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Audio Technica AD-700X, DAC, Mic

post #1 of 4
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Hi there,

Looking for advice on what Dac to get to these pair of cans.
This will be primarily used for gaming on PC.
As for microphone options, i would love a Yeti or the likes, but i'm afraid the mechanical keyboard will drive my friends nuts. What options are there? Modmic?

Any advice would be apreciated smile.gif
post #2 of 4
Modi 2

Vali 2

mod mic

done.

If its over your budget.......wellllll just get the mod mic. As long as your mobo is fairly modern, it should actually drive the AD700x just fine.
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Use your onboard sound.

I do not recommend any desktop microphone for hanging out at your computer. I'll let these guys explain why.
https://youtu.be/cMB0Ro8o5uI?t=1m10s
https://youtu.be/AWY6nGvSR6Q?t=44s
https://youtu.be/fgI2Py6BVF4?t=1m47s

A modmic would be a better option than a studio mic like the Yeti in terms of convenience, but not in sound quality. However, the modmic itself is not totally convenient either, because you will have to manage two cables, and you may find that really annoying, though I guess you can find a way to combine its cable with your headphone's cable. Like, put it in a sleeve or something. In that case, it's a good solution. I think it should sound as good as any other 3.5mm headset mic.

The best solution in terms of convenience is a headset.
Edited by cuad - 2/7/16 at 10:27pm
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Thanks for the advices guys! I stumbled upon a good deal on a Blue Yeti. Haven't received the 700's yet so i have to do with a pair of Superlux, but i connect them to the DAC from the Yet and the experience is great.
With the gain set to minimum, the Yeti doen't pick up a whole lot other than me. The DAC on the Yeti is a million times better than the onboard sound which is supposed to be good on the Asrock Z97m board.

Can't wait for the ADX 700's to arrive!
I made a holder out of a Ikea kitchen knife holder and drew some elastic shoestrings through it. Perfect! The mic isn't connected to anything but elastic band.


Edited by mackanz - 2/14/16 at 9:04am
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