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#1 Edited by mwng (924 posts) -

@wittgkatzi: That's an incredibly comprehensive write up! Cannot thank you enough for taking the time to help me out! I'll probably be using the 1st option and using the TV as a hub initially, since it has all the inputs I need, as well as an audio out for a 3.5 jack. If anything gets garbled for whatever reason, I'll try your other suggestion of a receiver.

Forgot to add, circumaural headphones were my preference, and I probably wouldn't be using them for smaller audio devices. So what you've suggested seems in line with what I was looking for!

And again, thanks everyone! I feel almost like I know what I'm doing now, well, enough not to make a totally rash purchase anyway.

I did try Googling this all first, honest! But I wasn't quite sure what I was looking for exactly, you've all made this a lot easier.

#2 Edited by mwng (924 posts) -

@dusker: Sorry, I was a little vague in the OP! I wouldn't be using them in an environment with a lot of noise, so I don't think I'll need something with noise cancelling, and I doubt I'll be traveling with them, so they don't need to be particularly durable. Reason for picking up a set was mainly to prevent aggravating neighbors with speakers while maintaining a decent level of audio while watching films etc.

I'd mainly be using them to watch movies, I try to watch a bit of everything, so I probably can't be too specific about what ranges I'll be listening to most. But explosions are always fun I suppose. Possibly even playing games.

Currently I have everything plugged into a pretty standard Sony TV via HDMI, the TV has an audio out for a 3.5 jack. Also has an optical out which feeds some speakers, but as mentioned, they're a little loud to use at night.

Thanks for the suggestions so far everyone!

#3 Posted by mwng (924 posts) -

Hey all, looking into buying some headphones for movies/music, and have a couple of questions if anyone would mind entertaining them, as I'm a total amateur when it comes to this stuff...

1. Basically, any suggestions? I have a fairly large budget (£200/$330 possibly more if you can convince me) and would like something that sounds like it reflects that audio quality wise. I wouldn't consider myself an audiophile, but at the same time, I've never really owned audio equipment that would allow me to be... I'd just like to experience the difference a decent pair of headphones can make.

2. Would I need a hifi system to actually take advantage of them? I have no idea how audio processing works... Would plugging the player into the TV, then outputting the TV audio via headphones produce the same effect as plugging the player into a hifi, then having the hifi output to the headphones? (I feel like this is a stupid question, but that's what the internet is for I guess!)

Thanks in advance!

#4 Edited by mwng (924 posts) -
@golguin said:

I'm not going to bust a Madoka

But yeah, I'm with you. If people tell me they hate anime, I'm not going to suggest they watch it.

If they're looking for a recommendation to get into it though, I'll point them towards stuff I know they'll enjoy specifically. Or End of Evangelion for a laugh.

#5 Posted by mwng (924 posts) -

What's your budget and how much space do you need?

#6 Edited by mwng (924 posts) -

Surely the only real answer to "Should I watch NG Evangelion, or the rebuilds?" is GUNBUSTER.

But seriously, I like them both for different reasons. Though if I had to pick I'd take the series, I find it hella cathartic.

The rebuilds are a gorgeous spectacle that happen to pull from source material that I enjoy. But they don't leave me nearly depressed enough.

Also they don't reference this scene at all... So that's instant minus points.

#7 Edited by mwng (924 posts) -

The chocobo racing if you're after Tidus's ultimate weapon probably, and the butterfly stuff for Kimahri's. You'll probably find the temple with the moving platforms a pain too. Other than that, twitch could probably play it.

#8 Posted by mwng (924 posts) -

@metroidcommando: No mention from anyone yet. I get the impression that since it wasn't up to begin with, I wouldn't hold out hope for it ever popping up. The way things are going with EU digital distribution (with Persona 4 Arena up and vanishing with all it's DLC without a word), I'll probably just move to a NA account permanently at some point...

@xyzygy: I think you really have to like BlazBlue to get anything out of it, as it was made on the cheap, and BlazBlue plot is confusing as hell... Though don't take my word for it, I've only watched the episode that came with the CE/a few trailers, as well as reading some interweb discussion on it.

#9 Posted by mwng (924 posts) -

@risenreaper21: Yeah, I get what you mean, it's still not great. The evokers help a little, giving them something to do rather than just stand about. There are a number of scenes with them tackling lesser shadows directly with their weapons, but these battles are woefully one sided, meaning they're pretty short, so there's not enough time for the action to get going.

Maybe it'll improve when Aigis can just shoot at stuff, but I can see the majority of boss fights turning into solely persona based affairs.


#10 Posted by mwng (924 posts) -

@beforet: I was rooting for you too! :(

Though I feel a little better knowing I'm not the only one who struggled with it.

I am also in full support of your idea of EVERYTHING being cannon.