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Originally Posted by Evshrug View Post
Do ps3 gamers even like talking to eachother?

Lol, who knows, but I have to communicate a lot in BF3. It's great fun. I've heard plenty of chat on MW2 when I've played though. Pretty funny sometimes.

 

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Originally Posted by Johnsonr520 View Post... college life is hard for an audiophile : /

College and audiophile in the same sentence, LOL.

 

^^ Here's a good example of me cutting down the quotes.

post #11177 of 24856
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Originally Posted by chicolom View Post

Interesting.  I already know about all the stuff you mentioned, but it could be useful for people new to the "internet purchasing" though...

Ha, did you see the part in the beginning where I mentioned you? I didn't did I? That's a good response though. Thanks :)  Did you happen to read it in its entirety? Well, even for people not knew to it, it offers some valuable information. Btw, there is a poll there if you wanna vote :P Maybe I could improve the poll somehow, lol.

 

Random: Btw, I think it's really stupid that people cannot demo things before purchase. What have the companies got to hide? They must not believe in their product.


Edited by SoAmusing777 - 1/24/13 at 1:40am
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Originally Posted by SoAmusing777 View Post

Ha, did you see the part in the beginning where I mentioned you? I didn't did I? That's a good response though. Thanks :)  Did you happen to read it in its entirety? Well, even for people not knew to it, it offers some valuable information. Btw, there is a poll there if you wanna vote :P Maybe I could improve the poll somehow, lol.

 

Ya I saw that.

 

I read it, but I think it's too long worded.  You could condense it big time and still get the information across.  The examples of usefullness stuff seems unnecessary and too long.  People don't really need to hear stories about how you returned stuff b'c there were problems with it.  And you have 4 different examples of when amazon was useful.  I would trim that stuff out or condense it down to a couple sentences at most.

 

If it were me writing it, I would just list the places then make a quick pro + con - list, like this

 

Amazon:

+ easy returns

+ low price

 

- third party sellers not always legit/authorized dealers

 

something like that.  It's just way too much text right now.

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Originally Posted by chicolom View Post

 

Ya I saw that.

 

Good.

 

I read it, but I think it's too long worded.  You could condense it big time and still get the information across.  The examples of usefullness stuff seems unnecessary and too long.  People don't really need to hear stories about how you returned stuff b'c there were problems with it.  And you have 4 different examples of when amazon was useful.  I would trim that stuff out or condense it down to a couple sentences at most.

 

Agreed. No, they don't, lol. I know I have a reason for including all that, but not right now. Whaatt? Amazon is awesome, lol. Kidding, it doesn't need to be so specific and drawn out. Grawr, I'll trim it down later. It makes me feel as is I'm stupid because I cannot write a simple guide. I'm far from it, but hmm, I guess there's just different styles of writing. I like how i write, lol.

 

If it were me writing it, I would just list the places then make a quick pro + con - list, like this

 

Amazon:

+ easy returns

+ low price

 

- third party sellers not always legit/authorized dealers

 

something like that.  It's just way too much text right now.

 

I'll take this into consideration. Thank you sirr.

post #11180 of 24856
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Originally Posted by ruuku View Post
The modmic video( http://www.modmic.com/blogs/news/7204210-first-looks-at-the-3-0 )clearly demonstrates the noise cancelling feature of the V3 so if you're worried about isolation (in terms of having game audio reverbed into chat) that would be the one to get. I'll do a quick write up after I play with em for a day or two.

Hey, thanks for this. I've been keeping tabs on the development myself. Hmm, I don't really like the rigidity or size of the V3, but my PS3 has a custom fan that runs higher than the normal fan, and I think this, along with having open headphones, will make me purchase the V3. Still not sure though.

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Originally Posted by NamelessPFG View Post

...I'm seriously tempted to save up and add the HE-400 to my headphone collection right now. Just when I thought Head-Fi wouldn't cause any more financial damage...

 

I certainly wouldn't mind having it as a secondary headphone, especially one that isn't restricted so much by amplification.

 

No wonder these things are so hyped...it does so much right, and the price isn't in the stratosphere like a lot of other headphones discussed around here. It helps that you don't need a headphone amp costing hundreds of dollars for it to do its thing.

I feel like we're swaying you to the dark side, haha. So glad you've come over! I think you'd equally like the Annies, if not more in some respects.

Your other comments are basically how I feel in relation to having a Stax setup one day. I just totally see a viable use for "normal" headphones. It's mainly the restriction of amplification that gets me.

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Originally Posted by kellte2 View Post
...The Mixamp, using Dolby Headphone, has better separation and positioning than the DSS2...

You're like the first to mention a DSS2 here or something, lol. So glad to hear someone's opinion on DSS2 in relation to DH.

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Originally Posted by SoAmusing777 View Post

Hey, thanks for this. I've been keeping tabs on the development myself. Hmm, I don't really like the rigidity or size of the V3, but my PS3 has a custom fan that runs higher than the normal fan, and I think this, along with having open headphones, will make me purchase the V3. Still not sure though.

