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post #4381 of 37463

The steelseries is what it says it is, a mixer. It will take any stereo audio and mix it with chat audio. The dss1/2 output in stereo so it will work. The thing is, it's also an amp which is why it needs the USB power and can only work when it is powered. That is where the downfall was with their xbox only mixer, it had a crappy amp that introduced hiss/hum/static into the chain that any good headphone will pick up on. I have my doubts on the universal model and that steelseries probably only "tuned" that thing for their own headsets. I may be wrong but I don't feel like being a guinea pig again.

post #4382 of 37463
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Originally Posted by theguythatthe View Post

I just wanted to put a warning out there to anyone thinking of purchasing the new Tritton AX720 7.1 2012 headset.  It's so much worse than the old model, I returned it immediately.

 

Compared to the older model, the 7.1 has a significant amount more hum.  Hum is loud enough that it can be heard during quieter parts of games.

 

Thar's a shame frown.gif

 

 

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Originally Posted by DCB305 View Post


DSS2 headphone out -> M-stage -> steelseries -> Q701 ?

DSS2 USB                  ------------------> Steelseries-> mod mic

 

What do you guys think?


The first setup would be triple amping, and probably wouldn't sound great.  Having the M-stage in the middle would probably be pointless as the signal would end up just going to the steelseries which is the weakest link in the amplification chain.  The M-stage should be the last thing in a chain and the amp your headphones plug into - but it would still be triple amping at that point with it's source being the steelseries mixer  :\ 

 

I guess it could work, although it would be messy

post #4383 of 37463
Thread Starter 
To the guy wanting to get the DSS2, if you want chat, just get the wired Mixamp. Its just a little more than getting the DSS2+whatever mic amp, and will be significantly quieter, and easier to deal with.

The DSS2 should only be for those of us that don't need chat functions.

Going from the MStage to the Mixer is just...no. Just, no.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 2/27/12 at 8:26pm
post #4384 of 37463

Wow, my first post in this topic was gonna be about my experience with it today. I bought them on the way home since I've seen it recommended for people on a budget, but the sound quality is pretty bad. It also looks like it did not come with the adapter to use any other headphones you have laying around. Might just be me but i think my KSC72/portapros sound much clearer lol. I'm definitely gonna return them. I would get the AD700 since they're right around the price point I'm looking for but I hear they lack bass frown.gif
 

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Originally Posted by theguythatthe View Post

I just wanted to put a warning out there to anyone thinking of purchasing the new Tritton AX720 7.1 2012 headset.  It's so much worse than the old model, I returned it immediately.

 

Compared to the older model, the 7.1 has a significant amount more hum.  Hum is loud enough that it can be heard during quieter parts of games.

 

I bought it for the amp which offers nothing over the older model.  I thought the volume knob was analog, but just a circular shaped digital volume button.  As with everything Madcatz puts there hands on, the build quality of everything feels cheaper than the older model IMHO.

 

The headset is SIGNIFICANTLY more veiled than the old headset.  Detail retrieval in shooters is non-existent.

 

 



 

post #4385 of 37463

If it's anything like the old model then then the volume puck on the headphone cord comes apart to reveal a 3.5mm jack.

post #4386 of 37463
Thread Starter 
Once again...

263

If the new AX720 has an inline puck, it should break away like this.

No reason to return the AX720 if so, as it's the same price as the wired Mixamp and does the same thing and comes with the headset (think of it as FREE).
post #4387 of 37463

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Originally Posted by SniperCzar View Post

Hey MLE, think this optical switcher would actually work? It looks like it's pretty straightforward (all mechanical) so I doubt it'd interfere with the quality all that much. http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=104&cp_id=10423&cs_id=1042302&p_id=2946

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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post


Its cheap and broke on me in a few days of turning the knob
 

I've had this switcher for about two years and it's done a good job.  However I do tend to end up playing consoles in phases so I only end up using the switcher a couple times a week if that. If your only using two devices it's ok nothing special if your using three I wouldn't buy it because the middle port seems to act strange compare to the other two.  

