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AvroArrow,
See this?


You know, these?


Try those links for properly displaying them in-line. I think I mentioned this yesterday. Very nice mod by the way, good that you kept the stock AD700 cable I was a big fan of it, wondered how it would perform on other headphones. Strictly by tangle resistance and feel, it is nicer than the cables that come with the Q701.

Mad,
I'd offered a few times to send you the M-100, I'm curious how you'd analyze them, but you haven't given me indication that you would put them on your head :P
Edited by Evshrug - 9/6/13 at 7:38am
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Thread Starter 
Oh, lol. Well, then how about sending it to me with the MA900? Might need a bigger box... I dunno. I guess that means youd get them last. Change, calpis, matt, you. Those are the 4 people.
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MA900 is here safe and sound, Mad.

 

I haven't opened it, yet, because I'm going back to sleep :tongue:. Will be back later tonight with first impressions...

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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

Oh, lol. Well, then how about sending it to me with the MA900? Might need a bigger box... I dunno. I guess that means youd get them last. Change, calpis, matt, you. Those are the 4 people.
Aw crap. Mah big mouth.
If I don't put the M-100 in their case though, they may fit (folded up) between the MA900 earcups and headband if the MA900 is extended. They fold up very small...
With the Q701, the headband and pads don't even have to move to fit the M-100 in-between if I put it sideways, as here! Of course, I would never compromise the safety of your stuff. I was actually thinking of just sending them to you separately though.
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Originally Posted by Change is Good View Post

MA900 is here safe and sound, Mad.

I haven't opened it, yet, because I'm going back to sleep tongue.gif . Will be back later tonight with first impressions...
Are you a midnight security guard too?? @_@
Edited by Evshrug - 9/6/13 at 8:12am
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Thread Starter 
Change, I didn't put the MA900 in the inner carton thing because.... well I don't even know how it goes, lol. But I placed other crap in there to protect it.... hopefully. Like I said on the review, just make sure to extend the length from the silicone rubber portion between the headband and the cups.



Hold from that thin section with one hand (two fingers, I guess), and pull down the cup. If you don't. That thin section can slip off from the headband section and expose the wire.

EVS, just trying to save you money. tongue.gif

You can send it anytime.

As for the order... I just need calpis's address again, and then I'll see which way is fastest.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 9/6/13 at 8:19am
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Originally Posted by NamelessPFG View Post
 

 

I predict a lot of MA900 headset mods, like they've done with the AD700.

 

It's very likely that I'll be sticking some kind of mic on my MA900 in the future, at any rate.

 

For that matter, Sony needs to wise up and start making gaming headsets based on the MA900/F1 design instead of the stuff they're pumping out now...

 

The detachable cable mod for the AD700 was relatively easy to do (assuming you're proficient with a soldering iron).  Probably even easier than the ATH-M50 detachable cable mod, which is where I got the idea.  When I opened up the AD700s, the inside plastic structure looked like it was made to house a TRS jack on the inside, so I didn't have to alter any of the plastic structure like the M50 mod.

 

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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

I guess a good old Antlion modmic will easily attach side of the cups. Still, nothing beats the easy integration of the v-moda mic...


And that stock cable is a bit thinner than I'd like.

 

I thought about the Antlion modmic but it was more expensive, unavailable (due to production issues) and the current version at the time (v2) didn't have a mute button.  Had to wait for v3 for a mute button, so V-Moda it was.  Yeah, the stock V-Moda cable does seem a bit thin but the fabric/shoe lace-like sheath makes it feel fairly durable.  It's actually just like the cable on my Alienware TactX mouse (rebadged G9x mouse).

 

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Originally Posted by Evshrug View Post

AvroArrow,
See this?


You know, these?


Try those links for properly displaying them in-line. I think I mentioned this yesterday. Very nice mod by the way, good that you kept the stock AD700 cable I was a big fan of it, wondered how it would perform on other headphones. Strictly by tangle resistance and feel, it is nicer than the cables that come with the Q701.
 

 

Evshrug, I have tried all 4 link types like you mentioned before, but all I see when I "Preview" the message with those links are the raw and slightly mis-colored BB code lines like my current image links. When I click on the Insert Image button on the editor toolbar (which is the proper way to insert image links according to the FAQ) I get a "Your account does not have the required permissions to access this page" message pop up, likely due to the anti-spammer limiter in place for newbies like me.  I'll re-edit those links in my posts once those limiters are removed.

 

Thanks for the compliments.  I really wanted the mod to look clean, like it came from the factory that way.  :beyersmile:   I also liked the stock Audio-Technica cable (the AD700 and my friend's M50 cable), it feels way nicer than the stock K702.65 cable.  Seriously, for a pair of headphones that MSRP for $500, you'd think AKG could have bundled it with a more "expensive looking" cable at least.  I also want to do a similar mic mod to my Annies, but I have not found a modular boom mic that terminates in a female miniXLR plug.  I don't want to try converting my Annies from miniXLR to TRS jack on the headphone side.  I only did it to the AD700 because I had just received my Annies, so even if I did screw up, I'd still have a nice working pair of headphones.  That and the AD700 only cost about 1/4 what the Annies cost.  :D

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Hey could someone do a quality test with the V-MODA BoomPro Gaming Mic? I might get that if the quality is decent.

