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  1. NamelessPFG

    Mad Lust Envy's Headphone Gaming Guide: (1/10/2022: Koss KPH40 Utility Review Added)

    To cut it short: I think Sennheiser just got everyone beat on virtual 7.1. Well, maybe save for the Smyth Realiser, but let's be realistic now - that thing's out of the budget of most people. The positional cues in Destiny 2 seem clearer to me on the GSX 1000 than my X-Fi Titanium HD, which is...
  2. NamelessPFG

    Mad Lust Envy's Headphone Gaming Guide: (1/10/2022: Koss KPH40 Utility Review Added)

    I thought the PC350 didn't have the flip-up-to-mute mic boom and had the mute switch and volume control in-line rather than on the headset itself, actually. Maybe the Special Edition lifted those features from the PC360 - and on that note, I was actually trying to figure out if there was any...
  3. NamelessPFG

    Keyboard-Fi

    I've returned here since I think I've found my next keyboard in the months to come: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/294674098/freestyle-edge-the-ultimate-split-gaming-keyboard   I've been wanting a split keyboard for a while, and this looks like just the ticket, with the early bird...
  4. NamelessPFG

    Are you a console or PC gamer?

      I'm not happy about the exclusivity thing, but thankfully, with Oculus Touch finally out, we're starting to see feature parity between the two camps.   It's not quite there yet in that two-sensor, opposed-corner tracking isn't reliable enough for my liking with Rift + Touch, though. I'm...
  5. NamelessPFG

    Mad Lust Envy's Headphone Gaming Guide: (1/10/2022: Koss KPH40 Utility Review Added)

    Did anyone else here notice Halo 5: Forge suddenly popping up on the Windows Store? That's something I certainly didn't expect to see after what feels like an entire decade of Xbox exclusivity for the mainline titles.   It's free, it seems sensibly optimized for KB+M, has a load of graphics...
  6. NamelessPFG

    Sub $150 Headset for Gaming?

    If you have to have a neatly integrated headset, go look at the Sennheiser PC360/GAME ONE (same thing, just that the PC360 doesn't have a detachable cable) or Beyerdynamic MMX 300. They shouldn't be too difficult to find under $150; I just checked.   Otherwise, there's the ModMic route as...
  7. NamelessPFG

    Mad Lust Envy's Headphone Gaming Guide: (1/10/2022: Koss KPH40 Utility Review Added)

      Yeah, I meant that they should release a PC version of it since I noticed that the editions of Infinite Warfare that include the CoD4 remaster are conspicuously console-exclusive.   I know that Infinity Ward has catered mostly to console ever since Modern Warfare 2, but c'mon, that's not...
  8. NamelessPFG

    Mad Lust Envy's Headphone Gaming Guide: (1/10/2022: Koss KPH40 Utility Review Added)

      I'm betting those PS4 games are also the same ones that would support PSVR, since that's where our sort of headphone surround tends to be pushed more heavily. They'd be the sort of games that have the capability baked into the engine, and since it says "select PS4 games", implying not all of...
  9. NamelessPFG

    Mad Lust Envy's Headphone Gaming Guide: (1/10/2022: Koss KPH40 Utility Review Added)

      Long ago, I started on WASD after finally migrating away from arrow keys. Hey, DOS-era gaming habits die hard sometimes.   But then I started getting into Tribes 2, which defaults to ESDF. There's actually a very good reason for this, since it uses a ton of binds; for instance, you've got...
  10. NamelessPFG

    Mad Lust Envy's Headphone Gaming Guide: (1/10/2022: Koss KPH40 Utility Review Added)

    I just gave the BF1 beta a spin, figuring I'd have no problem with it when I've got a system that manhandles BF4 maxed-out. WRONG, OH SO VERY WRONG. The framerate was in the 30s even on Medium; something really isn't right here. I fired up BF4 again and, yep, it's back to buttery-smoothness...
  11. NamelessPFG

    Mad Lust Envy's Headphone Gaming Guide: (1/10/2022: Koss KPH40 Utility Review Added)

      Tell me about it. There's a reason I have a retrogaming setup with three sound cards in it, all with certain specific features that games use that the rest don't have and which aren't emulated at all with current software.   And even when you get into the A3D/EAX age, things are still...
  12. NamelessPFG

    VR headsets 2016

    If you think this is early adopter stuff, try getting into '90s VR with something like a VFX1, which was also tied to an ISA card that also relied on a VESA feature connector for graphics passthrough. No 3dfx for you!   Today's Rift and Vive are easy mode by comparison, not to mention clearly...
  13. NamelessPFG

    The No Man's Sky Thread

    Well now, everyone's talking about No Man's Sky today, and the general verdict is "biggest case of hype backlash since Daikatana or Duke Nukem Forever", with serious technical issues on the PC version not helping in the slightest.   A lot of it boils down to people saying it has even less...
  14. NamelessPFG

