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Originally Posted by rage3324 View Post
 

I want to use my personal headphones (Audio-Technica) with my PS4, however I am not clear on how I would connect them and still be able to use a mic for voice chat.On the PS3, I hook up my headphones to my receiver and use a USB adapter (which plugs into the ps3) to plug my mic into. How would I achieve this on the PS4?

 

My setup

 

PS4->Receiver->TV

 

Unfortunately, no one knows how mic functions will work with the PS4 yet because it is different from the PS3. Eventhough Sony has said USB headsets will theoretically work, it isn't a 100% certainty.


All PS4s will come with a mono earphone though which includes a mic, connects to the DS4. If there is a function to output all chat voices to the game voices (like you can now with the PS3), then the issue is solved. You could just continue using the PS4 > Receiver > TV, then just hang the mono earphone on your shirt or something.

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So I apparently left my KSC35 at work over my two days off. So glad I didn't lose it.
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Here's my problem;

 

I've literally been searching for the right headset for ages now (I refuse to buy something until I know for sure its the right call.) I could easily pick out a headset..but It needs to work for xbox as well, the chat is most important since I'm a very competitive player on xbox, less on pc. I only found out you can use most headsets on xbox very recently, but the amp and clip on mic and all this stuff is just terribly confusing me. I need to know exactly what I need to purchase, but I cant do that on my own, I need an experts help :> So that being said, here's my list!

 

- Around 200~, preferably under, ofc I can stretch over! (this includes and amps or mics as well!)
- Over ear!
- Noise-cancelling microphone, but not needed at all.

- Good quality, I don't know how to go into detail with this, just the build/sound quality needs to be the best for the price I'm paying. Sound quality is most important, as in pinpointing footsteps in cod, or just kickin' back listening to music or watching a tv show.

 

Think you could lend a fellow newbie a hand? I'd be ever so grateful! :) 


Edited by fetch - 11/6/13 at 9:49pm
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So my annies arrive tomorrow, but my asgard 2 will not be in for a week. Can I still try the Annie's out on my mixamp?
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Oh hey, lookie here. Is that Arkham City I spy? I think it might be. First to claim gets it. More to follow.

 

https://www.humblebundle.com/gift?key=wSFvkb4ZBxSEz8Pb

i took it. Finished arkham asylum and this would be a great game to do on the side of all the dota playing lol. 

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So my annies arrive tomorrow, but my asgard 2 will not be in for a week. Can I still try the Annie's out on my mixamp?

Of course you can. The Annie is sensitive enough to at least play loudly off the Mixamp alone, albeit less refined. I used my Q701 off the Mixamp alone more often than not, and only attached an amp when I used voice chat.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 11/6/13 at 11:22pm
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Has anyone tried that Audio-Technica ATH-770COM Stereo Headset for gaming? I just did a search but nothing came up. It's up on Amazon for only $72.99 with FSSS.


Edited by Hot0m - 11/7/13 at 6:51am
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Originally Posted by benbenkr View Post
 

 

Unfortunately, no one knows how mic functions will work with the PS4 yet because it is different from the PS3. Eventhough Sony has said USB headsets will theoretically work, it isn't a 100% certainty.


All PS4s will come with a mono earphone though which includes a mic, connects to the DS4. If there is a function to output all chat voices to the game voices (like you can now with the PS3), then the issue is solved. You could just continue using the PS4 > Receiver > TV, then just hang the mono earphone on your shirt or something.

Thanks for the info!

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Hello,

 

First of all, I have to thank for the comprehensive guide on the headset reviews. The reviews and scores are very easy to follow while being detailed enough.

 

I have decided on getting AKG 702 65th, Beyerdynamic DT990, Philips Fidelio X1 or a Sony MDR-MA900 for starters.

 

Easy questions here (I presume ^^)

 

1- Which of the cans above can be drived without an amp ?

