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post #571 of 953
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Originally Posted by Simcon View Post


(I assume you mean the 681 here, don't know why the 661 would be interesting when it comes to gaming).

Thanks, you're right, The Superlux 681 and Samson SR850 is basically the same headphone. Sorry for mixing the 681s and 668Bs up. So basically he should buy a Superlux 681 since it's cheaper and the same thing as the somewhat more expensive SR850. Correct me if that conclusion would be wrong.

 

Samson SR850 and Superlux 668B are basically the same, the difference is: The impedance, detachable cable, and headband, but the sound is too similar.

The 681 is the little brother of both, I think so...

post #572 of 953

681 in my opinion is more enjoyable then the 668b or SR850.

 

668b/SR850 have a serious lack of juice in the lower mids (or from at least from what I heard) and it can make a lot of music sound completely lifeless and boring which is why I prefer the 681. The only real benefits of the SR850/668b is the bigger soundstage.

post #573 of 953
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Originally Posted by Supertoaster View Post

681 in my opinion is more enjoyable then the 668b or SR850.

 

668b/SR850 have a serious lack of juice in the lower mids (or from at least from what I heard) and it can make a lot of music sound completely lifeless and boring which is why I prefer the 681. The only real benefits of the SR850/668b is the bigger soundstage.

That's exactly what i think. The 681 also have more bass and reach lower. I definetely prefer the 681 over 668B/SR850

post #574 of 953

668B is more neutral and 681 has a more V shape signature, the negative point with 681 are some piercing highs, not good for long hearing sessions without fatigue. My 681 costed twice the price, because I ordered AKG 240 velour pads and recabled it with some Mogami 2893.

post #575 of 953
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Originally Posted by Supertoaster View Post

681 in my opinion is more enjoyable then the 668b or SR850.

 

668b/SR850 have a serious lack of juice in the lower mids (or from at least from what I heard) and it can make a lot of music sound completely lifeless and boring which is why I prefer the 681. The only real benefits of the SR850/668b is the bigger soundstage.


Because of you, now I'm doubting which one to buy, jajajajaja...

The 681 for me is better for the price, wang_yifei sell on ebay the AKG  K240 velour ear pads replacement for $23, then both things has almost the same cost that the Samson SR850.

 

For the other hand, I'll buy them only for PC games, not for music then the bigger soundstage is very important to me.

Btw, the ebay seller answered me the following about my question:

hi, we judge it is in France, the headphones themselves are same since the SR850 has only one edition at the monment not like the Superlux HD681 has three editions types. It will take you 7--10 business days to get it. any questions please feel free to contact us with any time.

 

PS: Superlux or Samson + Velour ear pads + maybe Canare cable and F-12 connector is better that the Creative Aurvana Live?


Edited by jazh23 - 1/28/13 at 10:14am
post #576 of 953

There are some topics about headphones and gaming, use the search function, soundstage is important, but imaging, knowing precisely where the sound come from, is more important for gaming.
 

post #577 of 953
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Originally Posted by zest View Post

There are some topics about headphones and gaming, use the search function, soundstage is important, but imaging, knowing precisely where the sound come from, is more important for gaming.
 


I've been reading a lot, believe me and I have learned many things in this forum.

 

I think the SR850/668B have better soundstage, a sound more analytical and detailed. The 681 is more fun and with a stronger bass.

 

Another option are the Technical Pro HPT990= $70 or Takstar HI2050= $64. I'm reading about it, but are more expensive than superlux, I don't know yet if worth paying more for them.

 

post #578 of 953

Build quality of HI2050 is far better than Superlux, I would say close from Beyer, sound is warmer and intimate a bit, but it opens up when amplified.

post #579 of 953
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Originally Posted by zest View Post

Build quality of HI2050 is far better than Superlux, I would say close from Beyer, sound is warmer and intimate a bit, but it opens up when amplified.

So is the sound of Pro80/HI2050 way ahead of Superlux?

post #580 of 953
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Originally Posted by zest View Post

Build quality of HI2050 is far better than Superlux, I would say close from Beyer, sound is warmer and intimate a bit, but it opens up when amplified.

Thanks, PurpleAngel also recommends the Takstar HI2050 instead of the Superlux/Samson.

The HI2050 looks apparently very comfy and durable, although looks heavy too.

 

Btw, HI2050 and Technical Pro HPT990 has the same sound? I prefer the HPT990's color. With my X-Fi XtremeGamer is enough or need it amp?

 


Edited by jazh23 - 1/29/13 at 9:07am
post #581 of 953

HI 2050 is slightly heavy because it's partially made of metal, but it's nothing compared to the big TS-671.smile.gif

 

Technical Pro HPT990 is a rebadge for the US market, the only difference is the nice case. I can't say if the sound card has enough power, I know Asus Essence STX has a headphone amp inside, I'm not sure it's the same with Creative.
 

post #582 of 953
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Originally Posted by zest View Post

HI 2050 is slightly heavy because it's partially made of metal, but it's nothing compared to the big TS-671.smile.gif

 

Technical Pro HPT990 is a rebadge for the US market, the only difference is the nice case. I can't say if the sound card has enough power, I know Asus Essence STX has a headphone amp inside, I'm not sure it's the same with Creative.
 

 

 

That thing is ridiculously big. Bigger then the DT770's or the AD700 

post #583 of 953

It felt cumbersome in the beginning, I'm slowly getting used to it smile.gif , but it sounds more airy and open than HI2050.
 

post #584 of 953

It is already a month and a half I enjoy my hd668b. But today I have noticed a lot of little (really little) cracks along the lower side of metallic lines on headband. These little cracks start to show up when you bend the headband. And it is possible to count them with edge of nail. Anybody have same problem? Maybe this isn't really a problem. But still anybody noticed these little cracks?


Edited by AzatHead-Fier - 2/4/13 at 3:24pm
post #585 of 953
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Originally Posted by AzatHead-Fier View Post

It is already a month and a half I enjoy my hd668b. But today I have noticed a lot of little (really little) cracks along the lower side of metallic lines on headband. These little cracks start to show up when you band the headband. And it is possible to count them with edge of nail. Anybody have same problem? Maybe this isn't really a problem. But still anybody noticed these little cracks?

I had them with my 681 after they started to form to my head. Don't worry though because that plastic is mainly for aestetics while the actual headband is metal underneath.

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