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Comment reply on Forum Topic "Which headphones should I buy for $100?"

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

If you want the best option get a pair of open back headphones with a mic. Sennheiser HD 558 goes on sale for $80 often at best buy but even for $100 it's a fair price.

Below that I'd only consider the m40x+mic and HyperX cloud from your list, the other headsets aren't worth it.

Comment reply on Shotties's Completed Build: The Struggle

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

It's a DIY tube amplifier that pairs really well with headphones like the HD 650 because of its high output impedance, giving it a rich and vibrant sound. The speedball is an upgrade to the bottlehead crack amp that increases the fidelity and lowers the noise floor.

It's an awesome headphone amp comparable to amplifiers several times the price. Plus you can have fun with tube rolling to change up the sound.

Here's a picture

If you wait for a sale it comes to around $330.

Comment reply on Shotties's Completed Build: The Struggle

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Have you looked at a Bottlehead crack+ speed ball?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "ASTRO A40 TR Compatibality???"

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

From reviews they seem to have the same sound quality as the cloud but with better build. The 7.1 software isn't that great either. Leave that for high end sounscards.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "New earbuds"

  • 34 months ago
  • 2 points

Earbud style id look at ve monks from aliexpress . If you don't mind on ear and a bit higher price Koss ksc 75 blows it away.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Good Graphing Calculator for the cheapest price possible?"

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Any Ti83/Ti84 would work great. Main differences are the higher versions are more powerful and have more storage (not needed anyway in your situation).

Comment reply on Forum Topic "ASTRO A40 TR Compatibality???"

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

The HyperX Cloud is the only "gaming" brand headset worth looking at for under $100, the other brands skimp in sound and/or build quality and rely primarily on marketing to sell their product.

The Game One is a bit overpriced since you're essentially paying for a Sennheiser HD 558 ($80) with an integrated mic, but they're are among the top for sound quality and comfort in that price range.

Compared to the Cloud they will have a more balanced and detailed sound. However the bass won't be as deep or punch as hard (which is a complaint I see often from the average gamer).

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Sorry Wrong Forum But Need Help!!!!"

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

They don't make fakes AFAIK, but a common scam is to sell a lower end graphics card.

There is no way to test it without it being actively used in a pc, ask and see if you can test it with his system.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "ASTRO A40 TR Compatibality???"

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Compatibility is universal.

Astros aren't the best value though, you would be much better off with good headphones (Sennheiser HD 558/598 for <$150) and a mic. Or if you prefer the convenience of a headset I'd look into the HyperX Cloud ($70) or a Sennheiser Game One ($180).

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What games do you play?"

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Definitely get GTA 5 if you have a sense of humor and like open world games.

My main game is League of legends, though it's not for everyone.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Can you recommend me a pair or headphones for listening to music"

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

Beyerdynamic DT 990 Pro

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What do you think of my set up"

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

It's hard to see anything

Comment reply on Forum Topic "jobs i can get with a computer science major?"

  • 34 months ago
  • 1 point

You need to join some associations and organizations related to your field (preferably hold a leadership position), then form your own network. It's hard to find an internship unless you know people. Top companies also require a high GPA so you might want to keep that in mind.

Try to learn as much as possible from your classes and not just aim for a letter grade.

Also be sure to go to the career fairs.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Immersion headphones."

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

Sennheiser HD 558. They are on sale at Best Buy for $80 frequently.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "I need a good watch under 20 dollars"

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Casio has been reliable in my experience. I have a telememo 30 and its lasted 6 years so far.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Why do so many people work with CAD???"

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

My guess is that many here are college students taking a science/technology/engineering/math related degree where CAD is required.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Is the PC supposed to be placed on the table instead of under the table?"

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

I put my full tower case under the desk because it feels too clunky to put right beside me. Also to keep the fan noise further away from me.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Looking for high quality Earbuds (non wireless/non bluetooth)"

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

How old are you? If you're over 18 maybe some custom in ear monitors that are made to an exact fit. You get your impressions from an audiologist and send it to a company specializing in these like Ultimate Ears, 64 audio, Alclair, etc.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "purchased a gaming PC!"

