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Originally Posted by HiFiGamer1995 View Post

Isn't using high end headphones for gaming a waste of their potential because of the compressed audio in most games?

Sometimes. In BF3 the sound samples are amazing (positional audio aside). With my JH13s the immersion factor is almost too much.

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hey i am new to this forum
i read a lot of pages of this awesome guide
I am from India and audio gear available here is quite pricey compared to US.

I am a laptop user and i play competiitive CS 1.6 at my college.
For Dolby audio i plan on buying Asus xonar U3.

But i cannot decide on headphones
My budget is restricted to headphones available around 50 $( more or less ) in US.


i finalised HD 201 but i have more money to buy better ones if available.
Please suggest me.
Thank You.
 

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Good day everyone, i'm here with a piece of information, but i'm not sure if its been posted before, and i'd prefer not to scan through 89~ pages to find it. has anyone here heard the PSB M4U1 yet?


If anyone knows anything about it and it's performance in gaming, clarity, detail, soundstage, please answer.

 

No one in this thread has mentioned them, so no one has has probably tried them.

 

Looking at the design, I wouldn't expect them to have too much soundstage though.

 

Here's a thread that will probably have more info:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/605079/psb-m4u-2

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I love my SRH940. It's an amazing closed can with a very specific purpose. Very bright. Very detailed. Very exciting. I think there are some people would say overly bright, but I really love it. It's extremely analytical and, therefore, poorly mastered or encoded media sound terrible on them. It is going to pick up every error and artifact there is. I'm assuming you posted here because you would want to be using them gaming. If I had to use a closed can for competitive gaming, the SRH940 would be the one I'd use due to its comparatively impressive sound stage and positional accuracy. It's a delight to use, but make no mistake about it. An open can such as the Annie or AD700 are still better for competitive gaming. For non-competitive gaming, it's a definite pass because it just lacks the boom you'd want in your low frequencies.

 

Overall, the SRH940 a hard headphone to recommend because, again, it's a very specific can for a very specific use. You need to understand what you're getting in it because there are absolutely defined strengths and weaknesses with them. What it's meant for, it excels greatly at it. The SRH940 is a treble and detail monster and I absolutely love them for that.

 

Couldn't agree more. These have detail that rivals the top phones regardless of price. Very neutral. Not sure how it would be for gaming, but it sounds good on movies and great with music. For the price, they are a serious deal. Build quality is the only issue. There have been some reports of cracking. And it can is a portable, but they are big on me and I'd be a bit embarrassed to be walking around with them YMMV


Edited by robm321 - 5/6/13 at 3:46pm
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Originally Posted by roguegeek View Post

I love my SRH940. It's an amazing closed can with a very specific purpose. Very bright. Very detailed. Very exciting. I think there are some people would say overly bright, but I really love it. It's extremely analytical and, therefore, poorly mastered or encoded media sound terrible on them. It is going to pick up every error and artifact there is. I'm assuming you posted here because you would want to be using them gaming. If I had to use a closed can for competitive gaming, the SRH940 would be the one I'd use due to its comparatively impressive sound stage and positional accuracy. It's a delight to use, but make no mistake about it. An open can such as the Annie or AD700 are still better for competitive gaming. For non-competitive gaming, it's a definite pass because it just lacks the boom you'd want in your low frequencies.

Overall, the SRH940 a hard headphone to recommend because, again, it's a very specific can for a very specific use. You need to understand what you're getting in it because there are absolutely defined strengths and weaknesses with them. What it's meant for, it excels greatly at it. The SRH940 is a treble and detail monster and I absolutely love them for that.

Couldn't agree more. These have detail that rivals the top phones regardless of price. Very neutral. Not sure how it would be for gaming, but it sounds good on movies and great with music. For the price, they are a serious deal. Build quality is the only issue. There have been some reports of cracking. And it can is a portable, but they are big on me and I'd be a bit embarrassed to be walking around with them YMMV

Dat headband fracturing.... >_<<br />
But yes for gaming I found them to be awesome! Likewise for music enjoyment. They are still my favourite headphone for rock music.
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Hello everyone I've been debating on which new headset to get. I have it narrowed down between the Sennheiser PC 360 and the SkullCandy SLYR. I will be using them for gaming obviously and listening to music. I wouldn't call myself an "audiophile" but I do enjoy really good sound. I'm just curious if the Senn's are that much better or would i be better off saving some money.

