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Sorry, I guess he was referring to the furniture... not myself. I was half sleep when I was reading through the prior posts.

 

Still sleepy... but cant sleep because I'm doing research for this freakin' history paper... hence why I've been up all night these past few days. frown.gif

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Let's move on from all this back and forth, and go back o topic.

Used the X1 pretty much all day yesterday watching movies on my Ps3' through Amazon Instant Video. Lots of immersion and great audio cues. I'm very happy with the X1. The open soundstage paired with the immersive bass is such a fantastic combination.
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I'd put up a picture of something completely irrelevant to stop the current line of posts, but I just woke up.
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Sorry, I guess he was referring to the furniture... not myself. I was half sleep when I was reading through the prior posts.

Still sleepy... but cant sleep because I'm doing research for this freakin' history paper... hence why I've been up all night these past few days. frown.gif

LoL, we've got a plague of fatigue!
I might recommend a sturdy, "classy" or at least mature and elegant, and ergonomic piece of furniture, and that recommendation would come from a perspective that you're throwing a decent amount of money into even a "cheap" piece of furniture. That investment serves you better if you want it to outlast the time you spend in a small apartment, and mature furniture makes the biggest impact on the impression that the residence is inhabited by someone with good taste and orderly mind. I'm about to move into an apartment, and I'd rather enjoy myself AND have guests have a clean, welcoming impression of my home. Hiding away a practical eyesore like that desk is even harder in a small apartment, and trust me, some of my guests are coming into my bedroom wink.gif
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Oh yes, I'm also excited that Creative may be releasing a new USB device soon, I may be able to test it but I'm concerned that since I work for a tech company it might be a conflict of interest if they just give it to me...
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 mature furniture makes the biggest impact on the impression that the residence is inhabited by someone with good taste and orderly mind..
Hiding away a practical eyesore like that desk is even harder in a small apartment

I'd consider that "mature" furniture to not give any impression to a visitor, other then letting them know they care about impressions. It doesn't tell them your hobbies, your passions. It doesn't do anything, really. Now, a desk covered in things anywhere from Pokemon cards to sports trophies, to anything else, that truly shows who that person is. If your visitors are made uncomfortable by that, and not by the lack of enthusiasm in your house, they shouldn't be over in the first place. they aren't your friends. What reason would you have them to be over here?

 

Just my completely off topic 2 cents. tongue.gif

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I'd consider that "mature" furniture to not give any impression to a visitor, other then letting them know they care about impressions. It doesn't tell them your hobbies, your passions. It doesn't do anything, really. Now, a desk covered in things anywhere from Pokemon cards to sports trophies, to anything else, that truly shows who that person is. If your visitors are made uncomfortable by that, and not by the lack of enthusiasm in your house, they shouldn't be over in the first place. they aren't your friends. What reason would you have them to be over here?

 

Just my completely off topic 2 cents. tongue.gif

Well, I get that, I'm not saying your home should be devoid of your stamp of personality, haha, I'm just saying why buy a "dorm room furniture" piece when you only live in a dorm for a few years? And IF you are going to have a whole bunch of knickknacks you're proud of from your past such as trading cards and some school trophy, something nice for those things to sit on (and maybe put them on display) can make those things look better and show your pride. Why not have both personality and nice workmanship?

 

Just, a chinzy cheap wireframe thing will always look "temporary." That's all I was saying. Wether or not you like to have good cable management and hide them is a whole 'nother kettle of fish!


Edited by Evshrug - 7/22/13 at 3:50pm
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Let's move on from all this back and forth, and go back o topic.

Used the X1 pretty much all day yesterday watching movies on my Ps3' through Amazon Instant Video. Lots of immersion and great audio cues. I'm very happy with the X1. The open soundstage paired with the immersive bass is such a fantastic combination.
Awesome. Just listened to a Steve Coleman album with them. Kept Dolby Headphone on, and used some of the Sound Blaster Z's Crystalizer and a bit of EQ. It was AMAZING! Loving these phones!
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Let's move on from all this back and forth, and go back o topic.

Used the X1 pretty much all day yesterday watching movies on my Ps3' through Amazon Instant Video. Lots of immersion and great audio cues. I'm very happy with the X1. The open soundstage paired with the immersive bass is such a fantastic combination.

 

I have been using the X1 lots and lots for Black Ops 2 gaming on the Xbox 360. 

 

These things absolutely destroy in Search and Destroy with Dead Silence (silence your footsteps) and Awareness (make enemy footsteps louder, and allow you to hear people who have Dead Silence) perks equipped.

 

Rear cues are fantastic.... I can't count how many times I've killed a guy and immediately hear the footsteps of his teammate behind me who is trying to take advantage of the distraction... and then turn on him and kill him as well haha.

 

And judging from my friends reactions, these far surpass the abilities of Turtle Beach and Astro headsets as they are always asking me how I heard a certain player when they could not hear him at all (friends have Awareness equipped as well).

 

In comparison with the Annies, I just feel like it's a whole lot easier to pinpoint EXACTLY where someone is with the X1's. With the Annies, I remember being able to hear a person but often misreading where the person is actually coming from. I don't find that the bass on the X1's impedes on the ability to pick up footsteps and other cues.

