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You need to spend some time with them. You've become to accustomed to the AX720's sound signature. Give the 880s at least a week ALONE (do not compare). Then go back and see if you still feel the same.

They're not even in the same stratosphere in terms of sound quality and refinement, IMHO.

If you still feel they're not worth it, then stick to the AX720 and be happy. No need to upgarde if you're happy.

I DID specifically mention the 880's aren't the best for positional cues in gaming, especially competitively. People think I'm kidding, it seems. They just do not have the best positional cues.

 

I will probably keep testing them out for a week or two. Im not lookin too much into positional cues, looking for more immersion but at the same time nothing too bassy. Thats why I chose the DT 880 especially after reading your review.

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double post my bad


Edited by sycomike01 - 5/8/13 at 9:44pm
post #13398 of 37296
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The AD700 does not need an additional amp. In fact, you may make the SQ worse if you use the E9K with it.

What about with the CALs?

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What about with the CALs?

 

Doesn't need an amp either.

 

32 ohms and designed for portable use - "Lightweight and ergonomically designed, the Aurvana Live! is perfect for listening on the move".

 

AD700 and CAL! sound nothing alike though.

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Doesn't need an amp either.

 

32 ohms and designed for portable use - "Lightweight and ergonomically designed, the Aurvana Live! is perfect for listening on the move".

 

AD700 and CAL! sound nothing alike though.

Cool. Just worried about the open can from the ad700 for waking the family.

post #13401 of 37296
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Ad700 is as open as it gets, though if you're in your own room, its not like it will bother others, even with the doors open, unless you like to listen so loud to the point of ear torture.
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I am looking into getting an amp and dac but I want to have the dolby headphone feature. Would it be best to just stick with my current Xonar Essence STX or are there other alternatives that are better without loosing the dolby headphone feature? 

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I think youre good with the STX for now.
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Thanks for this guide it's been a great help. Thinking about ditching my aging hd555 for the Audio-Technica M50.

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That's quite a different presentation of sound, and for competetive gaming, the 555 will trump the M50s.
post #13406 of 37296
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I am looking into getting an amp and dac but I want to have the dolby headphone feature. Would it be best to just stick with my current Xonar Essence STX or are there other alternatives that are better without loosing the dolby headphone feature? 

Swap the op amps.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/421890/the-xonar-essence-stx-q-a-tweaking-impressions-thread
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Thanks for this guide it's been a great help. Thinking about ditching my aging hd555 for the Audio-Technica M50.
I don't know how you came up with that idea, but as MLE said, you're not upgrading to the M50...quite the opposite.

If you feel the need to upgrade from your HD555, then you've gotta look up to the Beyerdinamic/AKG headphones or even at much more expensive ones.
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That's quite a different presentation of sound, and for competetive gaming, the 555 will trump the M50s.

The thing is, I'm not really into competitive gaming like I once was. I still play some first person shooters and stuff but just for fun rather than competition.

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Even so, I don't think the M50 is a solid choice for gaming. I like it a lot for music for it's price, but for gaming, I would definitely look elsewhere.
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Hmm ok. Do you have an opinion on the Sennheiser PC 350 Special Edition?

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