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Mad Lust Envy's Headphone Gaming Guide: (12/10/2019: Schiit Gaming Dac/Amps 'Hel' and 'Fulla 3' added)

Discussion in 'Video Games Discussion' started by mad lust envy, Jan 17, 2011.
  1. Mad Lust Envy Contributor
    Ok, you have the same issue my friend does. He finds very few headphones actually comfortable, because pads that rest on the masseter muscle a specific way always bother him. I do understand the problem. Not sure a pad replacement will fix your issue, as it just may be the diameter of the pads and where they rest that will always be an issue. Perhaps try something smaller, or even on ear.

    Sennheiser oval shaped cups tend to be quite a bit more comfy in terms of how/where they rest on your face (i.e. Game One, PC37X, 558/598). Try those instead. I wouldn't go with AKG, because I think they have the same problem of sitting right on the sensitive areas of the masseter muscle.
    Last edited: Jun 25, 2018
  2. MotionMadness
    I canceled my K612 order because i found a really cheap, brand new HD 558 from a guy whose HD 558 headphones replaced by Amazon under warranty and he was selling them. Even though K612 was cheap compared to HD 598/DT 990 and i wanted to buy it, i was to buy an amp, Antlion modmic (because of the cable it wouldn't work with the cheaper Boompro) and MixAmp with it. It made the whole thing really unlogical and expansive for me. Now i just need Boompro and later maybe i can buy a MixAmp to try Dolby Headphone thing. The guy shipped it, so no turning back anymore.

    My question is, should i remove the rubber tape? I know it increases the soundstage but what is the downside of this mod? Do bass suffers much?
    Last edited: Jun 25, 2018
  3. HamsterKing
    Okay thanks for the suggestion going back to square one. I'm currently using the Beoplay H2 it's an on ear headphone, can't use it for long hours it will hurt after 1 hour. And I have got a H7 this headphone can't use for long hours too it will heat up after 20 mins. I'm thinking about all in one headset
  4. BunnyNamedCraig
    What’s your opinion on this? I am actually tired of open headphones for gaming lol. I am looking forward to sacrificing some soundstage width for the ability to not hear anything outside the cups.

    I have the Audeze Mobius coming to me soon (hopefully) so that will be cool to be able to compare to the open cans I have used for gaming!
  5. HamsterKing
    I don't really think some people find open back for the surround sound. Maybe they just wanna eavesdrop on the ppl around you? :S and for gaming the fear of parents coming out and hunt for you if you played over the curfew timing you will need to pay attention to game and environment :DDD
  6. dakanao
    Is it possible to use the Chord Mojo with the Turtle Beach DSS on console (xbox 360)?
  7. Mad Lust Envy Contributor
    You'll just have to attach a 3.5mm to RCA cable from the DSS headphone jack to the Mojo's rca input. You'll be using the DSS as a pre-amp this way. Not ideal, but it's the only way. For the cleanest audio from a console, you need an X7. It is the ONLY device that allows virtual surround on console that sends a clean signal to other amps or even dacs.
  8. Yethal
    Mojo doesn't have analog inputs
  9. Mad Lust Envy Contributor
    Then he'll need an analog to digital converter in between the DSS and Mojo.

    This is even less ideal, lol.

    Sell all that crap and just get an X7, lol.
    Last edited: Jun 29, 2018
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  10. Yethal
    X7, the undethroned king of virtual surround.
  11. Mad Lust Envy Contributor
    Until someone else steps up and adds all the conveniences that the X7 has, it will absolutely stay there.

    If you're looking for a virtual surround solution that can pipe that algorithm into other dacs or amps, this is literally the ONLY device that does it without the need to double amp.

    Funny how the X7 wasn't that way at first, and after all the prodding and complaints, those features were added in simply with a downloadable update.

    The X7 isn't perfect, but man, it stands far and above all other devices.

    If Creative sold a new device that was cheaper without the amp portion, I think a lot of audiophiles would snap it right up. The DAC, as well as virtual surround via digital and analog outs. Big sales, I think. Everyone wants to use their other gear here, so if they did this at $100-200... Maaaan. I'd sell my X7, get this theoretical device with a Vali 2 or something.
    Last edited: Jun 29, 2018
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  12. dakanao
    What is the best way to connect the Mojo to the xbox 360, to get the best quality sound in stereo?
  13. Stillhart
    The Mojo has an optical input so just run an optical out from your Xbox to your Mojo.
  14. dakanao
    Just played some MW2 with the Mojo. Regardless of the better HD 540 Reference + Mojo, it still sounds inferior in imaging and soundstage compared to Dolby Headphone (DSS) + Sennheiser HD 579.
  15. Evshrug

    Back in the Action
    Not looking for Reaction
    Returns taking Traction
    Return of the gaming Faction!

    Good to see ya Stillhart, been quite a while.
    Last edited: Jul 2, 2018
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