This is a question thread, possibly a guide later on, but for now the amount of processors and their prices are killing me.
As of right now, most people who use hi-fi equipment (that I know) for gaming use the Astro 5.8 Mixamp or the Astro Mixamp Pro.
These two are popular and compact, with great build quality but are pretty strictly sold, being that I've only seen new mixamps directly from Astro, and individual ones are rare to come by second-hand. They also come at a pretty high price at $130-$140, so I am pretty hesitant to buy one.
I am in the process of buying Sennheiser HD558's for use with my XBOX360, so I am looking for the best bang-for-buck processor. But I realized that I already have two from my previous purchases, the (old)Tritton AX720 Dolby 5.1 Processing Hub, and the Turtle Beach X41 5.1 Dolby Hub. The X41 hub has a 3.5mm jack where I can plug my headphones into, whereas you need a PC adapter cable for the Trittons (I lost it...). So why don't I just use those and prolong the purchase of the mixamp?
Unfortunately, I haven't heard of many pairing hi-fi gear with those, and I wish to ask someone about that. Then I find myself in another predicament, there are more Dolby Units!
Creative Sound Blaster Recon 3D
Turtle Beach Dolby DSS (1 and 2)
Turtle Beach X41 5.1 Dolby Hub
Tritton AX720 Dolby 5.1 Processing Hub
Tritton AX720 Dolby 7.1 Processing Hub (comes with newer model of Tritton AX720)
Astro 5.8 Wireless Mixamp
Astro Mixamp Pro
My question is, which one is better for your buck, and should I buy a new one, or attempt to use the ones I have?
The Recon3D seems pretty good to me, I would like to buy it, does anyone have any experience with it? (Also of note, I can get this on sale for $69.99)
Edited by PceLuvnSloMo - 5/26/12 at 3:11pm