Gaming Peripherals

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Re: Gaming Peripherals
« Reply #125 on: July 29, 2015, 04:18:54 PM »
Personally i think the steering wheel would give increased performance over a ds4 say when turning, as you have more control and precision.
A mouse on console unfortunately does not have true mouse movements, and is only the ds4 analog transcoded from the mouse, so it is not as good as people think in giving any increased aiming performance. Personally i always played fps with a mouse so am just used to it. When i stopped pc gaming, i was only using my console for rpg and sports games until I found a mouse for it. I know lots of fps players who are much better than people using a mouse, its just personal preference imo.

I am faster using a DS4 compared to steering wheel and pedals - but driving games are infinitely more enjoyable with the extra immersion. I believe the software in the driving games do try to smooth out the steering for DS4 users.

That is something alot of people don't understand. In FPS on console there is alot of aim assistance. Thus actually using a mouse doesnt have a huge advantage. Its just ingrained into peoples brain that mouse = more precision. They are not allowed in competetive tournaments so the mouse devices are still seen to give some advantage. However, in driving game competitions it is expected that people use a steering wheel.

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Re: Gaming Peripherals
« Reply #126 on: December 22, 2015, 05:34:05 PM »
Anyone own a decent Joystick or a HOTAS? I am considering on picking up the Saitek X52 (non-pro as I cant find this anywhere) for something decent and entry level.

Or does anyone have any other suggestion?
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Re: Gaming Peripherals
« Reply #127 on: February 08, 2016, 04:18:49 PM »
ooo first official compatible HOTAS for PS4 (compat with pc as well)

http://www.thrustmaster.com/en_US/products/tflight-hotas-4

Thurstmaster T.Flight Hotas 4

« Last Edit: February 08, 2016, 04:23:13 PM by kunfushun »
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Re: Gaming Peripherals
« Reply #128 on: October 18, 2016, 09:21:06 AM »
Razer, the $1.5 billion company synonymous with hardcore gaming, just bought iconic audio company THX.

http://www.businessinsider.com/razer-buys-thx-george-lucas-gaming-2016-10

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Re: Gaming Peripherals
« Reply #129 on: October 18, 2016, 09:26:10 AM »
Razer, the $1.5 billion company synonymous with hardcore gaming, just bought iconic audio company THX.

http://www.businessinsider.com/razer-buys-thx-george-lucas-gaming-2016-10

Oh boy... now THX will be turned into a cheap company that doesn't care about quality.

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Re: Gaming Peripherals
« Reply #130 on: October 18, 2016, 10:28:46 AM »
Razer, the $1.5 billion company synonymous with hardcore gaming, just bought iconic audio company THX.

http://www.businessinsider.com/razer-buys-thx-george-lucas-gaming-2016-10

Oh boy... now THX will be turned into a cheap company that doesn't care about quality.

lol summed it up perfectly Slayer!

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Re: Gaming Peripherals
« Reply #131 on: August 15, 2017, 06:15:25 PM »
Returned my Thrustmaster hotas today for a new unit. Mine became a squeaky POS after a couple weeks. New one is brilliant. We'll see how long it lasts

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Re: Gaming Peripherals
« Reply #132 on: August 15, 2017, 07:55:24 PM »
CronusMax have announced their new product, DriveHub http://cronusmax.com.  This gives you the full functionality of your wheel on both XBox One and PS4. This thing works really well. My Fanatec Porsche GT2 wheel feels really good on both consoles.  Oh yeah, if you haven't guessed I was in the beta.

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Re: Gaming Peripherals
« Reply #133 on: January 27, 2018, 02:53:45 PM »
I'm in the market for a new headset for the PS4. My old Turtle Beach PX5's are on their way out.

Has anyone tried these? Are they any good?

https://www.pccasegear.com/products/38046/steelseries-arctis-7-wireless-gaming-headset-black


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Re: Gaming Peripherals
« Reply #134 on: January 27, 2018, 03:18:03 PM »
Budget?

I'm really liking the Sony Platinums. I played Horizon last night for the first time and 3D audio is very cool.

I do find them a little uncomfortable sometimes , but that will differ for everyone.

They also work great with vr

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Re: Gaming Peripherals
« Reply #135 on: January 28, 2018, 07:20:46 PM »
I've had turtle beach and have always been happy with them.


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Re: Gaming Peripherals
« Reply #136 on: March 13, 2018, 02:57:57 PM »
Did you end up with a new headset Homer? My PX5s and Gold headsets are both on their last legs. PX5 ear cushions fell apart over the weekend and Gold seems to be having transmission errors...

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Re: Gaming Peripherals
« Reply #137 on: March 13, 2018, 05:14:45 PM »
Did you end up with a new headset Homer? My PX5s and Gold headsets are both on their last legs. PX5 ear cushions fell apart over the weekend and Gold seems to be having transmission errors...
Not yet. It's on hold until we finish the kitchen renovations.

That's exactly what my PX5's are doing as well.

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Re: Gaming Peripherals
« Reply #138 on: March 13, 2018, 05:42:24 PM »
Im still vouching for my Audio Technica ADG1 (or AG1 or newer models ADG1X/AG1X). Mine are still going strong and I use it daily.

