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Alright, so I found out about a relatively new software HRTF called "MyEars", what sets this one apart is that you use a web (flash) application to create your own HRTF profile.  Interestingly, both it and the company behind Fmod are out of the same town in Australia, so newer Fmod games will have built in support for it.  I'm not sure if that means true binaural or not, but I've been testing out my profile in TF2 (a game with its own software sound, so it's a pretty even field for binaural vs. virtual surround), and so far I'm rather impressed.  I'm trying to tell if I have any games that have a new enough version of Fmod to support it natively, and if these games give you true binaural audio.  

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How is that supposed to work?  Is it like some sort of virtual sound driver?

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I'm assuming that's PC only, rendering it useless for me, personally.
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I hope its some kind of virtual sound driver so I can use it with everything on my PC like my video player, youtube, etc...

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It is, but it doesn't sound quite quite right for me. It's a pain in the ass to calibrate too.
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What scares me is that they'll sound reminiscent to the K701 which I hated for music, unless I raped them with bass boosts from the E5 and E7.


If you hated the K701 for music, the Q701 you probably won't like. I've found the differences quite large (around 10% improvement), but not enough to make people suddenly love the Q701.

To me, the Q701 just fixes some of the issues I had with the K702. The whole 3 of them.

 

I don't suggest buying them, but just try them if you ever get a chance. I was never a fan of the K702 for gaming, but love the Q701 for gaming. Most people might find that hard to believe!

Same amps and everything.

 

My Q701 seems much warmer and fuller sounding than my old K702. The soundstage also feels a lot more accurate and not artificially huge. Not sure how AKG pulled that off.

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It is, but it doesn't sound quite quite right for me. It's a pain in the ass to calibrate too.


Cool.  I'm at work right now so I can't mess with it.  I'll have to try it.

 

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I was on the first test for like 15 minutes before skipping it. The positioning doesn't feel right no matter what I did.
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Its still worth a try at least.

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What's the deal with the Q701 pricing? Amazon has it for $230-250 (apparently no one likes lime green). Other places have it for $350+.

 

Is there some kind of promotion going on for the q701?

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They've been under $250 or quite awhile. If you're patient it's easy to find a pair for even cheaper as an open box from Amazon Warehouse deals. I scored my pair for $235 about 3 months ago. Listed as like new, but wasn't even open. Just had a big dent in the box.

 

I wish they came in white with the same color of pads as found on the K701.

 

Kind of annoying how the color you want is always priced higher. Wanted the white colored one for some reason.
 

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What's the deal with the Q701 pricing? Amazon has it for $230-250 (apparently no one likes lime green). Other places have it for $350+.

 

Is there some kind of promotion going on for the q701?



 

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Edit: Hmm... are they really fun for music? Because considering how I don't have much use for the DT990 now that I have the D7000s, I might benefit more from the AKGs.
What scares me is that they'll sound reminiscent to the K701 which I hated for music, unless I raped them with bass boosts from the E5 and E7.

....Yeah, the bass didn't have the quantity I desired, and the mids were artificial sounding. Treble and bass QUALITY were great though.


I like them A LOT for music.  But If you hated the K701, I'm not sure they could change your opinion much.  I think the bass is perfect, not too much and not too little.  If you look at the headroom graph for them, that's what you can expect.  I don't think the DT990's have too much either.  The CALs, do have too much for classical music, but are still OK for other genres - although If I listen to them for too long they could probably give me a headache.

 

I don't know about the artificial mids, I'm not really sure what that means/sounds like. 


Edited by chicolom - 1/26/12 at 6:11pm
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Well the HD 598 are going to market. I just can't take the sound signature and the pads. I know people say that they are some of the most comfortable around I was constantly irritated by the shape and where they clamped. Which is weird because the clamping wasn't hard or painful. I just found myself adjusting them constantly and was never happy with the position. I keep going back to my Superlux with those cheap awful round pads. So oval is out for me. Back to the drawing board.

 

I think I need to do some reading and research some comparisons between some Beyers and AKG's. More rum first though.

 

Quick question though will the E17 play nice with the mixamp? Will the dac in it strip Dolby Headphone from the mixamp? I know they are probably stupid questions but I thought I would ask anyways.

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You absolutely cannot use a DAC with the Mixamp. With the E17, all you will be using is the internal amp. Also, always use the Mixamp as the first part of the audio chain connected directly to the source so Dolby Headphone can be processed.


edit: Guys, looks like I'm shifting priorities. I'm returning the DT990/600, and cancelling the Audio-GD stuff. I will be keeping my D7000.
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