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Comment reply on Forum Topic "New Motherboard for PC Wanted. Need advice!!!"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Just curious do you currently own the MSI X99 SLI plus? Or are you looking for X99 motherboards

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

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

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.

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

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

They are cheap because they have horrible build quality. Also with what Fang has pulled recently I would avoid the company on the whole.

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

  • 36 months ago
  • 3 points

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?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Could this laptop run league?"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

If it has an AMD E-300 APU it would run similar to this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcZZNh2wkss

Comment reply on Forum Topic "go solar asap - with Trumps alt energy policies may not be option soon"

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

I believe you're forgetting natural gas.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "ROG SupremeFX S1220 on-board audio VS HT Claro Plus+"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

I would install the soundcard and see if you can hear a difference. If nothing else you'll have more inputs available to you.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Feedback on my first computer build please!"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Easiest way is buy used parts. Also if you're a college student you might be able to get Windows free through Microsoft Imagine.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Friend says 144hz monitor is cheating"

  • 36 months ago
  • 5 points

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.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Bose SoundTrue Around Ear Headphones - $129.00"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

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.

http://camelcamelcamel.com/Bose-SoundTrue-around-ear-headphones-II/product/B0117RFX38

This website shows the price history of a product, it's $30 more than what it sold for in the past three months.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Beats headphones"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

From what I can tell those are imitations of Beats (which aren't great in the first place). Not much of a deal

Comment reply on Forum Topic "League of legends potential gameplay peformance increase?"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Ping aside, it will be a day and night difference. There is horrible input lag when gaming on a TV.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Week One of College Complete!"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

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.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best headset for £50"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

It's actually not the best value compared to similarly priced options like the Cloud

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best headset for £50"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Kingston Hyper X Cloud. Good build quality, comfortable, decent sound.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "My headphones broke"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

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.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Sennheiser headphones with quality soundstage?"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

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).

Comment reply on Forum Topic "PLEASE HELP!!!!!!"

  • 36 months ago
  • 4 points

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

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Have you played the game yet?

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

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

I've been playing League of Legends for three years now, it doesn't get old.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Questions about the 598s"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

It should be

Comment reply on Forum Topic "What are some of the best Chrome extensions?"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Reddit Enhancement suite. Makes formatting comments and browsing Reddit much more convenient.

Ublock origin, ad blocker.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Amp/dac, speaker and mixer assistance"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Not that familiar with high end speakers but If you're looking for an active place check out the /r/headphones discord

Comment reply on Forum Topic "I need new headphones after my m40x broke (I have a modmic)"

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

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.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "large range open back headphones"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

Ah I somehow missed that. You won't find open back headphones with good sub bass extension in that price range.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "large range open back headphones"

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

Creative Aurvana Live!, Soundmagic HP 150, Brainwavz HM5. You won't need a soundcard or DAC unless your onboard is noticeably bad.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need Headset/Headphone Recommendations"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

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.

Comment reply on BlueBeeHAM's Completed Build: White Privilege

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

What is that black box stuck on the front of the case? Other than that it looks great.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Sennheiser headphones with quality soundstage?"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

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.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Needed hardware to fully experience HE400S Headphones"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

I'd look at the Schiit Fulla 2

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Headphones for FPS games"

  • 36 months ago
  • 2 points

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.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Needed hardware to fully experience HE400S Headphones"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

What headphones do you plan to upgrade to and what are you using now?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Ah... Pens!"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

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)

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need Headset/Headphone Recommendations"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

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.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "good headphones/headsets for gaming and listening to music,etc"

  • 36 months ago
  • 1 point

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.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "good headphones/headsets for gaming and listening to music,etc"

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

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.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Need Headset/Headphone Recommendations"

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Budget?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "good headphones/headsets for gaming and listening to music,etc"

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Do you have a budget?

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Finished Build"

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

If you installed it properly the backplate should handle the stress.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Help me pick headphones?"

  • 37 months ago
  • 5 points

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.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Good Gaming Headset under $100 For Games Like Siege and Payday and other Fps's"

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

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.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Good Gaming Headset under $100 For Games Like Siege and Payday and other Fps's"

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

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.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Steam Games for $20 or less"

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

I'm having fun with Paladins. Kind of like Overwatch from what I've seen and it's free.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Scythe Fuma fans, assemble!"

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

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.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Best gaming headset under $75?"

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Hyper cloud.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Audiophile who just ordered Astro A50's... Will they be enough?"

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

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.

Comment reply on Forum Topic "Buying Used Parts Cheap"

  • 37 months ago
  • 1 point

Go for it

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