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Evs, chicolom's faq is on my list because hes the one who wrote it, though when I add to it, I may have to edit the name and things and stuff.
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Thanks NamelessPMG, after reading this thread, I decided to get rid of my Turtle Beach wireless, and I ordered an Astro Mixamp to really feel thru define sound positioning in my FPS.

I was planning to buy Q701's to mix with the Mixamp, but I have that set of Stax 202/212 siting in my basement doing nothing.

Before spending money for nothing, I was wondering if they could manage something close to the Q701.

Should received the Mixamp next week, will post my evaluation.

 

The first thing I recommend is visiting and looking over The Entry Level Stax Thread.

 

I can't compare Stax to the usual AKGs because I've never heard a single AKG headphone thus far (was hoping to sample the K612, but a shipping mishap got 'em sent back to Change), but a lot of other remarks I've read on here generally rank them above the K701 overall.

 

Do keep in mind that with the Mixamp, you'll need a male 3.5mm TRS to dual RCA adapter cable so you can connect the output to your SRM-212. I'm not sure that the Mixamp package includes such a cable.

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More... Mids?
So, for someone who really liked the forward mids of the MA900, but sorely missed the extension of the AKGs... Is this the happy blend?


I've compared the K702 AE/K712 and the K612 directly, the K612 is more forward in the mids than either. Yes, I think so, the K612 replaced my MA900s . I think it will be a happy blend of the two, the mids are clearer too, the MA900 sounds a tad veiled compared to the K612.

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The A30 review is coming along... let's just say it may upset Astro.
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Been thinking of getting headphones for PS3, I currently have HD228 which I think sound really distant and veiled straight through the TV's headphone out, so I want to ask:

What headphones would you recommend unamped for PS3?

I've been thinking of NuForce HP-800 or Creative Aurvana Live! and that is my budget 100 dollarish.

Thanks.

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With the X1 sold it's only the K612 and MA900... That's untill the HE-560 finally releases wink.gif
I'll have my forward mids. Till then ;D
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Damn, MLE is tearing it up today on the Ghosts today.

 

http://www.twitch.tv/madlustenvy

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I just want to put my two cents in because I own plenty of Sennheiser products (I mod them, as well, but not the HD6xx series and HD800.) You made the HD650 sound best compared to the HD598. The mids in the HD598 are actually more detailed or just as good compared to the HD650 (am I going crazy? might be my DAC.) With a little modding and rewiring of the HD598, you get the same exact sound with better soundstage, compared to HD650 or EVEN the HD600. With the modding and wiring finished, the HD598 become HIGHER quality headphones. Don't get me wrong: I love the natural feeling of my HD600, and the dark feeling of the HD650, but the soundstage is just soooooooooo good in the HD598. However; comparing it to the HD800... DIFFERENT story! The HD800 simply explodes their trousers.


Edited by DannyRox23 - 3/22/14 at 6:06am
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Been thinking of getting headphones for PS3, I currently have HD228 which I think sound really distant and veiled straight through the TV's headphone out, so I want to ask:

What headphones would you recommend unamped for PS3?

I've been thinking of NuForce HP-800 or Creative Aurvana Live! and that is my budget 100 dollarish.

Thanks!

Some of the sennheiser headphones aren't that good..the hd sp25 are garbage..better off getting the hd202 over them..you have got to watch out which ones you get..some have no bass..try and demo them first!

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Evs, chicolom's faq is on my list because hes the one who wrote it, though when I add to it, I may have to edit the name and things and stuff.

I mean "Chicolom's FAQ" heading shows up twice (once inside a spoiler section, where I don't think you meant it to be), and I didn't see the links for the DX mic or the Neweer lapel mic on Amazon.

I stayed up late, and slept through your awesome gameplay this morn frown.gif
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I just want to put my two cents in because I own plenty of Sennheiser products (I mod them, as well, but not the HD6xx series and HD800.) You made the HD650 sound best compared to the HD598. The mids in the HD598 are actually more detailed or just as good compared to the HD650 (am I going crazy? might be my DAC.) With a little modding and rewiring of the HD598, you get the same exact sound with better soundstage, compared to HD650 or EVEN the HD600. With the modding and wiring finished, the HD598 become HIGHER quality headphones. Don't get me wrong: I love the natural feeling of my HD600, and the dark feeling of the HD650, but the soundstage is just soooooooooo good in the HD598. However; comparing it to the HD800... DIFFERENT story! The HD800 simply explodes their trousers.

I stated the hd598 has really forward mids. Too much, they sound shouty at times. I dont like the tonality of the 598. The 650 is one of the most natural sounding headphones I've owned, with liquid mids.

Mids don't have to be so forward like on the 598. Then it becomes grating like too much treble. It also lacks the body and smoothness of the 650.

598 makes for a really good soundwhoring can, which is why I rated it so high.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 3/22/14 at 8:16am
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I mean "Chicolom's FAQ" heading shows up twice (once inside a spoiler section, where I don't think you meant it to be), and I didn't see the links for the DX mic or the Neweer lapel mic on Amazon.

I stayed up late, and slept through your awesome gameplay this morn frown.gif

Ahhhh, I see what you mean. That was intentional, but I guess its redundant. Ill change it soon. Pm me the stuff you want added about the xb1.

The mic links are there, unless you meant you missed them before.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 3/22/14 at 8:15am
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I stated the hd598 has really forward mids. Too much, they sound shouty at times. I dont like the tonality of the 598. The 650 is one of the most natural sounding headphones I've owned, with liquid mids.

Mids don't have to be so forward like on the 598. Then it becomes grating like too much treble. It also lacks the body and smoothness of the 650.

598 makes for a really good soundwhoring can, which is why I rated it so high.

Fair enough :)

 

Happy listening!

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I mean, I loved the 598 for gaming, and they are very well balanced. Just felt the mids couldve been a little less forward is all, and have a little more bass. I actually prefer the 558 for that very reason. It sounds more pleasing to me, though not as detailed.
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Sure, during my work break. Basically though, you could just quote my post on the past page, and then copy/paste the "How to..." with URLs conveniently attached, so that the guide doesn't get bloated and inquiring minds can still find what they need. Another benefit, if you just put the link, when I make my setup guide video I can just add it to the post you'd be linking to... so you wouldn't need to update the guide to include it.
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