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I got my DT 990 pro a couple of months ago and really love the sort of cinematic feeling you get in games and movies. Downside however is music for me, since the highs sound a bit unnatural and scratchy. That´s why I really wanna get the Sennheiser HD 598 one day (again).

For now I am looking into ordering an Astro Mixamp Pro. I will connect my Xbox 360 via optical and my Blu ray player via coaxial to the Mixamp. Do the Mixamp Pro and the DT 990 pro go well together? Is there anything I have to keep in mind or can I just order the thing? smily_headphones1.gif
Was getin a Yamaha 471 (cause of Silent Cinema) but since it won´t go down in price and is a bit overpowered for me right now I think I will just go with the mixamp pro. That should do it.

The DT990 Pro works like a charm with the Mixamp. However, it will be underpowered when using voice chat, so you will want extra amping if you plan on attaching a mic.
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I got my DT 990 pro a couple of months ago and really love the sort of cinematic feeling you get in games and movies. Downside however is music for me, since the highs sound a bit unnatural and scratchy. That´s why I really wanna get the Sennheiser HD 598 one day (again).

 

For now I am looking into ordering an Astro Mixamp Pro. I will connect my Xbox 360 via optical and my Blu ray player via coaxial to the Mixamp. Do the Mixamp Pro and the DT 990 pro go well together? Is there anything I have to keep in mind or can I just order the thing? :)

Was getin a Yamaha 471 (cause of Silent Cinema) but since it won´t go down in price and is a bit overpowered for me right now I think I will just go with the mixamp pro. That should do it.

Get a used Yamaha receiver off Craigslist or eBay,

The Yamaha receiver should provide more power for the DT990 then the Mix-Amp.

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>.< So I don't think I'm getting HD558s, I like the look of the HD518s though. Haven't ever heard much about them, they seem to be the headphones for me. I'm looking towards as much fun as competition and the 518s seem to be on a bit of the bassy side. Mabye this will be a new super-all-in-one headphone?

 

The Headroom graphs show it having a bit more bass than the HD598.  I read a review on amazon that said it leaked less and had more bass, but a less open soundstage.  Makes sense, since less open headphones usually trade soundstage for more bass.

 

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The DT990 Pro works like a charm with the Mixamp. However, it will be underpowered when using voice chat, so you will want extra amping if you plan on attaching a mic.

 

Since I don´t want to chat that´s not gonna be an issue. Besides: I use the 990 pro with the Fiio E6 right now and even that is enough power for my taste. The main reason I wanna get the Mixamp is for the dolby headphone feature.

 

As for the Yamaha, it´s not an issue about money, it´s more that I don´t feel like I would really put the Yamaha 471 to good use if I only plug my headphones in and don´t get any speakers for it. I might get some speakers later on, but for now it´s not really a priority and I´d rather get a second pair of headphones instead (HD 598 most likely).

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HMM, INTERESTING!

http://www.engadget.com/2012/06/05/astro-gamings-a50-wireless-headset-the-a40-and-mixamp-5-8-beco/

Looks like this is may be why the 5.8 isn't being sold alone anymore... Astro is really wanting everyone to use THEIR headsets.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 6/5/12 at 4:06am
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I'm lookin to buy some ad700's for gaming on my pc, and I was wondering what the best sound card for them. I've heard that the titanium hd is the best, but I don't know if that is overkill or not.

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The AD700 is very easy to drive and it's a monster with Dolby Headphone. Maybe one of the Asus cards? Doesn't need to be the STX, as the AD700 doesn't need a strong amp at all.
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The AD700 is very easy to drive and it's a monster with Dolby Headphone. Maybe one of the Asus cards? Doesn't need to be the STX, as the AD700 doesn't need a strong amp at all.

could you reccomend me one? I will be playing both games and music. Thanks in advance

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I'm not a PC gamer, so I wouldn't know, but I think the cheapest ones with Dolby Headphone would be fine. Perhaps the Asus Xonar DG?

http://www.head-fi.org/t/593050/the-nameless-guide-to-pc-gaming-audio

Nameless would be a big help to you. He would know.
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I'm not a PC gamer, so I wouldn't know, but I think the cheapest ones with Dolby Headphone would be fine. Perhaps the Asus Xonar DG?
http://www.head-fi.org/t/593050/the-nameless-guide-to-pc-gaming-audio
Nameless would be a big help to you. He would know.

Ok thank you, I will probably buy the xonar dg.
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Anyone have the Q701s and the Mixamp 5.8? I am getting the Q701s, but I wonder if the bass boost from the mixamp can turn the Q701 into a more fun headphone.

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Does the Astro Mixamp Pro come with an optical and/or coaxial cable?? thanks

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Does the Astro Mixamp Pro come with an optical and/or coaxial cable?? thanks

 

Comes with both.  It comes with all the cables you need for your set up to the consoles.

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Comes with both.  It comes with all the cables you need for your set up to the consoles.

You sure about that? Cause on their website it says: "3M Optical TOSLink, 12' USB-USB Mini, 6' Xbox Live Chat Cable, 6' 3.5mm Audio Cable, PC Headset Y-Adapter, Daisy Chain Connector"

Which one would be the coaxial there? Need it for my blu ray player to plug into the mixamp.


Edited by l00l - 6/5/12 at 3:18pm
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Anyone have the Q701s and the Mixamp 5.8? I am getting the Q701s, but I wonder if the bass boost from the mixamp can turn the Q701 into a more fun headphone.

Chicolom and I both have that combo.

The bass boost is SO worth it with the Q701. Any complaints about the Q701 bass goes out the window. The Q701 is capable of putting out some really good bass, but their stock signature wouldn't allow for it. With the 5.8, it brings in a healthy amount of bass, and if you happen to own the combo, there isn't a need for a 'bassy' alternative for gaming, because the Q701 and 5.8 will be all you need.

The 5.8's bass expander isn't perfect though, and may distort at times when bass is very prominent in a game (and I tested it with the Q701 today, it does distort quite a bit).

I do distinctly remember loving my old K701 with the E5 and E7's bass boosts, just proving that they are one of the few that can deal with bass boosting without sounding like a muddy mess.

It seems that I may have to do more testing and edit the Q701 listing with some info about its performance with the 5.8's bass boost.

Chico, if you have time, please also give me your impressions on it. I do know you're happy with its stock bass, so it might be too much? For me the stock Q701 bass is hit or miss.




It was obvious when I was in the multiplayer menu on Castlevania HD. The D7000 and KSC35 both bring out the low bass on that song, which the Q701 almost lets pass by with absolutely no feeling. With the 5.8's bass boost, it obviously is a boost for lower bass than mid bass, so the song was more what I remember it to sound/feel like. Edit: Although listening to this on my NFB-5, even with the D7000 it doesn't have much bass. I guess Dolby Headphone really does favor the low end.

What's impressive about the 5.8's bass is that its not an exaggerated boost. Its a subtle boost, but its a huge improvement for neutral-ish headphones like the Q701 and PC360, and doesn't mask details with those headphones. It did distort with some frequency with the PC360 though. I'm really gonna put the Q701 to the test in the coming days, and I will let you guys know how it fares.

I know not many of you own the 5.8, so it will just be for those who do. Can't guarantee how it will perform with other bass boosting devices. Again, I'm not one to use bass boosting on any headphone, but for the purpose of gaming, the Q701 and K701 did benefit for non-competitive gaming.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 6/6/12 at 9:34am
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