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OK, i bought the ax 720 decoder, you know, the box the headset plugs into, without the headphones, and i feel stupid now, because i realized after i bought it they use something that looks like either a s video or ps/2 jack, i want to know which one it is, and if i can buy the inline remote cable which plugs into the jack, and separates from the headset, because i already bought the thing, so i might as well make use of it

 




I could've sworn I replied tothis. Stupid phone.

The AX720's 'puck' can be separated to expose two 3.5mm inputs. No extra accessories needed.

500

For the love of headfi, PLEASE don't ever buy Zalman clip ons. They're pure garbage for most people. Get the dealextreme clip on that costs less than $3 and is BETTER. I speak from experience. The Zalman is trash.


i didn't buy the ax720 headset, it was not included, i do not get that cable, i do not have the headset therefore i do not not get the 'puck' therefore i can not remove it from the cable which i do not get, that is my problem i just bought the decoder/box/amp

 


Edited by phantasmor - 6/7/11 at 8:37pm
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Hmm... then looks like you're gonna have to go to the Tritton's site and look to see if they sell the puck separately, because it IS essential. Without it, you're screwed.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 6/7/11 at 8:47pm
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OK, i bought the ax 720 decoder, you know, the box the headset plugs into, without the headphones, and i feel stupid now, because i realized after i bought it they use something that looks like either a s video or ps/2 jack, i want to know which one it is, and if i can buy the inline remote cable which plugs into the jack, and separates from the headset, because i already bought the thing, so i might as well make use of it

 




I could've sworn I replied tothis. Stupid phone.

The AX720's 'puck' can be separated to expose two 3.5mm inputs. No extra accessories needed.

500

For the love of headfi, PLEASE don't ever buy Zalman clip ons. They're pure garbage for most people. Get the dealextreme clip on that costs less than $3 and is BETTER. I speak from experience. The Zalman is trash.


You do realize the zalman clip on is almost universally recommended for gaming, right? I, nor tons of other people, have never had any trouble with them.

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Beyerdynamic also sells the headzone amp on its own for the low, low price of more than a thousand dollars.  

 

Of course, if the base Beyer A1 (which this unit seems to be based on) is wroth as much as it costs, the This particular Headzone seems like an excellent jack of all trades as it appears to be a high quality DAC and amp in the same box as 5.1 audio.  This of course assumes that the headzone's amp actually is an A1.  

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Beyerdynamic also sells the headzone amp on its own for the low, low price of more than a thousand dollars.  

 

Of course, if the base Beyer A1 (which this unit seems to be based on) is wroth as much as it costs, the This particular Headzone seems like an excellent jack of all trades as it appears to be a high quality DAC and amp in the same box as 5.1 audio.  This of course assumes that the headzone's amp actually is an A1.  


 

It isn't, the Headzone came out before the A1 IIRC.


Edited by Alghazanth - 6/7/11 at 11:03pm
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I too heard lots of negative reviews about the zalman clip on mic.  The general consensus was that it was straight-up awful for console gaming, but more than passable for pc gaming.

 

Labtec LVA-7330 is a great choice for attachable mic anyways, I use one for my AD700s.  You can usually find some on ebay.

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I too heard lots of negative reviews about the zalman clip on mic.  The general consensus was that it was straight-up awful for console gaming, but more than passable for pc gaming.

 

Labtec LVA-7330 is a great choice for attachable mic anyways, I use one for my AD700s.  You can usually find some on ebay.



Well the weeks I spent researching gaming headphones/headsets way back say otherwise, because every time someone would mention headphones they would add in "+ zalman mic". Also I use it for both console and PC gaming, it's good for the former and very good for the latter. I'd do the attach mic mod if I was still using my AD700s though.

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Turtle Beach sells its X41's boom mic for $8.

Hmmm.

http://store.turtlebeach.com/x41microphoneboom.aspx

 

Edit: Eh, nevermind. Comments on Amazon indicate the mic is bad.

http://www.amazon.com/Force-Wireless-Digital-Headphone-Surround-360/dp/B002KSPKRS


Edited by Eric_C - 6/8/11 at 2:37am
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Hm. I tried the HFI-580 on Black Ops, and must say that they fit the bill for fun gameplay. Though lacking the depth, soundstage is very spacious and surprisingly good for pinpointing sounds, though helicopter positions are a little harder to pinpoint due to the headphone's lack of 'height'. Competitively, these won't do as well as the other open headphones, but it's the best closed gaming headphone I've tried so far. Although, I haven't tried any Beyers yet...
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Truth be told, you're both right.  The Zalman clip on works great for PC gaming but is a big toss up when it comes to console gaming.  Works well for some, doesn't work at all for many.  Though I don't see how you didn't come across that in all your research, there are tons of reviews out there that say the mic sucked for console gaming.  

 

One more vote for the deal extreme clip on -- don't think you can find a more effecient use of 3 bucks.  That thing works amazingly well.  

 

The Labtec 7330 is great for mic modding, if you can find one.  They're damn near impossible to find nowadays so they really shouldn't even be recommended anymore.
 

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Well the weeks I spent researching gaming headphones/headsets way back say otherwise, because every time someone would mention headphones they would add in "+ zalman mic". Also I use it for both console and PC gaming, it's good for the former and very good for the latter. I'd do the attach mic mod if I was still using my AD700s though.



 

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http://cgi.ebay.com/K79931-Labtec-LVA-7330-Clearvoice-Gamer-Microphone-NIB-/330572443005?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4cf7a72d7d#ht_2106wt_905

 

That really didn't take too long to find.  If you can find them, then they're easily recommendable.  

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Tritton also sells their boom mic for about 10 bucks if that's what you're looking for -- it's a great mic.  You can find similiarly good working boom mics on Amazon for less than that though.
 

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Turtle Beach sells its X41's boom mic for $8.

Hmmm.

http://store.turtlebeach.com/x41microphoneboom.aspx

 

Edit: Eh, nevermind. Comments on Amazon indicate the mic is bad.

http://www.amazon.com/Force-Wireless-Digital-Headphone-Surround-360/dp/B002KSPKRS



 

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The Labtec is really hit or miss on ebay though, that's the only reason i say it shouldn't really be recommended.  I was looking for one less than a month ago and the only listing was for a bulk order of 50.  I do agree with you though, great mic if you can find it.
 

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http://cgi.ebay.com/K79931-Labtec-LVA-7330-Clearvoice-Gamer-Microphone-NIB-/330572443005?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4cf7a72d7d#ht_2106wt_905

 

That really didn't take too long to find.  If you can find them, then they're easily recommendable.  



 

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I had to practically scream into my Zalman to pick up my voice, it just wants to pick up everything BUT my voice. The Deal Extreme mic works just as well as my PC360 mic. That's saying a lot.

People BLINDLY recommend the Zalman. Those I know pretty much all say its garbage. I can easily say its one of the worst pieces of filth I've ever bought.

I too had the Labtec LVA 7330 and used it with my old Creative Aurvana Live. Worked like a champ. But as mentioned earlier, very hard to find at times, and prices have gone up.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 6/8/11 at 2:36pm
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+1 vote for DealExtreme mic

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