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I have to test it out first, as I couldn't get the Mixer's voice chat to work last time I tried. I'll try it again tomorrow. I need sleep, lol.

It has an RCA out (for audio), USB (for power, PS3 or PC chat), and controller input (for 360 chat).

It has a standard 3.5mm input for headphones, so any headphone can be used, though if you want a non-Slyr or Astro mic, you may wanna have a female Y cable, like those Astro sells.

My assumption on hooking it up, basically just getting an RCA female to 3.5mm male to hook up to your own dolby processors. I don't have one, so I can't use the Mixer with my Mixamp (pointless, but it does allow me to use the Mixer's EQ to test out). For stereo gamers, you just plug in the console's RCA cables into the piggyback on the Slyr's Mixer cable. Not 100% sure how the piggyback cables work exactly. I did get sound by hooking up the PS3's composite cables directly to the piggybacks and leaving the male ends alone.





Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 12/15/12 at 10:27am
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Originally Posted by burritoboy9984 View Post


Can you hook up other headphones to the stereo mixer? Can you take pics with how to hook it up plz? Looking for options to mix game and xbox live sound for use with my receiver still.
-Erik

I;ll give it a shot and hook it up to my H&K when I get them in on tuesday. I'd just have to hook up those piggy back cables to a 3.5mm to RCA cable and attach a 3.5mm to 6.3mm adapter to it and plug it into the headphone jack. I'm anticipating hiss though.

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edit: Just compared Mixamp 5.8 hiss vs Mixamp 2013 hiss. They are similar. Meaning, they are non-issues! They certainly aren't AX720 level of hissy.

 

Thanks.

 

So, hissier than the previous gen wired mixamp, but about the same as the mixamp 5.8, which means less than DSS and AX720.

 

Sounds like people were probably exaggerating the hiss issue by listetning to the mixamp at the dashboard turned up too loudly...

 

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There is a point on the volume knob (around 60-65%) where there is a noticeable crackle/distortion when turning the knob. It is always in the same spot. It doesn't affect anything, just when turning the knob and passing that point. I dunno if it's just something that happens with this specific Mixamp I got. Just wanted to note it.
Anyone else with a 2013 Mixamp hear this crackle? Just keep turning the volume past this point and back.
 

 

I"m guessing it's a dirty spot on the potentiometer.  As the wiper moves past it you hear crackle.

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I;ll give it a shot and hook it up to my H&K when I get them in on tuesday. I'd just have to hook up those piggy back cables to a 3.5mm to RCA cable and attach a 3.5mm to 6.3mm adapter to it and plug it into the headphone jack. I'm anticipating hiss though.

Thanks! LMK. If I had realized they had come with a mixer like that, I probably would have picked one up during the half off sale just for the mixer.

-Erik
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Anyone have any issues with the new mixamp's volume  cutting out  while gaming??


Edited by I95North - 12/15/12 at 1:26pm
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wondering if I should get the M50 now under $100 at Amazon 

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Do you have a DAC at all wilfare?

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Just grabbed a xonar hdav1.3 card off of ebay and I'm going to build a little computer to try myears with it. I'll report back in the coming weeks how it compares to dolby headphone. Good news, if I don't like myears, the sound card supports dolby headphone out of the box.

 

-Erik

 

I just got back home, but that's exactly what I planned on doing. Sounds great :)

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"Ok. No. Yes. Well I disagree. You have a point there..."
No offense SoAmusing777, and I do understand the points both of you two are making in this exchange (Seeking fidelity vs diminishing returns, the standard YMMV scenario), but sometimes I have to reread your replies a few times to get where you're responding to what, and in this particular post I'm not even sure exactly where each response matches up with the original post. For clarity, I usually put related ideas together and write a more general reply, with a paragraph per idea, instead of a bunch of point-by-point responses in line. If you could at least insert bolded responses into text you are replying to, it could help others (or at least me) follow along better. I'm not saying anything about you or the topic of the quoted text, I'm just saying help a guy with short attention-spans (me) out smily_headphones1.gif
P.S. what I said in quotation marks wasn't in reply to your post, it was just an example of a bunch of fragmented sentences strung together.

