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Gaming Headphones 6 years 9 months ago #20767

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Simulated vs True 5.1 or True 7.1
Closed acoustics vs Open acoustics
Dolby vs Stereo
Burn in or no burn in

Simulated vs True ,For certain games I can take either one simulated or True but because some stereo headphones are more bass dominant than others it's difficult for me to get closed backs with the higher treble I am accustomed to with my 5.1's. Certain games offer much more sound separation with the use of true 5.1 and 7.1 driven headphones. Killzone 3 for instance you can be jumping around in a Exoskeleton and still catch footstep cues from grunts, but using ad700's and turtle beach it was either BASS or treble and everything else got washed out, there was no middle ground for sound in that game. Tritton handled this very easily.

Closed vs Open , I personally can only use the closed backs to immerse myself in the game and block out any outside noise and to keep the noise from escaping. Open are good also if you are in a very quiet room where you can focus on every detail.

Dolby vs Stereo, I prefer Stereo when I'm trying to catch cues very close to me, Dolby is great also for certain headphones not all. For instance Slyr works best for me in astro mode and dolby off but AD700's sound great with Pro Mode and Dolby Digital enabled. It's preference.

Burn in vs no burn in, I never paid attention to this but I do remember owning my tritton ax pros for a year logging hundreds of hours on them then getting the black ops trittons and realizing they sound different. Identical settings and same mixamp to make sure some setting didn't seem off. Over time they began to sound identical after many hours of play. I'm now over 2000+ hrs on my Black op Trittons and they sound awesome "for gaming".



Still using my Trittons for years they never failed to pick up a sound cue.

Ordered Astro mixamp for $79 I'm going to try to give stereo a shot to see if overall sound experience is better than just going for sound cues alone. New Tritton pros I hear are not as good as the old ones just a heads up.

Headphones with open backs "AD700's" lost many of the cues that the Trittons "closed backs" always pick up. Games like Killzone it loses a lot of sounds of foot steps in this game. It wasn't able to separate the sounds of explosions and still detect the footsteps of ground soldiers surrounding your Exo Mech. Either increasing Bass to ruin the entire experience or treble and still footsteps were lost.


Closed Backs Stereo vs Tritton ax pro.
Used the DSS Turtle Beach, Headcandy Slyrs used it's good just not as good as Trittons, the sounds seem to get muddied I can't accurately pin point multiple targets in close quarters.

Razer Tiamat using Tritton Ax pro box in 5.1 Worked Excellent in BF4 with war tapes. Still though Bringing this to COD because a driver isn't being used it just happens that's the driver I lose the cue on any little gap in the driver placement that isn't being used makes this just not worth using in any COD competitive play. Probably the most comfortable headphones I ever used, maybe the best headphones for PC gaming.

Tried the 5.1 Trittons pros in PC and got static feedback and issues that caused odd frequency noise irritating the experience, not worth using for pc.

After picking up my Astro Mixamp I can say the turtle beach dss does not compare to it. Build quality and sound quality it really feels like a toy with overblown 7.1 simulated sounds. The Astro comes with preset features Astro, Pro, Media and Core modes.




Looking for the BEST closed Back Stereo Headphones I can find, if anyone know of any good ones please post. Hopefully the Astro mixamp offers a different experience than the dss.

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Gaming Headphones Simulated vs True 6 years 9 months ago #20811

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Updated 12/3/2014

Tested these in Ghosts on PS4 they work AMAZINGLY well. I used the Slyr "Slayer" in Astro mode and 3rd notch on volume. I caught all sound cues very easily. The game has very good directional intensified sounds and this outperformed the Turtle beach dss in overall clarity with Dolby on and off.

Advanced Warfare is a so so experience for some reason I'm noticing a loss in detection at times when people are exo boosting. I need more of a Treble pitch which I'm used to using Trittons. I hope to try the new Creative Aurvana's soon to see if these can help.

Just picked this up for $79 Cyber monday deal, glad I did it is much better than the turtle beach dss. Feels like it's worth every penny, while the dss is like a toy in comparison.

Played a lot of games yesterday the outcome was this in CODAW, keep in mind a ton of crashes and lag that aside I really enjoyed using this very immersive compared to my trittons. Stats using Dolby digital 392-86 4.6 kdr and dd off 104-21 4.9, Totals Astros today 496-107 Not saying a whole lot since this game is not a sound efficient as say Ghosts. But I did hear a lot of thumping footsteps. My trittons same day I went 173-34 it's negligible with lag and crashes.

Headphones used
AD700's using rubberband mod and earcup mod still my house has too much noise to really take advantage of these ***Lost some cues which should have been caught*** Unless you have these cranked up a simple exo boost jump I lost the cue.
Slyr Worked best "Slightly on hear over ear" Felt cues were more spaced and isolated than the others. *Still testing but lost no cues*
Senn 280 closed backs so so very great noise isolation little "bassy" ****Lost sound cues****


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Gaming Headphones Simulated vs True 6 years 9 months ago #20815

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I was using old good Trittons AX Pro 5.1 for about 3 years, now I'm using A40's with mixamp. In my opinion no headset can beat Trittons AX Pro sound quality, but on A40's with mixmamp you can hear every single footstep/exo-movement so clear ... well ... example below :evil:

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Gaming Headphones Simulated vs True 6 years 9 months ago #20818

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Nice man that is awesome, I need a good pair of closed backs my house has too much noise at times lol for open backs. Unless I'm in a room alone can I really take advantage of the ad700's. I wanted to check out the pc360's but waste without ambient noise cancelling. Sennheiser PC 350 has closed backs.

Like with my Trittons they are feel tailored to me after hundreds of hours of use they are just the right looseness so the sound escapes. But when I first got these I preferred my first pair they weren't as tight and the treble sounded better than the new ones. Used the same mixamp to rule out something odd there and the front,rear,center, sub settings were identical. So this makes me wonder about if burn in is real.

I have no where near the amount of time on any of my other headphones, maybe the sennheiser 280's.
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Gaming Headphones Simulated vs True 6 years 9 months ago #20838

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Damn... it's bad when I add up the hours I played but good to know the durability. I realize now since 1/1/2011 I logged 2000+ hrs on the black ops trittons.
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Gaming Headphones 4 years 2 months ago #56499

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In my opinion SteelSeries Arctis 7 because I have using last 6 months.
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