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DROP Sennheiser PC38X Gaming Headset — Noise-Cancelling Microphone with Over-Ear Open-Back Design, Velour Earpads, Compatible with PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox, Mac, Mobile, and More

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I remember you from one of the other threads I'm in... I forget, do you have the Senn HD560s or the Fidelio X2's/X2HR's? I could swear I remember you from one or both of those threads. I was sent the graphs to showcase the difference, so extrapolate what you can out of it. For me, looks like there's very little difference in terms of response, other than past 10khz. That still doesn't highlight what I feel may be the body and decay differences, though that may just be expectation bias.

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The mesh pads do perform a bit better in games but they do something slightly odd that almost makes the headset slightly less detailed. If you mainly are using it for games and like the feel of the mesh more then use them. But in general, I'd recommend using velour pads. They trade blows at every turn but the better staging kinda edges out the HD58x. Some may prefer the slightly better imaging of the HD58x and the more intimate staging, but the weird 3 blob shape really hurts it in games and its benefits don't really make a strong push for it for music, unless you want the HD600 series sound but need to spend less. Some part numbers/ kits may be assembled using components from various different sources and may contain alternative/ substitute components.

Spare Velour Pads - My guess is that these seem to be just like the velour pads used on the PC38X's older siblings. A nice inclusion, which may have an impact on comfort and sonic characteristics, if subtly so.

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I now that sound is very specific for everyone but since you guys know a bit more then i do, i was looking for some inupts. I can hear everything on these every small detail. Footsteps in Call of Duty to every little sound in Resident Evil Village or Ghost of Tsushima

The pads size and depth are large enough to fit most ear sizes, and deep enough to keep your ears from bottoming out and pressing against the driver enclosure. The pads are soft fabric, more dense than velour. I can wear the PC38X for many hours and not feel the need to take them off. The alternative velour pads are perhaps a hint more comfortable to due it feeling cooler on the ears. But so long as you're not ultra-sensitive to clamp it's comfortable and gets better as it breaks in. If you have ever worn another Sennheiser headphone you will know what to expect. The HD500 series and PC37x are very well regarded as being very comfortable, which for myself it's not that comfortable, it does ease up over time. This is undoubtedly one of the better music listening experiences I've had with a gaming headset in a long while.

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That makes me a casually competitive gamer, where I mainly chat nonsense with my friends, but every once in a while I'll need to relay information to them. So I need a headset's sound quality to be good enough to highlight details and have a great sense of spatial awareness, even with such a limited volume. Does the PC38X pull through? Does it set itself apart from the PC37X/GAME ONE? If you're longing for an improvement over the improvements those headsets claimed over the original PC360, then yes. Yes it does.All in all, plenty of detail and sparkle without it feeling overexerted. The high end extension is actually one of the best I've heard in a long time. Usually, just past 10k I start noticing a massive slope into the nether with many headphones. The PC38X manages to continue its airy extension far longer than I would've deemed necessary, which is an absolute, welcome surprise. Considering how so many Sennheiser headphones end up soft and steered downwards in the treble, the PC38X has one leg up in terms of extension and shimmer. Disclaimer: A special thanks to Drop.com for sending the PC38X out to me for review. As always, whether products are sent to me or not, I do my best in being 100% honest with my views and opinions. If I don't like a product, I will refuse to write a review of it, or at the very least mention what I don't like about them, though I like to focus on products that people would like or at the very least are interested in. The only bias I have is to my readers and making sure they know about good products.

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Clear ambiance-free communication The noise-cancelling microphone is designed for high-volume low-distance recording and is optimized to handle unpleasant pops and hisses—great for gaming Skype calls and video chatting The next evolution in gaming headsets: An upgraded version of the crowd-favorite PC37X, our latest collaboration with Sennheiser is more comfortable, more detailed, and more stunning than the original. Featuring new drivers—the PC38X delivers higher fidelity and better frequency responseAt Sennheiser, we believe in the power of sound. We believe that your voice should break the barrier between you and your audience, so we designed the Profile USB Microphone; a product as reliable as it is accessible. Utilizing our expertise and premium components, we built a dynamic tool that would adapt to your needs as a storyteller. Wired is always better than wireless if you don't want to hear fuzzy sounds, another great thing is you don't need to charge these just plug them into the controller and away you go This is really the area where it does the worse, its definitely an HD500 series level headphone, which is a shame since the tuning is so darn good. Clarity is overall fine but it doesn't do an amazing job with Micro Detail as it has a sort of dull edge to it. It's not a low res headset or anything. You also won't get a lot extra out of it with better source gear. Since it's fairly efficient and easy to drive it doesn't have a lot of scalability. Discover AMBEO solutions for every audio challenge and spark inspiration. Enter an end-to-end immersive experience with AMBEO products, applications, Blueprints, free plugins and more - now available online. The pads tuning wise don't change a lot, you get a little card that shows the FR comparison which is fantastic to include. Companies need to include FR graphs more often. But the scaling is a little odd and it doesn't list the rig they used.

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