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Wowzers. That’s twice the price in SA as it is here.
thats generally how it works out - because you look at the exchange rate - then add the shipping and handling charges via couriers and then the 15% VAT you have to pay to bring it in here, and everything is always twice the price that it is anywhere else in the world ..... and if its sold retail commercially add a markup for the wholesaler and then another for the dealer ..... this is why we get a bit shafted in terms of pricing here even when there's no duties on the item (you would still pay even more if there was)
 

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So I purchased an Audio Pro C10 on the weekend and it just arrived.

I’ve set it up and it’s great for the UK - small but punchy, easy to fit into a small room if you were renting.


It was £259 (R4 838,12).

Edit: just had a listen. Very good quality audio. It could have a bit more clarity as the treble can get a bit muddled, but overall, very good balance of warmth versus definition.

I am using Spotify Premium on my iPhone 8 Plus as a source, so it’s not the best to really benchmark the audio off.

I’m sure that connecting my DAC to the aux port would improve the sound further.

The bass is fantastic for such a small unit.
 
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Anyone using a px for gaming?
I need to help with setting up the in line mic for chat
 

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Anyone using a px for gaming?
I need to help with setting up the in line mic for chat
Someone please help this kind gentleman! Can’t be killing monsters in game chat
 

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Someone please help this kind gentleman! Can’t be killing monsters in game chat
We definitely need to play again soon.
I'm wondering if a cheap external sound card would help me, the headphone came with 1 of those splitter adapters, for mic and sound
 

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We definitely need to play again soon.
I'm wondering if a cheap external sound card would help me, the headphone came with 1 of those splitter adapters, for mic and sound
Yeah definitely. I don't have much experience with those cheap USB sound cards but I don't see why it would not work if it' has a mic input and/or is marketed as accepting a mic input.
 

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I’m considering selling my ModMic 5 Wireless to fund a Samson G-Track Pro with pop filter and arm. Not quite sure yet but getting close to making a decision. So consider this an early heads up. The ModMic 5 Wireless is a masterpiece and it works like a dream but my OCD wants me to consider the Samson.
 

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In other news, I bought an Arctis Pro + GameDAC a few weeks back and I’ve been suitably impressed (so far). I’m using it for online FPS and it’s doing a pretty decent job. I need to do some AB’ing with my A50 at some point. I still use my 650 or 800S with my desktop DAC/amp setup for single player games.
 

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I’m considering selling my ModMic 5 Wireless to fund a Samson G-Track Pro with pop filter and arm. Not quite sure yet but getting close to making a decision. So consider this an early heads up. The ModMic 5 Wireless is a masterpiece and it works like a dream but my OCD wants me to consider the Samson.
Any idea on how much you'd want for it, if you do decide to sell?

Sent from my BLA-L29 using Tapatalk
 

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I’m considering selling my ModMic 5 Wireless to fund a Samson G-Track Pro with pop filter and arm. Not quite sure yet but getting close to making a decision. So consider this an early heads up. The ModMic 5 Wireless is a masterpiece and it works like a dream but my OCD wants me to consider the Samson.
I'm offended, you know I need a mic and yet you haven't been in touch with me
 

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I'm offended, you know I need a mic and yet you haven't been in touch with me
Lol. You def have first option if you want it (and... if I sell).. but I wasn't sure you'd be interested tbh.
 

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Lol. You def have first option if you want it (and... if I sell).. but I wasn't sure you'd be interested tbh.
Well its either a standalone mic or buy a whole gaming headset just for games requiring voice, which I'm not keen on
 

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Any idea on how much you'd want for it, if you do decide to sell?

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Mmm not quite sure yet. It's a scarce gadget here and it's close to R2500 landed. So I guess somewhere around R1500-R1750 (preferably R1750). Will give that more thought if I sell but whatever price I slap on it will be a win-win.
 

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@dash09 what do you use for surround sound? Have you heard of or tried Hesuvi ? I'm going to test it this weekend. If it's as good as the feedback I've read, then I may just sell my Arctis Pro + GameDAC as well and go lock-stock-and=barrel audiophile on my gaming as well.

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This tool imitates the 7.1 to binaural sound effect of many surround virtualizations by making use of Equalizer APO's convolution filter. Available are impulse response that were recorded with activated...

– Dolby Atmos Headphone
– CMSS-3D
– SBX Pro Studio Surround (also found in BlasterX Acoustic Engine & THX TruStudio Pro)
– Dolby Headphone
– Sennheiser GSX Binaural 7.1
– DTS Headphone:X
– Windows Sonic Headphone
– Dolby Home Theater v4 Headphone Surround Virtualizer
– Razer Surround
– Out Of Your Head
– Flux HEar V3
– OpenAL and DirectSound3D HRTFs
– Waves Nx
– and many more!

