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Originally Posted by nicobombai View Post
 

Im still wondering what to get to get the most out of my AKG Q701 (Pc gaming).

i looked at FiiO E09k but the review states that its not that good, my budget is around <$150 and in my country (Indonesia) the price of some brands are crazy expensive (around 200-300%) higher than what i see outside of my country.

 

Is FiiO E09K okay for my Q701 ? or there is a better option ? 


It will be fine, I have an E09k driving my K702 Annies which have the same power requirements as the Q701.  The only thing I'd caution is to buy it from a place with good service/return/exchange policy.  I'm on my 3rd E09k, 1st was dead power brick right out of the box, 2nd had its LED die after 3-4 months (everything else still worked, just no LED), 3rd one is fine so far.  Fortunately I bought it from a local shop that has excellent service so I was able to just got back to the shop and exchange it for a new unit... twice.  Now if I had bought it online then I'd be out some $$$ shipping it back to the shop twice.  YMMV.

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FYI, Playstation Wireless Gold headset is on sale on Amazon for $70 right now.  Anyone looking for a cheap all-in-one wireless solution for the PS4 (and doesn't care about surround), this is a really good deal.  I can't speak to the SQ, but I haven't heard anyone complain yet.

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Hi would the base station from a turtle beach px5 do the job with fidelio x1 and a boom pro mic?
Would I be able to chat on the ps4 and would the sound quality of the dolby headphone from the px5 base station be as good as the astro mixamp?
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Hey guys, just a few quick Q's.

 

How well does the A700x compare to the AD700x in terms of competitive fps gameplay (in terms of soundstage etc..)
 

I can pick the A700x's up for $179.00AUD at the moment, would I be better off with a different pair of closed headphones for around that price? I need a closed pair as I often play near people or in noisy situations.

 

Thanks in advance!

 

 

Edit: forgot to add I'm currerntly running through a X-Fi Fatal1ty Professional series.


Edited by Lundmore - 7/2/14 at 2:50pm
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Soundmagic HP100
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Originally Posted by Gamer-Fi View Post

Hi would the base station from a turtle beach px5 do the job with fidelio x1 and a boom pro mic?
Would I be able to chat on the ps4 and would the sound quality of the dolby headphone from the px5 base station be as good as the astro mixamp?

I am using the PX5 station and the X1 worked fine with it... Though it starts to distort in the bass at roughly 80% volume and up. A second amplifier did improve the sound a bit but not drastically... It does not have a mic output though, so...

The DH processing is the same as the Mixamps though.
Edited by conquerator2 - 7/2/14 at 3:19pm
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I am using the PX5 station and the X1 worked fine with it... Though it starts to distort in the bass at roughly 80% volume and up. A second amplifier did improve the sound a bit but not drastically... It does not have a mic output though, so...

The DH processing is the same as the Mixamps though.

Firstly thanks for your reply. So there would be no way to have chat using a boom pro mic and the px5 station? Maybe via the controller?
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Firstly thanks for your reply. So there would be no way to have chat using a boom pro mic and the px5 station? Maybe via the controller?
Either using the controller or use one output for both the headphone and the microphone but that way you won't be able to regulate microphone volume levels...
Via controller it should be possible I believe?
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Either using the controller or use one output for both the headphone and the microphone but that way you won't be able to regulate microphone volume levels...
Via controller it should be possible I believe?
I think i might just have to get the mixamp, would the mixamp also be good enough use with the pc for movies and music? Im really not looking forward to the bucketload of wires across my floor but the wireless 5.8 mixamp is impossible to order her in The Netherlands nobody has it in stock.
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I think i might just have to get the mixamp, would the mixamp also be good enough use with the pc for movies and music? Im really not looking forward to the bucketload of wires across my floor but the wireless 5.8 mixamp is impossible to order her in The Netherlands nobody has it in stock.

They don't make the Mixamp 5.8 anymore so it's impossible to order anywhere.  Ebay is your best bet -- I snagged mine for $40!

 

Personally, I think the Mixamp sounds pretty bad so I wouldn't use it on a PC where you have a lot more options.  Get a good cheap sound card for the PC.  There's a cheap Asus Xonar that people on here like, but I don't recall the name.

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Originally Posted by Change is Good View Post

Soundmagic HP100

 

Would I need an amp for those? Or is my sound card adequate for the task?

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Would I need an amp for those? Or is my sound card adequate for the task?

 

Should be fine. Just ask our good friend, Stillhart, from a couple posts up...

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Should be fine. Just ask our good friend, Stillhart, from a couple posts up...

Correct, no amp needed for these.  

 

I haven't actually tried gaming with these yet, BTW.  I use them for music at work (for which they're fantastic).

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Originally Posted by Stillhart View Post

FYI, Playstation Wireless Gold headset is on sale on Amazon for $70 right now.  Anyone looking for a cheap all-in-one wireless solution for the PS4 (and doesn't care about surround), this is a really good deal.  I can't speak to the SQ, but I haven't heard anyone complain yet.

It's built kinda like the original Beats headphones, but IIRC it actually does Dolby Headphone for PS3/4 audio. And, it has a cable if you want to use it with a mobile device without Bluetooth. It's not going to be a world-beating headphone, but if you want surround, wireless, inexpensive......
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Originally Posted by Yethal View Post
 

Fiio E9K should be fine

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Originally Posted by Stillhart View Post
 

I agree.  Sure there are better out there, but if your options and budget are limited, it will definitely be an improvement.

 

Disclaimer - I haven't actually heard the pairing.  But Q701 needs amping so any amp will help.

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Originally Posted by AvroArrow View Post
 


It will be fine, I have an E09k driving my K702 Annies which have the same power requirements as the Q701.  The only thing I'd caution is to buy it from a place with good service/return/exchange policy.  I'm on my 3rd E09k, 1st was dead power brick right out of the box, 2nd had its LED die after 3-4 months (everything else still worked, just no LED), 3rd one is fine so far.  Fortunately I bought it from a local shop that has excellent service so I was able to just got back to the shop and exchange it for a new unit... twice.  Now if I had bought it online then I'd be out some $$$ shipping it back to the shop twice.  YMMV.

 

Thanks guys :)

 

At my local retailers here actually they also have good customer service and return policy (fortunately the stores are only about 10-20 mins from my house) sooo if have a problem with the products i can bring back to them straight away.. I think i will get the FiiO Eo9K. Many thanks to everyone :)

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