Originally Posted by KingShorty
you seem to know a lot about headsets, at least, I hope.
What are your thoughts on THIS ONE
and what is your opinion on the USB soundcard
that comes packaged with the headset. Are there cheaper USB soundcards that do the same (or even) better job than that one?
I definitely don't know a lot about various headsets; I just did a bit of research to figure out how to solve the problem I was having getting game sounds through headphones while still using a microphone for chat, since I do almost all of my gaming while the rest of my family is asleep.
That said, the usb soundcard is used _only_ for the microphone, and the sound from that is going to be very compressed by the time anyone you're playing with/against online hears it anyway. So I don't think a "high-end" one would be any better for this particular purpose. And obviously that means the surround-sound capabilities are meaningless unless you plan to use it with a PC as well.
What I don't know is if the one that comes with that headset even works with the PS3. I don't know how universal the USB soundcard spec is, and the fact that it doesn't work with macs seems a bit disconcerting. I went with the one I linked to because I had read that it did work with the PS3. If you've read good things about the headset itself, though, you could always shell out the extra $14 for the eforcity usb soundcard if the bundled one doesn't work. Or you can get the version without the bundled usb sound card and get the one I linked to and you'll know that it will work. http://www.steelseries.com/us/produc...o/siberia-full