Originally Posted by bullsy;11815399
I saw the Sound Blaster Tactic3D Alpha
at Best Buy so I decided to give them a try. I liked them a lot--good sound quality, excellent mic quality, but I didn't like the build of the headset. It felt like it was a small rumble away from breaking, the cans pinched my ears and after about 20 minutes, my ears would get all hot and sweaty from the faux leather padding on the cans.
That sucks. I know mine fit my ears quite nice. I bought them because I forgot my headphones and mic, along with my analog connection for each individual channel for the sound card. I was also impressed just how well they did sound for games (not so much for music).
As for your mic problem I have a similar problem with my laptop. I've tried some of the enhancement effects to make the mic slightly less feedback but so far not much has improved on it. You could try (sound like you might have already) take off the mic boost. Updating the audio drivers. Or even take a look at putting a foam padding over the mic and see if that helps. GL
If you are looking at some new cans I'd stay away from open backs. I actually find the sound quality much better as you get very low outside sounds leaking in. The isolation effect also adds to the immerse property. From experience, try staying away from the HD555s or equivalents as the low bass tone and open back designs makes them undesirable for gaming imo. They do sound good, but for the price I paid for them, they should be worth merely 50 dollars. If you can get them for 50, give them a shot, you might like them.Edited by Domino - 1/2/11 at 6:01pm