Originally Posted by bd2003
Sweet! I'm definitely interested to hear what you think about them.
Do they have the persistent background buzz/whine that the primers had?
How's the comfort level? Are they like a vise on your head, and do your ears fit well in the cups?
Do they charge just by placing them on the stand, or do you need to plug a cable in?
How's the sound quality....somewhat bass heavy like the detonators?
And finally, how's the surround processing? Do you take a hit in clarity and get a lot of added reverb when you toggle it on?
I came so close to buying the XP400s again, just cause they were comfortable and so broadly compatible, even though I hated them when I had them. I can probably deal with no PS3/bluetooth if the trittons are good.
First initial impressions:
-Strained to hear a buzz, couldn't find one
-Comfort is pretty good, similar to my X41's. I did have to extend them all the way to reach/cover my ears properly(as I did w/ my X41's). There's a lot of padding on the bar between the ear cups, but because I have to extend them all the way to get them to completely cover my ears(no, I'm not the elephant man), that part is a little uncomfortable(again, same as my 41's). The ear cups are a little more comfortable than the X41's though.
-You charge them by putting them in the stand's charging compartment. You get 2, so you'll never be w/o one. The manual said they'd need a full(8hr) charge b4 use. I was thinking "&%$#@!, I can't even use them today". Believe it or not, one was actually fully charged-KA-CHING(or I wouldn't be able to give you this review)!!!
-Sound quality was where it got a little...weird. These convert 5.1 to 7.1, and I'm not used to it. At 1st I thought there's something really wrong. These have a nice option of going w/ 5.1 for music, game , or movie-the same for 7.1. You read that right-six different modes. It took some getting used to, but i'd settle on 5.1 for game or 7.1 for movie. 7.1 for game seemed like was in some giant echo chamber or something. I experimented w/ COD & BF3. And yes, in 7.1 they're definitely a tad bass heavy. When the EGM was unloading from above in COD in 7.1 game mode I almost went deaf.
-Now on to the good stuff. I've been playing BF3 Metro for awhile now, and all I can say is the clarity...O...M...G...THE CLARITY. The surround processing on my 41's was very good(or so I thought), but I guess you don't know what your missing til you experience it. The sound was so much more localized it was a real advantage in Metro. Even the subtle sounds like footsteps, far off glass breaking, and distant bullets were SO MUCH MORE distinctive than my X41's. By far the coolest thing was the sound of your gun firing/sound of your bullets leaving the barrel is like right there in your face. That was one of the 1st major differences I noticed. I had to switch to War Tapes for BF3 to tame the bass/reverb-it's a little too intense w/ the Warhead's 7.1 game mode.
More to come...Edited by rightintel - 7/30/12 at 7:44pm