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post #10816 of 37295

Hey Mad Lust Envy, first and foremost i would like to thank you for the time you have dedicated to answering the question of all the guys that have reached you. I think that most readers of your post think the same.

 

But well i will add another question to the already superlong list and i hope you can answer me.

 

Look i currently own the Beyerdynamic DT 880 600 ohm version and im loving them (great sound reproduction and fidelity), the sound quality is extraordinaire.

 

I replaced my Wireless Astro A40 with the beyerdynamics BUT... I feel that i lost something.... I feel that i lost integration (i mean the chat functionality). I made the super bad decision of buying the Zalman clip on mic and i cannot even explain how much it sucks, it is so bad that when i speak through it, people says that i sound like im inside a fish tank.

 

So my straight question is: Do you think that if i replace my Beyerdynamic DT 880 600 ohm with the Astro A50 or the Razer Chimaera 5.1 headsets i will suffer a huge loss on the sound quality??? (i dont know if you have ever tried the Chimaera 5.1 from Razer but God i love the damn design of them)

 

Another option i have is to spend another $300 dollars and sell my DT 880s in order to have, say, $550 dollars so, do you think that if i spend $550 dollars on another higher quality headset i can forget about integration because it just sound so good? (or, paraphrasing, do you think that a $550 dollars headphone sound twice as good as the DT 880s 600 Ohm Version?)

 

I have invested big time in a desktop computer for having the bast gaming experience money can buy and i dont want it to be different in the audio side (of course without considering ultra expensive headphones like Sennheiser HD 800 or Grados, i mean i just game on the damn thing)

 

Thanks for your time for reading this and have a great day

 

BTW i have tried to find any mod mic from Antlion but i have absolutely no luck in finding one for sale...

post #10817 of 37295

Hi everyone,

 

MLE what would you suggest for 70% fun gaming and 30% comp. gaming and music, with a maximal price of 250-300$?

I already have a great mic so you may rule out the PC 360, my biggest issue would be the sound leak but the open cans have better performances. If you think that the D7000 is truely a beast, I will save up for it. Moreover does the D7000 have good bass I will most likely play BF3, COD(?), ARMA 2, RPGs.

Thanks for all,

-Zepic

post #10818 of 37295
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by zepic132 View Post

Hi everyone,

MLE what would you suggest for 70% fun gaming and 30% comp. gaming and music, with a maximal price of 250-300$?
I already have a great mic so you may rule out the PC 360, my biggest issue would be the sound leak but the open cans have better performances. If you think that the D7000 is truely a beast, I will save up for it. Moreover does the D7000 have good bass I will most likely play BF3, COD(?), ARMA 2, RPGs.
Thanks for all,
-Zepic


D7000 is rare and sells for like $800 used now. Good luck. Yes, the bass is my fave. Easily.

Dt990 250ohm is what I'd recommend.



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Originally Posted by dennybrig View Post

Hey Mad Lust Envy, first and foremost i would like to thank you for the time you have dedicated to answering the question of all the guys that have reached you. I think that most readers of your post think the same.


But well i will add another question to the already superlong list and i hope you can answer me.


Look i currently own the Beyerdynamic DT 880 600 ohm version and im loving them (great sound reproduction and fidelity), the sound quality is extraordinaire.


I replaced my Wireless Astro A40 with the beyerdynamics BUT... I feel that i lost something.... I feel that i lost integration (i mean the chat functionality). I made the super bad decision of buying the Zalman clip on mic and i cannot even explain how much it sucks, it is so bad that when i speak through it, people says that i sound like im inside a fish tank.


So my straight question is: Do you think that if i replace my Beyerdynamic DT 880 600 ohm with the Astro A50 or the Razer Chimaera 5.1 headsets i will suffer a huge loss on the sound quality??? (i dont know if you have ever tried the Chimaera 5.1 from Razer but God i love the damn design of them)


Another option i have is to spend another $300 dollars and sell my DT 880s in order to have, say, $550 dollars so, do you think that if i spend $550 dollars on another higher quality headset i can forget about integration because it just sound so good? (or, paraphrasing, do you think that a $550 dollars headphone sound twice as good as the DT 880s 600 Ohm Version?)


I have invested big time in a desktop computer for having the bast gaming experience money can buy and i dont want it to be different in the audio side (of course without considering ultra expensive headphones like Sennheiser HD 800 or Grados, i mean i just game on the damn thing)


Thanks for your time for reading this and have a great day


BTW i have tried to find any mod mic from Antlion but i have absolutely no luck in finding one for sale...

Have you looked at the guide. I reviewed the A50. Its... not good.

