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Looking for a great audio setup for my Xbox gaming and nexflix watching.

Here are the sets I have been looking at:
Astro A50
Skull Candy Mix Master 2012
Beyer Dynamic M300
PSYKO Carbon
Sennheiser RS 180 , RS 170

1. Some of the headsets listed are PC, so is there a way to convert for the 360?

2. Looking for the truly best audio experience, with the least amount of wires. I generally like things to have some good, strong bass, but want some degree of "tweakability". Microphone is a MUST. Attached or removable is not important.

3. Would like to be able to use on both xbox and PC, but using on PC is not required, as I already have a PC headset, the CM Storm Sirus. (Currently, there is not a way to use the Sirus on XB360, and I am looking for a higher end setup anyway.) I'm comfortable with buying adapters or audio converters, as long as they work.

I have looked into the higher end setups, but ultimately don't know how some of the cables would convert over to an xbox setup, and that's where many of you would have more experience than me. I want to use this on the few FPS games I play on XB Live, and also for hanging out watching Top Gear on Netflix. Aesthetics are a major influence, along with functionality. Ifs its ugly, I wont want it. Budget for total audio setup is ~$450-475

smile.gif Please provide insight and advice. smile.gif
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if you want quality, you can take astro and skullcandy off your list at least.

most people that want real good quality go with pc360 and astro mixamp with modmic.

I'll stick with my all wireless and dual blue tooth TB Deltas
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Mixamp + Good headphones that work great with Dolby Headphones + attachable microphone. The headphones you want are dependent on what you want out of them. Do you want them for competitive gaming (footsteps, positioning) or for immersion (full sound)?

Check out this guide on headphones paired with a mixamp.
http://www.head-fi.org/t/534479/mad-lust-envys-headphone-gaming-guide-updated-11-12-12-sennheiser-hd650-added

Personally, I'm going with the Creative Aurvana Live headphones as they are closed (less leakage at the cost of soundstage) and have good rating across the board in that review thread. I actually just ordered them. I already have the Mixamp, and can't wait to try them out together.
Edited by Madman340 - 11/21/12 at 1:40pm
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