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^ Maybe you mean static? Or hiss? How high is your volume (e.g. 1 o'clock, 12 o'clock) set to?

 

If your PC's soundcard has "no Dolby encoding", are you sure that it can send out unprocessed surround sound signals? You can't just plug a MixAmp into any PC and expect it to work. (Nameless's thread probably has much more information about PC gaming)

 

Also: MixAmp's USB connection is not for surround sound at all.

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Yeah, none of the virtual surround decoders work through USB. Stricly toslink or (Wired Mixamp) digital coax.
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oh, then perhaps I was mistaken with the mix amp's usb. As far as the ax720's digital rain I can have the volume set to nearly 0 and still hear it. I'm not sure if I hear it if it's all the way down.

 

With my Asus Xonar DG It's the headphone amp that's gone bad. It doesn't matter what volume/setting . As soon as I set it to headphone and it clicks on there is hiss and it drives me up the wall. You have to have the volume up to drown it out. It wasn't like that till 2 weeks of use.

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As huge as the soundstage on the Q701 was, I just couldn't handle the pressure on my head, the lack of bass impact/texture/layers, and something funny sounding w/ vocals. I found it very fatiguing both physically and sonically.

 

IIRC, MLE, you commented on the DT880 vs Q701's, but I was wondering if anyone else had some comments on those two? Specifically, the 600 Ohm Premium. Also, what do you guys thing other good options are around the $300 mark? Mated to a Little Dot MKIII?

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livingplastic: That AX720 decoder seems absurdly noisy, then.

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The DT990s mids are recessed in that they aren't as forward as the bass or treble. That being said, the mids are very detailed. Never had a problem with listening to voices off them.
Also, dolby headphone tends to diffuse the treble out a bit, so its not as piercing as a direct attack of treble in stereo mode. If you prefer a lot of bass, the DT990 Pros have even better treble, so its not as sharp.


Actually I prefer Treble over bass I have a 5.1 set up at home and like the subwoofer kind of bass though, not sure how it feels with headphones.

 
Did you ever find the treble hard to handle in dolby mode with the DT990's? Did you ever experience siren's or other sounds that might normally be painful to the ears?
 
Also for handling the 600ohm with a DSS or Mixamp is an E9 enough?
 
Thanks.
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The E9 has plenty of power.

The treble on the 990 is harder to handle in stereo than in dolby mode.

And don't get it twisted, the DT990 pros may have softer treble than the premiums, but they are STILL very treble heavy. If you like treble over bass (I do too), the DT990 Pros aren't lacking any treble whatsoever.
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Thanks.

 

I think the pro's have more bass don't they? Wouldn't the Premium be more tailored to me or would you just recommend the 880?

 

It seems tough to pick between the 880 and 990, some people seem to think even the 880 has too much treble, I understand you say it's softer in dolby but what about extended amounts of time, say if on a week end I get 4 hours in will I get treble fatigue with the 990?

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Did you ever find the treble hard to handle in dolby mode with the DT990's? Did you ever experience siren's or other sounds that might normally be painful to the ears?
 


I personally find the treble hard to handle with some sounds.  Certain gunshots are too HOT and piercing.  When you active reload in Gears of War it's a bit too hot and crispy sounding for me.  Also when listening to music things like cymbals, strings, and pianos sound unnaturally bright to me. 

 

If you like using treble boost though, maybe you can handle it.  The DT880 would be a safer choice, and I didn't have problems with it's treble.  It has a touch of sibilance/treble boost, but sounds pretty balanced. 

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I personally find the treble hard to handle with some sounds.  Certain gunshots are too HOT and piercing.  When you active reload in Gears of War it's a bit too hot and crispy sounding for me.  Also when listening to music things like cymbals, strings, and pianos sound unnaturally bright to me. 

 

If you like using treble boost though, maybe you can handle it.  The DT880 would be a safer choice, and I didn't have problems with it's treble.  It has a touch of sibilance/treble boost, but sounds pretty balanced. 


Thanks! I think I'll start with the 880 then and in the future I hope to try the 990.

 

Is it recommended to get the 600ohm and use it with the E9? Is there any point in also using the E7 with it?

 

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Thanks! I think I'll start with the 880 then and in the future I hope to try the 990.

 

Is it recommended to get the 600ohm and use it with the E9? Is there any point in also using the E7 with it?

 



The E9 is all you'd need. PS3/360->DSS/Mixamp->E9->Headphones.

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NeilS: E7+E9 is DAC+amp, which shouldn't even be possible with a DSS or MixAmp, because those 2 products are your DACs. They're converting digital (via optical) into simulated surround for you already.

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Thanks everyone!

 

I bought the 880 600ohm hopefully will get it in a couple days. :)

 

I feel quite ignorant asking this but is there a special kind of cable that I should get for the 3.5 male to male from the E9 to the mixamp/dss?

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Welcome!
I have definitely been there in terms of stimulating the economy where I haven't had anything to really stimulate it, lol. We are brave souls in terms of splurging on equipment we didn't test out ourselves. Blind purchases are scary and exciting the same time.
I'm pretty sure you will be blown away by the D7K and D100 (I was close to getting one myself but opted for the NFB5).
My personal preference in volume level leaves me desiring a lot more than what the Mixamp can provide when it is powering both the K70x and mic. Some say it doesn't need it, but I am definitely not in agreement with that. Hell, depending on what I'm playing, even the Mixamp may not have enough for the K70x alone (only a few games did this, where the audio was considerably quieter than what I consider normal).
Oh, I would highly recommend the Q701 over the K70x, as it has better balance for more genres of gaming and music. The K70x is a bit sterile for overall enjoyment.


Thanks for the response, MLE!    So based on above, would you retract your opinion in the OP that the mixamp does a spectacular job of driving them, or just isn't up to par at higher volume?  I too like to kick it up to higher levels when comp gaming. 

 

Re: the mic issue, would this affect any output from the mic from my voice to others, or is this issue strictly input where I wouldn't hear teammates at preferred volume (I should have stated this more clearly in my original post, sorry)? 

 

And on that note, I should clarify that these 70x's would be used for 100% FPS COD gaming.  I would be using the D7000's or FA-003's for any other type of gaming on the mixamp/ps3.   Would that change your recommendation above on the Q vs K series? 

 

Also wondering if anyone could point me to a specific page in this thread (or any other) that might go into more depth on this Q vs. K 70x comparison for FPS gaming.  As mentioned, although I will surely use them musically for some diversity to my other gear, 95% of my decision for the purchase will be driven by performance in comp COD gaming.  Pardon the pun.  tongue.gif 

 

Thx again!

 

-Will

 

 

 

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Crap, I made a mistake. The Mixamp does drive the K/Qs with no problem when not using a mic. It was the Beyers that had volume issues at times when playing certain games.

As for mic volume issues with the K/Q701 and the Mixamp, its only an issue hearing voice chat from others, not your voice for everyone else.

I'd still say that in terms of 100% FPS gaming, you wouldn't even need to spend that much for a K/Q. I'd just get a Sennheiser HD598 or PC360 which are about as good, cheaper, and doesn't need the power that the AKGs do. The HD598 is the best alternative to the K701 I've heard, and easier to use.
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