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It does it as well as any Dolby Headphone device. It's not the device that's the problem. It would be whatever headphone they have paired with it.

Because the DSS is typically paired up with Turtle Beach headsets, the surround won't come off that impressive. None of the Turtle beach headsets I demoed with the Dolby Headphone sounded even remotely decent. Those headsets are huge bottlenecks.

I'm hoping the DSS would work well with my AKG K540...

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I'm hoping the DSS would work well with my AKG K540...

I doubt it. That's a closed, small headphone. Those tend to have a closed in, small soundstage, which do not work well for virtual surround.
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I doubt it. That's a closed, small headphone. Those tend to have a closed in, small soundstage, which do not work well for virtual surround.

 

I find the HiFiMAN headphone to perform quite nicely in DH. (At least the HE-6 does, but it would seem that the rest does well too)

The soundstage offers great positional and rear as well as front cues and decent soundstage depth and width.

Nothing quite like hearing crystal clear voices and ambient. Or bullets darting around your head :D

 

Although they are open-backed by design, the soundstage is their shortcoming IMO. Their soundstage depth seems to be better in games  than with music though , more holographic precisely.


Edited by conquerator2 - 7/10/13 at 2:52pm
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Just got my CAL! as suggested and ordered xonar dg !.

 

my first opinions on it.

 

I find em very comfortable. at least as of yet. My ears fit just in. The earcups are very comfortable and soft but not too soft.
I thought that the cal! will be much more plastic and fragile but actually it feels pretty solid and well built. Also the cable is not as this as everyone inclined. Most reviews are from 2008. Maybe they changed it since ?
 
 
As for the sound. They sound COMPLETELY different from my sound blaster tactic360 sigma. completely. This is my first set of real not gaming headphones. I am not sure what to think of it. I am not an audiophile wannable and have no idea how to describe their sound. But it seems warm and very balanced at the same time. Spacing seems about right (yet to play games) and somehow it manages to sound fluorishly and detailed at the same time. 
 
Wonder how it will be on xonar dg when it will come !
 
edit: one thing. I think I can hear the "errors" in music. This headphones leaves my 320mp3 nothing to defend with :lol:

Edited by HiCZoK - 7/10/13 at 3:38pm
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Just got my X1's in - gonna spend a little time with them then either thank or slap MLE.  I bought these because of you whether you want that responsibility or not! ;)  This was from the Sonic Electronix.com deal btw.

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edit: one thing. I think I can hear the "errors" in music. This headphones leaves my 320mp3 nothing to defend with :lol:

The music recording quality is in general much more important than bitrate if you have 256 kbit/s and higher files

 

Even 128 kbit can sound fairly good if it's not mp3 (aac and ogg is better)

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my music is mostly gaming soundtracks. There is plenty of stuff. I refuse to buy ost from games which i own so I extracted what I could in formats what was in games. And that varies from aac, mp3 to ogg and fmod and some other weird stuff.

Other stuff I bought like recenty disasterpeace albums are all 320mp3.

about 1400 carefully selected tracks. Will be hard to reaplace bad quality ones but.. with tim

 

and You are right about 128. For example - my jack orlando soundtrack is in 128kbps and it sound great


Edited by HiCZoK - 7/10/13 at 4:41pm
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Just got my X1's in - gonna spend a little time with them then either thank or slap MLE.  I bought these because of you whether you want that responsibility or not! wink.gif  This was from the Sonic Electronix.com deal btw.

Lemme know what you think.
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Mad, I am wondering if you are going to end up trying the K712 since there are some rumors that its different than the Q701 w/memory pads. If it really does have a bass boost over the Annie I would be interested in your impressions.

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CiG,
I have a feeling people will find minuscule differences between the Annies and K712s, though I have no idea what that difference will be or which people will prefer. I'd prefer the less expensive one, LOL! But since I'm happy with my current AKGs, I got a pair of closed, custom headphones to compliment the AKGs and go where those will not.

Logo plates!!
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vmoda m100s?

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I'm hoping the DSS would work well with my AKG K540...
Probably fare better than TB's own headsets! I don't have much knowledge about the K540 to be honest, but you'd probably still get enjoyable audio that seems to come from specific directions, just without as-much sense that these sounds are taking place outside your head as the big open-backed flagships. I wager that you'll still be impressed and pleased.

The Turtle Beach DSS and Asus Xonar U3 are simply the cheapest price-for-entry devices to get virtual headphone surround, for consoles and PCs respectively. I wish Creative would make a Z-Series update of the Recon3D USB device that worked with basically any input, the existing device is very practical and good yet could be improved with Creative's latest processing and a little improvement of the device itself (refining and streamlining the physical hardware, mostly).


Chubtoad,
Stay tuned till tomorrow, when I'm not sleep-loopy!
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For anyone interested in the Vmoda Boom Mic, I cannot recommend it enough compared to other options. If you are like me, and hate cable clutter, this is ideal compared to the Modmic and various clip on mics. My only complaint is that it has a volume box on the cable which I would have left off. X1+BoomPro = match made in heaven. 

 

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For anyone interested in the Vmoda Boom Mic, I cannot recommend it enough compared to other options. If you are like me, and hate cable clutter, this is ideal compared to the Modmic and various clip on mics. My only complaint is that it has a volume box on the cable which I would have left off. X1+BoomPro = match made in heaven. 

 

Looks like the perfect match!  Other companies with detachable cables definitely need to look into this...there really should be an AKG mini-XLR version.  I've already got a ModMic, but for anyone that has the X1 or cans with the TRS cup connector...great addition!

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Looks like the perfect match!  Other companies with detachable cables definitely need to look into this...there really should be an AKG mini-XLR version.  I've already got a ModMic, but for anyone that has the X1 or cans with the TRS cup connector...great addition!

 

For the AKG Mini XLR cable on my Q701s I simply braided a modmic and the cable together. The result was a shorter cable for gaming with my computer with an "integrated" microphone. The results turned out fairly well. But I have been eyeing this mic as well, especially if I do end up ordering the X1 for home or M100 for traveling use.

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