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Other than you are running in low power mode and you are dropping half of your packets, that works fine.

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This is going even more farther from headphones, but OK :) BT2.0 is 3Mb/s in theory. More than 2Mb/s in practice. That's twice more than one needs for uncompressed 16 48 stereo. And _original_ 802.11 is not really Wi-Fi (802.11 legacy was released around 1997, Wi-Fi Alliance founded around 1999).

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Hi need some help, i have the akg 240 headphones, they where given to me as a gift from a friend who bought them in a yard sale for 5 bucks i think, they are about 25 years old and they sound great they just look worn out and dirty looking. So i was wondering if any one knows where i can take them or i can do it my self where i can get it re-furbished or get them clean real good so they look new again. so what cleaning products i should use and where can i get the padding and cloth replaced on the ear piece. the head phones sound awesome the sound just sounds really good. so if any one knows a place to get them re-furbished or knows what products and stores a i can go that would be awesome i live out in san diego ca if anyone lives out here and knows a place. thanks for your help
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Read this if you haven't already



I have read a lot of posts in that thread.  If I was going to go by just the first post I would just get the DT770 Pro 80.  But there are several models of 770, 880, and 990 that don't have writeups for gaming use with DH.  Really the only two that matter for me if I stick to my budget are the DT770 Pro and DT990 Pro.  There are a lot of posts about the 990 but they don't specify Pro/Premium/ohm.  So if I were to just go with one of those two does the 990 Pro work just as well as the 770 Pro with DH and the Mixamp?

 

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Hi need some help, i have the akg 240 headphones, they where given to me as a gift from a friend who bought them in a yard sale for 5 bucks i think, they are about 25 years old and they sound great they just look worn out and dirty looking. So i was wondering if any one knows where i can take them or i can do it my self where i can get it re-furbished or get them clean real good so they look new again. so what cleaning products i should use and where can i get the padding and cloth replaced on the ear piece. the head phones sound awesome the sound just sounds really good. so if any one knows a place to get them re-furbished or knows what products and stores a i can go that would be awesome i live out in san diego ca if anyone lives out here and knows a place. thanks for your help


Here's some new earpads for your pair.  I've ordered from there before, but you might be able to find a better deal if you shop around.

 

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I have read a lot of posts in that thread.  If I was going to go by just the first post I would just get the DT770 Pro 80.  But there are several models of 770, 880, and 990 that don't have writeups for gaming use with DH.  Really the only two that matter for me if I stick to my budget are the DT770 Pro and DT990 Pro.  There are a lot of posts about the 990 but they don't specify Pro/Premium/ohm.  So if I were to just go with one of those two does the 990 Pro work just as well as the 770 Pro with DH and the Mixamp?

 


AFIK, the Pros are only significantly different in the 770 lines.  The 880 and 990 Pros use the 250 ohm driver and those lines are quite similar in overall sound among the varying impedances.  I've owned the both the 770/600 and 990/600 and the 990s had a much bigger soundstage.

 

You might want to go back to that thread and ask (or search if they fixed it yet) and see if the any of 250 ohm Beyers can get enough volume from the mixamp.

 

EDIT:  Forgot the link!


Edited by maverickronin - 6/7/11 at 11:43pm
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Originally Posted by Justice Strike View Post

I'm looking for some suggestions on a headphone at work. I'm not looking for high end. I'm looking for something that doesn't drown out all environmental noise as is the case with in ear monitors. I want circum aural, as i wear glasses and supra aural will just hurt my ears. I listen at very low volumes and don't wish to get warm ears. So semi open should be ok. I have a pair of sony pfr-v1's which I love as it really feels like it's a speaker and i can still hear the surrounding. But I feel that: 1. I will bother my colleagues with that headphone 2. I will look silly. Again, cheap is good. I'm not looking for sound quality. Anything that is a bit balanced is ok (and by balanced i mean no overly heavy bass, which i have grown to hate).



bump... still want to have some suggestions.

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Thanks for the help.  I'm not sure about relying too much on frequency graphs though, because I'm presuming the tests are performed unamped.  My K240s go from boomy overblown bass unamped, to being a little bass shy if anything when amped (with my amp at least), so whether the DT990s would end up with a similar sound signiture to my K240s kinda depends on how they would react to my amp.  TBH reading you say they're too bright (and I've read that same comment from other people) is enough to put me off, since the Grados and Audio Technicas I had were both too bright, and I wouldn't describe my AKGs as bright.  Unamped I actually don't like my K240s, there's too much bass and little bass detail.

 

Not sure about going for the K601s either since they have less bass than my K240s, so if my amp had the same effect on them as it does on my K240s, they could end up really lacking low end.  The problem here is not really understanding what amplification does for headphones, and not being able to predict how something might sound with my amp.  I'm gonna have to do a lot more reading.

