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I love them. As far as an all rounder for all purposes and genres, I like the MA900 the most up until the MD and Annie price range.

The imaging and soundstage are a thing to hear for yourself. The vocal presence is natural and organic sounding, though admittedly not on the level of the 650 and Annies, though that's to be expected considering they cost half or less.

And you are right... They are really good. I am once again reminded why open headphones sound better than the closed headphones... Because they are open!

Anyway I am really liking the sound so far. Very balanced, no severe highs roll-off perceived. Great open sound for a reasonable price.

That said, the W1000X are still great in terms of what closed headphones can do but... yeah, the MA900 at 150 USD sound about the same as the W1000X at 500 USD to my ears, which is kinda sad :/

Now I just need to order the Fidelio X1.. I just have to :P

 

Meanwhile I'll be thoroughly enjoying the MA900 at home and W1000X on the go....

The one thing I need to get used to is my ears touching the drivers on the MA900s. It is a bit uncomfortable right now but I'll get used to it.

 

I ordered this cable for the X1 to replace the stock one - http://www.ebay.com/itm/310126281263?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649

 

Seems OK, right?

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It looks a bit chunky, but I honestly can't say. I think you'll be fine though.

Glad to hear you're liking them. The word needs to spread on the MA900.
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Hahaha. Sorry about not really broadcasting lately.

I just bought an ethernet cable, to see if my connection on the PS4 will get better. Right now, it's downright horrible, when I get around 20-25mbps on my laptop, while my PS4 gets 9 or less, sometimes like 2-3mbps.

BTW GUYS Razordog has the HE-400 with free velours for $299. One heck of a deal.

 

It's manageable from a playback standpoint. Not crystal clear but it works. I wonder how the streaming impacts your gameplay. It's taking a chunk of the upload bandwidth, so I'd expect it to impact the game at least slightly. When it comes to console gaming I personally feel you're doing it wrong if you're playing over wifi. I had everything hardwired. My laptop only plays games over wifi because I have a 900 mb/s router, and the lowest I'd recommend is 300 mb/s if you have to use wireless (and the console can support it). While you obviously won't be using all 300, the capacity helps greatly with latency and response; especially if you have anything else running on the network too.

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My router has gigabit ports, and i think my wifi is one of those 700 mb/s, though it's been awhile...
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 12/2/13 at 12:17pm
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My router has gigabit ports, and i think my wifi is one of those 700 mb/s, though it's been awhile...

 

This. Every bit this.

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My wifi is 300 mb/s. frown.gif

Looks like I definitely need to run that 20ft cord when I play online...

But ironically, I was almost always host on the PS3 when I played BLOPS...

It has been laggy as of late. And I think my router is crapping out... either that or my phone's wifi antenna... since it is losing connection everywhere I go. Actually, I think that is my phone for sure.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 12/2/13 at 12:20pm
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Hardwired is the way to go. Im spoiled in that I have 2 internet connections at my apt. We get a pretty good internet connection as part of our rent. When I moved in they setup everything, but then two days later another guy shows up and gives me a 2nd modem. I played it smart and didnt say anything, so now I have 2 connections. Both are 20mb down and 2 up, I use one for gaming only, and the other for the rest of everything. 

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My wifi is 300 mb/s. frown.gif

Looks like I definitely need to run that 20ft cord when I play online...

But ironically, I was almost always host on the PS3 when I played BLOPS...

It has been laggy as of late. And I think my router is crapping out... either that or my phone's wifi antenna... since it is losing connection everywhere I go. Actually, I think that is my phone for sure.

Ow :/ Yeah, internet is usually crap when you need it least.

But hey, at least the MA-900 is still great and the X1 is ordered ^_^

 

Good luck with the @net, my net sucks balls... You be happy with your speed, I am stuck at 8D/3U...

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My up has never been over 2. Usually 1.5. But my down tends to be between 10-26. 15 today.
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My up has never been over 2. Usually 1.5. But my down tends to be between 10-26. 15 today.

I am really thankful for this guide MLE. I'd be missing out on some hidden gems without it,,, I would never get the MA900 [or hipefully I'll be able to say the same about the X1 :D] as I wouldn't even know it existed....

It'd be a shame though... I really am enjoying the MA900 immensely right now.

W1000X is the portable can only for now... Though it has quite a good soundstage width for a closed headphone I'd give it that [it rivals the MA900 in width] the balance is off, however :D

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Yeah, that's the A700x.  I never mentioned that headphone. I was talking about the AD700x.  With audio technicas "D" usually = open.

 

A700 = closed.  Discontinued and replaced by A700x.

AD700 = open.  Discontinued and replaced by AD700x.

 

 

 

 

AD700(x) would NOT be my first choice for immersive single player gaming. Something like the HD558 would offer a better balance between the two, while the AD700 is tilted all to the competitve side.

 

I might have to go with the Sennheiser HD 558 then. A little worried about buying them used though. Also what should I do about getting surround sound since the current setup doesn't light up the DB light? Do I need a different USB device sound card thing (sorry that sounds really stupid, but I'm really ignorant to this side of computers).


Edit: according to Turtle Beachs website a lot of games don't use DD

 

http://www.turtlebeach.com/support/entry/830516976/

 

Edit 2: I just tested the headset setup again this time going into the settings and testing the Dolby Digit output it had and the DSS switch to DD for that time. What does this mean?


Edited by Bakuryu - 12/2/13 at 2:36pm
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I might have to go with the Sennheiser HD 558 then. A little worried about buying them used though. Also what should I do about getting surround sound since the current setup doesn't light up the DB light? Do I need a different USB device sound card thing (sorry that sounds really stupid, but I'm really ignorant to this side of computers).

You can get these for less, if you don't want to buy a used 558! Sennheiser HD 439 Headphones on Amazon for $74.99


Edited by martin vegas - 12/2/13 at 4:50pm
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So, I just ordered the Xonar U3 sound card! Surround sound, here I come!

 

...Though, my headphones broke, so I don't know what I'm going to do about that.

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MA-900 is stupidly good... I really, really like it. Sigh, if only my ears weren't so big. The comfort is OK but sqozen against the drivers all the time, they ain't all that happy.
Still under 300 USD it's a no brainer. Even If these were double their price, I'd still say they deliver.
Great balance, bass can punch in all direction If the song wants it. Midrange is awesome, highs are smooth but extended enough for me. Soundstage & separation is great.
Really impressed with these, honestly!
Edited by conquerator2 - 12/2/13 at 4:38pm
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...Though, my headphones broke, so I don't know what I'm going to do about that.

 

Welp, your hands are tied. It's time for an upgrade. I mean if you have to buy new ones may as well invest and make them quality ones, right?

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