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AK4490 has been over hyped because it's the new kid on the block, manufacturers are using it simply because it's new (new sells) and its cheap at $5 a pop. It's nothing special in terms of dac performance, but it has a few dandy features built in, given the price, making it good value. The A4490 has been described as having a very smooth sound, that can be a good or bad thing depending on personal preference. Example being a diyer mentioned he prefers the older AK4396 to the AK4490 (due to personal preference).

 

Over hype also occurred when ES9018 came out (well actually that carried much more hype than AK4490), everyone and their dog made a dac out of the ES9018, but again the reality is that the dac is no better than other dac's like burr brown dacs that have been around for years, the bottom line is each dac usually carries some inherent sound style, and this is what separates each dac from each other, rather than technical performance, so coming back to AK4490, the only reason you should consider this dac is if you like very smooth sound (it will be too smooth for some people's tastes).

 

Although, in saying this, despite the inherent sound style in the dac's, the implementation can alter it, or the amp section can mask the dac's sound style with it's own style if it's distinct enough.


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post #30257 of 30268

A friend needs an over-ear headphone with mic.  Any recommendations for around $50?  If not, how about below $100?

post #30258 of 30268

What about Hyperex Clound? It's the takstar pro 80 with mic.

post #30259 of 30268
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A friend needs an over-ear headphone with mic.  Any recommendations for around $50?  If not, how about below $100?

this deal just posted on the deals thread: UE4000s, got great reviews ....

 

PCMag rates the 4000s Excellent at $100, a "Clear Editors Choice"

 

I see there are now a few reliable Amazon vendors offering them for less than $20 "Like New"....You can even pick your color.

 

Good Deal.

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this deal just posted on the deals thread: UE4000s, got great reviews ....

 

PCMag rates the 4000s Excellent at $100, a "Clear Editors Choice"

 

I see there are now a few reliable Amazon vendors offering them for less than $20 "Like New"....You can even pick your color.

 

Good Deal.

These are on-ear though, right?

post #30261 of 30268
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this deal just posted on the deals thread: UE4000s, got great reviews ....

PCMag rates the 4000s Excellent at $100, a "Clear Editors Choice"

I see there are now a few reliable Amazon vendors offering them for less than $20 "Like New"....You can even pick your color.

Good Deal.

Nice, the black ones are on for about £26 on Amazon UK. Some sellers are doing them cheaper.

Gotta say though I prefer the UE6000 as they look like they will be much more comfortable but of course the price tag is much higher.
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I kinda miss watching movies with the UE6000.

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I kinda miss watching movies with the UE6000.


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See how this is done fellas. A good friend of the thread here posts a helpful link. Looking out.

 

Will have to consider that price is cheap for that can. It was a good can but I gifted to a good friend of mine that needed a good bass heavy can so I flowed it to him. 

 

Truth be told Dr blue I am happier with the cans I have now. 

post #30265 of 30268

I hate my UE6000, worst can's I've ever had, anyone wants my perfect condition pair for 50 shipped can have em (used em a grand total of one times).... My movie watching headphone's are Sony MDR-XB1000 :evil:

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I hate my UE6000, worst can's I've ever had, anyone wants my perfect condition pair for 50 shipped can have em (used em a grand total of one times).... My movie watching headphone's are Sony MDR-XB1000 :evil:

 

Not too get off topic, but I was not a big fan of the UE6000 or UE4000.  I had them both and sold them here on the forums.  

 

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I hate my UE6000, worst can's I've ever had, anyone wants my perfect condition pair for 50 shipped can have em (used em a grand total of one times).... My movie watching headphone's are Sony MDR-XB1000 evil_smiley.gif

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Not too get off topic, but I was not a big fan of the UE6000 or UE4000.  I had them both and sold them here on the forums.  

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Guys can you say what is so particularly bad about them?

I'm looking at some UE6000 for gaming.
post #30268 of 30268

Small sound stage and unrefined sounding in general. Although for say $50 they aren't particularly bad, but not good either, their just meh.

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