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Hmm, didn't know they had those things from Asus. Looks interesting enough. Does Dolby Headphone make that much of a difference anyway? From what I got out of this thread it does a great job, but will a small USB device like that give me the same results? Or is the technology ALWAYS the same and does it fully depend on the compatibility with the headset? Anyway, I'll probably just order the Samson headphones then. (Now if the Amazon seller that actually sends them to the Netherlands will get some back in stock). Any recommendations with attaching my microphone? It's just one of those Creative boom microphones, similar to the Turtle Beach ones. 


It's the same sort of processing, so unless something's really wrong with the fidelity of the source (Xonar U3 in this case), there shouldn't be a dramatic difference. It's just that some headphones bring out the positional cues those binaural surround filters offer better than others, and that's what this guide is about-picking out the right headphones to get that "aural wallhack" experience.

 

As for attaching your microphone, there's always the cheap route with a bit of tape, Velcro, or something along those lines.

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As far as the Q701 needing an extra amp for use with the Mixamp+Mic, it doesn't have to be a typical head-fi amp like the M Stage. You just need to push the decibel level to a certain point with clean form of power.

Gaming audio is nowhere as pristine and important as music, and with a DSP like Dolby Headphone, you're trading off sheer SQ for other benefits, so you don't need an expensive amp to to get the last few percentages an expensive amp will get you over a decent, affordable one.

I'd suggest the E11 as the extra amp for the Mixamp+Q701, but I don't know how much more it adds. The E5/E6 are definitely not enough, as they barely add any volume, especially when the Mixamp is doing double duty by poweringthe Q701 and a mic.

FWIR, the way volume scales in terms of power is crazy. Something like you need twice the power for just a mere few decibels of volume. So if you think the Mixamp just needs a little push, far from it. That little bit of necessary volume requires some decent power. This is why I usually recommend the E9, as its very powerful for such a small price (in head-fi terms).

As far as more headphones, no. This is pretty much my endgame, and don't see any future purchases any time soon. I barely make a living as is, so this hobby needs to take a lengthy back seat, lol.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 4/12/12 at 9:19pm
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Nah, I didn't think so either, but a nice desktop amp should help them ;)

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Yea mad Lust Envy i know what you mean,. The Matrix M-Stage V2 is the very last amp I will get my self, as well getting a external dac that will be the only one I will ever get. As soon I saved up enough for one I planning to get. This Cheap Xonar DG will just be used as a Transport sending it features over thru Digital when that time happens. the DT880 pro-250 is also gonna be my last headphone i buy. unless i start to get to curious about the DT880 600 non pro model.
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So I've had the Qs for about a whole 4 minutes now and holy crap, there's someone speaking in the background on Mass Effect 3's main menu? O_o I couldn't hear that at all with my FA-011.

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As far as more headphones, no. This is pretty much my endgame, and don't see any future purchases any time soon. I barely make a living as is, so this hobby needs to take a lengthy back seat, lol.


I know the feeling, but still have a thought...what if people could trust you enough to lend you their headphones solely for review purposes?

 

For what I have in mind, though, you'll need a speaker power amp...

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Just did the hd555 mod on the PC360 by taking out the nylon and the plastic grill in side of the second plastic grill and it sounds much more open and the bass seems deeper.  


Edited by Hawaiiancerveza - 4/13/12 at 6:28pm
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My problem is, I don't have a lot of time to mess about with such things. I work six days a week, and I just wanna relax when I'm not working. This 'guide' and all were done when I worked 4 days a week, and had a lot of free time.

Hell, the majority of my time here is when I'm at work.
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Hell, the majority of my time here is when I'm at work.


 

Lol, unfortunately I'm in the same boat.

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Me three.

 

Like right now...

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I work 7 days a week and study for college and am married.... I don't have time to relax... I see the beach but don't get to go.  

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I see the beach but don't get to go.  


I don't know if I should laugh or cry for u. :/

Also, curiosity got the best of me...

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With eric_c and mle mentioning the 880s failure to pinpoint 6 o'clock sound cues, I had to test the Q again. All I needed was this clip...

http://www.virtualbarber.org/page.php?32

Sadly, it's painfully obvious how much better the Q projects the first few 360s than the 880s...specifically from 3 to 9. It's flat and for the most part resembles a halo around my head. The 880 sort of cuts from 4 to 8 "through" my head. The sound is more centered just like mle mentions in the 1st post. It also seems to go up. I haven't gamed yet, but can see how this might be a small problem in an online shooter. tongue.gif

I've got some 580s and 770 pro 250 (old version) to compare tomorrow...er today. tongue.gif
Edited by Jodiuh - 4/14/12 at 4:00am
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Glad to see that people understand what I'm talking about.

I dont make these things up. The 880 is flawed in terms of rear positioning. Almost everyone I've talked to about the 880s, no matter what ohm version, has come with the same conclusion.

Sonically speaking, I do prefer the 880s sound signature over the Q701 overall, but they just don't cut it for gaming with virtual surround.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 4/14/12 at 6:54am
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Yes, that is my dilemma. I'm not going to keep both, that's silly. I prefer the richer bass and more natural sound of the 880, but honestly...I had a lot of fun with the q's massive soundstage. I would often get lost in there, but I was always aware when wearing the Beyers. This is going to be a tough call cause I "fixed" the Q's terrible headband with 4 twisty ties. tongue.gif

Ps. I wanted to disbelieve you so much, lol. But side by side...it's quite clear the Beyers are a bad choice for gaming and would further contribute to my spawn, die, spawn, walk around, die "issue" in bf3.
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I work in the medical field thats why and have college.  When I'm not studying I'm working.  When I don't have both I need to give attention to my wife.  Married men should understand this.  Not trying to bash...
 

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I don't know if I should laugh or cry for u. :/
Also, curiosity got the best of me...
 


 

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