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Hi guys, I don't know if this would be the right place to mention this, but I just tried a mod that I would recommend for people with the AD 700 headphones.

 

As I would imagine, this headphone would cause some people discomfort after an hour due to the thin pads. This happened to me as well, so I tried to switch the pads out. The pads are thin and rather awkwardly shaped, so I had to look for pads that could fit without damage.

 

I noticed that, using the pads from my Superlux HD 681 Evo (I would assume K240 pads would work as well). My initial impressions using the velour pads from the HD 681 was that the soundstage was even larger and the treble was more sparkly. Using the pleather pads, I felt that the bass was definitely a bit stronger, while directional cues seemed easier to detect. I didn't feel that the pads altered the sound very distinctly. These are all initial impressions, so take these observations with a bit of salt.

 

 

If anyone can try this mod and tell me their impressions as well, I would appreciate it.


Edited by FruityGayGuy - 2/24/14 at 12:46am
post #21227 of 27826
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AKG K545 (2.5mm, need confirmation w/2.5mm adapter)
Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro
Focal Spirit Pro, Classic
Logitech UE6000
M-Audio Q40
Monster DNA On Ear, DNA Pro
MrSpeakers Mad Dog (single ended version)
NAD Viso HP50
Nuforce HP800
Philips Fidelio X1
Sony MDR-1R
Ultrasone Pro 900, 2900 (need confirmation)
Vmoda M80, M100, LP2

Thanks for confirming this for me. Looking forward to buying one.

 

I have the UE6000, MDR 1R and Q40 of the list. how do these headphones rate as gamer headphones?

Nad HP50 and the COP is probably my next buys.

post #21228 of 27826
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Originally Posted by tan1415 View Post
 

Thanks for confirming this for me. Looking forward to buying one.

 

I have the UE6000, MDR 1R and Q40 of the list. how do these headphones rate as gamer headphones?

Nad HP50 and the COP is probably my next buys.

 

Are you going to keep them all (if you like them)?

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Thread Starter 
I haven't reviewed those headphones. Since I haven't heard/reviewed them, no way will I say whether they're good or not. As closed, isolating headphones, I don't think I'd like them that much for gaming. Open is the way to go for me, save for a few exceptions like the Alpha Dog (which won't even work with the BoomPro). I have NOT confirmed the Ultrasones, and calpis has told me the jacks are recessed, so it may NOT work for those Ultrasones.

That list is just a list stating what the BoomPro WOULD connect to. It is not a recommendations list. I bolded the X1, because that IS a recommended headphone for gaming.

If I get someone else ask me the same thing about those headphones off that list, I will be removing the list (nothing against you, just I don't want the same question asked about headphones I haven't tested) and changing it to a list of headphones I recommend with the BoomPro. Since I have not owned/tested almost ANY good headphones with a detachable 3.5mm cable that would be good for gaming, the list would be quite miniscule.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 2/24/14 at 2:30am
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

I haven't reviewed those headphones. Since I haven't heard/reviewed them, no way will I say whether they're good or not. As closed, isolating headphones, I don't think I'd like them that much for gaming. Open is the way to go for me, save for a few exceptions like the Alpha Dog (which won't even work with the BoomPro). I have NOT confirmed the Ultrasones, and calpis has told me the jacks are recessed, so it may NOT work for those Ultrasones.

That list is just a list stating what the BoomPro WOULD connect to. It is not a recommendations list. I bolded the X1, because that IS a recommended headphone for gaming.

If I get someone else ask me the same thing about those headphones off that list, I will be removing the list (nothing against you, just I don't want the same question asked about headphones I haven't tested) and changing it to a list of headphones I recommend with the BoomPro. Since I have not owned/tested almost ANY good headphones with a detachable 3.5mm cable that would be good for gaming, the list would be quite miniscule.
BoomPro does improve sound quality compared to a aux line with a mic / controller. I have one but barely use it, only good for stationary listening.
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Thread Starter 
The point of the boompro wasn't to improve the sound quality. It's to have a boom mic on your headphones. I'm not a firm believer of cable-fi in general. As long as the cable isn't complete crap or have high resistance, anything will do.

