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post #10531 of 23257
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Lamp?

And yeah, the Mixamp is a PITA when having more than one console. Now that I mainly use just the PS3, I don't have to worry about having the USB plugged in if I had a wired Mixamp as my main.

We'll see what happens when the PS4/720 are out. Astro needs to get on it with HDMI enabling and multiple inputs.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 1/5/13 at 11:38pm
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Oh yeah, when you decide to sell off your ODAC, I'll probably take it off your hands. I gave my hifiman HM101 dac to my friend and all I have now is my xonar U1 which isn't exactly the best dac even though it does have DH.

 

I really do need to sell off my vintage headphone collection, I'd be able to get most of the way to the Annies or X1 if I sold them all.

 

I love carpet.

post #10533 of 23257
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If you want a more open and competitive oriented headset, go for the PC360. If you want more fun, I'd upgrade to the new A40s... but actually, no. The A40 is a good headset, but I wouldn't buy it outside of it's bundle with the Mixamp. Seems overpriced if buying it alone.
Man, I wanna hear the 2011 Mixamp. I would be willing to swap it for my 5.8, but I'd have to hear it first, lol.

I really like the comfort of the A40's so I may just fork out the cash for them. The reason I need a new set is because the cable is starting to pull out of the left earcup. I use these alot at gaming events.

post #10534 of 23257
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Oh yeah, when you decide to sell off your ODAC, I'll probably take it off your hands. I gave my hifiman HM101 dac to my friend and all I have now is my xonar U1 which isn't exactly the best dac even though it does have DH.

I really do need to sell off my vintage headphone collection, I'd be able to get most of the way to the Annies or X1 if I sold them all.

I love carpet.

Ah, I see what youre doing. How could I forget such a classic? Loved it. biggrin.gif

Cool, I will sell it to you as soon as I get my Compass 2 and compare the dac for like a day. $90 good? I will more than likely bundle it up with the HE400 to save on the shipping. I was gonna sell it for $100 anyways.
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Ah, I see what youre doing. How could I forget such a classic? Loved it. biggrin.gif
Cool, I will sell it to you as soon as I get my Compass 2 and compare the dac for like a day. $90 good? I will more than likely bundle it up with the HE400 to save on the shipping. I was gonna sell it for $100 anyways.

Sweet :D Sounds good to me :)

post #10536 of 23257
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http://www.head-fi.org/t/644188/wanted-akg-k702-q701

Sell, sell, boys! biggrin.gif

In other news, I started using the A40s after having worn the Annies for an hour. Jesus...don't go from a open headphone to a closed sounding headset so fast, lol. I couldn't hear the details anymore, lol. Quite a jarring change of audio fidelity.

I don't blame the A40s, just... the Annie is a damn monster.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 1/6/13 at 5:46am
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Ok I ordered the Annies. Damn you all specially you Mad LOL. I just want a different sound to the Beyers and they are limited. /shrug. The price was right. So now I will have both special editions. My Beyer will be a nice closed upgrade to my CALs. CALs will become my closed portable for walking.

 

I also ordered a pair of SHR940 pads to try on the CALs if they don't fit or sound good I will put them on the HM5s and sell them. That will hopefully help move the sale along.

 

 I am done with headphones for at least 12mons. /knocking on wood with fingers crossed. God I hope the X1s don't come to Canada.

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Nameless & Mad,
Would you be impressed to know that 99% of all my posts since you've met me have been from my iPad, using the on-screen keyboard? It's not the worlds fastest typing solution, but... I'm not the world's fastest writer, so it works out. My fingers are like halfway familiar with just how far to stretch and I almost have a touch typing method, though I usually sit funny and switch up my posture so I can't actually do the traditional ten-digit typist thing most of the time. Just sayin' smily_headphones1.gif

 

I've gotta admit, I'm impressed that you'd type up so much on these forums using a virtual keyboard of any sort. Don't your fingers ache from mashing them against an unmoving, solid surface like that?

