Good headphones for a gamer?

(14 Posts)
BuffytheElfSquisher Thu 05-Dec-13 20:40:59

DS (10) enjoys minecraft and watching minecraft videos (Stampy Long Nose anyone grin)

So he can indulge this passion without everyone else having to partake in Stampy's wisdom I am looking for a good pair of headphones. Ideally for gamers (i.e. they have a microphone as well) so he can use them on the x-box.

John Lewis has lots, but they are quite expensive (eek!). This is OK as it will be his main present, but I want to know that they're a good investment that will last.

Any advice gratefully received. Budget is up to £100. Ideally significantly less fgrin

TheBuskersDog Thu 05-Dec-13 21:15:47

My 16 yo son has these

Preciousbane Thu 05-Dec-13 21:19:20

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MikeLitoris Thu 05-Dec-13 21:19:23

Dp and ds have turtle beach ones. Not sure of the exact models though <helpful>

CoffeeQueen187 Thu 05-Dec-13 21:21:12

Turtle beach ones are the best.

Well, according to my brother (22) and his mates anyway

meditrina Thu 05-Dec-13 21:22:06

I was chatting to a staff member in Game at week, and he recommended Turtle Beach. I think their basic came in at about £35.

gamerchick Thu 05-Dec-13 21:25:40

Turtle beech. You get a decent guarantee on them as well.

They swallow batteries though apparently according to my son.

AgentProvocateur Thu 05-Dec-13 21:33:43

Another vote for turtle beach (is there actually any other kind, given that we've all recommended them?)

gamerchick Thu 05-Dec-13 21:41:04

Yes grin

I use one of these$ja=cgid:2160834606|tsid:13539|cid:61430646|lid:3404842121|nw:g|crid:28334797806|rnd:1896765891840093667|dvc:m|adp:11th

It knacks your ear after a while so I don't spend all night on live grin

BuffytheElfSquisher Fri 06-Dec-13 08:31:21

Brilliant, thanks all. So with those beachy turtle things blush can he plug the USB into a mac when watching videos?

Preciousbane Fri 06-Dec-13 09:34:48

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BuffytheElfSquisher Sun 08-Dec-13 13:49:47

Thanks all, I've ordered the Turtle Beack x12. fsmile

BuffytheElfSquisher Sun 08-Dec-13 13:50:14

Beach, obviously. Before you all rush to correct the gaming klutz blush

BuffytheElfSquisher Sun 29-Dec-13 16:47:27

Update: thanks all who suggested Turtle Beach, they are very much appreciated by ds smile

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