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None of those decoders are going to trump one another in terms of raw power. You want power, you get an amp, simple as that. The DSS is the strongest of the cheap gaming decoders, IIRC. Or just bypass all those headaches and just get an X7.
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None of those decoders are going to trump one another in terms of raw power. You want power, you get an amp, simple as that. The DSS is the strongest of the cheap gaming decoders, IIRC. Or just bypass all those headaches and just get an X7.

Right. From my experience, with ?? around non-experience conjecture from reading reviews I trust, here's how I'd rank raw power output:
Recon3D USB < ?Mixamp (no chat)? ~=~ ?AX720? < Mixamp 5.8 < DSS << X7

How I'd rank background noise/hiss (less is better):
X7 < Recon 3D USB < DSS < ?Mixamp? < ?AX720? < Mixamp 5.8
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The AX720 has more hiss than the Mixamp 5.8. AT least the old one did. Don't know about the new one.


BTW guys...




Splurged on the 1540, since I wanted to return the X2 to Philips since I don't wanna deal with their BS customer service. That being said, I've been having a hell of a love affair with the X2 lately, I may just end up risking it and keeping it.

To my surprise (and not doing my homework), I see the 1540 comes with an EXTRA pair of alcantara pads.

Of course, I planned on testing them out with the Custom One Pros, and the results are interesting. The COP does sound pretty good with the pads, and MUUUUUCH more comfortable. It's a little darker and more bassy, easily offset by reducing my preferred slider 3 position to the less bassy slider 2. The COP with Alcantara pads are still bassy, but I'd say whatever sacrifices I'm making to the SQ (haven't compared much, since I literally just put them on like 15 minutes ago), I think is worth it for the comfort boost. The alcantara pads seal incredibly well, so I'd say if I cut off the screen on the pads, it'd make the COP sound near stock with the alcantara pads. I don't wanna commit to a pad mod right now though, especially when the COP is just for reviewing purposes. I can almost guarantee the cut off screen Alcantaras will be a very good match for the COP.

The 1540 pads are easily the best pads for closed headphone alternatives, since they behave like pleather pads, sonically.

Can I say, the Custom One Pro looks INCREDIBLY sexy with the 1540 pads. I mean, yum.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - Today at 12:43 pm
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Heard this through the 1540, and I'm absolutely sold. They sound open, dynamic, and DAT bass.

I love the song off my X2 as well. wink.gif

This is gonna be hard.

Btw, if I owned the Custom One Pro for myself, I would definitely invest in the 1540 pads and cut the screen. Just saying. It's worth the risk. I say this because the 1540 pads have a thick screen. The COP already has a screen built right onto the driver/cups, so an extra layer is just slightly muffling the sound, which is why I say the 1540 pads without the screen = good for the COP.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - Today at 1:25 pm
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Heard this through the 1540, and I'm absolutely sold. They sound open, dynamic, and DAT bass.

I love the song off my X2 as well. wink.gif

This is gonna be hard.

Btw, if I owned the Custom One Pro for myself, I would definitely invest in the 1540 pads and cut the screen. Just saying. It's worth the risk. I say this because the 1540 pads have a thick screen. The COP already has a screen built right onto the driver/cups, so an extra layer is just slightly muffling the sound, which is why I say the 1540 pads without the screen = good for the COP.

Sounds awesome with my CAL as well :beyersmile:

 

I can also hear the deep subbas sometimes.

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Oh yeah, but you all know I love the CAL. wink.gif
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I'll make sure to check out that song on my desk rig when I get home. Glad you likin'dem 1540s, meng!
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