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Yeah, everywhere on the internet, the Pro 700 MK II is said to be ridiculously over saturated with bass. Common sense dictates not to use those for competitive gaming.

even with eq? 

post #5477 of 37451

oh yeah hows the htf600 for gaming 

post #5478 of 37451
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I 'envy' you. I'd love to try the HD800 for gaming someday. That soundstage must be glorious.

 

Since HD800s are supposedly the king of soundstage, they're probably the only phones I'm interested in trying besides the Q701s.  I think everything else in-between (T1, HD700, Shure 1840, etc.) wouldn't be enough of an improvement over Q701.

post #5479 of 37451
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Originally Posted by WakiDabeast View Post

even with eq? 

 

You should try to avoid getting phones that you know will need EQ-ing to work.  Also, you can't fix their soundstage with EQ.  They're just not a good choice for competitive gaming.

post #5480 of 37451
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oh yeah hows the htf600 for gaming 

 

I use it with my SU-DH1 when playing console games.

 

It does bring out the positional cues with Dolby Headphone alright, though I doubt it's an AD700 or Stax Lambda in that regard due to the relative lack of soundstage. As for sound signature, I expect it to be more suited to big, boomy explosions and gunshots compared to picking out footsteps...not that I have that kind of sneaky FPS gameplay on a console at all.

post #5481 of 37451

Interesting, Beyerdynamic T90.  Tesla successor to the DT990?

 

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post #5482 of 37451
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I'm sure it must be like what I hear with the Q701 but on STEROIDS, lol.

Are you using just the Mixamp, or do you have an amp attached post Mixamp?

I wonder how well the Mixamp does with the HD800 alone, considering Dolby Headphone tends to mask inadequate amping compared to stereo music listening. I don't have much issue with it alone with 600ohm Beyers (sans mic volume issues), and I'm sure the HD800 is quite enjoyable as well.

I 'envy' you. I'd love to try the HD800 for gaming someday. That soundstage must be glorious.

 

I used to feed the MixAmp into the Audio-GD FUN when I had that. It helped improve clarity when I used the HD650 for gaming. The FUN is long gone and amps I've owned since unfortunately haven't had additional RCA inputs to allow a DAC and MixAmp to be plugged in at the same time. I've been less than a casual gamer for some time now, and the MixAmp only saw light of day when watching movies/tv shows on my PS3. The LCD-2 plugged directly into the MixAmp for this use is pretty damn good though. Excellent and deep bass in abundance, without smothering dialogue or other details.

 

The HD800 plugged straight into the MixAmp is holographic and incredibly immersive. I only played BF3 (on Live/360), with audio set to Home Cinema and other processing disabled in the game menu. I think the HD800 soundstage is an overstated myth. Yes, it's an incredibly open sounding headphone, but its soundstage is not exaggerated or artificial imho. What gives it this open sound and great imaging is the speed of the driver and frontal centre image presented by the angle of the large cups. The driver's ability to start/stop is its main strength, resulting in every single detail being resolved with precision and clarity. You're assaulted with sound, but it's not a single disorientating blob. Every element has a character, and a point of origin.

 

Also, the HD800 when plugged into a decent system presents well extended and highly resolved low end. It doesn't have the weight of the LCD-2's bass, but then what headphone does? I was expecting the HD800's bass to be compromised when plugged directly into the MixAmp, but I was surprised at the impact and rumble of it. The few times I played with the LCD-2 I recall the bass being overbearing, especially when you're in the thick of all the action.

 

The HD800 is just so convincing when paired with the MixAmp for gaming. I don't think I've ever been as immersed sonically.


Edited by olor1n - 5/20/12 at 12:58am
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Originally Posted by chicolom View Post

Interesting, Beyerdynamic T90.  Tesla successor to the DT990?

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I thought they said that there weren't any plans for DT880 and DT990 inspired Teslas in the near future? I guess Beyer just couldn't resist.

And although I am happy with what I have, I will DEFINITELY keep an eye out for the T90 and probably get them once it's released and reviewed and compared. Those velours man... Beyer knows exactly how to tease me. There's no WAY I can't NOT get those. I may end up giving up the Q701 just for those T90s... just saying...
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 5/20/12 at 2:21am
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I thought they said that there weren't any plans for DT880 and DT990 inspired Teslas in the near future? I guess Beyer just couldn't resist.
And although I am happy with what I have, I will DEFINITELY keep an eye out for the T90 and probably get them once it's released and reviewed and compared. Those velours man... Beyer knows exactly how to tease me. There's no WAY I can't NOT get those. I may end up giving up the Q701 just for those T90s... just saying...

 

baffling.

post #5485 of 37451

Triple negative. haha

 

But yeah, those T90's look interesting. I really liked the 880/990.


Edited by Rebel975 - 5/20/12 at 9:57am
post #5486 of 37451

I just hope they have the same deep cups and angled drivers of the T1.

 

 

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Edited by chicolom - 5/20/12 at 11:38am
post #5487 of 37451

So many headphones, so little money...

 

As much as I want to sample everything (up to and including the Stax SR-009) so I'm not paralyzed with uncertainty every time I try to recommend headphones to people who don't have the budget for even vintage Stax Lambda setups, my budget just doesn't allow for that.

post #5488 of 37451

Little question,

As a substitute for a PC360

Would a modded HD555 or modded hHD558 work better for gaming?

post #5489 of 37451
Thread Starter 
Hahaha, triple negative. That's how excited I was when I heard of them. XD

You all know what I meant. tongue.gif

I must have those.
post #5490 of 37451
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Originally Posted by PceLuvnSloMo View Post

Little question,

As a substitute for a PC360

Would a modded HD555 or modded hHD558 work better for gaming?

 

HD558 + modmic should sound at least as good if not better than PC360s...

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