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Originally Posted by SatrDrive View Post

What do you think of the Bravo Audio V2, which is a tube amp? Sells at about 55€ in Germany.
I've heard some people prefer tube amps and I think I read about the DT990 to work especially well with tubes.

Edit: Just read they aren't good quality.

The Bravo is what I'd like to think of as an "introduction to tubes" amp. The "Indeed" brand is essentially the same amp with slightly better parts, I'd recommend that one. I say "intro" amp because you'll probably be quite pleased at first, especially if you swap (roll) different tubes and play around that way, but eventually the crazy volume gain and cheapo build quality will annoy you, and the amp will probably fail within a year or two.

I personally skipped to a bit more expensive amp that was better built and including better parts, bought a few New Old Stock tubes. It is my favorite amp, really seems to help mids become magical while also increasing the perception of soundstage size and distinctness, which obviously is a benefit with Headphone Surround gaming. I've debated on lending it to Mad a few times, but I don't want to burden him with surprise responsibility, and he wasn't particularly happy with his last Tube amp experience.
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Ok, from a quick search I found these 2 prices. Note there CDN pricing so probably differ from USD and I haven't checked any US sites yet.

 

M50 - $143.43 + shipping

Creative Aurvana Live - $112.00 + free shipping

 

So theres about a $30 difference between the two sets.

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I just was watching the latest episode of Revision 3's "HD Nation", and I saw that this guide is mentioned near the end! Congrats, Mad Lust Envy. biggrin.gif

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http://m.neogaf.com/showthread.php?t=605116&page=100000

Not sure if this has been posted yet, but Astro claims no Xbox one comparability for their current products; claims that they SHOULD be compatible for ps4 (based on current information).

I think the Xbox one controller directly outputs 5.1 sound, but would likely require some adapter to use a conventional headphone. That information has not yet been detailed by Microsoft.
Edited by kellte2 - 6/26/13 at 6:05pm
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It sounds pretty good! I'll be giving it a try since I don't have any DH stuff on my pc. By the way, it's "free" for a whole year, correct?

 

I believe the software is a free license if you get it now, and then starting Jan 1 anyone who wants a license at that point will have to shell out $20.

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http://m.neogaf.com/showthread.php?t=605116&page=100000

Not sure if this has been posted yet, but Astro claims no Xbox one comparability for their current products; claims that they SHOULD be compatible for ps4 (based on current information).

I think the Xbox one controller directly outputs 5.1 sound, but would likely require some adapter to use a conventional headphone. That information has not yet been detailed by Microsoft.

thats kind of crappy, i suppose they will have to come up with a new mixamp then?

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thats kind of crappy, i suppose they will have to come up with a new mixamp then?

 

If Microsoft allows Astro a license, then yeah, likely a new mixamp.


Turtle Beach is already licensed to make new headsets for Xbox One.

 

EDIT: Looks like PS4 will be using a 3.5mm connection on the controller for voice chat, according to these pictures:

 

 

 

But I think Sony will also have support for voice chat through USB, like the PS3 does.... they aren't total ******* like Microsoft tongue.gif


Edited by pervysage - 6/26/13 at 8:00pm
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One more for simplicity.
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http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=108&cp_id=10823&cs_id=1082302&p_id=10243&seq=1&format=2

 

I've been eyeing these for about a month now. They are set to release on July 4th I think. I don't think they are going to be some grand revelation, but I can't help but be curious about them.

 

The features are nice: Very portable when folded, comes with 3 detachable cables, looks big enough to be comfy, singe 50mm woofer and 3x 13mm tweaters in each ear. 

 

At $60 shipped I might have to pioneer this one out of pure curiosity. 

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Guys I'm trying out the Razer Surround program, I've already calibrated it but I'm wondering what I should set my games sound setting to? Stereo or Surround?

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Surround if possible. Most of my games don't have such setting.
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Looks like the PS4 takes a universal 4-pole headset plug and also comes with a simple headset with an inline mic and a single ear-bud. 
 

Sounds a lot better than Microsoft's proprietary jack BS.  I'm not going to use some crappy Microsoft licensed Turtle Beach headset when I've got perfectly good audiophile headphones and a modmic.  Maybe someone will release some kind of adapter, but regardless it's a greedy move for Microsoft to make.

 

I thought we would be done with the need to plug any cables directly into the controller by this console generation?

 

Xbox One Controller (Click to show)


Edited by chicolom - 6/27/13 at 1:14am
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Surround if possible. Most of my games don't have such setting.

 

Most Games read out the Windows speaker setting and set the middleware according to it.

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But how can I set windows 7 to use 7.1 while using a usb soundcard?
Edited by pietcux - 6/27/13 at 6:52am
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Originally Posted by drm870 View Post

I just was watching the latest episode of Revision 3's "HD Nation", and I saw that this guide is mentioned near the end! Congrats, Mad Lust Envy. biggrin.gif

It puts a smile to my face to see that the thread is getting more and more exposure. smily_headphones1.gif

Thanks for sharing!
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