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post #21 of 66
You can mod the 555's into 595's, but I suppose the 700's still win. Gaming headsets are fail.
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The Asus Xonar cards are the most recommended cards I've seen on here, in fact the only series of sound cards I have seen recommended. I believe the DS is the cheapest but performs just as well as the DG from what I have heard but lack some feature that the DG has over it. Again, just based on info I have seen on here at OCN.
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It looks like a lot of people have problems with the xonar drivers.
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In all honesty, you must be some malformed, retarded chimpanzee to have problems with drivers. Click download. Wait patiently for the file to finish downloading/firefox scanning the file. Double the click the file to run it. Follow the on screen instructions.

Unless its just people who have personal preference problems with the drivers, nothing you can do about that. The one time I ever really noticed a driver causing a problem was on the Lachesis, the driver causes the mouse to randomly die out for what ever reason. Uninstalling the driver stops that from happening, usually. I know it did for me while I had the mouse.
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For gaming, I'll take a good true 5.1 gaming headset over any 2.0 headphones any day.

Gaming sound these days is much improved from days of old and it is now about full 360 degree surround sound and not just about the left and right and any image in between.

Without something to tell you the specific direction on a 360 degree sound stage, you are actively handicapping yourself.

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post #26 of 66
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How is the a700 compared to IEMs like my UE SF5 EB for quality and bass?

I think I will get the a700s and the musiland afterwards if I don't find the a700s sufficient enough alone to be worth the upgrade.
Edited by magna224 - 5/30/11 at 11:49am
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For gaming, I'll take a good true 5.1 gaming headset over any 2.0 headphones any day.

Gaming sound these days is much improved from days of old and it is now about full 360 degree surround sound and not just about the left and right and any image in between.

Without something to tell you the specific direction on a 360 degree sound stage, you are actively handicapping yourself.

Audiophile grade headphone have better sound image and postional image then gaming grade headphones. Where you can tell your postional all around you because of the sound stage of headphones.

I play alot of FPS games and with my AKG 702s I have no problem telling my surroundings or where people running to. even if there sneaking behind me or drop down behind me.
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Well so after replies it seems neither the A700 or the HD555s are right for me. I need something with more bass. Something that is good for metal.
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A700 should have good bass for metal and gaming, who said they don't?
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RallyMaster said that they didn't. For me to buy headphones they would have to have at least as much bass as razer carcharias.

How about the M50? Does it have a significantly larger amount of bass than the A700?
Edited by magna224 - 5/30/11 at 5:12pm
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