•AKG K712 Pro - Live First Impressions
Edited by Evshrug - 9/14/13 at 4:54pm
Oh how I wish I were able to game tonight. Only reason I'm not asleep yet is I'm waiting on confirmation that my Q701s are sold so I can pack it up and ship it out tomorrow before work. Silly work, interrupting my game time.
While I'm sitting around not doing much, and on topic of gaming, what do you guys think about the announcement of the Steam Family Sharing? If it works out like I want, then that could be an excellent way of getting friends to experience games with excellent audio. I know quite a few people on my friend's list who haven't played Skyrim that would absolutely love the immersion that game can offer.
Yeah, I'm selling it off. It's been good to me, but I really have my eyes on the Alpha Dogs coming out around the end of this month. Lately I've been playing games where I don't need a mic on my Mad Dogs, and I haven't played a ton of games where I needed chat functionality. The Mad Dogs are more comfortable than the Q701 are. I like the heavier weight they have and their clamping force is just perfect for me.
Lately I've been looking into upgrading my MD to AD, maybe getting the X1 as my next open full size headphone, and then after those maybe save up for a new amp to replace my Aune T1. But for now the T1 is a heck of a little DAC/amp combo. A bit sad I only get the tube sound when going USB, but I like what the package offers. Can't complain at all considering I got it for about $115. And as far as selling goes I may be selling off a couple other things here and there, though they're not really anything special; Monoprice headphones with Beyer DT250 pads and things like that. Just trying to consolidate things into a smaller collection with a focus on end game. I figure the "fun" X1 would go nicely with the reference ADs, plus the X1 would be perfect to use with my BoomPro mic that I currently have on the M-80 when I play using them.
I haven't seen anything about the mod. I'll look it up, but I have a potential buyer lined up already and I'm still planning on going through with the sale. That money is needed elsewhere right now.
Axel lives about ~45 minutes from me, so he's also welcome to try my X1s. I figured he would have heard them at a meet by now, but it hasn't happened yet.
The PX100 II is a lot warmer, darker, and thicker with more bass impact than the Koss. The soundstage is more intimate too. The clamp on them is fairly strong, a bit too much for my ears for an extended listening session.