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I'm not really intrested in buying used, especially from the states (exchange rate through paypal is +16-17%, and shipping is usually $30 so it ends out costing a bunch).

As long as you understand that the exchange rate is not a fee, but just the fact that the American dollar holds more value than the Canadian dollar, then yes sometimes shipping between countries can add expense. However, there can be more selection, greater value, and possibly still a lower overall price than buying from a local brick-and-mortar store.

The Beyer COP is decent, I haven't heard of the hyperX cloud (sounds like a cheap headset with a price boosted/inflated by gaming marketing). Is your heart set on a closed headphone?
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As long as you understand that the exchange rate is not a fee, but just the fact that the American dollar holds more value than the Canadian dollar, then yes sometimes shipping between countries can add expense. However, there can be more selection, greater value, and possibly still a lower overall price than buying from a local brick-and-mortar store.

The Beyer COP is decent, I haven't heard of the hyperX cloud (sounds like a cheap headset with a price boosted/inflated by gaming marketing). Is your heart set on a closed headphone?


I understand the exchange rate isn't a fee (although paypal tacks on ~6% ontop of the exchange rate of 11%) but recognise it as an additional cost. I'm not partial to brick-and-mortar, but rather the idea of ordering within Canada (incl online stores) because Canada Post in my area tends to break things and takes 6-9 months to process an insurance claim.

 

The HyperX cloud is supposed to be made by qpad and use beyerdynamic technology, Logan from Teksyndicate gave it a pretty good review. I'm not sure about his credibility but it (seems) like a good contender especially considering it's only $100 CAD.

 

I'm coming from (returned) ATH-M50s and I'm looking for similar bass as well as a larger soundstage as I find my m50s to be just as good as my monster turbine earbuds for gaming. I'm not sure how the COPs stack up to the m50s but would rather them regardless because i tend to break headphone cables :P

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Ok I've been using akgk701 for last few years with xbox and ps3 going through a onkyo reciever, I've never had any problems I've loved those headphones, but after reading reviews on here I recently bought.a pair of akg k712 headphones and also a mixamp, I was planning on buying another amp to hook up between mixamp and headphones but as of right now there's not much difference between my reciever sound and the mixamp on its own sound.
Ok so here's my question, does the mixamp on its own drive the akg k712's ok? How much of a difference (if any) will using a different amp with mixamp? I don't know if I've just been underpowering my headphones all this time or if I'm already getting the best I can get as it is, please someone enlighten me and also if I'm actually gonna get a better sound using a amp between mixamp and k712 what amps are recommended for best sound, I don't care about price I just wanna know the facts, how am I gonna get the absolute best sound I can get from my 712's from ps3? How much difference between mixamp on its own and mixamp to amp then headphones? Also I forgot to mention, mic isn't important to me only sound quality,thanks for any and all responses that help me
Edited by J1nKZ - 5/23/14 at 10:38am
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Edited by martin vegas - 5/23/14 at 9:46am
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Can anyone tell me what if any are the differences between sound from a reciever and sound from a mixamp and desktop? I'm not talking about surround sound I just mean sound quality, I've been using akg K701's and k712's with a reciever with the sane results as with mixamp, is there gonna be a improvement with mixamp and desktop? With the reciever and with mixamp on its own I can turn up volume really high it's not quiet at all but the louder the more distorted it gets, will the addition of a desktop amp give me more volume without distorting? Or just more volume? I kinda need.to know as I dint wanna buy another amp unless it's actually gonna make a difference
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Does anyone here have any experience with the HD8 DJ/HD7 DJ in gaming?

Anyone?

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Anyone?


I think the hd6 mix would be better for gaming..the other two might drown things out with the bass but not 100% sure..read about them but i have never heard any of them yet!


