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Originally Posted by AxelCloris View Post
 

 

Eventually devices like the Astro may not be needed at all. Since the PS4 has AMD TrueAudio and can stream audio into the controller, then it too could eventually get wireless sound without the need of an external DSP unless you specifically want different processing.

I can only hope PS4 releases a device that's similar. I'm thinking if Microsoft's adapter sells well, Sony will follow in their footsteps. I wonder if it will be as good if not better at surround sound/positioning than what Astro has put out.

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Let's liven this place a little, ladies...

 

I know most of you are PC beasts... but here is my console setup at the moment.

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

K612 was shipped off for recabling... so it's the 1540 playing both roles for now...


Edited by Change is Good - 2/11/14 at 5:07pm
post #20853 of 26156
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Let's liven this place a little, ladies...

 

I know most of you are PC beasts... but here is my console setup at the moment.

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

K612 was shipped off for recabling... so it's the 1540 playing both roles for now...


Out of curisity how does the SRH-1540 sound compared to the K612. I know it's comparing closed verses open. I'm just curious about the Shure's sound signature with the K612 as a baseline.

 

Are you getting a dual-entry recable?

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Originally Posted by DADDYDC650 View Post
 

I can only hope PS4 releases a device that's similar. I'm thinking if Microsoft's adapter sells well, Sony will follow in their footsteps. I wonder if it will be as good if not better at surround sound/positioning than what Astro has put out.

 

Is this the device you were talking about? It looks like that adapter is stereo only. If that's the case you'd still want something like the Mixamp to pair with the controller to get surround. The PS4 could potentially do this without any adapter since the controller accepts standard 3.5mm.

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What would be some good headsets/-phones if one want to limit possible extra parts?

I'm looking into making a mITX build with either ASUS Maximus VI Impact, MSI Z87I Gaming AC or whatever next generation equivalent is, so a soundcard is not really an option (and hopefully not needed).

 

So far the PLYR 1 seems most interesting, though I'm a bit concerned about some comments in regards to it's comfort.

Next is the DT 990/770, but the prospect of possible having to get an amp turns me slightly off.

I've considered the Sennheiser 350 SE or 360, but both seems to having comments of boring(?) bass.

Lastly I also have considered the Turtle Beach Ear Force Z Seven and MMX 300.

 

I currently have a G35 and have had an Icemat (current Steelseries) Siberia, so that is what I have experience with to compare.


Edited by haxfar - 2/11/14 at 7:03pm
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Originally Posted by kman1211 View Post
 


Out of curisity how does the SRH-1540 sound compared to the K612. I know it's comparing closed verses open. I'm just curious about the Shure's sound signature with the K612 as a baseline.

 

Are you getting a dual-entry recable?

 

Grenades to oranges, my friend, not even apples lol. One is a technically refined, borderline basshead of a beast... while the other is its budget neutral counterpart. I can't compare the two, specifically, because I never took the time to critique both (side by side)... so I'd rather steer from giving any false comparisons/distinctions.

 

And no, the K612 will be more in line of something like this... 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

... so it's not really recabling (my bad choice of words). More like re-terminating, so to say, so I could use my AKG cable I already have and not have to pay for a DIY.


Edited by Change is Good - 2/11/14 at 6:09pm
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Originally Posted by AxelCloris View Post

Is this the device you were talking about? It looks like that adapter is stereo only. If that's the case you'd still want something like the Mixamp to pair with the controller to get surround. The PS4 could potentially do this without any adapter since the controller accepts standard 3.5mm.
The controller itself is what makes the magic happen and not the adapter. The adapter only allows any headset to work with the Xbox One.
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Originally Posted by DADDYDC650 View Post

The controller itself is what makes the magic happen and not the adapter. The adapter only allows any headset to work with the Xbox One.

 

Ah, ok. I just re-read your original post and I interpreted it differently. I thought you had said that the adapter made the surround. Now it makes more sense.

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Hi guys. I mentioned previously I might buy the DT990's as an intro to the hi-fi world. Before I make a decision though, I was wondering if I could get some suggestions on similar closed headphones, also in the $150-$200 range. I want it moslty for non-competitive gaming, and electronic (sometimes classic rock) music... something with nice, full bass that doesn't overdue it or skimp on other aspects. I was thinking about the AT A900x, but many have complained about comfort. Any suggestions? Thanks.

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So I gamed a bit with the DNA On ear. Surprisingly competent. After fully extending the arms, they don't torture my ears as much, so I can see this being a decent headset with the Vmoda Boom Pro (which will arrive at my house on Thursday). Played some Ghosts with the DNA, and I could pick up positional cues relatively well. Certainly well enough for the few times I game with a mic. Soundstage is definitely on the smaller side, certainly, but it's not a complete loss.

