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Trust me you don't want the wireless mixamp especially if you have a dual router it will have interference
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Someone just linked me this nice set of videos in my PC gaming audio thread.

 

While they're all PC versions of games (sorry, MLE and other console-only gamers), they nicely highlight the difference between plain stereo ("Xonar"), Dolby Headphone ("Xonar DH"), and CMSS-3D Headphone ("X-Fi", obviously only relevant to PC users).

 

It's much easier to listen to these properly-configured-and-recorded videos if people want to decide what's right for them.

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Does anyone hear know if the q701 pads will fit on the beyer headphones. I want to try some angled pads for my new headphones to try and inrease the soundstage on them.

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Hi guys,

 

I really liked the K701 for gaming as in atmosphere, focus, positional audio but the comfort is incredibly bad and now I have the chance to replace them with DT 880 600 Ohm or DT 990 600 Ohm. Now the question is. Do they come close musically and are they that bad behind in terms of gaming? I prefer singleplayer mostly and I am very picky about atmosphere, soundstage.

 

Can the 5-7 o'clock problem be fixed by positioning the surround back LS in the Asus Essence STX Panel?

 

thanks


Edited by Fegefeuer - 3/5/12 at 4:11am
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Thread Starter 
If you're playing single player games, the 5-7 o clock positioning isn't as important or nearly as dicernable as when you're purely focused on competitive gaming. The DT880 will be your best alternative which I actually like overall more than the AKGs, 5-7 hole aside. The DT880's have a great soundstage (not as big as the AKGs, which is understandable), surround sound, and atmosphere is great. Only those of us who pay special attention to games like CoD would be irked by the 5-7 positions not being AS good. Willing to bet a lot of you wouldn't even be able to tell. I and a few others are just a bit extreme in our gaming habits, which is why we can. There are times when I don't even think the 5-7 positions are that great on ANY headphone. It's a weakness of Dolby Headphone itself, more than the DT880s.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 3/5/12 at 5:46am
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Thanks, this clarified it for me. regular_smile%20.gif

 

Do you consider the DT 990 "treblesome" compared to the K701? (which was ok to me)

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The treble on the DT990 is quite pronounced compatred to the K701. Not many headphones can touch that sizzling treble. Anyways, the DT990 and K701 are VERY different headphones. The DT990 is very bass and treble oriented, more for fun than anything, while the K701 is analytical, and doesn't have much in the way of fun. They compliment each other actually, since they're so different.
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If you're playing single player games, the 5-7 o clock positioning isn't as important or nearly as dicernable as when you're purely focused on competitive gaming. The DT880 will be your best alternative which I actually like overall more than the AKGs, 5-7 hole aside. The DT880's have a great soundstage (not as big as the AKGs, which is understandable), surround sound, and atmosphere is great. Only those of us who pay special attention to games like CoD would be irked by the 5-7 positions not being AS good. Willing to bet a lot of you wouldn't even be able to tell. I and a few others are just a bit extreme in our gaming habits, which is why we can. There are times when I don't even think the 5-7 positions are that great on ANY headphone. It's a weakness of Dolby Headphone itself, more than the DT880s.


I'm with you on this MLE.  I even wondered if the new "speaker position" feature on the DSS2 could fix this for a lot of headphones.  I'm thinking about ordering it this week infact.  Have you checked out the DSS2?

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I guess its head of the beholder, I still find the 702s to be the lightest most comfy headphones I have put on in any price bracket from $1-$1500

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Does anyone hear know if the q701 pads will fit on the beyer headphones. I want to try some angled pads for my new headphones to try and inrease the soundstage on them.
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I don't think the Q701 pads are angled.  

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I don't think the Q701 pads are angled.  


They are thicker in the back than the front. Not sure how it angles the drivers since they rest on the back of the head. That may be the whole point compensating for the roundness of the skull.

I may try just padding the back of the pads. Not sure what to use though something light and airy I would quess.
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Just got my ModMic in the mail today, really pleased. I have the spare sticky magnet that I never actually activated the stick on attached to the corner of my case as a spacer for when I'm not gaming, I can just snap on the mic without the magnet flattening out the twist I put on the short side to curve in and touch the audio cable going out of the Beyers. Current setup is DT770 fed by 550Ti Nvida HD audio over HDMI>Onkyo 509>HP out to E17Aux with a separate run of TOSLINK to mini into the E17 Opt for CMSS in gaming and I snap on the ModMic for voice. I don't expect some of you to follow all that but don't worry, I'm going to take some pics soon here before I dive into ME3 for the next week :D

 

Edit - Pics

New E17/ModMic

 

ModMic close-up

 

Whole setup

 

On that last one you can see the cords for the mic and Beyers stay together even with no wrapping or sleeve.


Edited by SniperCzar - 3/5/12 at 9:17pm
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That looks amazing where did you buy the Modmic at ? Does it comes with everything you need to stick the mic to any headphone ? I want to do something like this for my akg 701 but I have no clue how to do what you just did
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Thread Starter 
Very nice, Sniper. I'd love to put my monitor on top of my NFB5, but monitors have terrible vertical viewing angles, and if its any higher, it will get monochromatic... but the setup would look much nicer. I may have to test it out when I get home.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 3/5/12 at 9:56pm
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Originally Posted by ninjikiran View Post

I guess its head of the beholder, I still find the 702s to be the lightest most comfy headphones I have put on in any price bracket from $1-$1500


Oh, I agree with this. I find the AKGs to be the most comfortable headphone I've owned aside from the cups being too big to lay down comfortably with. The only headphone I've used that's more comfy was my ex's Steelseries Siberia V1. They had a similar design to the AKGs, but with smaller cups. SO COMFY.

The pads on the AKGs never bothered me. They aren't as soft as the Beyer 880/990s, but they are still comfy. The only comfort issue with the AKGs is the bumps, and that really does go away after about a week of using them, perhaps sooner.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 3/5/12 at 9:55pm
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