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Originally Posted by tmaxx123 View Post
 

Yep, the sound they deliver is second to none as far as i have experienced. I have been checking online every day for the Audio technica ATH-AG1 or ADG1. I hear they are the A900x's with a mic?

 

Never mind.


Edited by PurpleAngel - 3/26/14 at 2:41am
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Originally Posted by Knightwolf15 View Post
 

So pro gamers use and push gaming headsets cause of endorsements I'm guessing?


well back in the day of h2, it seemed like nearly everybody would be using the ad700s.

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Hi, I've Googled lots of different phrases looking for info but with no luck. With the phrases I've tried, this thread keeps popping up. Being this thread is now pretty vast I'd rather not read the entire thing and someone may have some info not contained in this thread.

 

I currently own a set of PX 21's (yeah I know they're not great, but it was my first headset and I've learned a lot since buying them), a set of AKG K240 mkii's, a DSS2 decoder and a Yamaha RX V375.

 

I was wondering if anyone knows of any products similar to a DSS2 or Mixamp pro planned for the future that will support DTS decoding. While my AV receiver has Silent Cinema, I'd require either a USB or stereo cable extension to simultaneously plug into the receiver and my PS3/4. That would be a bit of a pain having the cable going across as I have the consoles placed low on the right and the receiver high up on the left. Also if I wanted to use my AKGs from my bed, it's a bit of a stretch for the cable.

 

Any info on upcoming processors similar the DSS2 or Mixamp pro would be interesting to me anyway (like for example if they were to support lossless formats). If anyone knows anything, I'd love to hear it :)

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If you need DTS for Blurays...you could just set the ps3 and ps4 to bitstream mix...it will basically convert DTS to Dolby.
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Will that just not come out as stereo? Being I wont be using the AV receiver, the DSS2 will be my only option. I think it only supports Dolby otherwise it just does stereo.

 

Edit: Am I just being dense? Plus I should have noted that my primary concern is games.


Edited by Napalmhardcore - 3/26/14 at 5:48am
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Thread Starter 
Not understanding why you need dts for games, when Dolby Digital is embedded in all games.

And no, bitstream mix changes the dts signal tk dolby digital, which the Mixamp devices convert to proper vurtual surround. Of course, many movies don't do much surround cues to begin with so the effect is muuuuch more noticeable for games.
post #22132 of 30801

I'm listening to a 18 euro Philips SHE3590 in-ear earphones ($10 in the US) with the 16Khz boosted.

 

I swear, it sounds ALMOST as good as my K540's. They only have more recessed vocals, and a more boxed in sound and less detail, but the clarity is nearly the same.

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Sorry, didn't get a notification that you'd replied for some reason.

 

I didn't realise that all games had Dolby or that there was a bitstream mix option (I generally watch DVD's on my PC and only own a couple of Blurays).

 

Maybe I should have researched more, it was just that Fifa 14 and BF4 both had the DTS logo quite prominently displayed so I thought DTS may be more common in the future. I therefore thought it might be worth looking into a decoder which will do both Dolby and DTS.

 

BTW I was just checking out your Youtube channel :)

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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

People complaining about PC360? Have you HEARD Sennheiser products? They are almost always very linear, warm, and non-fatiguing. They're not going to scream excitement. If you prefer the AD700, it's because you pefer a strong treble emphasis. They're complete opposites of one another. If you compare directly, of course the Senns are going to sound dull. Same way as any warm, smooth headphone will sound dull when you're used to bright headphones.

 

I wasn’t complaining, I was asking for advice with a disappointing purchase.  And no I haven’t heard a Sennheiser product which is of course why I came to this guide.

 

I think everything said in each review is 100% correct.  Where I now differ is in the competitive rating of the PC360. 

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Originally Posted by zx6guy View Post
 

 

I wasn’t complaining, I was asking for advice with a disappointing purchase.  And no I haven’t heard a Sennheiser product which is of course why I came to this guide.

 

I think everything said in each review is 100% correct.  Where I now differ is in the competitive rating of the PC360. 


Try using a good quality dac!

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Just a quick update:  The Q701 with the bass port mod is noticeably better in the bass (and thus "Fun") department.  I obviously can't do a side-by-side comparison, but I don't feel like I lost any SQ, I've just simply gotten a small boost to the bass.  Small, but enough to not make it feel like it has "no" bass.  I'm very happy with them.

 

In fact, I'd be curious what MLE thinks of the modded Q's.  I could see them moving onto the top all-arounders list with just this mod.  Aside from the weird bumps on the headband (which you do get used to), I find them to be more comfortable than the X1 too.

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Just curious, in relation to my post on the previous page, has anyone heard anything of any virtual surround processors coming in the future?

 

Being the new consoles are out, I'd expect there to be something in the works. I ask because I'm curious to try something other than the DSS2 but don't want to buy and then discover there's something new about to come out which is better.

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In the wake of the recent unfavorable talk of the PC360s, my friend got a pair a few weeks ago and he loves them. It's safe to say he hasn't been spoiled by superior sounding headphones. He says the bass is adequate and not overbearing and the depth of the sound is far greater than what he is used to. He's hearing more details in his music than before and can pin-point very well. He's running them straight out of his motherboard chipset (MSI Z87 G45 Gaming with SBX Pro Studio). 

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Originally Posted by Stillhart View Post
 

Just a quick update:  The Q701 with the bass port mod is noticeably better in the bass (and thus "Fun") department.  I obviously can't do a side-by-side comparison, but I don't feel like I lost any SQ, I've just simply gotten a small boost to the bass.  Small, but enough to not make it feel like it has "no" bass.  I'm very happy with them.

 

In fact, I'd be curious what MLE thinks of the modded Q's.  I could see them moving onto the top all-arounders list with just this mod.  Aside from the weird bumps on the headband (which you do get used to), I find them to be more comfortable than the X1 too.

Agree 100%, i tried a ton of headphone's, the MODDED q701 is unbeatable for it's price.

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Mr modded K612 might have something to say about that wink.gif

(Though I haven't done it on mine)
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