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Originally Posted by ethan7000 View Post

Guys I bought the humble bundle and I'm not going to use these keys, so if you want the game, go ahead and redeem the key - it's free to you.  They only work once, so first to redeem gets it - if you use one, might want to post so others know.  Have fun beerchug.gif

 

Dead Space: Origin

6WUL-3PQL-CKGG-E9BJ-79XD

 

Burnout Paradise: Origin

5PKK-D9SY-J3G9-NH88-QH8L

 

Crysis 2: Origin

GAXX-GXRF-HQLT-4A25-B7GD

 

Mirror's Edge: Origin

CWEE-Z7NW-RRZ3-JCRF-ZA28

 

Dead Space: Steam

N2GEQ-8XRER-ZAJR8

 

Crysis 2: Steam

J34FW-83ZLG-X5LL5

 

Mirror's Edge: Steam

GCK3W-4L4XC-IP4TY

 

Medal of Honor: Steam

M4TJC-NTQ5T-0NEGN

Thanks, I took Dead Space from Steam. Wanted to try it since long.

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Thanks, I took Dead Space from Steam. Wanted to try it since long.

 

The first Dead Space almost made me sh* my pants the first time I played. It was the first time I sensed fear in a video game in a looong time...

 

Actually, it hasn't happened since... mad.gif

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DSS vs DSS2?

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DDS v1, for sure. Although some don't mind the 2° version.
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Originally Posted by Change is Good View Post

 

The first Dead Space almost made me sh* my pants the first time I played. It was the first time I sensed fear in a video game in a looong time...

 

Actually, it hasn't happened since... mad.gif

I agree, the original is one of the best survival/horror (and best overall) games around.  I have to say though, since then the only other game I've played that was truly terrifying was Amnesia: The Dark Descent...alone, in the dark, with headphones...probably the most anxiety inducing thing ever, literally pure abject fear.  It's on a whole other level IMO.  From a few short synopses:

 

"As the title suggested, the player's character Daniel had lost his memory and it was up to you to explore the dark castle setting and work out why you were there. It soon transpired that the citadel was full of roaming monsters who would give chase and attack if you were spotted, forcing you to run off and find a hiding place until they lost interest. Staying in shadows was the key... except being in the darkness too long also reduced Daniel's sanity, causing hallucinations that caught the monster's attention. Lighting candles helped restore sanity but this too attracted monsters, meaning nowhere was truly safe."

 

"But in Amnesia you’re not a typical game hero: when bad things happen, you don’t have the power to confront it, you don’t have a buff bar full of counters, and you don’t have a gun in your hand. You have a lamp. You have to run and hide and hope whatever it is goes away. Your character’s fear is palpable: the screen shakes and warps as the terror builds, and the monsters seem to wait for the perfect moment to strike at you, delivering the sort of scare that has you hyperventilating along with your character. Just keep telling yourself that it isn’t real."

 

The story is campy and meh at times, but when you're playing that is the last thing on your mind.  Ok, I won't spoil/hype it any more tongue.gif it's only available for PC/Mac/Linux, but it's worth your time if you enjoy the survival/horror genre.  There is a new game coming out next month called Outlast, which is apparently inspired by Amnesia, so keep an eye out for that.  It's supposed to be a console/PC release, coming to Steam next month and PS4 in early 2014...so that'll be my next challenge!

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I recently came across a deal for some Ultrasone Pro 750's for $110. I quickly jumped on it after seeing the reviews on and seeing that originally it sells for ~$250. My question is, how are these headphones for gaming? What would the Fun and Competitive ratings be?

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What does body and weight to the midrange actually mean?

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Originally Posted by ethan7000 View Post

Or pick up a used DSS for $20 on eBay
More typically though $25-$30. Might as well figure in the cost of an optical cable... I bought a $29 ($30) one in new condition with the optical cable, everything arrived at once with free shipping I think.
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This is the main reason why I haven't bought it again since I went back to the AEs. It would be nice to have both but I am happy with what I have when including the Mad Dogs.

