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post #4201 of 5439
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Originally Posted by formulanerd View Post


yea, maybe the mic isn't properly grounded or something, but i think a static charge was being stored somewhere in the mic circuitry... for the most part it functioned fine, but when you'd flip it up to mute, everyone on the other end would get the loudest, most horrendous screeching sound... didnt matter if it was through the mixamp, or through my pc on ventrilo (both soundcard and fiio d5)... so i'm pretty sure it was that stupid chair.

on another note, i picked up some beats by dre yo.... i got the pro version, $99... been wanting to give them a try, and if i hate them i can double my money on craigslist (at least).... direct from monster, so no fakes

Ive had friends complain about a loud screech too - but maybe once every few hours and not related to moving the boom. Random. And I can't hear it.
post #4202 of 5439
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Originally Posted by majnu View Post

Q3) The volume buttons do not respond when the Recon3d is plugged into the xbox on PC Mode and then you switch it to XBOX mode. I find that you have to ensure XBOX mode is on before you plug it in. Is this a bug?

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Q5) Crystal Voice in the software does not work at all. I cannot make any adjustments to my microphone. Acoustic Echo Cancellation, Noise Reduction, Smart Volume and FX don't seem to do anything.

Q6) Scout Mode is missing from the software. Is this only in the PC software? If it is there should be separate defined TruStudio software for consoles, as I mentioned in question 5, crystal voice does not work at all which allows microphone customisation, if this is for PC only then it should be advertised as such.

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Hello majnu:

As you know I'm searching information regarding the Creative Recon3D, maybe I can help you with some of the questions:

Q3) Nothing special, you are right, previously to plug the Recon3D to any system the proper sellection must be made, otherwise not only the volume controls but some other functions will stop working.

Q5) As far as I know those settings are only valid if you push the tru studio button on the Recon 3D unit, if you are using the PC it should work.
But, maybe are you talking about the XBOX360. If so, in the Recon3D manual page 17 it is said that in order apply those setting you should make use of the Advanced settings and to export the profile to the device. Of course you also need to activate the Tru studio THX option.

Q6) You are right. I supposed to have some Scout Mode configuration, but it is seems that is not the case. Scout mode is predefined and only available pushing this button in Recon 3D (which de-activates tru studio option).

As I have not the Recon 3D yet that's all the help I can provide you with. I hope it helps you.

Cheers
post #4203 of 5439
Here's another question. Do any of you guys, especially the ones with multiple headsets/headphones lying around, cover them to keep them from getting dusty? If so, what works good? I mean, the PC360s came with this goofy plastic bag that slides over them, but most of the other things I'm piling up don't have anything like that.
post #4204 of 5439
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Originally Posted by Viper187 View Post

Here's another question. Do any of you guys, especially the ones with multiple headsets/headphones lying around, cover them to keep them from getting dusty? If so, what works good? I mean, the PC360s came with this goofy plastic bag that slides over them, but most of the other things I'm piling up don't have anything like that.

I don't cover them w/ anything. Never even occured to me to do it.
post #4205 of 5439
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Originally Posted by s1njin View Post

Ive had friends complain about a loud screech too - but maybe once every few hours and not related to moving the boom. Random. And I can't hear it.

odd, mine was only when moving the boom up, and only AFTER it clicks to mute... it was repeatable 100% of the time.
post #4206 of 5439
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Originally Posted by Raven Crimson View Post

They're pretty solid for that price. The only Beats worth getting, if at all. That's as much as I'd spend on them though.


yea, i figure if i hate the beats i'll sell them on craigslist and get 2 of the following 3 cans:


ATH-M50's
XB700
SRH940 (have to add some cash, but that's ok)

really want a colored, bassy (but not muddy) fun can.
post #4207 of 5439
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Originally Posted by formulanerd View Post

yea, i figure if i hate the beats i'll sell them on craigslist and get 2 of the following 3 cans:


ATH-M50's
XB700
SRH940 (have to add some cash, but that's ok)

really want a colored, bassy (but not muddy) fun can.

The XB700 will tread on muddy. I suggest the M50s or Creative Aurvana Live... they are bassy but never overwhelming. For even more bass, the DT770 pro 80. You may also wanna look into the Fischer FA-003 or Brainwavz HM5 (which are rebrands of the same headphone and design, VERY popular on Head-fi). They are neutral with emphasis on bass by a little.

