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post #17491 of 25030
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

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?

Yeah I see, it's just they're not available on the UK amazon. I can't find any others with the design you said they needed for my country :/

post #17492 of 25030
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Originally Posted by davisman View Post
 

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.

Can you give me a few name's? I checked the Asus xonar stx and it's too steep for my blood sadly.

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Originally Posted by mrkingdomhearts View Post
 

Can you give me a few name's? I checked the Asus xonar stx and it's too steep for my blood sadly.

Xonar DG or DGX. You could also pick up a used X-fi Titanium.

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Originally Posted by Murder Mike View Post

Xonar DG or DGX. You could also pick up a used X-fi Titanium.
DX if possible, I found the DGX to sound very dull.
Edited by ethan7000 - 10/23/13 at 9:20am
post #17495 of 25030
Thread Starter 
Got my babies back!

Oh, how much I missed them!

Yes, I use plural when I speak of headphones. SUE ME.
post #17496 of 25030
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Originally Posted by Murder Mike View Post
 

Xonar DG or DGX. You could also pick up a used X-fi Titanium.

This what you mean? 

http://www.amazon.com/Refurbished-Sound-Blaster-X-Fi-Titanium/dp/B00D62UYRS/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1382386888&sr=8-2&keywords=x+fi+titanium

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I think I'll go for the Titanium since I hear alot of good things about it.

Question is it a pain to install for a windows 7 machine?

post #17499 of 25030
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Originally Posted by Fegefeuer View Post
 

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

 

Hype? Yeah, there'll be some. From what I can tell, though, people are mostly commenting on its styling, which is understandable. I mean...look at it.

 

Oppo's making a headphone. It was a surprise to many (certainly to me anyway). That's worthy of discussion here.

 

Some people get all bent out of shape because we as a headphone audio community might want to talk about it a lot...discuss what we hope it'll be like, what we hope it'll sound like...on a headphone audio forum. Should we pretend it's not happening?

 

On car forums, people get excited--and, yes, sometimes hyped-up--about the announcement of a new car, before anyone's actually driven it. On camera forums, people get excited about the announcement of a new camera, before anyone's shot a photo with it. Have you ever been to a forum that covers mobile phone technology? And here, at what has to be one of the busiest of all places in the world for the discussion of headphone audio, we're going to get excited about new headphone and audio gear announcements.

 

When we first opened up Head-Fi back in 2001--and for several years thereafter--we rarely had new stuff to discuss. Now we do.

 

Hype? Yeah, that happens here, and, again, it also happens on just about every other forum about whatever topics and product types its focused on. And, as on those other forums, time proves the heroes after some of the initial excitement dies down. That excitement is called enthusiasm. And many of us...well, we're enthusiasts. It's fun.

 

Here are some tips: don't spend money you haven't got. Don't only listen only to what I (or any other single person) has to say about something. Search the forums, do a little due diligence; reconcile what you're reading with your preferences, and hopefully increase your chance at successfully finding stuff that sounds great to you. You'll find people who review gear whose preferences are reliably more in line with yours, and that's helpful. You'll find people who review gear whose preferences are reliably the polar opposite of yours, and that's helpful, too.

 

You ever go to a Head-Fi Meet, and see the looks on faces of the first-timers (and even many seasoned meet veterans, myself included) as they walk the floor, excitedly looking at gear they've been reading about and wanting to hear, with their chance to finally do that at hand? That'll always be the essence of this place, as far as I'm concerned. Shared enthusiasm.

 

Anyway, sorry to go a bit off the "headphone gaming guide" topic.

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Originally Posted by jude View Post
 

 

Hype? Yeah, there'll be some. From what I can tell, though, people are mostly commenting on its styling, which is understandable. I mean...look at it.

 

Oppo's making a headphone. It was a surprise to many (certainly to me anyway). That's worthy of discussion here.

 

Some people get all bent out of shape because we as a headphone audio community might want to talk about it a lot...discuss what we hope it'll be like, what we hope it'll sound like...on a headphone audio forum. Should we pretend it's not happening?

 

On car forums, people get excited--and, yes, sometimes hyped-up--about the announcement of a new car, before anyone's actually driven it. On camera forums, people get excited about the announcement of a new camera, before anyone's shot a photo with it. Have you ever been to a forum that covers mobile phone technology? And here, at what has to be one of the busiest of all places in the world for the discussion of headphone audio, we're going to get excited about new headphone and audio gear announcements.

 

When we first opened up Head-Fi back in 2001--and for several years thereafter--we rarely had new stuff to discuss. Now we do.

 

Hype? Yeah, that happens here, and, again, it also happens on just about every other forum about whatever topics and product types its focused on. And, as on those other forums, time proves the heroes after some of the initial excitement dies down. That excitement is called enthusiasm. And many of us...well, we're enthusiasts. It's fun.

 

Here are some tips: don't spend money you haven't got. Don't only listen only to what I (or any other single person) has to say about something. Search the forums, do a little due diligence; reconcile what you're reading with your preferences, and hopefully increase your chance at successfully finding stuff that sounds great to you. You'll find people who review gear whose preferences are reliably more in line with yours, and that's helpful. You'll find people who review gear whose preferences are reliably the polar opposite of yours, and that's helpful, too.

 

You ever go to a Head-Fi Meet, and see the looks on faces of the first-timers (and even many seasoned meet veterans, myself included) as they walk the floor, excitedly looking at gear they've been reading about and wanting to hear, with their chance to finally do that at hand? That'll always be the essence of this place, as far as I'm concerned. Shared enthusiasm.

 

Anyway, sorry to go a bit off the "headphone gaming guide" topic.

 

The paragraph in bold should be a disclaimer on the front page of this thread... very well said.

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Thread Starter 
No. ONLY LISTEN TO WHAT I HAVE TO SAY.

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post #17502 of 25030

Uh, MLE they don't sell those 3.5mm in that design in the UK... I can't find any  on amazon. The one you said I should buy is the USA one which don't deliver to the UK.

post #17503 of 25030
Thread Starter 
There has to be SOMETHING with that step on the plug. But it's not a necessity. Just try and find a cable that doesn't have a thick barrel. Too thick a barrel without that extra piece may keep the plug from inserting completely.
post #17504 of 25030

Local electronic store doesn't have anything?

post #17505 of 25030

The Fidelio X1s look immense but they're open :( One of the main problems I often find with headphones is that they press the arms of my glasses into the side of my head, making my glasses feel like they're squashed up against my head. I'd love a super comfortable pair of headphones for music and gaming but I tend to end up getting IEMs simply because they don't interfere with my glasses, don't cause me discomfort and nobody near me can hear what I am listening to. 

 

Sigh.

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