    Mad Lust Envy's Headphone Gaming Guide: (1/10/2022: Koss KPH40 Utility Review Added)

      I'd never even considered it because it's a wireless gaming headset - a deadly combination around these parts for people who want to use their audiophile-grade headphones.   It doesn't even have a typical headphone jack on the DSP/transceiver box, so it only works with the headset.  ...
  15. NamelessPFG

    Mad Lust Envy's Headphone Gaming Guide: (1/10/2022: Koss KPH40 Utility Review Added)

    Even more awesome... and still way, way out of my budget. I just wish Smyth Research would actually manage to license the SVS tech out to all those AVR manufacturers, where it would make the most sense to integrate. They'd have economies of scale going for them at that point.
  16. NamelessPFG

    Mad Lust Envy's Headphone Gaming Guide: (1/10/2022: Koss KPH40 Utility Review Added)

      Well, when you have FD Trinitrons in the 21" to 24" range that were top-of-the-line professional graphics monitors in their day acquired for rather low prices, it tends to spoil you rotten. No input lag, perfect viewing angles, black levels that are BLACK, high refresh rates, no native...
  17. NamelessPFG

    Mad Lust Envy's Headphone Gaming Guide: (1/10/2022: Koss KPH40 Utility Review Added)

    Honestly, I feel like once the soundstage is there, the competitive/immersive balance can be nicely tuned with a little EQ. Don't be afraid to use it; it'll save you from having to swap out headphones all the time.   If anything, I need to downsize my headphone collection. The PC360 is just...
  18. NamelessPFG

    PC Enthusiast-Fi (PC Gaming/Hardware/Software/Overclocking)

      In all fairness, DCS is the sort of sim where I have trouble spotting planes in the distance on a conventional monitor if the model enlargement/visibility feature is turned off!   But with it turned on, I managed to actually keep track of the Fw-190 I was tangling with for a few quick...
  19. NamelessPFG

    Mad Lust Envy's Headphone Gaming Guide: (1/10/2022: Koss KPH40 Utility Review Added)

      You'd better believe it! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IBM_T220/T221_LCD_monitors   A lot of technology advancements are much older than most people think; it just takes several years for things to become affordable and mass-produced. I mean, it's only fairly recently that we've had 4K 60...
  20. NamelessPFG

    Mad Lust Envy's Headphone Gaming Guide: (1/10/2022: Koss KPH40 Utility Review Added)

    Speaking of IEMs and gaming, I know that someone favored the Etymotic ER-4P for gaming to the extent that Etymotic actually went and made a variant called the EDGE Acoustics GX-400 that includes an in-line mic, specifically to market as a gaming headset.   IEMs are generally something I...
  21. NamelessPFG

    Mad Lust Envy's Headphone Gaming Guide: (1/10/2022: Koss KPH40 Utility Review Added)

    Well, I'll be damned. Overwatch turned out to be one of those few games that has a built-in headphone mix that actually doesn't suck! That video was some good stuff, thuNDa!   I remember testing out Atmos in the SW:BF3 open beta and being thoroughly disappointed. No directionality, no depth...
  22. NamelessPFG

    Mad Lust Envy's Headphone Gaming Guide: (1/10/2022: Koss KPH40 Utility Review Added)

      About BF2142, though: it took the unlock system they showed off with BF2 and made it utterly overblown. I mean, having to unlock HAND GRENADES? Really, DICE?   It's a shame, since I like the sci-fi take and all, but if anything, I blame 2142 for starting the trend of modern multiplayer FPSs...
  23. NamelessPFG

    Mad Lust Envy's Headphone Gaming Guide: (1/10/2022: Koss KPH40 Utility Review Added)

    So there's another headphone Kickstarter about to wrap up soon, huh?   Here's hoping Taction can get the financial traction they need in those last few days, especially since Ossic's Kickstarter just wrapped up a few hours ago.   What I'd actually like to know is if the two groups could...
  24. NamelessPFG

    Mad Lust Envy's Headphone Gaming Guide: (1/10/2022: Koss KPH40 Utility Review Added)

      Oh, hey, would you look at that? I didn't even know they sold standalone drivers! Most manufacturers these days would rather just have you buy a new product at full price.   I need the North American site, though, so let's see what I can dig up...
  25. NamelessPFG

    Mad Lust Envy's Headphone Gaming Guide: (1/10/2022: Koss KPH40 Utility Review Added)

    Aw, crap. I think I just instantly blew my MMX 300's left driver after accidentally leaving the system volume at 100. This was just after a proper recabling, too.   I don't think I need to explain how pissed off I am at the prospect of having to track down another MMX 300/DT770 32-ohm driver...
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