Psyko Carbon PC 5.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset
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- Delivers Precise Directional 5.1 Surround Sound Audio, hear exactly the direction of every sound
- Patented Precision audio waveguides naturally drive the sound to both ears with zero latency and instant positional awareness
- Psyko Amp with fully adjustable bass, volume control, and 5 LED visual direction indicators
- Pivot-open ear cups keep your ears cool during extended play and hear others
- Compared to Psyko Krypton, Carbon has better speakers, more bass, braided cables, gold plated plugs, rubberized surfaces
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The Old Way:
Now I am going to use the Turtle Beach HPA2's for example to explain how traditional 5.1 is achieved. Traditional 5.1 headset's put multiple drivers in your ear. This is done to recreate True 5.1 sound. Out of all the headset's that have this configuration (Tritton AX Pros, Vibras, CoolerMaster 5.1) the HPA2 did it better than any other, and thankfully I still have it. The reason having multiple drivers works half the time is because all four drivers are shooting sound in to your ears. The HPA2 solved this problem to an extent. While the drivers are still in the earcups, they are arranged in a way that the sound is not, or barely distorted.
On to the Psyko Way:
Instead of having the drivers in the ear, they are actually placed in the top of the headband or "bridge." The sound is then passed down through these objects called "waveguides" into your ear.Read more ›
Now the downsides. My first and major problem was the quality of the build, the hollow channels from the bridge are glued or poorly plastic welded together. So if you have a big head this puts major stress on the seems causing them to crack and split. Also on this subject the hollow channels are joined to the bridge using the same method, this is a major design flaw causing extreme stress and they will crack and eventually snap off (I have read many posts online with users experiencing this problem). My second issue with these headphones are the weight! they are very heavy despite the padding under the bridge, they dig in and after an hour of gaming you start to feel the weight and becomes uncomfortable. My next issue with these is microphone boom, it often gets in the way ending up being knocked quite a lot and has no retractable option. You can however remove this but doing this too often causes the socket to crack. My last issue is the cost!!! they are very expensive! $399 on average! There are much better headphones for less money. I contacted their sales team and customer support and to this date have had no replies, very disappointed.Read more ›
A few downsides to the headset are the fact that it is a little heavy, which is not bad once you realize that the headpiece cushions are removable and the amount of cushion is customizable based on what you decide to put on it. When it comes to using the headset for other applications such as music or a movie it doesn't really preform as well when it comes to these, but it makes up for it by coming with an equalizer and allowing you to adjust the settings to maximize results for each situation.
Finally, another great aspect is the customer support. I recently had a little problem with my headset that caused the bass to put off and odd chirping/clicking sound and i didn't know what to do.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I was looking forward to getting these headsets. When I got them it was a titanic disappointment. I wanted to use them to repeal my Logitech 930 but that's not going to... Read morePublished on August 1, 2012 by beisa
This headset is what can only be described as the perfect addition to a serious gamers arsenal. Simply put it produces great sound and allows the user to know within 15 minutes of... Read morePublished on May 7, 2012 by Dan Journeaux