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I've been reading on the Elite 800s all day. Looks like they will only offer support for the PS3/PS4. They are releasing a headset for the XBOne, but it appears to be a lower model the Stealth 500x, which is similar to the Stealth 400 they will make for Playstation. I really like the potential of the Elite 800 with the TAC. I'm wondering how it will compare to the Astro Mixamp and headphones/mic (Q701). I wish there was more info available. I'm afraid to pull the trigger now because I think the Elite 800s sound like they are going to be awesome when they come out.

 

Okay just keep in mind that these are supposed to be the same $300 price as the A50.  When you get a lot more doo-dads for the same price, something has to give.  Likely it's going to be sound quality.  Since the A50 doesn't have the best SQ to begin with, I wouldn't get your hopes up.

 

Now the standalone TAC is what really interests me (and folks on this thread) because it's looking to be a Mixamp-killer on paper.  Guess we'll find out in 6 months...

 

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Best Buy has a product spec up for the Elite 800's which I swear wasn't up earlier in the day.  Anyway, they have a release date as 10/24/14, not sure the accuracy but it's something, maybe the TAC will be at or around there as well.  I'm drooling over these. 

 

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/turtle-beach-elite-800-wireless-dts-7-1-channel-surround-sound-gaming-headset-for-playstation-3-and-playstation-4/7354005.p?id=1219267041101&skuId=7354005

 

Eh, I wouldn't get your hopes up.  TB doesn't make the best headphones.  If you're in the market today, get a sweet set of cans and hope for the TAC to be a good upgrade.


Edited by Stillhart - 6/30/14 at 4:10pm
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Okay just keep in mind that these are supposed to be the same $300 price as the A50.  When you get a lot more doo-dads for the same price, something has to give.  Likely it's going to be sound quality.  Since the A50 doesn't have the best SQ to begin with, I wouldn't get your hopes up.

 

Now the standalone TAC is what really interests me (and folks on this thread) because it's looking to be a Mixamp-killer on paper.  Guess we'll find out in 6 months...

 

Eh, I wouldn't get your hopes up.  TB doesn't make the best headphones.  If you're in the market today, get a sweet set of cans and hope for the TAC to be a good upgrade.

Very little info on this site. Although dts 7.1 and bluetooth pairing with mobile looks sweet, the fact that it uses optical for audio makes me kinda doubt the rationale behind selling my perfectly good mixamp to buy this. Unless the usb dac portion of this is significantly better that 16/48 locked usb MixAmp. 

 

BTW. Anybody knows wheter mixamp is capable of outputting better quality sound via USB?

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Very little info on this site. Although dts 7.1 and bluetooth pairing with mobile looks sweet, the fact that it uses optical for audio makes me kinda doubt the rationale behind selling my perfectly good mixamp to buy this. Unless the usb dac portion of this is significantly better that 16/48 locked usb MixAmp. 

 

BTW. Anybody knows wheter mixamp is capable of outputting better quality sound via USB?

 

 

Well the main things I think people are looking forward to:

  • DTS Headphone X
    • 9.1 (with elevation not just flat surround) vs 5.1
    • Many people don't like the Dolby Headphone processing, even if it were 5.1 vs 5.1
  • Mixamp is hissy and has a weak amp.  Hopefully this isn't and doesn't.
  • Mixamp DAC is 16/48.  Hopefully this isn't.

 

The other stuff is pretty comparable to the Mixamp so (at least IMO) not particularly interesting.

 

EDIT - Mixamp doesn't output sound via USB (other than sending mic to Playstation).

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Well the main things I think people are looking forward to:

  • DTS Headphone X
    • 9.1 (with elevation not just flat surround) vs 5.1
    • Many people don't like the Dolby Headphone processing, even if it were 5.1 vs 5.1
  • Mixamp is hissy and has a weak amp.  Hopefully this isn't and doesn't.
  • Mixamp DAC is 16/48.  Hopefully this isn't.

