hi 1st of all excuse me because I am a complete layman here... I am doubting between senn pc 360, senn hd 598 and qpad qh-90. Use: ps4 through the ds4 on the gamepad. I come across some doubts:
- because of the fact that the ps4 gamepad has battery and therefore is not a "strong" power source, will I "lose" sound quality? in what sense (volumen, sound depth, ...)
- what if I connect the headphones to the tv set and then a micro (e.g. zalman clip-on) to the ps4 ds4 connector? That way would the sound be "as it should"?
- between the 3 above (I know one is not a headset), what do you recommend? (or any alternatives welcome...)
Thks in advance
Plugging into the controller will just be a basic downmixed stereo signal (AFAIK), and the DS4 can't have much of a headphone amplifier in it. So it will be bottlenecking the soundstage/dynamics/etc. of whatever headphones/headset you get with it.
I would just cut to the chase, do what everyone else eventually winds up doing, and get a surround device like the mixamp. If you use chat a lot the voice mixing knobs will come in handy.
Good deal on the wired mixamp right now (comes with a FREE Astro A30 headset).
Here's the wireless. Not quite as good a deal, but it's getting hard to find wireless mixamp since they're discontinued.
PC360, HD598, and HD558 are all solid choices for the ~$130-170 range. If you stretch your budget there's the MA900, K601, and Q701 for 200, the X1 for 250, etc. etc. For the Q-Pad, I'd look at the Qpad QH-85 instead, as that's the open version. QH-90 is closed. You can always attach mics to headphones if you want to use them like headsets. I wouldn't get the Zalman, as it's not a great clip-on mic (not sensitive enough).
hey Mad Lust and every one, i have a very important question to ask.
i wonder if you guys have heared of the new Mad Catz Freq4d with the new technology that would shake gaming pc ?
the vivitouch technology that is supposdly makes u feel the bass or feel the tank in BF4 instead of just hearing.
i've done alot of research and decided to get the hd 558 since it's a great choice at 130$ maybe do the foam mod.
but this new headset is giving me a hard time choosing since i know that Mad Catz aren't the best price/performance company
and that they are not as good as sennheiser but is it worth to get their headset at 130$ with the new tech instead of the hd 558 ?
i like soundstage and i dunno about theirs so :\
I highly doubt anyone here has heard that headset. I'd be very surprised if it's better than an HD558 though.
No idea what the "Vivitouch technology" is, but if it's a vibrating bass effect that is NOT new technology as headsets have been doing that for a while now.
I think it might be something else though. I read the description of their site, but it wasn't very helpful at all:
The marketing runs so thick in that description that you'd need a chainsaw to cut through it. Note that it says "USB mode only". That gives you a clue that's it may be some kind of DSP that's tied to whatever USB soundcard the headset comes with. Or it could still be a vibration effect which needs the USB dongle to work properly.
Edited by chicolom - 1/10/14 at 2:43pm