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post #15046 of 31989

That sounds like an expensive and enthralling idea, sir. Sign me up. Seriously, though, I'll probably end up doing that, even if the HD800 comes later on.

 

I saw that you got yours from HeadAmp. Do you know how the warranty works for you if you ever happen to need service? I'm just trying to figure out if it's worth taking a chance on PriceJapan. They're around $200 cheaper than buying from a Canadian place, including the import taxes, but their website says that a one-year "valid in Japan" warranty is issued for the items they buy. Apparently you have to send them back any defective item with shipping there and back at your cost.

 

Although, if the information on the Fostex website is right, that's kind of what I'd be doing locally anyway, it's just mailing it to a service place in Canada instead. Unless it mentions on the warranty card that you get to deal with Fostex directly.


Edited by Dillweed - 7/9/13 at 4:18pm
post #15047 of 31989
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That sounds like an expensive and enthralling idea, sir. Sign me up. Seriously, though, I'll probably end up doing that, even if the HD800 comes later on.

 

I saw that you got yours from HeadAmp. Do you know how the warranty works for you if you ever happen to need service? I'm just trying to figure out if it's worth taking a chance on PriceJapan. They're around $200 cheaper than buying from a Canadian place, including the import taxes, but their website says that a one-year "valid in Japan" warranty is issued for the items they buy. Apparently you have to send them back any defective item with shipping there and back at your cost.

Yup, I spent a little more to have that security. I'm a warranty kinda guy. Don't quote me here, but to my understanding, if anything goes wrong I will send them to Justin at Headamp and he sends them in for repair/replacement. That is my understanding. Ill go look at the warranty card and if it says anything else I will report back. 

 

Edit: The only thing I could read on the card says don't drive or ride bicycles with the Fostex. Haha


Edited by Happy Bullets - 7/9/13 at 4:23pm
post #15048 of 31989

Okay, thanks for pushing me towards reconsidering things, HB. And thanks, guys, for the other suggestions that basically made me read about things for hours on end trying to find every possible differing opinion and impression on a bunch of different headphones. Unfortunately, my circumstances have changed a bit in the past few hours so I'm going to have to hold off for now, but I'll most likely be grabbing the TH600 once things have gotten a little better financially. Thanks again, guys.

post #15049 of 31989
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I'm currently on vacation (staycation really), and my boy is visiting from Denmark. Disney, Wet n Wild, Universal Studios, etc.

He went and bought two Plyr1s off my recommendation to take back for him and his friend.

Skullcandy, you owe me! biggrin.gif

If I'm not on much, its because, yeah. Living it up for a week.

You are contributor know? Gratz... 

 

Also, why havn't you tried hd800 for gaming yet?!

post #15050 of 31989

Really appreciate the thread MadLust and I recommend constantly to others over on gaming forums to come here for help with choosing their next audio solution. However now I find I'm in need of some help myself.

 

I've been trying to decide between the DT990's and HE-400.  90% of the time I will be using them for gaming and I'll be powering them with a Soundblaster ZxR sound card.  I do enjoy some good positional cues, however I'm mainly in it for the "fun" listening factor.  The  games I'm playing now are: Battlefield 3, Far Cry 3, Crysis, Team Fortress 2, CS:GO, Skyrim, etc. I do not wish to spend more then $450, but I am open to suggestions for other headphones.

 

Any replies are very much appreciated, thanks.

post #15051 of 31989
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For the things the HE400 and DT990 do well, I recommend the Philips Fidelio X1. Seriously. Take the best things of both those you mentioned and you put themtogether, you get the X1. It doesnt have the Planar sound of the HE400, but Iit doesnt have overly exaggerated treble. It's as fun as the 990 too.
post #15052 of 31989
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You are contributor know? Gratz... 

Also, why havn't you tried hd800 for gaming yet?!

My job screwed me, and now I'm basically making what feels like minimum wage.

Yeah, way outside of my means.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 7/10/13 at 6:50am
post #15053 of 31989
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For the things the HE400 and DT990 do well, I recommend the Philips Fidelio X1. Seriously. Take the best things of both those you mentioned and you put themtogether, you get the X1. It doesnt have the Planar sound of the HE400, but Iit doesnt have overly exaggerated treble. It's as fun as the 990 too.

damn you MLE, you keep making me want to get these as a secondary pair, or a pair to leave hooked to my PC so i don't have to keep switching. Your description though of them doesn't really sound like its worth it in my case, I am kind of looking for a pair that is more of a complimentary pair to go along with the Annies rather than replace them. I see X1 praise in a lot of threads now and my curiosity is going to get the better of me one day hah.

 

I was actually looking for some basshead styled headphones and I have been reading up on basically pro900 vs ath-pro700mk2.

post #15054 of 31989
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Well, I don't see the X1 as a replacement to the Annie at all. They're quite different. The X1 is more aggressive, the Annie os more linear and less fatiguing.
post #15055 of 31989

I just read a review about the TB DSS, and he said that they don't do surround sound very well, is this true?

post #15056 of 31989
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It does it as well as any Dolby Headphone device. It's not the device that's the problem. It would be whatever headphone they have paired with it.

Because the DSS is typically paired up with Turtle Beach headsets, the surround won't come off that impressive. None of the Turtle beach headsets I demoed with the Dolby Headphone sounded even remotely decent. Those headsets are huge bottlenecks.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 7/10/13 at 10:00am
post #15057 of 31989
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It does it as well as any Dolby Headphone device. It's not the device that's the problem. It would be whatever headphone they have paired with it.

Because the DSS is typically paired up with Turtle Beach headsets, the surround won't come off that impressive. None of the Turtle beach headsets I demoed with the Dolby Headphone sounded even remotely decent. Those headsets are huge bottlenecks.

I'm hoping the DSS would work well with my AKG K540...

post #15058 of 31989
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I'm hoping the DSS would work well with my AKG K540...

I doubt it. That's a closed, small headphone. Those tend to have a closed in, small soundstage, which do not work well for virtual surround.
post #15059 of 31989
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I doubt it. That's a closed, small headphone. Those tend to have a closed in, small soundstage, which do not work well for virtual surround.

 

I find the HiFiMAN headphone to perform quite nicely in DH. (At least the HE-6 does, but it would seem that the rest does well too)

The soundstage offers great positional and rear as well as front cues and decent soundstage depth and width.

Nothing quite like hearing crystal clear voices and ambient. Or bullets darting around your head :D

 

Although they are open-backed by design, the soundstage is their shortcoming IMO. Their soundstage depth seems to be better in games  than with music though , more holographic precisely.


Edited by conquerator2 - 7/10/13 at 2:52pm
post #15060 of 31989

Just got my CAL! as suggested and ordered xonar dg !.

 

my first opinions on it.

 

I find em very comfortable. at least as of yet. My ears fit just in. The earcups are very comfortable and soft but not too soft.
I thought that the cal! will be much more plastic and fragile but actually it feels pretty solid and well built. Also the cable is not as this as everyone inclined. Most reviews are from 2008. Maybe they changed it since ?
 
 
As for the sound. They sound COMPLETELY different from my sound blaster tactic360 sigma. completely. This is my first set of real not gaming headphones. I am not sure what to think of it. I am not an audiophile wannable and have no idea how to describe their sound. But it seems warm and very balanced at the same time. Spacing seems about right (yet to play games) and somehow it manages to sound fluorishly and detailed at the same time. 
 
Wonder how it will be on xonar dg when it will come !
 
edit: one thing. I think I can hear the "errors" in music. This headphones leaves my 320mp3 nothing to defend with :lol:

Edited by HiCZoK - 7/10/13 at 3:38pm
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