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PS3 has some cool ones that I'd like to play, like Heavy Rain, Killzone, Uncharted, etc.

 

The Last of Us looks very promising

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So laptop #3 still has the black screen issue when switching to dedicated gfx, even after reformatting to windows 7.

At this point, I don't even know wtf to do. My patience has run out.
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So I'm torn between getting the MMX 300 headset or the AKG 702 Annies.

 

Anyone that's had both know which would be better for someone who games often for MMOs, MOBAs, and the occasional FPS, but also are great for movies and music.

 

Also any recommendations for a sound card to pair with one of these? I was looking at the Asus Xonar STX. Would that be good?

 

Thanks in advance for any help you all can provide.

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Did you get 3.2? It's a complete turnaround for me, compared to what I originally reviewed. After I review the PLYR1, the Mad Dogs are getting updated. This time, it's considerably more favorable. I absolutely love the new MD.

 

You're gonna make me send mine back for the 3.2 upgrade if you keep talking like that. :p

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@Mad Lust - Sounds to me like you may want to see if the company can replace your dedicated gfx card. Sounds faulty to me if you are swapping and getting a black screen issue even after formatting. I'm assuming you updated drivers and what not as well for it.

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So I'm torn between getting the MMX 300 headset or the AKG 702 Annies.

 

Anyone that's had both know which would be better for someone who games often for MMOs, MOBAs, and the occasional FPS, but also are great for movies and music.

 

Also any recommendations for a sound card to pair with one of these? I was looking at the Asus Xonar STX. Would that be good?

 

Thanks in advance for any help you all can provide.

Both overpriced, but the K702 are based on a better headphone IMO.

 

To clarify, the MMX 300 is a glorified DT 770 with a nice mic, and the K702 is the Q701 with a better headband and memory foam pads.

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Ya not saying they are not overpriced but I also am looking for some comfortable headphones/headset. I wear glasses and the current headset I have the Logitech G930s are kind of on the heavier/annoying side for comfort with glasses after a few hours of gaming. So just looking at alternatives if possible. Pretty sure too that sound quality isn't great either. So just looking for something of a step up you know what I mean?

 

Sounds to me though that the K702 may be the best bet. With open headphones though do sounds from the outside and whatever you are listening to leak out if it's loud in the Annies or are they fairly good for sound blocking? May mean I should go with the closed MMX 300s if they are. Just gotta see if I can find a good deal for one or the other pending what I go with.

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Both overpriced, but the K702 are based on a better headphone IMO.

 

To clarify, the MMX 300 is a glorified DT 770 with a nice mic, and the K702 is the Q701 with a better headband and memory foam pads.

 

The memory foam pads really change the sound signature, though, so that is something to take into consideration.

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The Annie is better than the 770, so I'd say it's better than the MMX300. Also, the Annie is on sale at Razor Dog Audio for $350. That's a damn good price for it. Haters be damned.

Super comfort, great all rounder.
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@Mad Lust - Sounds to me like you may want to see if the company can replace your dedicated gfx card. Sounds faulty to me if you are swapping and getting a black screen issue even after formatting. I'm assuming you updated drivers and what not as well for it.

Yeah, but it's his third laptop from Alienware/Dell. I personally made up my mind that a desktop + tablet covers all my bases, and obviously it is easier to troubleshoot, repair (and manufacture) desktop components, but I can see how some people still feel they need a laptop.

I'm just pissed at the subscription method Adobe is taking with the industry standard tools for Graphic Designers, now I may never be able to afford keeping up with the latest requirements and breaking into the field.
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Originally Posted by adrelion View Post

Ya not saying they are not overpriced but I also am looking for some comfortable headphones/headset. I wear glasses and the current headset I have the Logitech G930s are kind of on the heavier/annoying side for comfort with glasses after a few hours of gaming. So just looking at alternatives if possible. Pretty sure too that sound quality isn't great either. So just looking for something of a step up you know what I mean?

Sounds to me though that the K702 may be the best bet. With open headphones though do sounds from the outside and whatever you are listening to leak out if it's loud in the Annies or are they fairly good for sound blocking? May mean I should go with the closed MMX 300s if they are. Just gotta see if I can find a good deal for one or the other pending what I go with.

The K701 Annies, K701, K702, and Q701 are open headphones. You'll still hear environmental noise and conversations around you in real life, and others will know you're listening to music (and maybe sing along). I've never found closed headphones (like the DT770) to isolate enough noise when I really want to shut out the world (for that I use IEMs), but they do a fair job of keeping your music/gaming private. Having only open headphones (besides my IEMs) has never been a problem for me, they are as a rule clearer and more refined than closed headphones I've heard.
Edited by Evshrug - 5/13/13 at 9:00pm
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 I've never found closed headphones (like the DT770) to isolate enough noise when I really want to shut out the world (for that I use IEMs), but they do a fair job of keeping your music/gaming private.

The HD280s do amazingly well at isolation :P

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$50 says they don't cut as many decibels isolation as the Etymotic IEMs I have. My dad literally was shouting at me in a crowded expo while I was testing the Ety's out, and I asked him if he was just mouthing at me as a joke without making any noise.
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Double posties.

The HD280 are the famous but also infamously tight clampy studio headphones, right? They would indeed be better than average, but Ety's are like very good earplugs.
Edited by Evshrug - 5/13/13 at 9:11pm
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$50 says they don't cut as many decibels isolation as the Etymotic IEMs I have. My dad literally was shouting at me in a crowded expo while I was testing the Ety's out, and I asked him if he was just mouthing at me as a joke without making any noise.

Well of course they don't isolate as well as Etys, but they do isolate better then the IEMs I've had the chance to own.

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Currently revisiting the AKG K240. 

 

I'll have some impressions up in a bit....

 

Also, I went to another Head-Fi meet over the weekend and will post some impressions on the HD650, Stax SR-303, Denon D2000/5000, HE300, and a couple others...


Edited by chicolom - 5/13/13 at 10:24pm
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