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Originally Posted by Change is Good View Post

I don't know, man, I'm thinking I might just downgrade... rather than get something new.I don't game as much as I used to... nor listen to soft music often enough to justify having an alternate $400 headphone just for that purpose.

Still, those new HifiMans tho...
That sounds like a nice plan if you don't want to spend a lot of cash or have no need to spend hundreds on audio equipment. I'm sticking with my Philips X1 for now which I'll be using for PC gaming, music and movies. I'll be switching between my X1 and Astro a30 for consoles until they release a kick @ss wireless headset that is compatible with both the PS4 and Xbox One.
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Originally Posted by souske sagara View Post

Which mixamp offers the best sound quality. The 2013 mixamp pro, 5.8 mixamp, turtle beach DSS, Turtle Beach DSS2 or some othe device.

I have the Mixamp pro and 2011 Mixamp.
I tested them both on my Xbox360 and the Mixamp pro has a little more clarity than the 2011 Mixamp (atleast for me)
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What is the best amp/DAC I can possibly get for the fidelio X1?

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They are pretty easy to drive, but I'd go for the Audio_gd 11.32 if I were you (can't imagine spending any more would help). The Sabre DAC will help the X1 (a bit) and it won't cost an arm or leg. Even then, getting a DAC/Amp like that is very probably going overboard - straight out the back off my SBZ it sounds great.

 

Read this thread: http://www.head-fi.org/t/689313/dac-amp-for-fidelio-x1-ratings-and-recommendations-compilation-thread

 

Ask in the Philips thread... basically neutral is what you want.


Edited by SaLX - 1/17/14 at 12:13pm
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Dude, i TOTALLY feel you. Why do you think I've stuck with the MA900, sold off all my higher end stuff, and went back to the more convenient 5.8 despite it's worse SQ than the regular Mixamp? I hardly ever listen to music, and even now, I use my 5.8 when I watch movies/Pc and stuff. I'm over high end, and elaborate desktop solutions.

Of course, I will always want stuff like the HE-400i, but it's so far from a priority now. I wanna simplify my electronics, not add to them.

If i could, I'd go wireless EVERYTHING. Still considering the Fiio W1 in the future.

I sold the Mixamp pro, bought the A30 bundle, and selling the Mixamp as soon as I get it. That way, I basically just sold my Mixamp and paid for the A30s. I'm tired of the DX mix and the hassles that come with attaching it, so having an Astro A30 as my headset that cost me nothing in the end, seems logical.

 

Might add your choices in the OP.

 

Also it'd be fun to review something awful on purpose, like beats or a beats knock off or those razer 7.1 things that everyone purchases so are easy to come by.

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Might add your choices in the OP.

 

Also it'd be fun to review something awful on purpose, like beats or a beats knock off or those razer 7.1 things that everyone purchases so are easy to come by.

I would love for MLE to review the Sony Pulse Elite headset.

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Originally Posted by Change is Good View Post
 

 

Has there been any reports of them being inferior in sound because of production now being in China for the K702/Q701?

Then again... its a new year so it may be best to wait and see what other companies have up their sleeve for the near future...

 

I'd be interested in hearing feedback on this too, the Q701 for $199 on Amazon are on my list too - I thought that was a pretty good deal.

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Wait, the MA900's discontinued already? What the hell? I haven't even had mine that long!

Still in near-mint condition, too (in large part because chicolom cares for his stuff). Guess I better make sure it stays that way if replacements aren't guaranteed.

What is it with my preferred headphones being discontinued models, anyway? I mean, my all-time favorite headphone is a 1979 design!
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Originally Posted by souske sagara View Post

Which mixamp offers the best sound quality. The 2013 mixamp pro, 5.8 mixamp, turtle beach DSS, Turtle Beach DSS2 or some othe device.

