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Does anyone know any sites which sell the dt770 pro80s or pro32s new and ships to Canada?

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http://www.audio-gd.com/Pro/SA/SA31/SA31EN_Specs.htm
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SS amp AND single ended. That's more than the Lyr! (6 watts ar 32ohm, while the SA31 is 10watts at 40!)
I want this...SO badly. That should power every damn headphone outside of electrostatics... and even that might work. XD

 

Well, it might work if you wire up the speaker terminals on an SRD-series transformer box to a TRS jack and plug it into that amp's headphone output. That still requires extra equipment, though.

 

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Never know he might decide to make a special edition that powers electrostatics too ;)

 

To be frank, I have my doubts...even here on Head-Fi, electrostatics are still a bit of a niche to the point where the only real discussion is in a few threads on the High-end Audio forum. Doesn't help that the dedicated amps are crazy expensive.

 

I suppose I'm one of the privileged few to have even heard Stax, let alone own a set. (Now if I could just audition the Koss ESP/950 and the Sennheiser Orpheus HE/60 and HE/90...)

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Yea true, the only ones i ever seen was the ones in the threads that look like space helments. I couldn't picture my self wearing one of those. Other then the  feeling of the voltages near my ears.

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I wrote Kingwa and asked about the idea of building a better wired Mixamp with DTS processing. :D

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I would apreciate so much if someone could help me! I had a post two or three days ago.. The ax720 (1° gen) + Creative "CAL" would be a good choise to play xbox and see movies using Dolby Headphones? Less than $200 for headphone/headset + DH amp?

Thanks!
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Hey everyone, I'm buying my first decent pair of headphones and am hoping for some advice. I've pretty much narrowed it down to the CAL!s or the Samson SR 850s, which both apparently give good value for the money. 

 

However, I've heard complaints about both of the pairs.The CAL!'s are apparently rather small and even sit on the ears for some people. Additionally, I'm in a dorm so the semi-open SR850s might be an issue there. I'm in a single, so would the sound leaking out be noticeable to people in other rooms? I've read people say that the CAD Audio MH310 are the same headphone but with a closed back, which would be nice. Does anyone have experience with that pair of headphones?

 

I've looked for a head to head comparison of the CAL!s and the SR850s  or MH310s but found nothing, so if you just want to point me to that it might work.

 

Thanks!

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Additionally, I'm in a dorm so the semi-open SR850s might be an issue there. I'm in a single, so would the sound leaking out be noticeable to people in other rooms? 

 

I have never heard it said that headphones can leak sound into the next roomEver.

Even with fully open headphones, if the people next door can hear what you're playing on them, either:

a) They have preternaturally sensitive hearing, and are werewolves.

b) You shouldn't be allowed to use headphones, for the sake of your own hearing.

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I have never heard it said that headphones can leak sound into the next roomEver.

Even with fully open headphones, if the people next door can hear what you're playing on them, either:

a) They have preternaturally sensitive hearing, and are werewolves.

b) You shouldn't be allowed to use headphones, for the sake of your own hearing.

 

Ah, alright. I haven't had open headphones before, I didn't know what they sound like to the outside. I was imagining them to be something like speakers, where you could certainly hear them outside the door.

 

I guess in that case the SR850s are my best bet, since the CAL! being small worries me too much, and there's no way to test them around me.


Edited by Demiknight - 9/23/12 at 8:12pm
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Yeah don't worry about headphones being open; that only matters for your isolation, and for people sitting right next to you (e.g. in a library or on the bus). Other than that, it is of zero concern.

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Thread Starter 
The only headphone I'd worry about is the HE-400 since it output sound in AND out, so its pretty audible. But others, non-issues.
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I would apreciate so much if someone could help me! I had a post two or three days ago.. The ax720 (1° gen) + Creative "CAL" would be a good choise to play xbox and see movies using Dolby Headphones? Less than $200 for headphone/headset + DH amp?
Thanks!

The CALs (Creative Aurvana Live) has a nice sound, has cups on the small side that barely fit around the ear (at least my ears).

The Takstar Hi2050 (Technical Pro HPT990) are semi-open and come with decent Velour ear pads.

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Originally Posted by Itachi HM View Post

I would apreciate so much if someone could help me! I had a post two or three days ago.. The ax720 (1° gen) + Creative "CAL" would be a good choise to play xbox and see movies using Dolby Headphones? Less than $200 for headphone/headset + DH amp?
Thanks!

 

If you don't need chat you could get the DSS v1 cheaper and then have more money for headphones.

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I currently use the Xonar Essence STX and the HD598 for PC gaming.  Despite popular opinion, my head seems to dislike the fit of the HD598 (I've tried clamping them tight and really loose, but I always seem to get some serious physical fatigue on my head after 30 minutes to an hour and have to endure).  It seems like nowadays Q701 seems like a popular recommendation.  The review by Mad suggests that the fit of the Q701 are hit or miss -- can anyone comment on whether or not the Q701 might in fact be good for someone that has issues with the HD598?  Furthermore, is there an improvement in competitive sound going from one to the other?  If so, I may try to sell the HD598's and get something new.  I tend to buy all-rounders that don't compromise competitive sound for gaming.  I use DH for music (I find it fatiguing without) and gaming.  Thanks.

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Thread Starter 
I find the Q701 more comfy. People hate the bumps, but honestly, after about a week, the bumps don't give me any problems. The HD598 and PC360 are clampy, and I found myself readjusting them a lot more than the Q701.

The Q701 is your best bet in terms of retaining all that edge for gaming, but I'll warn you that you'll probably complain about the bumps.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 9/24/12 at 10:11am
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Yeah, my main concern is upgrading my comfort.  My fear with this kind of thing is that I can never tell in a store by putting on a pair of headphones for 30 seconds unless they were designed to be a medieval torture device.  I dislike the clamping on the HD598 too, but it seems like you don't mind the bumps.  I use my HD598's everyday and I've never gotten used to them, and always give out a huge sigh of relief after I take off my headphones after gaming for 1-2 hours, which is obviously frustrating when you are putting money into your sound gear.

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