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Microsoft likes to be comfortable
Gaming headsets usually look more futuristic or have flashing lights. The Xbox Wireless Headset and the Sony Pulse 3D, on the other hand, have a simple look with green or white accents. Thanks to the small splashes of color, they also look great with the respective console. But the headsets not only have to look stylish, they also have to sit comfortably on the skull for a long time. Microsoft also scores point when it comes to wearing comfort: the Xbox headset sits comfortably on your head. The testers really liked the large knobs on the earcups. The gamer controls the volume via the right controller and the mix of game and voice chat via the left controller. Sony, on the other hand, relies on small buttons on the left auricle. The buttons are easy to feel, but the operation is more fiddly than with Microsoft.
Sony is right in the middle
Sony scored points in the sound test: Brute explosions, roaring engines and spaceships flying by sound more impressive with the Pulse 3D. The sound is more spacious than with the Xbox Wireless Headset. In this way, opponents could also be located more precisely with the Sony in the test. In a shooter, for example, Xbox players can hear less clearly from which direction the fire is coming. However, when a grenade explodes, they can look forward to loud bass and overall clear sound. But not only hearing is important, but also being heard. Sony is losing out on this point. Voices transmitted the PlayStation headset falsified nasally. Microsoft’s voice transmission is also not perfect and a little unnatural. However, the player’s voice just sounds a little less sniffed.
Sony Pulse 3D versus Xbox Wireless Headset: Conclusion
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