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Hey guys, figured I would ask here cause you guys know what the deal is. My PC headset (G330) recently cracked and I am looking for headphones now. I did some research and I learned about gaming headsets being crap compared to proper set of headphones and a simple mic attachment.

So my budget would be 100ish max. I understand that a set of open headphones are ideal for gaming given that positional audio is better than in a closed set. But I don't think I will be comfortable letting all the noise out while playing games and someone else trying to focus in the same room. Are closed sets really that bad for positional audio (specifically in FPS games)?

I have been looking at at the ATH-M40x (http://www.audio-technica.com/cms/headphones/75b2f282c93a7651/). Would these work for gaming purposes? Anyone have a set that could chime in?

I own the M40x since Christmas. I use them for gaming and music. They are very light compared to my previous Sennheiser 280 Pro. They are also running less hot (sweat!) than the Sennheiser's.

When it come to sound quality, I use a Denon DN-MC6000 as my primary soundcard for gaming and music. The M40x delivers very good quality. They have a pretty good sound and they seem to have a bit more bass than my Sennheiser. I would say that my Sennheiser were a bit more flat, probably better suited for studio recordings. However, I prefer the Audio Technica. Very good buy. I got them on sale for 80$CAD when they usually sell for 140$CAD smile.gif
Edited by spookyneo - 3/23/15 at 8:30am
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Hi all!
A little background, I recently got a Audio-Technica MSR7 and ModMic 4.0 but only have a on-board soundcard with my PC. Which I don't want to use. I have been looking around at options and think a Modi Uber 2 from Schiit would work.

So basically, I want a DAC that will be able to have my headphones, ModMic, and my set of speakers ran through. Is it possible for this to be done? Any reccmomendations for around 100-250 range?
Thanks in advance.
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You would need an amp to pair with the Modi. Also, the only type of thing I've seen that may allow an input pass through is usually an audio interface like the Focusrite line. That's my only caveat about the whole setup I have---running a cord to a completely different place. However, if you have a keyboard with audio pass through, that might help a bit.
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Thanks for the reply!

I am actually looking at the Magni/Modi stack. So if I get a USB Modi, it doesn't affect the sound on my Mic? Did I understand that correctly. So what can I do to get my ModMic not to sound like white noise?
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Originally Posted by xfachx View Post

Hey guys, figured I would ask here cause you guys know what the deal is. My PC headset (G330) recently cracked and I am looking for headphones now. I did some research and I learned about gaming headsets being crap compared to proper set of headphones and a simple mic attachment.

So my budget would be 100ish max. I understand that a set of open headphones are ideal for gaming given that positional audio is better than in a closed set. But I don't think I will be comfortable letting all the noise out while playing games and someone else trying to focus in the same room. Are closed sets really that bad for positional audio (specifically in FPS games)?

I have been looking at at the ATH-M40x (http://www.audio-technica.com/cms/headphones/75b2f282c93a7651/). Would these work for gaming purposes? Anyone have a set that could chime in?

I own the M40x since Christmas. I use them for gaming and music. They are very light compared to my previous Sennheiser 280 Pro. They are also running less hot (sweat!) than the Sennheiser's.

When it come to sound quality, I use a Denon DN-MC6000 as my primary soundcard for gaming and music. The M40x delivers very good quality. They have a pretty good sound and they seem to have a bit more bass than my Sennheiser. I would say that my Sennheiser were a bit more flat, probably better suited for studio recordings. However, I prefer the Audio Technica. Very good buy. I got them on sale for 80$CAD when they usually sell for 140$CAD smile.gif

Thanks man. Ordered it and hopefully we will see in a few days! Appreciate the feedback!
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Thanks for the reply!

I am actually looking at the Magni/Modi stack. So if I get a USB Modi, it doesn't affect the sound on my Mic? Did I understand that correctly. So what can I do to get my ModMic not to sound like white noise?

