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Guys, keep your eyes open for Amazon warehouse deals.

Last in night before going to bed I saw some white Q701s for $100... but are sold out already. I've also been seeing other deeply discounted used headphones from their warehouse.

I guess we can expect drop offs in prices after tomorrow, so they can make storage room for 2014.
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This is a good point. They had HD800 on a fire sale last week as well. Warehouse deals, of course.
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http://www.amazon.com/Activision-Singularity-Download/dp/B00ATF5YY8/?tag=viglink129408-20

 

Singularity for 7.49. Looks like a UE Game, maybe activates OpenAL per Ini. Game always sounded decent to me and it's a Raven Game. 

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http://www.amazon.com/Activision-Singularity-Download/dp/B00ATF5YY8/?tag=viglink129408-20

 

Singularity for 7.49. Looks like a UE Game, maybe activates OpenAL per Ini. Game always sounded decent to me and it's a Raven Game. 


Be loads of bargains in the game stores with the January sales..be getting rid of old stock.. I want bioshock infinite the last batman and a few others..i just wish dark souls 2 was out now..got to wait until march I think!

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Merry Christmas to the Head-fi Family :) 

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Merry Christmas everyone!

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Any advice on super comfortable closed headphones for gaming and music? I don't play many FPS games and I want something for my dance and kpop music while I'm playing SC2 or LoL. £150 GBP budget. I have a Xonar DG.

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Any advice on super comfortable closed headphones for gaming and music? I don't play many FPS games and I want something for my dance and kpop music while I'm playing SC2 or LoL. £150 GBP budget. I have a Xonar DG.

There aren't really many options, unfortunately, in that price range for closed headphones that fair well for both gaming AND bassy music.

I have tried quite a few, and really the only one that I liked to game with when I had it was the Soundmagic HP100. The SRH840 was OK but its soundstage was a bit clostraphobic for gaming... similar to the ATH-M50. I've read that the SRH940 is fantastic for gaming, but I've also read its bass is a bit anemic and it may also be too bright for some... so that may not be a good choice for your music preference.

I think you're best bet would be the HP100... unless you can push your budget up a little more and get the MRSpeakers Mad Dog 3.2

You can also wait until MLE posts his review of the surprise closed headphone that was sent to him. He has mentioned that it's surpirsingly good... though, I'm not sure what the price point of it will be.
Edited by Change is Good - 12/24/13 at 5:20pm
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Nice to see someone else who likes kpop, can't wait to hook up SoundBlaster Omni and G4ME ZERO tomorrow, will try to burn in and put it through its paces. It better make my kpop sound damn good, and games.

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I currently own the hd 598, and ath m50 and while i enjoy the hd 598 for gaming and watching anime on my pc i was looking for a more immersive set so after reading the reviews would the Beyerdynamic DT990 pro still be a great option? Or should I start looking for something else also I mostly listen to japanese anime music, rock , and electronic so I have no idea if the dt 990 pro is good for that music but thats not a buying factor


Edited by xela3 - 12/24/13 at 8:54pm
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Anime music tends to dwell on the bright side. The DT990 is extremely bright, so music like that will be quite grating to the ears. I'd suggest the Fidelio X1, if you can score one for a good price. The 990 pro is a great headphone, but the treble is a definite problem.
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Past few days have been a trip trying to figure out what audio solution I want for my gaming rig in January. The headphones/headset I choose are pretty much exclusively for gaming as I could care less about my music.

 

Choices are pretty much get AKG Q701's and figure out what amp/dac or sound card to get (This part is throwing me for a loop, so many opinions on what sounds better, having an amp that can drive it properly, etc)

 

Or


Cut out all the hassle and get the Sennheiser PC 363D's and just put up with a headset.

 

Who knew audio could be so complicated.

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If it's just for gaming, the Q701 is overkill, really. You need a pretty strong amp for them, and if it's just for gaming, it's just so unnecessary to get them. I'd get something like the HD558/598/PC360 instead. If you want more immersion, the Q701 isn't going to be much better than those either. Positional accuracy and soundstage between them is more or less same-y. You're looking at refinement with the Q701, not necessarily a better gaming performer. If you already own a strong amp for other uses, then the Q701 is golden, but if not, it's not logical to get it. the Q701 is one of those rare headphones that improve with more money you throw at them. So if you half ass it, you'll effectively just overspend for a product you're not taking full advantage of.

I'd suggest the MA900, but right now, they're going for quite a high price.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 12/24/13 at 9:18pm
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If it's just for gaming, the Q701 is overkill, really. You need a pretty strong amp for them, and if it's just for gaming, it's just so unnecessary to get them. I'd get something like the HD558/598/PC360 instead. If you want more immersion, the Q701 isn't going to be much better than those either. Positional accuracy and soundstage between them is more or less same-y. You're looking at refinement with the Q701, not necessarily a better gaming performer. If you already own a strong amp for other uses, then the Q701 is golden, but if not, it's not logical to get it.

I'd suggest the MA900, but right now, they're going for quite a high price.

 

Ya this audio set up will be from scratch, I haven't owned a sound card since....2002. Was just overwhelmed with the fact that I would have to get the Q701's and an Amp/DAC just for gaming. Looks like I may settle on the headset options then!

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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

Anime music tends to dwell on the bright side. The DT990 is extremely bright, so music like that will be quite grating to the ears. I'd suggest the Fidelio X1, if you can score one for a good price. The 990 pro is a great headphone, but the treble is a definite problem.

Thanks for the info but I'd be primarily using it for gaming and would it really be that bad since for now I've mostly been using the ath m50 for music and if not the dt 990 are $150 is there anything as good you know of around the same price
Also I forgot to mention since I'm using the hd 598 for gaming right now is the dt 990 a lot better since I'm not into competitive gaming
Edited by xela3 - 12/24/13 at 9:33pm
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