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Mad, what do you think of the PC363d's?

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Also, if anyone is using the Xonar STX what channel settings and DSP modes, Dolby Headphone, 7.1 Virtual Speaker Shifter, Dolby Pro LogicIIX do you guys have enabled?

 

I use the ATH-AD700's atm and I play usually on 8 channels with Dolby Headphone on the DH-2 setting and I don't really notice any positional cues. And when I play on 2 channels with dolby headphone enabled on the same setting and I have prologic IIx enabled the sound seems to only come from my left headphone driver. :| I don't know which is the one I should be using for the best advantage possible, could anyone help me out here?

 

How would the combination of AKG K701's + Xonar STX with the default op-amps swapped out for LME49720x2 be in terms of pure analytical detail and sound whoring? I really don't give a **** about bass. Just pure analytical sound cues for fps games.


Edited by Sinister596 - 7/3/13 at 8:33pm
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Originally Posted by Change is Good View Post

Speaking of the iCAN, I just received the one I ordered from Amazon. It is the newer version with the gain switches and I absolutely love it...

 

I'm still following down your gear path... hehehe... ph34r.gif

 

Sweet!

 

I love the iCan.  The switches are a lot of fun, and it can be hard to go back to a "plain" amp after using them.

 

How did you order it from amazon?  I had to order it through one the hi-fi store distributors.

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Sweet!

 

I love the iCan.  The switches are a lot of fun, and it can be hard to go back to a "plain" amp after using them.

 

How did you order it from amazon?  I had to order it through one the hi-fi store distributors.

 

One of their distributors just recently opened a seller's account

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aag/main?ie=UTF8&asin=&isAmazonFulfilled=1&isCBA=&marketplaceID=ATVPDKIKX0DER&orderID=&seller=ANRTP1S6IG2HW

 

I did the honors of giving them their first review cool.gif

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re hi

So my exact setup is

 

audio setup

BURSON DA 160 DAC (with only digital coaxial in working)

Burson Soloist (3 analog input) / Burson HA 160 ((1 analog input) unused

Senn HD650/ Grado PS 1000
 

Imac -> M2tech coaxial -> DA 160

 

PC -> U3/U7 -> analog -> Soloist input 2

 

PS3 -> Mixamp -> analog -> Soloist input 3

 

That's the point, since the U7 offer analog out, I can attack my solist directly.

As it is now, anyway, if I need another DAC so my PS3 and PC can attack then after the soloist... as you said, it's hard to know if the U7 can passthrough the dolby headphone signal untouched.

sorry if I can't explain things clrealy, but beeing french, my english can be sometimes..Erhm...froggy?

 

I kinda think that maybe it could be LESS a problem if I buy another small DAC that let the sound from the PS3 and the PC goes to the HA 160 amp, with my HD 650 connected permanently, and so be it...


Edited by deanorthk - 7/3/13 at 11:58pm
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Originally Posted by DemonFox View Post

No problem and trying them for yourself will definitely be the best choice for you. Sounds like you want over ear closed back correct?

I only had the CAL's for a short period of time so I don't remember if they isolated well or not but ultimately I wasn't a fan. Not bad at all, just didn't like them.

What about the new old school Sony's??
The MDR-7506? Great isolation and comfort crazy detail and under $100 ($85 new on Amazon) may want to check there.

Just a thought


Thanks,


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Correct.
7506 seems nice and old school but they are twice the price of cal or xb600 here in Poland.
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Thread Starter 
Just made a 12 minute video about the Koss KSC75, 35, Sportapro, Parts express headphone, Yuin G1A, and how they're interchangeable headbands/clips, etc.

Gotta wait until I get home to upload it to the 'tubes though.

I fumbled my words a lot, and said 'like' and 'umm' quite a bit. biggrin.gif

It's all good.
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Hey MLE, 

 

I have a question for you. I use my e10 for sp/dif but my laptop has Dolby Home Theater, i don't know if it has dolby headphone or anything. Is it possible to pass that signal trough the e10?

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Thread Starter 
Umm, the E10 is USB only. The SPDIF on the E10 is an OUT only. The E10 isn't capable of taking ANY inputs, and starts as the first part of the audio chain through it's USB, meaning you can't feed anything into it. The D03K, D07, E17 are the only Fiio devices that take in spdif signals).

Unless your laptop has an SPDIF out, you'll have to use the headphone jack on it and attach it to another amp (double amping just to keep Dolby Home Theater). That, and it's not even certain your SPDIF out on the laptop (if it has one) would keep Dolby Digital, let alone Dolby headphone.

I'm not sure if Home Theater has Dolby Headphone.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 7/4/13 at 5:19am
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Dolby Home Theater includes Dolby Headphone.
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Thread Starter 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1q9t6PAl2E

My Koss 75, 35, Sportapro vid.

Please like and sub. smily_headphones1.gif
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

Just made a 12 minute video about the Koss KSC75, 35, Sportapro, Parts express headphone, Yuin G1A, and how they're interchangeable headbands/clips, etc.

Gotta wait until I get home to upload it to the 'tubes though.

I fumbled my words a lot, and said 'like' and 'umm' quite a bit. biggrin.gif

It's all good.

 

Tiny bit of editing with some B-roll footage can clear those out in no time.

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Thread Starter 
I dunno if I have the patience for that. I'll have to play with it later. Lol.
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I think the KSC75 or SportaPro/PortaPro is a great place to start, I've had my PortaPros for many years now and they're still enjoyable.  The KSC75 is a bit brighter than the other two due to the driver design using titanium, some may consider them more harsh or fatiguing in comparison to the other two.

Awesome, I'll most likely get those, they're cheap enough anyways haha.. I don't mind harsher highs, I've been forced to listen to alot of music on a very harsh set of speakers for a few years now so i've sort of "adjusted" My only issue is them sounding airy/hallow (for that price and size my brain cant fathom them sounding any other way lol)

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I meant that I could use the e10's spdif out to feed my dac. Thus feeding dolby digital to my e10 with usb. But I guess it won't be possible. I am using my x1 straight out of my laptop and it's definitely an increase for gaming. Quality is not that important anyway.

 

This is what it looks like:

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