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Price-wise it would be the HD 600s. The HD 600s sound amazing.

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Tempted to order the Annies again lol.

But I don't think I can justify having both the X1's and Annies... so I'm thinking of A-B'ing for a couple days and keeping the one I think is better suited to my tastes overall.

Also just curious, what is the Sennheiser equivalent in this range, as I have never tried one of those.

HD650 (warmer, slightly more bassy) or the more neutrally toned HD600.
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HD650 (warmer, slightly more bassy) or the more neutrally toned HD600.

 

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Price-wise it would be the HD 600s. The HD 600s sound amazing.

 

Doesn't seem to be a review on the HD600's but for the HD650's I noticed you said there are better options for an all-arounder headphone  and for gaming purposes.

 

How are the HD600's for gaming? Would the Annies still be a better choice?

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Sadly I don't think MLE has had the chance to listen to the beauty that is the HD600s. It should be much more of an all-arounder because its closer to neutral. It has amazing bass, making it incredibly fun, but it also is known for having great imaging. While it probably doesn't have the depth of the Annies to most, it will be pretty much the same as the HD650s. So probably not as good as the Annies for that purpose. That's all unknown to me though as I've never used surround sound... I think...

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got rid of my sr225 (pads killed my ears) before trying them gaming. let me know how it is for you.
Now that is something completely understandable. They would kill me from the moment I put them on. Two things to fix that. Lather them up with laundry soap and fabric softener and then rinse completely. Surprisingly, it works pretty well. The second thing is to use the G-Cush pads which actually change the signature somewhat dramatically (and positively for me).
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Now that is something completely understandable. They would kill me from the moment I put them on. Two things to fix that. Lather them up with laundry soap and fabric softener and then rinse completely. Surprisingly, it works pretty well. The second thing is to use the G-Cush pads which actually change the signature somewhat dramatically (and positively for me).

 

How would you compare the HD600 and the Annies? (saw them in your sig lol).

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Now that is something completely understandable. They would kill me from the moment I put them on. Two things to fix that. Lather them up with laundry soap and fabric softener and then rinse completely. Surprisingly, it works pretty well. The second thing is to use the G-Cush pads which actually change the signature somewhat dramatically (and positively for me).

I might try the sr325 in the future. if I do I'll try softening them with that method.
Edited by kenshinhimura - 6/14/13 at 4:21am
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Wow, the Mixamp I got off Ebay is NEW. I mean, it's out of the box, but it still had the plastic cover on the face, and zero scratches anywhere. Even smells new. $56 for a 2 year old, new Mixamp. biggrin.gif

Works perfectly, and as inaudible a hiss as I remember. I'm happy. smily_headphones1.gif

The one I had before it cost me twice as much, had a severe channel imbalance at low volume, and distorted when adjusting the volume knob. O_O
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 6/14/13 at 4:42am
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I was curious about this "Recon3D" thing and came upon the device that you can purchase separately. Apparently it works exactly like the Astro Mixamp and even connects to consoles like the PS3 and 360.

http://www.amazon.com/Creative-Blaster-Recon3D-External-Enhancer/dp/B005FKT70O/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

Are there any comparisons out there between the Recon3D and the Astro Mixamp? 65 bucks doesn't sound too shabby.

EDIT: Nevermind, just realized MLE has already done a review on this device in this thread blink.gif

So, you gleaned a few words from my post, without actually reading it?
I was being very distinct. MLE has the integrated solution "Recon3Di" bundled with his Alienware laptop, I had used (and done the most extensive review I've seen on e web, see my signature for a link) on the "Recon3D USB," which is the device you linked to on amazon. I may not have mentioned since you started posting here that it's a great value proposition at new versus the Mixamp, but I've definitely said it works for PC and consoles (Windows, Mac, PS3, Xbox 360, anything with an optical out sending a DDL encoded signal, and it can also upmix analogue stereo from a 3.5 input shared in the same port as the Optical In port).

