Hey guys, I'm hoping you can help me find some choices to replace my G930. Unfortunately there have been models with spotty build quality, and mine aonly died after a year. Well, technically it still works, but the charging capability is shot so it has to be wired all the time, and even then if you don't hook it up in the right order the transmitter will reset every 8 seconds or so. I even bought a spare battery when I got it, and when the battery started taking less of a charge I swapped it out only to find it didn't work any better. It's a shame, they haven't made a newer model since around 2010, I don't want to run the risk of getting another lemon.
So, I'd like a wireless headset with at least 5.1 capability (7.1 preferred since that seems to be the standard) that can connect through USB (I only have the realtek audio on my motherboard that does have optical, but it tends to make something like A50's overkill since it can't match a dedicated card). I'd really like something that I can purchase spare battery packs for as well, just so I can use them for as long as possible. It took a little over a year for me to kill the pack in the G930 using it as my main audio source for at least 8 hours a day every day.
So far the one I like the most is the Steelseries H Wireless.....but that's $300. Ouch.
A50's are around that price as well but don't let you use USB since they rely on an external soundcard.
Skullcandy has the same problem.
I've looked at Razer, Asus, Coolermaster, Corsair, Creative, Turtlebeach.......too many brands and too many conflicting reviews the cheaper the cans become. So I figured you guys have practical experience with a wide range hardware and can help narrow down the field.
Those $300 Steelseries are awfully nice.......and my birthday is
in a month.......nah I really shouldn't. Very expensive and I couldn't find any info on purchasing more battery packs when I kill the 2 that come with it in about 2 years. If I had multiple consoles it would be great, I just have my PC and a TV that I could hook up to it. Very tempting though.