shakey, on 01 February 2013 - 20:21, said:
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.
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.