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Originally Posted by genclaymore View Post

Heres a manual one http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=104&cp_id=10423&cs_id=1042302&p_id=2946&seq=1&format=2 that's cheaper. sure it doesn't have 5 plugs on it and doesn't have a remote.

Yeah, that's one I owned twice. Its a piece of trash.

Don't mess with manual ones.
post #6947 of 37450

I thought about getting this one when I was going to downsize my setup and get rid of my receiver.

http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=101&cp_id=10110&cs_id=1011002&p_id=5557&seq=1&format=2

 

Now I'm just going to use the optical passthrough from my receiver to the mixamp and still use the receiver for video switching and speaker duty.

post #6948 of 37450
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Originally Posted by ruuku View Post

Calpis did you ever get the Korea IPS? I bought one off ebay, and so far is pretty stellar. I went for the LED backlit crossover (MDP 27) so it wasn't so budget-priced, but I'm pretty impressed as it has more i/o than the Dell Ultrasharps and the same resolutions/color range/response times. 

 

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Going to hold off on getting a Korean ips for now because game releases has started already. I'm also waiting a little bit for some US based companies to start selling them here. There was one that I read about either on TheVerge or on engadget.

All righty! For the record this is the best Korean Monitor to Price Monitor! (Not sure if you bought the IPS or S-IPS LG one.)

 

Catleap Q270 LED S-IPS by Yamakasi. It is an S-IPS (Super-In Plane Switching) Monitor. Dell sells S-IPS Ultra sharps starting at 1000 USD. These have Dell and LG innerds (Guts/parts) and sell for about 320 starting and up to 400 USD for perfect pixel (No dead pixels). Hands down the best monitor on the market for Price to Performance Ratio. You can even remove the bevel and OC the monitor to 100 MHz making it amazing for gaming and the GTG response time is 5MS. FOR AN S-IPS!!?!?!?!? Crazy!!!

 

He paid about 627 USD for his Crossover Pivot Perfect blah blah blah 27" S-IPS just to have it say "LG" on it. $649.98 USD

http://tinyurl.com/9njrhy9

 

Same monitor... half the price. Catleap Q270 LED S-IPS  2 monitors for $615.90 USD.

http://tinyurl.com/984z22u

 

Now I am not trying to sound like an ass, but I just want to let everyone know there is/are much better deals. Also here is what OCN says about this monitor. I was one of the first to get it when they released in February and it is one absolute - amazing monitor. I've had mine for months no problem. There is one issue however. The stand it comes on is/feels very chinsy but you can buy aftermarket stand or even wall mount these as they are 100x100 VESA. The price has gone up on these buy 50 bucks since I bought mine and I have a feeling it will keep going up.

 

 

If you want more proof here is the Overclock.net (OCN) thread. I was one of the first to buys these and it is totally worth it. They have all the specs on the monitors, how to remove bevels, OC, modify, etc. It has been tested, compared, etc, and it is the real deal folks.

 

http://tinyurl.com/8sxcvbf


Edited by NinjaSushi2 - 8/13/12 at 10:45am
post #6949 of 37450
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Originally Posted by NinjaSushi2 View Post

 

All righty! For the record this is the best Korean Monitor to Price Monitor! (Not sure if you bought the IPS or S-IPS LG one.)

 

 

I second that! These monitors might look too good to be true, but they really are amazing!

 

I got the Achieva Shimian, which is basically Catleap's brother and I couldn't be happier! 

 

If anyone here is on the fence, don't be, these are very good indeed.

 

I guess they are this cheap because you are essentially paying for the panel. They don't have HDMI, speakers, nothing, only an amazing panel and a DVI-D port.

 

But if that's what you want, then you are in for a treat!

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Isn't it too late to get an OC'able catleap w/o getting price gouged? 

 

But yah, I've read a bit about the catleaps already but I really do need a multi input since I have my xbox/ps3/desktop all connected to the same monitor. I'm essentially waiting for reviews about this particular one since it has the kinds of ports that I want to use now (hdmi 1.4a) and ones that I might need to use in the future (DisplayPort).

http://www.anandtech.com/show/6131/nixeus-vue-27-a-430-wqhd-2560x1440-sips-led-monitor

 

I'd totally get a tempered glass model if I didn't need a multi input monitor.

 

Back on topic: Once my mixamp arrives I'll be trying out this mic since I don't think there will be a Y cable coming along with the mixamp. http://www.amazon.com/Monster-iSoniTalk-Microphone-Headphone-Adapter/dp/B000V8RCTS

I already bought this ($3) over a  year ago and was left unused, so now's the perfect time to give it a  test run.

post #6951 of 37450
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Has pretty bad ratings. frown.gif
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But I already have it D:

 

Anyways, most of the bad ratings are because of the design of the jack/plug and how big it is when it's in your pocket (which I'd agree with). Since the mixamp won't fit in my pocket, I don't think it'd be much for concern :)

 

Edit: I'll be using that until I get around to ordering a proper y cable like this one since it costs $10 to ship the $7 ycable from astro to my house (which is only an hour away). http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004SP0WAQ/ref=olp_product_details?ie=UTF8&me=&seller=


Edited by calpis - 8/13/12 at 4:30pm
post #6953 of 37450
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Originally Posted by ruuku View Post

Calpis did you ever get the Korea IPS? I bought one off ebay, and so far is pretty stellar. I went for the LED backlit crossover (MDP 27) so it wasn't so budget-priced, but I'm pretty impressed as it has more i/o than the Dell Ultrasharps and the same resolutions/color range/response times. 

