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It's more to the mastering itself than the bitrate imo. A badly mastered song will sound bad irregardless of bitrate. Also, a well mastered track will sound good even at lower bitrate.
Most of the time distinguishing a 256-320kbps mp3/aac and flac is not easy for me so I usually bother not...
If things are available in flac good, if not a higher quality mp3/aac is plenty sufficient...
As to the 44.1/16 vs 96/24 etc... I am not even gonna go there rolleyes.gif
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I'm hoping you guys can help me, I've bought some Bose Quiet Comfort 20i's that I got for half price. I want to use these with my PS4, now plugging them into the PS4 controller works (mic and audio) but the sound isn't loud enough and it's only stereo.

Reading the thread it looks like I need a mixamp, I'm looking to get an Astro 5.8 RX TX amp off my friend who wants to upgrade to the newer mixamp.

Will I be able to have chat audio through the amp? Is it as simple as plugging the headphones into the amp? As the only wire that goes to the PS4 is optical and I didn't think it carried chat audio?
Edited by brownvim - 5/14/14 at 2:48pm
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Originally Posted by conquerator2 View Post

It's more to the mastering itself than the bitrate imo. A badly mastered song will sound bad irregardless of bitrate. Also, a well mastered track will sound good even at lower bitrate.
Most of the time distinguishing a 256-320kbps mp3/aac and flac is not easy for me so I usually bother not...
If things are available in flac good, if not a higher quality mp3/aac is plenty sufficient...
As to the 44.1/16 vs 96/24 etc... I am not even gonna go there rolleyes.gif


I agree, this has been mastered well and sounds good on anything!  The audio was done with the universal audio Apollo(pro tools 11) and the image was recorded with a canon 1dc dslr camera(avid media composer)..looks and sounds $h!t hot!


Edited by martin vegas - 5/14/14 at 3:37pm
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Originally Posted by conquerator2 View Post

It's more to the mastering itself than the bitrate imo. A badly mastered song will sound bad irregardless of bitrate. Also, a well mastered track will sound good even at lower bitrate.
Most of the time distinguishing a 256-320kbps mp3/aac and flac is not easy for me so I usually bother not...
If things are available in flac good, if not a higher quality mp3/aac is plenty sufficient...
As to the 44.1/16 vs 96/24 etc... I am not even gonna go there rolleyes.gif

I agree completely. I can't even begin to hear a difference in between 320 (or even 256) and ALAC. Generally, if a song sounds good on my PC in lossless, it'll sound just as good at 320kbps AAC. I can hear a difference when I switch sources or use an amp and DAC but lossless doesn't really seem to make any noticeable difference. I just have all my music in lossless just to be safe tongue.gif
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Evs - Great to see you trying to shoot people in the face on Twitch /CoD. Nice stream. You're too way too laid back to be a stone cold killer. Also Stillhart - great chatting with you too :)

 

Here's Ev's link btw, seeing as he's not a shameless self promoter:http://www.twitch.tv/evshrug/. Nice guy, crap shooter.

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Hey, I went positive!
...most of the time!

And tell my mom that these games don't make me a stone cold killer, lol. But yeah, I'll be streaming more frequently as it seems more people are watching or stumbling onto it smily_headphones1.gif
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MadLust, did you ever review the HD 700? I have recently purchased those (about 4 days ago,) and was quite impressed when I compared it to my HD 650 and HD 800. I didn't pay full price because I was a little skeptical on paying a great amount, and finding out they are flooks (not worth the money.) I find the price I paid ($600) is a fair amount because they do actually have identical mids compared to the HD 800, and the bass is definitely more defined compared to the HD 650. However; the highs come off unnaturally, making them sound screechy at times, but I guess that's what makes them sound "fun." What do you think?

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Can anybody help...I'm looking at a spending $350 on cans,mic and mix amp for gaming. I was looking at turtle beach xp510 but after reading some threads I realised that they over priced. So if anybody could suggest a setup that would cost about 350 it would be much appreciated. I'm already looking at the astro mix amp pro but as for cans and external mic in unsure... I'm looking for most bang for buck as I'll probably have to import... Thanks
post #23739 of 24768
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Originally Posted by sebastianZA View Post

Can anybody help...I'm looking at a spending $350 on cans,mic and mix amp for gaming. I was looking at turtle beach xp510 but after reading some threads I realised that they over priced. So if anybody could suggest a setup that would cost about 350 it would be much appreciated. I'm already looking at the astro mix amp pro but as for cans and external mic in unsure... I'm looking for most bang for buck as I'll probably have to import... Thanks

 

If you want to be super lazy about it, there's a guy in the classifieds selling a DT990+Mixamp 5.8+Modmic for $350.  Honestly, it's not the best deal, but it's a good setup and it's easy.

post #23740 of 24768
Hi there,

This is thef irst time I'm posting here at head-fi, but I've been reading this thread for a long time.

I know that some of you are from Orlando and I am looking for a headphone cable called V-Moda boom pro, could anyone please tell me what physical store sell it nearby? I have been looking in best buy and staples without success, it'sout of stock on Amazon and I am returning to my country next Thursday.
post #23741 of 24768
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Originally Posted by Hipershadow View Post

Hi there,

This is thef irst time I'm posting here at head-fi, but I've been reading this thread for a long time.

I know that some of you are from Orlando and I am looking for a headphone cable called V-Moda boom pro, could anyone please tell me what physical store sell it nearby? I have been looking in best buy and staples without success, it'sout of stock on Amazon and I am returning to my country next Thursday.

I had to order mine from the VModa website. They just shipped out, today, after having to wait on more inventory. All their distributors are out of stock.
Edited by Change is Good - 5/16/14 at 6:33pm
post #23742 of 24768
Crap...
Ty for the fast response =)
post #23743 of 24768
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Originally Posted by Stillhart View Post

If you want to be super lazy about it, there's a guy in the classifieds selling a DT990+Mixamp 5.8+Modmic for $350.  Honestly, it's not the best deal, but it's a good setup and it's easy.
Thanks but I'm looking at buying new maybe I should just import that setup
post #23744 of 24768
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Originally Posted by sebastianZA View Post


Thanks but I'm looking at buying new maybe I should just import that setup


There are probably better headphones for the price new than the DT990.  AKG K612, for example.  Also you can't get the Mixamp 5.8 new anymore, so you'd have to get something else.

post #23745 of 24768
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Originally Posted by sebastianZA View Post


Thanks but I'm looking at buying new maybe I should just import that setup


Is it for pc or console? if it's pc you can get the sennheiser pc363d with dolby headphone 7.1 built into the dongle headphone amp thingy!

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