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hmmm.. whats with all the people who cant spell headset?


edit: oh nvm, its just hat doing it repeatedly.
 

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Just got my AD700's, so good...


EDIT: My review for the AD700's :D

Pros. Holy crap,as soon as I put these headphones I on and hearing the opening chime for windows 7 I knew these were going to make me cry with joy. These headphones are amazing. They remind me of a better Razer Barracuda,lol First: music is incredibly clean with these and my soundcard mixed I have nothing to complain about in music/movies/Games. So if anyone knows how to setup these headphones(for at least virtual surround sound) with my X-Fi Elite please let me know I currently have them at 2.1. These headphones are incredibly comfortable which makes up for their HUGE size.

Cons: WAY too big but some people don't really mind, I don't cause I went from Razer Barracudas, to Trittons AX 5.1 Pro, to these. Need somewhat of a big head to wear these(not as big as everyone makes it out to be), price may not be for some but would you rather spend 110+ for headsets that tritton, razer, steelseries, and now a days even creative have to offer? Or would you rather spend 99.99 for a higher quality pair of headphones.However, in video games it takes some getting use to, maybe I didnt set it up right but I could definitely hear enemy footsteps from a distance and everything, but it was until the last minute I actually noticed. So if anyone knows how to setup these headphones(for at least virtual surround sound) with my X-Fi Elite please let me know I currently have them at 2.1. These headphones are incredibly comfortable which makes up for their HUGE size.They feel/look like the razer barracudas/turtle beach headset with out the swivel speakers, it actually kinda scares me a bit

All in all these headphones are THE most comfortable, THE highest sound quality, and THE most enjoyable pair of headphones I have had since My old Razer Barracudas. I dont regret picking these over the Sen HD555 5/5

Edit2: I wish it came with a volume controller, but Im thinking about getting a Astro Mixamp
 
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what would you rather have?

Dr Dres $300 monster headphones I hear theyre good..

Logitech G35's

Senheiser 280 pros

tritton Ax Pros

price not being an issue.
dr dres monster, tried them at best buy and they were wonderful
 

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what would you rather have?

Dr Dres $300 monster headphones I hear theyre good..

Logitech G35's

Senheiser 280 pros

tritton Ax Pros

price not being an issue.
None, I'd go for a higher priced pair of Senn's, Audio Technica's or what I'd probably choose, the Denon AH-D2000. I've read good and bad about Dr. Dre beats, mostly being that they're overpriced for what they offer, but at the same time fwir people that own em do enjoy the hell out of em'. Again it depends on what you're after sound-wise too, and I'd ditch the Logitech and tritton outta that list.

:toast:
 

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Dr Dre's needing batteries = FAIL.
 

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Compared Sennheiser HD212 against Creative Fatal1ty HS800 and Grado Sr60i.

The SR60i blows the other two out of water, its crisp, clear, able to produce a lot of details and on top of that the most comfortable of all three. Too bad it costs twice as much as the other two, and it leaks sounds, otherwise you can watch "movies" in public transport without the guy sitting next to you looking suspicious.

The Creative set is not too bad, lacks the quality of the SR60 and needs more power to drive it. Its not as bad as other people portray it, and it is tight fit. Not worth its price, there are many other better sets at its price point. I prefer this over the Senn, maybe because I have been using it for quite some time and I am accustomed to them.

The Sennheiser HD212 looks cheap, feels light and looks like a £5 crap. However, once I put them on, they are actually quite decent, its bass is strong but not overpowering. I like the fact that its cord is longer than I am tall.

Which one would I recommend? SR60i, they are worth the extra money. However, the other two is not that bad, if you can find the Fatal1ty at about £25-£30 and the HD212 at similar price range, I think they are worth it.

Edit: If someone wants me to write proper reviews for the abovesaid headphones, I will be happy to do so.

Edit: My friend pointed out that they are SR80i instead of SR60. They look the same!
 
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yeah i agree the batteries is fail.

I picked up a pair of logitech g35s yesterday and ive been trying em out, they do sound good but what do I have to compare them to? nothing.

Ive been reading reviews and i feel like they are just missing something or another set could be better. I'll probably use them for a week or so until i really decide what other pair to try. I know once i order a pair from the net they will be keepers so i need to chose wisely.
 

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I have tried the G35s. They sound very good, but its tight fit, and since I use glasses, they are extremely uncomfortable. I have not compared them with the Grado SR80i yet, but I would rate them on par with the SR80i in terms of quality, but both of them are different. Oh, and the G35's come with built in sound processors, therefore good for people who doesn't have good soundcards and horrible for people who have them.
 
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The G35's arent bad. no real complaints really, I can pin point people but i still shoot like shit.

I have a question though, does anyone know how to use speakers from a sound card and a usb headset simultaneously?
 

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The G35's arent bad. no real complaints really, I can pin point people but i still shoot like shit.

