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1. EPOS I Sennheiser GAME ONE Gaming Headset, Open Acoustic, Noise-canceling mic, Flip-To-Mute, XXL plush velvet ear pads, compatible with PC, Mac, Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch, and Smartphone - Black (506080)

  • Signature Sound Dynamics -Engineered For Incredibly Natural And Accurate, High Fidelity Sound, The Proprietary Speaker System Delivers The Bass Extension Balanced With The Other Frequencies To Deliver Extreme Acoustic Clarity
  • Noise-Canceling Microphone - The Flexible Boom Arm Easily Adjusts For Best Voice Pick-Up Positioning And The Microphone Design Minimizes Background Noise For Acoustic Clarity And Crystal-Clear Communication.
  • Open Acoustics - The Classic High-End Open Acoustic Gaming Headset Is Designed For Extremely Natural, Spatial Sound. It Delivers Sonically Accurate Hifi Audio That Reveals The Details And Dynamic Realism Of The Game’S Audio For Better Game Performance.
  • Quick Volume Adjusting – An Integrated Volume Control Is Built The Right Ear Cup Of The Game One Headset For On-The-Fly Adjustments.
  • Open back design keeps head cool while delivering extreme sonic clarity and accuracy courtesy of Sennheiser's model specific transducer technology (50 ohm)
  • Modern, lightweight yet robust design featuring plush velour covered XXL ear pads for extreme comfort
  • Crystal clear conversations ensured with the professional quality noise canceling microphone that automatically mutes when boom arm is raised
  • Volume control conveniently located on right ear cup. Braided fabric cable
  • Two year warranty when purchased from an authorized Sennheiser dealer
EPOS I Sennheiser GAME ONE Gaming Headset, Open Acoustic, Noise-canceling mic, Flip-To-Mute, XXL plush velvet ear pads, compatible with PC, Mac, Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch, and Smartphone - Black (506080)
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u/Assyneck · 0 pointsr/Headsets

This is quite a long post but you probably should read it all. I also searched for the best possible sound on the PS4 for the cheapest price and tried almost everything.

Astro Headsets are NOT top notch. They are just OK. They have extremely elevated bass that drowns out the footsteps and clarity.

Razer again are completely overpriced and sound worse than 30 dollar headsets.

Sony Gold Wireless is decent and wireless which is also nice. But they sound a little bit muddy compared to the HyperX Cloud II. But sound better than the Astro's.

I have every headset listed except the Razer Kraken 7.1 but I do have the Razer Megalodon which was absolutely horrible and I had so many issues with it and the firmware updates fixed nothing and the sound from the headphones transmitted over the mic even when isolated so it was a wiring issue. I just would shy away from Razer at this point. I hear too many bad things about them all the time with build quality issues. Although I do think they look really cool.

For PS4 in my experience all USB sound cards sound terrible. I have tried the Syba, the Sony Silver USB Adapter, and the Logitech G430 USB sound card.

If you don't want to think about anything, buy these.

This right here will probably be the best setup available for the cheapest price. The HyperX Cloud II could be substituted for the GSP 300 but HyperX Cloud II's do sound slightly less clear than Sennheiser. These GSP 300's look like a refresh of the PC 350 SE but with reduced ohms but I currently do not have the GSP 300 so can't tell you if it sounds different than the PC 350 SE but if it sounds like it, it will be great for gaming in every way.

Here are further explanations for why you should get those two.

The new MixAmp Pro TR has horrible metallic surround sound.

Example here:

It really does sound horrible so I returned it and got the MixAmp Pro 2013 edition from eBay and can tell you that it sounds absolutely fantastic. And much better than any of the USB stuff. Because of the Digital Optical connection. It is very important that if you go this route that you set up the MixAmp Pro 2013 correctly. You have to make sure that in the PS4 settings that the output to headphones setting is set to CHAT ONLY or you will not get the surround sound features through optical. You will get the standard stereo USB sound card of the MixAmp Pro 2013 instead of the optical which sounds much better than the other options.

The MixAmp also really is an amp. It pushes my PC 350 SE 150 ohms perfectly. The other USB adapters do NOT amp and I can not get my PC 350 SE's loud enough through controller or any USB adapter. So the MixAmp pro does definitely amp. But I should mention any headset above 150 ohms or lower sensitivity would probably not work with the MixAmp that well or it would be really low volume.

Also Sennheiser is extremely well respected for their sound and I own the PC 350 SE (And the G4ME One) and can tell you that it has the best sound of any gaming headset out there except maybe the ATH-ADG1X but those are 300 dollars.

Also, I can confirm that the USB adapter that comes with the HyperX Cloud II does not support surround sound on PS4. No USB devices support surround sound on PS4 unless you buy it straight from Sony. The Sony Golds and Sony Silver USB adapter are the only two devices that support USB surround sound that I know of. And it is not that great compared to what the MixAmp Pro 2013 offers.

Now for the part where I will tell you that if you want the audiophile solution, read further.

Most gaming headsets really do suck compared to a pair of audiophile headphones and an add on mic.

So in this area I will recommend this solution.

For audiophile experience you are going to want to get these SHP 9500's:
And this add on mic (Uni Directional with Mute):

I don't recommend that V-Moda BoomPro even though it works perfectly with the SHP 9500's. It picks up everything in the room and since PS4 does not offer a push to talk feature I would stay away from it. It would be perfect for PC gaming though with a Push-to-Talk button.

