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I am now. Just takes a little time.

Tritton Ax720 review:


Edited by Steggy - 2/11/10 at 1:30am
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So, I got word from Steelseries, expect 3 headsets from them in the new review.

And in other news. I made a new Youtube channel for just the reviews I've been doing, so the new link for my youtube page where all of the unboxings/reviews will be is www.youtube.com/mlgsteggy
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New unboxing video released :-p

Sennheiser PC 300:

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Originally Posted by Steggy View Post
New unboxing video released :-p

Sennheiser PC 300: YouTube- Sennheiser PC 300 IEM Headset(2Go) Unboxing Video
Haha, you said rubbers . Those look really nice for people who LAN a lot, and don't want to bring their huge Headphones. Speaking of big headphones, I would be interested to see if you have a pair of A700's? I'm curious as to how the A700's pair up with the Astro Mixamp, 5.1 sound wise, I'm guessing it would sound pretty much the same as the Mixamp paired with the Sennheiser HD555's.
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I knew someone would comment on that ha. I won't have the mixamp for this review though, so yea. Though a comparison between the ad700 and a700 would be interesting, but i'll see if that can be possible in the future or something.
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hey im stuck between either the PC350's or the Audio Tech AD700's, i've seen you have experience with both. i assume the sound stage is better on the ad700's but what would you recommend between the 2 or in the 100$ range
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Awesome reviews man, thanks alot. I found this thread while searching for info on the Tb hpx vs Astro A40s

After reading your review of the A40's Ive decided to keep my HPX headset.

I am wondering if anyone could give me advice.

should I get a nice 5.1 sound card + the HPX 5.1 cable or would I be better off getting the astro a40 mixamp?

thanks alot!
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hey, great review. i read this before i purchased my tb hpx/astro mixamp combo. after my purchase i read another review on mlg forums warning the mixamp, when used with the hpx, only decodes L and R channels (2 drivers in each cup). reading on, others with the same setup said when they turn off dolby headphone they noticed a difference, but their proof only went as far as "listen to the IW logo when MW2 boots up." terrible evidence, but i needed to investigate. so, i popped a few blu-rays into my ps3 (using optical out btw) until i found one with a dolby 5.1 test.

suprisingly with dolby headphone deactivated, the pink noise came through each of the 5.1 channels individually. i tested again, this time with dolby headphone activated. this time pink noise was only heard through the 4 default stereo drivers, 2 for the left channel and 2 for the right. with the dolby headphone activated, the mixamp assumes you have stereo headphones and decodes for two channels. with dolby headphone deactivated, the mixamp uses dolby 5.1 to decode all 5.1 channels 8 drivers.

i just wanted to point out that the mixamp actually WILL decode 5.1 channels, because it sucked to think i spent $130.00+ for a mixamp that can't even utilize my $80.00+ headphones. i guess i just wanna save people the suffering. thanks! (if you don't believe me try it for yourself)
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hey, great review. i read this before i purchased my tb hpx/astro mixamp combo. after my purchase i read another review on mlg forums warning the mixamp, when used with the hpx, only decodes L and R channels (2 drivers in each cup). reading on, others with the same setup said when they turn off dolby headphone they noticed a difference, but their proof only went as far as "listen to the IW logo when MW2 boots up." terrible evidence, but i needed to investigate. so, i popped a few blu-rays into my ps3 (using optical out btw) until i found one with a dolby 5.1 test.

suprisingly with dolby headphone deactivated, the pink noise came through each of the 5.1 channels individually. i tested again, this time with dolby headphone activated. this time pink noise was only heard through the 4 default stereo drivers, 2 for the left channel and 2 for the right. with the dolby headphone activated, the mixamp assumes you have stereo headphones and decodes for two channels. with dolby headphone deactivated, the mixamp uses dolby 5.1 to decode all 5.1 channels 8 drivers.

i just wanted to point out that the mixamp actually WILL decode 5.1 channels, because it sucked to think i spent $130.00+ for a mixamp that can't even utilize my $80.00+ headphones. i guess i just wanna save people the suffering. thanks! (if you don't believe me try it for yourself)
It won't decode 5.1 channels through a TRS jack. You may be hearing the 4 drivers per ear cup but it doesn't mean each one has its own audio channel; what you're experiencing is most likely just matrixed sound. It's like people who think they'll have real 5.1 through their lologitechs when they use this adapter
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Can't decide between Sennheiser PC 350, 360, HD595 or AD700. Please help me. It's for FPS gaming
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