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Unfortunately, I can't comment on any of the headphones you mentioned :/

 

Just wanted to say hi to my fellow bohemian :D

Hey bro :)

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The MA900 will probably sound fine off the DX.
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Originally Posted by Ordokon View Post
 

After some research I find that AKG Q701 is too expensive for me (I am from Czech Republic and price here is 400$, and with earpads and amp it will be too much expensive). So I am thinking about Sony MDR MA900, these looks pretty nice and according to reviews they are good (and also price is nice). But do I still need a headphone amp with MA900 (which advised me Evshrug and PurpleAngel, FiiO E09k), or my Xonar DX is enough to MA900?

And I got advice to look on the AKG K612 pro. Could someone tell me something about K612, if they are also good for gaming, cause I didnt find some information and experiences with gaming. I read some review here on head-fi, comparision between K612 and K702, but still want to know your opinion guys, which one you think is better.

Thank you for all replies and advices.


Try asking on these threads about the AKG K612 Pro

http://www.head-fi.org/t/216596/akg-k601-k612-pro-owners-unite

http://www.head-fi.org/t/685483/akg-k702-the-classic-vs-k612-pro-the-upstart-review-and-comparison

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My sound card is the one that comes from maximus vi impact, Do I still need to buy a mix amp to have a better sound quality?Headphone choices are AKG K701 or AKG K702 or Senheiser HD598. I would be using this for games,music, and movies.

 

on the side note I still haven't bought that yet, still researching if the on board sound card is good.

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Nice find, but hefty impedance on those Feg (2.2 Ohm: at least they quote it!). Have emailed Beyer about these: http://europe.beyerdynamic.com/shop/hah/accessories/custom-headset-gear.html. Can't imagine they're any better impedance wise, but seeing as the stock cable on the X1 is 1.8 Ohm you never know. Also both cost a lot, but at least both are ideal if you're lucky to use headphones with detachable cables :)

 

Also check out these - pretty decent reviews: http://v-moda.com/boompro-microphone/

 

Yes, the Beyerdynamic is even better. I'll build a headset with the upcoming Custome One Tesla.

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Yes. I liked the T90 very much for it's imaging and clarity and being quite fast, the T1 is better balanced though. 

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Originally Posted by Eclipse- View Post
 

My sound card is the one that comes from Maximus vi impact, Do I still need to buy a mix amp to have a better sound quality?Headphone choices are AKG K701 or AKG K702 or Senheiser HD598. I would be using this for games,music, and movies.

 

on the side note I still haven't bought that yet, still researching if the on board sound card is good.

The Asus Xonar DG (PCI) sound card, $26 ($10 mail in rebate this month, Amazon), would be a better value for use with a Win PC, over the Mix-amp.

 

Sound card wise, the Creative Sound Blaster Z (SB1500), $100, should offer audio quality improvements, over the motherboard's on-board audio.


What is the make and model of your motherboard?

 

The Sennheiser HD558, $130, uses the same driver as the HD598, just different cup design.

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Originally Posted by Ordokon View Post

After some research I find that AKG Q701 is too expensive for me (I am from Czech Republic and price here is 400$, and with earpads and amp it will be too much expensive). So I am thinking about Sony MDR MA900, these looks pretty nice and according to reviews they are good (and also price is nice). But do I still need a headphone amp with MA900 (which advised me Evshrug and PurpleAngel, FiiO E09k), or my Xonar DX is enough to MA900?
And I got advice to look on the AKG K612 pro. Could someone tell me something about K612, if they are also good for gaming, cause I didnt find some information and experiences with gaming. I read some review here on head-fi, comparision between K612 and K702, but still want to know your opinion guys, which one you think is better.
Thank you for all replies and advices.

The MA900 isn't actually hard to drive... It will likely sound good straight from the sound card. That was actually a strength and appeal of the Sony MA900... You probably don't need to add any special amping.

I haven't heard the K612, it just seems appealing to me from reviews as a less expensive headphone that hopefully shares similarities to the headphones I use (and love) now.



Mad,
I definitely hear a change in soundstage with different amps, particularly with my tube amp and some tubes. I'm not the only person who hears less congestion when a headphone is powered well, and I don't know what it is about tubes but my two favorites just make the soundstage more real for me.
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FWIW, my M-Stage has a larger soundstage than my E12 and iCAN (even with its 3D switch on high). That's about the only difference my ears can distinguish between them, though.

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Originally Posted by Evshrug View Post

I hope Mad (or Chico, Change, or heck even myself) get the urge to try these K612s out, seems like they could be a great "flagship-lite" experience.

 

I doubt I'll ever venture to try the K612. It seems I have reached the end of my journey (for now) as I am extremely happy with the K712 and MDs.

 

I am curious, however, about them and wouldn't mind demoing a pair if ever given the chance...

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But the Profits say The Great Journey to salvation must go on!

That being said, I'm probably going to hold off on buying new gear too. I'll give the Alpha Dogs a listen and be done with buying audio gear for a while.
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On a totally different sidenote, I am very much looking forward to the ATH-A900X :]

I can feel I will really like it. + plus its gonna be an import straight from Japan, which is awesome :D

IF the 3D wing "headband" fits me and if I have a good pair, everything should work out fine.

[There were a bunch of defective pairs with driver/frequency imbalance, bass issues, etc, but it seem sto relate to a single or two batches, hopefully :]]

 

I am almost certain they will be better than what MLE said. I just know it :D

 

Anyway, will report back once I get them. Could be a week, or a month...

 

My open reference will be the HE-6, close-backs will be Pro 900 and IEM will be RE-400, so I might contrast that.

 

[For a very complete review, check my signature :D]

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Originally Posted by Ordokon View Post
 

After some research I find that AKG Q701 is too expensive for me (I am from Czech Republic and price here is 400$, and with earpads and amp it will be too much expensive). So I am thinking about Sony MDR MA900, these looks pretty nice and according to reviews they are good (and also price is nice). But do I still need a headphone amp with MA900 (which advised me Evshrug and PurpleAngel, FiiO E09k), or my Xonar DX is enough to MA900?

And I got advice to look on the AKG K612 pro. Could someone tell me something about K612, if they are also good for gaming, cause I didnt find some information and experiences with gaming. I read some review here on head-fi, comparision between K612 and K702, but still want to know your opinion guys, which one you think is better.

Thank you for all replies and advices.


I have a Xonar DX and the MA900, yes it is enough, I do like them more with an amp though. I don't have the K612 but it is my next headphone, not sure when I'm getting it though. Whenever I do get the K612, I will be comparing the MA900 and K612.

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Yeah, sure Conq, nobody's saying they're BAD headphones, and if you've already got your mind set then I think you will enjoy them. If your head isn't quite wide, you can improve comfort by bending the "bars" slightly to make the pads rest flush against the side of your head. Some people like to wind a rubber band between the "wings" too.
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