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I agree.

 

I had a brief experience with the TH-900 on The Last of Us, it was just absolutely chilling... in a good sense. That hotel basement level was just fantastic. Never heard anything like it.

 

Did you use the Mixamp or something better? 

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I'm looking for a less bass-heavy version of the Beyerdynamic DT 770's. I haven't actually tried them yet. All I'm going by are the words of others, but in general I prefer a clearer, warmer, more neutral signature. I would like an airy sound but in a closed-ear design because I need the sound isolation. I recognize that this is an oxymoron, but is there something out there in that price range (I'm willing to pay more if necessary) that will perform well for music, video games (PC and consoles) and movies? From reading the first page reviews, it seems that all the popular ones are open-ear designs. Although that's the SOUND I'm looking for, one of the reasons why I want headphones is because I want to cut out background noise and stop my little sister hearing some guy getting blown up by a grenade. Any ideas? I don't have an amp, DAC or dedicated sound card.

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Lukalop,
Cool thing about headphones/speakers in general, they don't become obsolete and last a good long time. They're an investment, so long as you take care of them.

The area that is developing and changing is in DACs. It's becoming cheaper to get a quite nice, sweet resolving, clean DAC. Amping tech has made a few small steps as well, and again it's getting cheaper to get really good components.

So, to sum up, DACs and some types of amps are advancing, but headphones are pretty well understood and mostly explore new tuning (and at the higher end, greater tightening of tolerance).
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Yo,

 

I'd like to add that the V-Mode Boom Pro is compatible with the Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro. I've been using it on my X1 through my PS4's controller. Nice indeed!

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Thread Starter 
Thanks for the confirmation, Zombie.

Hey guys...

Just a quick unboxing of the KSC75. Last time I bought these, it was in a different packaging, and it had a syraight angle plug as well as a puch and 6.3mm adapter. Now, it has no accessoies whatsoever, and comes with a better right angle pluig.

I also show how to bend the clips from it's fresh out of the box state, which is too separated from the drivers.
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My KSC-75's came in a plastic blister-pack, with "Pulse" marketing on it. Straight angle plug. Also, the angle of the clips was already Quite tight right out of the box (the tail of the clip touches the Earpad, actually). This was purchased last summer, however.
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I'd really like to try the HS-15g at some point, as it's an open version of it.

 

I'll send em out whenever you're ready for them.

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MLE, I would love it if you can review the Shure SRH-1540's!

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Thread Starter 
You guys are killing me here, lol. I want to play Tales, but this constant reviewing makes me have to play games that take advantage of Dolby Headphone. frown.gif
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I probably would've tossed in some Grado SR60s in the package too just for the hell of it.

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Hey guys,

 

When I was doing some searching about something else, I came across some comments to the effect that MLE's review of the A50's was flawed because there was a firmware update to fix the bass or something.  Is that the case, or was I misreading it?  The A50 is available at $200 for a refurb and I'm curious if the value proposition gets better at that price point, especially if the SQ is better than what MLE heard.

 

$200 for a wireless mixamp and a decent headset is not a bad deal.  I'm still not too keen on the wire running across the room for my current setup and I'm still tempted by the wireless of the A50 and the PLYR1.  They're both about the same price now (if you're into refurb, which I am).

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Originally Posted by Stillhart View Post
 

Hey guys,

 

When I was doing some searching about something else, I came across some comments to the effect that MLE's review of the A50's was flawed because there was a firmware update to fix the bass or something.  Is that the case, or was I misreading it?  The A50 is available at $200 for a refurb and I'm curious if the value proposition gets better at that price point, especially if the SQ is better than what MLE heard.

 

$200 for a wireless mixamp and a decent headset is not a bad deal.  I'm still not too keen on the wire running across the room for my current setup and I'm still tempted by the wireless of the A50 and the PLYR1.  They're both about the same price now (if you're into refurb, which I am).

 

Just remember that the A50's wireless receiver is built into the headset so you won't be able to use the Mixamp with other headphones, only the Astros. For me that'd be a deal breaker and as such I've never considered the A50.

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Just remember that the A50's wireless receiver is built into the headset so you won't be able to use the Mixamp with other headphones, only the Astros. For me that'd be a deal breaker and as such I've never considered the A50.

True, but using a 5.8 and having piles of wires in my lap seems... not much better than my current setup.

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And the black PLYR1 is back in stock at Amazon for $130.  I just ordered one.  I will soon have three headphones in three different price ranges (X1, Q701, PLYR1) to test for myself.  Looking forward to expanding my sonic horizons a bit and being able to contribute around here instead of just ask questions...

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Thread Starter 
If the PLYR1 was a little more comfy, I'd still have mine. Complete wireless freedom is nearly as beneficial as supreme comfort. In fact, Skullcandy could've just used the Slyr's dimension and pads, and I would've been happy. The Slyr was very comfy for me, but I rated it lower due to knowing that others would probably complain about it's pads fitting as an on ear for their ears.

If only Koss made a wireless KSC35/75. Omg.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 3/11/14 at 7:26pm
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