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What would be a good amp to pair with the old k701's and the mixamp?
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So 2 things have happened:

1) my audio-out jack on my laptop somehow broke, leaving it so unless I push down on the headphone jack I don't get sound in the left ear

2) I just ordered an oculus rift, in which non-surround sound audio is very immersive breaking.

 

I'm wondering which usb plugin to get. I was looking at the Xonar U3, but I'd like something that can't be broken while on the go. Is there any dolby usb that comes on a small cord instead? Or is the Xonar U3 strong enough to handle a little bit of pressure?

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Are there any pros and cons to using a DSS2 vs the Astro Mix Amp?

Which one is better?

 

I'll be running a PS4--->Bi-Frost (Uber Analog)--->Little Dot 1+--->Shure SRH 840s at the moment.

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Originally Posted by Sony Slave View Post
 

Are there any pros and cons to using a DSS2 vs the Astro Mix Amp?

Which one is better?

 

I'll be running a PS4--->Bi-Frost (Uber Analog)--->Little Dot 1+--->Shure SRH 840s at the moment.

 

Mixamp handles voice, DSS doesn't. So if you don't need voice chat go with the DSS since it's cheaper. If you do, go with the Mixamp. And if you can track down the original DSS instead of a DSS2, I hear it has a lower noise floor.


Edited by AxelCloris - 10/6/13 at 11:33am
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For anyone who owns the SkullCandy PLYR 1.

 

I am experiencing a Netflix Ps3 app issue where starting a video with 5.1 audio selected resulted in no audio. No other games or apps on PS3 did this nor does my Xbox 360. Switching to stereo and back to 5.1 fixed this but still annoying to have to do.

 

Ccan anyone else with a ps3 reproduce this?

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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by daleb View Post

So 2 things have happened:
1) my audio-out jack on my laptop somehow broke, leaving it so unless I push down on the headphone jack I don't get sound in the left ear
2) I just ordered an oculus rift, in which non-surround sound audio is very immersive breaking.

I'm wondering which usb plugin to get. I was looking at the Xonar U3, but I'd like something that can't be broken while on the go. Is there any dolby usb that comes on a small cord instead? Or is the Xonar U3 strong enough to handle a little bit of pressure?
Coincidentally, the U3 also comes with a small usb cable, so you dont have to attach it directly to the laptop, so you should be fine.
post #17152 of 24947
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Originally Posted by Sony Slave View Post
 

Are there any pros and cons to using a DSS2 vs the Astro Mix Amp?

Which one is better?

 

I'll be running a PS4--->Bi-Frost (Uber Analog)--->Little Dot 1+--->Shure SRH 840s at the moment.

 

The Mixamp uses Dolby Headphone, as does the original DSS.  The DSS 2 doesn't use Dolby Headphone, and has a different surround DSP.

 

With either one, you won't be using your Bi-frost. The DSS or mixamp has to be the DAC.

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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by henhowc View Post

For anyone who owns the SkullCandy PLYR 1.

I am experiencing a Netflix Ps3 app issue where starting a video with 5.1 audio selected resulted in no audio. No other games or apps on PS3 did this nor does my Xbox 360. Switching to stereo and back to 5.1 fixed this but still annoying to have to do.

Ccan anyone else with a ps3 reproduce this?
Just toggle the Dolby button off and the on again. The Plyr has a problem when the audio signal switches from pcm stereo to dolby. Toggling the button on the base should fix it, though every time you switch the audio it might happen. I mentioned this on the review, though when it came to going from the XMB to a specific game.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 10/6/13 at 7:58pm
post #17154 of 24947

What amp do you think would be a good match with DT990P/250, Magni or O2? or something else?

Regards

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Thread Starter 
All the ones I mentioned on the front page will work well with the 990 Pro.
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Wonder what the Creative Aurvana Live! 2 will be like. Trying to find some really comfortable circumaural phones for games and dance / pop music, but haven't got a clue what to get under £100ish. Comfort is really important for me, anything with deep/soft earcups and lighter weight would be great.

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Thread Starter 
I'm more curious about whether it will have Fostex bio cellulose drivers, or if Creative went elsewhere.
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Originally Posted by bajsmalen View Post
 

What amp do you think would be a good match with DT990P/250, Magni or O2? or something else?

Both the Magni & O2 can easily drive 250-Ohm headphones (DT990), so go with whichever is cheaper (Magni).

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Mad, have you ventured into finding a portable yet? Or are you saving cash for something mysterious... wink.gif

I know you're missing your ma900 very dearly...
Edited by Change is Good - 10/7/13 at 2:49pm
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

I'm more curious about whether it will have Fostex bio cellulose drivers, or if Creative went elsewhere.

 

Yeah, should be interesting for sure. Still gutted that the DT770 Pro 80s put a bit too much pressure on my jaw for my liking. Not sure if it was because I didn't have them for long or what.

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