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post #18016 of 26072

Does nobody else find it slightly disturbing to keep seeing Reggie's face on the top right corner of the screen every time they come to this thread?

 

It's like he is haunting me now LOL

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i thnk its hilarious, but thats me.

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Originally Posted by spooky655 View Post

How loud are open headphones? Loud enough to be picked up by modmic?
Nah. For a real-world demo about how much different headphones leak sound, watch my YouTube video. I posted it about 3 pages back, and it's also linked on the last page of my Journal thread in my signature.

Mic has never picked up my game audio with any of my headphones, even the KSC 75's.

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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

Yes, you did. Keep testing!
I missed your stream today. Can't watch it inside the Twitch.TV mobile app :/
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Thread Starter 
Meh, it was just more testing. I don't plan to stream anything but online play. I'm still on the KZ campaign though I think I'm pretty much done.
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Eh... But it was fun to see you having fun and going "what the!?!??"
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When do you normally stream MLE? It always seems to be inactive whenever I check in.

post #18022 of 26072
Seemed like 9-10 am or so
post #18023 of 26072

Ah, boo. So after his job, the same time I'm just waking up for mine :p

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Thread Starter 
I'll probably stream the most on Sun-Mon, my days off. As Evs said, probably between 8am-1pm EST every day.

Played some KZ online today, and boy... just not my type of game. I guess I really am mostly a CoD guy in terms of online.
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Originally Posted by Chubtoad View Post
 

I had the exact same issues as you with regards to mouse noise. It's from a mixture of CPU/GPU/general EMI/RF interference, I had it regardless of whether or not I had my headphones/amp plugged into my PC or not. (my consoles/PC share the same area.)

 

Buy one of these - http://www.monoprice.com/Product?c_id=108&cp_id=10844&cs_id=1084402&p_id=6909&seq=1&format=2

 

I have been using one of these for months now and it eliminates all forms of PC related noise, however the mixamp hiss is still there, I think that's just a fault of the mixamp itself and you can't really do anything about it.

 

To give you an example, I have an Asgard 2 amp with the AKG K702 Anniversaries, while connected to my PC I can crank the volume to maximum on either low gain or high gain and hear absolutely nothing, complete silence.

 

Depending on who you ask, some people might say a ground isolator can cause sound degradation but I noticed no difference in sound before or after using this. Before getting one of these the noises would drive me nuts that my mouse would make.

 

*edit* NM

 

Awesome! I got that Monoprice ground noise isolator and it did the trick! No more buzzing noise or high pitched squealing from moving my mouse.... WELL worth the 7 bucks that it costs, hehe. Also turned out that connecting the Mixamp directly to a power outlet using a USB charger isn't the greatest idea. This created a unbearably loud buzzing sound. Connected the Mixamp back to my computer's USB for power and voila, silence! (except for the inherent hiss of the Mixamp which you can't really get rid of).

 

However, the hiss doesn't bother me at all as it's only apparent when you jack the volume pot up really high. At normal listening levels for gaming, I don't hear the hiss of the Mixamp at all, so no biggie. Just glad to have gotten rid of that buzzing sound and feedback from my PC which I could hear all the time.

 

Anyone with a similar problem should give this little device a try! :D 


Edited by pervysage - 11/18/13 at 6:29pm
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Hey Mad Lust, this question is for you. Love the thread, you should be paid to do these things!

 

After going through it many times, I picked out these top headphones for my needs, and now I just need to pick one:

 

BeyerDynamic DT770s

BeyerDynamic DT990

Ultrasone 900

Ultrasone 2900

Philips Fidelio X1

Nuforce HP-800

HiFiMan HE-400 and HE-4

 

The things I am going for are:

  • Deep, powerful, rumbling bass when bass is needed (such as an explosion, building falling over in BF4, etc.) but won't overpower and be too present when you don't want it to be (such as when firing a gun)
  • A huge, deep soundstage with good positioning precision so you can pinpoint where those footsteps are and where a sniper is firing from in the distance

Budget is up to $550

Location: AUS

I hope you can help me out!

 

Regards,

Liam

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Thread Starter 
You can't expect a huge, deep soundstage with deep, powerful bass. There are always tradeoffs. A good middle ground is the Fidelio X1, but if you want deeper bass, get the HE-400 with velour pads (buy the velour pads off the Head-Direct website).

I do hope you have the right amping, Mixamp, etc. Seriously, I'd start with the Fidelio X1, as that may be all the headphone you will ever need, and better gaming performer than the HE-400.

Ok, so I just bought CoD ghosts digitally. Probably start streaming it tomorrow.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 11/18/13 at 6:47pm
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Originally Posted by pervysage View Post
 

 

Awesome! I got that Monoprice ground noise isolator and it did the trick! No more buzzing noise or high pitched squealing from moving my mouse.... WELL worth the 7 bucks that it costs, hehe. Also turned out that connecting the Mixamp directly to a power outlet using a USB charger isn't the greatest idea. This created a unbearably loud buzzing sound. Connected the Mixamp back to my computer's USB for power and voila, silence! (except for the inherent hiss of the Mixamp which you can't really get rid of).

 

However, the hiss doesn't bother me at all as it's only apparent when you jack the volume pot up really high. At normal listening levels for gaming, I don't hear the hiss of the Mixamp at all, so no biggie. Just glad to have gotten rid of that buzzing sound and feedback from my PC which I could hear all the time.

 

Anyone with a similar problem should give this little device a try! :D 

glad it worked for you.

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Originally Posted by LiamIV View Post
 

Hey Mad Lust, this question is for you. Love the thread, you should be paid to do these things!

 

After going through it many times, I picked out these top headphones for my needs, and now I just need to pick one:

 

BeyerDynamic DT770s

BeyerDynamic DT990

Ultrasone 900

Ultrasone 2900

Philips Fidelio X1

Nuforce HP-800

HiFiMan HE-400 and HE-4

 

The things I am going for are:

  • Deep, powerful, rumbling bass when bass is needed (such as an explosion, building falling over in BF4, etc.) but won't overpower and be too present when you don't want it to be (such as when firing a gun)
  • A huge, deep soundstage with good positioning precision so you can pinpoint where those footsteps are and where a sniper is firing from in the distance

Budget is up to $550

Location: AUS

I hope you can help me out!

 

Regards,

Liam

 

 

I think all those headphones are already reviewed on the front page.

 

Powerful bass and large soundstages aren't often found together in the same headphone, but I'd say the Denon D7000/Fostex THx00 are one of the few that can pull it off.  That's a bit out of your price range, so a cheaper alternative would be the Fidelio X1, which has similar strengths of balancing out fun low bass and a large soundstage simultaneously. 

 

Hifimans have pretty good  bass (linear), but with a slightly smaller soundstage (more medium-large than large).  Ultrasones are sort of the same, but I think with more of mid-bass focus.  DT990s are OK, but the X1 does what they do better (and the DT990s are too cold and V-shaped IMO).

 

I'd get the X1s.


Edited by chicolom - 11/18/13 at 6:59pm
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Wouldn't online multiplayer match + simultaneous live streaming = epic lag fest?

 

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