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About BoltActionWaffle

  • Title
    Audio pleb.
  • Birthday 1998-06-06

Contact Methods

  • Discord
  • Steam
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Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location
    Lower Mainland, BC
  • Interests
    Audio. Music. Also Food.
  • Biography
    Name is Tyler
  • Occupation
    Full-Time Business Student, Part-time Eyewear Manager


  • CPU
    Intel Core i7 8770k
  • Motherboard
    MSI Z370M Mortar mATX
  • RAM
    Corsair Vengeance LP 4x8gb 3000mhz
  • GPU
    GTX 1080 ti
  • Case
    Corsair 350D
  • Storage
    2x Samsung 860 EVO 1tb SSD + 3TB Seagate Barracuda HDD
  • PSU
    Corsair AX1200
  • Display(s)
    Alienware AW2518 240hz, BenQ BL2711U 4K, Asus PB278Q 1440p
  • Cooling
    Noctua NH-U12
  • Keyboard
    HyperX Alloy FPS Pro Tenkeyless (Cherry MX Red)
  • Mouse
    Zowie FK2
  • Sound
    Currently, LCD-X, LCD-2pf, HD650, AD900x, HD598CS, DT770, MMX300, HE-400i, HE-350, TR-X00, Cloud Flight, Corsair HS70.
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro

