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post #3196 of 37293

The labtec LVA-7330 mic is actually in stock @ amazon for $9.99 now....  Weird

 

http://www.amazon.com/Labtec-LVA7330-ClearVoice-Head-Microphone/dp/B00000JBRV/ref=cm_cr_pr_sims_t

post #3197 of 37293

Okay... I thought I was done with 'gaming' headphones for a bit but yeah... lasted like a month and now I want another set to play with lol.

 

I am thinking of the DT 770 Pro 80ohms, they need to be closed... before this I had the AD700s which were GREAT for soundstage/details, then the PC 360s which I felt were pretty much great at everything, just the fact they were open meant I had to turn them up louder to drown out a little brother and like 2 other very loud family members, so anyway... they need to be closed. :)

 

Basically just wondering if they will be good all round headphones, the HFI 780s are great for the music I enjoy but so uncomfortable that wearing them for hours is an impossibility.

 

I read in the first post that the bass would drown out some of the details, would it really make a MASSIVE difference? I just want to have fun but at the same time have some advantage over other players... mainly just play BF3 these days, and single player games.

 

Also, last question (sorry about the massive post) does the Mixamp have enough to power the DT 770s for game + voice chat?

 

Thanks for any help...

post #3198 of 37293

I have a very noob question. I'm currently using onboard sound on my motherboard, and I was looking at the Fiio E7 and the Mixamp. Can you have the E7 be the DAC and have the Dolby headphone surround sound from the mixamp? If so, how would you connect it? Reading the product manuals from the websites and lack of confirmation leaves me confused. 

post #3199 of 37293
E7 into MixAmp would defeat the purpose of the MixAmp, I think. Each product takes a digital signal and converts it to analog. Putting either before the other negates the subsequent one.

MixAmp only, or E7 only.
post #3200 of 37293

Frankly, if you're looking at upgrading a desktop PC's sound, you could save a lot of money (Xonar DG) or get better performance with a sound card in that price range (X-Fi Titanium HD, perhaps) over both the E7 and the Mixamp.

post #3201 of 37293
Quote:
Originally Posted by Eric_C View Post

E7 into MixAmp would defeat the purpose of the MixAmp, I think. Each product takes a digital signal and converts it to analog. Putting either before the other negates the subsequent one.
MixAmp only, or E7 only.


Ya, like Eric C said.  They are both DACs, which means digital to analog converter.  Whichever one is first inline will do the converting from digital to analog, and the second one will just get the first's analog signal.  But for the purpose of the mixamp, it needs to be first in order to properly apply the surround sound DSPs. 

 

If you're using the mixamp correctly though, that mean's you're hooking it up to a 5.1 signal (toslink/optical), which the E7 doesn't take anyway.

post #3202 of 37293
Thread Starter 
Chicolom, every single time I see your posts I get distracted by the overwhelming joy of your avatars. ph34r.gif

Just had to mention it...again. biggrin.gif

edit: WTF, where the hell did my DT990's bass go? confused_face(1).gif

It sounds like a DT880 now.... Hell, I hooked up the DT990 to my E7 alone with EQ3 (which is bassy as all hell)... it's pretty much where the bass used to be. I'm concerned.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 1/15/12 at 6:56am
post #3203 of 37293

I see. I always thought that the mixamp was an amp, not a DAC. Anyways, is there any way to use a USB DAC and still get Dolby Headphone? Or am I stuck with either sound card/mixamp for that? 

post #3204 of 37293
Thread Starter 
Anything that converts the digital signal to something that outputs sounds on headphones is a DAC. But I guess you're reffering to head-fi's term of a DAC, in which, yes, the Pro/Wired has a DAC, but I owned the pre-2010 wired version which didn't have that feature, so I dunno exactly how the new one's USB DAC functions.
post #3205 of 37293

Currently got a pair of DT 770 Pro 80s on high bid for £112... they cost £130ish new so if it goes any higher I will just purchase them new.

 

Hopefully they are as good as I'm expecting.

post #3206 of 37293
Thread Starter 
Well, if you expect a very robust bottom end, recessed mids, and plenty of treble, then they'll be fine. Don't expect detail-whores, as they can be a bit muddy at times.
post #3207 of 37293

So a bit like the HFI 780s I have at the moment then? lol, the main reason I don't use them for gaming is they have an incredibly loud hiss when connected to the mixamp, not experienced it with any other headphones yet... it's weird. And they are extremely uncomfortable.

 

Mainly wanting them to have 'fun' and be immersed, so I imagine they will fit that bill perfectly. I've not been playing competitively for a while now... it was MW then WAW then a bit of MW2... then Black Ops somewhat went downhill and MW3 is just unplayable with headphones for me.. sounds so so terrible. So ultra clarity isn't an issue for me anymore really.

post #3208 of 37293

@MLE

 

DT990/600 - 250

D7000 - 600

NFB + C 2.2 - 800

E7 + E9 - 200

Total: $1,850

 

You see? You are not that far from me!

Now let's think on your next upgrade :P

post #3209 of 37293
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by obazavil View Post

@MLE

 

DT990/600 - 250

D7000 - 600

NFB + C 2.2 - 800

E7 + E9 - 200

Total: $1,850

 

You see? You are not that far from me!

Now let's think on your next upgrade :P


You forgot the PC360. wink.gif

And oh hush! You have two high ends!
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 1/15/12 at 9:45am
post #3210 of 37293

Can the C 2.2 be chained with the  astro mixamp? Also, does it come with a remote? I've been contemplating whether to grab it or not.

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