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I just googled those and FYI they look extremely similiar to the turtle beach HPX. The frame/housing, headband, grills, and pads all look identical to the HPX.  The drivers and wood part of the cups are the only differences I see.

 



They do look strikingly similar. I doubt they are the same headphone rebranded, but who knows. Maybe Fischer really liked the design and decided to use it as the "base" for their own design. I woudn't trust turtle beach for quality is all I mean, and Fischer is a Russian Company I believe.

 

 

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To DoritosMan, I am a console gamer, so I don't know a lot about computer sound cards, but this would be my guess. If your soundcard has Dolby Heaphone, or some other Surround sound emulator built into it, than a dedicated amp like the FiiO would be better. It is obviously a superior amp. However, if your card doesn't have that feature, but it can output optical audio, than a Mixamp, which can decode the signal would be your choice. Being a console gamer and avid movie watcher I use the JVC/Victor SU-DH1, which is similar to the Mixamp, but with DTS also. The amp section is not as good, so I run it to a dedicated amp. It is a more expensive option.

 

OK I just reread your post and looked at your motherboard. I would just stick with the onboard audio, run optical out to a mixamp. I have read it has more than enough power to run the AD700s, and should make for a rather simple solution.


Edited by TruBrew - 3/29/11 at 8:42pm
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Originally Posted by DoritosMan View Post

I ordered the AD700's Monday and I was wondering what Amp would be the best to go with them

I was thinking either the Astro Mixamp or the FiiO E7.

Or should I focus on ordering a better sound card since I am using the integrated sound that is in my computer now.

 

Link to my Motherboard:

http://www.gigabyte.us/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3758#ov


Are you paring the AD700s with your computer or a console?  The mixamp is geared towards consoles, so if your using them with your computer I think a soundcard with DH processing would be better.

 

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They do look strikingly similar. I doubt they are the same headphone rebranded, but who knows. Maybe Fischer really liked the design and decided to use it as the "base" for their own design. I woudn't trust turtle beach for quality is all I mean, and Fischer is a Russian Company I believe.

 


The TB's have two drivers in each cup (total of 4) while the Fischers look like they have single driver per cup, so probably different.

 

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Are you paring the AD700s with your computer or a console?  The mixamp is geared towards consoles, so if your using them with your computer I think a soundcard with DH processing would be better.

 


 

I would be pairing the AD700's with my computer.

I found this sound card:

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001E25KDK

I have heard good things about the X-Fi series, so is this one any good or should I look for something else?


Edited by DoritosMan - 3/30/11 at 4:26am
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Turtle beach hp/a/x... do have 4 drivers in each cup.

There are more headphones with the same design, but the FA and turtle beach only share the external design, nothing else.

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Originally Posted by chicolom View Post




The TB's have two drivers in each cup (total of 4) while the Fischers look like they have single driver per cup, so probably different.

 



 

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Ok got a question for you guys.  I have been looking through the forums for about a week now but would like to ask you you guys.

 

 

So my wife goes to bed ealier then I do on the weekends, so I have time to myself at night.  The problem is I can't turn the volume up.  I am looking for a gaming/movies headset.  I have my eyes set right now on the Senn HD 558 but would like to know if anyone has any other advice.   I was planning to use the TB DSS or the astro mixamp, but (i also need to update my receiver) I think i might get a yamaha receiver and use the silent cinema. 

 

This is for the ps3.

 

I am looking to spend up to a max 250 ( but lower is better ).  Again gaming/movies and for gaming it will be mostly single player games. 

 

Thanks in advance. 

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Thread Starter 
Are you gonna be in the same room as her? Because open Sennheisers leak enough to be an issue if she's in the same room while you're playing.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 4/4/11 at 11:26am
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sorry should of stated that, I will be in a different room.     I do turn down the volume on my speakers and i'm "ok"  but it can be too quite at times and it would be nice to be able to turn it up ( but i got my wife and neighbors in the condo so I can't) hence the headphones. 

 

I did post up on the avsforums , where I got the idea for using the yamaha with silent cinema , but not much help on the headphone area. 

 

besides the HD558 any other options?  Or if you all think the hd558 is the best bet that is fine with me lol 

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You'll be fine then. I haven't personally heard the 558, but I can attest to the 598 being excellent, though since you're playing mostly single player games, you may want a little more bass for immersion.

I dunno about you guys, but I have a feeling the Fischer Audio FA-11 for $120 sounds absolutely perfect for gaming. We already the know design works well for DH gaming, leaving only the SQ itself to wonder about, and I heard they are excellent performers with strong but tight bass. I'm considering getting a pair myself.

Otherwise, for single player... not sure. You have a good budget, but all the headphones I would have recommended have gone up past that price.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 4/4/11 at 11:34am
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hmm those fa-011s sound intereseting and good reviews.  why are there so many choices!! it makes it hard to pick one lol

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Thread Starter 
Open headphones are more engaging with Dolby Headphone vs closed. I'd risk it on the FA-011. They might just be the answer to the $150 or less question that isn't AD700 or HD555/595.
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hhmm well the fa-11's are about the same price as the hd558s ( 135 on ebay with razordeals).    If only i could test them out first .. same with the AD700

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Look, I LOVE the AD700s, but they just won't do for single player gaming. They have like a 1/10 on a scale when it comes to bass. You can hear it, but can't feel it.

The HD598 is also slightly bass shy, and they're known to be superior to the 558s. I own the PC360 which is bass neutral. They do have enough bass with the Mixamp 5.8's bass expander turned on.
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The one time I tried Silent Cinema, I wasn't all that impressed.  It was an improvement over stereo - but was no where near dolby headphone for me.  It was on a low end reciever and I don't know if you could tweak it to sound better.  Most people say you have to tweak it to get it sounding its best, but dolby headphone sounds great "out of the box" with everything.

 

Even though you said you need a new reciever, If I were you I would still pick up one of the Dolby Headphone boxes for gaming.  Or at the very least A-B Silent Cinema and Dolby Headphone to see which you prefer. 

 

--> If you don't need voice, I would get the TB Ear Force DSS.  It has a more powerful bass boost than the mixamp which will help in single player. 

--> If you do need voice, get a Mixamp 5.8.  Waaayyy more convient for using voice.  You need to buy the optional PS3 chat cable from Astro to use voice with the PS3.

 

Also consider your setup and wether your able to run usb and toslink wires to where the box would be, etc.

 

 

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Just know that if you get those FA-011's you will look like my avatar pic!    <-----

 

And Shin, whats up with not being able to reset your password and re-log-in to AVS? 

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