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

I tried to put in similar parts but it's not what I would buy with $1200. I agree with other posters that you should downgrade some parts like the CPU and amount of ram to match your needs.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "purchased a gaming PC!"

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i7-6700 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor $299.99 @ SuperBiiz
Motherboard ASRock B150M Pro4V Micro ATX LGA1151 Motherboard $60.98 @ Newegg
Memory G.Skill Ripjaws 4 series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-2800 Memory $174.99 @ Newegg
Storage ADATA Ultimate SU800 256GB 2.5" Solid State Drive $77.99 @ Amazon
Video Card Zotac GeForce GTX 1070 8GB Mini Video Card $369.99 @ Jet
Case BitFenix Nova ATX Mid Tower Case $22.99 @ NCIX US
Power Supply EVGA 550W ATX Power Supply $37.89 @ OutletPC
Optical Drive LG GH24NSC0B DVD/CD Writer $16.88 @ OutletPC
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit $88.58 @ OutletPC
Wireless Network Adapter Gigabyte GC-WB867D-I PCI-Express x1 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi Adapter $29.99 @ SuperBiiz
Keyboard Cooler Master Devastator II Wired Gaming Keyboard w/Optical Mouse $27.99 @ SuperBiiz
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total (before mail-in rebates) $1238.26
Mail-in rebates -$30.00
Total $1208.26
Generated by PCPartPicker 2017-02-18 00:11 EST-0500

Not terrible but still around a $200 difference.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Trying chicken after 13 years of vegetarianism."

  • 35 months ago
  • 2 points

Your first and last experience with non-veg is some fast food junk? Come on man.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Do earbuds apply here?"

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Lots of good suggestions on theheadphonelist. I would avoid anything Razer since there are much better options out there for the same price or less.

http://theheadphonelist.com/earphone-buyers-guide/

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Do I Need More Than 500 Watts for the Long Term?"

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Graphics cards have only been becoming more power efficient so I would think you should be good. Unless you plan to run multiple together like Sli or Crossfire.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "asus z170-pro and my sennheiser pc350se?"

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

In what ways?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Looking for mobile earbuds/headphones with great quality under $100usd"

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes. There have been some people that replaced the silicone tips with Comply.

http://www.complyfoam.com/e1001-triple-driver/.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Future Career Help"

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Along with some others like humanities.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Looking for mobile earbuds/headphones with great quality under $100usd"

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

1MORE Triple Driver iems. Great sound equality with punchy bass and refined treble. The build is solid and it also has inline controls that work with Android and iOS phones.

Here's a good review: http://theheadphonelist.com/headphone_review/1more-triple-driver-in-ear-headphones-review-e1001/

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Future Career Help"

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Not really. Its more of understanding the countRy's history and how the government works.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Future Career Help"

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

Another route would be going for a technology degree which would be less math heavy. You would do more hands on work as opposed to theory.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Future Career Help"

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point

You might have to take a few liberal art classes just to comply with state requirements. At least in the US

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Operating system survey"

  • 35 months ago
  • 1 point
  • Laptop: W10 64 bit
  • Desktop: W10 64bit
  • 2nd desktop: W10 64bit

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Choosing budget earphone 15-33 euro, need help in deciding"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

From those options I would go for the Rock Zircon. It seems like a decent budget option if you want a bassy sound.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "The Most Amazing Computer Sounds"

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Do you read buzzfeed?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "PC Games you STILL play daily?"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Maybe this guide can fix the issue:

https://support.riotgames.com/hc/en-us/articles/201752684-Low-Frame-Rate-FPS-Troubleshooting

I've helped people where they were playing a game and the whole system would freeze and glitch out because the PSU wasn't able to deliver enough power safely but I guess that isn't the case here.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "PC Games you STILL play daily?"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

It might be your PSU. Did the game freeze or was it the whole computer?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "PC Games you STILL play daily?"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Play the tutorial and go against bots until you feel comfortable playing the game. Don't buy runes until you can get Tier 3 runes and be sure to update your mastery pages as you level up to 30.

