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The PC Audio Thread: Sound Cards, On-Board Audio, Speakers, Headsets: New Products and Reviews

  • @joeyboy_achievement_unlocked

    1) Yung M40X is a bit more neutral vs sa M50X which is a bit more bassy, pleasing ang signature ng ATH
    2) Build quality ng M40X is top notch
    3) For 4-5k, maganda ang price:performance ng M40X compared to a lot of HPs
    4) Can't say
  • @joeyboy_achievement_unlocked
    so i just would like to ask @everyone kung ano mga recommended nyo headphones sa mga budget ranges na 5k at 10k

    Kung willing ka to stretch to Php 10K I think mas madaming options. Yung Audio Technica ATH-M50X is a common pick pero I would suggest you try looking at the headphone groups sa Facebook and look for good deals on 2nd hand Sennheiser or Beyerdynamic headphones. Look for Sennheiser HD598 or yung mga nag-order ng Mass Drop specials then binebenta kasi gusto mag-upgrade.

    If willing ka mag-order abroad I would look at the Mass Drop options, especially these headphones:

    Sennheiser HD6XX = USD $199.99 (equivalent to HD650)
    Sennheiser HD58X = USD $149.99 (equivalent to HD600)
    AKG K7XX = USD $199.99

    Personally I would go for the MassDrop Sennheisers kasi hard to beat in terms of sound quality + comfort + value. For long term listening maganda ang comfort level ng mga Sennheiser circumaural headphones kasi they are light sa head and breathable ang ear pads nila. After a few hours yung feeling na may headphones ka sa ulo tends to "disappear" kasi maganda ang long term comfort nila.

    Also they "scale up" in sound quality with better amplification and better audio sources so tingin ko matagal-tagal pa before you will need to upgrade to better sounding headphones.

    If you think about it sayang din kasi... the Sennheiser HD650 locally costs Php 22.5K while the HD600 costs Php 19K. Both were flagship headphones during yung time nila and if you can get them from MassDrop at less than half the price, sulit na.
  • @joeyboy_achievement_unlocked

  • Audio technica ATH M40X ok ba for both music and games?


    for music and movies, hell yes, but for games: if we're talking about positioning, not so much. Iba parin pag pang gaming talaga na headset. madidistinguish mo talaga saan nanggagaling.

    I've tried it before sa CS & L4D2, left and right positioning lang maririnig mo e (footsteps, gunshots, ricochet, etc)

    hth.
  • ^ and yes, uncomfy yung foam nya mejo matigas para sa akin, nasanay din ng ilang months sumakit tenga ko lol

    pero quality wise, sarap manood ng movies and soundtrip. \m/
  • thanks @sleepygeepy and @fakuryu! kung hassle yun paship, m50x na siguro ako. parang eto ata yun tinatarget ko talaga hindi yun m40x. before i check sa ibang thread about ordering online, baka may pwede quick share lang dito experience nila ordering headphones from massdrop? convenient/affordable enough naman ba yun mga additional fees, if any?
  • @joeyboy_achievement_unlocked

    If you want ATH models, go for the even numbers. 40 or 60. Much better for gaming since neutral yung sound signature nya.
  • Btw, im using BGVP DM6. If ever interested ka sa IEM. I've tried m40x, m50x, m60x and dm6. Eto pinaka nagustuhan ko. And hindi bulky and di takaw tingin sa magnanakaw.
  • @joeyboy

    dami ko na bro nabili sa massdrop: 5 headphones, 2 iem's, 1 Mech, 1 speaker set. Oks naman shipping nila pero haba lang talaga hintay mo, siguro 3-4 weeks from the time they shipped the item kasi mukhang via sea freight tapos dadaan sa local post office (which means you're gonna pick it up from the post office, too)
    Regarding fees, yang mga special edition HPs nila fixed yata na 15USD additional shipping fee. Malalaman mong mas malapit sayo yung item kung less than 15USD yung fee, pero hindi mababawasan yung wait time mo.

