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Maxim MAX97220 amp for the sound blaster z

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Originally Posted by ShooK View Post
 

Hey could someone do a quality test with the V-MODA BoomPro Gaming Mic? I might get that if the quality is decent.

 

I've gamed a couple evenings now with the cable and haven't had a single complaint about the audio quality. One of the guys I run with says it sounds as clear as my Modmic v1 does. And the cable is well built. It has a metal exoskeleton along the boom of the mic allowing for it to be flexible but remain where you move it, within reason of course. It doesn't have that cheap bouncy feeling that you can get with many adjustable booms.

 

Keep in mind that the side that connects to your devices is a TRRS connector. It comes with an adapter to make it work with traditional headphone/mic 3.5mm jacks, but I can see potential for that to annoy some people. Personally I love it. Cable management ftw.

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Originally Posted by AvroArrow View Post

The detachable cable mod for the AD700 was relatively easy to do (assuming you're proficient with a soldering iron).  Probably even easier than the ATH-M50 detachable cable mod, which is where I got the idea.  When I opened up the AD700s, the inside plastic structure looked like it was made to house a TRS jack on the inside, so I didn't have to alter any of the plastic structure like the M50 mod.


I thought about the Antlion modmic but it was more expensive, unavailable (due to production issues) and the current version at the time (v2) didn't have a mute button.  Had to wait for v3 for a mute button, so V-Moda it was.  Yeah, the stock V-Moda cable does seem a bit thin but the fabric/shoe lace-like sheath makes it feel fairly durable.  It's actually just like the cable on my Alienware TactX mouse (rebadged G9x mouse).

Evshrug, I have tried all 4 link types like you mentioned before, but all I see when I "Preview" the message with those links are the raw and slightly mis-colored BB code lines like my current image links. When I click on the Insert Image button on the editor toolbar (which is the proper way to insert image links according to the FAQ) I get a "Your account does not have the required permissions to access this page" message pop up, likely due to the anti-spammer limiter in place for newbies like me.  I'll re-edit those links in my posts once those limiters are removed.

Thanks for the compliments.  I really wanted the mod to look clean, like it came from the factory that way.  beyersmile.png    I also liked the stock Audio-Technica cable (the AD700 and my friend's M50 cable), it feels way nicer than the stock K702.65 cable.  Seriously, for a pair of headphones that MSRP for $500, you'd think AKG could have bundled it with a more "expensive looking" cable at least.  I also want to do a similar mic mod to my Annies, but I have not found a modular boom mic that terminates in a female miniXLR plug.  I don't want to try converting my Annies from miniXLR to TRS jack on the headphone side.  I only did it to the AD700 because I had just received my Annies, so even if I did screw up, I'd still have a nice working pair of headphones.  That and the AD700 only cost about 1/4 what the Annies cost.  biggrin.gif
Yay! You're welcome with the compliments, I kinda wanted to do the same but I'm too shy to try. I've got some blowtorch skills, but not exactly a surgeon's steady hands and no electronics soldering experience. So what is easy to you, impresses me, and I give extra kudos for going the extra mile to make the AD700 cable into an extra 3.5mm Male to Male cable.

Sorry I couldn't help with the image posting; I tried, but honestly I have more experience with Head-Fi posting via iPad (as you may have guessed from the screenshots).
Honestly, I liked my Recon3D USB because it works with Mac, but I don't see a reason to choose the Recon3D internal cards over Creative's latest efforts. Yeah it may be cheaper, but the Soundblaster Z has better drivers and hardware FWIR. Also, I may be able to sell you my Q701 if the upgrade bug bites, but I do agree that they're a great headphone choice.
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thanks for the reply

so the sound blaster Z can drive the q701s?
how big are the drivers on the q701s btw

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also the cheapest i can find the q701s in AUS for are 350 - 400
amazon will ship to me for 15 dollars to make a total of 250

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Just a reminder that my dt990s are 250 us including shipping on ebay

same username

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Thread Starter 
Mitch, man, hit the edit button instead of posting multiple times. PLEASE.


