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markvach94
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Mar 31, 2020
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If I already own a THX AAA 789 and a great pair of wired headphones, is there any benefit to use these if I wont be taking advantage of wireless? I only use headphones for at home use.
Mar 31, 2020
Zeeke069
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Mar 31, 2020
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From what I have read and seen on youtube reviews, no. You would be better off with either a different amp or a different closed back like the argon or something like that. I have a 789 but want these for around the house and outside stuff vs plugged in. But who knows might make great gaming headset as well.
Mar 31, 2020
League544
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Mar 31, 2020
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Iems are better for gaming, pros use iems as well. Never understood why people choose to wear highly uncomfortable headphones to get higher sound quality. How can you even appreciate the sound quality when there is a nagging pain somewhere guaranteed by wearing heavy uncomfortable headphones. I think it's just a cultural thing I think people are starting to think for themselves and start waking up to what really matters, and that's COMFORT. Even my hd6xx has been collecting dust the past year, even with sheepskin memory foam pads, my etymotics sound just as good with better comfort.
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Mar 31, 2020
Zeeke069
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Mar 31, 2020
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Well lot of us disagree, I have Custom molded Roxanne's that sound amazing but I would never use them for gaming. Look at the Audeze LCD-GX its 460g and sells faster than they can make them. Dont get my wrong my IEMs are amazing, but not for gaming. Just like these will be great for when I dont want a tether cable to my iphone and that stupid dongle.
Mar 31, 2020
WhichwaydidheGo
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Mar 31, 2020
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We get it you don't find over-ear headphones comfortable. You need to realize that's not true for everyone. Some people can't stand the way IEMs fit or feel. That's the thing about using subjective qualities to judge something, the outcome varries depending on the judge.
Mar 31, 2020
Zekerish
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Mar 31, 2020
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From what I saw these being specifically tuned for AAA makes them gain a good amount when hooked up to a 789 which seems fair and makes sense.
Mar 31, 2020
eddiezr
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Mar 31, 2020
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I am happy to relieve you of the burden of your sheepskin memory foam pads. Send them to me poste haste. Cheers!
Mar 31, 2020
Shortbed
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Mar 31, 2020
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Pros use IEMs at tournaments because they help block out the noise of the crowd in addition to the ear muffs they have to wear. At home most of them use over-the-ear gaming headsets.
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Mar 31, 2020
League544
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Apr 1, 2020
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Wow, are those considered the holy grail iems? It seems like it lately. What other headphones could you possibly be wearing that are better than those even over ears? I mean I’m thinking about everything not only just the sound quality it seems like custom molded I am’s would be infinitely more comfortable than over ears while offering 99% of the sound quality, is this correct? Are my Etys on par with your roxys in your opinion in at least imaging? I would venture to say you are an absolute God for owning those headphones, but then again I spent 4300 bucks on PUBG mobile the past couple of months which I could have used for those Roxy’s instead (probably should have). Thank you for your compelling argument. -bows-
Apr 1, 2020
League544
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Apr 1, 2020
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That’s quite interesting! I guess nothing will ever be a 40 decimal reduction from Etymotic tri-flanges with muffs over. Yes indeed I think noise reduction is the most important aspect of hearing footsteps/ nuances in gaming. I’ve just been hearing recently that I am‘s have reached identical sound quality to almost all Over-ears. I’m just not sure if this is true, I am compelled to believe it because my Etys get similar if not identical sound to my hd6xxs through a Mont Blanc Fiio. Of course much less sound stage. Etys are very narrow, but still for the overall picture the Etys destroy the 6xx if we look at portability/sound quality/comfort.
Apr 1, 2020
League544
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Apr 1, 2020
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Sure! Might add a sprinkle of corona on there to sweeten the deal!
Apr 1, 2020
League544
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Apr 1, 2020
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The only reason I am championing this, is because many experts are now saying IEMs are matching the sound quality, if not surpassing the sound quality of most over-ear headphones. Over-ear headphones seem like an antiquated, main stream way for people to get high-quality audio and I’m all about moving forward in a safe way (for example I wouldn’t wear Bluetooth headphones in both ears 12 hours a day for example due to lack of studies on Bluetooth radiation, but I’m not mortified by them I’ll still wear my buds+ for hours, it’s just not something I try to do if I can avoid it). To me, the audio scene is similar to the knife scene: people are so rabid about the biggest and most expensive thing and they just assume that it Hass to be the best if it’s the biggest and most expensive, when in reality even experts between many knife steels have a hard time noticing. For example, I own the “greatest knife steel ever created” (s110v), and that knife is collecting dust whereas my $20 Chinese Kershaw chill knife goes with me everywhere and I absolutely love it for its looks, size, almost identical in performance, with more often sharpening (not like you need to sharpen a knife that often unless you’re a professional always cutting things anyways/ or if it’s a kitchen knife, but if you’re going to use a kitchen knife, a ceramic knife out performs any metal composite anyways, just on that a crystal structure will always cut better than a metallic one, I haven’t had to sharpen my Walmart ceramic knife I’ve had for the past 10 years even once (not like you can haha), cuts just as good as any expensive chef knife without needing to sharpen it, won’t rust, no weird metal taste, etc. Sorry for giving you that long somewhat unrelated argument: I’ve only been an “audiophile” for 3 years, sounds like you guys know a lot more than I do when it comes to audio and maybe I’m just sounding a little bit ignorant but I’m tired of the bullshit and if I can find it I’ll try to point it out and help people not spend all their money on things they won’t need/ won’t notice.
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Apr 1, 2020
pimlicosound
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Apr 1, 2020
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" I wouldn’t wear Bluetooth headphones in both ears 12 hours a day for example due to lack of studies on Bluetooth radiation" If it helps at all, it doesn't work like that, for two reasons. 1) Bluetooth headphones don't transmit signals (except for very occasional and brief signals to maintain pairing); instead they receive signals transmitted from another source (eg. your smartphone). Therefore the headphones are not emitting radiation in the radio frequencies. And the source is in no way beaming its signal (and therefore its radio emissions) directionally at your headphones (and therefore at your head); instead the source emits radiation in all directions. So you could calculate the radiation energy received by your head using the inverse-square rule. 2) Radio frequency waves do not interact directly with humans. Firstly, the wavelength is too long – the waves simply pass through/around our bodies. Secondly, because of the long wavelengths, radio waves carry very little energy. Even if they did not pass through our bodies, they carry too little energy to damage us like, for instance, microwave or gamma wave radiation. In short, there's no risk of radiation damage from Bluetooth headphones. Hope that makes you feel better about wearing them.
Apr 1, 2020
League544
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Thank you for posting this I sure hope it is I guess they just haven’t been around for long enough to be able to till then again cell phones have and the rate of brain cancer is still the same and I’m pretty sure there’s people that talk on the phone 10 hours a day.
Apr 1, 2020
markvach94
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Apr 3, 2020
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I appreiciate all the input you guys made. I never thought about using IEMs for gaming. My daily driver is the HD 800S paired with the THX AAA 789 and SMSL SU-8 and I love that for gaming and don't find them uncomfortable at all. I use them balanced and the soundstage is fantastic for gaming in my opninion.
Apr 3, 2020
Kriidex
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Apr 7, 2020
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Im sorry you had to have the league retard comment on your simple question.
Apr 7, 2020
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