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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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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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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......

 

Eh, no~

 

The Gold uses Sony's own proprietary HRTF, sounds nothing like DH, not even close. If I have to compare, it's more remotely close to Razer surround with a slightly wider soundstage and just as poor rear cues.

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Eh, no~

 

The Gold uses Sony's own proprietary HRTF, sounds nothing like DH, not even close. If I have to compare, it's more remotely close to Razer surround with a slightly wider soundstage and just as poor rear cues.

Knowing that Razer Surround is godawful I think I'm going to pass on these.

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Is there a headphone out there with a large soundstage, good imaging while still having a lot of bass impact and clarity? 

 

I bought the X1, and they had all of this, but the fit is really awkward on my head, and that's why the imaging gets weird for me so I had to return them.

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Is there a headphone out there with a large soundstage, good imaging while still having a lot of bass impact and clarity? 

 

I bought the X1, and they had all of this, but the fit is really awkward on my head, and that's why the imaging gets weird for me so I had to return them.


Sennheiser HD650!

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Hello I'm looking for advice. I only play on ps4 and only play fps games so looking for best setup for competitive gaming. Would the akg q701 work fine with just the 2013 mixamp pro I'll be using a blue snowball mic so it plugs straight into the ps4 so only the headphones will be going into the mixamp ?
Also what's better for my needs sennheiser 598s of q701 ?
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Originally Posted by G3org3 View Post

Hello I'm looking for advice. I only play on ps4 and only play fps games so looking for best setup for competitive gaming. Would the akg q701 work fine with just the 2013 mixamp pro I'll be using a blue snowball mic so it plugs straight into the ps4 so only the headphones will be going into the mixamp ?
Also what's better for my needs sennheiser 598s of q701 ?

Blue snowball does go directly into the PS4 usb. As for the Q701 vs 598... I'd choose the easiest to drive good sounding headphone. Like the MA900 or X1. Q701 is not ideal with just the Mixamp. Can't speak for the Senns though.
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Blue snowball does go directly into the PS4 usb. As for the Q701 vs 598... I'd choose the easiest to drive good sounding headphone. Like the MA900 or X1. Q701 is not ideal with just the Mixamp. Can't speak for the Senns though.

I thought the mixamp powered the q701 fine if no mic was added to mixamp ?
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I thought the mixamp powered the q701 fine if no mic was added to mixamp ?

Just okay smily_headphones1.gif
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Just okay smily_headphones1.gif

What amp should I get if I go for the q701 ?
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This is an amazing post! Instead of creating my own thread I will just ask here.

 

I got a new ps4, I'm looking for the best 7.1 headset BUT it has to be WIFI I hate cables. What would you guys recommend?

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What amp should I get if I go for the q701 ?

Magni is the cheapest one. Possibly Fiio E12 or E9. Audio GD basic units are good too. Matrix Mstage is great as well. Some people like the Vali and the EF2A too...
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I thought the mixamp powered the q701 fine if no mic was added to mixamp ?

With just the Mixamp, the Q701 will have plenty of volume and honestly sound fine, I often do just this when I want to just pickup a quick game of CoD. If you are listening to music and all your attention is focused on the sweetness and separation of instruments, then the Q701 will scale up when you add a dedicated amp. It's technically on the same level as the best headphones in the $250-$300 range, though without an extra amp like a Schiit Vali it will only sound a little better than average $150 headphones... it will be good, it's just that adding an amp will reveal it's true capabilities.
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Originally Posted by Evshrug View Post

With just the Mixamp, the Q701 will have plenty of volume and honestly sound fine, I often do just this when I want to just pickup a quick game of CoD. If you are listening to music and all your attention is focused on the sweetness and separation of instruments, then the Q701 will scale up when you add a dedicated amp. It's technically on the same level as the best headphones in the $250-$300 range, though without an extra amp like a Schiit Vali it will only sound a little better than average $150 headphones... it will be good, it's just that adding an amp will reveal it's true capabilities.

I would respectfully disagree, there, Ev... but that's just me tongue.gif
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Anyone tried the akg k545 for gaming?

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