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Originally Posted by Yethal View Post
 

Go with astro 5.8 and high quality audiophile headphones. I have two pairs of steelseries headsets (siberias and 5hv2) and they are incredibly disappointing sound-wise.

 

Is there a big difference between the Astro 5.8 and the Mixamp Pro or is the 5.8 just a firmware number? Sorry if this is a newb question.

 

[Edited] On second look, I see that the 5.8 is a wireless solution compared to the Mixamp Pro being all wired. Please correct me if I'm wrong. Is that the only benefit vs the pro?


Edited by Mista Freeze 74 - 6/30/14 at 6:15am
post #24287 of 26372
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Originally Posted by martin vegas View Post


He's better off getting the sennheiser 363d if he wants plug in and play and it comes with a dolby headphone surround amp!
He specifically asked for wireless and multiplatform.
post #24288 of 26372

hiya guys

 

I am in the market for a new set of headphones for PC gaming - I've read through a fair amount of this thread but being a bit of a newb its a little daunting to say the least

 

My current set of headphones are Sennheiser HD595 which are connected to a Soundblaster Recon3D sound card. The HD595 left driver has started to distort/crackle so i need to replace them

 

I dont really have a budget at the moment - i just want to get a feel for the current favourites out there amongst you.

 

The main things i am looking for sound quality and comfort - my Hd595s did tend to get a bit uncomfortable after long gaming sessions

 

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated :)

post #24289 of 26372

@RolandOfEld what is your budget ?

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@Orion1991 most i'd proabably want to spend is about $300

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Originally Posted by Stillhart View Post
 

You might hold off for the new Turtle Beach that's coming out in the next week or two.  They have a new wireless headset that uses DTS Headphone X, has dual noise-canceling mics, wireless charging, etc.  No idea how it will sound, but it looks good on paper.

 

 

Still,  Are you talking about the Elite 800's being released in "in the next week or two"?  I thought they had fall or winter release dates?  I'm all over the 800's so the sooner the release the better but to clarify, where'd you hear they are a week or two away from release? 

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Originally Posted by Mista Freeze 74 View Post
 

 

Is there a big difference between the Astro 5.8 and the Mixamp Pro or is the 5.8 just a firmware number? Sorry if this is a newb question.

 

[Edited] On second look, I see that the 5.8 is a wireless solution compared to the Mixamp Pro being all wired. Please correct me if I'm wrong. Is that the only benefit vs the pro?

Yep, it is wireless solution, aside from that it's as cool as the wired one

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Originally Posted by RolandOfEld View Post
 

hiya guys

 

I am in the market for a new set of headphones for PC gaming - I've read through a fair amount of this thread but being a bit of a newb its a little daunting to say the least

 

My current set of headphones are Sennheiser HD595 which are connected to a Soundblaster Recon3D sound card. The HD595 left driver has started to distort/crackle so i need to replace them

 

I dont really have a budget at the moment - i just want to get a feel for the current favourites out there amongst you.

 

The main things i am looking for sound quality and comfort - my Hd595s did tend to get a bit uncomfortable after long gaming sessions

 

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated :)

 

For $300, I'd get a Fidelio X1 and an amp (E12, Magni, O2, etc).  You might have to go used on one or both items, but it's a sweet setup for the price.  I have a Recon3D and it's not the best sounding.  Even the Omni was a noticeable upgrade.  That said, an amp should help the sound a lot (the X1 doesn't need to be amped, but the amping does help tighten up the bass).

 

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Still,  Are you talking about the Elite 800's being released in "in the next week or two"?  I thought they had fall or winter release dates?  I'm all over the 800's so the sooner the release the better but to clarify, where'd you hear they are a week or two away from release? 

 

Yes, that's the one.  The article I read during E3 suggested an early July release.  They could have released more information since then though, I haven't been keeping up.

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Yes, that's the one.  The article I read during E3 suggested an early July release.  They could have released more information since then though, I haven't been keeping up.

 

Thanks Still.  After a little digging it looks like the lower end P12's will be released on the 10th of July.  I wish it was the Elites, it's going to be a long wait for those.

