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« on: January 15, 2009, 07:09:42 AM »

The one with the Xbox is no good for me. I cut off the 2 little black tabs and now it works with my controller but it doesn't work with my RB1 drumz or guitar.

Kind of lame.

Suggestions please??
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« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2009, 10:29:48 AM »

Quote from: lildrgn on January 15, 2009, 07:09:42 AM

The one with the Xbox is no good for me. I cut off the 2 little black tabs and now it works with my controller but it doesn't work with my RB1 drumz or guitar.

What? 

For the RB1 kit there's an adapter. Are you using the adapter?
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« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2009, 01:35:43 PM »

I'm really liking the 360 wireless headset. Much better sound quality, IMO.
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« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2009, 01:58:30 PM »

Quote from: msteelers on January 15, 2009, 01:35:43 PM

I'm really liking the 360 wireless headset. Much better sound quality, IMO.

Link? I know there are several out there.
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« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2009, 03:37:20 PM »

Quote from: SensuousLettuce on January 15, 2009, 01:58:30 PM

Quote from: msteelers on January 15, 2009, 01:35:43 PM

I'm really liking the 360 wireless headset. Much better sound quality, IMO.

Link? I know there are several out there.

I use the official Microsoft one. I don't know if they have several models or not. This is the only one I've seen.

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« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2009, 04:00:47 PM »

Quote from: SensuousLettuce on January 15, 2009, 10:29:48 AM

Quote from: lildrgn on January 15, 2009, 07:09:42 AM

The one with the Xbox is no good for me. I cut off the 2 little black tabs and now it works with my controller but it doesn't work with my RB1 drumz or guitar.

What? 

For the RB1 kit there's an adapter. Are you using the adapter?

Yes. Never worked.
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« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2009, 06:38:37 PM »

Quote from: lildrgn on January 15, 2009, 07:09:42 AM

The one with the Xbox is no good for me. I cut off the 2 little black tabs and now it works with my controller but it doesn't work with my RB1 drumz or guitar.

Kind of lame.

Suggestions please??

Which 2 little black tabs? This is an XBOX 360 wired headset you are referring to?  The 2 variations I have seen are the original one that has the mute slider down where it connects to the controller (and hence won't normally connect to a rock band guitar or the chat pad) and the newer version which has a standard mini connector and the mute slider on the cord.

The only XBOX headset that I have seen that is black is the original XBOX headset. Or did this come with an Elite so it is black?

EDIT: Oh, I guess I can see what you are talking about: http://www.keygoods.com/headset.html Since I got the chatpad I haven't used that headset so I guess I never noticed them.
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« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2009, 07:30:30 PM »

Is the Plantronics X30 headset any good? Opinions?
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« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2009, 08:25:34 PM »

Quote from: lildrgn on January 15, 2009, 07:30:30 PM

Is the Plantronics X30 headset any good? Opinions?

I like it
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« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2009, 11:46:59 PM »

Quote from: msteelers on January 15, 2009, 03:37:20 PM

Quote from: SensuousLettuce on January 15, 2009, 01:58:30 PM

Quote from: msteelers on January 15, 2009, 01:35:43 PM

I'm really liking the 360 wireless headset. Much better sound quality, IMO.

Link? I know there are several out there.

I use the official Microsoft one. I don't know if they have several models or not. This is the only one I've seen.



I've got this one as well.  I'm a big fan, but my only gripe is that it doesn't hold its charge for very long.  After about two long gaming sessions it needs to be recharged.  I try to remember to hook up the headset with the usb port to recharge after a particularly long session, but if I forget usually I have to swap it out for my wired headset with the battery craps out. 

Other than that I prefer it to the wired headset tremendously.  To me it was worth the $60.
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« Reply #10 on: January 16, 2009, 12:05:34 AM »

I've been having pretty good luck with the Tritton Axpro surround sound headset.  I find that I can really determine where things are, and it's almost better than my speaker system.  It's also a bit cheaper than the Astro headset.
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« Reply #11 on: January 16, 2009, 01:07:51 PM »

The 360 Wireless Halo 3 edition is the cat's meow.

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« Reply #12 on: January 16, 2009, 01:26:53 PM »

Quote from: PeteRock on January 15, 2009, 11:46:59 PM

I've got this one as well.  I'm a big fan, but my only gripe is that it doesn't hold its charge for very long.  After about two long gaming sessions it needs to be recharged.  I try to remember to hook up the headset with the usb port to recharge after a particularly long session, but if I forget usually I have to swap it out for my wired headset with the battery craps out. 

Other than that I prefer it to the wired headset tremendously.  To me it was worth the $60.

The battery life definitely isn't the best, but it can get me through a couple sessions in a row without being charged. I do try to keep it charged though between sessions.

