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Originally Posted by Roger de Ceiba View Post


It's not available in North American but it is in the international (EU) website, go figure.

 

But let me get one thing straight, you plug the USB end to the PS3 and the 3.5 mm jack to the audio source right (in this case the A/V receiver) right?

 

Yes, USB into PS3 and 3.5mm jack to the headphone jack on the receiver.

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Originally Posted by Roger de Ceiba View Post


Well... there's always the mixamp   tongue_smile.gif

 

Wait, do they (Steelseries EU) even ship to USA?

 

...apparently not

 

We are sorry to tell you that we can only ship to the US from the US web shop, we can't ship you products from the international shop because those products are located in Europe and they can't ship web orders to the US.

We will unfortunately not have any more stock until the beginning of January.

Thanks,
Web Order Support - I suppose I was wrong. Wait until Jan. then.

post #9407 of 27153
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

I get called a jerk, and an ass all the time. Thats what happens when youre a bit too blunt with opinions. biggrin.gif
That and messages through the internet tend to be taken with unintended perceived inflection. I sound serious even when im joking, so I have to literally add emotis here or there so people understand that im not being serious. frown.gif
People are pretty easily offended on the webz. :/

Indeed, the only people who are offended imo, are people who are too full of them selvs... sound is pretty subjective so EVERY one is going to have a slighty different view.

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Any friend of chuunibyou is a friend of mine. Rant on my friend smily_headphones1.gif
Your opinion is yours. You never said they were the word of absolute anything

I know right, Bowei's given me a blunt beating a few times, and I'm glad he did <3 otherwise I'd have gotten the Xb1000 over teh Dt 880... and still be suffering with Muddy Music [I also think I'ma ditch my Xb1000 plans all together and go for the Dt 770 Pro 80, it's getting good reviews for Sub Bass, and well I like the 880 so :3 my collection could use another Byer can!]

post #9408 of 27153
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Originally Posted by SoAmusing777 View Post

 

Yes, USB into PS3 and 3.5mm jack to the headphone jack on the receiver.

 

We are sorry to tell you that we can only ship to the US from the US web shop, we can't ship you products from the international shop because those products are located in Europe and they can't ship web orders to the US.

We will unfortunately not have any more stock until the beginning of January.

Thanks,
Web Order Support - I suppose I was wrong. Wait until Jan. then.

 

That works out well for me then, I wasn't going to buy it this month anyway. I was probably going to wait until January.
 


Edited by Roger de Ceiba - 12/6/12 at 7:37am
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The only real headphone I'm interested in now IF and only if the HE-400 replacement I get isn't good, is the K702 65th Anniversary. FWIR, they seem to fix every little issue I had with the Q701, mainly a flat headband, and slightly more body in the bass. That'd make them borderline perfect as the all-rounder I never knew I wanted, lol.

But damn... DAT PRICE. Cheapest I've seen is $450 off a third party seller on Amazon. That's nearly double what I paid for the Q701. rolleyes.gif

Lost interest in the T90 after I heard about how it's worse than the DT990, and Philips doesn't seem to wanna sell the Fidelio X1 here in the states. mad.gif

If all else fails, I'd probably go back to the HD650. Hifiman has ONE last chance to do me right with the HE-400. I never should have sold my first pair, so it's my partially fault. Still, they have serious quality control issues.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 12/6/12 at 8:55am
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What was wrong with your HE-400?
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Originally Posted by Impulse View Post

What was wrong with your HE-400?

The right driver had stronger bass, as well as vibrations in that bass. I tried to push it off for a whole month, then I heard a bass test recently, and it was painfully obvious. The right driver had an awesome bass and rumble...one that I wish the left driver kept up with, and sure as hell didn't. They definitely had two different frequency curves, even if they were volume matched. There was way too much of a difference in bass frequencies to dismiss. Even flipping them over, or swapping the cables to the other side, the right driver was always stronger in the bass.

