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Hmmm...  Mics i have no problem buying... they're usually under ~$40 (for the xbox...not professional ones...just seeing the cost of PRO-sumer audio... the big boys are waaayyy outta my league). You linked the DX mike...bought that...actually 3... someone had problems with theirs don't want to wait another month for a $2 mike. If all three work then I'll pass the other two on to board members @ cost + shipping.  Someone linked the Labtec...bought that (they're like the Karma Chameleon they come and go).

 

Now I'm trying to decide if I want the mute switch for the ModMic. I guess it depends on the finalization of the product. The one thing that really bothered me with the mixamp was the fact that the Headset cable was too short or too long. With the headset on, It would come down to my waist. The cheap clip that was attached to the cable broke after a year or two and after that I used an AT cable-holder-clip-thingy to hold it in place, which was convenient but ended up straining the cable... which ultimately caused mine to fail. Problem is, I haven't the slightest idea where the best place for the mute switch to be. By the strain relief? God forbid it hangs by my waist again... 

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Hmmm...  Mics i have no problem buying... they're usually under ~$40 (for the xbox...not professional ones...just seeing the cost of PRO-sumer audio... the big boys are waaayyy outta my league). You linked the DX mike...bought that...actually 3... someone had problems with theirs don't want to wait another month for a $2 mike. If all three work then I'll pass the other two on to board members @ cost + shipping.  Someone linked the Labtec...bought that (they're like the Karma Chameleon they come and go).

 

Now I'm trying to decide if I want the mute switch for the ModMic. I guess it depends on the finalization of the product. The one thing that really bothered me with the mixamp was the fact that the Headset cable was too short or too long. With the headset on, It would come down to my waist. The cheap clip that was attached to the cable broke after a year or two and after that I used an AT cable-holder-clip-thingy to hold it in place, which was convenient but ended up straining the cable... which ultimately caused mine to fail. Problem is, I haven't the slightest idea where the best place for the mute switch to be. By the strain relief? God forbid it hangs by my waist again... 

...? I find my mod mics weren't that sensitive. I would just flip it up and bam! No sound. Though it is hot here and when I had my fans blowing on my they (other peeps) asked if I was in a wind tunnel. So the pick up is very nice when it needs to be.

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My allergies... when I sneeze its like this: (might want to turn down volume...) 

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My allergies... when I sneeze its like this: (might want to turn down volume...) 

I see you and raise you.

 

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And that is why I don't mess with Pc gaming. Things become outdated in a few months after release. I'll stick to consoles which upgrade every half a decade or so...

 

I'm still using a system verging on five years old (for motherboard, CPU, and GPU) as my primary PC gaming system. Admittedly, that's due to games these days being developed around consoles first more than anything, because it would've needed to be replaced after two years or even one year had PC games and hardware advanced at the rate they did in the 1990s and early 2000s. (Still, I do admit that I'm feeling the itch for a GTX 670 right about now to smooth out the really demanding games, but I keep putting it off because of this very forum tempting me to buy more Stax. I need my electrostatic fix!)

 

Also, I thought your primary reason for not getting into PC gaming, going by earlier posts in this very thread, was that you prefer gamepads for the kick-back-and-relax factor, even if KB+M wins hands down for FPSs and whatnot. (Never mind that a lot of recent multiplatform releases have X360 gamepad settings by default, a lot of PC games overall are still clearly meant for KB+M.)

 

Anyway, I'm starting to wish that cross-platform gaming was an actual thing right now, more than something that was experimented with and dropped in the past (case in point: Shadowrun X360). Co-op games like Borderlands would work well that way, since players are less concerned about having a competitive edge and more about having a good time regardless of what platform they prefer to play on.

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Oh, gamepads are definitely one of the biggest reasons, but it's not the only reason.

My PC is capable of handling good games too, but I'd still buy them off my consoles. Hell, I don't listen to music too much because I don't like sitting on the Pc area too much. I'd move my NFB5 to the room, but all my music is on the PC.
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I'm still using a system verging on five years old (for motherboard, CPU, and GPU) as my primary PC gaming system. Admittedly, that's due to games these days being developed around consoles first more than anything, because it would've needed to be replaced after two years or even one year had PC games and hardware advanced at the rate they did in the 1990s and early 2000s. (Still, I do admit that I'm feeling the itch for a GTX 670 right about now to smooth out the really demanding games, but I keep putting it off because of this very forum tempting me to buy more Stax. I need my electrostatic fix!)

 

Also, I thought your primary reason for not getting into PC gaming, going by earlier posts in this very thread, was that you prefer gamepads for the kick-back-and-relax factor, even if KB+M wins hands down for FPSs and whatnot. (Never mind that a lot of recent multiplatform releases have X360 gamepad settings by default, a lot of PC games overall are still clearly meant for KB+M.)

 

Anyway, I'm starting to wish that cross-platform gaming was an actual thing right now, more than something that was experimented with and dropped in the past (case in point: Shadowrun X360). Co-op games like Borderlands would work well that way, since players are less concerned about having a competitive edge and more about having a good time regardless of what platform they prefer to play on.

