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Parkway Drive

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    Sydney, Australia
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  • CPU
    Intel i7 3770K @ 4.6GHz
  • Motherboard
    Asus Maximus V Formula (Modded Blue)
  • RAM
    Corsair Dominator GT 16GB (4x4GB) @ 1866MHz
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  • Case
    Corsair Obsidian 800D
  • Storage
    2x Intel 520 120GB in RAID0 (OS) - Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (Games) - 320GB Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 - 2x 500GB Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 - 2TB WD Green WD20EARX - 3TB Seagate ST3000DM001
  • PSU
    Corsair AX1200
  • Display(s)
    4x Dell P2412H 24" - Dell E228WFP 22"
  • Cooling
    Swiftech Apogee HD (Black) - EK-RAM Dominator X4 Copper - 2x EK-FC680 GTX Copper - XSPC RX480 & RX240 - 2x Swiftech MCP655 - Bitspower Pump Mod Kit (Matte Black) - Bitspower Dual D5 Mod Top - EK-Multioption RES X2 250 Adv. - Primochill Primoflex Pro LRT Tubing 1/2" & 3/8" - Bitspower Compression Fittings - Bitspower Flow Indicator - Arctic Cooling MX-4
  • Keyboard
    Razer Blackwidow Ultimate
  • Mouse
    Razer Deathadder V2
  • Sound
    Asus onboard Supreme FX / ThunderFX DAC - Logitech X-540 - Sennheiser HD558 w/ Modmic 4.0

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  1. First phone: Nokia 3210 First Smartphone: HTC Desire HD Current phone is HTC One (M7)
  2. Parkway Drive


    Check your Mic properties. There's usually an option to turn on noise suppression. Should get rid of some of the hiss but you may have to up the volume. I actually had to turn off my NS, the mic was plenty loud enough and clear that I could run it without any effects on and still sound great.
  3. I agree with giving the HyperX Cloud a go but are you open to headphones + mic?
  4. I'd have to agree, I'd recommend the HD558 they sound like they cover your criteria very well and have a great soundstage. Another option for open are AD700X or DT990. DT770 are also great for closed headphones as well as COP. Also check out some of the reviews on the forums. Here's one I did on the HD558, if there's anything helpful there. http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/67563-sennheiser-558-mic-review/
  5. :lol: The monitor will probably refresh quicker than you can decide on in game actions. It'll be fine for gaming but it's still a TN panel so colours won't be as nice as an IPS.
  6. Plenty of options under $200. Could you please clarify what your usage will be.
  7. ATH-M50 sit more on the ear than over, HD558 are around the ear. Yes, they can both plug into a PC. Both come with adapters to switch between 1/4" and 1/8" (3.5mm). Either are good, but different users prefer their different features. My best recommendation would be to try either one and find how it works for your intended usage. I personally prefer the HD558 because I use them for Games, Movies/TV shows, and music. I don't take them out of the house and have attached a modmic 4.0 for my intended use. I prefer the open sound stage as I find it very helpful for gunfire, footsteps, and spatial awareness within games. They are also the most comfortable headphones I have worn as the cups sit around my ears and not on. In saying all that there are others that hate both headphones. In my opinion I usually try to look for issues with either, such as build quality, customer service, availability and pricing within your country and from those replies from others then I start to eliminate options. Both of these headphones have been recommended on the forums and usually it's out of personal preference, not from issues with the above mentioned. So in that case I would put the choice down to your own intended use and preference of how either sounds to you. There are plenty of other options as well so if something doesn't fit for your use, then check out some of the other threads with recommended headphones. If you are going to do that, I would keep it open and just state your intended usage, budget and maybe a country so others can help you find a pair that will suit your scenario. Goodluck and enjoy your audio experience.
  8. 1. Try all the headphones you can. 2. Buy the headphones you like the most and can afford. 3. Come back and enjoy the banter on the Audio forums
  9. I've had 2x Intel 520 120GB in RAID0 for almost 2 years now. Never had a problem with them and they're super quick. In saying that I also have an 840 Pro 256GB but not in any raid config, I haven't had a problem with that either. Intel have a great track record for reliability, but I haven't heard of a Samsung 840 Pro failing yet. Either will be fantastic.
  10. I got mine last week and it's been exceptional for me. I've even had to turn down some of my gain since it was outputting a lot better than most headset mics I've used. Turning off the gain also helped with removing hiss and the clarity is definitely better than headsets. I've run mine through my onboard SupremeFX on the Maximus V Formula and now have it setup through my ThunderFX DAC, I also have mine roughly 4-5cm. I'm loving it so far with my HD558. My guess is it's probably defective, and the quality I'm getting is on par with that of Logan and Linus. Maybe give Jimmy an email and see if you could get a replacement. Goodluck I really hope you get it sorted because it has been one of the best headset mics I've used so far.
  11. I have HD558 + Modmic 4.0 and have run it off my ThunderFX. Probably not the best but more than enough. I've run it off my onboard SupremeFX before and it's been perfectly fine. Honestly you won't need anything to run either. Just pop it into onboard audio and you'll be fine. If adding one of your audio devices changes the signature to something more to your liking then great, but you probably won't need to get anything else to run them for a noticeable difference. The headphones are some of the best I've used and the mic performs better than any headset mic I've had. You won't be disappointed with your choice, just sit back and enjoy the better audio experience http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/67563-sennheiser-558-mic-review/
  12. If you're willing to bump up the budget, get some open headphones like HD558, AD700X, etc and be done with it.
  13. Updated the review with the addition of a ModMic 4.0. Still loving these headphones/headset