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Re: Gold Wireless 7.1 vs. Astro A40 and 4 other headsets

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It's important to note that the turtle beach headset actually give you the option to mix the level of your voice into the headset whereas most sidetone is a passive feature with a set level.

For my money, turtle beach has it right and the rest of the industry is getting it wrong. But the overall quality of turtle beach is so poor that one feature alone isn't enough to get me to invest several hundred bucks in one of their products.
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I purchased a pair of the Sony Gold Headphones this past Saturday & I couldn't be more pleased.

 

$100 bucks, nice build quality, light weight, comfy on the head, simple connection, & they sound great. I also picked up a pair of Pulse Elites about three weeks ago & I love them as well...but the Gold set is my favorite out of the two.

 

The Pulse Elites hold more custom gaming pre-sets & have the bass impact (which I love), but they are much heavier, & the battery life is no where close to that of the Gold's.

 

I'm quite sure you can spend more, & get a better headset...but for the price point, I think either of the two I mentioned are great choices for gamers looking to jump into the headset party.

 

I was a total non-headset gamer before...now, I can't see myself playing without them. Love the experience I'm now getting.

 

 

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Oh and my biggest fear of using a mic would be I wouldn't be loud enough for people to hear me.
I mean I could just ask them but they will just say yea you sound good enough.
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It's important to note that the turtle beach headset actually give you the option to mix the level of your voice into the headset whereas most sidetone is a passive feature with a set level.

For my money, turtle beach has it right and the rest of the industry is getting it wrong. But the overall quality of turtle beach is so poor that one feature alone isn't enough to get me to invest several hundred bucks in one of their products.
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Feb 17, 2014
@Pinktoe_

Right now, the Mixamp pro makes your voice pretty loud. The voice actually needs to be lowered a bit either by a patch from Astro or volume support from Sony. I've talked to the mods on Astros support boards and the matter is being looked into. Right now I'm using LAN mode which had less sensitivity then the other three.
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Hey murder, is it too loud even with another mic?
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Yeah, my friends said my voice was distorted when I was talking into the mic at what seemed a normal distance from my face. I pushed the mic back to about 4 inches from my face and the distortion cleared. Could just be the sensitivity of that particular mic, but it could be adjusted by a firmware update, I imagine. Or if the user had control of the mic level.

But that would be... Madness. Right?
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Its pretty loud with my Zalman. Not unbearable however. Especially when using LAN mode which is Pro mode with less sensitivity.
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If there was a clip monitor (a simple single led, even) and gain control for the mic it would be easy for the user to adjust the mic level. This is functionality that the most basic low end consumer recording gear offers. No one would buy a mic preamp that didn't.

Of course, as I mentioned before, the ability to monitor your mic in the cans would help immensely as well. I still can't believe it is not a standard feature in gaming headsets.
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