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post #7951 of 26370
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Originally Posted by chicolom View Post

 

LOL I googled "Wharfedale Isodynamic"....

 

Holy crap those are ugly!  tongue.gif

 

Hey now, ladies love the square headphones. Don't these guys just ooze sex appeal? (AKG K1000)

 

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LOL I googled "Wharfedale Isodynamic"....

 

Holy crap those are ugly!  tongue.gif

 

 

 

On the other hand, I think they're gorgeous.

post #7953 of 26370
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Originally Posted by chicolom View Post

 

D7000 and DT990 should be better for gaming then HD650.  I would stick with what you already have.

 

ok thanks..

 

any reason?  i thought the hd650s might do well with games  ..

post #7954 of 26370

What are the differences between the Astro mixamps that came with the a30's, a40's and now the Astro Mix Amp Pro? Are they all the same? They look slightly different and I just want to get the best one.

 

Thanks!

-Erik

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Originally Posted by burritoboy9984 View Post

What are the differences between the Astro mixamps that came with the a30's, a40's and now the Astro Mix Amp Pro? Are they all the same? They look slightly different and I just want to get the best one.

 

Thanks!

-Erik

 

I think the mixamps sold with some a30/a40 are "Astro Mixamp 5.8" not the "Mixamp Pro", which are covered in this guide. They have their pro (ex: wireless) & cons (ex: connectivity), it depends on your preference.

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Again the first post is ignored.
post #7957 of 26370
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I'll have you know that I did the vast majority of my PC testing with the software fully installed. You wouldn't get headphone surround or OpenAL support without that software!

I did find that maxing THX TruStudio Surround may have improved the front/rear positioning, but there were still some weird panning issues that don't happen with CMSS-3D Headphone.

Also, the main sticking point with retro game compatibility (chiefly Thief 1/2) is no longer an issue with those surprise patches implementing native OpenAL support. Still, Creative's software OpenAL renderer doesn't hold up to their hardware renderer.

As for Metro 2033, it's in my massive PC game library backlog thanks to the usual Steam sales. I have yet to actually install and play it, but word is that it'll really make me want to upgrade from the ol' 8800 GT already. (An upgrade I keep putting off because I keep buying audio equipment...and a better monitor...and, now, a colorimeter...)

Ah, I thought you were just using your X-Fi drivers or something. Also, I am playing (a borrowed copy of) Metro on my Xbox 360, your system should still outperform that. Even with Xbox's native 720p resolution of games and low settings, it looks gorgeous and trippy. I do honestly think you'll love the game... I think the hidden morality choices make the game interesting, and you feel regret every time you have to kill something.



BUT WHAT SURPRISE PATCHES???
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Again the first post is ignored.
Yeah, I figure this has to have happened a lot since you started the guide. Then you tell hem that the answers are already there, then they come back and say "Oh well I just wanted to know if you changed your mind (since your last update 3 days ago), could you please work for me for free? Oh and while you're at it, please compare thousands of dollars of top headphones for me, then I'll disappear without saying thanks."
I figure, you must be used to it and able to just basically repeat your guide by now, but how do you keep from getting annoyed?
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Originally Posted by chicolom View Post

LOL I googled "Wharfedale Isodynamic"....

Holy crap those are ugly!  tongue.gif

Holy crap they sound good! smily_headphones1.gif they have an amazing soudstage biggrin.gif
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Yeah, I figure this has to have happened a lot since you started the guide. Then you tell hem that the answers are already there, then they come back and say "Oh well I just wanted to know if you changed your mind (since your last update 3 days ago), could you please work for me for free? Oh and while you're at it, please compare thousands of dollars of top headphones for me, then I'll disappear without saying thanks."
I figure, you must be used to it and able to just basically repeat your guide by now, but how do you keep from getting annoyed?

Yeah, I basically mention that I can't compare any headphone not on the list as I haven't tried them. Why would I hide my impressions of any headphone? Asides from headphones that I bought with no intention of using them for gaming (i.e. ESW9, ES7, PX200-II, etc), if I get any headphone, you can be sure to expect that I'd put in my impressions on the guide.

But hoe deos teh Plantronics X209303993 werk 4r gaeming? rolleyes.gif
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Hm, back with two questions again:

 

I'm still checking my combo of choice (DT770 + Objective2 + Mixamp), and on the subject of the sound card NamelessPFG recommended the X-Fi Titanium. However I just saw that it also exists in an "HD" version. What's the difference in practice?

 

Also, can anybody confirm that the ear doesn't touches anything on the DT770 Pro?

post #7962 of 26370
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Hm, back with two questions again:

 

I'm still checking my combo of choice (DT770 + Objective2 + Mixamp), and on the subject of the sound card NamelessPFG recommended the X-Fi Titanium. However I just saw that it also exists in an "HD" version. What's the difference in practice?

 

Also, can anybody confirm that the ear doesn't touches anything on the DT770 Pro?

 

My left ear does touch the driver padding on the DT770 Pro but my right doesn't. It can become uncomfortable for me after a while, but I'm gonna stick with it cuz other than that they're really nice and I can't afford to go up to AKGs really. From what I gather there's more space there than the 880 and 990 anyway.

 

I'm a little confused can someone please clarify this for me? Are people running Mixamps through dedicated amps like Fiios or vice versa? aka Do I need both? Noob question but I currently don't own either, I'm just using my AV receiver at the moment.

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Paradux: Thanks for the feedback.

 

From what I gathered, Mixamp alone might not be enough for the Beyer. Since I'll be buying an amp for my computer anyway, I'll most probably run the Mixamp through it too. I think this will be necessary anyway since I'll be getting the 250ohm version (again, buying the amp anyway so let's use it! :)).

post #7964 of 26370
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The Mixamp is not enough for the Beyers. Even the 32ohm Beyers want more than the Mixamp can give (though the Mixamp does decently with them). People shouldn't waste their money on the Beyers if they're not going to drive them properly.
post #7965 of 26370
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Originally Posted by Mjonir View Post

Paradux: Thanks for the feedback.

 

From what I gathered, Mixamp alone might not be enough for the Beyer. Since I'll be buying an amp for my computer anyway, I'll most probably run the Mixamp through it too. I think this will be necessary anyway since I'll be getting the 250ohm version (again, buying the amp anyway so let's use it! :)).

No problem. I have the 80ohms and they do sound really nice in games when powered, and if you don't have big ears you shouldn't have a comfort issue. If you're going purely for a desktop amp why not go for the 600ohm or will it not power that?

 

So you run TOSlink into the mixamp and then 3.5mm jack into an amp?

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