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 Post subject: Best of the best link?
PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2005 8:51 am 
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Is there a place online that I can find the "best of the best"?
Kind of like page 72(?) where it lists the budget, midrange, and
dream system specs?

Also, I think it's high time you guys added headphones to
the lists! What's good, better best?


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2005 9:50 am 
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2005 11:33 am 
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So it's safe to assume that there's no really good gaming headphones out there according to "best of the best" link?

The only ones there are bass-less. I've found links in the forums to several others that provide a better gaming experience and in the
words of the reviewer:
" they’re not ideal for gaming "
Why list them then? Hmm?

Here's the two I'm considering now:
Zalman ZM-RS6F Real Surround Sound Headphones
http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDe ... ode=292400

and

Sennheiser PXC-150
http://www.c-source.com/ttechnote.asp?part_no=PXC150d

Any reviews on these bad boys? Hmm? How bout now? :)


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grouch wrote:
Any reviews on these bad boys? Hmm? How bout now? :)


Look up.

(Reviews Link)


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I've used a pair of Sennheiser HD580s for years. They're not super-bassy, but they do a great job reproducing sound, and they have an appropriate amount of bass. I believe that the HD600s are the followup for those.

///Will


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WillSmith wrote:
I've used a pair of Sennheiser HD580s for years. They're not super-bassy, but they do a great job reproducing sound, and they have an appropriate amount of bass. I believe that the HD600s are the followup for those.

///Will

?HD595???
Do you find them superior to the PC135's for gaming?


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This is my opinion as a user, not a reviewer. I've not really listened to enough 'phones to give a reviewer's opinion.

I'm not usually gaming headphone guy. Most of the time I'm listening to headphones, I'm listening to music. If I wear a 'phones at home when I'm gaming, it's usually some sort of headset. I've still not found one of those I'm thrilled with.

The HD580s (and 595s) have really good spatialization, you feel enveloped in sound, without the sound feeling like it comes from in the center of your head.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2005 10:23 pm 
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Personally I think headphone reviews/recommendations would be a nice addition to the magazine. More and more of us are getting married and having to "tone it down" around the house. Those blaster booms might be cool when you live alone, but when you've other ears to think about it's best to keep it under wraps.


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grouch wrote:
Personally I think headphone reviews/recommendations would be a nice addition to the magazine. More and more of us are getting married and having to "tone it down" around the house. Those blaster booms might be cool when you live alone, but when you've other ears to think about it's best to keep it under wraps.

I CONCUR.
Like the majority of older, retirees, we have downsized. My study is adjacent to the master bedroom suite. Hence, I have made several accommodations.
  1. Store my 5.1 speakers.
  2. Relinguished to use headphones.
  3. Purchased a Saitek Eclipse keyboard to decrease study lighting.
ETC..
Granted that speaker systems with massive subwoofer sound great, but they are impractical in a multitude of situations, e.g., dorms, during NORMAL sleep hours.
I've even been forced to put my Altec "Studio Monitors" up for sale.
Thirty-five years ago, I had a pair of KOSS electrostatic headphones that appeared to sound as good as my Studio Monitors.
Today, there are a number of companys which produce high quality headphones.
I would certainly like to see periodic headphone(s) review articles in MPC.


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L_M_Damiani wrote:
Thirty-five years ago, I had a pair of KOSS electrostatic headphones that appeared to sound as good as my Studio Monitors.


Koss makes/made the best studio headphones on the market. I still have a pair around here.

Of course, I doubt they would review well since gamers aren't into flat sound.

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MantaBase wrote:
L_M_Damiani wrote:
Thirty-five years ago, I had a pair of KOSS electrostatic headphones that appeared to sound as good as my Studio Monitors.


Koss makes/made the best studio headphones on the market. I still have a pair around here.

Of course, I doubt they would review well since gamers aren't into flat sound.

Manta

"Flat sound?"
could you be more explicit?
The major problem which I have noted with headphones - Sennheiser PC135 - is the inability to determine from which direction sounds are coming, e.g., footsteps in FPS's.


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"Flat" as in "true" - like studio monitors.

Most speaker systems tend to enhance part of the sound range. These days its normally base. In the early 80's its was upper midrange. In the 70's it was midrange.

Nothing wrong with that. But Flat sound is true to the mix.

Fly Trap Likely knows more. I haven't done music stuff on a decade :)

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2005 5:15 pm 
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I should add, I spend most of my days blowing heads off in Battlefield 2.
If you need a decent writer to handle the reviews because you're short staffed, I'd be happy to handle it. In fact, we could do an entire "Dorm" section catering to
apartment/married/retired friendly devices.
Quiet keyboards, click-less mice, unobtrusive lighting, headsets, etc.


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