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Originally Posted by Klawsome View Post
 

I'm getting the AudioTecnica ATH-A900X Headphones with the Creative Sound Blaster Z soundcard.

I was recommended this soundcard since I honestly don't know much about them. I'v posted enormous essay sized threads about my very specific needs for a gaming headset and finally decided on the A900X's and to just get a seperate mic. Now they are just basic stereo as far as I know but I need very precise surround sound for gaming. I'm specifically looking for 7.1 surround sound for gaming but i'v heard the Creative Sound Blaster Z soundcard only outputs in 5.1. Now are there really any good soundcards out there that can put out real sounding 7.1 surround sound for my A900X's? Is it possible  or should I just get a Sound Blaster Z? My price range is $100 and below for a soundcard. I could go higher if needed though.

You are labouring under some false assumptions straight off the bat. 7.1, 5.1 and 2.1 are by definition physical speaker setups, and as such are misleading in terms of gaming headphones. Preferably you would use the term virtual surround. With a good headphone or headset, (preferably open) the surround DSP from your soundcard will give you the sensation of being in a 3D space: 7.1 etc means they are trying to emulate a given number of physical speakers. If I said "19.1 setup" that would be as equally unhelpful. Nameless has a great thread on here where this is discussed at length - anyways.... check out the image below: we know it's a fake, we know it's not tiny, yet our brains say it is what it is. (Sorry if this is a crap example folks).

 

Dolby Headphone, Creative's CMSS 3D and new SB Pro Studio all work extremely well in stereo - depending on the game and other factors including the quality of the headphones, soundcard etc.  Any goon that tries to tell you that a true 7.1 headphone with a load of ittie bittie speakers stuffed into it are having you on. Yes they mimic spatiality very well in some cases, but all else suffers. Maybe one day they will give quality headphones a challenge though.  

 

So yes... I would say you've made an extremely good choice in the AD700 and the Sound Blaster Z - they would complement eachother very well. I assume you've pored over MLE's front page? Myself, I'd probably tilt to the Senn PC360 for the pure utility of having a mic, plus they're not purple. Also they're too expensive for you oops sorry. Maybe wait for the new ATH gaming headset (based on the AD700) if you get the cash for Xmas??? (somebody please send MLE a set).

 

Further required reading is this post by Benbekr (somebody, somewhere stickie this for the love of gawd): http://www.overclock.net/t/1392877/a-couple-questions-about-cmss-3d-dolby-headphone-and-similar-technologies

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Anyone know of an open/velour padded headphone with a detachable 3.5mm cable? Perhaps one in the future for me with the vmoda mic cable thing.

X1 is one of them, but I get mid bass fatigue from it...

I forget if the 558 meets the requirement.
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I really want you to try the 1540 after you are caught up with all your reviews and tak a break... so you can be well rested and energized. I'm amazed at how well it's been handling my competitive gaming PS4 binge smily_headphones1.gif

Sinc many people come in asking for closed headphone suggestions, it would be nice to add it with the MD and AD (assumption) as top suggestions. And if you ever get a chance to try the HP100 it would be a great suggestion for closed headphones in mid tier.

I know closed headphones aren't ideal for gaming, but some people need them. Glad to see that the AD is being added soon.
Edited by Change is Good - 12/20/13 at 8:47pm
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

Anyone know of an open/velour padded headphone with a detachable 3.5mm cable? Perhaps one in the future for me with the vmoda mic cable thing.

X1 is one of them, but I get mid bass fatigue from it...

I forget if the 558 meets the requirement.
Soundmagic HP200
post #19160 of 37456
Thread Starter 
I have a closed headphone to recommend for most things... lets just call it something like a closed X1, but better bass control, and from a company you'd never expect. That's all I can say.
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

Anyone know of an open/velour padded headphone with a detachable 3.5mm cable? Perhaps one in the future for me with the vmoda mic cable thing.
 

 

What about MA900 + modmic?

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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

I have a closed headphone to recommend for most things... lets just call it something like a closed X1, but better bass control, and from a company you'd never expect. That's all I can say.

 

:popcorn:

 

I swear that just described the 1540! lol

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I have a closed headphone to recommend for most things... lets just call it something like a closed X1, but better bass control, and from a company you'd never expect. That's all I can say.

 

Beats??

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Originally Posted by chicolom View Post
 

 

What about MA900 + modmic?

 

I think his intentions are to have just one cable...

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Beats??

 

 

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Originally Posted by Change is Good View Post

I think his intentions are to have just one cable...

That would be correct.

As for Beats...not quite, but getting close. Thats all I will say.

All I will say is that its so good, I would ship it to you guys to break the stigma.
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That would be correct.

As for Beats...not quite, but getting close. Thats all I will say.

All I will say is that its so good, I would ship it to you guys to break the stigma.

 

I forgot the HP200 doesn't come with velours... but have heard good things about the beyer 770 pads on them. It's the closest thing that I can think of, though I'm not positive the Vmoda mic will fit due to the deep insert where you connect the cable on the HPs.

 

And aw man... I think I know what it is. I won't let the cat out of the bad like Axel, however, with the ADs lol


Edited by Change is Good - 12/20/13 at 9:19pm
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Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 12/20/13 at 9:41pm
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That would be correct.

As for Beats...not quite, but getting close. Thats all I will say.

All I will say is that its so good, I would ship it to you guys to break the stigma.

 

Ultrasone? Soul? Fanny Wang? Bose?

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Ultrasone? Soul? Fanny Wang? Bose?

 

 

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