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Headset 2.0 for a sennheiser GSX

Discussion in 'Sound City' started by Relentless81, Jan 29, 2019.

  1. Relentless81

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    Hi,

    I used to have a set of hyper X and stupidly sold them, they were fine for my needs and worked well with the GSX

    I'm building a new pc and still have the GSX, I need some new headphones and need them to be stereo with a detachable mic, will be used for gaming only and don't want wireless or any RGB guff

    Any recommendations please, I read the Corsair HS50 are quite good and they're quite cheap too, dont really want to spend a huge amount on them

    Cheers
     
  2. shankly1985

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    Philips fidelio x2 if you happy paying the price. Perfect combo with the GSX :D
     
  3. Relentless81

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    Probably a bit more than I'm willing to spend but thanks for the suggestion

    Forgot to mention that I need closed back too
     
  4. Marsman

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    I'd probably go for the HyperX Cloud Alpha Pro. £20 more than the HS50, but are more than likely worth the extra.

    For me at least; Kingston have earned some respect with some decent HyperX headsets. Corsair on the other hand have released some rubbish before now..
     
  5. Relentless81

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    Thanks, I could push £20 more but arent they 7.1?

    The GSX does the surround on a 2.0 headset, it worked really well on my previous 2.0 headset
     
  6. Marsman

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    No, just stereo like the original Cloud's.
     
  7. rids57

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    any headphone is 7.1 with the GSX, it's a virtual surround sound device that simulates 7.1 sound through stereo.
    What you really don't want is a true 7.1 headset as they have multiple speakers and won't work properly with your GSX
     
  8. Marsman

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    Judging by post #5; I'd say he realises that.

    OP is likely questioning as to whether the Alpha is 7.1, because it would be USB if it were 7.1. Although; if it were, that would likely be removable anyway, like the Cloud II.

    Edit:

    Very true. I'd forgotten about those things. :p
     
  9. Relentless81

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    Correct, I want a decent 2.0 headset to work with my GSX

    I'll have a look at the Alpha, is the MIC removable do you know please?
     
  10. EsaT

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    Alpha's mic is removable.
    I think all HyperX headsets have removable mic.
     
  11. MrRockliffe

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    It's removable

    I think the Cloud Alpha sound very good, especially for their money. Would highly recommend :)
     
  12. Relentless81

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    Great thanks I'll have a look buy will probably go for these I couldn't get excited for the HS50 I prefer the Kingston stuff as the cloud 1's were really good for me
     
  13. MrRockliffe

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    The Alpha's improve in every way for me - better bass (quality) and not as harsh. Don't get me wrong, the Cloud 1 & 2 sounded GOOD, but these were a deffo step up for me

    No velour ear pad though :/
     
  14. Relentless81

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    Oh no, sweaty faux leather stuff?

    Might be able to live with that, are they closed back too?
     
  15. MrRockliffe

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    Closed back, but have a bass port. It's pretty good faux leather I would say :)
     
  16. Relentless81

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    Ok good stuff, I'll get some ordered with the rest of the new build in the next week

    Thanks
     
  17. MrRockliffe

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    No probs :) I wear them a fair bit, as I do most of my gaming on my Xbox. On my PC I use a pair of MMX 300, and the Alpha's don't get considerably warmer. A little sweatier, yes, but not as bad as wearing a pair of over ear headphones on the underground :p
     
  18. Marsman

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    Detachable cable too, which is always welcome.
     
  19. Relentless81

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    @Marsman @MrRockliffe

    Do you know what the Pro version brings? Some are listed as cloud alpha and some have pro on the end but I can't see anywhere that explains the difference.

    Thanks
     
  20. Marsman

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    I've wondered that myself. I can't see them listed on the HyperX site as Alpha Pro, just Alpha. Could be that the jungle site just lists them as being Pro. Model number of those and Alpha on HyperX site is the same.