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post #9856 of 37400
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Originally Posted by SoAmusing777 View Post

 

I only know of one way. Get a ASUS HDAV1.3 Deluxe. Setup MyEars using that card on your computer. Run the PS3 to the Deluxe's input, then out to your receiver or TV. If TV, plug headphones into Deluxe. If Receiver, you can do either. Props to you if you do :)

 

<rant>

 

Ok, after ~4 hours of messing with all sorts of stuff and searching around, I'm 99% sure this DOES NOT work. The sound card is meant to mix audio from a PC and the hdmi video input. I'm not blaming you, as it was my responsibility to do research on something before I purchased it (thought you knew what you were talking about and the auction was ending), but PLEASE for future reference, know and have experience before you post something. People come to these forums looking for solutions to problems. I'm now stuck with a sound card I have no use for and wasted ~4 hours of my life, lol.

 

-Erik

 

</rant>

post #9857 of 37400
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

I find myself constantly using my clip-ons for comfort at home...
I think I honestly should get the Yuin G1A for home use, whenever I'm not using my HE-400 (which happens a lot).
AAAAAAAAND, they're mine. biggrin.gif

150ohms... like a refined KSC75. I'm ready for this.
I wish there was a bigger selection of high end clip-ons.

 

 

Me too. 

 

I use clip-ons more than any other headphone.  I will even use them just for a minute and then go on to something else, I won't realize they're still on my ears until 45 minutes later.  There is something amazing about using headphones that barely touch your head at all and are almost unnoticeable comfort-wise, but still sound good.  It's unfair to all the people who strap on LCD-2s and big hot pleathery closed cans very_evil_smiley.gif

 

I almost bought the $50 Yuins at one point.

 

I think people see clip-ons as gimmicky, so they don't make that many.

I'm definitely willing to pay more than $15-35 for some more audiophile clip-ons.

post #9858 of 37400
Thread Starter 
I will definitely let you know if its worth the $150. XD

Maaaaan, someone posted a screencap of the K702/65 for $350 on Amazon earlier. Of course, I check and its back up to almost $500. DAMN IT. I would have been all over that.
post #9859 of 37400
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

I will definitely let you know if its worth the $150. XD
Maaaaan, someone posted a screencap of the K702/65 for $350 on Amazon earlier. Of course, I check and its back up to almost $500. DAMN IT. I would have been all over that.

 

Ya, I saw that.  I bet it will drop down again.

post #9860 of 37400
Thread Starter 
I have been checking daily....seriously. Amazon and their gawdang price fluctuations. I have never seen it dip below for 479.

I'm at that point in my life where I may sell off the HE400s again, and keep the K702 as the only full size.

If I do get it, im gonna send them to you so you can compare.

Before anyone asks why I would give up the HE400 again, its because I do not listen to music that much at home, and spend the vast majority of my headphone time when playing games. I would prefer a lighter headphone with a bigger soundstage for such use.

I'm seriously considering ridding myself of the huge setup (SA-31) and settling for less. Growing out of this. Something like the K702/X1 is what I need as a mostly gaming can, and the G1A for other use. My music time is mostly at work on the go anyways.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 12/19/12 at 12:13am
post #9861 of 37400
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Originally Posted by burritoboy9984 View Post

 

<rant>

 

Ok, after ~4 hours of messing with all sorts of stuff and searching around, I'm 99% sure this DOES NOT work. The sound card is meant to mix audio from a PC and the hdmi video input. I'm not blaming you, as it was my responsibility to do research on something before I purchased it (thought you knew what you were talking about and the auction was ending), but PLEASE for future reference, know and have experience before you post something. People come to these forums looking for solutions to problems. I'm now stuck with a sound card I have no use for and wasted ~4 hours of my life, lol.

 

-Erik

 

</rant>

 

lol jeez soamusing777 is making quite a name for himself on these forums....

 

im sure he meant well though, probably just wasnt sure?

post #9862 of 37400
To be fair, i don't think he ever actually said he tried that setup himself... Just went on and on about it in that rambling fashion of his which makes his replies unintelligible. You frequent boards like this enough and you learn to take everything with a grain of salt, or at least to verify stuff and figure out who's opinions are in tune with your own.
post #9863 of 37400
Thread Starter 
Omg, I tried that MyEars awhile back. I thought it was garbage. It was the worst virtual surround I heard.
post #9864 of 37400

Got my SLYRs this afternoon and have been playing around with it for a while now and I've come to a few conclusions

- They just BARELY fit my head. I would be happy if they had at least one extra notch on each arm.

