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Originally Posted by rovve View Post
 

Hi great guide, helped me alot, thanks!

 

I've decided to buy Fidelio x1 but im a little confused. Should i buy the audio cable and the grado adapter cable that you recommend if i buy the V-moda BoomPro?

 

Im gonna use it for pc gaming with my Creative Soundblaster Z soundcard.

 

Thanks in advance.

If you're buying the Boompro to go with the X1, that's all the cable you need.  It comes with a Y-adapter.

 

BTW, I know someone selling a barely used X1 if you're looking to save a few bucks.  ;)

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is there anything below $200 significantly better than a sennheiser HD 595 for gaming? if so what are the options?

I haven't heard the 595, so I can't speak from experience.  But everything I've read says that your main options are the 598, X1 (if you can find it used), Q701 ($200 new and relatively easy to find used), MA-900 (if you can find them that cheap anymore, they're discontinued), ATH-700.

 

As to which of those are significantly better?  Probably the Q701 and the ATH-700.  There's a nice top 10 list at the begninnig of this guide that lists all the recommendations for competitive gaming.  I suspect most of those will be viable options.

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I haven't heard the 595, so I can't speak from experience.  But everything I've read says that your main options are the 598, X1 (if you can find it used), Q701 ($200 new and relatively easy to find used), MA-900 (if you can find them that cheap anymore, they're discontinued), ATH-700.

 

As to which of those are significantly better?  Probably the Q701 and the ATH-700.  There's a nice top 10 list at the begninnig of this guide that lists all the recommendations for competitive gaming.  I suspect most of those will be viable options.

 

The Q701 is good but will absolutely need an AMP, as soon as I turned the dial to mix in chat audio with game audio through my Mixamp the volume drops and you can just tell they are struggling.

 

The MA900 is fantastic but a unique fit.

 

The AD700 (the open version, not to be confused with the A700) are what I'm using after trying all the above, though I'm currently looking to grab another pair of X1's, I just got the original pair through Amazon and paid too much for them at the time (missed the $150 gold box deal).

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Originally Posted by Stillhart View Post
 

If you're buying the Boompro to go with the X1, that's all the cable you need.  It comes with a Y-adapter.

 

BTW, I know someone selling a barely used X1 if you're looking to save a few bucks.  ;)


Okay nice thanks.

 

hmm not sure... why is he selling it? And what would the price be?

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Okay nice thanks.

 

hmm not sure... why is he selling it? And what would the price be?

Haha, it's me (check out my signature).  I'm selling it because I bought three headphones to compare and pick one, and I decided to keep the Q701.  They're both great in their own ways, but they have very different sound signatures and I just prefer the Q701 more.  If I could afford to keep both, I would, but I need to sell the X1 to buy an amp for the Q701.

 

You can PM me for other questions on it, if you like.  I don't want to turn this into the classifieds.

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So I just returned the Skullcandy Crusher (dem headaches), and bought something else...




With how good the HS-15 has been to me, especially comfort, I can only imagine the semi-open model will fit me even better. This, alongside my soundbar purchase will keep me more than busy enough in terms of audio for a good long while.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 4/1/14 at 11:07am
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Tis me again :)

 

I've decided I'm going to give the PC 360's a shot (despite a warning from one user who didn't enjoy them). I'll be also getting a Mixamp Pro. I'd just like to ask a couple of things before pulling the trigger.

 

It was mentioned that I may need an additional amp to comfortably power the PC 360's. I'll probably buy the headset and Mixamp first and see how I get along (seeing how I'm a low volume listener), but should I wish to add an amp, what would be a good match (my current headphones are K240 mk II's so if I could get something to suit both that would be great)?

 

I just want to be absolutely sure on this, the 2013 Mixamp Pro still uses Dolby Headphone, is that correct? I ask as I want to make sure it isn't a case like the DSS2 where old models did but new models don't.

 

I'd be grateful for your help.


Edited by Napalmhardcore - 4/1/14 at 11:40am
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Mixamp and pc360 are fine. For music use, yes, you'll want an amp. Gaming, no.
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

Mixamp and pc360 are fine. For music use, yes, you'll want an amp. Gaming, no.

Should I wish to expand the functionality, can you recommend an amp? And does the 2013 Mixamp, still use DH?

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Questions that are answered on the first page...
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Originally Posted by Napalmhardcore View Post
 

Tis me again :)

 

I've decided I'm going to give the PC 360's a shot (despite a warning from one user who didn't enjoy them). I'll be also getting a Mixamp Pro. I'd just like to ask a couple of things before pulling the trigger.

 

It was mentioned that I may need an additional amp to comfortably power the PC 360's. I'll probably buy the headset and Mixamp first and see how I get along (seeing how I'm a low volume listener), but should I wish to add an amp, what would be a good match (my current headphones are K240 mk II's so if I could get something to suit both that would be great)?

 

I just want to be absolutely sure on this, the 2013 Mixamp Pro still uses Dolby Headphone, is that correct? I ask as I want to make sure it isn't a case like the DSS2 where old models did but new models don't.

 

I'd be grateful for your help.

I'll comment on the MixAmp part - yes, it still has Dolby Headphone - http://www.dolby.com/us/en/consumer/product/gaming/headset/listing.html

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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

So I just returned the Skullcandy Crusher (dem headaches), and bought something else...




With how good the HS-15 has been to me, especially comfort, I can only imagine the semi-open model will fit me even better. This, alongside my soundbar purchase will keep me more than busy enough in terms of audio for a good long while.


I've been wanting to try the HFI-15G for a possible portable, the PX-100 iis clamp in combination of being on-ear was too much for me to tolerate more than 30 minutes. I've been told they are in a sense a better sounding and more comfortable PX-100 ii.

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If it's anything like the HS-15, then yes, you can expect a huge comfort boost over the PX100-II. I didn't find the PX100-II all too comfortable, and ended up snapping the drivers off the headband in attempt to mnake them clamp less. rolleyes.gif

A shame, the PX100-II is FREAKING PHENOMENAL in sound quality for the price.

The HS-15 is the most comfortable headphone I've ever owned aside from the Koss KSC75 and Yuin G1A, so that says a lot. This is why I sucked it in and took the higher than HS-15 price for the 15G. Cost me like 4x what the cheapest 15 can be found at. Still, it will be worth it to me, as I can wear it all day, lay down with it, and never induces sweat.

It's all thanks to @calpis for telling me about them.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 4/1/14 at 12:23pm
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Originally Posted by conquerator2 View Post
 

I'll comment on the MixAmp part - yes, it still has Dolby Headphone - http://www.dolby.com/us/en/consumer/product/gaming/headset/listing.html

Thanks, I didn't want to bug MLE again, but I couldn't see it explicitly stated for the 2013 model. As for the amp, I'm reading the guide now.

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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

If it's anything like the HS-15, then yes, you can expect a huge comfort boost over the PX100-II. I didn't find the PX100-II all too comfortable, and ended up snapping the drivers off the headband in attempt to mnake them clamp less. rolleyes.gif

A shame, the PX100-II is FREAKING PHENOMENAL in sound quality for the price.


That's good to hear. I didn't either, they pressed against my earstoo hard into the driver units causing physical pain. They resist having their clamp reduced after having them for like a year and many stretching attemps they still haven't really reduced in clamp, my head is too big for them, I ended up just giving them to my mom.

 

The PX-100 ii was one of the few Senns I actually liked and I do miss it some but I never used it much because of comfort.

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