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Originally Posted by SniperCzar View Post
I've heard good things about the HOTAS, even with Mechwarrior Online (which doesn't play with joysticks very well). Be sure to let us all know whether it was worth it. Sorry about your wallet!

 

I had to go and re-grease it to reduce stiction on the stick (makes fine adjustments easier)...but I have to say it was worth every penny, and utterly eliminates the HOTAS Cougar withdrawal I was having. While the CH Products setup I had bought in the meantime had all the functionality, it just didn't have the feel that puts me into the virtual cockpit, so to speak.

 

Simply put, the HOTAS Warthog has the feel. Very ergonomic, very smooth (even if the stick ball joint may have to be re-lubed for someone as picky and perfectionistic as I am), very precise, and just grabbing both of 'em makes me feel like I'm in the cockpit already, ready to rock. It also has a mind-boggling amount of buttons and switches to the point where I don't have to worry about running out of essential controls even with the most demanding sims!

 

The only drawback I can think of is that TM/Guillemot doesn't produce TARGET-compatible USB rudder pedals, so it's more difficult to merge them all under a single DirectInput/WinMM ID (necessary for older games).

 

Well, that, the slew control mini-stick is VERY small and thus difficult to make fine adjustments with (albeit also fairly precise and jitter-free), and the gap between the two throttle halves is significantly more than I was expecting, a bit jarring when coming from a Suncom SFS Throttle (which I planned to USB-mod at some point). Still, at least the slew control is much better than the mouse mini-stick on the Saitek X-52 (Pro) throttle, which suffers from equally small movement and much more limited precision.

 

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This is how you know you're on head-fi.

As a side note, I just watched 4 episodes of TriGun last night.

 

Yeah, I think flight simulation equipment is ultimately more damaging to my wallet than audio equipment. The Warthog itself is expensive enough, but if I were to throw in an FSSB R3 stick base for flying Falcon BMS the proper way (like I used to with the FCC-modded Cougar while I had it), or maybe get my hands on some Simped F-16 pedals...oh god, my wallet's screaming in agony. And the more recent sims like Rise of Flight and DCS World are pretty computer-intensive in and of themselves, also giving me more of a computer upgrade itch. Oh, and of course, if you want to build a full simpit, with working switches and gauges and everything...at that point, I'd probably get kicked out of the house.

 

As for Trigun, I need to get on that. I've seen random episodes here and there years ago and liked what I saw, but like all anime series, it needs to be watched in-order, start to finish.

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I posted on that reveal thread about those headphones, lol. I was interested. But I'm kind of done spending so much on cans now. Still, they do seem very appealing. I DO want those, lol.

 

They're on my wish list but I won't be getting them until my classes start in the fall. My only class, atm, is an online class so I don't really need these right away. Still, these will be perfect for school... and my search for a portable headphone that isn't an IEM may finally be over lol.

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Mad, I think I may have found the portable headphone with the sound I've been looking for. It was suggested to me on another thread. Check this out...

 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CYBOUO0

 

I don't know how you may feel about mid-size cans but I figured I'd share because you've been on a long portable hunt like myself... maybe longer...


It doesn't even look like it has padding... Supposedly it has memory foam pads? Whats the sound on it like?


Edited by daleb - 7/22/13 at 10:07pm
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Uhh, yeah it does. O_O

And headband padding isn't as importanrt when the weight is properly distributed. Loot at the Hifiman mans. very little padding, and I find the headband to be one of the best, at least with the HE-4's weight.
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It doesn't even look like it has padding... Supposedly it has memory foam pads? Whats the sound on it like?

 

Lol, I thought that at first. The stock pics don't do it any justice. Here's a quote from the review...

 

"The memory foam pads are a delight. The clamp is minimal."

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Mad, are there ever any meets close to our area?

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Not that i know of. I think there was one not too long ago, but it was like Tallahassee. Screw that drive. Lol.
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Depending on what kind of tech company, it may or may not fall under a conflict of interests. I believe I remember you got the V-moda partner discount after getting the job, so your company must do resale of some kind. So if you're selling USB sound cards, that's normally viewed as fine. In most retail situations, many manufacturers will give you a discount on their products, sometimes even stuff for free, in order for you to familiarize yourself with it. The better you understand a product, the better and more likely you'll be to sell one. Now if your company makes a USB sound card and sells it, that could be viewed differently. If you made your own USB sound cards that you sold, it would definitely be a COI.

