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post #181 of 224
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Originally Posted by eskimoo View Post


If you are into gaming go directly with gaming headphone, compared to music hifi headphone.
 

IMHO, Just get the right gear for the right stuff.

 

"Music Hifi" headphones work perfectly fine for gaming, and sound better than the vast majority of gaming headsets. 

 

It's pretty simple: 

 

  1. If your on a console, get:  Astro Mixamp (OR DSS if you don't use chat)  +  Headphones. 
  2. If your on a desktop PC, get:  Soundcard with surround virtualization (such as Asus Xonar)  +  Headphones.

 

For the headphones, see the choices from the link in my last post.

Some of the more power-hungry headphones may require an additional amp.

post #182 of 224
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Originally Posted by chicolom View Post

 

"Music Hifi" headphones work perfectly fine for gaming, and sound better than the vast majority of gaming headsets. 

 

It's pretty simple: 

 

  1. If your on a console, get:  Astro Mixamp (OR DSS if you don't use chat)  +  Headphones. 
  2. If your on a desktop PC, get:  Soundcard with surround virtualization (such as Asus Xonar)  +  Headphones.

 

For the headphones, see the choices from the link in my last post.

Some of the more power-hungry headphones may require an additional amp.

If I ever got an Asus Xonar for my PC would I still need an amp or does my PSU provide any power I need through the sound card?

post #183 of 224
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If I ever got an Asus Xonar for my PC would I still need an amp or does my PSU provide any power I need through the sound card?

 

Certain Xonar models have more powerful amps then others, but I can't remember which ones.  I know the Xonar DG is the dirt cheap one which is gets recommended for easy to drive headphones.  Maybe Xonar STX is the higher power one.  You can also take a line out of some of them to an external amp.

 

I don't think the PSU matters for powering headphones...

post #184 of 224
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Originally Posted by chicolom View Post

 

Certain Xonar models have more powerful amps then others, but I can't remember which ones.  I know the Xonar DG is the dirt cheap one which is gets recommended for easy to drive headphones.  Maybe Xonar STX is the higher power one.  You can also take a line out of some of them to an external amp.

 

I don't think the PSU matters for powering headphones...

cool thanks

post #185 of 224
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Originally Posted by NinjaSushi2 View Post

If I ever got an Asus Xonar for my PC would I still need an amp or does my PSU provide any power I need through the sound card?

 

I have a Xonar ST (same as STX, just uses a PCI connection) that I use for a digital source to my equipment. However, the headphone amp the Xonar ST and STX is IMPRESSIVE. It easily beats standalone amps I've heard that cost around $200 - $300. Also, you can use the RCA out on it. Really a diverse little unit if you listen to music via PC a lot. 

post #186 of 224

@Chico - thanks for showing me this mic through your other post btw! How well does it work in comparison to say a Zalman clip on mic for 9 bucks.

 

http://www.modmic.com/

post #187 of 224
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Originally Posted by NinjaSushi2 View Post

@Chico - thanks for showing me this mic through your other post btw! How well does it work in comparison to say a Zalman clip on mic for 9 bucks.

 

http://www.modmic.com/

 

 

I'd recommend the modmic.

 

I don't like the Zalman because it's not very sensitive and barely picks up my voice.  The Modmic is super sensitive and picks up voice great. 

 

If you want to go with a clip-on mic, go with this one http://www.dealextreme.com/p/mini-clip-on-microphone-7080

It's less than $3 shipped and is said to work better than the Zalman.  Just know that it takes a long time to ship.

post #188 of 224
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Originally Posted by chicolom View Post

 

 

I'd recommend the modmic.

 

I don't like the Zalman because it's not very sensitive and barely picks up my voice.  The Modmic is super sensitive and picks up voice great. 

 

If you want to go with a clip-on mic, go with this one http://www.dealextreme.com/p/mini-clip-on-microphone-7080

It's less than $3 shipped and is said to work better than the Zalman.  Just know that it takes a long time to ship.

Good show ol chap. I'll use the modmic for convenience myself but that is a nice alternative and much much cheaper.

post #189 of 224
That's the one I use. It's funny how it actually works great, whereas the Zalman is one finicky piece of rubbish.
post #190 of 224

you must be kidding , the best surround sound on PC is EAX by creative.

forcing audiophile gadget with 3d surround just wont give optimal result. 

but of course, it's a buyer's own choice . 

post #191 of 224
Disregard, I'm tired.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 6/14/12 at 2:51am
post #192 of 224
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Originally Posted by eskimoo View Post

you must be kidding , the best surround sound on PC is EAX by creative.

forcing audiophile gadget with 3d surround just wont give optimal result. 

but of course, it's a buyer's own choice . 

 

I force my audiophile gadget to do all kinds of crazy things.  They do whatever I want!  very_evil_smiley.gif

post #193 of 224
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Originally Posted by eskimoo View Post

you must be kidding , the best surround sound on PC is EAX by creative.

forcing audiophile gadget with 3d surround just wont give optimal result. 

but of course, it's a buyer's own choice . 

Huh?

post #194 of 224
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Originally Posted by chicolom View Post

 

 

I'd recommend the modmic.

 

I don't like the Zalman because it's not very sensitive and barely picks up my voice.  The Modmic is super sensitive and picks up voice great. 

 

If you want to go with a clip-on mic, go with this one http://www.dealextreme.com/p/mini-clip-on-microphone-7080

It's less than $3 shipped and is said to work better than the Zalman.  Just know that it takes a long time to ship.

 

Future me is interested in buying the Modmic for future mine Q701, did you try to attach it to them and if where?

 

Thank you!

post #195 of 224
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Originally Posted by TranceDude View Post

 

Future me is interested in buying the Modmic for future mine Q701, did you try to attach it to them and if where?

 

Thank you!

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/534479/mad-lust-envys-headphone-gaming-guide-updated-9-4-2012-headzone-added-revised-layout-links/5385#post_8371287

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