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    Lauen reacted to spwath in Audio-Technica ATH-M50X   
    No.

     
     
    However, dont get the M50x. They are not worth it.
     
    Do this.
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    Lauen got a reaction from mattonfire in Audio-Technica ATH-M50X   
    as I said, better in every aspect: comfort, soundstage, sound quality, value, and more. 
     
    Don't worry about the impedance, if your motherboard is even remotely new, it will be fine. Impedance isn't the deciding factor to how loud it gets. It will be fine. 
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    Lauen got a reaction from Lockless in Audio-Technica ATH-M50X   
    as I said, better in every aspect: comfort, soundstage, sound quality, value, and more. 
     
    Don't worry about the impedance, if your motherboard is even remotely new, it will be fine. Impedance isn't the deciding factor to how loud it gets. It will be fine. 
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    Lauen reacted to KaminKevCrew in Audio-Technica ATH-M50X   
    DT770 will be fine for just about anything you want to do with it. It will also be better for general listening because it's a more comfortable headphone.
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    Lauen got a reaction from mattonfire in Audio-Technica ATH-M50X   
    everyone's ears are different. you'll get used to it over time. Now that I've used headphones with less bass than M50's, the M50's seem to have even more bass than I remember. 
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    Lauen got a reaction from mattonfire in Audio-Technica ATH-M50X   
    I have the M50 (non X), which sounds pretty much exactly the same as the M50X, and the bass, compared to my Sennheiser PC360 (basically 518 with a mic on, and sounds almost exactly the same as 558) is overdone, it really gets up in your face and blasts you with bass, which is why it's a decent choice for OP. And just look at the raw frequency responses. It tells the whole story about which has more of what. 
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    Lauen got a reaction from mattonfire in Audio-Technica ATH-M50X   
    no. 
     
    the M50X has MORE bass than the HD558. Have you even used them? 
     
    http://www.innerfidelity.com/images/AudioTechnicaATHM50x.pdf
     
    http://www.innerfidelity.com/images/SennheiserHD598.pdf (there wasn't 558 but 598 has pretty much the exact same curve) 
     
     
    EDIT: mattonfire I think M50X are good for bass, but if they're available, try to get Beyerdynamic DT770's instead. Better in every aspect on earth. 
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    Lauen reacted to Lockless in Audio-Technica ATH-M50X   
    Welp... you can kinda blame the likes of MKBHD for saying the M50X is neutral when its actually bassy. The M70X is actually an M40X thats just given more bling but is negligibly more neutral. The R70X would be one of the actual neutral headphones from AT because its getting a fair lot of complaints about it being similar to an HD800 without the massive soundstage. Meaning, its neutral to the point that its considered dry and a fair lot would say its boring. But oh well. Sony's CD900ST, 7506, and pretty much the likes, are pretty much a golden standard for a neutral closedback headphone. I see them in studios all the time (albeit studios of aspiring singers who mix, master, produce, compose, record, etc their own songs. But I'm told alot of professionals still use these, whether as a backup or a main one, and its been in production for YEARS if I remember correctly... maybe decades)
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    Lauen reacted to SSL in Thoughts on Razer Kraken Pro headset   
    Preamp?
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    Lauen got a reaction from Bogica in Microsoft Lumia 950/950XL camera is jaw dropping impressive [56K Modem Warning - Super large images]   
    when I got my 920, I went for a walk, at 11 pm, september I think. I took a picture in full auto mode, and the result ended up brighter than what I saw. 
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    Lauen reacted to iHardware Shelden in Microsoft Lumia 950/950XL camera is jaw dropping impressive [56K Modem Warning - Super large images]   
    This is why I bought my Icon, also to try out Windows Phone, great operating system just no apps for it  :wacko:
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    Lauen got a reaction from iamdarkyoshi in Gigabyte Enters The Custom Radeon R9 Fury Race With Their WindForce 3X Cooled Graphics Card – Clocked at 1010 MHz   
    to me, the only cards that look good now are EVGA ACX cards, Zotac amp extreme and omega, and on the amd side, XFX cards have always looked great but I've not had a great experience with quality, the old triple slot DCUII was amazing, aaaaaaaaaaand some of the sapphire cards look alright. 
     
