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post #4171 of 5434
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Originally Posted by Viper187 View Post

Balls. How would one connect a Turtle Beach Z1 to a Mixamp? The Z1 apparently has 2x3.5mm plugs vs the Mixamp's 1 2.5mm.

Hi Viper187, a Y-adapter.
post #4172 of 5434
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Originally Posted by JChin View Post

Hi Viper187, a Y-adapter.

Lovely. I bet shipping is just as much as the adapter. Well, I guess I'll order a Z1 next month. Turtle Beach doesn't even list the XCL on their site anymore.
post #4173 of 5434
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Originally Posted by Raven Crimson View Post

Screw THX or DH, you all know what you REALLY want...



You can get one now for $1100 on Amazon!

http://www.amazon.com/Beyerdynamic-H...9&sr=1-1-fkmr1


In all seriousness, I totally would if I didn't have some serious debt piling up. XD

Looks good but then why not go for the Smyth Research's Solution the Realiser A8
http://smyth-research.com/products.html
Around 4K when all said and done and one can even use the dreaded HDMI with it directly. It has rave reviews though I have never tried it myself. I am happy with my Pioneer Wireless headphone solution for now will give Warhead a try when and if it ever comes out
post #4174 of 5434
For the purpose of gaming, the Realizer's (and the Headzone Pro's) head tracking is useless. Sounds in gaming are relative to your on screen avatar, not you yourself. It would hamper gameplay, not aid it.

The Headzone base is ideal as it's like a super Mixamp. Just well implemented virtual surround.

I would like to try the head tracking in these systems, but honestly they're only beneficial for stuff like music recorded in surround, concerts, etc. If you're playing a game or watching a movie, there's no real purpose as you're supposed to be watching at the screen anyways not rotating your head all over the place.
post #4175 of 5434
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Originally Posted by JChin View Post

Hi Viper187, a Y-adapter.

Why the hell doesn't it say anywhere what size plugs that has? Will I need 3.5mm to 2.mm adapters?
post #4176 of 5434
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Originally Posted by Raven Crimson View Post

For the purpose of gaming, the Realizer's (and the Headzone Pro's) head tracking is useless. Sounds in gaming are relative to your on screen avatar, not you yourself. It would hamper gameplay, not aid it.

The Headzone base is ideal as it's like a super Mixamp. Just well implemented virtual surround.

I would like to try the head tracking in these systems, but honestly they're only beneficial for stuff like music recorded in surround, concerts, etc. If you're playing a game or watching a movie, there's no real purpose as you're supposed to be watching at the screen anyways not rotating your head all over the place.

I disagree that head tracking would be useless for gaming. I think the ability to quickly turn my head slightly left or right could be helpful especially in FPSs. I sometimes turn my 'self' in game slightly left or right to confirm where something is coming from. I'd love to be able to do so by just turning my head (my real head) instead of having to turn the view in game.
post #4177 of 5434
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Originally Posted by elvisahmed View Post

Looks good but then why not go for the Smyth Research's Solution the Realiser A8
http://smyth-research.com/products.html
Around 4K when all said and done and one can even use the dreaded HDMI with it directly. It has rave reviews though I have never tried it myself. I am happy with my Pioneer Wireless headphone solution for now will give Warhead a try when and if it ever comes out

I love what the Realiser does, but it is a bit of a science experiment. Check out the user manual sometime...

Think about how sweet this product could be with some decent design. (Astro or Apple, click here)
post #4178 of 5434
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Originally Posted by Shin CZ View Post

Headphone Stands

Rubbermaid Fast Hose Hook ($10-$15)

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ef=oss_product




Works like a charm, is very solid, and the edges are rounded off so it won't damage your headband. If you have huge headphones, you might wanna add something on the top (where the headband rests) to get some clearance for your cables.

Can you recommend anything for hanging them on the wall? I'm running out of desk space. lol
post #4179 of 5434
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Originally Posted by Viper187 View Post

Can you recommend anything for hanging them on the wall? I'm running out of desk space. lol

pegs used for hanging coats?
post #4180 of 5434
Creative Support are really annoying, if they can't resolve my problems with the Recon3d I'm sending it back. Paying £90 and for it to have software and hardware related problems adds salt to the wounds.

