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They will be plugged into my onboard sound currently, but planning on getting a sound card.

 

Thanks for the info on the the 770s. Do you have any comment on the k550s?

 

I might watch prices for a bit, wait for a good deal..
 

 

Also, speaking of sound cards, any suggestions for a good gaming one for ~$100?
 

 

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Originally Posted by AR Cascade View Post

Looking for some good closed backs, was originally pretty settled on the the M50s, but then stumbled onto the Fischer FA-003s/Brainwavz HM5s, which seem to be higher quality than the M50s and are also available about $40 cheaper.  I'm also looking to get an external DAC for my laptop, and was wondering if the FiiO e10 would be a good pairing. Total price would be $184+shipping, seems reasonable.  Any advice?

 


Your headphone choice sounds solid.  Someone else will have to help you with your computer-as-music-source, as I am an old school CD and vinyl guy.

 

post #13248 of 29490

nah i dont and eminem is white :p but anyway idk its my type of music and i know what they are trying to say so doesnt bore me

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Originally Posted by PurpleAngel View Post

 

I doubt the free amp is very good, better choice would be a cmoy headphone amplifier off eBay ($40-$65)


It is a Behringer HA400. If the specs are to be believed, it uses the 4580 op-amp, can output 3.6 Vrms unloaded, and has an output impedance of a fairly high 80 Ohms. Basically, with 250 Ohm headphones, it has roughly comparable power (maybe slightly less if the specs are too optimistic) to the E11, but the output impedance could ideally be lower. For the 80 Ohm version, it is definitely worse than the E11. Overall, it actually does not look that bad for the headphone it is sold with.

 


Edited by stv014 - 3/22/12 at 1:23pm
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Hi. I am very new to this site and if you guys can help I would appreciate it.

 

I'm looking to buy a new headphone. The current one I have is very uncomfortable. I don't have much experience yet. I am mainly looking for a comfortable nice headphone for wearing in my office and coffee shops while I'm working. I tried on Philips the stretch on few days ago and liked it a lot. But a lot of reviews said there are better ones for similar price. So I'm looking for suggestions. Here's some info on what I'm looking for.

 

- Price: around $70

- over ear

- comfortable

- noise isolation/canceling

- music: I listen to acoustic, classical music, a lot of traditional instruments, and various other genres (sometimes rock)

 

The preference is for very comfortable and good noise isolation. I need to use it for several hours each day in a noisy environment. Good sound quality would be nice of course but I'm not very picky about it. Also, I don't know where to go to try out these headphones. There are not many stores I can find. It's hard to pick one without trying it on.

 

 

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Originally Posted by renz View Post

Hi. I am very new to this site and if you guys can help I would appreciate it.

 

I'm looking to buy a new headphone. The current one I have is very uncomfortable. I don't have much experience yet. I am mainly looking for a comfortable nice headphone for wearing in my office and coffee shops while I'm working. I tried on Philips the stretch on few days ago and liked it a lot. But a lot of reviews said there are better ones for similar price. So I'm looking for suggestions. Here's some info on what I'm looking for.

 

- Price: around $70

- over ear

- comfortable

- noise isolation/canceling

- music: I listen to acoustic, classical music, a lot of traditional instruments, and various other genres (sometimes rock)

 

The preference is for very comfortable and good noise isolation. I need to use it for several hours each day in a noisy environment. Good sound quality would be nice of course but I'm not very picky about it. Also, I don't know where to go to try out these headphones. There are not many stores I can find. It's hard to pick one without trying it on.

 

 

 

Hi and welcome, I just got a pair of Panasonic HTF600, and I think they're very good headphones. They are about 30$ in the US, and about 50$ in EU, check out the thread on them in this forum.
 

 

post #13252 of 29490
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Originally Posted by TheCheshire View Post

They will be plugged into my onboard sound currently, but planning on getting a sound card.

 

Thanks for the info on the the 770s. Do you have any comment on the k550s?

 

I might watch prices for a bit, wait for a good deal..
 

 


 

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Originally Posted by TheCheshire View Post

Also, speaking of sound cards, any suggestions for a good gaming one for ~$100?
 

