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Originally Posted by PurpleAngel View Post
 

One factor that might make a difference is what your using to drive them, the 48-Ohm MA900 should easy work with portable audio devices (DAP & smartphones) or computer audio.

Where as the AKG K612 Pro is 120-Ohm and might like a little more juice, so computer audio to modern A/V receivers would would be good sources for the K612.

If you already have a decent headphone amplifier, then either headphone would work.

Well I started with the ATH-M50's and then took those to use for the office and travel since they were closed back and a bit more isolated.  That led me to getting the X1's for home use - about 90% PC and 10% portable with iphone/SGS4.  But I'm looking to keep the X1's for the more relaxed at home music listening sessions and wanted to replace them with something that will be used solely for PC.

The biggest interest is in a neutral sound with a good soundstage and positional queues - I currently have a Magni/Modi stack and a Xi-Fi titanium (which I'm not using because for some reason my  motherboard refuses to detect it).  I figure the Magni should be good enough to drive the K612 and Ma900? 

Now it's just a matter of which of the two I really would be happier with.  I know I'll probably be thrilled with the new addition whatever it may be, but as far as PC it's mostly for gaming (FPS/RTS/Moba/MMO) and background music (spotify) during non-competitive gaming sessions. 

Now the kicker is ... which of these two is gonna be in my cart when I click submit on my amazon order? :confused_face_2: 


Quick edit - as far as music goes I mostly listen to house/DNB/Rock/Classical/Alternative/80's - pretty much anything other than a lot of current pop or country... Not sure if that affects the decision though considering my emphasis is on what will give me the most satisfaction in gaming and competitive gaming scenarios lol.


Edited by RoosterMKV - 3/18/14 at 2:02pm
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Dude the K612 is like $70 cheaper on Amazon.  If you're agonizing over them and they're both going to make you happy, why not get the SIGNIFICANTLY cheaper one?

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Edited by TiTaN - 3/18/14 at 2:54pm
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Dude the K612 is like $70 cheaper on Amazon.  If you're agonizing over them and they're both going to make you happy, why not get the SIGNIFICANTLY cheaper one?


Wasn't really a question of the money so much as what might end up bringing me more satisfaction for the time being.  Truth be told I may end up ordering both pairs - it'd still come in at less than I would have paid for the Alpha Dogs and those are still on my radar as well lol.


Edited by RoosterMKV - 3/18/14 at 2:12pm
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Thank you for your brilliant contribution.

 

 

That's what I was concerned with, most reviews on the DT990 complain about the treble, but I see your scores on the DT990 are pretty close to what you rate the Fidelio. On paper for ~$100 it would look like the DT990 has a better price/performance ratio, but if I can't stand them for long sessions, there is no point. They have been described as "ear piercing". I wish I could find the Fidelios locally, usually I would  just go to Sam Ash or Guitar Center and pick it up. I don't see it in stock at any brick and mortar store.


I will order the Fidelio online. Thanks!

 

The FAQ seems to have been written around the concept that each headphone is reviewed and scored on its own merits, not with that of others in mind. In other words, just because one headphone scores 7.5 all round, yet another one scores 8 all round, doesn't mean the cans that scored 8 are 0.5 better than the ones that scored 7.5. At least that's my understanding.

 

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:oChange, was it an addition, or replacement?

I went back to BB and tested the Momentum On Ear again. I actually think it'd be a nice headphone to have, and I think it's v shaped sound would actually work for gaming. What keeps me from getting them is that I test the regular Momentum next to it... and it's clear that I prefer the originals in sound. Just wish they had alcantara pads too. Sennheiser really should have aimed the On Ear to have the same frequency response as the Momentum, even if it wasn't as refined. The regular Momentum just sounds amazing. I hope they make a full over ear Momentum soon, not this sorta over ear.

 

But keep that sexy look. Oh yes!

 

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Functionality wise, the A50 was perfect. It had the convenience and features I wanted out of a headset but overall SQ was lacking. Boomy bass, mediocre mic. The comfort was ok at best.

 

What I really want is a wireless version of what I use now, AKG K702 65th with Beyerdynamic mic. I basically wish I could take the SQ of the AKGs and Beyer mic and combine it with the A50. That would be the end-all, be-all for me IMO.

 

The Sennheiser PC363D seems to have an excellent microphone. It doesn't sound as good as the V-Moda or ModMic, but still the better of the headset world.

