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Wow thanks for your great input you guys after reading all your reply's I am going to go with MLE and Eric_C Suggestion and go with the O2 amp. Now just to let you guys know I do also game on consoles but not that much I really tend to prefer to game on my PC over a console as my PC is allot more powerful than a console and everything looks and plays 10 times better. Only time I ever game on a console is when a game comes out that is not made for PC to. My question is and I think I know the answer already but will ask anyways just in case. The O2 is not compatible with consoles huh? I think I will still get the O2 in the end as I do my gaming 95% of the time on PC and skip the mixamp for now. Now about the Fiio D3 DAC why would I need to buy that also what does that do exactly and how will it benefit me ? I am sorry about all these questions but I am a noob to all of this so all you guys help is greatly appreciated.

 

 

Thanks

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Originally Posted by dentnu View Post

The O2 is not compatible with consoles huh? 

 

The O2 is an amp. Spend some time reading up on what amps and DACs do, and you'll have a better idea of how the O2 can/can't interact with PCs and consoles. 

Until then, just stick with what you know (e.g. we're recommending the O2 + PC for your specific case at this specific time), and avoid buying anything outside of that.

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Originally Posted by Eric_C View Post

 

The O2 is an amp. Spend some time reading up on what amps and DACs do, and you'll have a better idea of how the O2 can/can't interact with PCs and consoles. 

Until then, just stick with what you know (e.g. we're recommending the O2 + PC for your specific case at this specific time), and avoid buying anything outside of that.

 

Thanks will be ordering one in a few minutes. Now I read on the JDS labs site that I can ask them to change the stock gain that they come with which I believe is 2.5x/6.5x and ask them upon request to change it to 1.0x/6.5x or 2.5x/1.0x. Now my last question before I order it is do I stick with the stock gain it comes with or should I ask them to change it to something else ?

 

Thanks

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The stock setup is best for most uses. The extra-low gain option is for sensitive earplug-style speakers, and even then most of those (called In Ear Monitors, or IEMs for short) don't need such a low gain. Your Sennheisers will sound better with the standard recommended setting.

You can pass stereo sound from your Xbox through the O2 if you use your AV cables and a cheap RCA to Headphone adapter, that's what I do most of the time these days.
Edited by Evshrug - 7/18/12 at 9:55am
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I probably should've asked before I spent $25 on a Turtle Beach Ear Force DSS but what the hay. My question: Mad Lust seems to hate all the headphone products produced by Turtle Beach but how are the Ear Force DSS amps they make? Is the DSS good despite the fact that the Turtle Beach HPs seem to have problems (the problem seemed to be double amping in Mad Lust's case)? I will run it out of either my MacBook pro (probably just analog in) and through my PS3 (digital optical in). I've heard great things about the DSS and DSS2 (more expensive so didn't buy) so I want to know if it was a good decision if I plan on gaming with my Denon D5000s and HD 598s.

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I don't like Astros headset either, but I love the Mixamp. The DSS should be great, especially at the price. After all, its a dolby headphone amp, and should sound 99% the same as the Mixamp, just with a different amount of hiss. Hell, I'd buy one at that price.
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Well personally I love my 5.8 mix amp and I've hook up everything from my pro 900's, Hifi 780's, Steel series Siberia v2, Klipsch Image ones, a random set of stereo conference phones with a boom mic my nuforce in ears, both Astro a40 and a30 just to name a few. I'm not a fan of the sound of Astro either. Very overrated in my opinion. You. Pay for appearance and presentation (cough V-moda) more than sound quality.. Yah at $25 for the DSS that's a must have!!

Hey Mad I have a question for you. Outta the AKG 240MKII and the dt770/80 what do you think will be the better overall can?? I'll use them for music and gaming as well. Full disclosour... I'm a basshead.. Not that either one of those have to be monsters but I want a good secondary can to complement my 900's. $250 and under is my price range also thinking HE-300 but haven't read enough on them yet. If you think I'm leaving a set out that would be equally better please let me know. I'm a big console gamer (BF3 don't hate) too so what would you do in this scenario.

