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Signed On Dec 12, 2003, 11:04
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Hardware > Headphones
11. No subject Mar 14, 2012, 05:42 rocketpcguy
 
thanks for the information Verno & Bucky, and my apologies to Sepharo

the reviews for the Sennheiser HD595 seem very good, but it seems discontinued in favour of the HD598 which is even slightly better. the ATH-AD700 seems great too; but the impression I got from reviews was that the hd59x had better bass. i think i might go for the hd598.

the Antlion Modmic is important too; I am using a yum cha desk microphone and it does get quite in the way and has below average quality.

however, i am not sure about the sound card and whether it'd be worth it. i can definitely hear a vast difference between my onboard chipset & my creative live 5.1!, but wondering if getting a pricier card would make too much of a difference. i have a dual boot too; so linux compatibility is an extra complication.
 
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Hardware > Headphones
4. Re: Headphones Mar 13, 2012, 01:17 rocketpcguy
 
i just discovered this "closed headphone" vs "open headphone" thing. i am reading that open headphones have better "soundstage" than closed ones (leaking sound is not a problem), but the bass is potentially less? did you notice less powerful bass in your HD-555 compared to HD-280? i am not expecting earth shattering bass, but i wouldn't want it less than my existing headphones.

i had my audio technica headphones since 2006; since I am very careful at handling my headpones and never move them away from my table. so i am thinking of splurging on the Sennheiser HD598 since it looks like it might last for quite some time, what do you think?
 
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Hardware > Headphones
1. Headphones Mar 12, 2012, 13:42 rocketpcguy
 
i need to get some good headphones; both for gaming & general purpose use. it seems most audio-heads recommend i stay away from "gaming" headphones as the price is high for medium quality; but i wanted opinions here.

(i currently have a fairly cheap Audio-Technica ATH M20 and an external mic)

any recommendations? what do you guys use? i can go as high as $200.

also, i currently have a creative live 5.1! pci card; some people say i should upgrade my sound card too; but others say the difference is mostly the placebo effect and the cost is better off spend on better headphones. any thoughts?
 
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News Comments > Hardware Reviews
2. Re: PS Vita Feb 15, 2012, 14:49 rocketpcguy
 
yeah, i was about to skip the review of the ps vita by a site called ps vita until i hover the link and saw it was hardware heaven  
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News Comments > Hardware Reviews
2. Re: their goals in this field the P90X Nov 26, 2011, 01:19 rocketpcguy
 
Blue, you should ban sbttop; all his posts are ads/SEO hacks.

 
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News Comments > DOOM III Source Code Released
11. Re: DOOM III Source Code Released Nov 23, 2011, 10:22 rocketpcguy
 
"It didn't look THAT stellar"? this video is of the doom 3 alpha leaked in 2002, what other games in 2002 looked half as good?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4583FXCYOEQ
 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
2. Re: Game Reviews Nov 19, 2011, 03:47 rocketpcguy
 
it feels like the first Skyrim review on bluesnews; i was just yesterday wondering why there were no skyrim reviews posted.

i haven't played the elder scrolls 4: oblivion. is it worth playing that first, or is it so similar that its best to jump to skyrim?

 
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News Comments > Game Reviews
2. Re: Who's my boy? Nov 18, 2011, 14:53 rocketpcguy
 
it's good, but you should add your own screenshots. and maybe rename it to "battlefield 3 multiplayer review"

 
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News Comments > Hardware Reviews
1. Seagate Barracuda 3TB Review; A 1TB Hard Drive Nov 1, 2011, 15:19 rocketpcguy
 
when you put "Seagate Barracuda 3TB Review; A 1TB Hard Drive"; i thought they started making disks like tapes and give hardware compression to make the claim that 1TB = 3TB.
it's actually 1TB / Platter.
 
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News Comments > Hardware Reviews
1. Re: Hardware Reviews Oct 31, 2011, 12:48 rocketpcguy
 
he still has to take out the device from the toilet after peeing on it.

 
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News Comments > New UDK Beta
1. Re: New UDK Beta Oct 29, 2011, 07:23 rocketpcguy
 
UT3 is lots of fun (esp. warfare); looks great and scales well on different hardware. how come very few play it?  
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News Comments > Hardware Reviews
1. GIGABYTE G1.Sniper 2 Sep 19, 2011, 15:13 rocketpcguy
 
Blue, GIGABYTE G1.Sniper 2 is not a headset, it's a motherboard.  
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News Comments > EA on Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters Issues and Refunds
4. Re: EA on Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12: The Masters Issues and Refunds Sep 15, 2011, 12:08 rocketpcguy
 
*everyone looking down* fine I'LL tell blue. "trcently released" -> "recently released".  
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News Comments > PC LIMBO Plans
3. Re: PC LIMBO Plans Jul 2, 2011, 01:34 rocketpcguy
 
let me assure anyone that was confused that this has nothing to do with the content-stealing game Limbo of the Lost:
http://www.gametrailers.com/video/destiny-trailer-limbo-of-the/34863
 
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News Comments > Crysis 2 DirectX 11 Patch Monday
1. Re: Crysis 2 DirectX 11 Patch Monday Jun 22, 2011, 15:20 rocketpcguy
 
where are those screenshots that they used to have of the new DX11 stuff?
 
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News Comments > Morning Tech Bits
1. VirtualBox Jun 15, 2011, 15:47 rocketpcguy
 
it's virtualbox 4.0.8  
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News Comments > Wired 3D Vision Glasses
6. Re: Wired 3D Vision Glasses Jun 5, 2011, 03:07 rocketpcguy
 
it should work:
http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?showtopic=92097
though some say there is more ghosting than a 3d LCD.
also, the changelog of the nvidia vision driver on jan 2010 has "Fixed a bug that prevented CRT users from using 3D Vision. The Setup Wizard should now properly detect CRTs if it properly reports its timing to the operating system.", so the problems in the forum link above should be gone.
i don't have 3d myself, just giving links to info.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
6. Oblivion or Fallout 3 Jun 1, 2011, 02:30 rocketpcguy
 
i haven't played oblivion or fallout 3 or fallout new vegas. which one should I start with, and how similar are they.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
10. Re: CRT FTW! Aug 30, 2010, 09:29 rocketpcguy
 
my second samsung also started acting odd after 2 years (the power LED turned off and on for many minutes and later hours before the monitor started working, so i had to keep the monitors on all the time if i didn't want to wait. it also made a slight buzzing noise).

my viewsonic is still working, but i dont know if its a coincidence that both my samsungs failed after two years (within 4 months of each other).
 
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