I hear the SRH940 is actually lacking quite a bit on bass.

I honestly would try and get the D2000s though. If they are anything like the D7000s, they would be so ideal in the price range.

Electronics Expo sells them for $200 new in open box through Amazon. They open the box just to mark down the price. Everything inside is untouched. Warranty included.
post #4208 of 5439
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Originally Posted by Raven Crimson View Post

The XB700 will tread on muddy. I suggest the M50s or Creative Aurvana Live... they are bassy but never overwhelming. For even more bass, the DT770 pro 80. You may also wanna look into the Fischer FA-003 or Brainwavz HM5 (which are rebrands of the same headphone and design, VERY popular on Head-fi). They are neutral with emphasis on bass by a little.

I hear the SRH940 is actually lacking quite a bit on bass.

I honestly would try and get the D2000s though. If they are anything like the D7000s, they would be so ideal in the price range.

Electronics Expo sells them for $200 new in open box through Amazon. They open the box just to mark down the price. Everything inside is untouched. Warranty included.

dunno why i spaced out the d2k, definitely one of my top options.

and the srh940 wouldn't be my bassy can, it would complement one of the other 2 choices... just something new, more neutral...

really should sell a bunch of stuff first.. haha.
post #4209 of 5439
Yeah, like the D7000 for gaming with the Mixamp is pretty godly. I actually think it has better positioning than the AD700, though the AD700 will have the edge due to soundstage and emphasis on details. No reason not to believe the D2000 won't be similar, just without the extra refinement.
post #4210 of 5439
Can anyone suggest a good wireless solution for movies/360? Now that we have a baby, playing really loud at night is no longer an option. How are the Earforce PX5s?
post #4211 of 5439
My gaming time has tailed off considerably as of late, and I have decided to part ways with my AKG HSC 271. I don't read much about these on here, but it is a closed design, broadcast quality headset - very well built, and a nice alternative to the PC 360s many use here. I even have the cable that allows it to be plugged into a mixamp (or PC). PM me if you are interested - thanks
post #4212 of 5439
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Originally Posted by Abirdman View Post

Hello majnu:

As you know I'm searching information regarding the Creative Recon3D, maybe I can help you with some of the questions:

Q3) Nothing special, you are right, previously to plug the Recon3D to any system the proper sellection must be made, otherwise not only the volume controls but some other functions will stop working.

Q5) As far as I know those settings are only valid if you push the tru studio button on the Recon 3D unit, if you are using the PC it should work.
But, maybe are you talking about the XBOX360. If so, in the Recon3D manual page 17 it is said that in order apply those setting you should make use of the Advanced settings and to export the profile to the device. Of course you also need to activate the Tru studio THX option.

Q6) You are right. I supposed to have some Scout Mode configuration, but it is seems that is not the case. Scout mode is predefined and only available pushing this button in Recon 3D (which de-activates tru studio option).

As I have not the Recon 3D yet that's all the help I can provide you with. I hope it helps you.

Cheers

I've sent mine back as it was faulty. Also believe me I tried trouble shooting sending emails to Creative Tech Support back and forth for a week. I bought a new optical cable, new microphone and tried with another controller before returning it.

1) Crystal Voice did not work.
2) Microphone did not work
3) Hissing with the supplied chat cable although was eliminated when I used the one with the Astro Mix Amp. But when using the chat cable provided by Creative the hiss was very bad and audible in the dashboard and games.
4) Pre Customised Profiles such as Real Time Strategy, Driving Simulation, First Person Shooters were falsely advertised as being available, when they were not.
5) Pre Customised Profiles from Gaming Pros were falsely advertised as being available, when they were not.
6) Echo and low sound from my mates in Party Chat although eliminated when I chose "audio through speakers" - The middle setting in the dashboard audio setting.
post #4213 of 5439
got my beats today... going in with ZERO expectations i'm actually pleasantly surprised.
post #4214 of 5439
Yeah, the Pros are surprising really good, lol, especially when you only boguth them for $100.
post #4215 of 5439
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Originally Posted by majnu View Post

I've sent mine back as it was faulty. Also believe me I tried trouble shooting sending emails to Creative Tech Support back and forth for a week. I bought a new optical cable, new microphone and tried with another controller before returning it.

