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There is, it's called the Beyerdynamic Headzone Game for the low price of $1,678.95.

 

lol...


LOL, yes this is a joke for what it is.  I looked into this when I was buying my Beyer MMX 300's.  Who knows, maybe it would be better that a Mixamp + E9 (or other headphone amp) combo.  But for the money I'll take the Astro Mixamp + Schitt Asgard or Fiio E9 or insert amp here combo and still have money left over.  I would love to hear this thing.... maybe when we go IPO, LOL

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I'm sure it's an amazing piece of hardware especially being able to handle HD audio tracks. Another huge plus is that it's already designed to output for high impedance 600 Ohm headphones. And I know it really wouldn't knock off much of the price, but it would be nice if you could buy it without the MMX300. The price to performance ratio its just way out of proportion though, and I guess rightfully so as there doesn't seem to be any other device that can do this. In any case the Mixamp is no slouch for just over $100.

 

Maybe one day...

post #603 of 37332

There's a head-tracking version too? What the hell?

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On a more serious, non-crazy $1.5k note, are there any devices that could serve as an alternative to the mixamp?

It doesn't have to have 360/PS3 support, though that's always a nice feature.

..or would mixamp be the only game in town?
post #605 of 37332

The Turtle Beach Ear Force DSS and the audio controller that comes with Tritton headsets.

post #606 of 37332
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The best one to get for the money is the Tritton AX720. For $130, you get the decoder box which is just as good as the Mixamp, is a better looking product (stays near your consoles), and all the buttons needed are on the inline puck, as opposed to the Mixamp, where the entire thing needs to be near you.

Unless you're specifically going for the wireless Mixamp, the AX720 is the best choice PLUS a free headset. Another plus is that you can pick it up in Best Buy.
post #607 of 37332
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The best one to get for the money is the Tritton AX720. For $130, you get the decoder box which is just as good as the Mixamp, is a better looking product (stays near your consoles), and all the buttons needed are on the inline puck, as opposed to the Mixamp, where the entire thing needs to be near you.

Unless you're specifically going for the wireless Mixamp, the AX720 is the best choice PLUS a free headset. Another plus is that you can pick it up in Best Buy.

I've got the decoder. I broke the microphone on my AX720s, and stupidly thought I was out of luck unless I ordered the part from Tritton, which I'm too lazy to do. Then I thought, oh wait a second. These came with an extra set of cables to plug headphones and a microphone into... I could just use my DT770s and zalman clip on mic... Now that I'm stuck on campus (car felt like going into gay mode) I just choose not to use my xbox at all. Haven't been on it once since last semester.

 

edit: On second thought, I miss my AD700s.

edit 2: No I don't.

edit 3: Yeah, I do but not enough to use them again. That's why I got my DT770s.

edit 4: Screw my DT770s I want some D2ks, or D5ks or even D7ks.

edit 5: I need my job back.

edit 6: I want the HE-4s the most. 

edit 7: Paired with the EF5 and decoder. I wonder how that would sound.
 

post #608 of 37332
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The major downside of the AX720 is that it has a hiss that is pretty noticeable compared to the Mixamp and Mixamp 5.8. The hiss isn't an issue when you're playing games and are into the action, but it's definitely there. Still, not as bad as the Turtle Beach inline amp's hiss. Eww.

post #609 of 37332

Yeah, and when you're on the dashboard it sounds like falling raindrops. I kind of like it o_O. 

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The major downside of the AX720 is that it has a hiss that is pretty noticeable compared to the Mixamp and Mixamp 5.8. The hiss isn't an issue when you're playing games and are into the action, but it's definitely there. Still, not as bad as the Turtle Beach inline amp's hiss. Eww.



So you think the AX720 is better than the Mixamp, even when considering the hiss?

 

..are those the only two choices? xD

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Well its not like there's a HUGE market for this. Probably more than 90% of all gamers are perfectly fine just playing from their TV's built-in speakers. Of the few that actually have good sound systems, fewer still choose headphones. And of those few that choose headphones, even fewer than that are concerned about, or are even aware that such products like the Mixamp even exist.

 

The Mixamp does the job perfectly, and the other two are alternatives should it not be to your liking. How many varieties do you need...

post #612 of 37332
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Well its not like there's a HUGE market for this. Probably more than 90% of all gamers are perfectly fine just playing from their TV's built-in speakers. Of the few that actually have good sound systems, fewer still choose headphones. And of those few that choose headphones, even fewer than that are concerned about, or are even aware that such products like the Mixamp even exist.

 

The Mixamp does the job perfectly, and the other two are alternatives should it not be to your liking. How many varieties do you need...


 

I'm sorry if I seem to be difficult D:

 

It's just when I'm being told the AX720 is better for the job, yet has a hissing noise the mixamp doesn't..it makes a person confused x]

post #613 of 37332

I don't think he meant necessarily best for the job, but best for the money. It can be bought locally and you get a (crappy) headset with it.

 

Between the Mixamp, DSS, and AX720, the AX720 is probably the least popular choice. I'm not saying popularity = performance but there is some merit to that statement from time to time.

post #614 of 37332

If I remember correctly the tritton amps need to plugged into the wall, which for most maybe isn't ideal. Much easier when things plug into USB, isn't that what they're there for. I'm sure it doesn't use that much power it needs to be plugged into wall.

 

Astro mixamp seems like the best choice for convenience if you buy an optical cable.

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edit: double post.

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