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Would MMX 300 be an upgrade over Audio-Technica A900X in my situation or is it worse than what i already have ?

post #1 of 19
Thread Starter 

Hello everyone.

 

I'm currently using A-T A900X with a zalman microphone. I am happy with my A900X but i am not happy with the quality of my microphone and i don't find it comfortable so i am planning to get a new headset.

 

I checked beyerdynamic's website and it has a ''New'' tag for MMX 300. Did they release a new version that is close to quality of T90-T70 ? As far as i know MMX 300 was released  5-6 years ago so can someone give information about that please ? Why does it say NEW on their website ?

 

Also i would love to get some headset / headphone + mic suggestion.

 

 

Thank you for reading.

post #2 of 19
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Originally Posted by Silvaren View Post
 

I'm currently using A-T A900X with a zalman microphone. I am happy with my A900X but i am not happy with the quality of my microphone and i don't find it comfortable so i am planning to get a new headset.

I checked Beyerdynamic's website and it has a ''New'' tag for MMX 300. Did they release a new version that is close to quality of T90-T70 ? As far as i know MMX 300 was released  5-6 years ago so can someone give information about that please ? Why does it say NEW on their website ?

Also i would love to get some headset / headphone + mic suggestion.

Thank you for reading.

The Beyer MMX300 is the Beyerdynamic DT770 32-ohm headphones, with an integrated mic

I know zero about this new version.

Have you tried getting the Hifiman Velour ear pads? for the A900X.

post #3 of 19
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Ear pads are fine actually, it is just design of the A900X that i find uncomfortable. Also i miss having a good microphone...

 

What would be your suggestion here since you used beyer dt 770 and a900x :)

post #4 of 19

At first I thought they upgraded it with the t70 drivers  (Beyer's upgrade for the 770 , not really in terms of sound) but the price doesn't justify that , the original MMX was silver , have never seen a black though 

Interesting to see the "NEW" tag on the site

post #5 of 19
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I am really wondering why it says NEW. If it is not a website bug maybe they actually updated mmx 300 but i can't find any information about that. Gonna send them an email.

post #6 of 19
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Originally Posted by PurpleAngel View Post
 

The Beyer MMX300 is the Beyerdynamic DT770 32-ohm headphones, with an integrated mic

I know zero about this new version.

Have you tried getting the Hifiman Velour ear pads? for the A900X.

PurpleAngel since you used both of them (Dt 770 and a900x) i'll repeat my question if you dont mind.

 

Which one would be the best if we compare beyer dt 770 and a900x.

post #7 of 19
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by PurpleAngel View Post
 

The Beyer MMX300 is the Beyerdynamic DT770 32-ohm headphones, with an integrated mic

I know zero about this new version.

Have you tried getting the Hifiman Velour ear pads? for the A900X.

PurpleAngel i will repeat my question again if you don't mind. Since you used both headphones (DT770 &A900X) before, i'd like to learn your opinion.

 

Which one would be the best, if we compare DT770 and A900X.

 

Thanks.

post #8 of 19
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Originally Posted by Silvaren View Post
 

PurpleAngel i will repeat my question again if you don't mind. Since you used both headphones (DT770 &A900X) before, i'd like to learn your opinion.

Which one would be the best, if we compare DT770 and A900X..

I prefer the A900X over the DT770s.

But I will say the DT770 work better with a receiver's headphone output, then the A900X.

(because of the receiver headphone jack's high output impedance).

post #9 of 19
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Originally Posted by PurpleAngel View Post
 

I prefer the A900X over the DT770s.

But I will say the DT770 work better with a receiver's headphone output, then the A900X.

(because of the receiver headphone jack's high output impedance).

I don't have a receiver but would DT770 be better than A900x if we use a good amp with Creative ZX Soundcard ? Even ZX-R if it would make a difference :)

post #10 of 19
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Originally Posted by Silvaren View Post
 

I don't have a receiver but would DT770 be better than A900x if we use a good amp with Creative ZX Soundcard ? Even ZX-R if it would make a difference :)

I think the SB-ZxR is a little overkill, as you can get the SB-Z for $70 and it leaves a lot more of your budget for headphones.

