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This review is from: ASUS XONAR DGX 5.1 Channels 24-bit 96KHz PCI Express x1 Interface Gaming Audio Card
Pros: Decent but not amazing sound, optical out for the sound junky
Cons: The bells and whistles that are advertized don't stand up to their hype.
Has a terrible bitrate and user interface.
My mid range motherboard audio chip also comes with an optical out and runs at 192 khz with 24 bit channels.
this card runs at 95 khz with a questionable 24 bit channels.
Other Thoughts: Before you consider buying an audio card you should learn something about the card and your motherboard.
In the case of Xonar DGX, my 150$ ASUS motherboard's Realtek audio chip outperforms all but the most expensive (200$+ dollars) audio cards out there.
This review is from: Turtle Beach Ear Force PX3 Programmable Wireless Gaming Headset
Pros: decent sound, music and games sound good. The big drivers help music with a lot of depth of sound.
Cons: I don't know if this is on everybody headset but with my unit there is a very regular, random, low beeping tone that comes out of the headset, it can be very annoying and there's no way to fix it that i know of.
After a few minutes the head set throws a fit if sound stops coming out and makes more annoying sound for another 5 min before finally shutting off.
Other Thoughts: IF YOU DON’T WANT TO READ THIS WHOLE THING JUST GET TO THE PART THAT SAYS “READ THIS”
I was really excited to get a pair of these for my PC. It was like "Ya it's wireless, and I don’t have to roll over my cord anymore, and it’s got a mic!" the cons far outweigh the pros... This headset is a bad idea. The idea behind it is that you can use it with any system, Xbox, PC, PS3, and its one of the only sets that TB makes for the PC, the only other one is 300$. Because it tries to do everything it does nothing well. Its multi-platform, but using the same set on multiple platforms is impractical and dumb. It takes way to long and is too much of a hassle to be worth moving regularly between say, your PC and your Xbox. There are very few setups where you CAN actually move back and forth and even fewer that work well. Having a set that is ONLY for your Xbox and a set that is ONLY for your pc is a much better way to go when working with your sound. On top of all of this the fact that this headset is so poorly designed and that there selling it for 150$ is almost insulting to me. The set up for the PC is confusing and frustrating. For the PC you have to manually download your presets to the headset using TB’s preset manager which is extremely difficult to find on top of being a waist of code that is confusing and doesn’t tell you if its working properly. (For those who are wondering, presets are like the EQ for your iPod, but for the headset itself) the PS3 set up isn’t much better. The presets that are built in are still not worth your time. It advertises 9 built-in presets but all you have to choose from are no base and no treble (sounds like a 60’s radio) treble with no base, base with no treble, or have too much of both, and the rest everything in between. In Xbox and PS3 modes its dampens noise when there is very little sound, theoretically so if you’re playing call of duty you can hear peoples footsteps seeking up behind you. Don’t try to listen to movies though because when Mufasa dies in The Lion King your headset thinks that Simba’s quiet tears are actually full of 12 year olds from call of duty trying to shove there knives into your squishy parts.
The headset really does throw a tantrum when you leave it alone. 5 min of no sound… beeps for 5 min before actually shutting off. So when you leave it on the couch because you’re done playing video game, instead of oh I don’t know just shutting off after 5 min. It tries to call you back for another five minutes so you can shut it off manually! IT TRYS TO CALL YOU BACK… and it’s not like you’re going to hear it from the other room right? That is… unless you’re like me and you ware it almost all day but aren’t necessarily using it… so it beeps in your ear constantly…
The only thing this thing is good for is playing call of duty… if you don’t play COD all day, don’t buy it. Period. Logitech makes some great PC headsets for a much better price. Turtle beach does make some other good stuff too