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Beyerdynamic DT-770 PRO-80 Titanium HD or Sound Blaster Z ?

post #1 of 21
Thread Starter 

I just went to the nearest Guitar Center and canceled the order from Musician's Friend.

 

Now, It sounds AMAZING! 

 

 

should I get one of these:

 

1. Creative Sound Blaster Z

 

2. Titanium HD

 

PS: The Titanium HD is on sale for $109.99. 

 

Also, they both got amplifier, the Titanium up to 330OHM and the Sound Blaster Z is up tp 600OM


Edited by SKilleT - 2/2/13 at 10:55pm
post #2 of 21
Thread Starter 

Come on please I need some help here....

post #3 of 21
Thread Starter 

2 Days and still no replay......


Edited by SKilleT - 2/2/13 at 9:24pm
post #4 of 21

I love my DT770/80 as well.  Give them more head time and they'll sound even better as they "burn in."  I hadn't listened to them in a while and put them on and was instantly reminded how fun they are!

 

mine scale nicely with a good amp.  I'd suggest saving some pennies and going more the Modi/Magni route. I have an iBasso D4 that drives them well and also a Vmoda Vamp that takes it up anther notch.  Instead of spending $100 to get a little way, I'd consider spending the $200 to have something solid.

 

ill leave it to someone else to chime in about those specific sound card options. I'd just recommend that you give them solid power and I think you'll really enjoy the improvement.

post #5 of 21

I have the sound blaster z (for battlefield 3) It's been working pretty nice so far. Appreciate the bass boost option with different frequencies as my ad 700's have very low bass.

post #6 of 21
Thread Starter 

So between the Creative X-FI Titanium HD and the Creative Sound Blaster z which one do you prefer ?

 

I can get the Creativee X-FI Titanium HD for $109.99 !!!!! 47% Off on amazon (NEW).

 

The Sound Blaster Z is about $119.99 on Amazon (NEW).

 

So please tell me ASAP before the deal is over on the Titanium HD.

post #7 of 21
Thread Starter 

Bump! 

 

Please I want to know which one is better before the offer expires !

 

Thanks.

post #8 of 21

Up to you. I went with the sound blaster z and I'm loving it. came with a mic as well.

 

and that 47% is always there. it just says that to get attention

post #9 of 21

If you want to save money, you can just get asus xonar dg for 27$, it will be just fine with dt 770 80ohm.

post #10 of 21

Unlike DACs/Amps/Headphones, it's probably pretty unlikely that you're going to find someone who has tried a lot of different sound cards here.  It's doubtful that anyone can offer you any more help than going to creative's website and looking at the features of each sound card, which won't be any more information than you already have available to you.  Maybe a better idea would be to come up with specific questions about the differing features if you don't understand how something works, and then come back and ask them.  Asking over and over which one is "better" probably won't get you anywhere =P


Edited by Caessa - 2/3/13 at 8:42am
post #11 of 21
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Originally Posted by SKilleT View Post

So between the Creative X-FI Titanium HD and the Creative Sound Blaster Z which one do you prefer ?

I can get the Creativee X-FI Titanium HD for $109.99 !!!!! 47% Off on amazon (NEW).

The Sound Blaster Z is about $119.99 on Amazon (NEW).

So please tell me ASAP before the deal is over on the Titanium HD.

Not an easy question.

The Titanium HD has better hardware (DAC) for audio quality, but does not come with a true headphone amplifier and it's headphone output comes with a high impedance (35-Ohm) :(

Where as the Sound Blaster Z series comes with a true headphone amplifier and the headphone output comes with a lower impedance.

The Z series audio processor (SoundCore) is a stripped down version of the one in the Titanium HD (CA20K2)

Older PC games (EAX 5.0) can take advantage of the Titanium HD's features.

But as the Z series is what Creative Labs is pushing, it's going to get the most driver support (updates).

 

If you were will to get a Schiiit Magni headphone amplifier ($99) with the Titanium HD ($109), you would have a nice audio quality setup.

Sometimes the Sound Blaster Zx goes on sale for $120.

post #12 of 21
Thread Starter 

Okay thanks.

 

The question now is, which one will drive the DT770 PRO-80 better ? 

 

I heard that the DT 770 PRO-80 won't benefit from the higher impedance(600OHM) comparing to the Titanium HD(330OHM).

 

Is that true ?

 

Will I be able to control the AMP gain on the SB Z just like in the Xonar DG ? or it will change automatically ?

post #13 of 21
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Originally Posted by SKilleT View Post

The question now is, which one will drive the DT770 PRO-80 better ? 

I heard that the DT 770 PRO-80 won't benefit from the higher impedance (600OHM) comparing to the Titanium HD (330OHM).

Is that true ?

Will I be able to control the AMP gain on the SB Z just like in the Xonar DG ? or it will change automatically ?

It's really had to say for sure which card will benefit the DT770 Pro 80-Ohm headphones the best.

The Titanium HD's 35-Ohm impedance might cause the DT770 Pro 80-Ohm's to have a slightly bloated bass.

and the SB Z true headphone amplifier and lower output impedance (10-Ohm?) should sharpen the bass.

 

I'm just not knowledgeable about the Creative Labs audio control panel to know what settings they come with.

 

Try posting your question(s) here, lots more people with more knowledge then me on this subject.

http://forums.creative.com/forumdisplay.php?f=6

post #14 of 21
Thread Starter 

Thanks.

 

So getting a dedicated AMP as the one on the Creative Z (600OHM) won't make my DT770 PRO-80 sound bad correct ?

post #15 of 21
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Originally Posted by SKilleT View Post

Thanks.

 

So getting a dedicated AMP as the one on the Creative Z (600OHM) won't make my DT770 PRO-80 sound bad correct ?

The amplifier on the Sound blaster Z is rated for headphones up to 600-Ohm.

But even 50-Ohm headphone would benefit from using it, as would 80-Ohm headphones.

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