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Surround sound headsets aren't gimmicks as such, but more they are horrid value for money.
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Originally Posted by Skoobs;14551098 
they look cool, but they are stupid expensive.

why not get sennheiser pc-350

for the price of the astrogaming, you can get the sennheiser cans and a buttshaker, which IMO would enhance the experience more than mere headphones. headphones will always be missing the bottom end of sound that you can feel, and theres nothing better than FEELING explosions in games =)

They're not a wireless solution and I specificly need a solution for PS3 that supports the use of a microphone. For PCs it's much easier to choose as in there's so much more to choose from. I'd still need a mixamp and I'm not sure if the mic of the pc350 can be made usable for PS3.
 
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post #33 of 58
Honestly, if you want a complete wireless solution then go for the Astro A40 with the 5.8 mixamp. It uses USB cable for PS3 chat that hooks up to the TX mixamp, so all your gonna have is the Rx mixamp next to you. Also, PS3 chat cable is optional from the wireless package.
post #34 of 58
I don't have a pair of A40's but I do have a set of Tritton AX720's, they work great. The directional sense of the sound is very accurate, the mic sounds great apparently, comfortable, so overall a good buy for roughly half the price of A40's. On PS3 I play MW2 competitively and I've them found wonderful for that.
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OOT here, is ur avatar the same girl i saw somewhere here on OCN that someone use but with headphone ?

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I don't meant to be rude guys, but if you've only had experience with one headset, please don't recommend it as "the best". If the only pair of 'headphones' I'd ever tried were some Apple earbuds, I'd consider them "the best" too. So while you may love your Trittons or Astros, recommending them over headphones you've never used just creates confusion on the behalf of the OP. When I bought my Logitech G35 I was in love with the sound. When I got some 595s for even cheaper, I realized just how much better sound can be.



Also, I had a little chuckle that gaming headsets are considered super durable if they last 2 years. Good headphones should last 10+ years.
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Originally Posted by Narzon;14558491 
Also, I had a little chuckle that gaming headsets are considered super durable if they last 2 years. Good headphones should last 10+ years.

While I agree with your full message that I snipped above, You have not had a pair of good headphones or any of the pairs of headphones you usually list for more than 10 years. Therefore, how would you know how long it should last? Hearsay? Like the others used or limit themselves to?

My questions and statements above are sarcastic, but they express my point.

Do you actually have a pair of headphones that is known to last ten years?

I really enjoy Audio-Technica's products, but its warranty is extremely short for the price you pay. if you pay $90 for a gaming headset that you are going to knock the heck out of and it lasts its two year warranty, then it is worth it to the consumer.

If I pay $230 to $330 for a pair of ATH-AD900 headphones that have a one year warranty, do you think I should be doing sweaty gaming in these?

AT has great service and usually goes above and beyond after the warranty period, but not all companies do.
post #38 of 58
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I don't meant to be rude guys, but if you've only had experience with one headset, please don't recommend it as "the best". If the only pair of 'headphones' I'd ever tried were some Apple earbuds, I'd consider them "the best" too. So while you may love your Trittons or Astros, recommending them over headphones you've never used just creates confusion on the behalf of the OP. When I bought my Logitech G35 I was in love with the sound. When I got some 595s for even cheaper, I realized just how much better sound can be.



Also, I had a little chuckle that gaming headsets are considered super durable if they last 2 years. Good headphones should last 10+ years.

I have had/used the, Astro A40's, Razer Megalodon's, Creative Fatal1ty MKII's, and finally my new Beyerdynamic DT800 Pro's. Th sound quality difference between the headphones is pretty big the A40's and the Megalodon sound 10 times better then the Fatal1ty's. But that's nothing compared to the difference between the the headsets and the DT880's, they have 100 times the sound quality any of those other headsets could ever have, and for most of the 'high end' headphones I pay'd less for better sound quality and a on par clip on mic. The build quality of the DT880's is like no other, when compared to the A40's, Megalodon's, and the Fatal1ty's there is no comparison, all the other have a very VERY plasticy feel which makes them seems like junk for the price, but the DT880's actually feel like I could bend them inside out and they wouldn't break cause AFAIK they seems all metal. In short, headphones+clip on mic>headset.

My personal experience hope it helps OP. smile.gif
Edited by Chucklez - 8/12/11 at 10:15am
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Originally Posted by chalkbluffgrown;14558674 
While I agree with your full message that I snipped above, You have not had a pair of good headphones or any of the pairs of headphones you usually list for more than 10 years. Therefore, how would you know how long it should last? Hearsay? Like the others used or limit themselves to?


What? Why are you assuming I haven't had a good pair of headphones for 10 years? I've had some V6s for almost a decade now, and my dad has plenty of old phones from the 70s and 80s that still work fine.
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Originally Posted by Chucklez;14558796 
I have had/used the, Astro A40's, Razer Megalodon's, Creative Fatal1ty MKII's, and finally my new Beyerdynamic DT800 Pro's. Th sound quality difference between the headphones is pretty big the A40's and the Megalodon sound 10 times better then the Fatal1ty's. But that's nothing compared to the difference between the the headsets and the DT880's, they have 100 times the sound quality any of those other headsets could ever have, and for most of the 'high end' headphones I pay'd less for better sound quality and a on par clip on mic. The build quality of the DT880's is like no other, when compared to the A40's, Megalodon's, and the Fatal1ty's there is no comparison, all the other have a very VERY plasticy feel which makes them seems like junk for the price, but the DT880's actually feel like I could bend them inside out and they wouldn't break cause AFAIK they seems all metal. In short, headphones+clip on mic>headset.

My personal experience hope it helps OP. smile.gif

Yeah, and most people who have experienced both tend to agree. Most people who recommend gaming headsets simply haven't tried better.
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