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LOGITECH G430 DTS Headphone: X and Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset (981-000536)
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"[MUSIC PLAYING] This episode of Tekzilla is brought you by domain. com. Juan rights in, Hi, I love the show, wonder if you can help me with this? I've been looking for a replacement for my 5.1 speakers. I'm looking for something around $300. But I've noticed most websites recommend 7.1 headsets for gaming instead of speakers. Which should I buy? Sincerely, Juan in Heredia, Costa Rica.

And I would like to apologize in advance for the world's worst Spanish pronunciation. That's OK. I thought it was good. Good job. Thank you. Thank you very much. If all you need is speakers-- of course let me pull that up --there's a name that goes around a lot. And it is Energy. And there it is, click.

The Energy classic 5.1, they're $400. Which is a little bit more than what you want to spend. But this is a fantastic set of entry level speakers. When I say entry level speakers they're are great set of surround sound speakers. They're under $400. Occasionally you can find them for a little bit less than that. There's also some inexpensive stuff on Monoprice, which isn't bad. But I will say you are the resident expert on headsets now.

And a big part of headsets-- why people talk about headsets with gaming so often --is a lot of people don't want to wake up the rest of the house at 3:00 in the morning when they're out destroying things in their favorite first person shooter. That's a very good point. You could definitely keep this in check if you have kids at home that need to sleep very, very early-- or a spouse --or a spouse.

You both want to play a video game and not get that crazy feedback if you're both playing in the same room, he he. I'm trying to play Bejeweled here. So get a 7.1 headset. Or you can get a 5.1 headset really. Because the clarity, and the comfort, the feeling of being in the game doesn't come close with speakers, in my opinion. Yes there are some really pretty sweet speakers out there that you can get.

But if you really want the immersion that you can get with headphones go with the ladder. There are a few options. And this is kind of a touchy subject for some gamers and even some audio-philes out there. To each their own. But here's my opinion 5.1 and 7.1 headsets offer up a lot of clarity and depth when it comes to gaming. In my experience they do help with determining if an enemy is around the corner, where he's coming from. And it can help you with your overall gaming experience, especially if you really like FPS's like I do.

If you choose to go the way of 5.1 or 7.1 true audio quality headsets make sure that you also have a 5.1 or a 7.1 surround sound card installed in your PC. Typically a sound card, a really good one, will be anywhere between $50 and $150. And there's tons to choose from. There are true surround sound headsets and virtual headsets as well. When you say true versus virtual are you talking about virtual being all of the sound comes from two speakers, and they do psychoacoustics, like the Dolby headphone-- Yes exactly --versus actual weird little speakers tucked inside.

That's exactly what true is compared to virtual. Virtual just has a couple of them. And then it kind of changes the volumes depending on the actual-- That's the psychoacoustics part. Yes, psychoacoustics. I just like saying psychoacoustics. He's the audio-phile. Well Dolby, for example, and audio researchers have spent decades trying to figure out how you hear and why you hear.

And it's kind of a nifty magic trick. They're trying to make two point sources sound like seven. Yes they are. Personally I still think it's much easier to tell if somebody's coming from the left, of the right, or behind you, or in front of you with real speakers. But the truth is it works for a lot of people. It does. And it works with headsets. I've used it myself. I've reviewed several different headsets.

And some of these are ones that I've reviewed too. I do you prefer true. But those are going to increase the price quite a bit. You can also go with virtual 5.1 or 7.1. Those are going to run you anywhere between $50 to $200 for a good pair. Some of the ones that I picked out today, I have these Corsair Vengeance ones at home, the 1,500 USB Dolby 7.1. Dolby that means that it is virtual 7.1 gaming headsets. I love them.

They're super comfortable. They last for a long time even if you get the wireless version of them which costs around the same price. They're excellent quality, very clear. And I love that they can give me directional peace of mind whenever I'm playing those games. I also picked out a couple more for you, the Plantronics GameCom 780s. These cost a little bit less than the Corsairs. But I found that they're not as comfortable as the other ones. Yeah, they're a little bit heavy.

