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Originally Posted by ATLien3000 View Post
 

I absolutely can not decide what headphone to get! This will be my first ever good pair of headphones and I'm lost. I've done research for a couple weeks now and I still have no idea haha. I am looking to spend around $200 or less. I will be using them for PS4 gaming, some PC gaming and of course music. Does anyone have a suggestion for a new headphone user? 

 

Since this is your first headphone, I would probably look into something easy to drive and doesn't require amplification if you don't have amplifier. If an open headphone is fine, I would suggest the Sony MDR-MA900 or Sennheiser HD 558/598 in this price range. The Philips Fidelio X1 is another, but it may be a bit out of your price range at $250.

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So, can anyone tell me if the mixamp being sold @ Microsofts site is exactly the same as the Astro Mixamp that sells for $129.99 by itself @ Amazon? Here is the link, http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/en_US/pdp/Astro-Gaming-A30-Wired-Audio-System/productID.253781900

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Originally Posted by DADDYDC650 View Post
 

So, can anyone tell me if the mixamp being sold @ Microsofts site is exactly the same as the Astro Mixamp that sells for $129.99 by itself @ Amazon? Here is the link, http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/en_US/pdp/Astro-Gaming-A30-Wired-Audio-System/productID.253781900

 

WTF?! 

 

Now it's only $79??  It was $109 a week ago, and that was a good deal then.  Remember, you're getting a free A30 headset.

 

 

Mixamp 5.8 + A30s for $109:

http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/en_US/pdp/Astro-Gaming-A30-Wireless-System/productID.253782000

 

Mixamp (2011) + A30s for $79:

http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/en_US/pdp/Astro-Gaming-A30-Wired-Audio-System/productID.253781900

 

Some of the best prices I've seen on them ^.

 

 

If you're looking at this amazon listing, then NO it's not the same.  The Amazon listing is the newer edition with the EQ and what-not.  The newer version also has more hiss though.


Edited by chicolom - 1/14/14 at 8:06pm
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WTF?! 

Now it's only $79??  It was $109 a week ago, and that was a good deal then.  Remember, you're getting a free A30 headset.


Mixamp 5.8 + A30s for $109:
http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/en_US/pdp/Astro-Gaming-A30-Wireless-System/productID.253782000

Mixamp (2011) + A30s for $79:
http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/en_US/pdp/Astro-Gaming-A30-Wired-Audio-System/productID.253781900

Some of the best prices I've seen on them ^.


If you're looking at this amazon listing, then NO it's not the same.  The Amazon listing is the newer edition with the EQ and what-not.  The newer version also has more hiss though.
I bought the $79.99 version. Is the 2013 version better? Should I cancel my order? I don't want an inferior version to pair with my Philips X1 and BoomPro mic....
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Are the Astro a40s and mixamp good for $190 or should I buy a better headphone for the price? I don't need a mic.
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Originally Posted by DADDYDC650 View Post


I bought the $79.99 version. Is the 2013 version better? Should I cancel my order? I don't want an inferior version to pair with my Philips X1 and BoomPro mic....

 

In terms of sound quality, FWIR the 2011 version is actually the best.  I'd stick with it, as that's a great price on it (they go for that much used, and without the A30 headset.)

 

 

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Originally Posted by ATLien3000 View Post

Are the Astro a40s and mixamp good for $190 or should I buy a better headphone for the price? I don't need a mic.

 

If you don't need a mic, don't get the mixamp - get the DSS (version one, not DSS2).  It sells for ~$25 on ebay and has the same surround as the mixamp, just without the mic support.

 

Don't get the A40s regardless.  They're overpriced.  Get one of the other headphone recommendations on the front page.


Edited by chicolom - 1/14/14 at 8:14pm
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In terms of sound quality, FWIR the 2011 version is actually the best.  I'd stick with it, as that's a great price on it (they go for that much used, and without the A30 headset.)
Awesome! I might try to sell the headset to offset the price. It's almost as if Microsoft read my posts last night and wanted to help me out.... smily_headphones1.gif
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Amp vs. amp/DAC I'm still trying to decide which route to go for k612s.

I want a DAC/amp that can connect optically into SB Z or just an amp to connect via headphone plug in worth $100-250. Just depends on peoples opinions on the DAC in the Z and if getting an external will make a huge difference or not.
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Woesty.. make a decision - we've lobbed plenty of ideas at you here and in the other mega threads. Look back over them and you'll come to a decision mate :) No doubt about it though, choosing any other bit of tech is a walk in the park compared to audio.

 

As I indicated.. get the SBZ and the K612 and see how you get on... you can then add a DAC or an amp later if you so choose.


Edited by SaLX - 1/14/14 at 8:26pm
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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by chicolom View Post

WTF?! 

Now it's only $79??  It was $109 a week ago, and that was a good deal then.  Remember, you're getting a free A30 headset.


Mixamp 5.8 + A30s for $109:
http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/en_US/pdp/Astro-Gaming-A30-Wireless-System/productID.253782000

Mixamp (2011) + A30s for $79:
http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msusa/en_US/pdp/Astro-Gaming-A30-Wired-Audio-System/productID.253781900

Some of the best prices I've seen on them ^.


If you're looking at this amazon listing, then NO it's not the same.  The Amazon listing is the newer edition with the EQ and what-not.  The newer version also has more hiss though.

Well, crap. I really wanna buy this...

And maaaan, I bought the 5.8 for over that not that long ago. Ugh.
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Thread Starter 
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Awesome! I might try to sell the headset to offset the price. It's almost as if Microsoft read my posts last night and wanted to help me out.... smily_headphones1.gif

Sell it to me...


I could use a headset, and it'd give me another thing to review down the line.
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

Sell it to me...


I could use a headset, and it'd give me another thing to review down the line.
What would you be willing to pay?
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Thread Starter 
I dunno, you got it for hilariously cheap, so I expect something that makes sense.

Anybody want a 2011 Mixamp for $45 total?

I'm stuck in that i have the 5.8, and no headset. I don't exactly have much money so selling off the 2011 could help off pay for the A30 and some of what I owe Change for the 1840 pads.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 1/14/14 at 8:58pm
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It seems the MA900 may of been discontinued. Amazon is saying it's discontinued by manufacturer and they say out of stock on Sony's website.

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I dunno, you got it for hilariously cheap, so I expect something that makes sense.

Anybody want a 2011 Mixamp for $45 total?

I'm stuck in that i have the 5.8, and no headset. I don't exactly have much money so selling off the 2011 could help off pay for the A30 and some of what I owe Change for the 1840 pads.
Why are you keeping the 5.8 over the 2011 mixamp?
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