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Originally Posted by SaLX View Post

@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.

Thanks for the reply. If you don't mind my asking, how did you arrive at the 1x suggestion - just curious. Also, I'm not aware of dip switches for the O2 - just the external in/out button selecting hi/low gain. I know you can pick the two gain levels for that switch when ordering the O2.
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^the 62 Ohm AKGs generally need only slightly more volume than a 32 ohm portable headphone, so you don't need extra gain really. Adding higher gain might make you be in a bad (real low) spot on the volume knob, and some other things to the sound character that I honestly forget at the moment.

However... I HAVE woken up enough to get on BL2!
You coming Axel?
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Research the O2.. those jumper settings are there all right, and I'd go for the O2 anytime over the Magni. 1x will allways the best setting to go for, but the gain might not be enough. Then go for 2.5x gain.


Edited by SaLX - 2/4/14 at 8:29pm
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Be specific, please. This is why many people's questions get overlooked... and they wonder why no one has responded...

 

x2

 

New members often post short vague questions and then expect to get lengthy detailed responses. 

 

People, be detailed and specific with your questions if you want to get helpful replies.  We can't help you if your question is too vague!


Edited by chicolom - 2/4/14 at 9:53pm
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hi guys out of all of these what is the best i can get that is avaiable can anyone give me a amazon link also heard about the senheiser hd 800 being really good are they for competitive gaming i have the senheiser pc 360 right now but is damaged so wanna get a new headset/headphone what are the best options i dont have any budget just wanna get the best possible

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hi guys out of all of these what is the best i can get that is avaiable can anyone give me a amazon link also heard about the senheiser hd 800 being really good are they for competitive gaming i have the senheiser pc 360 right now but is damaged so wanna get a new headset/headphone what are the best options i dont have any budget just wanna get the best possible

The Sennheiser HD 800 and AKG K812 are basically the two soundstage kings out right now, so either one of those will probably be the best possible headphones for gaming right now.

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Originally Posted by kirayamato View Post

hi guys out of all of these what is the best i can get that is avaiable can anyone give me a amazon link also heard about the senheiser hd 800 being really good are they for competitive gaming i have the senheiser pc 360 right now but is damaged so wanna get a new headset/headphone what are the best options i dont have any budget just wanna get the best possible

No budget? Best possible for competitive?

HD800, K812...

Stax?
Edited by Change is Good - 2/4/14 at 9:31pm
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Originally Posted by kirayamato View Post
 

hi guys out of all of these what is the best i can get that is avaiable can anyone give me a amazon link also heard about the senheiser hd 800 being really good are they for competitive gaming i have the senheiser pc 360 right now but is damaged so wanna get a new headset/headphone what are the best options i dont have any budget just wanna get the best possible

The best you could get? Yeah, I'm sure the HD 800 is way up there, but you're willing to spend that kind of money on a headphone for just competitive gaming? What's your budget?

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Thanks again SaLX and Evshrug. A follow up question though... How about the O2's gain settings in relation to the Mixamp - meaning the O2's standard 2.5x gain is stated to be meant for 2v desktop sources and the 6.5x gain for .5v portable sources. The Mixamp is rated at 1.6v, but is that not at max volume? I don't know that running the Mixamp full out is the right way to set it - I think around halfway or a little less would be ideal to reduce hiss. So at 50% volume its voltage would be down to around .8v, which I believe would be suitable for the 6.5x gain setting on the O2 from what I've read. Then don't forget the power draw from using a mic, which I would like to do. I will order the O2 with the 1x/2.5x gain option since that is the recommendation I've gotten here but please let me know if my concerns above make any sense.
Edited by jumper - 2/4/14 at 10:01pm
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What are these AKG K812 people speak of? I don't see them on Amazon or the AKG site.

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What are these AKG K812 people speak of? I don't see them on Amazon or the AKG site.
http://www.akg.com/k812-1308.html
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1014352-REG/akg_k812_3458z00010_k812_reference_headphones.html
?
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What are these AKG K812 people speak of? I don't see them on Amazon or the AKG site.

 

http://www.razordogaudio.com/collections/akg-by-harman/products/akg-k812-pro-superior-reference-headphones

 

Use coupon K812PRO for $200 off...


Edited by Change is Good - 2/4/14 at 9:52pm
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What are these AKG K812 people speak of? I don't see them on Amazon or the AKG site.

 

Really? 

 

First result when I google "AKG K812":

http://www.akg.com/k812-1308.html

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Ah ok I was looking at http://us.akg.com/akg-homepage-us.html by accident. They seem a bit pricey for me ;)

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Originally Posted by chicolom View Post
 

 

Really? 

 

First result when I google "AKG K812":

http://www.akg.com/k812-1308.html

 

Yea really. I ended up on the wrong akg webpage. Hope you aren't mad bro.
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