So I didn't like those for myself. The Logitech G430s also cost around the same price. But I did not like the audio quality on these ones. If you want to go for them you can. Logitech is a very known brand. So you might get good luck with them. Another one that I really liked is the Sennheiser PC 363D High Performance. So you know this name. This is a name that everybody knows. It's a brand quality for audio.

So they're a good one if you want to choose them. But they're expensive. Yeah well Sennheiser they make high quality headsets. Some of them might sound better. Some of them might not. But part of what's really incredible about all of these is there's a USB jack that's going into your computer somewhere. And they are doing, in almost all cases, Dolby 7.1 virtual surround sound. Exactly.

So that's kind of what binds them all together. That's very true. And I have one other one, the SteelSeries version. SteelSeries has several, several headsets available with virtual 7.1 surround sound. I've tried the SteelSeries H wireless gaming headset. That's expensive. This one was very expensive. And I felt like the quality was about the same as the Corsairs. So if you want to save some money go with the Corsairs. Also if you want to go with true, true 7.

1 surround sound, where they actually have a ton of speakers in both of your ears, you could go with the Razor Tiamats. These are a little bit more expensive too. They're about $100 more, at $160 dollars. But they are a little bit cheaper than the original price. So hey, hey, hey, yay save a little bit of money. So I also tried these. I really like the band on them. They made them very, very comfortable. The mic was pretty good.

The audio quality is excellent. But when I compared these to the Corsairs that I have at home compared to the Razor Tiamats with the true 7.1 I didn't see that big of a difference. So honestly I would save the money and go with the Corsairs. I'm kind of a Corsair fan. No, it's good. The Astro Gaming is another one that so many people purchase. It's really frustrating because in the world of headphones a lot of time spending more money does not necessarily get you better audio.

Exactly. And that's really frustrating. Yeah it's very frustrating especially if you have a weird shaped head and you want to find something that's comfortable so you can wear it for hours at a time. I have a bunch of options. And it really comes down to how you want to spend that $300 budget. So you can get a budget set of headphones and a really nice desk mic.

You could get top-of-the-line headphones which usually come with a really good mic. Though I have tried a few lemons in my time. Or you could just stick with speakers. I have reviewed and tested all of these, except for the Sennheisers. And I got to say they all have pretty good rep. So make your choice. There's just nowhere to go and demo these. There needs to be a surround sound-- There needs to be an audio store where you can go in and try them all on.

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From the BuzWeaver channel:

From the BuzWeaver channel:

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"Welcome everyone. Today we're going to be looking at Sony Vegas Pro 11 Text Animation. As mentioned in my Sony Vegas Pro 10, Pro TypeTitler video. Vegas Pro 11 doesn't have Pro TypeTitler, however after getting a few questions I realized that Pro 11 had a work around. Let's take a look at how this is done. First we're going add our video. Once that's in place. We're going to add a track by choosing the Crt-Shift-Q buttons. Then we're going to up to the tool bar and select Insert. Then we'll choose Text Media.

This will generate your text media window. In the text media window you'll see the Animation Pull Down Menu. From the menu we can select a particular animation very much like the pro Typetitler This is a great work around for all those who had questions concerning Vegas Pro 11 lacking the pro TypeTitler feature. If you found this work around useful please hit that like button and be sure to subscribe for future How To Video's. Thanks for watching. ..."

From the BuzWeaver channel:

