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The DT990 won't do quite as well with vocals, as they are heavy on the bass and treble. The rest are pretty solid.
I'd throw in the Koss Sportapro with the KSC75 clips in there as well.

 

That's why I sold my DT 990 after my first tube amp stopped working, I only liked them on a warm tube amp, on the Magni they were thin, harsh, and lifeless. Another all-rounder I think is worth trying is the K240 MKII, only if you have a good system though. Thick, yummy, luscious goodness on my amp without ruining the sense of clarity at all, actually I get a greater sense of clarity and transparency out of these than my MA900.

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Hello there. Great amount of information in this thread, thanks a ton for putting it together guys. It's been super useful for someone new to the game like me. 

 

After a fairly extensive search, I think I'm between a pair of Beyer's. My main goal setting out was to find something that would be an upgrade for the 668B in terms of sound stage and more importantly comfort. I'm fairly happy with the sound of those, but I just can't get used to them in terms of comfort, which is obviously non-ideal for gaming purposes. 

 

So it's come down to the DT 770 Pro and DT 990 Pro. Open vs closed, essentially.

 

Ideally, I would go with the closed headphone as I do play games quite late into the night when my fiance is sleeping in the same room and would prefer not to bother her. I guess my question is this; is the DT 990's sound stage orders of magnitude better than the 770's? I'm really not into competitive FPS games(I spend some time with them, but I'm more inclined towards single player games and usually move on quickly), so I'm looking at it more from an immersion perspective than positional cues. I would certainly love SOME positional cues, but it takes a lower priority over pure immersion. Basically, some bass bloat would be fine with me if the soundstage was big enough. Any perspective here would be very much appreciated. 

 

I'm also sort of tossing around getting an FA-003 clone, but they might be a bit too bass light for me and I've heard some fairly mixed things about how well they work for gaming. 

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Just wondering, has anyone ordered from this guy on ebay? http://www.ebay.com/itm/Sony-MDR-MA900-Stereo-Headphones-Full-Open-Type-/331005616312?pt=US_Headphones&hash=item4d1178e0b8 I'm considering these but I'm not sure on the seller.

 

Also, how much do these leak?

 

Yeah, that's where I got mine.  It's a little shady that he has a bunch of MA900s laying around, but whatever.  They're sealed.  The box on mine was scuffed up some though.  Good price on them.

 

MA900s leak a lot, but so do most other open headphones.  AD700, X1, AKG x70x, Sennheiser HD5x8:  they all leak good amount. 

 

It's similar to running laptop speakers at a very low to low volume.

 

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Originally Posted by benbenkr View Post

Headphones that you can't go wrong with as all-rounders IMO:

 

- Fidelio X1

- Sennheiser HD558

- CAL

- Sony MA900

- Beyer DT990

- AKG K702 Annies

 

Just a handful of headphones that will play nice across any type of material you throw at them. They're not the best at what they do, but certainly they are very good for whatever you want to listen to.

 

I probably cross DT990 off as well since it's a little more polarizing and makes a  less-safe choice.  IMO people should do their research on that one first.

 

K712 Pro is a great all-rounder as well since it's essentially a variation on the Anniversaries sound. 


Edited by chicolom - 9/1/13 at 3:10pm
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I dunno man, that shipping cost. :/

I do want to though.

Hey Evs, when you get them... try to see if the AD700 pads will fit. The MA900 has a very large diameter, and the AD700 pads may slip over...
Uhhhhm... Yeah. I would try that, but you know you endorsed my ad and the gaming kit sold very quickly after that. I got paid and sent it off, although I never heard if the buyer liked them or if he even got them (disappeared from Head-Fi, I guess that means he's end-game happy?)
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Didn't Evs sell his AD700?
What CiG said. Gosh, that's a terrible nickname. Uh... Goodies' been stalking me? No no no... Anyway, it's good I can at least count on Change.

I am interested in the Annies, at least a little bit (relatively so close to the Q701's tho), also think those K712's look AWESOME with the black/orange, but I really ought to be putting my next purchase towards a DAC and a surround processor. I may even put my pre-production E12 up for sale; despite my defense for the true sub-bass boost, I really only use it when another amp choice is inconvenient (only on like... The 5th or 6th charge cycle, and I'll use it even less once I can hook my receiver up again).

