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Hey guys,
Just got a Creative X-Fi Titanium HD and want to push it with a good heatset. I currently Have the Astro A40's but they are dying on me. I want to use the headset for gaming (pc and console) so 5.1 is nice but I also don't want the mediocre sound of Logitech G35's (or the 3dm??? creative thing). I really like the astros because they could connect to everything and have a mixamp that decodes DDL.

I mainly Listen to Music/game focusing on Mids/Highs and would like a headset but would compromise for a clip on mic.

Was looking at trittons but I've heard horrible reviews. I looked at the PC350 and might go with those but i dont think there is xbox support. Also if I go with something else would I have to buy a Receiver or what not for DDL?

What Do?

Sorry for asking for hand holding but Im a bit new to the party.


Edit: Also budget is pretty high like $300
Edited by xSalvation - 4/11/11 at 6:41pm
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Would personally go with AD700s+Clip on Mic + 3.5mm to USB adapter (for xbox) and buy a sound card for PC gaming and listening to music if that's your thing. Buy a Xonar DX since it has Dolby Digital Live. It's 65 on ebay.

AD700s beat the PC350s in terms of positioning/sound stage. They also have better mids/highs for music. They're low on bass though, but that's their only flaw unless you think purple cups are a flaw I guess
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3.5mm to USB adapter (for xbox)
???? they make those ???????? they work with xbox?????

anyways

how are those compared to others




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Yes, they make those. Yes, they should work with xbox in the same way plugging in PC350s would work with xbox. If you can plug the 3.5mm jack into your receiver or w/e's giving you sound while playing xbox, that would actually be better though.

For the price, you're not going to find better. They do it better than HD555s even modded to semi-595s. They're also better than 595s as well imo.

You wont' do better unless your budget jumps up.

For instance, if you wanted more.. the DT770s would be the next pair of headphones to consider, but you'd need an amp with those so now you have to get an amplifier for those headphones. Then you'd need a sound card for them as well for computer usage.

The AD700s are more than enough.

If you want slightly more bass and don't want purple cups, you can grab the A700s which are closed cans and have black cups.
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Yes, they make those. Yes, they should work with xbox in the same way plugging in PC350s would work with xbox. If you can plug the 3.5mm jack into your receiver or w/e's giving you sound while playing xbox, that would actually be better though.

For the price, you're not going to find better. They do it better than HD555s even modded to semi-595s. They're also better than 595s as well imo.

You wont' do better unless your budget jumps up.

For instance, if you wanted more.. the DT770s would be the next pair of headphones to consider, but you'd need an amp with those so now you have to get an amplifier for those headphones. Then you'd need a sound card for them as well for computer usage.

The AD700s are more than enough.

If you want slightly more bass and don't want purple cups, you can grab the A700s which are closed cans and have black cups.
I already have a sound card (creative X-fi Titanium HD) I wonder if I could plug the new headphones (ad700 or whatever) into the Astro Mixamp I already Have and still get virtual 5.1 through DDL from my sound card. I could Use optical audio in to get sound from the xbox 360 to my computer then replay it back as an output and use a clip on mic to use use for both xbox and pc. If not optical from the xbox I could use the standard red and white.

Would That work? Considering that the A40's are standard stereo headphones and it is the mixamp that creates the virtual 5.1 would it be possible to swap the A40's for say 555's.
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Yes you can use the mixamp with other headphones, but your titanium hds positioning should be....better?

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Yes you can use the mixamp with other headphones, but your titanium hds positioning should be....better?

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??? IDK ill get back to you tomorrow thanks for the replies though
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Audio Technica ATH-AD700s, nice headphones, using them right now while listening to Lady GaGa....ALEJANDRO!!
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Denon AH-D2000. They're a little higher than $300 but it's worth it.
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Denon AH-D2000. They're a little higher than $300 but it's worth it.
Those look nice but the only problem is that i would then have to buy a Mic which would be way too far away from the already exceeded budget. Thanks for the reply.

I think I might go with HD595's. For $150 they seem to be a great deal and have a good reputation.

Still Open for Suggestions

Edit: Actually i will probably go with 558's and mod them. Hopefully the zalman clip on mic will work with my xbox through my mixamp.
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