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I  wish AKG could come up with a flat headband design for q701 (without the headband bumps). because lack of comfort might be a deal breker for some people..  both 701,612 are great options but I didn't find q701 as the more refined one. to me both have same refinement. 

There have been MANY suggested fixes for this in the Q701 thread.  The one both Evs and I use cost about $9 on Amazon (tho I already had one because I used it for what it was for:  a baby carseat strap pad).  Also keep in mind that many people don't have issues with the comfort.

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Holy...! PT in DH is... the best game I've heard all year. Yeah, even better than TLoU Remastered. 

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Hi Mad Lust,

 

Thank you for putting together this guide!

 

A few questions for you or anyone who can answer:

 

1. As someone with large ears, I am concerned about going from a PC360 to another option. How would you rank the size of the earcups for the DT-990, HE-400, Sennheiser 650, AKG K712 Pro? I'm guessing that the Sennheiser 650 (same as the PC360) has the largest earcup? 

 

2. Would a Magni properly drive the AKG K712?

 

3. Unamped, would the DT-990 or the AKG K712 perform better (on a phone let's say)?

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Hey Mad Lust Envy, I just wanted to thank you for taking the time to continually review these headphones, write all this up, and share it with us. I'm in the market for some new gaming/movie headphones, and this has probably been the single most helpful resource I've found. Thank you!

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Originally Posted by D126 View Post

Hi Mad Lust,

Thank you for putting together this guide!

A few questions for you or anyone who can answer:

1. As someone with large ears, I am concerned about going from a PC360 to another option. How would you rank the size of the earcups for the DT-990, HE-400, Sennheiser 650, AKG K712 Pro? I'm guessing that the Sennheiser 650 (same as the PC360) has the largest earcup? 

2. Would a Magni properly drive the AKG K712?

3. Unamped, would the DT-990 or the AKG K712 perform better (on a phone let's say)?

The K712 has a pretty good size cup, I can measure it for you later today if you'd like.

I don't have the magni but others that do have said it is adequate for the k712's.

Unamped the k712 doesn't sound very impressive. It's not horrible but it benefits greatly from an amp.
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The K712 has a pretty good size cup, I can measure it for you later today if you'd like.

I don't have the magni but others that do have said it is adequate for the k712's.

Unamped the k712 doesn't sound very impressive. It's not horrible but it benefits greatly from an amp.

Yeah - that'd be great. I found some screenshots of the PC360 Ear Pads (70mmx43mm) : http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/MTIwMFgxNjAw/z/rG4AAOxy9eVRMGiM/$(KGrHqNHJE!FElO+iUdKBRMGiLjLE!~~60_57.JPG

 

The DT-990 is 53mmx53mm.

 

Have you tried the HE-400? I would be interested in seeing if there is more ear pad room in the HE-400 or the K712s.

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Originally Posted by D126 View Post
 

Hi Mad Lust,

 

Thank you for putting together this guide!

 

A few questions for you or anyone who can answer:

 

1. As someone with large ears, I am concerned about going from a PC360 to another option. How would you rank the size of the earcups for the DT-990, HE-400, Sennheiser 650, AKG K712 Pro? I'm guessing that the Sennheiser 650 (same as the PC360) has the largest earcup? 

 

2. Would a Magni properly drive the AKG K712?

 

3. Unamped, would the DT-990 or the AKG K712 perform better (on a phone let's say)?


The K712 has the largest and deepest earcups of the headphones you listed. The HD 650 has the smallest.

 

It will drive the K712 fine, not sure about synergy though.

 

I would say the DT 990 is a bit easier to drive than the K712.

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99% settled on the K712.

 

I am currently using the Xonar DX and I am planning on buying the Magni as an amp. 

 

Do you guys think a Xonar DX + Magni combo would work with the K712? Would you guys upgrade the soundcard/amp a bit more? Like a ZxR or STX? I don't really know any amps besides the Magni, so I'm open to suggestions for those as well.

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Originally Posted by D126 View Post
 

99% settled on the K712.

 

I am currently using the Xonar DX and I am planning on buying the Magni as an amp. 

 

Do you guys think a Xonar DX + Magni combo would work with the K712? Would you guys upgrade the soundcard/amp a bit more? Like a ZxR or STX? I don't really know any amps besides the Magni, so I'm open to suggestions for those as well.

Just wondering but why do you even have a soundcard? is it just for the surround? 

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Looks loke the Asus DX has an S/PDIF out port. Adding an optical DAC to the chain should improve the sound quality

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Just wondering but why do you even have a soundcard? is it just for the surround? 

Yup.

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-Gonna copy one of my posts from a thread I made over (since it is probably buried - lol).

 

I'm looking at getting a Soundcard + Amp for an AKG K712 Pro. The reason I'm thinking I'd like a soundcard is so that I am able to play with Surround Sound (for future games).

 

I'd like to keep the amps below 200...

 

I currently see the following amps:

Schiit Magni

Schiit Vali

O2 

 

Which of these 3 are the best, and am I missing any good headphone amps in the sub 200 dollar range?

 

In terms of soundcards I see:

Creative ZxR

Xonar STX

Xonar DX (Currently Own - Should I consider just keeping this and pairing it with one of the above amps?)

 

Which of these 2 are the best, and am I missing any other soundcard options?

 

Thanks for your help all!

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Originally Posted by D126 View Post

-Gonna copy one of my posts from a thread I made over (since it is probably buried - lol).

I'm looking at getting a Soundcard + Amp for an AKG K712 Pro. The reason I'm thinking I'd like a soundcard is so that I am able to play with Surround Sound (for future games).

I'd like to keep the amps below 200...

I currently see the following amps:
Schiit Magni
Schiit Vali
O2 

Which of these 3 are the best, and am I missing any good headphone amps in the sub 200 dollar range?

In terms of soundcards I see:
Creative ZxR
Xonar STX
Xonar DX (Currently Own - Should I consider just keeping this and pairing it with one of the above amps?)

Which of these 2 are the best, and am I missing any other soundcard options?

Thanks for your help all!

As far as standalone amps are concerned, you can find a used Asgard 2 for under $200 in the classifieds, here. I would say that will be the best bang for buck, while providing ample synergy, when pairing with your K712.
Edited by Change is Good - 8/13/14 at 3:59pm
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Hi Yethal,

 

I was thinking about the V-Moda but it does not fit most of the high ranked Headphones listed or my Koss KSC75 (thinking about upgrading to the HD 598 in the future).

Based on Stillhart's recommendation, I'll try out a clip on Microphone.

 

Thanks for your advice - Nito

post #25380 of 26362
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Originally Posted by D126 View Post
 

99% settled on the K712.

I am currently using the Xonar DX and I am planning on buying the Magni as an amp. 

Do you guys think a Xonar DX + Magni combo would work with the K712? Would you guys upgrade the soundcard/amp a bit more? Like a ZxR or STX? I don't really know any amps besides the Magni, so I'm open to suggestions for those as well.

 

I would consider the Magni headphone amplifier a little better then the amp built into the ZxR or STX.

The Xonar DX and Essence STX use the same C-Media CMI8788 audio processor.

So buying the Magni (or Vali? or other amp) and plugging it into the Xonar DX should work well for you.

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