What's up man, I been a long time reader this is my first post, the Trittons never failed me with consistency in competitive play and very good durability I logged over 2000+ hrs on these since Jan 1, 2011. They have performed excellent for me across multiple platforms. Now at first they did sound great for gaming delivering all cues on point but didn't have the same identical treble sound as my previous tritton pair until maybe 50-100 hours or so later. Using same mixamp and the inline dials were identical, they still sounded great but different, might also be caused cause they were new and tighter clamp which loosened allowing a little air in at the bottom of the ear but still keeping all noise out of my headphone from outside. Godjoey.com I log all the stats I got them on Jan 1, 2011. They are still going strong and have served me well.
What I did notice though when trying to compare the black ops ax pro 5.1's with my previous tritton 5.1's they had a different sound, maybe they needed a burn in I do not know but over time the treble got better.
Before that I have always liked stereo but when I got the first pair as a present I swore they were going to be returned and they never were. You must experience them for yourself, if they don't suit you get rid of them. I passed judgement right away and I'm glad I was wrong they have served me well with never fatiguing my ears in marathon gaming runs.
I'm still searching though for a pair of closed headphones that can deliver as good or better experience. I have tried a few from suggested review thread and I just wasn't blown away at all by them. I noticed all closed backs get poor reviews and all open backs get best but all of our ears must hear things very differently. I'm searching for the Unicorn stereo headphone with closed backs good treble and lower bass.
I tried the turtle beach dss just not as good as my astro mixamp felt like a complete toy in comparison. I just picked up for 79 bucks cyber monday what a deal, glad I did.
AD700's open is good if you are in an empty room by yourself but performed awful in games like Killzone 3 where footsteps were either there but ear fatigue due to how loud you needed it to catch them. For instance while in an exo skeleton I can still hear footsteps surrounding me with my trittons but with the AD700's treble is so high it was piercing or tuning the bass overblew the footsteps. I couldn't find a good balance to catch footsteps thumping without increasing overall sound which fatigued my ears. Keep in mind this was with dolby on and dolby off trying to get a good balance with volume, bass, and treble I just couldn't do it. Felt like pins in the ears it was ear hurting.
Tiamat 7.1 connected to tritton mixamp but limited to 5.1 great for BF4 ps4 very comfortable. Just a fun option was happy it worked.
Skullcandy slyrs nice using Astro mode with astro mixamp great in Ghosts but still lost cues in Advanced warfare with multiple exo boosting people. This drove me crazy these exo boosts are loud and should simply be caught. Dolby Off I preferred with these. Maybe a burn in is needed only have like 20 or so hours.
AD700's Dolby on "Pro Mode" worked well but I gotta be in a silent room or risk deafing myself to try to catch all cues I can easily with the Tritton.
Advanced Warfare PS4 where it seems like everyone has Ninja on cripples all headphones and will have you jumping plenty in wtf moments due to how poor the footstep cue detection is. They are sometimes literally breathing down your neck before you catch some.
Here is my review on the trittons. Good luck with whatever you choose man. http://www.head-fi.org/products/mad-catz-cd79051100a1-04-1-call-of-duty-black-ops-dolby-digital-true-5-1-progaming-headset-for-pc-powered-by-tritton/reviews/12075?utm_campaign=subscription&utm_source=subscription_immediate&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=website&utm_source=sendgrid.com&utm_medium=email
Edited by GODJOEY - 12/5/14 at 9:55am