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Originally Posted by DADDYDC650 View Post
 

NiteWalker, how is the battery life? I only got to use the Gold PS4 headset for 5 hours or so but from what I can tell, they seem like they will last the full 8 hours as advertised. I'm thinking about purchasing a pair for myself but I already have the 5.8 mixamp and I'm sure Sony is going to release a Platinum PS4 headset. I just don't see them selling only one headset.

Very good so far. I just finished using them for about 3 hours a little while ago and the battery indicator on screen still showed full bars.
 I think the battery life will be fine with the gold headset. The biggest battery killer on the elites was the bass impact, which isn't needed on the gold.

 

They sound good, but not as good as wired. But in buying the gold headset, you're paying for the convenience of plug and play with good sound.

Very comfy.

Worth the $100 IMHO.

 

I agree with sony releasing a platinum headset. I think it'll have a simple design than the elites and not have the cracking defect the elites have.

It'll be interesting to see what sony comes up with.

post #20792 of 25011

Hey,

 

i need some advice for a mates Headset.

 

he has an A40 and would know how much better the PC360 is only for footsteps (not on SQ).

He could sell the 40s for the 360 but he dont know if it is a worth upgrade..

 

Thanks


Edited by Nokami - 2/9/14 at 8:14am
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Just have to keep in mind that the Gold, Pulse and even the first-gen wireless headset from Sony all uses subpar pleather earpads. Of everyone I know that has own it (which is to say, many), their earpads tore after just 6 months. Sony doesn't sell those replacement earpads directly either.

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Originally Posted by benbenkr View Post
 

Just have to keep in mind that the Gold, Pulse and even the first-gen wireless headset from Sony all uses subpar pleather earpads. Of everyone I know that has own it (which is to say, many), their earpads tore after just 6 months. Sony doesn't sell those replacement earpads directly either.

Did your buddies take care of the ear pads? I quick Google search landed me a picture of some ear pad replacements. Shure HPAEC940 ear pads from Amazon fit nicely it seems. I'm not sure if they will fit the Gold headset but if they have the same drivers I wouldn't see why they not.

 

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Swapping to velours is undoubtedly going to alter the sound quality...
post #20796 of 25011
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

Swapping to velours is undoubtedly going to alter the sound quality...

For sure but in a good or bad way? Only one way to find out. Besides, it's better than having a pos ear pad rest against your ear and then having to toss the headset into the trash.

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So I bought the astro a30 + mixamp 5.8 right when it came out to replace my TB x41s that broke. The a30s were ok but hurt my ears after long playing sessions. I then bought the Turtle beach hpx, which I have used for the last couple of years.

I have just recently started looking into an upgrade and stumbled across this forum. Originally I was looking at the AD700x ($139 at zzound) but just noticed the q701 is $199 on amazon. Obviously I would need to amp the q701s, which is an additional cost. My question is, is the 701 worth the extra $150 or so more than the 700x? These will be mainly used for gaming, where I play 90% competitive FPS (cod/halo).

Also, can anyone comment on the differences between the hpx and either of the headsets mentioned above? Mainly concerning soundstage and positioning, etc.
Edited by theragekage - 2/9/14 at 3:52pm
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I already tried it with my Xonar Phoebus which has the same DAC as STX (PCM1796) and TPA6120A2 AMP. so I dont completely agree with the "proper amping" argument.  I'm sure 612pro is a great headphone for its current price tag, but the point is 612pro is very unpredictable with some sources.  
Amps.
I liked the MA900, particularly the mids, but the "n" shape of the frequency curve didn't have the sparkle and extension that I associate with hi-fi and I find more exciting (the MA900 sounded more... compressed). Meanwhile the AKG's I've owned have scaled remarkably well, making the difference between a headphone that sounded quite good (MA900) and a phone I craved to listen to.
I have a single-ended Class A Tube amp that I love with my 6DJ8-type tubes, but I think the K612 and higher would be well served with something as simple as a Schiit Vali or a Project Starlight.
Edited by Evshrug - 2/9/14 at 7:33pm
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So, what is the cheapest device that has Dolby Headphone 7.1? I have Dolby Headphone 5.1 already. Asus are terrible at explaining what soundcards have what on their specifications page.

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Does anyone else find that the front left and front right virtual speakers for CMSS-3D and SBX Pro Studio sound as if they are positioned at past 45° rather than 30°?

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After waiting a while ...I finally ended up getting the Creative Sound Blaster ZXR . It looks the best way to go right now 

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Originally Posted by Dreyka View Post
 

So, what is the cheapest device that has Dolby Headphone 7.1? I have Dolby Headphone 5.1 already. Asus are terrible at explaining what soundcards have what on their specifications page.

I guess the Xonar U3. That's what I got.

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You should check this thread at Overclock I made.  It includes the same audio that has been processed by different virtual surround sound software. I'm in the process of copying it to this thread I have made at Head-Fi. Unfortunately, it keeps getting stuck in the spam filter but I want opinions on how each VSS compares to each other.


Edited by Dreyka - 2/11/14 at 6:37am
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Originally Posted by conquerator2 View Post
 

I guess the Xonar U3. That's what I got.

 

Is that 5.1 or 7.1?

 

Edit: It is 5.1 not 7.1. I need 7.1 because I already have 5.1 Dolby Headphone.


Edited by Dreyka - 2/10/14 at 9:36am
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Originally Posted by Dreyka View Post

Is that 5.1 or 7.1?

Edit: It is 5.1 not 7.1. I need 7.1 because I already have 5.1 Dolby Headphone.

I dunno, it's DH 1-3... Up to 8 channels.
Edited by conquerator2 - 2/10/14 at 9:42am
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