 

The other stuff is pretty comparable to the Mixamp so (at least IMO) not particularly interesting.

 

EDIT - Mixamp doesn't output sound via USB (other than sending mic to Playstation).

 

I hope the TAC allows digital out. If I can run this into a desktop DAC I couldn't care less what the built-in DAC limit is. This is the first time I've seriously coveted something from TB. I'm not sure I like the feeling. :p

 

Native Mac compatibility FTW!

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Originally Posted by Stillhart View Post
 

 

 

Well the main things I think people are looking forward to:

  • DTS Headphone X
    • 9.1 (with elevation not just flat surround) vs 5.1
    • Many people don't like the Dolby Headphone processing, even if it were 5.1 vs 5.1
  • Mixamp is hissy and has a weak amp.  Hopefully this isn't and doesn't.
  • Mixamp DAC is 16/48.  Hopefully this isn't.

 

The other stuff is pretty comparable to the Mixamp so (at least IMO) not particularly interesting.

 

EDIT - Mixamp doesn't output sound via USB (other than sending mic to Playstation).

But Mixamp can be used as PC USB dac (just very ****ty one) Ok, I see a reason to buy the TAC  now. How cool would it be though, if somebody finally made hdmi passthrough virtual surround device that uses 7.1 24/192 lpcm as source?... And if consoles actually output 7.1 lpcm for games


Edited by Yethal - 6/30/14 at 6:28pm
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Can some one recommended some maybe closed back or open what type i'ts better counter strike global offensive competitive and i maybe go some lans where probably best is closed back :)?

 

i think AKG K612- Pro and AKG K-271 MKII


Edited by Japi95 - 6/30/14 at 7:47pm
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Thanks for the advice @Stillhart - ive had a look around and the Fidelio X1 is pretty price here in Australia - any other cans you like?

 

 

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For $300, I'd get a Fidelio X1 and an amp (E12, Magni, O2, etc).  You might have to go used on one or both items, but it's a sweet setup for the price.  I have a Recon3D and it's not the best sounding.  Even the Omni was a noticeable upgrade.  That said, an amp should help the sound a lot (the X1 doesn't need to be amped, but the amping does help tighten up the bass).

 

 

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Okay just keep in mind that these are supposed to be the same $300 price as the A50.  When you get a lot more doo-dads for the same price, something has to give.  Likely it's going to be sound quality.  Since the A50 doesn't have the best SQ to begin with, I wouldn't get your hopes up.

 

Now the standalone TAC is what really interests me (and folks on this thread) because it's looking to be a Mixamp-killer on paper.  Guess we'll find out in 6 months...

 

Eh, I wouldn't get your hopes up.  TB doesn't make the best headphones.  If you're in the market today, get a sweet set of cans and hope for the TAC to be a good upgrade.


Honestly, I was thinking the same thing, but they make them sound so awesome. Lol What exactly makes you believe the TAC may be a Mixamp killer? I didn't find much info on the TAC (I was looking more for the Elite 800s) and the info I did, I didn't see anything that really jumped out at me. Maybe I just didn't understand what I read. Please enlighten me.

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Thanks for the advice 
@Stillhart - ive had a look around and the Fidelio X1 is pretty price here in Australia - any other cans you like?

 

I haven't heard them but the AKG K612 and the Soundmagic HP200 are both highly spoken of here; I personally own a Q701 and HP100 (the only two headphones I've kept to date) and I can believe all the good things people say about the K612 and the HP200.

 

 

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Honestly, I was thinking the same thing, but they make them sound so awesome. Lol What exactly makes you believe the TAC may be a Mixamp killer? I didn't find much info on the TAC (I was looking more for the Elite 800s) and the info I did, I didn't see anything that really jumped out at me. Maybe I just didn't understand what I read. Please enlighten me.

