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post #21211 of 37457
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Originally Posted by JGOD View Post


I like the 701. Great positional accuracy.

But how it does in music? I know I can't go wrong with it, but should anyone of the others I've said do a better job?

post #21212 of 37457
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Originally Posted by Lucas Bezerra View Post
 

But how it does in music? I know I can't go wrong with it, but should anyone of the others I've said do a better job?

 

Depends on what music genres you listen to... and what your sound preferences are...

post #21213 of 37457
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Originally Posted by Change is Good View Post
 

 

Depends on what music genres you listen to... and what your sound preferences are...

As I said here:

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Originally Posted by Lucas Bezerra View Post
 

Hi guys, I hope I get some good advice here =). Let's say it, I need the "best headphones" (I know this word doesn't exist in therms of audio, but...) that I can get for competitive first person shooter gaming sessions that also MUST fit a rock lover requirements for a outstanding eargasm. As I'm a starter, my budget for the HP is something like $250 (the less, the better). The HP will be paired with a Creative Soundblaster Z as I need a good 3D view of my enemies/mates location and, IF needed, a Schiit Magni Amplifier can be also put in the cart (you can also make your point here). Maybe I use it on my guitar amp too. I'm gonna use it for something like 8h/day at the vacations, so it needs to be very comfortable and pleasant (my Porta Pro bends my hair almost permanently and this makes me very, very angry). I'm not going to say the music-to-gaming using time ratio because I really think I need something good at both, but if you want cut anything out, I prefer the music quality over the gaming (not too much). Said that statements and after read this Guide, I think these are my options: AKG Q701 vs Beyerdynamic DT880 vs Beyerdynamic DT990 vs Philips Fidelio X1 vs Sony MA900 vs HiFiMAN HE-400. What do you think? If I forgot anything that can make your recommendation easier just tell me and I will add it. A little help from the thread starter would be also very appreciated. Thanks in advance to all you and sorry for any English Grammar murdering,

 

Lucas Bezerra.

I want a good HP for competitive FPS games and music. I almost only like rock and, as I said above, and want the most outstanding experience possible with it (understand rock as The Black Keys, RHCP, The Offspring, Arctic Monkeys, Foo Fighters... these kinds). I'm in a really bad doubt here...


Edited by Lucas Bezerra - 2/23/14 at 1:29pm
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Would a DSS original version be enough to drive my ATH-W11R if I were to use them together? Or would I need an amp? Impedance is only 48 ohms. Pretty excited about it.

post #21215 of 37457
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post


That's one hell of a dip at 1khz. Yes, the midrange is lower than the bass and treble. IIRC, upper bass turns to midrange after 300hz or so, which is when that graph starts dipping. At 1khz, it starts it's gradual climb towards treble, where it peaks. Everything between the upper bass and treble is dipping to the 1khz mark.

I see. I think the K540's have insane clarity and timbre for their price, even more clarity and slightly better timbre than the Shure SRH-840's, which is way more expensive. The only thing that's really bothering me is that the vocals sound pushed back.

post #21216 of 37457
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The post he makes is absurd. Using plug and play, only, with BF4 is NOT surround (sounds like plain stereo to me)... and is peanuts when compared to the massive surround sound of DH or other processors.

But hey, let em toss his U3. Nobody's stopping him.

 

I agree. Headphone "Surround" is decent but it's no way positionally (or simple panning) as good as SBX/DH/CMSS. 

post #21217 of 37457
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Originally Posted by Lucas Bezerra View Post

But how it does in music? I know I can't go wrong with it, but should anyone of the others I've said do a better job?
I originally used the k701 with the mixamp and it had no bass what so ever. Now I use with the headzone and h1 gives it surprisingly good bass. The sounds of explosions are night and day. So I think it would be good for music with the right amp.
post #21218 of 37457
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Originally Posted by 3X0 View Post
 

Never made the pretense of surround. It's a really good stereo mix compared against BF3.

 

Not sure how it compares to BL2 but that's my other good reference point. You don't need DH or CMSS-3D to get superb imaging from that game, despite the stereo mix.

