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Please Help Me Choose My First Gaming Headset

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Hello, fellow PlayStation people, I've owned my PS3 for about two years now and I'm finally about to buy my first headset. I've got a budget of about $110, and I've narrowed it down to about three headsets from my brief, amateurish search. I've heard from friends that Turtle Beach is the cream of the crop when it comes to headsets, so I went to their website, and one that I found in my price range that supported Dolby Surround Sound was the DPX21, however it was wired, and I don't know if that will be a burden or not, but I'm keeping it as an option.

 

Then I checked Amazon, and I discovered two headsets made by Sony for the PS3 which are the Wireless Stereo Headset ($80), and the Pulse Elite Edition ($127). So, I have some questions about the two: what does the Pulse Elite Edition offer to justify spending 40 extra dollars? Also, are all of these headsets I've mentioned compatible with my PC? Please help me decide and give me some insight on which of these three are the best. Again, I have a budget around $110. Thank you!

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Well I have the DPX 21s, and I enjoy them a lot. They work for me just fine for PS3 games.

 

And while it IS compatible with PC, there's only two options:

 

1. If your PC happens to support Optical Audio, then there's no issue, and you can just plug in like normal.

 

2. If it doesn't, then you have to not use the DSS (Dolby Surround Sound) and use the headset by itself in the standard headphone jack. Which isn't as good, but I mean, it works. Alternatively, you can buy a converter.

 

 

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Pretty sure I don't have Optical Audio, but if I bought one of the wireless PlayStation headsets, would it let me use the Dolby Surround on my PC without the Optical output?

 

Also, what type of converter would I need and is it the same as if I didn't have one in terms of sound quality?

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Ves31996 wrote:

Pretty sure I don't have Optical Audio, but if I bought one of the wireless PlayStation headsets, would it let me use the Dolby Surround on my PC without the Optical output?

 

Also, what type of converter would I need and is it the same as if I didn't have one in terms of sound quality?


Might I suggest something a bit more practical?

 

Why not grab the DSS unit and buy any headset you want?

 

http://www.amazon.com/Force-Channel-Dolby-Surround-Processor-Mac/dp/B003O0KICS/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qi...

 

http://www.amazon.com/Turtle-Beach-Force-Gaming-Headset/dp/B006W41W7S/ref=sr_1_2?s=videogames&ie=UTF...

 

This would set you to $80.

 

 

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The PS3 Doesn't have optical audio ?

 

 

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It does, I meant that my PC doesn't have it.

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Ves31996 wrote:

It does, I meant that my PC doesn't have it.


Notice the headset I linked, It's a PC Headset that can be used for your... PC via the 3.5mm Jack. The DSS would be used in conjunction with the headset for when you're playing your PS3 (3.5mm Jack goes into the DSS, optical cord from DSS would go into your PS3).

 

I'm just trying to provide you the most affordable way to enjoy both worlds, the DSS is a wonderful device you are going to love on your PS3.

 

 

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I recommed the Turtle Beach Black Ops 2 Tangos

 

they are game branded thus often reduced in price as the game gets older

 

I am very happy with mine and I got them at Best Buy for 129.99


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I recommed the Turtle Beach Black Ops 2 Tangos

 

they are game branded thus often reduced in price as the game gets older

 

I am very happy with mine and I got them at Best Buy for 129.99


That is a good suggestion but the Original Poster has a budget of $110 and needs it to ALSO work on PC. The delta's only work on PS3 and 360 ( and PS4 ... and Xbox One [after getting the $30 adapter].) 

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