Follow build guides for champions so you know what items to buy. Sites like mobafire are good. OP.GG once you start playing ranked.

Good luck.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "How many miles are on your car?"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

2015 civic with 10.5k miles. It has not seen a lot of use until recently though.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Are the razer kraken 7.1 v2 worth the money?"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes. The good reviews are by people who haven't tried anything better.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best Over-ear Headphones Under $500"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Yes, the main reviews are by Tyll Herstens whose considered the grandfather of the hobby. He created several revolutionary technologies used by headphone amplifiers and has been reviewing headphones for over 20 years. His ears are great at critical listening and describing sound. He also provides measurements of the headphones' technical performance and has guides on how to read those measurements.

The link I provided was from a different person but I found his reviews to be spot on from the headphones I've owned or tried. The SRH 1540 actually made the innerfidelity wall of fame so I guess it's not everyone's cup of tea.

Another review site I like is Verum Sonus but it's recently founded and does not have many headphones.

For in ear monitors theheadphonelist is excellent.

Head-fi user reviews can be great but also terrible, I try to look for well written reviews from users with experience with multiple headphones. It's good to see what others think and spot a common trend.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Are the razer kraken 7.1 v2 worth the money?"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

This is a fairly inactive sub with only a few people on at a time...

To answer your question no they are not worth it. Terrible sound, comfort, and build quality. If you want a similarly priced headset I would look into a pair of HyperX Cloud instead.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Under $50CAD DAC & Headphone AMP?"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

You should be good to go. No external dac/amp needed.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Under $50CAD DAC & Headphone AMP?"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Interesting and just goes to show how soundcard specs can't be trusted. According to the manufacturer's webpage the DX has a higher SNR than the DGX. I said the DX thinking of a generic soundcard but looking on amazon it doesn't seem like it's even available anymore and replaced by the DGX.

All soundcards have a headphone amplifier though otherwise they wouldn't have a headphone input available.

The E10k is twice as much as the DGX so it's out of the budget. Not really needed for these headphones either.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Under $50CAD DAC & Headphone AMP?"

  • 36 months ago
  • 0 points

What motherboard do you currently have? If it's anything recent and you have no problems with it like interference (crackling, hissing, popping noises) it won't be worth it.

You could buy a basic sound card in that budget like a Xonar DX which would remove the problems mentioned above but that's all it will do. You won't see a worthwhile improvement in sound unless you are using an ancient computer.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best Over-ear Headphones Under $500"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Are your Shure the 1540? I misread them for the 440. I haven't heard them myself so I can't tell you my impressions but if you agree with this review: http://www.innerfidelity.com/content/katzs-corner-episode-10-mid-priced-sealed-headphone-survey-shure-srh1540#XrByJs7oE3oaJPH6.97

Then I think the HD 600 would be a superior headphone sound-wise. The Shures seem to be built better though. The 600 have an addicting sound that can get you lost in music for hours on end as they are never harsh and the tonal balance is similar to what you would hear in real life. However the sub bass does roll off around 40Hz and they won't be able to slam like your TH-X00.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need suggestions on SPEAKERS for new build!! 2nd to last thing to purchase!"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Not really equivalent since the speaker driver is smaller in size compared to the sub so the bass quantity can not be as much however the LSR305 have decent extension down to 43Hz. $230 is a great price for the pair

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need suggestions on SPEAKERS for new build!! 2nd to last thing to purchase!"

  • 36 months ago
  • 3 points

I would avoid any audio equipment from gaming companies. JBL LSR305's are solid studio monitors and go from $200 to $300 depending if you can find them on sale.

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