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depends on the headphone, i did a small curved piece of wood that matched the cup, and velcro... pictures on page 68.

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Anyone have a suggestion for attaching a mic to headphones for gaming? I would like the mic to be removable if at all possible so I can just listen to music sometimes without the mic attached.

It all depends on the headphone, and how much convenience and how good you want it to look. Anything can be done with zip ties and velcro.

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Sideways I think you mean hot glue and duct tape??

But seriously though, the AD700 a lot of people either glue or velcro a mic to the side, and our very own sideways makes a "gaming cable" for the AKG headphones with (stock) detachable cable, which offers a mic port for a detachable mic. Those two headphones are probably the most popular to be modded for gaming around here. The rest of the ones people use, they either use a throat mic / similar, or no mic. But really, most headphones with detachable cable, sideways (or someone else) could probably come up with a reasonable (professional) solution, like the one for the K702, otherwise, you could velcro the mic to the headphones. A final option which may be more pricey and not always an option on all headphone designs, is to have someone like sideways (or do it yourself) open the headphone up, and install a 3.5mm female jack to insert a removable mic into. He's done this on some headphones in the past, and they came out good, but I'm not sure what the pricing would be since it's pretty labor intensive and there's some risk in breaking something as well. You'd have to talk to him about that, to see if it's worth it.

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In other news, I was listening to some music last night off the buffalo dac with the balanced hd600s / OCC cable, and man, it sounds so damn good. Incredibly transparent, I feel like my ears are the microphone, if that makes sense. 96/24 materials sounds awesome, but I want to find some even higher quality stuff to experience too. The buffalo will do something crazy like 352.8khz/32 bit, but my sound card will only do 192/24, so I'd like to at least hear that. I was meaning to get on and play some MW2 last night, but I just couldn't take the headphones off lol, I kept wanting to hear "just one more song."

I really want to try gaming with the buffalo, which I want to try this weekend. It will only be two channel, but I'm still curious to hear it.

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Adios HPX's and happy trails.

Yes, they're officially gone, having been replaced with the K702's. Ah, HPX's, we hardly knew ye.

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Adios HPX's and happy trails.

Yes, they're officially gone, having been replaced with the K702's. Ah, HPX's, we hardly knew ye.

Haha, PJ messed me up too.... lol.

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Haha, PJ messed me up too.... lol.

*slowly tapping finger tips together* Muahahahahahahaha! MUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

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How are you connecting the mixamp and the e7 between the consoles?

Console ---> toslink cable ---> Mixamp ---> 3.5mm ---> E7---> Headphones

I maxed the Mixamp volume, and had the E7 at whatever volume was comfy for me.
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Here are the headphones I'm trying to attach a boom mic to:

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I've always wanted the try the RX700. Very beloved for the price. I hear they make exceptional gaming cans for such a low price.
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I've always wanted the try the RX700. Very beloved for the price. I hear they make exceptional gaming cans for such a low price.

Best $30 I have spent. Now don't get me wrong, I'm sure the more expensive cans are much better, but for what I do with them, they are awesome.
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Here are the headphones I'm trying to attach a boom mic to:


Seeing as those have a large, flat surface it seems like it would be easy to get some velcro tape to rig up a detachable mic.

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Seeing as those have a large, flat surface it seems like it would be easy to get some velcro tape to rig up a detachable mic.

Not sure how I could Velcro this to the side of the headphones:

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For the ultimate in gaming I would suggest Electrostatic Headphones with Amp and Smyth Realiser. Combined with tactile transducers it actually equals or bests 99% of home theater setups.
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For the ultimate in gaming I would suggest Electrostatic Headphones with Amp and Smyth Realiser. Combined with tactile transducers it actually equals or bests 99% of home theater setups.

Hmmm. Let me root around in my swimming pool full of money and pull out about $4K. Ahh, there it is! Guess I can go shopping now!

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Not sure how I could Velcro this to the side of the headphones:


No, you'd need to do something like what's in this thread to do the velcro job. To use a mic like that one you'd either have to mod the headphone itself or rig up some concoction with a custom cable.

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Hmmm. Let me root around in my swimming pool full of money and pull out about $4K. Ahh, there it is! Guess I can go shopping now!

