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post #19711 of 26223
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

Both the X1 and CAL are efficient headphones, the CAL even more so. I suggest at least a portable amp for both, though for gaming purposes, it's not completely necessary. I dunno about the ZXR's output impedance which may alter the balance of the headphones negatively. may not be an issue overall, but it's possible. If you're gonna spend that much for an X1, don't do it a disservice by attaching it to underwhelming sources. The CAL is a safe bet for minimal amping, output impedance mismatch aside.

I just ordered the CAL. I'll look into buying the X1 at a later when when I can afford a proper amp.

 

I don't think you saw my last question in regards to the PLYR1. Would you recommend that over the CAL for console gaming or should I stick with the cheaper CAL?

post #19712 of 26223
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The CAL is a better sounding headphone. The PLYR1 is good with the extra benefit of being wireless. The CAL is GREAT, sounds better, and is more comfortable.
post #19713 of 26223
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The CAL is a better sounding headphone. The PLYR1 is good with the extra benefit of being wireless. The CAL is GREAT, sounds better, and is more comfortable.
Thanks a lot for your time MLE. Can't wait to have a listen to the CAL.
post #19714 of 26223
So i guess my question was answered about the Beyer COPs not being a headphone suitable for gaming..?

Im still not sure wther to buy them or not. Some say they are good, some say not good. I like them because they dont require amping, since i dont want to buy an amp yet and just want to get a mix amp pro.

Plus i like that the COPs can detach the cable and i could buy the boom mic from v moda, which is 30 bucks cheaper than beyers gooseneck mic.

Plus i wont be using it for just gaming but for music as well. more of a versitile headset i guess
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Fidelio X1 with the V Moda Boom Pro Mic

 

 

 

 

post #19716 of 26223
Thats pretty good. X1 and boom mic...too bad thats over my budget frown.gif...
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I don't have the 2013 mixamp.  I use my M-stage with the Mixamp 5.8 and the Ear Force DSS v1, and it works great with both of them.

 

Try testing your M-stage on your computer by listening to some binaural audio/virtual surround sound videos with it and then compare it to your soundcard/motherboard audio HP jack or a USB DAC.  See if adding the M-stage still screws up the positioning with compared to the un-amped audio.

 

I've tested it again and this time I had the M-Stage hooked up longer and noticed that the positinal queue is still there, just the fact that the soundstage is so big! and I wasn't used to that. I prefer the soundstage the mixamp provides.

Can you recommend me an AMP that doesn't have as big as the soundstage like the M-Stage? 

post #19718 of 26223

Awesome combo 1llest. Lucky guy.

post #19719 of 26223
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Thats pretty good. X1 and boom mic...too bad thats over my budget frown.gif...

 

The boom pro is very good. Picks up the voice very well too! I don't have to talk as loud. Start saving! :)

 

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Awesome combo 1llest. Lucky guy.

 

Thank you! I love them!

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I've tested it again and this time I had the M-Stage hooked up longer and noticed that the positinal queue is still there, just the fact that the soundstage is so big! and I wasn't used to that. I prefer the soundstage the mixamp provides.

 

Can you recommend me an AMP that doesn't have as big as the soundstage like the M-Stage? 

 

You want a smaller soundstage?

 

:blink::blink::blink:

 

Well, pretty much any other amp under $250 will probably have a smaller soundstage than the M-stage.  E09K, Magni, O2, iCan, Asgard, etc.  Take your pick, as all are likely a bit smaller.

 

I like the iCan for it useful sub-bass boost and 3D effect switches, both of which I use all the time.  It's a nice sounding amp, and it will be plenty powerful for the X1 (a Magni would probably be too powerful).  It also has 0.5 ohm output impedance, which is theoretically nice for controlling the 30 ohm X1s.


Edited by chicolom - 1/6/14 at 5:30pm
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For smaller soundstage, the E12 and iCAN (on default) are my suggestions...
post #19722 of 26223
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Originally Posted by chicolom View Post
 

 

You want a smaller soundstage?

 

:blink::blink::blink:

 

Well, pretty much any other amp under $250 will likely have a smaller soundstage than the M-stage.  E09K, Magni, O2, iCan, Asgard, etc.  Take your pick, as all are probably a bit smaller.

 

I like the iCan for it useful sub-bass boost and 3D effect switches, both of which I use all the time.  It's a nice sounding amp, and it will be plenty powerful for the X1.  It also has 0.5 ohm output impedance, which is theoretically nice for controlling the 30 ohm X1s.

 

Not necessarily smaller, but something similar to the mixamp soundstage. I'll check out the iCan, Im curious how that 3D effect switches will sound with the mixamp. Thanks @chicolom 

 

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Originally Posted by Change is Good View Post

For smaller soundstage, the E12 and iCAN (on default) are my suggestions...
 
Will give the iCan a try! 
 
 
 
 
 
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Have any of you guys tried the X1 with the Vali?

Edited by 1llest - 1/6/14 at 5:34pm
post #19723 of 26223

If you go with the iCan, I recommend picking up some kind of outlet switch to go with it.  The iCan doesn't have a power switch, so you'll want an external switch to power it ON and OFF.  I wouldn't recommend simply yanking the cord out, because I have a theory that that kills the iCan's PSU after a while.

post #19724 of 26223
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Wait, do you have TWO X1s??

post #19725 of 26223
^^ I actually meant as in getting the fidelio x1. The mic price is pretty good. Im still wondering if i should get the Beyer COPs althoigh i jave been told they wont be good for gaming. And getting the V moda boom mic as opposed to the beyer gooseneck, is actually cheaper and has in line controls as well..
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