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Pretty sure it was because people only looked at the ratings and didn't bother with the rest of the thread.

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Pretty sure it was because people only looked at the ratings and didn't bother with the rest of the thread.

If so, it might be helpful to leave the section heading in there with a brief explanation that it was removed, blah blah.  Otherwise, I am forced to wonder if it broke in one of his many updates...

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The Kingston HyperX Cloud seems to be a good buy. They are almost the same like the QPAD 90 based on the Takstar Headphones, but it has Velours earpads too.

 

 

Mad Lust Envy, thank you very much for your research and this fantastic thread!

 

But I still have one question. What are your 5 most favorite "Godmode" Headphones, when Price doesn`t matter?

I think a lot of Readers would like to know it. Sure, everybody experiences an headphone in another way, but what are your Ultimate gaming headphones if comfort and so on doesn`t Count?

 

Good eye. QPAD is the company that makes the headset for Kingston.

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You already have a couple really good gaming cans in your signature.  Not sure you'll get much from buying a new one (other than that "new can feeling").

 

If you want surround sound (yes, you probably do), get a Mixamp or a Recon3D or the like.  There's a section of the guide with reviews on several of these units, but those are the two most popular around here.  

I was looking at you signature, how did you get the Recon to work with the PS4 to output?

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I was looking at you signature, how did you get the Recon to work with the PS4 to output?

 

The Recon is super easy with PS3/4.  Just plug it in via USB and Optical, make sure the switches are set to PS3, and it just works.  No cord to controller required, no fancy connectors, etc.

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Mixamp 5.8 has been acquired. And I have the Astro PS3 chat cable for the 5.8 Tx coming soon as well. Rechargeable battery pack is inbound from Amazon. Soon my setup will be ready for console gaming bliss once again.

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The Recon is super easy with PS3/4.  Just plug it in via USB and Optical, make sure the switches are set to PS3, and it just works.  No cord to controller required, no fancy connectors, et

The Recon that you have is that little device (mixamp), is it better than the astros? will it actually use the q701s at its full potential for gaming on ps4?

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The Recon that you have is that little device (mixamp), is it better than the astros? will it actually use the q701s at its full potential for gaming on ps4?

Is it better than the Astros?  I'd say they both have their pros and cons.  The biggest pro of the Recon (for me) is that it uses THX for surround rather than DH.  Some people prefer DH, I do not.  The biggest pro of the Astro is that it lets you set your game/chat balance.  This is something that isn't really super necessary but it's a convenience that I really really miss when I don't have it.

 

The Recon has enough volume to drive the Q701 if you're not chatting.  If you're chatting, you usually want to turn the game sounds down a little and turn the Recon up a bit, which will give you more chat volume.  Unfortunately, there isn't a ton of headroom for doing with when you're using the Q.  So far, I've been playing Destiny with the Q and chatting every night and it's been working fine.  So I'd say that, yes, you should be fine.  Amping it will give you more headroom if you find yourself needing it.  It should also improve the SQ a bit.

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Is it better than the Astros?  I'd say they both have their pros and cons.  The biggest pro of the Recon (for me) is that it uses THX for surround rather than DH.  Some people prefer DH, I do not.  The biggest pro of the Astro is that it lets you set your game/chat balance.  This is something that isn't really super necessary but it's a convenience that I really really miss when I don't have it.

 

The Recon has enough volume to drive the Q701 if you're not chatting.  If you're chatting, you usually want to turn the game sounds down a little and turn the Recon up a bit, which will give you more chat volume.  Unfortunately, there isn't a ton of headroom for doing with when you're using the Q.  So far, I've been playing Destiny with the Q and chatting every night and it's been working fine.  So I'd say that, yes, you should be fine.  Amping it will give you more headroom if you find yourself needing it.  It should also improve the SQ a bit.

what is the difference between THX and DB? Do you get the same exact sound with both? (quality of your area around you/ pin point accuracy?)

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what is the difference between THX and DB? Do you get the same exact sound with both? (quality of your area around you/ pin point accuracy?)

There are videos on the thread that show the differences.  You can listen with any headphones and hear for yourself.