I hope that someday you'll invite me over for a swim!

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I was just sayin... I know it's expensive but it's amazing! And it's more like $5K
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full disclosure, my Astro a40 headset started to cut out on the left ear when i moved, and then i couldn't get it to come back unless i wiggled and held the wire a certain way. Something inside the cup came loose i think. I emailed them and got a prompt response. Even though their warranty covers a year and these were the second batch (2 years old) they let me ship them to them to take a look. Hoping they get back before my gaming LAN.
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Here are the headphones I'm trying to attach a boom mic to:


Sweet Im actually going to mod a pair of Rx900 that are coming shortly. I plan on doing a full recable with detachable mic.
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full disclosure, my Astro a40 headset started to cut out on the left ear when i moved, and then i couldn't get it to come back unless i wiggled and held the wire a certain way. Something inside the cup came loose i think. I emailed them and got a prompt response. Even though their warranty covers a year and these were the second batch (2 years old) they let me ship them to them to take a look. Hoping they get back before my gaming LAN.

And this is why I really like AKG's pro audio can's - user replaceable headphone cables.

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In other news, I was listening to some music last night off the buffalo dac with the balanced hd600s / OCC cable, and man, it sounds so damn good. Incredibly transparent, I feel like my ears are the microphone, if that makes sense. 96/24 materials sounds awesome, but I want to find some even higher quality stuff to experience too. The buffalo will do something crazy like 352.8khz/32 bit, but my sound card will only do 192/24, so I'd like to at least hear that. I was meaning to get on and play some MW2 last night, but I just couldn't take the headphones off lol, I kept wanting to hear "just one more song."

I really want to try gaming with the buffalo, which I want to try this weekend. It will only be two channel, but I'm still curious to hear it.

I still wonder how an iDecco would sound. I really like the concept. It's less than an iWadia and a Buffalo (or very similar in price). Too bad it's only SE and not Balanced... but that's ok I guess.

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In other news, I was listening to some music last night off the buffalo dac with the balanced hd600s / OCC cable, and man, it sounds so damn good. Incredibly transparent, I feel like my ears are the microphone, if that makes sense. 96/24 materials sounds awesome, but I want to find some even higher quality stuff to experience too. The buffalo will do something crazy like 352.8khz/32 bit, but my sound card will only do 192/24, so I'd like to at least hear that. I was meaning to get on and play some MW2 last night, but I just couldn't take the headphones off lol, I kept wanting to hear "just one more song."

I really want to try gaming with the buffalo, which I want to try this weekend. It will only be two channel, but I'm still curious to hear it.

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That's exactly what I said a few posts ago. Going by the Siberia's comfort, I don't doubt the F1 is a 10/10 in comfort. Makes me really wanna try some out but I'm gonna stop myself...

The F1 comfort is 10/11..Trust me when I say.. Light as a feather.. It's like NOTHING is on your head..

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How are the sennheiser hd201 for gaming, they're very cheap

are they worth picking up?
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How are the sennheiser hd201 for gaming, they're very cheap

are they worth picking up?

I can't say that I've heard them, but the Sennheiser HD428 headphones would be great, if the fit my big ears. The best part is that you can find those refurbished one Amazon for $20.

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I sold my HD201 to my roomie. For the price, they're good performers for gaming, but they are uncomfortable after some time. The KSC75 is cheaper, more comfy, and sounds a whole lot better for gaming than the HD201. Trust me. If you need a headphone for that cheap with a headband, I suggest the Philips SHP2500. More comfy, and just as good for gaming. But for 10 dollars or so more, you can geg the JVC HARX700 which is highly regarded as great gaming cans, as well as do more than just gaming well, and can be modded to sound like headphones worth much more.
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The F1 comfort is 10/11..Trust me when I say.. Light as a feather.. It's like NOTHING is on your head..

My worry then is that they are loose, which I hate. The AD700, for example, feels like nothing is on your head, until you move your head and they start to fall off. I'd rather they fit securely and comfortably, like the DT880.

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My worry then is that they are loose, which I hate. The AD700, for example, feels like nothing is on your head, until you move your head and they start to fall off. I'd rather they fit securely and comfortably, like the DT880.

I'd like DT880...

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I'd like DT880...


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