    I'm not too hot on the super colorful gaming cards trend with dragons and whatever. I have the old DCUII on my 660Ti. 
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    Lauen got a reaction from Derranged in Four more carmakers join diesel emissions row   
    Funny part about that is that the EGR on the engine in my 2002 Peugeot 406 (2.0 HDi) is notorious for buildup of soot in the valves. They are fully aware of it though, which is why they've made the rocker arms so that they break instead of the valve itself breaking or the valve knocking a hole in the piston. 
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    Lauen got a reaction from arniks8 in Four more carmakers join diesel emissions row   
    I agree with you on planes and ships but sadly we can't do anything about it. We're just people, and even though most countries are democratic, we probably won't be able to make a change. 
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    Lauen reacted to Trik'Stari in Four more carmakers join diesel emissions row   
    Have you not heard of the Centi-cow?

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    Lauen reacted to KaminKevCrew in Are ATH-m50x's really over-hyped?   
    Wait, hold on... Did you just ask SSL if he knew the first thing about headphones? What? Anyway, the frequency response measurement is a meaningless measurement for a few reasons; first off, humans can ONLY hear between 20hz and 20khz, so there isn't any reason for headphones to be able to play anything beyond that. Also, those numbers, since there aren't any units or descriptors for them could be something like 2hz-250khz, and that would be publishable, because the measurement would be like +/- 100db (aka, it's measurable, but not listenable at all) and therefore useless. Don't doubt: the m40x can actually reproduce the same frequencies as the m50x, it's just that at the very top end, it's a lot quieter (relatively) than the m50x.
    Also, have you ever even met any sound engineers? Nobody uses the m50x because it isn't even close to flat. The Sony mdr v6/7506 are much better headphones for mixing/recording, and they're 30+ years old.
    Driver size has nothing to do with anything. Hell, if anything, a smaller driver should be better, because it has less mass to move around.
    So instead of asking SSL if he knows the first thing about headphone drivers and sound frequencies, you should be asking yourself the same question, because it's become rather apparent that you don't.
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    Lauen reacted to Tic-Tac in Are ATH-m50x's really over-hyped?   
    M50 sound so freakin' dry and anemic. The bass is there and in pretty big quantity but it's so dry, I really don't know how to explain this but to me M50s sound mediocre at best.
    Not to mention that they are uncomfortable like hell, clamping force like a mofo with that fake-ass leather. Treble was ear piercing and again very very dry. I don't know if they improved that sound with "x" version but this is audio-robbery from those Japanese. 
     
    For example DT-770 250Ohm have 10 times better sound, 100 times more comfortable and clamping force, although pretty strong is almost non-existent because of Beyers velour pads.
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    Lauen reacted to ShearMe in 7.1 Headphones?   
    If you consume any gaming-related media, you've likely been assaulted by headset advertisements sporting 5.1 or 7.1 "Surround Sound" for the best 3-D gaming experience. "Well gee," you're thinking, "that must be great, maybe I should try a pair." However, between all the different options, and your general lack of knowledge about audio, you feel a bit lost. Don't worry - we can help.
     
    Surround Sound - what is it, and why do you want it?
    Trick question! You can't get surround sound in headphones/headsets. Wait what? As our deer lord Linus once said, "You have two ears. You only need two drivers." Indeed, the majority of 'surround sound' headsets out there merely have two drivers. How do they intend to replicate a multichannel surround sound home theater setup with merely two drivers?
     
    In real life, your brain interprets the lag between sound hitting one of your ears vs the other into directional information for you to process. It's what makes you aware of the predator sneaking through the grass behind you, or your prey hiding in the bush to your right. A home theater surround sound system imitates this by simply placing multiple channels of audio around you in a large room. Any sound from a single speaker will eventually arrive at both your eardrums within a small difference of time, and your brain can determine the location of the speaker afterwards. In a headphone, you only have two drivers to work with, and each driver can only be heard by a single ear. So, what do?
     
     
    Virtual Surround Sound - Software Trickery
    If a sound is played in one ear slightly louder than the other, your brain may interpret the sound as coming from that direction. The bigger the difference, the more towards that direction than the other. This is known as panning audio, but still only nets us with 2-D audio. The time difference which we talked about earlier gets us 3 dimensions to work with. So it's pretty simple really, just delay the sound going into one ear slightly and then send it to the other with a slight pan effect. Right?
     
