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Hello guys, I just have a quick question.  I have the turtle beach earforce dss that I use with my xbox.  I plan on getting the Beyerdynamic DT990 Pro 250 ohm.  I currently have a fiio e11 that I use with my ipod, though I understand from the guide that a portable amp isn't recommended.  Which of the three amps here would you guys recommend with the TB DSS and the dt990's?  Or would I do at least ok powering the DT990's with my fiio e11 through the dss? 

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Originally Posted by mata944 View Post

Hello guys, I just have a quick question.  I have the turtle beach earforce dss that I use with my xbox.  I plan on getting the Beyerdynamic DT990 Pro 250 ohm.  I currently have a fiio e11 that I use with my ipod, though I understand from the guide that a portable amp isn't recommended.  Which of the three amps here would you guys recommend with the TB DSS and the dt990's?  Or would I do at least ok powering the DT990's with my fiio e11 through the dss? 

The E11 should have no problem driving the 250-ohm headphones (My E11 can easily).

Just might want in invest in a few spare batteries (BL-5B) and maybe a simple battery recharger.

post #10368 of 37459

Thank you for the quick reply :)  

Do you think I would hear a large improvement through one of the amps listed in the guide?  Money isn't really an issue here as all three are within my budget.

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Originally Posted by mata944 View Post

Thank you for the quick reply :)  

Do you think I would hear a large improvement through one of the amps listed in the guide?  Money isn't really an issue here as all three are within my budget.

Not sure how much cash you would have to spend to make a noticeable difference.

The E11 is a sweet little amp.

I would think an O2 (Objective 2) headphone amp. would be nice, just because you would not need to swap batteries.

post #10370 of 37459

Ok. Thank you for the replies again.

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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

The SLYR.
The CAL is comfy, but it has pleather pads, and they aren't very deep. For some people, they crush the ears.
The SLYR also isn't exactly fullsized, but I feel that if you work the pads a bit, you can fit your ears in them, and they will be over ear. They also have very dense velours, almost like memory foam.
I love both in terms of comfort, but the Slyr has the edge for using velour, and not pleather.
Make no mistake, the CAL is a better sounding headphone overall, but they don't work for gaming as well as the SLYR, and the SLYR's tonal balance is better suited for gaming.


Thank you so much for your help, I made my choice!

post #10372 of 37459
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Originally Posted by burritoboy9984 View Post
What are you driving your Lambdas with Nameless?
-Erik

 

The included SRD-7/SB transformer box, plus an Onkyo TX-SV515PRO receiver that my stepfather was leaving boxed up and unused in the closet otherwise. That latter part is what helped keep the cost down, as these transformer boxes need speaker amps to work, and those are much more common than dedicated Stax amps.

 

For my SR-202 impressions, I had a little SRM-212 direct-drive amp that came with it.

 

Ideally, I would have used the same amplification system for both when forming my impressions, but the different bias voltages involved prevented that, and dual-bias amps like the SRM-1/Mk2 Pro and SRM-T1 would have cost me more than each of those Lambda setups did by themselves. (Roughly $300-550, depending on how the used market goes.)

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Originally Posted by NamelessPFG View Post

The included SRD-7/SB transformer box, plus an Onkyo TX-SV515PRO receiver that my stepfather was leaving boxed up and unused in the closet otherwise. That latter part is what helped keep the cost down, as these transformer boxes need speaker amps to work, and those are much more common than dedicated Stax amps.

For my SR-202 impressions, I had a little SRM-212 direct-drive amp that came with it.

Ideally, I would have used the same amplification system for both when forming my impressions, but the different bias voltages involved prevented that, and dual-bias amps like the SRM-1/Mk2 Pro and SRM-T1 would have cost me more than each of those Lambda setups did by themselves. (Roughly $300-550, depending on how the used market goes.)

Did you post your comparison on the forums? Trying to decide which way I want to go. So far from your comments, looks like I can't go wrong with the Lambda Pro. Have you ever listened to any of the newer (round) models?

-Erik
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I hate to admit it, but I don't understand the comparison you're making. Who are those people? (Second list of names, of course.)

