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Originally Posted by roguegeek View Post
 

Heard so many great things about that amp. May look into it myself. It's a nice low risk price.

 

The price is an absolute steal, too! I paid $290 when I first got mine, a year ago...

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Originally Posted by tsine View Post
 

Thanks for this solutions . My budget is not going to be as much high a Matrix M-stage + audio card goes . What about something like the new sound blaster ZXR with and amp output of 300ohm ?I dont have any clue how good the 3d sound of the new Z-series are but with the Z and the zx and the zxr have an 300ohm amp built in 

That's another all-in-one solution that could potentially work. I'm not so certain about the amping capabilities and I'm not seeing a proper codec in the specs, but it might work. It needs verification beyond me. Generally, on-board solutions are not very good, but check out and ask in Nameless' thread for PC gaming.

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/593050/

 

They're most likely going to refer you to the X-Fi and Xonar cards as well, but it doesn't hurt to get the questions in front of more eyes.

post #20628 of 37263
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Originally Posted by tsine View Post
 

Thanks for this solutions . My budget is not going to be as much high a Matrix M-stage + audio card goes . What about something like the new sound blaster ZXR with and amp output of 300ohm ?I dont have any clue how good the 3d sound of the new Z-series are but with the Z and the zx and the zxr have an 300ohm amp built in 

 

I wouldn't bother with the ZXR alone. You could get a Sound Blaster Z OEM (SBX Pro Studio) and a separate amp for about the same price as a ZXR and have a better setup. You could even use a cheaper card like the Xonar DG/DGX (Dolby Headphone) or X-fi Titanium (CMSS-3D) and that would work too. 

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I currently using a DGX but dolby headphone is not even close to accurate positioning audio . I am using 64ohm amp with Razer 7.1 surround program and works mediocre . 

 

Yes i tried many settings and with Dolby and with Razer and many EQ's so the best so far is DGX 64 ohm with razer 7.1 . Razer gives me a good positioning but the footsteps and the guns are a little borring and not so bright and its easy to loose their sound when you are playing in 64 players with a lot of background exlosions and stuff .I managed to fix it with EQ's but its still not so great 

 

So i thought their will be something better than what dgx with razer 7.1 surround will do in bf4 


Edited by tsine - 2/4/14 at 3:00pm
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You're using Dolby Headphone AND Razer Surround?? Please rephrase your question tsine :)) I didn't know you could do that.

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I am not using them at the same time ofcourse ...I used dolby and surround sound was not great .....so i disabled it and now i am using razer 7.1 fod surround sound.Its a software that uses your aound card and gives you suround sound
post #20632 of 37263
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Originally Posted by AxelCloris View Post

And the buzzards are circling. wink_face.gif
He wants my first-batch E12.
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Originally Posted by Change is Good View Post

Weak, weak man...

I'm still holding out as long as I can lol

I still have to get my 612 reterminated and maybe get some memory foam pads. The stock pads have softened up a bit... so my interest in the 712 pads is purely sonic based.

What are you thinking about selling? Hmmmmmmm?!?
I'm not sure yet, I have a demo headphone on the way that may give me a direction, but... it's sticking with me how satisfied I was with just the Q701 plugged straight into the Omni.
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Originally Posted by mebcitadel View Post

Ok well maybe I should be very specific:

I need wireless. I think the Turtle Beach X41 sounded good until they broke. Are the Astro A50 better to justify the price for gaming purposes only?
Astro A50 is a bassy, boomy mess, the bass bleeds over details and sense of footsteps. The first page of the guide has a review on it. Honestly, just see if you could live with a mixamp 5.8 (wireless system, I just bought one from the Microsoft store, the black one in a combo with an Astro A30 is over 50% off), that's the best/most versatile option right now. Unfortunately, the XB1 is currently incompatible with optical-input headphone systems right now (at least for surround), but the mixamp 5.8 works with anything else. And the Mixamp 5.8 has a receiver that any headphone and mic can plug into.
Another option I haven't heard but ought to be at least as good as an Astro or Turtle Beach, would be Creative's Recon3D wireless bundle... That works with PC, Mac, PS3 & 4, Xbox and Xbox 360, almost everything except the proprietary XB1

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Originally Posted by tsine View Post

Thanks for this solutions . My budget is not going to be as much high a Matrix M-stage + audio card goes . What about something like the new sound blaster ZXR with and amp output of 300ohm ?I dont have any clue how good the 3d sound of the new Z-series are but with the Z and the zx and the zxr have an 300ohm amp built in 

The ZxR has the same opamp used in the FiiO E09k. It's implemented differently, but it ought to be a great stop unless/until you want to scale up with summit-fi gear. Honestly, I can't shake how good things were sounding last night with my Q701 plugged straight into the humble-but-capable Omni – so I would suggest an Omni and AKG K612 first, see how you like it, and you can always tack on an external DAC (with optical input) and Amp later. Spread out your investments while you get to learn and understand your tastes.
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Can somebody please advise on proper gain settings to choose for the Objective 2 when double amping with the mixamp pro? This is to drive some Q701 or K712. I read the mixamp is 70mW at 32ohm and I also came across Astro stating it maxes out at 1.6 volts. Although I'd like to keep the mixamp at 50% volume or less to prevent excessive hiss.

Thanks!
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Just a little eye candy...

 


Edited by Change is Good - 2/4/14 at 5:53pm
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Nah, eye candy would be you doing your best Vanna White for us with the headphones. ;)

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Originally Posted by AxelCloris View Post

Nah, eye candy would be you doing your best Vanna White for us with the headphones. wink.gif
Lol! Change's post made me want to take a pic of my setups, but yours made me want to draw a picture of candy that looks like eyes.

Feel like playing some Borderlands 2?
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Lol! Change's post made me want to take a pic of my setups, but yours made me want to draw a picture of candy that looks like eyes.

Feel like playing some Borderlands 2?

 

Absolutely! I'm currently working on a news release for the website but once I get it done and submitted to my editor I'll give you a shout.

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@Jumper.. the O2 effectively has 4 gain settings I believe; and they are jumper selectable. Sort of 2x or 6x, or 1x and 3x (some variation on the theme). 1x is very probably your safest bet. Check it out.. at least you can test it and the unit will give you plenty leeway unlike a Magni. You can even order one in that config. Hopefully somebody can weigh in here who's used it.


Edited by SaLX - 2/4/14 at 7:24pm
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post


The A30s I got sound like utter garbage, so it wasnt me. I dont like it at all. I still have to send mine back since they sound like they're mismatched.

Hopefully you get your replacements soon because I want to read your review on them. I'm loving mine. They aren't as good as the X1's obviously but for the price I paid, they sound great.

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Originally Posted by AxelCloris View Post

Absolutely! I'm currently working on a news release for the website but once I get it done and submitted to my editor I'll give you a shout.
Ok, I'm just trying to shake off a sudden wave of sleepiness... Been falling asleep with my finger on my phone keyboard during my last few posts. Typed some odd stuff.
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Originally Posted by DADDYDC650 View Post

Hopefully you get your replacements soon because I want to read your review on them. I'm loving mine. They aren't as good as the X1's obviously but for the price I paid, they sound great.
I'm not Mad, and I expect something like the CAL to outperform them, but I'll write a mini-review once mine arrive smily_headphones1.gif
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