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Parkway Drive

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  • Location
    Sydney, Australia
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  • CPU
    AMD Ryzen 3950X
  • Motherboard
    Asus ROG Crosshair VIII Hero (WiFi)
  • RAM
    G.Skill 64GB (4x16GB) Ripjaws V DDR4 3600MHz CL18
  • GPU
  • Case
    Corsair Obsidian 800D
  • Storage
    Samsung 960 EVO 500GB (OS)
    Samsung 840 Pro 256GB (Games)
    Seagate 10TB Ironwolf ST10000VN0004
    Seagate 10TB Barracuda PRO ST10000DM0004
    Western Digital Black 2TB WD2003FZEX
    Seagate 3TB Barracuda ST3000DM001 (x2)
    Western Digital Green 2TB WD20EARS
    Intel SSD 520 120GB
    Kingston SSDNow V300 120GB
  • PSU
    Corsair AX1200
  • Display(s)
    Dell P2412H 24" (x4)
    Dell E228WFP 22"
  • Cooling
    Noctua NF-F12 Industrial PPC120mm 2000RPM PWM (x6)
    Noctua NF-F14 Industrial PPC140mm 2000RPM PWM
    EK Supremacy EVO Nickel
    EK-RAM Monarch X4 Nickel
    EK-RAM Monarch Module x4
    EK-FC680 GTX Copper x2
    XSPC RX480
    XSPC RX240
    Swiftech MCP655
    Bitspower Pump Mod Kit (Matte Black)
    Bitspower D5 Mod Top
    Bitspower D5 Reservoir Top Upgrade Kit 150 Blue
    Primochill Rigid PETG 3/8in x 1/2in
    Primochill Revolver Fittings
    Bitspower Fittings
    Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut
    Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut
  • Keyboard
    Razer Blackwidow Chroma V2
  • Mouse
    Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum
  • Sound
    ThunderFX DAC - Logitech X-540 - Sennheiser HD558 w/ Modmic 4.0
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro
  • Laptop
    Razer Blade 14 (2014)
  • Phone
    Samsung Galaxy S20

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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 spa
  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
  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 disappoi
  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