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post #10561 of 10626
As of Tuesday morning around 9am eastern time, amazon has the Sennheiser HD555 on sale for $87.34 with free shipping. This price is reduced from amazon's normal $169.95 price.

I have been using Senn HD555 as my second choice in gaming headphones, behind the a40, and think that this is a good price for the Senns.
post #10562 of 10626
Anyone who's been buying the 555 for the normal price is a moron. I haven't seen the 555s being worth more than $100 like...ever. Not even on Amazon.
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Originally Posted by Shin CZ View Post

Anyone who's been buying the 555 for the normal price is a moron. I haven't seen the 555s being worth more than $100 like...ever. Not even on Amazon.

I think I understand how you feel about paying more than $100 for brand new Senn HD555. How do you feel about paying less than $88 for a brand new pair?
post #10564 of 10626
I think I've seen Senn 555s floating around $90 for the longest time.
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post #10566 of 10626
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Originally Posted by Yosef 615 View Post

I know this isn't necessarily a deal forum, but can someone PM me or post in this thread if they happen to find any good deals on the Astro A40 system? Currently looking to buy new, but may be interested in used if the price and condition are good enough.

I'm still kicking myself for not taking the Dell deal with Bing Cash Back a while back.

You've got mail...
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For Kabob... best Android Audio Player eVah! ..DaeKwan... u KNOW u got this CD too!
post #10568 of 10626
That's a sexy ma--I mean app...
post #10569 of 10626
PowerAMP?
post #10570 of 10626
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PowerAMP?
Yup.... almost wish it had visualizations... but then that wouldn't be kind to batteries.
post #10571 of 10626
I just picked up the DPX21 bundle.

Altogether they aren't bad. BUT they do fit all the needs I have. The only negative is the earcups start to hurt a tad at the top of my ear. I wish I could change the padding on the earcup.

Could I?

Btw, whats the Labtech microphone people are using on their headsets?

I love the fact the PX21 mixes in some of your voice into the headset. It really shows you how loud your talking. It really makes me lean towards this set.

Are open sets like this?

Also, has anyone tried out the PC 360 from Sennheiser? I saw someone asked about them and no one has said anything. Didn't know if the post was just forgotten or not.
post #10572 of 10626
Check the other headset topic. It's the most current one. A couple of the guys have the PC360 and swear by it as the best headset, to those that want an all in one solution.

As for the PX21, I too had the issue with the padding. I'm sure something could slip over it but alter the sound.

I personally didn't like the PX21 because of that constant hiss. Otherwise, it's a good headset. Much better than the Z2.
post #10573 of 10626
Wow! huge post... so much information makes it hard to find what you need. I used to be heavy into the headphone game a few years ago, but you know how addictive it can become. Recently I bought a set of TB Px21's and fell back in love with headphones. With my knowledge of the can game, I figured why not get a good set once again for gaming, music, movie's etc and kill a few birds with 1 brick.

So, of course just revisiting things I'm trying to cram the research. At the moment, I'm thinking of going with the DT880's 600ohm (yes I know, hard to power) and the mixamp. I'm pretty sure I will eventually add another amp, but I want surround sound capabilities as well. As long as you guys think it'd be a decent setup starting back off I think I'll go with it. I was also considering a pair of Ultrasone hfi780's, but I remember wanting the Beyer's awhile back so those are the favorites. I used to own a pair of HD650's with Zu cables and a PPA amp, but I don't think those would be as good for gaming as great as they were for music. Sony CD3k's were amazing headphones and I think they would be great for gaming, but I believe they are even more rare these days and beyond the budget.
What do you guys think... 880 and mixamp a decent combination that will have me smiling again?
post #10574 of 10626
I've been toying with the idea of getting the TB DP21X, but I know hesitate based off the hissing and comfort issues. I am looking at the trittons as a option.. To many choices
post #10575 of 10626
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Originally Posted by Jbroad572 View Post

Wow! huge post... so much information makes it hard to find what you need. I used to be heavy into the headphone game a few years ago, but you know how addictive it can become. Recently I bought a set of TB Px21's and fell back in love with headphones. With my knowledge of the can game, I figured why not get a good set once again for gaming, music, movie's etc and kill a few birds with 1 brick.

So, of course just revisiting things I'm trying to cram the research. At the moment, I'm thinking of going with the DT880's 600ohm (yes I know, hard to power) and the mixamp. I'm pretty sure I will eventually add another amp, but I want surround sound capabilities as well. As long as you guys think it'd be a decent setup starting back off I think I'll go with it. I was also considering a pair of Ultrasone hfi780's, but I remember wanting the Beyer's awhile back so those are the favorites. I used to own a pair of HD650's with Zu cables and a PPA amp, but I don't think those would be as good for gaming as great as they were for music. Sony CD3k's were amazing headphones and I think they would be great for gaming, but I believe they are even more rare these days and beyond the budget.
What do you guys think... 880 and mixamp a decent combination that will have me smiling again?

