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post #5596 of 37294

Does the dolby headphone feature of the Mixamp Pro work over coax as well? Or only optical?

post #5597 of 37294
Thread Starter 
The coax input on the wired Mixamp performs exactly the same as the optical, so if you do have a device that has a coaxial out, no worries. The Mixamp will perform to its fullest potential through it.

In fact, I used the coaxial input as my second console input. I bought a $10 optical to coaxial adapter from monoprice, so I could hook up my 360/ps3 at the same time. A lot more reliable than an optical switcher/splitter.

FYI: if you have a device on the optical and coaxial inputs, and both are on, the Mixamp will output sound from the optical, not coaxial, until the optical's source is turned off.

Optical
Coaxial
RCA

That's the priority the Mixamp outputs sound, so make sure the other devices are off.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 6/7/12 at 12:21am
post #5598 of 37294

Thank you. Yes, my blu ray player got coax out.

post #5599 of 37294
Thread Starter 
I edited my last post with more info, just fyi.
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

I edited my last post with more info, just fyi.

 

 

You?  Editing one of your posts after you've already posted it!?  eek.gif   Impossible...

 

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post #5601 of 37294
Thread Starter 
Hahaha, I know right? That NEVER happens, on all my posts, multiple times, even hours later because I'm not OCD about fixing posts at all. Nope.

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BTW, if any of you own an PS3, do yourself a favor and download the Bang bang Racing demo, if only because that game has REALLY awesome audio. It's odd as it's a sort of top down racer, but it has positional cues, which seem relative to where the sounds are around your car. hard to get used to, but still, stellar sound placement.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 6/7/12 at 4:10am
post #5602 of 37294

One last question: Will the mixamp pro also be benifical if I connect it to my macbook? Obviously it got no toslink or coax output, only stereo or USB. What´s the best connection there? Besides an external soundcard I guess.

post #5603 of 37294
Thread Starter 
The wired Mixamp does have a USB DAC (it was made with voice chat in mind, but I heard it does work as a standard stereo DAC), so it doesn't hurt to try. Not sure if it will be better than the onboard DAC, and the Mixamp's amp section isn't completely noise free, though the wired Mixamp is relatively quiet.
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I want to get a pair of headphones for a mix of gaming and music. I have AD700's, but I'm looking for something more music-oriented. I can live with a hit to the soundstage.

 

I've looked at these:

 

AKG K601

AKG K701/K702

AKG Q701

beyerdynamic DT880 Premium

Sennheiser HD600/HD650

 

I intend to run them off my Auzen Forte which does have an internal amp, but it is supposedly not amazing (probably similar to the STX or the Titanium HD). Would I be correct in saying that the AKG's and the Sennheiser's will struggle without an expensive amp? In that case, which DT880 would be the best buy (in terms of impedance)? Is the 250 ohm version hard to drive?


Edited by Bi0HaZard - 6/7/12 at 2:33pm
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Originally Posted by l00l View Post

One last question: Will the mixamp pro also be benifical if I connect it to my macbook? Obviously it got no toslink or coax output, only stereo or USB. What´s the best connection there? Besides an external soundcard I guess.

 

Maybe this is only on the Macbook Pro, but they sometimes have a mini toslink plug combined into the 3.5mm headphone jack.

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Originally Posted by Bi0HaZard View Post

I want to get a pair of headphones for a mix of gaming and music. I have AD700's, but I'm looking for something more music-oriented. I can live with a hit to the soundstage.

 

I've looked at these:

 

AKG K601

AKG K701/K702

AKG Q701

beyerdynamic DT880 Premium

Sennheiser HD600/HD650

 

I intend to run them off my Auzen Forte which does have an internal amp, but it is supposedly not amazing (probably similar to the STX or the Titanium HD). Would I be correct in saying that the AKG's and the Sennheiser's will struggle without an expensive amp? In that case, which DT880 would be the best buy (in terms of impedance)? Is the 250 ohm version hard to drive?

The headphone amplifier on the Forte is rated 16-Ohm to 600-Ohm.

AKG K601  120-Ohm

AKG K701/K702  62-Ohm

AKG Q701  55-Ohm

Beyerdynamic DT880 Premium 600-Ohm, 250-Ohm, 32-Ohm

Sennheiser HD600/650 300-Ohm.

The built in amp on the forte should do a decent job of driving the headphones listed.

post #5607 of 37294
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Originally Posted by PurpleAngel View Post

AKG Q701  55-Ohm

 

 

The Q701 is 62 ohm as well.

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Originally Posted by chicolom View Post
The Q701 is 62 ohm as well.

Oops.

post #5609 of 37294
Thread Starter 
Also, just because an amp is rated to drive certain ohms, doesn't mean it does it well. 600ohm cans truly need powerful amps.

Biohazard, out of those listed, I think the DT880 is probably the best if you're aiming for music more than gaming. That's what I'd go with out of those choices.
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Heads up for those on the fence buying Q701s, used ones like new going for sale by Amazon Warehouse for $176 and change.  Only 2 left.
Posted in the deals thread: http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/ol/B004EQPE6G/ref=aw_d_ol?qid=1339124014&sr=1-624
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