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post #23206 of 25703
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Originally Posted by pwoznic View Post
 

I've also seen the bundles of console + TF or Forza, but yesterday, Newegg had the XB1 with a physical copy of TF + Forza 5 download code for $450 shipped. The deal changed to $499 a couple hours after I saw the initial post on bensbargains, or maybe it was slickdeals.

I gotcha.  So it's a random deal thing, not a regular thing.  Well if you could get that for $450, it's a steal.  I really like both games and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them if you're at all interested in the Xbone.  PvZ:Garden Warfare is also surprisingly deep and replayable.

post #23207 of 25703
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Originally Posted by pwoznic View Post
 

Not yet. I used to game a lot on the PC, but then decided to go back to the 360... I bought so many games the last year (mostly random deals here and there, some used, etc instead of always paying full price at launch) and I have probably close to 20 games that I need to either start or complete. LOL

 

I almost bought the XB1, but because it's not backwards compatible, and I have so many 360 games to complete, I did not bother yet. I was especially angry when I found out that NHL 14 was NOT coming to the XB1 or PS4 and that I would have to wait for NHL 15.

 

However, I am an extremely impulsive shopper, so I am pretty sure that I will buy one soon. I've been seeing XB1 bundles with Titanfall and Forza 5 for as low as $450 (they sell out quick) and it's very tempting. I did play some BF3 on PC and PS3, but didn't really like it TBH (I was big into BF2 back in the day on PC). How is BF4? I heard for the first month or so after release that it was really glitchy in multiplayer.


Not many games on next gen yet..you can take your time before you buy a new one pwoznic.. I went from xbox360 to ps4 and glad I did..preordered watchdogs and will buy trials fusion in a couple of days time..not that much out to buy..i have bf4 and outlast on ps4 and that's it, i had infamous second son but traded it in for bf4!

post #23208 of 25703

So I love the AKG K702 65 annies that I have. The problem is the lack of a microphone, so far I purchased the $2.99 mic you guys had linked... I am on #5 now they ALWAYS Break. Mainly due to how the cord gets in the way of the computer chair and ....

 

 

Can anyone record a clip on bluetooth mic that I could use? I figure this way I could just connect it to the headphones and when I want it on it would work... 

 

Any ideas? I was thinking maybe there was a bluetooth option to eliminate the wire.


Edited by bombadilio - 4/22/14 at 1:00pm
post #23209 of 25703

If you're using it at a computer desk, why don't you just get a desk mic?  The one built-in to the SB Omni works just fine.  I imagine there are plenty of similar products that aren't attached directly to a sound card but do the same thing.

post #23210 of 25703

I figured the mic on a computer desk would get in the way of screens. Isn't the sound better when its next to your ear? I just didnt want people to hear me tapping the keyboard as I do games. 

post #23211 of 25703
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Originally Posted by bombadilio View Post
 

I figured the mic on a computer desk would get in the way of screens. Isn't the sound better when its next to your ear? I just didnt want people to hear me tapping the keyboard as I do games.

 

There are directional mics that wouldn't pick up the KB sound.  There are mics that are low enough not to get in the way, assuming your monitor is on a regular old monitor stand and not sitting flush with the desk.  There are also mics you can mount to the top of your monitor bezel, like a webcam.

 

I'm not recommending anything in particular, just saying there are more options if you're sitting at a desk than at a couch.

post #23212 of 25703

Curious now...

 

Right now my AKG headphones are connecting the headphones to the headphone jack on my Logitech Z523 speakers.

 

Should I be connected to this or would it be better to connect the AKG K702 headphones to the computer directly?

Curious now... Right now my AKG K702 65 annie headphones are connecting to the headphone jack on my Logitech Z523 speakers. Should I be connected to this or would it be better to connect the AKG K702 headphones to the computer directly? Also, I have now broken 4 clip on mics due to the chair running over the wire and the Logitech webcam sounds terrible as a microphone debating just buying an extension cable for the microphone for 10 bucks. Any ideas here?


Edited by bombadilio - 4/22/14 at 2:05pm
post #23213 of 25703
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Originally Posted by AxelCloris View Post

On man. What was Microsoft thinking? They got tons of complaints about the lack of optical on the launch consoles so they added it with an adapter. Why on earth would they remove it? O_o

Short answer = you expected Microsoft to "think?"
The M$ way is to throw money at problems, and sabotage competition to their main product. Used to be external competition... but then there was XP vs Vista, (unless you count Win 2000 vs ME), basically they bought a cool team to develop the original xBox but over time that talent has been diluted as M$ culture caught up.

