I can't say I blame him for swapping it. I mean Sony did steal from him after all when they charged $150 for the stupid thing. And maybe the next person who ends up with it will come to their senses and buy something better.
What's the dumbest thing? The fact that Pulse sucks as hard as Tritton and Turtle Beach?
Because you're stating an opinion. Not fact.
We've had this discussion before man, come on.
Yes we did and my stance is as true now as it was then. It is not opinion that the pulse headphones have virtually no soundstage and after you remove the Wireless, faux surround and pulse features, you only have $10 to $20 headphones. This is not opinion and even $30 Sennheisers sound five times better. Are you really convinced that Pulse sounds even as close to as good as what professional musicians use?
We can also say that about Beats..... but people still buy them, and its usually because its a fashion statement
I already told you that there are people who don't care about audio quality, they just want something that works, and they'll blindly pay for it.
like those $200 pair of beats headphones.... My friend owns one, and those ARE crap.
The Sony headset works, it sounds DECENT, they're not great, but better than those $50 earbuds from Apple.
I don't care about overall quality, because I have a 7.2 theatre setup for that.... I use headset to be quiet when I have company.
Well if you know you are overpaying for the headset, that's one thing but most people don't and assume that since its the "Official" product, it must automatically be the best. Did you know that in another headphone thread, somebody went as far as to try and call a Sennheiser gaming headset I posted about, generic? Most people don't even know what they are buying.
Except I didn't overpay.... I bought it on sale for $60.
Everyone wants to assume that "Official" means best quality..... but the people who think so are just as ignorant. When I see "Official", I see a product that is 100% made to work.....
The side benefit is that it works as a generic wireless headset or other USB enabled devices.
Of course most people don't know what they're buying.... they just want something to work.
If slapping Sony, PS and "Official" helps people understand that it will work with the PS3, then let them buy it. You don't have to alienate or belittle someone for it because you have better understanding of audio quality.
If someone is looking for a QUALITY headset, they're more than likely going to do the research and start a new thread, like I've seen some people do on this forum
And the reason I belittle is because Sony does actually make some quality headphones and its sad to see people get ripped off on a $150 novilty. I have pretty much the same arguements on the Xbox boards only its not Pulse, its Tritton which is owned by Madcatz and is their "Official" product. Even worse, those people are spending up to $300 on things like the Tritton Warheads.
This really doesn't make any kind of sense to be because Sony is a High Fidelity headphone company. One would think they would manufacture something like a pair of MDR-7509's, optimized for their gaming machine instead of just a couple of toys that don't resemble anything from Sonys MDR line. Sony is also pretty serious about the audio experience of the PS3 unlike the Xbox which only rips and encodes media files to 192kbps WMA. Its just a shame they don't offer a headset that takes advantage of that.