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Originally Posted by Eric_C View Post

On the topic of RE6:

http://www.joystiq.com/2012/09/14/conan-reviews-the-resident-evil-6-demo/

 

LOL, I saw that.  I love Conan, and his reviews are especially funny because he know absolutely nothing about gaming.

 

More @  http://teamcoco.com/cluelessgamer

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Originally Posted by chicolom View Post

 

Here's what mine looks like.  I prefer having boom mics on the left. If you put it on the right there would be a lot more room since there's no cable.

 

 

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That's what mine look like. beerchug.gif

 

 

 

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Nice job MLE!!! A soon as I logged on I was like "wow that looks a lot cleaner". and thanks for the Q701 include as well.

I just got my Q701's delivered to work so I have yet to try them. It sounds like my Astro Mixamp should do fine to drive them but now I am likely going to have to do something to use them with my PC. I take it I will need some amplification over my X-fi Extreme Gamer card which has no dedicated headphone amp.

 

Well, I guess I will try them out on bothe PS3 and PC tonight and see how it goes. Thanks again MLE and Chicolom for all your help.

If you are still looking for an amp I use the Objective 2 (O2) and it sounds amazing with the AKG Q701.

 

 

Anyone know any decent closed back headphones for a good immersive play feelings? 

 

DT 770s, Pro700 MK2, Ultrasone 750s, Denon 2000, AKG K550, etc.? Can anyone recommend any of these?


Edited by NinjaSushi2 - 9/18/12 at 9:37pm
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I'd go with the DT770 pro 80 if you like bass and can't afford the Pro 900. Best positioning I've heard on ANY headphone. It's a really immersive headphone.
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Hmm with so many gamers on head fi, we should have like a BF3 head fi platoon or a COD clan haha, or does one exist already?

Not sure, feel free to add me in Origin or Steam, "Jodiuh." I'm playing Borderlands 2 now though...

 

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And does anyone else love when games use a real orchestra for the soundtrack?  I do biggrin.gif

I LOVE THAT!!!

 

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Originally Posted by NinjaSushi2 View Post

 

Anyone know any decent closed back headphones for a good immersive play feelings? 

 

DT 770s, Pro700 MK2, Ultrasone 750s, Denon 2000, AKG K550, etc.? Can anyone recommend any of these?

 

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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

I'd go with the DT770 pro 80 if you like bass and can't afford the Pro 900. Best positioning I've heard on ANY headphone. It's a really immersive headphone.

That's Ultrasone, right MLE? How do you feel about Shure 940's or ATH-A900X's? My 770 Pro's bit the dust, I've tried 880's, but I'm looking for something that can double as a fun music phone too. I really like the KRK KNS-8400's, but I'm just thinking for the near future.

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EVShrug, do you lik the Crystalizer on or off? I'm about to test it maxed out (compared to 65% in default, and fully off).

Hey, I've been away for a bit.
And I definitely prefer Crystalizer off. I thought I went detailed enough into my tweak-testing paragraph on Crystalizer... I figured somebody may randomly come across it. Google is a funny thing.

I've kinda moved on from worrying about headphones and processors... and on to amps. LoL, I never pick on smokers for their habit because I know I'm developing an expensive habit myself! As much as solid state amps are reliable and easier to be free of distortion, hybrid tube amps sound like a lot of fun to switch out tubes for different sound signatures.

I managed to stave off a purchase for now (this week?) by buying something else I've wanted since picking up my graphics card in Feburary... a passive cooling heatsink! When I first built the computer, using just the integrated Sandy Bridge HD3000 GPU and a solid state harddrive, I was impressed with how whisper quiet my system was. Oh, I also had two case fans, but they are large, low-rpm fans that can't be heard above the stock CPU cooler. Barebones but oozed quality. Now the NVidia GTS250 fan has a high-pitched vreee that bugs me, plus the 140 thermal-watt cooling performance of the Arctic Silver heatsink I'm getting (with another big, quiet case fan mounted to draw heat off of the GPU) is just enough to cool an eventual GTX 660 upgrade.

