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Gab840,
You have a point, but so does Mad. So, games have very fun audio and carefully composed music, and other audio, but there is compression to the source files already. That's why I often point out that Dolby surround isn't really a big deal, the nuances of uncompressed audio aren't in the game's files anyway. So, there comes a point while gaming where you can't really dig out any more detail/resolution, but you can pay more for a different flavor to the sound.

Mad writes these reviews so people have a sense of the headphones' sound characteristics, but higher end headphones are better suited to people who have already heard competent headphones and figured out what character they might like... Gamers who are new to headphones are better served by a competent Mid-Fi headphone, and use that as a reference if they decide to get deeper into the headphone hobby. The K612 is a very satisfying headphone, so are many of the other Mid-Fi champs. This is my suggestion, however some people will be content with monitor speakers and some people will just try to jump straight to their idea of "best possible."
post #28667 of 28679
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Super tempting, but I don't think it will be a big step up from the Q701... highly recommended for anyone looking for something in that price range right now tho!

After some more reading it's literally a black k712 with 65th anni pads actually.
post #28668 of 28679
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After some more reading it's literally a black k712 with 65th anni pads actually.

No, the K712 has different drivers and sounds slightly different. The K7XX is based off the Annie.
post #28669 of 28679
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After some more reading it's literally a black k712 with 65th anni pads actually.

 

Yup, meaning it's worth far more than the $200 asking price.

 

EDIT - Whether it's based off the K702 or K712, it's still worth more than $200.

post #28670 of 28679
The k7xx's are back up on mass drop if anyone is looking.
post #28671 of 28679
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Yup, meaning it's worth far more than the $200 asking price.

EDIT - Whether it's based off the K702 or K712, it's still worth more than $200.

Could you make any comparisons between the massdrop and the HD 700's? I don't know if you've heard them or if you've heard the k702 Annie's which are close to the massdrops but if you have could you provide some feedback comparing the 2.

I'm thinking of returning or selling my 700's as price per performance is not there. I just joined the drop and am hoping these are on par with the bass response of the 700's without the treble peak of the 700's.
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Seeing if you guys have some input on my possible setup.

 

Read the reviews and went with a Q701 and sound card for PC gaming but am now stuck on my Xbox One setup.

 

I want to run my Q701 and possibly a new Fidelio X2 with a mixamp pro on my Xbox One.  But this will require buying quite a few adapters and having a long run of wires from my entertainment center to my seating position as the Xbox is in the living room.

 

Would you guys find a way to make it happen with all those wires and the mixamp pro or just spring for the A50 Gen2 setup and call it a day? If I go wire crazy then a refurb A40/mix amp pro package seems like the cheapest way to go as the new 2015 mixamp pro does not appear to be any different. 

 

I have hours of research into both and feel kind of stuck only because I dont know what all the extra wiring will be like to deal with.

post #28673 of 28679
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Could you make any comparisons between the massdrop and the HD 700's? I don't know if you've heard them or if you've heard the k702 Annie's which are close to the massdrops but if you have could you provide some feedback comparing the 2.

I'm thinking of returning or selling my 700's as price per performance is not there. I just joined the drop and am hoping these are on par with the bass response of the 700's without the treble peak of the 700's.

 

I haven't heard the K7XX or Annie or K712.  But I have the Q701.  And from speaking with @Evshrug, who has owned the K712, Q701 and K612 at the same time, it seems the difference isn't huge. 

 

So with a grain of salt:  For the price difference between the K7XX and the HD700 (even at $350), I think the K7XX is a no-brainer.  But I didn't like the HD700 and got rid of it after a couple weeks, whereas the Q701 is the first headphone I got after joining Head-fi and I've had it for almost a year.

 

 

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Seeing if you guys have some input on my possible setup.

 

Read the reviews and went with a Q701 and sound card for PC gaming but am now stuck on my Xbox One setup.

 

I want to run my Q701 and possibly a new Fidelio X2 with a mixamp pro on my Xbox One.  But this will require buying quite a few adapters and having a long run of wires from my entertainment center to my seating position as the Xbox is in the living room.

 

Would you guys find a way to make it happen with all those wires and the mixamp pro or just spring for the A50 Gen2 setup and call it a day? If I go wire crazy then a refurb A40/mix amp pro package seems like the cheapest way to go as the new 2015 mixamp pro does not appear to be any different. 

 

I have hours of research into both and feel kind of stuck only because I dont know what all the extra wiring will be like to deal with.

