Oh man I saw Mad Lust Envy online and just created a profile to ask a question and you were offline when I found the thread again lol I just sent back my A40 SR3 Wireless System package and A*STARS. Multiple Astro community volunteers told me my descriptions sounded like a faulty headset, but Support wouldn't send me a replacement to test, so I'm getting a refund. It's about what you say. I everything is clear but it doesn't put you into the action. I don't know all the technical terms as I started searching for that perfect headset a couple months ago after my Sony over ear headphones internal battery died. I tried the Turtle Beach DX11s out, and even though I liked them, full bass volume wasn't enough bass for me. Also my Skullcandy ear buds sounded just as good, if not better than both DX11 and A40s with MixAmp 5.8, and better than the A40s with sound positioning. I've heard that 5.1/7.1 doesn't give you up and down sound positioning, but I swear to you I hear when someone is above me with my Skullcandy and Sony. To think I bought them at FYE 2 years ago on Black Friday for $8 XD best sounding things I've ever heard. So yeah, those 4 products are the only things I've tried so far for gaming and movies. I loved my Sony headphones, but I wanted a headset to talk to my friends without unfomfortably sticking a 360 headset underneath and lowering the sound quality of my game.
I mostly play MW3 because my friends play that, but I play many, many more games. When I wake up today I'm going to be calling some local Denon dealers to see if they have any D7000s for me to try out. That headphone seems to be the best fit for me, besides my family, friends, and girlfriend saying I'm absolutely insane on thinking about buying it, even my Astros. Especially my girlfriend. She's pissed I even bring them up in a window on the computer lol I can't spend $1000 from the producer, but I can possibly for $650 from dealers. I wouldn't have considered headphones until you or someone in Astro mentioned a clip on mic. I was wondering if you could suggest 1, 2, or 3 headphones/headsets for me. Even if they're new ones coming in 2013 you heard of, I can wait. I'm looking for something that can give me the best of both worlds. I'm not professional, but I am a competitive player when it comes to shooters. Then I also like to indulge and immerse myself into the story/music of games. If something has amazing music, I'll have chills and/or tears of joy because of how it sounds. Doesn't need sad lyrics. I don't watch a lot of movies but I always tell my girlfriend the 4th row in the back section in theaters are ideal for surround sound. I hate it when my friends want to sit all the way at the back wall. You pay $10 to see a movie with sound in front of you, and it's like watching a 50" tv from across the living room with no surround sound.
If you could suggest a specific clip on mic along with an amp that would be awesome as well, as I don't know much about everything yet. I just know when something sounds good, or looks good when I hear it.
EDIT: Are there any clip on mics that'll give me an amplified voice? That was one of my problems with the A40s. It was like trying to talk to someone next to you at a parade with a fire truck in front of you blowing the horn.
Edited by Miniscream - 1/4/12 at 9:24am