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Anyone have audio problem with one earcup being louder than the other? If I turn the Dolby headphone button off the sound is even on the mixamp
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Well I was entertaining the idea of going with headphones this time around, but I just can't deal with the poor quality of clip on mics. I use Ventrilo several hours each day so I need a good directional boom mic.

 

So I guess that settles it. I'll be going for the Sennheiser PC360.

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Well I was entertaining the idea of going with headphones this time around, but I just can't deal with the poor quality of clip on mics. I use Ventrilo several hours each day so I need a good directional boom mic.

 

So I guess that settles it. I'll be going for the Sennheiser PC360.

If you do change your mind the deal extreme mic is a great performer considering it's price, I clip it onto the end of the boom of the official mic and it picks up voice very well
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My nephew owns the AX720 -- MLE is right, there are two 3.5mm plugs for use with any headphone/mic combo.  The plugs are hidden by the headset's plug but are exposed when you disconnect it.  As far as hiss is concerned, I wouldn't disagree that the hiss is slightly more pronounced than the mixamp 5.8 (I have one).  It's not a very significant difference but it is noticeable if you compare side by side. 

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Have you tried the Tritton AX720 decoder box. I'm wondering how the noise/hiss level is compared to the Mixamp 5.8. The AX720 are on sale for $100 at Amazon and it would be a lot cheaper if I got that but I'll be watching movies and TV shows so I was wondering how faint or audible it is.

 

Also has anyone actually used their own headphone and mic with the AX720 decoder box? I know that MLE said that there was two 3.5mm plugs for them but I heard otherwise from someone who own it and would like to confirm that there is a way to plug in your own headphone and mic.



 

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Anyone have audio problem with one earcup being louder than the other? If I turn the Dolby headphone button off the sound is even on the mixamp


This usually happens when a headphone is underpowered. At least in my situation. If the volume is low, it will be louder in one ear. 

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Originally Posted by Headfonenut123 View Post

Anyone have audio problem with one earcup being louder than the other? If I turn the Dolby headphone button off the sound is even on the mixamp


This usually happens when a headphone is underpowered. At least in my situation. If the volume is low, it will be louder in one ear.


Thanks for the reply, yeah that was a thought I had too that one cup was taking the amout of juice it needed and the other cup was left with the remaining power and therefore is being underpowered, just gives me another reason to anticipate getting my e9, brought one today off head-fi member
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Are the M50's really so bad at gaming? Ignoring competitive shooters, I can't see it doing too bad.

 

Anyway, can the mixamp properly drive the dt770 pro 80's or will I need a secondary amp? I want headphones for immersion and they look to be perfect, but I'm not sure if my mixamp is up to the task.


Edited by purplecrayons - 4/25/11 at 7:52am
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Hi new user here. I am deciding which headphone (or headset) to buy for PC:60% gaming (RPG mainly then FPS and RTS) 20% music (rock,power methal), 20% movies. My current source is xonar D1(no i don't have amp or dac) but i will probably buy xonar essence ST.

 

My budget is about 200$ and i've done some research and i've narrowed it to these cans which i can buy in my country: PC360, DT770/80 or HD 598 (seriously buying or getting something to be delivered to Czech Republic is pain … you know where).

 

Now PC360 i've picked since they seems to be good at games and they have mic, although i'm not competitive gamer i'm looking forwad to star wars: the old republic so i actualy might need mic for comunication.

So i would like to know your opinion on this to help me to choose new cans. (sorry for bad English)

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Are the M50's really so bad at gaming? Ignoring competitive shooters, I can't see it doing too bad.

 

Anyway, can the mixamp properly drive the dt770 pro 80's or will I need a secondary amp? I want headphones for immersion and they look to be perfect, but I'm not sure if my mixamp is up to the task.


They'd be fairly decent for immersion in most RPG, RTS, and other games that don't need positional audio. I'd still prefer the DT770 Pro 80s over the M50s for the soudstage though. Even if you don't need to hear people sneaking up behind you, it will be more immersive.
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Originally Posted by purplecrayons View Post

Are the M50's really so bad at gaming? Ignoring competitive shooters, I can't see it doing too bad.