If you're worried, a quick question to a superior can clear that up easily. Back in 2006 Panasonic gave me a $2300 discount on a 50" plasma. Did I sell a bunch of them after that? You bet I did. Because my time with it I learned all the neat hidden features. Now at that point, the only plasma that was better on the market was the Pioneer Elite at more than double the price. I got free Monster products as well. I still use their power conditioner to this day. Perks for working for Magnolia Home Theater, and that's just how the business works. But again, when in doubt, ask.
Thanks for your reply.
It's kind of gray, possibly a COI because they were going to "let me test it" assumedly for free, but possibly not a COI because they don't know where I work and were just extending the offer to a user. I forwarded the email to my manager, and basically we decided it's too dark a gray to risk. We don't make competing products, but we do make some sources, and who knows what our future business would be?
So, much as I'd love free stuff, I'm just going to say I can't test it but I would be happy to buy and suggest the device be added to our company discount program. Seems the most honest and transparent way to be.
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What exactly does a lush, organic, full sounding headphone sounds like?

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Can the Q701 6.3mm jack be switch to 3.5mm?

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Can the Q701 6.3mm jack be switch to 3.5mm?

Switched? Probably, if you make a custom cable.

 

It comes with a 6.3 mm to 3.5 mm adaptor though. :D

 

Something like this:

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Switched? Probably, if you make a custom cable.

 

It comes with a 6.3 mm to 3.5 mm adaptor though. :D

 

Something like this:

 

Ahh excellent! Thank you! miceblue! Hopefully the guy I bought the Q701 from still have the adapter lol, I wanna use it on my PC.

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What exactly does a lush, organic, full sounding headphone sounds like?

 

Well, it's an attempt to describe something that is hard to quantify. I guess another way to word the description is there is a fair amount of bass and mids, a lush amount details are there but because of the "fullness and body" of the mids and bass the details don't stand starkly out by themselves but as part of the whole, and it's organic because different notes transition pleasantly into the next. So overall, not the most revealing headphone, but still good and pleasant to listen to for entertainment.

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Originally Posted by xEzio View Post

Can the Q701 6.3mm jack be switch to 3.5mm?

The Q701 cables end in typical 3.5mm plugs, and the headphone comes with a 3.5mm-to-6.3mm plug adapter. So, the included cables have the smaller, more typical plug, and the adapter makes it like the bigger plug.


Edited by Evshrug - 7/23/13 at 12:43pm
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Originally Posted by dakanao View Post

What exactly does a lush, organic, full sounding headphone sounds like?

 

Well, it's an attempt to describe something that is hard to quantify. I guess another way to word the description is there is a fair amount of bass and mids, a lush amount details are there but because of the "fullness and body" of the mids and bass the details don't stand starkly out by themselves but as part of the whole, and it's organic because different notes transition pleasantly into the next. So overall, not the most revealing headphone, but still good and pleasant to listen to for entertainment.

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Originally Posted by xEzio View Post

Can the Q701 6.3mm jack be switch to 3.5mm?

The Q701 cables end in typical 3.5mm plugs, and the headphone comes with a 3.5mm-to-6.3mm plug adapter. So, the included cables have the smaller, more typical plug, and the adapter makes it like the bigger plug.

 

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Originally Posted by miceblue View Post

Switched? Probably, if you make a custom cable.

 

It comes with a 6.3 mm to 3.5 mm adaptor though. :D

 

Something like this:

 

Ahh excellent! Thank you! miceblue! Hopefully the guy I bought the Q701 from still have the adapter lol, I wanna use it on my PC.

Oh yeah, Evshrug is correct. The Q 701 is terminated with a regular 3.5 jack, whereas the K 701 is terminated with the larger 6.5 mm one. They both come with an adaptor for the other size plug though. XD

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Do NOT use that 6.3 to 3.5mm adapter, unless you wanna potentially ruin whatever jack you plug it into. Get the Sennheiser or Grado adapter, which has a small cable, relieving some of the stress/tension put on the headphone jack by thise bad adapters.
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