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Old October 26, 2010, 08:36 AM
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I posted a thread here a while ago asking about them and nobody replied to that thread either. I emailed the store I plan on buying mine from and the guy said (keeping in mind that he is trying to sell them) that it is the best headset that he has ever owned.
Although it wold be nice to see an unbiased opinion
I will give an opinion whenever it is I receive them. Still on back order from Medusa. I can tell you this however, it's going to take a damn good set of 5.1 cans to beat Psyko. As I said earlier,if in fact the Roccat are better,I say good bye Psyko.
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Sennheiser's New Gaming Headsets Will Make Your PC Games Sing

sennheiser 360's are released, back to square one on this thread lol
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From what I heard the PC360s are between "ugly but decent" and "OVERpriced" as they are about 260USD. They say the sound a lot like a pair of hD555's that have been foam modded. In other words they sound a bit better than HD555s but not as good as HD595s (never was a proponent of the 555 foam mod as it does NOT magically turn them into 595s...close but not that close!) BUT cost a bit more than the hD595s can be found for. Better option than horrible 350s but Id still go with a pair of 555 or 595 and clip on mic.

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I think since I can get the 350's for what I can off my friend I'm going to give them a try and if I don't like I can always resell with little or no loss
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My Roccat cans are STILL on back order at Medusa. Is there anywhere I can find a set in stock in Canada? Any help is appreciated. Thanks.
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I posted a thread here a while ago asking about them and nobody replied to that thread either. I emailed the store I plan on buying mine from and the guy said (keeping in mind that he is trying to sell them) that it is the best headset that he has ever owned.
Although it wold be nice to see an unbiased opinion
What store did you plan on buying them from? Did they have any in stock? I can't find a set available ANYWHERE. At least not in Canada. Thanks.
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What store did you plan on buying them from? Did they have any in stock? I can't find a set available ANYWHERE. At least not in Canada. Thanks.
Oh there splenty in stock at the store I buy from
The only problem is that shipping from australia is a bitch
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Oh there splenty in stock at the store I buy from
The only problem is that shipping from australia is a bitch
Mine have been shipped but are held up in Toronto some place. Oh well,at least they are shipped. I will let us all know what I think of these things after I hook them up. I have had many many 5.1 headphones to compare these to. I'm hoping to find a set that will kick Psykos ass. To date, there has been nothing even close.
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Sounds so great.
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Let me preface this with the following statement: All of this is personal opinion (like anything to do with headsets) and I care far more about music quality than movies or games. As far as I can tell, headsets that are "optimized for gaming" are just usually sub-par headphones with a cheap mic bolted on... You can always just play around with sliders in your audio control panel if you want to hear too much treble...

My stable:

HD555
PC350 (broke a leg... Had to be shot... Enough experience with it though)
7H
5H V2
Siberia V2
Carcharias
HS1
4H
Zowie Hammer
Maybe a couple others I'm forgetting, but these are the relevant ones.

My personal favourite at this time is the Steelseries 7H. It's not quite as good as my HD 555 in terms of sound quality or comfort, but it's bloody close and comes with a retractable mic. Also doesn't bother other people in the room if I'm listening to music or gaming loud.

Carcharias - So comfy. I use these at work. IMO unsuitable for music at that price point, but so comfy. Did I mention comfy?

HS1 - USB? I gave the same feedback to Corsair. While the USB powered amp and chipset are probably better than onboard, they sure as HELL aren't better than any dedicated sound card... Poor HS1 has broken ankles before the race even starts...

HD555 - Still my fav for listening to music, but open is a bit of a disadvantage for reasons listed with the 7H

PC350 - Ew. I hated these. My fiance loved them (cat destroyed them) because she could wear them comfortably with her glasses and weird shaped ears (sorry hun if you're reading this). They were comfy enough, but the boom mic is basically like having a carpentry pencil strapped to your head, and they sound just TERRIBLE for anything imo.

Siberia V2 - Similar to Carcharias. Still lying around, but not in use for the moment...

Another thing to bear in mind is that I test all headsets/headphones plugged into my Onkyo TX-SR605, so I have no idea what some of them sound like on onboard or non-amplified sound cards. Some have been used with random onboard or an Auzentech X-Mystique, but not all.
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