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Posted 17 December 2012 - 06:47
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Posted 17 December 2012 - 22:30
I haven't experienced what you described. The bass impact does have a dial which you can dial down. Perhaps that would help?
Posted 18 December 2012 - 23:52
Posted 21 December 2012 - 20:42
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Posted 21 December 2012 - 20:53
You can plug the USB dongle into a USB port and connect a 3.5mm jack to a headphone jack and use the headset.
Example: T.V. with USB port, connect the dongle to the port, plug 3.5mm jack into side of dongle and the other end of lead into the headphone port. Boom. Headset works with your T.V.
Posted 01 February 2013 - 19:39
I got this headset a couple of days ago and while overall I'm quite satisfied with it there's one thing that's annoying me.
It has a feature called BassImpact that's supposed to translate bass beats into vibration, and I don't know if it's because my headset is broken or because BassImpact is just crap but if I enable it (even if just at the minimum setting) I can hear a constant bass crackling.
That's with the "game" EQ, if I set it to "shooter" then BassImpact seems to think that things are exploding around when actually there's nothing going on.
I'm returning the headset this week and getting a new one, just in case the thing is broken, but I wanted to ask if anyone could confirm wether this is "normal" (ie. bassimpact is kind of crappy) or not.
Again if I turn that feature off the sound is great so it's not a deal breaker (and also bassimpact drains the battery fast, so I'd likely have it deactivated more often than not) but since it ships with that I'd had hoped it would at least work as intended.
Posted 01 February 2013 - 20:21
I registered on this site especially for this topic. Listening to some nice music now on my Pulse headset.
I'm from The Netherlands and was in Chicago last year for some business and decided to take a Sony Pulse headset back to Europe.
The same thing happened to me, I thought the sound quality was great, but the bass impact didn't make sense, its just... hmm... crappy. Crackling noises and even on the lowest bass impact setting (with the hardware slider) I just can't listen to it, it sounds broken. Next thing I did was call Sony about this and they told me the headset isn't even out in Europe yet (it is now btw..).
End of the story, Sony _doesn't_ have world wide warranty and I was asked to return it to the shop... lol.. only the costs to send it back to America are 50+ dollars I guess.
My question, are more people experiencing this crackling, broken, weird bass impact noises and does anybody know if it can be fixed by yourself?
Thinking about buying a Xbox in the future, Microsoft _does_ do worldwide warranty. It's just bad a big company like Sony can't support me with this while being in another country... *sigh*
Posted 05 February 2013 - 12:05
As I mentioned above, these headphones are for true HD audio. Music, mostly being recorded in stereo mode, just doesn't sound well on these headphones with bass impact. If you turn it off, it sounds better, you just lose a lot of thump and bump. These headphones are meant for gaming and movies, in which the audio is of better quality.
Posted 05 February 2013 - 16:49
It's not what I mean. When I turn on the bassimpact on its lowest setting, the crackling is so loud, you can't even hear the normal music or gaming sounds anymore (ok, you can hear them, but the main sound you will hear is the crackling noise). It's that worse that it is just not an option to turn it on, when I turn it on it isn't a matter of less nice audio quality, its a matter of just crackling noises and nothing else. It's hard to explain, but I think my unit really is broken, just like the topic OP told.
Was hoping for a reaction from the OP so I would knew I had the same issue. Because I can't return it to the USA, I'm stuck with a broken Pulse
!! Did some more testing. This is weird, but when I switch the 'modes' it can handle, the problem disappears now and then. Looks like the game and shooter modes are killing. When first trying out this headset I was playing CoD MW3 with the shooter mode. It just sucks! Only crackling noises. Now I'm listening to some bass tests via Spotify with it and indeed, when switching to shooter or game mode, the only thing you will hear is *GRGRGRGgrgrgrgbbbbr*, not so nice When switching to 'music' mode this problem disappears, but the vibrations in music mode are also very limited, barely feeling any vibrations now... Anyhow, have to test further, but the mode setting does a lot.
Posted 27 July 2013 - 12:08
This headset is fricking awesome. Picked up a mint second hand one for £50, slapped on Hotline Miami and that bass impact proved itself to be more than a gimmick.
Posted 01 August 2013 - 17:47
I just installed the Pulse app from PSN, had to create a US account as the app is still for some reason not available in my country.
The new presets are nice, I'm linking the one for BioshockInfinite (not just for that game) as bass impact is still noticeable but a lot more subtle than on action or shooting modes.