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post #7816 of 24823
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Originally Posted by NamelessPFG View Post

 

Oh, for movies? Yes, you can easily do Dolby Headphone through media players. I thought you were talking about gaming, in which case it needs to be part of the audio device driver.

 

Cheap USB S/PDIF output devices may provide a passthrough, but remember that for sources that aren't already encoded in Dolby Digital or DTS, all you get is stereo unless they explicitly support Dolby Digital Live and/or DTS Connect.

 

The XBMC, for what i read (really can't test it, i will do it in this weekend), can do real time conversion from DTS to Dolby, to pass it by optical.

The games i play on Xbox and Wii. games on PC is only strategy / RTS, that not have surround sound.

 

Only waiting for the answer from Turtle bleach Ebay seller to buy the items.

 

Thanks so much for all here for helping me.

post #7817 of 24823
I want to have picture of 650 bass qty. How much less is it compared to the beyer 990 pro 250a and at m50?
Note, i asked qty/bass impact, not quality.
post #7818 of 24823
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Originally Posted by widdyjudas View Post

I want to have picture of 650 bass qty. How much less is it compared to the beyer 990 pro 250a and at m50?
Note, i asked qty/bass impact, not quality.

Just get the XB500 already wink.gif
post #7819 of 24823
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The new XB600 is one of the sexiest headphones I have ever seen.
post #7820 of 24823
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Originally Posted by chicolom View Post

Just get the XB500 already wink.gif

Not that basshead... just want the picture, since moving from m50.
My gf wants the purple xb400... cant find it yet in hk
post #7821 of 24823
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Originally Posted by Naingolann View Post

New wireless headset from Sony: http://youtu.be/O-eBkK-uUfk

 

Looks cool... :o

 

I like how the first feature advertised is BassImpact Technology (TM). I am pretty sure I'd end up passing on these. Anything where the first key point is bass rarely meets my sound preferences. They do look nice, I will agree.

post #7822 of 24823
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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

The HE-400 is not really a basshead can. When directly compared to typical audiophile bassy cans like the 990, D7000, Pro 900, the HE-400 is quite obviously missing a lot of the bass presence. It's when the HE-400 is compared to balanced headphones like the DT880 and Q701 that the bass really stands out. So really, presence-wise, the HE-400 is in between a balanced can, and a bassy one. It's really in a good place, to be honest. What is does better than those I just mentioned, is that it does all frequencies of bass justice, whereas the others only do either sub bass, or mid bass justice, so at times, it can compete with those in terms of quantity because it doesn't have a recess in bass anywhere, where those do.
It also never injects bass where there isn't any, but if the audio demands bass, the HE-400 produces it wonderfully. With the D7000 and the rest, there will always be some bass bloat, making them sound unnatural at times.

Can I just say, it has been a crazy month!  I wound up ordering the HE-400s, w/ velours and they were great.  Everything you mentioned about them since getting them, became more abundantly clear when I put them on.  It was a whole lot more open(as far as sound leaking blaring from the back side). I didn't mind though, and the bass was just as described, not too much, not too little, there when it was asked and didn't have a mind of its own. Unfortunately, I had the problem like you had with DT880s, and my jaw was hurting after not too long a use. Bent them as much as I could, fiddled around with placement but it just kept happening. Maybe it's my small head, I dunno. I thought I'd try another set I wanted to try, so I bought the Pro 900s.  And I fell in love with them almost immediately.  After burn in, these things really sounded more natural than I thought a closed set would sound.  It doesn't sound like a closed set to me, and nothing sounded metallic to me(maybe it's the E17, I know you didn't have it when you had the Pro 900s, maybe it's just me).  Not having other sounds outside sneaking into my gaming session was nice too.  Comparing the two for myself I didn't feel like I was losing sound quality as far as gaming goes, music on the other hand was a little different.  The HE-400s were better for that, but that's okay.

FWIW(from a noobs perspective), I think your ranking is spot on, and I too think the pro 900s are quite comfortable.  Bravo! smily_headphones1.gif

post #7823 of 24823
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Yeah, I really, really like the Pro 900s. Even now, I'm considering getting them again. I miss basshead cans, and they are amazing at that. While there's nothing natural about them (IMHO), they just have a signature that is never boring and is still very clear for gaming.

I prefer the DT990s overall, but I'd get the Pro 900s because its closed, and would compliment the very open HE400s.
post #7824 of 24823
Sounds reasonable. I can't imagine what the d7ks must've sounded like
post #7825 of 24823
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Amazing. Contrary to popular belief, the D7k and Pro 900 have nothing in common. The D7K is all sub bass, the Pro 900 is all mid bass. Because the D7k doesn't have strong mid bass, the mids breathe a lot easier than on the Pro 900s. The D7k has an organic sound to them, despite the ambient bass that is always part of the background.

The Pro 900 instead chooses to punch you in the face with tight, thunderous punches. They're both amazing for different reasons.
post #7826 of 24823

I agree with MLE, I miss the Ultrasone bass. :[

 

Will listen to the Signature DJ soon, Should be Ultrasone's ultra basshead can and the Signature Pro is ******* good, it's like Ultrasone kicked their whole lineup in the nuts while fending off all the bashers. 

 

Listen to this with your Ultrasone:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEawTRfysJE&hd=1&t=2m0s


:D


Edited by Fegefeuer - 9/28/12 at 12:58pm
post #7827 of 24823
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Originally Posted by AxelCloris View Post

 

I like how the first feature advertised is BassImpact Technology (TM). I am pretty sure I'd end up passing on these. Anything where the first key point is bass rarely meets my sound preferences. They do look nice, I will agree.

Knowing it's a Sony product intended for gamers I even doubt about the bass quality of the can in the first place. xD

 

Smexy.

post #7828 of 24823

Well guys my pair of HD558's i ordered shipped today so I expect it here pretty soon.

After I get it I'll let you know my first impressions. I;m curious to see how these will be since I never use audiophile grade headphones.

 

Also I will be useing them for single player games and music.

post #7829 of 24823
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Make sure to read up on how to do the foam removal mod which is reversible if the cans ever mess up.
post #7830 of 24823
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Originally Posted by Itachi HM View Post
The XBMC, for what i read (really can't test it, i will do it in this weekend), can do real time conversion from DTS to Dolby, to pass it by optical.

The games i play on Xbox and Wii. games on PC is only strategy / RTS, that not have surround sound.

 

Only waiting for the answer from Turtle bleach Ebay seller to buy the items.

 

Thanks so much for all here for helping me.

 

I wasn't aware of that feature...on the other hand, I only have XBMC on my Xbox as my dashboard of choice, and I generally leave my SU-DH1 connected to it, which is capable of DTS decoding.

 

Why stick to strategy games on the PC and leave everything else to the consoles? Just curious...if you were going to bring up FPS/TPS, then I regard the PC as the go-to platform for that if you've got a system with enough graphics performance for PC gaming.

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