The fact that the V3 uses the brass tube for structural support , combined with how the mini-coaxial connection changes the lines (form/shape) are the main reasons I'm going ahead with the V2... but after I ordered there was a post on their website saying that a change in production may lead to a price reduction. so if anyone doesn't need one right this second, then I'd wait and try and save a few bux. I've yet to use it but from the reviews, it seems like even when paying full price, i'd be worth it(for me anyway).
Edited by ruuku - 1/24/13 at 3:00am
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I95 North also mentioned his fondness for the DSS2.
I gotta go back and find that guy's gamertag I forgot to add last night. That's 2 or 3 pages back?
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Originally Posted by Evshrug View Post

I'm pretty good, but I play just for the fun of it biggrin.gif I think Mad gets better scores than me, but then I never try for a nuke or something in CoD.
I would get hella serious if I got sponsored though.

Im not a serious cod player either. I play more zombies. Halo reach I played competitivly but halo 4 doesnt appeal to the competitive player

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Hmm, why do you say that? SWAT mode not as nicely balanced? I say that but hated Sword Base in swat mode, but loved the non-camping maps like powerhouse that no one else liked.

I looked at the mod mics, they seem like a nice product but $32 seems expensive, and the unidirectional v3 (meant to pick up less ambient noise) even more so at $40. I could buy a used DSS and a couple lapel mics with that money, and still order Domino's and a Pop (soda for y'all southerners). I still wish I could amp my current mic with my FiiO E5.
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Now that I think about it, you guys don't even need ze mixamp. There is already a video demonstrating 7.1 surround sound. I guess the only thing you would test would be the actual mixing abilities if you're so inclined. By the way, I did some purely scientific testing and I can without a shadow of a doubt attest that there is in fact some hiss...

 

It mostly (on most presets) occurs after you go past the halfway mark on the pot. You can hear it when there's not much going on in the background but it's hardly noticeable when in game. Although mind you, I don't think my volume was up to that point.


Edited by Roger de Ceiba - 1/24/13 at 6:47am
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Not sure if this is old news, but apparently Astro is close to releasing an update for the Mixamp Pro 2013 that will allow user created EQ settings to be saved over the default presets.  Interesting, but i'm skeptical how detailed the EQ will be.

 

Another note for 2013 Mixamp users: if you are experiencing audio drops using the included USB cable, they're sending replacement cables to those who contact support.


Edited by kellte2 - 1/24/13 at 7:10am
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Originally Posted by lolwatpear View Post

 can you show me a pic of your mod/setup?

 

I didn't take pics of the actual mod process, but here is the finished result. I took the volume controller apart and soldered the wires directly to the board instead of soldering my wire to the REALLY crappy wire they were using to begin with.

 

 

 

-Erik

post #11189 of 24856
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Originally Posted by Evshrug View Post

I looked at the mod mics, they seem like a nice product but $32 seems expensive, and the unidirectional v3 (meant to pick up less ambient noise) even more so at $40. I could buy a used DSS and a couple lapel mics with that money, and still order Domino's and a Pop (soda for y'all southerners).

 

Yeah, $32 was already pushing it for a simple plastic tube, a mic capsule, some wiring, and some magnets... Then again, I probably would've spent a lot more on a fancier USB desk mic (for PC) if I hadn't stumbled upon the ModMic. I haven't tried a lot of different clip-on's tho; just the Zalman one, which wasn't terrible but the MM (v1) is noticeably better IMO.

 

I think they just have better QC than most, the v1 is omni directional too but my Zalman still picks up a whole lot more background noise (fan noise, keyboard noise, coqui's and insects chirping outside, etc.) than the Modmic I've got, while sounding worse than the MM. The mute function they're adding later should be nice, they should've debuted that w/the v2/v3 but I guess people have been asking for mics ASAP during their supply & QC debacle.

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I've been listening to a lot of vocal music lately, and switched back to the SR-Lambda for a comparison.

 

The HE-400, while not bad at all, also seems to have a similar issue to the SR-202 in that voices seem to sound...slightly textured/grainy, maybe? I can't quite find the words, but it makes the voices sound a bit artificial...or maybe I'm just really, really used to the SR-Lambda's presentation after having used it as my primary headphone for so long. Regardless, I still consider the old Lambda to be a superior headphone for vocals, even taking into account the mid-emphasized frequency response. No other headphone I've heard yet renders vocals quite like it does.

 

The best comparison I can think of, even though I haven't heard the other headphone in question, is how Mad Lust Envy compares the HE-400's mids to the HD650's. To paraphrase, the HE-400 has well-integrated mids with the whole spectrum that make vocals sound good, but the HD650 has this sweet, upfront presentation of vocals that puts the singer in the spotlight. (I have to audition the HD650 one day to make my own comparisons...)

 

I also can't shake this overall impression, even though it's been a while since I listened to one, that the current "numerical" Stax Lambdas (at least SR-202, maybe SR-303 too) are more like electrostatic HE-400s in overall presentation, just with bigger soundstage and slightly less tactile bass.

 

Also, it's now become apparent to me that both headphones can deliver proper punchy bass when it's called for, but the HE-400 will emphasize it more because of its frequency response.


Edited by NamelessPFG - 1/24/13 at 1:39pm
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