Yet another headphone thread

polypusher wrote:
MannishBoy wrote:

Soundcore Q30 or Q35.

https://smile.amazon.com/Soundcore-C...

I got the Q35 and am impressed. The default sound settings are MUCH better for drumming, I hear the depth of the floor tom and the reverb far better than with the Sony's. Its probably down to default sound settings, I havent messed with the EQ on the Sony's. The 'fit' and seal around my ears is a little better with the Sony's but not $200 better.

Glad they worked for you. I've got the Q30s and really like them for what I paid.

I will continue to rock my Q30s until we have a legitimate, standardized, widely supported lossless Bluetooth codec.

I wasn't willing to spend $300 on a pair of high end ANC wireless headphones just to listen to lossy re-compressed audio.

It'll probably take the next major Bluetooth revision before we get data rates high enough for that, but the Q30s have me more than covered until then.

Big fan of my Q30s. My only gripe is that ANC doesn’t work when you switch to wired. Supposedly it used to but they removed it in an update

pandasuit wrote:

Big fan of my Q30s. My only gripe is that ANC doesn’t work when you switch to wired. Supposedly it used to but they removed it in an update :(

That's too bad, it does work on the Q35, its my primary drumming setup. Maybe they disabled it to have a longer list of 30-vs-35 features

LTTP, but I love my Soundcore Life Q20s! The ANC works well (which I don't really need at home, so I turn that off about 75% of the time) and they have a fantastic rechargeable battery life.

I'm still waiting on them to make "Q40s" with a low latency mode. Although, that would also give them an excuse to drive up the price by another $20!

EvilDead wrote:

I'm still waiting on them to make "Q40s" with a low latency mode. Although, that would also give them an excuse to drive up the price by another $20!

And maybe better multipoint. The Q30's are more finicky than my Liberty Pro 3's. Maybe the Q35's are better.

A month or so ago I got me the SteelSeries Arctis Nova Pro. Not a small purchase and made me kind of apprehensive at the price. However, I don't think I can ever go back now.

1) Comfort is amazing
2) 2nd battery so no need to plug and unplug the headset to charge (Which I had to do with the Razer Blackshark v2 which I had previously)
3) Dual Audio Streams - on Discord and the game is too loud? Control it from the included transmitter. You can choose the percentage of voice chat and game. No need to go into the game to change audio settings
4) Dual inputs - USB1 and USB2. I have one input going to my computer, the other to my work PC. This means that I can click a button to change inputs and use my gaming headset for work as well. Everyone has said I sound amazing compared to the crappy work headsets they give you

A great headset but OH MAN was it tough to click that buy button. Never spent as much on a headset but super glad I did.

MannishBoy wrote:
EvilDead wrote:

I'm still waiting on them to make "Q40s" with a low latency mode. Although, that would also give them an excuse to drive up the price by another $20!

And maybe better multipoint. The Q30's are more finicky than my Liberty Pro 3's. Maybe the Q35's are better.

True. My Bose always seem to connect to the last two devices used. But I often have to "remind" the Soundcore ones which devices those were.

EvilDead wrote:
MannishBoy wrote:
EvilDead wrote:

I'm still waiting on them to make "Q40s" with a low latency mode. Although, that would also give them an excuse to drive up the price by another $20!

And maybe better multipoint. The Q30's are more finicky than my Liberty Pro 3's. Maybe the Q35's are better.

True. My Bose always seem to connect to the last two devices used. But I often have to "remind" the Soundcore ones which devices those were.

My problem is the phone rarely ever takes back over playback from the PC, even if nothing's playing on the PC. Especially on the Q30s. Sometimes I'll magically get a day where the transition just seems to be seamless, but then other days it's more frustrating than it's worth, and I just swap headphones along with the device.

And the Q30's I generally have to do the double press on the power button to connect to the second device after connecting to the first.

Not sure if this is a Soundcore thing or just the status of bluetooth today in Windows and Android.

Just got an email the Q35's are on sale at Newegg for $90 after coupon. I haven't tracked these, but that's about as cheap as I've seen them.

They were that price for Prime day too (pretty sure Amazon). I got a slickdeals alert.

For your multipoint issue that isn't unique to Soundcore. If anything, at all, has potential sound it won't release itself from the PC. The browser is the usual culprit, even when muted. This goes from a paused Netflix window, a popup ad, to auto-play on a news site.

I usually have 10's to sometimes 100 browser windows open so my trick is to click the taskbar audio icon and change the audio output on my PC to something else (usually just optical out since I don't use that). This has solved the problem 100% of the time for me. It's also quick and easy to switch back when I get in front of my PC again.

MannishBoy wrote:

And the Q30's I generally have to do the double press on the power button to connect to the second device after connecting to the first.

Huh, interesting. I got to try that.

EvilDead wrote:

I usually have 10's to sometimes 100 browser windows open so my trick is to click the taskbar audio icon and change the audio output on my PC to something else (usually just optical out since I don't use that). This has solved the problem 100% of the time for me. It's also quick and easy to switch back when I get in front of my PC again.

I use that to go to and from speakers. I'll play with it on my Q30's. Thanks.

After recommending them, my Soundcore Q30's earcup started to split along the seam. Guess I've worn them out. I think I'm just outside of the 18 month warranty, so might just find some and buy them. Submitted a warranty claim out of curiosity to see if they'd cover it.

If anyone else has a problem finding a replacement foam pad for the headband of your 'cans, might I recommend Dekoni Audio Nuggets as a workaround? I've just slapped a pair on my old much-loved Sonys and they're super-comfy again!