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I will probably just use my Beats. Yes I know I got them as a gift! I dont mind them at all they work great for me.

What do you guys do to control volume?
Edited by Hawk777th - 7/28/11 at 1:59pm
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I will probly just use my Beats. Yes I know I got them as a gift! I dont mind them at all they work great for me.
Use your beats for gaming? They are sort of the antithesis of what you would want. Positional audio is achieved through light bass (as footsteps and the like are in higher frequencies) and wide soundstage. The Dre Beats are designed with no soundstage in mind (this may not be a bad thing, as the genres they are designed for dont really need soundstage) so it will sound like all sound is coming from the same place.

EDIT: also, USB headphones will bypass that soundcard, and i swear, there is no USB headphone that surpasses a dedicated X-Fi card in positional audio.
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Lol I see there is no easy answer to this haha!

I have never used them for gaming just Trance House stuff. I have the expensive ones not the midrange ones. Only decent pair of headphones I have lol!

Bummer.
Edited by Hawk777th - 7/28/11 at 2:06pm
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Lol I see there is no easy answer to this haha!

I have never used them for gaming just Trance House stuff.

Bummer.
If it were me, I'd buy a set of AD700s with a zalman clip on mic. Thats the best positional audio for under $250. Keep your beats for bass heavy music, or sell them and get some ultrasone HFI780s or ATH M50s, get better sound quality, ample bass, and a whole lotta pocket change.

I personally went with a M50 / AD700 combo and i have yet to find a genre of music that doesnt at least work on one set.
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I know this will sound stupid but my Beats blew my mind haha. See those are Audio Technica.
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AD700's, zalman clip-on, and an Asus Xonar (my setup).

Couldn't be better for the price ($150).

And I buy something based off of quality and expert opinions, not marketing. If it's popular, it's quite possibly bad. Bose spends more money on marketing than product quality, for example.
    
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post #27 of 48
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If I am going to spend some money on cans I want to get some good ones for music and gaming if possible.

Are the AD700s going to blow the crap out of my beats?

I am using on board sound due to no room between my gpus.
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I know this will sound stupid but my Beats blew my mind haha. See those are Audio Technica.
I dont doubt it. You can get much better for the price, but the beats are probably better than what you were using before. I have also listened to beats side by side with my M50s and i noticed that the bass in the beats was more pronounced, but it was really muddy, and the highs and mids seemed recessed in comparison. I like balance in my headphones personally, but I am sure a dedicated basshead who wants nothing more than to rattle his/her brain would love them. However, once amped (i used a FiiO E5 which i picked up for like $20) The M50s outputted just as much bass as the dre beats, while still maintaining clarity through the other frequencies. Since the beats are really popular, you could sell them at a high price, pick up some better headphones, and have like $100-200 to blow on whatever you wanted.
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If I am going to spend some money on cans I want to get some good ones for music and gaming if possible.

Are the AD700s going to blow the crap out of my beats?

I am using on board sound due to no room between my gpus.
Simply put, yes. My M50s, which have a similar soundstage to the beats, were awful to game with, you couldn't tell where ANYTHING was coming from. I plugged in the AD700s (after a burn in of course) and it was really night and day.
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Who builds the drivers in the Beats? I listen pretty loud I would probably do better with a closed can.
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