Q1) What I don't understand is that it is advertised as having these profiles (40 seconds into video), but they don't exist in the software control panel. All I can find is the generic jazz, rock, pop etc in the eq settings. When I go to profiles and select FPS, RPG these profiles contain no pre-loaded customised settings nor does it contain the settings pre-selected by gaming pro's.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xaqUZ...layer_embedded

Q2) The Recon3d has Cross Over Frequency. It describes it as " Set the lowest frequency your front speaker can produce to enhance bass effect. I am hoping to get advice on what I should set this to. The HD595's according to the technical specs have a:

Frequency response (headphones) 12 - 38500Hz

The crossover slide can go from 10-1000Hz

I have it set as 10Hz as the slider goes up or down in increments of 5Hz. Have I got it set up correctly?

Do I even need to have this on? Isn't Crossover the cut off frequency which sends sounds at the selected cut off to the subwoofer, thus involving 2 or more speakers? How would it work with stereo headsets? The crossover is automatically turned on when the bass is boosted and a cross over selection must be made.

Q 2.1) Additionally bass boost does not seem to do anything.

Q3) The volume buttons do not respond when the Recon3d is plugged into the xbox on PC Mode and then you switch it to XBOX mode. I find that you have to ensure XBOX mode is on before you plug it in. Is this a bug?

Q4) I noticed terrible amounts of hiss when I was on the dashboard. Whilst in game this is not noticeable as it gets masked by the game sound. However, I pin pointed this down to the provided chat lead which lacks a ferrite core suppressor. I used the chat lead of my Astro Mix Amp and the hiss disappeared. Will Creative supply me a chat lead? When using the Recon3d wired it picks up inteference something which Astro resolved by adding a suppressor.

Q5) Crystal Voice in the software does not work at all. I cannot make any adjustments to my microphone. Acoustic Echo Cancellation, Noise Reduction, Smart Volume and FX™ don't seem to do anything.

Q6) Scout Mode is missing from the software. Is this only in the PC software? If it is there should be separate defined TruStudio software for consoles, as I mentioned in question 5, crystal voice does not work at all which allows microphone customisation, if this is for PC only then it should be advertised as such.

Q7) Using the microphone causes echo and low reproduction of voice chat even when I have followed the guide here: http://support.creative.com/kb/ShowA...aspx?sid=96619
post #4181 of 5434
That sounds like way too much of a hassle, though I heard it's not ideal to use with the 360 at all, and should be mainly used for PS3 and PC...
post #4182 of 5434
Just get a MixAmp.
post #4183 of 5434
I just picked up the Turtle Beach MW3 Delta headset off Amazon warehouse for $140. Its essentially the PX5, which I had, but returned because I wasnt happy with the sound quality I was getting at $250.

At $140 though, its not a bad deal.
post #4184 of 5434
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Originally Posted by s1njin View Post

Just get a MixAmp.

I've got a mix amp, I considered this an upgrade but Creative's technical support is pathetic and their official forums are as useful as salt to a slug. I'm just going to return it, save a bit more and probably get some PX5's.

It's a shame because the sound is very good, much better than the Mix Amp but they rushed the product out of the door.
post #4185 of 5434
Is there a way to download new voice prompts for the PX5s? The standard is a woman's voice, but somewhat boring.

Also, My PX5s work great usually, but I've been playing Assassin's Creed: Revelations multiplayer lately and have experienced a lot more drops and problems than ever before. Nothing else about my situation has changed though. Is this unusual or am I going crazy?
post #4186 of 5434
anyone have a set of the pleather ear pads for tritton 720/pros laying around they fit both.... i need a pair thanks pm me
post #4187 of 5434
Hopefully someone can get the new Sennheiser X320, which is the cheaper alternative to the PC360, and apparently more comfortable. I'd do it, but I'm done with headsets.
post #4188 of 5434
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Originally Posted by majnu View Post

I've got a mix amp, I considered this an upgrade but Creative's technical support is pathetic and their official forums are as useful as salt to a slug. I'm just going to return it, save a bit more and probably get some PX5's.

It's a shame because the sound is very good, much better than the Mix Amp but they rushed the product out of the door.

