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For those on my fiends list that are tech savvy or at lest… 
10th-Nov-2007 12:27 pm
For those on my fiends list that are tech savvy or at lest technically inclined, [info]my better half has posted about some headphones he's interested in acquiring that he can use when playing his Xbox 360, so as not to annoy me - thus ensuring a [info]happy_biscuit.

If you would, kindly take a gander at his post and see if you know what he's talking about - something about whim whams and zip zorps.
Comment there, please - not here - he's the one who needs the info.

Muchas gracias!
10th-Nov-2007 05:40 pm (UTC)
I'm not very good with whim whams, and on zip zorps I'm completely lost! But maybe the pagercub can help him out.
10th-Nov-2007 06:08 pm (UTC)
From the reviews on Amazon, they appear to be a nice set of headphones designed specifically for gaming and for use with the XBox 360 and the LIVE Messenger service; in other words, they're made for him to play games and talk with other gamers on the service.
One thing that raises my concern is they say there are eight separate drivers in the headphones; this, I presume, is to mimic the Dolby 5.1-channel stereo (i.e. 5-point surround sound). Now here's why that concerns me: to fit that many drivers in one ear cup, they have to be smaller than normal. The smaller the driver, the less fidelity they can offer, and the easier they are to blow with very loud sounds. However, I look at how good some earbuds sound these days, and realize the technology is possible.
Here's really what it boils down to: Listening.
He needs to find someplace that has these in stock and ask to listen to them himself because everyone's ears are different. barring that, and if he orders them online, make sure he can return them if he doesn't like them.
In this case, hearing is believing.
10th-Nov-2007 06:10 pm (UTC)
Blah blah blah, wakka wakka wakka... This is all Greek to me, could you post it to his LJ for me?
10th-Nov-2007 06:26 pm (UTC)
10th-Nov-2007 06:14 pm (UTC)
I also had to buy some anti-annoyance headphones. While I did try to buy some online, the best results I got were from actually going to the store and trying some out. My advice would be to go to Best Buy (or something like it) and actually trying the headphones with an xbox 360 and a TV with surround sound. Everyone likes the feel of different headphones, and everyone's ears are shaped differently and thus respond differently to headphones. So in this case, I'd advise "try, THEN buy". Good luck!
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