^This one on the left.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 9/6/13 at 11:10am
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

Change, I didn't put the MA900 in the inner carton thing because.... well I don't even know how it goes, lol. But I placed other crap in there to protect it.... hopefully.

 

Hahaha... it all fell out because I did not expect it to be inside the HP box, itself. It did keep them well protected, though. Great packaging I must say. And I'm digging the bag it came with...

 

They are on my head, right, now. Man, these things are COMFORTABLE! Probably the most comfortable headphone I have ever worn on my head. It's like they are not even there...

 

As for the sound, by listening to some tracks my first impressions are this... how much do these cost again? You are completely right about these being a budget Annie... similar sound sig with massive open space but not as technically refined. I wish I had them to compare. Still, this kind of sound and comfort for such a small open can is a bargain!

 

Will do a lot of gaming later and over the weekend... and keep the rest of my impressions based on that. I like my music to sound somewhat closed in like a studio so I don't want to be too biased with my impressions. My Mad Dogs are put away for the weekend because of so.

 

I agree with you on wishing these had a detachable cable. It really is the only gripe I have with these...

 

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Originally Posted by Evshrug View Post

Are you a midnight security guard too?? @_@

 

Naw, just a person that just hit 30 and went back to school so I'm usually mentally exhausted by the end of the week. No classes or work on Fridays so I sleeps in as much as I can... when I can... :tongue_smile:


Edited by Change is Good - 9/6/13 at 11:26am
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Are the q701s comfy
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A pity the ma900 lacks subbass, definitely made me curious.
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Mad, using the MA900 on the mixamp do you have the game volume on full? 75%? 50%? I was able to get rid of that static sound with the main knob by turning it back n forth for a minute or so... so I'm using it to adjust volume, now.

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Change,
I know how you feel, work + school IS exhausting, and I just can't skip sleep like I used to. All the more kudos to you and pride you should feel in deciding to get the degree. Also, I now have more insight to why you have practically no money, LOL!

Mitch,
I'll tell you IF you promise to edit a post instead of making a stream of posts wink.gif The more posts you make, the more it buries the posts of others, so it's more polite to condense several questions into one post.
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

Change, I didn't put the MA900 in the inner carton thing because.... well I don't even know how it goes, lol.

 

The bottom of the carton thing folds out and opens up, which gives you room to shove the headphones into the indented spot.  The you fold it back closed and it sort of hugs the headphones in place a little.

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Hi!

I am looking for suggestions on if it's possible to upgrade my existing setup to something better for dual PC/Xbox gaming. 

 

Existing setup:

- Xbox > Mixamp > ATH-AD700's

- PC soundcard > ATH-AD700's

 

What I am thinking of going to:

- Xbox > Mixamp > FiiO E12 > AKG K702's

- PC > FiiO E12 > AKG K702's

 

Currently I have to unplug my headset from the mixamp/pc when I want to switch, but I don't know if that's the only solution going forward or if there is a way to get a switch or hook the mixamp up to both the PC/Xbox and have it auto or play both outputs.

 

Thanks!

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Originally Posted by Moskrilla View Post

Hi!
I am looking for suggestions on if it's possible to upgrade my existing setup to something better for dual PC/Xbox gaming. 

Existing setup:
- Xbox > Mixamp > ATH-AD700's
- PC soundcard > ATH-AD700's

What I am thinking of going to:
- Xbox > Mixamp > FiiO E12 > AKG K702's
- PC > FiiO E12 > AKG K702's

Currently I have to unplug my headset from the mixamp/pc when I want to switch, but I don't know if that's the only solution going forward or if there is a way to get a switch or hook the mixamp up to both the PC/Xbox and have it auto or play both outputs.

Thanks!
If that's a decent sound card, you'd be degrading the PC audio experience significantly by replacing it with the E12.

Are the PC and Xbox next to each other? What I do for my consoles is route my SU-DH1's output into my capture card or sound card audio inputs, then configure them to output that audio through my PC's audio output.

It works for me because they use the same monitor and I keep my PC on at all times, but you may not find it as suitable.

Alternatively, there are amps with multiple inputs you can switch between without messing with cables.
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