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  1. ronfifer

    MC450 vs M1570 vs HE400SE vs DT990: Gaming Impressions

    Chastity has your M1570 so ask what is he using to power it, and just compare the power output in wattage. If your amp outputs the same wattage then no need to upgrade. Also check if he is using balanced output with balanced cables. I was having my doubts with your HE400se power, what is the...
  2. ronfifer

    MC450 vs M1570 vs HE400SE vs DT990: Gaming Impressions

    Thanks for taking the time to share your experience. So I assume you will keep the M1570 for competitive gaming out of the bunch or look for an upgrade within $400-$500? Since you don't like it to be warm, i would still say try the DT1990. Ideally, 1 open-back headphone for close quarters FPS...
  3. ronfifer

    [FiiO Q3] THX AAA amp technology | Efficient AK4462 DAC XMOS XUF208 | 768K/32B | Native DSD512 decoding

    it turns out bluetooth can't receive 5.1 signal to begin with. So answer should be no.
  4. ronfifer

    [FiiO UTWS5] True Wireless Bluetooth Earhooks as Usual,Coupled with Independent AK4332 DAC

    Anyone knows of a bluetooth receiver like the Fiio Btr3k which we can connect our stereo headphones to that can also receive a 5.1 signal and output an HRTF-embedded stereo stream? Just like dolby atmos for headphones does on PC.
  5. ronfifer

    Mad Lust Envy's Headphone Gaming Guide: (1/10/2022: Koss KPH40 Utility Review Added)

    I am only speaking for myself but maybe you can keep the music impressions short as this is a gaming thread mainly.
  6. ronfifer

    Mad Lust Envy's Headphone Gaming Guide: (1/10/2022: Koss KPH40 Utility Review Added)

    2 headphones with good imaging and without the need of an amp, i can suggest: -Beyer TYGR300 -Audio Technica AD900x I did not test the TYGR300, but i did test the AD900x, and while it delivers what he needs to perform well in competitive shooters, it does not have the best sound quality: it is...
  7. ronfifer

    Mad Lust Envy's Headphone Gaming Guide: (1/10/2022: Koss KPH40 Utility Review Added)

    I was only referring to competitive FPS games to be tested for his open back headphones with a focus on accurate imaging. In your case, TH900 vs LCD GX, which are not the best for competitive, i would follow a different approach and test them for: - bass quality: which one has a more immersive...
  8. ronfifer

    Mad Lust Envy's Headphone Gaming Guide: (1/10/2022: Koss KPH40 Utility Review Added)

    I would try to eliminate all possible variables other than the headphones and do this: Choose the right game and stick with it during testing: One with properly recorded sound cues (Example: BF1, BF5, Overwatch, Counterstrike) and Not games with controversial sound quality like COD Warzone and...
  9. ronfifer

    [Firmware] FiiO releases the new firmware for BTR3K

    thanks. My unit is dead, not responding to power on, power reset 10secs, or charging. Is there anything i can do? Plugging it to PC and it was not recognized. I did not attempt firmware upgrade, it just died after watching TV via bluetooth.
  10. ronfifer

    FiiO BTR3-The World' First Bluetooth Headphone Amplifier, SBC/AAC/aptX/aptX LL/aptX HD/LDAC/HWA (LHDC)

    my btr3k just died after 1 week. not turning on anymore, not recognized by the PC...I didnt even attempt firmware upgrade. Was just using it normally for TV watching via Bluetooth and it suddenly stopped turning on or respond to charging attempts.
  11. ronfifer

    FiiO BTR3-The World' First Bluetooth Headphone Amplifier, SBC/AAC/aptX/aptX LL/aptX HD/LDAC/HWA (LHDC)

    Uhm i already said i know what codec is running. Asking about bit rate n sample rate.
  12. ronfifer

    Mad Lust Envy's Headphone Gaming Guide: (1/10/2022: Koss KPH40 Utility Review Added)

    anyone willing to try the new Hifiman Edition XS for gaming?
  13. ronfifer

    SHP9500 vs. K701/K702 vs. AD900/ADG1X vs. AD700X

    Endesign, did you upgrade to a new headphone for competitive fps gaming? Still rocking the k702?
  14. ronfifer

    Mad Lust Envy's Headphone Gaming Guide: (1/10/2022: Koss KPH40 Utility Review Added)

    Anyone tried the new HE400se for competitive FPS? Is it worth the upgrade from the HE4XX? If you own both that would be an awesome feedback.
  15. ronfifer

    HiFiMan HE4XX

    anyone noticed bass bleeding on the HE4XX? when gaming competitively, explosions mask all other sounds when they happen and i have to wait for them to fade away so i can hear footsteps and treble-based details again.
  16. ronfifer

    Mad Lust Envy's Headphone Gaming Guide: (1/10/2022: Koss KPH40 Utility Review Added)

    For gaming I assume? You will be able to more accurately position the sounds around you, this we call "imaging" You will be able to hear things further away from you, within an oval, circular, or semi-circular perimeter, this we call "soundstage" You will be able to hear things for the first...
  17. ronfifer

    SMSL SP200 THX AAA 888 Balanced AMP!

    thanks Pataburd. I cant find the Like button anywhere otherwise I would have "liked". Maybe because i am using an adblocker.
  18. ronfifer

    SMSL SP200 THX AAA 888 Balanced AMP!

    what is a similarly powerful and neutral amp but with True balanced xlr output? same price range.
  19. ronfifer

    SMSL SP200 THX AAA 888 Balanced AMP!

    that doesnt answer for SE vs XLR power outputs. or does it?
  20. ronfifer

    Gaming upgrade(?)

    i find Drop heaphones to be overrated with their reviews. Getting better imaging always comes at the cost of a reduced soundstaged (except for the HD800s), so an "imaging" sidegrade to the k702, which is already a high performer in this area, would be the Sen HD660s or its cheaper sibling the...
  21. ronfifer

    Mad Lust Envy's Headphone Gaming Guide: (1/10/2022: Koss KPH40 Utility Review Added)

    why did u dismiss the TH-900, inseconds? senn 630vb maybe?
  22. ronfifer

    Mad Lust Envy's Headphone Gaming Guide: (1/10/2022: Koss KPH40 Utility Review Added)

    Paysen, K702 is marginally better headphone (no mic) for competitive gaming and lies on the higher end of your budget. Not recommended for single player gaming. On the lower end of your budget, consider the Senn+Drop 38X. It is a headset with mic on sale at $130 now. $200-$300 I would also...
  23. ronfifer

    Mad Lust Envy's Headphone Gaming Guide: (1/10/2022: Koss KPH40 Utility Review Added)

    The forum tools seem updated. No more Like button. What is the new etiquette? Priority to courteous etiquette even if the post only says "thank you", or priority to save number of posts and optimize thread size? Btw, thank you for the links Chastity.
  24. ronfifer

    Mad Lust Envy's Headphone Gaming Guide: (1/10/2022: Koss KPH40 Utility Review Added)

    I will be the one asking that same question again, but for the Drop Focal Elex: how was pinpointing footsteps?
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