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Re: SteelSeries 5xB Headset

Post by S7 Interseptor on Tue May 10, 2011 2:26 pm

Well, my current thinking is that I could get the 5xB's now, the 5.8 mix amp "soon" and if the need arises later on I could get a pair of a40's and hand these down to my kids. But basically, I am dying to get a gaming headset and these are very affordable.

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Re: SteelSeries 5xB Headset

Post by S7 Interseptor on Tue May 10, 2011 2:29 pm

S7 OC wrote: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.

Well, the mixamp is about $129.00 so it might be an expensive solution for you.

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Re: SteelSeries 5xB Headset

Post by S7 Epic on Tue May 10, 2011 5:30 pm

S7 Interseptor wrote:Well, my current thinking is that I could get the 5xB's now, the 5.8 mix amp "soon" and if the need arises later on I could get a pair of a40's and hand these down to my kids. But basically, I am dying to get a gaming headset and these are very affordable.

If the need does arise, there are much better headsets than the A40's, the mixamp is where the quality is.

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Re: SteelSeries 5xB Headset

Post by S7 Interseptor on Tue May 10, 2011 5:55 pm

S7 Epic wrote:
S7 Interseptor wrote:Well, my current thinking is that I could get the 5xB's now, the 5.8 mix amp "soon" and if the need arises later on I could get a pair of a40's and hand these down to my kids. But basically, I am dying to get a gaming headset and these are very affordable.

If the need does arise, there are much better headsets than the A40's, the mixamp is where the quality is.

This is true. I guess I just liked the overall package in general. Plus it saved you about $50 to buy them packaged together. And I do like some of the features (faceplates, removable mic etc...) but for sound quality there are better headsets out there. I hear the Sennheiser PC360 are pretty sweet.

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Re: SteelSeries 5xB Headset

Post by S7 Epic on Tue May 10, 2011 6:20 pm

I've heard mixed reviews. Not really sure they're worth the money.

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Re: SteelSeries 5xB Headset

Post by Atrum on Tue May 10, 2011 6:39 pm

I like my senn HD555's, their quality is about the same as astros. Not sure why you'd need anything better as I use mine for music recording also.

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Re: SteelSeries 5xB Headset

Post by S7 Interseptor on Tue May 10, 2011 7:31 pm

AtrumX wrote:I like my senn HD555's, their quality is about the same as astros. Not sure why you'd need anything better as I use mine for music recording also.

Those don't have a mic do they?

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Re: SteelSeries 5xB Headset

Post by S7 Epic on Tue May 10, 2011 9:15 pm

No, they don't. Homeboy be trippin'.

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Re: SteelSeries 5xB Headset

Post by Atrum on Wed May 11, 2011 12:33 pm

No Mic, I bought them for lans. For a while I had audio going through tv with a broken xbox mic taped on lol. Then I just bought turtle beach's because their sound pickup is ridiculous. It always feels unfair when you can hear someone hit a lift crossmap.

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Re: SteelSeries 5xB Headset

Post by S7 Interseptor on Wed May 11, 2011 12:44 pm

I almost pulled the trigger on the 5xB's yesterday. I can get them from Amazon for $65.00 after an applied Amazon credit so it seems pretty attractive. But I decided to sleep on it and wait for payday. Think I am going to do it this Friday (or something similar).

Anything else I should consider in the $60-$90 range? (Specifically something you have actually owned and can recommend as Epic and OC recommend the 5xBs')

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Re: SteelSeries 5xB Headset

Post by S7 Interseptor on Thu May 12, 2011 3:34 pm

Anyone look into the Astro A30's? I sort of dismissed them due to the fact that a.) They are cheaper than the A40's and b.) They are labeled A30, not A50. But in looking today, in many ways they seem much better than the 40's and are less expensive. Anyone here anything about them? Good or bad?

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Re: SteelSeries 5xB Headset

Post by S7 mrmiller on Thu May 12, 2011 5:28 pm

My #1 place for AV equipment research is the AVS forums. Lot's of experts and many years of information. Found this there for you:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1242554

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Re: SteelSeries 5xB Headset

Post by S7 Interseptor on Thu May 12, 2011 5:51 pm

Thanks Miller. the more I look the more I like the A30's with the 5.8 mixamp. Now I just have to decide to spend $250.00 with shipping or $75.00 with shipping for the 5xB's.

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Re: SteelSeries 5xB Headset

Post by S7 Epic on Thu May 12, 2011 6:53 pm

Yeah, the A30's are the upgrade of the A40's and are supposedly better...i'm just not sure I like the style of them.

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Re: SteelSeries 5xB Headset

Post by S7 Interseptor on Fri May 13, 2011 11:51 am

Sorry to sort of hijack this thread but after a lot of thinking I finally pulled the trigger on some A30's with the Wireless 5.8 Mixamp from Astro. Should be here in about a week. I'll let you guys know what I think.

EDIT: Got the black ones...


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Re: SteelSeries 5xB Headset

Post by S7 Glock on Fri May 13, 2011 7:19 pm

I'm so jealous Zak!

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Re: SteelSeries 5xB Headset

Post by Animefrk122 on Fri May 13, 2011 9:55 pm

im really looking into the 7xB, i would go with the 5xb but with the kids running around most the time i can see little hands getting a hold of the headset and that long cord and well.....not pretty so i definently want to go wireless on that

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