There are some used DT770s Pro 250-Ohm for sale on eBay.

So you could use the mic that comes with the SB-Z or buy any add-on mic you like.

post #11 of 19
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Originally Posted by PurpleAngel View Post
 

I think the SB-ZxR is a little overkill, as you can get the SB-Z for $70 and it leaves a lot more of your budget for headphones.

There are some used DT770s Pro 250-Ohm for sale on eBay.

So you could use the mic that comes with the SB-Z or buy any add-on mic you like.

 

Since you said that MMX 300 is DT770 with a microphone, wouldn't it be better to buy that instead of buying a mic and DT770 separately. (I really can't find a good microphone here and i hate having extra cables all around the place :s)

 

There are 2 versions of mmx 300; one is 32 ohm and the other one is 600 ohm. I guess buying 600 ohm mmx 300 would give me better sound quality, right ? 

 

So if i buy 600 ohm Mmx 300 would i need an amp + SB-Z or just SB-ZxR would be enough to use it ?

 

Thank you for answering all my questions :))

post #12 of 19
Thread Starter 

UP :))

post #13 of 19
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Originally Posted by Silvaren View Post
 

Since you said that MMX 300 is DT770 with a microphone, wouldn't it be better to buy that instead of buying a mic and DT770 separately. (I really can't find a good microphone here and i hate having extra cables all around the place :s)

There are 2 versions of mmx 300; one is 32 ohm and the other one is 600 ohm. I guess buying 600 ohm mmx 300 would give me better sound quality, right ? 

So if i buy 600 ohm Mmx 300 would i need an amp + SB-Z or just SB-ZxR would be enough to use it ?

Thank you for answering all my questions :))

From my understanding the MMX300 costs way more then the DT770s and all your getting with the MMX300 is the integrated mic.

The MMX300 600-Ohm version should be the best sounding of the MMX 300s

I'm fairly sure the ZxR can drive 600-Ohm headphones, the ZxR using the same TI 6120A2 headphone amplifier chip as my STX sound card and it can drive 600-Ohm headphones.

post #14 of 19
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Originally Posted by Silvaren View Post
 

Hello everyone.

 

I'm currently using A-T A900X with a zalman microphone. I am happy with my A900X but i am not happy with the quality of my microphone and i don't find it comfortable so i am planning to get a new headset.

 

I checked beyerdynamic's website and it has a ''New'' tag for MMX 300. Did they release a new version that is close to quality of T90-T70 ? As far as i know MMX 300 was released  5-6 years ago so can someone give information about that please ? Why does it say NEW on their website ?

 

Also i would love to get some headset / headphone + mic suggestion.

 

 

Thank you for reading.

 

Well, honestly, If you have an ATh a900x 

why don't you get: http://www.modmic.com/ instead of ur zalman

 

 

And if you find your Ath a900x not comfy, you can change the pads ?

post #15 of 19
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Harghan View Post
 

 

Well, honestly, If you have an ATh a900x 

why don't you get: http://www.modmic.com/ instead of ur zalman

 

 

And if you find your Ath a900x not comfy, you can change the pads ?

 

Earpads are fine actually i just dont find a900x comfortable because of its headband design. It is not tight enough for me.

 

I checked modmic aswell but their latest version is not available yet. Are there any other good alternatives ?

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by PurpleAngel View Post
 

From my understanding the MMX300 costs way more then the DT770s and all your getting with the MMX300 is the integrated mic.

The MMX300 600-Ohm version should be the best sounding of the MMX 300s

I'm fairly sure the ZxR can drive 600-Ohm headphones, the ZxR using the same TI 6120A2 headphone amplifier chip as my STX sound card and it can drive 600-Ohm headphones.

You are right and each time you remind me that i feel like it is a huge waste pfff i don't know what to do :) I'd really love to spend that money on a better headphones and get an add-on microphone but i can't find a good one, thats why i wanted to buy mmx 300.

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