- Soundwise, they're pretty musical. Just read MLE's impressions on them.

- The finish on the SLYRs headband is a textured matte plastic. Seems pretty durable. The plastic on the earcups kinda feels cheap.

- The SLYR mixer works as a generic pc sound card if you plug it into your pc.

- The headphone cable is 5ft, I personally like the length.

- The mixer cable if really effing long.

- I like the design of the strain relief but it also makes it hard to grip the cable when you want to pull it out.

- I wish the earpads were slightly bigger.

- The mixer will not work if plugged into a usb wall adapter. I tried a 500ma and a 2a and neither worked. It must be plugged in a pc, ps3, or xbox.

- Hooked up the mixer to my receiver's headphone port and played fine with it being fed DH.

- The mixer has 3 EQ settings and you must use 1 at all times,"Bass Mode", "Supreme Mode", and "Precision Mode". I find that the bass mode and precision mode is overly aggressive with the bass boost and treble boost. "Supreme Mode" seems to be the flat EQ.

- The mixer hooked up to my receiver, bass mode introduces a slight hum and precision mode brings in some hiss. Played it supreme mode (middle EQ) and it didn't mess with the DH but there is very slight hiss still but it's a non factor.

- Mixer hooked to my receiver and xbox controller and chat worked fine.

- If you want to use the SLYR with a mixamp and amp combo you're going to need a TRRS splitter so you can have a separate jack for your mic and headphone. You'll also need the headset splitter.

- I have to have the headband sit slightly more forward than usual to get a comfortable fit.

- Totally worth $40 :)

 

Edit: for the mixer, you can also play your mp3s on your computer while it's being fed game audio. You can adjust the balance of the 2 sources with the thumb stick on the mixer. Haven't tried this with it also being fed a chat channel yet.


Edited by calpis - 12/19/12 at 1:40am
post #9865 of 37400
Thread Starter 
Glad to see someone else praising the Slyr. Its a good headset even at 80 dollars. For $40, its a no brainer.

Glad you were able to use it in more ways than I could.

Yeah, my main complaint is the small openings for the ears. They are circumaural, but just barely. They are deeper than the CAL though. I find them pretty comfy, small cups aside.

The plastic isn't amazing or anything, but I feel these can thrown around with more abandon than the CAL.
post #9866 of 37400

I have a big head and above average sized ears, there's no way in hell I'm going to be able to fit my ears inside. So they're permanently supra aural to me. I can't even get my lower lobes to fit inside my 2900 unless I wear them really low.

post #9867 of 37400
Thread Starter 
Yikes. Lol. I guess they are gonna be supraaural for some, then. XD.

Really the only thing that bothers me with the sound is their soundstage. It just isnt great in that aspect. Im used to having a bigger sense of space to allow positional cues more freedom. Still, its not a big issue, as they still sound great, and I can game competitively with them.

Im quite impressed with the A40s too. Much better than the originals, IMHO.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 12/19/12 at 1:51am
post #9868 of 37400

I was playing with slyrs and my ultrasone hs15 today with blops 2. The soundstage in the the hs15 trumps the slyrs but I still played fine with either headset. It's a good feeling when you can sneak around and mass 1 shot kill with the semi auto shotguns. Had no problems locating silenced guns.

post #9869 of 37400
I was so tempted to pick up the slyr headset, but with the new a40's and mmx300 laying around, I just couldn't justify the purchase. Lol

But I went back to playing with the a40's, and realized that I like the Beyerdynamic sound better. The a40's aren't bad by any means, but they aren't as fun, or precise. They almost seem too open, as if they lose some edge because of their design. I know open headsets are supposed to be better for gaming , but when I randomly tried to cover the "ports" on the back side of the Astro's, I got a better sound. They had a more rich and warm sound to them. I would need to find a permanent way to cover ports, so I can test further.

This is making my decision between the Beyerdynamic and 2013 a40 much more difficult. frown.gif
post #9870 of 37400

Do you guys know why soundstage differs from headphone to headphone? Is it a matter of the driver design, or literally a function of how far the driver is away from your ears?


Curious...

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