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I'm considering getting the K712 Pro just to prove they are the same as the Annie... though honestly I can't afford it. I'm actually over my Amazon Store Card's limit, and will have to get under the limit by next pay period.
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BTW, Amazon is bringing jobs here, and next year, they're going to start charging state tax. frown.gif
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BTW, Amazon is bringing jobs here, and next year, they're going to start charging state tax. frown.gif

 

I thought it only depended on their warehouse locations?

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Yeah, that's what I mean. It was on a newspaper. They're coming here.
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Hey head-fi!

Can you guys help me out with this? A poster recommended that I bring up my question here.

 

Basically I want to know how if this setup up will work.

     

 

 

 

Can anyone guide me through on how I can hook up amazing headphones to an amazing sound card, into a gaming system and make it work? Am I missing anything in these pictures?

 

Pics would help me asses the situation.

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Jesus man... the X1 has a whopping amount of bass. O_O

I just don't know how open headphones can pull off bass this strong. It's tickling my ears.
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I think the real question on everyone's ears is: how low can it go?

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BTW, Amazon is bringing jobs here, and next year, they're going to start charging state tax. frown.gif

They started doing that to us this year in CA. Hate. This was the reason they were my goto. Now with Best Buy and Target doing price match with Amazon full time instead of just the holidays, it just makes more sense to grab it from one of those retailers if it's in stock.

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I think the real question on everyone's ears is: how low can it go?

Someone post the Ludacris video =p
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Lookie what we have here. biggrin.gif


First impressions:

This is it. No... seriously.

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

 

 

I'm SO glad you decided to pick these up. 

 

Hopefully you understand while I've been so pushy to get you to try them:

 

 -   "I do think these are a nearly perfect fit for MLE's preferences in a headphone."

 -   "My new goal is to get MLE to buy a pair of these ASAP, as I think they are the perfect headphone for him."

 -    "You need to stop screwing around, order a pair, and find a way to make the headband fit  - because I'm confident you will LOVE the signature coming from these. These are pretty much what I hoped they would be, and I seriously think these are also what you have been looking for."

 

I know your sound preferences well enough to know that the X1s should be a natural fit for you. wink.gif
I won't try and stop you from selling them in two weeks though...tongue_smile.gif   deadhorse.gif

 

 

I myself am going to hang on to them because they check SO MANY boxes, and like I said earlier.... "These are probably the best headphones for gaming I've personally heard.  I say this because they have the highest combination of "competitive" and "fun" I've heard in one headphone."

 

 

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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.

 

...and I'm glad they fit OK.  floatsmile.png

 

Can you post a picture of how you bent them to fit?

 

 

 

 

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do you like them better than the Annies?

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Chico said something along the lines of that they are different flavors and complement each other very well. He wouldn't be able to choose between the two.

 

 

Yes, and...

 

 


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That's how I feel as well. Two different kinds of awesome.

The Annie is more balanced, the X1 is more fun. Both have their place, and both are special to me.

It's really apples vs oranges.
 

 

This ^  x1000

 

You can't fault the Anniversaries for being more balanced, and neither can you fault the X1s for being more fun.  ONE single headphone can't simultaneously be both flat and balanced AND bassy and fun. 

 

That's WHY they compliment each other....and that's why I've kept both of them.


Edited by chicolom - 6/15/13 at 3:46pm
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Evs, I mean neutral in tonality. I find the Q701 to be pretty close to neutral in tonality too. The Annie is definitely warm.
 
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While the X1 is leaning towards fun, it is actually (and IMHO undoubtedly) tonally neutral. It may be bottom heavy, but it is quite linear, with a slight tip up in the treble.

The Annie is tonally warm, and more balanced, with stellar mids, and smooth, non fatiguing treble.

 

 

If you consider the Q701 as neutral, then the X1 is definitely warm.  The Q701 sounds colder, lighter, and thinner than either the X1 or Anniversary.

 

The X1 is similar in warmth to the Anniversaries, it just gets there a different way.  The Anniversaries have slightly warmer treble than the X1s and sound a little smoother and flatter but still warm.  The X1s bigger bass and low end gives it warmth, with the slight treble sparkle counteracting it just a bit.  The mids themselves sound fairly neutral though.

 

Both sound warm and smooth next to the Q701 though.


Edited by chicolom - 6/15/13 at 12:41pm
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Hey head-fi!

Can you guys help me out with this? A poster recommended that I bring up my question here.

 

Basically I want to know how if this setup up will work.

     

 

 

 

Can anyone guide me through on how I can hook up amazing headphones to an amazing sound card, into a gaming system and make it work? Am I missing anything in these pictures?

 

Pics would help me asses the situation.

 

There's a critical problem with trying to use a computer with a sound card as a fancy Mixamp: the S/PDIF inputs CANNOT decode Dolby Digital and DTS signals. You just get nothing, unless it's in stereo PCM.

 

Apparently, it's because Dolby and DTS don't take too kindly to sound card manufacturers having that capability, and won't offer a license if they attempt it...

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There's a critical problem with trying to use a computer with a sound card as a fancy Mixamp: the S/PDIF inputs CANNOT decode Dolby Digital and DTS signals. You just get nothing, unless it's in stereo PCM.

 

Apparently, it's because Dolby and DTS don't take too kindly to sound card manufacturers having that capability, and won't offer a license if they attempt it...

That sucks!

So if I just replace the ZXR sound card with a USB Dolby Surround Sound Processor, I will get surround sound (it worked for the 360 and PS3) .Like this picture below.

 

 

 

 

But would the potential audio of the ZXR Sound Card (if it worked), exceed the DSS2? Or would it be negligible?

 

And thanks for clearing things up.

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Hey head-fi!

Can you guys help me out with this? A poster recommended that I bring up my question here.

 

Basically I want to know how if this setup up will work.

     

 

 

 

Can anyone guide me through on how I can hook up amazing headphones to an amazing sound card, into a gaming system and make it work? Am I missing anything in these pictures?

 

Pics would help me asses the situation.

 

 

As Nameless said, that setup won't work as PC soundcards won't accept DD 5.1.

 

You will need a mixamp/DSS/Recon3D/etc. device instead, the setup will look like this:

 

 

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Works for me, thank you!

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