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Im guessing i will have to run a cord from my soundcard to the amp, then hookup my headphones, but i have no idea how these amps even are, but from my reading they help drive the headphones and improve sound, so im guessing i will need one.

 

Just one other question, how do the Ultrasone  PRO 750, PRO 900 stack up against the Ultrasone HFI 2400 ???? just curious, thanks again.


Edited by Soundfreak33 - 6/10/12 at 3:21pm
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Im guessing i will have to run a cord from my soundcard to the amp, then hookup my headphones, but i have no idea how these amps even are, but from my reading they help drive the headphones and improve sound, so im guessing i will need one.

 

Just one other question, how do the Ultrasone  PRO 750, PRO 900 stack up against the Ultrasone HFI 2400 ???? just curious, thanks again.

 

If you are using a amp/dac combo, you run a USB connection from you computer to the the amp/dac.  Beyond that you'll have to ask someone who uses the computer more than I do for their music.

 

The 2400 has a better sound stage than the 750.  The 750 is brighter than the 2400.

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Alright, I have been looking around researching for about a week and a half now and I figured it is time to ask for some advice from people who actually have experience listening to some of the headphones I'm interested in. 

I am in the market for a pair of closed headphones that I will be able to use while walking to class, listening to music in my dorm, and for isolation when studying in public places. These headphones need to be easily powered from an iPhone 4s, however it would be nice if they improved slightly when being powered with an amp as I have a Dayton Audio DTA-100a amp powering my bookshelf speakers which can also be used to power headphones. 

As for music, I mainly listen to electro house and hip-hop, but would like a headphone that has the versatility to allow me to enjoy many other genres.

In the past week and a half, I have been looking at the ATH-M50, SRH840, DT770 Pro 80 Ohm, HD-25 ii, and HFI-580. I am having quite a bit of trouble making a decision as I am not quite sure what I want in a headphone exactly as this is my first set of audiophile-quality headphones. As you can probably tell, my budget is around $200, but I live in Canada so many of the prices on these cans are a tad higher.

Any help/advice would be very much appreciated, and if I forgot to include any information just let me know.

Thanks

I would go for the ultrasones. Reason being, they really specialize in electronic music and will give you goosebumps with the amount of bass they offer. Also, you could look into the hfi 780's. They don't have as much bass, but they have a better overall more refined sound.
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O2Full Amp

 

http://www.jdslabs.com/item.php?fetchitem=O2Full

 

and

 

ATH-AD900

 

http://www.audio-technica.com/cms/headphones/b767de981f8a20dc/index.html

 

 

Are these two a good match?

 

DAC is iPod 6gen / Macbook Pro / Whatever.

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Thanks for your reply, that Denon 5000 looks really nice, but its a little steep on the wallet for me right now, best price i could find is $400.  I will look at those Ultrasone HFI 2400s.

What kind of AMP would you recommend for the D5000, right now everything goes thru my X-FI Titanium HD computer sound card.

I've heard that the CL Titanium HD headphone output has a high impedance. which is a negative for low Ohm headphones, the AKG K550s are only 32-Ohm.

Might be one of the reasons the K550 did not sound as good.

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I'm guessing i will have to run a cord from my sound card to the amp, then hookup my headphones, but i have no idea how these amps even are, but from my reading they help drive the headphones and improve sound, so I'm guessing I will need one.

Just one other question, how do the Ultrasone  PRO 750, PRO 900 stack up against the Ultrasone HFI 2400 ???? just curious, thanks again.

The CL Titanium HD comes with a fairly good DAC (no need for using an add-on DAC/Amp. combo) so just adding an external headphone amplifier to the RCA outputs on the Titanium HD is all you need.

The O2 (Objective 2) Headphone amplifier ($155) gets good reviews.

The Little Dot 1 + Hybrid tube amplifier ($165) also gets good reviews.

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I've heard that the CL Titanium HD headphone output has a high impedance. which is a negative for low Ohm headphones, the AKG K550s are only 32-Ohm.

Might be one of the reasons the K550 did not sound as good.

Ok didnt know that.  The more i listen to the AKG 550s the more and more i like them, if they only fit a little better.  Can somebody tell me how to hook up a amp thru my X-FI Titanium HD soundcard ? i have no clue what to do ? or do i need a amp ? thanks for all your replys.

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Ok didnt know that.  The more i listen to the AKG 550s the more and more i like them, if they only fit a little better.  Can somebody tell me how to hook up a amp thru my X-FI Titanium HD soundcard ? i have no clue what to do ? or do i need a amp ? thanks for all your replys.

You would need one of two cables, depending on the analog inputs of the external amplifier, as the Titanium HD uses RCA outputs you would need stereo (2) RCA jacks on one end.

If the external amplifier uses RCA inputs, you would just need matching RCA jacks on the other end of the cable.

Some external amplifiers use a mini-jack ( 3.5mm, 1/8") input, so you would need a male mini-jack connector on the ned of the cable.

In the Creative Labs control panel, you need to set it for RCA/analog output and headphone surround sound.

As I have not used Creative Labs in years, can not offer any more details then that.

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Ok thanks, yeah i had a little trouble getting my satilite cable box to put sound thru my X-FI, i tried coax from the cable box to the sound card and it was a no go, i had to run to cables from the satilite box to the 2 RCA/Coax in and it works great.  I had to do that because im using a 27 inch IPS monitor with crappy speakers on the monitor.

 

Can you recommend me a good amp that would work ? not to expsensive, thanks again everybody. 

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Hello guys. It's been a while! Can anyone recommend me a good open can for an E17/E9 combo? Thinking of Grado SR325i but not sure because I've never tried it. My budget is $250 new or used. I need a good all arounder, I listen to rock, kpop, house and other random stuff.

Thanks!

Err... bump!

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Err... bump!
Well, I absolutely love grados for everything, but some beyerdynamics might be good for you as well. It depends on what you listen to in your music. For example, if you like to hear the crunch in your guitars, the go for the grados. If you like to listen to the drums then go for the beyerdynamics.
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Sorry to repost my question here, fell free to delete it if the moderation feels apropriate, but I think that I'll have my answers more quickly here.

 

Hello again,

 

    Later this month I'm going to Germany, and I'm going to pass by Munich and stay a bit in Frankfurt, would anyone know any good audio stores there?

 

    Unfortunatly I've never been to Germany so any recomendation is more than welcome.

 

    Also any good place to visit in Frankfurt would also be great!

 

thanks in advance

 

  Sorry people, but bumping.

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Err... bump!

Good all around, open, ~$250. Sounds like the Sennheiser HD598s to me. Might also want to check out the Beyerdynamic dt880 as well, though I cannot vouch for them for I do not own them.

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  Sorry people, but bumping.

Hate to be "that guy" but please read the front page, this thread is intended for seeking advice for full size headphones only. Sorry but you'll likely have better luck on another thread anyway.

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nevermind


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