Yet another headphone thread

Anyone tried a pair of headphones that uses Audiodo?

It sounds kinda neat. An app that tries to measure your personal hearing and adjust your headphones accordingly.

Curious if it's just buzzwords and marketing speak, or if it actually seems to help.

https://www.audiodo.com/

FiveIron wrote:
Jonman wrote:
ccoates wrote:
Jonman wrote:

Just checking, you're not planning on using those as gaming headphones are you? Cos they've got waaay too much latency for htat.

I guess for gaming he could use a wire, worst-case scenario.

Yes, but the NC doesn't work if they're wired (at least not with my XM2's).

not for gaming, mostly for music and plane rides.

well the XM3's are pretty fantastic, especially compared to the beats i was using. I'm currently home with my GF and she keeps stealing them from me, after about a week though i convinced her to buy her own XM4's. it will be interesting to see the difference between the two, but i hope it isn't so big that it makes me sad i have the older model.

Jonman wrote:
ccoates wrote:

Ahhh, thanks! That makes sense.

So I think what folks are trying to say is that those dials won't work with PS5, but you might still be able to use the popup onscreen menu thing. Maybe I'll roll the dice.

Reddit suggests that master volume still works as expected, but the mixer dial won't do anything to chat when used on PS5.

Received my Arctis 7x and not only does it work with PlayStation, there's even a page in the manual that specifically mentions it works with PS, lol.

I guess since they sell a PS5 specific headset, they want to downplay that. But judging from their site I wouldn't have known the 7x is compatible if I hadn't gone looking elsewhere.

Like you said the Chatmix dial doesn't work, but everything else does. Volume, mute, etc. And you can adjust the mic levels via the PS dashboard and settings.

The headband is kind of odd, like some reviews mention (it's a "ski strap" that goes across your head and keeps the actual headband suspended above your head). but at least as a person with a bigger head who sometimes feels like headbands are strained to their breaking point, it feels solid so far. It's not as easy to adjust as a traditional headphone headband.

I also wish there was another way to check the battery level. The color indicators can be hard for me to distinguish.

It sounds pretty good and seems to be working well. Even the PlayStation 3D audio works. I haven't tested buying the Dolby/DTS codes to see how that sounds on Xbox. So I guess if anyone else wants a headset that can do triple duty on Xbox, PS, and PC (quintuple duty if you count Android and even Switch), it seems like a solid choice so far.

The companion software app will also display battery level if the headset is switched on.

I wanted a second pair of multi-point in-ears that I could use while working. I have the Jabra 75Ts but those are my running headphones, which already get a ton of use, and feel kinda gross to where when not working out. Also their noise cancelling is software based and not great.

I was able to score the Soundcore Liberty Pro 3's for $100 on a BestBuy flash sale yesterday and have been messing around with them this evening. After messing around with the fins, tips, and EQ presets they sound fantastic. They are basically the in-ear version of the Q35 cups (LDAC support). The only two knocks I have is touch controls (which I never like) and a bit of the Frankenstein look.

WizKid wrote:

Ankler Soundcore Q30
Or the Q35 if you can find them on sale.

rtings.com

Surprisingly good for the money.

EvilDead wrote:

I wanted a second pair of multi-point in-ears that I could use while working. I have the Jabra 75Ts but those are my running headphones, which already get a ton of use, and feel kinda gross to where when not working out. Also their noise cancelling is software based and not great.

I was able to score the Soundcore Liberty Pro 3's for $100 on a BestBuy flash sale yesterday and have been messing around with them this evening. After messing around with the fins, tips, and EQ presets they sound fantastic. They are basically the in-ear version of the Q35 cups (LDAC support). The only two knocks I have is touch controls (which I never like) and a bit of the Frankenstein look.

Good to hear you like them. I came VERY close to buying a set yesterday myself, but had bought what I really needed for work right before Christmas in a set of OpenComms from AfterShokz (now Shokz). (Bone Conducting headset with a very good flip up mic.) I can see myself possibly buying the Liberty Pro 3's (or successor model) at some point on a sale.

Nice, I have a few friends who swear by Shokz. They seem to be a great solution if you don't want to be blocked out of environmental / local sound. One of them wears them for road biking.

I've got a pair that I use for work, they're pretty great. The sound quality is only okay for music-- bone conduction gets you virtually zero bass-- but for podcasts and audiobooks they're amazing.

I've had a regular set for at least a couple of years that I wear walking the dog and listening to audiobooks and podcasts. You pretty much can forget they're own your head except this time a year the hoop around the neck will bump on a hood or coat. Really comfortable once you're used to them.

OpenComms have a really good mic and are much more comfortable for me to wear on my gazillion conference calls a day. Pricey, but I got a decent sale. The mic on my other ones pick up too much background noise.