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  • 60% (3)
    ASUS Vulcan
  • 40% (2)
    Creative Wrath
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post #1 of 17
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ASUS Vulcan ANC: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826785024
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Creative Sound Blaster Tactic3d Wrath: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16826158155
post #2 of 17
What's a better wipe? Diamond encrusted paper or extremely low grit sandpaper?
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post #3 of 17
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Originally Posted by Simca View Post

What's a better wipe? Diamond encrusted paper or extremely low grit sandpaper?

Definitely the sandpaper one.
post #4 of 17
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I prefer diamond paper, which is which?
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Both would sound like total ass compared to headphones at the same price with a separate microphone.
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post #6 of 17
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what about logitech g35?
post #7 of 17
G35 is pretty solid. Great for a USB driven headset.
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post #8 of 17
Turtlebeach Z6a
I love mine
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post #9 of 17
I just spent a buttload for the esteemed Astro A40 System with the wireless Mixamp. With the system, necessary USB mic adapter for ps3/pc, a carrying case that seems like it's worthless but I just needed a hard case to protect them from me sitting on them, not for travel it was 363.50. But a good chunk of that was paying for the fastest shipping option.

I have the TurtleBeach z6a mentioned in the previous post but I am planning to return them. The cable they have is almost too short to run from the back of my PC to my head which is why I sprung for the wireless A40. I have already tested it and I can get almost to my kitchen which I'm sure I can extend with better placement of the transmitter.

Here is my non-expert opinion. The Dolby headphones surround effect is the same as the "true 5.1" of the TurtleBeach z6a which I think replaces the popular TB HPA2. It's actually a little beter because playing test tones on the z6a was a waste of time. I could never figure out which speaker it was coming from until I pushed the speakers to the extreme back of my ears so that the front speakers were level with my ears and the back speakers were behind my ears. A very odd and precarious placement that I couldn't maintain and sounded really funny.

Here is what you get with Dolby Headphone, headphones that sound like speakers. When I bought them, and was hearing various Windows notification sounds I kept asking the other person in the room "can you hear that. no, that just now that bringgg". The sound expansion on these headphones is amazing. It took nearly an hour to get used to the fact that the sounds didn't seem to originate on my head. The surround sound effect is pretty good. It's still not on par with the real deal but barely. It is good enough to let me know whether an enemy is on my 3, 6, or 9. But also if they are in between. TO be honest the games I have tried aren't the best so far. I have tried a game in closed beta that has unknown surround sound, BF3 and Tribes Ascend. These games aren't the greatest to determine surround sound. I'll try CS:S in a minute and edit this post.

EDIT: Nice! CS:S as you probably know is a great test for surround sound for the unnatural lack of ambiance. It takes a little getting used to but the fake surround sound gets the job done. More important I think is that the sound of these exceeds that of the "true" 5.1 TB Z6As. The sound quality helped me to ascertain not only where the sounds came from but what they were. The SQ on the TBs are sort of blech. I tried with the Z6As. I tweaked what I could with my onboard ALC892 and then gave up and bought an ASUS DX. I don't have golden ears, but I expected to see some difference over the onboard sound with z6a and I saw nothing in gaming. In music there were subtle differences but as they are not good for music or designed for that it doesn't matter. When gaming in BF3 or other games with LOTS of sounds I simply felt like my ears were being assaulted and I literally ran around in circles unable to figure out where sounds were coming. The scene became me yelling "where the frak am I getting shot from!" This is due to the in your head headphones sound and due to too many small speakers competing. I had a pair of Zalman "true 5.1" headphones in the Windows XP/Vista days with a X-Fi USB SB1090 that seemed to work well. But back then I only played CS:S which isn't hard for bad headphones. But with the Astro's every single sound seems to be a few feet away and because of that it is not fatiguing and my ears weren't sweating. I actually enjoy CS again for the first time in years.
Edited by kyuutketsuki - 1/16/12 at 4:39am
post #10 of 17
OP, if it wasn't obvious by my comment, I'm suggesting that either of those headphones you recommended or any other recommendation thus given are complete crap compared to a headphone+mic set up. That said since you're willing to fork out 150 dollars on a headset, you may as well go for the Sennheiser PC360 if you truly want a "headset."

It'll be a better buy than anything recommended here so far.

Though, to be fair I have not heard the Asus or new Wrath headset. Simply from previous headsets, especially creative headsets, I'm willing to be the sound won't be on par with the 360s.

Toss in a sound card as well if you have the money. It'll make all the difference.
Edited by Simca - 1/16/12 at 6:46am
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