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so jelly :D

 

 

 

It was really easy to do. I just repurposed the headband that came with the mic to make a round shape that would fit over an earpad, and used a bit of shrink wrap tubing to make it look clean.

 

 

 

 

 

And this is what I use currently:

 

 

 

 

It's a headband of a normal xbox mic glued on to the ear support mounting system of a bluetooth xbox mic. Not included in the picture is the earpiece from the normal mic. I glued that on to effectively have a normal xbox mic, but wireless (and comfortable!- the standard wireless mic was very uncomfortable for me). I can even rotate the mic relative to the headband still. redface.gif

post #9242 of 24999
Huh, maybe I can try that loop-de-loo method you used with the headband on the cable of my Platronics wired cellphone earpiece. It has a little boom extension as well. I'm always looking for ways to improve my mic setup, because I generally have to speak very quietly.
post #9243 of 24999

I could just give you the mic in that picture if you want. I could even give you the preamp (which is necessary to have enough sensitivity).

 

It's an Audio Technica Pro 8HEx mic and an Art Tube MP preamp. I should also mention that I soldered a power switch on to the power cord of the preamp (lolconvenience).

 

I'd just need $5-10 for shipping. PM me if interested.


Edited by Rebel975 - 11/27/12 at 1:33pm
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I'm new to this whole scene and I thought I would ask the masters a question. How would  standard stereo headphones sound with a direct connection to the PS3? I don't really care about the simulated surround processing. I figured I would pick up either the Superlux 681 or the Takstar Monitor 2050 and throw on an adapter cable, maybe with a cheap amp for volume control. I don't really care about chat either, I just want a setup for late night/early morning playing so that I don't disturb my neighbors. Anybody think this would sound decent, or should I just try a gaming headphone like the Monoprice or one of the Turtle Beaches? I'd like to come in at under $100 when all is said and done. I'll also be using the headphones for music too, whether that makes a huge difference or not.


Edited by Youcan1 - 11/27/12 at 8:03pm
post #9245 of 24999
Thread Starter 
A cheap Fiio E5 or E6, an Playstation composite cable which you probably have laying around (or component, though unnecessary), and female RCA to 3.5mm cable. Done this and it sounds fine, though basic stereo gaming sucks, IMHO.
post #9246 of 24999
I got myself a pair of DT770 Limited 88th anniversary Edition 32 Ohm, and I am positively surprised how good they are, especially on soundstage. Not astronomically surprised there because MLE already told us about it in his reviews about the other DT770s models but still. Very good for a closed headphone and very good positioning.

It's less sibilant than the other models I heard, less sibilant than DT990, DT880, T90s "zing", though it comes with
pleather and pleather contributes a bit to it.

Highs are therefore quite smooth for a Beyer, the mids are finer and more natural than the DT990 600. Somehow I can relate to the headfonia review even when I stay away from them mostly when they hype a headphone to the moon and back and then to the sun until it becomes a supernova.
post #9247 of 24999
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Originally Posted by Youcan1 View Post

I'm new to this whole scene and I thought I would ask the masters a question. How would  standard stereo headphones sound with a direct connection to the PS3? I don't really care about the simulated surround processing. I figured I would pick up either the Superlux 681 or the Takstar Monitor 2050 and throw on an adapter cable, maybe with a cheap amp for volume control. I don't really care about chat either, I just want a setup for late night/early morning playing so that I don't disturb my neighbors. Anybody think this would sound decent, or should I just try a gaming headphone like the Monoprice or one of the Turtle Beaches? I'd like to come in at under $100 when all is said and done. I'll also be using the headphones for music too, whether that makes a huge difference or not.

 

My Monoprice headset is due today, at which time I'll let you know my opinion in regards with the other headsets/amps I've tried. Keep in mind I don't have nearly as many tests under my belt as MLE.

 

Now on to your situation, I would suggest you not go with a basic stereo setup, you won't have much of an upgrade route later, and you will get more out of a used mixamp and CHEAP headphone (KSC perhaps?) and you would be just a tad over budget to start with. Then save up and upgrade the headphones when you can.

 

-Erik

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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

A cheap Fiio E5 or E6, an Playstation composite cable which you probably have laying around (or component, though unnecessary), and female RCA to 3.5mm cable. Done this and it sounds fine, though basic stereo gaming sucks, IMHO.

That's exactly what I was planning on doing, good to know that it works well enough. I have a good surround setup that I will use most of the time anyway, but I have to crank it way down in the late hours and with a setup like this I wouldn't have to worry about it. I actually listened to a Turtle Beach demo unit way back, I could definitely hear the directional sounds but it wasn't really all that to me. I don't really play competitive shooting games, so having some kind of a directional advantage isn't a huge deal.

 

 

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My Monoprice headset is due today, at which time I'll let you know my opinion in regards with the other headsets/amps I've tried. Keep in mind I don't have nearly as many tests under my belt as MLE.

