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Originally Posted by Evshrug View Post


The whole topic of this thread is virtual surround for stereo headphones, and headphones that work well with that audio processing. Rather than retype an explanation again (already have 100s of times in the past), I'll point out that Mad explained it in the first post of this guide thread, and that I explained it in more detail in my "If I knew then..." thread linked in my signature.

We get the same questions often about comparing those processors you mentioned, so I'm making a video comparing them and their setups, which I will post after I get my Mixamp returned around the 23rd.

 

I'd like to thank you in advance, on behalf of everyone, for taking the time to do that video. I am sure many of us who have no knowledge on audio will benefit from that video the most. If I may, please do not forget to also compare how good the mic works on those devices, as I've read that the new MixAmp pro 2013 combines the chat with the audio, so the result is worse audio and chat strength (maybe that was solved with firmware updates idk, I guess you will find out :D). Also, I finish my finals on the 25th and I have 15 days of vacation, so I'll be sure to watch that video and make an informed purchase decision :beyersmile:.

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Those videos will be good even for us who know a thing or two.
I'll be looking forward to them too wink.gif
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Oh great, now he's actually got to DO it!

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Originally Posted by IBeBallin View Post

I'd like to thank you in advance, on behalf of everyone, for taking the time to do that video. I am sure many of us who have no knowledge on audio will benefit from that video the most. If I may, please do not forget to also compare how good the mic works on those devices, as I've read that the new MixAmp pro 2013 combines the chat with the audio, so the result is worse audio and chat strength (maybe that was solved with firmware updates idk, I guess you will find out biggrin.gif ). Also, I finish my finals on the 25th and I have 15 days of vacation, so I'll be sure to watch that video and make an informed purchase decision beyersmile.png .
I don't have a Mixamp 2013... I have one of the Mixamp 5.8 (the "wireless" version, mostly the same functions just has the wireless bit.

Also, I use a lapel mic, a cheap but good thing that I got in a 3 pack for $4.50 shipped (US$) from Amazon. You guys will see any adapters I use (or don't use).
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Originally Posted by conquerator2 View Post

Those videos will be good even for us who know a thing or two.
I'll be looking forward to them too wink.gif

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Originally Posted by Stillhart View Post

Oh great, now he's actually got to DO it!

IKR?
The main purpose is to show how various processing devices could be set up... some people can't picture it or understand what each link in the chain does. And then I was gonna add a short blurb about what the major pro/con of each device is.

Hope I don't get made fun of for having a bunch of devices that essentially do the same thing (minor feature differences).
Edited by Evshrug - 4/15/14 at 9:11pm
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Someone needs to grab this K612 from the Amazon warehouse for $149... like... for real, for real...

 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B00DCXZY1W

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I listened to a CAL2 today at the airport.  I was pretty impressed by the sound, especially given the price.  A really good amount of bass without being overbearing or in-your-face about it, mids that were present alongside all that bass and highs that were decently detailed.  The two major negative things I noticed:  lots of outside sound leaking in and I couldn't get enough volume from my Nexus 4 (not sure if this is a problem with my phone or the cans).

 

It's no X1 or Q701, obviously, but if the CAL1 sounds the same as the CAL2, $75 is a steal.

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Can anyone help? I'm holding off on purchasing anything until I hear from you guys smily_headphones1.gif
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Hey guys, long time lurker. 

 

After reading over 300+ pages of this thread, I've finally decided to just ask the experts here specifically about my situation, since I can't find all the answers I'm looking for on my own after days of research.  For reference, I am not an audiophile, but I am discerning about my sound. 

 

 

 

MY NEEDS:

 

-I have a PC and a PS4. 

-I want good quality sound for both, preferably with one set of cans. 

-I would like to be able to have the cans connected to both devices simultaneously so I won't have to constantly plug/unplug wires all the time (but I am not willing to sacrifice sound quality for this convenience if it causes a loss).

 

 

 

MY PLAN:

 

I've pretty much decided on the Fidelio X1's with the BoomPro mic and an Astro MixAmp 2013.

 

 

 

MY QUESTIONS:

 

-What would be a good sound card to pair with the X1's for use on the PC? 

-Should I also use the MixAmp on the PC (with the sound card), or is that overkill?

-Any other advice/comments about this setup?

 

 

Thanks guys.  :)

 

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Originally Posted by insidius View Post

Can anyone help? I'm holding off on purchasing anything until I hear from you guys smily_headphones1.gif

 

Kill two birds with one stone. Get a Recon 3D USB, compatible with consoles and PC...

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Thread Starter 
If you want to have both connected without having to swap the optical cable here and there, then yes, the Recon 3D USB is the one to get.
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Hey Mad,

 

are you getting a HE-560 to review?

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Thread Starter 
Lol, nope. I wish, though I can't afford to ship them back. Money is hella tight.
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There's an MA900 in the classifieds for a nice price, guys.

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There's an MA900 in the classifieds for a nice price, guys.

 

Nope, not gonna do it. Some classy gentleman sold his M500s and they're quite lovely.

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There's an MA900 in the classifieds for a nice price, guys.


So tempting...

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Originally Posted by AxelCloris View Post
 

 

Nope, not gonna do it. Some classy gentleman sold his M500s and they're quite lovely.

 

Wierd... some classy guy bought my M500 and I used the funds to get a Momentum On-Ear! He loves them, also, and I'm happy with my purchase!

 

It's a small world after all...

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