I am looking for a new gaming headset. I would like to replace my PS3 headset for voice chat against a full fledged USB gaming headset in preparation to the Oculus Rift.
A feature I would really like is Dolby Headphone. Meaning surround sound with two speakers. I saw that Madcatz will release the Cyborg F.R.E.Q.7 soon (http://www.madcatz.com/freq7/).
Of course it would be nice to use the headset on other devices, too. The FREQ7 for example can be plugged to a xbox or PS4 controller via 3,5mm plug.
Do you have any other ideas?
I recommend the Logitech G930. it has 7.1 dolby digital surround, 3 programmable buttons, volume ajust, mute mic buttons and a switch to turn the 7.1 on/off. The big plus is they're wireless, really confortable, and my experience with logitech has shown me that they have really good customer service. they're the ones i use and the're excellent.
also you can re-charge the battery while you use them, which is a great feature.
I take the optical out of my PS3 to my Victor(JVC) SU-D1 Dolby Headphone adapter and have a Beyerdynamic DT 990 pro attached to that (with a headphone amp, due to the high impedance). I use a Samson Go Mic for voice, which is most definitely an overkill.
The plus side of this setup is that its very versatile and I got a great headphone for gaming and movies as well as for stereo hifi audio. The downside is the price, exceeding 300 Euro (not even including the headphone amp).
I second the Logitech G930. The emulated 7.1 is excellent, and makes pinpointing enemies very easy in games like DayZ and Far Cry 3. Battery life is quite good (unlike my G700 mouse) and the wireless aspect makes it easy to run to the kitchen for a beer/sammich, and also lets your friends on Skype/Mumble share in your bathroom triumphs...and defeats.
I've been using Turtle Beach for my headsets, but I've never bought a Dolby Surround Sound set from them.
Anyway here's a link to the Dolby Turtle Beach headset. Turtle Beach PX5
Cool, the Logitech G930 seems to be the counterpart to the Madcatz F.R.E.Q.7. But I do like the preamp idea, too. I have to check everything out :)
Thanks for the reply.
I recommend anything Logitech. All of my accessories (mouse, keyboard, speaker, headset) are all Logitech.
I am very pleased with the Gamecom 780 headset, the quality really is incredible, especially considering the price, and the mic has one of the clearest sound around. It supports Dolby Pro Logic II and 7.1. The bass is not the strongest but even listening to music it is one of the headsets with the deepest sounds I have used and if you hop on the amazon reviews you will find most people amazed with the quality just as I am and, again, especially considering the price as it easily equals or even tops much more expensive headsets.