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    Hyper x Cloud x right now

    I can't tell if my settings just aren't set up right but I'm not getting much in the way of directional sound which has been absolutely Kicking My Ass in BF1 hardcore deathmatch where every footstep you take sentences you to death
     
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    Is it better to have wired headsets?
     
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    No real difference. Comes down to any potential sheering of the wireless signal and battery life.

    The important aspect is the audio hardware/software used, not directly the headphones itself. For you could have the best headphones money can buy. While running it off the onboard motherboard audio chipset. Here you will only be receiving a fraction of the headphones audio output.

    Some USB based headphones that use their own audio chipset 3D emulation software conflict with game engines 3D audio output.
     
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    I did own a Logitech wireless headset and it kept cutting out for a few seconds and then coming back

    For the Xbox I was looking at the Astros but got worried about the wireless (A50)

    They do have a pair of wired I wouldn't mind either
     
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  5. Rational Poster Scourge of the War Room

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    SteelSeries Arctis 7

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    Wireless used to suck, but it doesn't anymore.

    The range is awesome, I can listen to youtube videos playing on my pc when I'm downstairs taking a shit.

    Battery holds the charge as long or longer than a cellphone. I charge at night and my headset never runs out of juice. Worse case scenario you just plug it in and keep going and they become a wired headset.
     
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    Get the G933s, a50s are meh
     
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    i love steelserise, but the thing is...they have terrible microphones
     
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    I don't have an issue with the mic, it's actually pretty nice the way it recoils into the headset when I don't need it.

    It's not rigid and it's very flexible so it can't break either. Never had a more comfortable set of headphones either.
     
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    Dumb question is G933s Astros or different brand?
     
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    G933s are Logitech
     
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    the thing is, i have the siberia 800 and the mic is garbage. =/ i might replace them
     
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  13. Rational Poster Scourge of the War Room

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    Check out the Arctis models if you want to stick with steelseries, they're much more positively reviewed I found.
     
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    ill have a look. i was looking at going back to logitech
     
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    I think wired soundmuch cleaner.
     
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    The only issue with arctis is that they tend to be very quiet even with settings turned up
     
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    If you are still searching, i can’t stress Howe much I like the Phillips shp9500’s with a vmoda boom mic. My absolute favorite set right now.

    I got them and the sennheiser gsp 300’s on the same day. I will say that i was surprised by how good the sennheisers sound with music for a purely gaming set. The sound positioning in a FPS are not great with these, but the sound is decent. Can’t expect anything else from sennheiser. I may sell them to a friend when my gsp 600s arrive.

    When I used the Phillips shp’s($65) I was blown away. While playing cod, I actually took the set off because I thought there were real gunshots outside my house. These are a really good set of headphones. I already prefer them over my sennheiser 598, beyerdynamic 990, audio technica m50x and 700x. They sound so crystal clear and are very light. My only minor complaints are that I wish they had just a smidge more clamp and the material on the earcups are not the softest-though I am used to the velvet of beyers.
    I am writing this while wearing them and listening to breaking Benjamin and the guitars and so crisp and crunchy. I love it.

    I tried the virtual barber test, and the positional audio was amazing. I was dismayed that there was a slight haze or hiss whenever the characters were speaking. That could be the recording, but otherwise it is so damn clear.
     
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    I haven't had that issue, then again my ears have been getting pretty sensitive and I keep them lowered or I wear a hoodie before I put them on.
     
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    I had the arctis 7 for one night. They simply were not what I was looking for.
     
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    Ok the Astro A50s are garbage. They have an issue where there is an echo in party chat that doesnt go away. Some people can fix it some cant. Firmware updates and setting changes can fix it for some people, but I havent been able to solve it

    With this echo problem i have no idea how these can be rated good headphones. Id rather use my old $50 pair just for no echo. They are unusable trash I wasted $350 on
     
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