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Originally Posted by chicolom View Post

Previous Audio Technicas have been very easy to drive, and the AD900X are still only 38 ohms (previous were 32 ohm I think), so I highly doubt they're require that much amplifcation.


I would probably use 0 dB gain, 12 dB if your feeling brave.

On a totally OT tangent, I like your font here. Times New Roman, or Cambria? I get sick of Arial all the time, sometimes.


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Originally Posted by Vader2k View Post

So, I ordered a Marantz SR6005 last night.  I'm extremely eager to try the Annies out with Dolby Headphone once it arrives.  Unfortunately it'll be a while as I also recently bought a new TV, stand and AV cabinet.  Before I begin the long task of rearranging and hooking everything up, I want to put my current TV and receiver up on craigslist while they're still connected so people can demo them.  They say patience is a virtue...tongue.gif


Anyway, I did tons of comparison research between all the Marantz AVRs that use DH and since this thread has been such a wonderful resource, I thought I'd give something back and share my findings as sort of a quick-ref guide.  Look for that... sometime in the near future.smile.gif

I totally understand about enjoying the thread, and wanting to give back. I recommend putting your quick-reference in your posting signature, so you can easily refer people to it, like I did with my thread. I want to get ack to adding to mine, though I'm kinda bummed because I'd hoped to write about external DACs from personal experience, but I never was able to successfully troubleshoot the ODAC connection before sending it away.


Naingolann,
I hooked up my Recon3D's audio out to my receiver's input with good results, if your receiver has RCA then I don't see how you couldn't have success. And also a higher electric bill wink.gif
Edited by Evshrug - 3/7/13 at 9:49am
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Congrats! Package premium cage? Don't they just come inside a foam/nylon bag/case packed inside a box? My DT 880 weren't even sealed, tho the bag is nice and the "handmade in Germany" slogan slapped around the box does give a warm and fuzzy feeling. tongue.gif

What sound card are you using right now? DH/CMSS-3D will definitely help with sound stage but the Ti HD doesn't have a discrete amp like ASUS cards, might be borderline with a 250 ohm load, dunno. It's still a great card if you got it for close to $100 tho, can always add an amp later.
 

 

Yeap can get it for about 100$, actually a little less :), it's 2 years old.
It's the standard sound card which comes with my Rampage II Extreme, nothing expensive. It's an x-fi, and got the driver etc installed. But it really just don't get the "WAUW" feeling :(.
Have looked into getting an O2 amp or Zigis tube amp. The O2 costs 170$ here in europe, and can get the Zigis tube amp for 220$.
So will maybe end up with the titanium HD and the tube amp :)
Then i hope it will make some NICE sounds in bf3, and my music :)
post #12153 of 28021
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Originally Posted by Impulse View Post

Generally around Head Fi it usually refers to a slight bass and possibly treble boost, more of a V signature, but it's a very vague and subjective term to be honest... It'll mean different things to different people, ultimately it usually refers to a more colored sound rather than a more neutral or analytical one, but a lot of people find the latter to be "fun" for them so YMMV.

In the context of this thread and MLE's rankings in particular it usually just means a warmer signature with more bass presence and impact, something that can immerse you into the game as explosions and that sorta thing carry more weight but can also detract from the sound stage and sound positioning if it's overdone (not so good for competitive play).

Thanks for your response on what the term "fun" means. I'm trying to find a nice balance of great sounding for music and great for fps gaming. I just bought the Astro A40's/mixamp, Beyerdynamic dt990 pro, and Audio technica ad700's. Hopefully, after putting these sets through the ringer over the weekend, I'll develop a better understanding of headphone terminology and overall sound.

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*Edit* Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.


Edited by AxelCloris - 3/7/13 at 12:59pm
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Originally Posted by Evshrug View Post

Naingolann,
I hooked up my Recon3D's audio out to my receiver's input with good results, if your receiver has RCA then I don't see how you couldn't have success. And also a higher electric bill wink.gif

Ahah, I hadn't thought about the electric bill. Well, if it works, then I'll deal with it! :P

It actually has a lot of RCA, although I have no idea if those are "true" line in...guess I'll just have to get a 3.5 to rca cable and try myself.
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Whats up peeps. Need some help here.

 

I am a 100% PC gamer.

 

Im looking for accuracy and detail whoreing. I have no one around me and noise from open cans wouldnt matter.

 

I currently have a ROG Phobeus sound card (600ohm) and AD700.