Edited by martin vegas - 5/26/14 at 5:26am
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Originally Posted by J1nKZ View Post

Can anyone tell me what if any are the differences between sound from a reciever and sound from a mixamp and desktop? I'm not talking about surround sound I just mean sound quality, I've been using akg K701's and k712's with a reciever with the sane results as with mixamp, is there gonna be a improvement with mixamp and desktop? With the reciever and with mixamp on its own I can turn up volume really high it's not quiet at all but the louder the more distorted it gets, will the addition of a desktop amp give me more volume without distorting? Or just more volume? I kinda need.to know as I dint wanna buy another amp unless it's actually gonna make a difference

Anyone?
post #23844 of 24863
I have the 712's, mixamp and a dedicated amp as well which makes for one long mess in the living room that the girlfriend does not approve of. The mixamp provides a decent amount of hiss at higher volumes, which it needs to be pretty cranked with these headphones so there is that little distraction going on. Also, you do lose a bit of the range and clarity with it as opposed to having a dedicated amp. It'll certainly be better than nothing and still good for games, but you will get a decently better audio experience for games with the dedicated amp. If you're listening to music and such though I'd say the amp is much more important than when gaming.
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any plan of adding Sennheiser GAME ONE

 

Thanks

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any plan of adding Sennheiser GAME ONE


Thanks
I bought them to try and sent them back within a week, I'm used to the soundstage of the K701's though so kind of totally different, if it's for the mic then yes but if it's to hear players movements or weapon spawns etc then I'd go for something wider than the g4me one's, for me anyway
post #23847 of 24863
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I have the 712's, mixamp and a dedicated amp as well which makes for one long mess in the living room that the girlfriend does not approve of. The mixamp provides a decent amount of hiss at higher volumes, which it needs to be pretty cranked with these headphones so there is that little distraction going on. Also, you do lose a bit of the range and clarity with it as opposed to having a dedicated amp. It'll certainly be better than nothing and still good for games, but you will get a decently better audio experience for games with the dedicated amp. If you're listening to music and such though I'd say the amp is much more important than when gaming.
Thank you for reply, I've been waiting a while to hear back from anyone who could tell me difference in sound with 712's and mixamp and desktop, thanks again
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I bought them to try and sent them back within a week, I'm used to the soundstage of the K701's though so kind of totally different, if it's for the mic then yes but if it's to hear players movements or weapon spawns etc then I'd go for something wider than the g4me one's, for me anyway

Thanks

post #23849 of 24863

Well, I picked up a Mixamp 5.8 on ebay for $40 shipped.  Compared to my Recond3D:

 

 - The wireless is obviously super duper convenient.  There's still a little bundle of wires on the couch next to me, but it's way more manageable than a 20-ft cable going across the room that needs to be assembled before and put away after every gaming session.

 - It's much easier to balance game/chat volumes.  Like... MUCH easier.

 - It's got that sucky DH "I'm calling you from the bathroom" reverb effect in chat.

 - I personally don't find the surround cues to be as effective as the THX on the Recon.

 - I don't hear any difference in background hiss.  To be fair, I do have some minor tinnitus and so it may be there but I just can't hear it.

 - It just seems to work.  I was having issues with the Recon where chat was not coming through correctly sometimes (Xbone would autodetect and send chat audio through the controller).  No such issue on the Mixamp so far.

 

Overall, despite the bathroom effect and the subpar DH surround, I like it a lot better.  I'm glad I have the E11 to pair with it, as it needs to be cranked pretty high with the Q701's.  I suspect my Recon will be on the classifieds here in short order, but I'm going to continue testing it for a bit.

 

Now, as soon as @Zombie_X finishes his mini-XLR->3.5mm adapter, I'll be able to use the Boompro with the Q701.  That'll eliminate one mic cable and one Y adapter from the bundle of cables in my lap.  I'll braid out the excess length and I think I'll be pretty set for gaming on the console.

 

:k701smile:

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After months of owning the Philips X1 with BoomPro along with the Astro 5.1 mixamp, I've come to the conclusion that I'd rather connect my headphones directly into the PS4/XB1 controller.  A lot more convenient.

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