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I noticed a few people complaining around the internet today after the 4.10 update and what its done to the wireless stereo headset.

 

People were saying you could now hear your own voice in the headset and that it seems to be quite loud. Because of that you now can't hear the game sound effects as well as you could and you also hear your own voice on top of other people in the online chat you are having.

 

I just tried it myself and its horrible.

 

I paid £90 for this headset from Game so I could game in peace. The headset covering your full ears used to really shut out every other sound around you so there was no distractions. I couldn't even hear the phone ring next to me when I'm using them. Well worth the money I thought.

 

4.10 comes along and now the microphone is picking up everything and playing it back to your ears. I now hear a load of static and I could even hear the washing machine from the kitchen being played back to me. Unbelievable.

 

I know this was a deliberate addition to the firmware because the headset does such a good job of blocking out sound, you weren't aware of how loud you were talking into the mic. I can see why they added it, but its something I don't want and there should be an option to disable it.

 

This is a priority that needs fixed ASAP otherwise Game or Sony will need to refund me because the headset is no longer fit for purpose for me personally.

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Hi guys,

 

I have reported both the static sound and the issue with hearing your own voice.  Once I receive feedback I will update this thread.

 

SFZ


I believe this was the purpose of the update as it was said they were adding mic monitoring (hearing your own voice in a headset helps to stop shouting, all the good quality headsets have it like my PX5's) to the headset and for me it works fine...

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SuperFastZombie wrote:

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I have reported both the static sound and the issue with hearing your own voice.  Once I receive feedback I will update this thread.

 

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I believe this was the purpose of the update as it was said they were adding mic monitoring (hearing your own voice in a headset helps to stop shouting, all the good quality headsets have it like my PX5's) to the headset and for me it works fine...


 

Agreed however some people want the option to turn this off.  A choice is always better :smileyhappy:

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yes this is *****ty now, i bought the headset before 4.10 and loved it.....now the only sound i hear is the fan blowing on the mic, like im in a freaken snowstorm.....

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this is great i love how i can actually speak and not shout ! i can see why people dont like, it maybe there should be a on off option
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there really needs to b an on - off option added in a patch
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Hi guys,

 

I have raised the feedback some have given using the headset, and will let you know.

 

Thanks,

 

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nice 1 Rabid

hopefully we can get a patch to at least give us an option to have it or n ot
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i really cant play with mic enable from now. (i use the tricky things with my eye toy)

 

It's totally horrible, even a move from my feet is heared in my headset. PLeaze sony do something, QUICK.

 

99€ for a headset is good price, but only if he is 100% functionnable ;)

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On a positive note the headset now gives surround sound on music played from the xmb and lovefilm. Haven't tried Iplayer yet.
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Here's my feedback - 

 

I don't mind hearing myself in the headset, as I know how loud I'm speaking.

I can barely hear any static, and when I can, it's only when there is no other sound (e.g. game music) being played.

 

The only thing I did noticed is now when the blue LED changes to red and flashes to tell you that the battery is low, I can hear a clicking sound every time it flashes.

 

I would also love the option to turn off the blue LED.

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An option to disable mic monitoring would be nice as it would help out all those people with problems, but if they are getting annoyed by all the sounds from there gaming enviroment invading there gaming... how do they think other gamers feel when they have these sounds blarring down thier headset on multiplayer games?

 

As what you hear in your headset from your enviroment with this new update is what all the other gamers hear when your in thier squad or team and have your mic on. There also needs to be an option added to turn down the sensitivity of the mic or add a sort of noise gate.

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KALEEF wrote:

An option to disable mic monitoring would be nice as it would help out all those people with problems, but if they are getting annoyed by all the sounds from there gaming environment invading there gaming... How do they think other gamers feel when they have these sounds blaring down their headset on multiplayer games?

 

As what you hear in your headset from your environment with this new update is what all the other gamers hear when your in their squad or team and have your mic on. There also needs to be an option added to turn down the sensitivity of the mic or add a sort of noise gate.


We use the Mic mute button till we need to talk. But the mic mute button doesn't stop you hearing every thing going on around you.  Only  way is to shut the mic off in accessories setting but then I cant talk when I need to.

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I don't have this issue and I'm on firmware 4.10...can't hear my own voice but can happily chat to others..would love to be able to hear myself through my mic but obviously do not want all sound to be amplified through it...mine was imported from Canada if that makes a difference?
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Kuba_K wrote:

Damn, what's the point of using closed headphones, if you hear everythining around?


The only reason to use the headset is so the Mrs don't hear the gaming noise. 

This is why you need vocal feed back so you don't shout... and wake the Mrs up.

 

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Damn, what's the point of using closed headphones, if you hear everythining around?


The only reason to use the headset is so the Mrs don't hear the gaming noise. 

This is why you need vocal feed back so you don't shout... and wake the Mrs up.

 


 

Exactly the reason I bought mine, to not wake my Mrs and my baby...but I do end up shouting at her when she asks me something when I am wearing them...

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For me the biggest problem is the static that must be fix

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For me the biggest problem is the static that must be fix



I had static when I first bought mine and it was because my PS3 is too close to my TV and wireless router...

 

I bought a USB extension lead and plugged in the Headset Dongle into that and moved it away from the TV/router and get no interference.static now...

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For me the biggest problem is the static that must be fix


If they do it will be the first RF vocal feedback headset that does, Every headset has it to a point. 

  

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You can tell how bad the broadcast mic is buy downloading Eye create use that to record the voice channel as you go about your normal home routen with the mic on.

This will be what is broadcast over coms on every game.  

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Tried using my wireless stereo headset again today and the buzzing noise came back tried muting the mic to stop all the outside noise but does not work. It's annoying trying to play games and u can hear the tv. Still not sure how to fix this any ideas would be helpful. Thx
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