Though I haven't used a Mixamp, the Mixamp uses Dolby Headphone, and so does the Turtle Beach DSS I'm using now, and I preferred the Recon3D that I had when double-amped. Seems MLE is having a better experience now with his Recon3Di than with the Recon3D USB he borrowed from someone else before when he wrote the review.
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Wow, the Mixamp I got off Ebay is NEW. I mean, it's out of the box, but it still had the plastic cover on the face, and zero scratches anywhere. Even smells new. $56 for a 2 year old, new Mixamp. biggrin.gif

Works perfectly, and as inaudible a hiss as I remember. I'm happy. smily_headphones1.gif

The one I had before it cost me twice as much, had a severe channel imbalance at low volume, and distorted when adjusting the volume knob. O_O

That's pretty awesome man! Happy for you! I also picked up Battlefield 3 and Tomb Raider from yesterday's sale (dunno if it's still on sale today), hopefully I'll get to play them sometime if my grandparents ever leave me alone for PC help.
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I missed Dolby headphone. While I appreciate THX TS more now than before, I still do prefer DH by a stretch. Still, if DH sounds too processed for some of you, THX Tru Studio (Creative Recon) is a perfect alternative.

Now to figure out wtf I have to do to get my optical out on the laptop to output Dolby Digital 5.1... apparently it's an IDt audio driver issue... not like I can find it. I guess I could just buy the Xonar U3 if I needed DH that badly for PC games, but I don't, with THX TS around...

BTW guys:

http://www.amazon.com/Creative-Soundblaster-Surround-System-SB1095/dp/B0044DEDCA/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1371215592&sr=8-3&keywords=xonar+u3

This USB device has THX Tru Studio, for those wanted to know what virtual surround I have on my PC, AS WELL as an optical out, so if you happen to have a Mixamp or whatever, you can compare.

It's PC use only, obviously, but it's nice to now it has an optical out to pass on Dolby Digital.

Not sure the Recon 3D USB has an optical out(?).
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 6/14/13 at 6:23am
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Lookie what we have here. biggrin.gif

I got my refund for the Kingsound stats (which I'm no longer getting, unfortunately), and immediately ordered these with one day shipping off Amazon.

I'll be the first person on youtube to unbox them (though it was obviously rushed). frown.gif

I'll put the link up later.

First impressions:

This is it. No... seriously. This is what I WISH the DT990 would've sounded like.

Since I'm broke, and VERY happy... consider this my end game.

As for the fit... after bending the headband... it fits about as good as the 990s fit for me.

Sound impressions: Crisp, clear, and the bass is quite full and fun without it being basshead level obnoxious.

The sound SIGNATURE is what I wanted. I couldn't be happier with these...

BTW, the Mediabridge cable:

http://www.amazon.com/Mediabridge-3-5mm-Stereo-Audio-Cable/dp/B004LU1U2M/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1371234896&sr=8-2&keywords=mediabridge+3.5

Fits great, and I may have to do more testing, but I swear it sounds cleaner than the stock cable.

I'll have more impressions later...
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 6/14/13 at 11:37am
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Im not a big cable advocate but I could notice a difference when upgrading the Fidelio cable. Finally.........

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Lookie what we have here. biggrin.gif

I got my refund for the Kingsound stats (which I'm no longer getting, unfortunately), and immediately ordered these with one day shipping off Amazon.

I'll be the first person on youtube to unbox them (though it was obviously rushed). frown.gif

I'll put the link up later.

First impressions:

This is it. No... seriously. This is what I WISH the DT990 would've sounded like.

Since I'm broke, and VERY happy... consider this my end game.

As for the fit... after bending the headband... it fits about as good as the 990s fit for me.

Sound impressions: Crisp, clear, and the bass is quite full and fun without it being basshead level obnoxious.

The sound SIGNATURE is what I wanted. I couldn't be happier with these...

BTW, the Mediabridge cable:

http://www.amazon.com/Mediabridge-3-5mm-Stereo-Audio-Cable/dp/B004LU1U2M/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1371234896&sr=8-2&keywords=mediabridge+3.5

Fits great, and I may have to do more testing, but I swear it sounds cleaner than the stock cable.

I'll have more impressions later...

 

Saw that coming. I'm sure many people will be looking forward to your full review. 

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To be honest, I KNEW i would love the sound before even hearing them just based off all the impressions. The ONLY thing that held me back for so long was the fit. If the headband were plastic, I wouldn't have been able to bend them to fit my head.

Thankfully, they are JUST at the point where it's big enough for my head without out it being horribly tight and overextended. My fears have been proven false.
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