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post #4441 of 37442
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Originally Posted by calpis View Post

Someone here should bit the bullet and pick one of those up. 



People are talking about it like it's not out but it's right there in that shop...  Is it out?  

 

Also, MLE, I know the Recon3D can adjust the strength of the surround effect, did those AVS guys experiment with that?

post #4442 of 37442
The t1 was ment to tie in with the tron movie. But there is some kind of patent problem. Monster is taking dolby to court so they can release I as their own product.

http://www.law360.com/articles/284498
post #4443 of 37442
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Originally Posted by Rickstahful View Post

I seem to be a bit of a special case, but I just can't find myself to prefer Dolby Headphone on as opposed to off. I've toyed around with different sound settings rather tediously for the past week or so and have never been able to find any DH setting that felt anywhere near as lifelike or natural as simply leaving it off (including the settings recommended after my previous post). This was obviously against my initial expectations, but it simply works amazing without DH on. Confused, but definitely not a real negative. On the plus side, I also don't need to deal with any loss in SQ and music still sounds great smily_headphones1.gif


Seriously, BF3 is not a good game to test DH. Go to the downloads section and get some demos. Some games really utilize DH real well, while others don't do a thing for it.

Honestly, there is no game that I prefer stereo in, aside from those that don't do Dolby, like certain downloadables. Stereo just sounds one dimensional to me outside of music, and definitely a lot more artificial than Dolby Headphone.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 3/2/12 at 12:30am
post #4444 of 37442
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Originally Posted by Phos View Post



People are talking about it like it's not out but it's right there in that shop...  Is it out?  

 

Also, MLE, I know the Recon3D can adjust the strength of the surround effect, did those AVS guys experiment with that?


Actually at the bottom of the item description says that there are manufacturing delays, so they actually don't have any to sell and they're just selling preorders.

 

 

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Originally Posted by Drastion View Post

The t1 was ment to tie in with the tron movie. But there is some kind of patent problem. Monster is taking dolby to court so they can release I as their own product.
http://www.law360.com/articles/284498


Hah, I've always thought the logo on Monster's headphones/earphones looked like the Dolby Headphone logo. I guess Dolby was fine with it until Monster decided to sell something that would of had had the DH trademark alongside the Monster logo. Doesn't surprise me though, I mean it's Monster we're talking about, they sued a mini golf. In any case, Dolby used the logo first.

 

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Sorry if it's already been talked about, but how is the antlion modmic? Anyone used it?
I'm keen on it for use at home but also wonder whether it will be good enough at isolating noise for use at loud lan's.

Cheers,

Great thread btw!
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The Antlion modmic is great, however im not sure if its any good at isolating noise from loud LAN's , but when I flip up the mic (0°) from the speaking position (90°), I don't think anyone could hear me speak so it might just work.
 

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Originally Posted by pdiddypdler View Post

Sorry if it's already been talked about, but how is the antlion modmic? Anyone used it?
I'm keen on it for use at home but also wonder whether it will be good enough at isolating noise for use at loud lan's.
Cheers,
Great thread btw!


 

post #4447 of 37442
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To anyone who is interested in a cheap USB DAC/AMP or portable amp, I'm selling my E7 for $30 total (listing on my sig). Details there. The only thing that my E7 won't do is hook up to the E9/L7. Otherwise, it's fully functional as a DAC/AMP or AMP. Go there if interested, or pm.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 3/2/12 at 5:34am
post #4448 of 37442
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

Seriously, BF3 is not a good game to test DH. Go to the downloads section and get some demos. Some games really utilize DH real well, while others don't do a thing for it.
Honestly, there is no game that I prefer stereo in, aside from those that don't do Dolby, like certain downloadables. Stereo just sounds one dimensional to me outside of music, and definitely a lot more artificial than Dolby Headphone.
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Originally Posted by Eric_C View Post

What other games have you tried DH with, aside from BF3? Skyrim is a pretty nice environment to use DH in.

