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Thanks for being very helpful, as you have, Stillhart. We all know some of us don't have the patience for some of these questions that have been posted, recently. It has killed the thread, a significant bit, in my opinion...

 

I think the redundancy is more to blame. Then again, some don't have the patience to wade through 1599 pages worth of discussion just to find a singular answer to their focused question.

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I have a Vali/Modi with HD650s, onboard sound aside from that.


Okay, well you can get a Sound Blaster Z or Omni for around $70 at Amazon US.  I'd recommend one of those for gaming.  You get surround sound and a desktop mic that works great.  For the same price as the modmic, it's probably a better way to spend your cash. 

 

FWIW, I couldn't hear much difference between the DAC in the Omni and the Modi, so I returned my Modi.  In theory, you might be able to get the Sound Blaster and eventually sell the Modi and come out slightly ahead (depending on your ears).

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Okay, well you can get a Sound Blaster Z or Omni for around $70 at Amazon US.  I'd recommend one of those for gaming.  You get surround sound and a desktop mic that works great.  For the same price as the modmic, it's probably a better way to spend your cash. 

 

FWIW, I couldn't hear much difference between the DAC in the Omni and the Modi, so I returned my Modi.  In theory, you might be able to get the Sound Blaster and eventually sell the Modi and come out slightly ahead (depending on your ears).

 

Ahh... when I was first picking things out I was told I wouldn't ever need a soundcard with the Vali/Modi. Damn! =)

 

I actually have the ASUS Maximus VI Hero. I have read that the sound is much better on this than other boards, perhaps it's good enough for voice?

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Ahh... when I was first picking things out I was told I wouldn't ever need a soundcard with the Vali/Modi. Damn! =)

 

I actually have the ASUS Maximus VI Hero. I have read that the sound is much better on this than other boards, perhaps it's good enough for voice?

 

Well you're in a thread for people who like surround sound in their gaming, so we're going to push surround solutions.  The Modi will only give you stereo sound.  It'll sound great, but you've got room to improving for gaming.

 

I don't know enough about onboard sound and I'm not going to go look it up, but I wouldn't be surprised if that one has good sound.  That's their flagship MoBo isn't it?  I'm sure it's fine for voice.  I just think if you're spending $70 on a mod-mic, the SBZ is probably a better solution that gives you voice AND surround.  :-D

 

So yeah, I'm sure most any desktop mic will work fine.  A quick search of Amazon shows a zillion of em in the $10 range.  Again, probably not the best quality, but sufficient.

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Thanks a ton I will look a little deeper.

 

Maybe I am a little confused- but you mention the SBZ as an alternative to the ModMic... are you talking about SBZ and one of the $5 mics?

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On an unrelated note, here's a bunch of stuff I've got on my desk right now:

 

 

AKG Q701 (bass port mod, braided cable), Audio-GD NFB-15.32, Yulong D100, SB Omni, SB Recond3D, Fiio E11, HRT Microstreamer.  The M-Stage is off to the right unplugged at the moment.  You can also see one of my ancient Cambridge Soundworks 2.1 powered speakers.  These things sound amazing still after all these years.

 

The HRT, for its size, sounds really surprisingly good.  It doesn't have the oomph of the other two but you know, what do you expect from something so small.  It's my new work rig (wanted something small and out of the way) and I think I'm going to keep it.

 

The Fiio is going on Mixamp duty.  The Recon is waiting for my PS4.  I was using both the Recon and E11 at work, but the HRT came in today so they're home now. 

 

The Omni has an optical port on the back feeding the 15.32.  When I'm listening to music, I use WASPI to bypass the SBX surround processing.  When I'm gaming, good ol surround!

 

Still trying to decide between the AGD and the Yulong for my main DAC/Amp.  I've been testing for a week and still can't decide.  I'm going to test the DAC sections of both this weekend (using the M-stage amp) to see whether the DAC or Amp is coloring the sound on these (since they definitely have different sounds).

 

Happy Friday night!!!  :beerchug: 


Edited by Stillhart - 6/6/14 at 9:21pm
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Thanks a ton I will look a little deeper.

 

Maybe I am a little confused- but you mention the SBZ as an alternative to the ModMic... are you talking about SBZ and one of the $5 mics?


No, the SBZ comes with a mic.

post #23993 of 25733
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No, the SBZ comes with a mic.

Oh, thanks! The amazon.ca one didn't say it aside from deep in the description!

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I have a Vali/Modi with HD650s, onboard sound aside from that.

 Heres the mod mic 4.0!

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How do the dna pro compare to the beat pros and monster inspiration?
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How do the dna pro compare to the beat pros and monster inspiration?

Don't mention beats on this forum! They'll crucify you

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Haven't kept up with Beats and Monster's other lines, but I'm pretty sure Beats now has some really good build quality, which the DNA Pro utterly lacks. If Beats can manage to find some similar flavor of tonal balance as the Pros, they'd have some real potential. Even saying so, I have zero desire to buy or really try fashion accessory type headphones like Beats, V-moda, SOUL, SMS (50 cent), etc.
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When ur talking about monster headphones you kinda have to mention beats and compare them to the monster headphones but anywase my last question is how the dna pro compare to the audio technica m50
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I'm looking for some advice I'm looking to buy AKG K612 Pro to use for gaming/music, and see alot of people saying an amp is needed can anyone recommend a sound-card + amp I should be looking at Thanks! http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/RAMPAGE_IV_EXTREME/ my MB if that matters

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So, I just pulled the trigger, somewhat impulsively, on the Fidelio X1 headphones and Fiio E12 portable amp to go with my mix amp 5.8... Does anyone have any experience/feedback on this combination? Please post some feedback. Thanks!
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