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The K712 and X1 are both great all-rounders, but I'd say the K712 is little more of an all-rounder since the X1 can be considered a tad bass heavy at times.

 

 

 

From everything I have read the X1's are suppose to be really good with bass, enough to even satisfy bassheads (or some at least) which is one of the reasons I was looking at them for my 2nd pair of headphones, for that more immersive single player experience or when I listen to music (which happens to be all bass heavy music)

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Oh and another question, can you use the Tritton AX720/720+ decoder box with a different headset?

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Oh and another question, can you use the Tritton AX720/720+ decoder box with a different headset?

Yes, you need to disconnect the headset at the puck (the controller midline) which reveals the 3.5mm connectors (mic and headphone).


Edited by DCB305 - 11/24/13 at 6:17pm
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Yeah, the score will pretty much be the same between them.  

 

Overall, I prefer the K712 slightly over the Anniversary.

 

 

 

 

The K712 and X1 are both great all-rounders, but I'd say the K712 is little more of an all-rounder since the X1 can be considered a tad bass heavy at times.  I don't think you can go wrong with either one though.

 

The K812s are going to be way more expensive, competing with flagship headphones - not mid-fi cans.

Thanks Chico, do you use an amp on them (the 712's)? Can you elaborate on your preference of the 712's over the Annie's...what about them makes you prefer them? Thanks.


Edited by DCB305 - 11/24/13 at 6:56pm
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Are you missing them at all, chico?
Wait, am I the last one who still has a pair instead of moving to a new price point?
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Thanks Chico, do you use an amp them (the 712's)? Can you elaborate on your preference of the 712's over the Annie's please.
I'm not Chico nor do I have experience with the Annies, but I DO have the K712 and I DO prefer them over the Q701... A little bit less grainy and a little bit more comfortable. They're very, very good headphones. I do generally use them with an amp I bought to use with my Q701s, but it does a decent job plugged straight into my iPod (video, old 5th gen model) and my Creative Sound Blaster Z. An amp heightens the experience a bit, better soundstage and separation.
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Are you missing them at all, chico?

 

Sure.  The K712s are pretty much the best all-around mid-fi cans I've heard. 

 

I haven't replaced them with anything yet, I've just scaled down to just the X1 for now.  Still need to decide between the TH600, HD800, or K812.

 

 

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Thanks Chico, do you use an amp on them (the 712's)? Can you elaborate on your preference of the 712's over the Annie's...what about them makes you prefer them? Thanks.

 

Yes, the amps in my sig.

 

I prefer the K712 because it's slightly less dry sounding and the upper mids are a tad more laid back and smooth.  Overall the K712 is slightly smoother and thicker/fuller sounding.  The K712 also has slightly deeper pads which make the soundstage slightly less intimate sounding.


Edited by chicolom - 11/24/13 at 8:07pm
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Anyone knows if pairing Sony MDR-MA900 with a Soundblaster Z is a good idea? 

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Sure.  The K712s are pretty much the best all-around mid-fi cans I've heard. 

I haven't replaced them with anything yet, I've just scaled down to just the X1 for now.  Still need to decide between the TH600, HD800, or K812.

Stop messing around and get the HD800.
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Stop messing around and get the HD800.

 

Oh man. Listen to him, Chico. I heard the HD800 this evening at an Ohio meet. We were running it off a DNA Sonett side-by-side with a SR-009 powered by a KGSSHV. We used the same source; the Audio-GD Master 7. Short version, the group was split between them. They were wonderful.

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Anyone knows if pairing Sony MDR-MA900 with a Sound Blaster Z is a good idea? 

I would "guess" they would make a good pairing.

(Can't see a reason why not)

Do you already own the MA900 or Sound Blaster Z?

You might try asking about the MA900/SB-Z combo on these threads.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/663121/sony-mdr-ma900-appreciation-thread

http://www.head-fi.org/t/623079/creative-sound-blaster-new-s-rie-z

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Axel, the DX mic won't work through the ps4 controller without the Mixamp's y adapter, or something like it.

Also, I get inconsistent hiss when using the mic, though I seem to get it more when I use the mic through the Mixamp than when I use it with the PS4 controller's audio out.

I think it's my Mixamp though, which distorts here and there. I was getting bad feedback the other day just using the MA900. It was the Mixamp's audio jack which seems tk be going bad.

I'm positive if I use my E17 instead of the Mixamp, the audio won't be distorted. Guess I better test it.
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Good news is, if you barely ever listen to chat with your game, there's a cheaper option with less hiss... and my DSS hasn't exhibited any faults.

Why were you playing with your kossheisers if you could play with your MA900?
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Well. It's not a problem with Mixamps themselves. Just my headphone jack has crapped out a bit. It works perfectly fine, aside from picking up mic feedback, where the ps4 controller doesn't. Its sensitive to certain feedback, like using a different usb port than the ps4s...

But if it does end up going to crap, I probably will acquire a cheap DSS. At least the ps4 has it's own chat input, so a Mixamp isn't necessary anymore for voice chat.
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My point is, how often do you have the chat/game audio volume balance on your Mixamp completely turned over to game audio?
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I never do, lol. But the Mixamp has basically no hiss when I play normally. Just when I start messing about that I staft getting feedback, etc. Once I basically set it, I leave it alone, and its perfect. But if I start messing around with voice chat, and plugging the usb to some other input, I start having issues.

I'm sure I won't have any more issues, since I won't be using the Mixamp's voice chat function, and just going through the dual shock's audio out.
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