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Hey all, what is everyones opinion on the Sennheiser PC 360? I know everyone says to avoid headsets, but these look alright? What is the general opinion of these? I'll be using them exclusively for gaming!
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You really need to try them out. Although if people say it's bad, they probably are despite wishful thinking.

Then again they are probably fine for gaming, the audio crowd is a tough crowd to please.
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The problem is NOT that they have bad audio quality. It's just that they have worse price/quality performance than separate headphones + mic setups.
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post #4 of 29
Do you need the mic?

Typically if you do, it's a far better option to buy a pair of high quality 3.5mm headphones, a sound card if you don't have one (even a cheap one) and a separate clip on mic.
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Do you need the mic?

Typically if you do, it's a far better option to buy a pair of high quality 3.5mm headphones, a sound card if you don't have one (even a cheap one) and a separate clip on mic.

Ideally I would like the mic to be part of the unit, as I can see, purchasing say a set of HD595s and a clip on mic is only going to save me about £40, right? I'm happy to pay that as long as the unit as a whole is good quality and the sound is decent!
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I know exactly what you mean by wanting an all in one sort of deal. Because of that mind set alone, I actually bought a pair of HD 518's and a set of Turtle Beach X12's, just because I think it is easier with the headset.

However, the sound quality of the X12 is also very poor, it has great lows, but isn't very high fidelity.

It just depends what kind of seperate microphone you could get your hand on really, if you can get a badflank mic, I'd say go the headphone + mic route thumb.gif
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post #7 of 29
I bought the Xonar Xense with the PC350's and I absolutely love them for gaming and movies. Then again, I'm not an audio freak. I can wear them hours on end and not feel discomfort.

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post #8 of 29
360s are great (for a headset, don't kill me audiophiles), but you need to up the bass on your card/receiver/etc to really get the best out of them.

I would recommend avoiding the 323d, 363d ,and 350.

For gaming, using them with a HRTF is even better, either CMSS-3D Headphone (Soundblaster X-Fi), SBX Pro Studio Headphone (Soundblaster Z), or Dolby Headphone (pretty much anything not Soundblaster).
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post #9 of 29
Got them myself and I really like them. Audio is great for a headset (im not an audio freak) and the mic is really good too. Can use them for several hours without any discomfort. They're probably one of the best headsets you can get.

As always a seperate mic and a set of headphones will most likely beat them.
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post #10 of 29
I've had these headphones for about 9 months. I rocked the Sennheiser PC155's for almost 3 years (all while running over the cable with my chair)... Now that I moved to these, I love them. The fact that they have open ear cups (sucks for people around you or if there is a lot of noise around you) but it allows me to game for 12+ hours (don't do that often, damn wife).

Honestly, the only thing I wish that would come along is a PC360 that is wireless (absolutely no different in sound quality).

I would say buy it, they are the best headphones I've used and I've tested dozens (friends, to buying & returning to Best Buy).
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