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post #11 of 28
Turtle Beach HPX's paired with the Astro mixamp. They are great for my needs and also work on my PC.
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get the turtle beach x41, i have it and they're amazing although i dont use it much now it was great when i used it most days on the xbox.
    
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Im selling my pair of Tritton AX pros. I bought these before Madcatz took over back when Tritton built them well. Only selling them as I dont game on my console. It is a great headset.

PM me if you are interested.
    
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I got an creative fatality gaming headset to find out that the 3.5mm doesn't fit in 360... Lame..

Is there someway like a converter to make it work?
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Originally Posted by chrisssj2;13189812 
I got an creative fatality gaming headset to find out that the 3.5mm doesn't fit in 360... Lame..

Is there someway like a converter to make it work?

You would need to get a component audio to 3.5mm converter. (Plug the red and white from the Xbox 360 into the converter) Make sure you get the right male/female connections.
post #16 of 28
I enjoy my Tritton AXPROs. Unfortunately I just don't use them all that much. I may consider buying some Astros at some point in the future, just for fun and to compair the two. But I am waiting for them to release a new model (like A50's or something like that). I'll invest in a new flagship product from them to test the waters. I've read that both Astro and Tritton have their pros and cons, but all in all weigh in fairly close. I would assume that the xbox/playstation version of the G930's are very good too. I think they are like 'F'xxxx, same thing, just made for consoles.
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post #17 of 28
I use my amp and my sony MDR-7506 headphones. The audio from my 360 goes to my amp where my headphones are plugged in and I have a small clip on mic that goes into my controller biggrin.gif
post #18 of 28
I would personally go with the Sharkoon X-tatic Digitals. If you are worried about price and solely worried about improving your game let me tell you that this is as much of a game changer as the ASTROS or any other gaming headset imo... Only cons is they are wired but that also means no worries about a dead headset in the middle of an epic 55 game win streak... These have 5.1 surround that is not as good but comparable to actual surround sound speakers... I would tell you the last time I got knifed in the back but I cannot remember... Get them on newegg or amazon great sound great quality great price 120 shipped to your house...
post #19 of 28
Ok, I play Halo: Reach MLG with a bunch of semi-serious players (as in they go to MLG events and this equipment is like their lifeline), so I know a fair bit about this topic.

First off, a lot of people like the Astro A40's and MixAmp combo. As you can tell, these are very pricey. The A40's are good, but imo, they are not worth the money. They are stereo headsets with Dolby Headphone to simulate surround sound, so they are not true Dolby 5.1 headsets. The MixAmp drives the A40's (and is also what hooks the headset up to the Xbox) and allows for simulated 7.1 sound, but remember that this is all coming through stereo drivers. The A40's are closed-back, so sound isolation is decent. From the looks of it, you won't be attending MLG events and such, so you won't have to worry about crowd noise and all that jazz, so open-back or closed-back isn't an issue.

As for the Turtle Beach and Tritton products, the general consensus is that they are fine for the casual gamer, but durability is a concern. I think a good suggestion for you is to find a nice PC headset or headphones + clip-on mic combo and then buy a product like the MixAmp to hook it up to your Xbox.

I say a product like the MixAmp because the MixAmp is definitely not the only product of its kind (it's also the most expensive at $130). The Xbox utilizes the 2.5mm jack on your controller for voice input, so you'll need something that plugs into that to be able to talk to others over Xbox Live. Products that fulfill this requirement are the aforementioned MixAmp, the Turtle Beach Ear Force DSS, and the SteelSeries Spectrum Audio Mixer. The Spectrum Audio Mixer is the cheapest solution, so you'll probably want to go with that if you're trying to save some money. Me being the cheapo that I am, I got the SteelSeries Xbox 360 Headset Connector, but it looks like this has been phased out and replaced by the Spectrum Audio Mixer.

Now, on to the actual headphones and headsets. Since you want a microphone, you have to decide whether you want the added convenience of a boom mic over a clip-on mic. The clip-on mic will allow you to get headphones with superior sound quality compared to a headset at the same price, but of course, with the headset, you get a boom mic. Once you get that out of the way, you can actually start looking at what you want to buy.

Some good headphones for gaming are the Audio Technica AD700's because they have a wide soundstage for superior positional audio. You can also look at any other open-backed cans because they will generally offer a decent soundstage. Other headphones that are frequently recommended are the Sennheiser HD555's (although for around the same price, the AD700's are better), Razer Orcas (these are never recommended on OCN for good reason, but for purely gaming purposes, they serve a specific price point, the sound quality isn't half bad for what you're paying, and they're surprisingly comfortable, so some MLG players have been known to use them), and JVC HA-RX700's (these are closed-back cans, so the soundstage is nothing to write home about, but they offer great price-to-performance ratio).

If you decide to go with a headset, then the SteelSeries Siberia V2 is inevitably going to come up in the discussion. These have been around for 10 years (in its earlier iterations) and they are a tried and true headset. The headset that will provide you with sound quality closest to audiophile quality is the Sennheiser PC360, but this may be out of your price range, especially when coupled with a MixAmp, DSS, or Audio Mixer.

Of course, if you just want something that will work with your Xbox right out of the box, then the Tritton and Turtle Beach products will probably fit your needs the best. The Sharkoon headset mentioned above seems like a good suggestion, but I don't really know anything about them, so I won't comment. I will say that of the Turtle Beach offerings, you're better off waiting because they are coming out with the Z6A soon, which is a headset with true 5.1 Surround Sound, meaning 4 drivers in each earcup, for $100. You will need a cable kit to get it to be compatible with your Xbox, but even so, I don't think I've seen a true 5.1 headset for gaming for around $100 before. As for Tritton, the AX720 seems to offer the most features for the money, so that would my pick if I were to go with them.

Sorry, didn't mean to write a friggin' essay...Was just writing what came to mind...
Edited by decimator - 8/6/11 at 1:15pm
post #20 of 28
A40's all the way.

I've had mine since the BXR editions first came out. About 2 years ago?

Their still kickin' and some absolutely amazing, I will probably never buy another set of headphones unless it's from AstroGaming!
 
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