    Hindi ako fan niyang M50X. Masyado ma hiss yung trebles niya. Masakit sa tenga para sakin. I'd put my money on the m40x. Also, try out the Phillips SHP 9500, available na yan locally. Kung sasagarin mo talaga 10k, try mo sir yung HE4XX ni Massdrop. 170USD so mga 9k-10k pag dagdag shipping

    -- edited by matchachloe on Feb 12 2019, 12:33 PM
  • chester314
    FiiO E10k sir, or yung bago nilang K3.

    Matino narin yung DAC/Amp implementation nila dun sa Scarlett solo 2nd gen. Audio interface siya kaya may mic port na XLR pero pwede mo namang kalimutan. Line out nga lang yung RCA niya sa likod kaya hindi mo amp yung speakers na isasaksak mo dun. Available yan sa sikat na music store na malapit sa tunog ng jollibee.

    -- edited by matchachloe on Feb 12 2019, 12:43 PM
  • @matchachloe

    sir salamat sa recommendation. icheck ko yan.
  • Best 3000php or below headset? Pang FPS games daw(CSGO/R6/APEX). I suggested my friend na save nalang for a Cloud Alpha(so damn good) pero ayaw.

    Suggest ko sa kanya is Cloud Stinger. Is it good too?

    Thanks.
  • SnakeEyes416140

    Thank you sa suggestion, about sa konzert, naicompare mo na ba to sa ibang brand like logitech or edifier, priority ko rin po kasi ung bass, baka walang buhay nmn need ko ung parang babasag ng salamin, pagnanonood ng movies or naglalaro ng games.
  • Worth it pa bang bumili ng Bose Companion 5 (USB cable) for Mac OS X High Sierra/Mojave or Windows 10?

    Bali-balita raw kasi di na raw compatible sa mga Operating Systems na 'to due to drivers?

    If compatible naman,
    Kamusta experience? Lifespan? Durability? Any hidden issues?
  • "There is no such thing as gaming audio, just get a good audio"


    -- edited by tongerks on Feb 13 2019, 05:51 PM
  • ^
    I can't speak for the other surround technologies featured in that video but at least with my experience with SBX, it needs to be properly configured on the driver, OS and in the game to get the best results. Linus seems to have tested with out of the box settings. Also, SBX 5.1 on the SBZ is said to be better that SBX 7.1 on the AE5.

    Since it has a 30-day free trial from the Windows Store, I tried the Dolby Atmos for Headphones app which topped their charts and it sounds really bad man. Everything is flat, muffled and sounds ngongo. Perhaps it isn't properly implemented in BF1 but I'm sticking with SBX 5.1 until I get my hands on a Super X-Fi.
  • Ok ba bumili ng DAC amp? na realize ko na 2010 tech pa yata itong gamit kong onboard audio (realtek alc892)
    Sabi ng iba na maganda daw kuha external dac or amp sa mga headphones, lalo yung phone ko eh redmi note 5 na mahina ang sound and sub par vs the china model.

    ok ba yung mga portable dac amp para magamit sa pc and phone?
  • @ViperXtreme

    Ok naman mag DAC/AMP for PC and smartphone use. Pero ideally spend more on the headphone / IEM muna, kasi no point din in buying a DAC/AMP kung i-pair mo lang with budget or entry-level headphones. Baka hindi mo ma-appreciate yung improvement in sound quality or masyado maliit ang improvement na mang-hinayang ka sa ginastos mo on the DAC/AMP. Also mga smartphone ngayon maganda narin ang onboard DAC/AMP nila and sometimes hassle lang mag-bitbit ng extra device.

    Kung sa akin lang, maganda ang external DAC/AMP for desktop use. Pair it with headphones or kahit powered speakers kasi naka-pirmi lang siya sa desk at hindi mo problema ang charging or battery life. Kahit yung portable DAC/AMP with battery is fine, medyo i-manage mo lang yung charging niya para hindi masira kaagad ang battery dahil constantly plugged sa PC. Pero ideally desktop DAC/AMP na gamitin mo kung always connected siya sa PC.

