Does the headphones become a lot brighter with those pads as there's no foam covering the driver housing? The reason I haven't concidered picking them up is due to recessed highs as I get the best result if no EQ is needed and sounds balanced the way I want it out of box like the Q40 due to using my custom foobar2000 dolby headphone config it sounds best when used with WASAPI and WASAPI = no EQing possible on the soundcard. Perhaps it would be best to pick up an analog 31-band hardware EQ so the choice of headphones will be much easier as the balance wouldn't have to be perfect out of box!
Takes off foam, listens, puts pack on, listens, determines there's no noticeable difference, and is happy that the foam pads make the headphones even more comfortable. Keep in mind that I'm using the foam material that came with the DT250 pads. I don't have the foam that came with the gel earpads.
You should be able to use the eq in foobar and the eq on your sound card. Just select the sound card as the output device, and it should work. WASAPI just mutes everything else that isn't being used, and some that are in use. For instance, when I'm listening to my music and I want to watch a youtube vid, I have to exit foobar in order to get the sound because foobar currently had priority over everything else, and it muted the youtube vid. There is also a 31band eq for foobar. Just look at my settings below for the link.
I decided to upload my new sound settings for anybody that has my headphones and a good amp. Just click the spoiler. I'll go ahead and put this in my sig too.
My audio settings (Click to show)
Pics of my settingsPics (Click to show)
All of the activated DSPs
Graphic Equalizer settings
The DAC in my receiver is 24/192
I changed my device name to Onkyo. I'm running a toslink cable out of my computer to the digital in the receiver.
Volume settings. Top is seek, bottom is volume. I made it that way so I can adjust the volume more accurately (smaller dB intervals when the bar is longer), but I usually keep it at that spot.
I have my receiver's bass setting on +10
I would make an attachment with my eq settings in it, but I can't make attachments for some reason. Just copy them visually. It's a slightly edited version of a previous poster's electri-q settings. I just gave it more bass.
To get the vst to work, you have to install the wrapper, download the effect, navigate towards the effect wherever you put it using the VST Setup in the taskbar, enable it, and tweak it. You may be wondering why I have two stereo settings, and the reason is that both of them use different algorithms and whatnot to achieve a wider stereo, and they sound great when combined.
Prakhar: Sorry The headphones now sound better than the hello kitty version. Maybe when I consider playing around with them again (I'm thinking about removing the white paper stuff behind the driver. Some XB500/700 owners did that and noticed more bass) I'll put the tape back on, but I like the way they look right now.
Edited by Trae - 8/13/12 at 12:44pm