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[IGN] Sony's New Wireless Surround Sound Headset

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The headset features 7.1 virtual surround sound, a retractable mic, and wireless connectivity via USB adapter. Volume and mute controls are easily accessible, as to not distract you from intense gaming sessions.
http://gear.ign.com/articles/117/1171211p1.html



uumm looks great, and the price is good, cheaper than the F540 from Logitech and almost the same features
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source? looks very slick.
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Inb4 strong overbloated bass, drowned out mids, no highs.

Inb4 get a real pair of headphones because 2 channel audio > 8 channel audio for surround positioning.
post #4 of 41
It looks great on paper and looks physically appealing, but it's still wireless...

Since it is a PS3 product (advertising-wise) I was hoping/thinking it would have Bluetooth connectivity, and be completely wireless, but they decide to take up another USB port...

But, we shall see. Wasn't all that interested until I actually seen it was for the PS3.
 
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Inb4 get a real pair of headphones because 2 channel audio > 8 channel audio for surround positioning.
2 Channel isn't inherently better at positioning than 7.1 channel; it cant be as it's not surround. However, these headests aren't actually 7.1 - they're stereo sound with processing that emulates surround. Which of course they can't do well as it's physically impossible to create "surround" out of only 2 channels. There are some headsets that actually have 5/7 physical drivers to recreate surround but no one has successfully done it well imo.
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Looks good but... Sony needs to stop R&D and fix there business before it crumbles... there hemorrhaging money
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Looks awesome. Will this work for the PC though?
    
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post #8 of 41
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2 Channel isn't inherently better at positioning than 7.1 channel; it cant be as it's not surround. However, these headests aren't actually 7.1 - they're stereo sound with processing that emulates surround. Which of course they can't do well as it's physically impossible to create "surround" out of only 2 channels. There are some headsets that actually have 5/7 physical drivers to recreate surround but no one has successfully done it well imo.
Actually, my Xonar's virtual surround works pretty well with my Sennheisers. When gaming, I can definitely tell the difference between a sound that's in front of me, and behind me. I know it's not true "surround" sound, but it works pretty well IMHO.

However, that is with Dolby Headphone through a sound card. I can't really see them pulling off decent surround emulation through the headphones themselves...
    
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Inb4 strong overbloated bass, drowned out mids, no highs.

Inb4 get a real pair of headphones because 2 channel audio > 8 channel audio for surround positioning.
+1 I have yet to find a decent pair of head phones that come remotely close to my mains. I refuse to buy prior to testing a pair of headphones.
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Looks good but... Sony needs to stop R&D and fix there business before it crumbles... there hemorrhaging money
Because you really think they have designed and brought these to market within the last 2 months?
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