There is enough actual competition now that I don't think M$ is evil anymore... they're just incompetent.


I really wanted an optical DAC, but now there is both a Modi with optical and a Geek designed for iPhones.
post #23214 of 25703
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Originally Posted by bombadilio View Post

Curious now...

Right now my AKG headphones are connecting the headphones to the headphone jack on my Logitech Z523 speakers.

Should I be connected to this or would it be better to connect the AKG K702 headphones to the computer directly?
Curious now... Right now my AKG K702 65 annie headphones are connecting to the headphone jack on my Logitech Z523 speakers. Should I be connected to this or would it be better to connect the AKG K702 headphones to the computer directly? Also, I have now broken 4 clip on mics due to the chair running over the wire and the Logitech webcam sounds terrible as a microphone debating just buying an extension cable for the microphone for 10 bucks. Any ideas here?

You're not doing the headphone much justice... ;\
post #23215 of 25703
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Originally Posted by cCasper TFG View Post
 

BF4 is getting better.

 

I need to check in on BF4 again. The last time I played many of the EU servers were still a mess. I'd heard that some people were joining east coast US servers instead, but I figured that was just passing the buck.

 

Apparently part of the reason for the rubber banding and lag has been when people join out of region or from locations with no servers nearby. DICE need to get servers out to these places in the middle of nowhere.

 

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Originally Posted by martin vegas View Post
 


Not many games on next gen yet..you can take your time before you buy a new one pwoznic.. I went from xbox360 to ps4 and glad I did..preordered watchdogs and will buy trials fusion in a couple of days time..not that much out to buy..i have bf4 and outlast on ps4 and that's it, i had infamous second son but traded it in for bf4!

 

I agree that there isn't a need to rush to next gen yet. I got a PS4 early on and while I don't regret buying it, I've spent a lot of time on PS3 or PC since buying it due to the lack of games.

 

Outlast was pretty cool. Got it free with PS+.

post #23216 of 25703

Well... I just ordered the K712! Should be here within a week! Sadly, I have to wait a little while to get the money to buy an amp but that should give me enough time to test out the headphones and see how much they benefit from one.

 

I'm leaning towards the Schiit Magni as an amp because it is much more forgiving with lower impedance headphones and could work well with my GR07s and my M80s (if, by some small chance, I end up wanting to listen to something other than the K712s lol).  

post #23217 of 25703
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Originally Posted by grumpy1471 View Post
 

Well... I just ordered the K712! Should be here within a week! Sadly, I have to wait a little while to get the money to buy an amp but that should give me enough time to test out the headphones and see how much they benefit from one.

 

I'm leaning towards the Schiit Magni as an amp because it is much more forgiving with lower impedance headphones and could work well with my GR07s and my M80s (if, by some small chance, I end up wanting to listen to something other than the K712s lol).  


I just ordered a K712 myself with an HRT Music Streamer II Plus as a new dac. They will benefit quite a bit from an amp.

post #23218 of 25703
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Originally Posted by conquerator2 View Post


You're not doing the headphone much justice... ;\
 

What should I do for audio with my computer?

 

Motherboard is an X58-ud5 rev 2 I really want to get the most out of it. I dont have anymore room in my case for a soundcard as I had considered that at one point.

post #23219 of 25703
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Originally Posted by bombadilio View Post
 

What should I do for audio with my computer?

 

Motherboard is an X58-ud5 rev 2 I really want to get the most out of it. I dont have anymore room in my case for a soundcard as I had considered that at one point.

 

Get a Sound Blaster Omni.  It's basically the same thing as a SBZ but external.  Both Ev and I use one and it works great.

post #23220 of 25703
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Originally Posted by bombadilio View Post
 

What should I do for audio with my computer?

 

Motherboard is an X58-ud5 rev 2 I really want to get the most out of it. I dont have anymore room in my case for a soundcard as I had considered that at one point.

You could consider an external card like a Sound Blaster Omni or Recon 3D. Alternatively a DAC and Amp. An external card like one of the ones mentioned will have the advantage of doing virtual surround. With a DAC and amp combo you can get the best possible audio, but the sky is the limit when it comes to pricing.

 

Edit: I've got an Omni too.


Edited by Napalmhardcore - 4/22/14 at 4:29pm
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