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Guess I'll have to check them out. Edit: Ehhh, I don't think so, lol.


Edited by SoAmusing777 - 6/19/14 at 10:45am
post #24182 of 24863
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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.

 

/shrug, to each their own. Also, an airplane is quite a bit louder than a bus/train as far as noise level goes, especially if you end up right next to the engine. 

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Guess I'll have to check them out. Edit: Ehhh, I don't think so, lol.

 

why not? they are probably one of the best neutral headphones out these with fantastic imagine, soundstage and exceptional extension in bass. I personally prefer them over hd600 and many more.   

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why not? they are probably one of the best neutral headphones out these with fantastic imagine, soundstage and exceptional extension in bass. I personally prefer them over hd600 and many more.   


Well, because the review I read stated it only had a marginal improvement in bass, and mm, I kinda doubt a $200 headphone is going to sound near as good as the HE-500, which debuted for like idk $800?

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why not? they are probably one of the best neutral headphones out these with fantastic imagine, soundstage and exceptional extension in bass. I personally prefer them over hd600 and many more.   

How about because he already has the Q701 and the K702 Annies, which are probably as good or better?

 

You might look into the new HiFiMan cans coming out later this year.  MLE is very excited fro the HE-560...

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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.


Thank you, Thank you, Thank you.

 

This thread and guide are AWESOME btw. Thank you so much MLE and everyone that continues to contribute.

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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.

Most of this has been covered by others, but I'll just throw in my $0.02.

 

1 - For PC gaming, don't use the Mixamp.  Get a cheap sound card like a SB Omni or SBZ or that Asus that people like.  You might not even be able to use the Mixamp without a soundcard, depending on what's in there right now.

 

2 - For music at home, an amp is going to help these a LOT.  For gaming, an amp is going to help as well.  Given that, I'd say you really want to budget for an amp.  If you want to move it back and forth between rooms and consoles and PC, get a portable like the E12 or a C5 or something.  Otherwise, I've read that desktop amps generally give you more bang for the buck.

 

3 - I definitely would not recommend the K712 for a portable, especially on a plane.  They're not particularly rugged, and they leak a lot of sound in both directions.  You might want to consider a closed headphone for travel, like the Momentum On-ear or the SoundMAGIC HP100 or the like.

post #24188 of 24863
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Originally Posted by Stillhart View Post
 

How about because he already has the Q701 and the K702 Annies, which are probably as good or better?

 

 

 

 

I think he currently don't have his q701 anymore. anyway I thought he wanted a good neutral allrounder with better extension in bass, that's why I recommended it despite he already owning 702 annies..  

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Outlast is on xbox one from today..i wish dead rising 3 would come to ps4!

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Outlast is on xbox one from today..i wish dead rising 3 would come to ps4!

I have Outlast on PC and PS4 but I haven't played past the beginning lol. Dead Rising 3 is supposed to be coming out for the PC but it's capped at 30fps so that the console version will stand it's ground. Needless to say, PC gamers (myself included) are more than slightly unhappy with DR3.

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I have Outlast on PC and PS4 but I haven't played past the beginning lol. Dead Rising 3 is supposed to be coming out for the PC but it's capped at 30fps so that the console version will stand it's ground. Needless to say, PC gamers (myself included) are more than slightly unhappy with DR3.

On the plus side, it's on sale today for the first day of the Steam Summer Sale.  That should ease the pain a little...

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I have Outlast on PC and PS4 but I haven't played past the beginning lol. Dead Rising 3 is supposed to be coming out for the PC but it's capped at 30fps so that the console version will stand it's ground. Needless to say, PC gamers (myself included) are more than slightly unhappy with DR3.

 

Capcom said you could unlock the cap yourself if you wanted, they just can't guarantee what's going to happen with certain things if you do. Capcom usually has some decent ports, so this is a bit surprising. 

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On the plus side, it's on sale today for the first day of the Steam Summer Sale.  That should ease the pain a little...

I'm still going to wait until I get an Xbox One or until it's really cheap on PC to buy it. I'm not really a fan of the Dead Rising games so I won't pay more than I need to for them. They never appealed to me for some reason. The only game I've bought so far from the summer sale is Hotline Miami. Never played it before today and I'm loving the soundtrack. 

 

 

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Capcom said you could unlock the cap yourself if you wanted, they just can't guarantee what's going to happen with certain things if you do. Capcom usually has some decent ports, so this is a bit surprising. 

It could be like Need for Speed Rivals. 60fps would make it speed up a ton and make it almost unplayable. Capcom says that it's because of the engine but I blame Microsoft for this :p


Edited by grumpy1471 - 6/19/14 at 12:01pm
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/shrug, to each their own. Also, an airplane is quite a bit louder than a bus/train as far as noise level goes, especially if you end up right next to the engine. 

Yeah, not on a plane lol. That's marginally louder :D

Only closed or IEMs there.

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Originally Posted by grumpy1471 View Post
 

It could be like Need for Speed Rivals. 60fps would make it speed up a ton and make it almost unplayable. Capcom says that it's because of the engine but I blame Microsoft for this :p

 

Dark Souls worked just fine at 60 FPS IIRC. So who knows? And you could be right, it probably is Microsoft's fault. I was hoping we would see more proper ports of "next gen" console games, but so far it's not off to a good start. 

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