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post #7741 of 24552
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Originally Posted by mrkingdomhearts View Post

I have no idea if this is a good place to ask this, but how are the HD558's for games like red dead redemption and demons souls.(No I don't play online game's).

Also how bad is the sound leakage on them? I'm not interested in bringing the outside but I need to know if it's bad enough to annoy people 10 feet away or wake them up.

 

They're pretty good - they've already been mentioned many times in this thread if you search.

 

They will leak some, If someones in the same room they will probably hear it.  Sort of like a pair of laptop speakers on very low volume.

post #7742 of 24552

I find the sennheiser ie8 is good for competitive game like cs go. I can hear someone stalking behind me while trying to stab me.

For the AT M50, yes I agree with envy. The soundstage is not there for competitive game, but I enjoyed it more than ie8 while playing l4d2 and sc2. Music wise, I love it but I can hear more details with the ie8.

1 serious problem is the comfort issue. I already do the stretch mod and even getting the stand like pictured

 

still no help. I got discomfort after just 30 mins. I use glasses and I think I got a pretty big head...

Questions for envy, how is the senn hd650 (if you have exp with it) for gaming compared to dt770 pro 80 and dt990 pro 32? Soundstage wise between these 3 cans and gaming quality? Since I want to replace my m50.
 


Edited by widdyjudas - 9/26/12 at 12:24am
post #7743 of 24552

so its asking me for different things..

first it says i need Dolby Gui Software, but there isnt one i can download.

Says i have it in the disk for the motherboard driver, so i try to install dolby theater, then it says i need to download PCEE to install Dolby Theater :[.

anyway someone can link me it? or maybe upload the setup somewhere so i can download? thanks so far to those helping me.

post #7744 of 24552
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Originally Posted by illbleed View Post

so its asking me for different things..

first it says i need Dolby Gui Software, but there isnt one i can download.

Says i have it in the disk for the motherboard driver, so i try to install dolby theater, then it says i need to download PCEE to install Dolby Theater :[.

anyway someone can link me it? or maybe upload the setup somewhere so i can download? thanks so far to those helping me.

So far I've learned Dolby Gui software is somewhere buried on the Gigabyte CD and it's called DCC_x64

Do you still have the Gigabyte CD?

post #7745 of 24552
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Originally Posted by chicolom View Post

This is why I game on consoles.

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Lol. I agree. If it's not plug and play, it's not for me.

As for the HD650, never used it, and fwih, it's not great for gaming.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 9/26/12 at 1:10am
post #7746 of 24552
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Originally Posted by widdyjudas View Post

1 serious problem is the comfort issue. I already do the stretch mod and even getting the stand like pictured

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

 

still no help. I got discomfort after just 30 mins. I use glasses and I think I got a pretty big head...

Questions for envy, how is the senn hd650 (if you have exp with it) for gaming compared to dt770 pro 80 and dt990 pro 32? Soundstage wise between these 3 cans and gaming quality? Since I want to replace my m50.
 

 

Do you...do you have a Sieveking for an M50?? They cost as much (if not more) than the headphone!

If you want a headphone for pure gaming, I'd just skip over the 650. It's known for tricky amping requirements, and not known for gaming. On the other hand, the Beyers are known for gaming and easier amping, so you might as well go with those. If I were you I'd pick a 990--as MLE mentioned recently, the 770 can sound a little muffled. 

 

Consider picking up a 250 ohm model if voice chat isn't necessary.

 

Are you using an kind of MixAmp-like device?

post #7747 of 24552
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Originally Posted by PurpleAngel View Post

So far I've learned Dolby Gui software is somewhere buried on the Gigabyte CD and it's called DCC_x64

Do you still have the Gigabyte CD?

It was never given to me by the dude i bought it from.

I was reading the same thing. Kinda stupid how its a file you have to truly look for..

post #7748 of 24552
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Originally Posted by illbleed View Post

okay i got it to work. I didnt see DDL, but they sound better without the mixamp. that normal? My only option without the mixamp was Home Theater/ Dolby Headphone and Natural Bass.

 

Why do you need the mixamp connected to your PC if you already have Dolby Headphones in your options?

 

The mixamp is really just meant for consoles. To even use it with a PC you'd have to be able to transmit Dolby Digital Live with it and in most cases if you already have DDL then you'll likely also have DH.

 

In any case, if you really want to connect the mixamp, set your pc sound options to Home Theater and try that out.


Edited by calpis - 9/26/12 at 1:19am
post #7749 of 24552

OMFG i finally found it. I dont get why it didnt show up before, Im about to test it.

post #7750 of 24552
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Originally Posted by calpis View Post

 

Why do you need the mixamp connected to your PC if you already have Dolby Headphones in your options?

 

The mixamp is really just meant for consoles. To even use it with a PC you'd have to be able to transmit Dolby Digital Live with it and in most cases if you already have DDL then you'll likely also have DH.

cause i was told they work better with the mixamp :/.

But i use my mixamp for my consoles anyways, but if it sounds the same i will just use without.

post #7751 of 24552
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Originally Posted by illbleed View Post

cause i was told they work better with the mixamp :/.

But i use my mixamp for my consoles anyways, but if it sounds the same i will just use without.

 

If you want it to sound better than the only real option would be to get a desktop amp and hook it up to your pc.

post #7752 of 24552
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Originally Posted by calpis View Post

 

If you want it to sound better than the only real option would be to get a desktop amp and hook it up to your pc.

I love the way they sound, i was just trying to figure out what i was doing wrong. Even with the mixamp and dolby digital live enabled they sound the same.

But in a good way. lol. maybe the desktop amp would help.

post #7753 of 24552

Would i need dolby prologic IIx enabled too? or should i disable that?

post #7754 of 24552
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Originally Posted by illbleed View Post

cause i was told they work better with the mixamp :/.

But i use my mixamp for my consoles anyways, but if it sounds the same i will just use without.

The Asus Xonar DG (PCI) sound card, will do Dolby Headphone surround sound and it's $30.99 minus $10 mail in rebate = $20.99.

The DG comes with a half-way decent headphone amplifier.

So if you can't get your current setup to finally work, just get the DG and leave the mix-amp hooked up to your console.

post #7755 of 24552

Can anyone tell me how bad the sound leakage can be for the HD558's? It's my biggest worry for this headphone otherwise I'd buy it in a heartbeat.

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