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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. iBo0m
    Cool reading with proper honesty :)
  2. raband
    MLE's patreon for anyone who thinks the guy deserves some support for the work he's done/doing

    He only has 3 supporters so far - even 1 more person will make a difference

  3. Fegefeuer
    Vader2k, halcyon, SierraMadre and 2 others like this.
  4. Mad Lust Envy Contributor
    Pretty. Doesn't look very open. Pads look glorious.
  5. AxelCloris Administrator
    Dual entry, so no BoomPro compatibility. Could be a deal breaker for those who loved the X1/X2 series.
  6. lucifero13
    Good day! Has someone compared the SB G6 to the EVGA Nu Audio?
  7. SierraMadre
    I have the G6 but no experience of the Nu Audio. All I can say is that while it has great specs as far as internal sound cards go, perhaps the better comparison would be like for like, Nu Audio against Creative’s current line of sound cards, the Soundblaster AE5, AE7 and AE9 (again which I have no experience of but I’m sure others will, if not here then elsewhere on more specialised PC gaming-centric forums).

    In any case, from an internal sound card vs external USB Dac/AMP perspective, I wouldn’t recommend any of the aforementioned over the G6 unless you specifically want discrete multichannel analogue surround speaker output (and then you’d need one of the Creative’s for that, the EVGA is stereo outputs only) or there is another specific feature that the internal card offers which the G6 lacks. The G6 has better spec stats at least as far as listening goes (130db SNR vs 123db for the Nu Audio, not sure about recording) and is going to be far more resistant to electrical noise / interference as it’s an external device. Furthermore, it has something internal sound cards lack, multi-platform versatility; it can be used with consoles, TV ARC / optical out, DVD/Blu-ray players etc., basically anything with audio optical out.
    Last edited: Aug 28, 2019
  8. stavros.m
    Hey everyone,

    I currently have the dt 990 250ohms, which i use for PC gaming, but would like a good gaming headphone to connect to either the xbox, ps4 and the new stadia controller.

    What would you guys recommend. I am open to open or closed back, i was debating on the shp9500, X2 or Superlux 668B but kinda hesitant since i see both of them are coming out with newer models. But i am open to any other headphones you guys recommend

    Last edited: Aug 28, 2019
  9. skaar
    Hi MLE/All,

    I have a Sennheiser Game Zero (newer version, 50 ohm) along with a Astro Mixamp Pro (power output of 70mW 32 ohm per channel) and found this thread while searching for a solution to my problem (low-quality audio, "echo-y" voice through mic): https://www.head-fi.org/threads/ast...stion-double-amp-and-proper-headphone.641250/ which brought me here.

    The platform I am using is a PS4 Pro (FPS gaming with mic) and I am planning on purchasing a Schiit Magni 3 to daisy-chain to the Mixamp Pro as suggested by MLE in the thread I linked above:

    "if using a mic: Source - Mixamp - Y cable (one end for chat, one for audio) - Mic on chat end, headphone Amp on the audio end - Headphone"

    I wanted to confirm that what I am planning is correct and also ask the members of this forum (including MLE) for any pictures of this setup or something similar; do I need to purchase any additional cables to make this work? Thank you for your time

  10. Mad Lust Envy Contributor
    If you have the y cable, then as long as you have a way to get the 3.5mm cable to RCA to attach to the Magni 3, that's it. So a 3.5mm to RCA cable.
  11. skaar
    The Y-cable I have is https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B00IM36VU0/ which I currently use to plug the Game Zero straight into the Mixamp. When using a Mixamp-Magni 3, would I not use this Y-cable at all and plug the "headphone" end into the Magni 3 and the "mic" into the Mixamp? For the 3.5mm-to-RCA, which would need to be male/female connectors? I apologize I'm not quite versed in audio intricacies and am trying to cover all of my bases. Thanks again

    Edit: looking back at the Magni 3, I believe I understand the proper connections. From my Game Zero, I would connect the “chat” male connector to the Mixamp and the “headphone” male connector to a 3.5mm to RCA to the “out” on the back of the Magni 3. At this point the daisy chain would go from the front port of the Magni 3 to a daisy chain port on the Mixamp?
    Last edited: Aug 28, 2019
  12. Mad Lust Envy Contributor
    It's Mixamp to Y cable. Your Game Zero's pink plug (chat) to the chat side of the Y cable. Then the audio end of the Y cable (green) would connect to a 3.5mm to RCA cable with the 3.5mm being connected to the Y cable, and the RCA (red and white) to the BACK of the Magni 3. Then from the Magni 3's front, is where the game zero's green audio plug side connects to.

    Last edited: Aug 28, 2019
  13. skaar
    Thank you so much for your help, I really appreciate it.
  14. Mad Lust Envy Contributor
    recheck the last post. I corrected a few things.
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  15. lucifero13
    Thank you! I am new to this set up and in the audio scene, so I am thinking what should I get to enjoy both gaming and listening. Currently I am using PC37x as my headaset and a Jamo i300 as my speakers
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