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post #13846 of 25554

hmmm

 

i have a chance to buy:

 

lcd-2 or a denon 5000 

 

and i need a amp so any advice '-'

 

*edit*

 

is for gaming and music '-'


Edited by MadMag - 5/27/13 at 6:35am
post #13847 of 25554

Recently, I've purchased a Astro gaming mixamp latest edition (2013) for my PS3 and paired with K701, the sound was spectacular.

 

However, there is one minor problem. Whenever, I turn my volume knob towards MAX and as I reach between the middle and MAX I can hear non-stop hissing and buzzing noise. Both when I'm playing a game or doing nothing (quiet), the noise is very noticeable.

I've tried to pair with other cans/earphones and tried hooking it up to PC, and the noise was still there.

 

I've contacted Astro support about this and so far I haven't got any replies so far.

 

Is this normal?

post #13848 of 25554
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Originally Posted by MadMag View Post

hmmm

i have a chance to buy:

lcd-2 or a denon 5000 

and i need a amp so any advice '-'

*edit*

is for gaming and music '-'

I own both and each are amazing in their own way but overall the LCD 2's are superior overall. The D5k's are super fun with addictive bass and great clarity but so are the LCD's but with better sound separation and a significantly better mid range.

How much do you have to spend on an amp? So many to choose from!


Thanks,


D
post #13849 of 25554
Quote:
Originally Posted by chococya96 View Post

Recently, I've purchased a Astro gaming mixamp latest edition (2013) for my PS3 and paired with K701, the sound was spectacular.

 

However, there is one minor problem. Whenever, I turn my volume knob towards MAX and as I reach between the middle and MAX I can hear non-stop hissing and buzzing noise. Both when I'm playing a game or doing nothing (quiet), the noise is very noticeable.

I've tried to pair with other cans/earphones and tried hooking it up to PC, and the noise was still there.

 

I've contacted Astro support about this and so far I haven't got any replies so far.

 

Is this normal?

 

 

Yes.  The mixamp starts hissing after about 2/3s travel on the volume pot.

post #13850 of 25554

well in my case is hard to say i am from another country 

maybe 0-400$?
 
probably i will take the lcd-2 denon was sold 
post #13851 of 25554

betwen dt990 and lcd-2 with one?

post #13852 of 25554

Hello,

i will soon buy dt770 pro 250 for my laptop and ps3, so i will buy fiiio e0k for the laptop and astro for ps3, but because of my  limited budget i have to buy only one now and then save for the other so what to buy first, will the astro work fine with the laptop and music because the laptop is the most important now

post #13853 of 25554
Thread Starter 
Not if your laptop doesn't have an optical out. The Mixamp needs an optical out. And the Mixamp is terrible as a music amp.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 5/27/13 at 9:58am
post #13854 of 25554

no it doesn't have optical on my laptop, so should i will buy the fiio and then save for the astro or i can buy used dss insted of the astro what do you think

post #13855 of 25554
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Originally Posted by RandomSound View Post

Hello,

i will soon buy dt770 pro 250 for my laptop and ps3, so i will buy fiiio e0k for the laptop and astro for ps3, but because of my  limited budget i have to buy only one now and then save for the other so what to buy first, will the astro work fine with the laptop and music because the laptop is the most important now

Quote:
Originally Posted by RandomSound View Post

no it doesn't have optical on my laptop, so should i will buy the fiio and then save for the astro or i can buy used dss insted of the astro what do you think

 

Assuming you don't have a decent DAC, getting a DAC/amp combo will yield better sound for music then just chaining an E09K on to your laptop's headphone OUT jack (which will just amplify a crappy signal). 

 

The DSS is fine as a Dolby Headphone amp, IF YOU DON'T NEED CHAT.

If you want surround on your laptop for gaming, look at the Asus Xonar U3 or U7 or Xonar Essence STU.  These also have decent DACs built-in, and the last one has an amp similar to the E09K.


Edited by chicolom - 5/27/13 at 11:40am
post #13856 of 25554

I'm sorry for the typing but i meant e07k ,and i looked up the Asus Xonar U3 and i liked it , but can i use with the ps3 , if not can i use it instead of the fiio on the laptop and will it sound good with music .

post #13857 of 25554

After some search i found that the u3 will do every  thing i need, but will it be enough to drive the dt770 250 ohm.

post #13858 of 25554

Pretty sure the U3 won't work with PS3.  You need to do everything through optical with the consoles.

 

I can't say whether the U3 will be enough  amp for the Dt770s.  It is not too powerful.  The U7 and Essence STU will be more powerful, but aren't available to buy yet.

post #13859 of 25554
Quote:
Originally Posted by chicolom View Post

The DSS is fine as a Dolby Headphone amp, IF YOU DON'T NEED CHAT.

If you want surround on your laptop for gaming, look at the Asus Xonar U3 or U7 or Xonar Essence STU.  These also have decent DACs built-in, and the last one has an amp similar to the E09K.

 

If people prefer the DSS and want to use chat, still... here is an option:

 

http://www.amazon.com/Syba-Digital-Optical-Output-SD-AUD20101/product-reviews/B006SF68P2/ref=dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1

 

All you have to do is plug it into the PS3 USB and set the sound to go through the DSS and the chat to go through this.

post #13860 of 25554

I will buy the fiio for my laptop will it be good for movies or not, and the u7 will be available,and thanks for all the help.

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