I cant comment on headsets I have no heard, but the DT880 is an amazing headphone, and I doubt headsets will compare. Maybe the MMX300.
post #10819 of 37295
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Originally Posted by dennybrig View Post


 

Look i currently own the Beyerdynamic DT 880 600 ohm version and im loving them

 

I feel that i lost something.... I feel that i lost integration (i mean the chat functionality). I made the super bad decision of buying the Zalman clip on mic and i cannot even explain how much it sucks, it is so bad that when i speak through it, people says that i sound like im inside a fish tank.

 

I'd try another "cheap" clip on mic and see if that sounds better. Some love the Zalman, some hate it. Maybe a cheap usb desktop mic?

 

What soundcard are you plugged into?  There maybe some settings that can be tweaked on the mic side.Try the mic through the onboard sound (if it has it) instead of the soundcard and see if it's any better?

 

edit: looks like the modmic's are starting to get their production sorted http://www.modmic.com/ Should be able to order from them (or wait for the new version with mute)


Edited by raband - 1/15/13 at 3:57pm
post #10820 of 37295

I have the ASUS XONAR PHOEBUS soundcard....

i will research today how many options does the Mic has...

but trust me it sucks...

i usually hear awesomelly the guys with Chimaeras and Astros but i sound like inside a fish tank

post #10821 of 37295

You´re damn right about the DT 880 no complains at all, it is awesome..

but i think i will go for the MMX..

i can only imagine it sounds pretty much the same as the DT 880s?

post #10822 of 37295
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

That sounds wrong on so many levels...

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Like Chico said, the mstage knob is not great, Its diameter is also pretty small and the shaft is smooth making it hard to grip and hard to tell if you actually gave it a good turn.

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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

I'd go for the E9K/E09K. Seriously. I think it's better than the E9.

Hell yeah, Panty & Stocking. Like Powerpuff Girls for adults. Lol.

Chico, Calpis, Evs, Nameless. I need your addresses.

PM me. This is for the HE-400 first. I will send it out according to whos's closest. That way we can go down the line. I will be bundling in the ODAC which is for Calpis, but I guess you guys can try it out too... tongue.gif

Calpis, make sure you have a 3.5mm to RCA cable for the ODAC: (I bought this one)... I have no idea which USB belongs to the ODAC, so I'll just send you one of mine, unless you don't need one.

http://www.amazon.com/Mediabridge-Stereo-Design-accommodates-SmartPhones/dp/B004YEBK66/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1358285710&sr=8-1&keywords=3%2C5+to+rca

Can't give mine to you, as I'm gonna use it for the Mixamp to the Compass 2.

I actually don't feel like selling the HE-400 atm. I'm LOOOOVING them for music. I do like them more than the Annies for music, but that's mainly because my main genres are bass heavy, and the HE-400's bass is special.

K, sending PM now. And yeah, don't worry about the cables, I have an obscene amount of cables and even if I recycle half of them I'd still have a box full of misc cables. Although I am thinking about buying some better made and short cables to clean up the clutter on my desk. I can be last on the list so everyone will be able to listen to the odac

post #10823 of 37295

@Mad Lust Envy & raband: I really don't want to bother you guys, but just for the case, you missed my two posts on the previous page:

 

to Mad Lust Envy:

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Thank you very much for the E09k recommendation. I'll most likely get it. Because of my 10€ voucher for amazon which is going to expire in 3 days. I guess I'll buy it before deciding for a headphone (200-300 Ohm). I just want to make sure, to get a good potential out of it, not the very best, but still good.

 

Hmm, at first I intended to use the Mixamp's DAC for music, but after you told me that... After all I've read I guess the best option sure will be to get also one of these portable FiiO's additionally to the E09k, but this may will cost too much for me. Maybe a new decent soundcard will do the job too, as I listen to music and watch movies only on my PC?

 

EDIT: Just found a offer for a second hand Mixamp (2011). According to the seller, it is only some months old and it is still in a very good condition. Price is 99€. Note: At 31 January the 2013 will be available in my country for 130€, but 2011 is less hissy not to mention the wanting presets. Do you think 99€ are worth it? IMHO it is some bucks too expensive.

 

 

to raband:

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I already thought of a all-in-one solution just with a soundcard, as they are some good internal soundcards out there with optical input and analog output, Dolby Headphone, integrated amp for up to 600 Ohms and so on. The thing is that I only play on Xbox360, not on PC, and would make use of the optical input.

Only problem is, that I couldn't find something usefull and convincing on the net for this all in one solution - I don't want to buy something that won't work properly. Bad sounding Xbox Live chat is not so important to me anymore, as I skype more and more, and besides of that: Next console generation is on the way anyway, and I'm almost sure, there won't be this awful "plug the headset in the controller" thing anymore. I mean this is one of the main reasons for me to get this Mixamp, due to its Voice chat mix in function.