Everyone please feel free to throw in Your $.02

Thanks,

D
Edited by DemonFox - 7/18/12 at 1:05pm
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Well personally I love my 5.8 mix amp and I've hook up everything from my pro 900's, Hifi 780's, Steel series Siberia v2, Klipsch Image ones, a random set of stereo conference phones with a boom mic my nuforce in ears, both Astro a40 and a30 just to name a few. I'm not a fan of the sound of Astro either. Very overrated in my opinion. You. Pay for appearance and presentation (cough V-moda) more than sound quality.. Yah at $25 for the DSS that's a must have!!
Hey Mad I have a question for you. Outta the AKG 240MKII and the dt770/80 what do you think will be the better overall can?? I'll use them for music and gaming as well. Full disclosour... I'm a basshead.. Not that either one of those have to be monsters but I want a good secondary can to complement my 900's. $250 and under is my price range also thinking HE-300 but haven't read enough on them yet. If you think I'm leaving a set out that would be equally better please let me know. I'm a big console gamer (BF3 don't hate) too so what would you do in this scenario.
Everyone please feel free to throw in Your $.02
Thanks,
D

I own the AKG K242HD and DT770 Pro 80-Ohm.

I'm not into bass like I was before and would normally wear my K242HD (very closed model to the K240MKII) a lot more then the DT770.

But if your into full bass, then get the DT770 Pro 80-Ohm.

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I own the AKG K242HD and DT770 Pro 80-Ohm.

I'm not into bass like I was before and would normally wear my K242HD (very closed model to the K240MKII) a lot more then the DT770.

But if your into full bass, then get the DT770 Pro 80-Ohm.

 

Hmm good to know... Does the bass seem to muddy up the rest of the sound in the 770/80's?? I know AKG is known for is pure smoothness and clarity but how does the Beyers compare in regards to clarity. Mad Lust said that the sound stage is ridicules in the 770's which is a big deal for me since I will be using them for serious gaming. Does the AKG have more grunt or lower end then say the 598's or the Shure 840's??

 

Sorry for all the random questions, but like I said just trying to find out as much info as possible before I make my decision. :)  


Edited by DemonFox - 7/18/12 at 1:37pm
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Thanks for the input! Although I won't be able to try it out on the PS3 until mid August, I will try to post my impressions of it with a movie or music. Thanks again!

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Originally Posted by DemonFox View Post

 

Hmm good to know... Does the bass seem to muddy up the rest of the sound in the 770/80's?? I know AKG is known for is pure smoothness and clarity but how does the Beyers compare in regards to clarity. Mad Lust said that the sound stage is ridicules in the 770's which is a big deal for me since I will be using them for serious gaming. Does the AKG have more grunt or lower end then say the 598's or the Shure 840's??

 

Sorry for all the random questions, but like I said just trying to find out as much info as possible before I make my decision. :)  

The DT770 Pro 80-Ohm needs a decent headphone amplifier to sound it's best.

To me the mids and highs are still there with the Pro 80-Ohm.

AKG vs HD598 vs SRH840, have no idea how the bass compares

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Thread Starter 
I don't see a reason to own the 770/80s when you own the Pro 900s. The only strength the 770s have over the Pro 900 is soundstage. You are downgrading every other aspect of sound. I don't know anything about the AKGs.

I'd say the DT990 Pros, as the complimentary can.
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Hmm its not crackling anymore. They were crackling when playing music on the Vita. Must've been a lack of juice or something.
Hmm... I'm enjoying them a lot more now. I changed my NFB5's filter to 8, which is the most linear setting, with no real treble roll off. Dunno if it's placebo, but it does sound better now. Been using them aaaaaall day.

Does your hearing even go that high?  

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Originally Posted by PurpleAngel View Post

The DT770 Pro 80-Ohm needs a decent headphone amplifier to sound it's best.

To me the mids and highs are still there with the Pro 80-Ohm.

AKG vs HD598 vs SRH840, have no idea how the bass compares

Awesome, I have a e11 and plan/thinking about getting the e7 so that should work for now..

 

Thanks for the help!!

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Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Phos View Post

Does your hearing even go that high?  

Doubt it, though the Pro 900 is sounding quite a bit better than the first few days I owned it. My problem now is that I think the treble is more prominent on the right driver. I can't wear them backwards to see if its true due to the positioning of S logic. Everything sounds muffled when worn backwards.

I may have to ask for a replacement, though I'm gonna wait for the HE400. If they satisfy me for everything, I may not keep the Pro 900.
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