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Since these M500s have an in-line mic that also works with the mixamp... it makes me want the 5.8 even more...

 

My wired mixamp is just too far... and in-line mic cables too short on my H3 and M500. I really hate just using the DS4...

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It's too bad the good deals are over on the Microsoft store website. Getting the Mixamp 5.8/A30 for $90 was... a steal. The A30s are fairly throwaway (though I'll be giving them to my brother). I better get the review done before he comes back from the military next month.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 3/17/14 at 11:32pm
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

It's too bad the good deals are over on the Microsoft store website. Getting the Mixamp 5.8/A30 for $90 was... a steal.

 

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Though apparently I must've bought an older stock 5.8, since apparently some people were getting ps3 chat cables with theirs.
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Hi im looking at the X1's or 701/702's. Im a pc FPS Gamer with dedicated sound card. My dilema is I need to use a microphone as i play all online multiplayer fps bf4 dayz (clan etc). Should I just go for a headset incorporating microphone? Im more interestef in the competative rating at this stage. Help! Any ideas?
Thanks in advance and sorry if this has already been covered a million times. (Amazing reviews by the way)
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Just get an AD700x if all you want is an FPS headphone. PC360 if you need a headset. No need to spend so much for an AKG K70x for those purposes.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 3/18/14 at 1:29am
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I kinda liked the M500 from the few hours I listened to it. Lightweight, comfortable, polite, fun non-offensive sound with a little thumping bass but not really good isolation so not ideal for trains.

 

Would like to try the NAD HP50 again but those hideous looks on my larger head doesn't combine well together.

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Was looking to add another pair to the current set Fidelio X1 and ATH-M50 - Bouncing between the K702 Annies, MDR-MA900 and Alpha Dogs.  Anyone able to provide any other insight to how these would work with a PC setup using a Magni/Modi stack?

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What do you need the other (3rd) pair for? I'd rather save up and upgrade in a year (or earlier, depending on your budget) in to high end territories. 

 

HD 800, K812, TH-900, HE-560.

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Originally Posted by SgtFrag View Post

Hi im looking at the X1's or 701/702's. Im a pc FPS Gamer with dedicated sound card. My dilema is I need to use a microphone as i play all online multiplayer fps bf4 dayz (clan etc). Should I just go for a headset incorporating microphone? Im more interestef in the competative rating at this stage. Help! Any ideas?
Thanks in advance and sorry if this has already been covered a million times. (Amazing reviews by the way)

