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Title: Wireless headphones
Post by: smackerooni on 12:07 PM - 01/24/14
I'm wondering if anyone has found a good pair of wireless headphones for Xbone?  I thought I found a pair I was gonna wait for in the 4shots from Polk audio but finally realized they are only wireless from the controller, still have to plug it in....  As I plan on wireless mouse and keyboard I also want headphones the same way.  Any ideas?  Budget around $200.
Title: Re: Wireless headphones
Post by: pyton on 12:09 PM - 01/24/14
Turtle beach makes good headphones, but i dont know if they made any for the xbone yet.
Title: Re: Wireless headphones
Post by: mist4fun on 12:24 PM - 01/24/14
You can buy a chimaera and mixamp for about 200. Its completely wireless, the mic cable plugs into the headset base, not the headset. You still have to wait for the MS headset adapter though. Without it I'm using the headset for audio and the kinect as my mic. The audio quality isn't the top tier but it gets the job done.
Title: Re: Wireless headphones
Post by: Soulo on 12:42 PM - 01/24/14
Sounds like it's best to wait.  I plan on getting some really good headphones so I can use them with gaming and my stereo system. Although from what I have been reading there are not any mix amps worth a @#$% out right now. Unless you have any suggestions. 

I currently have the triton ax pros
Title: Re: Wireless headphones
Post by: Loki on 01:31 PM - 01/24/14
You can buy a chimaera and mixamp for about 200. Its completely wireless, the mic cable plugs into the headset base, not the headset. You still have to wait for the MS headset adapter though. Without it I'm using the headset for audio and the kinect as my mic. The audio quality isn't the top tier but it gets the job done.

Doing it this way seems to only work while in a party, when I am outside a party and I ask can I be heard no one answers.
Title: Re: Wireless headphones
Post by: mist4fun on 01:35 PM - 01/24/14
Its either faint or game dependent. I've experienced that in ghosts as well but tuff could hear me in bf4 without being in a party.
Title: Re: Wireless headphones
Post by: ShortSchoolBus on 01:39 PM - 01/24/14
modding your chat adapter is really easy. If I can do it, anyone can. The TB and Polk X1 headphones are not going to be 5.1 or 7.1 dolby. I don't think they are worth waiting for.
Title: Re: Wireless headphones
Post by: damstr on 02:14 PM - 01/24/14
I have a modded chat adapter that has a 2.5mm plug on it. Use it just like you would on the 360.

Also I just got the SteelSeries H Wireless 2 days ago. These are decent headphones but not worth $300 IMO.

I wish I could somehow make my DT990's wireless. I'd be in heaven if that were possible.
Title: Re: Wireless headphones
Post by: R3MiX on 02:53 PM - 01/24/14
Turtle beach makes good headphones, but i dont know if they made any for the xbone yet.

Oh my........

Roads and Od1n is gonna have a field day with this comment. LOL
Title: Re: Wireless headphones
Post by: mist4fun on 02:58 PM - 01/24/14
Yeah.. the only thing Turtle Beach does right is marketing.
Title: Re: Wireless headphones
Post by: Long Duk Dong on 05:57 PM - 01/24/14
WHaaaattt? Turtle Beach head phones are great! I own the PX5's and they work on every thing. The only complaint I had was it wasn't PS4 compatible with out the chat cable. But once the new PS4 update hits, it should fix the issue regarding wireless head sets.
Title: Re: Wireless headphones
Post by: damstr on 06:04 PM - 01/24/14
You don't truly realize how garbage actual gaming headsets are till you use a real pair of headphones.
Title: Re: Wireless headphones
Post by: Soulo on 07:09 PM - 01/24/14
You don't truly realize how garbage actual gaming headsets are till you use a real pair of headphones.

As with most audio stuff.  Once your fork out and buy the right equipment you're pretty much done. Lasts for longer and quality is an intense difference.   The first time you experience  quality audio stuff its like daaaaaaaaamn.  I'm not audio/videophile either.  Good mid level stuff is way better than over marketed and over priced stuff by a longshot.

Never used turtle beaches so my above comment doesn't apply to a specific brand just in general
Title: Re: Wireless headphones
Post by: gunit2004 on 07:22 PM - 01/24/14
WHaaaattt? Turtle Beach head phones are great! I own the PX5's and they work on every thing. The only complaint I had was it wasn't PS4 compatible with out the chat cable. But once the new PS4 update hits, it should fix the issue regarding wireless head sets.

I am a former PX5 owner and I can confirm they sound nothing like a REAL pair of headphones. Everything sounds so unrealistic and the bass is horrendous. It sounds like a toy compared to actual headphones.

