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post #24166 of 26151

Ok, I just ordered the Q701, 20 euros more expensive than the K702. I was afraid of having a too much cold sound from the k702 and I hope this extra bass won't affect the soundstage accuracy.

 

I contacted Schiit for cancelling the mistaken order of the Magni, coz i'm more hesitating between the O2 and the Vali.

 

so wait and see now.

post #24167 of 26151

I just played some MW2 with my new Philips X1 a few hours ago. While they are an improvement over my JVC HA-S400 in terms of competitive play, I noticed some issues with them. 

 

For instance, if an enemy is behind a wall walking, you can only hear the footsteps coming from that direction, but it doesn't go as far the wall itself.

 

So in other words, if there are enemies from a distance, you can't pinpoint exactly where they are, only if they're close you can.

post #24168 of 26151
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Originally Posted by Lotfi View Post
 

Ok, I just ordered the Q701, 20 euros more expensive than the K702. I was afraid of having a too much cold sound from the k702 and I hope this extra bass won't affect the soundstage accuracy.

 

I contacted Schiit for cancelling the mistaken order of the Magni, coz i'm more hesitating between the O2 and the Vali.

 

so wait and see now.

Congrats, dude.  They're a great headphone and I'm sure you'll enjoy them.  

 

:beerchug:

post #24169 of 26151

thanks man !

 

I also cancelled the Magni order because of the costum fees.

post #24170 of 26151

I am a PC guy but I have someone else on Xbox who may be interested in a pair of headphones in the future. I know some console players use headphones  + separate mic for their system, however is the astro mixamp the only device that can configure the sound to play through the headphones and the Live chat through the mic?

 

I really do not know much about cables and such for the Xbox system, and the astro mixamp is expensive unless you get a refurbished one on ebay, which is kinda risky. I think his budget is limited so I am trying to see such a setup would be affordable vs buying another gaming headset.

 

Thanks.

post #24171 of 26151

Is it Xbox One or Xbox 360? On Xbox one you can just buy the headset adapter and plug the headset directly into the controller.

post #24172 of 26151

Hey guys,

 

I'm looking for a foam windshield for my V-Moda BoomPro that isn't overly large so that it slips off all the time. Any suggestions?

post #24173 of 26151

Rubberband or glue?

post #24174 of 26151
I would like everyone's opinion... What will pair best with the Fidelio X1 ...

The O2 or Fiio E17 amp??
post #24175 of 26151

Anyone have any suggestions for my next headphone? I'm thinking HE-500. I want something like the AKG k712/k702 annie, but just with more bass. Neutral headphones are my type. Would like them to be good for gaming as well.

post #24176 of 26151
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Originally Posted by SoAmusing777 View Post
 

Anyone have any suggestions for my next headphone? I'm thinking HE-500. I want something like the AKG k712/k702 annie, but just with more bass. Neutral headphones are my type. Would like them to be good for gaming as well.

 

612pro

post #24177 of 26151

I'm so sorry if this has already been covered in the thread. I'm normally the guy that sits and reads EVERY page before asking my question, but I couldn't make it through all 1612 pages. I went through a few, but didn't find my answer. Here's my situation. I want the K712 Pro and the mixamp 2013 from Astro. I will be using this setup to play games on X-Box One, X-Box 360, PS4, PS3, and maybe PC (depending on what happens with my current Plantronics headset). I would also like to use the 712s for music at home and on the go (vacation/airplane). My question is, what will I need in addition to the K712s and Astro Mixamp to make all of this work? Do I need an extra headphone amp for this setup as detailed on the first page? Sorry guys, this is my first big headphone purchase and I just want to make sure I do it right and get the most out of them. Thanks in advance.

post #24178 of 26151
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Originally Posted by Mista Freeze 74 View Post

I'm so sorry if this has already been covered in the thread. I'm normally the guy that sits and reads EVERY page before asking my question, but I couldn't make it through all 1612 pages. I went through a few, but didn't find my answer. Here's my situation. I want the K712 Pro and the mixamp 2013 from Astro. I will be using this setup to play games on X-Box One, X-Box 360, PS4, PS3, and maybe PC (depending on what happens with my current Plantronics headset). I would also like to use the 712s for music at home and on the go (vacation/airplane). My question is, what will I need in addition to the K712s and Astro Mixamp to make all of this work? Do I need an extra headphone amp for this setup as detailed on the first page? Sorry guys, this is my first big headphone purchase and I just want to make sure I do it right and get the most out of them. Thanks in advance.

Welcome to Head-Fi! biggrin.gif

Before I bought my K712s, I was in the same situation as you. I had only my Astro setup (A40s and Mixamp) and was looking for a serious upgrade. I ended up getting the K712s, a SoundBlaster Omni for my PC gaming and music needs and a Schiit Vali to power the cans.

An amp will make a huge difference when you're using the Astro Mixamp. For me, the Mixamp alonr was too quiet, made the highs harsh and sibilant and just didn't make the headphones sound pleasing. When I added the Vali into the chain, the amp corrected all of those issues.

As for potential PC gaming, the Omni is an awesome device and you may want to consider it. It seems to work decently well with the K712s without a dedicated amp but for me, harsh highs are still a slight issue.

Stillhart will be able to explain further and back me up here. He was one of the people here who helped me with my purchases.

tl;dr Get an amp for the K712. The Vali pairs really well with the AKG K/Q7xx line from what I've heard and experienced.

Edit: I missed the part where you said they'd be for portable use. As Murder Mike said, they're open so they won't work well in a noisy place and may disturb those around you as they will hear what is playing through the headphones. Open headphones won't be a good choice for portables. The K712s are also big cans and not portable.

I personally use a set of Vsonic GR07 Bass Editions for portable use. They cost me $150 and are actually pretty amazing for the price IMO.
Edited by grumpy1471 - 6/19/14 at 9:39am
post #24179 of 26151

I'd also like to point out that the K7x2 line is not very portable friendly due to them being open. You can completely forget about using them on a plane. In a quiet room or hotel, they should work well if you have a nice portable source/amp, but I would honestly just pick up some decent $50-$100 IEMs.

post #24180 of 26151
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Originally Posted by Murder Mike View Post
 

I'd also like to point out that the K7x2 line is not very portable friendly due to them being open. You can completely forget about using them on a plane. In a quiet room or hotel, they should work well if you have a nice portable source/amp, but I would honestly just pick up some decent $50-$100 IEMs.

I use my open MA900 for walks, hikes and even public transport travel and any other travel. Either these isolate more than they're given credit to [unlikely], my local public transport does not require that much isolation or open headphones are vastly underrated for such purposes.

 

I have the K612 and if it was easier to drive, I'd give it a shot for that as well...

 

I don't listen too loud either, I have to listen about 1 - 3db louder than indoor, but that is still much less loudness than what my friends listen at... Seriously people just don't care or my hearing is exceptional.

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