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Received mine yesterday. I connected them directly to my MixAmp Pro 2013 and played COD on the XBONE. The first thing I noticed was I need to turn the volume almost to maximum to get good game volume. Is that normal? I typically use my X1 for gaming and can get them loud with the volume dial halfway.
The second thing I noticed was explosions and bullets sounded more muffled than they do on my X1. Do I need an amp to reach their true potential?
Yes, you need a amp. The k7xx are harder to drive.
Yep oscara74, it seems the Astro can not provide the power the KXX needs to sound it's best.
FiiO E11k ($60) or Schiit Magni ($79) amplifiers, just daisy chain one of them off the Astro.
Agree with Tacoboy. Love my Schiit Audio Magni 2 Uber! $150 direct from Schiit ($15 to ship)
Thanks for the feedback and feared that might be the case. I have an O2. Is that powerful enough or will I need the Magni?
The original Magni good or do I need the Magni 2?
Schiit has the original as a close out for $79 on the website and it should be adequate. I find these don't drive nearly as hard as I had anticipated. Schiit products on Amazon are sold by Schiit but they simply charge more there for them ($20 for Magni). Best to buy direct at schiit.com
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