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post #15436 of 27137
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Originally Posted by Murder Mike View Post

Has anyone tried the X41 base with a PS3? It's a toss up between that and a DSS right now. I don't need chat, I just need something to get surround out of my CALs. 

 

I am using the PX5 base (looks identical, just different color).

Its quite decent actually, good position cues, immersion. I use it daily with my PS3 and the HE-6 and its quite accurate.

Would definitely get the bass instead of the DSS if you can choose :)

 

See post nr. 15426 :)


Edited by conquerator2 - 7/26/13 at 10:07am
post #15437 of 27137
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Originally Posted by conquerator2 View Post

 

I am using the PX5 base (looks identical, just different color).

Its quite decent actually, good position cues, immersion. I use it daily with my PS3 and the HE-6 and its quite accurate.

Would definitely get the bass instead of the DSS if you can choose :)

 

See post nr. 15426 :)

 

Good to know. I can get a X41 base without power cord for $20. A power cord is $5 and an optical cable is $5. I can get a PX5 base for $30 with power cord, no optical. A DSS is $24 and comes with everything. 

post #15438 of 27137
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Originally Posted by Fegefeuer View Post

BF3 hugely lives off pre-baked audio and well done recordings. The latter takes a good chunk of critical focus away from people when they evaluate it. The first thing you hear or read people say is: wow, that sound! It actually got several awards for best audio of the year. 

 

We don't have much choice. Unless FMOD and Miles do something and properly develop binaural plugins or features we can only hope for game-specific binaural stuff directly from the Devs. It's not an easy task though with all the R&D, filters, numbers (different heads, different hrtf etc...) involved. Damn you Creative for letting your research rot.

 

DTS Headphone X is no magical newcomer, Sure, from what I read, it could be quite spectacular for movies and bomb everyone else away, let alone "get" us devices that have input for DTS-HD (which will include binaural info for DTS Headphone X)/PCM streams but games are a different thing. They're interactive, they change perspective, pan at free will, they're not hardcoded.

 

It needs engine support, for proper binaural audio. Access to every single sound information in the space. I don't see that happening. Does DATASAT have a Middleware prepared? 

 

Maybe they only have tools that do something along BF3 with prebaking possibilites and something like 11.2 (don't know the exact stream numbers) output for the DTS Headphone X device. At least it (devices) gives us much better SQ than AC3 and if my speculation is true a more detailed space (> 7.1 to Headphones) than DHP and Co.

Positional audio may be no better, but the sounds I've heard from the BF4 vids I've seen are pretty sweet.

post #15439 of 27137
If anyone's interested, here's the video of BF4 gameplay. Obviously this is just stereo output, but I think the sounds themselves are really good. The compression and impact of the vehicle and chopper guns and the new sound of the rpg are pretty sweet. I also like the lower frequency sound when the player is taking hits and explosions seem to have less of the annoying mid range crackle that they have in BF3.
http://youtu.be/tqJfCPcu0As
post #15440 of 27137

I tried the SRM-2170 with Counter Strike: Global Offensive and it wasn't bad. I prefer the K 701 over it for gaming but the soundstage of the SRM-2170 is definitely more 2D and positional cues aren't as apparent in comparison. Maybe it's due to the K 701's odd imaging and 1D soundstage.

post #15441 of 27137
"Meanwhile playing The.Last of Us"
-_- °-° 0_0 ^_^ :O biggrin.gif
Seriously I am having so much fun with this game. The story the characters the gameplay the graphics the sound... This must win the GOTY! I am so into this game ~ even though I know the ending already :/ (thanks internet!), there is just so much stuff... I am halfway through the game so far and enjoying every single second... An absolute recommendation! Well played again you Naughty Dog you, well played.
post #15442 of 27137

I'm still holding out before buying TLoU. The price is still a bit too steep and it's not like I have no backlog to attend to anyway... x_x

post #15443 of 27137
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Originally Posted by Naingolann View Post

The price is still a bit too steep and it's not like I have no backlog to attend to anyway... x_x

 

Lol, that didn't stop me from buying it... tongue_smile.gif

post #15444 of 27137
So the Philip X1 earpads are really not replaceable for real? I haven't got any confirmation from the company, ppl are just talking about how they can't replace them. That's the only one thing that stop me from buying this awesome X1 headphone for gaming. I guess I would have to go with the DT 990 250ohm pro. What do you guys think?
post #15445 of 27137
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Originally Posted by Change is Good View Post

Lol, that didn't stop me from buying it... tongue_smile.gif

Ditto. Totally worth it for the Joel-Ellie story factor alone biggrin.gif
post #15446 of 27137
I guess they are replaceable. You rip em off, and stick some new pads on Stax style?
post #15447 of 27137
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Originally Posted by davidsh View Post

I guess they are replaceable. You rip em off, and stick some new pads on Stax style?

Are you serious? Rip them off?
post #15448 of 27137
Thread Starter 
They're attached via adhesive and some screws. You'll have to carefully yank them off. Replacing the pads is probably just hard due to needing adhesive, but the problem isn't that. The problem is that Philips may not sell the pads...
post #15449 of 27137
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

They're attached via adhesive and some screws. You'll have to carefully yank them off. Replacing the pads is probably just hard due to needing adhesive, but the problem isn't that. The problem is that Philips may not sell the pads...

Yea so they're not replaceable in the end. Not worth buying this headphone then. Im just gonna go with the DT 990 Pro. I thnk in terms of the sound quality , the 990 Pro is almost as good as the X1 for gaming. Plus the 990 Looks way better on your head than the X1. And the silver velour earpads from the 990 won't get dirty as easy as the black ones on the X1. Basically I hate these black velour earpads, like why can't they just make them in a different color like silver, red, or soemthing. Because black velour are very easy to attract dirt and other stuff, even with just 1 day of usage.
Edited by jincuteguy - 7/28/13 at 12:21pm
post #15450 of 27137
Thread Starter 
Silver velour pads actually stain easier. Black velour just shows the dust easier.

The 990 pro is one of the ugliest headphones I've ever owned. The X1 is beautiful.

Both are huge and look dorky worn.

The X1 is a significant leap in sound quality over the 990 Pro. Make no mistake about that. There is nothing the 990 Pro does better.

I dunno what's gonna happen in a few years, but I plan on taking care of my pads. I'll probably ask for a replacement before warranty is up.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 7/28/13 at 12:44pm
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