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Originally Posted by Evarin View Post

I'm told that the MMX 300 gaming set from Beyer is basically the 770's, so I would definitely pick up a pair of those for gaming over the 770s unless you don't want something with an integrated mic.



Already have a mic..xD but read this thread, it's....sigh..lol http://www.head-fi.org/t/585238/poll-best-basshead-cans-200-and-below/60#post_7969504

post #2732 of 37334
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Originally Posted by Evarin View Post

I'm told that the MMX 300 gaming set from Beyer is basically the 770's, so I would definitely pick up a pair of those for gaming over the 770s unless you don't want something with an integrated mic.



btw, WHATS WRONG WITH YOU?! "basically the 770's? They cost 350, 770's cost 145...GG and you would definitley pick a pair...WTF

post #2733 of 37334

Please understand the DT770 pro 80s cost 145, and the premium DT770s cost upwards of 300.

 

http://www.amazon.com/Beyer-Dynamic-Premium-32-Headphones/dp/B0024NK36C/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1323843232&sr=8-6

 

 

Btw what's with the way with your posting habits?  It's getting annoying.

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@ineedmorebase: What's wrong with Evarin's statement? It's correct, the MMX 300 is, as far as everyone can tell, a DT 770. But it does have an integrated mic, and a USB connection (which is optional).

 

MMX 300 = 350

DT770 + Antlion Modmic + USB adaptor w/ mute = 145 + 32.95 + 24.95** = 202.90

**Based on Turtle Beach's USB card, which lacks a mute switch: http://www.turtlebeach.com/products/sound-cards/audio-advantage-amigo-ii.aspx

 

Depends on the premium you place on convenience, and assumes you know which mic + DAC to buy.

 

Also, please stop shouting.


Edited by Eric_C - 12/13/11 at 10:19pm
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Eric, you know what I'm going to say when I see your Avatar?

post #2736 of 37334

What the. Uh, no?

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Creamy, dude. CREAMY!!

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It's a flat white. Ain't no cream there...
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I wasn't too impressed with the PC360s at first (after coming from the AD700s) but last night on BF3 they were brilliant... everything just sounded better than it did on the first day, happy about that. Used them for a few hours now and liking them more and more.

 

Question for those who use the mixamp + PC360, how do you control the volume? and does it matter? atm I've got the volume knob on the PC360 set to max, and control the sound with the mixamp. I don't play anywhere near full volume either, so don't worry! lol

 

Just wondering if it makes a difference.

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Originally Posted by rabidgamer View Post

Question for those who use the mixamp + PC360, how do you control the volume? and does it matter? atm I've got the volume knob on the PC360 set to max, and control the sound with the mixamp. I don't play anywhere near full volume either, so don't worry! lol

 

Just wondering if it makes a difference.

 

The way your doing it is fine.

 

I set the PC360s to max and set the mixamp to ~50% with game/voice set to 70%.  If your doing single player I think it's better to turn the game/voice all the way left to game balance and adjust the master accordingly, as there is less hiss that way.  In between rounds I usually spin the wheel on the PC360s to turn it down as it's more convenient.

 

Volume pots tend to have channel imbalance at very low volumes.

 

A bad way to do it would be to set the PC360s to 10% volume and the mixamp to 90%.

 

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Originally Posted by chicolom View Post

 

The way your doing it is fine.

 

I set the PC360s to max and set the mixamp to ~50% with game/voice set to 70%.  If your doing single player I think it's better to turn the game/voice all the way left to game balance and adjust the master accordingly, as there is less hiss that way.  In between rounds I usually spin the wheel on the PC360s to turn it down as it's more convenient.

 

Volume pots tend to have channel imbalance at very low volumes.

 

A bad way to do it would be to set the PC360s to 10% volume and the mixamp to 90%.

 



Cheers for the quick reply, good to know I'm doing it right. :)

 

I have the mixamp set to 25% ish, and the game/voice set to 50% (right in the middle) so I don't really listen too loud lol.

 

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Definitely do 100% sound and 0% mic on the mixamp when you can get away with it. Even with the on-board PC 360 turned all the way up and the mixamp volume at 100% it can STILL be right at the lower range of my listening volume, though more often than not it is loud enough to get the job done. Glad you liked the PC 360's. I definitely enjoy them for video game play, but for music they offer you a taste of what is available with higher-end headphones and leave you desperately wanting more.

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Yeah, you usually want to max out everything but the final piece in the chain, where you control volume there. However, in line volume controls tend to be of lower quality than amps, in which they may have slight imbalances and loss in dynamics. Try your best to keep the PC360 volume maxed, and control the volume with the Mixamp. I personally only slightly use the PC360 volume knob for very subtle tweaks from its maxed volume.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 12/14/11 at 8:51am
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There seems to be one exception to that rule, and that's with PC sound cards. The higher you set their volume, the less headroom you have on the EQ before clipping.

 

This is why I keep the volume at around 10% on the PC side and let the amp do the bulk of the volume increase. (Though to be fair, if I plugged a dynamic headphone straight into an X-Fi Forte or Titanium HD, it would be too painfully loud to listen to at the 8% to 10% range. That would easily pass for 70% to 100% on some other sources...)

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Okay, so I still feel the bass is too heavy. I'm wishing I'd have gone back to the Premium DT990/600's bass which was for all intent and purposes was....perfect. The DT990/600 had in my opinion, better bass than the D7000. Better bass in terms of the fact that not only is it big and fills out the room, but it's quicker and better textured. The DT990 Pro is noticeably slower and boomy, and more prominent. The D7000's bass is addictive and fills out a 'room' more than the DT990/600, but never got boomy like the DT990 Pro, so it was a middle ground between the two Beyers.

My problem (comfort aside), is that the Premium DT990/600 has that peaky treble, whereas the DT990 Pro is toned down enough in that area that it NEVER bothers me. I never thought bass would be what bothered me in the DT990.

I think my ideal dream solution would actually be the DT990/600 + Schiit Lyr combo. The Lyr rolls off the treble just very slightly compared to the E9, but with the two sets of tubes I had, the E9 still had more forward mids. I dunno.

Edit: Just placed an order for the Premium DT990/600 with 1-day shipping. I'll be getting these tomorrow to compare directly with the DT990 Pros. Had to do it for my own sanity. Looks like the DT990 Pros are going back after the comparison
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 12/14/11 at 12:28pm
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