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  1. The arm most likely uses a 3/8" thread and I'm pretty certain your snowball uses a 5/8" thread, you can check if you unscrew the stand it comes with. Did your snowball come with a 3/8" to 5/8" adapter? If not, you may need to purchase one. I'm talking about something like this .
  2. What headphones are they? Also, did they work with the aux cable while the battery is dead in the past
  3. Stereo polar pattern picks up audio from two directions, you're probably speaking into 1 side, which is only producing sound in the left channel. The cardioid polar pattern Is used for individual use.
  4. I haven't personally used the A20's, but It seems like the poor comfort is due to poor design and choice of materials for the headband. You mentioned that you could return them, probably best to look for other options if you don't want to do some janky modding to improve the comfort. There are many alternatives that are comfortable.
  5. I actually forgot to ask your location. I was mentioning headphones for a $200 Canadian budget. Only now realizing you mentioned the HD6xx, which are obviously more than $200 CAD. You'd have a few more closed back options in the $200 USD price range, but I still stand by my 770 pro (80ohm version) recommendation. It's difficult to really explain soundstage to someone new without comparing headphones in person, although @Kalm_Traveler1 describes it well. It gets complex, as it is subjective and lacks quantifiable graphs to actually show its performance. Let's say you're playing Battlefield V, which has really good sound design, a headphone with a smaller soundstage will sound close to your ears, without much separation in distance of sound; It creates a claustrophobic sound. Headphones with wider soundstages have better separation and will sound "larger", better simulating an experience of being your character's shoes. It will basically sound less like you're wearing headphones, with all of the sounds coming from those two drivers right next to your ears. Headphones, in general, have a limitation on how well they can produce soundstage compared to speakers, but most Open-backs will outshine closed-backs, such as your Razer's. Sound Signature is just how people describe the headphone's flavor of sound. For example, your Razer headset is most likely possesses a bass-heavy sound signature, which tends to bleed into mids and make it sound muddy or "underwater/congested". Bass/Lows - These are basically your lower frequency sounds, think of sub-bass which is what makes your ears rumble or the lower frequencies of a kick drum. Mids - A lot of instruments and sounds fit within this large range. Both Male and female vocals, guitar, piano etc etc. Treble/Highs - These are high frequency sounds like a high hat on a drum, or the "SSSS" sounds from speaking In the case that you'd consider open back headphones, there are a lot of options in the $200 price range. - Sennheiser HD6XX aka HD650 (These are just a rebranded pair of HD650's, which are fantastic. I own a pair of HD650's, they excel with mid-range, which makes vocals really shine for when I'm listening to ballads for example. Treble is competent, avoids being sharp or piercing, and the Bass has a nice texture and sounds quite controlled. It's a relatively warm leaning sound. Soundstage isn't super wide, but it's definitely sufficient and natural. These are also very very comfortable headphones, more so than the DT770's i've talked about before. Since they're open-back, the design doesn't cater to isolation, allowing for the choice of earpad material to be much more breathable. Be aware, they can be a bit harder to drive/power than some others headphones, ie. you may need an amp depending on your motherboard. - AKG K7XX aka K702 (I don't have too much experience with these headphones, but many people love these headphones. I've read that they have a very wide soundstage, wider than the HD650's, and it has a bit of a vshaped sound signature, with some recessed mids that sound a bit distant. - HiFiMan HE-4XX or HE400i (I own the HE400i's, which I believe shares the same characteristics as the HE-4XX. I've heard that the 4XX's are a pair of 400i's with better comfort and build quality. These are planar-magnetic headphones, which is just a different technology used to produce sound. This allows them to have very nice and extended bass. These also have a wider soundstage than the HD6XX's. Mid-range is good, but there is less detail and aren't as forward as the 6XX's. There are other great options as well, but massdrop has really lowered the price points on these previously mid-range $400 headphones making them a great value. Hope I didn't just confuse you more!
  6. Would you mind elaborating on your situation in regards to open-back headphones. I'm assuming you want a closed-back headphones because your environment is noisy. I personally believe games are more generally more immersive with open-back headphones, because they tend to have wider soundstages and more accurate imaging. I few good closed-back headphones you may want to consider: - Audio Technica M40X (In my opinion, these are better than the M50x's, in terms of its sound quality and signature.) - Sennheiser HD598CS (I actually own a pair of these, but am loaning them to a friend who is on a trip to vietnam at the moment. I got them brand new for only $120 off craigslist, and my first impressions were positive. - Shure SRH-840 (I've used these in the past, they're quite good closed back headphones, but the build has been known to have issues with cracking, so be warry. - Audio Technica A700x (I've never tried these before, but I've read positive things about them, you may want to see if you like them.) Although, one of my personal favourites are the Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro's. I own these and I still use them occasionally, which really is a compliment. They have a v-shape type sound signature, basically their lows and highs are bit more forward and emphasized than the mids are. This really comes down to personal taste and the genres of music you listen to. BUT, these don't slouch when it comes to mids either, they aren't as recessed as some may say they are. The bass is extension is quite fantastic for the price range. I don't find the highs/treble to be fatiguing, but mileage varies, as I'm personally not too sensitive to brighter sound signatures The comfort department is top notch, they will definitely feel better than your Razer's. They may be a bit tight at first though, as the clamping force is quite strong new. It makes up for it with the nice pleather headband, and very very comfortable velour pads. You won't have issues with build quality, german tanks tbh, just doesn't have a detachable cable sadly. Oh, and I can't forget to mention that they have an impressive soundstage for a closed back headphone. It's very difficult to find closed back headphones in the $200 price range, that are comfortable, with solid bass and have a good soundstage all together. If you need me to elaborate on anything I've said, feel free to ask man.
  7. There are many fantastic options available, but some will suit needs better than others. 1. Do you know what type of sound signature you prefer? ie, bass-leaning soundsignature, v-shaped, mids-focused for vocals, etc. 2. What genres of music do you primarily listen to? 3. Would you prefer an open or closed back pair of headphones? ie. Open back would have no sound isolation and leak sound. Closed back will happen better isolation and less sound leakage. Most reputable open back headphones should perform quite well for gaming purposes. You only really need a decent soundstage and imaging. The under $100 price range is a bit tough as of now. Personally, I don't really like most of the current offerings. You could find a pretty solid pair of headphones if you're willing to buy a New Pair off someone on craigslist or facebook, possibly a pair of HD598s (open-back), for just over $100, or M40x's (closed-back) for around $100. They both have different sound signatures, comfort levels, etc.
  8. Disappeared from LTT for quite a while. Just slowly collecting tech as the months go by haha http://i.imgur.com/kiKLZqt.jpg

  9. You won't perform better solely off a key switch change, but you might be affected by change if it was to occur. For example, I'm VERY accustomed to Cherry MX Red switches and can't use any other switch nearly as comfortably. But I wouldn't say Membrane to said Mechanical switch would improve your play.
  10. The AT2020 USB doesn't have the live monitoring feature, so if you value that you should look further towards the blue yeti, or maybe even the AT2020USB+ if you can find it for a decent price.
  11. I agree, none of the keys are inherently better than others for a given task. For example, I'm better when typing on Cherry MX Reds
  12. The bass isn't even "Good" on the krakens imo . It's way too overpowering (bleeds), loose and lacking depth. Pretty much all of the headphones we'll be recommending will probably have less bass.
  13. Very comfortable, but if you have a large head they may not be.