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Originally Posted by Infekkted View Post

I want to buy my first good headphone and after reading a lot I think the best headphone for me would be one that I could use for gaming, movies and music, like the DT 990. But I ended up with one doubt.

My question is if the DT 990 PRO + Sound Blaster Z is enough for this headphone or I would also need to get an amp? If yes/optional, would Schiit Magni be a good choice?

Or would be better to get the Z card and a cheaper headphone?

Usually it's better to put cash towards the headphone, over anything else.

For the price of what the DT990 + Sound Blaster Z cost, your not going to do any better.

I'm sure Schiit Magni is a better headphone amplifier then what is built into the Z card.

But chances are, with the Magni ($99), your going to want to buy something with a DAC chip in it (external DAC $60-$100 or a used ($55) sound card?)

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Usually it's better to put cash towards the headphone, over anything else.

For the price of what the DT990 + Sound Blaster Z cost, your not going to do any better.

I'm sure Schiit Magni is a better headphone amplifier then what is built into the Z card.

But chances are, with the Magni ($99), your going to want to buy something with a DAC chip in it (external DAC $60-$100 or a used ($55) sound card?)

But if you're listening from your computer, you'll get better sound from the Z than the onboard audio.  Plus the Z has some nice DSP and EQ. I'd do the Z rather than onboard plus the Magni.

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Haha... while sleeping... I get called geeky and classless for picking a desk that fits my needs in this forsaken small apartment I'm in. Yeah, its a desk made of cheap material, that's all that needed to be said.

 

Back to sleep I go... zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz...


Edited by Change is Good - 7/22/13 at 12:44pm
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Haha... while sleeping... I get called geeky and classless for picking a desk that fits my needs in this forsaken small apartment I'm in. Yeah, its a desk made of cheap material, that's all that needed to be said.

 

Back to sleep I go... zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz...

Don't remember anyone calling you geeky or classless for that matter? 

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Sorry, I guess he was referring to the furniture... not myself. I was half sleep when I was reading through the prior posts.

 

Still sleepy... but cant sleep because I'm doing research for this freakin' history paper... hence why I've been up all night these past few days. frown.gif

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Let's move on from all this back and forth, and go back o topic.

Used the X1 pretty much all day yesterday watching movies on my Ps3' through Amazon Instant Video. Lots of immersion and great audio cues. I'm very happy with the X1. The open soundstage paired with the immersive bass is such a fantastic combination.
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I'd put up a picture of something completely irrelevant to stop the current line of posts, but I just woke up.
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Sorry, I guess he was referring to the furniture... not myself. I was half sleep when I was reading through the prior posts.

Still sleepy... but cant sleep because I'm doing research for this freakin' history paper... hence why I've been up all night these past few days. frown.gif

LoL, we've got a plague of fatigue!
I might recommend a sturdy, "classy" or at least mature and elegant, and ergonomic piece of furniture, and that recommendation would come from a perspective that you're throwing a decent amount of money into even a "cheap" piece of furniture. That investment serves you better if you want it to outlast the time you spend in a small apartment, and mature furniture makes the biggest impact on the impression that the residence is inhabited by someone with good taste and orderly mind. I'm about to move into an apartment, and I'd rather enjoy myself AND have guests have a clean, welcoming impression of my home. Hiding away a practical eyesore like that desk is even harder in a small apartment, and trust me, some of my guests are coming into my bedroom wink.gif
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Oh yes, I'm also excited that Creative may be releasing a new USB device soon, I may be able to test it but I'm concerned that since I work for a tech company it might be a conflict of interest if they just give it to me...
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 mature furniture makes the biggest impact on the impression that the residence is inhabited by someone with good taste and orderly mind..
Hiding away a practical eyesore like that desk is even harder in a small apartment

I'd consider that "mature" furniture to not give any impression to a visitor, other then letting them know they care about impressions. It doesn't tell them your hobbies, your passions. It doesn't do anything, really. Now, a desk covered in things anywhere from Pokemon cards to sports trophies, to anything else, that truly shows who that person is. If your visitors are made uncomfortable by that, and not by the lack of enthusiasm in your house, they shouldn't be over in the first place. they aren't your friends. What reason would you have them to be over here?

