Psyko 5.1 Gaming Headset Review

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Bad213Boy

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Bad213Boy

I bought a pair of these for $160 on ebay. Brand spankin new. I hooked everything up and was really disappointed. I thought these were the best 5.1 headphones out there. I was mistaken.

 

The speakers really suck with the amplifier. There's really no base at all. If you want a really great top of the line amp, go buy the Astro Mix Amp. Astro A40 headset is OK, but it's definitely not worth the price it costs.

 

The Psyko 5.1 isn't worth the $300 price tag. I only got them because they were half the price on ebay. They're OK, but nothing to get excited about. Especially if you've owened a high quality pair of headphones before.

 

If you're looking for a great set of headphones, invest on the Sennheiser PC350 Gaming Headset or any Sennheiser number higher than the PC350. However most of the Sennheisers above the PC350 come without a mic, but the sound is fanaminal.

 

These PC350's are the best headset I've ever owned. The sound is crisp, clear, directional, everthing you'd want. Not bad for only being 2-channels. If you have a top 3 sound card, these puppys are the best. Switch to virtual 7.1 and you're good to go.

 

The cord is super long too, so there's no worry about not having a long enough cable to reach the front or back of your computer.

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icedancr

Surely you jest - I will stick with my Logitech G35.

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Signal2Noise

Not only are they as ugly as sin the person buying and wearing a set of these will likely never get a date again.

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johnny3144

EDIT: nvm

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hk1777

I migh look into getting these as a new pair.../

only thing is i have no money right now 

Never mind i failed and was looking at the price of the ax51 or what ever on the bottom =/ 

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evilanimator

These look really cool and the concept of how it directs sound is equally as impressive. A pound would definitely be too heavy for me though. I'll be sticking with my Tritton AX 51 Pros.

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NewGadgeteer

Being a fan of new gadgets, I had to get these as soon as they came out.  They do work really well.  My only complaint is that I wished that they were adjustable.  They are a 'one size fits all' product.  For me they are a little high up on my ears.

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Head_Psyko

They are adjustable.  The cups slide up and down.  see http://www.psykoaudio.com/index.php/Support-Usage.html

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NewGadgeteer

I apologize, you are right.  I had only used them a few times after I first got them and somehow I never realized this.  This is my ultimate Homer Simpsion Doh!

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NAYRhyno

I heard they are pretty lame... Funny to see such widely varying reviews.

http://www.hardocp.com/article/2010/05/11/psyko_51_pc_gaming_headset_review/4

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Head_Psyko

Yeah, well, Psyko wondered why [H] said they were so bad so Psyko had them send the review unit back, and no wonder it sounded bad - it was broken.  Psyko offered to send them a new unit for re-review and they refused the offer.

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ocnier

From what i've read these are the ultimate in directional headsets short of actual speakers.  I want the try them out bad, but the price of $300 is too rich for my blood.  I use the turtle beach hpa2 at present, which seem to be about the only true 5.1 headset available besides the tritons.  I had the medusausa set for awhile the but the bridge connector was flimsy crap (which is a damn shame because they were the most comfortable ones to date).  The G35 from logitech is decent but its SIMULATED 5.1 so essentially its a failboat for the price.  I just wish this segment of the market was better but unless your a gamer you don't need 5.1 headsets.  I can say for a fact that true 5.1 headsets DO MAKE A DIFFERENCE.  I figured that out when BF2 first came out. 

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BuLLg0d

Wow, heavy headphones do not = comfort at all.  I currently have a set of Turtle Beach 5.1 headphones with the in-line sound card.  They work okay but I've been trying to find a replacement set. I'll steer clear of these.

 Hey Alex, have you guys, or can you guys review  the: E.D.G.E Acoustics - GX400 Enhanced Definition Gaming Earphones?

http://www.edgeacoustics.com/products/gx400/ 

 I've been wanting to try something lighter, more comfortable and with an in line mic and hear (lol) these are pretty good. I'd love to get MaxPC's take on them before shelling out any $$$.

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Coresair

I currently own a razer carcharias headset, and I recommend it to you. First off, the most appealing thing about this set for me was the weight (or lack thereof) and comfort. When you are wearing these during a game you do not even realize you have them on, its like your a really just hearing the sound. This brings me to sound quality. The bass/low end of it is really superb, this makes hearing gunfire/explosions and the like amazing. The midtones and treble are clear, but nothing amazing. 

The built in mic is very clear, and a can pick up your voice without it being in your face. the mic also does a good job of canceling out background noise coming from infront of you. Unfortunately it does not block the noise coming from behind you out, which along with subpar treble clarity at times is my only complaint.

 The headset is great for games, but not the best for audiophiles (in music).

 

But uhh, actually on topic I have never been a fan of the giant/heavy headsets. The lack of a mic is also a deal breaker for me. 

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omen3330

At first the weight was a major issue but after a while you don't notice it as much, however this does not mean you don't notice its there . This headset does include a detachable mic which I must say sounds great but is not adjustable, meaning if you want the boom to be higher or lower you must adjust the whole head set to compensate. The padding is extremely comfortable but the pads furthest from the center on the bridge don't make contact with my head at all forcing the center pad to do most of the work which will lead to it becoming pretty darn flat. The cable coming out of the set and the amp is nice and thick but at the end where the connectors are they are extremely thin (thinner than earbuds) making then a weak point. Another thing is if you have a wide head or just stretch the headphones too much you are going to split the wave guides open (the pipes). The article did a good job explaining the rest, the sound bleeds, you have to have the volume at about half way before it is loud enough to be enjoyable, and ultimately it would be wait for the second generation of this set. A 7 is a perfect score for this product in my opinion because it does what it says it does, but does leave something to be desired.

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