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post #496 of 37369

What the heck, I just reinstalled my Asus Xonar DX and when I tried DH, there's no change in sound. I remember it changed before the reinstall o_O

 

edit: NVM, it's their faulty driver. Just don't go higher than 48kHz in the Windows audio properties.

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Originally Posted by canoners View Post

What the heck, I just reinstalled my Asus Xonar DX and when I tried DH, there's no change in sound. I remember it changed before the reinstall o_O

 

edit: NVM, it's their faulty driver. Just don't go higher than 48kHz in the Windows audio properties.


Yeah, that's one thing I absolutely despised about windows. Configuring the sound on your panel and on the card because sometimes when you choose to override the control panel it doesn't always work. Drivers drivers drivers... Man, I love this macbook. I do miss the power of my PC back home though :(. 

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


Have you ever seen the AD900's?  They look amazing.  

post #499 of 37369

Yeah, lol all ATs look identical. Full size that is. They just change the build structure and material of the ear cups. To each his own though. I just would never wear them around my apartment for others to see. 

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later today, I will try to solve the problem with the microsoft bad design on the chat sound.

I am planning to open a wireless headset and solder the  microphone and earphone cable to a 2.5 mm plug, so I can plug it on the wireless mixamp.

That cable between the controller and mixamp is really annoying. I hope I will do it well!

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Originally Posted by mcnoiserdc View Post

later today, I will try to solve the problem with the microsoft bad design on the chat sound.

I am planning to open a wireless headset and solder the  microphone and earphone cable to a 2.5 mm plug, so I can plug it on the wireless mixamp.

That cable between the controller and mixamp is really annoying. I hope I will do it well!


Damn, good luck man.

post #502 of 37369

Mad Lust i have a question. Which headphones are better for GAMING ? The K701s or PC360s?

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I'm sure he will answer something like:

 

best all-around headset: pc360 (great for multi, good for single player, mic included)

god of fps: k702 (but they will need an amp for voice mixing)

post #504 of 37369

You have to define "gaming"...

 

Are we talking Call of Duty or Lego Batman here?

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You have to define "gaming"...

 

Are we talking Call of Duty or Lego Batman here?



I'm really hoping it's Lego Batman. I can't see the need for K70X in CoD, but with Lego Batman the sound is so critical. You never know when goons are going to come after you. Hell, the Joker could have appeared and you wouldn't know it until it's too late because your sound system sucks. I would say, the best cans for Lego Batman would be the HE-4 paired with the mixamp and EF5. 

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I'll be using these headphones mainly for FPS. CoD and KZ3 . 

So are the K702s really the "god" of FPS?

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God in terms of soundstage and positioning.
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No, not even close for me. Now this is only my opinion and I hope nobody hates me for this, but I think they're quire overrated for competitive gaming.

Footsteps are even hard to hear and the soundstage to me feel artificially huge and not accurate. During one game I was standing next to someone holding a torch and they were standing about 2 feet away (in game).

On the K702 it felt like they were 8-10 feet away. What the heck?! Of course the K702 are not bad at all for gaming, but I couldn't stand them. All the tiny details and footsteps felt quite distant. It feels as if they get lost in the huge soundstage. Imaging is also just average. I'd rather not mention all this and I don't want to take away from someone's fun they have with the K702, but it's just what I've found.

 

More people should compare the K702 to the K601 for gaming and they may find out the K601 does most everything better. Of course this doesn't matter, just go what's best for your own ears.

 

My favorite is the Audio Technica ATH-AD2000. I doubt anything can top that for competitive gaming. Not even the HD-598. I'm always on the lookout for something better.

Of course buying the AD2000 for just gaming might be a tad overkill (unless you're VERY serious about gaming), but it's also a really good headphone for music too.

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I'll be using these headphones mainly for FPS. CoD and KZ3 . 

So are the K702s really the "god" of FPS?

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Do the AD2000s need to be amped?

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Originally Posted by obazavil View Post

I'm sure he will answer something like:

 

best all-around headset: pc360 (great for multi, good for single player, mic included)

god of fps: k702 (but they will need an amp for voice mixing)


This.

The K70x is still my holy grail for Dolby Headphone competitive gaming. However, I didn't wanna own so many cans for so many occasions so I settled for the PC360 for all my gaming needs, and D7000 for music use.

I started to think its silly to spend so much on gaming cans when they'd only be used for one type of game. So even though the PC360 doesn't come close to the K70x, they are still great, have a mic and volume control, and I don't need the improvements the K70x gives me. I also don't play as much as I used to. The K70x also has the problem of needing to be amped AFTER the Mixamp, which the PC360 doesn't need.

I think the best alternative is the HD598 (as long as you get it for the $170 range). Its like 90% of the K70x gaming performance, without the need of amping after the Mixamp (though I say it definitely needs an amp for music). Its better than the PC360, though doesn't have a mic and the looks are questionable (looks much better in pics).

As for the AD2000... the price is absurd for these, even used. Using them for gaming? Overkill, much? Of course, I expect the HD800 to be better than the K70x for gaming, but we're trying to be somewhat REALISTIC here, lol. This is certainly why I wouldn't recommend the D7000 as a first option. My recommendations for the most part will stick to under $250.
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