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Originally Posted by Orion1991 View Post

I am still hoping you make this video and haven't forgot about me biggrin.gif

Posted the video.
How much sound does a headphone leak, and a demo comparing between different styles (open/closed/etc) of headphones:

Edited by Evshrug - 11/8/13 at 5:54pm
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Originally Posted by AxelCloris View Post

I'd probably be in love with yours as well. tongue.gif
Panasonic bought Pioneer's tech, and I can attest that the two Plasmas I've watched extensively (mine & the 50" one I convinced my girlfriend's family would be their best bang-for-buck choice) are very impressive and really "pop" more than LCD/LED TV's I've seen... with crisper motion as well. Seriously, I wish Plasma had caught on and someone had made a 27" 1080p Plasma gaming monitor with DisplayPort (to take advantage of the super high refresh rate), that would've kicked serious butt!

Some (expensive) LED tech is starting to close the gap, but I'd still recommend tracking down a Panasonic plasma before they become unavailable.
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LED will always have the problem of viewing angles washing out the blacks, especially the edge lit models. Edge lit led is a misrepresentation of led. Its still the same tech as lcd, just with led instead of fluorescent bulbs. Real leds are the backlit variety with local dimming zones, which at least preserve blacks a little better due to turning off the leds if there is a black signal being sent to it, though you have light bloom wherever leds are used next to zones that are off.

You can tell which ones of the expensive led models are backlight, because they're a bit chunkier than edge lit.

As for when I said LG never competes with Panny and Sammy, I meant in terms of plasmas. As far as LED/LCD, it's always been a competition between Sony and Samsung. Sharp uses their horrible subpixels that make their displays look pentile. Funnily enough, Samsung uses Sharp's subpixel displays for their 60 inch mid tier plasmas, but not their 51 and 64 inchers. The difference is obvious, as pentile looking displays look jagged, like a chunk of information on screen is missing.

I'm not much into monitors, but the one I had for a month or so was an HP 27xi, which had an incredible 10ms input lag, which is almost unheard of for an IPS display. I just didn't like it's incredibly limited picture tweaking options, and could never get the blacks to go down to a decent level without makijg everything super dim (my brightness was at 0).
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 11/8/13 at 8:10pm
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Last time I checked Samsung and Sony both sourced their S-PVA panels from the S-LCD company. 

 

Samsung is also notorious for having a panel lottery.  My TV uses no less than 4 different types of panels in the same model.

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Yeah. I had the same problem with my last LCD, the Samsung B750. There were I believe two different panels for that TV, one with horrible viewing angles, and one with stellar picture fidelity.

If you're going led/lcd, you basically have to go with their high end models to ensure you get something good. My F6300 that I just returned was probably a badpanel. Even dead on, it just looked washed out and blurry.

If ever something happens to my VT60 (god forbid), I guess I better hunt for a local dimming, backlit Sony display, unless OLEDs become feasible for the domestic market.
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Yeah, fortunately I was able to find out the code for determining the panel on mine so I was able to nab a 1st party S-PVA panel. 

http://www.avsforum.com/t/1406151/the-official-2012-samsung-eh4000-eh5000-eh5300-owners-thread/240#post_22332784

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Er.. MLE,

 

A ****-tonne of people have been referred to this thread in their search for a good set of gaming cans. Thank you loads mate. This is the No.1 place to go to for reviews of the current best gaming headsets and headphones. There is nothing else on the internet like it. Don't let this slide please.

 

You're onto a good thing here; so right now do not quit. Hopefully some manufacturer's will send you their sample's for testing. And I bet you've punted a lot of custom their way over the last few years.

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Thanks. Unfortunately, asides from a few loaners and freebies, almost all headphones reviewed came out of my pocket. For someone who makes barely above minimum wage, there is no benefit towards my finances if I continued doing this all out of my pocket. This is why you will see very little in the way of reviews coming in the foreseeable future. I can't even afford to pay to ship things back after reviews, since I have a lot of things I need to pay off.

