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  1. More of a question than anything but also open to suggestion. The question will seem silly maybe, but reviews don't really cover it well. I see some of the more premium end headphones like Arctis Pro, Astro A40/50, Razer Thresher Ultimate have a stand/dock thing, they have a switch at the back that toggles between PS4 (or Xbox) and PC. Does it mean I can fully plug everything I need to both the PS4 and PC, and all I need to switch between them was that button? To me it seems yes, just want to double check. I don't need audio at the same time, I just want to switch between audio without having to physically plug and unplug, Having a set up like that would be very good for me as I want to replace both my PS4 and PC headset, so a solution that plugs both in at once would be make sense and I can justify the cost. Still, are there any other headphone/headset that people can suggest that won't necessarily cost as much? Thanks in advance.
  2. Nerdslayer pretty much hit the nail on the head. Charging wireless is the biggest annoyance, as much as people can say is not an big issue, going wired means is not ever an issue. And also, wired are cheaper anyway generally so if you put it another way, it is a feature that won't really matter just as amazing sound quality is not the priority and thus is a waste of money there. The other real issue tech heads don't get is switching between sound sources is actually kinda non-intuitive in Windows for the tech-lay people, plugging in a USB sound device/3.5mm automatically switches to it on laptop which to me is the easiest solution once setup (after setting up countless people's Zoom setup because I am the resident tech expert of the team, I should know what is easy for non-tech people and what is hard), whereas you tend to use software to change source for wireless devices which is more annoying to teach than most imagine. Or you pull and plug in the dongle which at that point might as well plug in the wired headphone unless the cable is big deal. Either way, is his use case, he wants something to plug and play, and that's what I am going to do, rather than "techsplaining" him on going wireless. The Koss might be a little hard to get at my neck of the woods, and he will definitely want to the close version, I will have a look, thanks for the suggestion. I have bad experience with Razer mouse (specifically the Naga) build quality, here I am assuming thats the reason why the suggestion is to not get a Razer? I have heard their laptops going bad as well but nothing on their headphones. In terms of Sennheiser, specifically the gaming ones? I use the PXC550 as my work headphone and the mic quality is.... meh, as I presume most portable headphones would be. At least it was comfortable enough for 2 hour meetings unlike my Arctis 7.
  3. I am just looking to buy some wired headphones for a friend (he wants wired, don't want to deal with wireless). He also said specifically to get budget otherwise he would be compelled to buy a gift back so this could go back and forth until we both bankrupt ourselves. So out of the more common brands like Razer, Logitech, Corsair etc, which of their budget wired headphones has the strongest microphone, which is the primary thing he is looking for. Sound quality is not that important comparatively, while being not in the tight side on the headband is preferred. Also, he is not looking for a standalone mic, is mainly just MMORPG gaming on Discord with friends, not Twitch streaming or anything. I understand quality is not something common in the ~$100 range, just think of it as anything thats not really subpar. Budget can be higher if there is something exceptionally good value a little higher. I am no expert in these things, but I am looking at the likes of Razer Kraken etc, that kind of range. Thanks for any suggestion.
  4. Thanks a lot for the replies guys, very informative. It has convinced me to get the Mesh systems, I presume the triband/dual band applies to all brands, not just Netgear? Cause the Google Nests I see is advertised as dual band; so I basically ignore it now. The Triband part is actually very good to know, I thought it was a bit of a marketing gimmick, I take the cynical approach and just ignore almost everything but the specs, but it appears to be quite important. I guess on one hand, would WiFi 6 final standard really be of a utmost concern if I again keep my router for a decade? From my point of view, incomplete WiFi 6 is still better than WiFi 5, and it is likely I will be using this in 10 years time. But what convinced me is that might as well get WiFi 5 now, which is like 30 to 40% cheaper than WiFi 6 mesh solutions, and upgrade it to WiFi 6 when it is mainstream should I feel the need to. Especially knowing that it might be a few years for WiFi 6 standard to be fully fleshed out and available, which I guess sounds a reasonable time between upgrades.