 

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Yeah. I forgot to mention that I have the Galaxy Note II. Someone asked. This is my first no physical qwerty phone in like ages. I desperately want someone to make a pysical qwerty cover for it.

 

Lucky you...I wanted one of those so badly, but for whatever reason, nobody bothers putting them on sale. Especially not Sprint.

 

Large screens make touchscreens more tolerable to use, at least. The GS3's keyboard is usable in portrait mode, while a typical iPhone's keyboard isn't. Still, I don't like virtual keyboards eating into my valuable screen space like that, almost as much as I hate not having tactile feedback.

 

Also, as wide as the Galaxy Note II is, I hope any prospective keyboard cases are portrait sliders since I would use it in portrait orientation most of the time anyway. That also makes the whole "blocking off the camera and rear loudspeaker" design issue much less complicated.

 

Still, it's hard to resist the Note's sheer screen size and power...and that Wacom digitizer. That's what makes it PDA 2.0, like the sort of device the Newton MessagePads were trying to be, but the technology available in the mid-1990s wasn't advanced enough.

 

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Yeah, well, I don't even know much about that. I'm on simple terms. Omg, more? I know I know. I'll wait for a deal myself, but I have that Yammy receiver. A transformer box would work with it? Yeah, buying used/like new/refurb is the way to go most of the time. If that Note II is the end all be all, you just wait, lol. 1080p Amoled and octa cores coming this year O.o That's the end all, lol. I definitely feel you guys on the lack of a kb though. What is a keyboard case?

 

That was me, lol. Wonderful pick, although lack of a physical keyboard sucks. That note II has the best specs out, IMO.

 

Yeah, a typical SRD-series transformer box would work. Just connect the wires to the speaker terminals on the back, set the inputs accordingly, and you're good. The only thing is that Silent Cinema probably won't be of much use over the speaker outputs, but you could always connect the output of a standalone headphone surround processor to one of the receiver's RCA inputs.

 

Even higher-res screens and more processing power as usual is nice, but as for me: no Wacom, no sale. The GS3 is an exception because it was as much an early Christmas gift for my mother as it was for me, but don't be surprised if you find me upgrading to the inevitable Note III or IV once Samsung releases a Sprint variant. (Or, if I don't upgrade until after my contract is over, I might jump ship to T-Mobile. Haven't decided yet, but it largely depends on device availability and who has the better unlimited data plan.)

 

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I'd still say the Q is more airy, as the Annie sounds like everything has been bolded fwih. As I always mentioned, thickness of sound leads to less air between the placement of sounds.
That's why even though the Q and old K have the same soundstage, the old K felt bigger due to a thinner, colder sound. The same can be said of the Annie vs Q.

 

So it's safe to say that airier headphones skew more toward competitiveness, while thicker headphones skew more toward fun?

 

If there's one reason I love the Lambda models in general, it's all that "air". Almost sounds like the atmosphere itself is singing, with the sound floating into your ears instead of being thrown in. Coincidentally, it also brings out those positional audio cues like few others can.

 

As strange as it sounds when you're just reading it on a forum, it makes sense immediately when you can get a first-hand audition.

 

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You have to keep your subjective musings. There are plenty of objective impressions here. I find it hard not to sprinkle in some subjectivity. I know I can come off as highly opinionated and brutish. Lol, that transfers into my subjectivity. biggrin.gif

 

I'll admit, I get kind of worried about my subjectivity sometimes, even if that's the only way I can really compare audio equipment most of the time without having trained audiophile ears and knowing exactly what people mean when they start flinging audiophile jargon around.

 

Heck, I might have turned off a few people from the SR-202 already because of my comparisons and preference for midrange emphasis, which its great-great-grandfather excels at. It's not a bad headphone per se, but didn't have what I in particular was looking for. Ever felt that way about particular headphone models?

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Lol, we are always justifying things.

Unless you're in the music, or general audio industry, spending $500 on a pair of headphones is a luxury.

