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post #481 of 37283

Ahh... that's the problem.

 

I have around £300 to spare on the headphones, but I'm only a kid and my paper-round gives me £90 a month, so money is harder to get back for me.

 

I play around 70% competitive shoot 'em ups (call of duty) games, and 30% Adventure/Fantasy games. 

 

I was thinking of getting the KSC75's for overall value for money they're £12.

 

Or I thought of getting the AD700's for £130, then buying thr KSC75's as well, because they AD700's have very little bass, and the marginally better Fun Rating (6 on the AD700's and 7 on the KSC75's :P).

 

Then by reading your review the AD700's get similar scores to the HD598's, the only difference is the 598's cost £200 (£70 more) so I ruled them out. But they I saw the HD555's for £90 on offer, I heard these could be modded to sound like the HD 595's; do these sound like the 598's, because if so the modded 555's would replace the AD700's duo.

 

Or then I thought if I want to have a decent headset that's pretty good for competetive gaming, and pro for general fun gaming just splash out and get the DT990's for £280, but that's a lot more dosh for what I can get.

 

IN SHORT- KSC75's £12/ AD700's + KSC75's £145/ HD555's Modded+ KSC75 £100/ DT990's £280.

 

Oh, and I will be listening to some music, pretty much all types apart from classic, county, techno and hard-rock.

post #482 of 37283
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Like I mentioned before, my scores should NOT be compared with other scores. My scores are based off what I think of the headphones themselves, and not how they compare to others. The AD700 vs HD598.... I like the HD598 more by quite a bit. But when you take price into account, the AD700 is seriously a stellar performer, though I would not EVER use them for pretty much any genre of music. I hate them as music headphones.

 

Well, you don't really need an amp for these cans, so the Mixamp should be fine as your only amp for now.

 

The HD555/595 and 598 do NOT sound the same. The HD598 is an overall improvement over the 595. It's more detailed and clear, but the HD595 has a more balanced signature (more even as opposed to the more mid and treble centric HD598).

 

Going off what I hear off my PC360, I would probably suggest getting the HD555 and modding them to sound closer to the 595 over getting the AD700. They are also more comfortable. The AD700 is a love/hate headphone which to me is only good for FPS and detail whoring, while I believe a modded 555 will be better for most gaming and even enjoyable for music.

 

Wait, are you getting the DT990? Since you're just starting, I wouldn't suggest geting the DT990 unless you are also getting an amp to help power it ALONG the Mixamp. That makes it considerably more expensive than your other options.

 

For a starter getting the DT990:

 

1. DT990

2. Mixamp

3. Music AMP (mine is the E9)

 

I won't recommend this unless you have some disposable income.

post #483 of 37283
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Originally Posted by milo88 View Post

Anyone tried using the ultrasones with the mixamp? I am curious how the surround tech they have works with DH

 

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Originally Posted by Riku540 View Post

 

I own the Ultrasone PRO 900's, along with the AD700 and DT 880. I agree with Envy's ratings of the AD700 being 6/10 fun 10/10 competitive, and the DT 880's being 8/10 fun 8/20 competitive.

 

That said, my personal rating for the PRO 900 is as follows:

 

Ultrasone PRO 900 (S-Logic PLUS)

 

Fun: 10/10

Competitive: 9/10

 

I've explained in another thread that I believe the S-Logic "natural surround sound" label is a little misleading and targeting consumers who are not familiar with soundstage or what it sounds like. To me, the S-Logic is simply technology that makes a wide and immersive soundstage possible for closed headphones in which they are generally not known for, with outstanding separational clarity. The soundstage on the PRO 900 is at least as good at the DT 880's; I have not worn my DT 880's since to bother A/B'ing the subtle differences. I will say that despite the large soundstage, the PRO 900's being closed does not have the same airiness to them as other open headphones do. Perhaps this gives them a more "home theater" feel than a "realistic" one, but I feel that the closed design in this particular case allows the more subtle details (enemy reload sounds, grenade pins, footsteps) to be heard easier than with open headphones.

 

And since bass is always common topic of concern, the bass on the PRO 900 is an easy 10/10 quantity with a 10/10 quality. I'm not sure if this is a result of the separation due to the S-Logic, but the bass has everything a basshead wants, without sacrificing the mids or washing down the highs at all. It's it's own separate monster; the way I describe it is powerful, and non-invasive.

