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post #1576 of 37366
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The E9 in the mix adds absolutely zero discernable distortion for me and a few others. It literally sounds like the Mixamp alone, but adds a LOT more power to hard to drive headphones. Keep in mind, the 5.8 hisses at loud volumes, and you're essentially amping ALL of the hiss. You COULD lessen the volume of the Mixamp to somewhere wehere the hiss is lessened, but you'll essentially be amping very little... losing a lot of the dynamics. That is less ideal that maxing the volume.

What I do notice on my HE4 is that the Mixamp+E9 has like literally no hiss. I've only experienced that with the HE4. Everything else has hiss.


I have zero issues.

OH YES, try it without the Y cable/mic and see if it still sounds bad. I had ONE occasion where doing this really effed up the sound. I took out the Y cable and the problem went away.

I'm not the only one to do this setup, but you're certaimnly the first that has complained about it. Dunno what to say. All I know is that it should literally add or take away nothing from the Mixamp's sound. Positioning, directionality, everything sounds the same. Even did it with my easy to drive cans. NO issues. I'm quite anal about my game audio, so saying that there's no issue, I mean it. The E9 literally is just a needed volume boost/amping for hard to drive headphones.

Again, this is for CONSOLE GAMING. I can't guarantee anything on PC. You might wanna try another cable... if not, you're SOL. I enjoy my HE4 for gaming with this method, and have zero complaints. They are stellar gaming cans.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 6/17/11 at 2:57am
post #1577 of 37366

Sometimes I prefer to use my headphones w/o listening to the game and get in the zone.  Just went 70-5 with 3 caps and 2 defends in Black ops just listening to music with my FA-011 with Zune/Leckerton UHA-4 combo =) lol

post #1578 of 37366
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

The E9 in the mix adds absolutely zero discernable distortion for me and a few others. It literally sounds like the Mixamp alone, but adds a LOT more power to hard to drive headphones. Keep in mind, the 5.8 hisses at loud volumes, and you're essentially amping ALL of the hiss. You COULD lessen the volume of the Mixamp to somewhere wehere the hiss is lessened, but you'll essentially be amping very little... losing a lot of the dynamics. That is less ideal that maxing the volume.

What I do notice on my HE4 is that the Mixamp+E9 has like literally no hiss. I've only experienced that with the HE4. Everything else has hiss.


I have zero issues.

OH YES, try it without the Y cable/mic and see if it still sounds bad. I had ONE occasion where doing this really effed up the sound. I took out the Y cable and the problem went away.

I'm not the only one to do this setup, but you're certaimnly the first that has complained about it. Dunno what to say. All I know is that it should literally add or take away nothing from the Mixamp's sound. Positioning, directionality, everything sounds the same. Even did it with my easy to drive cans. NO issues. I'm quite anal about my game audio, so saying that there's no issue, I mean it. The E9 literally is just a needed volume boost/amping for hard to drive headphones.

Again, this is for CONSOLE GAMING. I can't guarantee anything on PC. You might wanna try another cable... if not, you're SOL. I enjoy my HE4 for gaming with this method, and have zero complaints. They are stellar gaming cans.


I think I'll order up a wired mixamp and see what happens. I read that you like the HE4 for soundwhoring, how about SP?

 

I did not use the Y splitter. Only additional cable used was the tiny 3.5 mm male to male that came w/ the E7.



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Sometimes I prefer to use my headphones w/o listening to the game and get in the zone.  Just went 70-5 with 3 caps and 2 defends in Black ops just listening to music with my FA-011 with Zune/Leckerton UHA-4 combo =) lol

I do this too occasionally, but only in big games where soundwhoring is mostly useless.
 

 

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I do it when I think I'm starting to get too serious playing games.  Sound whoring is fun and all but my reflex and awareness is much more fun than just relying on sound =P

 

EDIT

 

AKA relying too much on sound like those people who rely too much on radar.


Edited by ziocomposite - 6/17/11 at 5:21am
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I do it when I think I'm starting to get too serious playing games.  Sound whoring is fun and all but my reflex and awareness is much more fun than just relying on sound =P

 

EDIT

 

AKA relying too much on sound like those people who rely too much on radar.

I played so much hardcore search in MW2 that in Blops I pretty much ignore the radar in Core and use my eyes and ears alone. Works enough to land me 1st place in 95% of games wink.gif

 

MLE, do you think the HE4 is your favorite SP can, or does that honor still go to the D7000?
 

 

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The reason I probably do less sound whoring in Bops is because of the horrible sound in game.  wink_face.gif  If this was anything like MW2 then I'd be in the same boat as you lol

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Agreed. BLOPS isn't a game that relies on soundwhoring, though it does help.

Alg, the HE4 is as good a SP can as any I've heard outside of the D7000. It literally sounds like a DT880/990 hybrid, but better than both.

