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post #436 of 37450

I've been interested for a while if anyone has turned off dolby headphone when using a good pair of headphones like the AD700's/k701/dtxx0's.  All I seem to see is people saying, "Well when I turned off dolby headphone, my cheap piece of crap no soundstage headphones didn't give me good positional cues."  I for one find that CMSS 3d completely ruins the sound on my ad700's when I turn it on.  Haven't tried them with dolby headphone, but I have absolutely no problems telling distance and direction with them in pure stereo mode.  

 

My plan is to try out a higher end DAC next like the DAC Magic or Music Streamer II+ (likely this one) because they are reported to really expand soundstage and seperation in comparison to lower end DAC's.  I'm really starting to notice some unsatisfactory noise and artifacts coming out of my xfi prelude so I will most likely sell it off to fund better equipment.  

post #437 of 37450
Thx mad lust envy, i'll try that. I hope i'll be able to stretch them enough, cause at the moment they're just way too uncomfortable.
post #438 of 37450

i tried Dolby Headphone several times (with different configs) but every time the sound was so disorted/echoey i couldn't play with it. as for hearing other players in games, etc the improvement wasn't that great, certainly not worth the terrible SQ.

 

ps. i used asus xonar essence st -> akg k702

 



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Originally Posted by VulgarDisplay View Post

I've been interested for a while if anyone has turned off dolby headphone when using a good pair of headphones like the AD700's/k701/dtxx0's.  All I seem to see is people saying, "Well when I turned off dolby headphone, my cheap piece of crap no soundstage headphones didn't give me good positional cues."  I for one find that CMSS 3d completely ruins the sound on my ad700's when I turn it on.  Haven't tried them with dolby headphone, but I have absolutely no problems telling distance and direction with them in pure stereo mode.  

 

My plan is to try out a higher end DAC next like the DAC Magic or Music Streamer II+ (likely this one) because they are reported to really expand soundstage and seperation in comparison to lower end DAC's.  I'm really starting to notice some unsatisfactory noise and artifacts coming out of my xfi prelude so I will most likely sell it off to fund better equipment.  

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post #440 of 37450

Hey, MLE. I'm really getting sick of you having tried all of these headphones. Every time I think I'm settled down for a permanent can, you buy a new pair and talk about how amazing they are. I think I'm set on closed cans for gaming, and I want to buy a beat all end all can for everything. Music, movies and gaming. Gaming primarily and then music. The sad thing is, on campus I don't do gaming at all, which is about three and one half months. I'm digging speakers for music in my apartment. Headphones are great for detail, but the separation and open feeling I get from speakers, on top of the thumping bass when it's needed from the woofer is just so much fun to listen to. Anyways, I'm pretty sure I have my heart set on the D7000. The only problem is, I'm looking at a good long time before I can afford them. So I want to sell all my cans, and get some D1100s for mobile use, and D7000 for everything else. I'm guessing the D7000 have the fun, theater like experience the DT770/80s gave me? I'm just almost positive they're way more well rounded, with better mids, controlled bass and non ear piercing highs or sibilant treble. If this is correct, then I will assume you're going to donate your pair of D7000s to me, simply because we're best friends and I know how much you love me. I'm just kidding. Seriously though, donate them to me... Or not... But please do... If you want... But if you don't it's ok... No it's not...   

Anyways... Peace, buddy.

post #441 of 37450

He has not tried the Pro900's!

 

Which I really want him to, as I would kill for gaming impressions from his perspective x]
 

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Originally Posted by dub Beatz View Post

Hey, MLE. I'm really getting sick of you having tried all of these headphones. Every time I think I'm settled down for a permanent can, you buy a new pair and talk about how amazing they are. I think I'm set on closed cans for gaming, and I want to buy a beat all end all can for everything. Music, movies and gaming. Gaming primarily and then music. The sad thing is, on campus I don't do gaming at all, which is about three and one half months. I'm digging speakers for music in my apartment. Headphones are great for detail, but the separation and open feeling I get from speakers, on top of the thumping bass when it's needed from the woofer is just so much fun to listen to. Anyways, I'm pretty sure I have my heart set on the D7000. The only problem is, I'm looking at a good long time before I can afford them. So I want to sell all my cans, and get some D1100s for mobile use, and D7000 for everything else. I'm guessing the D7000 have the fun, theater like experience the DT770/80s gave me? I'm just almost positive they're way more well rounded, with better mids, controlled bass and non ear piercing highs or sibilant treble. If this is correct, then I will assume you're going to donate your pair of D7000s to me, simply because we're best friends and I know how much you love me. I'm just kidding. Seriously though, donate them to me... Or not... But please do... If you want... But if you don't it's ok... No it's not...   

