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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.

Ok, until I just did a little search I thought the 990/250 we out of my price range of $249 but I keep finding them for $199 with shipping. So if we're only talking a $20 difference it sounds like thats the best deal out there!! One more question then since we switch to the 990... I do have an e11 as I stated earlier so that "should" be enough to power them right?? This will be my first can with that high of an impedance. And also when you game with them do you just use the Mix-Amp or do you rig it somehow to give it more power?? 

 

 

Thanks again, you guys have been a huge help..

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You should be fine with the E11. They can do with better amping, but they'll be fine.
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You should be fine with the E11. They can do with better amping, but they'll be fine.

Ok cool. So the e11 will work for now but upgrading to the e7/e9 may not be a bad idea either... Great information

 

 

Thanks again,

 

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Anyone want an E9 for cheap? I'll sell mine $60 total, USA buyers. I don't have much use for it, since my main setup is with the NFB5, and I no longer need it to help drive the Mixamp.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 7/18/12 at 3:59pm
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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.

Where did you find the DSS for $25? A lot of reviews state that the DSS is better than the DSS2 because it appears the new version doesn't have as many surround channels. For $25 I would get one for the convenience of hooking up to my Xbox.

Also, the MacBook Pro has an optical audio out, so you have that option.
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Anyone want an E9 for cheap? I'll sell mine $60 total, USA buyers. I don't have much use for it, since my main setup is with the NFB5, and I no longer need it to help drive the Mixamp.

 

Don't tempt me! Away ye devil! Begone evil thoughts of monetary departure!

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For you guys, I'll sell it for $55 total. (need just a smidge for shipping) biggrin.gif

That's half price.
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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.

Rotating them such that the band is behind your head can't put the drivers in the right place?

post #6459 of 37444
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No, because the speaker holes are off center on Ultrasones. They are VERY finicky with placement. Wearin g them backwards puts the speaker holes on the opposite of your ears, so everything sounds WAY off. The treble disappears, and it because a boomy mess.
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Mad! Aaaugh! AAAAAAAUGH! If you had asked last week... What are you considering as a replacement?
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Nothing. I don't need a secondary amp at the moment. If anything, I might get an E17 as a secondary amp/dac combo for portable use (laptops, etc). That's way down the line though.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 7/18/12 at 4:32pm
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Where did you find the DSS for $25? A lot of reviews state that the DSS is better than the DSS2 because it appears the new version doesn't have as many surround channels. For $25 I would get one for the convenience of hooking up to my Xbox.
Also, the MacBook Pro has an optical audio out, so you have that option.

I found it on ebay for $28.99 (I had a gift card so I lied!), here is a link (for some reason not the same seller):

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Turtle-Beach-Ear-Force-DSS-7-1-Channel-Dolby-Surround-Sound-Processor-/221073046176?pt=Video_Games_Accessories&hash=item3378fafaa0#ht_500wt_1266

 

It was used and doesn't come with any cables but most people own a USB to mini-USB, optical, etc. so why not give it a try. The buyer didn't give me a reason to question the legitimacy so I trusted my gut and went for it. Its covered by ebay's protection plan and I can probably et over $30 if I have to. We will see.

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Is there a better portable amp than the e11 thats around or under $100?? 

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Your Mixamp is your primary? Well anyway I'm set, someone else will surely be lucky. Borrowed CoD:BO, seems more fun than MW3 despite more glitches and uneven audio through the TV speakers (the away from home setup). Just found out half.com sells videogames and music in addition to textbooks, yay!
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Me? My primary setup is the NFB5, which is an amp+dac. The Mixamp is my gaming only setup (sometimes movies). Never music.
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