 

Now on to your situation, I would suggest you not go with a basic stereo setup, you won't have much of an upgrade route later, and you will get more out of a used mixamp and CHEAP headphone (KSC perhaps?) and you would be just a tad over budget to start with. Then save up and upgrade the headphones when you can.

 

I actually just ordered the KSC75 for phone and laptop use, so I might have to test it out on the console. I'm not really used to headphone gaming so I wanted to try it this way, if I like it I'll definitely consider spending more on an upgrade, no sense blowing a lot of cash on something I don't care for. I wanted to get one of those other headphones(probably the Takstar), because I also want something that sounds good with music. I just use IEMs and figured I should probably upgrade. I figure that the gaming headsets probably won't sound that great as far as music is concerned, but if that Monoprice sounds great I may have to put it on order, especially since it includes everything at a pretty good price.

 

Thanks for the responses guys.


Edited by Youcan1 - 11/28/12 at 9:28am
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Originally Posted by burritoboy9984 View Post

 

My Monoprice headset is due today, at which time I'll let you know my opinion in regards with the other headsets/amps I've tried. Keep in mind I don't have nearly as many tests under my belt as MLE.

 

Now on to your situation, I would suggest you not go with a basic stereo setup, you won't have much of an upgrade route later, and you will get more out of a used mixamp and CHEAP headphone (KSC perhaps?) and you would be just a tad over budget to start with. Then save up and upgrade the headphones when you can.

 

-Erik

Looking forward to your opinions on it!

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Originally Posted by Youcan1 View Post

That's exactly what I was planning on doing, good to know that it works well enough. I have a good surround setup that I will use most of the time anyway, but I have to crank it way down in the late hours and with a setup like this I wouldn't have to worry about it. I actually listened to a Turtle Beach demo unit way back, I could definitely hear the directional sounds but it wasn't really all that to me. I don't really play competitive shooting games, so having some kind of a directional advantage isn't a huge deal.

 

 

 

I actually just ordered the KSC75 for phone and laptop use, so I might have to test it out on the console. I'm not really used to headphone gaming so I wanted to try it this way, if I like it I'll definitely consider spending more on an upgrade, no sense blowing a lot of cash on something I don't care for. I wanted to get one of those other headphones(probably the Takstar), because I also want something that sounds good with music. I just use IEMs and figured I should probably upgrade. I figure that the gaming headsets probably won't sound that great as far as music is concerned, but if that Monoprice sounds great I may have to put it on order, especially since it includes everything at a pretty good price.

 

Thanks for the responses guys.

You'll love the KSC75, trust me. Those little things will blow your mind!

post #9250 of 24999

@youcan1 try these, you won't be disappointed for gaming or music more than likely ..

http://www.amazon.com/Creative-EF0060-Aurvana-Live-Headphones/dp/B000ZJZ7OA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1354125460&sr=8-1&keywords=creative+aurvana+live

post #9251 of 24999

Which has better soundstage, the CAL! or KSC75? 

post #9252 of 24999

Just read this interesting article about binaural beats tweaked to improve gaming skills and emotional state. I guess it requires you to listen to the track for about 15 minutes focusing solely on the music. This would be difficult for me to do and not fall asleep but I know a lot of you guys listen to your music this way.

http://kotaku.com/5963533/this-drug-is-legal-its-digital-and-its-supposed-to-improve-how-you-game-i-put-it-to-the-test

post #9253 of 24999
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Originally Posted by DoctaCosmos View Post

@youcan1 try these, you won't be disappointed for gaming or music more than likely ..

http://www.amazon.com/Creative-EF0060-Aurvana-Live-Headphones/dp/B000ZJZ7OA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1354125460&sr=8-1&keywords=creative+aurvana+live

I checked it out. It looks like a good set, though based on what I read an open headphone would be better for my tastes. Plus I want a set with 50mm drivers. These would probably be better than the Superlux 681, but I'm still curious about that Takstar set, which I can get for about the same price as the CAL.

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Originally Posted by Youcan1 View Post

That's exactly what I was planning on doing, good to know that it works well enough. I have a good surround setup that I will use most of the time anyway, but I have to crank it way down in the late hours and with a setup like this I wouldn't have to worry about it. I actually listened to a Turtle Beach demo unit way back, I could definitely hear the directional sounds but it wasn't really all that to me. I don't really play competitive shooting games, so having some kind of a directional advantage isn't a huge deal.




No wonder you dont want virtual surround. That Turtle Beach demo is absolutely WORTHLESS. Trust me, do not take that into account at all. Trust me, its worthwhile getting a virtual surround amp first, and something cheap like the KSC75 first.

Also most good headphones havs 40mm drivers. Driver size does not equal quality.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 11/28/12 at 1:38pm
post #9255 of 24999

whats so special about those cheap koss headphones?

 

and where can i purchase Astro mixamp pro? dont see it on the site

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