The 595s are decent gaming cans. Combined w/ the MixAmp you're really only losing out on a convenient mic (which the Ant Mod sorta solves). The PX5s are not going to be able to play in the same ballpark as the 595s, unless going all wireless is your number one priority.
post #4189 of 5434
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Originally Posted by Raven Crimson View Post

Hopefully someone can get the new Sennheiser X320, which is the cheaper alternative to the PC360, and apparently more comfortable. I'd do it, but I'm done with headsets.

I've done it, but it's not the X320...it's the PC320. The X320 is stereo only USB with a built-in amplifier. It's $149 and won't work with a mixamp solution (doesn't have separate 3.5 heaphone/mic plugs)

The PC320 is $99...only US retailer that currently carries them is B&H Photo (I couldn't even find them on amazon)

I'll post more thorough impressions once I spend some a decent amount of time with them.

Impressions from only getting about 4 hours playtime with them...they are really good for gaming since they accentuate high frequency sounds more than the PC360, but not as good for all around use due to weaker mids & lows (music/movies).

If you don't want to spend more than $100 though...they are a no brainer. Super lightweight and comfortable. I'll be curious to see how the mic holds up long term. That's been my only complaint with the PC360s...I've replaced 2 sets due to microphone issues.
post #4190 of 5434
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Originally Posted by slyderulz View Post

I've done it, but it's not the X320...it's the PC320. The X320 is stereo only USB with a built-in amplifier. It's $149 and won't work with a mixamp solution (doesn't have separate 3.5 heaphone/mic plugs)

The PC320 is $99...only US retailer that currently carries them is B&H Photo (I couldn't even find them on amazon)

I'll post more thorough impressions once I spend some a decent amount of time with them.

Impressions from only getting about 4 hours playtime with them...they are really good for gaming since they accentuate high frequency sounds more than the PC360, but not as good for all around use due to weaker mids & lows (music/movies).

If you don't want to spend more than $100 though...they are a no brainer. Super lightweight and comfortable. I'll be curious to see how the mic holds up long term. That's been my only complaint with the PC360s...I've replaced 2 sets due to microphone issues.

What types of Mic issues?
post #4191 of 5434
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Originally Posted by s1njin View Post

What types of Mic issues?

The 'works intermittently until dead' type...I think I've mentioned it a few times in this thread. I think formula has had mic issues with his 360s too, but I'm not certain.

The mic design from an ergonomic (too frickin' BIG!!!) and quality standpoint is my only gripe with the otherwise perfect all around PC 360s. Odd that the mic would have quality control issues when Senn is a big name in professional recording & stage mics if I'm not mistaken.
post #4192 of 5434
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Originally Posted by slyderulz View Post

The 'works intermittently until dead' type...I think I've mentioned it a few times in this thread. I think formula has had mic issues with his 360s too, but I'm not certain.

The mic design from an ergonomic (too frickin' BIG!!!) and quality standpoint is my only gripe with the otherwise perfect all around PC 360s. Odd that the mic would have quality control issues when Senn is a big name in professional recording & stage mics if I'm not mistaken.

Hrm. I'm almost at the end of my return period w/ my 360s. I wonder if it was a bad run of them or if its the nature of them?

I see what some of you are complaining about w/ all the cords. I'm half tempted to return them and get a pair of XP500s and say screw it.
post #4193 of 5434
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Originally Posted by s1njin View Post

Hrm. I'm almost at the end of my return period w/ my 360s. I wonder if it was a bad run of them or if its the nature of them?

I see what some of you are complaining about w/ all the cords. I'm half tempted to return them and get a pair of XP500s and say screw it.

Not sure if it's inherent to the design or a bad run....jury is still out on that one.

If yours work fine...keep'em. As long as I have a working pair I'm keeping them in my headphone stable. They are awesome for PC gaming (what they were obviously designed for)! There are also ways of getting faulty units replaced outside the 1 year warrranty period that I won't disclose here

I was pretty happy with my X41s before I started down the audiophile path...the xp500s and deltas look like a perfectly viable soultions if completely cordless is what you desire.

Hey...where have Daekwan and bd2003 been since the 'perfect wireless solution' Tritton Warheads were released??? Ohh, wait a minute
post #4194 of 5434
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Originally Posted by slyderulz View Post


Not sure if it's inherent to the design or a bad run....jury is still out on that one.

