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Mixamp 5.8 update -

My internet connection dropped atleast 4x last night. Something that has NEVER happened. At first I thought it was directly related to the wireless (and it still very well could be). But upon further investigation last this morning I found something interesting. I basically ran out of powerplug ports on my surge protector and had to the use the AC power outlet provided on my Cable box. In my anxiety rush to get the 5.8 up and running I unplugged my cable modem from the surge protector and plugged it into the Cable box. I then plugged the 5.8 into the surge protector (only option because the powerplug housing is HUGE).

I'll do some more fiddling today including putting more space in between the wifi router & 5.8. I'll also seperate my components better. I think Im going to put the PS3 & 360 & Cable box on the bottom shelf. And have my cable modem, wifi router and 5.8 on the top shelf of my 2-shelf entertainment center.

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You guys are real nerds. Unless a tube based TV will get up in the morning, cook breakfast and then go to work for me.. I simply cant see myself ever buying another one. Way too bulky and heavy for the benefits. Hell I'm even sour that my 5 year old, 50" Plasma is 3inches thick and weighs 75lbs. I helped a friend get a new 50" Panny from Costco in Sept and it was only 2inches thick and weighed 40lbs.

Tube technology has been perfected.. Others haven't.. Ignore the 'full HD crap.' pure marketing.. 1080i/p is the same resolution such as 480i/p is the same resolution.. Just one is progressive & the other is interlaced.. If there's a better 34inch TV out there then the 960 I'd like to see it.. 200lbs of mass & muscle

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Tube technology has been perfected.. Others haven't.. Ignore the 'full HD crap.' pure marketing.. 1080i/p is the same resolution such as 480i/p is the same resolution.. Just one is progressive & the other is interlaced.. If there's a better 34inch TV out there then the 960 I'd like to see it.. 200lbs of mass & muscle

Oh trust me I agree the full HD shyt is mostly marketing. I have a discussion almost weekly on how the only real 1080P source is Bluray discs, of which I dont own a single one. And that 720P is good enough for me. In addition to being weak & lazy.. Im in a small azz 590sq/ft apt.. so flatscreens give me as much usuable interior space as possible.

I can totally understand (and respect) why you & Nerd would want the best possible display units.. if you have the room & muscle for them.

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I would also recommend trying orthodynamic headphones.. They have certain traits dynamic cans, even the best, can't contend with.. The Fostex T50 for IE, & many used ones are on the market.. I got a 1992 Ukraine NOS ortho headphone today.. & will try it out.. In theory Ortho's are faster then dynamic headphones do to being planar & less mass to be moved.. Much lighter.. I'm not a Ortho kool aid drinker, but they should also be recommended. Their strength, which are more on base with electroststs then dynamics are detail, speed, transparency & mid range..

I'm getting the Sony XBR960 34inch CRT.. For those that know.. They are arguably the best in tube technology, along with the RCA 38inch behemoth CRT in 01, which betters other TV technologies in many areas..80.00.. I favor tube technology anyways.. More film like.. Less digitized like LCD.

During my 1-2 weeks with the Audeze LCD-2's I was a bit underwhelmed... even comparing them to my D5000 there were things the D5000 did better at a fraction of the cost. I felt the HD800 was significantly better but I seem to be in the minority of headfiers on that.

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Bluray discs, of which I dont own a single one.


Man, that's my bread and butter! I have about 150 titles and watch/re-watch them weekly. Gaming is fun but movies is where my heart is for home entertainment. The PQ and sound on good bd's just puts me in awe. Being a full blown music junkie when you factor in the sound upgrade for movies like Grease, Sweeney Todd, Sound of Music, Moulin Rouge, etc. its heaven.

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Im going to tell the entire world that you drive a bad azz F350 but secretly go home to watch the Sound of Music. Thats like bench pressing 500lbs with some Hello Kitty gloves on!

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Im going to tell the entire world that you drive a bad azz F350 but secretly go home to watch the Sound of Music. Thats like bench pressing 500lbs with some Hello Kitty gloves on!

lol! My wife already called me gay for watching it but she says the same thing when I'm talking to xbox friends "I'm on your six, they're taking C!"
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I have around 110 BR.. Most of them disappoint me pq wise.. But when filmed with Imax 1080p equipment, the pq is truly amazing & jaw dropping. I think BR isn't living up it it's full potentional.. A lot of my films don't look truly HD IMO.. But still beats DVD's..