But this isn't computer-fi! I truly do believe a nice amp will compliment my AKG Q701 and improve the Recon3D's output. If and when I do get one (my car wasn't totaled by transmission failure, just needed fresh fluid, yay!), I will share any relevant discoveries smily_headphones1.gif
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Originally Posted by chicolom View Post

I thought RE5 controls felt similar to RE4.  confused.gif   They were a bit faster/tighter in RE5 I think. *snip* I love Capcom's campy dialogue and cutscenes.  The RE games have very high production values.

And does anyone else love when games use a real orchestra for the soundtrack?  I do biggrin.gif

I do I do! It's amazing what a quality step-up the real orchestral tracks in Halo 2 were over the synthesized stuff in Halo 1. It's also very clear on some tracks that Marty still used some synths in all the Halo games... In sci-fi I can understand the otherworldly sounds that don't come from nature (usually), but Star Wars and 2001: A Space Odessy before that set the standard for pairing futuristic sci-fi and the grounded power of classical orchestration. Of course orchestral is very good with horror and fantasy genres as well. I don't think, say, Hip-Hop can slip into our subconsious and build tension like a good orchestral composition. Real performers and instruments just heighten the immersion.

And if I can get used to RE4 iPad and iPod controls, anyone can get used to console versions. wink.gif
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The DT 770 Pro 80 Ohm caught my eye and I was wondering if these could be fully driven by the MixAmp Pro. If so, could the 250 Ohm versions be driven by the MixAmp Pro?


Edited by AndrewU - 9/19/12 at 4:27pm
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Oooooh man... Newegg has a sale on the Polk Audio CS2 for $80, very tempted to bite!
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Just realized something really obvious but still worth posting anyways:

 

For games where turning on the Mixamp's bass boost causes excessive clipping a fix is to keep the bass boost ON but turn down the game volume digitally via the in-game menu while turning up the mixamp to compensate.  Should help lower the signal below clipping threshold.

 

 

This also helps in some games where a radio/speaker/com dialogue comes on and makes dialogue clip a lot when Dolby Headphone is enabled (Half life does this, and some other ones too).  Not sure why Dolby Headphone makes in-game loudspeaker/com dialogue clip sometimes, but I think again lowering the in-game volume digitally alleviates some of that signal clipping and gives back some headroom.

 

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Edited by chicolom - 9/20/12 at 11:26am
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Originally Posted by AndrewU View Post

The DT 770 Pro 80 Ohm caught my eye and I was wondering if these could be fully driven by the MixAmp Pro. If so, could the 250 Ohm versions be driven by the MixAmp Pro?

No and no. The Pro 80 sounds ok with the Mixamp alone, and is the best for this compared to the Premiums, but they still want at least a portable amp.

Don't bother with the 250ohm if you want to drive it properly. You need a desktop amp.

You're doing yourself a disservice if you settle for the Mixamp alone on the 250ohms. The E9/E09K would definitely be powerful enough for the 250ohm.

The Mixamp can drive the 250ohm loud, but not WELL.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 9/20/12 at 11:36am
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I didnt know the q701 has a mic ? does it come with it or do you have to buy it separately? 

I was about ready to order the DT 990 pros when i noticed that in the picture above.

Not sure which to go for now. Any help? I'll be using them for xbox live using my astro mixamp and for gaming on the computer. Mostly CoD for competitive. at the moment with League of Legends till black ops 2 comes out. I own a lot of different games so i feel both would be very useful, but my most competitive usage would be for GameBatles on any call of duty. I do have enough for both. As i said a few pages back, anything that has far better sound & imaging/sound stage/ directionality than the a4o headset and ax720 will be great. sorry for posting the same stuff all the time, just want to make sure i get the right headphones lol.

post #7632 of 25705
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Lol, they don't have a mic. That's a modmic which you buy seperately.
post #7633 of 25705
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Originally Posted by illbleed View Post

I didnt know the q701 has a mic ? does it come with it or do you have to buy it separately?

 

I have the AKG Q701 MLG Pro Elite Limited XBOX G4MING Edition.  MSRP is $699 and they're extremely rare.

 

I'd let them go for $500 if you want to buy them off me.

 

 

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post #7634 of 25705

Would there be an 7.1 decoder/amp powerful enough to drive the pro80s well on it's own?

post #7635 of 25705
Thread Starter 
A Harmon Kardan receiver, and the Headzone. For the price of the Headzone, you can buy a receiver, an amp/dac, and better headphones.
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