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Which controller should I buy ? Xbox 360

Postby seznam88888888 » Wed Jan 11, 2017 5:42 pm

Hi people, I just send my controller for replacement because of one problem with the right analog stick and I got my money back, so now I´m deciding if I should buy another Official Xbox 360 Wired Controller or if I should buy an Afterglow or some different "Third-Party" Controller ?

So I want to ask you, how´s your experience with the Afterglow controllers ?
Are they good ?

I have a problem with the Official controllers, with the slow turn issue.
What is it you ask ?
It´s that when you rotate with the analog stick to some direction, it´s not moving with 100% speed because the plastic isn´t shaved properly, So I always need to shave it with the sandpaper to solve this issue.
Here´s an example --
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And I heard that the Afterglow controllers are shaved perfectly so they don´t have this issue.
Is it true ?

And if the Afterglow isn´t good, what is the best third-party controller for you, and what should you recommend to me ?

Should I buy the Official one again ? Or should I buy the Afterglow or some different third-party controller that you will recommend to me ?

Thank you very much for your answer in advance. ;)
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Re: Which controller should I buy ? Xbox 360

Postby wakinafuf » Wed Jan 11, 2017 5:50 pm

afterglow are cheaper than full official controllers and have somewhat less quality. i'm using one for 3 years and sadly the buttons have become weak, they tend to stay stuck now and that shitty luminous effect is fuckin annoying. you have a little switch to turn this shitty light off, but the way it's placed you can always return the glow effect on without wanting it. i never tried a third party 360 controller. my experience with those on psx/ps2 was really shitty, cheap chinese plastic with no durability and short lifespan.
if you don't wanna use an official controler, the afterglow is a good option. you could try some 3rd party stuff, but you never really know if the quality will follow.
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Re: Which controller should I buy ? Xbox 360

Postby XamX » Wed Jan 11, 2017 6:10 pm

The latest official Microsoft Xbox 360 controller is my favorite for 360 & Pc games (the earlier ones had a terrible dpad)

If you like getting 3rd party controllers have a look at these:
http://www.gamingzap.com/blog/2010/06/top-5-xbox-360-controllers/
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Re: Which controller should I buy ? Xbox 360

Postby Katom1096 » Wed Jan 11, 2017 6:11 pm

For me I use official Microsoft Controls.
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Re: Which controller should I buy ? Xbox 360

Postby Katom1096 » Wed Jan 11, 2017 6:17 pm

Me and my son both have Afterglow controls and never had a problem with them but they only get used when we have a gaming parties.
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Re: Which controller should I buy ? Xbox 360

Postby nightwo1f » Wed Jan 11, 2017 6:58 pm

the official wired 360 controllers are one of the best else the best controllers for the 360 and pc. lightweight, sits good in the hand. i really enjoy the feel of that controller while gaming.
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Re: Which controller should I buy ? Xbox 360

Postby mmxii » Wed Jan 11, 2017 8:25 pm

The absolute best controller I've ever used is the Razer Serval. It's light, fits well in the hand and has no input lag.

The Dpad is actually nice, the triggers have a nice amount of travel, nice joysticks and the face buttons are dipswitched so they have nice clicky feedback.

It is pricey though but it is quality. You definitely get what you pay for.
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Re: Which controller should I buy ? Xbox 360

Postby im_living_large » Wed Jan 11, 2017 9:40 pm

I started with one official MS controller for X360 in 2008 and have added 4 more over the years due to adding consoles in the house and wanting multiples for guests, and I haven't had to replace one yet. The original is still going strong.
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Re: Which controller should I buy ? Xbox 360

Postby dreamcast459 » Wed Jan 11, 2017 10:25 pm

my afterglow is having issues with the analog stick id go with official if possible
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Re: Which controller should I buy ? Xbox 360

Postby CurbsidePharmacist » Thu Jan 12, 2017 12:25 am

Get the Windows 360 adapter for $10 online, then go buy an official controller for about 20-$50 depending on new/used.

I've got 3 afterglows and 2 are dead, trying to open and do anything other than a buttons swaps is futile. the boards are some sort of thin printed or a thin decal just stuck to the boards.. entire thing falls apart first time you try to hit it with a soldering gun.

I hit amazon and found a official unopened 360 wireless control and adapter for $32, I figured this way I have parts and tons of battery options with either rechargeable AAs or the packs the 360 charges. The afterglow stick tension is a bit better, but after time the button springs break, plus with all the 360 controllers around I can try a few mods like dipping and etc.

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I've also been using these on my android emulator TV box, you can link up to 4 controllers just like the 360 and it seems to do a better job than the all in one blutooth controllers I had before.
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Re: Which controller should I buy ? Xbox 360

Postby Sageowl » Thu Jan 12, 2017 5:47 am

Whichever one survives the first three or four flings across the room.
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Re: Which controller should I buy ? Xbox 360

Postby seznam88888888 » Thu Jan 12, 2017 6:29 am

Thank you so much everyone for a great replies.
I think that I will get the official one again then.
But did anyone here experienced that slow turn problem I mentioned above ?
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Re: Which controller should I buy ? Xbox 360

Postby TheUnscriptedGamer » Thu Jan 12, 2017 10:41 am

I have had two afterglow controllers and both and the same problems.
The firs being the top of the left analogue controller just completely broke off after a month and the Y Yellow button got stuck down. I would spend a little extra and get the official controller, The one i use is still going good after seven years.
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