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Incredible OP. Ty so much for this.

I'd been using a40's for years until my new cat chewed the cord. Mine are old enough that they don't make the replacement anymore. I ordered a used cord off ebay but in the meantime I've been using my sony mdr cd2000 headphones. They are old, slightly beat up and less comfortable for extended sessions but wow they sound so much nicer than the Astros. So now I'm thinking it's time to upgrade.

I have narrowed down my headphone choices with great help from this thread. The only thing I could use a bit of advice on is the mic. I am a pc gamer so I have a few more options than console gamers. I would like to hear the op's thoughts on the BoomPro mic though. I like the idea of less cords and the boompro would combine the mic and headphones once again like my original a40 setup. If mle or anyone else has thoughts on beam forming mics or desktop cardioid mics like the Blue Yeti, I'd like to hear that too.

edit: edited sony headphone model
Edited by Dankdafied - 10/15/13 at 9:56pm
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How gory is Attack on Titan?


its not too bad in my opinion, they dont try to over-do it. that being said people are getting eaten so....

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Originally Posted by Dankdafied View Post

Incredible OP. Ty so much for this.

I'd been using a40's for years until my new cat chewed the cord. Mine are old enough that they don't make the replacement anymore. I ordered a used cord off ebay but in the meantime I've been using my sony cdma2000 headphones. They are old, slightly beat up and less comfortable for extended sessions but wow they sound so much nicer than the Astros. So now I'm thinking it's time to upgrade.

I have narrowed down my headphone choices with great help from this thread. The only thing I could use a bit of advice on is the mic. I am a pc gamer so I have a few more options than console gamers. I would like to hear the op's thoughts on the BoomPro mic though. I like the idea of less cords and the boompro would combine the mic and headphones once again like my original a40 setup. If mle or anyone else has thoughts on beam forming mics or desktop cardioid mics like the Blue Yeti, I'd like to hear that too.

 

I think Axel is the only one in the thread who has the BoomPro. I may be mistaken, though...

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I think Axel is the only one in the thread who has the BoomPro. I may be mistaken, though...

 

I may very well be. I've been using the BoomPro as my only gaming microphone for a bit now and I absolutely love it. Build quality is excellent, sound capturing is wonderful and it's easily managed. Using it with efficient headphones I can run it directly off my Macbook or my Recon3D USB. Or I can add in my amp to get more power for my Mad Dogs. The main beef is the in-line control as I feel it's mostly useless for me and a bit clunky on an otherwise elegant piece of tech.

 

Using a Blue Yeti and the like for gaming is a bit tedious to setup, but can yield impressive results. I've used a Blue Yeti Pro for gaming. Why? Because I could. It was powered by a Scarlett Focusrite 2i2 then fed into my Macbook for gaming a few times. I used a desktop double armed mic stand with a shock mount to prevent any vibrations getting into the mic while I played. I used that setup for 4 gaming sessions. Sound quality was second to none for those with me in the games. Using a normal Yeti you'd still need the stand and shock mount for proper pickup, but you could go USB in to the computer. However in my opinion it's not worth the work or cost of setting up such a configuration with gaming as the intended use and I feel most would be better off with a more simple setup for gaming. I've never used a beam forming microphone in a gaming setup.

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I may very well be. I've been using the BoomPro as my only gaming microphone for a bit now and I absolutely love it. Build quality is excellent, sound capturing is wonderful and it's easily managed. Using it with efficient headphones I can run it directly off my Macbook or my Recon3D USB. Or I can add in my amp to get more power for my Mad Dogs. The main beef is the in-line control as I feel it's mostly useless for me and a bit clunky on an otherwise elegant piece of tech.

Using a Blue Yeti and the like for gaming is a bit tedious to setup, but can yield impressive results. I've used a Blue Yeti Pro for gaming. Why? Because I could. It was powered by a Scarlett Focusrite 2i2 then fed into my Macbook for gaming a few times. I used a desktop double armed mic stand with a shock mount to prevent any vibrations getting into the mic while I played. I used that setup for 4 gaming sessions. Sound quality was second to none for those with me in the games. Using a normal Yeti you'd still need the stand and shock mount for proper pickup, but you could go USB in to the computer. However in my opinion it's not worth the work or cost of setting up such a configuration with gaming as the intended use and I feel most would be better off with a more simple setup for gaming. I've never used a beam forming microphone in a gaming setup.

