Ive posted this elsewhere already but feel it may have been the wrong area since I got no answers at all! Not even answers telling me what a stupid question it is and how its been asked 75,000 times before. Which you expect at least a few of!
I have been thinking of getting a set of ATH AD700 headphones due to the rave reviews they have been getting here and elsewhere for some time now. I need them for gaming. 100% gaming.
I play FPS games on PS3 and do not have an Astro mixamp. I do however run my PS3 through HDMI to my Onkyo 509 (TX-NR509). So at the moment I already have great surround through my 5.1 system. I do however wish to be able to game chat and my wife cant take the noise and also practices piano in the same room. Which I cant take! (I am aware there is no built in mic but I am willing to do a fix since these are apparently worth it for the quality...)
Now I am hoping I can save some cash and connect a set of AD700s through my audio receiver. Is this possible? I mean is this going to work in the same way? Will the directional positioning be as good? I get the impression that the standard Jack in most Audio Receivers doesn't output a surround signal. Does this mean the AD700s + AStro Mixamp is the only way to go?
I would love some ideas from you guys on the best bang for my buck I can get given the set-up I already have.
PS - I also have a Broken set of Tritton AX-Pro that Im trying to get fixed. All that is wrong with it is a loose cable at the point where it connects to the headset. Is there any kind of DIY fix I can do with the tritton Mix-Amp that will work.