Like Ruuku said, the hosts of the car enthusiast show "Top Gear" from BBC. James May is a big fan of classic cars and likens several old fashioned things as "the proper way to do it" yet can be a bit into the tech of things, and reminds me of you a few ways. Hammond is very good-natured and likes when things work out, but is content with his choices (and cars) in a way that reminds me of how Chico is happy with his Q701's. Jeremy Clarkson is the guy whipping around the track in a Ford GT or Lamborghini shouting "POWER!!!!" and always looking for the latest and most meaty gear. There are other small things that remind me of each of you, but it's hard to pick them out individually and sum them up.
post #10375 of 37459

Good thing I passed on buying MLE's white Q's :D

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Does anyone have any recommendations on a USB Sound Card/External DAC that would be a good pairing with the AD700's? I have a ASROCK z77e-ITX motherboard for reference and primarily play CS:GO. Just want to upgrade from the onboard sound.

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Looks like I'll be returning the Q701's to Amazon. I never thought I'd pay in the $400-500 range just for a pair of headphones, but I think that's as far as I will ever go, $500. Half a grand. Man.

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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

These have everything I can possibly ask for. The comfort, the openness, the clarity, the warmth, the bass. This is the one.

 

 

Oh man....that's what I wanted to hear.

 

Needless to say....

 

 


Edited by chicolom - 1/3/13 at 9:54pm
post #10379 of 37459
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Originally Posted by burritoboy9984 View Post
Did you post your comparison on the forums? Trying to decide which way I want to go. So far from your comments, looks like I can't go wrong with the Lambda Pro. Have you ever listened to any of the newer (round) models?
-Erik

 

I've mentioned my impressions off-handedly here and there, but never made my own thread about them.

 

Actually, I'm not so sure about the Lambda Pro in terms of sound presentation; there are reports of recessed mids, and I'm not sure I'd like that given my preferences, reinforced by common opinions that the Normal bias Lambda's greatest strength is its midrange. I'm not sure if EQ will totally account for this; it didn't quite do it on the SR-202 due to that additional "grain" to the sound, but maybe the Lambda Pro will fare better. I won't be able to tell for sure 'til I get my hands on a set. If you read up on the various Lambda iterations (Wikiphonia would be a good start), you'll find that people have different impressions of their sound signatures.

 

However, the Lambda Pro still uses the vintage headband/arc design with lower clamping force that I prefer for comfort reasons, making it a good choice for long-term listening. The SR-202 and SR-303 (which I don't talk about as much because the right-side driver wasn't functioning optimally and I didn't have a Pro bias amp at the time) make their presence known after a few hours due to the clamping force, though the SR-303 was less bothersome because of the softer pads. Then there's the SR-507, which clamp even harder if spritzer's impressions are anything to go by.

 

I haven't had the fortune of listening to the flagship Omega-series models (SR-Omega, SR-007, SR-009); those cost way too much, and there aren't any owners who would let me audition them around here, to my knowledge. Nor have I listened to the pre-Lambda models like the SR-X/Mk3, SR-5, and SR-3, which have smaller diaphragms and generally aren't considered quite as good, but also usually sell for under $200 with an SRD-5 or SRD-6 transformer box and regarded quite competitive for that price range. (For music, anyway; I'm not sure how they fare in gaming since other people say the soundstage is significantly smaller than a typical Lambda and most people don't game with Stax, but then again, the Lambda is about as large as soundstage gets for a conventional headphone that doesn't try to mount the drivers perpendicular to your ears like a Sigma, PFR-V1 or K1000.)

 

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Originally Posted by Evshrug View Post
Like Ruuku said, the hosts of the car enthusiast show "Top Gear" from BBC. James May is a big fan of classic cars and likens several old fashioned things as "the proper way to do it" yet can be a bit into the tech of things, and reminds me of you a few ways. Hammond is very good-natured and likes when things work out, but is content with his choices (and cars) in a way that reminds me of how Chico is happy with his Q701's. Jeremy Clarkson is the guy whipping around the track in a Ford GT or Lamborghini shouting "POWER!!!!" and always looking for the latest and most meaty gear. There are other small things that remind me of each of you, but it's hard to pick them out individually and sum them up.

 

Top Gear, huh? Watched a few episodes every now and then, but not nearly enough to recognize the hosts.

 

But your comparison does make sense, now that you explain it. I am pretty technical-minded and do have an outspoken opinion for classic games and other older aspects of tech, though I don't outright reject all of the new stuff.


Edited by NamelessPFG - 1/3/13 at 10:23pm
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Originally Posted by Evshrug View Post

Mad!
I just realized something!
You, Chico, Nameless.
Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May.
It works so well, it makes me sad I don't fit in there :/

 

I can definitely see NamelessFPG as James May. 

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