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Originally Posted by maverickronin View Post


The Beyerdynamic DT990s will give you a bigger soundstage with more "3D" sounding spatial cues and some extra bass will add to the immersion too.  Any version of those will probably benefit from an amp though.

 

The D2000s aren't as "3D" as the Beyers but they have plenty of bass, go deeper than the DT990 or HD650 and should be fine from your mixamp.

 

I found both of those to be have pretty fatiguing treble but many other people aren't bothered by it at all so it depends on your preferences.

 

The HD650s are smooth, detailed, and relaxed.  IMO they don't really excel at anything but they don't do anything badly because they don't have any glaring weakness either.  I think that they're more of an all-rounder.

 

The D2000 or DT990 will likely pull you into the game or movie a bit more than the HD650 and games and movies will probably mask the D2000's and DT990's weaknesses (to those people who think the treble is a weakness anyway) since in games in movies the focus isn't always on the music.

 

Thanks for the great feedback. Sounds like there's pros and cons with all the headphones I'm looking at! It's a good job half the fun of buying anything audio-visual is the research :-)
 

 

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Does anyone have any experience with the AKG K-240 (not MKII)? I'm looking to pick up a good all rounder for less then 200 USD. I'm not worried about competition as much as I am about fun and I like to listen to a plethora of music, from harder rock to hip hop and and trance.



I used to own AKG K240 S.  They're fairly balanced, maybe a little emphasis in bass.  They're soundstage is only medium sized though.  And I personally don't like the smaller pleather pads on them.

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Originally Posted by cpagdog View Post
That's what i keep hearing...Hmmm decisions decisions.  What about the dt880 pro?  I found a local store that has a pair in stock.  Again I'm looking for gaming and movie watching purposes....amp requirement for those?

Thanks again for all the help!

EDIT!  or the same store also has a pair of dt770 in 80 ohms?  thoughts


Nice thing with the DT770 Pro 80-Ohm is they will work from more sources the DT880 Pro 250-Ohm headphones.

 

 

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In case anyone's curious about the HFI-580: just got a pair secondhand, and am putting them through the paces on Mass Effect 3 (Xbox) with a MixAmp Pro. At the moment the clamp is tight but bearable, and on occasion the bass gets ridiculously loud that I have to reach for the volume knob--something that never happened with the DT 880. 

 

Only using them on single player at the moment, probably won't get round to any multiplayer until the weekend.

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Using the D7000 on Mass Effect 3 when you're in the club.... Jesus.... I know they're trying to mimic the sound of you being in the club, but the bass is so ridiculously prominent, it hurts to use headphones at that point, even the Q701 has so much bass bloat...

Not a problem with the headphones, just, they overdid it on the bass there.
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...and I'm reminded why I don't go to clubs.

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Just ordered the DSS2 to use with my Q701's.  I've been using the 5.1 AX720 Tritton decoder box and have been very happy with it minus the hiss when it's quieter.  I'm anxious to try out the DSS2 and the sound angles.  Mostly 3 and 6 and possibly boosting the bass a little.  I'll try and remember to post my thoughts once I've used it for a couple days.

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Originally Posted by cpagdog View Post

 

What about the dt880 pro?  I found a local store that has a pair in stock...dt770 in 80 ohms?  thoughts

 

What local store?

 

I can rank the DT770 250 Ohm below the HD580, and well below the Q701 in terms of accuracy, clarity, and soundstage. Those are the most important factors for me. I like to be able to hear ALL of the sound EQUALLY. The 770's toss the bass around too much and have a smaller stage that squishifies too much. HD580's too laid back if I want to be engaged, which is 75% of the time. Q701's are on...all the time. The stage is enormous and I'm immersed more so on these than the other too by far. Not to mention I'm probably only on hour 12 or so.

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

I find them fun BECAUSE they're colored, lol. Big bass adds to fun.
I would say a good tradeoff between fun and balanced is definitely the Q701. Its fun when it needs to be.