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Originally Posted by MeasuredPath View Post

I've been toying with the idea of getting the TB DP21X, but I know hesitate based off the hissing and comfort issues. I am looking at the trittons as a option.. To many choices

Ok, today I just purchased the ASTRO A40 WIRELESS. And man were they expensive. It was all the review I've been reading and hearing that made me get them. These are going to be my first pair. Not sure though if they are any other headsets that are better then the Astro a40 wireless. Can anyone give me suggestions on which brand and model that are better. I've tried x31 & x41 turtle beaches and they just don't cut it for me. I'm hoping these are the headsets I've been searching for all my life (well, 7 years to be exact). Help me out guys.
post #10576 of 10626
So I just ordered the Astro Mixamp, to use with my Denon 2000s and new Audio Technica AD700s (haven't arrived yet). I plan on using the Mixamp with my 360, PS3, and Macbook Pro.

My main question is, what uses will I have for it with my Macbook? Will it deliver any sort of positional audio in Starcraft 2, for example? What about in Amnesia (an awesome horror, adventure game)? I will be using the optical out on the MBP, btw.
post #10577 of 10626
@RBF & Baybid:

Try posting in the new forum. Most people have migrated over there:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...285726&page=22
post #10578 of 10626
@CDEjesus

Alrite thanx. Will do.
post #10579 of 10626
2 pretty interesting reads about the hfi 780, one of which says the hfi 780 are apparently the best competitive gaming phone because of its soundstage detail and accuracy and one that rates it quite low.

http:// forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?t=305089
http:// base.teamxbox.com/43202/p2/



I would definitely go for this if I was for sure that they were that good and still be good for my music. If anyone has these headphones and could test it out in some cod blackops or something that requires all the key aspects, that would be much appreciated.
post #10580 of 10626
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Originally Posted by warbuff View Post

2 pretty interesting reads about the hfi 780, one of which says the hfi 780 are apparently the best competitive gaming phone because of its soundstage detail and accuracy and one that rates it quite low.

http:// forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?t=305089
http:// base.teamxbox.com/43202/p2/



I would definitely go for this if I was for sure that they were that good and still be good for my music. If anyone has these headphones and could test it out in some cod blackops or something that requires all the key aspects, that would be much appreciated.

They are the worst headphones that i've owned for gaming. Great detail but horrible soundstage. When used with Dolby Headphone, i could not judge the sound distance at all.
post #10581 of 10626
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Originally Posted by Foe-hammer View Post

They are the worst headphones that i've owned for gaming. Great detail but horrible soundstage. When used with Dolby Headphone, i could not judge the sound distance at all.

Just wondering, do have TB Hpx's? I have them currently and they don't leak to much sound out and I'm trying to find out if they are a open headphone or closed, I would get the dt880 if I was sure that the dt880 only leaked that much sound.
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post #10583 of 10626
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Originally Posted by warbuff View Post

Just wondering, do have TB Hpx's? I have them currently and they don't leak to much sound out and I'm trying to find out if they are a open headphone or closed, I would get the dt880 if I was sure that the dt880 only leaked that much sound.

HPX is open with low leakage.... DT800 is also open and in my opinion does not leak very much sound.
post #10584 of 10626
So in comparison, if you do have those headphones, what would you rate the isolation between the 2 from 0-10? I know the HPX don't leak much but I would like to know in comparison before I buy them. Also how are the dt880's for rap/hiphop?
post #10585 of 10626
i dont have the HPX, but i do have the DT880, they do not leak much... i'd say 3-4 out of 10, with 10 being completely open and as loud on the outside as on the inside.

DT880 is a good performer all around... nice clear highs, good mids, ample detailed but not overpowered or overemphasized bass.
post #10586 of 10626
5.8 is here. Picked it up from the rental office about an hour ago (lazy delivery drivers refuse to walk up 3 steps). Quick thoughts:

Pros: Awesome Technology. Pretty cool playing COD from my couch, and not having to wheel my gaming chair within 6 feet of the TV. Also makes me want to upgrade my 50" Plasma to a 65" so I can always play from the couch.

Works exactly as advertised
. If you've used a Mixamp before, then you have used this. Imagine if you cut the wires.



Cons: Hissing/Dropout. Not sure whats causing this as I have about a million electronic items in my living room. But I moved some things around and it got much better. Moved my wifi router all the way to the other side of the entertainment cabinet. Moved the TX base to the other side. Moved the RX away from my cellphone & laptop. Played a few games of BlackOps and did pretty well, didnt notice the hissing anymore.

Lower Sound
. Not low sound, but definitely doesnt seem to have the same amplification my regular Mixamp does. I've turned the sound knob all the way up and also tried the bass boost. With my regular Mixamp I play with the volume on 8. With the 5.8 I play with the volume on 10 and it still sounds a little lower. I'll fiddle around with some settings and see if I can perfect it.

For $99 though, its a no-brainer for those that DONT have a Mixamp or need to go wireless. For those that DO have a mixamp and arent necessarily bothered by the wires.. I'd say keep what you got right now. I'll update this post later as I get to play with it more.
post #10587 of 10626
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Originally Posted by formulanerd View Post

i dont have the HPX, but i do have the DT880, they do not leak much... i'd say 3-4 out of 10, with 10 being completely open and as loud on the outside as on the inside.

DT880 is a good performer all around... nice clear highs, good mids, ample detailed but not overpowered or overemphasized bass.

I might go for them then. I need to find that labtec mic somewhere, I saw one on ebay thats up for bids but it will be around a week before i can get it. Any suggestions?
post #10588 of 10626
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.
post #10589 of 10626
i always keep my eye out on craigslist for those 34" hd tubes...
post #10590 of 10626
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.
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