 

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I liked the K601s better than the K701s because the 601s had deeper bass and more natural treble.

 

I like the mids on the Senns I've heard (that doesn't include the 598s though) better though so you might want to look at those if the midrange is your first priority.  The HD600s and HD650s don't have especially large soundstages but I've read the HD598 is actually better in that area.

 

The DT880s have a slightly emphasized bass and treble which many people like for rock and pop but I find the mids are to cold for my tastes.  IIRC, the Beyers have a larger stage than the Senn HD6x0s.  The DT990s add even more bass and treble emphasis (I find them far to bright personally, but others love them) and an even larger soundstage.  Its fairly 3D too and not just super wide the the K701s.

 

The DT990s may be actually be just what you're looking for.

 

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Thanks for the help.  I'm not sure about relying too much on frequency graphs though, because I'm presuming the tests are performed unamped.  My K240s go from boomy overblown bass unamped, to being a little bass shy if anything when amped (with my amp at least), so whether the DT990s would end up with a similar sound signiture to my K240s kinda depends on how they would react to my amp.  TBH reading you say they're too bright (and I've read that same comment from other people) is enough to put me off, since the Grados and Audio Technicas I had were both too bright, and I wouldn't describe my AKGs as bright.  Unamped I actually don't like my K240s, there's too much bass and little bass detail.

 

Not sure about going for the K601s either since they have less bass than my K240s, so if my amp had the same effect on them as it does on my K240s, they could end up really lacking low end.  The problem here is not really understanding what amplification does for headphones, and not being able to predict how something might sound with my amp.  I'm gonna have to do a lot more reading.


Headroom tests with their own amps, some version of the BUDA, IIRC.  They're pretty neutral though and I don't happen to know anything about your amp.  It could be coloring the sound significantly.

 

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Hi all, looking for advice on headphones for a work environment.

 

I'm currently using Sennheiser HD555s, but there is a good amount of sound leakage due to their open design, and I want to switched to closed headphones.  I prefer full size (circumaural) but would probably be fine with supraaural as well.  I primarily listen to relatively hi-fidelity (320kbps MP3) audio from an iPod Touch or Droid X, and my favorite genres include classical, metal, screamo, rock, pop, and dubstep.  I'm not sure I'd classify myself as a basshead but I certainly do love the lows.

 

One of my biggest questions is whether closed full size headphones with an around the neck design exist?  I imagine not, since they wouldn't really have anything to anchor to and could fall off, but I'm just curious.  The Sennheisers mess with my hair after a while which gets a little annoying.  It gets a little funny having a line across your head where your hair has been pushed down.

 

From some cursory searching I've come up with the older Sennheiser PMX-200s, which fit behind my neck but are supraaural.  I believe they are a closed design.  I'm also interested in the Sony XB300 and XB500, but I'm curious as to sound leakage.

 

Basically I want to minimize sound leakage while getting solid bass performance and overall good sound.  Since these are primarily for music (they'll stay at my workplace, no gaming or other audio), and my favorite genres tend to be bass-heavy, the Sonys are attractive to me (I could boost the treble a bit using EQ settings if necessary).  My budget is fairly flexible; certainly not anything above $150, and even above $100 is pushing it.  The XB500s at ~$50 are looking really good, but the reviews are split almost 50/50 in terms of who thinks they leak sound and who doesn't.

 

So, to sum up:

-Closed full-size or lightweight headphones

-Excellent bass for bassheads

-Less than $100, with a little bit of cushion, but every penny under $100 counts

-Minimal sound leakage, don't want to annoy co-workers

-Bonus if they can somehow do behind the head design

 

Thanks for any suggestions!

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Is there a similar thread for amps and DACs?

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Does anyone know cheaper alternative to Bose in-ear earphones? 

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Bump... I don't know how this forum looks at bumping, but it's been 5 pages and I haven't gotten a single reply yet.
 

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First post here, saw this thread, making post.

 

I want to get a nice set for my PC to use with Dolby Headphone.

By set I mean soundcard+headphone.

I think the Asus Xonar DG is a good choice for the soundcard, as it's around €23 over here, has a headphone amp built-in (pretty sure that is a good thing) and supports Dolby Headphone.

 

As for the headphone, I have no idea. My price range would be something like €50-€100, but I can go to about €125 if it's really needed for what I want.

As what I want is this: (It would be nice if all of the wants are possible, but they are wants, and not needs, so I can compromise here and there)

 

-Good for Dolby Headphone gaming

-Isolated

-Portable, to be taken with in a rucksack (foldable?), I can't stand earbuds in my ears

-Useable with an Android phone once in a while

-Robust, shouldn't break easily

-Good for most music except RnB/Rap. I mainly listen classic rock/electronic.