Yes, that will just basically act as an audio out (i.e. audio going to your headphones or speakers). Your mic input will still be working and available so long as you haven't' disabled your onboard sound or disabled your mic in your Audio Control Panel.

As for the white noise on your mic...

What type of settings do you have with your onboard audio? There MIGHT be something in your settings you could do to reduce that, but I think ultimately, a sound card would be a better option. It can also be an alternative to the Modi. I've heard the Modi (just the original) and thought it compared very well to my X-Fi Titanium HD. However, they no longer make that card and your chances of getting them are limited to finding them secondhand/used. There are current soundcards out that match the quality, Im' sure, I'm just not aware of them. @Totally Dubbed just reviewed a more recent sound card and weighed in on his thoughts compared to a traditional DAC. Hopefully he can chime in with a few words to help you out.

Finding a dedicated sound card, and pairing it with a Magni or other amp would be a good alternative, and would also allow you to have the convenience of a 'DAC' and a mic input that's going to most likely be a lot better.
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Yes, that will just basically act as an audio out (i.e. audio going to your headphones or speakers). Your mic input will still be working and available so long as you haven't' disabled your onboard sound or disabled your mic in your Audio Control Panel.

As for the white noise on your mic...

What type of settings do you have with your onboard audio? There MIGHT be something in your settings you could do to reduce that, but I think ultimately, a sound card would be a better option. It can also be an alternative to the Modi. I've heard the Modi (just the original) and thought it compared very well to my X-Fi Titanium HD. However, they no longer make that card and your chances of getting them are limited to finding them secondhand/used. There are current soundcards out that match the quality, Im' sure, I'm just not aware of them. @Totally Dubbed just reviewed a more recent sound card and weighed in on his thoughts compared to a traditional DAC. Hopefully he can chime in with a few words to help you out.

Finding a dedicated sound card, and pairing it with a Magni or other amp would be a good alternative, and would also allow you to have the convenience of a 'DAC' and a mic input that's going to most likely be a lot better.
White noise of mics can be fixed with a cheap USB soundcard. Like Totally Dubbed did with his modmic.
Long story short: Onboard mic inputs suck and create alot of noise. Use a $2 soundcard to fix it.
Edited by Tiihokatti - 3/28/15 at 8:43am
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post #4288 of 4923
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White noise of mics can be fixed with a cheap USB soundcard. Like Totally Dubbed did with his modmic.
Long story short: Onboard mic inputs suck and create alot of noise. Use a $2 soundcard to fix it.

That's a really good think to note. I didn't think about that...and it's funny because I even watched the video a while back when looking at the ModMic. That would be a really good choice if you decided on ultimately going with the Modi/Magni combo.
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I am trying to decide on a Mic.

I want
  • Clarity (non congested sounding)
  • Background noise cancellation.
  • Easy to install (Plug and Play)
  • Being directional (sound is only registered from one direction) is a plus. or Directional control.
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Yes, that will just basically act as an audio out (i.e. audio going to your headphones or speakers). Your mic input will still be working and available so long as you haven't' disabled your onboard sound or disabled your mic in your Audio Control Panel.

As for the white noise on your mic...

What type of settings do you have with your onboard audio? There MIGHT be something in your settings you could do to reduce that, but I think ultimately, a sound card would be a better option. It can also be an alternative to the Modi. I've heard the Modi (just the original) and thought it compared very well to my X-Fi Titanium HD. However, they no longer make that card and your chances of getting them are limited to finding them secondhand/used. There are current soundcards out that match the quality, Im' sure, I'm just not aware of them. @Totally Dubbed just reviewed a more recent sound card and weighed in on his thoughts compared to a traditional DAC. Hopefully he can chime in with a few words to help you out.

Finding a dedicated sound card, and pairing it with a Magni or other amp would be a good alternative, and would also allow you to have the convenience of a 'DAC' and a mic input that's going to most likely be a lot better.

The ZxR I presume - if so - google my name and the ZxR for my full review thumb.gif
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