    Pero kung gagamitin mo for a hand-held mobile setup, like while commuting or travelling... parang mas ok mag rely on your smartphone nalang. Hassle din kasi yung may extra device na nakakabit sa smartphone then i-manage mo pa yung battery niya ang charging plus the extra wires / interconnects. One use case na maganda ang portable DAC/AMP is kung nagdadala ka ng laptop to school or office at gusto mo yung portable setup for headphones or IEMs. Typically hindi din maganda ang audio outputs ng mga laptops ngayon so bringing a small USB DAC/AMP can be a big improvement.
  • Thats why i mentioned mahina ang sound ng smartphone ko pag rely lang ako doon, (google redmi note 5 weak audio output on 3.5mm jack) meron mga workaround by flashing but i tend not to flash my phones and its just a band aid solution mostly, unless i buy a new phone.
    Also mentioned PC para masulit din yung gamit
    Im using hyperx cloud alpha btw
  • @ViperXtreme

    Well kung that's the case then pair mo nalang yung Redmi Note 5 with a mobile DAC/AMP na USB OTG capable. Ang HyperX Cloud Alpha is very easy to drive so hindi naman kailangan ng malakas na amplifier. Take a look at the FiiO DAC/AMP's tulad ng FiiO K1 and Q1, although mas maganda kung ma-audition mo sila first before buying.
  • Who is using Adobe Audition CC and knows how to use it ?

    I might also need help to master my sample.
  • @ViperXtreme

    Ok ba bumili ng DAC amp? na realize ko na 2010 tech pa yata itong gamit kong onboard audio (realtek alc892)
    Sabi ng iba na maganda daw kuha external dac or amp sa mga headphones, lalo yung phone ko eh redmi note 5 na mahina ang sound and sub par vs the china model.

    ok ba yung mga portable dac amp para magamit sa pc and phone?


    Sa amping audio chain, parating garbage-in-garbage-out. Kung sa tingin mo mahina ang audio ng RMN5 mo, pwede ka mag BT dac/amp gaya ng EarStudio ES100 or FiiO BTR3. May local seller nyan at around 6K.

    https://www.radsone.com/earstudio
    https://www.fiio.com/btr3

    Problema lang sa RMN5 mo ay Android Pie na ba yan? Kasi yung AI version ay may AptX-HD at LDAC na which is better than the normal SBC codec.

    Or try mo mag DL muna ang equalizer gaya ng Neutralizer para maayos ang 3.5mm jack output mo, honestly ang laki ng improvement sa RM4P ko. Kung naging okay na sayo yun, bili ka nalang ng external DAC/AMP para sa PC mo. Currently tinitignan ko yung FX-AUDIO DAC-X3/ DAC-X6 at yung FX-AUDIO FX-98S sa LZD kasi nagiisip ako palitan yung Encore ENMA ko.
  • @sleepygeepy
    @fakuryu
    thanks for the suggestions
    Naka oreo pa lang ako so yeah wala pa updated BT codec, not sure kung kelan darating
    Naalala ko tuloy mga BT receiver na para maging wireless yung headphone mo, isa sa mga reason kinuha ko cloud alpha removable cables and mic pwede i customize though me specific cable lang ang papasok sa alpha dahil masyado malalim yung tutusukan

    btw just recently nangalikot ako google and me isang method na gumana para lumakas headphone, i changed my phone region from philippines to india and boom sa lakas hinablot ko earphones ko (still on office di ko dala headphone), di ko akalaing gagana siya .
    Napaisip tuloy ako kung meron bang international agreement or standards sa mga phones na to kung ano loudness factor sa bawat region.
    Also noticed better sound quality, had to disable my old EQ settings and internal headphone effects para mas natural tunog

    -- edited by ViperXtreme on Feb 15 2019, 05:40 PM