This was some good feedback, ty.

I'm only considering the beam forming mic because one is included with the sound blaster z and the yeti because it would be a permanent fixture on my desk and not another wire to contend with. But, hearing how happy someone is with the boompro was really all I needed to hear, and at 1/3 the cost of a yeti or sb z, I think the decision is made.
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This was some good feedback, ty.

I'm only considering the beam forming mic because one is included with the sound blaster z and the yeti because it would be a permanent fixture on my desk and not another wire to contend with. But, hearing how happy someone is with the boompro was really all I needed to hear, and at 1/3 the cost of a yeti or sb z, I think the decision is made.

 

Happy to help.

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Happy to help.

+1 for the boompro. You could look at radioshack for their's too. It's MUCH cheaper.

-Erik
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Btw on the front page, there will be a new planar magnetic cans from OPPO. Its also chinese like Hifiman.
I wonder how will they sound and perform on gaming compared to Hifiman.
However, Oppo in China is mainly making mobile phones. Audio compared to Hifiman, Oppo is less known. However they do have MP3 player.

Doesn't Oppo also make some of the best BluRay players? Maybe not the peak summit best, but shaking up that arena with extremely high performance but also at an extremely high value? If it is the same company, then I'd be very interested because of their product target philosophy alone.
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+1 for the boompro. You could look at radioshack for their's too. It's MUCH cheaper.

-Erik

I gave away 2 of my mics, they're very good especially for the price, but sometimes I wish I had a more sensitive/louder mic. What are the ones at Radioshak called, and what are they like?
I don't do the kind of things to justify a Blue Yeti or anything so nice.
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Same Oppo Evs.
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WELL then, where's that interested popcorn-munching emoji when I want to type it from my phone?

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Seems easy enough to remember...
You're on a roll Ethan7000!
But, can you make it to the Honor Roll?
Edited by Evshrug - 10/15/13 at 11:44pm
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Lol I know this one too. It's :popcorn but Add another colon at the end wink.gif
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Its supposed to be the same oppo brand. The logo is the same like the oppo I know in China.

Oppo in China are mainly known for mobile phones. Their phones are ok compared to other chinese smart phones. Pricing is also competitive compared to any chinese smart phone. I prefer Xiaomi than oppo phone though, dont like oppo android UI.

Funny thing, oppo audio and video is not very known here. I barely see any oppo devices on any electronic shop in HK and China, except smartphone. But I saw their mp3 player in cans store among hifiman. Meizu audio devices are more known than Oppo.

I guess they will have a rough start with the audio devices and their first planar cans. Give them few years, and I think they will compete with Hifiman.


Edited by widdyjudas - 10/16/13 at 1:21am
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I have to ask, why hasn't the g930 been reviewed here? It seems to have such mixed reviews; it'd be nice to have MLE's opinion on it :D

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I have to ask, why hasn't the g930 been reviewed here? It seems to have such mixed reviews; it'd be nice to have MLE's opinion on it biggrin.gif
Isn't that a Logitech model?
Sennheiser HD558 (especially with the simple foam ring mod) beats it handily in every way, except it doesn't come with an integrated mic (which isn't an issue because a separate mic is like $3-$4). I also loved the soundstage and competitive nature of the AD700... unfortunately gaming headsets are more marketing gimmick than substance.
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Isn't that a Logitech model?
Sennheiser HD558 (especially with the simple foam ring mod) beats it handily in every way, except it doesn't come with an integrated mic (which isn't an issue because a separate mic is like $3-$4). I also loved the soundstage and competitive nature of the AD700... unfortunately gaming headsets are more marketing gimmick than substance.

 

The G930 is also wireless. Sometimes convenience outweighs performance. I know I still wear mine from time to time, despite having options that are far, far, better. The sound quality isn't great, but it's far from awful. 

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