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post #11731 of 24776
So MLE, how'd you end up with the LCD-2? Loaner pair or did you buy them out of sheer curiosity? For the price they'd have to obliterate some of the other headphones in your list for me to think they're worth it, but I know value actually goes in the opposite direction (and out the window) at that level. tongue.gif
post #11732 of 24776
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Originally Posted by xanderwolfe View Post

Hi guys, I'm new to audio and stuff.

I read the first page, and I think I like the AKG K702, not the anniversary edition, I tried it once and it really sounded good. But it's 560 USD here in singapore.
Also, I know nothing about setting it up for my gaming laptop. I know that it needs some kind of amplifier. 

I'm having a dilemma 'cause i found an Astro a40 with 2013 mixamp pro selling for about 400 USD,
I asked the seller if I can just buy the mixamp pro but he refused.

So my question is:

 

Should I buy the astro a40, sell the headset, save a lil bit more then buy the AKG K702 for Mixamp pro.

 

or

 

Buy the AKG K702, and buy something like the recon3d or the turtle beach dss, which is commonly found here in singapore?


Also, if I bought the AKG K702, can anyone tell me the requirements on how to properly set it up? like a checklist of what should I buy.
I'm hoping for the cheapest setup, but doesn't compromise the quality, because when I asked the salesman on the AKG K702, he proposed that I should buy the Predator Amp, which cost @ around 550USD. eek.gif


Anyway, my laptop is equipped with SoundBlaster Recon3di.

And my current headset is the earphones of iphone. redface.gif

If you want I can sell you my mixamp 2013 for US $100+shipping. PM me for details. It's barely used and I haven't even registered the product yet. 

post #11733 of 24776
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Originally Posted by chicolom View Post

MLE, your HE400s are currently on their way to Evshrug. 

I also modded the parts express headband and added it to the box (*cough* someone owes me $2 paypal) very_evil_smiley.gif   JK, don't worry about it.

I jotted down enough notes and impressions on the HE400 to do a full comparison/review, so I just need to write them up in a review format and I'll probably post them in this thread and also in a new side comparison/review thread.




Aw, it's valentines headphones!
What's the parts express headband for? How much was the total shipping cost?
post #11734 of 24776
That's the headband he used to mount his Koss clip ons no?
post #11735 of 24776

been reading a lot on here about headphones and gaming in general and have become completely and utterly confused :/

 

I game mostly on my PC but do play FPS on xbox 360.

 

looking for a pair of headphones that can basically "do it all" I listen to mainly EDM/dubstep stuff and was looking at a pair of DT770's (80ohm) and pairing it with an astro mixamp.

 

was also looking at the ultrasone hfi 780's and the 750 pro's

 

however I have read that possibly the mixamp wont be enough for them?

 

so would I need something like those external portable amps AND the Astro mixamp?

post #11736 of 24776
Thread Starter 
The Mixamp should power them well enough. None are that hard to drive, though I certainly don't recommend the 770 Pros for FPS games. Waaay too much bass bloat.
post #11737 of 24776
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

The Mixamp should power them well enough. None are that hard to drive, though I certainly don't recommend the 770 Pros for FPS games. Waaay too much bass bloat.

yeah I do realize they arent the best for that, however for FPS it's more of a casual thing and I mainly play league of legends and listen to music or watch movies.

 

thanks for the help.

post #11738 of 24776
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Originally Posted by Nimitz87 View Post

yeah I do realize they arent the best for that, however for FPS it's more of a casual thing and I mainly play league of legends and listen to music or watch movies.

thanks for the help.

Dt 880 990 or try a 250 ohm closed 770. But the 880 id really n excellent can. My 990 n 770 pro 80 will b in my hands soon :3. Might even try 770 Le
post #11739 of 24776
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Originally Posted by Evshrug View Post


Aw, it's valentines headphones!
What's the parts express headband for? How much was the total shipping cost?

 

The HE400 and Q701 are either hugging.....or fighting...ph34r.gif

 

Ya the parts express headband is the one people get for modding.

 

The koss drivers just snap right into them without any modifications, plug-n-play.

 

The headband (technically mini stereo headphones) are only $1.99, but shipping costs more than the headphones themselves.  And unfortunately it turns out parts-express doesn't really combing shipping mad.gif They add some extra shipping $ for 2 or 3 headbands even though they all just get shoved in an envelope.

post #11740 of 24776

Quick question... will the 2013 MixAmp drive the Beyerdynamic DT990Pro 250ohms fine? 

 

Whats probably the better setup for blu-ray movies as priority #1 and gaming second priority.... MixAmp + A40 or MixAmp + Beyerdynamic DT990Pro 250ohms? Or dare I say maybe even the Sony Pulse?

 

Thanks all, very helpful thread. 

post #11741 of 24776
Thread Starter 
Ideally, you're gonna want an additional amp to power the 990s. However, you can live with the Mixamp alone if not using a mic. Not ideal, but it works.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 2/17/13 at 2:52am
post #11742 of 24776
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

Ideally, you're gonna want an additional amp to power the 990s. However, you can live with the Mixamp alone if not using a mic. Not ideal, but it works.

Sounds good, Thanks! Down the road I guess I can add a amp like the Magni or E9K. 

 

What do you think would be the better setup for movies... MixAmp + A40 or MixAmp + Beyerdynamic DT990Pro 250...  ?

post #11743 of 24776
Thread Starter 
990s are in a whole other league. No contest.
post #11744 of 24776
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

990s are in a whole other league. No contest.

Thank You for straightening that out for me. I figured as much but I thought I would ask anyways. I think Ill be going for the MixAmp + 990s and then somewhere down the road add the Magni or E9K.

post #11745 of 24776
Thread Starter 
Let us know how it works out for you.
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