The Psyko Carbon PC Gaming Headset Systems overall build quality and design is fantastic and the quality of sound is exceptional. If you're looking for a true 5.1 gaming headset, this is it. This headset also has a very impressive removable mic which performs extremely well. Innovation in the headset category is refreshing. Once you go Psyko, there's no turning back!
They are a little large, but they have to be to fit all those speakers in. The biggest problem is the weight, and it's not that the headset is that heavy to wear while gaming, it's that the oval pads don't cover enough area on your head and they flatten out in about 15 mins. and the hard plastic underneath the pads starts cutting into your head. I think they should have a stiff gel pad that covers the entire top band.
I am pretty thankful that I came across this page. Thiss just the information I was on the lookout for.
I need a new headset but on the fence with these. I've been reading a lot of reviews and like what I've been hearing. I know they're a gaming headset but there's a few things I'd like to see them improve on. Better movie and music sound quality, an adjustable microphone that can be used on the left or right side,.. and in the future a "Wireless Headset" option. I'd like to try these and see what they're capable of but might wait for the next version to come out.
Do These work on Mobile Phones?!
I'm confused about whether or not this headset can be used with my current sound setup in my PC.
I had an internal Creative X-Fi sound card. I removed it when I bought a NuForce Icon 2 DAC (digtal-analog converter). I listen to music with the DAC and my M-Audio AV-40 powered speakers.
When I 'game', I adjust my audio settings to make my inexpensive USB headset the default sound device.
How would this Psyko Carbon headset be connected to my system? Thanks for any help...
Brian in RI
Basically you'd be doing the same thing. A second sound device would be come available to set as default.
I remember Psyko like a year ago saying had a video showcasing a PS3/360 version of the headset. It looked exactly the same and they said it was due for release in 2010. What ever happened to that? That was really the only thing I was looking forward to by them.
The console version is still in development, however through our partnership with Competitive Gaming Audio customers can get a decoder that allows them to be used on the consoles (Xbox and Ps3). We are still developing our dedicated console headset, just takes a small company like us a bit of time. Go check out CGA and you can get the whole set up through them. -Psyko Locke
They do look large, but I have a set of IXOS DJ headphones and they tend to be a bit large as well, so I might be used to the weight as is. I love the design idea, it's about time someone came out with a product like this. I was going to disagree with you Rodney in regards to the mic, but after seeing you wear them I totally agree- flexibility on a mic like that is essential. One question though- Are these just available in Canada?
We are definitely looking to incorporate a flexible microphone in our next headset - it was just something that did not make it into this one. We sell to all of North America and you can grab them off the website directly www.psykoaudio.com or through our partner at Competitivegamingaudio.com -Psyko Locke
i hear this Headset weighs a ton.
hmm i cant seem to find any for my location here in england do you know if it is possible to find them in europe
We are not shipping internationally right now, hoping to get there within the year. -Psyko Locke
I love the design and the excellent quality of the mic, but comfort is a big deal to me. I am glad you mentioned the weight of the headset. I will have to try them myself to see if the weight would indeed become an issue over long periods. Anyway for $199 these seem like a great buy.
Too bad isn't wireless... :(
Not avi in my country :(
ive never seen a headset built such as these. very impressive, would love to try them. currently using steelseries 7h and enjoy them alot, easily adaptable between ps3 and pc with the usb adapter.
could these be used for a console, i imagine the sound COULD be hooked up to a receiver somehow, but how would you utilize the mic with the console?? at first watch thru the great video looks to be a pc only headset. very innovative product and another great video. thanks
Through our partnership with Competitive Gaming Audio customers can get a decoder that allows them to be used on the consoles (Xbox and Ps3). www.competitivegamingaudio.com will get you what you need to hook it up to consoles. Works like a charm! -Psyko Locke
The steelseries 7h is more of an all around kinda product, this headset is really intended for the gamer. But yea, this really can be used on any sound card or device that has the separate audio channel connections.
hopefully they are cheaper that thier first pair
These are currently $199, I believe the original 5.1's were more expensive.
These things look so huge! :)
Yea, they are fairly large, but that has to do in part with the design.
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