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Gaming Headphone Review

Post by blackcat_309 on Wed Aug 05, 2009 10:51 pm

http://www.tomsguide.com/us/Surround-Sound-Headsets,review-1357.html

PC gamer, console gamer, movie-watcher, or music-listener--which surround sound headset is right for you? Logitech, Psyko, Plantronics, Tritton, Razer

Gamers who want to use their headset with a gaming console will benefit most from Tritton's AX Pro, which works with the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC. For console-only gamers, the AX Pro is even better because it doesn't have to be cleaned up as much, though it still uses far too many cables and power outlets. It does provide excellent audio and good comfort, so if you prefer sitting at a non-PC media center, this unit an excellent choice.

Power PC users with soundcards will want to use either the AX Pro or Psyko 5.1. Both utilize the soundcard, the AX Pro with preferably analog inputs (but also a digital optical cable) and its own volume controls, and the Psyko 5.1 with its amplifier and analog inputs. The other headsets work just as well, but none will utilize the soundcard directly like these two, and if you own one, then not using it is a waste of that investment.

On that note, power users who think that any lag time whatsoever will disrupt their movie-watching or gaming experiences should stick with the AX Pro or Psyko 5.1. However, we have not found any noticeable difference between analog and digital signal timing, nor with internal versus external sound processing.

Traveling gamers who don't always use their own PC will love Razer's Megalodon, despite the high price. With a hardened case and headset stand, setting up your personal audio system anywhere is a snap. The alternative is Plantronics' Gamecom 777 which, unfortunately, earned a poor comfort rating. We suggest trying on a set before purchasing. Remember, these are the most rugged and will take a beating without a case, and are great for the road.
Our two favorites, however, are the Logitech G35s and PsykoAudio Psyko 5.1s. Both offer excellent audio and both are very comfortable to wear and convenient to use. The G35 is so easy to use and stores away without hassle. The Psyko 5.1 provides the best directional audio we've ever tested. It remains comfortable, though heavy, and has no problems with heating thanks to the opening ear flaps. Pskyko’s new model borders on the ridiculously expensive at $300, but Logitech's, at the perfect price of $100, make them the ideal headset for PC users.

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Re: Gaming Headphone Review

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