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Anybody here bought the XP400's?

They seem pretty much perfect, but now that the Warheads have been talked about again. Not sure if I should pull the trigger or not. Wireless Xbox360 compatible headset is at the absolute top of my wants list.. and I hope to buy once and get it right the first time.

I'm curious about the XP400s as well. On paper I think I'd prefer them to the XP500s. Lower priced, dual-band.

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Anybody here bought the XP400's?

They seem pretty much perfect, but now that the Warheads have been talked about again. Not sure if I should pull the trigger or not. Wireless Xbox360 compatible headset is at the absolute top of my wants list.. and I hope to buy once and get it right the first time.

Tritton tweeted awhile back about an late spring/early summer release date for the Warheads. FWIW, Gamestop has a pre-order showing a 6/12 release date. I've held out this long so...

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at Jammy's answer. But to give you something, look at Turtle Beach's wireless headsets.

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Tritton tweeted awhile back about an late spring/early summer release date for the Warheads. FWIW, Gamestop has a pre-order showing a 6/12 release date. I've held out this long so...

I see you are still holding on brother. Same here.

One thing about the XP400's.. is that Amazon's return policy is cake! Buy them, use them for up to 21 days and return them if they dont work well. XP400's seem just about perfect on paper (except for the user replaceable rechargeable battery). But even still.. I'd be willing to try the Trittons first. Maybe one day John Jameson will convince me to pull the trigger and go ahead order the XP400s.

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I see you are still holding on brother. Same here.

One thing about the XP400's.. is that Amazon's return policy is cake! Buy them, use them for up to 21 days and return them if they dont work well. XP400's seem just about perfect on paper (except for the user replaceable rechargeable battery). But even still.. I'd be willing to try the Trittons first. Maybe one day John Jameson will convince me to pull the trigger and go ahead order the XP400s.

I'm only holding because my X41's do a nice job of surround processing, but that friggin' wire caused me to spill my Dr Pepper on my white carpet! Naively holding out hope for the GameStop release date...Come join us in the Battlefield 3 thread stranger...

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I'm still holding on too...although I'm probably going to go with the devastators and let my receiver handle the surround processing. Seriously though, this wait is ridiculous.

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I'm still holding on too...although I'm probably going to go with the devastators and let my receiver handle the surround processing. Seriously though, this wait is ridiculous.

So true, but if(big if) they did delay to make it compatible w/ the new console, I suppose I could live w/ it.

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So true, but if(big if) they did delay to make it compatible w/ the new console, I suppose I could live w/ it.

I don't see what that has to do with tritton. The nextbox is coming after them....so its on MS to ensure backwards compatibility. They're probably using the same spec that the official wireless mic uses, so its probably going to be a blanket decision.

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I don't see what that has to do with tritton. The nextbox is coming after them....so its on MS to ensure backwards compatibility. They're probably using the same spec that the official wireless mic uses, so its probably going to be a blanket decision.

I assume because the Warhead(unlike other headsets) is specifically branded w/ Microsoft/Xbox 360(and its proprietary technology). Turtle Beach, etc. don't have that advantage. They have to do "workarounds" to make it work w/ the 360. The thinking was that if ANY headset would be future compatible, it'd be the Warhead. People expressed concern about spending $270 on a headset that'd be obsolete sometime in 2013 from what I remember...

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I definitely this MS should make this happen...would be kind of an outrage if they didn't. If game are going to have BC, so should the accessories.

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I picked up the wired detonators in the meantime, while I'm waiting for the devastators, since they have the same drivers.

If you're wondering why I'm so dead set on wireless....








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Ok so they sound....decent. Not the best I've heard, not the worst I've heard. The best way to describe them is muffled. Had to pump the treble up a few notches before they sounded at least somewhat balanced. Still not great though. They're perfectly functional and are more than clear enough to make sure you hear everything you need to, but there's nothing impressive to hear...the frequency response is far from balanced.

They're not terribly comfortable either. The holes for your ears feel a little too small, and all the padding is rubber. They seal pretty good but I hope the higher end ones at least use higher quality padding. I wouldn't want to wear these for an extended period.

The SVM feature lets you hear what you're saying, but it brings back the background noise you've sealed out. It's worthwhile but I wish it at least had some filtering to reduce the background noise that's below the transmission threshold. Which kinda throws you off because you can still speak loud enough to hear yourself but not loud enough to transmit. Mic is at least decent enough not to pick up my breathing on it, but without the foam every "P" and "C" pops.

But seriously....this wiring is ridiculous. Im terrified to get out of my chair. Its super annoying to have to untangle everything when you sit back down. I dunno how you guys do it with the mixamp. Probably going to bring them back today...hadn't realized theyre amped and are a PITA to use with anything but the 360 cause you need to plug them into USB.