 

from polygon.com

 

"The Ear Force P12, an amplified stereo gaming headset that offers game and chat audio through a USB connection on the PS4, will launch July 10. The P12 features 50mm speakers, adjustable bass boost, microphone monitor and an inline amplifier for easy access to volume controls. The P12 also disconnects from the in-line amp for use on PS Vita and other devices."

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Originally Posted by MightySam06 View Post
 

 

Thanks Still.  After a little digging it looks like the lower end P12's will be released on the 10th of July.  I wish it was the Elites, it's going to be a long wait for those.

 

from polygon.com

 

"The Ear Force P12, an amplified stereo gaming headset that offers game and chat audio through a USB connection on the PS4, will launch July 10. The P12 features 50mm speakers, adjustable bass boost, microphone monitor and an inline amplifier for easy access to volume controls. The P12 also disconnects from the in-line amp for use on PS Vita and other devices."

 

Oh bummer.  I was looking forward to the TAC thing; I suppose that will also be a long wait...

post #24296 of 26372
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Originally Posted by MightySam06 View Post
 

 

Still,  Are you talking about the Elite 800's being released in "in the next week or two"?  I thought they had fall or winter release dates?  I'm all over the 800's so the sooner the release the better but to clarify, where'd you hear they are a week or two away from release? 


I've been reading on the Elite 800s all day. Looks like they will only offer support for the PS3/PS4. They are releasing a headset for the XBOne, but it appears to be a lower model the Stealth 500x, which is similar to the Stealth 400 they will make for Playstation. I really like the potential of the Elite 800 with the TAC. I'm wondering how it will compare to the Astro Mixamp and headphones/mic (Q701). I wish there was more info available. I'm afraid to pull the trigger now because I think the Elite 800s sound like they are going to be awesome when they come out.

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Originally Posted by Mista Freeze 74 View Post


I've been reading on the Elite 800s all day. Looks like they will only offer support for the PS3/PS4. They are releasing a headset for the XBOne, but it appears to be a lower model the Stealth 500x, which is similar to the Stealth 400 they will make for Playstation. I really like the potential of the Elite 800 with the TAC. I'm wondering how it will compare to the Astro Mixamp and headphones/mic (Q701). I wish there was more info available. I'm afraid to pull the trigger now because I think the Elite 800s sound like they are going to be awesome when they come out.

 

TAC is set to release in Winter 2014, so realistically some time in December. I hope to get my hands on a review version before they launch.

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Originally Posted by norbert69 View Post
 

 

The Audio-Technica AD700x is not really available or ridiculously expensive (from 250 $ up) here in Germany.

Other possible options for me are AKG K612 Pro, AKG K701 or Beyerdynamic DT990.

What are the best alternatives for FPS gaming? 

Thanks

 

 

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Originally Posted by appsmarsterx View Post
 

 

Q701

Any more opinions?

post #24299 of 26372
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Originally Posted by norbert69 View Post


Any more opinions?

Nope... biggrin.gif
post #24300 of 26372
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Originally Posted by Mista Freeze 74 View Post
 


I've been reading on the Elite 800s all day. Looks like they will only offer support for the PS3/PS4. They are releasing a headset for the XBOne, but it appears to be a lower model the Stealth 500x, which is similar to the Stealth 400 they will make for Playstation. I really like the potential of the Elite 800 with the TAC. I'm wondering how it will compare to the Astro Mixamp and headphones/mic (Q701). I wish there was more info available. I'm afraid to pull the trigger now because I think the Elite 800s sound like they are going to be awesome when they come out.

Best Buy has a product spec up for the Elite 800's which I swear wasn't up earlier in the day.  Anyway, they have a release date as 10/24/14, not sure the accuracy but it's something, maybe the TAC will be at or around there as well.  I'm drooling over these. 

 

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/turtle-beach-elite-800-wireless-dts-7-1-channel-surround-sound-gaming-headset-for-playstation-3-and-playstation-4/7354005.p?id=1219267041101&skuId=7354005

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