hey guys, i'm in the market for a mixamp + headset (or headphones + mic) setup and I've narrowed it down to this:
Mixamp 5.8 +...
these would presumably be used alongside a clipon mic of some sort. I took a look at the PC350/PC360 but their price is really a bit crazy for me since I can get a clipon mic and the mixamp can control the mic volume. The ATH's can all be had for around $100, and the HD555 is $90.
My usage would be something like 60% games, 20% movies 20% music... can someone tell me if I'm on the right track? I'm leaning towards the AD700.
What I'm currently using is PS3 -> HDMI -> computer monitor that has an audio passthrough. The audio passthrough is routed through my macbook's linein and then I also run Skype to chat with my buddies while I play. So I plug my Ultimate Ears superfi 5vi into the audio out on the macbook and get the combination of both the PS3 sound and the skype sound. I hope to recreate this setup except with a mixamp thrown in there as well and a proper headphone/headset because my 5vi broke :( what I am trying to do is possible with the mixamp 5.8, right?
thanks in advance!
By audio pass through - do you mean optical? Because thats what the mixamp needs. Some displays pass the 5.1 DD signal correctly, some don't...
If you got a wireless mixamp, I don't see why you would bother with trying to route stuff through your monitor. Just plug the Tx base in next to the PS3 with a short optical cable then put the reciever wherever.
The AD700 has the best soundstage, positioning, and detail of the headphones you listed, but it may note be as pleasing for movies and music because its seriously lacks bass and weight to the sound. This can be an advantage in competitive games, but may detract from fun an immersion in single player games. I prefer my PC360s for shooters and high action multiplayer (stuff with gunshots and explosions), but I still use AD700s for some single player games where thats not as important.
Edited by chicolom - 3/24/11 at 2:30pm