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eZGraviity

Looking to upgrade my headset. I play mostly FPS games and having good 3D/Spatial audio support is very important for me. I'm willing to spend up to about $250 US and am looking at the two headsets below:

 

SteelSeries Arctis Pro

HyperX Cloud Alpha

 

Any input/experience with either of these two headsets or other recommendations are welcome.

 

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24 minutes ago, eZGraviity said:

Looking to upgrade my headset. I play mostly FPS games and having good 3D/Spatial audio support is very important for me. I'm willing to spend up to about $250 US and am looking at the two headsets below:

 

SteelSeries Arctis Pro

HyperX Cloud Alpha

 

Any input/experience with either of these two headsets or other recommendations are welcome.

 

I actually bought the SteelSeries Arctis Pro' 3 days ago and I am returning them asap.

I am not pleased with them in terms of sound quality and gaming. They are very comfortable, mic is great but the Software for PC is an absolute mess and they sounded very flat and had a lot of white noise when no sound being played. Not for me, extremely disappointed.  Maybe my old Beyerdynamic DT770 had me spoiled.

I picked up the Logitech pro X 2' earlier today and so far I am very happy with them. For me, they are a lot better than the Steelseries in every way except that you can't swap the batteries like with the Steelseries. Maybe you could look up reviews on the Logitech pro X 2.  Wearing them right now and they are very comfortable. I will leave the technical reviews to audio reviewers on Youtube. They do have DTS Headphone:X 2.0 for amazing 3D audio, as this was important for you. I looked up a lot of reviews on youtube for this one and decided to try them.

That being said, I will be keeping the Logitech pro X 2.

 

I dont know how it is where you live but are you able to buy and return products you are not satisfied with?

 

 

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Rode NTH-100M is always an option, I have it and love it

Open-Back - Sennheiser 6xx - Focal Elex - Phillips Fidelio X3 - Harmonicdyne Zeus -  Beyerdynamic DT1990 - *HiFi-man HE400i (2017) - *Phillips shp9500 - *SoundMAGIC HP200

Semi-Open - Beyerdynamic DT880-600 - Fostex T50RP - *AKG K240 studio

Closed-Back - Rode NTH-100 - Meze 99 Neo - AKG K361-BT - Blue Microphones Lola - *Beyerdynamic DT770-80 - *Meze 99 Noir - *Blon BL-B60 *Hifiman R7dx

On-Ear - Koss KPH30iCL Grado - Koss KPH30iCL Yaxi - Koss KPH40 Yaxi

IEM - Tin HiFi T2 - MoonDrop Quarks - Tangzu Wan'er S.G - Moondrop Chu - QKZ x HBB - 7HZ Salnotes Zero

Headset Turtle Beach Stealth 700 V2 + xbox adapter - *Sennheiser Game One - *Razer Kraken Pro V2

DAC S.M.S.L SU-9

Class-D dac/amp Topping DX7 - Schiit Fulla E - Fosi Q4 - *Sybasonic SD-DAC63116

Class-D amp Topping A70

Class-A amp Emotiva A-100 - Xduoo MT-602 (hybrid tube)

Pure Tube amp Darkvoice 336SE - Little dot MKII - Nobsound Little Bear P7

Audio Interface Rode AI-1

Portable Amp Xduoo XP2-pro - *Truthear SHIO - *Fiio BTR3K BTR3Kpro 

Mic Rode NT1 - *Antlion Mod Mic - *Neego Boom Mic - *Vmoda Boom Mic

Pads ZMF - Dekoni - Brainwavz - Shure - Yaxi - Grado - Wicked Cushions

Cables Hart Audio Cables - Periapt Audio Cables

Speakers Kef Q950 - Micca RB42 - Jamo S803 - Crown XLi1500 (power amp class A)

 

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13 hours ago, eZGraviity said:

SteelSeries Arctis Pro

HyperX Cloud Alpha

Both kinda suck for the price. Get another pair like the ones @Psittac recommended.

PM or DM me if you have any questions about audio.

My PC specs & audio gear

CPU > Intel core i7 14700K, GPU > RTX 4070 ProArt, RAM > Corsair Vengeance DDR5 2x16gb 5600mhz, Motherboard > Asus ROG Strix B760-F, Storage > 1TB M.2  & 500GB M.2 Kingston, Cooling > H150i Elite, PSU > MSI A850GL

🎧Current Audio Setup🎧

Beyerdynamic Tygr 300 R as daily driver

Soundblaster AE-9 Soundcard

AKG P420 Mic

Other peripherals

Keyboard > SteelSeries Apex Pro

Mouse > Steelseries Aerox 3 wired

Mousepad > Pulsar ParaSpeed XXL

VR > Valve index kit

Read this post if you want a "gaming" headset ;)

 

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13 hours ago, eZGraviity said:

Looking to upgrade my headset. I play mostly FPS games and having good 3D/Spatial audio support is very important for me. I'm willing to spend up to about $250 US and am looking at the two headsets below:

 

SteelSeries Arctis Pro

HyperX Cloud Alpha

 

Any input/experience with either of these two headsets or other recommendations are welcome.

 

Is open back an option?

PM or DM me if you have any questions about audio.

My PC specs & audio gear

CPU > Intel core i7 14700K, GPU > RTX 4070 ProArt, RAM > Corsair Vengeance DDR5 2x16gb 5600mhz, Motherboard > Asus ROG Strix B760-F, Storage > 1TB M.2  & 500GB M.2 Kingston, Cooling > H150i Elite, PSU > MSI A850GL

🎧Current Audio Setup🎧

Beyerdynamic Tygr 300 R as daily driver

Soundblaster AE-9 Soundcard

AKG P420 Mic

Other peripherals

Keyboard > SteelSeries Apex Pro

Mouse > Steelseries Aerox 3 wired

Mousepad > Pulsar ParaSpeed XXL

VR > Valve index kit

Read this post if you want a "gaming" headset ;)

 

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