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Originally Posted by PurpleAngel View Post
 

Here are some ear pads that fit on the SR-850, $16

http://www.ebay.com/itm/251375506165?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

 

Nice find, thanks. For that price it might be worth the risk of a cheap knockoff from China.

 

I assume it sounds like I've otherwise found a good fit with the SR850 based on my needs? Thanks all.

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I am trying to narrow down a quality headphone (preferably headset) used solely for gaming with a Astro 5.8 "wireless" mixamp on console platforms. I am willing to do the mic-mod on a set as long as the headset is geared toward pin-point accurate directional cuing aka sound-whoring. Any recommendations? I see many FPS gamers lean toward the following and I am hoping to have a little guidance towards my purchase. These are the few I am leaning toward:

 

- PC360 or PC 363D

- Audio Technica ATH-AD700

- AKG Q 701 Quincy Jones Signature Reference-Class

- Sennheiser HD 598

 

I currently own the 2011 Astro BXR A40's and get told by friends that they here static/muffled voice when I chat. I feel I would be better at sound-whoring with a different headset/headphone with mic-mod then the A40s I currently own. Any suggestion, please?

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Originally Posted by AverageGamer View Post
 

I am trying to narrow down a quality headphone (preferably headset) used solely for gaming with a Astro 5.8 "wireless" mixamp on console platforms. I am willing to do the mic-mod on a set as long as the headset is geared toward pin-point accurate directional cuing aka sound-whoring. Any recommendations? I see many FPS gamers lean toward the following and I am hoping to have a little guidance towards my purchase. These are the few I am leaning toward:

 

- PC360 or PC 363D

- Audio Technica ATH-AD700

- AKG Q 701 Quincy Jones Signature Reference-Class

- Sennheiser HD 598

 

I currently own the 2011 Astro BXR A40's and get told by friends that they here static/muffled voice when I chat. I feel I would be better at sound-whoring with a different headset/headphone with mic-mod then the A40s I currently own. Any suggestion, please?

 

Hi,

 

All these headphones have been discussed a ton on this thread.  There's also reviews on all of them on the front page. 

 

To reiterate:

AD700 = Great for pure soundwhoring, but treble-centric and light on bass which means it's not as immersive for single player gaming.  The other headphones listed are all more weighty and immersive sounding, but they will not sound-whore any better than the AD700.

PC360 = More balanced sounding than AD700, with a slightly smaller soundstage.  Has a mic.

PC363 = Special Edition PC360.

HD598 = Almost the same as the PC360, but a tad lighter and clearer sounding.

Q701 = The most "audiophile" of the bunch, and also the most weighty sounding (more immersive).  Has the most bass (but still by no means bass-heavy).

 

If you want more info, I'd suggest a search through the thread (using the search button) as they get discussed pretty much every week.  There's really nothing new to say about them. 


Edited by chicolom - 11/15/13 at 9:51am
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Originally Posted by vsha View Post
 

Can anyone advise me on which, K702-65th Anniversary or K712, would be better for me? I value a cinematic gaming experience higher than soundwhoring/competitive gaming but am put off by the descriptions of the X1's less detailed bass, and I've narrowed it down to these two.


The K712 is warmer, has more bass presence than the Annies, it's also not as dark sounding as the Annies, the K712 is the more enjoyable one to listen to, so of the two, I would say the K712 is more for your tastes. I haven't heard the Aune T1, so I can't say.

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Thread Starter 
GAWDAMMIT UPS, HURRY UP WITH MY PS4! I'm so hyped, I can't sleep, I have to work in 9 hours...and I don't even have a damn game yet (I'm gonna try going all digital from now on)...

ROAR
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Thanks for the reply , i was thinking about 100 euros max , means 120-130 dollars

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Originally Posted by kman1211 View Post
 


The K712 is warmer, has more bass presence than the Annies, it's also not as dark sounding as the Annies, the K712 is the more enjoyable one to listen to, so of the two, I would say the K712 is more for your tastes. I haven't heard the Aune T1, so I can't say.

 

:confused:

 

I say the K712 is both slightly warmer and slightly darker than the Anniversary (including the treble itself). 

 

Not sure how the K712 could be both warmer and bassier yet also less dark unless it was V-shaped....

 

 

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Originally Posted by AverageGamer View Post

 

I am trying to narrow down a quality headphone (preferably headset) used solely for gaming with a Astro 5.8 "wireless" mixamp on console platforms. I am willing to do the mic-mod on a set as long as the headset is geared toward pin-point accurate directional cuing aka sound-whoring. Any recommendations? I see many FPS gamers lean toward the following and I am hoping to have a little guidance towards my purchase. These are the few I am leaning toward:

 

- PC360 or PC 363D

- Audio Technica ATH-AD700

- AKG Q 701 Quincy Jones Signature Reference-Class

- Sennheiser HD 598

 

I currently own the 2011 Astro BXR A40's and get told by friends that they here static/muffled voice when I chat. I feel I would be better at sound-whoring with a different headset/headphone with mic-mod then the A40s I currently own. Any suggestion, please?


I would also consider the AKG K612 Pro, another great gaming headphone. It has very accurate imaging and has a very balanced sound. It's going to be a bit similar to how the Q701 sounds, but a bit more intimate and a thicker sound, and also more balanced and natural sounding. You are going to get a tad less detail and isn't quite as precise sounding, but I find it images more accurately than the Q701.

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Originally Posted by chicolom View Post
 

 

:confused:

 

I say the K712 is both slightly warmer and slightly darker than the Anniversary (including the treble itself). 

 

Not sure how the K712 could be both warmer and bassier yet also less dark unless it was V-shaped....

 

 


I found the Annies a tad darker when I heard them. Maybe I am mistaking something else for brightness or I hear treble a bit differently. The treble could be elevated more in a region I'm sensitive to, thus it coming off as a bit brighter. There are many explanations for that. I'm extremely sensitive to certain regions in the treble region. That's one reason you get such variations in how people hear certain headphones.


Edited by kman1211 - 11/15/13 at 10:45am
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No worries. 

 

You're allowed to hear differently.  :p

 

 

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I'm still thinking of picking up a pair of X1's to go with my Annies.

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U3 - 900X - 0_0

Pretty good, very similar to the Clip+, just a bit more punch.

Either the amp is not as bad or the AT cans are not really demanding.

Compared to the Realtek output it's night and day...

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The hypes is real, MLE. I picked one up last night and am just now waking up.

It takes FOREVER to download these games completely. But it is nice you can play the campaign while it does. I got nbd 2k14 and BF4 and both games take up atleast 35gb of space.
Edited by Change is Good - 11/15/13 at 2:41pm
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It takes FOREVER to download these games completely. But it is nice you can play the campaign while it does. I got nbd 2k14 and BF4 and both games take up atleast 35gb of space.

 

 

:eek:

 

I guess I shouldn't be surprised since Blu-Rays hold ~50 gigs, but still.  Were any PS3 game downloads ever that big?  I'm guessing multiplatforms were all around ~7gb but did any PS3 exclusives ever get that big in size?

 

I'm sure ISPs will love these game downloads.  :veryevil:

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