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Show me someone who doesn't want an M-Stage, and I"ll show you a liar.

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Show me someone who doesn't want an M-Stage, and I"ll show you a liar.

Well now I want an M-Stage. wink.gif Actually if it was a clear upgrade to the E9K I would look seriously at that group buy.
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I'm getting a ridiculous amount of questions via pm that can be answered here by others as well as myself. From now on, I won't be replying to those messages. It's too many, and all asking things answered on the guide. That flooding of pms is driving me crazy, lol. Of course, pms not pertaining to the guide are fine. ph34r.gif

 

I see I'm not the only one with that issue!

 

People PM me with questions about what headphone and amp to get all the time. I mean, I can advise people when it comes to PC sound cards and stuff like that, but it's just not right for me to talk about all these popular headphones and amps that I've never had ears-on experience with, you know? That's why I'm especially grateful for the HE-400 and K702 65th audition opportunities.

 

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Originally Posted by chicolom View Post

Show me someone who doesn't want an M-Stage, and I"ll show you a liar.

 

Except I don't want an M-Stage, and I'm not lying. Paradox?

 

Of course, that's just because my particular headphone route already rules out conventional headphone amps like that. Maybe I'll change my mind if there's a dynamic or ortho out there I really want that would justify being powered by the M-Stage.

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Except I don't want an M-Stage, and I'm not lying. Paradox?
 

 

The worst lies are the ones we tell ourselves.


Edited by chicolom - 1/17/13 at 12:16am
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Please forgive me if this has been covered in one of the other 700+ pages.

 

System volume is on 100% and then controlling volume with the external amp.

 

For best results, what volume should you set it too within each game?

 

Some games are VERY loud with the volume set to max, does lowering it affect the sound quality in any negative way?

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Originally Posted by NamelessPFG View Post

 

I see I'm not the only one with that issue!

 

People PM me with questions about what headphone and amp to get all the time. I mean, I can advise people when it comes to PC sound cards and stuff like that, but it's just not right for me to talk about all these popular headphones and amps that I've never had ears-on experience with, you know? That's why I'm especially grateful for the HE-400 and K702 65th audition opportunities.

 

 

Except I don't want an M-Stage, and I'm not lying. Paradox?

 

Of course, that's just because my particular headphone route already rules out conventional headphone amps like that. Maybe I'll change my mind if there's a dynamic or ortho out there I really want that would justify being powered by the M-Stage.

How sad it is to be internet famous, lol. I cannot believe all these years you've not heard a quality "normal" can.

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The worst lies are the ones we tell ourselves.

Ooohhh. Good one!

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Originally Posted by CRUZMISL View Post

Please forgive me if this has been covered in one of the other 700+ pages.

System volume is on 100% and then controlling volume with the external amp.

For best results, what volume should you set it too within each game?

Some games are VERY loud with the volume set to max, does lowering it affect the sound quality in any negative way?

I leave the in game volume levels at default. Not sure why anyone (with an amp) would ever tweak those, other than possibly lowering music or something.
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Originally Posted by CRUZMISL View Post

 

For best results, what volume should you set it too within each game?

 

Some games are VERY loud with the volume set to max, does lowering it affect the sound quality in any negative way?

 

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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post


I leave the in game volume levels at default. Not sure why anyone (with an amp) would ever tweak those, other than possibly lowering music or something.

 

 

If the volume is so loud that it's causing problems, you can lower it.

 

For example, the mixamps with bass boost can clip the bass on some games unless you lower the signal by turning the in-game volume down.

 

If the volume is so loud that you are in the early stage of the volume pot (knob) where the is channel imbalance, you could lower it to get out of there.

 

 

Not sure if I've ever noticed amps clipping the input because the signal is too strong.  I've noticed the signal clipping digitally, which if it happens will be obvious regardless of whether another amp is used (it's clipping at the very source).

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Thread Starter 
Hmm, didn't think of that. Not that I remember any game being too loud at default to the point of clipping.
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Hmm, didn't think of that. Not that I remember any game being too loud at default to the point of clipping.

 

I know on Gears of War 3 the brumaks are ridiculously loud and probably clip the sound at default settings.

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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post


I leave the in game volume levels at default. Not sure why anyone (with an amp) would ever tweak those, other than possibly lowering music or something.

 

Because I read that lowering the volume means removing information (sound quality) if run in 16bit mode.

 

Hence advice is to have everything on MAX volume (iTunes, VLC etc) and control it with the external amp.

 

My question was essentially if this is also best practice for games.


Edited by CRUZMISL - 1/17/13 at 12:57am
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Originally Posted by CRUZMISL View Post

 

Because I read that lowering the volume means removing information (sound quality).

 

Hence advice is to have everything on MAX volume (iTunes, VLC etc) and control it with the external amp.

 

My question was essentially if this is also best practice for games.

 

In music, people like to keep digital volume at 100% because technically if you lower it the bits get divided and you lose resolution. 

 

But it's so subtle I'm not sure it's even audible.  For games this is especially true as the sound quality pretty low already, plus people on this thread are already running the audio through surround DSPs which further muck up the resolution. 

 

Analog volume is more audible, and if you don't keep the analog signal strong you get more noise in the signal and will start to hear hiss.


Edited by chicolom - 1/17/13 at 1:03am
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My dude, these headphonessss. Just listened to LMFAO's Shots on MOG at 320kbps. Golden man. Golden. I was grinning ear to ear.

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Originally Posted by SoAmusing777 View Post

My dude, these headphonessss. Just listened to LMFAO's Shots on MOG at 320kbps. Golden man. Golden. I was grinning ear to ear.

haha those headphones are capable of reproducing more detailed songs then LMFAO at 320 kbps! try some lossless music or uncompressed audio from a blu-ray. :D

 

glad ya like them tho!

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Originally Posted by tmaxx123 View Post

haha those headphones are capable of reproducing more detailed songs then LMFAO at 320 kbps! try some lossless music or uncompressed audio from a blu-ray. :D

 

glad ya like them tho!

 

I know. I'd like to see some tests done if I can audibly discern the difference between this and totally lossless. That would be all fine and dandy, but I have no clue where to find music like that. I do love them. Something I totally forgot to mention about the Annies. On my Q's that I had, if I twisted them in different directions (each ear cup going in a different direction) it would make this tiny crack sound. The Annies don't do that. Reaaallyyy comfortable too. No need to adjust them. Loving it.

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