Had I not been in my position, I'd have bought the K712 and SRH1540 by now.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 11/8/13 at 9:00pm
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I can and I've tried. Its the silent cinema headphone technology thats messing with my sound mix. It amps the signal and changes the mix no matter how I hook it up. I can't turn it off. It automatically turns on when you plug in headphones. I guess I just prefer dolby headphone to game with my Q701s. 

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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

LED will always have the problem of viewing angles washing out the blacks, especially the edge lit models. Edge lit led is a misrepresentation of led. Its still the same tech as lcd, just with led instead of fluorescent bulbs. Real leds are the backlit variety with local dimming zones, which at least preserve blacks a little better due to turning off the leds if there is a black signal being sent to it, though you have light bloom wherever leds are used next to zones that are off.

You can tell which ones of the expensive led models are backlight, because they're a bit chunkier than edge lit.

As for when I said LG never competes with Panny and Sammy, I meant in terms of plasmas. As far as LED/LCD, it's always been a competition between Sony and Samsung. Sharp uses their horrible subpixels that make their displays look pentile. Funnily enough, Samsung uses Sharp's subpixel displays for their 60 inch mid tier plasmas, but not their 51 and 64 inchers. The difference is obvious, as pentile looking displays look jagged, like a chunk of information on screen is missing.

I'm not much into monitors, but the one I had for a month or so was an HP 27xi, which had an incredible 10ms input lag, which is almost unheard of for an IPS display. I just didn't like it's incredibly limited picture tweaking options, and could never get the blacks to go down to a decent level without makijg everything super dim (my brightness was at 0).

 

I thought real LED displays were the ones with NO backlights because the pixels are MADE of LEDs instead of an LCD matrix. Natural local dimming!

 

That, of course, limits things to OLED/QLED panels that don't have much presence in the market yet...maybe one day, we'll have awesome 120 Hz OLED panels with >=2560x1440 resolution and NVIDIA G-SYNC, among other things.

 

In the meantime, though, I guess I gotta settle for a 1080p LCD like this if the FW900 bites the dust.

 

Unfortunately, the HDTV market is full of crap that's undesirable for gaming (like post-processing with lots of added input lag and advertising 120 Hz displays that don't actually have 120 Hz video inputs, making the feature useless), and the ones that meet my standards are...well above my family's budget, to say the least. If you think Head-Fi makes your wallet feel inadequate, then just wait 'til you visit the AVS Forum...

 

We could also use a new one, because our decade-old Hitachi 43FWX20B is having convergence problems. Yes, our primary living room HDTV is a rear-projection CRT set that doesn't even have HDMI ports. I have an idea on how to fix it, but it'll require a couple of ICs, some soldering work, and some improved cooling to make sure the replacements don't overheat.

 

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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post
Thanks. Unfortunately, asides from a few loaners and freebies, almost all headphones reviewed came out of my pocket. For someone who makes barely above minimum wage, there is no benefit towards my finances if I continued doing this all out of my pocket. This is why you will see very little in the way of reviews coming in the foreseeable future. I can't even afford to pay to ship things back after reviews, since I have a lot of things I need to pay off.

Had I not been in my position, I'd have bought the K712 and SRH1540 by now.

 

I'm sure you also would've taken up my SR-Lambda + SRM-T1 loaner offer if that weren't the case, but it's a bit late for that now...


Edited by NamelessPFG - 11/8/13 at 10:58pm
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The two high end Sony LED tvs have a fantastic input lag measurement, and have similar tech as that monitor. Black frame insertion, etc. If I was gonna get a non-plasma, I'd have went for one of those. The input lag measurements are at around 17ms, which is fantastic for an HDTV. I'm used to
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 11/8/13 at 11:24pm
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You guys jealous? wje Custom Kossheiser KSC-PX-175-ii biggrin.gif

I'll be getting then hopefully Tuesday. I AM SO HYPED!
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 11/8/13 at 11:33pm
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^Niiice

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I need a better name for it on my sig....

Probably something simple like:

Sennheiser PX100-II (wje modded w/KSC75 clips)
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Well, if you look at the housing then you should call it the KOSS PX100-II :tongue:

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