Head-Fi.org › Forums › Misc.-Category Forums › Video Games Discussion › Mad Lust Envy's Headphone Gaming Guide: (5/31/2015: Beyer COP+ and Shure 1540 added)
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Mad Lust Envy's Headphone Gaming Guide: (5/31/2015: Beyer COP+ and Shure 1540 added) - Page 1408

post #21106 of 30923

According to the Antlion Modmic blog, all models are in stock at a moment, so if you wanted to order one and have it ship out without having to wait, now would be the time.

post #21107 of 30923
What's up guys. New to the thread. I game on ps4. I'm looking to upgrade my k701 to either hd800 or k812. I currently use headzone h1. Will the h1 be enough to power the hd800 ?
post #21108 of 30923
Thread Starter 
The Headzone has a very high output impedance and the power specs aren't that impressive. I suggest attaching a good desktop amp to it. I'm jealous that you own one. I owned it briefly and loved it's dsp.
post #21109 of 30923

MLE - perhaps stick chico's FAQ at the top and near your introductions? It's a damned good guide, but I bet most visitors will miss it stuck way down there. Just a wee suggestion :smile:


Edited by SaLX - 2/20/14 at 8:45pm
post #21110 of 30923
Thread Starter 
The guide has a structure:

Intro
Headphones
Amps
Mics
Misc/FAQ/Notes/Etc

It just makes sense to me this way, as we're getting what this guide is about first.

If they don't bother to read the lists, which tells them where the FAQ is... well, they need to learn to read, and stop skimming.


Nevermind, I overestimate the intelligence of the mass population.

The FAQ has been moved to be the first section after the intro and index.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 2/20/14 at 9:01pm
post #21111 of 30923

You could also steal some common answers to questions from this page:

http://www.reddit.com/r/headphones/comments/15wunp/guide_dacs_and_amps/

post #21112 of 30923

Always assume that the masses don't read books. Forgive the suggestion - best to get the FAQ out of the way so as to prep minds. That's how Lenin did it.


Edited by SaLX - 2/20/14 at 10:03pm
post #21113 of 30923

Aria, from Feenix. A new $350 head...phone, or set (since it comes with a lapel mic). I'm liking the wood design - http://www.feenixcollection.com/aria.html

post #21114 of 30923
Quote:
Originally Posted by chicolom View Post
 

 

You need to give more info. 

 

Gaming and movies...on PC or on a console?  What's your current setup/source?  The CALs aren't hard to drive, so you either have a weak source or something is off.

 

The CALs are already bass-heavy, and an amp won't really increase the bass.

 

hi

 

on a PC.

 

im using onboard audio.

 

im using this motheboard.

 

http://www.msi.com/product/mb/P55AGD55.html

 

Audio

 

• Chipset integrated by Realtek® ALC889
- Flexible 8-channel audio with jack sensing
- Compliant with Azalia 1.0 Spec
- Meet Microsoft Vista Premium spec

 

vol is soft, bass is not heavy (at least to me)

 

playing marvel heroes, diablo 3 watching blu ray rip movies (mkv file)


Edited by Swordsman - 2/20/14 at 10:17pm
post #21115 of 30923
Quote:
Originally Posted by Swordsman View Post
 

 

hi

 

on a PC.

 

im using onboard audio.

 

im using this motheboard.

 

http://www.msi.com/product/mb/P55AGD55.html

 

Audio

 

• Chipset integrated by Realtek® ALC889
- Flexible 8-channel audio with jack sensing
- Compliant with Azalia 1.0 Spec
- Meet Microsoft Vista Premium spec

 

vol is soft, bass is not heavy (at least to me)

 

playing marvel heroes, diablo 3 watching blu ray rip movies (mkv file)

 

 

I think that onboard audio should be enough to give the CALs decent volume, so unless you listen insanely loud I'd be inclined to say that something might be off (windows volume/game volume/media player volume/etc.) 

 

Is the audio from the CALs soft on other sources besides your PC, or is ONLY your PC soft?

post #21116 of 30923
Quote:
Originally Posted by roguegeek View Post

I am most definitely interested in seeing where these land in this guide.

Change, I was gone for a while late last year, but did you ever try out the 940? My impressions still hold true with that one.

Sorry I've been gone.

Nah, I ended up with the 840 because the 940 didn't seem like what I was wanting in a closed headphone. I heard the 1540 pads turn the 940 into some beasts, tho.

Axel, how do you fair gaming wise with your 1964 Q? After reading someone's inquiry on IEMs, I tried my SM64 and was very impressed. I'll be using them for gaming, now, until I get my K612 back.
post #21117 of 30923
Are IEMs good for gaming?
post #21118 of 30923
Thread Starter 
I'm not pro-IEM. Part of the reason you get a huge sense of soundstage with over ear, is because the sound is literally coming from outside of you ear canal. With iems, everything is crammed into the small space between your ear drum and the iem. Ive owned quite a few IEMs in my time, and they have all sounded very in your head.

Now, you may get good imaging from an iem, but soundstage? I'm skeptical.

HOWEVER, that does NOT mean IEMs cant be good or even great for gaming. You can still get some wonderful positional cues, despite a lack of soundstage. Stuff like Dolby Headphone also boosts soundstage by design.

I'd love to try an IEM know for a huge soundstage. Just saying, I call BS on any IEM rivaling something like the HD800. I don't see how, but hey, I could be wrong.

I personally enjoyed the sound off the RE0 with the Mixamp. It was spacious, but not over ear spacious, but clean as anything I've heard.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 2/21/14 at 2:58am
post #21119 of 30923
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

I'm not pro-IEM. Part of the reason you get a huge sense of soundstage with over ear, is because the sound is literally coming from outside of you ear canal. With iems, everything is crammed into the small space between your ear drum and the iem. Ive owned quite a few IEMs in my time, and they have all sounded very in your head.

Now, you may get good imaging from an iem, but soundstage? I'm skeptical.

HOWEVER, that does NOT mean IEMs cant be good or even great for gaming. You can still get some wonderful positional cues, despite a lack of soundstage. Stuff like Dolby Headphone also boosts soundstage by design.

I'd love to try an IEM know for a huge soundstage. Just saying, I call BS on any IEM rivaling something like the HD800. I don't see how, but hey, I could be wrong.

I personally enjoyed the sound off the RE0 with the Mixamp. It was spacious, but not over ear spacious, but clean as anything I've heard.

 

I agree with this 110% from my own experience and scientifcally or objectively without the influence of your pinnae you'll never get a decent soundstage and imaging in comparison. HD 800 is miles away from a soundstage monster like the Stage Diver 3. 

post #21120 of 30923
I understand, however in particular the JH13s have been said to have brilliant imaging and soundstage because of its new Freqphase technology. The reason I want an IEM for gaming is that I get isolation + portability and they don't look hideous IMO like some open headphones do.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Video Games Discussion
Head-Fi.org › Forums › Misc.-Category Forums › Video Games Discussion › Mad Lust Envy's Headphone Gaming Guide: (5/31/2015: Beyer COP+ and Shure 1540 added)