I have a pair of the Sony Wireless Headset and let me tell you that it is worth every penny. I have a pair of Turtle Beach X31's (Which I use on my Xbox) and I've tried out Tritton AX720, and let me tell you that the Sony Wireless Headset is the most comfortable pair of gaming headset that I've ever used. The battery lasts me a good 12 hours, and the durability is great. I've had them since September 2011 and they are still working like new. Sony makes some good headphones and I would recommend the Wireless Headset since literally there are no cords used other than the recharging process.
That's not true greyghost. You dont have to be a pro gamer to hear the differences in headsets. Being pro has nothing to do with it. OP if you can't get the Astros ( though you're really close money wise so I'd hold out or sell something) I'd go with the Sony 7.1. They have a clearer sound to them and good enough base for the price and they're pretty durable as well as easy to set up and they're wireless. The turtle beach's having slightly better base but a muddier overal sound. They also made my ears hot with the mesh ear cups. They're also wired and are built like crap. Mine broke within six months of use.
Tell me..... would you pay $250-300 for a pair of headsets if there was a cheaper alternative that delivers nearly the same performance?
The OP even stated that his budget is about $140.
The point here is he doesn't NEED the best..... he wants something that is a good overall device.
Ghost, There are no headsets that are cheaper that deliver the same performance. I know the op stated he had $140 price range and since two of the three he listed I have, I gave my honest opinion. They can also be found for significantly less than their retail price ($187) on amazon brand new. Which is why I said if he could afford to spend a little bit extra ($47) then he should do it because it's more than worth it. I also said if he didnt feel comfortable spending more to go with the sony headset. Now would you pay $47 extra for A sports car or would you settle for minivan? I mean they both have four wheels and drive down the road.
Yes there is..... the PS3 headset..... I've owned a $300 pair of TB's and they were crap, and the Astros were overrated from my experience as i've owned a pair of those as well.
Because I own and customize many types of cars, I'll save my money by taking the minivan and dropping in a turbo-kit for it, decent sports suspension and be one fast party van and still have saved more money than paying for a dedicated sports car. But thats just the way of thinking I have..... Why pay more and not get much out of it, when you can save a lot of money by getting it done yourself?
Besides, your analogy was not very well thought out.
You could've just said something along the lines of "Would you rather spend $2000 on a Bose system, or $500 on a Yamaha HTIB system?"
People have different needs and different budgets..... people aren't likely to take the suggestion of "save some more money and buy the higher priced product" as if cost was actually a defining characterisitc of a quality product. When its not actually so.
I've found MANY low-budget stereo systems to deliver much better quality audio compared to my $3500 4-room Bose stereo system I used to have.
The average person IS NOT going to tell much of a difference for they are uninitiated as to the qeues of what to notice in a good audio product.
Seriously, its better to recommend a more balanced product, than to say "save some more money so you can buy the more expensive product". That way they actually have a BASIS to make an educated comparison with should they come across a situation where they actually get a chance to try the more expensive headset out. ANYTHING is better than the standard speakers that come with TV's anyway, so even a cheap $50 headset is leap and bounds better.
I really really like the PX21s they are amazing! But i got them for 30 dollars from my local pawn shop!
Be careful with them.... they are fragile
Thanks for all the input guys. I honestly really appreciate it. So it seems like the PX21's are out of the question. I've been researching some more and it seems like the Sony headset gets nothing but postitive reviews. I also looked into the Trittons and people who have tried both those and the Astro's say that the sound quality are almost the same, just that the Astros are less muddier and more crisper, if that makes sense. I also read that the Sony headset's surround sound quality doesn't match up to these other headsets, but it is much more comfy, durable, and easier to set up. It seems like most people on here love the Sonys, but has anyone here tried both the Tritton AX720s and the Wireless Stereo Headset that can compare sound quality? Thanks for all your help again.