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Originally Posted by rudyae86 View Post
Soooo I just bought my first $200 headphones...the Sony MDR MA900 smily_headphones1.gif. 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 smily_headphones1.gif 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.

post #20192 of 24549
Hi all
Im looking for a pair of headphones mainly for gaming
I have sennheiser pc360 and rog vulcan,
And a creative z soundcard
the pc360 r great but I'm in a noisy room so get a lot of background noise
the vulcan r good for stopping the background noise but the pc360 r much better sound.

I'm looking at the
sennheiser pc350 se
DT770 pro 250 ohm

Just need some advice on these 2 headset or any others
play mainly battlefield 4
thanks
post #20193 of 24549
K612 for gaming is tops.
Tested them thoroughly and they beat the MA900 for me.
The imaging with the Ks is sublime and they provide a more focused experience imo.
I found the extra air the MA 900 provides to be slightly distracting and the imaging to be a bit indistinct sometimes...
The X1 to me does surprisingly well here too.

The good is that the MA don't require extra amping, apart from the AKGs.

Also, I was a big closed headphone supporter but for gaming it's a no contest... They sound way too canned and congested ;/
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Edited by Nokami - 1/21/14 at 6:50am
post #20195 of 24549
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K612 for gaming is tops.
Tested them thoroughly and they beat the MA900 for me.
The imaging with the Ks is sublime and they provide a more focused experience imo.
I found the extra air the MA 900 provides to be slightly distracting and the imaging to be a bit indistinct sometimes...
The X1 to me does surprisingly well here too.

The good is that the MA don't require extra amping, apart from the AKGs.

Also, I was a big closed headphone supporter but for gaming it's a no contest... They sound way too canned and congested ;/
I need closed headphones as im in a room with other people and t.v and that is why I have problems with the pc360
post #20196 of 24549
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Edit: Ooooooooh, looky here... I've reached Supremus! :beerchug: 

 

Congratumilations! I still have a ways to go before I hit that status.

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Does anyone know what the k550 are like for gaming
post #20198 of 24549
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Thanks,

 

just for my layman knowledge, what would the difference in terms of surround, soundstage and pinpointing be between these 2 configs:

 

1.- Just the Senn HD 598 from a powered source (for example, I guess a PC would do)

 

2.- The Senn HD 598 + DSS1 from the PS4, assuming the DSS1 performs as an amplifier and as a DH 7.1 surround (did I well understand?)

 

I mean, would the Senn by itself have a decent "surround"? If so, what does the 7.1 DSS1 add? Does it turn 2 channels into 7 virtual ones (+subwoofer), then improving surround in what what terms? Or what is the "gain" I will have thanks to the DSS1?

 

And another doubt: do you think moving from a Senn RS 160 to a Senn HD 598(+DSS1) is quality worth it?

 

Thks

Thks,

 

I finally got a dss version 1, but is it all the same in terms of audio quality the SoundBlaster Recon3D? Does the Recon3D handle both audio+chat? Would you recommend one over the other?

 

Thks

post #20199 of 24549
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Does anyone know what the k550 are like for gaming


I personally found the K550 dull and lifeless on their own with music, so I wouldn't expect them to be any fun for gaming. That said there are others who absolutely love them. I am not among those people.
 

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Thks,

 

I finally got a dss version 1, but is it all the same in terms of audio quality the SoundBlaster Recon3D? Does the Recon3D handle both audio+chat? Would you recommend one over the other?

 

Thks

 

I can't speak to the sonic differences, but the Recon3D can definitely handle chat.


Edited by AxelCloris - 1/19/14 at 8:05am
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I personally found the K550 dull and lifeless on their own with music, so I wouldn't expect them to be any fun for gaming. That said there are others who absolutely love them. I am not among those people.

 

I can't speak to the sonic differences, but the Recon3D can definitely handle chat.
Its looking like the pc350 se unless someone has any other suggestions
Been reading mixed reviews on dt770
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Its looking like the pc350 se unless someone has any other suggestions
Been reading mixed reviews on dt770

 

 

Not sure how good their isolation is, but soundmagic HP100 are closed and have decent soundstage FWIR.

post #20202 of 24549
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Its looking like the pc350 se unless someone has any other suggestions
Been reading mixed reviews on dt770

Before i got an AD700 i had an PC350 and the isolation is for a closed Headset really bad. You will hear most things out their, just at a bit lower Volume.

post #20203 of 24549
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Originally Posted by Nokami View Post

Before i got an AD700 i had an PC350 and the isolation is for a closed Headset really bad. You will hear most things out their, just at a bit lower Volume.
Was looking at the ad 700 but they are open headphones
R the sennheiser pc350 se that bad
post #20204 of 24549

any thoughts on the

a700

akg 550

post #20205 of 24549

The A700 and K550 have both been discussed at length throughout the thread. I'd recommend using the search option when you have a few minutes to read through everything that's been said about both of them.

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