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Portable means the E12 is about the size of my mom's Android smartphone (slightly smaller), unlike the O2 which is called "portable" but you wouldn't carry it in a pants pocket, maybe in a backpack though. Maybe in a fanny pack :P

Haha!

I'd rather have something bigger and a bit more stable than that. It's gotta look like a complicated and nerdy piece of machinery, otherwise I'm not interested.

 

Also, it appears my TC electronic Impact Twin is a very nice high quality firewire ADC / DAC  (I really didn't know what it was), that also functions as a headphone amp and monitor controller (although with a very high 80 ohm headphone output). I've only used as an external soundcard when producing music on my computer, but there's some guys who use it as a preamp or DAC in their home stereo setup. 

http://www.computeraudiophile.com/f6-dac-digital-analog-conversion/can-impact-twin-be-used-preamp-home-stereo-system-15605/

 

This might be a dumb question, but would there be any use to include the DAC in the gaming setup?

I'm thinking: Xbox -> MixAmp -> TC DAC -> NAD integrated stereo headphone amp -> headphones

Alternatively, I'll just skip the NAD in the chain as the DAC already has headphone outputs. Or I'll just skip the DAC altogether, lol.

 

Thoughts?

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This might be a dumb question, but would there be any use to include the DAC in the gaming setup?

I'm thinking: Xbox -> MixAmp -> TC DAC -> NAD integrated stereo headphone amp -> headphones

Alternatively, I'll just skip the NAD in the chain as the DAC already has headphone outputs. Or I'll just skip the DAC altogether, lol.

 

Thoughts?

 

No. 


You can only have one DAC in the chain.  The DAC is right at the beginning of the audio chain to convert the digital signal to analog - where it will stay analog until it reaches the headphone.

 

You can't chain DACs together.

 

For gaming the Mixamp has to be the DAC otherwise you don't get Dolby Headphone.

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Ok. Thanks for clearing that up.

Slowly learning here...

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I took an old Xbox headset and modded it so that there are two 3.5mm stereo jacks coming from it. One for the headset audio(I bridged the wire so that the mono signal comes through both left and right sides) and the other for the microphone.  I use my headphones with a Y cable to get my game audio from my DSS and then get the headset audio from my adapter.  It works but for some reason when i connect my headphones to the adapter in the controller both audio sources (game and voice chat) become mono.  It works better than using the Steelseries mixer with the DSS because the audio quality isn't degraded but I have no idea why everything becomes mono. 

 

Does anybody have an idea why this may be?
 

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Having been away from the forums for awhile I have to return after many months of gaming on consoles and PC with my Q701's hooked up to my Harman Kardon receiver.  For consoles I get automatic Dolby Digital Live converted into Dolby Headphone and it's not bad at all.  The receiver allows me to adjust levels to boost what I need to in order to push the Q701's properly.  Gaming bliss on the consoles.  Very good detail, but folks...let me tell you, PC gaming with headphones like the Q701's is pure greatness.  I have a sound card that allows for Dolby Digital Live and so many tweaks you can't help but fine tune these headphones to perfection.  Q701's tend to be a bit lacking for those that want a little more bass for their phones...not anymore with my tweaks on the PC.  It's so clean, so accurate that I couldn't believe they were the same headphones.  Mad Lust Envy and others that offer tips know EXACTLY what they are talking about.  Be prepared to tweak in order to make your headphones work beautifully.  I am a VERY happy camper and can now can understand why the love of good headphones exists.  I can honestly say I don't even miss my surround sound of my 5.1 speakers now.  I basically use that for music when no one is home.

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For some reason I’m having a hard time visualizing this.  Are we talking the “chat” headset or a regular headset?  You cut the male connector and replaced it with two 3.5mm jacks (female)?  I think a schematic would help. 

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So I went and rebought the first Black Ops. I forgot how fun the game was. No cheaters or millions of overpowered killstreaks (aside from Dogs, which not many people get anyways).
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Heads up just posted for sale my PC360's and Turtle Beach DSS2 (w/syba for chat). I didn't know Head-Fi had a classified I really only came hear to learn about gaming with headphone surround sound. Anyhow I have rarely used this setup, you will see why if you go to the post, so everything is in new condition. Looking to move as a package but I am considering separating. Thanks and MLE I am looking forward to the Fidelio X1 review.

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/661824/sennheiser-pc360-tb-earforce-dss2

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So I went and rebought the first Black Ops. I forgot how fun the game was. No cheaters or millions of overpowered killstreaks (aside from Dogs, which not many people get anyways).

I think it's time you jumped on the field, MLE. Right now is the perfect time.

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I think it's time you jumped on the field, MLE. Right now is the perfect time.

I haven't liked Battlefield since Modern Combat. The maps are too big, the pacing is too slow, and it's too team oriented. I'm a horrible team player. I play TDM but run off and do my own thing. biggrin.gif

Played BC, BC, and BF3. None of them were for me after BF2:MC (which was my first FPS ever).
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 4/29/13 at 3:04pm
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I'm a horrible team player.

 

Ain't that the truth. wink.gif

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Nothing compares to the satisfaction of demolishing a building full of campers in BF:BC2 cool.gif

 

I can only hope BF4 has that kind of destruction.... 

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COD doesn't really encourage you to be team player.  tongue.gif

 

Everyone just runs around and shoots s***.
 

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For some reason I’m having a hard time visualizing this.  Are we talking the “chat” headset or a regular headset?  You cut the male connector and replaced it with two 3.5mm jacks (female)?  I think a schematic would help. 

 



i used the headset that comes with the Xbox when you buy it.  I cut the end of the wire that attached to the actual headset portion of the entire thing and stripped the wire so that the ground for the mic portion and speaker portion as well as the live wires for each were separated.  I wired the ground and live wire of the microphone side to a 3.5mm jack so that any PC mic could connect to it and I also wired the ground and live wire of the speaker portion bridged into a stereo 3.5mm jack so I could plug any headphone into it.  It's pretty much like what they show here in this link except I cut the Microsoft headset cable to do it.

 

http://www.instructables.com/id/Use-your-awesome-PC-Gaming-Headset-with-an-X-Box/

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COD doesn't really encourage you to be team player.  tongue.gif

 

Everyone just runs around and shoots s***.
 

That's why I loved MGO.

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