 

Just my completely off topic 2 cents. tongue.gif

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I'd consider that "mature" furniture to not give any impression to a visitor, other then letting them know they care about impressions. It doesn't tell them your hobbies, your passions. It doesn't do anything, really. Now, a desk covered in things anywhere from Pokemon cards to sports trophies, to anything else, that truly shows who that person is. If your visitors are made uncomfortable by that, and not by the lack of enthusiasm in your house, they shouldn't be over in the first place. they aren't your friends. What reason would you have them to be over here?

 

Just my completely off topic 2 cents. tongue.gif

Well, I get that, I'm not saying your home should be devoid of your stamp of personality, haha, I'm just saying why buy a "dorm room furniture" piece when you only live in a dorm for a few years? And IF you are going to have a whole bunch of knickknacks you're proud of from your past such as trading cards and some school trophy, something nice for those things to sit on (and maybe put them on display) can make those things look better and show your pride. Why not have both personality and nice workmanship?

 

Just, a chinzy cheap wireframe thing will always look "temporary." That's all I was saying. Wether or not you like to have good cable management and hide them is a whole 'nother kettle of fish!


Edited by Evshrug - 7/22/13 at 3:50pm
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

Let's move on from all this back and forth, and go back o topic.

Used the X1 pretty much all day yesterday watching movies on my Ps3' through Amazon Instant Video. Lots of immersion and great audio cues. I'm very happy with the X1. The open soundstage paired with the immersive bass is such a fantastic combination.
Awesome. Just listened to a Steve Coleman album with them. Kept Dolby Headphone on, and used some of the Sound Blaster Z's Crystalizer and a bit of EQ. It was AMAZING! Loving these phones!
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

Let's move on from all this back and forth, and go back o topic.

Used the X1 pretty much all day yesterday watching movies on my Ps3' through Amazon Instant Video. Lots of immersion and great audio cues. I'm very happy with the X1. The open soundstage paired with the immersive bass is such a fantastic combination.

 

I have been using the X1 lots and lots for Black Ops 2 gaming on the Xbox 360. 

 

These things absolutely destroy in Search and Destroy with Dead Silence (silence your footsteps) and Awareness (make enemy footsteps louder, and allow you to hear people who have Dead Silence) perks equipped.

 

Rear cues are fantastic.... I can't count how many times I've killed a guy and immediately hear the footsteps of his teammate behind me who is trying to take advantage of the distraction... and then turn on him and kill him as well haha.

 

And judging from my friends reactions, these far surpass the abilities of Turtle Beach and Astro headsets as they are always asking me how I heard a certain player when they could not hear him at all (friends have Awareness equipped as well).

 

In comparison with the Annies, I just feel like it's a whole lot easier to pinpoint EXACTLY where someone is with the X1's. With the Annies, I remember being able to hear a person but often misreading where the person is actually coming from. I don't find that the bass on the X1's impedes on the ability to pick up footsteps and other cues.

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Oh yes, I'm also excited that Creative may be releasing a new USB device soon, I may be able to test it but I'm concerned that since I work for a tech company it might be a conflict of interest if they just give it to me...

 

Depending on what kind of tech company, it may or may not fall under a conflict of interests. I believe I remember you got the V-moda partner discount after getting the job, so your company must do resale of some kind. So if you're selling USB sound cards, that's normally viewed as fine. In most retail situations, many manufacturers will give you a discount on their products, sometimes even stuff for free, in order for you to familiarize yourself with it. The better you understand a product, the better and more likely you'll be to sell one. Now if your company makes a USB sound card and sells it, that could be viewed differently. If you made your own USB sound cards that you sold, it would definitely be a COI.

 

If you're worried, a quick question to a superior can clear that up easily. Back in 2006 Panasonic gave me a $2300 discount on a 50" plasma. Did I sell a bunch of them after that? You bet I did. Because my time with it I learned all the neat hidden features. Now at that point, the only plasma that was better on the market was the Pioneer Elite at more than double the price. I got free Monster products as well. I still use their power conditioner to this day. Perks for working for Magnolia Home Theater, and that's just how the business works. But again, when in doubt, ask.

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Mad, I think I may have found the portable headphone with the sound I've been looking for. It was suggested to me on another thread. Check this out...

 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00CYBOUO0

 

I don't know how you may feel about mid-size cans but I figured I'd share because you've been on a long portable hunt like myself... maybe longer...

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I posted on that reveal thread about those headphones, lol. I was interested. But I'm kind of done spending so much on cans now. Still, they do seem very appealing. I DO want those, lol.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 7/22/13 at 9:16pm
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