And it was well worth the $40 or whatever I payed for it combined with EndWar.  icon_biggrin
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« Reply #13 on: February 04, 2009, 09:04:15 PM »

Quote from: PeteRock on January 15, 2009, 11:46:59 PM

Quote from: msteelers on January 15, 2009, 03:37:20 PM

Quote from: SensuousLettuce on January 15, 2009, 01:58:30 PM

Quote from: msteelers on January 15, 2009, 01:35:43 PM

I'm really liking the 360 wireless headset. Much better sound quality, IMO.

Link? I know there are several out there.

I use the official Microsoft one. I don't know if they have several models or not. This is the only one I've seen.



I've got this one as well.  I'm a big fan, but my only gripe is that it doesn't hold its charge for very long.  After about two long gaming sessions it needs to be recharged.  I try to remember to hook up the headset with the usb port to recharge after a particularly long session, but if I forget usually I have to swap it out for my wired headset with the battery craps out. 

Other than that I prefer it to the wired headset tremendously.  To me it was worth the $60.

I have purchased and used this mic for about the last two weeks and I can give it a hearty thumbs up.  It's louder, fits nicely, has great sound  and is an improvement in everyway over the standard headset.

My only gripes are as follows:

The biggest one is that the onscreen battery gauge appears to be nowhere near accurate- in that it reported I had two bars worth of charge left and the mic was sounding the low battery warning.

2nd: The charge time is hellah long

3rd: I'm not sure if I've actually gotten 8 hrs of time out of a charge, but it's somewhere in that neighborhood
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« Reply #14 on: February 05, 2009, 07:16:59 PM »

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The biggest one is that the onscreen battery gauge appears to be nowhere near accurate- in that it reported I had two bars worth of charge left and the mic was sounding the low battery warning.

SL, that may have nothing to do with the headset... others have been reporting the same thing on regular controllers - and I have the problem with one of my controllers.  I don't know if it is the battery, the controller, or whatever interface there is to display the power level of the battery, but the controller starts flashing the low battery alert, when in fact the battery is full or nearly full.  It's annoying to play with the flashing light, but it must be horrible with an audible alert.   disgust
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« Reply #15 on: February 05, 2009, 07:31:39 PM »

I got the wireless 360 one a few weeks ago, and have been using it on the 360 and PC.  Unfortunately, I finally decided that the mic just wasn't picking up my voice well enough, as I had to speak very loudly to get it to register at a normal volume. 

Of course, that has lead me into my latest comedy of errors staring MS Support as the rascally numskull, and me as the bewildered straight man.  Long story short, on the first call, the guy spent the first 20 minutes telling me they couldn't do anything, then figured out that I was talking about the wireless headset, not the wired, and telling me incorrectly that I'd be getting a shipping label to send it back, then me finding out on a second call that I had to send it at my expense.  Sent it on Monday, and yesterday, I get a box containing a wired headset.  Called last night, and apparently guy #1 put in an order for a wired headset, which means that my wireless headset is now sitting in TX with a service # that the system thinks has been filled.  I'm supposedly waiting on a call from a specialist today or tomorrow, but given how well that's worked out in the past, I strongly suspect that I'm about to be -1 wireless headset to the black hole of MS Support.
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« Reply #16 on: February 05, 2009, 09:17:50 PM »

Quote from: Chaz on February 05, 2009, 07:31:39 PM

I got the wireless 360 one a few weeks ago, and have been using it on the 360 and PC.  Unfortunately, I finally decided that the mic just wasn't picking up my voice well enough, as I had to speak very loudly to get it to register at a normal volume. 

Of course, that has lead me into my latest comedy of errors staring MS Support as the rascally numskull, and me as the bewildered straight man.  Long story short, on the first call, the guy spent the first 20 minutes telling me they couldn't do anything, then figured out that I was talking about the wireless headset, not the wired, and telling me incorrectly that I'd be getting a shipping label to send it back, then me finding out on a second call that I had to send it at my expense.  Sent it on Monday, and yesterday, I get a box containing a wired headset.  Called last night, and apparently guy #1 put in an order for a wired headset, which means that my wireless headset is now sitting in TX with a service # that the system thinks has been filled.  I'm supposedly waiting on a call from a specialist today or tomorrow, but given how well that's worked out in the past, I strongly suspect that I'm about to be -1 wireless headset to the black hole of MS Support.

Chaz, you made me LOL, though MS support is not a laughing matter - laughable maybe, but not funny, per se.  disgust

I got a friend the Turtle Beach headset (headphone type) - and they report that the headphone part is great, but they don't play online, so I can't vouch for the mic... It was the Turtle Beach Ear Force - it has an "X" for which model it is, there are 3, so I'm assuming the X-3 is the latest.  At any rate, Best Buy carries them, so if you don't like them you can return them.

EDIT to add:  Found a review page for the TB headphones - which are not cheap, btw - the suggested retail on the X-3's is about 100 bucks... Here's the link.
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« Reply #17 on: February 05, 2009, 10:32:20 PM »

This is my second go-around with MS support.  The first one involved me being without my 360 for two months.  I knew it was too easy the first time I called them last week.
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