I have a gaming headset that I use occasionally when playing single player/solo to better hear the game.
For things like Destiny in a group, I usually use the little ear bud and mic that came with the PS4 for chatting. But I'm not liking it much anymore because the mute slider is not wanting to move, and the other day in the middle of a raid it came unplugged. I didn't even know it. Luneth said she didn't hear the third person (me) say they were on the platform, but I said it. And then I noticed that the chat audio sounded different... it was coming out of the TV and not right in my ear. Looked down and it was unplugged.
So, I've bought a cheap little mono headset that has gotten mostly good reviews for the purposes of in game chatting:
Couldn't care less about the mods as I'd never use them (although Monk, this could be the thing people use who fire the MIDA way faster than it actually fires), but do want them for the paddles. Of the Destiny PVP's, I've always respected TrueVanguard's play the most because he's one of the only well known competitive players who doesn't use a Scuf controller. Granted he's comfortable at doing the "claw," and well I'll never be able to play the game like that regardless of how much I practice trying to claw.
So if you can't claw, might as well join the darkside to get that advantage. The paddles can be mapped to specific buttons, so I could jump and not have to take my thumb off the right thumb stick. I use Puppeteer setting anyway, so combined with this the only time I'd need to take my thumb off the stick would be to reload. I'd have jump (X) assigned to the right paddle, and switch weapons (triangle) assigned to the left paddle.
Still undecided, but definitely leaning towards it.
^ Finally pulled the trigger on that, arrived today.
Took it for a spin in Destiny on my favorite farming mission spot (Siege of the Warmind, of course).
It's going to take some getting used too, no doubt. It just feels weird having this thing attached to the controller, and fingers that weren't doing anything in a familiar activity suddenly being put to work. But once I get used to it, I can already tell it's going to make a difference.
Even clunky and weird, it's so nice being able to jump without having to slide my thumb of the stick any. Jumping with full aiming abilities is great.
I've X (jump) mapped to the left paddle, and R1 (melee) mapped to the right paddle. I've used the Puppeteer setting in Destiny forever, so once used to it this is going to feel really good. I'll be able to jump and slide without having to take my thumb off the stick, and will also be able to melee while leaving my finger on the firing trigger which made throwing a knife after a hand cannon shot be practically instant.
The mods are there. I don't see the point in them, and most really don't work in Destiny. The only one there that works well, from what I can tell (and it was pretty nice), was the rapid fire mod. It doesn't really make the gun fire any faster, but it makes every gun in the primary (and also special) fire full auto at the quickest you could possibly pull the trigger in rapid succession. Like the old rapidly tap fire Suros Regime with Focus Fire to make it shoot faster, only you can still just hold the trigger and basically be pulling off perfect taps.
Gotta say it works great though; full auto MIDA and my Suros PDX-45 is pretty darn nice. Obviously wouldn't use it in the crucible, but if you were going to use them rapid fire is really the only meaningful one for Destiny.
Would recommend this. The paddles are great without having to spend $200 on a Scuf controller that seems to break quite often.
23 inch, which will be a better fit for the place I'm going to put it and start gaming at. Was originally going with a 24 inch, but really didn't see the need to spend basically $40 for one additional inch and 75hz refresh since I'm using it purely for PS4 gaming so at most the framerate for a game would be 60 anyway.
1080p, dual HDMI, and the main thing for me was the 1ms response time.
With this setup, I'll actually be able to have my Snowball mic set in a good position instead of way off to the side.
Also picked up a pair of Betron earbuds (http://amzn.to/2tPVV4E) to use when I use the Snowball mic. Just going to use the Playstation Platinum headset for single player games since I don't like talking with them on (I can't get use to speaking with my ears fully closed like that... can't hear myself.)
I have the same one as in the video below, which I think shows off the importance of the input lag pretty well. I played on a TV, and after playing just a little bit on this I can definitely tell the difference.