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Not really that much into single player these days anymore, I mainly play multiplayer, But I don't need some cans that are going to tell me there is something 3 meters to the right of me. I'm wanting something that will simply let me enjoy my game more, The ATH-AD700's didn't do that for me, Basically I'm trying to find something that sounds similar to the AD700's but with some "boom" to them. I've heard that these http://www.noisymotel.com/product.asp?ProductID=333 would provide that, Does anyone else have any insight on these?

 

That is correct, I currently already own the Asus XONAR Essence STX sound card, So am strictly after a pair of cans at this moment, The 558's in my country how ever are not that cheap, Ranging from $200 - $300

 

The site I'd like to buy of would be http://www.noisymotel.com/default.asp

 

Or anywhere else in Australia that I can find something decently priced.

 

EDIT: Simply Put, I want a headphone that is Competitive for online FPS and at the same time being a very fun headphone to listen to (Booming Sound)

A lot of headphones on that site (Noisy Motel) that I know zero about.

But two you might look into, the Sound Magic HP100 and the Fischer Audio FA-011.

post #16967 of 25728

The T90 sibilance put me off in the end. For gaming though they image better than all the AKGs and their clarity is very welcome. Beyer is hard to beat in terms of imaging. 

 

I went for an ugly green Q701 loaner over the weekend because I didn't dare opening the Annies (got them for much cheaper than the regular price here) to be dissapointed, and being a year-long Ex-K701 owner I surely notice improvements, though the imaging is basically the same (tonality wise of course different as in a bit smaller, less air) with its very oval shape and not much depth. And then there's still the treble grain (not a problem with games imo) But then I am used to the HD 800 and a comparison is probably not fair. For the Mixamp it's more good enough, actually "too good" but imaging with T90 and T1 is definitely better to me, especially with the phantom center. Kinda sad though that a flagship starts to have the "right" tonality (to me) for a Beyer, with the exception of the DT770 LE AE.

 

Of course I can't fully judge on the Annies imaging but I strongly doubt it's a huge improvement. On the other hand it looks nice...

post #16968 of 25728
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The Annie won't have the same detail retrieval due to the obvious glossing over and smoothing, for less fatigue and more warmth over the Q701. If you bought the ANnie for detail-whoring, you're making a mistake. The Annie is basically for those that found the other 70x too lean or lacking in bass. More an enjoyable experience, and more of an all rounder, rather than more specialized and situational .

Imaging is always gonna be better for detail oriented headphones. So the Q701 will be better than the Annie for imaging. But I still found the ANnie to be a beast for gaming on all fronts.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 9/23/13 at 1:17am
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Chico... that's a surprising choice, considering all the hate the T90 gets for it's peaky treble. I guess it will be quite the contrast to the K712. Lemme know how it goes. I may beg you to let me do a review for it. I don't mind treble jumps as much as others do, though I won't buy headphones with large treble peaks anymore.

Personally thought you'd hold out for the HD800, or went for an HE-500 or something.

 

 

HD800 is the eventual goal, and me getting one is pretty much inevitable.  But I can't afford one yet so I wanted to try something else in the mean time.  I thought about trying the HE500, but I'm pretty sure I need more soundstage than it can give me.  I'm also not a huge fan of Hifiman's comfort (mainly weight).

 

 

The thing about the T90's treble is simply that it's forward.  It's not even a treble spike, it's just broadly elevated over the rest of the frequencies (aka, forward).  With that said, I don't hear any sibilance or "zinginiess" being produced by the T90.  The actual treble quality is some of the best I've heard in a headphone.  It's clean, detailed, and very resolving.  It makes the X1 and K712 sound blurry and grainy.

 

IMO the potential issue is not the treble quality but the quantity. 


Edited by chicolom - 9/23/13 at 1:26am
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 But then I am used to the HD 800 and a comparison is probably not fair. For the Mixamp it's more good enough, actually "too good" but imaging with T90 and T1 is definitely better to me, especially with the phantom center.

 

 

How would you describe the HD800 in comparison to the T90? 

