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2.  any better price than amazon? (160 plus shipping)

 

Search the deals thread in the last few pages. There was a post about 25% off any Skullcandy products on their eBay page with code CSKULLC25.

post #18077 of 24909
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I'm having a ridiculously hard time deciding between bassport-modded Q701 with Annie earpads and Fidelio X1. :confused: Is the bass of the X1 very significantly more immersive and cinematic than the modded Q701's?

 

I do more SP than MP (about 70-30 split) and I don't really play "MLG style" so immersive bass is important to me, but if it's not a substantial difference between the headphones, I'd rather spend 45 dollars less on the Q701 (if someone could show me somewhere I could get the X1 for less than 300 bucks + tax, that would also be appreciated).

 

I'm going to be using a Xonar DG solely for Dolby Headphone and a very analytical Audio-GD NFB-11.32 as a DAC/amp in the interest of letting the headphones do the talking with no coloration from the DAC/amp. I've heard the Q701 plays nice with it, but know nothing about the X1's synergy with it. 

 

If I were in your shoes, I would get the x1. That said, I have the akg annies, and with a slight bass boost from the Asus control panel, their immersion is outstanding. 


Edited by davisman - 11/19/13 at 12:11pm
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Those lame 3 lane maps are what make CoD fun, not this huge BF style map nonsense.
post #18079 of 24909
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Originally Posted by vsha View Post
 

I'm having a ridiculously hard time deciding between bassport-modded Q701 with Annie earpads and Fidelio X1. :confused: Is the bass of the X1 very significantly more immersive and cinematic than the modded Q701's?

 

I do more SP than MP (about 70-30 split) and I don't really play "MLG style" so immersive bass is important to me, but if it's not a substantial difference between the headphones, I'd rather spend 45 dollars less on the Q701 (if someone could show me somewhere I could get the X1 for less than 300 bucks + tax, that would also be appreciated).

 

I'm going to be using a Xonar DG solely for Dolby Headphone and a very analytical Audio-GD NFB-11.32 as a DAC/amp in the interest of letting the headphones do the talking with no coloration from the DAC/amp. I've heard the Q701 plays nice with it, but know nothing about the X1's synergy with it. 

 

 

The X1 will still have significantly more bass.  The bass mod won't be able to make up for differences between them.

 

Keep in mind the bass isn't the only difference between them.  The Q701 is still lighter and drier and the X1 is warmer. 

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Those lame 3 lane maps are what make CoD fun, not this huge BF style map nonsense.

 

How many players are in a match? Is it still 6vs6?

 

If so, that is clearly where they failed. If there's going to be bigger maps then there clearly needs to be a higher number of players... :blink:


Edited by Change is Good - 11/19/13 at 12:54pm
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So I literally moments ago received my Samson SR850 headphones, and I was surprised to see that there were already soft cloth pads installed instead of pleather. Perhaps in all of my reading on various options before purchase I mixed something up, but I thought these were supposed to come with uncomfortable pleather pads. So is it the stock cloth pads that people find uncomfortable or perhaps some prior generation of pleather? I probably jumped the gun by purchasing replacement AKG K240 knock-offs from ebay that looked like well reviewed alternatives (but unfortunately likely won't arrive for a couple of weeks from China).

 

Am I crazy? Did I just buy replacements that will be exactly like what's already on there? I'm beginning to think I may have over-researched this since I'm having trouble keeping it all straight! :blink: 


Edited by gg99 - 11/19/13 at 1:05pm
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

Those lame 3 lane maps are what make CoD fun, not this huge BF style map nonsense.

Oh I agree. 

 

ETA: Some of the maps can be considered 3 lane, and they are by far the best. Maps like Warhawk, strikezone, and Prison break (more a 4 lane map, but essentially 3) have the best flow, and gameplay. 


Edited by davisman - 11/19/13 at 1:20pm
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Originally Posted by Change is Good View Post
 

 

How many players are in a match? Is it still 6vs6?

 

If so, that is clearly where they failed. If there's going to be bigger maps then there clearly needs to be a higher number of players... :blink:

IIRC Current gen is 6v6, next gen is 9v9. 

