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How much distortion do you get with the PC360 w/ bass boost during the bigger impact moments? I know for instance in Rez HD when the ships are firing missiles right by me, with the bass boost and every can I tried there is like a full second of distortion.

 




I honestly don't use bass boost on the PC360 that often because I only wear them when I play competitively (asides from when I first got them). Now that I have nothing but them and the KSC75, I'll be sure to test it out more. I remember mostly playing Castlevania: Lord Of Shadows with the Bass Bost on and was thoroughly enjoying the sound off the PC360.

So you were using the HE4 for SP the whole time huh? Something is just off with orthos and gaming for me, I don't know what it is,  but it just doesn't feel right like dynamics.
 

Also, Lords of Shadow is awesome.

 

Btw is the PC360 mic detachable or can it only be put upright?


Edited by Alghazanth - 6/19/11 at 11:47pm
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It can only be put upright. And I didn't game with the HE4 much, but I used them competitively too. They worked quite well. Better than the DT880 for me.
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You have volume at 70%? Holy cow. No wonder you hear everything.. that's not really a viable option for most, including me.. my ears would just burst

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You have volume at 70%? Holy cow. No wonder you hear everything.. that's not really a viable option for most, including me.. my ears would just burst



Completely depends on the can in question. But 70% volume for the AD700 is indeed too much for COD, but 10% is like nothing.

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I have it about 30-40%. If DH only works when it's loud, it's not really working is it..  surely with a true surround sound setup you wouldn't need to have it that loud :p

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I have it about 30-40%. If DH only works when it's loud, it's not really working is it..  surely with a true surround sound setup you wouldn't need to have it that loud :p


I never said DH only works when it's loud, rather the AD700s with only 10% of the mixamp's volume is extremely quiet. If you're expecting to be able to soundwhore at such a low volume, no wonder you're disappointed. 40% sounds alright I guess.

 

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10% on mixamp also creates a channel imbalance.  30-40% is minimum sound you need for it.  I think I'd probably hear less at 70% volume than I would at 40% volume.  That sounds overly excessive and would desensitize my ears temporarily.  Same goes with music really, you don't have to have the volume up high to hear all the details.

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Yeah, I'm not using the AD700 at 10-15%, I'm using the HFI780 at 10-15% (with no mic). If I go under 10-15% (can't get an exact reading), the sound gets imbalanced. If I use the A40s (which I'll only haul out for halo or cod), they're at 40-50%, with a mic, with game/voice at 50%. 

 

AH HA.

 

Just went and messed around with it. The game/voice dial had been set to 100% game (when did THAT happen?). That's why the sound was getting a bit painfully loud. If I put the game/voice at 50%, I can bump the master volume up to 30-40%, and that goes for most of the closed cans I have on-hand. 

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Yeah, I'm not using the AD700 at 10-15%, I'm using the HFI780 at 10-15% (with no mic). If I go under 10-15% (can't get an exact reading), the sound gets imbalanced. If I use the A40s (which I'll only haul out for halo or cod), they're at 40-50%, with a mic, with game/voice at 50%. 

 

AH HA.

 

Just went and messed around with it. The game/voice dial had been set to 100% game (when did THAT happen?). That's why the sound was getting a bit painfully loud. If I put the game/voice at 50%, I can bump the master volume up to 30-40%, and that goes for most of the closed cans I have on-hand. 

Actually I use it at about 50% with the dial all the way to game.
 

 

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MLE, do you use the E7/E9 when gaming on consoles? Or is it only for PC use?

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How is the sub bass in the DT990? 

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MLE, do you use the E7/E9 when gaming on consoles? Or is it only for PC use?


The E7 serves no purpose other than as a PC DAC or portable amp, so it's unused when gaming on consoles.

I only used the E9 for console gaming when I had hard to drive headphones like the HE4, K701, and DT990/600ohm. I don't use it with the PC360, KSC75...

Narwayo, As for the sub bass in the DT990... wonderful. Like a closed headphone. Nice and room filling, and a bit quicker in decay. Best bass I've heard. the only one I can think of that's similar is the HE4, which has just a little less quantity.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 6/20/11 at 8:37pm
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MLE, do you use the E7/E9 when gaming on consoles? Or is it only for PC use?



For future ref:

E9 = amp only

E7 = DAC and amp

E7+E9 = DAC from E7, amp from E9, but only if your source is connecting to the E9 via USB...which rules out its use with consoles in this config.

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I am waiting that new stock of dt990s 600 arrives at one of europe amazon shops. It's very difficult to find the 600 Ohm model and I want to buy a pair to a certificate shop, don't want any issue with warranty...I have the possibility to buy now the Ultrasone pro 2900 to a german shop that sells in all europe, and they are very reliable, they offer a 30 days money back and 3 years guarantee on their products, but they cost 150 euros more than the dt990 

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I'd really shoot for the Pro 2900 if I had a chance, but I'm still wary of the comfort. I simply have to try out a pair of Ultrasones to make a fair assessment. Too many conflicting views on comfort.
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