 

 

post #16971 of 25728
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

The Annie won't have the same detail retrieval due to the obvious glossing over and smoothing, for less fatigue and more warmth over the Q701. If you bought the ANnie for detail-whoring, you're making a mistake. The Annie is basically for those that found the other 70x too lean or lacking in bass. More an enjoyable experience, and more of an all rounder, rather than more specialized and situational .

Imaging is always gonna be better for detail oriented headphones. So the Q701 will be better than the Annie for imaging. But I still found the ANnie to be a beast for gaming on all fronts.

 

No, I intended a balanced mixamp only setup that is easier to run than a HD 800 or T1, + cheaper. I expect a better imaging space than a Q701 or K701 as in less oval, more depth but I admit being too overzealous since the cups of the series seem to not have changed, only the pads did. Tonality wise the path is right, the imaging I fear is the same shape. 

post #16972 of 25728
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Yeah, I think you can expect more of the same from the Annie, unfortunately.

Chico, stop buying in between what you have and the HD800 already! tongue.gif

X1, K712, T90 = near HD800. tongue.gif
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 9/23/13 at 2:08am
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Seriously, we all just need to each get an "End Game" headphone and swap between us.

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Can someone swap my end game MA900 for their SR009? wink.gif
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Hello.

 

I have a question about Tritton AX720 headset. I have possibility to buy this headset with decoder box for good price but I would like to use it with my CAL and separate microphone. And here is my question - is it possible to connect any headphone with 3.5 mm jack directly to inline mixer which is on the cord ?? Is it possible to connect separate microphone in the same way? I would like to use it with my PS3 to have dolby headphone. I'm using now Turtle Beach P11 headset and before reading this guide I was sure it works great :) Now I know it is not :) So I bought CAL but lack of microphone output in PS3 is pain in the ass. If I will get much more better sound in Astro Mixamp ( 5.8 or 2013 version ) I will try to wait, save money and buy it instead of this Tritton. Thanks in advance for answer.

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Chico, stop buying in between what you have and the HD800 already! tongue.gif

 

 

I know.  :o 

 

 

I think T90 will be my last stop though.  I read very mixed opinions on it, but I wanted to give it the benefit of the doubt.  I'm glad I tried it too, because it's pretty darn impressive in some areas like resolution, airiness, soundstage, and separation.  It beats the K712 in those areas.  I want to give it a full review since I couldn't find all that much substantial info out there on it, other than some random impressions and a couple short vague-ish reviews.

 

 

I'm gunning for the HD800 though.  The T90s have given me a taste of that higher level of detail, and it can sometimes be tough to go back to the blurrier grainier sound of X1 and K712, as much as I love them.  For better or worse, the only way from here is is forward.  The only sad thing is I will most likely have to sell some cans to reach the HD800.  So I may have a tough decision to make.  Of course, the HD800 might make most of them redundant, but I'm thinking it would be nice to have one "fun" (or at least warmer and bassier) can around to compliment the HD800s more neutral approach.  Not sure which one though...

 

Ideally I could get them all in the same room together and compare them first, which would mean either an Ohio meet or maybe asking to get a loaner HD800 from someone in Ohio for a few days...

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Can someone swap my end game MA900 for their SR009? wink.gif

 

That's the spirit!

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Chico, how is the "bases" on the T90? I was always wondering how the lows held up. Compare it to the Ex Juan, plz.
post #16979 of 25728
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

Can someone swap my end game MA900 for their SR009? wink.gif

 

Speaking of the SR009, whenever the next Ohio meet happens there will be at least one if not TWO SR009s there!

 

I'm almost afraid to listen to it though, as I don't want to hear that level of headphone and then sadly remember the pricetag it comes with...

...BUT, I wouldn't pass up an opportunity to hear them either.  :evil: 


Edited by chicolom - 9/23/13 at 2:32am
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As amazing as high end is (and it IS amazing), mid-fi is still what I consider the sweet spot. I loved the ESP950, D7000, LCD2, but I can enjoy the X1, Annies, HE4, HE400, HD650, etc almost just as much.

Hell, I went backwards, and I'm super happy with the MA900. Now, I can enjoy sound... and probably save up for something high end in the far future. Unless, of course, the HE-450 comes out. biggrin.gif
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