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All this info on these boards is driving me crazy. All this optical vs laser.

I've had a sensei for about a week, Im thinking of returning it for a deathadder. I don't know if I notice any accel in the sensei or not, I may not be that sensitive to it. I've also been playing with the exactaim settings and it seems to be working(or may be placebo). But everyone is screaming I should be using optical because I prefer cloth.

Has anyone switched to deathadder from a sensei or vice versa?

How did your experiences differ if at all?

Other mice are a possibility but these two are here locally and I'm already on the hook for the sensei at bestbuy for $80 with 6 days left to return it.

I play fps/1800dpi/low in game sens. Thanks
 

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The DeathAdder 2013 would be my choice for its more consistent tracking in F.P.S. games and possibly your cloth mousepad. What is your mousepad?
 

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I'm not sure. If it's right for you. But I went the other way around. The sensei just fits me better anatomically. And the way I hold my mouse is sorta weird.

The deathadder feels bigger. But to me there is no real difference in performance. You can adjust/kill accel however you want on both anyway.
 

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The DeathAdder 2013 would be my choice for its more consistent tracking in F.P.S. games and possibly your cloth mousepad. What is your mousepad?
I have a qck but I also have a hard pad just prefer cloth. I don't notice any tracking issues with the sensei currently.
 

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I'm not sure. If it's right for you. But I went the other way around. The sensei just fits me better anatomically. And the way I hold my mouse is sorta weird.

The deathadder feels bigger. But to me there is no real difference in performance. You can adjust/kill accel however you want on both anyway.
I pretty much agree, I had mamba back in the day so I remember the feel of the DA. But the sensei does feel compact and somewhat smaller I feel I can whip it around quite easily.

Its just one of those things where I want this next mouse to last 2 good years and the best setup for me when bf4 drops. I'm kinda ocd I guess.
 

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A word in favor of the DA: It lasts forever. A friend of mine has had his for at least 7 years now.
 

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A word in favor of the DA: It lasts forever. A friend of mine has had his for at least 7 years now.
One example of a product lasting forever isn't indicative of overall reliability in the least. I have 3 broken DAs in my spare parts drawer at home, I had a Logitech G9x that lasted a year and it was replaced by one that has lasted 3. Not to mention the manufacturing process for Deathadders has evolved significantly between generations. I have a Sensei now which was a replacement for a Deathadder. While I'm very happy with my Sensei's performance, it took a lot more work to get it performing how I wanted. All of my Deathadders have worked flawlessly out of the box and felt great until they stopped working. The laser sensor in my Sensei means I notice the moment there is debris on the mousepad.

All this to say, the Deathadder is more forgiving.
 

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If you like playing on the 1800 dpi setting I would go with the Deathadder since it is the mouses native dpi. Both mice however are great choices, I have both and I personally prefer the Sensei shape, it just depends on what you want, both mice I've found also to be durable.

Also don't be concerned about using a lazer mice on cloth, I'm using a QcK Heavy+ with my Sensei and have zero concerning issues, GeT_RiGhT also uses cloth with his Xai and he's arguably the best CS GO player in the world so I wouldn't be to worried haha.
 

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Get_Right the best GO player? That is funny for different reasons.

Does the Sensei have acceleration issues using 900 CPI?
 

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If you like playing on the 1800 dpi setting I would go with the Deathadder since it is the mouses native dpi. Both mice however are great choices, I have both and I personally prefer the Sensei shape, it just depends on what you want, both mice I've found also to be durable.

Also don't be concerned about using a lazer mice on cloth, I'm using a QcK Heavy+ with my Sensei and have zero concerning issues, GeT_RiGhT also uses cloth with his Xai and he's arguably the best CS GO player in the world so I wouldn't be to worried haha.
he doesn't use a xai anymore, he's been using an ec1 evo for awhile now
 

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he doesn't use a xai anymore, he's been using an ec1 evo for awhile now
nope, thats not correct.
he used a zowie ec1 evo for few weeks back in the beginning of NiP CS GO, when HeatoN still was merchandising for Zowie Gear and they sponsored NiP.
But HeatoN stopped his work for Zowie and switched to Steelseries. Since that time Steelseries sponsored NiP and Get_Right used a Steelseries RAW (glossy). But this also only for few weeks. Then he switched back to his Xai.
Now he uses Steelseries Kana v2 which is not yet released to public.
 

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@OP: if you didn't experience any problems with your Sensei just stick with it. Some laser sensors have (or used to have) trouble on cloth pads, with random skipping etc. The new versions are said to be free of that. So as long as it doesn't skip for you or has other performance issues and you are happy with the shape just keep it.
 
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