Visit the wiki for more information on how it works and how to set up: HeSuVi / Wiki / Help
A little demonstration video can be found here:
Equalizer APO by Jonas Thedering has to be installed first: https://equalizerapo.sourceforge.io
Features
  • many different headphone surround impulse responses
  • powerful graphic equalizer
  • equalizer presets for over 1000 popular headphones
  • use multiple devices on one sound card
  • extensive control over different volume levels
  • apply and save the processing onto your audio files
  • fully configurable crossfeed
  • quickly save & load profiles, even through hotkeys
  • supports command line parameters for all options
  • rearrange the virtual speakers' positions
  • intelligent stereo upmix
  • portable installation with easy one-click updater
 

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Feelers are up for my Arctis Pro and ModMic Wireless (separate sales).I promised @dash09 first option if I sell. Edit: Dash is not gonna exercise that first option. So it’s an open market.
 
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Haven't been down this thread in a while, just been crazy busy and felt like too much to catch up!

That said, I've been going down the IEM rabbit hole, considering getting somthing or other for casual listening without the hassle of overhead cans (in other words, in bed, beach (if I ever get to one ever again), etc.). There don't really seem to be any "open back" equivalents other than this open sony pair which looks cool but reviews were very "meh", seems like being open doesn't translate well to IEMs.

Considering KZ something or others (ZSX maybe, but ZST for $20 looks like a steal, but their product line looks so confusing), T2s or well... something.

Thing is though, and I know they aren't great, but I'm drawn to the Airpods. The big draw is that they are just so easy to use and unfortunately nothing comes close to them w.r.t. call quality (from what I've seen) which is a big win. It's very easy to just insert one and answer a call vs. fiddling with other earphones or vs other wireless earbuds where the mics aren't as good and pick up too much ambience (wind noise, car noise etc.).
 

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Haven't been down this thread in a while, just been crazy busy and felt like too much to catch up!

That said, I've been going down the IEM rabbit hole, considering getting somthing or other for casual listening without the hassle of overhead cans (in other words, in bed, beach (if I ever get to one ever again), etc.). There don't really seem to be any "open back" equivalents other than this open sony pair which looks cool but reviews were very "meh", seems like being open doesn't translate well to IEMs.

Considering KZ something or others (ZSX maybe, but ZST for $20 looks like a steal, but their product line looks so confusing), T2s or well... something.

Thing is though, and I know they aren't great, but I'm drawn to the Airpods. The big draw is that they are just so easy to use and unfortunately nothing comes close to them w.r.t. call quality (from what I've seen) which is a big win. It's very easy to just insert one and answer a call vs. fiddling with other earphones or vs other wireless earbuds where the mics aren't as good and pick up too much ambience (wind noise, car noise etc.).
if you are considering something from KZ - the ZSX has kak reviews and the ZST is the bottom of the range - just spend a little extra and grab a ZSN pro because it seems like its where the real value proposition stands (it is like 25 to 27 dollars) if you really want a higher end experience then the 8 driver models are expensive but not hugely better in relation to the price (i have the AS16 and it landed here all in at around almost R3k and it lacks a bit of bass because the bass driver is not a dynamic driver but is balanced armature) and the ZS10 pro is actually a great value for money higher end option because in its 5 drivers per side it includes a dynamic driver for bass

but at $50 more people will prefer the Tin Audio T2 so my eventual vote if you want to spend around $50 is to rather go Tin Audio .... but everything i have said above is moot if you are not bothered with sound quality
 

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if you are considering something from KZ - the ZSX has kak reviews and the ZST is the bottom of the range - just spend a little extra and grab a ZSN pro because it seems like its where the real value proposition stands (it is like 25 to 27 dollars) if you really want a higher end experience then the 8 driver models are expensive but not hugely better in relation to the price (i have the AS16 and it landed here all in at around almost R3k and it lacks a bit of bass because the bass driver is not a dynamic driver but is balanced armature) and the ZS10 pro is actually a great value for money higher end option because in its 5 drivers per side it includes a dynamic driver for bass

but at $50 more people will prefer the Tin Audio T2 so my eventual vote if you want to spend around $50 is to rather go Tin Audio .... but everything i have said above is moot if you are not bothered with sound quality
@Montezuma I've also heard good things (first hand) about the ZSN Pro. IEMs can be a treat, especially if well driven. I use a FiiO Q5 and Massdrop IEM's when I travel and I can confirm it's absolutely sublime. Edit: I paid R3k for the Massdrop IEM's (second hand on AVF).
 
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I may sell me Q5 in the coming weeks. Thinking about it... I may also sell my MDP's... goddam CUD :mad:
 

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