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Not quite but close.

I don't like numbers because people have blinders on and only seem to look at 8s and 9s as good. This is basically my experiences on evsry review site I've been too. Somehow, anything less than 8 is not good. That to me is just a stupid mindset. Thats why I prefer using the term GOOD, instead of a number that they'll ignore.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 3/23/14 at 10:31am
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Good to know.

And speaking of issues, I really hope AKG addresses the K545. That was a damn good headphone.... and I only heard one side! lol

 

I had issues with the 812. Once the headphone itself, then a few weeks afterwards the cable which wasn't properly built. And they ask 200 Dollars for a freaking cable. Sure, such things happen but there's a general lack of consistency in the manufacturing process, especially inside of the earpads whos "bumpers" are uneven and can stick in the hearing area. Unacceptable for this price. Yeah, there were Audezes with dead channels left or right or even both but this is AKG. A K G.

 

God bless Germany. :evil: (except Sennheiser earpad/headband prices)

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I have one question. First let me describe my situation:

I currently own 360 and PC. For pc I have Xonar DG and for 360 I have nothinh. Just a splitter which gives me 1vga cable and 2 rca cables for stereo. I am just using CAL! with either pc front jack or disconnect and connnect into those 2 rca cables via simeple rca to jack, if I want to use headphones on either 360 or pc. Same goes to speakers.

 

now, that 360 will be exchanged to PS4 soon (maybe) and I've been thinking about setup here. The point is that PS4 will be used via DVI cable on my monitor and as for sound it have optical out. Now how and to what I connect that?

Do I need Asus u7? or some of Fiio products? I don't have a big budget sadly and dont mind switching cables (but would love not to but I know its hard without full blown expensive receiver like Yamaha).

Good Dolby headphone would be great too. My Xonar DG already supports it but it sound muddy... the surround effects works but it sound like underwater.

edit: note - I love my cal! headphones and if only headband would be more comfortable :P

So how do I connect ps4 optical, pc, headphones and speakers with possibly least switching (but I can switch some if needed) and Dolby headphone ?

edit2:Maybe mixamp is what I need? it's very difficult to get in Poland tho. Maybe I could order one from USA ? (if its what I need)

 

 

With gaming consoles (like the PS4) you want to use something like the Astro Mix-amp.

 

With the Xonar DG.

Did you disable the motherboard on-board audio? in the BIOS

Delete the Asus drivers and install the Unified Xonar Drivers.

http://maxedtech.com/asus-xonar-unified-drivers/

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yes. Onboard is disabled. I am using original drivers from asus site. heard about those unified drivers. Is that latest version on the site? Do I need to delete original drivers in a specific way?

And what settings to use then ? So I am good with xonar dg as for pc sound card and dolby headphone on pc? It failed on me a couple of times but I had to change pci slot and reinstall windows... that card is weird but it works well now and was cheap!

 

I was worried that mixamp might be the best way for dolby headphone on console because it's expensive to export it from USA/GB to Poland. Even tho its only 130$, it would be like 200$ with shipping and 200$ is my weekly salary in Polish currency :P

So no cheaper (available in Poland maybe) alternatives for DH on console?

 

What if I wanted to drop DH on console and just wanted to decode optical into analog headphones ?

What would be recommended DAC/external soundcard then ? Maybe I could get everything in one bag and buy something like x-fi hd or one of external xonar cards for the job? Something that Could be used passively on console (with power from usb on console or outlet, without pc running on) and also be a dac or sound card for pc. u7? omni? x-fi hd? or others?

Or stay with xonar dg on pc (or something else if its bad) and just get some simple dac for ps4 like d03 which just converts optical ?

what about turtle beach dss/dss2 ?


Edited by HiCZoK - 3/23/14 at 12:55pm
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Here is my CAL!2 with the boompro : It beats your DNA monster pro!!!

 

 

 

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Change, what's the diff between the K612 pads and the standard K702 pads? I ask because I find the K702 pads to be the more comfortable than the Memory foams of the Annies, due to less heat buildup.

Apparently the more recent comparison between the Annie and K712 are stating that they sound identical (via side by side comparison), leading me to believe that the Annies must have changed to K712 memory foam instead of the older flat ones, which may have given all the differences between them.

 

The standard K702 pads and K612 pads are made of the same material, with the K702 pads being thicker and angled. Sonic differences between them are added bass and soundstage (w/ K702 pads) for a trade off in mids in sparkle (w/ K612 pads). The differences aren't dramatic, but noticeable enough to prefer one over the other...

 

As for recent comparisons between Annie and K712, they may or may not be correct. Remember, chico compared the two and confirmed the pads were not what accounted for the difference in sound between the two. Then again, everyone hears different....

 

I, myself, did not have the two at the same time. I did, however, compare each to the Mad Dogs (as a reference) when I had them... and did notice a difference in the upper mid range section that chico spoke of. The K712's uper mids were a bit smoother/less grainy than that of the Annie. That was the only difference I noticed, though.... but that was without having them side by side.


Edited by Change is Good - 3/23/14 at 3:19pm
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Not on my pc. It's almost impossible to edit the first post with my phone, and I'm sleeping soon. I dont wanna miss that post, lol.
I understand about phone edits and needing sleep...
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I thought the MDR-1R was good, but not something I'd go for. I preferred the V-moda M100.
Wait... You've heard the M-100???
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Wait... You've heard the M-100???

 

I'm sure he has, they are often up on display in Radio Shacks and Best Buys (FWIR) in larger cities. Its not like that, here in Daytona, though. All you ever see on display is Beats and Skullcandy... :( 

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I'm sure he has, they are often up on display in Radio Shacks and Best Buys (FWIR) in larger cities. Its not like that, here in Daytona, though. All you ever see on display is Beats and Skullcandy... :( 

 

Daytooooooooooooooooooooooooooooonaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa![/least imaginative comment ever]

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Someone respond to my classified!!!

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/711032/wanted-astro-mixamp-5-8

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Someone respond to my classified!!!

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/711032/wanted-astro-mixamp-5-8

 

I don't wanna. You can't make me. YOU'RE NOT MY SUPERVISOR!

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I don't wanna. You can't make me. YOU'RE NOT MY SUPERVISOR!

 

DO IT!!!

 

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DO IT!!!

 

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Last time a frog wouldn't move when told... this happened...

 

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Last time a frog wouldn't move when told... this happened...

 

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Neither would this frog. (Click to show)
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