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*TPU's Gaming Headphone/Headset Thread*

Discussion in 'Audio, Video & Home Theater' started by Kursah, Jul 26, 2009.

  1. BumbleBee

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    the windows mixer should always be at 100% volume. you want to control volume with the amplifier.
     
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    I might be able to score some used ones at 80$. My 2 concerns are the purple and them being bass-light

    is it easy to spray paint them or something? I'm also probably going to look for mods that could help in bass, I heard the pads have a lot to do with that, but modding them might sacrifice the breathability so I don't want to do that
     
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    they have bass just no impact to them. the headphone is good with classical and jazz but I think most people buy them for gaming lol
     
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    Damn shipping tracking tells me it'll only get here next thursday :( I'm so eager to get yet another toy :p Hopefully my head is big enough for the AD700
     
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    My Cyborg FREQ 5 headset just arrived from the United Kingdom. It is better than reviews reported. Amazing quality and finish. Heavy duty all over, like I expected after using their RAT mouse for 2 years and the rubber, plastic, metal and painted letters and signs have not degraded a bit. Dragon Natural Speaking works better than ever, and music sounds just right.

    Not sure if I will end up plugging it into the SB X-Fi soundcard or use it's USB own driver...

    Most reviews say it all, but if anyone has an unanswered question, here I am.... :)
     
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    I've had the Logitech G930 for roughly a year now. Love the headset except for the occasional disconnects, which I think might be due to my wireless Mamba.
     
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    My Plantronics 100 euro wireless set was an disconnection inferno... back to good old cables
     
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    How are you liking your AD700s?
     
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    I have the same ones.

    The sound quality is the best I have ever heard from anything ever, and I have had some mid-high end sennheisers.

    I listened to a song that was 320kbps (Even if it breaks your heart - country song), and in the beginning it is only the guitar playing, and I could actually hear details, the pic hitting the strings before the release, it was phenominal.

    The advantage of wireless headphones is that they use their own power source instead of the weak 3.5mm signal, so they each have their own amplifier, and it is evident.

    Glad to hear they hold up good after a year.
     
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    PILLOWS ON MY FUCKING EARS :rockout:

    They are very comfortable, sound is good in the mids and highs, little lacking in bass but I can live with that for general use + 50% of my songs lol. Soundstage is pretty impressive

    They are huge and MADE for heads bigger than Shaquille O'Neal's head, so for anyone who's had problems with their big heads, look no further
     
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    Glad to hear it:toast:

    Mine are going on two years old and I'm still happy as hell. One thing about them is that they are definitely one man cans, because the comfy pillows tend to attract hair, so most people won't want to mess with them.:laugh:

    Here's my ghetto velcro mod with a turtle beach mic. You can see that I used some thread with a fly tying bobbin to lash the velcro pad to the mic. It works great and people tell me it sounds great, too:

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    haha

    II did have to put a rubber band on the flaps so it isn't as loose, freaking huge lol

    Thankfully my hair doesn't seem to stick to them LOL
     
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    Evident? What? That their "own" power source is an ever decreasing battery? Evidently no the best power, maybe :nutkick: :D
     
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    I hated my ath-ad700's, my head is to small I guess, but they were way way way to big for me. Picked up the Cooler Master Storm Sirus S True 5.1 headset that came out two weeks ago, and don't regret it one bit. I can wear it for hours and hours.
     
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    did you try the rubber band thing?
     
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    did you try the rastafari perukke?
     
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    how are the cans?
     
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    You'll have to ask me for more specific questions, I suck at remembering what people usually want to know

    But they are very comfortable, I think I'll stuff some foam in the pads down the road
     
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    did you buy the Audio Technica ATH-AD700 or the Fischer FA-011?
     
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    I tried it a bit from a friend. It's a really neat headset; comfy and provides good isolation without crushing one's head. But it seems to be primarily designed for smartphones and PC/consoles that don't have a decent sound set-up. The fancy buttons don't function via 3.5mm plug. The EQ I can understand, but I don't see why they couldn't get the volume controller and the mic toggle working on 3.5mm.

    If you're going to use it with your sound card, the F.R.E.Q. 5 ends up being a rather generic headset.

    By the way, what do you think of the sound quality on the F.R.E.Q. 5? I didn't get the chance to try it long enough to form a decision on that part. Either way, I'm sure TPU would appreciate a review from you since there aren't many in-depth reviews of it.
     
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    ad700 :)
     
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    I wanted to go with proven headphones :p
     
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    headphones with wood chambers have a good track record :p

    Grado, Audeze, Audio Technica, Fischer, Denon, Fostex.
     
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    1) The thread is about gaming headset not audiophile kind, that has it's own thread iirc. Wood chambers, om my!!! :twitch:

    2) Maybe later today I will plug my 3 headsets and test and compare sound.

    3) The USB versus 3.5 mm is yes, like you said. The "functions" are build in the USB driver, so you need USB for it. (Not that I care much, I have volume and mute on my keyboard)
     

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