Though they are wired, the cable is short and perfect to just plug into the controller and I dont need to worry about charging another piece of device (or battery replacement).

A little on the expensive side but you are buying a very good pair of headphones with mic and they tend to go on sale from time to time of you keep an eye out on mwave, pccasegear etc. or even EBGames.

You can also buy replacement padding pleather or the other soft material which I use and haven't the need to replace. It is easy to remove if you want to clean it.

The Non-X older models were based on the Audio Technica 700 series, the newer X model is based on the 900 series, if you google these models you will see the positive reviews these headphones have received.

Also I am not sure if the newer X model has this but the older non-X model includes a USB DAC. It works on PS4 but I just plug mine straight to the controller these days but for PC I would always use it but I now use a Yamaha AG03 mixer for PC.
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Re: Gaming Peripherals
« Reply #139 on: March 13, 2018, 05:47:11 PM »
I had the ear cushions deteriorate on my sony golds. Bought a replacement set for $9 from China via ebay and they are like brand new.

If that's all that's wrong with your PX5's Ant, I'd look see if you can get unofficial replacement pads.

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Re: Gaming Peripherals
« Reply #140 on: March 13, 2018, 10:00:16 PM »
I had the ear cushions deteriorate on my sony golds. Bought a replacement set for $9 from China via ebay and they are like brand new.

If that's all that's wrong with your PX5's Ant, I'd look see if you can get unofficial replacement pads.

Do you have the link for the pads for the Gold, these need replacing as well. I found some really average ones for the PX5s but must admit I  didnt look too hard. Sometimes it is just an excuse to buy new as well ;)

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Re: Gaming Peripherals
« Reply #141 on: March 14, 2018, 05:19:11 PM »
I had the ear cushions deteriorate on my sony golds. Bought a replacement set for $9 from China via ebay and they are like brand new.

If that's all that's wrong with your PX5's Ant, I'd look see if you can get unofficial replacement pads.

Do you have the link for the pads for the Gold, these need replacing as well. I found some really average ones for the PX5s but must admit I  didnt look too hard. Sometimes it is just an excuse to buy new as well ;)

Yeah, I was all set looking around for some new headphones too, but then found these and thought I'd try to keep them going longer. Shipping took a while, but i'm very surprised by the quality for the price.

Link for pads: https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/2Pcs-Replacement-Ear-Pads-Cushion-For-SONY-Gold-Wireless-PS3-PS4-7-1-Headphones/282763162213

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Re: Gaming Peripherals
« Reply #142 on: May 18, 2018, 10:34:57 PM »
Ok, so I'm back on the headset research path.

My Corsair Vegence 2000 for the PC have died, so the PX5's will be relegated to the study.

Any other suggestions for the PS4? Apparently the Steel Series I linked about only do stereo on the PS4 and not 7.1 - pass.

I'm looking at these two at present, but also considering the Astro A50's

Plantronics RIG 800HS

https://www.jbhifi.com.au/games-consoles/platforms/gaming-headset/plantronics-rig-800hs-wireless-gaming-headset-for-playstation-4/471088/

Razer Thresher Ultimate

https://www.jbhifi.com.au/games-consoles/platforms/gaming-headset/razer-thresher-ultimate-wireless-surround-gaming-headset-for-playstation-4/458856/

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Re: Gaming Peripherals
« Reply #143 on: May 19, 2018, 07:22:58 AM »
I've always had Turtle beach and been happy with them


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Re: Gaming Peripherals
« Reply #144 on: May 19, 2018, 08:50:25 AM »
I love my A50s

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Re: Gaming Peripherals
« Reply #145 on: May 19, 2018, 09:16:13 AM »
I feel like you can't go wrong with Astro A50s.

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Re: Gaming Peripherals
« Reply #146 on: May 19, 2018, 10:16:53 AM »
I feel like you can't go wrong with Astro A50s.

I love my A50s

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Re: Gaming Peripherals
« Reply #147 on: May 19, 2018, 02:23:12 PM »
I was going to look into the new SteelSeries Arctic Pro wireless as a contender to A50s. Check em out, seem to be getting ok reviews (not that there's anything wrong with awesome A50s)

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Re: Gaming Peripherals
« Reply #148 on: May 19, 2018, 04:05:03 PM »
I was going to look into the new SteelSeries Arctic Pro wireless as a contender to A50s. Check em out, seem to be getting ok reviews (not that there's anything wrong with awesome A50s)

Gone off them.

The seem to only be able to handle stereo sound, and no 7.1

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Re: Gaming Peripherals
« Reply #149 on: May 19, 2018, 05:57:57 PM »
I think the arctics 7 you linked are stereo, but I haven't seen that about the Pros.

From the web site :

Is Arctis Pro Wireless a PS4 or PC gaming headset?

Itís both! With USB and optical audio connections, the Arctis Pro Wireless is fully compatible with both PS4 and PC. This means that all features including DTS Headphone:X v2 surround sound, ChatMix, and the ten-band equalizer are available on both systems.