I just sent them in... so I'm without any full-sized cans at the moment. Not that I don't mind the KSC35/75, but still... the HE-400 is in another league... assuming it works properly. I hope to god the replacement HE-400 is without any issues.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 12/6/12 at 9:07am
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post


The right driver had stronger bass, as well as vibrations in that bass. I tried to push it off for a whole month, then I heard a bass test recently, and it was painfully obvious. The right driver had an awesome bass and rumble...one that I wish the left driver kept up with, and sure as hell didn't. They definitely had two different frequency curves, even if they were volume matched. There was way too much of a difference in bass frequencies to dismiss. Even flipping them over, or swapping the cables to the other side, the right driver was always stronger in the bass.
I just sent them in... so I'm without any full-sized cans at the moment. Not that I don't mind the KSC35/75, but still... the HE-400 is in another league... assuming it works properly. I hope to god the replacement HE-400 is without any issues.

... now I want to try the He-400. Have you though of just shelling out the extra cash for the He-500? 

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hey, I was wondering how you guys control your chat volume with ease when using PC headphones on the 360 without an astro mixamp (and ps3 probably).  I mean it's possible by changing the various volumes in game and then increase the volume on the receiver so my teammates can be heard louder, but this can sometimes introduce a hiss.  My old x11 turtlebeach had a master volume/chat volume control inline, which I miss.  I haven't really seen anyone mention this, especially people using ad700 with a pc mic.  Are all these people using astro mixamps, or am I missing something?  I'm using a yamaha receiver as my amp/virtual surround sound.


Edited by lolwatpear - 12/6/12 at 1:07pm
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Originally Posted by SoAmusing777 View Post


I know =/ Is there no alternative to this thing?

 

I've been looking at 2+ channel stereo mixers today on amazon. You can pick up a dj style mixer for ~$40. Would probably have less hiss than that, trying to decide what to use myself, lol.

 

-Erik

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Originally Posted by lolwatpear View Post

hey, I was wondering how you guys control your chat volume with ease when using PC headphones on the 360 without an astro mixamp (and ps3 probably).  I mean it's possible by changing the various volumes in game and then increase the volume on the receiver so my teammates can be heard louder, but this can sometimes introduce a hiss.  My old x11 turtlebeach had a master volume/chat volume control inline, which I miss.  I haven't really seen anyone mention this, especially people using ad700 with a pc mic.  Are all these people using astro mixamps, or am I missing something?  I'm using a yamaha receiver as my amp/virtual surround sound.

 

Pretty much everyone is using a Mixamp/DSS I believe. I just picked up a Marantz SR5002 and am going to be trying different solutions soon.

 

-Erik

post #9416 of 27153
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

The only real headphone I'm interested in now IF and only if the HE-400 replacement I get isn't good, is the K702 65th Anniversary. FWIR, they seem to fix every little issue I had with the Q701, mainly a flat headband, and slightly more body in the bass. That'd make them borderline perfect as the all-rounder I never knew I wanted, lol.

But damn... DAT PRICE. Cheapest I've seen is $450 off a third party seller on Amazon. That's nearly double what I paid for the Q701. rolleyes.gif

Lost interest in the T90 after I heard about how it's worse than the DT990, and Philips doesn't seem to wanna sell the Fidelio X1 here in the states. mad.gif

 

 

Ya.  I'm still assuming that K702 65th sound different entirely due to the memory foam pads.  If the pads don't hurt the soundstage at all, I see no reason not to get those over the other x70x - IF they were down in price.  They will hopefully drop some eventually. 

 

Since I've already modded my Q701 headband and it is a non-issue for me, another option would be to try and track down a pair of the K702/65 memory foam pads and "convert" my Q701 into them.  Again, that's assuming the pads account for 95% of any sound differences....

 

 

I'm still curious about the Fidelio X1, but not curious enough to import them though.  I'll keep them mind, in case they become available.  They're too sexy looking to ignore.

 

I wouldn't mind hearing the MA900 either, although I don't expect it to be great for gaming.  It might do better for movies/TV where it's diffuse soundstage would act like a hardware pro logic effect.