 

That's just my opinion anyway.

post #484 of 37283

Thanks a lot, I've decided now.

 

I'm getting the HD 555's and modding them, and I'm getting a mic.

 

However do you have any recommendations on which mic. I should get? Ideally one that's buy able in England :P

 

And these don't need any extra FiiO amps right?

 

Finally, would it be worth getting the KSC75's for fun laid back gaming, or do these trump them in every way.

 

Oh and I've heard that these come with an issue with the band snapping after around 6 months, guess I'll just send them back to amazon for a replacement :P   

 

And have you got a link to any good trusted mod guide?

post #485 of 37283
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Originally Posted by halehaler View Post

Thanks a lot, I've decided now.

 

I'm getting the HD 555's and modding them, and I'm getting a mic.

 

However do you have any recommendations on which mic. I should get? Ideally one that's buy able in England :P

 

And these don't need any extra FiiO amps right?

 

Finally, would it be worth getting the KSC75's for fun laid back gaming, or do these trump them in every way.

 

Oh and I've heard that these come with an issue with the band snapping after around 6 months, guess I'll just send them back to amazon for a replacement :P   

 

And have you got a link to any good trusted mod guide?


Theres a link right here on head-fi, easiest mod you'll ever perform in your life. Easier than if you were to mod your own body by biting your finger nails. Don't ask, just accept it... Lol. Anyways here's the link. http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/475511/hd555-foam-mod-video

Also, as long as you don't treat the 555s like trash the headband won't break on you.

post #486 of 37283


 

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Originally Posted by chicolom View Post





For some reason I'm having trouble getting any audio from the video...frown.gif



OK...should work now. You still might have to turn the volume up a bit because I start with the mic boost off and then turn it on later in the video for testing reasons.

 

Sennheiser PC 360 / Labtec LVA-7330 mic comparison

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52hn--UArrU

post #487 of 37283

 I was able to hear you quite clearly. Thanks for the comparison Xpresser.

post #488 of 37283
Thread Starter 

Good job Xpresser. =)

 

Having owned both, I don't mind either mic.

post #489 of 37283
Thread Starter 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMkunPQMhN4

 

Okay guys, this is a Dolby Headphone test that we can all listen to. I'm not sure we're getting a true DH signal, but more than likely a binaural or Pro Logic II signal (as DH only works if we actually have the ability to take a Dolby Digital 5.1 signal, which my computer doesn't.)

 

In any case, it's a good representation of the kind of positional cues you are to expect from Dolby Headphone with your headphones. YMMV by whichever headphones you use, so test them all!

 

I just used my netbook to E7/E9 to D7000 and PC360. Positional cues are top notch.

 

A surprise is that the D7000 had a larger soundstage and could pick out the rear sounds better than the PC360. O_O


Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 2/16/11 at 4:00pm
post #490 of 37283
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Originally Posted by halehaler View Post


Finally, would it be worth getting the KSC75's for fun laid back gaming, or do these trump them in every way....



I think KSC75s are worth getting for laid back gaming.  I still use my KSC75's and I have AD700's and PC360's :)  If I just get on to play half an hour or so i use them.  They are nice because they keep your head super cool and comfy but still give very nice sound and acceptable soundstage for the price.

post #491 of 37283

MLE stop changing avatar! eek.gif

post #492 of 37283
Thread Starter 
That's like asking me not to breathe. You know better. =D
post #493 of 37283

So mad lust envy, have you noticed that the Ath AD-900's are going for around $200 on amazon lately?  Just thought I'd plant that seed and let your obviously immense curiosity take care of the rest.  

post #494 of 37283
Thread Starter 
That's just mean!

Nah, I read mixed impressions on them. Some say they aren't as accurate as the AD700 but are better balanced, and some say the price doesn't justify the improvement over the AD700.

In any case, 3D Wings made me not look at them twice. Just...never again.

I'm more interested in getting a pair of HD555 for work (need open), but would obviously mod them and try them out for gaming to see how it compares to the PC360.
post #495 of 37283

As much as I love the comfort factor of the ATs, I can't stand how ugly they are. 

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