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Anyone knows if the Sony MDR-1R worth the $200 p rice on amazon? And is it good for gaming compare to the Dt 990 Pro ?
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It's a closed headphone, while the 990 pro is open. If there is anything to be learned, is that closed headphones almost always don't compare to open headphones for gaming use or otherwise.
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The ONLY reason S/PDIF cables can handle more than two channels of audio is because the extra channels require lossy compression. That's how Dolby Digital/AC-3 and DTS work in the first place; they throw away data from the PCM channels in order to get them to fit into limited S/PDIF bandwidth. 

 

2 channels (stereo) of 24-bit@96Khz (optical) is roughly 4,5mbit or let's say 4500kbps. AC3 should be around 448-640kbps, DTS 768-1536kbps. SPDIF isn't really limited, it just sucks (for the industry) for copy protection and general content encryption. That's why we'll never see any improvement in this regard. 

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Apparently Astro A50's are garbage lol.

 

Was playing BO2 with my friend and he's asking me how I'm hearing all these footsteps when he can't hear a thing. biggrin.gif

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Said it... it's not that great a headphone. A40 is considerably better, and the PLYR1 shows how wireless headsets should be. The PLYR1 should be a top priority for anyone who wants a wireless headset.

Not a fan of the A50.
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Apparently Astro A50's are garbage lol.

Was playing BO2 with my friend and he's asking me how I'm hearing all these footsteps when he can't hear a thing. biggrin.gif

So your friend is using the Astro A50 headset, and you are using?
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Lookie what I got in the mail...

Nuforce HP-800.

Before I say anything, two stock cables.

Braided: 0.9ohm. So nice looking, but resistance is higher than the ones I'm using.

Thin short cable: 0.6ohm

And here I thought I found a good cable for my X1. No luck.

Intial impressions: bassy, very warm, soft, mids are noticeably recessed. This is just off a few songs.

These are definitely for clubheads.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 8/1/13 at 12:19pm
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New review incoming!

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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

It's a closed headphone, while the 990 pro is open. If there is anything to be learned, is that closed headphones almost always don't compare to open headphones for gaming use or otherwise.

Unless you use the TH-600 for gaming, which would fall under the "almost" category and render this statement "almost" false. 

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Yet, you're talking about a $1000 headphone. And Fostex Denons and their successors are known for their large soundstage, despite their mostly closed back design. Everyone knows that they dont isolate that well and should be taken as somewhat open. They are a rare breed, and don't fall in line with how true closed back headphones really do for gaming.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 8/1/13 at 12:41pm
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Yet, you're talking about a $1000 headphone. And Fostex Denons and their successors are known for their large soundstage, despite their mostly closed back design. Everyone knows that they dont isolate that well and should be taken as somewhat open. They are a rare breed, and don't fall in line with how true closed back headphones really do for gaming.

I know, you need to snag a pair and see how they compare to the D7000.

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Edit: nevermind XD


Edited by daleb - 8/1/13 at 1:31pm
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So the Best gaming headphone in the $0 - $300 price range is the Philip X1 I guess?
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So the Best gaming headphone in the $0 - $300 price range is the Philip X1 I guess?


The X1s are amazing!

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So the Best gaming headphone in the $0 - $300 price range is the Philip X1 I guess?

It's a great choice. Probably the safest, as long as you like some emphasized bass. The bass can be from sweet, to a bit overpowering depending on the frequency.
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