Completely disagree, lol! It frustrates me. :D Friend of mine LOVES his 990 though. Bass go boom! he says. :D

 

Balanced is fun for me and I'm in nirvana w/ these things right now. Headband feels a bit too tight and grip may need loosening. But I like the sound, the look, the 2 cables...it's more than I'd hoped for. Now I just need to close firefox and...

 

 

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Got my modmic in the mail yesterday. At first I didn't think it would fit around the massive ad700 earcups from where I positioned it but it seems fine.

I'll get back to you in a few days giving my thoughts on the mic quality.

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I am hoping you all can help me out.  I recently inherited a Presonus Central Station and a set of DT770 80 Pro cans from a friend.  They are pretty rad, but I am using the TOS Link on my Rampage III to provide the signal and it doesn't have any positioning solutions like DH or CMSS-3d.  Combined with the fact that the DT770 80 pros are suppose to be kind of bassy I am thinking about alternative solutions.

Specifically I want a setup that has the most useful features - CMSS-3D, DH, DD - but also sounds great.  I was thinking about the PC360s or the K701s with the Astro mixamp but I am not sure which soundcard to get.  I know I need one with Dolby Digital Live, but I also want CMSS-3D inacse I like that, and also good quality sound for music (I prefer FLAC over MP3) and movies.

Would the Astros from a better soundcard be powerful enough for the k701s?  Could I go from the mixamp (for the DH decoding) to my presonus to add extra power?  Is the presonus better or worse than the amp/dac on something like a Xonar Essence or Azuen Forte?

 

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The store is a guitar center about an hour away. I hate to buy something I can't try first and the only high end they have in store are dt880 pro and dt770 pro 80 ohm. Are the q701 that good that I should try them based on reviews? Again primary purpose is FPS games and movies.
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Originally Posted by cpagdog View Post

The store is a guitar center about an hour away. I hate to buy something I can't try first and the only high end they have in store are dt880 pro and dt770 pro 80 ohm. Are the q701 that good that I should try them based on reviews? Again primary purpose is FPS games and movies.



 

I bought the Q701's solely based on reviews here and haven't been happier.  I use to be a big Sennheiser fan, but the past few headphones disappointed me.  Then I got a pair of Denon's which I use only for music now because the bass is a bit heavy.  With the Q701's I get pure accuracy and sound wh*ring in FPS is a freakin beast!  I run SitRep Pro in MW3 and I'm pretty sure people think I'm cheating.  Lol.

 

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Originally Posted by Dualhammers View Post

I am hoping you all can help me out.  I recently inherited a Presonus Central Station and a set of DT770 80 Pro cans from a friend.  They are pretty rad, but I am using the TOS Link on my Rampage III to provide the signal and it doesn't have any positioning solutions like DH or CMSS-3d.  Combined with the fact that the DT770 80 pros are suppose to be kind of bassy I am thinking about alternative solutions.

Specifically I want a setup that has the most useful features - CMSS-3D, DH, DD - but also sounds great.  I was thinking about the PC360s or the K701s with the Astro mixamp but I am not sure which soundcard to get.  I know I need one with Dolby Digital Live, but I also want CMSS-3D inacse I like that, and also good quality sound for music (I prefer FLAC over MP3) and movies.

Would the Astros from a better soundcard be powerful enough for the k701s?  Could I go from the mixamp (for the DH decoding) to my presonus to add extra power?  Is the presonus better or worse than the amp/dac on something like a Xonar Essence or Azuen Forte?

 

The Astro mixamp isn't really a PC thing, on a PC you could go with a soundcard hooked up via toslink. There's a link in the first post to another thread more focused on this kind of thing which links to comparisions between Dolby headphone and CMSS.
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DualHammers,

 

My Astro Mixamp Pro that I picked up from a fellow head-fier arrived today. I agree with Eric_C, you may want to check Nameless's thread. I'll be using mine with the PC primarily via toslink out, and I'll probably post some findings there after I've had a chance to play around with it some. Still 30 minutes left at work before I can get home to my new toy.

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