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post #14731 of 27260
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Originally Posted by SatrDrive View Post

Do you think there is a cheaper amp than the E09K which will power the headphones about nearly as well? Because 105€ is quite on the budget limit.

Great sound is essential for me, so I really want to thank you, Envy and Nameless for all your help!

The PAV2V (Personal amp. 2 version 2) headphone amplifier sells for $66.30 (51 Euros?), on eBay.

It works off batteries or an AC adapter.

post #14732 of 27260

What do you think of the Bravo Audio V2, which is a tube amp? Sells at about 55€ in Germany.

I've heard some people prefer tube amps and I think I read about the DT990 to work especially well with tubes.

 

Edit: Just read they aren't good quality.


Edited by SatrDrive - 6/26/13 at 1:21pm
post #14733 of 27260
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Originally Posted by SatrDrive View Post

What do you think of the Bravo Audio V2, which is a tube amp? Sells at about 55€ in Germany.

I've heard some people prefer tube amps and I think I read about the DT990 to work especially well with tubes.

 

Edit: Just read they aren't good quality.

I've use a few of those type tube amps. for the price they are a good value.

And they would work well with 250-Ohm headphones.

Some of those types of tube amplifiers come with two small screws for balancing and fine tuning the voltage.

Requires a Digital Multi-meter (DT830, $7).

 

But the PAV2V would be easier to use, so maybe get the PAV2V for now (or Fiio E9 or E09K).

Down the line buy a tube amplifier when you become a headphone hobbyest.

post #14734 of 27260
Oooooooh... So much catch-up reading.
The Razer Surround seems interesting, I'll try out the calibrated version and play some Tomb Raider. The generic demo sounded pretty good even with my Q701 just plugged into my (low battery) iPad, though I'm getting the "indistinct rear cues" that Mad gets with THX TSP. Also, it's been like... 2 weeks? 3? since I last used headphone surround, so it's almost startling.

I think I'm going to pick up a pair of V-MODA M-100. Purely cuz I've been offered a really deep discount, I could use a "fun" closed headphone i can take outside in my lineup, and I think it would be cool to make a clan logo and get it engraved on the shields, just in case I ever go to a tourney or LAN event. It could happen XD. I'll let you guys know if it's "fun, immersive" character is too much a detriment to surround and concentration for competitiveness.

New job has been great, I think I'll finally move into an apartment very soon. Can't wait to play my games on the big plasma TV again, hook up the home theater ^_^
post #14735 of 27260
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Originally Posted by SatrDrive View Post

What do you think of the Bravo Audio V2, which is a tube amp? Sells at about 55€ in Germany.
I've heard some people prefer tube amps and I think I read about the DT990 to work especially well with tubes.

Edit: Just read they aren't good quality.

The Bravo is what I'd like to think of as an "introduction to tubes" amp. The "Indeed" brand is essentially the same amp with slightly better parts, I'd recommend that one. I say "intro" amp because you'll probably be quite pleased at first, especially if you swap (roll) different tubes and play around that way, but eventually the crazy volume gain and cheapo build quality will annoy you, and the amp will probably fail within a year or two.

I personally skipped to a bit more expensive amp that was better built and including better parts, bought a few New Old Stock tubes. It is my favorite amp, really seems to help mids become magical while also increasing the perception of soundstage size and distinctness, which obviously is a benefit with Headphone Surround gaming. I've debated on lending it to Mad a few times, but I don't want to burden him with surprise responsibility, and he wasn't particularly happy with his last Tube amp experience.
post #14736 of 27260

Ok, from a quick search I found these 2 prices. Note there CDN pricing so probably differ from USD and I haven't checked any US sites yet.

 

M50 - $143.43 + shipping

Creative Aurvana Live - $112.00 + free shipping

 

So theres about a $30 difference between the two sets.

post #14737 of 27260

I just was watching the latest episode of Revision 3's "HD Nation", and I saw that this guide is mentioned near the end! Congrats, Mad Lust Envy. biggrin.gif

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http://m.neogaf.com/showthread.php?t=605116&page=100000

Not sure if this has been posted yet, but Astro claims no Xbox one comparability for their current products; claims that they SHOULD be compatible for ps4 (based on current information).

I think the Xbox one controller directly outputs 5.1 sound, but would likely require some adapter to use a conventional headphone. That information has not yet been detailed by Microsoft.
Edited by kellte2 - 6/26/13 at 6:05pm
post #14739 of 27260
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Originally Posted by Naingolann View Post

It sounds pretty good! I'll be giving it a try since I don't have any DH stuff on my pc. By the way, it's "free" for a whole year, correct?

 

I believe the software is a free license if you get it now, and then starting Jan 1 anyone who wants a license at that point will have to shell out $20.

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Originally Posted by kellte2 View Post

http://m.neogaf.com/showthread.php?t=605116&page=100000

Not sure if this has been posted yet, but Astro claims no Xbox one comparability for their current products; claims that they SHOULD be compatible for ps4 (based on current information).

I think the Xbox one controller directly outputs 5.1 sound, but would likely require some adapter to use a conventional headphone. That information has not yet been detailed by Microsoft.

thats kind of crappy, i suppose they will have to come up with a new mixamp then?

post #14741 of 27260
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Originally Posted by Chubtoad View Post

thats kind of crappy, i suppose they will have to come up with a new mixamp then?

 

If Microsoft allows Astro a license, then yeah, likely a new mixamp.


Turtle Beach is already licensed to make new headsets for Xbox One.

 

EDIT: Looks like PS4 will be using a 3.5mm connection on the controller for voice chat, according to these pictures:

 

 

 

But I think Sony will also have support for voice chat through USB, like the PS3 does.... they aren't total ******* like Microsoft tongue.gif


Edited by pervysage - 6/26/13 at 8:00pm
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One more for simplicity.
post #14743 of 27260

http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=108&cp_id=10823&cs_id=1082302&p_id=10243&seq=1&format=2

 

I've been eyeing these for about a month now. They are set to release on July 4th I think. I don't think they are going to be some grand revelation, but I can't help but be curious about them.

 

The features are nice: Very portable when folded, comes with 3 detachable cables, looks big enough to be comfy, singe 50mm woofer and 3x 13mm tweaters in each ear. 

 

At $60 shipped I might have to pioneer this one out of pure curiosity. 

post #14744 of 27260

Guys I'm trying out the Razer Surround program, I've already calibrated it but I'm wondering what I should set my games sound setting to? Stereo or Surround?

post #14745 of 27260
Surround if possible. Most of my games don't have such setting.
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