 

I was hoping the AD700x would dampen the driver somehow to add some bass and keep a similar soundstage, but I doubt that has happened.  They actually look even more open than the old ADs.  I like the new paint scheme though.


Edited by chicolom - 12/6/12 at 3:39pm
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Thread Starter 
Mshenay, I have no desire to get the HE500, as it has less bass than the HE400, and weighs A LOT. The HE400 is at the limit of how heavy I want a headphone to be.

Chico...

http://www.accessoryjack.com/headphones/hifi/philips-fidelio-x1-high-fidelity-open-air-headphones-black.html


DO IT! wink.gif


Guess, what I just got!

http://www.skullcandy.com/shop/slyr-black-yellow

Just got them in, many thanks to Skullcandy for sending them out to me! I was excited to finally get something in that's affordable for the masses, lol.

First impression (music with the supplied 3.5mm cable to my Fiio E17, and not the included amplifier/chat mixer): They surprise me in that they are on ear, but they are velour, and pretty damn comfy for a pair of supraaural cans, though I do wish they were fully circumaural, as I can see them bothering my ears down the line, though are still much more comfy than any pleather padded supraaurals I have worn. They are also very light. Light headphones... can't have enough of them.

They seem to be made completely of plastic. I've never had any issues with ANY headphone breaking due to it's build quality or materials used, other than the Turtle Beach Z2, which was... fragile in every way. I'm not even overly obsessive about babying my cans, and I don't see myself having any issues with the build on these, though I'd practice some restraint and not toss them around haphazardly. In any case, Skullcandy has a limited lifetime warranty, which is awesome.

First impression on it's innate sound signature? Warm, pleasant, and bassy, but not overly so. I don't have a LOT of experience with headSETS, but all the ones I have tried with the exception of the PC360 have left a bad taste in my mouth. The Slyr is $79.95, and I can already tell the sound signature is better than the PX21, X10, Z2, Siberia V1, and while I don't have many memories of the old A40s (other than that hollow sound), I enjoy these more than all of those. They are more musical and engaging than the PC360, though they don't match in refinement and clarity, which was expected with that large a price gap, as well as being closed vs the open design of the PC360 which is already going to make a major difference.

The balance between bass, mids, and treble is actually pretty good. Sounds free of sibilance so far, the bass is banging but not sloppy (vaguely reminds me of the M50 quantity of bass, less than the Creative Aurvana Live), and vocals aren't lost in the mix, but not forward. Color me pleasantly surprised.

Not sure how they will fare for gaming, but so far, I do like them quite a bit for music. I do have to acclimate myself to the closed design. It's been a WHILE (last one being the Pro 900...and I can't even remember what I used before that, probably the D7000). Gonna have to borrow my stepfather's CAL to have something to directly compare it to.

My concerns are the soundstage, and clarity for competitive gaming. However, this is all very early impressions based on innate sound signature. Assuming positioning is good, I can see them being worthwhile for fun gaming based on what I hear. Also have to test out it's built in amp/mixer which has EQ settings as well. These were made to plug in directly to the RCA out of the 360/PS3, so I'm not sure how I'm gonna be able to attach it to the Mixamp while using the cable with the mixer/amp, but I'll see if I have a female RCA to 3.5mm cable or something similar somewhere.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 12/6/12 at 4:50pm
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Interesting, Skullcandy's been upping their game lately... Tho that weird angular design that everyone's copying now is gonna get old fast, heh.
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I prefer a classical aesthetic, but these look reserved in black compared to their older designs, which is a good thing, IMHO. They don't look like a fashion statement. Just straight business with an SC touch.

I really do wish they were over ear. I will never be used to on ear headphones, lol.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 12/6/12 at 4:52pm
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I don't mind new/funky designs... I thought the Aviators were pretty cool even if they felt fragile (tho I'm not sure I'd walk around in them!). That headset just reminds me of like, some Soul and Monster headphones I've seen recently. Sound's what really matters at the end of the day tho!
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