What do you mean by "when you click thumbs ticks back to the center"? I don't actually click on them, I just move it back to the center, but the click noise happen, but if you mean pressing the stick like L3 / R3, that's a different thing.I just tried my controllers and nearly all of them have noise when you click thumbs ticks back to center. Dual sense included.
No I mean just moving them. Not pressing LS/L3 lolWhat do you mean by "when you click thumbs ticks back to the center"? I don't actually click on them, I just move it back to the center, but the click noise happen, but if you mean pressing the stick like L3 / R3, that's a different thing.
But I never had issues like this with the 360 controller, and people didn't use to talk about stick drift and such back then, it seems fairly recent to me.
I have that same sound on my Splatoon themed joy-cons, and they were like that ever since I bought them.You can hear that when the stick goes back to the center, it make a strange high pitch sound, it's probably the spring making this sound, but I never had this on old controllers.
Mixed bag indeed but that's a lot of negative in it. It shouldn't be like thatI have that same sound on my Splatoon themed joy-cons, and they were like that ever since I bought them.
As for the Series controllers, my luck has been a mixed bag. The black one that came with my Series X had a faulty "A" button out-of-the-box. The Shock Blue one I bought at the same time had no problems. My primary Series controller now is the Aqua Shift, which has no issues. I later bought the Space Jam Serververse one on sale from Amazon and that arrived with a bad left bumper and problematic d-pad, so had to exchange it for a different one.
I also own a single third party, but Xbox licensed, controller, the 8BitDo Pro2 wired, for some games where I'm more comfortable with symmetrical sticks. No problems at all with that one, other than the 3.5mm audio jack being a bit fiddly.
Yes when I had stick drift on my Xbox controller it acted like if the stick was pushed to the max sometimes, even if it was physically in the middle.These controller quality issues are out of control this gen. I have 2 Dualsense which sporadically drift left. It's not even a small drift it just jolts to the left with no joystick movement. All the manufacturers need to sort out their controller quality control.
Me too, thought the exact same. I just treat it like constant sideways recoil in FPS' now.Yes when I had stick drift on my Xbox controller it acted like if the stick was pushed to the max sometimes, even if it was physically in the middle.
I used to think that stick drift was when your stick didn't centered itself perfectly again and went out of the dead zone, but no it's actually different, it's very random and can act like any amount of pressure no matter the position of the stick itself.
I have a 360 controller that I've used for so long that you can see an imprint of where my thumb rests. Still works perfectly fineseems like x360 was the last MS good controller.
still use one for PC.
The ps5 d pad is quiet as a mouse comparativelyI never tried the dualsense but are the buttons much quieter compared to the xbox controller? While this isn't part of the "breaking down" issues, I do dislike the amount of noise the buttons makes on this controller, especially the d-pad.
I hate the light on the logo too, it's wayyyy too bright in my opinion, to the point that I even put a tape on my controller to dim it. I wish you could turn it off.I've got two and no issues to report. What I don't like is the narrower design the series x controllers have this gen. Nor do I like the illuminated Xbox logo in the middle.
My Joy cons started going south about a year after I got the Switch, so fingers crossed it is the not the same story here.
I have exactly the same blue controller, but in mine the vibration motors are broken. And my switch joycon has the same analog click noise as your controller.Okay so this is something I've been wanting to discuss for a while.
We all know Xbox Elite controllers are known for their issues, we can see posts about people saying how unreliable it is and all the various problems they have with it all the time.
My question however is do you have similar problems with the regular Xbox Series controller? Because I do, and it's driving me crazy.
I'm on my third (well actually 4th there's one I sent back immediatly because of a problem straight out of the box) Xbox Series controller and they all had problems.
My first Xbox Series controller got stick drift after only 6 months. I sent it back for "replacement" but the Xbox support was quite terrible, and they actually just send you another used controller (which wasn't even the same color as the one I sent them), and it came with issues too.
This second controller made weird stick noises, like a mouse click noise when the stick goes back to the center, and the d-pad feels mushy on the right side.
I thought I would go with a brand new controller to fix the problems, and this third controller was okay for about one month, then started to do this weird stick noise too, and the sticks started to feel "not smooth", not sure how to explain it, like if there were some bumps on the axis, it doesn't move around smoothly and it feels very bad.
I recorded a little clip about the weird stick noise I'm talking about, here it is :
You can hear that when the stick goes back to the center, it make a strange high pitch sound, it's probably the spring making this sound, but I never had this on old controllers.
I just talked to a friend about it and he told me he has the same thing on both his Xbox Series controller, Elite, and even on the dualsense... So I assume it's something that's present on mostly all controllers.
So now I'm wondering, do you all have similar experiences? What are the options? It seems like all the different controllers available right now have ton of random problems, and I'm really not sure what to get now.
I was thinking about maybe trying the dualsense, but I know it's prone to stick drifts too and now I know that it has this weird stick sound too, so I'm quite disappointed since I really don't know what my next pick will be, and I'm really tired of having to buy new controllers like this. My xbox 360 controller lasted me something like 8 years.
It's really annoying.
I'm curious to hear your thoughts on this since most of the usual talk is about the Elite controller and not the basic ones.
Edit: I'm playing on PC by the way so that's why I talked about maybe trying the dualsense, I'm open to all controller options working on PC.
The Xbox One controller is really better than the Series?It's a downgrade, honestly.
I prefer it. They're almost identical, but the clicking sounds make the Series controller feel cheap and clunky.The Xbox One controller is really better than the Series?
They aren't available on official stores anymore, but some sellers still sell some, but it's usually more expensive than usual. I searched some infos about them but I've read comments about issues on these too so I'm not really sure what to think and if it would really be better.