 

Edit 

 

On a side note has anyone tried the pc320 http://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-PC-320-Headphone-Black/dp/B006RF9HX8/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1330432178&sr=8-3


Edited by dreadful - 2/28/12 at 4:30am
post #4388 of 37463
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Originally Posted by dreadful View Post

 

On a side note has anyone tried the pc320 http://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-PC-320-Headphone-Black/dp/B006RF9HX8/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1330432178&sr=8-3


 

"Intuitive design - the volume control disintegrated in the right ear cup for quick access"...  confused.gif

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Thread Starter 
The X320 is a lower end model to the PC360. A youtube video had a comparison, and was said the PC360 was clearly superior, but the X320 wasn't bad for the price, and is more comfy. I can believe that, as Sennheisers were never particularly comfy for me.
post #4390 of 37463

Thanks MLE and Chicolom, I thought it would be much as well, so steel series deleted. In regards to using chat with the DSS2 though, from what I understand it can be done using the syba stereo audio adapter (http://www.amazon.com/Syba-SD-CM-UAUD-Adapter-C-Media-Chipset/dp/B001MSS6CS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1330440575&sr=8-1). I have it on order and will confirm once I get it. Thanks again.

post #4391 of 37463
Thread Starter 
Looks like that will probably work ok for the PS3. Won't work on the 360 though.

So I rented SSX on the 360. I would've bought it but finances have to be allocated a little more on games I REALLY want, and since Mass Effect 3 is about to come out, SSX can wait a few months, after I'm done with the games coming out soon...

ME3
Tales of Graces F

and probably picking up

Atelier Totori
Hyperdimension Neptunia Mk. II

Both games I didn't play the earlier installments of, though I read the earlier ones weren't really worth it.

I just need some JRPGs... I'm seriously deprived, and FFXIII-2 was a letdown (beat it).
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 2/28/12 at 9:18am
post #4392 of 37463
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

Looks like that will probably work ok for the PS3. Won't work on the 360 though.
So I rented SSX on the 360. I would've bought it but finances have to be allocated a little more on games I REALLY want, and since Mass Effect 3 is about to come out, SSX can wait a few months, after I'm done with the games coming out soon...
ME3
Tales of Graces F
and probably picking up
Atelier Totori
Hyperdimension Neptunia Mk. II
Both games I didn't play the earlier installments of, though I read the earlier ones weren't really worth it.
I just need some JRPGs... I'm seriously deprived, and FFXIII-2 was a letdown (beat it).

 

Got my pre-order for Mass Effect 3 so the wait begins. Now to decide if I want the collectors edition or not. 

Been playing a lot of Dead Island with my brothers to tide me over til Borderlands 2. It's to bad that glitched weapons have destroyed the online scene.

Been watching a ton of Witcher2 content for the 360 release since I don't have the want or drive to upgrade my PC to a playable level.
 

I really want SSX but I am another one that will most likely be stuck waiting for a price drop. Tales games have never hooked me. Sucks Last Story and Xenoblade are Wii exclusive. /sigh

 

post #4393 of 37463
Thread Starter 
Tales of Vesperia is awesome! I just wish they'd localize the PS3 version since its the complete version.
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Namco apparently hates non-Japanese Tales fans. I'm already hearing that Tales of the Abyss 3DS is selling out a mere week or two after its US release, and eBay scalpers are already showing up.

 

Speaking of which, I still haven't played that copy of Tales of Symphonia I bought a while back...maybe now would be a good time.

 

Also, while I generally don't consider pre-ordering games these days because they usually get much cheaper later on, there are rumors going around that Xenoblade's US release will only have enough copies printed to meet pre-order demand. I can only hope that's not really the case, but given that low print runs for highly sought-after JRPGs are hardly a new thing...

 

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Originally Posted by Hailin View Post
Sucks Last Story and Xenoblade are Wii exclusive. /sigh

I know the feeling. For instance, I'd like to try Tales of Vesperia, but don't feel like buying an X360 to play it. (Or a PS3, but they haven't localized that version.)

 


Edited by NamelessPFG - 2/28/12 at 10:10am
post #4395 of 37463

I am buying Hyperdimension MK2 after work today.

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