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Thread Starter 
Avro, I meant the MA900 cable being a bit thin. I think the Vmoda's may be thinner, but the sleeving is pretty damn durable. Got to experience it when I was sent the Mad Dogs.
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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Mitchb2020 View Post

heys guys

what do you think of this combo

Hmmm, well THX Tru Studio is good, though I don't know how powerful that soundcard is, and the Q701 needs some good power. Says iut can handle 600ohm headphones, but no real tech specs on the amp. Still, it sounds good...
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 9/6/13 at 10:19am
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or should i go with

http://www.amazon.com/Creative-Blaster-Beamforming-Microphone-SB1500/dp/B009ISU33E/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1378488547&sr=1-1&keywords=sound+card

 

Ill try find better specs

i think that combo will be goood


Edited by Mitchb2020 - 9/6/13 at 10:35am
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Maxim MAX97220 amp for the sound blaster z

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Originally Posted by ShooK View Post
 

Hey could someone do a quality test with the V-MODA BoomPro Gaming Mic? I might get that if the quality is decent.

 

I've gamed a couple evenings now with the cable and haven't had a single complaint about the audio quality. One of the guys I run with says it sounds as clear as my Modmic v1 does. And the cable is well built. It has a metal exoskeleton along the boom of the mic allowing for it to be flexible but remain where you move it, within reason of course. It doesn't have that cheap bouncy feeling that you can get with many adjustable booms.

 

Keep in mind that the side that connects to your devices is a TRRS connector. It comes with an adapter to make it work with traditional headphone/mic 3.5mm jacks, but I can see potential for that to annoy some people. Personally I love it. Cable management ftw.

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Originally Posted by AvroArrow View Post

The detachable cable mod for the AD700 was relatively easy to do (assuming you're proficient with a soldering iron).  Probably even easier than the ATH-M50 detachable cable mod, which is where I got the idea.  When I opened up the AD700s, the inside plastic structure looked like it was made to house a TRS jack on the inside, so I didn't have to alter any of the plastic structure like the M50 mod.


I thought about the Antlion modmic but it was more expensive, unavailable (due to production issues) and the current version at the time (v2) didn't have a mute button.  Had to wait for v3 for a mute button, so V-Moda it was.  Yeah, the stock V-Moda cable does seem a bit thin but the fabric/shoe lace-like sheath makes it feel fairly durable.  It's actually just like the cable on my Alienware TactX mouse (rebadged G9x mouse).

Evshrug, I have tried all 4 link types like you mentioned before, but all I see when I "Preview" the message with those links are the raw and slightly mis-colored BB code lines like my current image links. When I click on the Insert Image button on the editor toolbar (which is the proper way to insert image links according to the FAQ) I get a "Your account does not have the required permissions to access this page" message pop up, likely due to the anti-spammer limiter in place for newbies like me.  I'll re-edit those links in my posts once those limiters are removed.

Thanks for the compliments.  I really wanted the mod to look clean, like it came from the factory that way.  beyersmile.png    I also liked the stock Audio-Technica cable (the AD700 and my friend's M50 cable), it feels way nicer than the stock K702.65 cable.  Seriously, for a pair of headphones that MSRP for $500, you'd think AKG could have bundled it with a more "expensive looking" cable at least.  I also want to do a similar mic mod to my Annies, but I have not found a modular boom mic that terminates in a female miniXLR plug.  I don't want to try converting my Annies from miniXLR to TRS jack on the headphone side.  I only did it to the AD700 because I had just received my Annies, so even if I did screw up, I'd still have a nice working pair of headphones.  That and the AD700 only cost about 1/4 what the Annies cost.  biggrin.gif
Yay! You're welcome with the compliments, I kinda wanted to do the same but I'm too shy to try. I've got some blowtorch skills, but not exactly a surgeon's steady hands and no electronics soldering experience. So what is easy to you, impresses me, and I give extra kudos for going the extra mile to make the AD700 cable into an extra 3.5mm Male to Male cable.

Sorry I couldn't help with the image posting; I tried, but honestly I have more experience with Head-Fi posting via iPad (as you may have guessed from the screenshots).
Honestly, I liked my Recon3D USB because it works with Mac, but I don't see a reason to choose the Recon3D internal cards over Creative's latest efforts. Yeah it may be cheaper, but the Soundblaster Z has better drivers and hardware FWIR. Also, I may be able to sell you my Q701 if the upgrade bug bites, but I do agree that they're a great headphone choice.
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thanks for the reply

so the sound blaster Z can drive the q701s?
how big are the drivers on the q701s btw

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