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Using onboard sound discretely is only feasible if your motherboard has a non-standard chip like Creative SoundCore and Asus SupremeFX. If using something like Realtek, then an external dac+amp would be something worth considering.   As far as the buzzing sound goes, it's typically a non-issue unless the audio cable that plugs into the header isn't insulated, and that's mostly seen in cheap computers. The outputs on the rear panel are typically void of computer...
Just bought the AD2000X. Although it's for sale for $345 in Japan, it figured out to be about $382 after taxes, fees, and shipping costs (they overestimated on shipping costs, so I will be refunded a couple dollars after the fact). That's still a really good price, seeing as US amazon's sellers are around $440, and I was set on buying from there.   Also, I tried using Tenso. I registered and everything, but I couldn't figure it out, and Google Translate wasn't working...
Woah, you got the short end of the stick. Too bad you didn't get an AD2X in an AD9X box   As far as bass goes, I'm not going to be satisfied with the AD2X in stock form at all, hence the need to mod them. The AD series' 53mm drivers are capable of doing bass so much better than is allowed in their open, poor sealing headphone design, and addressing those issues results in the best bass that I've ever heard out of a dynamic driver.   Case in point- my modded AD2000s...
Well, I bought an AD2000X to mod, but I received an AD900X instead . Gotta love Amazon Marketplace. Anyway, Compared to my modded AD2000s, the sound signature is very similar. They're a bit tamed in the midrange, but overall, very similar sounding. They actually use the same diaphragm membrane that the AD1000 and up use. Looking at the construction of the driver, it looks like they changed everything internally vs. the AD900 except for the magnet. There is more dampening...
No way whatsoever. If you look at my avatar pic, my headphone cups don't swivel at all, and the clamping force bent the paper so that the other end was poking a couple inches up. It was impossible for me to position it right, so I had to use my fingers instead. I had my headphones like this when I was testing:   [[SPOILER]]  That's an older picture, and I've done slightly more modifications to them since then. That's their default position too.   Oh, and I don't use songs...
Here ya go. Stole one of my friend's phones     Cut in half sheet of fresh out the pack A4 printer paper used No tape used - paper placed over left earcup with two fingers holding/sealing Test Conditions Source:Foobar2K with about 12dB boost on equalizer   12dB lowpass filter (to attenuate high frequencies to hear the bass and paper better - they were too loud)   Test track: Booma & Cannibal - "Shot Caller" Amp: Onkyo Reciever using L/R speaker channel...
Well, I don't have any video recording equipment (I refuse to use a smartphone for personal reasons, and I'm not spending money on a camcorder and whatnot. These are also completely custom headphones (look at my avatar pic) and a one of a kind, so it wouldn't matter if I did a video of it or not.   I'm not trying to lie about my headphones' bass performance because I've already given you guys some dB results on how they perform, but I can't upload a video, nor do I want...
 Well, sound meters aren't that expensive, and I don't think $20-40 (well more if you want one that does a lot) is going to dent anyone's wallets (especially if you can afford some expensive headphones), especially when said equipment has much more utility than just measuring a headphone's output loudness.Yeah, I just read those posts, but I did not misunderstand this thread in the slightest. I was simply proposing that instead of doing the paper test, or as an alternate...
Just thought I'd let you guys know of way of more objectively measuring how loud the bass is on these headphones= use a sound level meter. The problem with the paper test is if the paper isn't in the right position, it doesn't truly reflect how much bass the drivers make, so having a device that actually measures that will fix that problem, and have a more up front way of presenting it since you won't need a youtube vid for each headphone (also a plus for people with slow...
Nah, I'm not [too] obsessed, I just care about my headphones too much, and if I can fix something that's wrong with them I try my best to do so. They really are the best headphones I've ever heard. I MUCH prefer them to a pair of LCD-2s I heard a while ago. Then again, I didn't have a chance to fool around with them. Maybe one day I'll have an LCD-X to fool around with.   I have 6 (well, 7 if you count the bass boost) equalizers dedicated to trying to fix the AD2000's...
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