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What are you talking about when you say Annie's?
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Originally Posted by Johnsonr520 View Post

What are you talking about when you say Annie's?

AKG K702 65th Anniversary Edition
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Yeah, might be an issue if you ever try out the Philips X1... Output impedance isn't listed on the specs anywhere?

Are you using this at your room/desk where you also had the Compass 2? Just curious whether you're gonna be using the SR5002 primarily for gaming and then falling back to the Compass 2 for music or what...

Nope, those specs aren't usually disclosed. Well, I'll be having the Mixamp on the way. Also, it's not like output impedance is the final word on quality. I used the D7000 (25ohm) with the Headzone which has a ridiculously high 100ohm output impedance, and it sounded amazing.

I was A/Bing with the Marantz near the Compass 2 for awhile, but I moved them to their own separate areas on opposite sides of the room. I'll be using the Compass 2 for music and standard PC use, and the Marantz for everything else. I have to see if the PC will take advantage of the Marantz DH capabilities with my animes, etc. It did sound over processed, but I'm not sure how to set up my VLC and MPC players. I wonder if the Marantz will even convert multi channel audio into DH that isn't DTS and Dolby Digital.
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AKG K702 65th Anniversary Edition

Are these any better than the original version? As in is the price justified

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Considering that I find them superior to the HE400, HD650, and HE4, I say they are worth it and then some. Of course, it's hard to swallow the fact that the other AKGs sell for less than $300. Still, if you bought those + Annie pads + attempted to mod the new headband on, it'd put you right near the cost of the Annie, without the retuning of the drivers, and without the wicked color scheme and limited availability.
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Im starting to save up for my next pair since my hd558 are more of a budget pair since my turtle beaches broke. I have to debate between my love for gaming vs my love for sennheiser and music because I am debating the k702, he-400, or hd650

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I love the HD650. However. They will not deliver for gaming the way the Annie does. You can consider the Annie to be a more open, more energetic alternative to the HD650.

The HE400 is another beast that favors bass and treble (especially).

If you want balance, warmth, and openness with amazing technical skill for gaming, the Annies should be on the top of the list in that price range.
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I always keep a Fiio e7 in my gaming loop. Would those be enough to drive Annie? And how do they compare to the 650 for pink floyd/classic rock?

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O_O. No. The E7 is a very weak amp. I wouldn't settle for anything less than the E11 at least when it comes to portable amps. The Annie actually sounds rather good with minimal amping, but you really would be selling yourself short by doing that, as the K702 loves a lot of power.

I recommend nothing less than the E9K, really.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 1/27/13 at 12:21am
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Hopefully by then I will have a schiit amp/dac stack so I should be allrite. On a side note ups sucks and delayed my DSS so I gave to wait out the weekend -_-

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Hello, I need a pair of headphones for gaming, I'm among the Sennheiser HD 419, Beyerdynamic DT 235, JVC HARX900 (btw, it looks very heavy), Superlux 668B and Samson SR850.

Thanks in advance...

The only one of those headphones I've heard and tested extensively is the JVC HA-RX900. It's semi-open, so soundstage is pretty decent but hardly has your sound leak out (polite to others). It is pretty big, definitely a full sized can around the same size as K701 (though more bulky), yet the plastic construction is surprisingly light and not really a bother when you wear them. I used them during most of my freetime for a week with the TopPop mod, which really cuts down on resonance and increases the definition and tightness in the bass, which in turn balances the rest of the freq spectrum. Admittedly, I liked them for music more than my AD700 or Sennheiser PX100 I owned at the time, they are an amazing value and still fun for gaming (note, I didn't have any surround stuff back then, and the AD700 still wins for soundstage, "air," weight, comfort after fixing the fit, and are freaking amazing as competitive headphones). The only downside was the pleather earpads, and after a while it would get hot in there. After an hour I would take a 10-15 minute break, which was probably good for my hearing anyway.

I bought them for my best friend as a graduation gift, and to this day they are his fav headphones (though the only more expensive ones he's purchased are some Beats he bought for portable use). His dad loved them and borrowed them all the time, until he bought his own pair.

I've read a lot of people raving about the Samson and Superlux models in that price range, too.
Edited by Evshrug - 1/27/13 at 3:33am
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Hello everyone, i'm new here and i need some advice.

 

I'm buying headphones and something to drive them properly. Main use for them would be gaming for fun (currently mostly semicompetitive World of Tanks, but sound positioning plays no role there), like 60-70%, movies 20%, music (all genres) 10%. I'll be using them only with my PC.

 

So far I've been using HD 555s on X-fi sound card but after changing mobo (no PCI for my old X-Fi) integrated sound card for a while. HD 555s have seen a lot of usage (bought them used years ago) and pads are worn out and are starting to hurt my ears. So it is clearly time for upgrade.

 

After searching and reading i decided on Beyerdynamic DT-990 Premium 250 Ohm (25€ cheaper than 600Ohms and as i understand not much difference?). But i'm still not sure what to chose to drive them. I'm leaning towards Xonar STX. Is that a proper choice or i need amp?

 

Thanks!

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The STX would be an ideal match. Wait, Xonar? I thought the STX was an Asus Essence?
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Sorry, but the members here could help you alot better if we had more information. Try answering these questions

 

Price range?

Games that you play?

Do you want competitive or fun headphones (do you want to hear footsteps and know where gunshots are coming from, or do you want explosions to sound awesome)

Are you playing in surround sound?

And will these headphones have different uses?

 

I think that should help us a bit more to help you

 

Hi, I have only 60 bucks to expend and I can only buy on amazon...

I play a bit of everything, but mostly shooters games...

I want to hear footsteps and know where gunshots are coming from.

Yes, I playing in surround sound, I have a Creative X-Fi XtremeGamer...

I plan use them for gaming only.

 

I'm no audiophile, I just want to a decent sound and above all comfortability, after all, they are my first entry level headphones...

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by Evshrug View Post


The only one of those headphones I've heard and tested extensively is the JVC HA-RX900. It's semi-open, so soundstage is pretty decent but hardly has your sound leak out (polite to others). It is pretty big, definitely a full sized can around the same size as K701 (though more bulky), yet the plastic construction is surprisingly light and not really a bother when you wear them. I used them during most of my freetime for a week with the TopPop mod, which really cuts down on resonance and increases the definition and tightness in the bass, which in turn balances the rest of the freq spectrum. Admittedly, I liked them for music more than my AD700 or Sennheiser PX100 I owned at the time, they are an amazing value and still fun for gaming (note, I didn't have any surround stuff back then, and the AD700 still wins for soundstage, "air," weight, comfort after fixing the fit, and are freaking amazing as competitive headphones). The only downside was the pleather earpads, and after a while it would get hot in there. After an hour I would take a 10-15 minute break, which was probably good for my hearing anyway.

I bought them for my best friend as a graduation gift, and to this day they are his fav headphones (though the only more expensive ones he's purchased are some Beats he bought for portable use). His dad loved them and borrowed them all the time, until he bought his own pair.

I've read a lot of people raving about the Samson and Superlux models in that price range, too.

 

thank you so much for sharing your experience with me...


Edited by jazh23 - 1/27/13 at 5:56am
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I think whole name is Asus Xonar Essence STX.

 

Thanx, i will be buying that combo then.

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