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Got my ASUS Xonar Essence STX sound card

Got my Beyerdynamic Pro DT 770 (250ohm) headphones

 

Is there specific settings I should enable? Or just plug the headphones in and listen?

 

Can someone with the sound card+beyerdynamic headphones let me know any tweaking?

 

Thanks!

 

http://www.head-fi.org/t/421890/the-xonar-essence-stx-q-a-tweaking-impressions-thread

 

Extensive thread for setting up a Xonar STX.

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From what I hear the Xonar Essence STX is actually fairly powerful. Plug 'em in and start enjoying them before you start worrying about more upgrades.

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Quick question, I can't seem to find the appropriate thread. I am new to the community still and don't know any of the moderators. Is it possible that someone could link me to one so I can contact him/her about changing my username?
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New Head-Fi'er here. I'm looking for a good around the ear headphone for indie rock, acoustic rock, classic rock, classic, jazz, blues. I mostly stay away from rap, and electronic. I will be using these at first with my Xonar STX, and then eventually possibly a desktop and/or portable amp.    Build quality is a essential. I'm not a "basshead" but a good bottom end is essential. My budget is <$500 for the phones.

 

I'm currently considering HiFiMan HE-400's, or possibly DT990's. What else can you recommend for me?

 

Thanks in advance!

 

I don't know anything about your sound card, but you will need an amp for almost all good cans in the $400 to $500 range, unless you go with the Grado/Alessandro family, Sony or the upcoming new Denon line.

 

The DT 990 has an unacceptable version of the "V" shaped EQ for your music types.  I have the HE-500 & DT880/770 Pro.  The HE-400 goes head to head with the Senn HD 600/650, but apparently does not scale up as well as the Senns do with better amps.

 

If you go with a Beyer, the classic former flagship DT 880 (+/- Pro) is an excellent choice and value.

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Quick question, I can't seem to find the appropriate thread. I am new to the community still and don't know any of the moderators. Is it possible that someone could link me to one so I can contact him/her about changing my username?

 

Go to the the home page; select the announcement and/forum discussion of the new summer buying guide; find Jude: send him a PM.

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Okay I decided to buy online instead of buying from a store and I thought I'd ask for a recommendation again since I have much more options now.

 

I can spend up to $62 and am looking for either over ear headphones or IEMs with as neutral a signature as possible. I'm looking for durability, sound quality and comfort.

 

Till now, I had my mind set on the Koss UR40s, but is there anything better for my budget?

 

I really appreciate the help. I'm a total newbie to all this. Thanks. :)

 

The Koss DJ100 Pro has gotten a lot of praise from embers here and can be had for ~$50 http://www.amazon.com/Koss-ProDJ100-Headphones/dp/B003X1BEKI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1342725801&sr=8-1&keywords=dj100pro

 

It seems to be a fairly neutral sound signature, but it may require a cheap portable amp like the E6 to get the most out of it. I don't remember if they are on-ear or over-ear though

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Thank you very much, Jag
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Thanks a bunch, bidding as we speak

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I listen mostly to Pop/ Vocal Music.

 

Currently own a Audio Technica ATH-W1000

 

What is a set up from this headphone?

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My hint is down to the Sennheiser hd439 and Philips uptown. I listen to pretty much everything and I like good bass. Sources are samsung fascinate, ho pavilion dv7 with beats audio.
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I've been into IEMs, such as EX1000, FX700, SM3 and UM3X, and now I'd like to consider a full sized can for no more than $600.

 

I have received these recommendations:

DT880/250, DT990, K701, HD800, HD650, D2000.

 

I like two different types of sound signatures:

1. V or U shaped

2. Mid centric

 

I prefer a wide sound stage, much detail, excellent imaging, extended sub bass, mid bass that doesn't bleed into the mids and extended highs w/o being sibilant.

 

Currently my only source is a Clip+ and an iphone 4.

I am considering an iPod Classic as source and T5 as an amp.

 

I would appreciate all suggestions.

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Background: Listened to Pro 2900, HD555 (with mod), ATH-M50, HD-280.

Listen: R&B, Rap, House, Trance, Pop, Dance

Budget: Max $350

I will also be using it for games.

 

I love the Pro 2900, I think they sound amazing in every aspect. I also love the HD555 with the mod (not so much without the mod). Surprisingly, I don't like the ATH-M50. I've had them so far for around 2 years and never really grew to loving them. I even hated the bass which was the main selling point of those. I am still currently using them with much disappointment. I had the HD-280's for 2 years as well. Hated the living crap out of them. So much discomfort with sweaty earpads made me sad.

 

I am interested in comfort and sound. I only want velour, no pleather, no leather. Another note, this is mainly for a computer with a Soundblaster X-Fi Xtremegamer. Yeah I know, it's a piece of crap. Not much I can do with that. I do not have an AMP either.

 

Looking into these headphones: HD598, Pro 2900.

 

What else would you guys recommend? Any helps appreciated.

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The Koss DJ100 Pro has gotten a lot of praise from embers here and can be had for ~$50 http://www.amazon.com/Koss-ProDJ100-Headphones/dp/B003X1BEKI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1342725801&sr=8-1&keywords=dj100pro

 

It seems to be a fairly neutral sound signature, but it may require a cheap portable amp like the E6 to get the most out of it. I don't remember if they are on-ear or over-ear though


Thanks man I appreciate the help. Seems like Koss has serious bang for buck with a lot of its stuff.

 

Since I'll be getting some cash soon, I decided to spend a little more. I'll ask here again when I'm ready to buy. :)

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I just got the HE-500s and they're amazing.  I've never heard the HE-400s, but my understanding is that they're a little bassier.  You might also want to listen to the HD650 to see if the midbass hump is the sweet spot for you bass-wise.

 

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I don't know anything about your sound card, but you will need an amp for almost all good cans in the $400 to $500 range, unless you go with the Grado/Alessandro family, Sony or the upcoming new Denon line.

 

The DT 990 has an unacceptable version of the "V" shaped EQ for your music types.  I have the HE-500 & DT880/770 Pro.  The HE-400 goes head to head with the Senn HD 600/650, but apparently does not scale up as well as the Senns do with better amps.

 

If you go with a Beyer, the classic former flagship DT 880 (+/- Pro) is an excellent choice and value.

Thanks for the input guys.

 

What I do know is that I like a fuller sound with a fairly strong bottom. I have a pair of SHURE SRH-940's, my first foray into the mid-range headphone game and although they are very detailed they honestly just don't do anything for me. They have no impact, no sense of power.  

 

To be honest, I haven't had the oppurtunity to hear really any of the phones I'm thinking about. I'm strongly considering making the 5 hour drive to the VA/DC meet next weekend to get my hands on a few of the recommendations. 

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Thanks for the input guys.

 

What I do know is that I like a fuller sound with a fairly strong bottom. I have a pair of SHURE SRH-940's, my first foray into the mid-range headphone game and although they are very detailed they honestly just don't do anything for me. They have no impact, no sense of power.  

 

To be honest, I haven't had the oppurtunity to hear really any of the phones I'm thinking about. I'm strongly considering making the 5 hour drive to the VA/DC meet next weekend to get my hands on a few of the recommendations. 

 

The 940 is a fine can, but does not have much bass--especially in the context of quality cans within its price class.  It also suffers from some build quality issues.

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