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post #19636 of 26082
Get the mod mic for your chat, works great.
post #19637 of 26082
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Originally Posted by DADDYDC650 View Post

I love cheeseburgers and I need a mic to go along with the headphones. I don't want to wrap a mic around my neck though. I have a DSS and I really don't want to add an amp. A wireless headset would be perfect but the only one that looks interesting to me is the Polk Audio 4Shot. I'm mostly into fps, racing, sports and adventure games.

Forgot to mention that I own the original DSS.

 

If you're looking wireless, I think your best choice is to get a wireless Mixamp and pair it with a pair of headphones or headset. You can find a Mixamp 5.8 for around $80-$150 depending on condition. That could leave you $100-$170 for a headphone and mic combo or headset. If you're thinking you want a wireless headset. This will let you pick out the best headphones for your game genre and get the most out of what you like sound-wise. If you're wanting an all in one system check out the Skullcandy PLYR 1. MLE did a review on the first post and I've seen them as low as $100 before. It does Dolby Headphone and will work with both consoles. Either way you'll be setting aside the DSS unless you're ok using it as your processor; in which case you can get better headphones/mic.

 

No matter what option you choose you may need an adapter of some sort to get the mic to work with the new generation, but it's still possible. Microsoft has changed their controller connection for mic input. I'm unsure if Sony has done the same with their mic input.

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Originally Posted by AxelCloris View Post

If you're looking wireless, I think your best choice is to get a wireless Mixamp and pair it with a pair of headphones or headset. You can find a Mixamp 5.8 for around $80-$150 depending on condition. That could leave you $100-$170 for a headphone and mic combo or headset. If you're thinking you want a wireless headset. This will let you pick out the best headphones for your game genre and get the most out of what you like sound-wise. If you're wanting an all in one system check out the Skullcandy PLYR 1. MLE did a review on the first post and I've seen them as low as $100 before. It does Dolby Headphone and will work with both consoles. Either way you'll be setting aside the DSS unless you're ok using it as your processor; in which case you can get better headphones/mic.

No matter what option you choose you may need an adapter of some sort to get the mic to work with the new generation, but it's still possible. Microsoft has changed their controller connection for mic input. I'm unsure if Sony has done the same with their mic input.
Seems as if I'd be in wire hell if I were to go the headphones + separate mic route.

In regards to the PLYR1, wouldn't the PLYR2 be better?
post #19639 of 26082
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Originally Posted by DADDYDC650 View Post

Seems as if I'd be in wire hell if I were to go the headphones + separate mic route.

In regards to the PLYR1, wouldn't the PLYR2 be better?

 

You can easily manage cables to have them controlled with a wired setup. And the PLYR1 is the top version. The PLYR2 is $50 less retail. The PLYR1 brings to the table 7.1 processing, optical pass-through, and a charging base/receiver that doubles as a stand.

 

[edit] Forgot to mention that PLYR2 is stereo.


Edited by AxelCloris - 1/4/14 at 1:50pm
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Originally Posted by ateupwithgolf View Post


Didn't get a reply so I'll ask another way.....currently use sony f1's for gaming, are akgq701's better for sound whoring?

 

 

The MDR F1 definitely shares some similarities to the MA900 in sound, but the latter is a bit of an improvement overall.  The F1 is a tad more rolled off in the highs and a tad less detailed overall.  I found the soundstage on the F1 to be a bit overly diffuse and holographic when used with Dolby Headphone.

 

The Q701 is a more detailed headphone and has sharper and more discrete imaging/positioning when used in Dolby Headphone.  So yes, the Q701s are better for sound whoring.

 

 

If all you care about is sound whoring though, the Q701 is overkill, because it won't sound whore any better than an AD700(x) or HD5x8.  It will mainly be more immersive.

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Originally Posted by chicolom View Post


The MDR F1 definitely shares some similarities to the MA900 in sound, but the latter is a bit of an improvement overall.  The F1 is a tad more rolled off in the highs and a tad less detailed overall.  I found the soundstage on the F1 to be a bit overly diffuse and holographic when used with Dolby Headphone.

The Q701 is a more detailed headphone and has sharper and more discrete imaging/positioning when used in Dolby Headphone.  So yes, the Q701s are better for sound whoring.


If all you care about is sound whoring though, the Q701 is overkill, because it won't sound whore any better than an AD700(x) or HD5x8.  It will mainly be more immersive.
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Originally Posted by ateupwithgolf View Post

Get the mod mic for your chat, works great.

Thank you for the info! I like my F1's, great comfort, but wanted to try something different as well. Had a pair of AD 700's already, but comfort/fit was issue for me. I'm gonna try out some Akg q701's and see how it goes.
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MLE - why haven't you added entries in the amp section for the proper desktop amps that you have owned?

