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Salamok
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Reply #4165 on: August 21, 2019, 12:49:37 PM

I want to see the patent that covers hitting the channel guide button with the channel guide already open will close it.  Or the one covering caching the channel guide info locally so it doesn't take 5 seconds to open up every time or maybe the one that covers being able to scroll back to see programming that has already happened.  All of these features existed in my channel guide 5 years ago but are mysteriously not present in the latest and greatest, maybe it is as you say and the first creator of a channel guide patented everything and now we are left with a screen full of suckage.  If I found out someone patented pagination for long lists and is holding it hostage I will die a little inside, no mr on demand movie list i do not want to scroll through your list of 740 movies and shit that starts with the word "The" does not get filed alphabetically under T.

These are all things that happen when the idiot child of a 1%er figures out how to set the clock on the microwave so his parents get him a computer job.
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Reply #4166 on: August 22, 2019, 12:11:21 PM

Headsets again. I've been on the $20 bandwagon for about a year or two since they all seem to degrade after a while, however it is probably time to do another discovery on more robust options. This is for work but would apply to gaming as well.

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Reply #4167 on: August 22, 2019, 01:12:58 PM

Do you want over the ear, on the ear or in the ear? Open or close backed? Wireless or wired?

Edit: oh you said headsets. How good a mic do you need?
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Reply #4168 on: August 22, 2019, 01:55:55 PM

Over the ear is best for me. Do not need ANC.
As for mics, I don't think it needs to be high quality but something that doesn't slide across my shirt front while unmuted would be great. This is probably the main gripe I have with the $20 throwaways.

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Reply #4169 on: August 22, 2019, 02:21:17 PM

I've been using the no longer sold Logitech G930. over the ear, closed back headset, for almost 7 years now for my work headset needs (Zoom, Skype, etc.). Uses an USB wireless stick for connectively with decent range (can wander around the house a bit). Works transparently with both Mac and Windows. Mic quality is only so-so but it's better than other co-workers' headset mics so I haven't bothered to upgrade. Had to replace the pads at the beginning of this year cause they had fallen apart (but you can get replacements which is nice). The mic can be muted by moving the boom up and the switch handles that seems to be wearing out finally as sometimes when the boom is all the way down to unmuted it's still muted (moving up and down will fix that). But 7 years is reasonable amount of time to last.

The replacement models are the G935 or the G933. Haven't tried either so I don't how they compare to mine.

Logitech also makes non-gaming headsets if you want something that doesn't look so "gamer".

https://www.logitechg.com/en-us/products/gaming-audio.html

https://www.logitech.com/en-us/headsets
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Reply #4170 on: August 22, 2019, 03:25:11 PM

It's super annoying I can't use their wireless USB dongle on my xbox. Why do I have to be tethered to my controller with a 3.5mm?  Beating a Dead Horse

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Reply #4171 on: August 22, 2019, 06:18:36 PM

I bought a Corsair HS70 a few weeks ago and the little I have used them they are surprisingly comfy. Not sure how great the audio quality is for VOIP applications but they don't crush my ears and they sound pretty good. They also don't look that much unlike a pair of normal can headphones. No RGB madness or anything like that.

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Reply #4172 on: August 22, 2019, 07:40:03 PM

It's super annoying I can't use their wireless USB dongle on my xbox. Why do I have to be tethered to my controller with a 3.5mm?  Beating a Dead Horse

It's interesting you post this. I don't have a Xbox One, but for the 360 there was a sweet MS-branded earpiece that was fully wireless. I'd give a left nut to get one of these for the PS4, and I guess there isn't one for the Xbox either.

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Reply #4173 on: August 23, 2019, 08:41:24 AM

I was mildly annoyed to learn that though the PS4pro supports bluetooth, it's for input devices, not output.   Ohhhhh, I see.

So I can't use my jabras iems, which have a mic and everything. Blah.

And I have to plug my Senn cans into the controller? What kind of dystopian crap is this? swamp poop

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Reply #4174 on: August 23, 2019, 09:23:13 AM

It's super annoying I can't use their wireless USB dongle on my xbox. Why do I have to be tethered to my controller with a 3.5mm?  Beating a Dead Horse

It's interesting you post this. I don't have a Xbox One, but for the 360 there was a sweet MS-branded earpiece that was fully wireless. I'd give a left nut to get one of these for the PS4, and I guess there isn't one for the Xbox either.

As far as I know, the only MSFT supported "wireless" option is plugging in to the Xbox controller. Which, honestly, is pretty ingenious and gets everyone connected using cheap 3.5mm headsets. But I don't like the cord constantly being in my lap. The only wireless options I know of require a 'base station' that plugs in to the Xbox's digital optical audio out, and there's not many options to pick from. Here's an example of a more premium version: https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B01G3WBCQY

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Reply #4175 on: August 23, 2019, 12:05:31 PM


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Reply #4176 on: August 23, 2019, 12:23:10 PM

I have a pair of  Steelseries Arctis 7. Solid mic. Works perfectly with the PC and PS4. Just have to plug in this dongle/receiver thing. Really long charge life. Not terribly light, but pretty comfortable.
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Reply #4177 on: August 23, 2019, 01:09:05 PM

Nice!

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Reply #4178 on: August 29, 2019, 01:47:50 AM

Have the same headset.  Very high quality.  The SteelSeries software on the PC also really makes it come alive.  Which makes me suspect it is a bit less good on a PS4, but even so....great headset.

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