Hi, I wanted to ask about the best options out there in terms of headsets and/or headphones that perform amazingly for comp. FPS in terms of sound quality and at the same time low latency. I imagine that we will be looking for great mids-trebles for the sound quality (to be able to hear footsteps, etc) and 2.4GHz connectivity for the low latency. Ideas?
does it need to have a mic?
edit: theres not a ton of 2.4ghz headsets these days that are not gaming headsets as bluetooth has taken over
Answering your questions:
I don’t really care about having a mic.
As far as I am aware, the latency on BT devices is much higher than 2.4GHz devices.
My old Senny… rs170?.. had practically none. Used it for gaming for years
rs series from sennheiser. vary in price from i think 100$ish for the cheapest one, to like 500$ for the top one.
edit: other then the senn rs line, i would suggest a gaming headset. they do fine for fps. the senn’s will be more musical if that matters.
Mine were 200-ish I believe and lasted me for like… ten years? But plastic is plastic and they came apart entirely
Even duct tape couldn’t fix them anymore. Which is when, while looking for a replacement, I got down the audio rabbithole.
10 years aint bad though. im 2 years with my t60rp’s for instance, and the adjuster mechanism is getting loose already.
Oh I’m not complaining
They felt like they would fall apart from the get-go. Cheap light plastic and heavy batteries… But for the first 8 or 9 years they didn’t care, no matter how much abuse they caught. Only came apart slowly over the last year-year and a half…
Also. If you want competitive gaming. I’m a pretty mediocre CSGO player and these got me to DMG/LE easily ;p
I’m not sure if the sound quality of any of those is good enough, though.
Also, I saw a review from BadSeed Tech about the Audeze Penrose and it seems interesting although not sure about their latency.
I love how that list includes the HifiMan Sundara xD
Audeze Mobius Penrose editions use a dedicated wireless adapter to decrease latency and increase reliability over the original Audeze Mobius.
As the use case is gaming, I would’ve thought this would be the best option, whilst also having headphones that perform insanely well at the price point.
I love my original Mobius - however, when I use the in-built BT with Win7, it sucks. With win10 it’s good.
I’m thinking the dedicated adapter would provide better results across all platforms
id say… probably the ones from sennheiser as mentioned earlier, Penrose from audeze is designed for this use case and definitely isn’t bad, and maybe panda but that one has a bit more on the latency side of things. Wireless limits you heavily for everything gaming so I would encourage going wired if possible.