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Can you recommend a DAC, amp, or DAC/amp for gaming with the MA900s? I would like to keep the cost no more than $100.

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Someone help :( I'm so overwhelmed with all these choices and I've been trying to wrap my head around what to upgrade to. Mad Lust, thanks so much for this guide but I'm getting in over my head here lol, but very well written and super helpful and narrowing down some hardware... just need a little outside opinion here. Will try and state everything clearly.

 

I'm looking for an all around budget set up ($100-150), something that will be mix between fun/cinematic and slightly competitive but not as important. Mad Lust your awesome review had me almost clicking the checkout button on the CALs but then I realized that these reviews are all done using some sort of soundcard or outside hardware? This is where I get lost... amplifiers, ohms, dacs... Is there a go to option within my budget range that will work?

 

I'm running windows 7 with basic sound drivers I guess :/ no installed soundcards, and a pair of crappy iems. Been looking to upgrade my sound for a long time and I really want to get it right the first time, finally have some funds to get going. 

 

Also came across the reviews of Koss KSCxx and the Sony MA900. Leaning towards Koss for the price, but if I can get something substantially better with my budget then I'd go for that.

 

Headphone type doesn't matter, and I don't really need to worry about sound leaking in or out.

 

I don't mind extra hardware on my desk or plugged in to my PC.

 

Would love any input from this super friendly forum!

 

P.S. should I wait until black friday/ cyber monday o_o?

 

TLDR

 

Budget $100-150

Fun/cinematic > competitive

Koss KSCxx / MA900 / CAL ?


Edited by vangogh - 11/19/13 at 2:41pm
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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

Best meme ever.

post #18087 of 24909
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Originally Posted by spooky655 View Post
 

Can you recommend a DAC, amp, or DAC/amp for gaming with the MA900s? I would like to keep the cost no more than $100.


Try asking MA900 owners if they have tried using using it with the Sound Blaster Z (maybe the combo works well enough).

http://www.head-fi.org/t/663121/sony-mdr-ma900-appreciation-thread

 

Or ask Sound blaster Z owners if any of them have tried the MA900 with it.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/623079/creative-sound-blaster-new-s-rie-z

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Going through the full CoD Ghosts campaign with the MA900, I dunno how anyone could say it's lacking bass. Seriously. It was insanely immersive.
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Originally Posted by vangogh View Post
 

 

 

I'm looking for an all around budget set up ($100-150), something that will be mix between fun/cinematic and slightly competitive but not as important. Mad Lust your awesome review had me almost clicking the checkout button on the CALs but then I realized that these reviews are all done using some sort of soundcard or outside hardware? This is where I get lost... amplifiers, ohms, dacs... Is there a go to option within my budget range that will work?

 

Also came across the reviews of Koss KSCxx and the Sony MA900. Leaning towards Koss for the price, but if I can get something substantially better with my budget then I'd go for that.

 

Would love any input from this super friendly forum!

 

P.S. should I wait until black friday/ cyber monday o_o?

 

TLDR

 

Budget $100-150

Fun/cinematic > competitive

Koss KSCxx / MA900 / CAL ?

 

 

You can't go wrong with either the KSC75 or MA900.  Both are great bang-for-buck headphones. 

 

At $10, the Koss in particular may be THE greatest bang-for-buck headphone in existence. I still remember the first time I heard them and being blown away at the sound for the price.  If you don't like the clips you can mod it with a headband: http://www.head-fi.org/t/534479/mad-lust-envys-headphone-gaming-guide-updated-9-2-2013-sony-ma900-added/10830#post_9061076

 

The MA900 is a great all rounder and comes with a more refined sound, a bigger sound, and a bigger soundstage than the Koss. 

 

Both are pretty easy to drive so you won't need to invest too much in an amp. 

 

 

The CALs are very good too, but they're a bit bass heavy and with a smaller soundstage so I'd personally go with the other two for gaming.

 

I wouldn't really bother waiting for black friday/cyber monday.  These headphones aren't usually the ones that get those types of deals. 


Edited by chicolom - 11/19/13 at 3:17pm
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Both are pretty easy to drive so you won't need to invest too much in an amp. 

Thanks so much.  What sort of soundcard/amp would you recommend to go with the Koss?

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