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post #166 of 370

Mad Lust Envy, how's the K701 treating you for gaming by the way? I am curious to hear how the Mixamp is driving them.

post #167 of 370

I haven't received them quite yet. They'll be here most likely at the beginning of next week, or if I'm lucky, by the end of this week.

 

My friends at AVS that have the K702s have told me that the Mixamp is powerful enough for the AKGs, but NOT if you mix them with the voice chat (which if you do, makes the mixamp weaker in the overall volume department). I almost never game with voice chat, so I'm not too worried (and if/when I do, I'll use the DT770s). They tell me the K70Xs are better than the AD700s in every department, if just teeny bit weaker in positional cues, if only because the soundstage is so massive.

 

If for some reason I still find them a bit weak, I'll add the Fiio just for the little boost they provide to the volume. People may think this is a complete bastardization of the K701s, but I want them for their analytical prowess and soundstage, not for their strengths with music. They tell me they are completely fine for my needs.

post #168 of 370

I use my AKG K701 with my Mixamp (and PS3) just fine, WITH voicechat mixed in. Been using them in that configuration for... 3 months or so now. I don't know why anyone would say the volume is too low with the Mixamp. I play MW2 with the voice mixed in halfway, and I turn the volume knob just a little bit passed 1 o'clock. That's plenty loud for me, and I could turn it up a whole lot more.

 

I also use my DT990/250 Pro, at times. The bass impact makes them pretty fun to play with, but the K701 gets the vast majority of the usage. Details like footsteps are easier to hear (probably due to lower bass) and the soundstage is fabulous for positioning (better than the AD700 from what I remember).


Edited by Brandon7s - 5/29/10 at 7:10pm
post #169 of 370

That's good to hear. I plan on using them both on the 360 and PS3. Though my mixamp is old gen and doesn't have a voice function with the PS3.

post #170 of 370

Is there anyone who has the ATH M50,and also heard the M Audio Q40s?Since the driver went dead on it i'm been trying to find a replacement.So far nothing i have heard has better bass reproduction then the Q40s.Just as an example when i bought my DT770/80ohm.I sold them right away because the Q40s blew them away.So i wondering if the M50 is a suitable replacement.

post #171 of 370

Bass alone, the M50s don't hit as hard as the 770 pro 80s, so I doubt the M50s will fill that void. I'd suggest another Q40. o_O

post #172 of 370

Agree here, the M50 doesn't quite give the same gutteral bass that the Q40 has.

post #173 of 370

How does the M50 compare to the sr225i?
I have the M50 and I love it, just looking for an open set of cans to use at home and

so far I've been considering the grados.

post #174 of 370

Hehe the SR225i stock with Bowl Pads sounds *nothing* like the M50. Almost complete opposites sometimes, I think. The SR225 is very, very bright and I often term it screechy. I did not enjoy it much, just not my thing. I'll be honest, I actually prefer the SR80 and the MS1 to the SR225.


Edited by Mochan - 6/25/10 at 1:26am
post #175 of 370

Has anyone compared the M50 to the A900?  I love Audio Technica signature with the AD900 and would love something similar in a closed headphone.  I'm not a DJ or a audio engineer, so I don't need something like the M50.

post #176 of 370

Yeah. The M50 has much bigger bass than the A900 but the A900 has much better treble, mids and separation. A900 is also a lot more comfortable with the really cool nylon cord, but isn't anywhere near as portable. If you need something dark the M50 is the better bet, if you want something with more detail the A900 is it.

post #177 of 370

Hmm, thats interesting I've never encountered someone who labeled the 225i as being too bright or screechy. I've heard those complaints mostly for the 325i. Well if they sound different from the M50 I guess I'll either love it or hate it. Ordered it yesterday, *crosses fingers

Well I was looking for an aggressive set of headphones anyway, hence why I steered away from the alessandros. Hopefully 225i isn't disturbingly bright, in fact I've actually heard it was a rather dark pair of headphones. I'm really hoping the 225i's will be a good combo to have with the M50's. Using the M50's outdoors mostly. 

post #178 of 370

I actually didn't think the 325 was all that bright. I thought the 225 was brighter, but the 325 was far more aggressive with far more energy.

 

Anyway mabe my ears were tired when I tested them out, sometimes having fatigue makes you hear the soudns differently, I only heard both cans at a meet. I definitely did not like the 225 but I loved the 325. 225 was just too bright.

 

post #179 of 370

Thanks for sharing your experience with the Grados. Hopefully the 225i's dont turn out to be too bright for my ears and all the while still packing enough punch. I just didn't want to drop another $100 for the next in line 325is.
Now I really can't wait for the 225is to come in by next week!

BTW I'm getting the 1/4 to 1/8 converter for these cans and I wanted to know if that conversion affects the quality at all? I'm going to be running these directly from my computer and itouch

post #180 of 370
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Originally Posted by Suigeneris View Post

Thanks for sharing your experience with the Grados. Hopefully the 225i's dont turn out to be too bright for my ears and all the while still packing enough punch. I just didn't want to drop another $100 for the next in line 325is.
Now I really can't wait for the 225is to come in by next week!

BTW I'm getting the 1/4 to 1/8 converter for these cans and I wanted to know if that conversion affects the quality at all? I'm going to be running these directly from my computer and itouch



Well i have the Grado 1/4 to 1/8 adapter/converter and i don't hear any degradation.If there is then it can't be detected by my ears.Oh and i bought a new pair of Q40s and I'm glad i did.Such accurate and dynamic reproduction that's meant to sound like your in the studio of the recorded music.Fantastic Rock reproduction and also with any genres of music.


Edited by Nirvana1000 - 6/27/10 at 1:46pm
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