Tru-dat. Borderlands would be a great game to play cross-platform. Also buy a 7970. They can OC higher than a 670 and cost a CRAP load less. I take it you don't WC so I recommend one of these regardless. http://tinyurl.com/8nums7j

I have a XFX 7970 BE and now it's underwater. I plan to buy a few more too.

 

I'd say if your on a budget then the EVGA 2GB 670. If you play with multi monitors (3+) EVGA 4GB 670. But if you play multi monitors at high resolutions 4k+, then the XFX BE 3GB 7970 is the way to go. I included the GHz edition just to show how far $10 more gets you. A whole lot more!

 

Now my only concern is whether I should spend the 10 bucks for the GHz edition or just buy normal Black Edition cards. I feel I would be tempted to OC the GHz Ed. more than the regular which would offset the crossfire.

 

Na... instead I think I'll spend all my money on Dre BEATs and Skull Candy phones.

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[ Mad makes a comment about "Guess he wants to kill himself? @_@"]

WHHAAATTT??? Then who's gonna answer all of the random PC questions that pop up? I've been on OSX for the past 8 years!

Pretty sure he meant the headphone driver I encountered. Said driver also forgot to use turning signals when he changed lanes from in front of me too, now that I think about it... so at the red light I was next to him and able to get his attention & have him turn on the headlights.

I can answer OS X questions! But, probably, so can you. Not too much to deal with on a daily basis. Oh, and you mentioned I might want to wait for Windows 8: I actually have more experience with Win8 than 7 because I've been using the Consumer Preview since it was released, because I couldn't afford a retail copy at the time I had assembled my custom PC. Went with the free but legal route. The thing about Win8 is the rumors about SecureBoot and usage restriction headaches makes me just want to stick with Win7, even though I can get around Metro pretty easily and find it a unique and attractive alternative to the current list view.
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Ok, so I ordered AD900s from a major online retailer...215.00 plus 15.00 S&H... [snip] Had I actually paid for these I would have been pretty pissed... especially since NewEgg has them for 200.00.
Long story a little less long... good riddance AD900 and the terrible wing design. The Q701s should handily replace the AD900s if I'm not mistaken. 

Wow that's pretty crazy. Nice of the company to refund you, did you send the headphones back? Similar story, I had to wait a month when I ordered my AD700 from a 3rd party Amazon reseller before I actually got to experience them, because they sent me a pair of closed A700 headphones TWICE... the same pair! The seller wasn't as good at customer service as yours, but you'd think they wouldn't want to lose money like that.
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Tru-dat. Borderlands would be a great game to play cross-platform.
Double tru!

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Na... instead I think I'll spend all my money on Dre BEATs and Skull Candy phones.
Sushi, u crazy. *goes back to playing with his iPad 2*
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Pretty sure he meant the headphone driver I encountered. Said driver also forgot to use turning signals when he changed lanes from in front of me too, now that I think about it... so at the red light I was next to him and able to get his attention & have him turn on the headlights.
 

Ohhh.. I thought Nameless abandoned ship. 

 

 

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I can answer OS X questions! But, probably, so can you. Not too much to deal with on a daily basis. Oh, and you mentioned I might want to wait for Windows 8: I actually have more experience with Win8 than 7 because I've been using the Consumer Preview since it was released, because I couldn't afford a retail copy at the time I had assembled my custom PC. Went with the free but legal route. The thing about Win8 is the rumors about SecureBoot and usage restriction headaches makes me just want to stick with Win7, even though I can get around Metro pretty easily and find it a unique and attractive alternative to the current list view.
 

I dunno about that... still haven't gotten accustomed to the Win7OS and I keep switching between comps so....yea. A free upgrade to Professional is very enticing, plus the offer is valid till March of 2013 *hopefully* most of the bug/driver issues/general "burn inbiggrin.gif" will take place with the first few months. Maybe, if the surface really takes off, I'd truly convert to a total Win8 environment... but it has to be reeealllly good in order to convince me not to wait for a Haswell refreshed MBP (whenever that is). 

 

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Wow that's pretty crazy. Nice of the company to refund you, did you send the headphones back? Similar story, I had to wait a month when I ordered my AD700 from a 3rd party Amazon reseller before I actually got to experience them, because they sent me a pair of closed A700 headphones TWICE... the same pair! The seller wasn't as good at customer service as yours, but you'd think they wouldn't want to lose money like that.

The problem, I believe, is that the retailer (Overstock.com) relies on drop shipping, just like your experience with Amazon's external sales. No, I didn't keep the 900s... was tempted though. In this case I contacted Overstock and let them know about the error. If this were the pre-digital days then I probably could have gotten away with a free pair of HPs... but I figured it was only a matter of time before I got charged the full amount for a floor model/return. That and I do believe that Karma is a...well you know. I gotta give their sales recovery people credit though... I mentioned the condition of the packaging etc. in my email to them, and when taking care of the return, he offered me a $50 discount on the AD900s if I wanted to keep them. Granted it would have eliminated the return shipping cost to them, and it was open-box condition, but that's still a pretty good discount. Mine was a breeze compared to yours though geez... I would have given up altogether and ordered it from another company. Its a curse of open back Audio Technica's! Everyone buy local! LOL.  