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"hey guys welcome back today we're taking a look at the newly-introduced items into h1z1 just survive as outlined by Justin board senior system designer in the recent developer blog keep in mind that these are preliminary additions as some of these items aren't entirely implemented or aren't currently adapted to the game started off you'll notice that the amazing ambient light changes are quite impressive in the sunset equally as nice as the early morning sunrises your character will have a new additional graphic when you are armed with a bladed weapon or tool I'm not tried it with a spear but adds an additional touch to your characters loadout when you open your inventory window you'll notice a new scoring system tabulation as you go about your gameplay you'll accumulate points for example when you're fighting zombies you'll gain 10 points per kill and you'll get an additional 10 points for harvesting them it doesn't seem to matter how you kill the zombie or by what means you'll gain 10 points for each one you kill regardless i'm not sure what you get for killing a name zombie perhaps it's more points killing a deer will also yield you ten points for the kill and then you will get 10 points for harvesting it when you come across a wolf and kill it you'll gain 20 points and an additional 20 points for harvesting it a bear will give you the highest points at 50 and an additional 50 points for harvesting when you come across a vehicle despite having a battery and a sparkplug you'll also need the hot wire cable you'll get a message that the vehicle can be started by okie however i never found a key North saw one after entering a vehicle survivors rest indicated that a key can be crafted but i wasn't able to make the discovery with the current game items by placing an empty bottle into your inventory tab you'll discover a plastic shard which seems to only apply to shotgun shells which we'll see in a moment you can make a plastic sharp with five in the bottles however you can also Game one when you salvage a shotgun shell when you take an empty bottle metal bracket nails scrap metal and a wood plank you'll discover the new weapon work bitch to craft the workbench you'll need to metal sheets for scrap metal for wood planks eight nails and a metal bracket and an empty bottle after making the weapon workbench I wasn't able to place it even though this was my base and I even added myself to the permissions list but it didn't help to get the newest ammo ingredients you can break down any of the various typical metal case rounds to get a brass shard led alloy and refined gunpowder however when you break down a shotgun shell you'll get the additional plastic shard once you have them broken down you should have a brass shard lead alloy plastic chard and refined gunpowder then you're ready to start your ammo discovery you don't necessarily have to drag and drop these like I do sometimes it's an old-school MMO habit that seems to hang around for posterity reasons just make sure you've cycled through each other combinations to ensure that you have learned all of the recipes when you get a chance jump on the just survive test server and see what you can discover also you'll get these strange zombie message which is the indicator for the darko zombie sadly I don't have any b-roll footage from the previous time he was on the test server however if you drop by the h1z1 d website a comprehensive database of game related items recipes games footage and more you'll see yet another version of the dark ozawa or at least the one it is on the stronghold server i never did see one on the test server and by clicking on this annotation you can see the previous version of the Darko's Ombey that are covered in an earlier update that's going to wrap up this preliminary update for the developers blog if you're new to my channel or a frequent visitor consider clicking on the watermark here to subscribe so you'll have all the latest news information at daybreak and h1z1 ..."

From the BuzWeaver channel:

From the BuzWeaver channel:

Transcript from BuzWeaver:

"hey guys welcome back today I'm announcing that after careful attention and consideration I'll be adding pantheon rise of the fallen by visionary realms under the direction of Brad McQuaid Chris Rowland and David Redmond to my gaming channel coverage I've been very impressed with what I've seen so far and as an old-school EQ and classic MMO fan it be fair to say that Pantheon is going to be the prodigal MMO lot of us have been looking for I'd like to introduce myself to the Pantheon community as I have perused the various forms I get a sense of excitement and anticipation that feels incredibly genuine I'm looking forward to for me rising myself with the game church sure that it is represented in a way that fans and testers can get a genuine feel for what we can expect as a community based on information provided to us by the development team a lot of posters have outlined some amazing suggestions anything equally as enthusiastic to participate in the alpha and beta which we can anticipate happening here in 2016 as mentioned in the Frequently Asked Questions in the next video over a basic animal formula something that a lot of us are accustomed to from the classic era and that is player in a dependency which is an integral part of an MMO and economy along with currency the tool that allows the engine of Commerce to happen in the game as well as being the social lubricant that keeps things running and specialization key factor that accentuates the skill the player so they can contribute to the community and provide their unique talent that will propel their character throughout the game I'm looking forward to learning more about the game and the community as patheon seems to offer the perfect array of MMO characteristics many of us have been anticipating for some time while also introducing new elements to make the experience fresh and rewarding I welcome your thoughts and comments regarding Pantheon in the public section below and on reddit thank you for watching this new announcement for my channel I'm looking forward to being part of the community and providing you guys with substantive information and commentary so be sure you are subscribed as we take this journey together in the land of terminus ..."

