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I overheard a little bird telling me that Fostex TH600 are the second best Closed headphone! Where Can I find for that $500 price or cheaper? I sold my X1 and Tritton 720+ . How is the noise canceling on it?
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Or just wait for a firmware update which will hopefully enable SBX processing to the line out/ or s/pdif out.

 

I'm skeptical on that one, as they should have put it in like they already had with their other soundcards. I'm thinking it's related to the USB input, as the optical in can get SBX processing as it passes to the optical out (as per their manual.) It just seems that USB out from USB doesn't exactly work very well. Of course, I might be misreading everyone's posts and neither optical in nor usb in get SBX optical out.

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I overheard a little bird telling me that Fostex TH600 are the second best Closed headphone! Where Can I find for that $500 price or cheaper? I sold my X1 and Tritton 720+ . How is the noise canceling on it?

www.razordogaudio.com open box.

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Or just wait for a firmware update which will hopefully enable SBX processing to the line out/ or s/pdif out.

 

I'm skeptical on that one, as they should have put it in like they already had with their other soundcards. I'm thinking it's related to the USB input, as the optical in can get SBX processing as it passes to the optical out (as per their manual.) It just seems that USB out from USB doesn't exactly work very well. Of course, I might be misreading everyone's posts and neither optical in nor usb in get SBX optical out.

I emailed the Creatve support a while ago, they confirmed that X7 does not passes an SBX processed signal through the optical out or line out. I'm pretty sure it's a software limitation, and as such could be resolved in a future firmware upgrade.

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^ Sure hope so. :)

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I overheard a little bird telling me that Fostex TH600 are the second best Closed headphone! Where Can I find for that $500 price or cheaper? I sold my X1 and Tritton 720+ . How is the noise canceling on it?

 

Don't get the TH600 if you want isolation in a closed headphone. It is technically a semi-open headphone that leans towards a closed one, kind of like how the Beyerdynamic DT880 is a semi-closed headphone that leans towards open.

 

If you want a closed headphone with great bass like the TH600 at the TH600's price point, the ZMF Vibro is worth a shot. It isn't V-shaped like the TH600 as it is a dark headphone, but that bass is awesome and it is very fun for gaming.

 

At this price range, the best closed headphones are probably going to be the Mad Dog, Vibro, Alpha Dog, TH600 annnddd that's about it really. The very best closed headphones are the Blackwood, the LCD XC, the TH900 and the Alpha Prime (though that one is an iffy. I'm curious to see how long the hype train lasts for it now that the Ether is coming out.)

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Oh Man, Just ordered a G109S to pair with my Bifrost Uber...HIGH fidelity ... lolz

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Don't get the TH600 if you want isolation in a closed headphone. It is technically a semi-open headphone that leans towards a closed one, kind of like how the Beyerdynamic DT880 is a semi-closed headphone that leans towards open.

 

If you want a closed headphone with great bass like the TH600 at the TH600's price point, the ZMF Vibro is worth a shot. It isn't V-shaped like the TH600 as it is a dark headphone, but that bass is awesome and it is very fun for gaming.

 

At this price range, the best closed headphones are probably going to be the Mad Dog, Vibro, Alpha Dog, TH600 annnddd that's about it really. The very best closed headphones are the Blackwood, the LCD XC, the TH900 and the Alpha Prime (though that one is an iffy. I'm curious to see how long the hype train lasts for it now that the Ether is coming out.)

Don't forget the 1540's.  

 

I personally didn't like the Primes.  The Ether was wonderful though.

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Don't forget the 1540's.  

 

I personally didn't like the Primes.  The Ether was wonderful though.

Completely forgot about the 1540's.

 

I could get on a rant about the Primes, as I had the complete opposite of burn-in. Once the hype wore off, they were really fatiguing and the midrange sounded odd. I liked the concept of the new driver mod, but I wasn't sure it translated well to a closed headphone. I hope the Ether wonderful, as it is going against the LCD 3 and HD800 at that price point.

 

I'd recommend the Blackwood for gaming, but I'm not sure how it does yet. I'm still trying to mod the hell out of Skyrim, and it isn't cooperating very well.

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Originally Posted by PacoTaco View Post

Don't get the TH600 if you want isolation in a closed headphone. It is technically a semi-open headphone that leans towards a closed one, kind of like how the Beyerdynamic DT880 is a semi-closed headphone that leans towards open.

If you want a closed headphone with great bass like the TH600 at the TH600's price point, the ZMF Vibro is worth a shot. It isn't V-shaped like the TH600 as it is a dark headphone, but that bass is awesome and it is very fun for gaming.

At this price range, the best closed headphones are probably going to be the Mad Dog, Vibro, Alpha Dog, TH600 annnddd that's about it really. The very best closed headphones are the Blackwood, the LCD XC, the TH900 and the Alpha Prime (though that one is an iffy. I'm curious to see how long the hype train lasts for it now that the Ether is cuming out .)
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www.razordogaudio.com open box.
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Don't forget the 1540's.  

I personally didn't like the Primes.  The Ether was wonderful though.

Thanks guys for the input I will look into it! BTW there isn't nothing like X2 but closed headphone?
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Thanks guys for the input I will look into it! BTW there isn't nothing like X2 but closed headphone?

 

The Shure 1540 is what immediately comes to mind.  I was definitely impressed by them the other day.

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I've been playing counterspy the last day or so. Fun little game! Check it out before the month is over while it's still free for ps plus.
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I've been playing counterspy the last day or so. Fun little game! Check it out before the month is over while it's still free for ps plus.

As with any free monthly game you can play it whenever you like as long as you remain a member. Just make sure you add it to your library before the monthly cycle ends and you are good to go.
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I overheard a little bird telling me that Fostex TH600 are the second best Closed headphone! Where Can I find for that $500 price or cheaper? I sold my X1 and Tritton 720+ . How is the noise canceling on it?

You can like previously stated get them at http://www.razordogaudio.com .. He'll give you $100 off brand new by putting the discount code from the bottom of his page. That'll put the price at $499 new.
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