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post #16096 of 37362
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

I'd prefer the Plyr over the A50, anyday of the week. The Slyr is better than both for me though.

I already have a microphone, what would be the best set without a microphone then? I got the 3$ one.

 

Ok I purchased the Creative Zxr. I won't use the daughterboard as it won't fit in my case but I like the idea of the larger gold plated 1/4" headphone / mic connectors. Now I just need a headset that can take advantage of it.


Edited by bombadilio - 8/26/13 at 12:32pm
post #16097 of 37362
Bombadillio,
The Creative ZxR has a decent amp inside.
The beyer you mentioned is nice, there is/was a regular to this thread who has consistently been quite happy with his MMX 300. You don't necessarily need a mic built-in though, often you can hook up a separate mic and save money overall compared to an integrated headset.
I personally enjoy my AKG Q701, and as you can see there are other choices getting strong votes here.

Last thing to mention, my Q701 comes with two cables, the second is easily long enough to reach from tv to couch, and still have some slack bundled in a zip-tie. Wired doesnt have the same bandwidth and cheap-digital-conversion problems of wireless/Bluetooth headsets, I'd always pick wired first as long as a cable won't ruin your life.
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Perfect,

 

So I got the Creative ZxR for the 600ohm amp and 1/4" connectors for a high end headset. 

 

I think I have broken it down to these choices if you guys could direct me as to what would connect best, also if I want to use the headphones when I am traveling and not on my computer (Kindle music, phone, laptop, can you direct me to a potential travel mini amp only if I need it?

 

- K702 anniversary (I loved the review of the K701 and saw he said get the Q701 as its better all around. However, the K702 Anniversary looks like the way to go no?

 

- K712 Pro  This is $499 is there a difference between thsi and the K702 anniversary?

 

- Beyerdynamic DT990 600ohm

 

- Philips Fidelio X1

 

- Mr Speakers Alpha Dog $599 or Mad Dog $399.

 

- SennHeiser Binaural or HD650

 

UltraSone Pro 900 Looking online it shows as $600+ http://www.amazon.com/Ultrasone-PRO-BALANCED-Foldable-Headphones/dp/B003XU3R0Y/ref=sr_1_6?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1377547454&sr=1-6

 

It's weird though since it seems the 

X1 is only $300, 

Beyer DT990 is $367,  

AKG 702 $429 and the 

K712 Pro is $499

 

The Philips Fedlio X1 looks cheaper than all the versions, would I need a small amp when I am using them with an iphone or music on my kindle?

 

Filio E17 USB DAC headphone amplifier http://www.amazon.com/Fiio-E17-USB-Headphone-Amplifier/dp/B0070UFMOW/ref=pd_bxgy_e_img_z


Edited by bombadilio - 8/26/13 at 1:49pm
post #16099 of 37362
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Perfect,

 

So I got the Creative ZxR for the 600ohm amp and 1/4" connectors for a high end headset. Do you feel the Q701 is better than the higher end models? What about the Berry, Bose, or SennHeiser models?

Bose = Overpriced

 

If you don't need mic, you can do better than beyerdynamic and sennheiser, but if you need a mic both are viable options.

post #16100 of 37362
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The X1s can do that too  tongue.gif
No not like the pulse elite, it has something inside the earcups that acts like a bass shaker.

Very fun headphone
post #16101 of 37362
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No not like the pulse elite, it has something inside the earcups that acts like a bass shaker.

Very fun headphone

 

It was an inside joke.  wink.gif   The X1 sometimes makes the cloth inside vibrate and tickle your ears.

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chicolom, is that you in your avatar? Fun pic

beerchug.gif

post #16103 of 37362
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Originally Posted by bombadilio View Post

Perfect,

So I got the Creative ZxR for the 600ohm amp and 1/4" connectors for a high end headset. 

I think I have broken it down to these choices if you guys could direct me as to what would connect best, also if I want to use the headphones when I am traveling and not on my computer (Kindle music, phone, laptop, can you direct me to a potential travel mini amp only if I need it?

- K702 anniversary (I loved the review of the K701 and saw he said get the Q701 as its better all around. However, the K702 Anniversary looks like the way to go no?


- K712 Pro  This is $499 is there a difference between thsi and the K702 anniversary?

-
Beyerdynamic DT990 600ohm


- Philips Fidelio X1

- Mr Speakers Alpha Dog $599 or Mad Dog $399.

