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A few questions for anyone who can assist me.

 

 

1. Does anyone have any experience with the QPAD 1339s?

http://www.corporate.qpad.se/modules/news/article.php?storyid=221

 

I've read that they are pretty much a 32 ohm DT770 with a boom mic.

 

BUT, in the review of the DT770s on the first page, it was stated that they were too bass heavy.

 

2. Could these be any different? As in "the best closed headphone for competitive use."

 

3. And on top of all that, what sort of sound card setup would be ideal to power these things if I decide to purchase?

 

 

I would greatly appreciate any help thrown my way.

post #18002 of 26078
Thread Starter 
No in ear is gonna compare to over ears, especially open ones.

The 770 reviewed is the Pro 80 and 600ohm, not the 32ohm. The proplem with the 770s, is that they're inconsistent with either being bass light or bass heavy (the 80ohm is always bass heavy however).
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 11/16/13 at 9:00pm
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You can say that again. I tried my friend's modded Logitech UE900 the other day. I can not believe those retail for 400 USD.....good gawd. D:
When I was listening to them, I thought they weren't bad for $200, which is what I thought the price was. Words can't describe how disappointed I was when I heard of its price.

I'll stick with the SE215 despite its rolled-off treble and "soft" overall sound signature, or my surprisingly decent $25 Sennheiser CX-300 for earphones. >.>

Money towards full-sized headphones suddenly seem "worth it" to me after that experience.
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Originally Posted by Slog View Post
 

1. Does anyone have any experience with the QPAD 1339s?
http://www.corporate.qpad.se/modules/news/article.php?storyid=221

I've read that they are pretty much a 32 ohm DT770 with a boom mic.

BUT, in the review of the DT770s on the first page, it was stated that they were too bass heavy.

2. Could these be any different? As in "the best closed headphone for competitive use."

3. And on top of all that, what sort of sound card setup would be ideal to power these things if I decide to purchase?

Currently the Creative Labs Sound Blaster Z (SB1500, retail box), for $100, seems to be a good value for what your get.

The SB1500 comes with a shielding over part of the card and also comes with a microphone.

 

Does it matter if the headphones are open or closed?

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I currently have Klipsch S4 In-Ear Headphones. They don't seem to be all that great for gaming, but could someone rate the competitive capabilities of them out of 10? I am trying to decide if the Sony MA900s are enough better to be worth the purchase. An idea of the improvement for music would also be helpful.

Get a sennheiser headset like the u320!

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I am using MA900/modmic to 2011 mixamp on my PS4. Does anyone have issues with Voice Chat not being loud enough? I have to max out the mixamps volume introducing hiss in my listening and have the voice knob turned all the way to almost max to hear anyone. If I even bump towards game volume I get completely deafened. I am wondering is anyone else having this problem?

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Thread Starter 
I have the same setup, but using a DX mic instead of the modmic. I can't say, as I have my E17 attached to the Mixamp for more power to the MA900. I don't wanna tweak the volume on my Mixamp, since it distorts so much when I adjust it. I have left it at 70% with the game/voice knob entirely on game. Been that way for months. Sure, I can't hear chat through my MA900, but haven't had a need to yet. I may pick up Ghosts, since games are pretty slim pickings right now, and I don't think I'll be enjoying KZ for too long.
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How loud are open headphones? Loud enough to be picked up by modmic?

post #18009 of 26078
Thread Starter 
No, unless you're shattering your ear drums. Never heard an open headphone loud enough to be picked up by any mic. My MA900 is vented and as open as it gets, and the mic doesn't pick it up. My mic does pick up the fan though...
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 11/18/13 at 8:58am
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A condenser mic might but again, it's unlikely :D

post #18011 of 26078

Do these headphones tend to go on sale online on Black Friday?

post #18012 of 26078
Thread Starter 
I',m sure you'd find some. Headphones go on sale a lot throughout the year.


BTW guys, interesting... the Xonar U3 works on the PS4. No way to adjust it's settings, and functions basically the same as the PS4's controller audio jack, and any other standard USB adapter with the only options being available being the PS4's volume control. It'd be very interesting if I could get it to do DH off the USB feed, though it's doubtful.

This would've been useful on the PS3 (maybe it did work, but no one tested it?)






I basically just volunteered, didn't I? tongue.gif
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 11/18/13 at 1:59pm
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

I',m sure you'd find some. Headphones go on sale a lot throughout the year.


BTW guys, interesting... the Xonar U3 works on the PS4. No way to adjust it's settings, and functions basically the same as the PS4's controller audio jack, and any other standard USB adapter with the only options being available being the PS4's volume control. It'd be very interesting if I could get it to do DH off the USB feed, though it's doubtful.

This would've been useful on the PS3 (maybe it did work, but no one tested it?)






I basically just volunteered, didn't I? tongue.gif

 

Hmmm, I thought I read somewhere that PS3 USB ports couldn't transfer audio... strange.

Anyway, nice find with the PS4 :]

Do try to experiment with it.

post #18014 of 26078
Thread Starter 
Nah, doesn't seem to be any way to make the U3 convert to Dolby, though I'm sure USB audio is probably limited to stereo.

edit: So the U3 registers as usb mic adapter, so that's good to know.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 11/18/13 at 2:18pm
post #18015 of 26078

Any chance you've listen to Dark Side of the Moon on the MA900s? It is one of my listening pleasures, so I'm curious to know how it would sound.

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