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Hello I'm looking for advice. I only play on ps4 and only play fps games so looking for best setup for competitive gaming. Would the akg q701 work fine with just the 2013 mixamp pro I'll be using a blue snowball mic so it plugs straight into the ps4 so only the headphones will be going into the mixamp ?
Also what's better for my needs sennheiser 598s of q701 ?
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Hello I'm looking for advice. I only play on ps4 and only play fps games so looking for best setup for competitive gaming. Would the akg q701 work fine with just the 2013 mixamp pro I'll be using a blue snowball mic so it plugs straight into the ps4 so only the headphones will be going into the mixamp ?
Also what's better for my needs sennheiser 598s of q701 ?

Blue snowball does go directly into the PS4 usb. As for the Q701 vs 598... I'd choose the easiest to drive good sounding headphone. Like the MA900 or X1. Q701 is not ideal with just the Mixamp. Can't speak for the Senns though.
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Blue snowball does go directly into the PS4 usb. As for the Q701 vs 598... I'd choose the easiest to drive good sounding headphone. Like the MA900 or X1. Q701 is not ideal with just the Mixamp. Can't speak for the Senns though.

I thought the mixamp powered the q701 fine if no mic was added to mixamp ?
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I thought the mixamp powered the q701 fine if no mic was added to mixamp ?

Just okay smily_headphones1.gif
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Just okay smily_headphones1.gif

What amp should I get if I go for the q701 ?
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This is an amazing post! Instead of creating my own thread I will just ask here.

 

I got a new ps4, I'm looking for the best 7.1 headset BUT it has to be WIFI I hate cables. What would you guys recommend?

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What amp should I get if I go for the q701 ?

Magni is the cheapest one. Possibly Fiio E12 or E9. Audio GD basic units are good too. Matrix Mstage is great as well. Some people like the Vali and the EF2A too...
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I thought the mixamp powered the q701 fine if no mic was added to mixamp ?

With just the Mixamp, the Q701 will have plenty of volume and honestly sound fine, I often do just this when I want to just pickup a quick game of CoD. If you are listening to music and all your attention is focused on the sweetness and separation of instruments, then the Q701 will scale up when you add a dedicated amp. It's technically on the same level as the best headphones in the $250-$300 range, though without an extra amp like a Schiit Vali it will only sound a little better than average $150 headphones... it will be good, it's just that adding an amp will reveal it's true capabilities.
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With just the Mixamp, the Q701 will have plenty of volume and honestly sound fine, I often do just this when I want to just pickup a quick game of CoD. If you are listening to music and all your attention is focused on the sweetness and separation of instruments, then the Q701 will scale up when you add a dedicated amp. It's technically on the same level as the best headphones in the $250-$300 range, though without an extra amp like a Schiit Vali it will only sound a little better than average $150 headphones... it will be good, it's just that adding an amp will reveal it's true capabilities.

I would respectfully disagree, there, Ev... but that's just me tongue.gif
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Anyone tried the akg k545 for gaming?

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I would respectfully disagree, there, Ev... but that's just me tongue.gif
Well unless the Wireless Mixamp has more power than the wired version... mine can take the volume on my Q701 louder than I can stand listening.

I do prefer to use a good amp with it, but I usually advise people to try the Q701 with and without an extra amp, so they can appreciate the gain (lol) and maybe spread out their costs.


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Anyone tried the akg k545 for gaming?
I think Change did, he liked it but had to pass it on when he needed the money.
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Anyone tried the akg k545 for gaming?

They look kinda weird, I wonder how they sound

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I think Change did, he liked it but had to pass it on when he needed the money.

Both sets I recieved were defected, so I returned em.
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They look kinda weird, I wonder how they sound


They are like the k550 but have improved bass!

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Both sets I recieved were defected, so I returned em.
Oooooh that's right... Am I recalling correctly that your first one had a dead driver, but you liked what you heard in the one ear that worked so you tried another pair? And then when that pair had a problem, you had also gotten your soundmagic and basically didn't want to bother with the K545 anymore?
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