Besides that, it wouldn't be much of a problem for me, to let the PC always on, while playing on the console.

 

(I know it's hard to keep up with all those requests, but after 5 days of researching I'd really like to get a defined setup in my head. anyway, I'm going to bed now, see (write) you hopefully tomorrow)


Edited by Zack117 - 1/15/13 at 4:14pm
post #10824 of 37295
Thread Starter 
Yes, I'd get the Mixamp 2011 edition. That's what I want, but I don't wanna buy it, I wanna trade my 5.8 for it. Its worth it.
post #10825 of 37295
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Originally Posted by Zack117 View Post

@Mad Lust Envy & raband: I really don't want to bother you guys, but just for the case, you missed my two posts on the previous page:

 

 

The mixamp is the best bet for the console as you said. Get that setup with some easy to drive (but decent) headphones and worry about the PC sound later. Depending on the existing sound/motherboard you may find you're happy with it as is.

post #10826 of 37295
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Originally Posted by dennybrig View Post

You´re damn right about the DT 880 no complains at all, it is awesome..
but i think i will go for the MMX..
i can only imagine it sounds pretty much the same as the DT 880s?

Isn't the MMX 300 closed and more akin to the DT 770? I'd just get another cheap mic and wait it out for the Modmic if that one sucks... I love my DT 880 & Modmic tho so I might be slightly biased. tongue.gif

I'm glad Antlion isn't cutting quality control to get mics out there, they make a nice little product, the setbacks they've had just suck.
Edited by Impulse - 1/15/13 at 5:57pm
post #10827 of 37295
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

Here is what people need to realize about the K702 Anniversary:

The biggest change going from the older AKGs to the Annies is the addition of bass. If your music taste doesn't have a lot of importance towards bass, you may feel the Annie is too similar to the older non-Annies.

However, play some EDM and hip hop on the Annie and compare to the older ones. I GUARANTEE the difference will obvious.

So, if you are one that wished for more bass, better comfort (as in a ginormous leap in comfort), and warmer tone, the Annie will not disappoint. Yes, it is still a K702/Q701, and listening to certain genres will make them sound more similar than different.

Give them their chance, and use them for things that favor the low end.

I am betting that those people who say they sound basically the same as the non-Annies is because they listen to stuff that takes little importance in bass, like Classical.

What the K702 Annie has done is make them a complete all-rounder, and not a specialist. It does everything well, as opposed to certain genres well, like the Q701/K701, etc.

 

Glad you posted this. I already knew this, but it does address all the other people well. That addition of bass was very important to me as I listen to a lot of hip-hop/electronic music. I listen to everything, but I do love bass, although not a basshead. I'm just so glad there is a noticeable difference, even when the pads are swapped. The comfort issue was big with me too. It did take them awhile to release these, but for me, it couldn't have been timed better. Usually companies always leave a flaw, but they've really just taken care of everything. :D Cannot wait. I get these tomorrow.
 

post #10828 of 37295
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Originally Posted by Impulse View Post


Isn't the MMX 300 closed and more akin to the DT 770? I'd just get another cheap mic and wait it out for the Modmic if that one sucks... I love my DT 880 & Modmic tho so I might be slightly biased. tongue.gif

I'm glad Antlion isn't cutting quality control to get mics out there, they make a nice little product, the setbacks they've had just suck.

To the best of my knowledge, the Beyer MMX 300 is a Beyer DT770 32-Ohm headphone with a mic add-on.

post #10829 of 37295
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Originally Posted by Roger de Ceiba View Post


Even if it is just more comfortable, I would say it is worth it. The annies will be my "hardcore gaming" cans.

I still yearn for a second pair with more bass and transparency for fun. The he-400 looks promising. The x1 looks promising as well. Either way I'll have a couple of months to decide since I need to start paying my debts.

Man, comfort is not worth $200-300, lol. I'll be getting another pair as well. Interested in that X1.

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Originally Posted by Zack117 View Post

Does the MixAmp (2011 and 2013) work with voice chat via USB on the PC like with skype, while receiving sound from a digital optical source like the xbox360 at the same time? I remember, the Tritton AX Pro, can handle that very good, but I sold it, cause I'm looking for an more audiophile equipment for all purposes (movies, gaming (no competitive) and music.

That was a good question. Thanks Mad. Glad to know it can be used with Skype. I use that a lot. I've never even heard of that show. I liked the PowderPuff girls as a kid, lol.

post #10830 of 37295

Hi to everyone, I will buy a pair of headphones for gaming and I want to know which one choose among these??

 

-Panasonic RP-HTF600-S

-Monoprice MHP-839

 

Maybe if I save more money:

-Samsong SR850

-Creative Aurvana Live.

 

I'm looking for, comfort, good sound and reliability..

 

In advance, thanks...

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