As much as I'm curious about the new Soundblaster cards and the thing they mentioned they're working on, I probably should just go back to what I know I loved and buy Nameless' Recon3D USB. I'm used to Dolby Headphone now, but I'm just not satisfied with it like I was with THX TSP, and who knows if there will be another console + PC cross-compatible device in the future, especially because of all the licensing problems or whatever that keep the same functionality out of a regular soundcard.

I kinda want to go analyze my M-100 for the review, but... I kinda want to play some Starcraft HotS instead. I haven't been playing FPS' this week because I had a falling out with the guy I've been playing CoD4 with for like 5 years; instead I'm enjoying the variety of unplayed (or at least unbeaten) games in my backlog. I could probably get some great surround sound testing out of Dishonored or Portal 2, but of course I only have a DSS right now and I'm not about to muck around on my day off getting that to work with onboard sound.

Edit: also want one of these WiFi media servers for portable devices like iPhones (and camera photo importing and battery booster), and I want one of these.
Edited by Evshrug - 9/1/13 at 3:30pm
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CiG... I think I've seen someone else call me that unless thats your second time doing so lol. It's catchy... but.... hate those thing :P

And about the Annies... holla atcha' boi if you get that itch...
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Actually, I just realized I can use my AppleTV (got it last week) to connect my music to my receiver's (assumedly superior) DAC from my computers or iPad. My Yamaha doesn't directly allow digital input from an iPod without buying a $70 proprietary dock (obsolete anyway because of the improved Lightning connector on all new iDevices), but obviously the AppleTV provides an HDMI connection and WiFi provides more than enough bandwidth for an uncompressed audio signal (unlike Bluetooth). So, maybe no need for iDo.

Edit: just thought it through. If I have a computer in my bedroom (either my Frankenmac PC which now is just a normal PC, or my new Mac Mini), and then the AppleTV + receiver combo in the den/living room area, there really isn't a point for me to get an iDo. So, if I sold my E12, I could put those funds towards... whatever I want.

Change, I'm like the Hulk... I am always trying to resist and repress the itch, but the truth is I always have that itch.
Edited by Evshrug - 9/1/13 at 4:25pm
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Hulk, scratch and buy! Woops... I meant... SMASH! :P
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LOL Okay Iron Man!
You saying I might just enjoy it if I went for it?
I dunno if I can keep up with Chico, as you know his is an expensive journey wink.gif My job is great and pays better than I expected, but I gotta keep my shirt on sometimes.


...
Besides, I don't own a pair of purple, rip-proof shorts, in case HULK GETS MAD (LUST ENVY)!
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Is it narcissistic that I really enjoy my last post? Able to mix head-Fi and 4 Avengers/Hulk references, makes me happy. I'm having Pun, just go with it.
^_~

Nameless, how much again for your Recon3D? Or would you honestly recommend a Creative soundcard instead (you see the Thief 4 trailer?)?
Edited by Evshrug - 9/1/13 at 4:48pm
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I enjoyed the jump from the Q701 very much, myself... because of it's warmer signature.

 

Some may argue that you'd be better off saving money by just ordering the memory pads, but I am enjoying the comfort much more with the flat headband. That gun metal grey is sick, too.

 

By the way, those trading cards were in Coulson's locker.


Edited by Change is Good - 9/1/13 at 4:48pm
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That damn Fury! Always lying to us!!! tongue_smile.gif

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I mean, the look is indeed sick, but I'm already decently happy with the storm trooper looks and baby seatbelt wrap on the headband, and an extra $130 over what I paid for mine... I could just as easily match/unify with the matte-black & orange looks of my M-100 after waiting for the K712 price to come down. I'm not saying I'm not thinking about it, the Annies are very good and a collector's item besides (just like Coleson's Capt'n America cards), I'm just saying I gotta think about it.
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I mean, the look is indeed sick, but I'm already decently happy with the storm trooper looks and baby seatbelt wrap on the headband, and an extra $130 over what I paid for mine... I could just as easily match/unify with the matte-black & orange looks of my M-100 after waiting for the K712 price to come down. I'm not saying I'm not thinking about it, the Annies are very good and a collector's item besides (just like Coleson's Capt'n America cards), I'm just saying I gotta think about it.

 

Hey, you know me... genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist trying to influence you to live on the edge a little... tongue_smile.gif


Edited by Change is Good - 9/1/13 at 5:01pm
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Hey, you know me... genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist trying to influence you to live on the edge a little... tongue_smile.gif

 

Stop listening to my voicemail message!

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How would the Fidelio x1s pair with the stx
As i understand the xonar cards have an output impedance of 10 ohms and the x1s have a high impedance cord
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