Audeze Mobius Review

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  1. cageymaru

    cageymaru [H]ard|News

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    Hardware Canucks has reviewed the $400 Audeze Mobius premium 3D gaming headset. The reviewer loved the 3D mode for movies, but didn't see the point in it for gaming. He also noted the decreased sound quality in 3D mode. The 3D tracking would lose the headphone's position and was entirely too slow to react to head movements when it worked. The reviewer didn't think the virtual 7.1 surround mode on the headset was that great, and the short range on the headset's Bluetooth would cause him issues if he walked around the office. The cabling included with the Audeze Mobius was subpar and the microphone quality was lackluster. He did appreciate the immersive sound quality that the planar magnetic headset exhibited when in Hi Rez mode. You can read our review of the Audeze Mobius here.

    The Audeze Mobius is supposed to be a gaming headset that will satisfy audiophiles with incredible planar magnetic drivers and 3D positional audio. It has literally every feature but it also costs $400. But if you have the money, this might be the best gaming headset available.
     
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  2. reaper12

    reaper12 2[H]4U

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    Sounds like he had a faulty headset. Mine doesn't lose tracking even with quick movements and Bluetooth works over fairly long distances for me. I can leave my phone in my sitting room and can walk around my whole house without the headset losing connection. Can't comment on the mic as I don't use it. Also, there isn't a decrease in sound quality when you use the 3D mode, but the sound does change. Personally I prefer the 3D to be on while listening to music and for movies, it's amazing. How good the Virtual sound mode works depends entirely on the game.

    EDIT: Watched the video and just to correct some of Cageymaru's statements.

    He didn't notice a decrease in sound quality when using 3D, only that it was limited to 16bit/48Hz.
    3D Tracking works perfectly in manual mode, it's only in Auto mode where it is slower to update to the head movements and this is what he recommends in the Video.
    He didn't really complain about the short range of the bluetooth, he wasn't just walking around his office, it worked perfectly in his office, it was only when he went downstairs that it started losing signal.
    He didn't say the cables were subpar, he actually said the cable were good quality just too short.
     
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  3. linuxdude9

    linuxdude9 Gawd

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    Some microphone issues were resolved with a firmware update. I use the 3D headtracking HRTF while gaming and hi-res while listening to music. I don't think there's any other wireless headphone with the sound quality these have. LDAC support over bluetooth is great as well.
     
  4. Axiomatic

    Axiomatic Limp Gawd

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    Save $350 and download "Dolby Access" from the Windows store and you can make any games positional audio better while still making positive changes to music and video as well with your existing headphones. I didn't believe in this until I tried it. It's free to try for a week so whats to lose?
     
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  5. Azphira

    Azphira [H]ard|Gawd

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    I recently purchased the Sennheiser HD1, the ear pads and headband are leather, have noise cancelling, they work wired, wireless with aptX, and through USB. I got them on sale $200 cheaper than the Mobius. *Goes to windows store to look at Dolby Access*
     
  6. linuxdude9

    linuxdude9 Gawd

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    Mobius supports LDAC, which is a much higher quality than aptX over wireless.
     
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