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Originally Posted by Change is Good View Post

 

I avoided comparing them so I wouldn't want both headphones... and end up ordering another Annie! tongue_smile.gif

 

 

I see.   Protecting the wallet.  tongue_smile.gif

post #14042 of 37457
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I see.   Protecting the wallet.  tongue_smile.gif

 

You know, I never bothered to ask you how the X1 pairs with the M-Stage. I know the X1 has an impedance of 30 ohms and am reading the M-Stage doesn't work well with low impedence cans (due to its 5 ohm output).

 

Edit: I really hope it does pair well with the X1... because if not... there goes my wallet... blink.gif


Edited by Change is Good - 6/4/13 at 11:49am
post #14043 of 37457

I already have a pair of Sennheiser HD595 when I am in the mood for competitive gaming.

 

I want to get a second pair as a complementry (and an upgrade as well) for when I want a more fun and immersive experiance.  They will be primarily used for computer games, though they will see some music and movie use.  (I do have a nice 5.1 speaker setup in the living room for when I am watching movies, listening to music, and console gaming.  But I am on the computer a lot and primarily use headphones back there.)

 

I was considering the HiFiMan HE-400 and maybe even the HE-500 for this purpose. 

 

Do you think the HE-400/500 would be a good complementry set for a more immersive and fun experiance, while I have the HD595 for when I want to be more competitive?  Or would you suggest a different pair for this purpose?

post #14044 of 37457
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Originally Posted by Change is Good View Post

 

You know, I never bothered to ask you how the X1 pairs with the M-Stage. I know the X1 has an impedance of 30 ohms and am reading the M-Stage doesn't work well with low impedence cans (due to its 5 ohm output).

 

Edit: I really hope it does pair well with the X1... because if not... there goes my wallet... blink.gif

 

 

Don't worry about it, the whole output impedance things is way overblown (people over exaggerating something miniscule...on Head-fi?!  Impossible!!!)

 

People use the E9s 10ohm output with all kinds of cans without problems.  All of the x70x are 62 ohm and it's recommened to have a damping factor of 8 (so E9s 10ohm output x 8 = 80, > 62ohm AKGs).  People even use >100 ohm outputs, like receivers and that Beyer Headzone without problems.

 

I've listened to the X1 off the M-stage and my iCan (which has less than 0.5ohm output impedance) and I can't detect any audible difference from the output impedance.


Edited by chicolom - 6/4/13 at 8:15pm
post #14045 of 37457
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Originally Posted by chicolom View Post

 

 

Don't worry about it, the whole output impedance things is way overblown (people over exaggerating something miniscule...on Head-fi?!  Impossible!!!)

 

People use the E9s 10ohm output with all kinds of cans without problems.  All of the x70x are 62 ohm and it's recommened to have a damping factor of 8 (so E9s 10ohm output x 8 = 80, > 62ohm AKGs).  People even use >100 ohm outputs, like receivers and that Beyer Headzone without problems.

 

I've listened to the X1 off the M-stage and my iCan (which has less than 0.5ohm output impedance) and I can't detect any audible difference from the output impedance.

 

Whew, thanks! These will be arriving tomorrow and I was a little worried as you can see. Now I can sleep well tonight... tongue_smile.gif

post #14046 of 37457

http://www.head-fi.org/products/little-dot-i

 

this work with the dt990 pro 250?

is just a amp?no dac?

post #14047 of 37457
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http://www.head-fi.org/products/little-dot-i

 

this work with the dt990 pro 250?

is just a amp?no dac?

 

It's just an amp.  A tube amp.

post #14048 of 37457

I have a question, I want to be able to hear positional accuracy but have bass at the same but not break the bank. I currently can get a pair of Sennheiser HD595's for 100$ or a pair of AD700's for 99.95, what's the better headphone. I'll be playing on PC/Consoles with games such as CoD and battlefield, but I also listen to dubstep/rock/country/rap/metal. I listen to music a lot.

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I have a question, I want to be able to hear positional accuracy but have bass at the same but not break the bank. I currently can get a pair of Sennheiser HD595's for 100$ or a pair of AD700's for 99.95, what's the better headphone. I'll be playing on PC/Consoles with games such as CoD and battlefield, but I also listen to dubstep/rock/country/rap/metal. I listen to music a lot.

 

 

HD595 has more bass than AD700.  Both are good for competitive gamning.  However, neither of those will have enough bass for dubstep/rap/etc.  You can try raping them with EQ, but otherwise you may want to look at a different headphone, or break the bank.

 

If you listen to music a lot, it's worth owning a >$100 headphone.  wink.gif

post #14050 of 37457

I'm on a tight budget, that's why I'm asking is the HD 595 for 100$ a good deal?

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I'm on a tight budget, that's why I'm asking is the HD 595 for 100$ a good deal?

 

I would look for cheaper HD555s instead then mod them into the HD595s.

 

You might look at the HD518 too:

http://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-HD-518-Headphones-Black/dp/B0042A68R8/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1370424843&sr=8-3&keywords=hd558

http://www.head-fi.org/t/575369/sennheiser-hd-598-558-518-which-one-do-you-recommend-me#post_7814022

http://www.head-fi.org/t/572652/sennheiser-hd-518-vs-hd-558#post_7907376

post #14052 of 37457

I've thought about saving up for the DT990 PRO's 250 OHM version, would these be worth extra the 60 or so dollar's?

post #14053 of 37457
If you like their sound. They have strong bass and treble. They're not going to give an improvement for competitive play.
post #14054 of 37457

Are the DT990's still good for gaming?

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Are the DT990's still good for gaming?

Very much so.
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