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Just based on what I've read, the PC360 looks like a more practical option here. Built-in mic, not picky about amping.



Yeah I have seen that also but as i said earlier I am not terribly worried about dealing with the extra mic and amp.  Just want something that will be the best quality i can afford at the moment and this is what it has boiled down to.

post #3107 of 37465

Yeah, but isn't your proposed setup Fiio E5 to power the AKG K701? Most of the members agree that's not ideal.

post #3108 of 37465
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Yeah, but isn't your proposed setup Fiio E5 to power the AKG K701? Most of the members agree that's not ideal.


Actually took MLE's advice and added in the price of the E11 amp after his post. Right now here are the setup's.

 

k701/2

Mixamp pro

labteclva7330

e11

pc/ps3 cord

 

or

 

pc360

mixamp 5.8

rechargeable battery

pc/ps3 cord


Edited by Outcast - 1/11/12 at 7:31pm
post #3109 of 37465
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Actually took MLE's advice and added in the price of the E11 amp after his post. Right now here are the setup's.

 

k701/2

Mixamp pro

labteclva7330

e11

pc/ps3 cord

 

or

 

pc360

mixamp 5.8

rechargeable battery

pc/ps3 cord

 

Erm, if you want sound quality why are you considering the wireless MixAmp? There's a chance that it will hiss. 

Wired MixAmp costs about the same, has the same sound quality, and more connections. Could be useful considering you want to game on both PC and PS3.

(I'm currently seeing if this is the case myself, as I have an old, pre-2010 wired MixAmp sitting between my PC and Xbox)

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Erm, if you want sound quality why are you considering the wireless MixAmp? There's a chance that it will hiss. 

Wired MixAmp costs about the same, has the same sound quality, and more connections. Could be useful considering you want to game on both PC and PS3.

(I'm currently seeing if this is the case myself, as I have an old, pre-2010 wired MixAmp sitting between my PC and Xbox)



Honestly because when I am trying to work out a budget i always factor in extra cost so in this case the extra cost is the wireless with accessories for the pc360, and the extra cost for the k701 is "100 dollars".  There is a good chance if i went with the pc360 i would get the wired just because i live in a small apartment coupled with the fact my pc and xbox are on the same monitor on my desk.  It comes down to which is better sound wise because that is my main concern everything else is secondary, and from what i am seeing the k701's are better sound wise for all around use.

post #3111 of 37465

Sounds like wired is the way to go, regardless of which headphone you choose in the end.

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I agree it sounds like wired is the way to go, especially if you're sitting at your desk with both the xbox and pc within reach.

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He's using the 600 ohm version (see his signature, "DT 990/600" indicates "[model]/[impedance]")

 

The "non-Pro" version is marketed as "Premium". 



Is there a significant sonic difference between the non-Pro and Pro version? (Where I am living there's a shop that offers a DT990 Pro 250ohms).

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Is there a significant sonic difference between the non-Pro and Pro version? (Where I am living there's a shop that offers a DT990 Pro 250ohms).



For gaming? I don't know. Maybe MLE will chime in.

In general? http://www.head-fi.org/t/513393/guide-sonic-differences-between-dt770-dt990-models-more

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Thread Starter 
I haven't heard the Premium 250ohm. The 600ohm and the Pro 250ohm DT990s sound a bit different due to the bass being considerably more pronounced on the Pro version. If you want balance, the Pro DT990 isn't it. Its fun, and doesn't hide details like typical bass cans, but its still quite tipped towards a lot of bass.
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dont get the battery pack, get some eneloops (or other LSD battery). much better performance and lower cost too


This is exactly why I needed the rechargeable battery pack. I have Eneloops, and they are a hassle to charge, since they won't charge through the Mixamp's USB. The Mixamp eats through the Eneloops, and I have to constantly take them out and charge them when I'm not playing. With the battery pack, I can leave it in the Mixamp.
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For gaming? I don't know. Maybe MLE will chime in.

In general? http://www.head-fi.org/t/513393/guide-sonic-differences-between-dt770-dt990-models-more

 

Why did Zombie_X say the DT 990s has no mids. That's some bad news! basshead.gif

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Hi,

 

Quick question.

Does anyone here have or have heard the Turtle Beach PX5's?

 

And if yes,

Which set mentioned in MLE's first post would they most closely relate to?

 

I have PX5's currently but am looking for something better.

Unfortunately due to my situation I think I'm going to need Closed because sound leakage may be an issue, but I'm undecided on that at present.

 

Thanks in advance for your help.

 

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Has anybody else played with dolby virtual surround and the Sennheiser HD558/598 or the beyer DT770/80. I'm juggling between these three at the moment trying to find a decent price. Anything else people would recommend (please don't recommend AD700's or AKG's)

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Why did Zombie_X say the DT 990s has no mids. That's some bad news! basshead.gif


Sigh, yes, the DT990 has NO mids...right. Please stop with the hyperbole. The DT990's mids is as detailed as the DT880's, just that the bass and treble are more prominent. The DT990 is one of the few bass and treble headphones that retain a lot of detail in the mids.

Here in head-fi, it's as if the mids aren't forward, they are non-existent. rolleyes.gif

Zombie_X himself as said that the mids on the DT990 are very detailed. I dunno why people have to exaggerate everything.




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Has anybody else played with dolby virtual surround and the Sennheiser HD558/598 or the beyer DT770/80. I'm juggling between these three at the moment trying to find a decent price. Anything else people would recommend (please don't recommend AD700's or AKG's)

Other than myself? Because these two both work extremely well with Dolby Headphone, though they both are quite different in that the HD598 is very well balanced, while the DT770/80 is very fun, with a lot of bass and treble, but can be quite veiled for hardcore gaming.
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

Other than myself? Because these two both work extremely well with Dolby Headphone, though they both are quite different in that the HD598 is very well balanced, while the DT770/80 is very fun, with a lot of bass and treble, but can be quite veiled for hardcore gaming.


I've asked a few questions directed at you but I never got a reply redface.gif. I asked whether you used sitrep pro in mw2, and if you had played MW3 and how it sounded to you.

 

My last question was a general one. I'm sure at least a few people have bought one of the headphones you listed to use with dolby following your advice so was just wondering how they got on and If anybody else has tried anything different (in particular the 558's). The DT770's bass is slightly concerning otherwise I would've snapped it up. My x41's have a bass boost button but I tried it yesterday and it completely overpowers the other sounds like footsteps. If the 770's are on the same level it'll be unusable but I'm researching whether I can tone it somehow (a DAC with eq settings?)

 

 

 

 

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