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Yes I read conflicting opinions about their comfort too. They have velours pads, so this is a positive point. I think that in the case I will buy the 2900 I will force the metallic band to open wide the clamping force if this is uncomfortable. I am searching a good place too where to eventually buy D7000. Just being the 2900 open back it seems they could have a better soundstage. but as this affect the overall sound I don't know, as if the bass decreases compared to pro 900 and D7k.

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I got a pair of PRO 2900 coming in tomorrow, I'll let you guys know how it goes.

If you want one though, get one of the better known stores to price match Spectrum Audio, Spectrum lists it at $386 when you add it to your cart, Moon Audio went down to $415 for me.

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Waiting for your comments so! atsmile.gif

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This thread is amazing.  111 pages is beyond readable, but thank god the first posts are up-to-date.  What exactly is the Mixamp?  Is it a Dolby decoder?  If I have a 5.1 receiver with a ¼ inch headphone jack in the front am I going to hear the same thing?  I'm sold that this device works and can be amazing, but I do want to understand it better.  Astro's site doesn't supply details.  I have an optical out on my old PS2, will the Mixamp simulate surround using stereo feeds?

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I did a quick search on denon receivers that offered dolby headphone, to see if I could kill two birds with one stone. But it seems the only one whit that function is the one that costs $5k+ eek.gif. I was hoping to get one for about $300-$500. frown.gif

 

do you guys know if there's any low cost receiver whit DH?


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I did a quick search on denon receivers that offered dolby headphone, to see if I could kill two birds with one stone. But it seems the only one whit that function is the one that costs $5k+ eek.gif. I was hoping to get one for about $300-$500. frown.gif

 

do you guys know if there's any low cost receiver whit DH?


Just about all Harman Kardons within the past 4-5 years and some mid-range Denon receivers do it. I'm using an HK avr-247.

 

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This thread is amazing.  111 pages is beyond readable, but thank god the first posts are up-to-date.  What exactly is the Mixamp?  Is it a Dolby decoder?  If I have a 5.1 receiver with a ¼ inch headphone jack in the front am I going to hear the same thing?  I'm sold that this device works and can be amazing, but I do want to understand it better.  Astro's site doesn't supply details.  I have an optical out on my old PS2, will the Mixamp simulate surround using stereo feeds?



If I'm not mistaken, the Mixamp decodes Dolby for headphones, i.e. downmixes the 5.1 / 7.1 signal from optical/digital format (via USB or TOSLink) into a stereo signal that our headphones can handle. I'm not so sure that regular receivers do this.

 

Astro's site doesn't go into great detail on this point, but it does list "Dolby Headphone"--and here's Dolby's page on this technology:

http://www.dolby.com/professional/technology/home-theater/dolby-headphone.html

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Just about all Harman Kardons within the past 4-5 years and some mid-range Denon receivers do it. I'm using an HK avr-247.

 

Yes all have some sort of headphone surround mode, but non states "Dolby Headphone" for example:


the Denon ones have this "virtual surround mode for headphones"

the Harman Kardons have "HARMAN headphone surround mode"

the Onkyo ones have "Onkyo Game surround mode"

 

know, I don't have any clue if they perform the same, similar or better than DH.(if anyone knows this, I'll be glad to hear your opinions)

 

btw they also have their own auto EQ system insted of Audyssey or a basic one (except Denon) wich I think is a must have.

 

all this in my price range of $300-$400


Edited by wichogt - 6/21/11 at 9:00pm
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HK DOES have receivers with Dolby Headphone.
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Yes all have some sort of headphone surround mode, but non states "Dolby Headphone" for example:


the Denon ones have this "virtual surround mode for headphones"

the Harman Kardons have "HARMAN headphone surround mode"

the Onkyo ones have "Onkyo Game surround mode"

 

know, I don't have any clue if they perform the same, similar or better than DH.(if anyone knows this, I'll be glad to hear your opinions)

 

btw they also have their own auto EQ system insted of Audyssey or a basic one (except Denon) wich I think is a must have.

 

all this in my price range of $300-$400


heh, looks like both Denon and HK no longer does DH on their current line of receivers. Find an older model on ebay or something and just see if you can spot the Dolby Headphone logo next to the headphone jack like on mine, HK AVR-247.

 

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yeah i know for a fact that Denon doesn't offer DH on their receivers.  I have called about my receiver a few times and i always nagged myself to remember to ask them about it and i finally did and was let down by their response.(obviously,...no)

 

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MLE,

 

With the mixamp 5.8 and hard to drive cans sometimes there is clipping/distortion/sudden half second sound drops. Does this disappear with the wired mixamp and/or with another amp connected?

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MLE, With the mixamp 5.8 and hard to drive cans sometimes there is clipping/distortion/sudden half second sound drops. Does this disappear with the wired mixamp and/or with another amp connected?
Glad I'm not only person with this problem, I have the wired version and get the same problem, was playing dead space 2 when it happened, one of the last levels and there was alot of enemies coming at once and the sound distorted then disappeared for about a second or so.

This is using my dt 990 600ohm with wired mixamp and fiio e9
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Originally Posted by Alghazanth View Post

MLE, With the mixamp 5.8 and hard to drive cans sometimes there is clipping/distortion/sudden half second sound drops. Does this disappear with the wired mixamp and/or with another amp connected?


Glad I'm not only person with this problem, I have the wired version and get the same problem, was playing dead space 2 when it happened, one of the last levels and there was alot of enemies coming at once and the sound distorted then disappeared for about a second or so.

This is using my dt 990 600ohm with wired mixamp and fiio e9


Yea, I never noticed it before. Was checking out my ED8 and HD800 in MW2, and there were two or three instances of 1-second dropouts. Reminds me of the X41. Strangely enough, I don't remember this ever happening with my T1s.

 

But I was using it straight to the 5.8. If it's happening with the E9 too...

 

EDIT: Just a theory, but perhaps it's the limited frequency response of the mixamp? Would that be able to limit the headphone's output and distort sound?

 


Edited by Alghazanth - 6/22/11 at 6:37am
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