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Huzzah! My DX microphone has finally made it over on the slow boat from China. Now I can try gaming with my HD650!

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Originally Posted by CubemonkeyNYC View Post

I admit I was confused by the application of "semi-open" to the Q701s, but I read it a few different places. 

Ok, so they're open. Wife and I have a little overlap in the time we're in the same room while I'm gaming, but not much. I'm going to give them a shot and see how it goes.

Problem is I have very little basis for understanding how much sound escapes from an open headphone. People on the headphones subreddit told me to just leave my G35 playing on my desk and that would be a good comparison. Others have said it's just like having desktop speakers playing. Given that these people are audiophiles, I'm surprised at how wildly different those comparisons are.

If the Q701s don't work out, I'll find a closed set. You like the Mad Dogs, but man are they ugly. 
I made a practical (low-science) video demo comparing the sound leaking from different types of headphones. I'm evshrug there as well as here, just search my name.

Several headphones leak a fair bit less while you're wearing them.
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Point made.

So Mad Dogs + Mixamp Pro + E17 + Modmic as a starter kit?

Then again, could the Mad Dogs live on just the Mixamp?
One thing to consider: the Mixamp and the E17 are both DACs. The Mixamp or other surround processor must get a digital signal directly from the computer, so you could only use an E17 as a power amp for the Mixamp.

The Mixamp is really only intended for current-gen Consoles, you could figure out a work-around but it's simpler (and cheaper) to just get something made for a PC. The SoundBlaster I just got for my PC works really well, sounds very clean.
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Try Dxtory instead of fraps. When my friends and I were recording PS2, Dxtory gave you more options and caused fewer FPS problems.
Thanks for that suggestion, I've asked how to create YouTube vids with baked-in surround a few times so I could make examples for others, but I hadn't heard of DXTory before, thanks for that. Now, I can finally make the samples I "need" to complete my guide on virtual surround.
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I know how you feel all too well, because people keep asking me about headphones I've never, ever heard, which happens to be the majority of them.

There's a REASON I redirect them to your guide for headphone recommendations; you've sampled all the usual AKG, Beyerdynamic and Sennheiser sets, while I've mostly centered on Stax systems whose pricetags are downright intimidating because of the amp requirements, and most people don't keep speaker amps around to use with the transformer boxes, either.

There's a MUCH simpler way to do this that doesn't require any cables; it's usually called "Stereo Mix", or "What U Hear" on certain Creative devices. Just record from that.

By the way, instead of FRAPS, it looks like people are faving DXTory, or if you've got a Kepler-architecture NVIDIA GPU, ShadowPlay.
Haven't heard of ShadowPlay before and I just updated NVIDIA Experience last night, I'll have to check it out. Just activate shadowplay, and then What U Hear with the soundcard's surround turned on, right?
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Huzzah! My DX microphone has finally made it over on the slow boat from China. Now I can try gaming with my HD650!
Huzzah! Wanna test it out tonight? I could get on borderlands 2 again smily_headphones1.gif
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I made a practical (low-science) video demo comparing the sound leaking from different types of headphones. I'm evshrug there as well as here, just search my name.

 

 

I'd already seen it and it was very helpful. Thanks.

 

After changing my mind ten times I've gone with DT 990 250 ohm, a Xonar DGX, a Magni, and a modmic. I think that will do to start.


Edited by CubemonkeyNYC - 12/15/13 at 12:30am
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Hi! I just bought Skullcandy SLYR Headset, but I can hear static sound when is quiet, for example in the Xbox Dashboard or the PS3 XMB. I tried with other headphones in the GMX Mixer and the sound is there no matter what, I don't hear it when I play, but if someone talks I can hear static. I don´t know if this is normal. Help please, I'm from Mexico and I don't want to return them, it's very difficult to send things to USA frown.gif
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Cubemonkey,
Should be good kit! hope you enjoy/love it and have many moments that just take you away and feel so good smily_headphones1.gif

I keep thinking to make more vids and "guide" articles in my thread, I know a lot of other people have done it but I think that next I'll make a guide with general tips to plan out choosing a music system (headphone-amp-DAC-processing-source). While I don't want to ruin the fun of "picking the right component for me," I do think a lot of people would benefit from understanding the vocabulary and how to scale their audio chain for their budget.