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Sony's 34-inch wide-screen tube-based direct-view HDTV, the KD-34XBR960, is simply the best-performing television of its kind on the market. Its screen boasts an incredible 1,400 lines of horizontal resolution, which allows it to resolve more detail with high-def sources than any other direct-view tube. It can deliver deeper blacks than any non-tube TV, and it offers two key improvements over last year's excellent KV-34XBR910: accurate color decoding and independent picture memory per input. In the smaller-than-40-inch category, the KD-34XBR960 earns its place as CNET's reference HDTV

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Got my TV.. Man, it's a Behemoth. But I never seen such whites so white before.. & I have a 42inch LCD, 26inch Samsung HD CRT.. & My father has a 61 inch DLP..80.00 is the deal of the century..Form keep looking & holding out.. The Contrast, blackness, colors are simply stunning.. The 910/955/960 are the only CRTs that comes close to displaying full 1080i resolution.. Most other CRT HDTV's are only 800 lines of resolution.. The TV's I mentioned 1,401 horizontal lines..65% more resolution..

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Well, still working on KBI's headphones... but here's a quick peek at their current status. I've put alot of work into them. Even removed all the work I did to do it all over again. I hope when he gets them... he'll like it.


Still more work to be done before laying the paint down... but I have some novel ideas on what I'm going to do there too. The cables are ready... just waiting for the final sanding, and for Beyer to get off their duff.

Here's what they looked like before I got started.

..and they feel baby skin smooth.... I'm starting to get excited and anxious to get to the painting.

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Well, still working on KBI's headphones... but here's a quick peek at their current status. I've put alot of work into them. Even removed all the work I did to do it all over again. I hope when he gets them... he'll like it.


Still more work to be done before laying the paint down... but I have some novel ideas on what I'm going to do there too. The cables are ready... just waiting for the final sanding, and for Beyer to get off their duff.

Here's what they looked like before I got started.

..and they feel baby skin smooth.... I'm starting to get excited and anxious to get to the painting.

You are more then awesome. My offer still stands. If you want another game for Christmas let me know.. You have went WAY beyond call of duty.. No pun.. Can't wait for the pads to come in.. I will NEVER forget the hard work & effort you are putting into headphones for a man you don't even know. Words can't express my thanks. I will be pleased with whatever you do. I love your work. Let your creativity run wild my man..

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I have to say that does look pretty damn awesome!

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Hey guys, been a while since I've been on here, but you helped me get into a MDR-F1 and a Pioneer DIR 800C a couple of years ago. I'm using the MDR-F1's all the time plugged into the base and still love them, but I was wondering if there is a better replacement for the wireless headphones? Not ever digging the comfort of the ones that came with it, and they are getting a bit worn. Anything new out there that will work? Thanks!
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Hey guys, been a while since I've been on here, but you helped me get into a MDR-F1 and a Pioneer DIR 800C a couple of years ago. I'm using the MDR-F1's all the time plugged into the base and still love them, but I was wondering if there is a better replacement for the wireless headphones? Not ever digging the comfort of the ones that came with it, and they are getting a bit worn. Anything new out there that will work? Thanks!

Check out the new astro wireless mixamp 5.8. Allows you to use your wired F1's wireless...so to speak. Other then that, there really is not anything better then the Pioneer 800c or 1000c for wireless dolby headphone headphones.

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yea... the wireless mixamp would move the "base" (so to speak) to your seating area... and you'd be able to sell your entire pioneer setup.

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For me, at least in my personal and humble opinion, you cannot go wrong with a modded pair** of Sennheisser HD555's along with the Califone NM319 as your microphone.

The Califone NM319 (http://www.califone.com/products/nm319.php) is a PA throat mic that fits both me and my 3.5yrld son very well and is far enough away from the headphones to not pick up any of their sound.

*** - The Sennheiser HD555 are a steal-deal because they contain the same driver as the much more expensive HD595's (almost $100 USD more) but are simply nerfed with the addition of a 2" x 4" piece of acoustic dampening foam in the enclosure. Simply open them up as if you were replacing the cable, carefully remove the driver and peal out the foam. Takes about ten minutes total and goes a long+++ way towards increasing the low-end frequency response.

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You mean this one?
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...icrophone.html


No, sorry, that's my fault, the model number is actually NM-319 and is this one...

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Ok, well... got 3 base coats of paint on them... looking spiffy, needs touch-up... but almost there.



I know it's been awhile... but, they'll be done very soon.

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Turtle Beach X-41's

http://www.turtlebeach.com/products/...force-x41.aspx

are the end all for gaming headset. Wireless, 7.1 dolby digital, bass boost, pretty good noise cancelling too!
I fall asleep with them on al the time- very comfortable

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Fall asleep hoping for the lack of quality to end?

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Hmm.... no?

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Fall asleep hoping for the lack of quality to end?

