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post #31 of 176
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Originally Posted by lucino

I REALLY REALLY wanted to like these, at half the price they sell at I would be quite content with them, unfortunatley though I will be selling mine on (cant return them) and buying a mid range standard headphone. I'll just have to clip my mic onto my shirt for chat again...

Just wanted to share my opinion
Why don't you just buy an Astro MixAmp? Then you can pair it with any set of headphones. Also they have wireless solution now too. I'm by no means saying Astro's better, but if you want to use any headphones, they're your ticket.
post #32 of 176
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Originally Posted by ElectronicTonic View Post

Why don't you just buy an Astro MixAmp? Then you can pair it with any set of headphones. Also they have wireless solution now too. I'm by no means saying Astro's better, but if you want to use any headphones, they're your ticket.

You can't use the Mixamp with the PX5s.

The best thing about the new Mixamp it is that it's transmits/receives on 5.8GHz which means that in the average household it will have that part of the RF spectrum to itself.
It's also a good choice if you want to use more than one set of headphones when you play games or listen to music because it doesn't come with headphones. That part is up to you.

The downside is that you are tethered to the RX unit, your headphones plug into it, and the RX unit does not allow you to control all the audio levels individually so you can't really "mix" them.

So your choices are to go with the all-in-one solution of the PX5s or buy the Mixamp 5.8 TX/RX package and then buy whatever headphones you want to use with it.

Both have their good points and bad. I've had both and went with the PX5s for simplicity and features.
post #33 of 176
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Originally Posted by jammybastard View Post

You can't use the Mixamp with the PX5s.

I know,
I wish Turtle beach would be more open platform, so you could mix and match as you please. This is the reason why I like Astro. I do agree, for an all in one solution go with the PX5 headset. Me I like the option to mix and match.
post #34 of 176
Question:

I have my 360 hooked up via HDMI (not Xbox Slim). Unfortunately, to hook up the PX5's with the optical cable I needed to go back to my old VGA cable set-up.

Do the new Xbox 360 slims allow both HDMI and optical cable at the same time?
post #35 of 176
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Originally Posted by Gado View Post

Question:

I have my 360 hooked up via HDMI (not Xbox Slim). Unfortunately, to hook up the PX5's with the optical cable I needed to go back to my old VGA cable set-up.

Do the new Xbox 360 slims allow both HDMI and optical cable at the same time?

Yes
post #36 of 176
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Originally Posted by ElectronicTonic View Post

I know,
I wish Turtle beach would be more open platform, so you could mix and match as you please. This is the reason why I like Astro. I do agree, for an all in one solution go with the PX5 headset. Me I like the option to mix and match.

Yup. I'd feel the same way if Astro would fix the Mixamp so you could actually "mix" the audio signals instead of fade btwn them.
They really screwed the pooch on that.
post #37 of 176
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Originally Posted by lucino View Post

Hi all, this is my first post, but I thought I would post up my views on the PX5's which I received yesterday.
The reason I decided to register to post is that when I was looking up headset reviews online a few days ago before making a decision, this was one of the main threads I read and based my purchasing decision on.

Firstly, am I glad I purchased my PX5's - well no . The feature set of this headset is awesome and it ticks all the boxes for what a gaming headset should do, props to Turtle Beach for that!
However where they dissapoint for me is the sound quality, I have spent the day trying different settings, connections and sources- game console, cd player and pc, none of them impressed me for such an expensive headset.

Don't get me wrong, if your looking for a unit that does all the PX5's do then go for it, however if you place importance on sound quality I would HIGHLY recommend auditioning these somehow before you buy.

A average set of normal headphones that cost a third of the PX5's will give you comparable sound quality, a decent set of standard headphones for half the price of the PX5's will give you all the directionality in games you need without the 'surround processor' plus hugely better sound quality in everything else. I have used a cheapish set of Sony over ear headphones in the past which let me hear very well the direction of peoples footsteps etc, there was no difference between these and the PX5's!

However saying the above, the convienience factor of having wireless, a built in mic, bluetooth etc may swing it for some people, also I would imagine if you've never listened to a half decent set of headphones then the PX5's would be quite adequate sound wise.
Again though if you have the opportunity I would audition these and also a set of cheaper priced standard ones just for your own comparisson if sound is a high priority for you.

