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post #18046 of 25779
@Mad Lust Envy, Any chance you'll review the Audio Technica ATH-AD700X/900X/1000X and/or Shure SRH1840 in the near future?
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Originally Posted by MkUItra View Post

@Mad Lust Envy
, Any chance you'll review the Audio Technica ATH-AD700X/900X/1000X and/or Shure SRH1840 in the near future?

He said he might be out of the headphone game for a bit so I doubt it
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Originally Posted by conquerator2 View Post

I really must recommend the Audio Technica ATH-A900X, or ATH-W1000X, priced at $189 and $499 from AudioCubes [or $399 off Amazon/Ebay]
I think the 900X, is very good for a closed headphone, runs well practically off anything, incl. the Asus U3, and is quite sturdy 

How well does it isolate you from ambient noise, people talking a few feet away from you?
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Deciding between two setups, input would be appreciated. Currently have dt770 pro-250s. Two options I'm considering are:

SoundBlaster Z > Magni > dt770

                or

RazerSurround > Modi > Magni > dt770


I've demo'd the razer software and it's is not too shabby for what it is. Is SBX much better if at all? This is for game immersion with headphones only, I don't like any type of software on while listening to music and I watch movies on an actual 5.1 setup. 

I love DH for its superior positional cues but I just can't deal with all the reverb.


Edited by Breaker - 11/19/13 at 7:39am
post #18050 of 25779
^ just plugged in my Z, let's see if it works. Creatives last gen THX TruStudio Pro was, IMO, on par or slightly better than DH positioning (your ears may vary), and it didn't have the reverb of DH which I didn't like either.
post #18051 of 25779
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Originally Posted by Evshrug View Post


How well does it isolate you from ambient noise, people talking a few feet away from you?

The 900X isolates quite well.

I use it while commuting a lot and at home it's a non-issue.

There is TV playing, PC humming, people talking and I find it isolates quite fine.

Not as well as the Pro 900 used to [I think, by memory] but decent isolation.

It doesn't leak at all too.

post #18052 of 25779
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Originally Posted by spooky655 View Post
 

I usually listen to music with Klipsch S4 IEMs, but I do have a Harmon Kardon AVR-146 receiver with a 5.1 speaker setup. I'm hoping to somewhat replicate that experience on my desktop computer.

Can someone answer his questions please, instead of just ignoring him?

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Originally Posted by martin vegas View Post

Can someone answer his questions please, instead of just ignoring him?

Excuse me?
I wrote a lengthy response to his question, what you just quoted contains no question AND what I said before applies to what you quoted.
post #18054 of 25779

What you said was that he needs two pairs of headphones, if I remember correctly..why doesn't he just get a stx and use dolby headphone with a good pair of beyers?

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Originally Posted by martin vegas View Post
 

What you said was that he needs two pairs of headphones, if I remember correctly..why doesn't he just get a stx and use dolby headphone with a good pair of beyers?

Because they are not an all-rounder headphone?

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Originally Posted by conquerator2 View Post
 

Because they are not an all-rounder headphone?

Is the bass any better with the Audio Technica ATH A900x?

post #18057 of 25779
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Originally Posted by martin vegas View Post
 

Is the bass any better with the Audio Technica ATH A900x?

Depends, define better.

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@Breaker..

 

SoundBlaster Z > Magni > dt770: You'd have to use the headphone out in conjunction with the amp to get correct headphone surround. You wouldn't want to use the line outs, because as of now this new range of Sound Blasters would consider your headphones to be speakers. I've tried it and it sounds weird to me. The old X-Fi's did not do this (you could use the line-outs with headphones).

 

You could get away without that amp but it'd most certainly help - and somebody in the Z thread used a Magni via the headphone out and reported that there was no distortion. Please bear in mind this isn't an ideal solution but it worked for that guy. I'd try it without the amp first.

 

Razer Surround > Modi > Magni > dt770: Not as good as SBZ Pro or DH, but as you say it's not too shabby. It has however been criticised for poor overall SQ. Checkout The Nameless Guide To PC Gaming Audio thread or the Creative Sound Blaster new série Z thread for more info/endless arguments :smile:.

 

SoundBlaster ZxR > dt770: ?? Same (ish) price as the above solutions. I'd go for this option myself.


Edited by SaLX - 11/19/13 at 8:24am
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Originally Posted by conquerator2 View Post
 

Depends, define better.

Is the bass deeper with more sub and mid bass?

post #18060 of 25779
That was a reply to slog, Spooky specifically asked about the MA900 and the dark side of the moon album. He didn't ask about beyers. The STX is a decent option but people complain about driver support, the hot gaming soundcards for PC right now (with good drivers) are Creative's new Z line of soundblasters.

Nobody was being ignored.
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