 

You must have missed this post:

 

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Well the main things I think people are looking forward to:

  • DTS Headphone X
    • 9.1 (with elevation not just flat surround) vs 5.1
    • Many people don't like the Dolby Headphone processing, even if it were 5.1 vs 5.1
  • Mixamp is hissy and has a weak amp.  Hopefully this isn't and doesn't.
  • Mixamp DAC is 16/48.  Hopefully this isn't.

 

The other stuff is pretty comparable to the Mixamp so (at least IMO) not particularly interesting.

 

 

If everything about the TAC, including price, is exactly on par with the Mixamp except DTS Headphone X vs Dolby Headphone, the TAC will be a Mixamp killer.  

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I haven't heard them but the AKG K612 and the Soundmagic HP200 are both highly spoken of here; I personally own a Q701 and HP100 (the only two headphones I've kept to date) and I can believe all the good things people say about the K612 and the HP200.

 

 

 

If everything about the TAC, including price, is exactly on par with the Mixamp except DTS Headphone X vs Dolby Headphone, the TAC will be a Mixamp killer.  

 

Touche'.

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Eh, I wouldn't get your hopes up.  TB doesn't make the best headphones.  If you're in the market today, get a sweet set of cans and hope for the TAC to be a good upgrade.

 

I've owned the X41's for a few years by TB and thought they sounded great until I bought and since returned the X1's, ATH-A700x's, A40's and 50's. I'm currently rolling with the E12 Monte Blanc, MixAmp Pro and the DT770 Pros and absolutely love the setup, but to be honest, I'm tired of all the wires strewn out all over my floor and want to go wireless. I would have kept the A50's had both sets not friggen malfunctioned on me. Right now, the 800's are exactly what I'm looking for.  I'm intrigued by the DTS Headphone X format and the noise cancellation feature is a big plus.  I'm not expecting the 800s to rival any of the earlier mentioned cans and I certainly don't have the knowledge or the experience to critique sound like most here but hell, if they sound good to me I'll likely keep them, if not, then back they go.   

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I've owned the X41's for a few years by TB and thought they sounded great until I bought and since returned the X1's, ATH-A700x's, A40's and 50's. I'm currently rolling with the E12 Monte Blanc, MixAmp Pro and the DT770 Pros and absolutely love the setup, but to be honest, I'm tired of all the wires strewn out all over my floor and want to go wireless. I would have kept the A50's had both sets not friggen malfunctioned on me. Right now, the 800's are exactly what I'm looking for.  I'm intrigued by the DTS Headphone X format and the noise cancellation feature is a big plus.  I'm not expecting the 800s to rival any of the earlier mentioned cans and I certainly don't have the knowledge or the experience to critique sound like most here but hell, if they sound good to me I'll likely keep them, if not, then back they go.   

I upgraded to a Mixamp 5.8 recently and that helped the cord situation a lot.  But I have to agree:  I'd love to have some kind of all-in-one wireless solution that sounds better than just acceptable.  I doubt it'll come from TB, but you never know. 

 

Hope for the best, expect the worst...

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Im still wondering what to get to get the most out of my AKG Q701 (Pc gaming).

i looked at FiiO E09k but the review states that its not that good, my budget is around <$150 and in my country (Indonesia) the price of some brands are crazy expensive (around 200-300%) higher than what i see outside of my country.

 

Is FiiO E09K okay for my Q701 ? or there is a better option ? 

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Im still wondering what to get to get the most out of my AKG Q701 (Pc gaming).

i looked at FiiO E09k but the review states that its not that good, my budget is around <$150 and in my country (Indonesia) the price of some brands are crazy expensive (around 200-300%) higher than what i see outside of my country.

 

Is FiiO E09K okay for my Q701 ? or there is a better option ? 

Fiio E9K should be fine

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Fiio E9K should be fine

I agree.  Sure there are better out there, but if your options and budget are limited, it will definitely be an improvement.

 

Disclaimer - I haven't actually heard the pairing.  But Q701 needs amping so any amp will help.

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