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EDIT: Your westones make me jealous -_-
I have Ortofon eQ7's
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I have Ortofon eQ7's
I think he was aiming that at Smallville who has the Westone UM3X.

While on the EQ7 subject, which tips do you use?
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I think he was aiming that at Smallville who has the Westone UM3X.
Exactly, i just happen to be really unclear

On the other hand, my B2s just arrived. They kept on making little weird skipping noises so i decided to do a bit of a pink noise burn in to see if it smooths them out.

EDIT: They have definitely started to change. When i first put them on, i thought i had wasted my money. They have a phenomenally balanced sound, and the bass is tight down to LOW registers, just not close to overwhelming.

EDIT2: Something is wrong with these... will try burning in more.
Edited by pangolinman - 8/13/11 at 6:57pm
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I recently got PX 100 II's, and am planning to get another pair in the future for home use since my HD 202's busted.

And that pair is the HD 25-II's. Any good?
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Just got my Ultrasone Hfi 580's!
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I'm wondering if non-gaming headphones would be ok for gaming? Specifically I was looking at AKG 272hd or possibly the Q701? Right now I have the Steelseries 5Hv2. Will the AKGs work for pinpointing people's positions? do these audio headphones offer 360 surround? or is that dependent on your sound card?
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I'm wondering if non-gaming headphones would be ok for gaming? Specifically I was looking at AKG 272hd or possibly the Q701? Right now I have the Steelseries 5Hv2. Will the AKGs work for pinpointing people's positions? do these audio headphones offer 360 surround? or is that dependent on your sound card?
I think what you ask asking about is soundstage. The Q701s are open, so they should have better soundstage (what you want for positional audio) than the closed 272HDs. HOWEVER, a sound card will make a huge difference, as onboard audio is extremely stupid when it comes to position, sound quality, and basically everything else. The Q701s are also slightly higher impedance than most headphones (60+ ohms), so i wouldn't get them unless you were planning on getting a headphone amp with them as well, otherwise they'll be listenable, but wont have any impact or much volume.

Look into Creative's lineup of sound cards for positional audio, mainly gaming, but if you listen to music a bunch, i would take a Xonar DX over a creative card every day. The positional audio won't be as good, but the sound quality will be greatly improved for the price. If you can take another leap, the Creative Titanium HD strikes the perfect balance between positioning and quality, but it is around $140.
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I think what you ask asking about is soundstage. The Q701s are open, so they should have better soundstage (what you want for positional audio) than the closed 272HDs. HOWEVER, a sound card will make a huge difference, as onboard audio is extremely stupid when it comes to position, sound quality, and basically everything else. The Q701s are also slightly higher impedance than most headphones (60+ ohms), so i wouldn't get them unless you were planning on getting a headphone amp with them as well, otherwise they'll be listenable, but wont have any impact or much volume.

Look into Creative's lineup of sound cards for positional audio, mainly gaming, but if you listen to music a bunch, i would take a Xonar DX over a creative card every day. The positional audio won't be as good, but the sound quality will be greatly improved for the price. If you can take another leap, the Creative Titanium HD strikes the perfect balance between positioning and quality, but it is around $140.
So basically any headphones are capable of producing sound in a certain position? I don't think i'm asking the right questions here. All I basically want is when a person is firing on the right the sound comes from say 2oclock and when someone is shooting from the back left it comes from 7oclock? I have a soundblaster x-fi gamer soundcard not the best but it should work. I would probably be getting the 272hd now that you mention the addition of an amp, unless there are better headphones for $135 bucks.
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So basically any headphones are capable of producing sound in a certain position? I don't think i'm asking the right questions here. All I basically want is when a person is firing on the right the sound comes from say 2oclock and when someone is shooting from the back left it comes from 7oclock? I have a soundblaster x-fi gamer soundcard not the best but it should work. I would probably be getting the 272hd now that you mention the addition of an amp, unless there are better headphones for $135 bucks.
If you don't mind having light bass, check out the ad700s.

Look in my sig for a review, and see if that's the kind of sound you want. They're some of the best gaming cans in the world, while being excellent for some genres of music, not so much for others.
Edited by pangolinman - 8/13/11 at 9:41pm
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So basically any headphones are capable of producing sound in a certain position?
Yes, your soundcard uses CMSS-3D to create surround sound with stereo headphones.
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