Soooo I just bought my first $200 headphones...the Sony MDR MA900 . Should arrive next week. Since they are now discontinued, I wonder if they get messed up or anything, how will they fix them or replace them? im more concerned about the cable since alot of peeps say its thin but I have a pair of sony mdr xd200 and the cable on those are thin and had them for 3+ years and have been going strong since, cable is still great condition. So im assuming it may be the same for the MA900.
Either way cant wait for them to arrive. But I still need one more thing....Mix Amp Pro 2013 or Recond3D USB? Im a bit confused because some people say that optical cant output 7.1 signal...and since Mix Amp Pro 2013 is 7.1...is this true? Recon3D seems like a good choice for 70-75 bucks
I need some suggestions guys thanks
Good score on the MA900! The cable may be thin, but I haven't had any problems with it so far...would prefer it to be detachable, though.
You'll find there's a lot of marketing spiel out there, and that underlined bit is one of them. The thing is that both Dolby Digital and DTS only have six discrete channels for a 5.1 setup. Anything beyond that has to be matrixed into the existing channels, much as Dolby Pro Logic II has to cram those main six channels into a two-channel signal.
It's not like having the extra side channels is that big of a deal, though. What matters is that you can distinguish front and rear like you can left and right.
As for Mixamp vs. Recon3D (I don't know why people keep doing that, because there is no extra "d" in "Recon3D"), I suppose part of it depends on whether you need to use it with a PC as well, or just want it for console gaming. The need for Dolby Pro Logic II decoding for PS2, GCN and Wii games may also be a deal-breaker. But other than that, it largely depends on whether you prefer Dolby Headphone or THX TSP Surround in the end.