 

If you compare the three games BF3 is the only one that sounds purely L/R with no center or spatial cues and needs a DSP to be half-decent. I wouldn't be surprised if BF3 was a step back compared to BFBC2, but I'm too lazy to fire that one up.

 

Of course if you're using headphones with garbage imaging to begin with it won't help much.

 

Are you sure you've played these games? BFBC2 was garbage with directional accuracy. BF3 was a huge step up and BF4 is just as good.

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Originally Posted by roguegeek View Post
 

 

Are you sure you've played these games? BFBC2 was garbage with directional accuracy. BF3 was a huge step up and BF4 is just as good.

Don't remember enough about BFBC2. I know that BF3 is terrible with directional sound (DSP is basically necessary), and BF4 is not.

post #21220 of 37457
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

If the Vmoda cable works, so will the Boom Pro. I guess I can add them to the list if so.

Do you happen to have any idea what the BoomPro would be like in regards to noise cancelling? I share a room and my current condenser mic picks up absolutely everything and was looking at the BoomPro hoping that it would cancel out my roommates voice as well as the various other noises in the house.

post #21221 of 37457
Makem,
It doesn't have noise-cancellation circuitry, however it is mostly directional so you can angle it to mostly pick up sound from your mouth.
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Hi guys, I don't know if this would be the right place to mention this, but I just tried a mod that I would recommend for people with the AD 700 headphones.

 

As I would imagine, this headphone would cause some people discomfort after an hour due to the thin pads. This happened to me as well, so I tried to switch the pads out. The pads are thin and rather awkwardly shaped, so I had to look for pads that could fit without damage.

 

I noticed that, using the pads from my Superlux HD 681 Evo (I would assume K240 pads would work as well). My initial impressions using the velour pads from the HD 681 was that the soundstage was even larger and the treble was more sparkly. Using the pleather pads, I felt that the bass was definitely a bit stronger, while directional cues seemed easier to detect. I didn't feel that the pads altered the sound very distinctly. These are all initial impressions, so take these observations with a bit of salt.

 

 

If anyone can try this mod and tell me their impressions as well, I would appreciate it.


Edited by FruityGayGuy - 2/24/14 at 12:46am
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AKG K545 (2.5mm, need confirmation w/2.5mm adapter)
Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro
Focal Spirit Pro, Classic
Logitech UE6000
M-Audio Q40
Monster DNA On Ear, DNA Pro
MrSpeakers Mad Dog (single ended version)
NAD Viso HP50
Nuforce HP800
Philips Fidelio X1
Sony MDR-1R
Ultrasone Pro 900, 2900 (need confirmation)
Vmoda M80, M100, LP2

Thanks for confirming this for me. Looking forward to buying one.

 

I have the UE6000, MDR 1R and Q40 of the list. how do these headphones rate as gamer headphones?

Nad HP50 and the COP is probably my next buys.

post #21224 of 37457
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Originally Posted by tan1415 View Post
 

Thanks for confirming this for me. Looking forward to buying one.

 

I have the UE6000, MDR 1R and Q40 of the list. how do these headphones rate as gamer headphones?

Nad HP50 and the COP is probably my next buys.

 

Are you going to keep them all (if you like them)?

post #21225 of 37457
Thread Starter 
I haven't reviewed those headphones. Since I haven't heard/reviewed them, no way will I say whether they're good or not. As closed, isolating headphones, I don't think I'd like them that much for gaming. Open is the way to go for me, save for a few exceptions like the Alpha Dog (which won't even work with the BoomPro). I have NOT confirmed the Ultrasones, and calpis has told me the jacks are recessed, so it may NOT work for those Ultrasones.

That list is just a list stating what the BoomPro WOULD connect to. It is not a recommendations list. I bolded the X1, because that IS a recommended headphone for gaming.

If I get someone else ask me the same thing about those headphones off that list, I will be removing the list (nothing against you, just I don't want the same question asked about headphones I haven't tested) and changing it to a list of headphones I recommend with the BoomPro. Since I have not owned/tested almost ANY good headphones with a detachable 3.5mm cable that would be good for gaming, the list would be quite miniscule.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 2/24/14 at 2:30am
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