 

Point taken.

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I have a vintage onkyo tx-sv70Pro Receiver, Does anyone know if I'll be able to squeeze some juice out of it (paired with the Mixamp) or should I just send it to the junkyard?

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ALMOST ordered some q701's today but just couldn't bring myself to do it.  I don't play call of duty anymore just Gotham City Impostors and Halo 4.  Not worried about the extreme detail whoring anymore.  Also i am REALLY wanting to get some speakers as i haven't had a pair in a while and i'm really excited about getting some but if i were to get another pair of headphones instead they would need to be very engaging musically more than anything.  thinking the 400. Anyone here compared the 400 with the asgard and any other amps?  Impressions.  

BTW i know this is a gaming forum.  I plan on using them with the mixamp too

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Do you have a DAC at all wilfare?

 

hmm the only one I have is the Audinst MX-1. not sure if that suffices for gaming.

do have other headphones though.. like the Monoprice 8320 and Sony PULSE

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Originally Posted by Roger de Ceiba View Post

I have a vintage Onkyo tx-sv70Pro Receiver, Does anyone know if I'll be able to squeeze some juice out of it (paired with the Mixamp) or should I just send it to the junkyard?

Run a 3.5mm to RCA audio analog cable from the Mix-amp's headphone output connection to the RCA inputs on the Onkyo

and then plug your headphones into the Onkyo's headphone jack, i guessing the Onkyo's headphone jack puts out more power then the Mix-amp.

Might work.

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I realize that because I have 4 pairs of fullsized headphones at the house at the moment, im having trouble focusing on each of their individual sounds for review. I keep stressing not to compare headphones, yet im doing that very thing. The sake of my reviews are to mention the strengths and weaknesses of each headphone based on its own merits, and not when compared to another.

That means taking price, sound, comfort, versatility, etc.

So thats what I'm gonna do with the headsets Skullcandy sent me. I'm gonna be focusing on each, individually. I do have a preference, but I need to focus on one at a time. So far, the Slyr at its price is great. The A40 bundle is a legit and simple solution, and sounds very good. The A50s, im not happy with.

Thats the gist of it. Each have their strengths, and weaknesses. If someone already owns something like the Mixamp and desires and true headset, the Slyr is worth checking out. If youre on the fence and just want a buy once and forget headset, the A40 bundle is pretty hard to pass up. Im quite pleased with it.

If you desire wireless... well, I personally don't recommend the A50. Functionality and versatility is there, but sound quality just isn't quite there with a fully wireless solution (except the 360 controller cable).

It's a shame the Mixamp 5.8 is no longer made, as the A40+Mixamp 5.8 definitely walk all over the A50s. I think they should have literally used the A40 and Mixamp 5.8 tech in a one headset. The 5.8 literally sounds like a wired mixamp, just a hair brighter. The A50s don't, though I'm not sure if its the drivers or the wireless tech that isnt up to par.
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The problem I have with the DT770s is that it seals a bit too well, and gives me that cabin pressure like feel when on an airplane. This is one major reason why I don't personally care for closed headphones, especially ones that seal well.
The SLYR and A50s are both closed, but they don't have the best isolation, so I never get that head pressure like I did with the 770s.
The Pro 900s are a solid alternative to the 770s if you need a closed headphone that seals well and has plenty of fun. I just didn't care for it's treble.
I'm really not experienced with closed headphones/headsets in general as I tend to stay away from them almost as much as pleather padded headphones. The Pro 900 is probably my fave of the bunch though. Not counting the D7000 which IS my absolute fave, but rare now, and uber expensive.
The short time I had with the A900x, I was NOT impressed. Even less so with the K550.
edit: WHERE THE HELL ARE MY 3.5MM TO 1/4' ADAPTERS! UGH! I had 3 of them. One went back with the HE400, and my super old Astro one has terrible crosstalk. All that leaves is my Koss one... WHERE ARE YOU, YOU BLASTED THING? I need it to use my SA-31!

 

Hey Mad,

 

had any game time with the Shure 1440s ?  ...   thks

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