I REALLY REALLY wanted to like these, at half the price they sell at I would be quite content with them, unfortunatley though I will be selling mine on (cant return them) and buying a mid range standard headphone. I'll just have to clip my mic onto my shirt for chat again...

Just wanted to share my opinion

what other headset would you recommend.

Is a must that the receiver has 1 optical input and 1 optical output. I don`t want to change cables with my 5.1 system every time i want to use the HT5.1 instead of the headset.
post #38 of 176
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Originally Posted by booker21 View Post

what other headset would you recommend.

Is a must that the receiver has 1 optical input and 1 optical output. I don`t want to change cables with my 5.1 system every time i want to use the HT5.1 instead of the headset.

My setup is:

Xbox 360 opt out -> PX5 opt in
PX5 opt out -> HT aux opt in
post #39 of 176
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Originally Posted by jammybastard View Post

My setup is:

Xbox 360 opt out -> PX5 opt in
PX5 opt out -> HT aux opt in

Excellent. This was one of the main reason i chose this set over others.

I can`t stand to be unplugging and plugging every time i want to use the headset.
post #40 of 176
This is probably a sily question, but I will ask. When using the px5 is it truly wireless because it is blutooth? Meaning no other cables to Ps3?
post #41 of 176
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Originally Posted by Gado View Post

Question:

I have my 360 hooked up via HDMI (not Xbox Slim). Unfortunately, to hook up the PX5's with the optical cable I needed to go back to my old VGA cable set-up.

Do the new Xbox 360 slims allow both HDMI and optical cable at the same time?

You can modify the component cable piece that plugs into the 360. If you remove the cover you can have HDMI and use the component cable for optical audio. This is how I have mine setup to use both.
post #42 of 176
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Originally Posted by Boston Litigator View Post

This is probably a sily question, but I will ask. When using the px5 is it truly wireless because it is blutooth? Meaning no other cables to Ps3?

Yes.
post #43 of 176
Overall I am pretty happy with mine. I am still not used to the sound yet but I also don't use them every time I play. Not sure they sound $150 better than my old Tritons but I need wireless and this was the best choice for me.

Greg
post #44 of 176
Thread Starter 
How better is this headset from a cheap SONY 20usd?

I keep hearing some complains about the AQ but these are a thing of perspective. I mean to what they are comparing too?

I will be happy with the AQ? How much better or worst they are compared to similar solutions? A40, trittons, etc ?
post #45 of 176
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Originally Posted by GCS View Post

Overall I am pretty happy with mine. I am still not used to the sound yet but I also don't use them every time I play. Not sure they sound $150 better than my old Tritons but I need wireless and this was the best choice for me.

Greg

Didn't you have the AKG K702's at one point or am I confusing you with somebody else?
post #46 of 176
Hello gamers, I had some good games last night on preset 3. I downloaded the dynamic treble boost and it seemed to work well with footsteps and reloading. I was just messing around with the presets. My setting's for blk op's are music down to about 2 and everything set to max. I have it set to theater instead of headphones and on quiet. I hope this helps for players trying to find a good setting on the px5. I also ordered ATH ad700's just to compare with but I have to find a mixamp/transmitter. Man, I should have bought a headset long ago when I was playing splintercell chaos theory(versus) online. I would have won a few more games.
post #47 of 176
Thread Starter 
quick question.

It´s possible to get the sound output as Devs designed? I don´t want to change any sounds from the game. Maybe Bass boost but nothing else. It´s possible to achieve?.

The closest i could get from what i´m getting now with my 5.1HT.
post #48 of 176
Can someone help me? I have the px5 hooked to my xbox just fine. However I have a onkyo sr707 that I'd like to get it hooked to so I can listen to tv and such through my receiver to my headphones. My receiver doesn't appear to have a digital out port only multiple digital ins. What is my solution? Thanks.

Chris
post #49 of 176
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Originally Posted by csj0952 View Post

Can someone help me? I have the px5 hooked to my xbox just fine. However I have a onkyo sr707 that I'd like to get it hooked to so I can listen to tv and such through my receiver to my headphones. My receiver doesn't appear to have a digital out port only multiple digital ins. What is my solution? Thanks.