 

2- I have found a second hand AKG 702 here in Turkey however it's not a 65th ann. edition. What should I expect to be lower/worse with that headset compared to 65th ann. edition?

 

Thank you.

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Without an amp? The MA900 and the X1.

The standard K702 will be inefficient compared to the Annie, due to less density in the pads, allowing less sound to reach your ears.

The K702 (all of them), and the 990s need some good amps to bring the best out of them. The other two don't require much, and adding power is more for eeking out the last bit of performance and smoothening out the rough edges, not a pure requirement. A portable amp would work well with both X1 and MA900.

Your choice comes down to whether you want more bass, or more balance. I've mentioned how each sounds in the review, so I won't repeat myself.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 11/8/13 at 1:23am
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What amp did you use/recommend for the Q701's and what mix amp did you use/recommend? I need to use voice chat often when I play.

 

I play xbox 360/ps3 (soon to bee the new console) with a set of Q701s directly from my astro mixamp pro but I find the sound is lacking in power. In all my research I kinda missed the point that the Q701s needed an amp to get everything out of them. I now run them threw my yamaha receiver with their "silent cinema" headphone technology. Its great for movies but know i'm losing positional audio for gaming. Tried this with and without the mix amp and same thing. I get more power and sound quality from my Q701s but lose positional audio. Should I just give up and get some ad700/ad700x's or maybe the MA900's? I really do love my AKG's and want to make them work with my setup. 


Edited by Kain96z - 11/8/13 at 1:51am
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

Without an amp? The MA900 and the X1.

The standard K702 will be inefficient compared to the Annie, due to less density in the pads, allowing less sound to reach your ears.

The K702 (all of them), and the 990s need some good amps to bring the best out of them. The other two don't require much, and adding power is more for eeking out the last bit of performance and smoothening out the rough edges, not a pure requirement. A portable amp would work well with both X1 and MA900.

Your choice comes down to whether you want more bass, or more balance. I've mentioned how each sounds in the review, so I won't repeat myself.

 

Wow, that completely changes plans.

 

The non-amp-essential headsets are not available in Turkey -I have get them over e-bay etc.

 

I love bass and I also would like to be able to distinguish surround details in games. While being incredibly light-weight, this, on the other hand, pops as an indurability issue for Sony MDR-MA900, I guess?

 

By the way, from what I've seen, X1's do not allow their pads to be replaced, how about MA900's in that regard?

 

Thank you.

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Originally Posted by FightCat View Post
 

 

Wow, that completely changes plans.

 

The non-amp-essential headsets are not available in Turkey -I have get them over e-bay etc.

 

I love bass and I also would like to be able to distinguish surround details in games. While being incredibly light-weight, this, on the other hand, pops as an indurability issue for Sony MDR-MA900, I guess?

 

By the way, from what I've seen, X1's do not allow their pads to be replaced, how about MA900's in that regard?

 

Thank you.

 

M900 pads can be replaced; which has me thinking how the 1540 pads would alter their sound...

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@Change is Good

 

Could you please do a comparison among Shure SRH 1540, Mad Dog 3.2 and the Sony MA900 please. I want to buy a new headphone to replace my HD598 and I am confused of choosing which can. I would like to add an Alpha Dog in consideration too but the long list 6 weeks and few more weeks of waiting to ship to my country really turn me down, additionally Alpha Dogs require poweful ampss but I only have a C421 and do not want to upgrade my amp yet, moreover I want to stay as portable as possible because I work, sleep, listen to music in every place in my house.

 

Thanks.

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I'm currently building a PC (using some Black Friday deals and building a monster for ~$1500). I'm also in the process of grabbing a pair of AKG K712 Pros for myself as an end of the year gift to accompany the PC build. However, I'm looking for a solid amp/soundcard combo (other combos welcome) to give the 712s their full potential. I've heard a couple different ideas, but wanted to look for more. I'd like to keep whatever set up I get below $450, but I'm flexible depending on the quality/price within different options.

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