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Originally Posted by NamelessPFG View Post

 

It starts at around $130-140 for the earliest generations, up to $400 (!) for the latest HDfury4, or even $500 (!!!) for that same HDfury4 bundled with some extra devices.

 

By comparison, the FW900 only cost me $250 on the local craigslist. (Pricing naturally varies on such a discontinued product, but some people will gladly pay $1,000+ for one in tip-top shape.)

 

You could easily just buy a new display with HDMI input for as much as one of those HDfury devices, but if you're a CRT diehard who wants to keep using such prized displays, especially at gaming where they still excel above all else, or just strip the HDCP so you can use the HDMI input on a video capture device, then there aren't any alternatives I know of out there.

 

My goodness. I was asking because I'm interested in it as well. Right, wow, well, good buy! Yes, easily. I got mine for $100. Check the profile. What a steal it was. Good to know. I'll probably buy one eventually. I wonder what capture card I should get..

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Originally Posted by burritoboy9984 View Post

 

Sorry, when someone says "I only know one way". That generally means they know it works. Also, just because you are new here, doesn't mean you didn't have previous experience with that sound card. Regardless, it is done and over with now. Also, my apologies for the rant, I've been heavily sleep deprived thanks to our 1 month and have been in a bitter mood. Back on topic we go.

 

Just got my 3rd pair of the Monoprice headphones in, CS insists that I received 2 faulty units and demanded for me to try a 3rd, we'll find out soon enough. PLYR 2 headset due to arrive tomorrow, first impressions to follow.

 

-Erik

 

I understand, but that's not what I meant. Add in an extra word. I only know one (possible) way. That's what I meant. I'd have to agree though. Most of the time, things like this don't happen with me, as I always do extensive research and am knowledgeable, but this time I should have been more specific. I know, that's not what I was saying either. I meant my posts. I'm new to a forum like this, basically. Yup, no worries, glad you got it outta your system. 1month? Get some rest.

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Dunno why people avoid the first video on the first post. Its basically wbat DH is. No need to buy to see if it works for you.

 

 

I would totally make a video of different games toggling DH ON and OF, if I had a capture card.  Grabbing the audio is easy, but I can't grab the video...

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So Amazon Warehouse Deals made a boo-boo.

 

Curiosity got the better of me and after noticing a VG condition set of DT990 250 ohm for $141, I bit.  Well, the cans arrived today and they're actually the 600 ohm model.  I currently own the 32 ohm and was curious to give a shot to the higher ohm set for that price, but now I don't know what to think.

 

My amp is the E09k.  Is that going to be enough to drive the 600 ohm version?  Since its AWD, I doubt I will convince someone to send me the 250 ohm as a replacement, even though it is currently in stock.  Kind of stuck...

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Kellte2,

 

Certainly call Amazon customer service, and find out what your options are.

 

I think they're legally obliged to sell you what they advertise, at the price they advertise.  Since they stock the 250 ohm, they clearly are able to differentiate between the two (or three) models.

 

Good luck,

 

AoN

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So Amazon Warehouse Deals made a boo-boo.

Curiosity got the better of me and after noticing a VG condition set of DT990 250 ohm for $141, I bit.  Well, the cans arrived today and they're actually the 600 ohm model.  I currently own the 32 ohm and was curious to give a shot to the higher ohm set for that price, but now I don't know what to think.

My amp is the E09k.  Is that going to be enough to drive the 600 ohm version?  Since its AWD, I doubt I will convince someone to send me the 250 ohm as a replacement, even though it is currently in stock.  Kind of stuck...

They might be borderline with your E9, but you might as well try them. Amazon's got pretty good service tho, I'm not familiar with AWD but it's worth calling to see what they'll offer...

When I bought my DT 880 from an Amazon merchant (fulfilled by Amazon) they sent me the ohm variant I ordered (250) but it was the Pro instead of Premium as I wanted and had ordered. Costumer service told me that since it was a merchant order I'd just have to return them for a refund. I started to say that I purposely had waited to order them when the price was low so this was disappointing and before I had even gotten it all out they offered to simply price match the original price on a new order made directly thru Amazon.

In the end I ended up getting them even cheaper than my original order ($215 vs 230) due to them giving me extra credit for the return shipping and one other goofup on their part, works for me. wink.gif
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Now just to save up some money for the Hifiman HE-400 and Phillips Fidelio X1.