    The problem is, there's no consensus on the correct amount of delay or panning to achieve different virtual positions in a headphone. Even with all the scientific measurements that have been done over the decades, and all the math involved in virtual surround sound equations, science can't account for the fact that everyone's ear is shaped differently. Everyone's brain interprets locational information differently. What seems perfect to me may be disorienting to you. When you buy into a surround sound headset, you're accepting a static effect which may or may not even work for you. The worst of it is, many of these included effects also perform some EQ on the headphones making them sound too different to even accurately compare with/without virtual surround sound enabled.
     
    Binaural Audio - Teaching A New Dog Old Tricks
    Nature has spent billions of years developing the auditory sense in your head right now. If it aint broke, why fix it? Until recently, binaural recording has been an expensive niche hobby. Mostly because it seems too simple to be a good idea. All you have to do is use two microphones spaced like the average human's head width, one for each channel, and suddenly you have a natural vast 3-D landscape of sound!
    If nothing else, recordings like this can prove to you that your current stereo headphones are perfectly capable of reproducing 3-D audio. You don't need a gimmicky hunk of plastic specifically marketed towards gamers in order to have directional audio. Most modern games have a "headphone mode" which emulates binaural audio as close as you're going to get in a game. If that mode seems insufficient to you for your headphones, that's where good open-backed audiophile grade headphones come in. Stereo imaging on open-backed headphones is typically phenomenal, and recently there has been quite a few good options on the market for relatively cheap. If you're playing a game without a headphone audio mode, and try Razer Surround, free downloadable software.
     
    Mono vs Panning vs Delay vs Binaural - The Nerdy Explanation
     
    "True" Surround Headsets - Even More Marketing Garbage
    There are, of course, still those pesky pricey headsets out out there which throw multiple drivers into a single ear cup. This is bad because 1) you're spending money on a bunch of tiny inferior drivers as opposed to two good drivers and 2) a single ear cannot determine locational information. It's like being in a car with a single window rolled down - no matter where noises come from around the car, your brain will make you think they're all coming from the direction of the open window. These headsets still use DSP effects just like all the non-"true" surround headsets for virtual surround, it's just processed differently than the kind for two drivers.(*)
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    Lauen reacted to SSL in HIFIMAN HE400S vs HE400I vs HE560 vs HE500   
    Dude, you clearly need to get your body to a hifi shop, or just start buying these phones used to try them out. Spamming threads asking for unqualified opinions is not going to make your decision any easier; at this level, superiority is pretty subjective. Case in point, HE-400i vs HE-560: if you aren't sure the 560 is worth $800, you aren't ready to spend that kind of money on a headphone without hearing it first.
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    Lauen reacted to mr moose in Microsoft to buy AMD?! [updated]   
    it's about perspective, if you hate a company you will never see their successes.
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    Lauen got a reaction from Technous285 in Microsoft downloading windows 10 onto windows 7 & 8 users without users knowledge or permission   
    Well that explains why my 20 gb datacap is ruined. thanks MS. 
     
     
    to those who wonder, the 20 gb datacap is the best option for internet I have where I live. it's mobile broadband on weak 4G coverage.
     
    EDIT: There are three computers with auto updates enabled here, which is why my datacap is ruined.  
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    Lauen got a reaction from dfsdfgfkjsefoiqzemnd in Microsoft downloading windows 10 onto windows 7 & 8 users without users knowledge or permission   
    Well that explains why my 20 gb datacap is ruined. thanks MS. 
     
     
    to those who wonder, the 20 gb datacap is the best option for internet I have where I live. it's mobile broadband on weak 4G coverage.
     
    EDIT: There are three computers with auto updates enabled here, which is why my datacap is ruined.  
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    Lauen got a reaction from ALwin in Sony A7S ii B&H Preview   
    All you guys talking about B cams for LMG must not know that they have a GH4 for B-roll. 
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    Lauen reacted to Trik'Stari in *Gaming Mini-News* Last of Us Dev wants HL3 license?   
    If I had a choice of Devs, I would prefer to see the guys who made Metro 2033 and Metro LL have a go at it.
     
    I feel like they could do some amazing industrial wasteland, considering how well they do nuclear wasteland.
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