Updates from last night:
Versus Squad: Jimbo and Parallacks joined Syntax and I for round 2 of Versus Squad. We lasted like 1.5 hours and I can genuinely say it felt better than the first time we played it. Not sure if it's been tweaked since then or we just knew what we were doing more. Definitely not a game I can play for hours on end, but good in 1-2 hour spurts.
PUBG: We played some PUBG afterwards and had some good rounds with some top ten finishes. I got a sweet AWM from a supply drop, but never got to shoot it. Thus is PUBG. Then I joined Encendido and Goose for several rounds of drop into the action PUBG. Got a personal best 3 kills in one round (and possibly two team kills). We rushed a house with two guys in it. All I had was a shotgun. I snuck up on one guy and downed and killed him while his teammate downed Encendido and Goose. I was getting ready to rush upstairs and saw something coming towards me so in my panicked state I shot and killed Goose who was crawling towards me to be revived or something. Then I killed the other guy. I also vulture sniped a kill when two other squads were shooting it out in the distance.
Sound Blaster Omni: Got one of these based on Inmate's recommendation. I like it a lot as a headphone amp. It definitely makes my cans sound way better. I used the included mic last night and the sound was fine, but my main gripe is the lack of a mute button for the mic. Real big omission. You can press down on the volume knob to mute the sound, but the mic is live all the time. Had to use the hotkey feature in Discord to mute, which is fine, but you have to hold down the key to keep the mic muted that way. Could it have killed them to include a mute button? Even the cheapest headsets have those.
V-Moda Boompro: The reason I even had to use the Omni's built-in mic was because of the colossal disappointment this thing was. Was super-excited to be able to convert my favorite headphones into a headset and this thing has great reviews on Amazon, but the bros kept telling me they heard static all the time when using this thing. So I switched to the Omni and then looked it up and the Boompro has known issues with DACs/Amps and some mobos when it comes to grounding. Seems it tries to ground both the mic and headphones at the same time and causes static which people haven't been able to fix other than connecting the mic into one device (say the mobo) and the headphones into another (say the DAC or soundcard) or buying some stupid grounding loop cord or USB thing. Probably sending this thing back to Amazon since I much prefer the sound of the Omni over the ability to use this. I'll see if I can connect the mic directly into the back of my mobo and still use the Omni for my headphones.