- SennHeiser Binaural or HD650

UltraSone Pro 900 Looking online it shows as $600+ http://www.amazon.com/Ultrasone-PRO-BALANCED-Foldable-Headphones/dp/B003XU3R0Y/ref=sr_1_6?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1377547454&sr=1-6

It's weird though since it seems the 

X1 is only $300, 
Beyer DT990 is $367,  
AKG 702 $429 and the 
K712 Pro is $499

The Philips Fedlio X1 looks cheaper than all the versions, would I need a small amp when I am using them with an iphone or music on my kindle?

Filio E17 USB DAC headphone amplifier http://www.amazon.com/Fiio-E17-USB-Headphone-Amplifier/dp/B0070UFMOW/ref=pd_bxgy_e_img_z

From the informal reports I've read (pretty lengthy testing by Chico, and I think others), the Annie's and Q701 are basically same-sounding if you use the same pads, tho of course the Annie's still look different and don't have headband bumps. If you're in America, you can get the Q's new at pretty close to $230-250, used it can be a great bargain. I got mine like-new for $200, tho I feel I got pretty lucky smily_headphones1.gif

Hard to go wrong compared to what you have now though... unless you're expecting to wear these while walking down the street, they're all a bit big for that, and they are transportable but not particularly compact for packing. Just setting expectations.
post #16104 of 37362
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Originally Posted by Evshrug View Post


From the informal reports I've read (pretty lengthy testing by Chico, and I think others), the Annie's and Q701 are basically same-sounding if you use the same pads, tho of course the Annie's still look different and don't have headband bumps. If you're in America, you can get the Q's new at pretty close to $230-250, used it can be a great bargain. I got mine like-new for $200, tho I feel I got pretty lucky smily_headphones1.gif

Hard to go wrong compared to what you have now though... unless you're expecting to wear these while walking down the street, they're all a bit big for that, and they are transportable but not particularly compact for packing. Just setting expectations.

Thanks guys!!

 

I took your advice and called the owner of Razordogaudio.com he has a $100 discount on orders over $250. He also was amazing and helped me make my ridiculously long decision

 

On our talk my final debate discounting the Beyerdynamic D 990 600ohm were::

 

AKG 712 PRO

AKG 702 65th Anniversary edition

Beyerdynamic T-90

 

I decided to go with the AKG K702 Anniversary since he said it had a higher resale value, performs the same as the AKG K712 PRO. Plus, I like the color blue.

 

I was going to spend the extra $150 for the T-90 but due to portability I do not want to be stuck without the ability to use these when I travel. I can still purchase another pair to compare. So let me know if you guys had any more input / ideas.

 

I was tempted to get the Skullcandy SLYR or PYR, Beyerdynamic MMX300 or PC-360 but it was really hard to decide as from reading what everyone said, I was better off getting a non microphone headset like I chose. Anyone have any other input?


Edited by bombadilio - 8/26/13 at 3:11pm
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Originally Posted by ethan7000 View Post

chicolom, is that you in your avatar? Fun pic

beerchug.gif

 

Not quite.  It's photoshopped from a pic here: http://ofcblog.blogspot.com/2011/08/aural-style-headphones-looking-good.html

post #16106 of 37362
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I decided to go with the AKG K702 Anniversary since he said it had a higher resale value, performs the same as the AKG K712 PRO. Plus, I like the color blue.

 

 

The K712 Pro and Anniversary are a little different, but either will work great for gaming.

post #16107 of 37362
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Originally Posted by chicolom View Post

 

Not quite.  It's photoshopped from a pic here: http://ofcblog.blogspot.com/2011/08/aural-style-headphones-looking-good.html

Thats a great photo, I went in for the annies.

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I got the Annies as well for my Mixamp setup (last Friday), they haven't arrived yet. I totally forgot how long these damn AKG cables are. Need to think about getting something along 4-5 feet. I guess the connector is the same as the K702. 

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Thread Starter 
It is.


So I borrowed the Slyr I gave to my aunt. Yeah, those pads don't have a chance in hell of fitting the MA900. So sad. frown.gif

The MA900 is just too big... way too big for these pads.

At least I got to hear the Slyr again. Still love them.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 8/26/13 at 5:17pm
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Any idea for a cable? Want to avoid something custom that takes many weeks and costs 100+. Somebody recommended a spiral cable but to me they are the worst kind of cable you could get. confused_face.gif

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