Rnght now though I'm just going to sleep, because my iPad keeps crashing Safari every 3 minutes. It's really starting to irk me.
Edited by Evshrug - 12/15/13 at 1:07am
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Originally Posted by GuacalaQueRico View Post

Hi! I just bought Skullcandy SLYR Headset, but I can hear static sound when is quiet, for example in the Xbox Dashboard or the PS3 XMB. I tried with other headphones in the GMX Mixer and the sound is there no matter what, I don't hear it when I play, but if someone talks I can hear static. I don´t know if this is normal. Help please, I'm from Mexico and I don't want to return them, it's very difficult to send things to USA frown.gif

Yes, I saw your post earlier but I'm not sure how to help.
I believe Mad said the mixer just has background hiss normally in his SLYR review... ditch the Mixer for something better like a Turtle Beach DSS on eBay.
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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by GuacalaQueRico View Post

Hi! I just bought Skullcandy SLYR Headset, but I can hear static sound when is quiet, for example in the Xbox Dashboard or the PS3 XMB. I tried with other headphones in the GMX Mixer and the sound is there no matter what, I don't hear it when I play, but if someone talks I can hear static. I don´t know if this is normal. Help please, I'm from Mexico and I don't want to return them, it's very difficult to send things to USA frown.gif

Tu nombre es una contradiction, hahaha. I like it a lot.

The Slyr's mixer is a little hissy. It is not a problem with the headphone itself. If you dont plan on using the mic on the mixer, you can try and find a used DSS as evs stated. It will give you better audio and dolby headphone.

Sadly, most of these amps that are bundled with certain headsets tend to be hissy.


I should be getting the Slyr back tomorrow, so I'll give it a test and see how the Mixer acts. It's been awhile since I've used the Slyr, let alone the Mixer.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 12/15/13 at 2:07am
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Thread Starter 
Just remembered I could still play ps4 without a controller...my Vita. Remoteplay still plays with the ps4 displaying on the tv...

Ah well. Not a good idea for COD, since the Vita's analog sticks are terribad.
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Originally Posted by CubemonkeyNYC View Post
 

 

Out of curiosity, why did you go with the STX over one of the cheaper Xonar cards like the DGX?

The built in amp. I couldn't afford an external amp at the time that I bought it (2 years ago) and was planning on getting an HD650 or an AKG 702.

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Thread Starter 
So... it's December 15th.

I turned 31. So in order to celebrate, I'll be putting up 31 new reviews in the near future....





Okay, maybe it's more like 3.1 reviews. biggrin.gif
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 12/15/13 at 7:05am
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quick question...

does the creative sound blaster recond3d work with the ps4? couldnt find anything on it on the net...or havent searched properly

thank you
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

Tu nombre es una contradiction, hahaha. I like it a lot.

The Slyr's mixer is a little hissy. It is not a problem with the headphone itself. If you dont plan on using the mic on the mixer, you can try and find a used DSS as evs stated. It will give you better audio and dolby headphone.

Sadly, most of these amps that are bundled with certain headsets tend to be hissy.


I should be getting the Slyr back tomorrow, so I'll give it a test and see how the Mixer acts. It's been awhile since I've used the Slyr, let alone the Mixer.

Muchos me dicen de mi nombre smily_headphones1.gif Well, thank you very much. I can handle the noise, isn't that loud. I maybe get the DSS 2 for christmas but I don't know if the mic will work. If I buy the Astro Mixamp I can use the mic? Or the DSS 2 can work with my mic?

Thank you again and happy birthday!
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

So... it's December 15th.

I turned 31.

 

Time to celebrate!

 

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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

So... it's December 15th.

I turned 31. So in order to celebrate, I'll be putting up 31 new reviews in the near future....





Okay, maybe it's more like 3.1 reviews. biggrin.gif

 

Congratz for being another year older :D

OT-That's cheating! 31 it is :P

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Huzzah! Wanna test it out tonight? I could get on borderlands 2 again smily_headphones1.gif

 

I'm all for some more BL2. I'm free tonight around 11ish. Break the seal on multiplayer gaming with the HD650s and try out the DX mic. I was very impressed with MLE's sound for the price, so let's see if I too drew the lucky straw on quality.

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