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post #16126 of 24861
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It's really good bass, man. I mean I dunno what kind of music you listen to, but I listen to genres which rely on bass, and the MA900 does genres very well. You know I value my bass. I'm not saying the MA900 is a basshead can (the X1 is definitely more prominent), but like the Annie, the MA900's bass is well presented and full (other than sub bass). Sub bass isn't a strength on the X1 either (I believe the Annie has more IIRC, though the X1 has more mid bass than the Annie), so I don't find the MA900 to be that much different from the X1 in terms of bass, though the X1 definitely leads on emphasis.

The mids are MA900 all day, every day compared to the X1, and the X1 wins on sparkle vs both the MA900 and Annie, though it can also be more fatiguing than both. This is why I say the MA900 makes a great alternative to those who can't afford the Annie. It has similar strengths overall. The Annie is overall fuller sounding, while the MA900 is fuller and smoother than the X1 overall (other than the bass being fuller on the X1).
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 8/27/13 at 6:06am
post #16127 of 24861
Right on.

Sometimes i wish I could skip over the bass section a bit when I write a review because I'm usually not concerned with it enough to listen closely and extract the fine details.
Edited by chicolom - 8/27/13 at 6:13am
post #16128 of 24861
Man, my phone is weak at driving headphones. I can max out the volume and still not get the MA900 to where I normally listen.
post #16129 of 24861
Thread Starter 
That's crazy. the MA900 is very easy to drive. It demands less than the X1, Slyr, and HP800.
post #16130 of 24861

Hey guys question.

Really dumb question.... I purchased the Creative Soundblaster Zxr for my computer to power my new AKG K702 65th anniversary headphones. Do I need a portable amp? Something like the Fio E5 Portable Headphone amplifier? Is that something I need or something like the FiiO E12 Mont Blanc? OR do you think I should be ok?

post #16131 of 24861

You are very ok. 

post #16132 of 24861

Hey guys, I have a question too.

 

Has anybody made experiences with the Reloop RHM-10 microphone attachment?

It looks like this:

There is an 3.5mm audio input and a 3.5mm microphone output on the other side of the 3m cable.

 

I haven't found anything about it in this forum and also nothing helpful on google.

 

I'm concerned if the audio cable is of good enough quality for a 300$ headphone. The microphone doesn't matter too much as it is only supposed to be used in teamspeak/skype.

 

I'm also open to alternatives but I don't want a table microphone.

post #16133 of 24861
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Originally Posted by SatrDrive View Post
The microphone doesn't matter too much as it is only supposed to be used in teamspeak/skype.

 

You might not think it's a big deal, but listening to someone with a bad mic is quite annoying. I got a Labtec LVA-7330 off eBay and I just put it around my neck and aim the boom at my face. Not the most glamorous thing in the world, but it gets the job done and sounds great. 

post #16134 of 24861

I know your concern and I meant that the quality should be enough for teamspeak, no need for studio quality. If possible it should filter the sound of my mouse and keyboard which are at a medium loudness in my opinion.

 

Also I just saw the Beyerdynamic Custom Headset Gear which is about 2.5x as expensive but looks like a better quality to me. 

Personally I want to stay with the cheaper Reloop.

 

Sadly the Labtec isn't available in my continent (at least not for me) xD

post #16135 of 24861
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I'm also open to alternatives but I don't want a table microphone.

 

What about this:

http://v-moda.com/boompro-microphone/

http://www.amazon.com/V-MODA-BoomPro-Gaming-Headset-Headphone/dp/B00BJ17WKK

 

Looks higher quality than that Reloop mic.

post #16136 of 24861
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Originally Posted by chicolom View Post

 

What about this:

http://v-moda.com/boompro-microphone/

http://www.amazon.com/V-MODA-BoomPro-Gaming-Headset-Headphone/dp/B00BJ17WKK

 

Looks higher quality than that Reloop mic.

I own the v-moda and can confirm that it's great.  I love it.  I did, stupidly haha, return my first one thinking it was defective.  In reality, the mic comes with the default setting of being muted, which I did not even consider, and I thought it just wasnt picking up my voice.  Once the new one came in I realized my mistake and its awesome!

post #16137 of 24861
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Hey guys question.
Really dumb question.... I purchased the Creative Soundblaster Zxr for my computer to power my new AKG K702 65th anniversary headphones. Do I need a portable amp? Something like the Fio E5 Portable Headphone amplifier? Is that something I need or something like the FiiO E12 Mont Blanc? OR do you think I should be ok?

You will be ok. Best test is to just try it, lol. The FiiO E5 would be a downgrade in power and clarity, and if the ZxR is anything like Asus' STX soundcard with similar specs, then it has about equal power output to a FiiO E09k desktop amp. Ohm-rating is a very poor way to tell how much "power" an amp can handle, what you should care about is current and gain.
post #16138 of 24861
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Originally Posted by bombadilio View Post

Hey guys question.

Really dumb question.... I purchased the Creative Soundblaster Zxr for my computer to power my new AKG K702 65th anniversary headphones. Do I need a portable amp? Something like the Fio E5 Portable Headphone amplifier? Is that something I need or something like the FiiO E12 Mont Blanc? OR do you think I should be ok?


Let us know how the Zxr sounds and if it's good enough... will probably get one for myself, so I'm really interested in how more demanding headphones will do with it.

post #16139 of 24861

Hey, I am looking for some closed headphones for general use (music, games, movies) and I am interested in the DT770 Pros. I noticed in the guide the version reviewed was the 80ohms version which is supposed to have more bass. Do you think the 250 version would be better for games?

post #16140 of 24861

I'm going to go ahead and put my MA900s up for sale. 

 

Too much overlap with what I already have, so they'll get neglected if I keep them.

 

Somebody buy them! popcorn.gif

 

 

www.head-fi.org/t/679072/like-new-sony-mdr-ma900

 

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