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  1. Danseph

    Wireless gaming headsets as good as Fidelio X1 ?

    Thank you so much for your answer. I greatly appreciate it and it makes me a little more optimistic. I'm thinking I'll get the LS40 and simply share my experience, and we'll see from there.   Could I ask you if you use an amp or sound card with your X1 when you game? I'm using the Creative...
  2. Danseph

    Philips Fidelio X2 : A Review by Baycode

    This is the kind of response that makes me fall in love with this forum. Thank you so much for your great answer.
  3. Danseph

    Mixamp + HD598 + Modmic for a PS4

    I understand your point, but given my humble knowledge in electrical engineering, I would have thought the D100 would have some sort or fail safe to prevent this sort of malfunction. I probably shouldn't have used a speaker, but it's design 101 to plan for something that isn't meant to be there...
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    Mixamp + HD598 + Modmic for a PS4

    Well, this will be the end of this thread and I have a very sad news, my D100 died in smoke!   The good news? I'm happy with everything I've gotten. The X1 is great and I love to use it when listening to music or just playing my PS4. The MixAmpPro is fantastic although the volume know is...
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    Philips Fidelio X2 : A Review by Baycode

    I own the X1 and the review was fascinating because it definitely sounds like an upgrade. I love my X1 to death and I'm really happy with them, but the review does make it look like there's an improvement with a brighter sound and a bigger improvement from tube amps. My question would be about...
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    Mixamp + HD598 + Modmic for a PS4

    Sorry for joining the party late. Here's what I can say:   Regarding the mute button, it does work, since it's hard wire, it simply cuts the mic connection to the system.    Regarding the MixAmp Pro, it's a great solution and I'm really happy with it, so if you can find it, I highly...
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    Mixamp + HD598 + Modmic for a PS4

    Update: After more than a week with my D100/Fidelio X1, I have to say I'm having a lot of fun! This is my first real setup and I am truly enjoying it. I listen to jazz and classical and it's great. Pop/Rock is even more exciting. I find myself discovering new instruments on pieces I've listened...
  8. Danseph

    Mixamp + HD598 + Modmic for a PS4

    You planted a seed (thank you, it's a good seed) and I've been overwhelmed by the amount of information. What DAC/Amp would you recommend? Here's what I've been considering:   Aune T1 Fiio E17 Schiit Magni and Modi Little Dot MK III   My usage case is sitting with my MacBook Air 2013...
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    Mixamp + HD598 + Modmic for a PS4

    I agree with you, the spatial positioning of the sound was what blew me away. I'm still burning in my X1, but OH BOY do I like them!!! I'll post a more comprehensive review later, but for now, I love the Mixamp on the PS4, less so on my MacBook Air. It's still better than nothing, but for...
  10. Danseph

    The sad state of my EarSonics SM3 after three years

      These are the very sad and broken state of my EarSonic SM3. I bought them in August of 2010. I used them mostly inside. I always took great care of them, cleaning them gently and often, taking them on and off carefully, keeping them in their case. They never felt and I truly enjoyed them.   ...
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    Mixamp + HD598 + Modmic for a PS4

      They actually did compare the two. Here's the paragraph straight from the review.     I think the answer is simpler. As shown on videos of the mod, you really have to be willing to take your headphone apart and really be careful to make sure you don't snap a cable, all this for an...
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    Mixamp + HD598 + Modmic for a PS4

    I just received the Mixamp Pro 2013. Here are my first impressions. This is by no mean a proper review. Those have been done by people much more qualified than myself on this forum. I'm just sharing my impressions for those who are interested in this thread.   Out of the box ===========  ...
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    Mixamp + HD598 + Modmic for a PS4

    Headfonia is not recommending the mod anymore (http://www.headfonia.com/old-and-new-hd555-hd558-hd598/) and the mods are now discouraged from what I've read (http://www.head-fi.org/t/585653/hd-558-mod)
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    Mixamp + HD598 + Modmic for a PS4

    Thank you for your contributions. They were very helpful.
  16. Danseph

    Mixamp + HD598 + Modmic for a PS4

    What about the irreplaceable earpads and the supposedly fragile earplug jack? Don't they get you a ride to customer care? I know that these headphones are meant to be used inside in a quiet and peaceful environment and this is exactly what I'll use them for. I'm not planning on bringing them...
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    Mixamp + HD598 + Modmic for a PS4

    No I hadn't looked at them and boy I can't thank you enough for your post. I'm now seriously reconsidering the HD598. Actually, if I had to choose, reading from the reviews on this forum, I would get the X1. I just have two issues:   1) They seem really hard to find in Canada. The only place...
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    Mixamp + HD598 + Modmic for a PS4

    Thank you for your reply, it is very appreciated.   I considered the K612 Pro, but after reading a few threads, I'm inclined to lean on the HD598 for these reasons (not given by order of importance):   * I like the detachable  * I'm going to use them also for listening to music and films...
  19. Danseph

    Horrible hissing sound on my iMac late 2007

    I felt it was appropriate to move the discussion here since we are now on a different topic http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/519915/what-amp-for-my-mac-sm3#post_7019141
  20. Danseph

    What DAC for my Mac/SM3

      Hello everyone,   I would like to get raid of that horrible annoying hissing sound that comes when I play ALAC encoded music with my iMac at low volume (something I do often)   After reading the forum, I'm inclined to go with two major product iBasso D12 or Apogee One.  ...
  21. Danseph

    Horrible hissing sound on my iMac late 2007

    After reading the forum, I'm inclined to go with two major product iBasso D12 or Apogee One.   Now, please keep in mind that I'm going to switch to a MacBook Air due to travel reasons, so I don't have a firewire port. Portability is important and the form factor of the iBasso seems...
  22. Danseph

    Horrible hissing sound on my iMac late 2007

    After reading this review (http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/515155/incremental-review-completed-nuforce-udac-2), I'm thinking the u-DAC2 might not be the best choice as the hissing sound is still very present when used with the SE530 which seems to have similar caracteristics as the SM3s.
  23. Danseph

    Horrible hissing sound on my iMac late 2007

    Thank you very much Marcus for your help. Do you need if all Macs are like that or if the new ones are less noisy. 
  24. Danseph

    Horrible hissing sound on my iMac late 2007

    I bought a pair of SM3, had custom sleeves made and I couldn't be happier. The best experience I've ever had so far. But, since I've had the sleeves, I'm painfully aware of a hissing sound the iMac makes. Now I made sure that the output was set up at 24 bit/ 96 KHz under...
  25. Danseph

    My questions to an audiologist

    I changed the title.   Thanks for your inputs
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