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Stillhart,
That's Good news!
I haven't been streaming much cuz I've been playing Co-op with my roommate on the 360.
I'm surprised at the step back on the XBone, but then again... not really. I also don't know why buying a FiiO would solve your chat problems? And is it too hard to relocate your M-Stage between the TV and your listening area?
Stillie, sorry not you, HOWEVER I publicly posted those thoughts because I suspect many would like to get an idea of ranking hierarchy. So... sorta for you too?
Honestly you have a better setup than me, lol! However, nothing in that setup (AFAIK, I know nothing about Sager and their features) processes virtual surround for headphones.

I assume you are a PC gamer from your DAC selection? If one of your DACs have optical input, you could actually get a cheap device to do the processing (which is the same processing through any product range) and digitally output the processed stereo to your high-end equipment unmolested by cheap analogue conversion. The two models I most recommend for that with optical-out would be an Asus Xonar U3 or a Creative Soundblaster Omni.
Thanks, I do have optical out , and sometimes use it. I'll take a look at what you recommend.
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Alrighty guys,

I'm getting ready to pull the trigger on the Fidelio X1 (pun intended since this is a gaming guide). I will order them along with a Boom Pro and hopefully I will get them soon. Should I even bother considering the K712? The inconvenience of not being able to use the Boom Pro seems like a deal breaker for me but I just want to make sure.
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Alrighty guys,

I'm getting ready to pull the trigger on the Fidelio X1 (pun intended since this is a gaming guide). I will order them along with a Boom Pro and hopefully I will get them soon. Should I even bother considering the K712? The inconvenience of not being able to use the Boom Pro seems like a deal breaker for me but I just want to make sure.

Honestly, the K712 is the best all-rounder in the whole guide... even if it costs a bit more.

As for the BoomPro... our good friend, Zombie_X, is making some adaptors for using it with the AKGs and will be for sale soon.
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Alrighty guys,

I'm getting ready to pull the trigger on the Fidelio X1 (pun intended since this is a gaming guide). I will order them along with a Boom Pro and hopefully I will get them soon. Should I even bother considering the K712? The inconvenience of not being able to use the Boom Pro seems like a deal breaker for me but I just want to make sure.

Should you do it?  Well that's on you to decide.  But I don't think the convenience factor of the Boompro should be factored very highly.  They're really expensive and don't save that much hassle.  Those cheap clip-on mics cost like $5 for three of em and they sound fine.

 

EDIT - Right and the Zombie_X adaptor will be coming soon.

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I'd rather spend $40 on a used E11 and forget about it.

Honestly, for around $80-$100 you can find a used E12. You'll get way more power and synergy with it compared to the E11.. which will then benefit you're Qs... while still being efficient enough to use with sensitive headphones (should you end up getting a portable)...

Pure awesomeness...
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Honestly, for around $80-$100 you can find a used E12. You'll get way more power and synergy with it compared to the E11.. which will then benefit you're Qs... while still being efficient enough to use with sensitive headphones (should you end up getting a portable)...

Pure awesomeness...

 

Another thing I'll have to bug Evshrug to borrow.  I bet he'd trade the 5.8 and the E12 for the M-stage for a bit.  :-D

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Idk... I might have dibs on dat E12 lol. Been having' dibs for over a year now lol.

His is the pre-order v.1 version with the bass boost aimed at the lowest frequency.
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Honestly, the K712 is the best all-rounder in the whole guide... even if it costs a bit more.

As for the BoomPro... our good friend, Zombie_X, is making some adaptors for using it with the AKGs and will be for sale soon.
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Should you do it?  Well that's on you to decide.  But I don't think the convenience factor of the Boompro should be factored very highly.  They're really expensive and don't save that much hassle.  Those cheap clip-on mics cost like $5 for three of em and they sound fine.

EDIT - Right and the Zombie_X adaptor will be coming soon.

WHOA! Two almost instant replies!? This is why I love Head-Fi! I checked amazon to see if the K712s could be shipped to Canada and, alas, they can't. Maybe I should have checked that before I asked. Any websites that can ship the K712s to me have them on for around $500. At that price, I'm sure that I'll go with the X1s. Thanks again for the replies.
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WHOA! Two almost instant replies!? This is why I love Head-Fi! I checked amazon to see if the K712s could be shipped to Canada and, alas, they can't. Maybe I should have checked that before I asked. Any websites that can ship the K712s to me have them on for around $500. At that price, I'm sure that I'll go with the X1s. Thanks again for the replies.

 

Check www.razordogaudio.com.  I've heard really good things and they have some coupons going right now for $50 or $100 off.

 

EDIT - $499 and the $100 coupon = $399.  Don't know if they ship to the frozen north tho.

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You can actually get it for less with coupon K712PRO for $375...
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Check www.razordogaudio.com.  I've heard really good things and they have some coupons going right now for $50 or $100 off.

EDIT - $499 and the $100 coupon = $399.  Don't know if they ship to the frozen north tho.

Thanks a ton for letting me know! They do in fact ship to the "frozen north" as you would say tongue.gif
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You can actually get it for less with coupon K712PRO for $375...

That coupon doesn't seem to be working for me. Not sure why. Even at $400 (+$30 shipping), I might end up getting them.

Edit: Turns out the coupon code is K712 and I can get it for $400 after shipping with that code.
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Thanks a ton for letting me know! They do in fact ship to the "frozen north" as you would say tongue.gif
That coupon doesn't seem to be working for me. Not sure why. Even at $400 (+$30 shipping), I might end up getting them.

Edit: Turns out the coupon code is K712 and I can get it for $400 after shipping with that code.

Nice!
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Thanks a ton for letting me know! They do in fact ship to the "frozen north" as you would say tongue.gif
That coupon doesn't seem to be working for me. Not sure why. Even at $400 (+$30 shipping), I might end up getting them.

Edit: Turns out the coupon code is K712 and I can get it for $400 after shipping with that code.

Just don't forget that to get the most out  of those headphones, you're going to want an amp.  I can say from experience that the Q701 stepped up a notch with amping.  I think MLE tested these with the E12?

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Just don't forget that to get the most out  of those headphones, you're going to want an amp.  I can say from experience that the Q701 stepped up a notch with amping.  I think MLE tested these with the E12?

 

Yea, I included it in the package so he can have something to drive them properly...

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Just don't forget that to get the most out  of those headphones, you're going to want an amp.  I can say from experience that the Q701 stepped up a notch with amping.  I think MLE tested these with the E12?

Okay. So with my Astro Mixamp 2013 and the e12, I should be able to drive them well? Also, if and when I get the K712 as well as a separate mic (at least until Zombie_X gets his adapter up for sale), would I be able to run the mic input through the amp or will I have to plug that in seperately via a splitter from the Mixamp? Gosh... the K712+Fiio E12 is gonna be over $500... I'd hate to ask these questions and then go back to the X1...
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