Description from Amazon: Customizable padded headset with immersive 360-degree sound for serious gamersView largerLogitech G430 Surround Sound Gaming Headset FULL-BLAST AUDIO: THE COMPLETE SOUND EXPERIENCE. Powered by advanced Dolby technology, these 7.1 surround sound headphones position you in the center of an immersive 360-degree sound field. They let you hear every detail in every direction, just as the game developer intended. Enemy fire. Sirens. Your opponent’s footsteps. When you hear what you can’t see, you win.Product HighlightsImmersive Dolby 7.1 surround soundComfortably soft and durable cloth earpadsLightweight design for long game playNoise-cancelling boom microphoneOn-cable mute and volume controlsProtective lay-flat swivel earcupsFull-speed USB audioCompatible with Windows 8, Windows 7 and Windows VistaWorks with PS4 in stereo modeFeaturesDetailed multi-channel audioImmersive 7.1 surround sound Hear them before they see you with an immersive 360-degree sound field. Dolby technology perceptually positions up to seven discrete channels of audio data plus Low Frequency Effects (LFE) in the correct location. Combined with powerful 40mm neodymium drivers, you hear clear, detailed multi-channel sound all around you, just as the developers intended. Mic rotates for best voice pick upView largerFolding, noise-cancelling micThe mic reduces distracting background noise so you’re clearly heard. Plus, you rotate the mic to the best position for the clearest voice pick up—or up and out of the way when you’re not talking.Durable, comfortable sport-cloth earpadsView largerComfortable swivel earcupsBreathable performance sport-cloth earpads reduce heat and moisture build-up to keep your ears comfortable during long, intense gaming sessions. Durable and washable, they slip off for easy cleaning. The earcups swivel up to 90 degrees. Easily adjust them for a personalized fit that sits flush on your ears. The earcups also lay flat to protect them when you’re not wearing the headset. Quick-access volume and mute controlsView largerOn-cable sound controlsAn easy-to-use volume dial and mute switch are close at hand for quick and precise sound adjustments. The extra-long cable lets you position audio controls right where you need them. Lightweight for long game playView largerLightweight designA light, slim and balanced assembly gives you a natural and stable fit for maximum gaming comfort.Plug-and-play gamepad connection to PS4Works with PS4The G430 headset works with your PS4 in stereo mode. Experience chat, voice interface and gaming audio in rich, detailed sound. CompatibilityWhat's in the box?HeadsetUser documentationUSB adapterWhat you need: Windows 8, Windows Vista or Windows 7USB portPS4 in stereo mode7.1 surround sound requires software installation1Gaming-Grade SpecificationsHeadphoneDriver: 40mmFrequency response: 20Hz-20KHzImpedance: 32 OhmsSensitivity: 90dB SPL/mW1. Some profile settings require Logitech Gaming Software to be enabled and are not supported on Mac, Linux and earlier Windows-based operating systems. Logitech Gaming Software is available at logitech.com/downloads. MicrophonePickup pattern: Cardioid (Unidirectional)Type: Pressure Gradient Electret Condenser Frequency response: 50-20KHzSensitivity: -40dBV/Pa re: 0dB = 1 Pa, 1KHzTest conditions: 3.0V, 2.2K OhmCompareWhich Logitech Gaming Headset Is Right For You?GoodBetter BestLogitech G230 Stereo Gaming HeadsetLogitech G430 Surround Sound Gaming HeadsetLogitech G35 Surround Sound HeadsetLogitech G930 Wireless Gaming HeadsetWhat you getGaming audio essentialsUSB Dolby 7.1surround sound USB Dolby 7.1 surround sound plus customizable on-ear audio command keysWireless Dolby 7.1 surround sound plus customizable on-ear audio command keysConnection ChoicesCorded USB  Analog 3.5 mm jacks  Wireless   Audio ChannelsStereo (2.0)   Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound Microphone FeaturesNoise cancellingRotating boomMute light  Comfort and ControlVolume + mute controlsOn-cable controlsOn-cable controlsOn-ear controlsOn-ear controlsOver-the-head designProgrammable G-keys (one-touch command of music, chat and more)  System SupportPS4 (in stereo mode) Windows 8, Windows 7Windows Vista Linux   

LOGITECH G430 DTS Headphone: X and Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset (981-000536)
$39.99 - View on Amazon

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