Edited by ruuku - 8/10/12 at 4:16am
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Anyway, I'm starting to wish that cross-platform gaming was an actual thing right now, more than something that was experimented with and dropped in the past (case in point: Shadowrun X360). Co-op games like Borderlands would work well that way, since players are less concerned about having a competitive edge and more about having a good time regardless of what platform they prefer to play on.

Although there are work arounds for using KB+M on consoles, many are very expensive (relative to the entrance fee of console gaming), and most players still use a controller. Like MLE, from the start I've gamed on on consoles. Its just more comfortable for me to use a controller vs KB+M

 

Yessir, MANY MANY complaints would be filed if console & PC servers were to be mixed in a PvP atmosphere... however a PvE/PvC I can see. I think some of it also comes down to consoles having a very set hardware sheet, where in even in revisions when the hardware ceiling was raised, specs still remained the same i.e. going to smaller dies, where as PC rigs can run the gamut of cutting edge to barely playable.

 

Another problem (in trying to switch platforms) lies in the gaming communities itself. Ive been on Xbox Live so long that I've built up a pretty sizable friends list. Going over to PC would require to "re-acquaint" my self in a new community, something that I definitely would not be comfortable with. Unless you can combine the social aspect of the platforms (which I'll admit is kind of integrated in XBL windows messenger ect. ) the two will remain separate. 


Edited by ruuku - 8/10/12 at 6:12am
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Whoa! I didn't even know there was a video game discussion here. Thanks for visiting my thread with all this information.

 

Two questions: 1. Do you playon Toslink?  2. Is that review of the He-400 coming soon? :D

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I am not to sure about the PC to console spending rates. I have spent 500 total on my pc in five years. In the same 5 to 6 year time frame. I have gone through 2 ps3's (First one was release 700 bucks same price as my PC originally) and 4 xboxs all red rings. My slim now is still alive after 2 years thankfully. So if you add that up plus a TV upgrade (which to me in picture quality was a side grade.) I am WAY above the price of my pc all in. All because Mircrosoft originally had the build quality of a two year olds drawing skills.

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First thing apologize for poor english, i'm from italy:)

I'd wish to ask for some help, i'm currently searching for a solution to my problem: volume at late night :D I usually watch movies or play games 'till late and my wife doesn't like the chaos i make, but you know playing with low volume is just unacceptable :D I currently own a xbox360, an htpc (both connected to a yamaha ampli via hdmi) and a gaming pc. Both the pc use internal mobo audio (but the htpc streams dts or ac3 mkv to the ampli so i think no big deal), and with the gaming pc i use a cheap behringer hpx2000, i'd now wish to find a good compromise to get 5.1 with headphones (virtualised DH, not true 5.1 headsets). I saw that with a tritton ax720 i should be fine, i can connect it to xbox and pc via usb, but i'm bit worried about the headset quality and the fact that everyone seems to report background noise (to various degrees), otherwise i can go for a xonar + cal (found them a 50€ in offer) for the gaming rig but this won't resolve the x360 and htpc problem... i saw the astro a40 too but seems like that only the mixamp is worth the price, not the headset. 

So i should go for the ax720? Are they really worth 140€ (price in italy), am i missing some other solutions??

Again sorry for my grammar and thanks for reading 'till here:)

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Ohhh.. I thought Nameless abandoned ship. 
Is it weird that I read those last two words with the StarCraft Battleship sound clip in my mind?

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I dunno about that... still haven't gotten accustomed to the Win7OS and I keep switching between comps so....yea. A free upgrade to Professional is very enticing, plus the offer is valid till March of 2013 *hopefully* most of the bug/driver issues/general "burn in:D " will take place with the first few months. Maybe, if the Surface really takes off, I'd truly convert to a total Win8 environment... but it has to be reeealllly good in order to convince me not to wait for a Haswell refreshed MBP (whenever that is). 
I'd assume that would be in the next MBP refresh, the pattern would indicate a release early next year. And I was saying we both could offer OS X tips, because in my elitist view I feel people rarely can't do just about anything after the first month. I'm also not used to Windows 7... The task bar peek confuses me and it seems I lose instances when many browser windows are open. Control panel settings require a lot of digging. I hadn't heard about the offer you mention, but I'm still leery about the rumored restrictions. I may not care if I use it purely as a gaming box, LOL!

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The problem, I believe, is that the retailer (Overstock.com) relies on drop shipping, just like your experience with Amazon's external sales. No, I didn't keep the 900s... was tempted though. [snip] Mine was a breeze compared to yours though geez... I would have given up altogether and ordered it from another company.
Good for you! Electronics Expo sent the closed A700s to a whole bunch of people ordering the open AD700, and they also offered that I could keep it. "It costs a little more anyway, many people prefer the sound of the closed model!" Uh, no. I was very tempted to buy somewhere else when I realized they had just turned around the package I had just sent and returned it to me. Interesting what a detailed, unfavorable seller review will do.
Edited by Evshrug - 8/10/12 at 12:47pm
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