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Screw it, these suck, kind of made me lose faith in tritton....gonna go try the xp400s.

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Screw it, these suck, kind of made me lose faith in tritton....gonna go try the xp400s.

Thanks for the Tritton review, keep us posted on the XP400's. I'm on the fence with the Warheads or the XP400s
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I picked up the xp400's yesterday. I'll give it a few nights of playing before I give my thoughts. I am coming from the pc360/mixamp combo, just trying to lose some wires.

So far I can say the sound is better on the PC360 but I want to use them a little more to see if the wireless aspect outweighs the sound.

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So...good and bad here. It's completely an utterly wireless. Which is absolutely liberating. Its also much lighter and more comfortable than the trittons. I could wear these all day no problem, but the trittons were like having my head in a vise, and it actually still hurt my head for a while after I took them off. The ear holes are bigger, everything is softer, really good job on the comfort.

You still need a little dongle to connect the chat, which works fine. It interferes with the nyko charger I use, but I can deal with that. People said I sound clear to them, and they sound clear to me.

The star of the show is the surround processing. It's *very* good. Sounds natural, easy to localize rear sounds. Extra special mention for the selectable HRTFs - theyre technically virtual speaker positions, but functionally, since everyone hears differently, it allows you to pick one that most effectively allows you to localize rear sounds. Unlike Dolby headphone, there is no added reverb, so it doesn't always sound like you're in a bathroom. The only reverb you hear is from the game's sound engine. Best I've heard, period.

Now for the bad news....these just don't sound great. I don't understand how they can allow drivers like this in a $200+ headset. The bass is practically nonexistent. I didn't care for the overblown bass of the trittons, but this is kind of ridiculous. They honestly just sound....cheap. The EQ is pointless, the "bass boost" just accentuates the terrible low end. They're definitely more clear than the muddy trittons, but even the midrange and treble is merely adequate in terms of quality. To be honest...I probably prefer the trittons here. Both sound bad, but at least the trittons were involving, like if you can't do it right, at least do it wrong in a fun way. These just sound like cheap headphones.

Also, although I can't really fault TB on this...I need to basically buy an optical switch if I want to use more than one device.

Overall, the comfort, convenience and excellent surround processing make it the better headset....but I'm not really happy with them either. The sound is just unacceptable.

Are there any other fully wireless options? Preferably one that doesn't sound like garbage?

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I'm glad it wasn't just me with the sound. Also people say they hear me clear but they say I sound more robot like where as the pc360 sounds like my natural voice, as if I was in the same room.

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Taking the xp400s back tomorrow. $220 headphones have no right to sound this bad. If they were $100, I can tolerate. But not spending this much for such poor sound quality.

Assuming the devastators/warheads are using the same drivers as the detonators, the choice is easy. Tritton all the way. Neither is sounds accurate or even great, but the trittons didn't sound like a telephone. The best way I can describe the sound of the xp400s is if you took cheap 2.1 PC speakers, and turned off the sub. All you have left is poor, tinny sound. Trittons sound like a slightly cheaper set that has a mediocre sub that you can't turn down...but at least it doesn't sound like something is missing.

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Did some more listening and comparing with the ultrasone HFI-780s I already have, and the trittons....

Tested them both out in stereo, with games and music and to be honest, the xp400s put up a decent fight. Bass was still completely nonexistent but the midrange and high end was satisfactory. Not as good as the ultrasones, but I'd file it under quality instead of trash.

As soon as you turn on the surround processing though...it all turns to garbage. The fidelity in the front soundstage on stereo sources just craters. Sounds like you went from $100 headphones to $10 budget ones. The positioning cues in the rear during surround are still very good, very distinctive. Still pretty terrible quality wise, but it sounds unquestionably behind you. So I take back my recommendation about the DSS2 and TBs virtual surround in general, at least if you're concerned in the slightest bit about quality. If you just want the edge by hearing positional cues, it might be just fine with you. But thats the part of the equation where the quality goes to sh**.

Since you have to take them together, the xp400s as a set are just unsatisfactory IMO, especially for the price...but I wouldn't use them even if they were free. If you already have a receiver with decent processing and you can stand the lack of bass, you might still want to go for the xp300s. The wireless part definitely held up its end of the bargain, it wasn't crackling or popping in the slightest bit....and they might be some of the most comfortable headphones Ive ever worn.

I'm starting to accept that I may need to settle for a set with a mic cable to find something I like. Anyone tried the razer chimaera?

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I definitely this MS should make this happen...would be kind of an outrage if they didn't. If game are going to have BC, so should the accessories.