1) Crystal Voice did not work.
2) Microphone did not work
3) Hissing with the supplied chat cable although was eliminated when I used the one with the Astro Mix Amp. But when using the chat cable provided by Creative the hiss was very bad and audible in the dashboard and games.
4) Pre Customised Profiles such as Real Time Strategy, Driving Simulation, First Person Shooters were falsely advertised as being available, when they were not.
5) Pre Customised Profiles from Gaming Pros were falsely advertised as being available, when they were not.
6) Echo and low sound from my mates in Party Chat although eliminated when I chose "audio through speakers" - The middle setting in the dashboard audio setting.

Just to keep those interested up to date.

Number 2 (Microphone) now works.

I borrowed my mates PC desk mic which he uses for PC gaming and I can chat to people. At the end of the day I thought a mic is a mic, but the difference with my mates is that his jack is 2 pole whereas the one I bought/had were single pole.

The hissing is still there in abundance and Crystal voice settings and all the previous points still remain the same.
post #4216 of 5439
Thinking about using PC360s on my computer as well, which has me wondering if the motherboard outputs this Dolby Digital shenanigans that the mixamp does, or if I'd need a dedicated sound card. And, if I need a dedicated sound card, I might as well run the Xbox in to that and save the money on the mixamp.
post #4217 of 5439
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Originally Posted by Taylor422 View Post

Thinking about using PC360s on my computer as well, which has me wondering if the motherboard outputs this Dolby Digital shenanigans that the mixamp does, or if I'd need a dedicated sound card. And, if I need a dedicated sound card, I might as well run the Xbox in to that and save the money on the mixamp.

Don't know about running your Xbox through it, but check out the Asus Xonar DG. Dolby processor and headphone amp included. I got mine for 30 bucks.
post #4218 of 5439
Ok guys, I own the MixAmp 5.8 (Wireless) and the AD700s. I like the ADs, but not enough to wear them during single player games (I only use them playing Battlefield 3, when I need my mic).

After researching in here, it seems that the best all-around (competitive and "fun") headphone is the DT 990. My question is, are you guys referring to the Pro or Premium model?

The Pro model is Black with gray pads
, while the Premium is silver with gray pads
Are they the same sound? Or is one really better than the other. I just can't tell since whenever they are mentioned in here, you guys say "DT 990s". All I know is that I want the 250 ohm version.
post #4219 of 5439
I'm no expert but wont 250 ohm version be difficult to drive thus best being used amped?
post #4220 of 5439
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Originally Posted by majnu View Post

I'm no expert but wont 250 ohm version be difficult to drive thus best being used amped?

Based on what I've read here, I believe the MixAmp will provide enough oomph for the 250 ohm version. The 600 ohm version seems to be too much for the MixAmp
post #4221 of 5439
Can anyone offer suggestions for a good wireless one?
post #4222 of 5439
got a labtec lva 7330 for sale, already cut the band off it was purchased brand new and i only used it a month before i sold my mixamp
post #4223 of 5439
Having owned both the DT990 600ohm and DT990 Pro 250 at the same time, it depends on what you want. The 600ohm is better balanced, but deserve a capable amp. The Pros are easier to drive (even the Mixamp does a good job), but they have a significant amount of mid bass compared to the Premiums. As fordrivability, the 250ohm are easier to drive even moreso than the 32ohm which require alots ofcurrent.
post #4224 of 5439
Another response from creative about the recon 3d.

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Regarding the preloaded gamers profile, I got an update from the relevant department and confirm that it wasn't included in the first batch of release of the device. However we're going to release a software updates which will address the issue. The release will be in the next 2 weeks.
Please wait for the software updates, apologies for any inconvenience caused.

If you still require assistance, please reply to this email and include any previous correspondence to ensure a quick response.

