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Originally Posted by tbf1
Thank you all for the advice. When I first started looking into this the other day I though it would be as easy as buying some headphones and popping them in something then that would be that. Little did I know there was such a science to it. I've done a ton of reading over the last few days and my mind almost exploded with all the information out there. I almost just said screw it.
I almost went with the Sennheiser RS 170 wireless headphones. (I'd never even heard of Sennheiser til the other day) I figured the transmitter part would act as the amp. I had my finger on the purchase button on Amazon but decided to back off to do more reading.
Then I read about that mixamp in this thread and other places and started reading about what "soundstage" meant. Long story short I ended up ordering the Mixamp 5.8 and ATH AD700 Headphones. I'll run an optical cord from my PS3 to the amp and be all set. I figure I'll be able to upgrade the headphones or buy something with more bass for movies with the mixamp. Had I gone The sennheiser wireless route I may have been stuck with just that.
I'm hoping I made the right choice, I guess I'll find out in a week or so when everything is delivered. Thanks again
You made a great choice! The nice thing about the mix amp is you can use any stereo headphone that you want and still have surround sound. I think you are going to be very surprised by what the mixamp does for movies and gaming. Head-Fi is a great website if you want to continue reading about headphones, and there is a lengthy discussion about different headphones with the mixamp. If you go to the first page of the link I gave you earlier, there is a link to MadLustEnvy and his thread over there.
HPs are great because you can buy different ones for different purposes. Bass Heavy for music and movies and more bass light for gaming.
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