I just compared my 2011 mixamp pro with my Turtle Beach DSS. Without raising the bass on my DSS, they both sound exactly the same. As soon as I raise the bass level on the DSS, the immersion factor raises. You can't control the bass level on the 2011 mixamp pro which is a bummer. I didn't find the extra bass distracting at all and I was able to pinpoint footsteps without issue. The DSS has more hissing at high volume levels than the 2011 mixamp. The 2011 mixamp pro has hissing as well but it's faint and only at high levels compared to the 2011 mixamp pro which is a plus. Unless you are very sensitive to hissing or want your ear drums to burst, you won't notice it during gameplay on the DSS and certainly not on the 2011 mixamp.

 

Update: I was going to return the A30 headset + 2011 mixamp pro but after listening to it all night, I've decided to keep both the DSS and 2011 mixamp. The DSS is now connected to my Xbox One and the mixamp to my PS4.


Edited by DADDYDC650 - 1/18/14 at 12:33pm
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Soooo I just bought my first $200 headphones...the Sony MDR MA900 smily_headphones1.gif. Should arrive next week. Since they are now discontinued, I wonder if they get messed up or anything, how will they fix them or replace them? im more concerned about the cable since alot of peeps say its thin but I have a pair of sony mdr xd200 and the cable on those are thin and had them for 3+ years and have been going strong since, cable is still great condition. So im assuming it may be the same for the MA900.

Either way cant wait for them to arrive. But I still need one more thing....Mix Amp Pro 2013 or Recond3D USB? Im a bit confused because some people say that optical cant output 7.1 signal...and since Mix Amp Pro 2013 is 7.1...is this true? Recon3D seems like a good choice for 70-75 bucks

I need some suggestions guys smily_headphones1.gif thanks

oh and another thing. mix amp 2011 and mix amp 2013.... is the sound quality better on 2011 based more on personal preference or more physical?
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Guys they are finally here!! 

 

AKG Q701 + magni amp - (Red&White Monster cable :P) -  fiio (Optical) - xonar u3 - (USB) - PC

 

I got some questiong regarding the software, 

 

Sample rate = 48khz
Analog out: Headphone.

Exciter Mode

Spdif out = PCM 

and Dolby Headphone only when gaming,

 

I should set on Playback the Speakers instead of the SPDIF out right?

should i tick 7.1 surround and dolby headphone?

Should i play with those EQ like GAME, HIFI, etc etc. and what about the GX button.

 

Just a quick tutorial if you dont mind! and thanks for all the help! @chicolom @PurpleAngel and @Mad lust Envy !!

 

Edit: When playing COD BO2, they only work with SPDIF (Xonar u3) also i ticked 7.1 and DH with (DH 2), magni is almost always at max volume.. and Audio Channel are set at 8. What bout in game Sound settings?

 

Edit: Okaaay.. had to put it on Speaker Default, ( i get it, spdif overrides the Xonar) HOOOOOOLY SHT my friend! this is amazing!! 


Edited by Railius - 1/17/14 at 11:00pm
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I was about to buy a PC360 but reading all the good things about the Q701 i dont know.. is a big improvement over the PC360?

Worth the extra $34?

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Originally Posted by Nhilzen View Post

I was about to buy a PC360 but reading all the good things about the Q701 i dont know.. is a big improvement over the PC360?
Worth the extra $34?

In a word, yes. The Q701 is a wonderful can. For me the only reason to get the PC360 over the Q701 is if you really want a headset.
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Originally Posted by Nhilzen View Post

I was about to buy a PC360 but reading all the good things about the Q701 i dont know.. is a big improvement over the PC360?
Worth the extra $34?

I don't know. I can go either way on this. I'm a huge fan of the Q701, but the PC360 is no slouch. If you're buying them mostly for gaming, don't forget about the extra coat of a microphone and the time needed for the mod.
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I don't know. I can go either way on this. I'm a huge fan of the Q701, but the PC360 is no slouch. If you're buying them mostly for gaming, don't forget about the extra coat of a microphone and the time needed for the mod.

And you will need a pretty good amp too 

 

Only for Gaming i wouldnt buy a AKG701..

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