Unless I'm misunderstanding your post. frown.gif
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post


Hi Mad Lust Envy, could you give me some of your time and try giving me a opinion here? As you tried them, I guess you are a good person to talk a little more about. Thanks in advance,

Lucas Bezerra.
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Originally Posted by Lucas Bezerra View Post

Hi guys, I hope I get some good advice here =). Let's say it, I need the "best headphones" (I know this word doesn't exist in therms of audio, but...) that I can get for competitive first person shooter gaming sessions that also MUST fit a rock lover requirements for a outstanding eargasm. As I'm a starter, my budget for the HP is something like $250 (the less, the better). The HP will be paired with a Creative Soundblaster Z as I need a good 3D view of my enemies/mates location and, IF needed, a Schiit Magni Amplifier can be also put in the cart (you can also make your point here). Maybe I use it on my guitar amp too. I'm gonna use it for something like 8h/day at the vacations, so it needs to be very comfortable and pleasant (my Porta Pro bends my hair almost permanently and this makes me very, very angry). I'm not going to say the music-to-gaming using time ratio because I really think I need something good at both, but if you want cut anything out, I prefer the music quality over the gaming (not too much). Said that statements and after read this Guide, I think these are my options: AKG Q701 vs Beyerdynamic DT880 vs Beyerdynamic DT990 vs Philips Fidelio X1 vs Sony MA900 vs HiFiMAN HE-400. What do you think? If I forgot anything that can make your recommendation easier just tell me and I will add it. A little help from the thread starter would be also very appreciated. Thanks in advance to all you and sorry for any English Grammar murdering,

Lucas Bezerra.
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Thread Starter 
You can't go wrong with the X1.
post #21234 of 27826
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Originally Posted by Fegefeuer View Post

Are you going to keep them all (if you like them)?

I dont think I will. Matter of fact ue6000 is otw out. Just received replacement. The mdr1r is with my bro and q40 is incoming.

Madlust: don't remove the list.its really helpful. Just clarify that it's the headphones that would fit and not a recommendation list.
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Hi mad lust envy
Would you call the following a good middle of the road setup as on a budget

Akg k451
beyerdynamic Custom ONE PRO mic
DSS2 Dolby Processor by Turtle Beach

1. Would you guess they work together
2. I can pick it up for 130£ off amazon.co.uk
3. Should I save for the astro mixamp pro 2013 or wait for 2014 model
4. It's for the ps4 and for listening to music on he go

Thanks
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Thread Starter 
I havent reviewed any of these, and I just finished saying I won't recommend something I haven't tested.

As for either DSS, they do NOT work with a mic, unless you have a turtle beach headset or if you have a generic usb soundcard to use with the ps3/4 (dss2). I wouldn't recommend the DSS2 if because it uses a generic virtual surround, not dolby headphone.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 2/24/14 at 5:10am
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Apologies, it's been a few days since I read it and I'm completely new to gaming with headphones. Il get the astro mixamp after some time, thanks for the reply, appriiciate it
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Just finished building my rig. I noticed that the xonar DGX performs worse than U3 on dolby headphone.

The surround sound on u3 is better imo than DGX. Maybe its just my feeling, but I can't get the surround feeling from U3 with the DGX.

Xonar DGX optic-->Aune X1 mk2 dac-->fidelio X1/swans D1010-IV

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Thread Starter 
You make sure everything was set up the same? Also, do a speaker test in the devices menu. Sometimes it likes to stick to a messed up 2 channel even when you chose multiple.
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

You can't go wrong with the X1.

Thanks for the feedback. I made a more carefully and accurate reading at your reviews and now I'm "just" between the Fidelio X1, the MA900 and the Q701 (remember I can have all for almost the same price). But, by what you said at the reviews, I really loved the Fidelio X1. But, as I live at a pretty warm place, I'm pretty afraid their earpads can wear out quickly and, as they aren't replaceable, this could be a big issue for me (unless another HP's earpads can fit them well or Philips sell spares)... This is the only thing that is making me afraid from buying the Fidelio X1. Could you give me your point here (I'm not asking only for Mad Lust Envy, anyone that feels comfortable to speak about please do it)? Thank you very much,

 

Lucas Bezerra.


Edited by Lucas Bezerra - 2/24/14 at 1:06pm
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