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Originally Posted by Hailin View Post

I have noticed the same thing and I have started to use them on high gain just to get that extra oomph out of them. Do you think maybe they love high current more then everyone originally thought?
The drivers have always been known to want a lot of power. I habe mentioned this quite a bit. Though the Annie is louder than the older ones due to a better seal due to the pads, the drivers are still as current hungry.

People will be happy with them on lower end setups but shouldn't settle.
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Originally Posted by Evshrug View Post

You know, what if someone observes this thread thinking "I want a good headset" (the main visitor), but they see posts that only $450 headphones plus $200 receivers plus $200 amps, plus a device for chat mixing, they're gonna think we're nuts and there's nothing reasonable for them, and decide to stick with some TB x12's in stereo.

Indeed so... you all are crazy. I kid, I kid. I'm here because I want to spend a lot of money on a setup. However, just a good sound card, internal op-amp, and headphone setup. While I'll be using it for music, my top priority is positional audio accuracy. From the advice I've been given, it's between the AKG K-551 and the Audio Technica ATH-A900x. What do you guys think about a Sound Blaster ZxR, and what kind of op-amp would be good for it?

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Well, I just bought Asus Xonar U3 for my laptop. Amazon (or more specifically Asus) is doing a $10 rebate program on the item so I figured why not? I also bought Bayonetta for my PS3 for $20 and change. Did that guy ever figure out how to use the U3 for 3D sound? At any rate I'm going to find out soon.

 

On the other hand I also bought a bunch of cables from monoprice.com. They charged me almost $10 for UPS ground shipping which I thought was indignant but nobody else seemed to be selling the cables I needed (at least on internet). Being a reputable company, I also get support in case something doesn't work, which is what we should always look for when buying electronics (or everything else for that matter).

 

I bought a long ass ethernet cable 100 ft which is honestly probably more than what I need, but like they say, mejor que sobre y no que falte. I'm finally going to be able to plug in my PS3 for some decent download speeds...;)


Edited by Roger de Ceiba - 1/21/13 at 9:54am
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Tambien necessito un cable largo para el PS3, porque el hodio wireless es muy lento. rolleyes.gif

I got a 20mbps connection which should be decent, but the PS3's wireless capabilities sucks. It takes a hotdamn eternity to download stuff from PSN. At least my connection is good for gaming. I'm constantly the host in MW2 and BLOPS.

My router has gigabyt ports, so that should be beneficial. Just... running a cable from my room to the living room seems like overkill.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 1/21/13 at 10:03am
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I think I would have been fine with the 75ft cable, but when in doubt, "get the cable that is 25ft longer," I always say... well not really but the former may have been too close a fit.

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You have a huge home, my friend.
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lawl, not really, I just have to circumvent the living room, so I will have to travel up, down, east, west, etc. along the walls of the apartment. I'm not going to have a wire running along the floor that people can kick and possibly tumble over my PS3.

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Originally Posted by Roger de Ceiba View Post

On the other hand I also bought a bunch of cables from monoprice.com. They charged me almost $10 for UPS ground shipping which I thought was indignant but nobody else seemed to be selling the cables I needed (at least on internet). Being a reputable company, I also get support in case something doesn't work, which is what we should always look for when buying electronics (or everything else for that matter).

I bought a long ass ethernet cable 100 ft which is honestly probably more than what I need, but like they say, mejor que sobre y no que falte. I'm finally going to be able to plug in my PS3 for some decent download speeds...wink.gif

Huh, and here I thought their usual shipping cost to Puerto Rico was a bit high... Guess it's actually about standard for them. Their prices are so low tho (and stuff ships out so fast) that even with the shipping cost most things usually end up being cheaper there regardless.

They've got pretty good service too, last year I ordered two long Displayport cables and after a couple of weeks it looked like the order was lost, so I called in and they resent it with two day shipping. Turns out both packages showed up on the same day, and when I called again they told me I could just keep the extra cables.

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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

My router has gigabyt ports, so that should be beneficial. Just... running a cable from my room to the living room seems like overkill.

It's totally worth it IMO, you can then get a small gigabit switch the size of Whopper (they're like $35) and hook it up at the end of the cable so you can hook up multiple devices via gigabit in the same room, speed up transfers/streaming between them etc.

Since homes are built out of concrete over here and I didn't wanna run mine thru the outside I just used those removable wall clips and hung it near the ceiling (runs past another bedroom and a bathroom), it's hardly visible. Also allowed me to move the router closer to the living room rather than having it in a central spot that wasn't optimal for either room.

