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Sounds fine to me. Zero complaints.
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Hmm, so I'm trying the Slyr's mixer, Mixamp pro 2013, and 5.8 off the Slyr all on stereo mode at their most balanced preset. Looks like the 5.8 is brighter than neutral for sure. The Mixamp 2013 is fuller sounding, and more dimensional. The Slyr's Mixer sounds closer to the Mixamp than to the 5.8.
Odd. I'll have to do more testing to be sure, but it definitely seems to be the case. I'm so used to the 5.8's signature, that the others seem warmer than neutral, but in actuality, they may be the neutral ones.
I did get the Mixer to work. I'm an idiot. I didn't realize you can just press in thecenter button and it mutes the mic. The mic definitely works off the Mixer and PS3.
I was playing Castlevania HD which is a stereo game, so I could test out the sound quality of the Mixer. Seems fine. Less harsh than the 5.8 in stereo mode.

No hiss on the SLYR mixer?

-Erik
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since I have been loving my mmx-300's so much lately, I stumbled upon some dt990's for about 170 new. Are the dt990's the best headphone beyer makes before the t90? Would it even be worth the jump from the mmx's to those?

 

would have to get the modmic if i do though :(


Edited by tmaxx123 - 12/16/12 at 2:15pm
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http://youtu.be/fU-CaWlp1iQ

Tell me what you guys think about this

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Question - are there any alternatives to the Mixamp for connecting headphones to an Xbox 360?
Question 2 - do you guys know of anywhere to buy a Mixamp in Canada? Looking for a sub-$100 model preferably... listed at $129.99 on their site for the 2013 edition.
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Question - are there any alternatives to the Mixamp for connecting headphones to an Xbox 360?

 

Read the first Post.  Ctrl + F search for "Virtual Surround Devices"

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I think I'm going to see if I can score an AVR-254 in a couple weeks. It'd be a nice upgrade and I won't have to use an HDMI switcher anymore. Oh and also lossless audio :D

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I think I'm going to see if I can score an AVR-254 in a couple weeks. It'd be a nice upgrade and I won't have to use an HDMI switcher anymore. Oh and also lossless audio :D

 

I would suggest looking into Marantz receivers instead. I've seen a LOT of posts on AV forums about the HK models with DH having problems with their HDMI. I just grabbed a Marantz SR5002 and it sounds SWEET, but I ordered one of the Asus sound cards with DH and I'm not going to use it now most likely.

 

-Erik

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Originally Posted by Stn. View Post

Question - are there any alternatives to the Mixamp for connecting headphones to an Xbox 360?
Question 2 - do you guys know of anywhere to buy a Mixamp in Canada? Looking for a sub-$100 model preferably... listed at $129.99 on their site for the 2013 edition.

Personally, I like the idea of using a used A/V receiver (preferably a Yamaha) and run an HDMI cable from the xBox to the receiver, plug headphones into receiver.

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I would suggest looking into Marantz receivers instead. I've seen a LOT of posts on AV forums about the HK models with DH having problems with their HDMI. I just grabbed a Marantz SR5002 and it sounds SWEET, but I ordered one of the Asus sound cards with DH and I'm not going to use it now most likely.

 

-Erik

 

How tall is it including the feet? I kinda have limited space since it'll be under my desk sitting on top of an end table.

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How tall is it including the feet? I kinda have limited space since it'll be under my desk sitting on top of an end table.

 

All receivers are basically the same measurements (minus the cheaper slim ones). So if the HK would fit, I assume the Marantz would as well...

 

-Erik

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If I could choose:
Philips Fidelio X1
K702 65th Anniversary
Beyer T90
HD800
T1
Stax anything
SRH1840
SRH1440
Grado SR80i
Alessandro MS-1
HE500
Yuin G1A and G2A
LCD2 with vegan pads
LCD3 with vegan pads
HE-6
HE-300
That's mainly all I wanna try.

 

 

didnt like the 702s for gaming... dry, uninspiring, and certainly not enough bass for me ..  actually i didnt like them for music either.. and that was thru some pretty good components.

 

the MS-1s, zero soundstage, or very little .... not good for gaming, for me anyway  ... YMMV

 

LCD2/LCD3 ... havent heard, but im guessing they would be pretty darn good gamingwise, likewise the HD800/and T1.

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Ive been using this weekend the HE-400 for gaming and its good enought right of my Fiio E17 to have a 360 Degree awareness.

 

Its not perfect but i can pinpoint a shooting enemy in Tribes Ascend with enought accuracy to Be able to turn in about 10 degree error margin from the actual enemy location.

 

They sound "too good" at some points (every minimal distortion is noticiable since the sound it so clear).

I tested the HE-400 with Just cause 2, Summoner 1, Starcraft 2, watching some streams and diablo 2 soundtrack (cd).

Just cause and Diablo 2 sountrack were clearly better than the rest, so the headphones are not the limiting factor here. Also i had the chance to play dragon age origins with it, and the feeling of inmersion and atmoshere was great. Finally i tried F.E.A.R Persus Mandate. I Had to turn it off cus was more scary than i remembered it (must try Amnesia the dark descent with it!).

Ill see if by christmas i can test Mass effect 2.

 

Overall, I really like the headphones and i belive they were worth the money.

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yes im going to definately try the HE-400s.

 

on the subject of gaming audio, the best audio ive come across recently has been ..

 

BF3, Fear 3, Crysis 2, and Counter Strike:GO.

 

Black ops, was crap0la.... havent played Black Ops2...     couldnt be any worse.


Edited by wmf - 12/17/12 at 1:31am
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Really digging the A40s for music. Nice, balanced, spacious sound. Doesn't sound like headset, though not exactly audiophile level. It does separate sounds quite a bit better than the SLYR.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 12/17/12 at 3:57am
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