Burrito of Peace wrote on Jun 5, 2018, 20:12:
jdreyer wrote on Jun 5, 2018, 14:49:
I really like my Hyper X headset. Good sound, and a good design with a removable mike and 3.5mm jack. And it wasn't that expensive.
Ditto. I have tried many "gaming" headsets and they always sucked compared to my Sennheiser and AKG reference baselines. The Hyper X were the very first I tried that didn't sound as if they were tuned to solely bass frequencies and didn't feel like I had strapped 50lbs of weight to my head (looking at you here Corsair and Logitech).
The mic on my set is a little quiet but using software as a mixer allowed me to make it a "hot" mic which fixed the problem.
I fixed that mic issue with some kind of weird pre-amp equalizer. Equalizer APO Configurator with the PEACE GUI. It took a lot of threads about the issue to find the solution, certainly no solution from HyperX. Maybe if I wrote them directly I could swap the USB dongle thing but I imagine there is no point given the ubiquity of the issue.
The headset itself is amazing. Much better even than my old Sennies that died from having the cords run over a few too many times. Especially for the price, but the quality of the USB external soundcard thing obviously has problems (The mic issue doesn't exist when you use the jack on a PS4 controller).