What's up guys, I need to upgrade from the original xbox360 mic. I've been doing some research and it looks like you have to spend around $100, give or take, for a pretty decent headset. I really only play Halo 4 and I'm looking to get into some gamebattles and more MLG gameplay so upgrading the headset is a must. There's no way I can afford Astro's so the next best thing is Turtle Beach? Anyone recommendations or advice? I'd appreciate it. Thanks in advance. --- GT: II Wilk39 II
Next tier down is The Sennheiser/mixamp combo (just the PC360 + mixamp)
Next tier down is Astro A40 (which is the Mixamp + A40 headphones) at about $250
For your budget of around $100 ($130 or so) I would suggest getting the DX12 http://www.turtlebeach.com/product-detail/xbox-headsets/ear-force-dx12/57
That is the DSS2 and the X12 headphones. The boom mic on the X11 and X12 are very loud (and personally I would try maybe dampening the mic with something), but other than that they're not too bad. The DSS2 is amazing, has just as good (or better, as far as drive) drive and surround sound as the Astro Mixamp. The Astro mixamp wins for chat integration. With the DSS2, chat is more complicated. Not an issue with the DX12, but if you later decide to use just the DSS2 with your own headphones, it's a little more complicated then if you decided to use the Mixamp with your own headphones. Instead of going into details, I'll post a link to another topic where it is all laid out: http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/927749-xbox-360/65707013
For drive and power the DSS2 wins. For Chat capabilities the mixamp wins. Both have great directional surround sound. --- Death to Videodrome, Long Live the New Flesh
What about the Turtlebeach px51? It sounds amazing, I heard that its not the most comfortable for some people, but Im sure theres a way to make it a little more comfortable. It'll take me a couple weeks to afford them though >_< But it would be quite a step up from my x12s.
Sennheiser U 320. They fit very comfortably, sound quality is top (like you would expect any less from Sennheiser) and don't cost an awful lot (roughly $150). Plus they are compatible with PC and PS3 as well. --- Another slave to a paycheck.