Made the same point a long time ago. If the games are backwards compatible, why not the accessories. I have 5 of the MS OEM wireless controllers, OEM wireless wheel, OEM wireless headset, Kinect and a few other OEM goodies (guitar, DJ hero, etc).

Would be a shame to just throw all of this stuff away and have to start all over again.

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Taking the xp400s back tomorrow. $220 headphones have no right to sound this bad. If they were $100, I can tolerate. But not spending this much for such poor sound quality.

Its a shame that 4 years later, and countless iterations.. TB still hasnt gotten the formula right. They've improved it, but still not nailed it. I had the exact same sentiments about the XP4's that I bought in 2008. Returned them after a weekend of use.. because they did the job, but priced at $200 bucks.. the sound & build quality felt like should cost half that.

The real disappointment is that the wired Trittons you tried, dont sound much better. For people like us, chasing the wireless dreams.. theres just simply not much hope. And its sad, because its not that difficult of a formula. Its almost as if gaming headphone manufactures dont care to get it right.

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Its a shame that 4 years later, and countless iterations.. TB still hasnt gotten the formula right. They've improved it, but still not nailed it. I had the exact same sentiments about the XP4's that I bought in 2008. Returned them after a weekend of use.. because they did the job, but priced at $200 bucks.. the sound & build quality felt like should cost half that.

The real disappointment is that the wired Trittons you tried, dont sound much better. For people like us, chasing the wireless dreams.. theres just simply not much hope. And its sad, because its not that difficult of a formula. Its almost as if gaming headphone manufactures dont care to get it right.

Yeah...it's really unfortunate. I think there's a stigma out there that gamers don't care about sound quality, they just either want a ton of bass or want it to sound like crap as long as it helps them hear footsteps. And judging from the reviews on amazon on how these headsets have "the best sound EVARRRR!!"....they're honestly probably right.

It seems like we basically have to wait for a manufacturer that actually cares about sound like sennheiser to step up.

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Yeah...it's really unfortunate. I think there's a stigma out there that gamers don't care about sound quality, they just either want a ton of bass or want it to sound like crap as long as it helps them hear footsteps. And judging from the reviews on amazon on how these headsets have "the best sound EVARRRR!!"....they're honestly probably right.

It seems like we basically have to wait for a manufacturer that actually cares about sound like sennheiser to step up.

If they could make a version of the pc360 wireless that would be great. I wouldn't even mind the chat cable.

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Sennheiser sells some wireless headphones that Head-fi alum rated very highly, and said that not only does it sound great as a wireless, but it would sound great as a wired headphone. I'd look into the 2011 holiday shopping guide.

Not sure how to make such a thing work with something like the Mixamp though. I assume if the base has an RCA input, you can just use a 3.5mm to RCA cable from the Mixamp's headphone jack to the input on the base.
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That really only half solves the problem. TBH in my current situation the single wire coming off my ultrasones doesn't terribly bother me, but voice chat is nearly impossible. I often find myself not joining games with people later in the night cause im completely unable to communicate.

As far as I can tell, there's only two 100% wireless solutions - the TB headsets and the trittons. Neither are great.

The TB dongle seems to be standard Bluetooth though....anyone know of any good wireless PC headsets that use bluetooth for the mic and can properly mix in the voice?

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Yeah...it's really unfortunate. I think there's a stigma out there that gamers don't care about sound quality, they just either want a ton of bass or want it to sound like crap as long as it helps them hear footsteps. And judging from the reviews on amazon on how these headsets have "the best sound EVARRRR!!"....they're honestly probably right.

It seems like we basically have to wait for a manufacturer that actually cares about sound like sennheiser to step up.

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Its a shame that 4 years later, and countless iterations.. TB still hasnt gotten the formula right. They've improved it, but still not nailed it. I had the exact same sentiments about the XP4's that I bought in 2008. Returned them after a weekend of use.. because they did the job, but priced at $200 bucks.. the sound & build quality felt like should cost half that.

The real disappointment is that the wired Trittons you tried, dont sound much better. For people like us, chasing the wireless dreams.. theres just simply not much hope. And its sad, because its not that difficult of a formula. Its almost as if gaming headphone manufactures dont care to get it right.

I really like my Sony Wireless Stereo Headset!

I wouldn't listen to music on it but for games and movies it's more than satisfying and the wireless never drops out. You'd think Microsoft would have come up with a similar solution but they seem content to let turtle beach and mad catz make all the money. I really wasn't expecting much for $90 but they have a pleasant if not totally accurate sound and they're comfortable-- something important for gaming/movie cans you might be wearing for 2 hours or more.

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