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As much as I love the ma900, if you have the money I'd suggest that you go for the x1. The materials and build quality seem well worth the extra money IMO. The jury is still out on just how well the ma900 will hold up over the long run. You'd definitely want to be gentle with them. my 2c...

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That's exactly what I was thinking. Even if the audio difference between the two may be very little and who knows if I would even prefer the MA900s, build quality is very important for me regarding electronics and gadgets. This is the reason I got the HTC One instead of the S4.

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HTC One FTW. :veryevil: I love mine. 

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Thread Starter 
The MA900 seems no more fragile than the Creative Aurvana Live. My stepfather's CAL is still going strong after two years. Unless you're abusive to the MA900, I don't see an issue there.

The X1 is definitely one of the best built cans I've ever owned.

As for sound, they're quite different. If you want a bassy headphone, get the X1. It's that simple.
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Speaking of smartphones...if only the Galaxy Note III had the HTC One's solid feeling...then again, I'd probably put it in a case anyway, at which point a unibody metal housing like the HTC One would be considerably less appreciable.

 

As for the MA900, it seems to hold together where it counts. I've had much bulkier headphones that felt significantly "cheaper" in quality before. *cough*GE H-22, worst headphone ever*cough*Panasonic HTF600, had a driver blow on me*cough*

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I'm in MA900 withdrawal... I feel it's been away longer than I've owned it. But the KSC35 has been treating me well...
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I'm about to send mine off for recable. It will be a long wait. 

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frown.gif Already? SPEND A FEW MOMENTS WITH IT....
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I hate cables running all over the place. Might as well bite the bullet. 

 

Signature updated. 

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Yeah, I hear you. What I do is wrap it a few times and use a velcro cable tie thingy that came with this one HDMI cable I bought recently.



The cable cost me like $5, lol.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 9/28/13 at 6:24am
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I actually got a case on my One. It still feels premium since the weight is very well distributed along the phone's unibody contruction, like the metal overpowers all the internal components. Not like the Galaxy S3/S4. But well, returning to headphones...still undecided!! How bassy are the X1s?? I like some good bass but nothing overpowering. As long as it's not loose and uncontrolled am fine with bass

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Originally Posted by Evshrug View Post

I'm comparing the Sony and MA900 right now. Well, not this second, starting work. Stay tuned.
Manifest fit the context of your sentence well enough, I was just surprised because it is the kind of word that people rarely use in conversation.

SoundBlaster Z will have enough power to drive the AKGs, and it's fine to hook up an external amp to it. No reason NOT to use the MA900 with both computer and console, I think it'll do fine. From my first impression of the headphones, the AKGs simply are better if you can afford them, but the MA900 doesn't embarrass itself and is pretty good for the price.

 

Thanks.

 

Please let me know when it'll be done.

 

I like K712 PRO better than other, despite its price. The problem is that ZxR has a high floor noise (about 10 Ohms), which is not good for AKGs but that works fine with Sony. HEnce you might say "use an external amp", but I think weird to use double amplification. If it is to be so, then would X-Fi TiHD not be better?

 

One more question: So can we say a good pair of headphones for console must be so good as for PC?

 

OFFTOPIC: I only heard that word from Breaking Bad S05E01 at 37'35". :)

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Mad Lusty, if you or any other friend can help me...

 

What headset/headphone should i use?

 

I play on xbox/ps3/pc and im looking for the perfect setup.

 

I thought about buying an dt990pro with a zalman mic and later buy the amp from the tritton720 or the one frmo the astros.

 

If i buy the tritton720 first, can i buy later the dt990pro and connect the mic and the headphone to the tritton amp?(i didnt find the connectors)

 

1.And the tritton720 with the amp will sound better than the dt990pro alone?

 

2.Should i buy the dt990pro first? or the tritton then the dt990pro?

 

3.Can i connect the dt990pro to the consoles without the amp from tritton/astro?

 

I cant get both at the same time, but i can buy one now and then another later.

 

But i can try find and buy the tritton control box(the axpro one will work with all the 3-pc-xbox-ps3?) + cables + dt990pro + zalman mic but i have no idea how to link the dt990pro+zalman mic on the tritton control box, which cable should i use?

 

Thanks!!!


Edited by famibica - 9/28/13 at 10:53am
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Originally Posted by LB Felipe View Post

I like K712 PRO better than other, despite its price. The problem is that ZxR has a high floor noise (about 10 Ohms), which is not good for AKGs but that works fine with Sony. HEnce you might say "use an external amp", but I think weird to use double amplification. If it is to be so, then would X-Fi TiHD not be better?

One more question: So can we say a good pair of headphones for console must be so good as for PC?
First thing about "double-amping": EVERY analog output is amplified, even the line-outs. You're inherently doing so when connecting an amp via analog to any source.

I'd probably take the Titanium HD over the ZxR, but that's more for its superior support of 3D audio in older PC games and my preference for CMSS-3D Headphone.

This is a guide for reviewing headphones' compatibility with virtual surround; it applies to PCs and consoles alike.
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Originally Posted by LB Felipe View Post
 

 

Thanks.

 

Please let me know when it'll be done.

 

I like K712 PRO better than other, despite its price. The problem is that ZxR has a high floor noise (about 10 Ohms), which is not good for AKGs but that works fine with Sony. HEnce you might say "use an external amp", but I think weird to use double amplification. If it is to be so, then would X-Fi TiHD not be better?

 

One more question: So can we say a good pair of headphones for console must be so good as for PC?

 

OFFTOPIC: I only heard that word from Breaking Bad S05E01 at 37'35". :)

Only a quick reply because I'm on a short break at work:

 

Sony has a lower damping factor than the AKGs, so actually the AKG would handle the noise floor of an amp/dac more easily than the Sony. Even so, the 10 Ohms doesn't directly relate to noise floor... it's more like will the bass sound right and will the treble not be glaring.

A good headphone will be a good headphone, no matter console, PC, music player, etc, as long as it's properly driven.

 

So far getting used to MA900, wasn't too impressed with soundstage last night then realized my surround settings were wrong (35%, was that you Nameless or was I playing around?), so I have to re-evaluate.

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