If it's nearly as good as the SLYR, they have a winner right there.
Wait, why are you using it with the Mixamp? Doesn't it have it's own DH processor?
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 12/20/12 at 7:31pm
The PLYR 1 which comes out "Early 2013" and is $180 retail has DH. The PLYR 2 is stereo only. If it had DH and was wireless for $130 OMG! If I don't like the headset it self, I may disassemble it and use the wireless portion like a Mixamp 5.8. If I like this, next time Skullcandy has a 50% off sale, I'm grabbing the PLYR 1 for SURE. I'll let the wife use this one to listen to TV in the bedroom, lol.
Thank you sirrrr. What would be the best splitter (from Monoprice of course)?
You could do component to the capture card and HDMI to the receiver if the console in question supports simultaneous video output like that. I don't think the PS3 does; I found out the hard way that if it's set for HDMI, it will only output video through HDMI and not the PS A/V multi-out port until you hook it up to an HDMI display and set it for analog video output. Had to borrow my brother's bedroom HDTV because of that...
Other consoles may vary.
Ah, okay. Booo, that card only supports 24fps :( @1080p
They are pretty sweet sounding when paired with the Mixamp. I would say they are more than comparable to A40's if not slightly better for gaming. I only heard the A40's once, so take that how you want. If the Skullcandy Dolby Headphone sounds as good as the Astro version (which it should since Skullcandy owns Astro), then there would be no reason to purchase A40's imo when you can get a wireless version for $70 less. definitely won't take the place of my PC360's or AD700's, but color me VERY happy.
It's a drawback, no doubt about that, but a minor one in my case since the X360 and PS3 don't even render natively at 1920x1080. Some games don't even render at 1280x720 internally.
That resolution drop is for the sake of freeing up the hardware enough to deliver more shader effects and details at a playable framerate (and sometimes not even then, in some cases).
The really important part for me is that it supports 240p RGB. Saves me from having to spend the big bucks on an upscaler. Seriously, some of the upscalers covered here run upwards of $500! Even then, most of them still hover around $320 and are thus considerably more expensive than a $125 capture card, even if they don't need to be installed in a desktop PC to work.
I wonder how these are:
Happauge HD PVR 2, w/HDMI support > http://www.hauppauge.com/site/products/data_hdpvr2-gaming.html
Blitzbox Gamepro 1080 > http://blitzcast.com/gamepro1080/
(not sure if it has HDMI, but it looks a little cheap and scary)
People are finally putting HDMI inputs + passthrough on these external capture cards. Only supporting component was the main reason I've held off on one....
So I've been testing out the Monoprice set but I swapped in my fa-011, I felt the stock headphones were too muddy. The first thing I noticed was distortion of high frequencies at moderate and above volumes. In a game like Halo 4 this can be annoying. That being said, positioning isn't too bad. It's fairly easy to hear someone running around corners or behind you. In big fire-fights it's easy to get distracted with the fair amount of distortion. Overall there is an advantage gained with this set. I don't chat much so I didn't use the amp setting, which created significantly more hiss. It says in the description you can control the volume of all 8 channels, so far not true. These impressions are after two long sessions on a XBOX. The astro mixamp is finally available for separate order so I think I'll check that out next. I'm also looking at some neutral signature headphone's in the near future to mix it up.
See, I purchased an HDTV @ "only" 720p (can do 1080i, but IDC), precisely because my only high-def sources right now are my 360 (and computer, but that's hooked to a monitor), and it's PLENTY sharp for me, and plays smoothly (but not upsample smooth, I HATE that gliding soap-opera look). I also think it's better for display lag to have neither the screen nor console try to process a 720p signal up to 1080, which is different from the framerate lag hit that would be introduced at trying to run a game on an Xbox (or even PS3) at native 1080i/p. Plus, 720p is great for Youtube posts.
I'll try recording "What U Hear" with the Recon3D's surround processing vs vanilla stereo for Skyrim and (when I get it) Deus Ex: HR. More THX TSP samples on youtube would be good.
I also MIGHT be getting a first-release FiiO E12, though I'm a nut for spending the money (helped some people out and got some cash). Should be a very potent portable amp, good to compare to/compliment my Tube amp.