As I mentioned in the post- although I have nothing else to compaire it to (other than my home theatre) the quality of the sound is unbelieveable!

Sorry but the X41's are amazing! Why? what do you have?

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As I mentioned in the post- although I have nothing else to compaire it to (other than my home theatre) the quality of the sound is unbelieveable!

Sorry but the X41's are amazing! Why? what do you have?

I realize that this thread is crazy long. ...but bringing up a statement like that, your bound to be flamed. I was just kidding. If you like them, then by all means... don't look any further. Your bound to find something here you may want to try... and fall down that slippery slope of paying crazy amounts of cash for the next minute upgrade. I personally was happy with my Turtle Beach X1 when I first started, then wanted more.

Then I went to Astro for the MixAmp and have purchased a ton of other headphones, and have modified and sold them to help pay for "headphone sickness". I finally decided to stop and use my AKG K702 with modified cabling for Audio only purposes (was used for gaming) with my tube amp fed by my old DVD player (24bit/96Khz). Though, for Xmas... parents gave me a 3D Blu-Ray player that is also a SACD player too! So, I will be switching those soon.

So, current gaming rig... is my Astro MixAmp and Astro A30 headphones. It gets the job done. Is it the best for the money? Probably not... but I'm content for now.

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I realize that this thread is crazy long. ...but bringing up a statement like that, your bound to be flamed. I was just kidding. If you like them, then by all means... don't look any further. Your bound to find something here you may want to try... and fall down that slippery slope of paying crazy amounts of cash for the next minute upgrade. I personally was happy with my Turtle Beach X1 when I first started, then wanted more.

Then I went to Astro for the MixAmp and have purchased a ton of other headphones, and have modified and sold them to help pay for "headphone sickness". I finally decided to stop and use my AKG K702 with modified cabling for Audio only purposes (was used for gaming) with my tube amp fed by my old DVD player (24bit/96Khz). Though, for Xmas... parents gave me a 3D Blu-Ray player that is also a SACD player too! So, I will be switching those soon.

So, current gaming rig... is my Astro MixAmp and Astro A30 headphones. It gets the job done. Is it the best for the money? Probably not... but I'm content for now.

Dude, I dont care about any "flaming" its all good. That aside, I just researched your "set up" and it looks like when you combine the mixamp with the headphones you get 5.1 chan dolby- awesome!
You know the x41's do 7.1

The Amp and phones you have add up to about $280usd
My x41's were $100 less a year ago.

But I do like the idea that with your set up you are able to switch to your pc.
I do not pc game (just console) so I would think thats why you went with that option.
the x41's are xbox only(and receiver/cablebox)

As you mentioned, as long as your happy- thats great!
Honestly, I think that the x41's = best!

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Dude, I dont care about any "flaming" its all good. That aside, I just researched your "set up" and it looks like when you combine the mixamp with the headphones you get 5.1 chan dolby- awesome!
You know the x41's do 7.1

The Amp and phones you have add up to about $280usd
My x41's were $100 less a year ago.

But I do like the idea that with your set up you are able to switch to your pc.
I do not pc game (just console) so I would think thats why you went with that option.
the x41's are xbox only(and receiver/cablebox)

As you mentioned, as long as your happy- thats great!
Honestly, I think that the x41's = best!

I'm happy you do! As for the 7.1 vs 5.1, doubt you'll EVER be able to tell such a difference when they're both simulated. ...but to each their own. I would still never limit myself to those. I USED to be a big Turtle Beach fan... till I found out there is MUCH better out there (mind you, for a higher price...).

BTW: I betcha SkullCandy can come out with a 3000.50 version of simulated surround headphones... all in the advertising.

...your also right too, I don't do much console gaming anymore (sold the Xbox). I pretty much use them only on the PC at the moment. Though, I will be moving them to the PS3 sometime.

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As for the 7.1 vs 5.1, doubt you'll EVER be able to tell such a difference when they're both simulated.

And the 360 can't output more than 5.1, so anything more than that is being created by the processor - in this case the Turtle Beach amp - so I fail to see the point of having a 7.1 processor for the 360.

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And the 360 can't output more than 5.1, so anything more than that is being created by the processor - in this case the Turtle Beach amp - so I fail to see the point of having a 7.1 processor for the 360.

I didn't know that....

Here's a clip from Playstation's website...

"There's no point in playing music unless it sounds good, so experience it all in full 7.1 surround sound."

http://us.playstation.com/ps3/featur...ultimedia.html
Listed under Music....

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I purchased the turtle beach x31 and love them. I play alot of GPS and in multiplayer having them on is cheating. You can hear the foot steps of people and the direction they are coming in.
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