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  1. Inle

    Sennheiser GSP 500

    I suppose you could argue that it's not a con per say, as it's like that "by design", however I feel it needs to be pointed out, as some readers won't read what I wrote about the open-back concept and won't even think that sound leakage could be an issue. I didn't really take it into account...
  2. Inle

    Sennheiser GSP 500

    [page=Introduction] Introduction Sennheiser released two new gaming headsets in 2018—the GSP 600 (reviewed here) and, shortly afterwards, its open-back twin brother dubbed the GSP 500, which I'll talk about in this review. They serve as replacements for the famous Game Zero and Game One...
  3. Inle

    SteelSeries Arctis Pro + GameDAC

    Yeah, you should be able to do that. The Arctis Pro comes with an adapter that turns its "USB" plug to a 3.5-mm 4-pole TRRS plug, like the one sitting above the headset on this photo I made: All you then have to do is get a 4-pole TRRS-to-dual 3-pole-TRS 3.5-mm adapter (like this one) and...
  4. Inle

    Sennheiser Game One

    Afraid not, as Sennheiser replaced the Game One/Game Zero with the GSP 600 (reviewed here) and GSP 500 (review coming soon). That's why obtaining a sample of the Game Zero from them isn't possible anymore.
  5. Inle

    SteelSeries Arctis Pro + GameDAC

    Hey, sorry for the late reply, somehow I missed your post :( The "regular" Arctis Pro (without the GameDAC) comes with its own sound card so you'll be able to use it without any issues. You'll simply plug it into any free USB port.
  6. Inle

    Corsair HS70 Wireless 7.1

    Thank you for your kind words, I'm so happy to hear that you like my work! Corsair was, of course, contacted regarding the issue :) Additional samples have been sent to me as a result of that. The final sample, the one that eventually became the retail one (that's the one I reviewed), was by...
  7. Inle

    Corsair HS70 Wireless 7.1

    No, I went through a grand total of three samples, just to make sure. I checked a couple of other HS70 Wireless reviews and nobody mentions the hissing, which only goes to show that it isn't easy to pick up (but it's definitely there). For a user that's not super sensitive to stuff like that, it...
  8. Inle

    Corsair HS70 Wireless 7.1

    [page=Introduction] Introduction The Corsair HS70 Wireless is the newest addition to the company's gaming headset lineup. If you're unfamiliar with the HS series of Corsair's headsets, you'll be interested to find out that they are meant for gamers whose budgets are too tight to consider...
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    HyperX Cloud Flight

    [page=Introduction] Introduction In a long line of excellent gaming headsets made by HyperX, there was one thing missing—a wireless model. We can only speculate on why it took them so long to release it, but the good news is that they finally have. It's called the HyperX Cloud Flight, and...
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    Sennheiser GSP 600

    The GSP 600 would seem a bit louder, because of its closed-back nature. But it has a slightly different sound signature for that very reason as well. It sounds more "dramatic", while the GSP 500 is more natural of the two. If I was in your place, I'd give the GSP 500 a bit more time - once you...
  11. Inle

    Sennheiser GSP 600

    Strix Soar should be more than powerful enough to drive the GSP 500. Their impedance is only 28 Ω. Here's a silly question - did you turn the volume up on the headphones themselves, not only in Windows? The volume knob could be easy to miss, as it looks like an integral part of the headset's...
  12. Inle

    Sennheiser GSP 600

    Let's put it this way, how good is your sound card? If it's good (no noise on the microphone input, good sound performance on the output), you should pick between the GSP 500 and GSP 600. If it's not good, get the Arctis Pro, as it comes with its own external sound card. I can help you with...
  13. Inle

    HyperX Cloud Alpha

    That's quite odd, your impressions are completely out of line with mine. I actually kept the Cloud Alphas and went to listen to them again just now, to hear them again long after my review and see if my impressions changed. They didn't. If I was writing the review today, I'd describe their sound...
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    Sennheiser GSP 600

    [page=Introduction] Introduction With gaming headsets such as the Game Zero and Game One (reviewed here) in their lineup, Sennheiser didn't really have to come up with something new and even better, but that's exactly what they did. In this review, we'll dissect the GSP 600, one of...
  15. Inle

    EIZO FlexScan EV2785

    [page=Introduction] Introduction 4K monitors are in a weird position at the moment. Even though everyone expected multimedia consumption and UHD gaming to play a key role in making 4K PC monitors mainstream, you'd still be hard pressed to find a good reason for buying a 4K monitor if...
  16. Inle

    Cougar Phontum

    [page=Introduction] Introduction The Cougar Phontum is an interesting new addition to the company's gaming headset lineup. It falls within the $50 price bracket, and what makes this interesting is the fact that Cougar already makes one of the most popular headsets of that exact price, the...
  17. Inle

    ADATA EMIX H30 + SOLOX F30 Bundle

    [page=Introduction] Introduction The EMIX H30 gaming headset and SOLOX F30 external USB sound card were originally announced as two separate products (here's their press release). At some point along the way, however, ADATA apparently decided to change the narrative and sell them together...
  18. Inle

    SteelSeries Arctis Pro + GameDAC

    Sorry for the late reply, I've been away from my PC over the weekend :) 1) It's a stereo sound card, so you'll only get two channels to work with in Windows. There are two possible scenarios. The first one, when you set the input to "PC" in the GameDAC's menus, the Control Panel > Sound will...
  19. Inle

    SteelSeries Arctis Pro + GameDAC

    You can set the Sidetone volume to your own preference. The available settings are Off, Low, Med(ium) and High. "Low" worked best for me - I was able to hear my voice like I'm using an open-back headset, but without the environment becoming too loud. I was even able to listen to music with the...
  20. Inle

    Sennheiser GSP 301

    My helmet size is 60 (EU), same as yours. However, it would appear that my ears are smaller than yours, as the ear cushions of the GSP 301 surrounded my ears completely. The overall comfort was fantastic for me, I had a couple of 5h+ gaming sessions (yeah, I know...) and never felt a slightest...
  21. Inle

    SteelSeries Arctis Pro + GameDAC

    [page=Introduction] Introduction Last year, SteelSeries came out with their Arctis gaming headset lineup. It consisted of three models simply dubbed the Arctis 3, 5, and 7. All of them use the very same so-called S3 speaker drivers and sound identical. Thanks to that, buyers are able to...
  22. Inle

    Roccat Khan Pro

    [page=Introduction] Introduction When the Roccat Khan Pro was first announced a couple of months ago, it attracted attention by claiming to be the world's first Hi-Res Audio certified gaming headset. Even though the Hi-Res Audio certification isn't necessarily a mere marketing ploy as...
  23. Inle

    Sennheiser GSX 1000 Audio Amplifier

    Having an optical out would defeat the purpose of getting the GSX 1000 in the first place. By using the optical out you'd simply make the sound card work as a "transport" - it would "forward" the audio signal to the next device in the audio chain. That next device would then convert it from...
  24. Inle

    Sennheiser GSX 1000 Audio Amplifier

    Well, that's an external sound card, based on a famous DAC/amp (ODAC) :) I've been trying to get one for the past couple of months, but there are constant issues with availability and/or worldwide shipping (I'm based in Croatia) :( If and when I get it, a review is in order! :clap: The...
  25. Inle

    Sennheiser GSX 1000 Audio Amplifier

    Do keep in mind that an external DAC/amp isn't a "real" sound card - it has no microphone input. Or any surround sound capability. Both of these are selling features of the GSX 1000 :)
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