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Anybody have impressions on the Fischer Audio FA-011?  I"m currently deciding between getting dedicated gaming cans OR just one set of cans that will be adequate for gaming.  I've heard mixed things about the Ultrasone Pro 900 (music can for me) soundstage/positioning wise, mostly positive but a lot of people saying they pale in comparison to things like the d5000 in soundstage and most other commonly recommended open "gaming" phones, and as such probably aren't super ideal.  Because of that, I'm considering a second mostly "gaming" dedicated can though it would get other uses as well.  I"m also hesitant to spend that much of headphones right now because I'm pretty broke right now...so I was thinking of just getting a cheaper gaming-compatible pair for now then satisfy my music needs later - since my M50s are at least satisfying me for now even though they're not great or anything.

 

Hopefully the FA-011 can bring in some competition to the AD700, which I would get for the price (90-100 bucks! pretty good) except for the total lack of bass along with the (really ugly, imo) colors/size/design.  I'm not picky about headphone looks, but...I'm gonna be using them in a dorm next year, after all.  I'm hoping the FA-011 could possibly turn out to be a cross between the AD700 and DT770 Pro gaming wise?  Soundstage and accurate positioning in an open phone with some bass but not a ton of it.  Who knows? ...Or it could be a total disappointment, gotta wait for more gaming-specific reviews I guess.  Hopefully some of the people who frequent this thread get their hands on it sometime soon!

 

 

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They are just getting to peoples homes so you will need to wait a little more.  I was looking at those as well, but I ended up going for the HD 598's .  The last post from the person who got them scared me off a bit. 

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well i went and got the 598's  , go tthem for 177 shipped.    Now i need to see what to do ,  dss , mixamp  or a receiver with silent cinema ( saw mixed reviews on that ) 



It's no contest. Mixamp or bust, man. The DSS imo is terrible. My friend owned it and it was just a pain. It's cheaply made (no surprise there...) and he had his replaced like 3 times until he finally bought the mixamp. If you're looking at the DSS to save money, then get the AX720. It's on par with the mixamp, offers the same capabilities and it's cheaper. Hell, it even comes with a free headset :). Honestly though, the mixamp is the way to go.

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It's no contest. Mixamp or bust, man. The DSS imo is terrible. My friend owned it and it was just a pain. It's cheaply made (no surprise there...) and he had his replaced like 3 times until he finally bought the mixamp. If you're looking at the DSS to save money, then get the AX720. It's on par with the mixamp, offers the same capabilities and it's cheaper. Hell, it even comes with a free headset :). Honestly though, the mixamp is the way to go.




Really?  What exactly makes the MixAmp better than the 720 in that case?

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Neceo, if you can go to best buy I think they have DSS's in the store.  You can pick one up and try it out.  The packaging is such that you can open it without destroying anything making returns easy. 

 

You already have HD598's and sound quality wise - I think the DSS would be a better match with the 598s.  598s have forward mids and the mixamp has a slightly boosted upper mids as well, so you double up on mids boost.  I prefer my PC360s with the DSS over the mixamp 5.8 - sounds more balanced and gives better bass boost (although my PC360s strangely don't benefit as much from bass boosting as KSC75 and AD700 do....weird)

 

Either way, that'd be the easiest way to demo the Dolby Headphone sound, and you can decide whether to keep the DSS or return it and go the Mixamp route.  Whatever.

 

This sounds a little pro-Turtle Teach, but trust me - I'm not a Turtle Beach spy or anything.  I love Astro and its gear more than TB.  For sure its higher quality stuff.  I just think in some areas (sound) the DSS is fine.

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Really?  What exactly makes the MixAmp better than the 720 in that case?


 

If your talking wired mixamp, it has better SNR ratio (less hiss) then ax720 amp, newer dolby chip (probably no real world difference), more convenient/intuitive/less cluttered....

 

 

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Originally Posted by chicolom View Post

Neceo, if you can go to best buy I think they have DSS's in the store.  You can pick one up and try it out.  The packaging is such that you can open it without destroying anything making returns easy. 

 

You already have HD598's and sound quality wise - I think the DSS would be a better match with the 598s.  598s have forward mids and the mixamp has a slightly boosted upper mids as well, so you double up on mids boost.  I prefer my PC360s with the DSS over the mixamp 5.8 - sounds more balanced and gives better bass boost (although my PC360s strangely don't benefit as much from bass boosting as KSC75 and AD700 do....weird)

 

Either way, that'd be the easiest way to demo the Dolby Headphone sound, and you can decide whether to keep the DSS or return it and go the Mixamp route.  Whatever.

 

This sounds a little pro-Turtle Teach, but trust me - I'm not a Turtle Beach spy or anything.  I love Astro and its gear more than TB.  For sure its higher quality stuff.  I just think in some areas (sound) the DSS is fine.


 

I was planning on getting both at the same time at the BB right near me and try them out. 
 

 

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I plan on buying the HD800, You think their Wide open soundstage is good for gaming? gaming is not a top priority ofcourse but It's nice to know.

 

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Thread Starter 
The Mixamp is very quiet, the AX720 hisses. However, the AX720 sq is about the same as the 5.8.
post #985 of 37330

The OP has spoken :)

 

I would think the HD800 would excel (in theory) - the same way the K70x supposedly do.

 

If you get them please let us know!

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If you get the HD800 and don't like them can I has them please :3

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From reviews it seems like they offer really matching soundstage. I think it would be amazing nonetheless, atleast the experience.

Don't get me wrong, I wouldn't buy it if it wasn't for the cheap price I'm getting it for so it's a win win situation, I'll report to how it performs against the Ultrasone Pro 900. but I have to buy the mixamp first, I think I'm missing alot without it, right?

 

My only concern with the HD800 is the brightness that's been reported as I'm quite sensitive to really bright treble so I need to fit a good amp to go along with it. but not too pricy, no idea which though


Edited by dadab12 - 4/15/11 at 3:22pm
post #988 of 37330
Thread Starter 
FWIH'd on AVS, the HD800 certainly does exceed the same way the K70x does. If you're like me who loves the exagerrated soundstage the K70x has, I would assume the HD800 would perform similarly, positioning-wise.

There are those that can't gauge distance and positioning due to the large soundstage, so YMMV.
post #989 of 37330

I got upgraditis, I just got the Ultrasone pro 900 3 days ago and I'd like to complement it with the HD800. ain't it sweet? when youre into this hobby almost nothing else matters, that's sad.

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Originally Posted by dadab12 View Post

I got upgraditis, I just got the Ultrasone pro 900 3 days ago and I'd like to complement it with the HD800. ain't it sweet? when youre into this hobby almost nothing else matters, that's sad.


I'd like whatever job you have.

 

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