If yours work fine...keep'em. As long as I have a working pair I'm keeping them in my headphone stable. They are awesome for PC gaming (what they were obviously designed for)! There are also ways of getting faulty units replaced outside the 1 year warrranty period that I won't disclose here

I was pretty happy with my X41s before I started down the audiophile path...the xp500s and deltas look like a perfectly viable soultions if completely cordless is what you desire.

Hey...where have Daekwan and bd2003 been since the 'perfect wireless solution' Tritton Warheads were released??? Ohh, wait a minute

Lol, still waiting....
post #4195 of 5434
My mic has been working perfectly since day one. I've owned the PC360s for like ever now.

And my bad about the X320/PC320. Got me all confused, lol.
post #4196 of 5434
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Originally Posted by Raven Crimson View Post

My mic has been working perfectly since day one. I've owned the PC360s for like ever now.

And my bad about the X320/PC320. Got me all confused, lol.

Good to know some folks haven't had any issues. Like most things German, I think they just over-engineered the mic. I've wondered sometimes if it has anything to do with the loud mechanical 'click' the boom makes to enable the mute function...it almost sounds spring-loaded. The PC320 mute when you swing the boom up is near silent by comparison.
post #4197 of 5434
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Originally Posted by slyderulz View Post

The 'works intermittently until dead' type...I think I've mentioned it a few times in this thread. I think formula has had mic issues with his 360s too, but I'm not certain.

The mic design from an ergonomic (too frickin' BIG!!!) and quality standpoint is my only gripe with the otherwise perfect all around PC 360s. Odd that the mic would have quality control issues when Senn is a big name in professional recording & stage mics if I'm not mistaken.

it's kind of funny, i was having mic problems, but i replaced my gaming chair (unrelated) and my mic problems went away.... i think my mic issues were from tons of ESD in a microfiber chair... the new chair doesnt create a static charge like my last one.

(old chair also really screwed with my fiio e7+e9)

tldr; no issues with my pc360's.
post #4198 of 5434
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Originally Posted by formulanerd View Post

it's kind of funny, i was having mic problems, but i replaced my gaming chair (unrelated) and my mic problems went away.... i think my mic issues were from tons of ESD in a microfiber chair... the new chair doesnt create a static charge like my last one.

(old chair also really screwed with my fiio e7+e9)

tldr; no issues with my pc360's.

Electrostatic discharge? Crazy, good to hear your issues are fixed.

I haven't had any issues with this latest set, I also still haven't found anything better under $200

The PC 320s are great at $99, but I can't recommend them over the PC 360s if you can afford spending the price of a game to get the better headset. The PC 320s are great for gaming but they are just too bright for all-around use
post #4199 of 5434
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Originally Posted by slyderulz View Post

Electrostatic discharge? Crazy, good to hear your issues are fixed.

I haven't had any issues with this latest set, I also still haven't found anything better under $200

The PC 320s are great at $99, but I can't recommend them over the PC 360s if you can afford spending the price of a game to get the better headset. The PC 320s are great for gaming but they are just too bright for all-around use

yea, maybe the mic isn't properly grounded or something, but i think a static charge was being stored somewhere in the mic circuitry... for the most part it functioned fine, but when you'd flip it up to mute, everyone on the other end would get the loudest, most horrendous screeching sound... didnt matter if it was through the mixamp, or through my pc on ventrilo (both soundcard and fiio d5)... so i'm pretty sure it was that stupid chair.



on another note, i picked up some beats by dre yo.... i got the pro version, $99... been wanting to give them a try, and if i hate them i can double my money on craigslist (at least).... direct from monster, so no fakes
post #4200 of 5434
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Originally Posted by formulanerd View Post

on another note, i picked up some beats by dre yo.... i got the pro version, $99... been wanting to give them a try, and if i hate them i can double my money on craigslist (at least).... direct from monster, so no fakes

They're pretty solid for that price. The only Beats worth getting, if at all. That's as much as I'd spend on them though.

My next want/need is...



Limited Edition 50th Anniversary M50s. <3

http://www.soundprofessionals.com/cg...em/ATH-M50s-LE


Apparently, these will be sold soon too...(March)

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