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Re: My new 5.1 headphones
« Reply #16 on: 06:54 PM - 12/26/09 »
 Tweak where did you get your Audio Technica ATH-AD700 from? looking to find a pair at a good price.

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Re: My new 5.1 headphones
« Reply #18 on: 12:41 PM - 12/27/09 »
[blah blah blah]... looking to find a pair at a good price.


At the time I bought mine, Amazon was selling them for $80, but now they're asking for $150 so forget that.

Currently, Provantage seems to have them for the cheapest (http://www.provantage.com/audio-technica-ath-ad700~7AUDT00R.htm).

Here is a cool mod for the ath ad700 http://www.head-fi.org/forums/f4/fragtalitys-audio-technica-ad700-boom-mic-mod-446329/

Nice find! I'll probably end up doing this.

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Re: My new 5.1 headphones
« Reply #19 on: 12:58 AM - 12/28/09 »
Ok scratch that last comment I figured it out...BUT..
What's the difference between the A700 and AD700?
« Last Edit: 01:48 AM - 12/28/09 by mittyz »

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Re: My new 5.1 headphones
« Reply #20 on: 07:31 AM - 12/28/09 »
Ok jumping in here with a newb question, since I play at my PC and not at the TV, would this mix amp still work? I was looking at getting a $200 set of turtle beach headphones with mic and hope it worked (the mic part) with the xim controller adapter.

 If mix amp works better for in game surround sound, and I can use a mic (right now I used a wireless one ear mic) and be at my pc, I will try it out.
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Re: My new 5.1 headphones
« Reply #21 on: 07:37 AM - 12/28/09 »
you would hook up your Mix amp to your Xbox with an optical cable.  This is the best option for Dolby headphone plus you will need a good set of headphone with a large sound stage like the ad-700 or senn 595

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Re: My new 5.1 headphones
« Reply #22 on: 09:18 AM - 12/28/09 »
if you got the cash..... bayerdynamic DT770 Pro80s.

probablly one of the nicest set of cans you can use with the amp without adding an extra amp to power the cans.

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Re: My new 5.1 headphones
« Reply #23 on: 09:27 AM - 12/28/09 »
The only advantage that I'm aware of is that the mixamp has the ability to control voice volume separate from game volume.

Also, RCA does not provide surround sound.

your kinda right.....the mixamp allows you to control the "mixing" of the voice into the game audio....

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Re: My new 5.1 headphones
« Reply #24 on: 12:36 PM - 12/28/09 »
ive have Tritton AX Pros headset but is the A40 MixAmp and headset worth 240 pound.
ive have about 200 pounds spare should ive get ssd hard drives (ready for bad company 2 on pc} or the headset?
thanks

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Re: My new 5.1 headphones
« Reply #25 on: 03:54 PM - 12/28/09 »
Tweak where did you get your Audio Technica ATH-AD700 from? looking to find a pair at a good price.

I think they were purchased at NewEgg.  Not the best price, but still reasonable.

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Re: My new 5.1 headphones
« Reply #26 on: 12:16 PM - 12/30/09 »
What mixamp are you all talking about? I'm curious to know what kind of hardware is behind this thing... Funny thing is high quality capacitors make a big difference with audio equipment.

http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,2845,2299762,00.asp

The main reason I got it is for the dolby decoder...I have the Asus Essence stx on my PC, but Dolby has some sort of stipulation that PC soundcards are NOT allowed to have dolby decoders, so I was stuck with Pro Logic shittiness for a while. Also the ability to raise the chat sound independant of game sound was a big plus too. I'm sure the specs for it are out there somewhere..

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« Reply #27 on: 02:25 PM - 12/30/09 »
Ok scratch that last comment I figured it out...BUT..
What's the difference between the A700 and AD700?

A700s are "closed". They have more bass.

AD700s are "open". They have a better sound stage and are better for gaming.

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Re: My new 5.1 headphones
« Reply #28 on: 12:51 PM - 12/31/09 »
Ok scratch that last comment I figured it out...BUT..
What's the difference between the A700 and AD700?

A700s are "closed". They have more bass.

AD700s are "open". They have a better sound stage and are better for gaming.
Oh @#$%...the open headphones are better for gaming?  :(

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Re: My new 5.1 headphones
« Reply #29 on: 01:24 PM - 12/31/09 »
Hi guys, I'd like to jump in. I'm also looking to upgrade from a set of Tritton axpro's. I've read through the threads and checked out the posted links. I've seen the ad700's recommended alot so it looks like I'm going the ad700/astro mixamp route.

I was going to post, asking about mic options, but after looking at that ad700 boom mic mod link I guess that would work pretty good.

So before I "checkout" I just wanted to ask if there are any different recommendation for mixamps or mics?