Best Wireless Headset for Gaming?

Discussion in 'Computer Audio' started by Kyle_Bennett, May 22, 2018.

  1. Kyle_Bennett

    Kyle_Bennett El Chingón Staff Member

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    Why it is not on the main page the new iCue does it better. Click settings then select you device.
     
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    LigTasm [H]ardness Supreme

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    Thanks I found it, its a tiny little icon on the settings page.
     
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    I have the wired version of the Arctis Pro. I would highly recommend it as well as the wireless version just based on build quality and the fact that you can hot swap batteries to keep going. That was always my problem with the A50 as well as the upcoming Audeze. Let's say you just game for awhile or you forget to put it back on the charging stand. Now you have to wire in and charge it for a bit versus just popping in a new battery.
     
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    Can you not just plug in a cord for a couple of game-hours like I do with my XBox controller? I wonder what the substantive difference is between my Sennheisers which will go 22 hrs against one of the main headset brands which seem to do half that at best?
     
  6. Kyle_Bennett

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    Never got word back, and considering these are currently out of stock, I just bought a pair direct. These have a 30 day return so I feel pretty safe.
     
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  7. Kyle_Bennett

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    Asked for a review sample.
     
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    The Audeze guys are awesome, took me LCD3 in to their HQ for a little repair and they dealed with me directly and even gave me a cool t-shirt :headphone:
     
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    I just purchased the Audeze Mobius, I have not got them in yet but have heard great things from a few people who have heard them through demos. If you haven't checked them out, I would suggest you take a look.
     
  10. Kyle_Bennett

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    I bought a set as well. No shipment yet.
     
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    Well the Corsair Void Pro is returned, just going back to my old wired HD598's. The continuous problems with Discord make it a total no-go. The guy at Best Buy even warned me that people return the Corsair units constantly because of problems with Discord and I brushed him off, should have listened.
     
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  12. Kyle_Bennett

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    Could you be more specific as to what the issues were? I just used mine on Discord for 5 hours
     
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    Constantly losing sound and mic in Discord only, probably every 15-20 minutes. Games or other sounds continued to work and I could use in game voice just fine, but the only solution was to close out Discord and restart the headset every couple of minutes. When it got to the point where I was spending more time dicking with the headset than playing a game in my limited down time I got rid of it. There was no way to know you had a problem unless you use the overlay and see the people lighting up as they talk but not hearing anything.

    To be fair, I was warned. Like I said, it did exactly what the guy at best buy said people were returning them for exactly as he explained it when I picked it up (which I assumed was user error at the time since big box store employees generally say a lot of stuff to sell you a more expensive item). I don't know if its a problem with the discord app itself or the Corsair software but I got tired of it real quick and none of the "solutions" I could find worked.
     
  14. Kyle_Bennett

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    Interesting. Never heard of this before. I have two Void headsets that we use here in my house for Discord all the time and have never seen an issue. I have to wonder if it is not a Discord issue. I know between my daughter and I, we literally have hundreds of hours on ours in Discord specifically.

    Have you updated the firmware on the headset? Do you run the Corsair software that controls the headset while using it?
     
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    Mine had the newest firmware, and the software was always running in the task bar so I could check battery levels. There were a pile of threads about it on the Corsair website when I checked, something is going on between the two programs I believe. Not sure what other factors might be a problem with it, it acted the same on both my 8700k/V56 machine and my 1800X/RX570 one as well. Both Windows 10 with the current build. (I did make sure all 50,000 of the AMD HDMI audio devices are disabled on each one).

    The other small issue I had with it was the headset itself is fairly heavy, but I guess thats to be expected with the batteries in there. It hurt my ears after a few hours. But otherwise it was comfortable and the mic performance was very good, sound was good as well and I liked the surround setting. I personally vastly prefer to use teamspeak, I hate all the cluttered crap in Discord but everyone I know uses it so I had to switch over.
     
  16. Kyle_Bennett

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    Just got this about the Audeze Mobius...

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    booo! But good to see dedication to quality and listening to customer feedback.
     
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    I'll probably be considering them after general retail availability, and while their setback is a bit disappointing, it's quite obvious that Audeze is working to make a solid entrance.
     
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    In case anyone is wondering, the Mobius uses Waves Nx for its surround algorithm. You can try it for free for 30 days and purchase a Waves Nx license separately, and use it on any headphone you want, including any bluetooth headphone (or bluetooth dongle that you use to make a wired headphone wireless...hint) for $10, as it simply pretends to be a 7.1 sound card in Windows. The tracker can also be purchased separately for $99, if you want that functionality.

    While we are at it, there are a lot of headphone independent hardware/software solutions that let you use any headphone. E.g. Out of Your Head software ($24.95 for the generic 7.1 HRTF, free 7 day trial) which in my opinion is better than Waves at rear cues (OOYH uses HRTF tech from the Smyth Realiser A8). External solutions include the Creative the X7 and E5 DAC/Amp combos that offer SBX surround, which is a very capable surround algorithm, and the X7 is compatible with the PS4 and Xbox which output Dolby Digital. Sennheiser's GSX1000 is also a popular 7.1 DAC/Amp. I am not familiar with internal soundcards but I am sure there are internal equivalents. All of those options are in my opinion superior to Dolby Headphone, which is I believe what the G933 uses.

    I second Mad Lust Envy's thread over at head-fi for headphone recommendations. The original post is old but many of those cans are still for sale, or their updated models are, and the wealth of info in that thread for virtual surround gaming is pretty great.
     
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    Razer have their own version too. There are some good youtube video's which show the difference between the different systems. I confess that I have difficulty discerning he difference between them for the most part. I like that the voices move when the 'viewer' turns their head and it gives you additional sense of immersion but whether one sounds brighter than the other or is more flat etc is hard to do when you're not familiar with the source. easy to hear extra detail in a music track, for example, than in a repeated cut scene in a game unless one of those systems is head and shoulders above the others. I'm not sure they are.
     
  21. B00nie

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    I just tried the OOYH and it's pretty good but lacks in what is the fundamental flaw of all head gear: Front imaging. It opens up the sound somewhat but still can't create an image like good speakers can.
     
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    Damn, and I was thinking about trying it. I've been using the Razer software since it gets me an easy inline equalizer.

    What cans are you using with it?
     
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    I tested it with my Bose QC20 earbuds and my laptop. OOYH doesn't have head tracking which is a must to really fool the brain. It wasn't bad, it was very spacious for a headphone. You can try it for free at their website...
     
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    Thanks, I just might. I'll be using my Focal Elex and Sony MDR-Z7 cans.
     
  25. illram

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    I'm more of a rear cues person myself and for that OOYH was great. I did not notice a front imaging deficiency, I did notice that I had to seriously pump up the volume thought to get anything loud. And the software is sort of buggy and looks kind of dated. I think it's a one man operation.

    Since it is free no reason not to try it, other than wasted time.But, it is also dependent on luck of the draw since the demo (and all of the other presets) are a generic HRTF. I.e. basically someone else's head and ears, which may or may not be close to another users. This is the "ask 10 different people get 10 different answers" problem with all non-customized VSS solutions. I believe Darin (creator of the software) will take a personal measurement, if you have one, and do a custom preset for you (for $150!).

    Also give Waves Nx a try, as you can purchase a head tracker for that software (and it is also a free demo).
     
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