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so this is my plan for gaming audio setup plz give me some idea.

Astro MixAMP > Fiio E9 + Fiio E7 > Monster Miles Davis
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so this is my plan for gaming audio setup plz give me some idea.

Astro MixAMP > Fiio E9 + Fiio E7 > Monster Miles Davis
IEM's are generally not very good for gaming since you don't get a good soundstage.. more like a headstage.
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Get rid of that Monster IEM. And you don't need the E7 in that chain.
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Get rid of that Monster IEM. And you don't need the E7 in that chain.
this.
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Get rid of that Monster IEM. And you don't need the E7 in that chain.
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this.
Sigh.

The particular Monster IEM in question is actually one of Monster's best attempts at the audiophile market and besides the exorbitant price, it's actually a good earphone that you can't bash. The E7 is a DAC which converts digital bits to analog waveforms. I can't say the E7 is bad at gaming because I haven't tried it, but I can say with relative certainty that no DAC in existence can beat a sound card with an X-Fi DSP in positioning (this is the key).

IEMs don't provide large or even accurate soundstages for gaming, which is why I have to recommend getting full-sized headphones for that purpose.
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oh.. alright!! how about the HD 595 ?
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oh.. alright!! how about the HD 595 ?
I think that headphone is so-so at best. It's good if you've never heard good audio equipment before, but not that exciting if you have and also if you prefer headphones with more bass.
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Sigh.

The particular Monster IEM in question is actually one of Monster's best attempts at the audiophile market and besides the exorbitant price, it's actually a good earphone that you can't bash. The E7 is a DAC which converts digital bits to analog waveforms. I can't say the E7 is bad at gaming because I haven't tried it, but I can say with relative certainty that no DAC in existence can beat a sound card with an X-Fi DSP in positioning (this is the key).

IEMs don't provide large or even accurate soundstages for gaming, which is why I have to recommend getting full-sized headphones for that purpose.
The E7 is okay for gaming, but you don't need that because of the Mixamp.

And yes, I know that IEM is marketed towards audiophiles. I don't know if he has it already or not, but if he doesn't, then he shouldn't get that because you can get a better gaming setup with less price.
Edited by canoners - 4/21/11 at 10:53am
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@ Canoners i already have the MD's but i guess imma grab 595 or even 600 for my game setup
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@ Canoners i already have the MD's but i guess imma grab 595 or even 600 for my game setup
Oh, then I assumed wrong.

I'm not sure how well the IEM is for gaming, you should try playing games with it before buying the Sennheisers.
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