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Sennheiser HD558 + Xonar DG OR DT-770 80 OHMS + Xonar DG ?

post #1 of 33
Thread Starter 

Hello all.

 

HD 558 + Xonar DG ? HD 558 is $149.99 (refundable)

 

OR

 

Beyerdynamic DT-770 PRO 80 OHMS + Xonar DG ? ($229.99 non-refundable by the seller).

 

THANKS !


Edited by SKilleT - 2/1/13 at 12:43am
post #2 of 33

It was probably just the enhancements or bad internal sound. :/

post #3 of 33
Thread Starter 

EDITED MY POST.


Edited by SKilleT - 2/1/13 at 12:09am
post #4 of 33
Thread Starter 

Well I came to this forum but I found 0 help. 

 

What a let down.

 

Anyways, thank you.

post #5 of 33

lol this guy

post #6 of 33

It sounds like you're getting distortion on the output, rather than it being a problem with the headphones.

Was there any reduction in the distortion when you turned off the enhancements?

 

Although I've not had any experience with the senn 558, I used to have the 555 (the older version of the 558) and had no issues whatsoever with any distortion.

post #7 of 33
Hi!

If are sensetive to ddistortions, I would recommend you to avoid headphone that has emphasis/boost at 6KHz-8KHz & at 100Hz. Give the K550 a shot. To my memory, it have extreme clarity with minimum unwanted noise. Hope this help!

Billson smily_headphones1.gif
post #8 of 33
Thread Starter 

@Billson: I want to have a good bass an addition to clarity.... 

 

@calboa, when I turn the enhancements off the voice ONLY will get distorted. But if I turn base enhancer(increase the bass a little bit) the bass will distort and the voice will be distorted even more !

 

I edited my post and made it much shorter.


Edited by SKilleT - 2/1/13 at 12:16am
post #9 of 33

Sounds like it's an issue with the sound card rather than the headphones, especially if you've had the same distortions with two different pairs.

If you're using the on-board sound, I'd say that getting a sound card would be your best bet, and if you're still getting distortion after that then I haven't got a clue what's happening.

post #10 of 33
Thread Starter 

So getting distortion on HD 558 on 70% volume is NOT normal, correct ?

post #11 of 33

Nope, shouldn't be.  As far as I know, you've got to crank the volume beyond the pain threshold to cause decent headphones to distort the way that you're describing.

post #12 of 33
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Originally Posted by SKilleT View Post

So getting distortion on HD 558 on 70% volume is NOT normal, correct ?

 

Looks like you've deleted much of your original post so I'm not sure of the details of your situation. 70% volume on what (what are you plugging them into)? BTW, no its not normal, but one man's 70% volume might be 80db and another's might be 110db so who knows. I need more info to help you.

post #13 of 33
Thread Starter 

Yeh Was extremly dissapointed as this was my first Sennheiser headphones ever and my first expensive heaphones too !

 

 

So what do you guyes suggest I do ?

 

HD 558 + DG OR DT-770 + DG ?

post #14 of 33

One's open and one's closed and they also have different sound signatures so which of those you prefer/need should be the determining factor.

 

post #15 of 33

Also, try disable ALL eq and ofc enhancements too, whatever it might be. The headphone should not distort. Does this happen at lower volume too?

 

Which headphones do you use now?


Edited by davidsh - 2/1/13 at 12:47am
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