Originally Posted by NitroNarcosis
So, if I had seen the light...and I still require the following:
Support for multiple systems on the fly (at the press of a button)
No stupid box to carry around with me
Microphone that works on Xbox/PC/PS3
Decent battery life
Volume control on board
Which pair of cans would you suggest? I went looking before...but couldn't find anything that fit my needs.I chose to sacrifice superior audio for these reasons:
Right now my option is onboard sound of my RIIIF
I do not listen to music while I game
I do not watch movies on my PC. If I do watch movies via netflix/streaming on my TV. It surely will not be with headsets on.
All I need to hear are footsteps/gunshots/ambient game noises.
Hearing them "better" isn't going to give me a warm and fuzzy feeling.I will agree that superior audio is an enlightening experience.
Even using these
cheap otherwise normal looking head sets you can clearly hear additional accompaniment within just about every song, as opposed to listening to it via your speaker or generic ear buds.
So, for now I will be pleased and satisfied with what I have. Since it fits my needs. I will not be going to Best Buy. I cannot even set foot in one of those places. The workforce in those places is filled with useless uneducated dimwits who want to sell you something they barely have a handle on. I certainly would not be grabbing at some dirty germ infested test pair of headsets during flu season just to fulfill an inquiry that I already understand. I know what great sound is, I have my favorite band discovery completely on FLAC. If I did happen to put that on my iPhone...I would have no room for anything else. It is a compromise I am willing to take.
As for the OP. I am glad we could assist you...seeing just between myself and TJ you already have the two extremes which provide you with ample background into whether or not this item would fit your requirements. I hope that the next time the itch bites, you will be able to get just as good of feedback on the item as you did here from others of the community.
I am going to prelude this an say that I am trying to be very diplomatic with this statement. I hold no animosity for your opinions, and for some reason, when I read the comment myself, I can see where someone might take my statement below as offensive. So please know that I am trying to write with a neutral tone.
I am not necessarily saying that you as your own person has any good reason to upgrade. I was just commenting on the fact that the claim that you don't see any reason to spend 300+ was kind of a broad statement. There are indeed plenty of reasons to spend more than 300 bucks on headphones alone, but I am smart enough to know that you have very particular needs and that you did a very good job of getting headphones that worked for you. At the same time however, I just want to make sure that you understand that are reasons for it while at the same time making a bold enough statement to provide a good opposition to your original comment. That is why I quoted what I did.
Hopefully that came across correctly.
As for best buy, I completely agree. I know this story is a bit off topic, but I think it is a wonderful portrayal of best buy. I tried to get hired there one time, and the employer asked me "what makes you think you would do a good job of working here" . I replied that I sometimes come in to look at things for a potential upgrade to what I have. Sometimes as I am looking, people will ask me if I know anything about computers, audio gear, tv's, and pretty much everything other than house hold appliances. After telling them that I could indeed help them, that i would sell them stuff. I told him that I wasn't searching for these people or being a creeper. In fact, most of the times in which that happens is when best buy has one employee working there and there are 50 people waiting to get some answers.
Now I was thinking.. Hey, I wasn't harassing anyone, THE CUSTOMERS ASKED ME
for help, and I have sold some expensive things on best buys behalf. I have no idea how that can be taken negatively. But guess who did.....best buy. The manager said that they could actually sue me for helping other customers because for every product those customers bought, best buy lost out on a lot of add on sales which actually costs them money............... well this was pretty much exactly what happened after he said that. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dznBoMQymM
. Keep in mind that the guy's arguments were about as good as the pink guy (buu) . I went around with him to every department and started to ask all the employees basic questions about their departments. For the TV department, I asked what the refresh rate of a monitor meant in terms of the end user experience. The sales clerk answered that it gave better color reproduction...... I went to the audio center and asked them what the best pair of headphones they had were, and he found the most expensive pair of beats headphones to show me.... I went to the little mac corner and asked them why a mac was better than a PC. They said it doesn't need repair. There were 5 of them sitting at the geek squad counter in plain sight of the guy
By the time I actually went around to each department, I actually gained a crowd of people that swore they would only shop online with newegg.
The sad thing is that I got a bunch of giftcards from my friends for best buy about a month after that as a joke
So after 5 months and a bunch of "reworking the company", I went in the other day to try and relieve my self of these accursed cards. So I found some headphones that were 50 bucks by audio technica, and I thought I would try them out. So I go up to the cash register to buy them and they said "that will be 300 dollars". I was like oh boy......here we go again. So the same manager comes out and his face had this kind of oh-***** look. By this point I am standing by the price tag. I am like hey these headphones are grossly miss marked. So he takes out the tag, looks at it and said, oh it was printed incorrectly and said that the price should be 250. I said okayyyyyy but that doesn't explain why it said 300 at the register. He took a second look at it and said, oh it was a sale price that ended 3 weeks ago.
So I said, let me get this straight.... You guys misprinted a label, saw the label was messed up and put it up anyways instead of reprinting it, and then failed to take it down the the sale was over. He said yes, but I can't honor that price. I said, well that is about standard for this dump of a company. He said ...and I quote.... "well how can you hold best buy accountable, when the printer is what made the label come out wrong"............... I know our society has taken a turn for the worse, and people are uncaring and unresponsive to reason, but that is not excuse to be that stupid.
When I recommend that people go to best buy, it is out of sheer optimism that their best buy will be better than mine.
As for a headphone recommendation. Well obviously you aren't interested, but if you were, the astro A50s would be the way to go. granted you don't have volume control on board, but you have some other cool features like a mix amp, and some profiles that let you game, listen to music, and match movies if you so desired.
Again, I know you found a product that suits you well, and good for you, but I am just responding to your comment for the hack of it.