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Originally Posted by Stillhart View Post
 

Does PS4 do virtual surround through the controller or just stereo?

 

Again, thanks!  That was REALLY helpful and makes it much easier for me to make my decision.

PS4 = only stereo when connected directly into the controller.

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Okay, last question for now on the subject.  There was a lot of talk a couple days ago about the Xbone's "spere audio processor" but I can't find ANY info about the Xbone audio processing.  Does anyone have any source for this?  Is it realistic at all to expect virtual surround through the controller?  I'd think this is something they'd hype up if it were a possibility.

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Stillhart,
The XBO audio is very much a mystery... and very much crippled at this time. Astro has partnered with Monoprice to sell an HDMI pass through device WITH optical-out, and that's currently the only way to get positional surround for headphones out of an XBO (unless you have an A/V receiver).

The XBO "sphere" processor is currently only being used as a dedicated piece if hardware to process audio so that the resources aren't taken from the pool normally used for graphics and computing. Otherwise... it's as much a mystery to me as it is to you. All talk of in-console surround with the XBO is pure speculation.

I wouldn't be TOO enthused about controller audio as being a high-quality audio option.
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I have my Xbone piping optical out to my AVR for 5.1 surround through my speakers.  Does that mean I can use one of my optical outs from the AVR to output Dolby to a Mixamp?

 

Maybe it's time to reconsider the 5.8 option.  This would let me use the headphones with any device going through the AVR, not just the Xbone...

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Will you be reviewing the Sony Gold Wireless Headset?

 

I'm debating whether to pick these up to use with my PS4 and PC, but I'm not sure if the Virtual Surround Sound works with PC or not. I've got a pair of AD700's right now, I've been thinking about picking up a mic and Astro Mixamp for the same purpose, but if the sony's are even remotely close in quality I would much prefer the cleaner wireless setup. Also, is it possible to have the Astro Mixamp hooked up to a PS4 and PC at the same time and get the virtual surround sound from both? Basically I don't want to have to switch wires back and forth.

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The virtual surround only works for the ps4. I'll review it if someone sends one to me.
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Alright guys. I have a favor to ask...

Try to find as many headphones with detachable 3.5mm or even 2.5mm cables. Stuff like the Sennheiser Momentum on ear, which has a 2.5mm input (a cheap 2.5mm to 3.5mm adapter will ensure the Vmoda BoomPro will work on it).

I just wanna have a list of headphones to use with the BoomPro.

For starters:

Philips Fidelio X1
MrSpeakers Mad Dog (not sure if the newer models use xlr)
Sennheiser Momentum (needs 2.5mm to 3.5mm adapter)
Sennheiser Momentum On Ear (same as above)
VMODA M80, M100
Audio Technica M50x (!)
Monster DNA, DNA Pro
Nuforce HP800

I also believe the HD558 and 598 use 2.5mm inputs...
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 2/14/14 at 8:36pm
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The focal spirit pro and classic.

post #20934 of 37450
Sennheiser hd590 has 2.5 connection. But would need an adapter that can fit the moulded channel. Or widen the channel.
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

Alright guys. I have a favor to ask...

Try to find as many headphones with detachable 3.5mm or even 2.5mm cables. Stuff like the Sennheiser Momentum on ear, which has a 2.5mm input (a cheap 2.5mm to 3.5mm adapter will ensure the Vmoda BoomPro will work on it).

I just wanna have a list of headphones to use with the BoomPro.

For starters:

Philips Fidelio X1
MrSpeakers Mad Dog (not sure if the newer models use xlr)
Sennheiser Momentum (needs 2.5mm to 3.5mm adapter)
Sennheiser Momentum On Ear (same as above)
VMODA M80, M100
Audio Technica M50x (!)
Monster DNA, DNA Pro
Nuforce HP800

I also believe the HD558 and 598 use 2.5mm inputs...

Add the K545, my friend (2.5mm) wink.gif
post #20936 of 37450
I think you should add the FiiO e17 and V-MODA M100 combo on this thread.
I use both with an optical / aux output for sound and a HDMI output for video, and the sound from the cans is amazing. basshead.gif
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The focal spirit pro and classic.

I like what I see of these at Innerfidelity.


Change, the SRH1540 has a graph that really does mimic the X1 in closed form. Looks appealing for mild bassheads.
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The Q701 has a removable cord.  Not sure if it meets the spec requirements.

post #20939 of 37450
Thread Starter 
Q701 is mini XLR. There are no small mini XLR to 3.5mm adapters.

Something this small so that the Vmoda boom pro will connect to the headphone that isn't 3.5mm.

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Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 2/15/14 at 1:03am
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I just spend some time with my new Creative Sound Blaster ZXR  with the K701 . The sound quality is pretty amazing compared to anything i have heard so far . 

 

Now for surround sound .....is nothing bad i can say about it .....The positioning audio is pretty amazing with Scout Mode Enable ....The bf4 setting to Headphones/Surround ...

 

Now the build in mic .....Nothing good i can say for it ....Very bass sounding while skyping and a little muddy and distort sound compared to logitech c120 webcam mic ....

 

In general I am very pleased from the sound card ...its a very solid product in the market 

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