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Hmm...you sent your AKGs in?  What for?

 

I'm getting ready to send mine in because one of the drivers has a minor rattle.  Not happy to hear that their turnaround time is so slow mad.gif

 

The receiver not powering the headphone thing is probably related to the output impedance on the receivers HP jack, and how some power is being lost there.  I don't know all the technical details (something about impedance, resistance, damping factor, etc.) but it's been discussed in this thread before I think.

 

I was worried my bro effd them up turning on Windows at 100% volume. I woke up to that and was pissed. I also had not monitored his use so idk what else happened to them if anything. They sounded kinda off to me one day, but that doesn't mean anything. I just sent them in just in case. It cost me quite a bit, because I put $500 insurance on it, but peace of mind that nothing is wrong with them is golden. I also know they can take a beating sonically too. 

Yeah, it blows. I've really missed them a lot. Glad to get them back next week.

I just wonder if the AVR 254 is fine to power them. I mean, a receiver is the only thing that will get uncompressed out of my PS3, but it would suck to have to get an amp too. I don't know either, and yeah, it was discussed earlier, although I have no clue what it was now.

 

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Radeon 7970 GOGOGO. biggrin.gif

Oh wait, I dunno about the desktop versions.

I'll be sending back the 128gb Samsung 840 Pro SSD and ordered the 256gb version. It has a noticeable jump in write speed, and double the cache. Didn't wanna gimp myself.

loving my 512gb 840 pro in my m14x r2 :) blazing fast read and writes. there was a sale on newegg on all the pro drives, i hope you got in on one of those!


Edited by tmaxx123 - 3/29/13 at 11:04pm
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I got mine from Amazon, as it was still cheaper.
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The tendency to hear the noise floor of your device is dependent not only upon the impedance of your headphones but also their sensitivity.

My JH13s are the only headphones that pick up hiss on my Nova. My Grado HF-2, A900X and even Image X10 do not. Not terribly surprising since my JH13s have both the lowest impedance (28 ohms) and the highest sensitivity (112dB/mW). In addition to low buzzing in the right channel they are too loud as soon as the volume knob hits audibility.
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I realize that now that I don't have the Mixamp, I won't be able to let you all know if any future headphones I review will need additional amping or not including voice chat or not.


HUH! This is odd. So I buzzed my hair off (the usual), and the Mad Dogs are now DEFINITELY gripping my head better and sealing better. The hint of sibilance is lessened, and the sound is fuller. THIS is what I expected the Mad Dogs to sound like. Before I thought they were brighter than the LCD2. No more. Now it's definitely on the dark side.
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I realize that now that I don't have the Mixamp, I won't be able to let you all know if any future headphones I review will need additional amping or not including voice chat or not.

After testing it out I now see the difference between DH on the mixamp and virtual surround on the Recon. This was a great recommendation and thanks for the great deal! It took some getting used to, at first... but a definite upgrade, indeed! beyersmile.png

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Cool, more impressions please!
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Cool, more impressions please!

Will do... I plan on having a long gaming session, tonight, on my PS3. I just want to make sure I have it hooked up, correctly. All I need connected are the optical cable, usb, and y splitter for the PS3... correct?

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Yeah, and make sure the sound settings on the PS3 is set to Dolby Digital out of the spdif/optical...
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Is it possible to output Dolby Headphone from Asus DGX through optical out? I'd like to take advantage of headphone surround virtualization, but use my external DAC and AMP for the actual output.

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Or are there any other soundcards that will allow me to do this?
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The stock Astro controller cable occasionally makes noise when I move it around (mixamp with xbox).  I bought a replacement Turtle Beach puck because I thought the extra stability would quiet it down but instead it sounds like a bowl of Rice Kipsies that won’t get soggy.  It’s really too bad because I was looking forward to having a mic mute.  

 

I acknowledge the connector in my controller has probably seen better days (I think it’s over 4 years old now) and the huge number of plugging and unplugging cycles have probably worn it out.  I’ve thought about replacing it with either a Scuf or a stock replacement but with the new systems coming out... 

 

Do you guys all use the stock Astro controller cable without issue or do you use something else?  Are there any other options out there for pucks?

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Is it possible to output Dolby Headphone from Asus DGX through optical out? I'd like to take advantage of headphone surround virtualization, but use my external DAC and AMP for the actual output.

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Or are there any other soundcards that will allow me to do this?

 

I can't confirm it myself (no Xonar or other C-Media chipset cards in my possession), but I do recall PurpleAngel suggesting it was possible to send a DH mix through S/PDIF.

 

What I can confirm is that X-Fi cards will send a CMSS-3D Headphone mix through S/PDIF.

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I can't confirm it myself (no Xonar or other C-Media chipset cards in my possession), but I do recall PurpleAngel suggesting it was possible to send a DH mix through S/PDIF.

What I can confirm is that X-Fi cards will send a CMSS-3D Headphone mix through S/PDIF.

Thanks for the reply and information about the X-Fi, do you know if this is the case with the new SB Z as well? (Core 3D)
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So, anybody have info on if the AVR 254 is going to properly drive the Annies?

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Thanks for the reply and information about the X-Fi, do you know if this is the case with the new SB Z as well? (Core 3D)
I can't confirm or deny that THX/SBX Pro Surround carries through S/PDIF output on Sound Core3D devices. My Recon3D USB has no such output.

However, I would expect it to work.
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