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post #17476 of 25772
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They LOOK flimsy. Unless you are a barbarian, the MA900 will be just as sturdy as most of headphones out there. For the few weeks I had them, I tossed the MA900s into my backpack every day for work, and I didn't think twice about it getting damaged or anything. Like I mentioned on the review, unless you start yanking on it's cable on a normal basis, you shouldn't have any issues with it.

The X1 will definitely not be as good as the MA900s for competitive gaming, but the X1 is my best recommendation for the price if you want a bass heavy headphone that does everything else relatively well.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 10/21/13 at 6:45am
post #17477 of 25772

Oh, I see, thanks but in the UK the x1s cost more than the Sony MA900s by £17. So should I go with the Sony's as they're cheaper than the x1s?

post #17478 of 25772
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That doesn't seem to be a large price difference. I'd recommend whichever you feel you'd be more happy with sound-wise. Bassy and more energetic, better build (but pads aren't replaceable) or warmer, more balanced, and less fatiguing?

Both of them are well worth their price. Both of them are very comfortable overall, and both of them are easy to drive.
post #17479 of 25772

I'm not a diehard competitive gamer, but I spend long hours on games on the PC. I like bass-heavy headphones, and comfortable ones. I think I may go with the X1s.

 

Anyway, anything's better than my current Turtlebeach x12s right? xD

post #17480 of 25772
Thread Starter 
The X1 sounds like a perfect fit then. I highly doubt you'll be disappointed.
post #17481 of 25772

Great, thanks for your help.

 

Also, I read in the first page that the cable is bad? Is that still an issue and if so what do I need to fix it?

post #17482 of 25772
But he's coming from the TB x12, known to best even the SR-009 in every possible category!


(Kidding Saul, you'll love the X1)
post #17483 of 25772
Thread Starter 
Not that it's bad per se. The X1 will still sound great with it, but bad in terms of resistance and it somewhat limits the potential of the X1 overall. You can easily just buy almost ANY 3.5mm to 3.5mm cable, and it will more than likely be better than the stock cable. Something as cheap and sturdy as the Monoprice cables, or Mediabridge cables sold on Amazon will be an improvement, however subtle. they're like less than $10 overall. You can go to any store and buy an mp3 cable, and it will more than likely be better.
post #17484 of 25772
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Originally Posted by Fegefeuer View Post
 

Too much hype. Oppo hasn't proved anything yet with headphones. 

What product has Jude talked about that doesn't receive hype. :tongue_smile:

post #17485 of 25772
Thread Starter 
Thing is, Audeze was the same way, as was the Abyss planar. Upstarts which got a lot of hype, and ended up proving their worth. Oppo is not a new company and knows their stuff. I, frankly would believe in them more than the others.
post #17486 of 25772

Haha ok ethan :P

 

And thanks MLE, I'll buy one of those. Thanks for all your help.

 

How does this look? : http://www.amazon.co.uk/Pure-Shielded-3-5mm-Stereo-Cable/dp/B003PTZKDA/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1382375299&sr=8-3&keywords=3.5mm+to+3.5mm+cable


Edited by RageSaul - 10/21/13 at 10:18am
post #17487 of 25772
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Originally Posted by RageSaul View Post
 

Haha ok ethan :P

 

And thanks MLE, I'll buy one of those. Thanks for all your help.

 

How does this look? : http://www.amazon.co.uk/Pure-Shielded-3-5mm-Stereo-Cable/dp/B003PTZKDA/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1382375299&sr=8-3&keywords=3.5mm+to+3.5mm+cable

 

Seems good.

They don't mention the cable's impedance but... Should be fine, I guess...

post #17488 of 25772
Thread Starter 
I dunno, it looks a bit too fat to sit right on the X1's cable jack. Try and get one with a piece that sits between the barrel and where the actual piece that goes inside the jack...

http://www.amazon.com/Mediabridge-3-5mm-Stereo-Audio-Cable/dp/B004LTEUDO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1382377430&sr=8-1&keywords=mediabridge+cable+3.5mm

See?
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 10/21/13 at 10:46am
post #17489 of 25772

When I get a desktop PC I was wondering when I should get a sound card, if I get one now my budget would be around $50 I think.

I would use the HD 558's with it and I would play mostly single player games like RPG's and some multyplayer FPS games on the side.

post #17490 of 25772

Most onboard sound cards are pretty bad. One of the best decisions I made when I started getting into headphones, was buying an Asus xonar stx.

 

You dont need to spend that much, but there are some really good options around $50.

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