Now if there's a WAF or GAF to contend with, that's another story. tongue.gif
Edited by Impulse - 1/21/13 at 10:45am
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I have a 100' cable going from the modem/router (living room) along the ceiling and up the stairs (using those removable wall clips) to a 4 port gigabit switch in my game room. Screw wireless. tongue.gif The GAF was easy to get around by just letting her put flowers and such on the cable. lol

post #11080 of 26130
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I can't believe I didn't realize it sooner...

The SLYR has a stupidly similar aesthetic design as the new Urban Denons. Coincidence?



Even the profile seems similar to the other Denon...



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Down to the duck bill at the bottom of the cup, lol.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 1/21/13 at 3:39pm
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Erik/Burrito,
Glad to give you the reminder, I guess?

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Originally Posted by Roger de Ceiba View Post

Well, I just bought Asus Xonar U3 for my laptop. Amazon (or more specifically Asus) is doing a $10 rebate program on the item so I figured why not? I also bought Bayonetta for my PS3 for $20 and change. Did that guy ever figure out how to use the U3 for 3D sound?...

On the other hand I also bought a bunch of cables from monoprice.com. They charged me almost $10 for UPS...

I bought a long ass ethernet cable 100 ft which is honestly probably more than what I need, but like they say, mejor que sobre y no que falte. I'm finally going to be able to plug in my PS3 for some decent download speeds...wink.gif

Am I "that guy," or somebody more qualified than me? I don't know how to get surround (it would just be 2D, there's forward/back but sadly no up/down) with a U3 from a PS3, unless it works just by plugging it into a USB port. Haven't tried it, but good luck man! Wouldn't it be weird if it just tried to make the chat audio into surround? 0.o I always wanted Bayonetta, if the urge to get DMC (the new reboot) becomes too strong I'll deflect it by joining you in hair-clothes gaming action smily_headphones1.gif

100' of Ethernet cable will be pretty heavy... Shipping price seems fair to me. I had a 25' Ethernet cable run around my living room, up over a dresser, out into the hall, up the stairs, and into our router/modem, and I STILL had slack. I think, with 100', I could run a cable from my basement to the neighbor's router, lol. [I'm just jealous your house is so big]

I never understood why people want a 300mbps wireless or 1gbps Ethernet connection to their router, when all that awesome bandwidth will be bottlenecked by a 20 Mbps "high speed" Internet. What's my bandwidth performing at now anyway? [Edit: weaksauce, it's 1:30am and we only have 12 mbps, tested twice. why did we pay extra to upgrade from 15 to 20mbps if i cant get even 15 in the middle of the night?] Now I do believe a better wifi signal and a better router help saturate a connection and work more efficiently (making it more likely to get host), and a wired connection is less finicky.

Mad,
Duck face! ^^3
But yeah, I see a resemblance. Winter 2013 fashion trend or a repeat of the Denon/Creative shared design? I doubt they sound the same, but I dunno.

You could go to speedtest.net and measure your connection, but most likely either your PS3 has a weak wi-fi connection like you said, or PSN just doesn't have very fast servers.

Impulse,
You make me hungry. DAMN YOU! I worked the crap outta myself at the gym and a whopper sounds like a delicious setback. Thank goodness I probably wouldn't make it to a BK before they close in 20 mins.
Edited by Evshrug - 1/21/13 at 10:41pm
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Dude, I live in an apartment, it's not that big. Now that I think about it I would have been fine with 75 ft and would still had some left over. I never really measured (could never find a damn tape), just eyeballed it, really. Oh well.

 

And by the way, the Xonar isn't for PS3, it is for my laptop...

 

I'm thinking of returning the 100 ft cable and buying the 75 ft... Originally I was going to buy the both. I didn't know returns were as easy as they claim in their site (I thought I would pay to send it back). I guess this means I could place the PS3 pretty much anywhere in my room, which is good because I'm always moving furniture...;)

 

Oh for the love of... looking over my monoprice order I just realized I asked for a 2.5mm to 2 rca as opposed to the 3.5mm. Now I'm definitely sending these that order back. Shake my head. I need some sleep. That's it, no more hanging out in internet forums at 2 am in the morning.


Edited by Roger de Ceiba - 1/21/13 at 10:53pm
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RdC,
Dude *claps you on the shoulder* it's ok. You can always cut it down into several Ethernet cables if you know how, or in a worst case scenario you can knot it up to fashion a fire escape ladder/rope. You also now have basically a 100' measuring tape. Please post a picture when it arrives? biggrin.gif
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I'll wrangle bulls with the excess wire.

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I didn't know my mom was in NY? Oh wait, she's going up this weekend for a dancing competition.
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