-Over the ear (this is a must, really, as I don't like on-ear phone on prolonged (gaming) sessions

 

I hope this is possible, but, as I said, I can compromise here and there.



 

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Hey all, just found this site the last couple days while researching headphones for gaming.  I would like to find a set of headphones that will meet my night gaming/movie needs.  I mainly game on my 360 but watch movies on my ps3.  I will be plugging them into my AVR(HK 2600) if this makes any difference.  I did glance through Mad Lust Envy's thread on gaming headphones and found it quite helpful but still would like some suggestions.  After reading Envy's thread, I am interested in the K701, HD598 and DT990.  My budget is around 250 but can go up to 300 if i'm convinced.  Also I know Envy reviews were all with using the mixamp, is this mixamp needed or will I be fine without it?  Or are there any alternatives to the mixamp?  All help and suggestions are appreciated, thanks in advance.

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Your soundcard can do all its fancy effects (openAL, EAX, or whatever it is now since Vista went and ruined everything) and feed the mixamp a Dolby 5.1 signal which it can process with the Dolby Headphone algorithm.  Some people like it better than Creative's surround->headphone virtualization.

 

It doesn't replace the soundcard.  Its just an external effects processor.

 OpenAL mostly (especially for Vista). Creative's HRTF is fine with me, and again going from 128+ source objects to 5.1 sound and them downmixing to binaural doesn't seems to be a good idea. Direct transformation (3D sound objects -> binaural audio) seems more reasonable. Basically, I just don't need that external effects.

 

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Other than you are running in low power mode and you are dropping half of your packets, that works fine.

F**** the fuel economy :) The problem with BT is codecs. I mean even MPEG compression is optional for A2DP, and no lossless option AFAIK.

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Hi there! I'm looking to buy my first pair of decent headphones. Right now I'm using some $5 earbuds that are really hurting my ears. I figured - I listen to music basically every waking minute, so why not get a decent pair?

 

I have a budget of about $150. Mobility could be nice, but it's not necessary. Some kind of blocking of outside noise is a must - it doesn't have to be amazing, but I'd really prefer it if I couldn't really hear anything outside even without blasting the music (like I have to do with these earbuds I have now.) If they're built pretty well that's good too - I mean, I kind of have a problem with earbuds dying on me after like a month of use, but, again, I only spend $5 on them, so.

 

Mostly I listen to a lot of rock, alternative and poppy/electronic stuff. Some slight variety. I just really want something that'll give me nice sound quality, I suppose, so I can hear the music as it's meant to be heard, without this static nonsense I'm getting right now with my current pair. Bass is good though I don't listen to a ton of bass-heavy music.

 

As for headphones I was looking at, I was really buying into the ATH-M50 thing but considering the price seems to be hovering around 160 right now and I've seen them at ~120 I'd rather hold off on those until there's a price drop. I've been hearing good things about other headphones, too, but it's all kind of blending in. Grados, things like that. In short, I have no idea. I've been doing a lot of googling comparisons on headphones and opinions seem split. Help?

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Hi there! I'm looking to buy my first pair of decent headphones. Right now I'm using some $5 earbuds that are really hurting my ears. I figured - I listen to music basically every waking minute, so why not get a decent pair?

 

I have a budget of about $150. Mobility could be nice, but it's not necessary. Some kind of blocking of outside noise is a must - it doesn't have to be amazing, but I'd really prefer it if I couldn't really hear anything outside even without blasting the music (like I have to do with these earbuds I have now.) If they're built pretty well that's good too - I mean, I kind of have a problem with earbuds dying on me after like a month of use, but, again, I only spend $5 on them, so.

 

Mostly I listen to a lot of rock, alternative and poppy/electronic stuff. Some slight variety. I just really want something that'll give me nice sound quality, I suppose, so I can hear the music as it's meant to be heard, without this static nonsense I'm getting right now with my current pair. Bass is good though I don't listen to a ton of bass-heavy music.

 

As for headphones I was looking at, I was really buying into the ATH-M50 thing but considering the price seems to be hovering around 160 right now and I've seen them at ~120 I'd rather hold off on those until there's a price drop. I've been hearing good things about other headphones, too, but it's all kind of blending in. Grados, things like that. In short, I have no idea. I've been doing a lot of googling comparisons on headphones and opinions seem split. Help?


The ATH-M50 is OK at isolating, but not great.  It's going to better than most full sized headphones.  Grados are open so they don't isolate at all. 

 

An IEM will be better at isolating, but may not be as comfortable.  Personally, most that go far into my ear aren't that comfortable.  However, my Westone 1 is very comfortable and isolates better than any full sized headphone I've tried.  If you want to try an IEM,  I'd suggest looking at the IEM comparison thread that's linked in the first post of this thread

 

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