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    McIntosh MHP1000 Headphones Announced in CES

    Yeah, actually, Qpad has their branded MMX 300, and they also have their branded version of the chinese knockoff.  
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    DIY Cable Gallery!!

    I imagine you would need to somehow dip the individual strands but in what I wouldn't tell you.     @FraGGler: mini to XLR, I can't help but find that amusing, though I imagine people have had to use one of those somewhere along the line.
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    Mouse -Fi

    The Zowie's probably the better option, Steelseries's mice never panned out how you might expect.  The Sensei and Xai use the 9800, Kana uses a pixart sensor with a low malfunction speed.     G400, Death Adder, EC/AM, Savu (don't use the highest DPI step, it's fake), Maybe the CM Storm...
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    Mad Lust Envy's Headphone Gaming Guide: (3/10/2020: Updates to Audeze LCD-1, Mobius, Fixed Missing Images)

    Can't an H/R receiver turn 8 channel PCM to dolby headphone?   
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    Mad Lust Envy's Headphone Gaming Guide: (3/10/2020: Updates to Audeze LCD-1, Mobius, Fixed Missing Images)

    Your computer would need Dolby Digital Live encoding over optical for it to work on PC.     Also something I feel I should point out: It's my understanding that the Wii U will not have optical out.  
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    The Nameless Guide To PC Gaming Audio (with binaural headphone surround sound)

    The FR with CMSS 3D is still pretty flat.  I tried it out with a sinewave generator.  It just sounds processed.
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    Mad Lust Envy's Headphone Gaming Guide: (3/10/2020: Updates to Audeze LCD-1, Mobius, Fixed Missing Images)

    I imagine the THX choice awards whatever implementation was designed to have the full set of 3D audio data rather than just 5 channels.  It does however make me interested in that new sound blaster Z series, assuming it actually does hardware sound.  
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    Mad Lust Envy's Headphone Gaming Guide: (3/10/2020: Updates to Audeze LCD-1, Mobius, Fixed Missing Images)

    I notice in the first post, you're not sure on how the hiss coming out the DSS behaves exactly?  I can test this for you.     I feel like this guide could use a list of receivers with Dolby Headphone/Silent Cinema.  Not necessarily a test, just an overview of what's out there, perhaps along...
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    Constructive "Anti-Beats" headphone discussion

    Quote: They distort so much the source doesn't matter.  There's no upside to the performance of these phones.  
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    Constructive "Anti-Beats" headphone discussion

    The noise canceling in the studio line adds too much distortion and hiss but doesn't reduce noise by much and can't be run without it, that makes these a 100% pointless headphone in my eye at most any price.  It's rather telling that this headphone's design went with the company that marketed it...
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    The Nameless Guide To PC Gaming Audio (with binaural headphone surround sound)

    I imagine that might have something to do with the EQ they used screwing up the HRTF's own EQ effects.  Seems like a really pointless feature.  
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    Mad Lust Envy's Headphone Gaming Guide: (3/10/2020: Updates to Audeze LCD-1, Mobius, Fixed Missing Images)

    So just some quick explanations of what can go wrong with an amp AFAIK, low sensitivity and impedance headphones can sound bad because many amps distort more as they near their current limit.  A lot of amps and particularly PC headphone outs have highish output impedances which causes low...
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    New DENON "Music Maniac" & "Urban Raver" Lines: D7100, D600, D400 & C300 Impressions Thread

    I tried Beats Pro once.  I can't comment on their sound because they were by far the least comfortable headphone I'd ever worn, like some kind of torture device.  
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    New Hifiman Headphone HE-400 is out

    Quote:   Might also just be a poorly cast contact on the 3.5mm jack.
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    Objective2 Mini-Review and Discussion

    I imagine you could put a low value resistor into a short extension cable out of your O2 to bump the output impedance up a bit and see if they match with your expectations then.  Seems like something worth trying.  Sennhiesers overall seem to have a tendency to have very strange impedance curves...
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