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No. I heard the AD900 has worse positional cues and a wonkier soundstage.
post #11987 of 25728
Ok, honestly ive read through about 700 pages. ( school sucks -_-) and I'm still confused. I'm a competitive gamer ( that's what I do besides college) and I'm looking for some headphones that would be the best for me. I'm working with a astro mix amp 2013, and looking for something arround 100-200. NEVER
Get Astros, I swear there partnered with dr dre. ( lol)
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Originally Posted by TNL Feedz View Post

Ok, honestly ive read through about 700 pages. ( school sucks -_-) and I'm still confused. I'm a competitive gamer ( that's what I do besides college) and I'm looking for some headphones that would be the best for me. I'm working with a astro mix amp 2013, and looking for something arround 100-200. NEVER
Get Astros, I swear there partnered with dr dre. ( lol)

 

You first need to answer the all the normal prerequisite questions:

 

1. Do you plan to use it for only gaming, or music also?

2. Do you need it to be portable (like walking around and it listening), or mainly at a computer?

3. Do you need good sound isolation or is it ok if sound leaks out or in? (could bother you or other people if its an open vs closed headphone)

4. I'm assuming you want something with great comfort (As a gamer I understand the need during long sessions)

5. What is your favorite color?

 

Think that about sums it up. Answer these (mostly 1-4) and the other forum members will be able to offer you a little more advice.

post #11989 of 25728
Just strictly gaming, for music I use my dads ATH-w1000x ( super base heavy -_-). Portabilitys
Not really a problem, as These will probably never see
Day light. Emersive sounds really not what I need either, I need something with the best sound stage. Opens preferred, as I have my own house with myGirlfriend, and she never comes in my gaming room.comfortabilitys not that big of a problem, as long As there not 100 pounds. ( preferably nothing line green -_-)
post #11990 of 25728
For $100-200 the Sennheiser HD558/598 would seem like a good choice... Easy to drive, good soundstage, relatively comfortable; you can get the 558 (which is warmer sounding) for close to $100 used.

Not the greatest choice for music or other stuff but still better than something like AT AD700's in that price range. I've only heard the older 555/595 but even those I preferred to the AT... Though if it's strictly for competitive gaming then either would do, depending on price.
post #11991 of 25728
Witch one has a better sound stage, and the least amount of base?
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Hello everyone.

 

I've posted before, and im back for more dumb questions! lol.

 

Well, i bought a pair of dt990 pros, and i love them even if i dont have an amp for them. 

Heres what im planning right now..

im trying to get rid of my astro a40 headset (im keeping my mixamp). 

Im really really considering the q701s, mostly for competitive gaming (like clan matches for Bo2)

My reason because i feel the a40s lack being able to figure exact points sounds are coming from.

I use to have a pair of ax720s till they broke on me. I felt those did a better job at directionality than my a40s do.

So what my question is, can you compare the sound of the a40s to the q701 for me?

i know that black ops 2 has some of the worst directionality possible.

 

The reason why im not using my dt 990s(mostly used for music since i listen to a lot of metal, and pc gaming) for the xbox is because i want to be able to buy a mic attachment that plugs into the headphones (you know how you can unplug q701s from the top) 

 

 

OH! also if you can recommend a mic attachment, cause i cant find the modmic as last time i checked they were sold out -.-.

sorry for the mess. Just woke up :P.

post #11993 of 25728
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Witch one has a better sound stage, and the least amount of base?

AD700, it's kinda known for it's huge soundstage and anemic bass.

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The reason why im not using my dt 990s(mostly used for music since i listen to a lot of metal, and pcgaming) for the xbox is because i want to be able to buy a mic attachment that plugs into the headphones (you know how you can unplug q701s from the top) 


OH! also if you can recommend a mic attachment, cause i cant find the modmic as last time i checked they were sold out -.-.
sorry for the mess. Just woke up :P.

You mean a mic attachment that goes in between the headphone's cable and the headphone? (like the one V-Moda was gonna sell for the M-100) I would think that would require a whole new cable with the extra channel for the mic (and extra plug at the end or TRSS termination + a splitter).

Don't mind me if you meant something else... The Modmic 2.0 has been back in stock for a while tho, they received new stock just a week ago so I doubt they've sold thru it. Noise canceling and muting versions (3.0/3.1 & 2.1) aren't out yet, they've had QC and compatibility issues with some sound cards.
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AD700, it's kinda known for it's huge soundstage and anemic bass.
You mean a mic attachment that goes in between the headphone's cable and the headphone? (like the one V-Moda was gonna sell for the M-100) I would think that would require a whole new cable with the extra channel for the mic (and extra plug at the end or TRSS termination + a splitter).

Don't mind me if you meant something else... The Modmic 2.0 has been back in stock for a while tho, they received new stock just a week ago so I doubt they've sold thru it. Noise canceling and muting versions (3.0/3.1 & 2.1) aren't out yet, they've had QC and compatibility issues with some sound cards.

oh okay i see. I just checked, but it says pre orders only?

id def pick up the modmic over any other ones.

Now just to see if i should get the q701s lol.

No one wants to buy my a40s T.T

post #11995 of 25728
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oh okay i see. I just checked, but it says pre orders only?

id def pick up the modmic over any other ones.

Now just to see if i should get the q701s lol.

No one wants to buy my a40s T.T

 

You can make your own for less than $5. Just get some cheap cable, 3.5mm jack and grab some electret mics off ebay. A buddy and I did this before (used a coat hanger for the boom) and found the results very good. IMO the modmic is too sensitive for certain open headphones anyways. It won't be as pretty as the modmic, but will certainly get you by in the meantime for a fraction of the cost.

 

-Erik

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You can make your own for less than $5. Just get some cheap cable, 3.5mm jack and grab some electret mics off ebay. A buddy and I did this before (used a coat hanger for the boom) and found the results very good. IMO the modmic is too sensitive for certain open headphones anyways. It won't be as pretty as the modmic, but will certainly get you by in the meantime for a fraction of the cost.

 

-Erik

okay, sounds kinda hard to make lol. 

post #11997 of 25728
So your Saying the ad700 would be my best option ?
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If they're strictly for competitive gaming then yes, for that purpose they're worth the $100. Comfort seems to be hit or miss, I found them light and comfortable but I guess people with different heads or the fidgety kind might find them too loose etc. I've read you can shape the top metal arc with some rubber bands to adjust the fit tho.
post #11999 of 25728

So what would be a better set up..

 

dt990 Pros with a desktop amp (recommended?) plus mod mic/ mic attachement

 

 

q701 with mixamp plus mod mic?

 

i can only really afford to buy the q701, or keep my ddt990s and just buy a amp plus a mod mic.

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q701 with mixamp plus mod mic.

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So what would be a better set up..

 

dt990 Pros with a desktop amp (recommended?) plus mod mic/ mic attachement

 

 

q701 with mixamp plus mod mic?

 

i can only really afford to buy the q701, or keep my ddt990s and just buy a amp plus a mod mic.

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