Anyways... Peace, buddy.

post #442 of 37450

The nerve of MLE...

post #443 of 37450
Thread Starter 
I love you dub. Lol.

Its been almost 2 months since I've had the D7000. I have NO intentions of upgrading from them, so take that as you may, but you know I upgrade like every few weeks. No more. They smoke the crap out of everything I have tried so far. You loved the DT770 Pro 80, right? Well consider the D7000 everything the DT770 Pro aspired to be. Seriously, for less than 600 dollars, I'd sell off everything I could and get these.

The bass goes so low, its ridiculous, but the detail is untouched. I seriously wanna know how Denon did it.

The only thing the DT770 offers over the D7000 is isolation. The D7000 is huge, so since they are something I use at home, isolation isn't an issue, and they don't leak out THAT much. In fact, I don't understand how people complain about noise leakage. Unless you are literally 5 feet from someone, the noise shouldn't be any issue.
post #444 of 37450
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Originally Posted by Scytus View Post

He has not tried the Pro900's!

 

Which I really want him to, as I would kill for gaming impressions from his perspective x]


The PRO 900s are an excellent headphone for gaming, especially considering they are closed. The AD700s are better for positional queues, but still, the PRO 900s are excellent for this and they have the bass to make it an excellent all rounder for movies and music too.

post #445 of 37450
Thread Starter 
Here are the headphones I would still like to try for gaming (realistically speaking):

Senn HD555 (modded) and 595 (wanna see if they truly sound the same, and if they truly are like the PC360)

D2000 (see if it can be a bang for buck with gaming performance like the D7000)

Pro 900 (because S-Logic intrigues me, and you guys really make me wanna try them)

Sony MDR-F1 (because I hear great things about it with Dolby Headphone)

K271 MKII or K272 HD (I see it as a closed K70x, which would probably make them killer competitive cans)

And if I was rich:

Stax (gotta try them at some point)
HD800 (soundstage bigger than AD700 and K70x? Yes please)
post #446 of 37450
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

Here are the headphones I would still like to try for gaming (realistically speaking):

Senn HD555 (modded) and 595 (wanna see if they truly sound the same, and if they truly are like the PC360)

D2000 (see if it can be a bang for buck with gaming performance like the D7000)

Pro 900 (because S-Logic intrigues me, and you guys really make me wanna try them)

Sony MDR-F1 (because I hear great things about it with Dolby Headphone)

K271 MKII or K272 HD (I see it as a closed K70x, which would probably make them killer competitive cans)

And if I was rich:

Stax (gotta try them at some point)
HD800 (soundstage bigger than AD700 and K70x? Yes please)


Please get the Pro 900 and compare it to DT990 lol jk

post #447 of 37450
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

I love you dub. Lol.

Its been almost 2 months since I've had the D7000. I have NO intentions of upgrading from them, so take that as you may, but you know I upgrade like every few weeks. No more. They smoke the crap out of everything I have tried so far. You loved the DT770 Pro 80, right? Well consider the D7000 everything the DT770 Pro aspired to be. Seriously, for less than 600 dollars, I'd sell off everything I could and get these.

The bass goes so low, its ridiculous, but the detail is untouched. I seriously wanna know how Denon did it.

The only thing the DT770 offers over the D7000 is isolation. The D7000 is huge, so since they are something I use at home, isolation isn't an issue, and they don't leak out THAT much. In fact, I don't understand how people complain about noise leakage. Unless you are literally 5 feet from someone, the noise shouldn't be any issue.
 

biggrin.gif. This much sounds promising. I honestly don't care too much about isolation. The DT770s isolated a lot, to the point where my mom would have to come up the stairs into my room and smack me on the head to get my attention, only after yelling to me at the top of her lungs for 5 minutes. Of course, this is only when I'm home, which is rare. My apartment has incredibly thick walls, which is a blessing because the entire complex is bumping every night from thursday to sunday. So many killer parties here. Anyway, thanks for the extra bit of feedback. 
 

post #448 of 37450

I have the d2000 and the mixamp for about a year now, been gaming on ps3, and watching 5.1 movies with the combo.  I must say the denon performed up to my expectation, I knew DH could never match a real surround set up. I could make out which direction sound is coming from clearly, except the ones directly from the back (left back and right back are fine). Playing dead space 2 on this set up is really exciting, and scary. I could pinpoint exactly where the necromorphs are coming from, but I do get one or two that comes directly from the back and ended up with issac's spine ripped out because it sounded like its from the front ;X 

post #449 of 37450

But if you're concerned about whether or not it's coming from the front or back, and don't see anything in front of you wouldn't you instinctively turn around? O__o

post #450 of 37450

dub: he could've been facing those invisible necromorphs.

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