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Hey Envy, have you had a chance to try the Denon D7100s?  What's your opinion about these for gaming?  I know you fully endorsed the D7000s, but the 7100s are a bit different.

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Thread Starter 
No, and I doubt I ever will. I'm literally done with leather/pleather padded headphones. Unless I were to get them on loan, there's 0% chance of me trying them.

As for those interested in the Annie review, sorry, I sent in the Mixamp 5.8, so I couldn't get final impressions. My receiver gets here on Friday, so wait just a little longer. I CAN start writing the review, as I have the gist of everything I'm gonna say, but I want final confirmation about my opinion before I post it.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 1/22/13 at 3:34pm
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Hmm, the DG/DGX won't do DH over digital?

Looking forward to the Annie review.
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Originally Posted by chicolom View Post

You sort of answered your own question in the same sentence...tongue.gif  
I'm not sure Best Buy has a vintage electrostatic demo area...

BTW, what are those green things on your Stax pads?
I figured as much regarding vintage...well, anything. But I don't see Best Buy as the place that would stock headphones other than Bose and Beats, anyway. Certainly no HE-400s, let alone current Stax products (if for no other reason than Yama's/STAX USA being a lousy distributor).

The green things are strips of soft cloth that the prior owner taped to the earpads. It feels very nice, certainly less itchy than some varieties of velour pads. I'm sure MLE would approve of the feel.
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Nice.

Impulse, I don't think almost any soundcards do DH over digital. I believe there are some Creative soundcards that do CMSS-3D over digital. I'm definitely not the one to ask.

For a long time, I thought Dolby Headphone was directly tied to the amplification circuit, which is why they didn't do it over digital.
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@MLE  The K702 ANV reviews haven't up yet? Really anticipate it.

 

I'd say read the Q701 review and add "more bass" and "warmer" "more comfortable" and you're getting pretty close...


Edited by chicolom - 1/22/13 at 7:09pm
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I'd say read the Q701 review and add "more bass" and "warmer" and you're getting pretty close...

 

From what I've been reading, you can also bump up the comfort a bit. People are really into those new memory foam pads. And many are happy with the removal of the bumps from the band, though I personally have never had an issue with them. I know you personally are not a fan of the bulges.

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OMG!! eek.gif

 

The mailman brought a surprise today biggrin.gif


Just look at the packaging!  It screams "high-end," "premium," and "luxury."  As soon as I picked up the crumpled manilla bubble envelope I could feel the incredible build quality held within.

 

Stay tuned for first impressions!...

 


Edited by chicolom - 1/22/13 at 7:12pm
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Originally Posted by AxelCloris View Post

 

From what I've been reading, you can also bump up the comfort a bit. People are really into those new memory foam pads. And many are happy with the removal of the bumps from the band, though I personally have never had an issue with them. I know you personally are not a fan of the bulges.

 

-Fixed.  rolleyes.gif

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Yeah, its gonna be an 8, 9.5. Basically DT880 bass, hd650 mids, q701 treble and soundstage, warmth between the HD650 and Q701. 9.5 In comfort. wink.gif
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Nameless, one question about your lambdas. How is the sound isolation on them. I tried using my electrets for gaming, but my mic picks up almost every sound, lol.

-Erik
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Nice stuff there Chico. What ratings you expecting? biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

Nice stuff there Chico. What ratings you expecting? biggrin.gif

 

It's still to early to say, but I expect it to be among the best options in the $.0 - $2 price bracket, possibly even THE best option in that price range...

 

Don't let the $2 price fool you though, because they demand that you also invest in a good source on amp for them to really sound their best.  Don't expect to get them near their full potential without spending another $400 on a decent DAC and AMP, plus $50-$75 in decent cables.


Edited by chicolom - 1/22/13 at 7:42pm
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Originally Posted by NamelessPFG View Post

I figured as much regarding vintage...well, anything. But I don't see Best Buy as the place that would stock headphones other than Bose and Beats, anyway. Certainly no HE-400s, let alone current Stax products (if for no other reason than Yama's/STAX USA being a lousy distributor).

Magnolia Best Buys actually stock higher end Sennheiser, AKG, AT, etc stuff. Shame there's none near me, regular Best Buys have some low end Senn stuff but it's mostly Bose, Beats, Skullcandy, and the like (tho SC now has some decent stuff); Koss, Aiaiai, Philips, and Pioneer too tho they don't get the prominent shelf displays that the first three do.

Shopping for higher end full size headphones if you don't live in a big city is just a PITA... I bought my Beyers almost blindly because any high end stuff I've tested was basically what friends or family had, so few points of comparison. Not like there's any meets or show I can drive to in this island. At least the M-80 I got to try at a Rat Shack, portable hp are easier to come by.

I hate buying stuff from Amazon just to try it as a a lot of people seem to do, despite their liberal return policy, so if I get something to try it's usually with the intention of gifting it later or selling it (if not keeping it), unless it's just awful.
Edited by Impulse - 1/22/13 at 8:00pm
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How does anyone else feel about the sennheiser hd558s for gaming? I am only in stereo right now till I have money for a mix amp, but the clarity and positioning between them and my turtle beaches is basically night and day, it is amazing.

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