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How do you listen your gaming audio?

Discussion in 'Console Games & Hardware' started by robfosters, Oct 11, 2018.

  1. robfosters


    Joined: Dec 1, 2010

    Posts: 24,127

    Location: Welling, London

    Do you just use the telly speaker, dedicated speakers or are you a headset gamer?

    I have just bought a new monitor that is speakerless. I am currently using a pair of sennheisers plugged into the pad (PS4), but am getting a bit fed up of the weight, wire and roasting ears lol.

    Don’t know whether to try a wireless headset or see if I can get some decent USB speakers to plug into the console. Any advice?
  2. azazl187


    Joined: Jan 19, 2010

    Posts: 854

    I have Logitec 540 5.1 surround sound for daytime gaming and when I need some bass running off a dedicated sound card. I've got some Razer Kraken Chomas for evening and night time gaming when I don't want to wake up the kids and wife
  3. G-MAN2004


    Joined: Jul 4, 2004

    Posts: 28,706

    I have a big 5.1 sound system for single player games (for the 'atmosphere' :p), but always a headset for MP so I can hear footsteps clearly and all that. Depends what you play I'd say, but there's no way I could play MP games without a headset so if I'm faced with buying one or the other, then I'd go with that. I use Logitech G430 which gets the job done.
  4. TonyTurbo78


    Joined: Sep 26, 2013

    Posts: 8,310

    Location: West End, Southampton

    5.1 setup when wife out or sim racing. Headphones when play FPS games
  5. robfosters


    Joined: Dec 1, 2010

    Posts: 24,127

    Location: Welling, London

    I like the atmosphere too for single players like TR and RDR2, but I can’t have a surround sound system where I am. I was kind of thinking the headset would be good for atmosphere. Some are 7.1 now, well, claim to be anyway, how it works in practice is a different story altogether.
  6. mame


    Joined: Jul 16, 2007

    Posts: 7,647

    Location: Stoke on Trent

    I use over-ear headphones plugged into PS4/Xbox conroller. Cost about £25. Not that bothered about having wireless. It's more immersive than speakers. The one that always gets me is rain in a game as you can just hear rain all around you.
  7. Shawreyboy


    Joined: Jan 26, 2009

    Posts: 800

    Location: Andover, Hampshire

    General gaming - through the TV (LG c7 55" OLED). It has down firing speakers designed by Harman Kardon (not a touch on what they installed in my BMW) but better than most normal TV speakers. If competitive/FPS gaming then I use my Plantronics RIG 800LX.

  8. TheVoice


    Joined: Aug 15, 2005

    Posts: 19,992

    Location: Glasgow

    Samsung HW-MS650 soundbar with wireless rear speakers, it's great.
  9. Marvt74


    Joined: Feb 20, 2004

    Posts: 10,681

    Location: Chorley

    I have a pair of Sennheiser Momentum 2 wireless headphones which connect to my TV. I tend to play on stuff when my wifes gone to bed so headphones help that.
  10. Psycho Sonny


    Joined: Jun 21, 2006

    Posts: 26,788

    single player - tv speakers is enough
    multiplayer - astro mixamp with either sennheiser HD558's, akg Q701's or beyerdynamic dt770's. i also have sennheiser hd700's which are supposed to be amazing for gaming but yet to try them for that.

    the best are the Q701's but it's hard to get a decent separate mic. i have the antlion modmic but everyone says it sounds crap on the ps4. so i switched to a sennheiser all in one solution now when i'm gaming with friends.
  11. sHo0sH


    Joined: Apr 10, 2011

    Posts: 2,740

    Location: London

    I use an Astro Mixamp wirelesson the PS4 with some Sennheiser HD650's and an Antlion Modmic - Absolutely love this setup.
  12. Scort


    Joined: Feb 28, 2006

    Posts: 3,143

    Location: No longer riding an Italian

    Xbone/PS4 > Yamaha Amp > 5.1 speakers.

    If playing late at night, then I user headphones on the PS4, and, erm nothing on the Xbone - it doesn't get much love.
  13. steinooo


    Joined: Dec 31, 2003

    Posts: 4,404

    Xbox One > Denon AVR > 3.1 speakers waiting for a new carpet to run the cable to make it 5.1 CANNOT WAIT
  14. Amatsubu

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Sep 8, 2012

    Posts: 2,163

    An old Marantz amp, back when they were still made in Japan, and a pair of Avance Omega 503's.

    For PS4 Pro i just use my monitor's built-in speakers, they're pretty decent.
  15. MagicBoy


    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 15,227

    Location: South Manchester

    Sony AV Amp + Tannoy Mercury 5.1 speakers.


    Joined: Dec 24, 2004

    Posts: 15,946

    Location: Telford

    Everything through my Yamaha 2700 sound bar set up as 7.1. Have never used the tv speakers...
  17. Chris1712


    Joined: Jul 29, 2004

    Posts: 8,361

    Location: Somerset

    During the day / empty house through my home cinema setup, Yamaha Aventage + Monitor Audio Silver 5.1. Night time / secret gaming Sony Platinum Headset :).
  18. DIABLO


    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 5,171

    Location: N.Devon

    Sound Bar+woofer i can't get on with a headset it's just too direct if you know what i mean.
  19. McBain


    Joined: Oct 17, 2002

    Posts: 19,982

    Location: Lancs/London

    The speakers in my Sammy TV are surprisingly good so I just use them.
  20. TripleT


    Joined: Oct 24, 2002

    Posts: 9,136

    Location: Manchester City Centre

    I used to swear by speakers but then i tried a headset and its so much more immersive and clearer so use a Turtle Beach XO Sevens, great for the price.