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#1 compl3x

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 11:03

I think these were just recently released. I was just wondering if anyone has or intend to pick up a pair of these up? I've read a few reviews and they all seem to be pretty positive.


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#2 Audioboxer

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 19:35

I'm getting a pair once they hit the UK. Glad I held off on the official headset, these are apparently a nice improvement over the current set (which is suppose to be good).

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 21:50

I'm getting a pair once they hit the UK. Glad I held off on the official headset, these are apparently a nice improvement over the current set (which is suppose to be good).

Yeah I have them, and they are good, would like these, but no way I can do that since the first ones are good.
Would love the Vita support with these, but just cannot bring myself to do it.
I may ask for them for XMas though if I run out of ideas.

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 05:38

I'm getting a pair once they hit the UK. Glad I held off on the official headset, these are apparently a nice improvement over the current set (which is suppose to be good).


I thought they were already out in the UK.

I just ordered my pair from a UK online store. They were $149.99 yesterday, when I ordered them. I just checked the pricing again and now they are $172.99. lol.

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 05:59

Got them day one. They're really nice. Buttons are a bit awkward to get adjusted to, definitely something that takes getting used to, but there are always trade-offs to be made. I can live with awkward buttons in exchange for cool and stylish headphones with brain rumble and decent sound quality. Do they measure up to my Shure SE530s? Not quite, but do my SE 530s have brain rumble and fake 7.1 surround? Definitely not. Best perk bout the Pulse is the fact that you can plug any source into it via aux and it'll work EVEN WITH THE HEADSET IN THE OFF STATE. Off just means you don't get any rumble. The headset functions like a regular headset.

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 17:35

I thought they were already out in the UK.

I just ordered my pair from a UK online store. They were $149.99 yesterday, when I ordered them. I just checked the pricing again and now they are $172.99. lol.


I think some UK stores are selling imported headsets, but it's not officially out here in retail. I can import them from Asia for £93 on Ebay, but I'm holding off for them hitting the UK and most likely the Christmas sales to try and nab them for around that (but without the hassle of importing).

Got them day one. They're really nice. Buttons are a bit awkward to get adjusted to, definitely something that takes getting used to, but there are always trade-offs to be made. I can live with awkward buttons in exchange for cool and stylish headphones with brain rumble and decent sound quality. Do they measure up to my Shure SE530s? Not quite, but do my SE 530s have brain rumble and fake 7.1 surround? Definitely not. Best perk bout the Pulse is the fact that you can plug any source into it via aux and it'll work EVEN WITH THE HEADSET IN THE OFF STATE. Off just means you don't get any rumble. The headset functions like a regular headset.


Yeah and the 'pickup and play' factor with the PS3, it simply works, and no wires/setup needed.

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Posted 08 October 2012 - 17:58

I think some UK stores are selling imported headsets, but it's not officially out here in retail. I can import them from Asia for £93 on Ebay, but I'm holding off for them hitting the UK and most likely the Christmas sales to try and nab them for around that (but without the hassle of importing).

According to Sainsburys, they will be released on 30 November 2012. Preorder price is £105. That price is just way too much especially for the pseudo Vita support. Really, including a standard 3.5mm audio cable is the best they could come up with? At least, my PSP headset works great with the Vita AND PS3 (with a splitter cable and USB soundcard - costs less than £5 via eBay lol).

#8 OP compl3x

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 02:26

According to Sainsburys, they will be released on 30 November 2012. Preorder price is £105. That price is just way too much especially for the pseudo Vita support. Really, including a standard 3.5mm audio cable is the best they could come up with? At least, my PSP headset works great with the Vita AND PS3 (with a splitter cable and USB soundcard - costs less than £5 via eBay lol).


I suppose 3.5mm ensures they work with basically any device. Surely that is a plus?

I think some UK stores are selling imported headsets, but it's not officially out here in retail. I can import them from Asia for £93 on Ebay, but I'm holding off for them hitting the UK and most likely the Christmas sales to try and nab them for around that (but without the hassle of importing).


Mine shipped today, I should recieve them in about a week. I'll let you all know what I think when I get them.

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 13:32

I suppose 3.5mm ensures they work with basically any device. Surely that is a plus?

well, that surely defies the purpose of this headset - both wireless and the pseudo 7.1 sound are null and void, if you are going to rely on a stereo cable as your input...

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 13:51

well, that surely defies the purpose of this headset - both wireless and the pseudo 7.1 sound are null and void, if you are going to rely on a stereo cable as your input...



I simply meant you could use it on any device that has a 3.5mm jack, which is basically all of them. I'll probably use it on my 3DS and my ipod.


People complained that Sony first round of headsets, these ones:

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Didn't have a 3.5mm jack.

#11 pjak

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Posted 10 October 2012 - 19:01

I simply meant you could use it on any device that has a 3.5mm jack, which is basically all of them. I'll probably use it on my 3DS and my ipod.
People complained that Sony first round of headsets - didn't have a 3.5mm jack.

well, lots of people thought they would be Bluetooth (especially as it was a big feature of PS3, and Vita - also PSPgo too) - but they seem to going the cheap way (like Xbox) and sticking to RF dongles - seems disappointing that for the money, they could at least included some kind of 3.5mm dongle - as pictured below:
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#12 ColdFlo

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Posted 19 October 2012 - 09:55

One of you windows geniuses needs to code a 7.1 driver for this headset so we can use it in surround on windows. I personally like windows 8 its fast(est kernel man is it quick on these new drivers fully tweaked process lasso'd) and slick so if anyone can do it support for 8 would be nice too.............

Actually DECT 6.0 which is also 2.4 Ghz delivers superior audio quality compared to bluetooth... this is why Sennheiser went with DECT on their 300 dollar sennheiser communications 300' range business line of wireless headsets(wanted one so bad but its just too much) and when I saw these I figured they would be bluetooth so I was going to hack the bluetooth dongle and solder in an antena which I found a video of on youtube to increase the range by a decent amount(I think you only have to do one end for it to work but an antenna on both ends would probably work better). When I saw they were 2.4 Ghz I was even more impressed(I'm sure there is an audio quality reason for doing this and that it is superior). Seriously want to pull the trigger on these, but in the interest of being a deal master I'm probably going to wait till after christmas as these won't be selling out or going away any time soon and need to keep my money ready for other deals that spring up over the next 2 months. Hoping for a post christmas discount as well.