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    Headphones for 360 - Need Advice!!

    Have my 360 hooked up and all is well via HDMI. Looking to get a pair of decent headphones for it, preferably ones with 5:1 sound as well. Im assuming they will connect via the optical socket on the lead that comes with the 360. Looking to spend up to around 70 or 80 quid on a pair, but obviously for that price im hoping i can get something very decent.

    Anyone got any recommenddations?

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    Headphones....


    with 5.1 Surround sound......




    are you sure about that?

    Yes you can get them - but cant you get proper surround sound so you can use the XBOX live headset when online ?

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    How the hell does 5.1 on headphones work though?

    you wouldnt plug into 360 with headphones you would plug into TV...

    Original Poster

    you can get them, im not overly fussed about a microphone tho, i hardly ever bother with chatting on live. Just want a decent pair for gaming on the 360.

    Original Poster

    i also have proper surround sound in the living room, but like a lot of blokes in houses with a missus, it doesnt go down to well sometimes cranking up the volume!!

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    gari189;3385792

    You can get some sharkoons for around £80. There was a thread on here a … You can get some sharkoons for around £80. There was a thread on here a while back.....http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/180347/5-1-surround-sound-help-needed-with/?p=2033032 http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/100247/headphones-for-xbox-360/ Have a read :thumbsup:



    Thanks for those links mates. Prior to seeing this message i was looking at the Sharkoon X-TATIC 5.1 V2. These can be picked up for £66 (inc delivery) from Scan. From what i can tell they look pretty good, would they do the job?

    :thumbsup:

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    Gari..congrats on your 3k...check the congrats thread!

    hi have you thought about turtlebeaches they are only stereo but you dont need 5.1 with head phones,stereo means if you hear a sound its a simple choice between left or right.
    limexb360.co.uk/
    i have the x1 as i have plasma tv but they have wireless for not much more.hope that helps,tim

    Original Poster

    after a bit more reading (should be working, but sod it) im now also looking at the Turtle Beach X1s. Not surround sound like the others, but im not entirely sure i really need that. I just want the best sound possible out of headphones, that will work on the 360, optical or USB

    £70-80 on headphones just for Xbox 360...wow!

    Abvance;3386700

    £70-80 on headphones just for Xbox 360...wow!



    There not just for 360, you can use them as DJ headphones, listening to music from a hifi system, plug them in your pc for skype some of them much more than that.

    Original Poster

    im not sure what im limited to in terms of inputs. Obviously if i dont go down the 5:1 route then i dont have to just use the optical on the 360. Am i right in assuming that HDMI carries the sound as well, so i can just plug the headphones into my TV instead? (Or even my amp - as this is hooked up via audio outs from my TV to Audio in on the amp). Also, will i lose sound quality hooking up through Tv / Amp as opposed to direct connection to the 360?

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    hello55060;3386641

    Avoid turtle beaches.I would go for Sharkoon tactics … Avoid turtle beaches.I would go for Sharkoon tactics http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sharkoon-X-Tatic-Revision-Certified-Headphones/dp/B000GIXISMOr Senhesiser hd 555 http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sennheiser-HD-555-Quality-Headphones/dp/B0002K0Q34Or Triton AX360's http://hardware.teamxbox.com/general/75/Audio-Xtreme-360-Headphones/



    Well i opted to but the Senhesiser hd 555 in the end. 59.99 including delivery. Lets just hope these are up to the job!!

    kristianity77;3387496

    Well i opted to but the Senhesiser hd 555 in the end. 59.99 including … Well i opted to but the Senhesiser hd 555 in the end. 59.99 including delivery. Lets just hope these are up to the job!!



    They are the ones I have at the moment, I use them mainly for 360 and listening to music they are great you won't be let down just plug them straight into your TV and your off.

    Any updates on this?

    I've ordered the Sharkoons from Scan.
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