Sorry, forgot to mention I wasn't playing strictly only BF3. I've tried out the Mass Effect 3 Demo, several games on Steam (Valve games, GTA, Skyrim, COD, demos, and a bunch of indie games in between) and I always find that DH skewers the accuracy, whereas regular stereo essentially sounds like how it was described in the first post. Again, I'm not sure why DH doesn't like me, but stereo just somehow works amazingly for me. Personally, it also helps tremendously to have DH off when using voice, as the settings also affect how they sound.

 

I'm pretty sure I don't have screwed up ears, but this just seems like a case where something that works for one person doesn't quite fit the bill for another.


Edited by Rickstahful - 3/2/12 at 7:08am
post #4449 of 37442
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It's cool. DH isn't for everyone.

In case anyone even noticed that I put the E7 up for sale, it's already been sold (didn't even take an hour).

edit: Just beat Uncharted: Golden Abyss. Great game. I would say it doesn't quite match the PS3 Uncharted games, but it comes close to the first one.

Uncharted 2: 9.5
Uncharted 3: 9
Uncharted: 8
Uncharted Golden Abyss (Vita): 8

Just waiting on Shinobido 2. May as well continue Monster Blobs Attacks.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 3/2/12 at 10:06am
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Found an open box q701 for about $360 (thanks Thai luxury taxes) on a Thai tech forum so I'll be ordering that. Went and demoed a pair of k701s and the HD598s. The 598s sounded great unamped in my iphone, but the 701s were just so much more comfy - but damn they're hard to drive. Hooked them up to a Fiio e7 and had to max the volume (60) to listen to videos and music at a decent level.

 

Got the e7 anyways just because it was a good deal and it should help with my in ear buds I use while sitting in taxis in the horrid traffic out here, but thinking I should get a desktop amp to pair up with it, too. I don't plan to actually use the cans on the move, just hooked up to my Asus STX on my pc (Is the STX enough to drive the 701s?). Can anyone recommend a decent entry to mid level desktop amp thats pretty common and easy to find around the world? I'm clueless on this stuff.

 

Thank you!

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Handy with a Soldering iron?  You might try building an O2 or the upcoming ODA to get around the luxury tax.  

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Hey guys i just bought an ASUS ESSENSE STX soundcard an i was looking for some advice on a gaming headset, now i've read laz'y guide for headphones and i was just wondering if anything has changed thourgh the months ? i'm currently thinking about the PC360 from senhiser, what's the best one on the market?
Now please do not suggest EARPHONES with an option to attach a mic! i'm looking for a HEADSET only !
And last after haveing a headset and the STX sound card is there anything else i need for ultimate sound for games and movies ? such as a earphones amp or anything ?
Or is this the ultimate setup?
Thanks in advance !

post #4453 of 37442
Thread Starter 
The STX is capable of driving practically every headphone suggested.

For headsets, the best two are the Beyerdynamic MMX300 and Sennheiser PC360. Everything else will be lagging behind in terms of sheer sound quality.

If you're looking for something without a mic, your options open up and sound quality gets better.

The best all arounders I recommend:

AKG Q701
Beyerdynamic DT880 or DT990 (if you want more bass and treble)
post #4454 of 37442
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Jesus. The Sony Vita Protection Film... makes me feel like a complete idiot. I broke the first one out of pure rage, and I THOUGHT the second one didn't come off the plastic. I said SCREW IT, only to see that the damn film was ON the Vita. It seriously looked like it stayed on the plastic thing. I only noticed because I thought I ruined my screen, because one corner had a 'bubble'. I was like "WTF, the film ruined the adhesive that keeps the glass screen to the Vita!". Then I noticed the edges of the 'film, and I was like "OOOOOOOHHH".

Yes, MLE fail. I do have two bubbles but they are tiny... and I'm just gona live with it. Not dealing with another film, ever again. It's too early (late for me) for this ****.

In order news: DON'T BUY SHINOBIDO 2. Even as a successor to Tenchu.... it is so mediocre. $40 gone. frown.gif
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 3/3/12 at 2:57am
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So the razer stuff are just a plain gimic right?
And what is the diffrence between the Beyerdynamic MMX300 and Sennheiser PC360? does the diffrence worth the extra $$ ?

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