I can hear a definite bass tilt on the DNA, but it's not sloppy and everything after seems in line with one another. I which the DNA could've had the same signature as the DNA Pro which is definitely superior in every aspect.

Dropping off the A30s at UPS tomorrow morning. Here's hoping the replacement is noticeably better than what I heard with these.

In other news... as i was trying to compare the DNA Pro with the On Ear, the right cup snapped off on the DNA Pro. Like... the plastic went FLYING.

Now... I'm not a brute. The only headphone I have ever personally butchered was my PX100-II (totally my fault). Also had a crappy Turtle Beach headset which snapped off a cup as soon as I took it out of its packaging for the first time.

So...yeah. I do wear the DNA Pro fully extended, and they are a very tight, clampy fit. Tight enough that the strain of it being on my head snapped off the plastic...

So...I don't know what else to say. It was quite jarring to have a piece of the headphone become a projectile.

I have since wrapped it up in tape... and on the bright side... the headphone isn't pressing in so hard, and still feels secure. Not pretty... but it's working. It's actually more comfortable now, and I may actually start using it more, since it's not wrecking my skull.

The DNA on ear seems to have a better design, as the pivoting point is at the cup, and not the headband, so there is no stress to the cups, where most pressure would normally be.

I seriously am at a loss for words. All I can say is that the build quality needs work on the DNA pro. Most of the ones I've seen at Best Buy stores have broken pieces.


Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 2/11/14 at 8:56pm
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

So I gamed a bit with the DNA On ear. Surprisingly competent. After fully extending the arms, they don't torture my ears as much, so I can see this being a decent headset with the Vmoda Boom Pro (which will arrive at my house on Thursday). Played some Ghosts with the DNA, and I could pick up positional cues relatively well. Certainly well enough for the few times I game with a mic. Soundstage is definitely on the smaller side, certainly, but it's not a complete loss.

I can hear a definite bass tilt on the DNA, but it's not sloppy and everything after seems in line with one another. I which the DNA could've had the same signature as the DNA Pro which is definitely superior in every aspect.

Dropping off the A30s at UPS tomorrow morning. Here's hoping the replacement is noticeably better than what I heard with these.

In other news... as i was trying to compare the DNA Pro with the On Ear, the right cup snapped off on the DNA Pro. Like... the plastic went FLYING.

Now... I'm not a brute. The only headphone I have ever personally butchered was my PX100-II (totally my fault). Also had a crappy Turtle Beach headset which snapped off a cup as soon as I took it out of its packaging for the first time.

So...yeah. I do wear the DNA Pro fully extended, and they are a very tight, clampy fit. Tight enough that the strain of it being on my head snapped off the plastic...

So...I don't know what else to say. It was quite jarring to have a piece of the headphone become a projectile.

I have since wrapped it up in tape... and on the bright side... the headphone isn't pressing in so hard, and still feels secure. Not pretty... but it's working. It's actually more comfortable now, and I may actually start using it more, since it's not wrecking my skull.

The DNA on ear seems to have a better design, as the pivoting point is at the cup, and not the headband, so there is no stress to the cups, where most pressure would normally be.

I seriously am at a loss for words. All I can say is that the build quality needs work on the DNA pro. Most of the ones I've seen at Best Buy stores have broken pieces.


Hmm, why am I not surprised rolleyes.gif
The plastic always felt cheap and unreliable IMO, compared to other well built plastic cans.
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Originally Posted by Nokami View Post
 

I would really like to know if the PC360 is a sidegrade or a worth upgrade over the A40s? I mean it is worth to drop A40 for Pc360s for that price. Simply for competetive gaming...

 

For competitive PC360 is an upgrade.

post #20863 of 26156
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post


So...yeah. I do wear the DNA Pro fully extended, and they are a very tight, clampy fit. Tight enough that the strain of it being on my head snapped off the plastic...
 

 

WTF....:blink:

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Thread Starter 


The area I pointed to... due to the headphone being fully extended, the exposed arm that goes INTO this area was pressing outwards. That piece of the plastic literally shot out when I heard the snap. Hit my wall with some speed...

Testing the other side that isn't broken, you can see the plastic flex a bit. It is a definite point of weakness, and it's no wonder I see so many broken DNA pros. Monster nailed the sound quality, but the next iteration needs some build quality improvements. I can see this happening to more than just me.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 2/11/14 at 9:56pm
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MLE, I hope you mention the crap build quality in your review. That's just horrible...
Edited by DADDYDC650 - 2/11/14 at 10:28pm
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