If you get this with the MixAmp you are going to have the absolute best sound quality with the best mic quality for that price. No doubts whatsoever.

If money is really not an issue. I recommend the Sennheiser HD 598's with the ModMic and the SoundBlaster X7 with the Bluetooth USB adapter for chat. It does not work with Xbox One for chat only optical.

And if money is not an issue AT ALL then I recommend the Sennheiser HD 600 with the ModMic and the SoundBlaster X7 and the MixAmp Pro 2013 so you can put that into the X7 and use the line in and it's audio mixing capabilities so you can switch between SBX and Dolby Headphone with the MixAmp and choose the one you like the best.

I hope this helps you make a decision. I own most of the stuff mentioned and this is all from personal experience. But you should also note that sound is highly subjective so you may just have to purchase this stuff from Amazon so you can test all of it and send it back if it doesn't meet your needs or expectations.

u/LifelongCaboose · 1 pointr/Headsets

The Sennheiser game one and Game zero are sold on Amazon for under $200. Well 7.1 referees to a speaker set up with 7 speakers and 1 sub woofer. So 7.1 Virtual surround sound try's too replicate that by altering the EQ( the sound of the headset) letting you hear foot steps better and tell where there coming from but this feature doesn't work the best and makes everything sound distant and diminishes the sound quality. Open Back headphones give a better sense of space for audio positioning without sacrificing sound quality. This is one reason I hate company's like Astros and Razer is there advertise as 7.1 VSS as just a better all around thing which it isn't it's a features that can help in some situations if your ok will the trade off.

This is a stereo headset which is good. It doesn't have any gimmicky "gamer" features. It's a no bullshit headset that is just good. It has well tuned drivers for the best sound with out needing to play with the EQ your self. But it is a OC headset meaning you will need this adapter for console.

u/teachmebasics · 0 pointsr/Headsets

There are some very high quality gaming headsets put there, but they are often very expensive. In my experience, it's smarter to buy a quality headset and mic separately, rather than together. You can often get them cheaper than their combined counterparts as well.

The Mod Mic is what I use, but it's a little expensive. There are also [mics like this](V-MODA BoomPro Microphone for Gaming & Communication - Black which can work in-line with compatible headphones, thereby making your life even easier.

If you do a little searching and review-reading online, you shouldn't have any trouble putting something together. Good luck!

u/KingArtyFartyParty · 1 pointr/Headsets

SteelSeries Arctis 7 is pretty good quality headset (for a bit extra price) for what you are looking for. Pretty good microphone and sound quality, good surround sound, good volume controls on the headset itself. To me the cushions are a little stiff but still comfortable and I personally am still getting used to it after using the same headset for the past couple years (only had it for about a month).

One thing that I really like about it is that it is fully wireless, it comes with a little hub that is USB plugged in, but this hub also allows connection from your computers speakers. What this allows you to do is if the headset is off, then sound will come through your standard speakers, but once turned on, it will transfer sound and controls to the headset, and visa versa.

Another note is that it goes on sale from time to time, so perhaps wait and watch for this?

Edit: Also about this size, it should fit just fine, it is really meant for all shapes and sizes

u/GamingUsername123 · 1 pointr/Headsets

Cool thanks! I would like to save up but my mic is pretty trash atm. So what is better the Hyper X Cloud 1 or... the logitech g430. I have been recommended the g430 also. Any opinions on that?*Version*=1&*entries*=0

u/syneofeternity · 1 pointr/Headsets

I have a decent sound card but I thought my current headphones were 7.1 or 5.1.

Apparently not lol

The new HyperX models seem to be nice. There was a Seinnheiser around $200 that was supposed to be amazing but current reviews don't seem to agree.

This page lists the new HyperX as a top one. I don't mind spending the money I just want to hear from those who have the 7.1 headphones on how they like it

u/jdmdc2 · 1 pointr/Headsets

Check this one out. It's pretty decent and has a detachable USB cable and mic. By detachable cable I mean it is cabled but the 3.5mm disconnects from the USB dongle/cable and you can just plug it directly in to your controller.


Solid sound and fit. I used one for a while and passed it on to a friend as I switched to wireless.




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u/uaexemarat · 1 pointr/Headsets

V Moda Boompro (cable with boom mic at the headphone port) and an SHP9500

This will give a better experience than virtual surround sound

u/RenFerd · 1 pointr/Headsets

I dont have a desktop mic. I have the V Moda Boom Pro. Its a mic that connects to most headphones with a 3.5mm detachable cable. You should check it out. As for the desktop mic. I guess it depends which one you get. Ive read of people having issues with desktop mics picking up lots of background noise. Which might annoy the people you play with. Heres a a link to the VModa

u/clashtom · 1 pointr/Headsets

2nd the shps, 7.1 in a headphone is redundant due to 2 drivers in a headphone. Even 7 drivers in each cup would have a messy sound signature. The Phillips are the standard bearer of open back headphones for gaming/music. These will last longer than a big name gaming headset. (Vmoda boom pro for the volume dial and mic) the vmoda even comes with male to 2 female trrs adapter for separating mic/audio for PC. $48-60 for shps, Newegg usually cheapest next to Amazon. $29 for vmoda

u/Fliip_CSGO · 2 pointsr/Headsets

^Take a look at this one.

I've had the G430 myself and there's two huge downsides:

  • The USB soundcard will give you a lot of crap, e.g. problems with microphone or weird sound bugs.
  • The headset itself is EXTREMELY flimsy.