I been playing a lot of Barebones Classic. No attachments, 3, 5, 7 kill streaks only, and you keep your perks. Went 37-5 last night, among other blowouts. I'm beginning to think I'm too good for this game, lol. biggrin.gif
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 6/17/11 at 12:55pm
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Actually, soundwhoring in Blops is the same as in MW2 now with the sound patch. I agree the sound design/engine is abysmal, but I went 30-0 on Hotel FFA w/ the PX5 on flat preset just running around the north building w/ Ninja and pinpointing everyone. The only real thing that kills me nowadays (at least in small games) are campers or others with Ninja.

post #1584 of 37366
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I disagree. Black Ops is running with the sounds similar to World at War, not MW2. There was NEVER an issue with pinpointing sounds in CoD4 and MW2, and I'm not even referring to footsteps. WaW and BLOPS just doesnt have the same accuracy and imaging. Most of the forums I have visited have come to the same conclusion. BLOPS sounds nothing like MW2. MW2's audio wasn't great either, but positional sounds in it trump BLOPS by a wide margin.

Again, I dunno what differences there are, but most if not all of us game on consoles, not PC, which is what you're doing. I absolutely can't stress enoughthat the diff between them might be quite significant.
post #1585 of 37366
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

I disagree. Black Ops is running with the sounds similar to World at War, not MW2. There was NEVER an issue with pinpointing sounds in CoD4 and MW2, and I'm not even referring to footsteps. WaW and BLOPS just doesnt have the same accuracy and imaging. Most of the forums I have visited have come to the same conclusion. BLOPS sounds nothing like MW2. MW2's audio wasn't great either, but positional sounds in it trump BLOPS by a wide margin.

Again, I dunno what differences there are, but most if not all of us game on consoles, not PC, which is what you're doing. I absolutely can't stress enoughthat the diff between them might be quite significant.


Huh? I haven't done PC gaming in like 6 months, this is all console gaming I'm talking about.

post #1586 of 37366
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

The E9 in the mix adds absolutely zero discernable distortion for me and a few others. It literally sounds like the Mixamp alone, but adds a LOT more power to hard to drive headphones. Keep in mind, the 5.8 hisses at loud volumes, and you're essentially amping ALL of the hiss. You COULD lessen the volume of the Mixamp to somewhere wehere the hiss is lessened, but you'll essentially be amping very little... losing a lot of the dynamics. That is less ideal that maxing the volume.

What I do notice on my HE4 is that the Mixamp+E9 has like literally no hiss. I've only experienced that with the HE4. Everything else has hiss.


I have zero issues.

OH YES, try it without the Y cable/mic and see if it still sounds bad. I had ONE occasion where doing this really effed up the sound. I took out the Y cable and the problem went away.

I'm not the only one to do this setup, but you're certaimnly the first that has complained about it. Dunno what to say. All I know is that it should literally add or take away nothing from the Mixamp's sound. Positioning, directionality, everything sounds the same. Even did it with my easy to drive cans. NO issues. I'm quite anal about my game audio, so saying that there's no issue, I mean it. The E9 literally is just a needed volume boost/amping for hard to drive headphones.

Again, this is for CONSOLE GAMING. I can't guarantee anything on PC. You might wanna try another cable... if not, you're SOL. I enjoy my HE4 for gaming with this method, and have zero complaints. They are stellar gaming cans.


Wait MLE, you're connecting the  E9 to the 5.8 mixamp and getting good results? I thought you had the wired version and that's why it was working out for you. It sounds awful for me, I dont know why...

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So does anyone has anyone here ever met MLE or could he just be part of a corporation like Sennheiser posting a forum about gaming headphones, settling on making remarks about some headphones to get everyone's trust and then boom!!!!!!!!Debut of Sennheiser's new gaming headset and boom again,     "Don't think, just buy now" 

Sorry, not trolling just curious.

 

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He could be or not.  I see a guy putting his experience out to the public.  Now it's up to us to decipher the information given.  I hate hearing people say someone made me buy this amp/headphone/etc.  Nobody put a gun to your head to buy it, you made a decision to follow opinion(s).  

post #1589 of 37366
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Wait what? Lol. I'm just a 28 year old Security Officer with too much free time, now that I'm single again. I'm just passionate about headphone gaming, striving to find something that works well for all purposes.

First time I been linked to some conspiracy, lol. Yes, I am employed by 30 different headphone manufactures, and get paid to push their products. rolleyes.gif

Alg, the 5.8 hisses with or without an amp attached. As long as you're aware of that, you shouldn't have anything else sounding out of place. I dunno what issue you're having, but having an amp attached to my 5.8 serves as nothing but a necessary power boost for hard to drive cans, that's it. I already said as such. I DID have the wired Mixamp which I sold in favor of the 5.8.

Sorry its not working out for you, but you can hop over to AVSForum's Xbox section and see that it works for them as it did for me.
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Originally Posted by NewMACAdress View Post

So does anyone has anyone here ever met MLE or could he just be part of a corporation like Sennheiser posting a forum about gaming headphones, settling on making remarks about some headphones to get everyone's trust and then boom!!!!!!!!Debut of Sennheiser's new gaming headset and boom again,     "Don't think, just buy now" 

Sorry, not trolling just curious.

 



Wait how do I know you're not from one of Sennheiser's competitors?

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