 


I'm leaning towards one of these:

 

http://www.amazon.com/Creative-Blaster-Recon3D-Fatal1ty-SB1356/dp/B00654PTT2/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00654PUPA/ref=cm_cr_asin_lnk

(same card w/o the case and light)

 

http://www.amazon.com/Creative-Blaster-Titanium-Internal-SB1270/dp/B0041OUA38/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

 

http://www.amazon.com/Creative-SB0886-Titanium-Fatal1ty-Professional/dp/B0018EFGTM/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

 

Don't really know what I'm looking for here, so just going off reviews.. any opinions? Also, still have questions about the k550s..

 

 

 


Edited by TheCheshire - 3/22/12 at 2:57pm
post #13253 of 29490
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Originally Posted by TheCheshire View Post


 


I'm leaning towards one of these:

 

http://www.amazon.com/Creative-Blaster-Recon3D-Fatal1ty-SB1356/dp/B00654PTT2/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00654PUPA/ref=cm_cr_asin_lnk

(same card w/o the case and light)

 

http://www.amazon.com/Creative-Blaster-Titanium-Internal-SB1270/dp/B0041OUA38/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

 

http://www.amazon.com/Creative-SB0886-Titanium-Fatal1ty-Professional/dp/B0018EFGTM/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

 

Don't really know what I'm looking for here, so just going off reviews.. any opinions? Also, still have questions about the k550s..

 

 

 



The best gaming soundcard you can buy (and present on your list) is this: http://www.amazon.com/Creative-Blaster-Titanium-Internal-SB1270/dp/B0041OUA38/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

post #13254 of 29490
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Originally Posted by TheCheshire View Post
They will be plugged into my onboard sound currently, but planning on getting a sound card.

Thanks for the info on the the 770s. Do you have any comment on the k550s?

I might watch prices for a bit, wait for a good deal..


I do not own the K550, I have not done too much reading on either. so can't ready say much.

The Asus Xonar DG (PCI) sound card ($30) can power the DT770 Pro 80-Ohm decently and I'm guessing the K550 too.

 

 

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Originally Posted by Roller View Post



The best gaming soundcard you can buy (and present on your list) is this: http://www.amazon.com/Creative-Blaster-Titanium-Internal-SB1270/dp/B0041OUA38/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

Done and done, thank you. So, do sound cards usually last a while, like theoretically, should I not have to buy a new one for a while? Barring failure or breakage..
 

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Originally Posted by TheCheshire View Post

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Done and done, thank you. So, do sound cards usually last a while, like theoretically, should I not have to buy a new one for a while? Barring failure or breakage..
 



Soundcards aren't like video cards, where they have to be upgraded in order to keep up with the ever increasingly demanding games. That card will last you as long as it can hold itself together :) And there isn't anything predicted to change in the future of gaming audio that would warrant you replacing that card anytime soon. It's literally unmatched for gaming, so I'd expect you to have at least 5-10 happy years with it.

post #13257 of 29490

Short and sweet 

 >150$

-Over ear

-On the bassy side

-Good soundstage

-Un-sharp (?)

-Comfortable

-Looks are appreciated

-For use with about everything, so neutrality is important

Thanks

 

 

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How well does that Creative Titanium drive headphones? I imagine the 80 ohm version would be no problem; I would be impressed if it handled a 250 ohm headphone with relative ease.

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How well does that Creative Titanium drive headphones? I imagine the 80 ohm version would be no problem; I would be impressed if it handled a 250 ohm headphone with relative ease.



 

Depends on the headphones. Average to high sensitivity and low to medium impdance can be driven acceptably, but 250 Ohm might already be stretching it a bit. Ideally an amp is used along with the Titanium HD. People have reported good synergy between the Titanium HD and the FiiO E9, as each device's signature complements each other nicely.

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Today, I was contacted by the sales staff at The Sound Professionals and was notified that the last of their Audio Technica ATH-PRO700MK2 Anniversary Edition headphones were all sold out. The only remaining sets of these cans are on ebay and they go for $345+ and I'm definitely not willing to shell out that much. The video that hifiguy528 made on YouTube had me sold but alas I placed my order too little too late. 

 

I'm looking for alternatives with similar specs that will deliver similar or superior sound quality:



TYPE Closed-back Dynamic
DRIVER DIAMETER 53 mm
FREQUENCY RESPONSE 5 - 35,000 Hz
MAXIMUM INPUT POWER 3,500 mW
SENSITIVITY 106 dB/mW
IMPEDANCE 38 ohms
WEIGHT 305 g

 

Note: Detachable cords is a MUST because I've had a bad record with whole headsets going to **** because of faulty connection points. Please help me out Head-Fi!

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