I have a question though, does anyone know how to use speakers from a sound card and a usb headset simultaneously?
in XP its possible, i dont believe it is under vista and 7. they need separate sources of sound.
 

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I think you get what you pay for. Would think it is a reasonable buy as a backup. I never used it though.
 
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If anyone knows, should I set my AD700's to 5.1 or 2.1 or actually what do I WANT to set them at to get best performance, thanks in advance
 

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If anyone knows, should I set my AD700's to 5.1 or 2.1 or actually what do I WANT to set them at to get best performance, thanks in advance
Whichever option you like better. There is no point telling you to set it at 5.1 when you think 2.1 sounds better.
 

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If you set it to 5.1, you need to use CMMS-3d in order to enable the x-fi to process 5.1 to your headphones for movies and games that support 5.1 channels. I generally set windows sound to 5.1, x-fi to headphone, use cmms-3d when gaming or watching movies, and off when not because cmms-3d makes music sound like crap imo. But cmms does come in handy for using TS at least for me it seems to almost seperate my clan mate's voices from the game in a sense, yet without destroying the game's audio or positions that I perceive.

Try it, if ya don't like it, then just use 2.1. Most of your time will probably be spent in 2.1 anyways, and with cmms-3d off the only audio output you're using is the 2.1 (green/primary/front) anyways, so even if there was 5.1 you wouldn't hear it without that feature enabled. I tried it and I really enjoy it for gaming, I tried a round w/o and a round with recently in BC2, and it made a marked difference for me to tell where enemies were firing from, and when things were quiet enough, where footsteps were coming from, saved me on a couple knife deaths lol!

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If you set it to 5.1, you need to use CMMS-3d in order to enable the x-fi to process 5.1 to your headphones for movies and games that support 5.1 channels. I generally set windows sound to 5.1, x-fi to headphone, use cmms-3d when gaming or watching movies, and off when not because cmms-3d makes music sound like crap imo. But cmms does come in handy for using TS at least for me it seems to almost seperate my clan mate's voices from the game in a sense, yet without destroying the game's audio or positions that I perceive.

Try it, if ya don't like it, then just use 2.1. Most of your time will probably be spent in 2.1 anyways, and with cmms-3d off the only audio output you're using is the 2.1 (green/primary/front) anyways, so even if there was 5.1 you wouldn't hear it without that feature enabled. I tried it and I really enjoy it for gaming, I tried a round w/o and a round with recently in BC2, and it made a marked difference for me to tell where enemies were firing from, and when things were quiet enough, where footsteps were coming from, saved me on a couple knife deaths lol!

:toast:
Only thing is I can't get ventrilo to work probably with 5.1 enabled, but I never really noticed a HUGE difference in 2.1 and 5.1 with this headset so its ok, but thanks for the help though, I was just wondering cause if it had such a huge sound stage then I would think 5.1 would be really good on these
 

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And it does from what I've read when properly setup with an X-Fi for gaming, or card that uses Dolby Headphone or CMMS-3D for 5.1 emulation into 2/2.1ch.

Hmm, I haven't used Vent in years, but TS2 and TS3 work without any issue. You might try checking what channel it's trying to output to...if you have Windows setup to 5.1 and Vent is outputting to the center channel, you won't hear it with your 2ch headphones unless CMMS-3d is on. You may need to adjust that, though I don't think by default it'd set to center channel. Though who knows, again, I haven't used that since 07-08-ish. Keep us posted man!
 
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Plantronics Gamecom here... $89 AUD Can go 5.1 but I dont know how to
I assume you're using the Gamecom 777? Those are "virtual" 5.1 which is software based.
 

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just picked up some turtle beach hpx 5.1's

I think Im going to either have to get the astro a40 mixamp for them or get off onboard sound.

these sound fine, are very confortable and have great positional features but the onboard sound im pretty sure isnt doing them justice.

next step would be astro a40's if i cant get these to sound the way i like.

the logitech g35 had great sound but i hate that theyre usb.
 

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I went from onboard to a cheap used X-Fi Xtreme Music and the difference an the HPA2's I had was VERY noticable. I'd say get a decent but affordable soundcard first, that way you have some good software eq and modulation control of the sound to your likings...that in it's own right was worth the price of a sound card for me. Onboard is OK for many, but when you want good sound and to have it sound how you want it to...you gotta move beyond the little chip on the MB still. And with the soundcard market getting more active the last year or two, there's quite a few good options to be had. Auzen is my prime vote though, my X-Fi Forte has been one helluva card, and I plan to keep it for a long time...though the old xtreme music kicked as and is still kicking ass to the guy I sold it to.

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OK, so how much should one spend one a sound card if they are not an audiophile, but enjoy music alot... oh and gaming a little bit (but I don't care about the sound quality in game...)

As for headphones, what do you think of the JVC RX-700 + all the mods (Dynamat and stuff)

Didn't really read much of the thread yet.. I am going to now lol