 

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Thanks, Chris.  I thought so, but the prices were so different it threw me.  Anyway, based on the discussions I've read, I'm not ready to pull the trigger on a Turtle Beach headset.  Besides, the deal on the Tango has passed.  So, I'm back to this.  I really want a wireless surround sound headset, for my XBOX 360 (and XBOX ONE, since that may come later).  I don't want to hassle with wires between me and the XBOX.  I'm OK with a wire, from my headset to the controller and/or wires from the transceiver to the XBOX.  I sit across the room from the TV.  Anyone who passes by, has to walk behind me or step over the wires.  The players that I see are:

 

Skullcandy PLYR1

Turtle Beach XP510 (and COD special editions)

Steelseries H Wireless

Astro Gaming A50

Creative Sound Blaster Tactic3D or Recon3D

Madcatz Tritton Warhead 7.1 Dolby

 

Because of cost, I'm leaning towards the Skullcandy PLYR1.  The Astro Gaming A50 reviews are quite good.  And, the Stellseries H wireless is intriguing, but the review have been mixed.  If there is a big difference between the Skullcandy and the others, I'd go with a more expensive choice.  If there are other I should consider, I'm interested.

 

Also check out the PC363D.

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wat


You wonderful bastard.


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You wonderful bastard.

 ;)

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Wasn't really a question of the money so much as what might end up bringing me more satisfaction for the time being.  Truth be told I may end up ordering both pairs - it'd still come in at less than I would have paid for the Alpha Dogs and those are still on my radar as well lol.

+1 :rolleyes:

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$159 with free shipping - 

You should delete your link. Head-fi doesn't like people linking to group buy sites. You could get the K612 at Razor Dog Audio for a while with a code. I can't find it and I don't know if it still works. Maybe Change knows off-hand, I think he was the one that mentioned it. 

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Wasn't really a question of the money so much as what might end up bringing me more satisfaction for the time being.  Truth be told I may end up ordering both pairs - it'd still come in at less than I would have paid for the Alpha Dogs and those are still on my radar as well lol.

 

Fair enough.  But all other things equal, that's a massive difference.  When everything else is so close, it's something to help with the decision.

 

That said, trying them both is probably the best thing to do.  Then return the MA when you discover that's it's close enough.  ;)

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$159 with free shipping - [removed]

 

Agree with Mike. These links shouldn't be posted here. People have been banned and threads have been locked because of them. I don't want to see this thread locked.

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Agree with Mike. These links shouldn't be posted here. People have been banned and threads have been locked because of them. I don't want to see this thread locked.

Done.

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Done.

 

Thanks much. Now if we can get Rooster to edit the quote we'll be perfect. I have no issue with that site personally, but it's best to stick to the forum rules.

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Thanks much. Now if we can get Rooster to edit the quote we'll be perfect. I have no issue with that site personally, but it's best to stick to the forum rules.


;)

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The HP50's are considered excellent for classical music; check out the review by Headfonia.

 

If you have a small head, maybe look into the smaller versions of the K550's, the K551's and the even more portable and stylish K545's. The K545's were on my shortlist, but I think they might be too diminutive for my 'Elf' ears. :)

 

Honestly, if you're new to headsets and headphones like I am, don't be afraid to experiment. Find a few cans you like the visual style of, are on sale, have the features you require (such as closed-back, detachable cable, carrying pouch, etc.), and have generally favourable reviews, and maybe consider buying a few different ones and sending back the ones you don't get along with as well. Of course, if you like them all, you may end up not knowing which ones to part with. ^_-


And don't solely go by the guide here. It's just one man's opinion, and he hasn't reviewed all the headphones out there. I had to look elsewhere because none of the ones listed fitted my criteria.

 

If you're confused by the jargon that people use in reviews, so am I! That's why it might be better to focus on features and price more so than sound signature. Because let's face it, basing  your opinion on another person's interpretation is rather silly by definition. There are so many factors that need to be considered, such as source music, amplification, how tight the seal is, etc. Then of course you have the myriad of different ways the human ear is formed based on your DNA.

 

I've not tried the X1's so I can't say how well you will get along with the lack of isolation. It's been on my mind as well. I live in Ireland, though, so returning items bought from Amazon or elsewhere is expensive and not easy. Otherwise I'd buy them and see for myself whether I can live with the noise or not.

 

thanks for the help.  I ended up buying the HP50s.  Now all I have to do is wait until I get them so I can try them out.

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