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post #3706 of 37451
Thanks for the info on the headzone. Was looking to get one for blueray. Wonder if the heaDSPeaker is any good. Its cheaper by a lot but you get what you pay for.

Now if only astro would get the 5.8 in stock.

While I wait what is everyones favorite just for fun game with dolby headphone.

I am most looking forward to dead space. Horror and imersive headphone sounds like a match made in heaven.
post #3707 of 37451
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Well, I popped in Avatar on Blu-Ray and went right for the action scenes.

Headzone + D7000 = OMFGAWESOME

If I return it, I WILL definitely be missing what it does to Blu-Rays. Talk about immersion and quality. It's amazing.

It's a damn shame most the overwhelming majority of Blu-Rays are DTS encoded. I would be SO happy if the Mixamp could decode DTS. frown.gif

For gaming overall, stick to Dolby Headphone as it's 100% of the positional performance that the Headzone provides.

$1100 amp just for movies = overkill... and I never tend to watch movies alone, so it makes sense to return it... but boy, it's awesome.
post #3708 of 37451
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anyone have any recommendations for reasonably priced<$400.00 headphone amp for AKG Q701?

 


 

I use a Matrix M-Stage with mine cool.gif 


 

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While I wait what is everyones favorite just for fun game with dolby headphone.

I am most looking forward to dead space. Horror and imersive headphone sounds like a match made in heaven.


Q701s for me.

 

Dead space is probably my favorite single player game of this gen.  10/10 for me.

 

post #3709 of 37451
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$1100 amp just for movies = overkill... and I never tend to watch movies alone, so it makes sense to return it... but boy, it's awesome.


Return it and get some T1s!

 

Or test out those Shures.  I haven't read anything about their soundstage though....

post #3710 of 37451
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anyone have any recommendations for reasonably priced<$400.00 headphone amp for AKG Q701?


The Objective2 is a good choice.

post #3711 of 37451
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Return it and get some T1s!

 

Or test out those Shures.  I haven't read anything about their soundstage though....


For now, I really want a flashy dac/amp all in one, but I can only get it from Amazon. Burson HA-160 DS is what I'm probably gonna go for. All this about output impedance and whatnot, yet the D7000 sounded absolutely fine off a 100ohm output impedance. The 5 ohm output impedance on the Burson should be fine. I was gonna get a DAcMini, but Amazon doesn't sell it with the 1ohm option.

I'd get a Bifrost and a very good SS amp, but I dunno what stand alone I'd get.

That's most likely what I'm going to do.

The T1... someone here was going to sell me one for a really good price. But I held back because of the Headzone.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 1/31/12 at 3:21pm
post #3712 of 37451

I kind of wonder if it really is 100 ohms on the Headzone.  I can imagine the engineers changing it and the marketroids copying the specs off the A1.

 

Do you have a multimeter or anything MLE?

post #3713 of 37451
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Nah. All I know is that the D7000 sounded NOTICEABLY better off just the Headzone, than when I plugged in either the E7 alone, or E9 alone (both which have different levels of output impedance). Tested this with the Headzone running off just 2 channel, and with the DSP. So whether a high output impedance alters sound doesn't matter that much to me, considering how great both the D7000 and PC360 sounded.

I can live with 5ohm output impedance of the Burson.
post #3714 of 37451

How does the bass compare to the E9?  If the Headzone is better I'd find it hard to believe that it really is 100 ohms.

post #3715 of 37451
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Do you have a multimeter or anything MLE?


Even without a multimeter, the high output impedance can be shown by the fact that the D7000 is not as much louder compared to other, higher impedance headphones as expected.

 

 


Edited by stv014 - 1/31/12 at 3:47pm
post #3716 of 37451
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Yeah, actually, the D7000 had a lot of play on the volume knob. It's usually very sensitive to even a lowly E7.

maverick, the sound off the Headzone was thick and meaty, wherwas the E9 is thinner. The bass was definitely fuller off the headzone, but not overwhelming. I rather enjoyed it. The treble was more in line with the mids, whereas they sound harsh on the E9 by comparison.

It reminded me a lot off how the D7000 sounded off the Lyr, without the hum.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 1/31/12 at 3:51pm
post #3717 of 37451
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Even without a multimeter, the high output impedance can be shown by the fact that the D7000 is not as much louder compared to other, higher impedance headphones as expected.


Yeah.  There's nothing high impedance left in his sig though so the differences won't be quite as dramatic.

post #3718 of 37451
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Scratch that, the bass was different on the Lyr, it was infinitely more controlled. The bass did feel a bit loose on the Headzone, but it worked for movies/games. Not sure I'd be into it for music.
post #3719 of 37451
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Scratch that, the bass was different on the Lyr, it was infinitely more controlled. The bass did feel a bit loose on the Headzone, but it worked for movies/games. Not sure I'd be into it for music.


OK.  That makes sense then.  There's no way the Lyr could put so much power into low impedance loads if it had a high output impedance.  I guess it is 100 ohms then.

post #3720 of 37451
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Watching Avatar was damn awesome with the D7000 though. So I guess the high impedance gives it a more theater like sound to it, because off the E9, it sounded like what I'm used to with it off the Mixamp on a Dolby Digital source. The Headzone with DTS is absolutely incredible. Just not $1100 incredible. If they sold the Headzone for $500, I'd recommend it to everyone here.
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