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Mad Lust Envy's Headphone Gaming Guide: (9/10/2019: Grado WH1 'The White Headphone' Added)

Discussion in 'Video Games Discussion' started by mad lust envy, Jan 17, 2011.
  1. Fotopaul
  2. Mad Lust Envy Contributor
    My irritation with those products is how they sell a version for each system.

    WHY CAN'T THEY SELL ONE UNIT THAT WORKS WITH ALL? I guess that's too 2011 for them now and they need to bombard us with derivatives for each device you own? It's so anti-consumer.
  3. Yethal
    Almost gave me a heart attack man
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  4. Mad Lust Envy Contributor
    It's really a good thing I decided to redo the testing. I had a feeling I may have screwed something up and in the end found that almost EVERYTHING was wrong. :grimacing:
  5. Fegefeuer
    DTS Headphone X didn't impress me over HeSuVi tbh and I have no faith in TB, even though I kinda liked the DSS.
  6. Mad Lust Envy Contributor
    My friend has an Arctis Pro that I probably should check out, but I KNOW the damn thing won't fit my head. I was blessed with a hell of a noggin.
  7. illram
    Am I reading that right? Press release (man who writes these) says Windows Sonic for Xbox, and DTS Headphone for PS4.

    Seems useless for Xbox; you can get Sonic for free out of the console into whatever headphone or amp you want...
  8. Fotopaul
    Yes apart from the USB chat on XBOX it doesn't seem to offer much..
  9. Nekrono
    So I just found out about HeSuVi and how to get all VSS options included with it. I have to ask... do they sound like the real deal?

    I tried it briefly but the only "hardware" based VSS that I've heard is SBX from my basic Audigy FX card and I have to say it sounded a bit different but maybe it's due to different EQ settings that I set on my Audigy card, also I installed HeSuVi on the mobo's output instead of my Audigy card which has a bit less power to drive my headphones.

    Anyways I'm not really knowledgeable on the matter so I'm asking the pros, can I expect the same results on HeSuVi from the actual hardware for each VSS?
    Last edited: Aug 29, 2018
  10. Mad Lust Envy Contributor
    They're not 1:1. Some sound similar, some don't. Personally I'll just take the real deal considering I already have it. But for those that don't, it's nice to try out I guess.
  11. Nekrono
    Yeah that's what I thought, it's nice as a baseline I would say.

    I do have to say that out of the few I tried Atmos really blew me away, the sound accuracy was insane, I really felt immersed in BF1 and the sound signature wasn't bad, maybe a bit on the bassy side.

    I was looking to try out Sennheiser's GSX the most as I've heard a lot of good things from it but I wasn't really impressed, I felt Atmos provided better accuracy and sound signature than GSX + but maybe it just sounds much better on the actual hardware.

    Also I only messed with HeSuVi for like 40 minutes so it's just my initial impression.
    Last edited: Aug 29, 2018
  12. Mad Lust Envy Contributor
    The GSX is one of the ones that don't sound like the real thing. Real GSX is considerably better.
  13. Nekrono
    Yeah that's what I thought, I'll still keep the GSX in my sights, maybe I'll bite in a sale
  14. Fegefeuer
    Why? GSX is a nice VSS but it's packaged into a low-fi limpy device. Yes, the UI and operation are well made but that's all.
    I'd pick one for 49€ and use it with a PC37X, not more. I'd rather get SBX from HeSuVi, a SBZ and go full force (optical out) into a nice Modi stack and rout the mic cable from your onboard audio or anything else to the mic connector of your headset.
  15. Nekrono
    You are right, personally I find the GSX really overpriced, I would definitely get one if the amp was good enough for my Q701's.

    Right now I have an Audigy FX which has SBX and the amp even though not great it does provide a little bit more volume than the onboard chip so I'm just getting a Magni 3 in the upcoming months and call it a day, at least until I'm hungry for another VSS or Sennheiser is able to provide their GSX VSS on a cheaper/better product.

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