Just curious do you currently own the MSI X99 SLI plus? Or are you looking for X99 motherboards
I don't and I say this because I've owned their headphones before. They look like they are solidly built upon first glance, but they cheap out in areas where it matters.
The new lineup isn't as bad as the old ones like HE-400,500, and 6 where the headband would start to fall apart because it can't support the weight of the drivers.
But quality control is still an issue. Lots of owners had problems where the earpads, jacks, and cable break. Then they get to deal with their nightmare of customer support.
They are cheap because they have horrible build quality. Also with what Fang has pulled recently I would avoid the company on the whole.
If you don't need super low extending and hard hitting sub-bass, Sennheiser HD 600. They've been a benchmark in recording studios for the past 20 years or so for their neutral sound. Also super comfy, you can wear them all day without a problem and they're built like a tank. You'll want a good source and a headphone amplifier to use them with. On the budget side I'd recommend the Schiit Modi/Magni 2.
Background noise with open back headphones won't be a problem unless you're using them in public.
About the random noise with your Shure... maybe it's interference? Does the problem persist across different devices?
If it has an AMD E-300 APU it would run similar to this:
I believe you're forgetting natural gas.
I would install the soundcard and see if you can hear a difference. If nothing else you'll have more inputs available to you.
Easiest way is buy used parts. Also if you're a college student you might be able to get Windows free through Microsoft Imagine.
Not a competitive gamer myself but I've asked some pros (IeSF level) before and they all said they've been playing well before they had any gaming peripherals. Your friend is just bad.
Not a good value headphone and it's not at a discount. MSRP or "list price" is an inflated value. The actual price it is sold for will always be less to seem as if there's a discount.
This website shows the price history of a product, it's $30 more than what it sold for in the past three months.
From what I can tell those are imitations of Beats (which aren't great in the first place). Not much of a deal
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Ping aside, it will be a day and night difference. There is horrible input lag when gaming on a TV.
If possible look for used textbooks on places like ebay and craigslist. Or online for the PDF versions. If you plan to transfer to a university you should consider the cost per semester credit hour vs community college. Where I'm from community college is half the price.
It's actually not the best value compared to similarly priced options like the Cloud
Kingston Hyper X Cloud. Good build quality, comfortable, decent sound.
You'll need a soldering iron and a multimeter. You would need to check for continuity then resolder the point of poor electrical connection. If the wire is bad you would need to splice or replace it.
HD 800 no doubt. But the HD 700 is Sennheiser's worst high end headphone. It has a treble peak that makes cymbals sound like white noise and definitely not for everyone.
Also if it's just for gaming I wouldn't spend so much for a pair of headphones, the audio quality on most games (even popular ones like GTA 5) is lackluster. Something like a HD 558 would be more than enough and are plug and play, where the ones you mentioned are not (need an amplifier and DAC to go with).
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Have you played the game yet?
I've been playing League of Legends for three years now, it doesn't get old.
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Not that familiar with high end speakers but If you're looking for an active place check out the /r/headphones discord
Actually despite the name they are fairly different with a V-Shape sound. Detail isn't as good as the 598 either but considering other $100 closed back headphones it would be a good option.
Ah I somehow missed that. You won't find open back headphones with good sub bass extension in that price range.
Creative Aurvana Live!, Soundmagic HP 150, Brainwavz HM5. You won't need a soundcard or DAC unless your onboard is noticeably bad.
He said he's looking for a headphone with a similar sound to the headsets he owns. The Fostex and JVC both have impactful bass which I thought OP would like and are better in every other regard.
He also said he didn't like the G4ME Zero headset which is similar to the HD 558/598.
What is that black box stuck on the front of the case? Other than that it looks great.
There are the HD 600 and HD 650 in that price range but they need a good amp and DAC to pair with which takes it out of budget.
The HD 558 would be worth looking at and sounds just like the HD 598. Goes on sale at Best Buy for $80 often.
I'd look at the Schiit Fulla 2
Sennheiser HD 558 if you don't mind open back headphones. If you need closed back Audio Technica ATH-A900x or Soundmagic HP 150 would be a good choice.
What headphones do you plan to upgrade to and what are you using now?
I was gifted a Montblanc Generation ballpoint pen and I've been using that as my daily driver. I would like to try out a fountain pen though (I've been lurking on /r/fountainpens)
I'm assuming you're after headphones with a lot of bass? Try the JVC HA-SZ2000, they're $170 on ebay.
If you are open to used I would look for a pair of Fostex THX-00, they have less bass quantity but the sound is more musical overall and they are far better built.
Ok. Really any high end audiophile headphone would be a good choice.
If you're after the cream of the crop the Sennheiser HD 800 can't be beat in terms of accuracy and comfort. Entry level gear to use with it would be a Schiit Vali 2 amp (tubes to help with its treble peak) and a Modi DAC.
Just to be clear there are headphones that reach into thousands of dollars and a matching amp+dac will cost just as much. Are you sure you have no budget?
Also the more expensive the headphone, the better quality your music files will need to be since these headphones will point out every little flaw.
Do you have a budget?
If you installed it properly the backplate should handle the stress.
Avoid the Kraken like the plague. The HyperX would be a better choice. If you don't mind headphones and a separate mic that would even better, in which case I would suggest a Sennheiser HD 558.
From what I can tell the Pro version comes with a set of velour earpads, has different color options, and might have additional adapters/cables.
Headphones, Sennheiser HD 558. They go on sale often at best buy for $80.
Headset: HyperX cloud or stinger. The sound quality and build is better than any other similarly priced headset.
I'm having fun with Paladins. Kind of like Overwatch from what I've seen and it's free.
It seems like a solid choice, but not worthy of its own religion.
It seems like a solid choice, but not worthy of its own religion.
That's how I see it as well. Nice cooler for $45 but not mind blowing.
Interesting. I've actually heard the X2 and owned the old HE-400, I'm in love with my HD 600. They capture the tone and emotion of music superbly but in that same sense they don't add anything, which some may not prefer. I think this is my endgame headphone and plan to build a Bottlehead Crack+speedball amp later on.
Go for it