Chris

There's no easy solution. You need an optical switch hub. Also, every source you want to go to your headphones needs to be optical. I wish Onkyo had an optical out port. I have their flagship model, but no optical out. My old Onkyo 705 had optical out.....lame.
post #50 of 176
Not the cheapest solution, but you can also throw this between your receiver and display to add that missing optical out: http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2
post #51 of 176
So help me understand this....if I stick this switch inbetween my TV and my receiver...it will somehow carry the sound and duplicate it to the optical out on the box. Even though the sound will be originating from the Xbox, going to the receiver and then wanting to just pass out the speakers rather than going to the TV speakers...what your telling me is that the receiver duplicates the sound signal to the TV even though the TV never uses it. This certified HDMI switcher then scoops that sound stream out and into the digital optical out...

Will I hear any lag? between picture and sound?

Is there a cheaper option?
post #52 of 176
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Originally Posted by csj0952 View Post

So help me understand this....if I stick this switch inbetween my TV and my receiver...it will somehow carry the sound and duplicate it to the optical out on the box. Even though the sound will be originating from the Xbox, going to the receiver and then wanting to just pass out the speakers rather than going to the TV speakers...what your telling me is that the receiver duplicates the sound signal to the TV even though the TV never uses it. This certified HDMI switcher then scoops that sound stream out and into the digital optical out...

Will I hear any lag? between picture and sound?

Is there a cheaper option?

You'll have to put the switch between your device and receiver. So it will be like this: xbox360>switch>receiver>tv

It'll be a pain, but I think it would work. Instead of plugging multiple devices into your receiver, you plug them into the switch. I can't think of a cheaper option. You can look for an optical switch, but they're hard to find, active ones, at least.
post #53 of 176
Thread Starter 
for those who own this headphone.
I read on CNET that they experience some audio drops when using thie pass throught to their HT.

PX5reciever->HT5.1 = audio drops.

Could someone confirm this?
post #54 of 176
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Originally Posted by csj0952 View Post

Can someone help me? I have the px5 hooked to my xbox just fine. However I have a onkyo sr707 that I'd like to get it hooked to so I can listen to tv and such through my receiver to my headphones. My receiver doesn't appear to have a digital out port only multiple digital ins. What is my solution? Thanks.

Chris

If your receiver has a headphone jack on the front you could get a headphone jack to rca cable and plug it in that way. It would only play in stereo though.
post #55 of 176
I am interested in getting these but I want to know how good the bass is and how much depth the sound have. I currently have the AX720 and gunshots/grenades just dont have that deep sound i'm looking for.

I'm hoping the turtle beach have that extra "oomph" in its sound
post #56 of 176
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Originally Posted by runback22 View Post

I am interested in getting these but I want to know how good the bass is and how much depth the sound have. I currently have the AX720 and gunshots/grenades just dont have that deep sound i'm looking for.

I'm hoping the turtle beach have that extra "oomph" in its sound

from what i've read, you will not find what you're looking for with the PX5.
post #57 of 176
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Originally Posted by formulanerd View Post

from what i've read, you will not find what you're looking for with the PX5.

yeah because reading is a great substitute for first hand experience.


I've owned them for 2 months and they rock. There are more than a few people here on AVS that use them nightly for COD:BO and feel like I do about them.

You can definately get deep bass with the PX5 because unlike every other gaming headphone on the market you can customize the sound you hear from the headphones.
Want more footsteps? More gunfire? More explosions?
The onboard processor comes with 10 presets built in, one of which is enhanced bass and treble, but if that's not enough you can create your own custom presets and save them to the headphones for use.

Here's what I'd suggest....buy them from Amazon or Best Buy. Try them for a few days and if you don't like them put them back in the box and return it for a refund.
post #58 of 176
The PX5 "Advanced Sound Editor" is now available for download.
Download here
post #59 of 176
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Originally Posted by jammybastard View Post

The PX5 "Advanced Sound Editor" is now available for download.
Download here

Did you try them? what´s your impressions?
post #60 of 176
Has anyone tried an optical splitter? I just ordered the PX5 & the splitter so I don't have to un/plug the cable. Looking forward to trying them out this weekend.
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