 

There's also this video that user Chicolom posted a little while back:

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/534479/mad-lust-envys-headphone-gaming-guide-update-7-9-2014-ultrasone-hfi-15g-added/25095#post_10770608

 

Hopefully MLE will add it to the main post because it's far too useful to be lost in the discussion.  Keep in mind that SBX and THX processing are essentially the same thing (Creative stopped paying to use the THX name and rebranded their ripoff as SBX).

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Mixamp 5.8 has been acquired. And I have the Astro PS3 chat cable for the 5.8 Tx coming soon as well. Rechargeable battery pack is inbound from Amazon. Soon my setup will be ready for console gaming bliss once again.

I couldn't stand the 5.8. the EQs on the Pro are actually pretty good.
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I just purchased my X1 + BoomPro

 

now to settle the Mixamp and etc - hope to have your recommendations

 

I was really thinking of just getting

the ASTRO Mixamp for PS3/PS4 (and maybe even WiiU if needed)

the Sound Blaster Z or ZX (can't decide... is the ACM really useful?) or the Omni for PC

 

but it seems like I can skip the ASTRO Mixamp altogether?

can I just use the PS4 Optical out to the Sound Blaster Z and then output to my headphones?

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I just purchased my X1 + BoomPro

 

now to settle the Mixamp and etc - hope to have your recommendations

 

I was really thinking of just getting

the ASTRO Mixamp for PS3/PS4 (and maybe even WiiU if needed)

the Sound Blaster Z or ZX (can't decide... is the ACM really useful?) or the Omni for PC

 

but it seems like I can skip the ASTRO Mixamp altogether?

can I just use the PS4 Optical out to the Sound Blaster Z and then output to my headphones?

 

I'm not sure if you can run your PS4 into you SBZ and decode it that way.  But you are going to have issues with your Boompro since you'll need to plug the mic into your controller and the headphone into your computer.

 

Regard Z vs ZX vs Omni, I immediately crossed ZX off my list when shopping as it's just extra crap I don't need.  If you don't immediately go, "hey, that's handy!" then you don't need it.  Z vs Omni then, I picked the Omni because it was cheaper.  I'm happy I did though, because it's a lot easier to deal with all the cables up on my desk than digging behind my computer every time I want to reroute cables for testing.

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I'm not sure if you can run your PS4 into you SBZ and decode it that way.  But you are going to have issues with your Boompro since you'll need to plug the mic into your controller and the headphone into your computer.

 

Regard Z vs ZX vs Omni, I immediately crossed ZX off my list when shopping as it's just extra crap I don't need.  If you don't immediately go, "hey, that's handy!" then you don't need it.  Z vs Omni then, I picked the Omni because it was cheaper.  I'm happy I did though, because it's a lot easier to deal with all the cables up on my desk than digging behind my computer every time I want to reroute cables for testing.

thanks for the reply

 

seems like for the Boompro - I just need to use the provided Y Adapter right? 

 

hmm I wanted to get the Omni but the inputs are limited for me at this moment.

was thinking of getting the ZX for the Audio Control Module - which would help with the rerouting problem... and well my PS4 :X

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Is it better than the Astros?  I'd say they both have their pros and cons.  The biggest pro of the Recon (for me) is that it uses THX for surround rather than DH.  Some people prefer DH, I do not.  The biggest pro of the Astro is that it lets you set your game/chat balance.  This is something that isn't really super necessary but it's a convenience that I really really miss when I don't have it.

 

The Recon has enough volume to drive the Q701 if you're not chatting.  If you're chatting, you usually want to turn the game sounds down a little and turn the Recon up a bit, which will give you more chat volume.  Unfortunately, there isn't a ton of headroom for doing with when you're using the Q.  So far, I've been playing Destiny with the Q and chatting every night and it's been working fine.  So I'd say that, yes, you should be fine.  Amping it will give you more headroom if you find yourself needing it.  It should also improve the SQ a bit.

 

Hey I also use the recon3d but when I use a table mic with it there's a loud buzzing noise

Does that happen with yours?
Or is there a problem with the mic input on my recon3d

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