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Oh yes, I'm also excited that Creative may be releasing a new USB device soon, I may be able to test it but I'm concerned that since I work for a tech company it might be a conflict of interest if they just give it to me...

 

Depending on what kind of tech company, it may or may not fall under a conflict of interests. I believe I remember you got the V-moda partner discount after getting the job, so your company must do resale of some kind. So if you're selling USB sound cards, that's normally viewed as fine. In most retail situations, many manufacturers will give you a discount on their products, sometimes even stuff for free, in order for you to familiarize yourself with it. The better you understand a product, the better and more likely you'll be to sell one. Now if your company makes a USB sound card and sells it, that could be viewed differently. If you made your own USB sound cards that you sold, it would definitely be a COI.

 

If you're worried, a quick question to a superior can clear that up easily. Back in 2006 Panasonic gave me a $2300 discount on a 50" plasma. Did I sell a bunch of them after that? You bet I did. Because my time with it I learned all the neat hidden features. Now at that point, the only plasma that was better on the market was the Pioneer Elite at more than double the price. I got free Monster products as well. I still use their power conditioner to this day. Perks for working for Magnolia Home Theater, and that's just how the business works. But again, when in doubt, ask.

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Mad, I think I may have found the portable headphone with the sound I've been looking for. It was suggested to me on another thread. Check this out...

 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CYBOUO0

 

I don't know how you may feel about mid-size cans but I figured I'd share because you've been on a long portable hunt like myself... maybe longer...

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I posted on that reveal thread about those headphones, lol. I was interested. But I'm kind of done spending so much on cans now. Still, they do seem very appealing. I DO want those, lol.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 7/22/13 at 9:16pm
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I've heard good things about the HOTAS, even with Mechwarrior Online (which doesn't play with joysticks very well). Be sure to let us all know whether it was worth it. Sorry about your wallet!

 

I had to go and re-grease it to reduce stiction on the stick (makes fine adjustments easier)...but I have to say it was worth every penny, and utterly eliminates the HOTAS Cougar withdrawal I was having. While the CH Products setup I had bought in the meantime had all the functionality, it just didn't have the feel that puts me into the virtual cockpit, so to speak.

 

Simply put, the HOTAS Warthog has the feel. Very ergonomic, very smooth (even if the stick ball joint may have to be re-lubed for someone as picky and perfectionistic as I am), very precise, and just grabbing both of 'em makes me feel like I'm in the cockpit already, ready to rock. It also has a mind-boggling amount of buttons and switches to the point where I don't have to worry about running out of essential controls even with the most demanding sims!

 

The only drawback I can think of is that TM/Guillemot doesn't produce TARGET-compatible USB rudder pedals, so it's more difficult to merge them all under a single DirectInput/WinMM ID (necessary for older games).

 

Well, that, the slew control mini-stick is VERY small and thus difficult to make fine adjustments with (albeit also fairly precise and jitter-free), and the gap between the two throttle halves is significantly more than I was expecting, a bit jarring when coming from a Suncom SFS Throttle (which I planned to USB-mod at some point). Still, at least the slew control is much better than the mouse mini-stick on the Saitek X-52 (Pro) throttle, which suffers from equally small movement and much more limited precision.

 

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This is how you know you're on head-fi.

As a side note, I just watched 4 episodes of TriGun last night.

 

Yeah, I think flight simulation equipment is ultimately more damaging to my wallet than audio equipment. The Warthog itself is expensive enough, but if I were to throw in an FSSB R3 stick base for flying Falcon BMS the proper way (like I used to with the FCC-modded Cougar while I had it), or maybe get my hands on some Simped F-16 pedals...oh god, my wallet's screaming in agony. And the more recent sims like Rise of Flight and DCS World are pretty computer-intensive in and of themselves, also giving me more of a computer upgrade itch. Oh, and of course, if you want to build a full simpit, with working switches and gauges and everything...at that point, I'd probably get kicked out of the house.

 

As for Trigun, I need to get on that. I've seen random episodes here and there years ago and liked what I saw, but like all anime series, it needs to be watched in-order, start to finish.

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I posted on that reveal thread about those headphones, lol. I was interested. But I'm kind of done spending so much on cans now. Still, they do seem very appealing. I DO want those, lol.

 

They're on my wish list but I won't be getting them until my classes start in the fall. My only class, atm, is an online class so I don't really need these right away. Still, these will be perfect for school... and my search for a portable headphone that isn't an IEM may finally be over lol.

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Mad, I think I may have found the portable headphone with the sound I've been looking for. It was suggested to me on another thread. Check this out...

 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CYBOUO0

 

I don't know how you may feel about mid-size cans but I figured I'd share because you've been on a long portable hunt like myself... maybe longer...


It doesn't even look like it has padding... Supposedly it has memory foam pads? Whats the sound on it like?


Edited by daleb - 7/22/13 at 10:07pm
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Uhh, yeah it does. O_O

And headband padding isn't as importanrt when the weight is properly distributed. Loot at the Hifiman mans. very little padding, and I find the headband to be one of the best, at least with the HE-4's weight.
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