 

Anyway, can the mixamp properly drive the dt770 pro 80's or will I need a secondary amp? I want headphones for immersion and they look to be perfect, but I'm not sure if my mixamp is up to the task.




They'd be fairly decent for immersion in most RPG, RTS, and other games that don't need positional audio. I'd still prefer the DT770 Pro 80s over the M50s for the soudstage though. Even if you don't need to hear people sneaking up behind you, it will be more immersive.


 

Yeah, I'm for sure going with the DT770 pro 80's for immersion. It's just that I remember using my friend's M50 on the mixamp and having a sense of direction with the sounds. It's not crazy accurate as say, my home theatre, but it was certainly distinguishable. For competition, I don't think it'd be too great, but it's capable as a low priced headset for single player games.

 

At least to my ears it is. :)

 

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Has anyone had a chance to try the Nox Specialists yet?

I imagine the sound isn't great, but for the price I could see them being quite useful. I'm sure the mids and highs are adequate, but considering the size of the drivers, lacking bass....

I already have AD700's, but I hate having to use a separate microphone for them. I also dislike the Astro Mixamp, to be dreadfully honest. I'd rather sacrifice some sound quality to obtain cheap+convenience.

Any input/experience? I might just pick them up as fun beaters if no one else reviews them.

http://www.amazon.com/Specialist-Headset-Negotiator-Adapter-Bundle-Pc/dp/B004CVMPZG/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1303796415&sr=8-3
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Dorohero, the PC360 will be all you need for gaming. Trust me. Not sure about music and movies though... I like a bit more 'fun' than the balanced sound the PC360 has for music and movies.
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Originally Posted by purplecrayons View Post

Are the M50's really so bad at gaming? Ignoring competitive shooters, I can't see it doing too bad.

 

Anyway, can the mixamp properly drive the dt770 pro 80's or will I need a secondary amp? I want headphones for immersion and they look to be perfect, but I'm not sure if my mixamp is up to the task.


They'd be fairly decent for immersion in most RPG, RTS, and other games that don't need positional audio. I'd still prefer the DT770 Pro 80s over the M50s for the soudstage though. Even if you don't need to hear people sneaking up behind you, it will be more immersive.

Even then, you can hear people sneaking up on you. The DT8770 Pro 80 may not have good mids, but they ain't muted either. I was dominating CoD with my Pros...even with the super bass they have. Not ideal, but still better than the M50.

The M50 is fine if positioning and soundstage is of no importance. The DT770 really is a LOT better for gaming though.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 4/25/11 at 11:51pm
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i'm sorry if it has been asked before..does dolby surround feature can only be achieved with the mixamp?? will the competitiveness of a headphones be reduced significantly without the mixamp?

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Well mixamp makes the space feel wider and more natural..!
 

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i'm sorry if it has been asked before..does dolby surround feature can only be achieved with the mixamp?? will the competitiveness of a headphones be reduced significantly without the mixamp?



 

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Anyone have audio problem with one earcup being louder than the other? If I turn the Dolby headphone button off the sound is even on the mixamp


This usually happens when a headphone is underpowered. At least in my situation. If the volume is low, it will be louder in one ear.




Thanks for the reply, yeah that was a thought I had too that one cup was taking the amout of juice it needed and the other cup was left with the remaining power and therefore is being underpowered, just gives me another reason to anticipate getting my e9, brought one today off head-fi member



well i got my e9 and it works great, have a question with the setup, i put the y adaptor in the headphone jack of the mixamp and plug my mic in the pink jack, then i use the astro 3.5mm male to male cable from the green jack to the line in on the back of the e9, then my dt 990 go into the headphone jack on the front of the e9

 

does it matter wether i use the 3.5mm or the 6.3mm jack on the e9?

 

i have it on high gain for the dt990

 

does the mic get any amplification from the e9? as it seems quiet in comparison to the game sound, i have to turn the voice/game dial really far to the voice side to get a balance and even then it can be a struggle to hear my friends if alot is going on

 

 

 

 

 

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