Ok so i just bought myself the Turtle Beach X4.
- 5.1 surround is great
- You can turn down game volume, so you can hear chat clearly.
- Can connect pretty much anything to the main receiver
- Pricey $200
-Cant use Mic on other gaming consoles(360 only)
-Loud hissing sound, very noticeable when there is no sound, not so much when there is…You have to keep still too or there seem to have interference, this when watching a movie only
- Its wireless but not really, you have to connect this to your controller. Plus you have to buy batteries which can get expensive (20 hrs though), probably have to buy rechargeable…
Macbook Laptop - The sound had a very noticeable hissing sound, this was actually the first one i tried it on. I had to move the wires around & be a certain location to lower the hissing. I was using rca cables to connect this instead of the optical.
Sony Bluray S350 - I grabbed Saving Private Ryan a DVD movie & notice the hissing sound still there. I wasn’t that impress with the 5.1 surround sound either. I didn’t feel like there were bullets flying in certain directions, this could just be the movie disc as this is an old dvd movie. Was not impress at all.
Xbox 360 - Only played ST HDR, so i couldn’t really take advantage of the 5.1 surround. I was able to turn down the game volume & can hear people more clearly. This is a huge plus, cuz i like chatting & always have a hard time hearing people. Now i can hear them whine clearly about me tick throwing them to death.
PS3 - I played Fight Night Round 4, the sound was great. I can really hear the crowd, i also wasn’t able to hear any outside chit chatting at the house. I was really into the game, didn’t hear any voice chat, not really sure if they were talking or not so i cant comment.
I also tried a dvd movie Howl’s Moving Castle & the sound sounded 100x better then my Sony Bluray S350 setup at my home theater room. The hissing wasn’t that noticeable either. So it could be that my Sony S350 just sucks or SPR dvd sucked, i will try Howl’s Moving Castle with this to see any changes sometime this week.
So overall, i was a bit disappointed at first. Then when i connected the headphones to my gaming console i was quite impress. I was looking for a headset that i can use for gaming/movies. It works great for gaming but not yet sold w/ movies.
So anybody have experience with Turtle Beach headphones? Do you have a constant hisssing sound? Can i connect my 360 controller to PC & use the microphone to do video chat?
Also is there gaming headphones that can be used for multiplatform. Please post your experiences with other gaming headsets. Im also looking for nice headphones to purchase for music/movies. Please post your experience on them here.