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anyone owns the ATH-ADG1? How good is the mic? Is it worth the price jump from AD700x?

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Hi,

 

i have the adg-1 headset, but sadly dont have the ad700, i do have many other headsets and phones though, like the k701, dt880, hd800 and tons of others.

 

the mic gets nowere near your mouth so you dont need to worry about pop or breathing on it which is nice but it does give a slightly more open sound, like you are using a desk mic.

 

it is pretty good though, i prefer ones i can shove right in front of me. i use mic monitoring and like to be able to move the mic where ever i think it sounds best the adg-1 is more of a, "this is where it should be deal with it" approach.

 

the sound of them is slightly crispier sounding than the k701 that i have, it does have amazing levels of seperation and air and truely do sound like detail monsters. i assume this is like the ad700.

 

id say the best headsets i have:

 

open:

 

 

 

pc360 (warm)

adg-1 (cold)

qpad qh the open ones (quite closed sounding, grado style)

 

 

closed:

 

mmx 300 (open sounding and GOOD isolation)

qpad qh the closed ones (also closed sounding but detailed and fun)

kraken pro (haha very closed and stupidly bassy, just use them for fun!)

polk 4 shot (absolute suprise! very good isolation and pretty fun sounding, the boom mic is good, kind of magic sounding like the denon dxxxx line of headphones were)

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Is it possible to use the X7 as a Dolby 5.1 converter DAC only and then run the rear line out to another amp? Or is that Dolby Headphone jack in the front the only way to get the 5.1 signal?

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Is it possible to use the X7 as a Dolby 5.1 converter DAC only and then run the rear line out to another amp? Or is that Dolby Headphone jack in the front the only way to get the 5.1 signal?

Not at this point, I believe from what I read they're working on this feature. Can anyone confirm or deny this?
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Is it possible to use the X7 as a Dolby 5.1 converter DAC only and then run the rear line out to another amp? Or is that Dolby Headphone jack in the front the only way to get the 5.1 signal?

 

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Not at this point, I believe from what I read they're working on this feature. Can anyone confirm or deny this?

 

Last I read the 5.1 DSP was only processed from the headphone out. That may have changed but it's still my understanding.

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They gathered feedback from a few of us, did not make any promises
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Last I read the 5.1 DSP was only processed from the headphone out. That may have changed but it's still my understanding.

Can anyone confirm this as I don't yet have another amp to test it myself? I am still trying to decide between the vali, Asgard, Valhalla and O2 for my hd800 and my future fostex th600/900.
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Ah interesting and not surprising. It will do for now while I contemplate what to use for actual VSS. It annoys me that the MixAmp is apparently crap and costs as much as it does.

It's not as bad as people here make it out to be. And it has some useful features (game/chat balance knob, answering calls on smartphone while in-game), just buy a used one

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Last I read the 5.1 DSP was only processed from the headphone out. That may have changed but it's still my understanding.

Can anyone confirm this as I don't yet have another amp to test it myself? I am still trying to decide between the vali, Asgard, Valhalla and O2 for my hd800 and my future fostex th600/900.

 

No contest there. Get the Valhalla 2 for the HD800. OTL all the way. Or build a Crack/Speedball, if you're up for it. You've already invested in the HD800. Don't hold it back now (no offense to those other amps, this is all about synergy).

 

You can worry about the Fostex later.

 

Or you can opt for the Lyr to run both (but you'll need to upgrade the tubes on Lyr to get the best out of it... and that can get quite pricey).

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No contest there. Get the Valhalla 2 for the HD800. OTL all the way. Or build a Crack/Speedball, if you're up for it. You've already invested in the HD800. Don't hold it back now (no offense to those other amps, this is all about synergy).

 

You can worry about the Fostex later.

 

Or you can opt for the Lyr to run both (but you'll need to upgrade the tubes on Lyr to get the best out of it... and that can get quite pricey).

I am trying to purchase the TH600/900 within the next month or 2 :) though I would assume that it will be quite a bit easier to find an amp for those headphones.

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No contest there. Get the Valhalla 2 for the HD800. OTL all the way. Or build a Crack/Speedball, if you're up for it. You've already invested in the HD800. Don't hold it back now (no offense to those other amps, this is all about synergy).

 

You can worry about the Fostex later.

 

Or you can opt for the Lyr to run both (but you'll need to upgrade the tubes on Lyr to get the best out of it... and that can get quite pricey).

I am trying to purchase the TH600/900 within the next month or 2 :) though I would assume that it will be quite a bit easier to find an amp for those headphones.

 

I tend to agree. It really depends on what you want out of them, since those phones have extremely different needs and both scale up to infinity. Most of the best options for amping both with a single device are over a grand. I've heard people love the Eddie Current Four45 with both phones... if you're willing to drop $4k on it. ;)

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