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Originally Posted by benbenkr View Post

Particular reason would be to connect the E09k to my Turtlebeach DSS for the PS3. E17 doesn't work because it needs a USB connection.
I know some popular alternatives would be an O2 or a Schiit Magni, but both of them are not available here. Worldwide shipping cost way too much till the point that sticking with the E09k seems like the best option.

Oh gotcha... I wasn't suggesting the E17 btw, more like asking if you wanted the E09K so you could dock an E17, it does have other inputs besides USB but it might or might not fit your amping needs.

If it's for the Q701 (IIRC), others in this thread might be able to better address that. Where you at tho? There's some European manufacturers for the O2, I think, I'm certain it's available in the UK at least.
Edited by Impulse - 3/12/13 at 12:28am
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So 3.5mm stereo to dual rca and connect to audio in on e9k would do it if that's what you meant.
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In everyone's opinion what do you think are the best closed cans for gaming? With emphasis on large ear pads, and fun sounding, with a slightly lower emphasis on competitiveness. 

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Denon D7000. Good luck.
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Denon D7000. Good luck.

Shame on me, I should have clarified: Same as above, but under 450.

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Not sure how the Mad Dogs fare for gaming, but they cost $300, and are very highly regarded. I'd probably choose the one with the Dog Pads, as it's more 'fun' than the one with Alpha pads. The Mad Dogs have a very similar response to the older LCD2.

https://www.mrspeakers.com/Audiophile-fostex-t50rp-upgrades-mrspeakers-mad-dog

Planar magnetic goodness.

I heard the soundstage was pretty good for a closed headphone, and isolation is among the best.

I still wanna hear one.

Sadly, I don't have much experience with closed headphones, as I tend to ignore them. Open headphones are just so much better overall, IMHO.

The Pro 900 was good in fun and competitive, but it was terribly bright/fatiguing in the treble. The DT770 Pro 80 was great for fun, but way too bassy overall, and veiled sounding at times.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 3/12/13 at 1:58am
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Well what would you suggest to a new headphone purchaser for open cans, for the same things I mentioned above.

I could swing an open as I would like to re-buy the V-Moda 100s when the larger pads release. I also have a backup closed headset, in case.
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Couldn't you just use a 3.5mm aux cable from headphone input on dss to input on e17 and plug headphone into e17?

 

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Lol, yeah. The E17 works fine without USB. The only Fiio amp that need a USB connection is the E10.

 

OH!! Wonder why it didn't hit my head that the E17 does operate on battery power too... okay that gets sorted.

 

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Oh gotcha... I wasn't suggesting the E17 btw, more like asking if you wanted the E09K so you could dock an E17, it does have other inputs besides USB but it might or might not fit your amping needs.

If it's for the Q701 (IIRC), others in this thread might be able to better address that. Where you at tho? There's some European manufacturers for the O2, I think, I'm certain it's available in the UK at least.

 

Sorry I read your post wrong, "got" as "get... lol. Silly me.

 

I live in Malaysia, so it's in the SEA region. Most of the stuff from the US and Europe are hard to come by here... and even if they do, they're jacked up on price beyond reasoning simply because they are "limited". 

 

So the suggestion here is to go for an E17 instead of a E09k? The E17 does cost a little bit more though.

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Got in the HE-400 and the ODAC from the MLE loaner program. The HE400 sound is quite different from my Pro2900, dunno which I prefer yet for music since I've only played with them for a couple hours so far with A-B testing. 

 

Oh, also I think I know why the usb cable that MLE included with the ODAC wasn't working, I'm pretty sure that cable is a "charge only" cable. The power led lights up on my card reader with it but that's about it. The other cable works fine though.

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That took waaay too long to get to you.
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Yeeeeeah, the chain of unfortunate incidents that happened to me today didn't help either lol.

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Would any of you gents offer any suggestions on where i can get my paws on a 2010-2011 mixamp? maybe somewhere here on head-fi or another trustworthy source? To e honest I've never purchased anything off of amazon and ebay or the like. Maybe one of you have one you'd like to get off yer own paws?

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Since I gave my PC360s away I am in need of a portable setup for Mixamp playtime. Since I don't want to drag my HD800s around (and their hard to amp character) I thought about getting something that can feed enough on a E11/E12 or even by the Mixamp alone. 

 

I wish Denon would still produce the D7000, it might have been my top choice. How does its soundstage compare to DT990, Q701? I totally forgot about them. Now since I most likely won't be able to get them I am looking for alternatives. 

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@benbenkr

Do you need a portable amp or dac? If not just get the e09k.
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Originally Posted by OnePunchMan View Post

Would any of you gents offer any suggestions on where i can get my paws on a 2010-2011 mixamp? maybe somewhere here on head-fi or another trustworthy source? To e honest I've never purchased anything off of amazon and ebay or the like. Maybe one of you have one you'd like to get off yer own paws?

I have one I can sell to you for $100. The only thing is, that the volume knob distorts heavily, so I would leave it maxed out, and control volume with the game/voice knob. If you're gonna use an external amp after the Mixamp, then the volume knob will be maxed anyway. PM me if interested.

I bought it right around the time of getting my Marantz receiver... and I honestly don't have a need for it, other than voice chat, which I literally never use other than testing headsets.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 3/12/13 at 5:22am
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