Man, I was looking at the HE-400 as a future upgrade from my Beyers for both music and games... But after reading about the X1 for a bit those seem so much more intriguing! Hopefully Philips brings them stateside for a reasonable price at some point.

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I've tried many over the past year (open and closed) and I've yet to hear one where Dolby Headphone was helpful or fun to listen to in the long run. Maybe it's just my ears, but I don't like the effect.

Nothing wrong with that IMO, I don't know how it's on the console space but for PC gaming it's a very polarizing effect. I do think it's very subjective to the headphones used, the specific game, and obviously your own ears.
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They might be borderline with your E9, but you might as well try them. Amazon's got pretty good service tho, I'm not familiar with AWD but it's worth calling to see what they'll offer...
When I bought my DT 880 from an Amazon merchant (fulfilled by Amazon) they sent me the ohm variant I ordered (250) but it was the Pro instead of Premium as I wanted and had ordered. Costumer service told me that since it was a merchant order I'd just have to return them for a refund. I started to say that I purposely had waited to order them when the price was low so this was disappointing and before I had even gotten it all out they offered to simply price match the original price on a new order made directly thru Amazon.
In the end I ended up getting them even cheaper than my original order ($215 vs 230) due to them giving me extra credit for the return shipping and one other goofup on their part, works for me. wink.gif

 

Well, Amazon CS seemed to respond similarly to my request.  They had me place a new order for a New set of 250 Ohm DT990s.  Amazon didn't have them in stock, but they will be fulfilled by Amazon.

 

Now, I'll be in a position to test out all 3 sets, but judging from MLE's posts on the subject, he eventually concluded that, to his ears, he liked the 250 Ohm model paired with the E09k more than the 600 Ohm.  Dunno how I'll feel, but I would rather have a set that is definitely driven by my amp.

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The E9K is fine with tbe 600ohm. Its gonna sound more balanced and refined than the 250ohm even off the E9K. The 600ohm of handling up to 100mw of power which the E9K doesn't quite reach, but I doubt you'd listen loud enough to hit that limit.
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K702/65 for $419.

Cheapest I have seen it...
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 12/19/12 at 7:32pm
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Hi everyone, just found out the new Astro MixAmp Pro 2013 model is available for sale.

http://www.astrogaming.com/mixamps/mixamp-pro-2013-edition

 

Any one got it, opinions of it?

Looking at pairing this up with Beyerdynamic DT990 (250ohm) Editions and a Asus Xonar Essence One

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Well apparently I can't do the analog audio output through RCA while doing HDMI. http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=500865

 

The Wii can only do LCPM 5.1 through HDMI.

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Yeah, I could have told you that. LPCM is high bandwidth. HDMI only for more than 2 channels. SPDIF does two channel LPCM though.

Okay, so I've decided to make the Philips Fidelio X1 my next headphone. I have to wait until my 2 week vacation buy back money is sent to me, and then I will order it through Accessoryjack. Hopefully next check in 2 weeks.

I was very close to getting the K702/65 today, but I realize that I dont need another balanced headphone. The Yuin G1A should be enough. So stay tuned for the X1 review in a month or so. smily_headphones1.gif

Had Amazon had any listings, I would already have it... oh well.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 12/19/12 at 9:42pm
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Why are you so interested in the fidelio X1?
 

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Originally Posted by SoAmusing777 View Post

I wonder what capture card I should get..

 

The StarTech PEXHDCAP. Why this specific card? This review says it all.

 

If you want a summary, it does everything from 240p analog RGB from retro consoles to 1080p/24 over HDMI (as long as it's not HDCP-encrypted). It's the most comprehensive capture device I've found for gaming because of that, and at $120-125 shipped, it's not all that expensive.

 

The only drawback is added input lag if viewing the signal through the capture card, which varies depending on the software used (and probably other PC hardware too), but that happens with pretty much any capture device. If the review is anything to go by, the lowest times are around 14ms, which is just under the 16ms that a 60 Hz frame lasts for.

 

I only have one remaining question with this card that said review did not answer: does it take 5.1 or even 7.1 LPCM over the HDMI input?


Edited by NamelessPFG - 12/19/12 at 10:32pm
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Originally Posted by Roger de Ceiba View Post

Why are you so interested in the fidelio X1?

 

DT990 bass, HD650 warmth, treble between the two, large soundstage, comfort that is unrivaled, amazing aesthtics, not hard to drive. Need I say more?
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