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ok I just bought the BoomPro mic.

 

Now I'm looking for the actual closed headphone to use with them, so that it uses a 3.5mm on both sides (or that comes with the volume slider thingy). Which would you recommend? Once again thanks for your time.


Edited by avens - 7/27/15 at 4:57pm
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ok I just bought the BoomPro mic.

 

Now I'm looking for the actual closed headphone to use with them, so that it uses a 3.5mm on both sides (or that comes with the volume slider thingy). Which would you recommend? Once again thanks for your time.

 

Depends on what you're looking for in a closed headphone. MLE has a sizable list of BoomPro compatible headphones that he's reviewed on the first page, with the exception of the Focals. Adding to his list of compatible headphones, you could also look into the KRK KNS8400, it's a nice closed back as well.

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Thanks for this. Though I may end up getting the alcantaras for the M220, these seem like a great option should I decide not to invest much in them when they arrive.

I have a feeling it's going to make a great budget gamer with the right pads and my AKG adapter for the boompro.

What alcantaras are u talking about? is it earpad?

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Game renders 7.1 channels PCM. Console's sound chip embeds two side channels into the remaining four (not counting the center channel or sub) using Dolby Pro Logic IIx. Console encodes resulting 5.1 PCM into Dolby Digital and then outputs it through optical. Mixamp decodes Dolby Digital into 5.1 PCM. Mixamp recovers two embedded channels into 7.1 PCM. The rest is how You wrote it.

Can the Creative X7 do the same as the MixAmp do?

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Well on here its been noted that the X2's are better than the X1's, and the AKG K712 Pros are just a bit better than the X2's. However the X1 and X2 work better with mics because of the detachable cable.

 

 

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I think that the build quality and comfort is supreme on the X2s compared to K712/702/701 line. 

 

The issue like yours on the X1's should be a easy fix for a DIYer,  check all the solder points and perhaps change the cable.. 

 

I wish I had a soldering iron and some knowledge on how to open them and not fear to break them further, otherwise I would fix them myself.

 

I do own a Modmic (another supremely well done purchase due to this thread, along with the X1) so the X2 I guess would be the choice. The question is the sound signature. I'm a relative headphone noob, the first headset I ever owned were these X1's and TBH am perfectly happy with it. If the X2 fixes the issues and sounds the same (or close enough that a noob like me won't really notice) then it looks like I'll go get an X2.

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What alcantaras are u talking about? is it earpad?

 

Shure's alcantara pads.

 

http://smile.amazon.com/Shure-HPAEC1540-Replacement-Alcantara-Headphones/dp/B00HXAV0UY/

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Can the Creative X7 do the same as the MixAmp do?

X7 doesn't do Dolby ProLogic. But the truth is it doesn't actually matter, the two additional channels do not make the virtual surround derived from the Dolby Digital signal more accurate (no matter what Astro reps will tell You). Additional channels are meant for receivers with 7.1 output with no HDMI.

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Mass drop has the X7 LE for 399.00 after 25 purchases.
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You guys are willing to go a reaaally long way for that 1 ohm lower impedance.

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I've been digging into Sound Blaster X7 chat functionality a little bit more. The recent software update for the Soundblaster X7 added support for a USB Creative BT-W2 bluetooth transmitter which most probably means that the two devices can now be paired and used together. Now get this:

On the support page for the transmitter there is an article explaining how to connect the device to the Playstation 4.

 

http://support.creative.com/kb/ShowArticle.aspx?sid=126731

 

And as we already know the device does work together with the X7.

 

I'll ask the Creative guys but it looks like this can be the intended chat solution for X7 users.

I am curious on this device...

 

I have the X7 LE and am trying to optimize it.

 

 My current setup is:

 

Computer USB ---> X7 LE---> Optical IN ---> TV Samsung JS9500 One Connect Box

 

X7 LE---> Optical Out ---> Bose Cinemate 130 Soundbar

 

Would this device make it more seamless? I can not for the life of me get the X7 to function right in windows. Sound is controlled through the apps vs the X7, meanwhile on bluetooth my phone can control it.

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I am curious on this device...

 

I have the X7 LE and am trying to optimize it.

 

 My current setup is:

 

Computer USB ---> X7 LE---> Optical IN ---> TV Samsung JS9500 One Connect Box

 

X7 LE---> Optical Out ---> Bose Cinemate 130 Soundbar

 

Would this device make it more seamless? I can not for the life of me get the X7 to function right in windows. Sound is controlled through the apps vs the X7, meanwhile on bluetooth my phone can control it.

I don't know what are You trying to achieve here. The BT-W2 is a USB Bluetooth transmitter to pair the X7 with. You can read my (short) review of this dongle here:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/756102/creative-sound-blaster-x7-detailed-review-impressions/675#post_11775391

 

As for the X7 itself, what exactly is Your problem with the Control Panel? Do You have problem switching between inputs/outputs?

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Just looking at them makes me want a pair for the M220. I might open a classified to see if anyone would like to sell me their spare set from the 1540. I'm still upset I ended up selling both of mine.
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Originally Posted by Yethal View Post
 

I don't know what are You trying to achieve here. The BT-W2 is a USB Bluetooth transmitter to pair the X7 with. You can read my (short) review of this dongle here:

http://www.head-fi.org/t/756102/creative-sound-blaster-x7-detailed-review-impressions/675#post_11775391

 

As for the X7 itself, what exactly is Your problem with the Control Panel? Do You have problem switching between inputs/outputs?

Thanks!

 

My main problem is that in windows when I am connected via USB I have difficulty controlling the volume via applications. So far I have the option of SPDIF Out and Speakers.

 

When it is set as default to Speakers (all controlled by Sound Blaster X7) it will only control the volume via the speaker itself.  When I have it set to SPDIF OUT it sometimes will or sometimes wont. IT seems there are 2 defaults (Default Communication Device, and Default Device).

 

Is the dongle a better option than utilizing the USB cord?

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Speaking of problems, I can't get the X7 to output reliably through the SPDIF reliably. Yesterday it took me 30 minutes of off/on, driver reinstalling disconnecting and reconnecting and messing in Windows to get it to finally lock... This auto switching/detecting is downright broken... I want a way to switch the outputs manually please...
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I'm selling my Fidelio x1's for 140.00 shipped. They are in pristine condition with box and all accessories. Pm me for my eBay listing.
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