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Originally Posted by fp581 View Post

well it's less creepy in real life lol it's a bad pic with too much light in the wrong places.

 

and yes it is the  AKG 601 thanks :)

I haven't read much about the D20. Do you like it?
And how are the 601 out of such a big amp?
My pair goes straight out of my PC :/

post #5072 of 23636

don't feel bad you saved the money i just spend it, and the whole rig cost me way too much money that i do not have lol

 

the d20 sadly really bad, you need to tinker with the EQ or the sound will be horrible (in my taste)

the mids are muddy

the highs are rough

the bass is dull 

 

well i need to use the amp up to 1/4 to use the headphones and the sound is phenomenal, it's just a perfect match, the amp adds a bit more bass to the headphones and color to the mids and highs, i think if i will ever upgrade that it will be for another AKG, with the ultrasone there is way too much color and bass and i need to be very careful with the volume nub.

 

ps

in my pc there is another little marvel the asus Xonar Essence STX specs:

 

124 dB SNR / Headphone Amp card for Audiophiles!

- Industry-leading 124dB SNR 

- Built-in headphone amp drives every available headphone with <0.001% distortion 
- Nichicon "Fine Gold" capacitors offer great dynamic performance
- Perfectly shielded EMI-free analog output path 
- Customize your sound color effortlessly via swappable OPAmp socket

 

Sample rates supported: 44.1, 48, 96, 192kHz.

Bit depths supported: 16, 24. Dolby Digital and DTS decoding supported.

Analog outputs: line on RCA, headphones on ¼" jack. Analog inputs: line/microphone on ¼" jack.

Digital output: electrical and optical S/PDIF on RCA jack with coaxial TosLink driver.

Maximum output level: 2V, line output.

Headphone output level & impedance: optimized for headphones with impedances of 32–600 ohms.

Frequency response: <10Hz–90kHz, –3dB (96kHz sampling).

THD at –3dB: 0.0003%,

line out; 0.001%, headphone out.

Signal/noise: 124dBA,

line out; 110dBA, headphone out.

A/D input S/N: 118dBA.

A/D input THD at –3dBFS: 00002%.

 

so that with the foobar with flac's and i have some nice speakers with that 


Edited by fp581 - 6/27/13 at 9:44am
post #5073 of 23636
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Originally Posted by fp581 View Post

don't feel bad you saved the money i just spend it, and the whole rig cost me way too much money that i do not have lol

 

the d20 sadly really bad, you need to tinker with the EQ or the sound will be horrible (in my taste)

the mids are muddy

the highs are rough

the bass is dull 

 

well i need to use the amp up to 1/4 to use the headphones and the sound is phenomenal, it's just a perfect match, the amp adds a bit more bass to the headphones and color to the mids and highs, i think if i will ever upgrade that it will be for another AKG, with the ultrasone there is way too much color and bass and i need to be very careful with the volume nub.

 

ps

in my pc there is another little marvel the asus Xonar Essence STX specs:


*snip*

 

so that with the foobar with flac's and i have some nice speakers with that 

The D20 sounds that bad? Well, that is a bit surprising to me. I really like my Cowon J3 without all kinds of EQ. Interesting that the sound seems to differ so much.


I always thought about getting this soundcard....I heard so man good things about it.
Both (!!) of my PCs headphone jacks broke a short while ago so the temptation is even bigger than ever before :)

post #5074 of 23636

i was shocked too, i have the s9 and love the sound with no EQ but it's dying so i got the d20 and hated every moment of it and after that i got the tera and my money

 

i'll do a sound Q test out of the 2 sound cards and tell you if there is a big difference, i guess there is but you can never know :)

post #5075 of 23636

well

- the volume is a bit higher,

- mids are very clear and you can fill the singers mouth moving

- very dark background

- highs are crispier 

- bass is way better 

 

wow i think my amp just ads more juice and bass and a bit more sound stage,

i am really shocked how good that little thing is,

i still love the sound from the amp more but there is a huge deference between the regular sound card and the asus one.

it's worth the buy, but it's a bit tricky to install the drivers and you will need to change manually from speakers to headphones

i counted 3 clicks 2 to open the software and onק to press the headphone so it's just 15 sec

 

hope i helped you :) 

post #5076 of 23636
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Originally Posted by fp581 View Post

well

- the volume is a bit higher,

- mids are very clear and you can fill the singers mouth moving

- very dark background

- highs are crispier 

- bass is way better 

 

wow i think my amp just ads more juice and bass and a bit more sound stage,

i am really shocked how good that little thing is,

i still love the sound from the amp more but there is a huge deference between the regular sound card and the asus one.

it's worth the buy, but it's a bit tricky to install the drivers and you will need to change manually from speakers to headphones

i counted 3 clicks 2 to open the software and onק to press the headphone so it's just 15 sec

 

hope i helped you :) 


That is indeed quiet helpful :)
I think I might order one of these just to check out if I can manage to install it. No idea if there is still enough room in my PC case left and if my power unit has enough plugs and power for it :P
I'm also getting a new CPU cooler in a few days so the loudass one I'm using right now won't bug me anymore while listening to music :)

post #5077 of 23636

nice :) 

about the power, what are you running in you're pc rig? (cpu, graphic card etc) ant how much voltage the power unit gives?  

post #5078 of 23636
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Originally Posted by fp581 View Post

nice :) 

about the power, what are you running in you're pc rig? (cpu, graphic card etc) ant how much voltage the power unit gives?  

600W power unit

AMD X4 955
Geforce 275 GTX

and the rest is not worth mentioning.

post #5079 of 23636
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Originally Posted by kimvictor View Post

Adding the AK100!

T-PEOS H-200

 

 

I love how the profile of the two devices are close.  How do they sound together?  Good synergy?

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post #5081 of 23636
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Originally Posted by Tom Yum Goong View Post

600W power unit


AMD X4 955

Geforce 275 GTX


and the rest is not worth mentioning.

It should work fine with no problem
post #5082 of 23636
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Originally Posted by grokit View Post

Thanks, the wristwatch system actually sounds quite good etysmile.gif

For the active system, I need to explore more tips for the Polks to see what I can get out of them. For now the bass sounds right, but the upper mids can be fatiguing confused_face_2.gif

Please try shure olive to get better mid , I don't know the size from your Polks iem

 

I didn't have Olives but I tried some Comply tips and the sound improved greatly. I don't like foam tips for extended use, my usual preferred tip is the Sony Hybrid. I tried those and the sharpness went away but they sounded a bit choked off because the opening is on the small side compared to the Polk's nozzle size. After trying a few others the tips below are the ones that worked best, I don't know where they are from but the wider opening combined with a great seal really opened these up. They have great bass extension and impact, clear silky mids, and smooth extended highs now. Before I picked them up what reviews I could find were all over the place from not enough to way too much regarding the bass, so I figured it was fit-dependent and I was right.

 

 

I am now quite happy with the Polk UltraFit 3000, and would like to see it go up against the Westone ADVs in a moisture-resistant showdown biggrin.gif


Edited by grokit - 6/27/13 at 4:09pm
post #5083 of 23636
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Originally Posted by ButtUglyJeff View Post

 

I love how the profile of the two devices are close.  How do they sound together?  Good synergy?

Great so far! Flat and neutral like I like them to be! Perfect size too.

post #5084 of 23636

Simple, yet sounds great:

 

GS4 -> Vsonic GR01

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