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HGoing from my deceased Marantz to the Compass 2 made a noticeable boost in SQ, which is something I'm pretty skeptical about for the most part. the MD and AKG 70x line scaled the most for me. Comparing the 650 through the E9K and uber powerful SA-31 showed me that the E9k drove it excellently.
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Point made.

 

So Mad Dogs + Mixamp Pro + E17 + Modmic as a starter kit?

 

Then again, could the Mad Dogs live on just the Mixamp?

 

Is this for PC gaming? If so, you want a sound card and a separate amp instead of the Mixamp. Something simple like a Xonar DG/DGX or Sound Blaster Z OEM + a Magni or E09K would be a great starting point. 

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Is this for PC gaming? If so, you want a sound card and a separate amp instead of the Mixamp. Something simple like a Xonar DG/DGX or Sound Blaster Z OEM + a Magni or E09K would be a great starting point. 

 

Yeah it is for PC gaming.

 

I'd heard that external solutions like the Mixamp Pro are better than internal sound cards, but I haven't really started that part of my audio education yet. 

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meh, I'm not gonna keep answering that
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 12/13/13 at 10:00am
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Originally Posted by CubemonkeyNYC View Post
 

 

Yeah it is for PC gaming.

 

I'd heard that external solutions like the Mixamp Pro are better than internal sound cards, but I haven't really started that part of my audio education yet. 

 

Really, the only reason to use a Mixamp for PC gaming is if you already have one. Even the most basic sound card with Dolby Headphone will be better. 

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It's been discussed many time here Cube -search is your friend. +1 on what Mike said.

 

The general consensus round here is that if you own a PC, then get a soundcard over a Mixamp everytime, as they'll usually be cheaper, have at least as good SQ and have far more control (EQ, effects/DSP, microphone control etc). Also new ones these days come with an internal headphone amplifier = a good thing, so you wouldn't really need an external amp, even for your leaky Q701. Go for a Xonar DGX or a Soundblaster Z.

 

Nothing wrong with Mixamps as they are great for consoles.

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meh, I'm not gonna keep answering that

 

If this is directed at me, I specifically didn't ask you because I assumed it was covered in the thread and didn't have time to go through it yet. I realize you're tired of answering the same questions for hundreds of pages. No need for snark when you weren't asked.

 

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Originally Posted by Murder Mike View Post
 

 

Really, the only reason to use a Mixamp for PC gaming is if you already have one. Even the most basic sound card with Dolby Headphone will be better. 

 

Noted. Thanks. 

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Nah, it wasn't. I was talking basically to myself for answering those repeated questions. I fall into it, everytime.
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Nah, it wasn't. I was talking basically to myself for answering those repeated questions. I fall into it, everytime.

 

You mean...Frequently Asked Questions?

 

;)

 

I've been jotting down a few things that you could use for a FAQ on the front page.  I think it will be nice to just say "read the FAQ" everytime someone asks one of those questions.

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I'm planning on overhauling a few things on the Guide. Removing the value sub section in reviews and adding personal recommendation (yes or no), followed with reasons why yes/no. Amongst other things. I need to go back and see what's still being sold, etc, changing prices, etc.

Even with nameless's guide, people still default to asking me about soundcards, and the like, so for the simple questions, I'll see about a general FAQ answer for things like that. I appreciate all the help, gyez. Going through a tough period atm, so my mind is all over the place. That and general laziness, hahaha.

This new view history edit thing is bound to get me in trouble, lol.

For all you guys's's's's sanity, I'd skip viewing my history which will probably be like 50 edits per post. XD
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 12/13/13 at 11:23am
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Hmm... anyone know how to loop back a sound off a PC back to a PC? Like for instance, playing a PC in Dolby Headphone, and have the analog audio go back into the PC? I know Audacity has a 'listen to the computer' or whatever... if is it as simple as putting a 3.5mm cable from the Mixamp back into the mic input? LOLLOLOLOL.

PERHAPS I SHOULD ASK NAMELESS. WHAT A NUB I AM

Of course, I can record gameplay with Fraps at least. Wanna try and do it with Red faction for some virtual surround tests for you guys.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 12/13/13 at 11:28am
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Hello,

 

Anybody with a rig combination of HD650 + Asus Xonar U7?

 

I'll have it complete by the sound card's arrival tomorrow. Should I worry or rejoice ?

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Of course, I can record gameplay with Fraps at least. Wanna try and do it with Red faction for some virtual surround tests for you guys.

 

Try Dxtory instead of fraps. When my friends and I were recording PS2, Dxtory gave you more options and caused fewer FPS problems.

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I know how you feel all too well, because people keep asking me about headphones I've never, ever heard, which happens to be the majority of them.

 

There's a REASON I redirect them to your guide for headphone recommendations; you've sampled all the usual AKG, Beyerdynamic and Sennheiser sets, while I've mostly centered on Stax systems whose pricetags are downright intimidating because of the amp requirements, and most people don't keep speaker amps around to use with the transformer boxes, either.

 

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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post
Hmm... anyone know how to loop back a sound off a PC back to a PC? Like for instance, playing a PC in Dolby Headphone, and have the analog audio go back into the PC? I know Audacity has a 'listen to the computer' or whatever... if is it as simple as putting a 3.5mm cable from the Mixamp back into the mic input? LOLLOLOLOL.

PERHAPS I SHOULD ASK NAMELESS. WHAT A NUB I AM

Of course, I can record gameplay with Fraps at least. Wanna try and do it with Red faction for some virtual surround tests for you guys.

 

There's a MUCH simpler way to do this that doesn't require any cables; it's usually called "Stereo Mix", or "What U Hear" on certain Creative devices. Just record from that.

 

By the way, instead of FRAPS, it looks like people are faving DXTory, or if you've got a Kepler-architecture NVIDIA GPU, ShadowPlay.


Edited by NamelessPFG - 12/13/13 at 11:40am
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Intel 3630QM Sandy Bridge I believe, and a GTX680m GPU... What would I use in his case?

I use fraps just to monitor my framerate when I play games. I did use it to record that one CoD Ghosts gameplay to upload to Youtube.
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