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I'll take the worst Dolby Headphone amp over the best stereo amp if I had to choose one for movies and gaming.
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I just ordered the JVC HA-S500s. I wonder how well they will work with gaming. Not that I got them for gaming, that's what my Q701s will be for, alongside its many other uses.
 

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Wait, it was AMD messing up? That's really strange, I never have any problems with AMD...

They have good hardware, but generally NVIDIA drivers allow for less "Hiccups." SLI scales more smoothly than Crossfire too, but you didn't ask about that.
The video input issues on Mad's laptop were clearly a driver/software problem, though hard to say if that was due to the input drivers (on separate hardware from the video card, I should think) or the drivers translating said input to the graphics card to pass through to the laptop display. *shrug* If the next laptop works, it works, good done yay-whoo right?
I've been very happy with my NVIDIA cards I've used in the past year, though I've only had one problem with the AMD GPUs used in my older Mac laptops. Wait — those were still ATI components. I guess I have little experience owning an AMD product. Meh. I'm hoping to try out some PhysX soon, the Tesselation feature added in DX11 was already a very cool upgrade from what I had going before.
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You're better off getting the original DSS because it has 7.1 surround sound. They changed the DSS2 to virtual surround.

Yes, the dolby processing is critical for surround sound gaming. I tried some stereo gaming the other day and I can now say that I have been spoiled by the Dolby Headphone feature on my mixamp.

Edit: If you search through this thread... this has been mentioned numerous times by MLE.

Actually, Dolby Headphone IS a type of virtual surround. The DSS2 uses a different DSP to produce virtual surround, and it'll probably vary from user to user what sounds "better." Both convert from a console's 5.1 surround output via Optical, and I think they both have the same potential, dunno which DSP is more advanced. I own the DSS with Dolby, it does a good job.
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Mad,
I just wanted to separately give you kudos for your PLYR 1 review. You're in your stride about how to cover a headphone, and you still manage to report the technical while also managing to make me kinda want to own whatever headphone you praise, if I were to indulge myself. SkullCandy is lucky to have found you smily_headphones1.gif

I was just in BestBuy and saw Astro A40 + Mixamp bundle selling for ~$250, so the PLYR 1 is apparently one of the better wireless headsets, for less money, same Dolby Headphone processing, and "Winner!" Tonal balance... sounds like a good option if you must have wireless. Could someone optionally wire in a headphone into the base station?
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So, get that the semi-open cans are better in terms of sound quality (over the SLYRs) but by what degree/significance? And which is comfier: the Samson SASR850's or the Superlux 668b's?
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So, get that the semi-open cans are better in terms of sound quality (over the SLYRs) but by what degree/significance? And which is comfier: the Samson SASR850's or the Superlux 668b's?


The SR850s... or at least, by looks, they win in the comfort department. I've heard the wing design is very stiff making it uncomfortable.

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Mad,
I just wanted to separately give you kudos for your PLYR 1 review. You're in your stride about how to cover a headphone, and you still manage to report the technical while also managing to make me kinda want to own whatever headphone you praise, if I were to indulge myself. SkullCandy is lucky to have found you smily_headphones1.gif

I was just in BestBuy and saw Astro A40 + Mixamp bundle selling for ~$250, so the PLYR 1 is apparently one of the better wireless headsets, for less money, same Dolby Headphone processing, and "Winner!" Tonal balance... sounds like a good option if you must have wireless. Could someone optionally wire in a headphone into the base station?

Thanks, Evs.

That's the only real drawback, you can't hook up another headphone.

As for my latest computer problem, it's more than likely a bad graphics card, as I had the same problem when I downhraded to windows 7 on a fresh install. I just don't like AMDs method of driver updates and the like. The Enduro was real problematic. I was running some demos, and running on Enduro was cutting my framera5e by half over just using the dedicated gfx (which only displayed on external monitors, not the laptop screen.)
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Most people think the SR850's headband is more comfortable because it distributes the weight of the headphone more evenly across the top of the users head. You can also get the AKG K271 velour pads if you don't like the stock vinyl pads, they make the cans much more comfortable and improve the sound a bit too from what I've heard. The difference in SQ won't be gigantic, but it will be significant.
Edited by HiFiGamer1995 - 5/17/13 at 11:59pm
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Hmmm.... And how bad is the sound leakage? How far away would a person have to be to be able to hear what I hear? I say this because, if I do get the SR850's, I will also be getting a Modmic, and I don't want to echo the game...
Edited by Zaruk - 5/18/13 at 6:53am
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I just ordered the JVC HA-S500s. I wonder how well they will work with gaming. Not that I got them for gaming, that's what my Q701s will be for, alongside its many other uses.

I also received my JVC two-three months ago and I find them incredibly good for watching movies, anime and my favorite FOX series. Still haven't tried them with gaming on either console or PC, but I honestly think that you'll love them (I wrote my first impression in their fan thread if you want to give it a read).

Great review on the PLYR Mad. Very enjoyable read!
Edited by Naingolann - 5/18/13 at 5:25am
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It shouldn't echo the game unless it's at very loud volumes.
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Then I have decided. I shall be getting the Samson SASR850C headphones and the Antlion Modmic. Thank you guys so much for the help.
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An amp with Dolby Headphone also help a lot.
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Any recommendations?
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The Astro Mixamp is the best on the market for consoles (assuming you're on Xbox 360 because you have the X12), but it's $130. It's something you should buy down the road.
Edited by HiFiGamer1995 - 5/18/13 at 10:17am
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