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Thanks for the quick reply!

 

Let's say I need the ability to use voice chat with my fun headphone; does that make the DT770 Pro 80 the next best choice after forgoing the DT990 Pro?

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I'd probably wait it out for the D2000 to go into the 200 range. The DT770 Pro is outclassed in its price range.
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I'd probably wait it out for the D2000 to go into the 200 range. The DT770 Pro is outclassed in its price range.

 

The D2000, D5000, and D7000 are all discontinued so anyone's who's interested should probably snap them up now.

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Why are they discontinued?

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Hi guys, has anyone used the hm5's / fa-003's for gaming? And if you did how do you like them? I was thinking about purchasing a modmic & mixamp for gaming in addition to using them for music. Thanks
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Thanks for the recommendation, I guess I'll stop looking at the DT 770 Pro 80.

 

Would double-amping the DT 990 Pro with the Astro Mixamp and another cheap amp like the FiiO E5/E6 allow me to use voice chat with it on the Astro Mixamp (if it would even work)? Or would buying the D2000 still be the better option?

 

I found the DT 990 Pro for about $150 so I could buy a $30 amp and still be within my price range. I'm not really knowledgeable about amping headphones so I'm not sure if it would work or not. From what I understand, you can use an E9 and do it but that's more expensive.

 

I'm just pushing this voice chat thing out of love for options and convenience. I'd be fine just using the DT 990 Pro for fun and using my AD700 + mic for voice chat if I had to. Thank you for answering my questions. :D


Edited by Nujabes - 4/28/12 at 7:58pm
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Thread Starter 
Don't get the Fiio E5/E6. They do not push enough power to boost decibel levels enough for voice chat mixing. The cheapest I recommend is the E11.

The D2000 would be convenient because they are very easy to power (don't need an extra amp).

I however have not heard them, but they are the next step up from the CAL/D1001 which I liked quite a bit, and the D2000 is the little brother of the D7000 which you all know I love. I would expect it to perform well, and I'd have bought them if I didn't go straight to the D7000. I may have to ask for someone to loan me theirs at some point, lol.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 4/28/12 at 8:20pm
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Why are they discontinued?

 

New model... sorta.

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New model... sorta.

 


Those look suspiciously ugly...

 

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I finally did manage to compare my shure se215 to my audio technica ad700 and how each handled dolby headphone.

I had something at a fixed distance that made a distinctive sound. I rotated around and observed the different apparent positions of the object. The game was set to 5.1, windows was set to 5.1, and my asus xonar dg was set to dolby headphone. The amp on the xonar was set for low impedance headphones.

I thought they both could position extremely well. I had a pretty good handle on where it was in either case. I suppose it was mostly determined by the dolby headphone algorithm, rather than any intrinsic headphone properties at that point.

A more practical problem with IEMs that I had was that voice chat was very strange, in that when you talk with IEMs in, your voice sounds a lot different than it normally does. Idk if that is something you get used to.

For that simple reason, I feel that open back with big angled drivers are the way to go.

However, if you have a pair of good IEMs, and you can get used to the voice chat issue, I don't think you have to spend money on new headphones for gaming either.
Edited by mindbomb - 4/29/12 at 10:23am
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If you're using IEMs you might as well add the mic input to the output mix so you can hear yourself.  

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Astro A40

To be honest, I can't remember them all too well, though I remember them sounded pretty hollow, and I couldn't really pinpoint sounds behind me. I'd like to give them another chance though.

 

 

Just saw a video review on youtube from akaTRENT .. He said the PC360 and the new A40's sound about up to par, The a40's have more bass and the PC360 a wider sound stage.

 

I got the a40's and was looking at the PC360's but I do like bass too so I guess I'll scrap the PC360's off my list .. Im checking out the other headphones in your review now (thanks alot for all the info) .. Which headphone would be the best choice for a great surround sound while keeping heavy impact basses from explosions or epic movie theatre basses?

 

Btw. I also got the Tritton AX pro's and I agree with you the sound kinda sucks for what you pay for it. There's static noise coming from the drivers non stop (I read its the magnetics in the drivers causing this because they're placed too close to eachother). At first I liked them but as soon as I started playing I noticed the bass sounds very muddy ..  Every grenade going off sounds like WHOOOOOOOOOOMMMM rather than BOOM! .. Gets exhausted to listen to after a short while especially when you're into a small map where ppl throw away their nades as soon as they spawn

 


Edited by Hoax - 4/29/12 at 12:27pm
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anyone using the T1 for gaming?  i get the feeling that my W4s are more precise for FPS than my T1. 

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I used the w4's for fps and they are very accurate.  Only problem is my right ear canal is bigger than my left so the sound some times sounded good in my left ear and than right sounded a bit far or less defined.  Some one on the head-fi uses the T1's and said he liked them.  

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anyone using the T1 for gaming?  i get the feeling that my W4s are more precise for FPS than my T1. 

 

 

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I used the w4's for fps and they are very accurate.  Only problem is my right ear canal is bigger than my left so the sound some times sounded good in my left ear and than right sounded a bit far or less defined.  Some one on the head-fi uses the T1's and said he liked them.  


What do you use for a mic? I have the zalman clip but haven't tried it yet. Thinking maybe a desktop mic would be better?
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