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Hey guys I have a Plantronics Audioâ„¢ 350 Ultimate Performance Headset. This headset I have had for a year and now when i plug the headphone jack in, I no longer get sound unless I jiggle it and have the wire pulled taut. So I want to get a new headset. It needs to connect to my soundcard (no USB) Anybody have some good suggestions? I'll mostly be using it for ATC with the occasional flying too

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Any model numbers so I can do some comparisons?

Mine just say SRS on 'em. I went to the Altec site and couldn't find anything that looked exactly like them. I've had them for awhile so it's probably the same deal as with anything else electronic nowdays; they go to some outfit in Taiwan or India or Maylasia or Guatemala and have them build 25000 of some thing or other and then change the design the next week and you can never find the same thing again. Ah, modern life.

I was looking for a headset with a mic that had two separate connectors for the mic and phones and Altec has never let me down yet.

I got mine at Best Buy here. That's not saying that any other place anywhere in the known universe (and Texas) has the same thing.

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I'm just looking for one that can survive having its plugs being yanked out of my sound card connectors. I am constantly pulling out the plug either to mute the mic or so i can listen through the speakers. Apparently from what I've read, Plantronics builds headsets with thin wires who tend to not handle being yanked well. So I need a headset that connects into my soundcard and can easily have its plugs pulled out and put back in over and over again

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Hey guys I have a Plantronics Audioâ„¢ 350 Ultimate Performance Headset. This headset I have had for a year and now when i plug the headphone jack in, I no longer get sound unless I jiggle it and have the wire pulled taut. So I want to get a new headset. It needs to connect to my soundcard (no USB) Anybody have some good suggestions? I'll mostly be using it for ATC with the occasional flying too

 

I've bin through so many $50 Plantronics headphones that it isnt funny. I went through a series of $100->$150 logitech speakers. I've bought a "cheapish" set of 5.1 (logitechs Z-530's) and i still wasn't happy. However this is not a story of sadness, but one of great joy and happiness.

 

I have two links for you,

 

http://www.sennheiser.com/sennheiser/icm_eng.nsf/root/products_aviation

 

"General" Aviation Headphones (im not actually sure if these will plug into a PC via audio jack, or if they're made specifically for AC. But if your interested send them an email)

 

I've bin using SennHeiser 2.1 HD 485 headphones. The clarity is superb, adjustable, comfortable, noise canceling, The wire to the headphones is removable, so when you transport your wires in the headphone itself dont get trashed. Only minus is no microphone, but ive got a desktop one anyway.

 

$135 Aussie Dollars. So probabally around $180 for you yanks

 

http://www.sennheiser.com/sennheiser/icm_eng.nsf/root/500266

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Joe,

 

If you're constantly unplugging and plugging in just pick up one of these devices: http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2262045&cp=2032061.2032365.2032388&pg=4&parentPage=family

 

I've had a similar model for years and it's the best 10 beans I've ever spent on my computer!

 

John

Cheers,

John

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