Not sure how much soundstage is gonna be lost with the K702/65, but I'm gonna find out soon enough.
A bridge between the Q701 and HD650 sounds SO ideal.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 12/31/12 at 3:02am
Ya, I've seen several posts where people say the Q701 is the closest thing to a mini HD800.
Still, I'm all for more open veloury headphones with big soundstages coming out. Keep them coming.
When is AKG going to make a K80x?
Thanks for the reply! For the "asus sonar U3 or creative x-fi titanium HD", I was talking about the USB version!
I have already tried the video on the fist page of thirs thread, and well I like the effect of DH! But if you get a good surround effect with the Recond 3D, then it's probably the better option as it cost 3x less than a mixamp in France -_-
I guess that Recon3D + amp + Q701 is a good option! I don't really know for pc gaming or movies what would be the best between a recon3D or a sonar U3? (it seems that an usb sound card is better for pc than the recond 3D in the Nameless Guide...)
I don't want a portable amp as I already have in-ear headphones, the headphone will stay at home! E9 could be a good solution but it's quite overprice in France -_- and amazon.com don't send it here!
By the way, did someone tried gaming with in-ear headphones? I wonder in fact if the headphone will make a clear difference with my in-ear headphone (Monster Turbine Pro Copper).
Thanks that's helpful. And that diagram too!
Now just gotta bring myself to drop 110 pounds on the E9 :P My plan to justify it is, if the amp doesn't help, then I can always return it.
When you gonna start reviewing electrostats? I'm starting to lean towards these as my next setup. I'm scouring ebay and CL daily, lol.
right now i have a hot audio bit perfect dac and then a grado sr60i and a sennheiser 598. When i'm playing seriously, the 598s are great, but i think the 60s are very fun to game with. I was thinking about buying a higher end grado for fun, but my 60's cable is a mess and i don't want to invest a lot of money on cans that have a tendency to tangle and can't easily be replaced. So i was wondering if anyone had a suggestion for something that had similar audio characteristics to a grado, in the $150-$300 range, without the cable problems; also don't want to have to buy a better amp, and needs to be open back because i can't hear phone with closed. Might just wait until i can afford the hifiman 400s... anyone know if my dac's built in amp would be sufficient for them?
Just ordered an E09K for my DT990's, currently running off a DSS2. Hoping this provides a bit more refinement to the current sound.
Does anyone here use Apple TV for streaming movies? I've got some 5.1 movies on my Macbook that I'd like to stream through Apple TV. But when I plug the optical plug from the DSS2 into the Apple TV optical port, the Dolby Digital signal doesn't light up. So I'm thinking the dolby signal somehow isn't making it through the DSS2...hmm.
I hate to say it but if someone finds that diagram to hard to follow they probably shouldn't be on head-fi. Technology is only getting more complicated and to get the most out of what you have is, I feel, always going to take some tweaking to get it just right.
I just received my Sennheiser PC360, and when used with the Astro Mixamp, these definitely have the BEST positioning I have ever heard from a gaming headset. I own the Astro A30/40 and the Turtle Beach X41s, and these are a DEFINITE step up from the Astro headsets. The mic is crystal clear, people were surprised by how clear my voice was compared to the Astro mic that I had previously been using. I play on both Xbox 360 and PC.
Build quality is stellar, the headset feels solid (moreso than the A30 and A40). The headset is very comfortable, more than the A30 and A40 due to the material for the padding being softer thicker. Being an open backed headset, these do not isolate amazingly, but as I play in a quiet environment, it is not an issue for me.
If you are looking for a new headset and already have a mixamp or soundcard, GET THE PC360. You won't regret it.
Thats good to hear, the PC360 are on the top of my want list when I have an abundance of money.
For what you paid for the G1A that is unacceptable. If I remember correctly you said they were not a large increase in quality over the Koss clip-ons so that build quality should at least be higher to justify the cost. Maybe they will by like my Koss DJ100/TBSE where they start out high and then drop down to a reasonable price, that would make sense because then they would be able to compete with the Koss clip-on market.
Have you ever heard the Beyer Headzone or Smyth Realiser MLE? Seriously thinking about investing in one of the 2, and just trying to get as much input as possible.