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post #22981 of 26362
Hey peeps, was wondering if there was anything,I could do to improve, my SQ, with my games. I play all the regulars, BF,COD, Borderlands -2. Now, don't call me a idiot, but I mostly use, HD-800, hooked to a AK-240, or a Nuforce icon HDP. Also , use IE-800. Overkill, I know. Is there any software, that could boost, my imagining. Or placement, of game sound? Or maybe, this isn't a good gaming setup. I run a Sager Laptop. Thanks Guys.
post #22982 of 26362
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Originally Posted by Evshrug View Post


How's that M-Stage treating ya?

 

Well I was out of town from Friday through Tuesday so I haven't had a ton of time with it yet.  I will tell you one thing though:  every single night I've been home since I had it, I haven't touched a video game.  I've spent all evening listening to music while ripping my old CD's to FLAC.  Well worth the money with the Q701, it really cranked up the sound a notch.  I'm extremely happy with my current music setup!

 

I'm still trying to get my Xbox audio setup dialed in though.  I'm having issues with the damn thing automatically deciding when to put my chat audio through the controller vs speakers.  I still can't figure out why it's not an OPTION on the Xbone when it was on the 360.  It's really starting to piss me off.  I want to run my Recon through my AVR to amp the sound and then just plug my mic right into the controller, but if I do that, the Xbox puts my chat audio through the controller too.  :angry_face:

 

I may have to cave and buy a E09/11/12 for the Xbox setup.  :(

 

Beyond that, I bought a  Sansa Clip Zip from BB on sale for $20 and Rockboxed it.  Now I'm looking for a nice set of portables.  Leaning towards the AKG K545 right now since I want an over-ear.

post #22983 of 26362
Stillhart,
That's Good news!
I haven't been streaming much cuz I've been playing Co-op with my roommate on the 360.
I'm surprised at the step back on the XBone, but then again... not really. I also don't know why buying a FiiO would solve your chat problems? And is it too hard to relocate your M-Stage between the TV and your listening area?

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Originally Posted by conquerator2 View Post

Who's that aimed at?
Does MLE have one?
Stillie, sorry not you, HOWEVER I publicly posted those thoughts because I suspect many would like to get an idea of ranking hierarchy. So... sorta for you too?


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Originally Posted by kh600rr View Post

Hey peeps, was wondering if there was anything,I could do to improve, my SQ, with my games. I play all the regulars, BF,COD, Borderlands -2. Now, don't call me a idiot, but I mostly use, HD-800, hooked to a AK-240, or a Nuforce icon HDP. Also , use IE-800. Overkill, I know. Is there any software, that could boost, my imagining. Or placement, of game sound? Or maybe, this isn't a good gaming setup. I run a Sager Laptop. Thanks Guys.
Honestly you have a better setup than me, lol! However, nothing in that setup (AFAIK, I know nothing about Sager and their features) processes virtual surround for headphones.

I assume you are a PC gamer from your DAC selection? If one of your DACs have optical input, you could actually get a cheap device to do the processing (which is the same processing through any product range) and digitally output the processed stereo to your high-end equipment unmolested by cheap analogue conversion. The two models I most recommend for that with optical-out would be an Asus Xonar U3 or a Creative Soundblaster Omni.
post #22984 of 26362
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Originally Posted by Evshrug View Post

Stillhart,
That's Good news!
I haven't been streaming much cuz I've been playing Co-op with my roommate on the 360.
I'm surprised at the step back on the XBone, but then again... not really. I also don't know why buying a FiiO would solve your chat problems? And is it too hard to relocate your M-Stage between the TV and your listening area?

The Fiio would solve my chat problems because I'd use it to amp the Recon (rather than my AVR) and just continue to use the extension cable thingy that came with the Recon, which seems to work well consistently.  Most of the issue I've had were when I tried to bypass the ribbon cable.  I will need to do more testing, as I had a new idea about using a 4-pole Y cable with just the mic hooked up to see if that solves the issue.

 

As to moving the M-stage, yeah too much of a PITA.  It's big and heavy and uses a big power cable and RCA inputs and swapping that back and forth makes my lazy-bone hurt.  I'd rather spend $40 on a used E11 and forget about it.

 

At the end of the day, I really want to keep the amount of cable clutter and confusion in front of my TV to a minimum.  I have a 1.5-year-old running around the house; I've got him well trained to stay away from the AV equipment but a rats nest of cables in front of the TV could prove to be too tempting.  Also, want to avoid wife aggro.  :-D

 

Maybe if you ever get that 5.8 back I'll bug you to borrow it and see if that helps...

post #22985 of 26362
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Originally Posted by Evshrug View Post

The two models I most recommend for that with optical-out would be an Asus Xonar U3 or a Creative Soundblaster Omni.

 

Additionally, any sound card with the surround processing you want and an optical line out will work too. The X-fi Titanium, Xonar DG/DGX, and Sound Blaster Z would be the most recommended for that. 

 

Missed the part where he said it was for a laptop. 


