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Hi guys,

Looking for some help on finding a good headset for XBOX 360 gaming as well as equally movie watching.

So far I have tried:
  • TB X11's --kept em for a second cheap headset
  • TB X41's --wasn't very impressed with them having paid $210 total, so returned em
  • TB PX5's. I bought a pair for $255. While I was impressed by them merely in comparison to the X41's...I still don't feel like I'm getting the best bang for my buck so-to-speak. And I only have 27 days or so to return them to find a better headset.


So what I'm looking for to be more specific:
  • Surround sound
  • Best sound quality I can get, not only gaming but movies
  • Decent Bass
  • Decent Mic
  • Decent comfort level
  • Wireless would be a nice perk but not willing to merely sacrifice the above for it

Price range: $300 MAX

Please help me out guys, I'd really appreciate your experience and expertise!
post #2 of 13

First off, there are a few ground rules about audio that you're obviously not aware of

1) Surround-sound headphones suck. Period. It's completely, 100% a gimmick. A high-quality 2 channel set of headphones will give you just as much positional audio as surround headphones. After all, you only have two ears.

2) Headsets, in general, suck. You are far better off with a decent set of headphones and a clip-on mic than a headset.

So, with that in mind, two adapters you'll need:

First, to use the mic with the controller:

or, if you want something a little more fancy, get

Second, to use the headphones with the 360:



Now, first to mic selections. The universal clip-on mic recommendation is . It's a cheap mic that sounds wonderful. If you prefer a different kind of mic, then just ask, and I can give you recommendations. However, I've personally found that the clip-on mic is far and away better than boom mics because it doesn't pick up your breathing.

For headphones. Assuming $50 on accessories, that leaves you with a $250 budget. Since it sounds like you're a bass-head, look at:



In my opinion, the DT770s (either version) have phenomenal base, and though the DT880 is somewhat more subdued, it is open, so it has much better sound stage.

If you want some other options:



post #3 of 13

I'd get the

(more noise isolation and in-line volume control) + (allows you to use HDMI for video and RCA for audio on the 360) + a standard xbox 360 mic, which you put over your headphones.
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For headphones. Assuming $50 on accessories, that leaves you with a $250 budget. Since it sounds like you're a bass-head, look at:
Amazon.com: beyerdynamic DT 770 Stereo Headphones: Electronics

Amazon.com: Beyerdynamic DT 770-PRO Headphones: Electronics

Amazon.com: beyerdynamic DT 880 Premium Headphones (250 ohms): Electronics

In my opinion, the DT770s (either version) have phenomenal base, and though the DT880 is somewhat more subdued, it is open, so it has much better sound stage.
Surely if he is looking at 250ohm headphones he is going to need a decent headphone amp or they will sound flat and lifeless.....
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Surely if he is looking at 250ohm headphones he is going to need a decent headphone amp or they will sound flat and lifeless.....
You'd actually be surprised at how much power the Xbox360 puts out. Though yes, I tend to forget that not everyone has portable amps lying around

EDIT: Here is the 80 ohm version of the DT770-Pros
post #6 of 13

Mad kats is making some beast new headsets for tht price range, the 300ish one will include full wireless (no cable to the controller) a recharge dock and 7.1 surround. There suppose to go on sale next month.

heres a preview of the stereo version, but the WARHEAD which is the one u want looks similar but with all the bells and whistles.
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What else do you want to know? If you have any problems with our suggestions, then let us know so we can get you a product that actually meets your needs.
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What else do you want to know? If you have any problems with our suggestions, then let us know so we can get you a product that actually meets your needs.
I appreciate your answer but that's quite a few purchases. and ps. im from canada, might not be available over here as i dont use Amazons american version.

right now im looking at steelseries siberia v2 with astro mixamp

what do you think about this?
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I use Sennheiser HD595 with a Denon AVR-1911 and a cheap MadCatz throat mic. You'll do far better to separate the voice chat support from the sound quality. Get a good pair of headphones and a decent receiver or headphone amp if you want good sound quality. Otherwise, you'll just keep wasting your money on inferior, gimmicky crap.

You've already spent more than my setup cost me, so if you want to do it right then follow some of our advice.
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