 

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Originally Posted by calpis View Post

Going to hold off on getting a Korean ips for now because game releases has started already. I'm also waiting a little bit for some US based companies to start selling them here. There was one that I read about either on TheVerge or on engadget.

 

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Originally Posted by calpis View Post

Isn't it too late to get an OC'able catleap w/o getting price gouged? 

 

But yah, I've read a bit about the catleaps already but I really do need a multi input since I have my xbox/ps3/desktop all connected to the same monitor. I'm essentially waiting for reviews about this particular one since it has the kinds of ports that I want to use now (hdmi 1.4a) and ones that I might need to use in the future (DisplayPort).

http://www.anandtech.com/show/6131/nixeus-vue-27-a-430-wqhd-2560x1440-sips-led-monitor

 

I'd totally get a tempered glass model if I didn't need a multi input monitor.

 

Back on topic: Once my mixamp arrives I'll be trying out this mic since I don't think there will be a Y cable coming along with the mixamp. http://www.amazon.com/Monster-iSoniTalk-Microphone-Headphone-Adapter/dp/B000V8RCTS

I already bought this ($3) over a  year ago and was left unused, so now's the perfect time to give it a  test run.

They have versions with multi outputs but they don't OC as well. Seeing as you or I or anyone really wont be OCing a S-IPS, I don't see why you can't look into one of those. :D

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Originally Posted by robwalton View Post

 

I second that! These monitors might look too good to be true, but they really are amazing!

 

I got the Achieva Shimian, which is basically Catleap's brother and I couldn't be happier! 

 

If anyone here is on the fence, don't be, these are very good indeed.

 

I guess they are this cheap because you are essentially paying for the panel. They don't have HDMI, speakers, nothing, only an amazing panel and a DVI-D port.

 

But if that's what you want, then you are in for a treat!

Yes it is. I've heard good things about those. Slightly cheaper but still decent. Smaller right? It's been awhile since I read up on it.

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Has pretty bad ratings. frown.gif

What does?

post #6954 of 37450
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Originally Posted by NinjaSushi2 View Post

 

 

They have versions with multi outputs but they don't OC as well. Seeing as you or I or anyone really wont be OCing a S-IPS, I don't see why you can't look into one of those. :D

 

Oh, when I looked at the multi catleaps before they were in the $450 range. Now it looks like they're at $420 now. But yeah, no rush atm since the rush of games is starting and I'm already playing on a 27" 1080p samsung.

 

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What does?

 

The Monster mic that I linked to.

post #6955 of 37450

So question. is 558>701? or is 701>558?

 

Senheiser HD558 vs. AKG x70x

 

I should edit this. I know the 558s are better but my buddy wont believe me. Rather I should say 598s vs. 701. Would this be a better comparison? Same category almost?


Edited by NinjaSushi2 - 8/13/12 at 11:04pm
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Originally Posted by NinjaSushi2 View Post

So question. is 558>701? or is 701>558?

 

Senheiser HD558 vs. AKG x70x

 

I should edit this. I know the 558s are better but my buddy wont believe me. Rather I should say 598s vs. 701. Would this be a better comparison? Same category almost?

I would have assumed (guessed)  the AKG Q701 is better then the HD558/HD598, when the Q701 is properly amplified.

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Originally Posted by PurpleAngel View Post

I would have assumed (guessed)  the AKG Q701 is better then the HD558/HD598, when the Q701 is properly amplified.

 

x2. Even for music and general use, the SQ of the 558 seems to be unworthy of comparison to the 70x. Given that the 5x8 headphones are step ups from the 5x5 line, but are still considered below the 6x0 range, and that the 6x0 range and the AKG 70x headphones were considered direct competitors... like, no. I'd just trust MLE, chicolom and a whole bunch of other people in this thread--especially on the Q701 over and above the K70x headphones. 

 

Ditch the Sennheiser if you can afford the Q701.

post #6958 of 37450
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True that. The HD598 was pretty good, but I feel the Q701 is worth the extra and then some.
post #6959 of 37450
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Originally Posted by NinjaSushi2 View Post

Yes it is. I've heard good things about those. Slightly cheaper but still decent. Smaller right? It's been awhile since I read up on it.

What does?

 

Actually they are the same size as the Catleap, 27 inches. I would say they even use the same panel!

 

I guess with mine was cheaper then the Pixel Perfect Catleap, but the regular one was about the same price.

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Just got the Qs in, and I must say I'm pretty impressed. I don't know if its "new toy" syndrome, but I'm really liking the soundstage and separation. The bass is there, and certainly more plentiful than the AD900s. I was going to compare the Q701 to the AD900s but since I no longer have them, I'm not too sure if I can be all that objective. What I can say is that the Qs are way more comfortable, but I miss the pillow like softness of the pads on the DT990Pros. It seems like the AX720DB can properly drive these though, getting a good amount of bass/bass clarity. 

 

Ninja: sorry haven't heard the Senns, so I have nothing to add. 

 

MLE: since you've done by far the most HP comparisons/reviews in the thread, are there any must listen to songs that demonstrate the strengths weakness of a certain 'phone? I know of the songs you posted for sub/midbass but any recommendations for mids, highs, soundstage (I'm guessing symphonic/live), and separation? I have a pretty good library to choose from, so if its anything remotely mainstream I may have it, and if not there's alway spotify. When I do the games comparison I'll probably use DeadSpace 2, Crysis2, Fallout3, COD4, and Dead Island, I think these games have some of the best audio (that I own) to test surround...  Hmmm... maybe Rage? 


Edited by ruuku - 8/14/12 at 6:32am
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