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I do think the CAls are great sounding headphones for the price. 

But personally I found the cups barely fit around my ears and the diaphragms feel like they are about 1mm from my ear.

So my ears feel "bothered" in less them 10 minutes of listening, Check out the Gemini HSR-1000 (Takstar Pro 80), 60-Ohm, they cost more then the CALs, but the HSR-1000 (Pro 80) are much more comfortable to wear and are at least equal (if not better?) to sound quality then the CALs.

I was able to get the Gemini HSR-1000 shipped to me for $68.20, from Woot Tech.


I'll keep the HSR-1000 in mind. 

 

The more reading/thinking I'm doing, the more I'm leaning towards headphone (perhaps ATH-AD700, if they're an upgrade over my HD555's) + mic vs. headset.  However, if my fiancee is using the X12's, is there a way for both of us to use voice comm through the DSS?  Would a mic splitter work?

 

For reference, my current setup is: 

TV -> HDMI -> Xbox

TV ->Optical cable -> Receiver

TB X12  -> USB/Green Mic cord-> DSS -> Optical cable (also plugged into xbox via usb) -> Adapter (has Red/White and optical inputs) -> Xbox

 

I guess what I'm wondering, if I go the headphone + mic route, is if I can leave everything as is, connect the headphones via the Output jack on the DSS, get a mic splitter and hook up a standalone mic along with the X12's?  Would that enable sound + voice for us both?


Edited by AlBorland - 12/11/12 at 1:02pm
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Hi mad lust, what would you recommend out of the open headphones you have owned as for the best for music (video game soundtracks and ambient chill music) apart from the he400? Any advice would be great smily_headphones1.gif
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Do you have a DAC with an optical input? That would be better than the PS3's DAC, but no biggie.


No my Behringer UCA202 only has an optical output, though i guess i could plug the PS3's audio composite into the Behringer? Google cant give me an answer on this one.

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Hey guys, I had previously owned a pair of Sennheiser HD558's that I had been using for gaming and music, and while they were great for gaming, they didn't provide the bass I wanted for my music. The music I listen to consists mostly of Rock, R&B, and some Rap. I am by no means a Basshead, but i don't want a pair of bass light Headphones like the Hd558's or Ad700's. So far I have been reccomended a pair of Ultrasone HFI-780's, Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro 80's, and  Audio Technica A700's. These would be used with my Asus Xonar DG sound card. All suggestions are appriciated, Thanks.

Edit: sorry, but I forgot to mention that my budget is $150 max.


Edited by JdmKicks94 - 12/11/12 at 3:34pm
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Hey guys, I had previously owned a pair of Sennheiser HD558's that I had been using for gaming and music, and while they were great for gaming, they didn't provide the bass I wanted for my music. The music I listen to consists mostly of Rock, R&B, and some Rap. I am by no means a Basshead, but i don't want a pair of bass light Headphones like the Hd558's or Ad700's. So far I have been reccomended a pair of Ultrasone HFI-780's, Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro 80's, and  Audio Technica A700's. These would be used with my Asus Xonar DG sound card. All suggestions are appriciated, Thanks.

I have the mmx 300's which from my understanding are pretty much the same as the dt 700's. And the mmx 300's are amazing on music. really tight accurate bass and crisp mids and highs.

 

i would def recommend them

post #9636 of 26159
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I have the mmx 300's which from my understanding are pretty much the same as the dt 700's. And the mmx 300's are amazing on music. really tight accurate bass and crisp mids and highs.

i would def recommend them

Thanks for the recomendation, but my budget is $150. I forgot to mention that in my original point. If I did have the money I would definitely look into those.
post #9637 of 26159
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Thanks for the recomendation, but my budget is $150. I forgot to mention that in my original point. If I did have the money I would definitely look into those.

i didnt pay much more than 150. :) nowhere near the 415 retail price. My budget used to be 150, but I have gone through too many headsets to realize I should have just shelled out a few more bucks on something substantial (mmx 300) and now I couldnt be happier.

post #9638 of 26159
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i didnt pay much more than 150. :) nowhere near the 415 retail price. My budget used to be 150, but I have gone through too many headsets to realize I should have just shelled out a few more bucks on something substantial (mmx 300) and now I couldnt be happier.

I was actually looking into buying the sennheiser pc360's refurbished for around $150. Would these be a good purchase?

 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B003DA4D2U/ref=dp_olp_refurbished?ie=UTF8&condition=refurbished

post #9639 of 26159
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I was actually looking into buying the sennheiser pc360's refurbished for around $150. Would these be a good purchase?

 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B003DA4D2U/ref=dp_olp_refurbished?ie=UTF8&condition=refurbished

 

I wouldn't expect the PC360s to sound that different from the HD558s.  And you already said:

 

 

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Hey guys, I had previously owned a pair of Sennheiser HD558's that I had been using for gaming and music, and while they were great for gaming, they didn't provide the bass I wanted for my music. The music I listen to consists mostly of Rock, R&B, and some Rap. I am by no means a Basshead, but i don't want a pair of bass light Headphones like the Hd558's or Ad700's
post #9640 of 26159
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Originally Posted by chicolom View Post

 

I wouldn't expect the PC360s to sound that different from the HD558s.  And you already said:

 

 

That would probably be true. Would you have any recomendations in the $150 price range? 

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I just love this review, so useful, I keep coming back.

 

 

HD598s go like this for me.

 

Comfort - 9/10. I'd give them a 10/10 but I haven't tried out  other brands.

 

Fun - 8/10. They could use a little more impact and sub bass.

 

Competitive - 10/10. I don't have the surround sound feature. But, for me, that doesn't hold me back. I always get the drop on enemies.

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That would probably be true. Would you have any recomendations in the $150 price range? 

 

Usually headphones that are good for listening to rap and with stronger bass are the ones that are bad for gaming (closed, small soundstage).  It's hard to get open headphones with lots of bass.  Especially in the $150 range.  There are more options in the higher price range...  :\

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Usually headphones that are good for listening to rap and with stronger bass are the ones that are bad for gaming (closed, small soundstage).  It's hard to get open headphones with lots of bass.  Especially in the $150 range.  There are more options in the higher price range...  :\

It would probably be a better idea to buy a seperate pair of headphones for music lol.. anyways in terms of just gaming, I trust by reading the review on this thread that the pc360's would be the best headset for gaming in my price category correct?

 

Another reason i sold the hd558's was due to the fact that i hated having to use the modmic with the heaphones because of the long cable, and I would prefer a headset better.


Edited by JdmKicks94 - 12/11/12 at 5:51pm
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It would probably be a better idea to buy a seperate pair of headphones for music lol.. anyways in terms of just gaming, I trust by reading the review on this thread that the pc360's would be the best headset for gaming in my price category correct?

 

Another reason i sold the hd558's was due to the fact that i hated having to use the modmic with the heaphones because of the long cable, and I would prefer a headset better.

 

PC360 is one of the better/best headsets, so ya, if you get it under $150 it's probably the best headset in the price range.

 

Just don't expect much difference from HD558....

post #9645 of 26159
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Originally Posted by chicolom View Post

 

PC360 is one of the better/best headsets, so ya, if you get it under $150 it's probably the best headset in the price range.

 

Just don't expect much difference from HD558....

Like i said before, i loved the 558's for gaming, just didn't like having to add a mic lol. thanks for all your help!

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