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Which Amplifier for my HD580s for use with PS3 and Mixamp ? What mic that doesn't pick up mech keyboard?

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What amp?

I still miss my Sennheiser HD580s.  I completely refreshed them and have not used them since.  I found they were useless directionally most likely because they were under powered on my setup:  PS3 optical to Astro Mixamp to HD580 .

 

I've been using my " Highly Modded ATH-AD700 " for while now.

( http://www.head-fi.org/t/680712/highly-modded-ath-ad700-price-drop )

 

What amps should I consider?  I'd like to keep best bang for the buck if possible......  I strictly play FPS games.

 

My previous thread on headphones for reference: http://www.head-fi.org/t/683155/best-headphones-for-pure-fps-gaming-around-100-new-used

 

 

 

What mic?

I am still awaiting modmic 4.0 and wish there was an alternative that didn't pick up my mechanical keyboard......

Should I just wait, or is there a mic I should try?

 

 

Note

**Someday I will build a PC and return to my FPS roots there.  In the meantime, I am using my PS3 with a XIM Edge.  Please don't pick on me!  :) **

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What amp?

I still miss my Sennheiser HD580s.  I completely refreshed them and have not used them since.  I found they were useless directionally most likely because they were under powered on my setup:  PS3 optical to Astro Mixamp to HD580 .

I've been using my " Highly Modded ATH-AD700 " for while now.

( http://www.head-fi.org/t/680712/highly-modded-ath-ad700-price-drop )

What amps should I consider?  I'd like to keep best bang for the buck if possible......  I strictly play FPS games.

My previous thread on headphones for reference: http://www.head-fi.org/t/683155/best-headphones-for-pure-fps-gaming-around-100-new-used

What mic?

I am still awaiting modmic 4.0 and wish there was an alternative that didn't pick up my mechanical keyboard......

Should I just wait, or is there a mic I should try?

Note

**Someday I will build a PC and return to my FPS roots there.  In the meantime, I am using my PS3 with a XIM Edge.  Please don't pick on me!  :) **

I would think you could daisy chain a Schiit Magni headphone amplifier ($99) to the headphone output on the mix-amp.

Did you have a budget for a headphone amplifier?

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I would think you could daisy chain a Schiit Magni headphone amplifier ($99) to the headphone output on the mix-amp.

Did you have a budget for a headphone amplifier?

$100-150 

 

I am getting some minimal buzz or something because the mixamp is USB powered, I am using a powered USB hub for it.  Is there a better way?

 

I can get a great deal, actually cheaper, on the Vali.  Is this not a good amp for my use?  I've been googling differences.....  so far not seeing a good answer in regards to FPS sound whoring.....

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Any more thoughts on an AMP?

 

Thinking of doing the Schiit Magni from my mixamp....

Just wish amazon had one.....

amazon only has Vali......

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I still have not picked up an amp yet.  I am leaning towards the Sciit Magni now over the Fiio E12.

 

Still waiting on modmic 4.0 too......

 

Anything else to consider amp or mic wise?

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