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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post


Please tell me you did not buy the DT990/32 on Amazon that was $129. That one has a dead driver, is messed up, and they don't accept returns. Did you even READ the description? If you did, you've effectively wasted $129, and are gonna have to spend some cash to send it to Beyer to fix it.
edit: It's no longer on Amazon, looks like you DID buy it.
*facepalm*

I did buy it, but for some reason the transaction was cancelled, so I guess it's all good.

post #8327 of 37344
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Mellow, did you see my post about you possibly buying a messed up DT990? Read back.

Yes, but thankfully the transaction was cancelled anyways so I guess I am alright and now it's back to looking for a good deal again. 

post #8328 of 37344
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Make sure you read descriptions before buying. If the price is illogically low, question it. The Premium Beyers never go for anything under $175. Most of the time, it will be in the $200 range. Don't expect miracles.
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I am not looking at Beyers anymore, $129 was my limit so i will downsize to something cheaper

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Originally Posted by Mshenay View Post

Wait what card is this your talking about! I need  A sound card with optical OUt, seeing as I don;t have the braket that came with my Mother Board >.> but I have the flipping Spdif out 2 pins on my mobo :x

 

Optical/Toslink S/PDIF outputs are rather common features on sound cards. Most of them have them built right in, no need for adapters or anything.

 

With X-Fi cards, if you turn "Play Stereo Mix using Digital Output" on, you get everything that would normally output over two analog channels through S/PDIF as well. Also, if you'd prefer to use a home theater speaker system, you can also use Dolby Digital Live or DTS Connect to output a 5.1 signal.

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Nameless, I almost got burned on a pair of cans today, can you tell the ones you think will work best with the X-Fi for a competitive edge in FPS gaming?

post #8332 of 37344
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

Make sure you read descriptions before buying. If the price is illogically low, question it. The Premium Beyers never go for anything under $175. Most of the time, it will be in the $200 range. Don't expect miracles.

I got an email from the seller stating they were out of stock and had to cancel the transaction, guess i got lucky on that one. Checked the description but did not find where it was listed as damaged. Anyway i read back in this thread and see that Nameless recommends AD700 and SR850, those are both in my price range and do you or nameless recommend an amp for those cans? Thanks

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Wait what card is this your talking about! I need  A sound card with optical OUt, seeing as I don;t have the braket that came with my Mother Board >.> but I have the flipping Spdif out 2 pins on my mobo :x

Refurb Creative X-fi Titanium (non-HD) sound card, is $43 and comes with an optical output.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16829102043

The SMSL SD-793, $60, is an external DAC/Headphone amplifier that comes with a better DAC then the Titanium has (guessing).

And the SD-793 connects to the S/PDIF Toslink optical output on the Titanium.

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AD700 doesn't need an amp whatsoever. I dunno about the Samsons.
post #8335 of 37344
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

AD700 doesn't need an amp whatsoever. I dunno about the Samsons.

I read your write up on the AD700 not having any bass, is there a way to compensate or do they make one with more bass?

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You can buy a bass boosting amp and it will make the bass audible. It still has no impact. They're not bassy. They're about as bassless as headphones get. If you want bass, get something else.
post #8337 of 37344
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Originally Posted by SleepyMellow View Post

I got an email from the seller stating they were out of stock and had to cancel the transaction, guess i got lucky on that one. Checked the description but did not find where it was listed as damaged. Anyway i read back in this thread and see that Nameless recommends AD700 and SR850, those are both in my price range and do you or nameless recommend an amp for those cans? Thanks

The ATH-AD700 and SR850 are both 32-Ohm, so they can work easily without a headphone amplifier.

but using a headphone amplifier with a low impedance, like 4-Ohms or less, should get the best quality they can do.

I never use my ATH-AD700s anymore, the light bass is a turn off.

 

Right now, I think the Technical Pro HPT990 (Takstar Hi2050), 60-Ohm, are the best value and sound quality for $50.

and they come with Velvet (or Velour?) ear pads.

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Right now, I think the Technical Pro HPT990 (Takstar Hi2050), 60-Ohm, are the best value and sound quality for $50.

and they come with Velvet (or Velour?) ear pads.

Do you have a link? I see you are from Cali, I miss it in a big way and used to live in Hermosa Beach many years ago. West Coast has the best waves.

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Purple, ohm is only one factor in determining whether a headphone is easy or hard to drive. Look at the Planars. They are 35-50ohm, and some require power plants. The Beyers too, while low ohm, need a bit more current than other low ohm headphones.

You can't base whether a headphone is hard or easy to drive based off ohms. The KSC75 is I think 64ohm, and they don't scale with amping. They sound great off anything. I even hooked it up to the Lyr.
post #8340 of 37344
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Originally Posted by I95North View Post

Never said they where bad persay just not for ME too hot in the treble region and i did say the cans sound great with music just some music if  it is tissy sounding or kinda sibilant and the can seems to bring that out more and my ears are sensitive it seems to hot treble which these cans are.

Gaming for the fps games that i have tried are no better than my k701 or my  AD700 i don't use either of these can any more since getting my HE-400 but at the moment they are caput with no warranty.

I tried the DT990 out for curiosity only to see if  it would be better than my go to can HE-400 but i found out ALL that i needed to know about the 990.

I still have them until monday when then they will get shipped back unless somehow something changes my mind to keep them. They are not bad just seem to  not be my cup of tea..






That was my eq setting to cut out the bass and my treble setting to not irratate my ears. Btw the bass was still too much lol..

The recon was more customisable than either of the dss or the dss2. If i had the mixamp in which i sold i would have tried that too. Wow with the eq settings like that it reminds me its sounds like the AD700's..

I was under the impression, from the Recon3D's manual, that the EQ settings only work in PC mode. When hooked up to a console, isn't the THX truStudio Pro tab the only one that can have changes that are saved to the Recon3D profile? It may explain why your DT990s sound the same after an EQ adjustment... The THX tab does have a bass slider though.

To everyone reading this that owns a pair of AD700: Do you agree that it literally has "no bass," or would it be more accurate to say the bass is tight but lacking in body and authority? I know how mine sound to me...

Mad,
I believe the other factor for driving headphones is the sensitivity rating, right?
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