 

I love my ad700's but the are starting to seem dullish.

 

Im looking at the AD900's but would like opinions. I could care less about bass.

Dont care about how they fit either.

 

Im looking for maximum detail whoreing and accuracy.

 

 

Would like to keep price under 350$

 

Thanks!! 

 

Oh, i also mostly play FPS's and MMO's

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^ Sounds like the AKG K701/K702/Q701 line is what you're looking for.

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Originally Posted by woofed View Post

Whats up peeps. Need some help here.

 

I am a 100% PC gamer.

 

Im looking for accuracy and detail whoreing. I have no one around me and noise from open cans wouldnt matter.

 

I currently have a ROG Phobeus sound card (600ohm) and AD700.

 

I love my ad700's but the are starting to seem dullish.

 

Im looking at the AD900's but would like opinions. I could care less about bass.

Dont care about how they fit either.

 

Im looking for maximum detail whoreing and accuracy.

 

 

Would like to keep price under 350$

 

AD900s won't increase "detail whoring" and accuracy over AD700s.  In fact, they may even decrease it.

 

The AD700s are pretty much it when it comes that, especially given their price.

 

You can get more fun and engaging sounding heapdhones (more bass and body to the sound) by spending more, but you can't really increase the detail and accuracy over the AD700 by spending more.

 

 

Does that soundcard come with surround DSP's like Dolby Headphone?


Edited by chicolom - 3/7/13 at 2:12pm
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Originally Posted by modulor View Post

^ Sounds like the AKG K701/K702/Q701 line is what you're looking for.

 

Tried q701, liked ad700 better... however the q701 wasnt burnt in

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Originally Posted by chicolom View Post

 

AD900s won't increase "detail whoring" and accuracy over AD700s.  In fact, they may even decrease it.

 

The AD700s are pretty much it when it comes that, especially given their price.

 

You can get more fun and engaging sounding heapdhones (more bass and body to the sound) by spending more, but you can't really increase the detail and accuracy over the AD700 by spending more.

 

 

Does that soundcard come with surround DSP's like Dolby Headphone?

 

Ya, it has Dolby home theater v4


Edited by woofed - 3/7/13 at 3:48pm
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Originally Posted by Evshrug View Post

I totally understand about enjoying the thread, and wanting to give back. I recommend putting your quick-reference in your posting signature, so you can easily refer people to it, like I did with my thread. I want to get ack to adding to mine, though I'm kinda bummed because I'd hoped to write about external DACs from personal experience, but I never was able to successfully troubleshoot the ODAC connection before sending it away.

 

A thread is probably a better idea.  I was just gonna make a post here, but I suppose it could get buried quickly that way, huh?  Thanks for the tip!

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If strict pc gamer it would seem you could EQ with AD700 and dail in the detail whoring. Not sure you could do much better. Also ask on the Nameless pc guide you may have better luck over there.
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

A tube amp that favors high impedance headphones would be the best bet for the 990s.

On that note I really enjoy my 12ua7 RCA Clear Top [in my Indeed G3] for my dt 990s

 

On that note I got teh Mad Dogs in today... they nice. I use em with my Rca CLear top, since they are a little to rich for me. The Tube gives a little more sound stage to the cans [which they need] and a little better control on bass and seperation.

 

Still I'm happy with the mad Dogs :D

 

in addition I do a alot of pc gaming but... does an mmo really need direct sound... if it's 1st person than yea but most of em are 3rd right? 


Edited by Mshenay - 3/7/13 at 7:49pm
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More for immersion and not an actual need for positional cues, I'm sure.
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Originally Posted by Grymok View Post

Oh, you were looking at Zigis' amp too? He just sent me the new wooden panels for my amp, I should do a formal review. Last I heard, he had everything he needed to build and sell a few amps. Mine has been absolutely wonderful, after I got it set up right.

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Originally Posted by Vader2k View Post

A thread is probably a better idea.  I was just gonna make a post here, but I suppose it could get buried quickly that way, huh?  Thanks for the tip!
I've made some lengthy mini-guide posts in this thread, I rescued some of them and put them into my thread or in the product reviews section, but I know there's some that I've forgotten. If you make a good thread with an attractive title, and put the link in your signature, anybody who sees your post could stumble over to your guide. Good luck!
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Originally Posted by woofed View Post

Ya, it has Dolby home theater v4

 

I'm not sure Dolby Home Theater is the same DSP as Dolby Headphone.

 

Maybe Nameless would know...

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