gels that "lock" into your ear.

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Originally posted by bfrank
HUM, so I guess any phone headset that will plug into the live adapter will work????
Any with a 2.5 mm plug, yes. But as I said, you need that black adaptor from the official Live Kit (unless you use that Phoenix Live controller pad with the plug built in).
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i use that plantronics headset. it's pretty good although having such a short mike makes me marvel at technology.

i also used the headset that came w/ Unreal Tournament LE. and that works fine as well.
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I have both the Rainbow Six 3 headset and the standard Xbox Live one and i really prefer the Xbox Live one. The RS3 version that clips on an ear really pisses me off and starts hurting after a short time whereas the other one doesn't get uncomfortable unless you try to lay back.
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I'm a little embarassed to admit it, but I spent the first six months on Xbox Live wearing the headset like a normal pair of headphones, across the top of my head. I managed to miss out on anything that showed the correct way to wear it.

I always thought "Damn this thing is uncomfortable..." Yeah, I'm a moron.
Old 11-04-04, 08:23 PM
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I did the same last night and then thought no way. Then I read about it but still it fits like hell. But I have a large mellon
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I see nothing wrong with the Xbox Live headset....Works great!
Old 11-05-04, 05:46 AM
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i don't wear it, in fact i gave it to one of my xbox live friends.

i had been using the madcatz($5) for a while and i just bought the speakercom which i like as well. not as bad as some say it is.
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I liked the original headset enough - it was comfy in small doses and had good sound. After an hour and a half or so, it becomes uncomfortable. I'm quite happy with my plantronics.
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I hate the XBox headset only becasuse I can not sit back on the couch without it getting knocked off my head. I bought a $5 Madcatz, but it is not that comfy, I think I will look for a plantronics.
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I just picked up the Plantronics Halo 2 LE headset in preparation for next week. This thing was $49.99 which I initially balked at but I couldn't resist that packaging But considering I had some Circuit City gift card money left over I basically paid $25 out of pocket for it. I think its great so far, although I've mainly been testing it out with my cell phone. Its very light, and I don't even notice I am wearing it...Not sure about the volume though, seemed a bit low on the receiving end of things. I love how the ear plug itself pivots and rotates.

Once Halo 2 comes in I am planning to set Live up and I am not a fan of the included Live headset...I wear glasses and it gets painful to have them both over my ear at once after awhile. The Plantronics X-20 looks nice as well.
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I just plug my cell phone headset in, so I can actually lay back and play.
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Originally posted by spainlinx0
I just plug my cell phone headset in, so I can actually lay back and play.
You should see me at home on LIVE.

Often my friends call on my cellphone so I end up with the LIVE on mute and my cell phone earbud(JABRA) in one ear and my original LIVE headest on the other. It's crazy when I ask the cell to hold while I take LIVE off of MUTE to talk to other players*.


*most of the time it's to bitch about how I just got killed by a Stormtrooper when my seemingly dead on shots seemed to miss
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I think it is cheap as well. My solution is to not use it. 90% of the time I end up with some teenagers/kids who think they are all big, swearing and acting childish, so I avoid them like the plague.
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Amen Michael Corvin, amen. The only time I use my headset is when it's someone I know, or someone off of this website or some of the sports gaming websites I go to. If it's a complete stranger, I just unplug it.
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I sat on my headset last night an broke it. I have the receiver taped on with duct tape. What a piece of crap.
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I have had no problems with the headset.

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