 

I know most of you will say to get a pair of headphones with a clip on mic. Do either of the two headsets i mentioned have good to great sound quality, if I'm ok with paying a little extra for the built in mic?  I would prefer to have a headset and just not deal with the clip on mic but if the sound quality just isn't there i might reconsider for what I would be paying. Also I would like to go wireless but I've been reading a lot, and people say wired is the way to go. If you guys could mention something wireless, comparable or better to the two I've listed, I would also consider that.

 

To sum it up, I guess I'm really just interested to know if the Senn's blow the SC SLYRs out of the water or are they pretty close? Any added information or answers would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance for any and all help.

I have some PC 360's and listened to a couple SkullCandy headsets. (also Astro A30's and A40's AD700's with modmic Ultrasone w/mic etc. etc. ) Overall the PC 360's are my favorite for gaming out of the headsets, but I would personally suggest the Fidelio X1 and the Vmoda cable with the built in mic. I have been using the single button mic cable that is geared towards cell phone use on Xbox Live and it does a good job for $15. Plus it eliminates having to use an extra cable and splitter with the mixamp. 

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Nice to see the Annie still kicking ass. What a great purchase I made. I've sinced moved on to the PC realm! :D Still a newbie, but really enjoying it! Gotta sell my receivers and PS3 though. 

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So I received MrSpeaker's updated Mad Dogs, and I have to say, it's a noticeably better headphone than the last one I tested. The bass is beautiful and linear sounding like the LCD2 (not quite, but it's very good). The mids are very good, and treble has a slight sizzle but it's still a dark sounding, bordering neutral headphone. Spent a few hours gaming with them, and they immediately impressed me in terms of positional cues (rear cues were great). Soundstage is still a bit too closed for my personal taste, but it is a closed headphone. Just on first day impresion, the scores are definitely gonna have to change to like a 7.5/7 or so.
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Question: is the SR-407 similar to the Lambda Signature? Stax talks about the Lambda in the SR-407 description.

 

My gawd these sound awesome...do want, nao.

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my Asgard 2 has finally shipped...it only took about a month from the original date i ordered them lol

 

can't wait to actually be able to use everything hah

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Mmmm Asgard 2. I'd love to own one, and put it outside on my computer desk (my Compass 2 is on a night stand next to my bed).

Not sure I'd get much use though seeing as my one and only main headphone is an electrostatic with its own amp, lol.

Once I get it and confirm it's the headphone for me, I'll most likely sell off my Compass 2, and get the ODAC again (with RCA out this time), as I won't need a standard headphone amp and just need a dac. Going electrostatic from now on, and if I get standard headphones, I'll run them off my Marantz receiver which I'm very happy with.

I really only wanna try out the X1...
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 5/8/13 at 2:43am
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New to the thread and have some questions. I have decided to get an astro mixamp pro and eventually a FiiO E09k and some good cans. I am leaning towards the ATH AD700s. Here is my question, I have my pc and xbox close to each other(like same desk), and am wondering what a GOOD spdif/optical switch would be. I would also like to use these for blurays from my pc. If some one could recommend these or something similar in price that would benefit both games and movies, that would be great. Sorry so long, thanx in advance. 

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The AD700 does not need an additional amp. In fact, you may make the SQ worse if you use the E9K with it.
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Well I finally took the plunge and got myself a DT 880 600Ohm along with a Magni to use with my AX 720 mix amp. Overall I have to say I am a little disappointed with it. I did not notice too much of an improvement over the plain old AX720 headset with my games. Maybe I was expecting too much? Not sure I might keep these they do however do really well with music and movies more so than games. 

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You need to spend some time with them. You've become to accustomed to the AX720's sound signature. Give the 880s at least a week ALONE (do not compare). Then go back and see if you still feel the same.

They're not even in the same stratosphere in terms of sound quality and refinement, IMHO.

If you still feel they're not worth it, then stick to the AX720 and be happy. No need to upgarde if you're happy.

I DID specifically mention the 880's aren't the best for positional cues in gaming, especially competitively. People think I'm kidding, it seems. They just do not have the best positional cues.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 5/8/13 at 7:29pm
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