Originally Posted by pixelate
Huh? I'm not defending any of the products mentioned, I just think it's a waste of people's time having to wade through misleading comments from people with no firsthand experience.
Misleading comments? According to whom? You? We are trying to help people make wise decisions based on quality products. What are you doing?
Really. Go back and read the very first post. Respond and tell me what the original poster was asking about.
The topic title is gaming HEADPHONES. Repeat: HEADPHONES... not HEADSET. Regardless, if you were to read all of the posts you'd realize the original poster bought Senn 595s to go along with a Dolby Headphone receiver, and not a gaming headset. The topic was and is centered around 5.1 headphones. Only those who do not read and just reply without thinking, bring up headsets like turtle beach when it has already been brought up and discussed a dozen times!
The X3's may be a piece of crap, but it's stupid to compare them to the Sennheisers. The X3's have IR wireless capabilities, an integrated microphone, an attachment w/ mute function for the 360 controller and rudimentary mixing functions. Meanwhile, the Sennheisers are just stereo headphones. It's like comparing the build quality of a cheap Swiss army knife to a cheap screwdriver.
The x3's are even more expensive, at $100. I was comparing it to the $60 x1's. Regardless of features, the x1-3's are of lower quality compared to the senn 201's i linked to. And guess what, they are only $20. I could then add a zalman clip on mic, that attaches to the headphone cable, for less then $10, and have all the capabilities of the turtle beachs, and quality to boot. So for $30, half the price of the turtle beach x1's, you have a pair of quality headphones with mic. So explain to me why you would recommend turtle beach headsets, when they cost a least double and are of significantly lesser quality? Who's doing the misleading now (no question marked need for this).
No, the Ear Force models are not 5.1 multi-speaker headphones. I'd work on getting basic stuff like this correct before instructing other people to read and learn.
Come again... where did i type that? I never did. I always knew that the x1-3's didn't support digital 5.1. The x4's, on the other hand are reported to support digital 5.1, but like all turtle beaches digital 5.1 offering for the PC, they will most assuredly be the multi-speaker type, of which doesn't even support Dolby Digital, or of course Dolby Headphone. All i said is the x1-3's are POS. Looks like YOU need to take your own advice, along with mine, and read before you type.
In all seriousness, I'd suggest starting another thread espousing the virtues of Dolby Headphone tech vs. headphones with multiple drivers. I think people reading THIS thread understand that there are two approaches, yet still just might be here to discuss "gaming headphones".
Again, they should read the previous body of posts before they just blurt out stuff. Then they'd realize what was the main topic of discussion, along with their questions already being answered. Laziness should not be defended.