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Smoother, comparative cans are the 650 and K702 Anniversary. Mad Dogs as well but those are closed.

Mad Dog isolation was great for MY gaming needs, but it was WAY to dark for music imo 

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Did you get 3.2? It's a complete turnaround for me, compared to what I originally reviewed. After I review the PLYR1, the Mad Dogs are getting updated. This time, it's considerably more favorable. I absolutely love the new MD.
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Are the Sennheiser HD 518 good for gaming?
Edited by HiFiGamer1995 - 5/13/13 at 12:42am
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The Emperor ES HP has one of the worst builds I've ever seen. It really looks and feels very cheap. Sound didn't impress me either.

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Not trying to dismiss your claim, but everyone else with impressions on it's sound have been positive. Every single one. I of course, will wait until I hear it myself.

As long as the build isn't like the ESP950, I'm good. They have yet to finalize headband design as well FWIH, so either way, I'll see for myself. If it's as horrible as you say, I still have a 2 week return period.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 5/13/13 at 3:08am
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So MLE are you going to continue your reign of supremacy when the next gen consoles come out? Or are you going to be like me and say: "BAH! Console game is too expensive nowadays without all the benefits of PC gaming." biggrin.gif Just wondering.

 

Hi all btw. Been some months since I popped in.

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Though I might dive into PC gaming (single player gaming, anyway) on PC, I will always have at least a Playstation console. Definitely hyped for the PS4. I'd get the New Xbox, but I honestly don't need both, and I prefer the exclusives on Sony's system over Halo and Gears which are the only Xbox exclusives I'd play. I'm not even a fan of Halo. I do wish I was able to play Gears though.
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I'm just alarmed at the estimated pricing. Isn't supposed to be 700+ USD!? That's a decent little gaming PC with a 660ti or a 7850.

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What would be the best way to compare two headphones against each other?

I was considering running a Benchmark of some game and compare the "feel" of both headphones.

 

I think swapping between two headphones ingame would be a hazzle, maybe play game for a day then next day try the other headphones for a day?

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It's best you get acquainted with one for at least a week, then use the other. Hot swapping isn't really helpful unless the headphones are similar in tonal balance, and you've been well acquainted with both.

Swapping from say a Mad Dog to a Pro 900, or HD650 vs DT990 wouldn't be good whatsoever. When frequency response is quite different, you will find one to be awful if you were used to the other. I.e. If using a dark headphone for a long period and switching to a bright headphone, the bright headphone will sound like pure treble death. If vice-versa, the dark one will sound awfully slow and muddy.

The best you can get in such extreme circumstances is soundstage and positional cues, IMHO.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 5/13/13 at 4:00am
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REALLY, wow I own the w1000x, and you feel it's BETTER... hehe lucky me. 

To clarify, it's W3000ANV > W1000X > Q701 for gaming. The W1000X with J$ Beyerdynamic pads gets surprisingly close to the Q701's width and depth, while having better imaging. Haven't tried the W3000ANV with the Beyer pads yet.

 

That said, the Q701 is a must-buy at the sub-$200 used price point.

 

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Not trying to dismiss your claim, but everyone else with impressions on it's sound have been positive. Every single one. I of course, will wait until I hear it myself.

As long as the build isn't like the ESP950, I'm good. They have yet to finalize headband design as well FWIH, so either way, I'll see for myself. If it's as horrible as you say, I still have a 2 week return period.

Hopefully we see you with the Fidelio X1 somewhere within those two weeks. tongue_smile.gif

 

Sorry man, I really want to see you with the X1, and if that means the KS ESP sucks, well...

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Not trying to dismiss your claim, but everyone else with impressions on it's sound have been positive. Every single one. I of course, will wait until I hear it myself.

As long as the build isn't like the ESP950, I'm good. They have yet to finalize headband design as well FWIH, so either way, I'll see for myself. If it's as horrible as you say, I still have a 2 week return period.

 

It's hard to get impressed when you have heard almost everything. That itself is not a problem as it doesn't affect my enjoyment of music.

If I had to find reasons to buy one it would be very hard to do. That explains my "not impressed".

 

It might not fall apart like the ESP but damn does it look cheap and amateurish. 

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I promise that if the KS-H1 is as bad as he says, the X1 will be my next headphone.

I've come to not expect great build quality out of stats that aren't flagship level like the Omegas.

I hear nothing but great things about comfort and sound, so I'm still excited.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 5/13/13 at 4:33am
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I find STAX to be disappointing for their price level and a lot people mentioned that during the High End 2013. In that regard Kingsound isn't that bad of course. They'll improve.

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Thing is, I can listen to the LCD2, and go all the way down to an M50, and still think they sound great. I'm not overly critical unless a headphone just sounds plain bad. I take price to performance into consideration, but I don't belittle headphones on a lower level, just because I'm used to the higher end stuff. A good headphone is a good headphone, regardless of price.

There's a lot of people that as soon as they get the next best thing, everything before it is now obsolete. I'm not one of these people.

I'm currently A/B-ing between the Mad Dogs and Plyr 1 for music, and I'm enjoying both immensely.
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