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Originally Posted by chicolom View Post
 

If all you care about is sound whoring though, the Q701 is overkill, because it won't sound whore any better than an AD700(x) or HD5x8.  It will mainly be more immersive.

 

 

I have owned the AD700, the 555 (modded too) and the 598, and the former is considerably better than all those for competitive gaming. That's the only one that made an unfair advantage, sound whoring.

 

Of course this is talking about a particular use, because the 598 are way better headphones as a whole than the other two and people say the top of the line AKGs just destroy them, which should be true considering they were a part of 'the headphone trio' and the other two are proper hi-fi, where it starts.

 

On a side note, the 555 soundstage mod is overrated. Doing it has big tradeoffs, ruining the headphones for music (not that they were good to begin with) and I'd say doesn't make them any better for gaming as well.


Edited by avens - 1/4/14 at 6:47pm
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The Fidelio X1's are $249.99 on Amazon.com at the moment....and they ship to Canada...so tempted to get these, but I plan to buy the Vmoda M100s so I dont think I should bite on this.

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Originally Posted by Chubtoad View Post
 

The Fidelio X1's are $249.99 on Amazon.com at the moment....and they ship to Canada...so tempted to get these, but I plan to buy the Vmoda M100s so I dont think I should bite on this.

 

I think you should buy both to have both open and closed. Then again I'm evil.

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Yeah I dont think I can pass it up. I do already have a pair of Annies though, but I want the X1's as a compliment to them.

 

 

To anyone interested, the sale lasts until January 31st

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Originally Posted by SaLX View Post

MLE - why haven't you added entries in the amp section for the proper desktop amps that you have owned?

Because it's unconventional and illogical. Most people looking for gaming headphones tend to have small budgets. For gaming purposes, recommending a $600 amp/dac on the guide just doesn't make sense. If they happen to own such a solution, then chances are they already know to use it. For thise looking for simple, accessible methods on powering headphones for gaming, will more than likely go for something in the $100 range.

I know I have expensive headphones up, but those are more likely to be bought, than an expensive amp/dac.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 1/4/14 at 7:43pm
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Think im gonna pull trigger on Sennheiser PC 360 or AKG K 701.....argh.

 

I hate making decisions.

 

Still have my Sound Blaster Zx sitting in my drawer, the Titanium HD i won sounds better IMO.

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Originally Posted by ateupwithgolf View Post

Wow, it must be really cold in Pittsburgh for that reply. To clarify, I use the DH decoder in the Sony and plug in the Sony MDR-F1's into the base unit instead of using the wireless headphones that come with it. I also have a mixamp 2013 version. I am wondering if anyone knows if the mixamp and the decoder in the sony do the same thing. If they do indeed, would a akgq701 be a superior headphone for gaming than the Sony F1's?
EDIT: apologize for not linking the first time

Somewhere between 5-11 degrees Fahrenheit at that time biggrin.gif Also quite dark, and after X-mas shoppers can be quite mean/demanding frown.gif I'm not against helping, but please forgive letting exasperation get to me?


What Sony decoder are you using?
If the decoder is using Dolby Headphone, then it is using the exact same processing as the Mixamp and (original) DSS to create virtual surround... any other difference would come from the quality in DAC and Amp built into the decoder.
The Q701 is a top-tier headphone by one of the oldest and proficient headphone makers, I haven't heard the Sony F1 but I CAN tell you that the Q701 delivers competitive detail AND immersiveness in spades. The trade-off of having very detailed headphones, however, is they might reveal flaws in other gear.

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Originally Posted by BlackThought View Post

Think im gonna pull trigger on Sennheiser PC 360 or AKG K 701.....argh.

I hate making decisions.
It is hard to spend money on headphones when you don't actually know what your experience will be like, and you want your dollar to go the furthest, huh? I totally get that. Been there.

Mad's review of the PC360 is spot on, I heard a definitely good and capable headphone in it. I chose to buy and own a Q701, because it's a step-up and a very great value in headphone-world. It's really easy to add a mic to use with any headphone, in fact it gives me more slack to use a separate headphone if I want to use the mic input of my Xbox controller, and I just coil it around my headphone cable if I use it with my PC. Mad linked a really inexpensive mic – that clips to your shirt – on the first post of this thread, I bought a 3-pack and they all work well.
Edited by Evshrug - 1/4/14 at 9:03pm
post #19650 of 26082
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Originally Posted by AxelCloris View Post

Pretty sure I remember reading that the 4 Shot is exclusive to the Xbox One. Am I mistaken?

It is. I also heard that the 4 shot transmitter was stereo only. I can't find a definitive answer though.
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