I did enjoy all the features the PX5 had such as being TRULY all wireless (except for the 360 where you needed the chat cable going to the controller, but there was a puck you could plug into your controller to make it truly all wireless), and the ability to stream music over bluetooth from my PC. But sound quality wise, it doesn't even come close.
Title: Re: Wireless headphones
Post by: Long Duk Dong on 09:22 AM - 01/25/14

I am a former PX5 owner and I can confirm they sound nothing like a REAL pair of headphones. Everything sounds so unrealistic and the bass is horrendous. It sounds like a toy compared to actual headphones.

I did enjoy all the features the PX5 had such as being TRULY all wireless (except for the 360 where you needed the chat cable going to the controller, but there was a puck you could plug into your controller to make it truly all wireless), and the ability to stream music over bluetooth from my PC. But sound quality wise, it doesn't even come close.

Never really owned any other brand. :-/ Which would you recommend and why?
Title: Re: Wireless headphones
Post by: CUBIC1 on 08:57 AM - 01/28/14
Turtle beach made some new kind of adpters allow u to use ur old Turtle beach with xbox one
Title: Re: Wireless headphones
Post by: ShortSchoolBus on 09:41 AM - 01/28/14
it is not out yet, but you can mod your own very easily.
Title: Re: Wireless headphones
Post by: BionicTbag on 09:43 AM - 01/28/14
Turtle beach made some new kind of adpters allow u to use ur old Turtle beach with xbox one


it comes out in a few days...
Title: Re: Wireless headphones
Post by: ShortSchoolBus on 09:51 AM - 01/28/14
I have not seen that on the TB site. Is that from XBONE or TB?
I know the upgrade offer on TB end in 24 hours.
Title: Re: Wireless headphones
Post by: mist4fun on 01:26 PM - 01/28/14
Turtle beach made some new kind of adpters allow u to use ur old Turtle beach with xbox one


it comes out in a few days...

What day?
Title: Re: Wireless headphones
Post by: slayersteve on 01:09 PM - 01/30/14
Got my UPC validation a few days ago from TB.
Per that -
"Once the Xbox One™ audio adapter is available for shipment (expected between March 1, 2014 and June 30, 2014) you will receive another email with shipment information."

So much for a "few days."  :(
Title: Re: Wireless headphones
Post by: Zenigame96 on 01:33 PM - 01/30/14

I am a former PX5 owner and I can confirm they sound nothing like a REAL pair of headphones. Everything sounds so unrealistic and the bass is horrendous. It sounds like a toy compared to actual headphones.

I did enjoy all the features the PX5 had such as being TRULY all wireless (except for the 360 where you needed the chat cable going to the controller, but there was a puck you could plug into your controller to make it truly all wireless), and the ability to stream music over bluetooth from my PC. But sound quality wise, it doesn't even come close.

Never really owned any other brand. :-/ Which would you recommend and why?

I'm also curious about this.... I used PX5s for about 2 years and really loved them, then I got particularly mad at BLOPSII one day and busted the plastic on them. :\ I upgraded to XP510s all excited about the support for 5GHz wireless (less interference!) and while the sound has cut out less the actual quality of the sound between the PX5s and the XP510s has decreased significantly... I've been rather sad about it. :(

That being said I've been thinking for awhile about selling my XP510s on the cheap and coming up with an alternative set up. Wired or not, I don't really care that much, I just want to make sure I am satisfied with whatever I shell the money out for. Anybody have any suggestions on a good pair of headphones w/chat or headset to get away from the TB? I don't know much about how mixamps and stuff work all I know is when I looked into it a few years ago (with ASTROs) it seemed pretty pricey, even in comparison to TB.
Title: Re: Wireless headphones
Post by: ShortSchoolBus on 01:37 PM - 01/30/14
Tons of info if you go to this thread:
http://www.xim3.com/community/index.php?topic=16461.0 (http://www.xim3.com/community/index.php?topic=16461.0)
Title: Re: Wireless headphones
Post by: Threewheels on 03:06 PM - 01/30/14
yeah, tons of info in that thead.. but the question is, how much do you want to spend?  throw out a cost, and I'm sure people will recommend a good setup for your budget.
Title: Re: Wireless headphones
Post by: Zenigame96 on 03:36 PM - 01/30/14
Tons of info if you go to this thread:
http://www.xim3.com/community/index.php?topic=16461.0 (http://www.xim3.com/community/index.php?topic=16461.0)

Awesome! Thanks for the link. As far as my budget goes that depends on how much I'd be able to sell my XP510s for... I could probably get 200ish out of 'em I think, and I wouldn't mind dropping another 100-150ish to get a good setup going.

It's looking like people highly recommend the Earforce DSS over there (based on the first page at least) coupled with a few variations on Stereo headphones... I've never had experience with that, so how does the "surround" experience compare to surround sound headsets like the X41s or PX5s?

Also how exactly do people get chat working with those set ups? That's also been one of my hang ups. I'll of course keep reading over in the other thread but 155+ pages is a lot to sift through haha