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|03-27-2012 11:22 PM|
I am not using the red and white rca cable attachment thing. I think in your case you had to detach the rca cables? What would I do for a PC?
Figured it out. Had to adjust mic levels in the windows recording devices. It was set to 0 by default.
|03-27-2012 09:05 AM|
Ya, I was pretty impressed with the response. And to make things even better, now that they work correctly they sound awesome!
|03-27-2012 08:13 AM|
i haven't even taken the xbox cable out of the plastic yet...
SteelSeries support is second to none. i sent a ticket about the hiss from the usb mixer. they confirmed that this is a known issue when using with the PC, and the only way to resolve it is by plugging directly into the PC. they sent me a 3.5mm mic/phone extension cable since the cable on the headphones is so short. they responded to my request in less than an hour. i received the extension cable in 4 days. they instantly made me a lifelong customer...
|03-27-2012 07:53 AM|
You're gonna love this..
So I opened up a support ticket with SteelSeries last night. Their answer? Unplug the xbox cable from the mixer if you are using it with the pc.
Seems to work fine now. Apparently there is an internal switch on that jack that basically disables the USB lines with respect to PC use.
|03-27-2012 04:44 AM|
what are you using to test it?
when i first tried mine out i thought i had a problem because i couldn't hear myself talking. i was used to my Turtle Beach X41's that have the mic sound come through the headphones. i tested it out with the Voice setting in Steam and the mic was working fine. it took a while to get used to not hearing myself talk when using the mic.
|03-26-2012 11:59 PM|
Is the mic working for ya'll?
I have not yet been able to get my mic to work with anything I've tried. I'm not sure if I've got a bad unit or maybe I'm just not hooking something up correct.
Maybe it's a driver issue? I thought I pulled the correct driver from their site, I guess I might not have...
Nope, doesn't appear to be a driver issue. All my other mics are working fine, including my logitech usb headset. This is so frustrating.
Any ideas? I also don't appear to get sound through the USB either, just the 3.5mm jack. Maybe the mixer is bad?
|03-26-2012 10:56 PM|
|noisound||Got the headset today. Everything looked new, but the cushion on the left ear looks and feels thinner, definitely not as thick as the right ear cushion. My ear grazes the inner "earpiece".|
|03-26-2012 08:14 PM|
|03-26-2012 03:58 PM|
|rebelx||I just got mine today. Is it normal for the two gray "support" cylindrical things on the top of the headphones to be physically distinct from the leather band (that says "steel series") on them? I haven't seen any other headphones like this. I'll get back to the USB noise situation in a little bit.|
|03-23-2012 03:49 PM|
Got mine today as well. Brand new retail packaging and came with everything sealed.
Headset is really big: they're full-sized, closed circumaural cans. It is extremely comfortable but it can get hot after being worn for half an hour or longer. Lightweight, but doesn't seem to have a cheap feeling with materials used.
The sound quality is surprisingly EXCELLENT. Soundstage is very nice, given that these are closed headsets. Not sure if these benefit from burn-in, but they have crisp, clear, detailed highs with very good lows right out of the box. Mids are almost non-existent; which is the only knock I have against these cans out of the box...
The "mixer" is pretty bad. Like people have said already, it creates a hiss if you have the "game" volume turned up past 50%. Definitely not worth the $40 retail they're selling it for. But, I guess people will have to deal with it if they want to use the mic or if they don't have an extension cable (the headphone cable is short). Basically, if you want to use this for gaming, you need to deal with a lower-quality sound or buy another mixer / amp. If you're listening to music or using the Siberia V2 for movies, forget the included mixer.
All in all, this was an amazing deal @ $40 + tax. I was worried buying from 1saleaday, but this transaction went very smoothly and the product they sent was in perfect condition.
|03-22-2012 03:57 PM|
|phead128||USB has that hissy white noise. Everything works tho.|
|03-22-2012 03:52 PM|
got mine today, the headset quality is Great, but the audio mixer sucks~it has no difference between the 3,5mm cable except those buzzy sound~
I am also a owner a logitech G330 headset~ the G330 does not look professional and comfortable as this one~However, when I use the G330 adapter on this headset...the audio quality is 10 times better than before~
this may be the marketing strategy for steelseries to encourage the customer buy their 7.1 usb siberia sound card
overall, the headset worth the money but the mixer is a piece of junk~
|03-21-2012 07:29 PM|
|firemandan9||Got mine today, notice the white noise when nothing is playing today. Music definitively has better clarity than my Creative Fatal1ty HS-1000 but the balance is different. The difference in gaming is night and day for me.|
|03-20-2012 03:42 PM|
It's probably true that like the FAQ says, you won't notice the hiss once you are playing audio.
But the more I think about it, I'm fine doing the mixing with software on my PC and not using the USB mixer at all. The USB mixer is probably of more value to people using it with consoles. On pc it's easy to just turn down the vent/mumble volume in the software.
|03-20-2012 03:33 PM|
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