 

I struggled with the same problem (XB1 in living room and not wanting a long cable run).  The first solution that worked for me was getting a Recon3D instead of a Mixamp.  This has a single ribbon cable that runs across the floor with an adapter to plug in all three plugs at the end.  The wire mess stays confined to your lap and there's only one long cord to worry about.

 

Eventually, I snagged a cheap Mixamp 5.8 on eBay.  After lurking on it for a few months, I got a great deal (something like $35-40 shipped).  This also has a big wire mess in my lap, but no wire across the floor.  

 

I don't think you'll be happy with the A50 or A40 after hearing the X2 and Q701.

post #28674 of 28679
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I haven't heard the K7XX or Annie or K712.  But I have the Q701.  And from speaking with @Evshrug
, who has owned the K712, Q701 and K612 at the same time, it seems the difference isn't huge. 

So with a grain of salt:  For the price difference between the K7XX and the HD700 (even at $350), I think the K7XX is a no-brainer.  But I didn't like the HD700 and got rid of it after a couple weeks, whereas the Q701 is the first headphone I got after joining Head-fi and I've had it for almost a year.

Thanks for the quick reply, that's what I am reading as well, the one thing I do like about the 700's is the bass response. I feel like it's pretty deep and punch considering it's open design. I don't want to lose that with the purchase of a new headphone. The 7xx is 2-300 cheaper then what I paid for the HD 700's. I Know it's reaching but I'm hoping that the 7xx is 90% as good as the HD 700's and at least have the same bass response as the HD 700s.
post #28675 of 28679
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Thanks for the quick reply, that's what I am reading as well, the one thing I do like about the 700's is the bass response. I feel like it's pretty deep and punch considering it's open design. I don't want to lose that with the purchase of a new headphone. The 7xx is 2-300 cheaper then what I paid for the HD 700's. I Know it's reaching but I'm hoping that the 7xx is 90% as good as the HD 700's and at least have the same bass response as the HD 700s.

 

I never directly compared the two, so it's hard for me to say.  I know I wasn't particularly blown away by the bass on the HD700 and that's probably because I was comparing it against the HE-4 at the time.  Maybe @Evshrug can comment later as he still has the HD700 and K712.

post #28676 of 28679
Anyone play titanfall? Good stuff? Hows the sound?

12.50 for the deluxe edition seems like a deal too good to pass up.
post #28677 of 28679
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Anyone play titanfall? Good stuff? Hows the sound?

12.50 for the deluxe edition seems like a deal too good to pass up.

 

Titanfall is AWESOME.  $12.50 is a steal and anyone who doesn't have it yet should totally be grabbing it.  The directional sound is really good... you can hear bullets whizzing by your head and pick out the direction of the shooter.  And if you have a "fun" headphone like the X1, you'll love when a Titan walks by.

 

Man, I need to play that game some more.  It's been too long.  But I just got a HOTS beta key and I'm binging on that right now...

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Titanfall is AWESOME.  $12.50 is a steal and anyone who doesn't have it yet should totally be grabbing it.  The directional sound is really good... you can hear bullets whizzing by your head and pick out the direction of the shooter.  And if you have a "fun" headphone like the X1, you'll love when a Titan walks by.

Man, I need to play that game some more.  It's been too long.  But I just got a HOTS beta key and I'm binging on that right now...

I got it for 5 bucks :P PC master race lol.

But honestly, I like the game. For 10 to 12 bucks, it's still a bargain. Anything above it...Hmmm you have to consider the additional cost for the expansion packs as well or the season pass, which I don't have yet.

But the sound is really good when I use my K7XX. Titans sound cool, explosions everywhere. Its quick fun...which is why I only play it for a bit because it gets a bit repetitive in some sort of way after hour...for me at least.
post #28679 of 28679
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Originally Posted by Stillhart View Post

 

I struggled with the same problem (XB1 in living room and not wanting a long cable run).  The first solution that worked for me was getting a Recon3D instead of a Mixamp.  This has a single ribbon cable that runs across the floor with an adapter to plug in all three plugs at the end.  The wire mess stays confined to your lap and there's only one long cord to worry about.

 

Eventually, I snagged a cheap Mixamp 5.8 on eBay.  After lurking on it for a few months, I got a great deal (something like $35-40 shipped).  This also has a big wire mess in my lap, but no wire across the floor.  

 

I don't think you'll be happy with the A50 or A40 after hearing the X2 and Q701.

 

I appreciate it.  If I knew I could be happy with just convenience I would have already gone with Turtle Beach 500X's which are the first true wireless headphones for the xbox.

 

I also never heard about the Recon3D and I have their top end card in my PC.

 

Which of those options would you recommend? I was only looking at the MixAmp Pro (new or used since I dont think there is a difference).

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