 


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Hahaha.
I really dig the Qs. My problem was that I have a lot of bass heavy music which wasnt one of the Q's strengths. Everything else though, absolutely glorious.
I will be interested in seeing just how much bass presence the Annie has over the Qs, as well as howow different they sound from one another. I'm only going off memory, but the Annie and Q really do have some difference. I'd still say the Q is more airy, as the Annie sounds like everything has been bolded fwih. As I always mentioned, thickness of sound leads to less air between the placement of sounds.
That's why even though the Q and old K have the same soundstage, the old K felt bigger due to a thinner, colder sound. The same can be said of the Annie vs Q.
 
Let me know how your bass heavy music fares with the Annie. 

Edited by Roger de Ceiba - 1/6/13 at 12:00pm
post #10540 of 23257
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They do great, which is why im so in love with them. I didnt expect them to have a solid bass response. More than the Qs, sure, but not this solid.
post #10541 of 23257

One review said they have new and improved pads sporting memory foam.  I wonder if you were to get those same pads, and put them on a Q701, if you would see similar improvements in the bass.

post #10542 of 23257
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Hahahah. Some people don't quite grasp joke posts like others. You have no idea how many times people take me seriously when I'm 100% not. I have that problem especially with texts. People take them to heart, and it doesn't help that I have a dry sense of humor, so it sounds serious. frown.gif
I eventually learned to place emotis all over my joke posts...

Have you tried Swype and/or Swiftkey?

Swype isn't for everyone, and there's a learning curve for the shortcuts and other stuff (without them it's just a pain to use)... The other Swype-like keyboards out there can't quite match it either. I honestly type quicker with one hand and Swype than I do with two and any landscape hardware QWERTY tho (I've actually timed myself).

Swiftkey's easier to pick up and learn (not to mention you can actually get it at the Play store), maybe not quite as intuitive for one handed use but it gets better the more you use it, it's what I've been using on my tablet. They're both large improvements on stock IMO, both save you a lot of tapping/stress.
Edited by Impulse - 1/6/13 at 2:19pm
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One review said they have new and improved pads sporting memory foam.  I wonder if you were to get those same pads, and put them on a Q701, if you would see similar improvements in the bass.

I'm really curious to read a direct A/B comparison to the Q's and/or some Frankenstein part mix and match like that.
Edited by Impulse - 1/6/13 at 2:20pm
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The thing that I don't like about using the mixamp in a multi console setup (xbox/ps3) is that I want to have it just plugged into one console and just leave it alone, and you would think that console would be the PS3 but the PS3 doesn't have powered usb ports while it's in standby mode. I have a software bc PS3 btw, I have an original checha but that has a bad laser and won't read any bluray discs and I'm too lazy to order a new laser. So I just have it plugged into the xbox and replug it into the ps3 if needed.

I love lamp.

I love chair? I missed the "classic" frown.gif
Could you use a powered USB hub? I've been suggesting that to people that want to keep their Recon3D plugged optical into Xbox and USB into a computer that doesn't provide power to those ports while turned off. Should be a relatively cheap add-on, side benefit of a place to charge phones and all our USB-charged junk smily_headphones1.gif probably would work with PS3, as the Rockband instrument adapters are basically USB hubs with a wireless pairing to the "instrument."


Nameless,
I don't press hard, my fingertips absorb the impact fine. I actually got a cellphone that splits for a landscape orientation qwerty keyboard because I send a lot of texts, and I was surprised to hate it. The buttons are far better than those flat ones in the early Droid phones (are they still like that?) and respond pretty well, but I HAVE to use two hands (two thumbs) and be looking at it to type accurately, I'd much rather be using T9 for short texts cuz I can do that one handed, quickly, without looking at the keys. Typing my longer Head-Fi messages, obviously the bigger IPad screen provides more comfort and allows more than two fingers to type and is the minimal I would consider for longer messages, but still I did a fair amount of abbreviated notes and texting on my iPod Touch before I sold it (to help fund the Q701). I think the main point of adjustment for people going from physical keys to touchscreen is adjusting how hard you tap (you just need to touch it), and let word check help you out if you miss your aim on one letter.

I love my Wacom tablet ^_^
post #10545 of 23257

...bluetooth keyboard...

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