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Re: SteelSeries 5xB Headset

Post by S7 Interseptor on Tue Apr 26, 2011 10:35 am

Wow, Nice review Epic. Thanks.

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Re: SteelSeries 5xB Headset

Post by S7 OC on Tue Apr 26, 2011 11:02 am

Yeah I may be buying me a set next paycheck for use with both the 360 and my computer.

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Re: SteelSeries 5xB Headset

Post by S7 Interseptor on Tue Apr 26, 2011 11:09 am

you talked about the short cable. How far does the wired cable reach? (If I went wired instead of wireless)

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Re: SteelSeries 5xB Headset

Post by S7 OC on Wed Apr 27, 2011 7:08 am

Well like I said got a pay check today and ordered me a pair of x5b's. Should have them May 3rd

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Re: SteelSeries 5xB Headset

Post by S7 Epic on Wed Apr 27, 2011 8:53 am

S7 Interseptor wrote:you talked about the short cable. How far does the wired cable reach? (If I went wired instead of wireless)

Well, theheadset alone is about 3ft long. So, that's plenty when you're using it with the mixamp because the mixamp cable is about 3m. So that's near enough 4m of reach. Doesn't sound a lot but i've just had a look at how far back from the TV I can go and the length seems to be plenty. In truth, I always sit close to the TV for gaming.

Just a little update on the comfiness of these things. I've been on a monster essay tear and out of the last 28 hours, i've been wearing these for about 22/23 of those. I've never gotten hot, my ears have never hurt or felt uncomfortable. I'll be wearing for a fair few more hours yet too, so far, they've not caused any discomfort. In fact, even when i've not got any music on, I keep them on my head.

So yeah, comfort = 10/10

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Re: SteelSeries 5xB Headset

Post by S7 Glock on Wed Apr 27, 2011 12:21 pm

What do you mean by mixamp? Are you talking about Astros mixamp?

My question regarding cable length and what not are since I sit about 6-8ft from my TV and xbox... so will this cord be long enough?

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Re: SteelSeries 5xB Headset

Post by S7 Epic on Wed Apr 27, 2011 7:11 pm

The mixamp I was referring to in the last post was the SteelSeries one that comes with the headet and plugs into the controller.

Yup, the cable is about 12/13ft, so it should be plenty long enough.

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Re: SteelSeries 5xB Headset

Post by S7 OC on Fri May 06, 2011 4:45 pm

I got mine today very nice. One thing I was not expecting is I can't plug it into my new razer onza because it just has the single plug like the bottom of the chat pad. The head sets have the plug for the original control with a nodule on each side of the headphone plug. a but fail but I can live with it.

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Re: SteelSeries 5xB Headset

Post by S7 Epic on Fri May 06, 2011 7:15 pm

Yeah, mine doesn't fit into my 360 wheel.

Kind of a fail on SS and Razer's part though tbh as i'm sure the SS mixamp isn't the only accessory with the two support prong things. Kinda sucks as I wanted to get the tournament Onza. Guess you could always file them down?

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Re: SteelSeries 5xB Headset

Post by Atrum on Fri May 06, 2011 7:16 pm

Do those two connectors do anything? Could just snap them off lol.

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Re: SteelSeries 5xB Headset

Post by S7 Epic on Fri May 06, 2011 7:20 pm

No, they're just plastic.

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Re: SteelSeries 5xB Headset

Post by S7 DROOPY on Fri May 06, 2011 9:17 pm

U could also just buy a female to male extension

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Re: SteelSeries 5xB Headset

Post by S7 OC on Fri May 06, 2011 10:07 pm

Are you sure of this?

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Re: SteelSeries 5xB Headset

Post by S7 Epic on Sat May 07, 2011 6:10 am

I seriously doubt those plastic bits do anything other than support the mixamp but I can't guarantee it. An adapter would definitely be the safer choice.

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Re: SteelSeries 5xB Headset

Post by S7 OC on Sat May 07, 2011 6:53 am

Anyone know what size that hole is. It is smaller than a regular head phone jack

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Re: SteelSeries 5xB Headset

Post by S7 Epic on Sat May 07, 2011 12:24 pm

2.5mm

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Re: SteelSeries 5xB Headset

Post by S7 mrmiller on Sat May 07, 2011 2:16 pm

S7 Epic wrote:2.5mm
The same as older mobile headsets. Radio shack should have what you need.

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Re: SteelSeries 5xB Headset

Post by S7 OC on Mon May 09, 2011 10:31 am

Yeah I may just have to try it out but I'm not sure is the mix amp with be to heavy if I make it "inline" like that with the extention. I don't want it to pull out of the controller in use.

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Re: SteelSeries 5xB Headset

Post by S7 OC on Mon May 09, 2011 3:29 pm

Well that did not work as planed because the Steel series mix puck has a rounded area and the adaptor will not fit down into it. I am going to have to try and file down the adaptor to fit into the smaller area were the 2.5 jack is on the mix amp thingy

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Re: SteelSeries 5xB Headset

Post by Atrum on Mon May 09, 2011 4:18 pm

Could always get a female to male 2.5mm adapter. basically would extend the plug so it would just fit into the onza. There would be a little signal degredation but just 1 shouldnt be bad. They're like $2 so no harm trying.

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Re: SteelSeries 5xB Headset

Post by S7 OC on Mon May 09, 2011 4:27 pm

thats what I did but it will not fit into the steel series mix puck

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Re: SteelSeries 5xB Headset

Post by S7 Interseptor on Tue May 10, 2011 1:43 pm

looking at headsets again and it occurred to me that I could buy the 5xB's and the Astro 5.8 wireless mixamp for about $200.00 total and still receive the wireless solution I am looking for. As well as avoid the problems with the Steelseries mixamp OC mentioned. Very intriguing. I wonder how the 5xB's compare to the a40's if both are using the 5.8 mixamp? OC how do you like the quality and sound of the 5xB's so far?

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Re: SteelSeries 5xB Headset

Post by S7 OC on Tue May 10, 2011 2:08 pm

Yea they are made very well, very comfortable. Sound is good I don't have much to compare to as far as head sets go but I do Like them.

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Re: SteelSeries 5xB Headset

Post by S7 Epic on Tue May 10, 2011 2:18 pm

If you're getting the Mixamp you can use any PC headset too, so there'd be plenty of choice but value wise, I think the 5xB top the category.

But yeah, very happy with my 5xB's. Stupidly comfortable. From the moment I got them I was wearing them about 18-20 hours a day. Never once found them uncomfortable.

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Re: SteelSeries 5xB Headset

Post by S7 OC on Tue May 10, 2011 2:23 pm

I am not so much worried about the wireless part as much as I just want to use but Razer Onza controller with them. So it may be a solution worth looking into for me.

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