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Mad Lust Envy's Headphone Gaming Guide: (9/10/2019: Grado WH1 'The White Headphone' Added)

Discussion in 'Video Games Discussion' started by mad lust envy, Jan 17, 2011.
  1. raband
    It was my first real dedicated and "knowledgeable" foray into VSS (after the Tritton abortion)

    I got it and the 598's at the same time(ish)

    Made the mistake of thinking "this is awesome"

    "wow - lets make it better"

    Was at the same time NwAvGuy was designing his stuff

    Ended up with the HD650's (they must be better than the 598's) and an O2Odac because it needed to be driven.

    I think I had the HD650's hooked up to the O2, hooked up to the MixAmp hooked up to the PC, using the Soundblaster motherboard drivers effects or something.

    Optical from the PC => MixAmp => 3.5mm => RCA to the O2 => HD650's, Modmic => MixAmp => USB => PC (mixamp was usb for mic, not noise)
     
  2. mindbomb
    I think the mixamp was more for console gaming, because it really needed a dolby digital source iirc. I think the spirit of the mixamp is alive today for pc in the gsx 1000, in that it is pretty simple hardware solution to set up. I still use an old asus xonar dgx, configured to output dolby headphone over optical. I really like it, but it is awkward to recommend, since it's so old, and process of setting it up is kinda complicated, since it involves configuring through a driver panel rather than pressing buttons on an external thing.
     
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  3. Yethal
    and it's a pcie device which makes it unsuitable for laptops and mini itx pcs.
     
  4. mindbomb
    That's true, but idk if that's a huge deal, since I think gaming on mid towers is very popular. But on the other side of things, having to use optical is a pain. That means you can't use some great budget dacs like the topping d10 and jds labs ol dac usb edition, and you can't make use of the super low jitter usb inputs on higher end dacs like the smsl m8a and topping d50.
     
  5. mikerrr
    i have one question with my soundblaster ae-5 and akg 712 pro can i have surround sound ?
     
  6. TeeReQs
    yes...
     
  7. Mad Lust Envy Contributor
    Yes, the software has SBX surround which is Creative's virtual surround. You must make 100% sure that you go to your sound devicee settings, and configure your AE-5 in Windows to 7.1 speakers, even if you don't have speakers. If you don't do that, you won't get proper surround.

    The software has Surround slider that needs to be turned on as well, I recommend all the way to 100%. Also, when NOT gaming, I recommend turning that surround button off. I do hope the manual tells you this.
     
  8. Yethal
    Well, I have two pcs in front of me right now, a laptop and a mini-itx pc so using control group of one we can say that it's 100% percent useless. In all seriousness though, pcie interface is a huge limiting factor.
     
  9. mindbomb
  10. mikerrr
    thanks for the help

    also i played alot of games with akg 712 pro and sounblaster ae-5 and this akg 712 pro are amazing guys

    cant compare with gaming headphones

    with akg 712 you can every detail in the games.

    i have one last question because i want to buy one modmic for my akg 712 pro and the use of modic will be for GAMES,, CHATS SKYPE,., FACEBOOK,, DISCHORD,, CHATING AND MORE STUFF

    which modmic to buy?>?
    MODMIC 4 or MODMIC ,, BUSINESS ??
    which from these 2 are the best?
    also i have mechanical keyboard./.
     
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  11. mikerrr
    and also do you know where i will put the modmic in the akg 712 pro?? because i dont know

    can you show me in one picture where i wil put the modmic in the akg 712 pro please/?
     
  12. TeeReQs
    There's a bunch of ways you can do it. Here's the first video I found, when I googled: "Modmic AKG 712 Pro"

     
  13. mikerrr
    i have one last question because i want to buy one modmic for my akg 712 pro and the use of modic will be for GAMES,, CHATS SKYPE,., FACEBOOK,, DISCHORD,, CHATING AND MORE STUFF

    which modmic to buy?>?
    MODMIC 4 or MODMIC ,, BUSINESS ??
    which from these 2 are the best?
    also i have mechanical keyboard./.
     
  14. AppleheadMay
    Last question, never thought I’d live to see the day that happened. :ksc75smile:
     
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  15. Fotopaul
    MixAmp (3rd gen) makes the most sense on consoles IMHO, there are way too many other viable options on PC. Also, the inability to use it on both Console and PC simultaneously makes it less versatile.

    To use the Astro PC app to control the Mixamp you have to disconnect the USB from the console and connect it to the PC.

    My solution for this annoyance is a USB Switch, with the press of a button I can switch between xbox and PC.

    The main benefit of the MixAmp Pro TR (for me) when using it with an Xbox Console is that it supports chat over USB, which means no wires to the chat port on the controller!

    But apart from that it's DAC and sound is not that impressive as a general sound device, i do however find the MixAmp built quite well, the knobs have some heft to them and feels nice. (considering it's only around 150usd)

    COD games have in general quite a poor sound design. Compared to DICE they don't hold a candle.
     

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