 For gaming, in one word: outstanding. Sound stage, tonal balance and detail are three major key factors if you game competitively. For example, if you headphone has a wide sound stage, but average tonal balance, and very aggressive detail, you may not get those baddies behind you. Thankfully, the ADG1 has the correct amount of all three, which is a wide, discrete sound stage, superb tonal balance, and detail that is slightly aggresive. With these tangibles, tracking footsteps in Black Ops 2 is simple, as I was easily able to detect them even when heavy intense sections, like firefights, where in motion. Other games like Tales of Xillia definitely got a boost, as the soundtrack and sound effects came to life, so much so that I almost thought I was it the game, which again, something only the PC 360 and MMX 300 achieved. Now all that sounds awesome, but what if I told you that I was only using stereo? With Dolby Digital 5.1 engaged, tonal balance, detail, and sound stage were boosted so much if it was as I was cheating. Every single minute amount of transformation cues in Transformers: Fall of Cybertron was just awe inspiring. GTA V's sound was just jaw dropping to experience, as I could pick out many different forms of conversing that was happening on screen. Midnight Club: Los Angeles' sound of the engines never felt more pleasing with the ADG1, as I could almost feel the roar of the engine and hear the screeches of the tire tracks, all the while being well defined. In terms of what you should use between the Mixer, Astro Mixamp, and Turtle Beach ACU, that depends on your gaming preference. Competitive users go with the ACU, Casual's go with the Mixer, overall best usage go with the Astro Mixamp. Again, this will depend on preference. Movie sessions were no sweat. Firing up Aliens vs. Predator, the creepy sensation of the Xenomorphs were so good I almost felt like I was being followed by one. Avatar's heavy usage of dialouge, musical score, and explosions weren't good enough to slow the ADG1's down, as those heavy intensive sections were a breeze. For the microphone, for a gaming headset one of, my new favorite's overall. Easily one of the clearest microphone's I have ever tested during my two weeks. No forms of static, distortion, or hiss were present. In addition, it did a great job blocking out ambient noise, even though I found it a bit sensitive Now, for comparison's. The PC G4ME Zero can best the ADG1 in bass, but in everything else? Nope. The G4ME did let me hear footsteps just as good as the ADG1, but in music, the G4ME felt slightly tonally daker to my ears, and for movies, specfic sections were slightly hampered due to the Zero's slighlty narrower sound stage. For the MMX 300, I would have to say same outcome. There really is no comparison at all between the ADG1 and MMX 300. For microphone? I still have to crown the MMX 300 king, although the ADG1put up one heck of a fight. I had to test extensivley: going back and forth to try to find differences, and the only major difference is the amont of ambient noise each blocked out. With that, the MMX 300 did it slightly better. For the G4ME Zero comparison, this fight goes to the ADG1, as my voice sounded slightly more natural and fuller, and I know I keep using slightly constantly, but it was that close in terms of which one is superior. While there are very small quibbles, the ADG1 is my new favorite gaming headset to use. I have always used the MMX 300 up to this point, but now, it is time for a new champion, and for me, that champion is the ADG1. With that out of the way, time for the score, and after that, the final verdict. Design/Appearance: 3.5/5 Build Quality: 4/5 Comfort: 5/5 Features: 3/5 Performance: 5/5 Total: 20.5/25 Final Verdict: Audio Technica has been hitting stride for a while now. From their ATH M50's, to their ATH-AD700's, its hard to imagine how anyone can argue with their success. Now, the Japanese giant plunged into gaming audio, and the result is this: If you truly care about every single aspect of sound for a gaming headset, mind some small design issues, and price isn't an issue at all, then the ADG1 is for you. If not, you may want to wait for a North American release date, as there are too many issues that factor in with the price. However, it's sound is not an issue, and to my ears, the ADG1 is easily a gamers dream.


Edited by martin vegas - 3/18/14 at 8:21am
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Originally Posted by Fegefeuer View Post
 

What do you need the other (3rd) pair for? I'd rather save up and upgrade in a year (or earlier, depending on your budget) in to high end territories. 

 

HD 800, K812, TH-900, HE-560.


Well I just recently started getting into this whole audio appreciation thing.  The M50's and X1's were my first foray into things and later came the Magni/Modi.  Like I said - these are mostly for PC use and I'm just craving something new.  Not sure I'm quite ready to truly appreciate something on the higher end of things.  I appreciate the suggestions though and I'll definitely look into those options you listed!

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Sony 1st party almost always delivers in terms of Audio, especially recordings. 

 

 

http://www.bradleymeyer.com/ is the engineer. 


Edited by Fegefeuer - 3/18/14 at 9:13am
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Hello MLE

I have a set of Stax 202 with the 212 amp; I have just ordered an Astro Mixamp, not received yet to hook to my xb1 for the Dolby signal.

Do you think the Q701 would perform much better for FPS games like COD.

I am looking for a set for gaming, since for music the 202 are giving me enough pleasure, and I also have a set Martin Logan Sequel speakers.

Thanks for the advise
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I need that ATH-ADG1. I probably would still be using my AD700 for competitive gaming had I not destroyed them trying to get them to fit. My only concerns are going to be the same I have with my AD700 which are the wing design and no horizontal pivot point for the cups. I wonder if it's based on the AD700X or AD900X.

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Originally Posted by roguegeek View Post
 

I need that ATH-ADG1. I probably would still be using my AD700 for competitive gaming had I not destroyed them trying to get them to fit. My only concerns are going to be the same I have with my AD700 which are the wing design and no horizontal pivot point for the cups. I wonder if it's based on the AD700X or AD900X.

 

They have two models, an open and a closed. I'm curious about these as well, but they're not really available yet so I guess we'll see.

 

I'm curious about the pricing.  People kept saying the AD700 is <$100, but I've never seen one at that price.  If these headsets are in that price range, I suspec they'll do well.

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