Becasuse I read in several places have interferences:
- Turtle Beach XP500: http://www.cnet.com....5808.htm # image3
I don't trust in:
It is important that I am a gamer (especially shooters) hardened and most important to me is q steps are heard, shots, etc. .. from various angles and with the best possible sound definition. The design, brand, price , color, comfort, weight, etc ... I do not care
What would you recommend me? Other suggestions are welcome but please ... no stereo only .. . only envolved sound
The Sennheiser its much much better than all of that headsets you put it there, the best of the list you type i think is the Astro A40, but! Sennheiser are better much better man... if you have the money to spend in Astro A40 go buy the PC 360 also you can buy the Audio Technica AD700 have the best soundstage positioning audio for like $120 or less then buy a zalman mic and your done.. dont buy that headsets like Astro, Razer, Steelseries, etc... buy a good headphones with a mic or the PC 350 or pc 360 thats just my opinion and you can check this page:
Companies are developing and marketing mediocre hardware in the form of "headsets" and selling them directly to self-professed "hardened gamers".
This thread has come up plenty of times before, and the shorthand version of the answer is that if you are concerned with quality then you should avoid headsets and instead buy a pair of actual headphones, a soundcard with surround capability, and either a clip-on or desktop mic.
Plenty of reading material for anyone interested in learning more and perhaps making a better choice in the future:
I have the corsair 1500's. Love them! I want the 2000... So if there anywhere near the quality of the 1500's sound, AND wireless... They would be absolutely perfect. So buy the 2000 and try them out, and tell me how they are. haha
I am in the same situation. Looking for a decent headset for gaming and I was looking at the Astro A40's. I am starting to be persuaded to go the classical route of just buying decent headphones with a really good sound card.
Check this video out. This guy apparently had the A40's and thought they were useless compared to the Audio Technica AD700 or Sennheiser PC360. I think a lot of this has to do with pc vs consoles. Consoles are limited and have no control so the mix amps with the A40's is the best for them. The PC have all the choice in the world so proper high quality sounding headphones with a good sound card will just out perform anything marketed towards the consoles (which most gaming headsets are, then adapted to pc later; example Astro A40's).
Can anyone elaborate on what you actually need to be looking for in a good sound card when you're going this route. Dolby 5.1 or 7.1 or Dolby Digital Live? Headphone amps or not? How much do you need to spend to get high positional accuracy from the Audio Technical or Sennheiser headphones? How will this effect listening to music also?. Decent music that is... Anything from Classical music to Rock & Roll. Not the crap that's just bass or distortion . I will probably get stick for that one.
i have the G930's and they are indeed a good headset. easily the match of any corded headset although battery life is an issue if your like me and at your pc all day.
over 2 years the issues i have had are the foam covering disintergrated leaving just a material behind covering the rest of the cup. not a huge deal but pretty odd fault for such an expensive headset. although logitech did agree to RMA them as faulty for this. i decided that they audio wasnt broken so why bother... like i said i have had them 2 years, i use them every day, they get a full charge x2 a day(battery life is 10 hours) and the battery isnt showing any signs of zero pointing (where a rechargable battery must be fully drained before it will accept a new charge so it will hold said charge.
the next best headset is the stenhieser 555's or 558's if you can find em. failing that get a set of technica headphones and buy a clip on mic.
i know you say you dont trust stenhieser but they really do offer a good headset. yes they have a 10% fail but that aint as high as others just there disappointed owners were very vocal. so no its not that there a bad headset manufacturer just the people that buy em are vocal about faults. thats a good thing as it forces the manufacturer to improve or loose market share. so i would say stenhieser are a good brand and well worth a look.
from your list i have read good things about the astro 40's as i have of the others although to me creative would be a last choice. not because of sound quality (40mm nim dims means they will all sound reasonable) but there software is a joke as are there drivers.