Best Regards,

Ramil
Worldwide Customer Response
Creative

If they can fix Crystal Voice sound effects and other features associated with that mode and find a fix for the hissing then I will probably buy the device again. I did contact about Crystal Voice, but if other members with this device can also list their problems and send to Creative, they will put it on their bug list and address it.
post #4225 of 5439
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Originally Posted by bmbownz View Post

Ok guys, I own the MixAmp 5.8 (Wireless) and the AD700s. I like the ADs, but not enough to wear them during single player games (I only use them playing Battlefield 3, when I need my mic).

After researching in here, it seems that the best all-around (competitive and "fun") headphone is the DT 990. My question is, are you guys referring to the Pro or Premium model?

The Pro model is Black with gray pads
, while the Premium is silver with gray pads
Are they the same sound? Or is one really better than the other. I just can't tell since whenever they are mentioned in here, you guys say "DT 990s". All I know is that I want the 250 ohm version.

To me the most noticeable difference in the pro vs premium models is that the pros have more clamping force than the premium (3.5N Pros vs 2.8N premium). This may translate to slightly more bass and midrange in the pros vs the premium. The other thing to note is that the pros have a coiled headphone cable and the premium has a straight cable.
post #4226 of 5439
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Originally Posted by Raven Crimson View Post

Having owned both the DT990 600ohm and DT990 Pro 250 at the same time, it depends on what you want. The 600ohm is better balanced, but deserve a capable amp. The Pros are easier to drive (even the Mixamp does a good job), but they have a significant amount of mid bass compared to the Premiums. As fordrivability, the 250ohm are easier to drive even moreso than the 32ohm which require alots ofcurrent.

So in your eyes, the Premium DT 990s are more "accurate" than the Pro DT 990s (by having a less boomy bass). I ask because I can get both models in the 250 ohm version, which seems to be the best for my situation. The difference is I can get the Pro model for about 80 bucks cheaper, so if the difference between Pro and Premium at the 250 ohm level is neglibile, I'll go with the cheaper Pros. I'm not a pro gamer by any means, but I like the accuracy of shooting/foot steps for my games of BF3/MW3.
post #4227 of 5439







Yeah the 600ohm will be more accurate. My assumption will be that the Premium 250ohm DT990s will sound 95% similar to the DT990/600, while it will sound 90% similar to the DT990 Pros. The Pro model's stronger clamp really adds a noticeable amount of mid bass. Don't be put off by the clamp. I find it cmore comfortable BECAUSE of the clamp.
post #4228 of 5439
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Originally Posted by Raven Crimson View Post


Nice! Looking forward to any thoughts you have after you try it out.
post #4229 of 5439
First impressions (like literally 30 minutes in):

It's good... but in all honesty, it's too much like the Mixamp, so.... I don't see much of a benefit other than adjusting room size and ambience. In terms of sheer surround positioning (with BLOPS and Mass Effect 2), it feels relatively the same. More testing to be done, but other than the benefit of having virtual surround for movies (DTS works, meaning all Blu-Rays will work with this), can't justify the $1100 tag. I was expecting something much closer to the binaural demo (though it says Dolby Headphone, it is NOT Dolby Headphone, it is BINAURAL):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMkunPQMhN4

The rear positioning on that demo is INCREDIBLE. Both DH and the Headzone's DSP don't do it as well.



My impressions may change, but I honestly don't see it happening.

One thing to note: The D7000 doesn't sound like it's messed up or anything, which was a fear due to the high 100ohm output impedance.
post #4230 of 5439
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Originally Posted by Raven Crimson View Post

First impressions (like literally 30 minutes in):

It's good... but in all honesty, it's too much like the Mixamp, so.... I don't see much of a benefit other than adjusting room size and ambience. In terms of sheer surround positioning (with BLOPS and Mass Effect 2), it feels relatively the same. More testing to be done, but other than the benefit of having virtual surround for movies (DTS works, meaning all Blu-Rays will work with this), can't justify the $1100 tag. I was expecting something much closer to the binaural demo:

[YOUTUBE]uMkunPQMhN4[/YOUTUBE]

The rear positioning on that demo is INCREDIBLE. Both DH and the Headzone's DSP don't do it as well.



My impressions may change, but I honestly don't see it happening.

One thing to note: The D7000 doesn't sound like it's messed up or anything, which was a fear due to the high 100ohm output impedance.

Consider the $1100 a down payment towards a Smyth Realiser A8. Just $1800 more and you're there...
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