Speaking of closed headphones... how's the M100 been working out for ya?
I use the V-MODA M-100 almost every day during lunch break at work, and I have used them a handful of times for gaming. I used them exclusively for like the first two or three weeks, and I was actually doing pretty well in CoD4 and Halo Reach with them. Surround works better for awareness through them than through my stereo desktop speakers, you might say "Well, DUH Everett," but I am able to locate people and action better with these than checking the radar in the corner of Halo and CoD UAV. Detail retrieval is surprisingly good, it's all there in comparison to the Q701... But in here also is where the Q701 is better. It is easier to pick out things with the Q701, and there is better sense of "air" between notes and instruments. The M-100 is a high-quality headphone, and obviously warmer and forward from the Q701, but the Q701 gives a better ability to listen to several things at once, if that makes sense. For example, in Halo4 last night, there's the bullets panning between two people fighting at 10 and 11 O'clock, and another three fighting at my back-right quarter, I can hear that in the M-100, but in the Q701 the fights seem to be happening in a room and for all the detail they seem less busy.

The M-100 gets a bit hot and uncomfortable after an hour. For all their padding, the headband still makes your head ache after a while, actually more than the bumps on my Q701's do now a days.
Edited by Evshrug - 8/16/13 at 11:14am
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post


Find a used Turtle Beach DSS

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Turtle-Beach-EarForce-DSS-7-1-Surround-Sound-Processor-for-Stereo-Headset-used-/330958996870?pt=US_Video_Game_Headsets&hash=item4d0eb18586

Buy an optical cable to make sure.

There you go.

Thanks, that's a good price. I'll make sure to get one before GTA V comes out.

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Us poor Europeans need to pay thrice the price for such a device..
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Is there any headphones that have the same sound qualities as the X1s but closed?

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Is there any headphones that have the same sound qualities as the X1s but closed?
FWIR the Mad Dogs by Mr Speakers come close, but just going from an open to closed headphone changes the presentation of sound. I haven't heard the MD's, but I'm pretty happy with my V-MODA M-100 for when I need a closed, portable headphone or I don't want to use extra amplification.
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Us poor Europeans need to pay thrice the price for such a device..
Still, it's the cheapest device which we think would suffice, though I understand a cheaper device would be nice.

If it helps any, buying the DSS cost as much as the DSS2 costs now in stores, about $70 alone. I bought my Recon3D USB for $70 new, but that was on sale and I think now it costs almost as much as a Mixamp, $120-$130. Dig around your used markets, but it's entirely possible there isn't as much of the used/pawning culture in Europe for electronics as here in the USA.
Edited by Evshrug - 8/16/13 at 2:16pm
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Thread Starter 
I'm in love.



Comfort is a PERFECT 10. No lie. These are the most comfortable full sized headphone I have ever worn. They are also the most open in both sound and design. They are also the LIGHTEST full sized headphone I've worn in awhile. (195g)

Bought them for $178.

First impressions: Think middleground between Q701 and K702 Annie. Not as refined as either, but less fatiguing than the Q701 (no upper mid glare) with more bass, and not as full/warm as the Annie.

The bass is definitely not as rich as the X1's, but the mids are better. The MA900 is definitely more linear sounding than the X1. The X1 is more lively and energetic, as well as more refined.

The MA900 is a really well balanced, very open/spacious, and ultimate in comfort headphone.

I'm particularly surprised by how good the bass is despite having absolutely no seal whatsoever.

http://rinchoi.blogspot.com/2012/07/sony-mdr-ma900-in-depth-analysis.html

Apparently the MA900 and F1 both have impedance compensators:
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The MDR-F1 does not need special connections because they have impedance compensator which eliminate the variation of sound quality created by amplifier output impedance

So this is good news for those with higher output impedance amps like the E9.

Nowhere near the best at any one thing compared to all I have heard, but for the price, these are just no brainer, solid all-rounders. Comfort king, easy to drive, well balanced, and very spacious.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 8/16/13 at 4:13pm
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Nice. Probably a good soundstage too huh
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