Edited by Murder Mike - 4/17/14 at 3:39pm
post #22986 of 26362
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Originally Posted by Evshrug View Post

Stillhart,
That's Good news!
I haven't been streaming much cuz I've been playing Co-op with my roommate on the 360.
I'm surprised at the step back on the XBone, but then again... not really. I also don't know why buying a FiiO would solve your chat problems? And is it too hard to relocate your M-Stage between the TV and your listening area?
Stillie, sorry not you, HOWEVER I publicly posted those thoughts because I suspect many would like to get an idea of ranking hierarchy. So... sorta for you too?
Honestly you have a better setup than me, lol! However, nothing in that setup (AFAIK, I know nothing about Sager and their features) processes virtual surround for headphones.

I assume you are a PC gamer from your DAC selection? If one of your DACs have optical input, you could actually get a cheap device to do the processing (which is the same processing through any product range) and digitally output the processed stereo to your high-end equipment unmolested by cheap analogue conversion. The two models I most recommend for that with optical-out would be an Asus Xonar U3 or a Creative Soundblaster Omni.
Thanks, I do have optical out , and sometimes use it. I'll take a look at what you recommend.
post #22987 of 26362
Alrighty guys,

I'm getting ready to pull the trigger on the Fidelio X1 (pun intended since this is a gaming guide). I will order them along with a Boom Pro and hopefully I will get them soon. Should I even bother considering the K712? The inconvenience of not being able to use the Boom Pro seems like a deal breaker for me but I just want to make sure.
post #22988 of 26362
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Originally Posted by grumpy1471 View Post

Alrighty guys,

I'm getting ready to pull the trigger on the Fidelio X1 (pun intended since this is a gaming guide). I will order them along with a Boom Pro and hopefully I will get them soon. Should I even bother considering the K712? The inconvenience of not being able to use the Boom Pro seems like a deal breaker for me but I just want to make sure.

Honestly, the K712 is the best all-rounder in the whole guide... even if it costs a bit more.

As for the BoomPro... our good friend, Zombie_X, is making some adaptors for using it with the AKGs and will be for sale soon.
post #22989 of 26362
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Originally Posted by grumpy1471 View Post

Alrighty guys,

I'm getting ready to pull the trigger on the Fidelio X1 (pun intended since this is a gaming guide). I will order them along with a Boom Pro and hopefully I will get them soon. Should I even bother considering the K712? The inconvenience of not being able to use the Boom Pro seems like a deal breaker for me but I just want to make sure.

Should you do it?  Well that's on you to decide.  But I don't think the convenience factor of the Boompro should be factored very highly.  They're really expensive and don't save that much hassle.  Those cheap clip-on mics cost like $5 for three of em and they sound fine.

 

EDIT - Right and the Zombie_X adaptor will be coming soon.

post #22990 of 26362
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Originally Posted by Stillhart View Post

I'd rather spend $40 on a used E11 and forget about it.

Honestly, for around $80-$100 you can find a used E12. You'll get way more power and synergy with it compared to the E11.. which will then benefit you're Qs... while still being efficient enough to use with sensitive headphones (should you end up getting a portable)...

Pure awesomeness...
Edited by Change is Good - 4/17/14 at 1:46pm
post #22991 of 26362
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Originally Posted by Change is Good View Post


Honestly, for around $80-$100 you can find a used E12. You'll get way more power and synergy with it compared to the E11.. which will then benefit you're Qs... while still being efficient enough to use with sensitive headphones (should you end up getting a portable)...

Pure awesomeness...

 

Another thing I'll have to bug Evshrug to borrow.  I bet he'd trade the 5.8 and the E12 for the M-stage for a bit.  :-D

post #22992 of 26362
Idk... I might have dibs on dat E12 lol. Been having' dibs for over a year now lol.

His is the pre-order v.1 version with the bass boost aimed at the lowest frequency.
post #22993 of 26362
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Originally Posted by Change is Good View Post

Honestly, the K712 is the best all-rounder in the whole guide... even if it costs a bit more.

As for the BoomPro... our good friend, Zombie_X, is making some adaptors for using it with the AKGs and will be for sale soon.
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Originally Posted by Stillhart View Post

Should you do it?  Well that's on you to decide.  But I don't think the convenience factor of the Boompro should be factored very highly.  They're really expensive and don't save that much hassle.  Those cheap clip-on mics cost like $5 for three of em and they sound fine.

EDIT - Right and the Zombie_X adaptor will be coming soon.

WHOA! Two almost instant replies!? This is why I love Head-Fi! I checked amazon to see if the K712s could be shipped to Canada and, alas, they can't. Maybe I should have checked that before I asked. Any websites that can ship the K712s to me have them on for around $500. At that price, I'm sure that I'll go with the X1s. Thanks again for the replies.
post #22994 of 26362
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Originally Posted by grumpy1471 View Post



WHOA! Two almost instant replies!? This is why I love Head-Fi! I checked amazon to see if the K712s could be shipped to Canada and, alas, they can't. Maybe I should have checked that before I asked. Any websites that can ship the K712s to me have them on for around $500. At that price, I'm sure that I'll go with the X1s. Thanks again for the replies.

 

Check www.razordogaudio.com.  I've heard really good things and they have some coupons going right now for $50 or $100 off.

 

EDIT - $499 and the $100 coupon = $399.  Don't know if they ship to the frozen north tho.

post #22995 of 26362
You can actually get it for less with coupon K712PRO for $375...
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