  5. Hi all, Just wondering if Wifi 6 is worth the hassle, or should I just be content with a mesh system. I will outline my current situation to give a better idea. The only thing I am certain is that I want a new router. Context Speed: Currently I have a fiber that claims to run 100 Mbps max, but I can pay more to get up to 900 Mbps if I want even more, but currently in a 2 person household with my mother, we are happy with 100 Mbs as all we ever do is stream \ but I do some online gaming on PS4 and PC. My current very old Wireless N router in my room gets me 60 to 70 Mbps, the ISP supplied router/modem (WiFi 5) can give me max, as can plug in cable. So we don't saturate the practical speed of wifi 5 but we may increase in speed in time, but I need a new router to take advantage of current speed in my router. My Wifi card supports Wifi 6/ax, so that is not an issue. Setup: The modem from the ISP has to be kept in the garage due to set up, but we have a system in the house where the Ethernet ports are connected to the garage hub. Unfortunately, all the ports that get out of it are all in corner of the house, so one router won't saturate the house with signal; thus why I have a router in my room. The issue right now is that the Wifi 5 in the garage won't reach my bedroom with strong signal, 2 out of 4 bars, nor can it reliably reach the end of the main lounge nor master bedroom. Likewise, my router in my room struggle to reach downstairs, but it does have better overall coverage than the garage. House is decently sized and thick walls. Needs: it won't be uncommon if we have 6 devices simultaneously using the internet, 2 TVs, 2 phones, a tablet and a desktop CPU plus a few smart devices. Needs to be able to be gamed on without a hitch, but I won't necessarily need a router that knows how to prioritize gaming (though I may become an aspiring Esport player if get stuck at home from that annoying virus, look out for me taking the wooden spoon position in any qualifying rounds). Occasionally I will play games with friends that comes over so it needs to handle more traffic adequately, but I am not hosting a 10 people LAN party (first I need 10 friends ). Budget: Most consumer level routers is within budget. I am not gonna go without toilet rolls if I get a really expensive one, but I prefer to not buy what I realistically don't need so I can spend money on other stuff like a better new monitor, or save for a cruise so I can catch the next iteration of coronavirus. Essentially, I want one without compromise but don't want to buy a whole lot of features that I don't need. WiFi 6 Mesh-ready system is a little high on the budget though, whereas most Wifi 5 Mesh and most standaline Wifi 6 routers are fine. Now, I understand that Wifi 6 does not increase range, so therefore a good mesh set up is on top of my considerations, with the hub at my room as I need the best latency, and the satellite in the living room. But, seeing as I bought my current router system basically almost 10 years ago, would it make sense to future proof my router? Especially as it appears that routers is not a tech I chase the bleeding edge but also not inconceivable in future I upgrade my fiber connection. The other thing is, my old router is quite cheap even for its time, and I would say it reaches 70% comfortably, if it reaches 85% of the house then I am satisfied. Would a supposedly more "powerful" Wifi reach significantly more distance? Just a note at what I am looking at for more context: Netgear Orbi RBK50 Google Wifi ASUS RT-AX3000 (it comes with a bonus Lyra speaker that itself can be router/mesh) ASUS RT-AX88U Netgear NightHawk RAX80 Note: after I spend 80% of my youth to the phone on tech support to turn off and on my D-link router/modem, I had grown allergic to the brand. Also, my mother attributes TP-Link as a "Mainland Chinese company", and therefore if the thing fails she will blame on the fact is Chinese rather than simply bad luck, so unless is a very compelling reason, I will save myself the rant and just not choose TP-Link. I don't necessarily have access to many other brands in my country, especially the more boutique/small companies; prefer to buy local so I can take back to seller should issue arise. And I am waiting for Easter sales, so no rush. Thanks for reading, and any advice in advance.
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