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post #21346 of 26204

Right guys,

 

I currently have a Xonar DG but it doesn't play very nicely with my low impedance earbuds. I was just wondering what portable amp would be good for 16 Ohm IEMs and 64 Ohm headphones? Obviously something with breathing room would be good (i.e. I decide to get a 250 Ohm pair of headphones in the future or something). Any suggestions? More of a music question than games but I do both really.

post #21347 of 26204
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Originally Posted by Change is Good View Post
 

Nothing too fancy, just a cheap retermination for a detachable cable. The hanging entry is longer than I anticipated, but its best so it won't always be rubbing against the cup....

 

Hey, where did you order your pads from? The New Zealand reps aren't going to place an order until mid March and then it could be on back order, and then it would take 6 weeks! Gingos!

 

Cheers

post #21348 of 26204
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Hey, where did you order your pads from? The New Zealand reps aren't going to place an order until mid March and then it could be on back order, and then it would take 6 weeks! Gingos!

 

Cheers

 

I'm in the US, ordered them from Frank at AKG in California. They, unfortunately, don't ship internationally...

post #21349 of 26204
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So I got my A30s in. Definitely better. It no longer sounds completely anemic and one sided. Still I'd take the Slyr over the A30s any day of the week. The A30s don't even remotely come close to the DNA On Ear, which is basically a huge improvement in every single aspect, from what I'm hearing. Still, it's gonna take me some time to get to reviewing these. I'll be starting my DNA On Ear review soon.

Now having the BoomPro, the DNA just makes a clear choice over the A30s for me. Obviously completely different price ranges, but there's no reason for me to own the A30s. They work, and I'll probably sell them for cheap.

The good thing is that they're pretty comfy. The DNA is overall decent in comfort, but after a prolonged period of time, my ears get real sore from the pleather. The A30s could suit me as a backup headset when the DNA starts hurting though I don't count on it, and I have a much more comfortable headset in the waiting to review as well (Ultrasone HS15, thanks to @calpis). The HS15 doesn't suit my tastes either, but it's stupid comfy.



For now, as mains, I'll be using the DNA Pro (not in the picture) as my main can for most purposes. Its broken, but ghetto fixed with tape, so I'll be using it until it dies. Too good a headphone to give up, and better than anything else I have. I do like the On Ear a little more in terms of immersion (moar bass), but that's a flavor thing.

 

Looks like you gotcha hands full for a while. i'll wait before surprising you, then... :tongue:

post #21350 of 26204

Matrix M-stage 2012 version with USB DAC for only $209?!? That's a STEAL!!!

 

http://www.amazon.com/Matrix-M-Stage-Headphone-Amplifier-USB/dp/B00775POZW

post #21351 of 26204
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Matrix M-stage 2012 version with USB DAC for only $209?!? That's a STEAL!!!

 

http://www.amazon.com/Matrix-M-Stage-Headphone-Amplifier-USB/dp/B00775POZW

Isn't there a newer version of that DAC or is it the newest revision? Also, the listing says 2011. Is that wrong?

post #21352 of 26204
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Hey guys wondering if someone could shed some light on a few things for me, tried sifting through the previous posts for an answer but can't really find anything. I'm a bit new to the headphone scene recently bought a pair of AKG K545's from Amazon due to a sale in the UK. Wanted to get a mix amp and use this with my ps4 but as far as I'm aware I would need to get a seperate mic such as the Zalman or Modmic.

Few questions:
1. Is it not possible to use the mic cable that comes with the headphones for voice chat or is that not compatible? As I understand the V moda mic acts much in the same way being a cable use instead of the normal headphone cable

2. If I purchased a attachable mic, would I have to buy a Y adapter in order to use this with the mixamp?

3. How would I then set this up in the ps4 settings to have the mic work and the headphones with the 5.1 surround soon?

4. Finally, is the mix amp better than the turtle beach dss2? Could only find comparisons with the original dss, not really bothered about price just wanted the best sound quality and chat options.

I apologise for seeming obtuse or asking alot of questions , I'm very new to this stuff and any help would be appreciated thanks.

 

 

Don't get the Zalman.  It stopped being recommend ages ago as it's not that good.  There are mic recommendations on the front page.

 

1.  If your headphones came with an inline mic cable you can try using that, although the mic probably won't be spetactular.

 

2.  I believe the mixamp comes with a Y adapter.  It used to at least.

 

3.  Not sure about the mic settings as I don't have a PS4, but the audio output needs to be Dolby Digital 5.1 (via optical) to the mixamp in order to get surround.

 

4.  The DSS2 doesn't use Dolby Headphone, it uses a different surround DSP which - FWIR - isn't as good as Dolby Headphone.  The Mixamp and the original DSS both use Dolby Headphone and thus sound pretty much the same.  Mixamp is better if you use chat a lot, DSS if you don't.

post #21353 of 26204
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Isn't there a newer version of that DAC or is it the newest revision? Also, the listing says 2011. Is that wrong?

It's the old model with the old DAC
the new 2014 comes with an improved DAC section the amp section is almost identical (might be completely)
This one's DAC section is not that great compared to the newer one's.
post #21354 of 26204

Thanks a bunch, still learning how to navigate the site! Will most likely get the V Moda BoomPro though it is fairly difficult to get V Moda accessory products in the UK but it seems like the best option for what I'm looking for. Hopefully have the 2013 Mixamp by the end of the week with a mic and the K545's and test how it works.

post #21355 of 26204
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It's the old model with the old DAC
the new 2014 comes with an improved DAC section the amp section is almost identical (might be completely)
This one's DAC section is not that great compared to the newer one's.

Which in point is why I think the older version at 209 is a steal... even with its mediocre DAC. One can always add a better standalone DAC, down the road.

And yes, 2011... I have the 2012 but it looks identical to mine (vents on the sides).
Edited by Change is Good - 2/28/14 at 3:59pm
post #21356 of 26204
Is the Audio Technica ATH-AD700X worth it? I want to get a good headphone for gaming and music.
post #21357 of 26204

those of u using yamaha silent cinema for ps4....what are mic options?  I have vmoda boom pro and phillips x1

post #21358 of 26204

Just wanted to make sure with the xonar DGX.

Is the DH effect only available via analog output, or the optic out also? Since I'm only connecting the DGX to the Aune dac via Optic out.

post #21359 of 26204

Can anyone verify that the PX5 receiver uses DH? Can't really find that anywhere though the description seems similar to the DSS.

 

Product page: http://www.turtlebeach.com/product-detail/ps3-headsets/ear-force-px5/51

Manual: http://cdn-assets.turtlebeach.com/products/51/PX5%20User%20Guide-web.pdf

 

Thanks!


Edited by conquerator2 - 3/1/14 at 9:18am
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