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post #706 of 1156
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Originally Posted by Trae View Post

Well, I like my treble kind of dark because my tinnitus can't handle a lot of treble. Well, it can, but only for a short period of time. That's why I liked the treble on them.  

I'm not trying to brag, but on my ad2k mkivs, I can feel down to 2Hz (not 20Hz), so your'e assumption that headphones can't go that low is wrong. I actually blew one of my ad2000 drivers before because I accidentally knocked up the volume when it was playing at 20Hz...had to buy another one. 

Anyways, I just shipped out my MA900s this morning for a return. Goodbye headphones! I'm thinking about waiting for the AKG 812 to come out so I can direct order their drivers. Since they're 53mm large, they should be able to fit in my AD900 chassis with minor modification, since it accepts 53mm drivers. 

I know right? I can feel down to 1hz but nobody believes me biggrin.gif
post #707 of 1156

I can feel it until it literally hertz to listen to, then I stop.

post #708 of 1156
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Originally Posted by zzffnn View Post

^ You may want to firstly match volume between resistor mod and stock. Resistor mod would change impedance and thus volume output (in response to same source power). A slight change of volume output may be perceived as change of sound quality, when in reality there is none.

 

Very true, forgot to mention this but I've thought about it...

post #709 of 1156
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Originally Posted by Trae View Post

Well, I like my treble kind of dark because my tinnitus can't handle a lot of treble. Well, it can, but only for a short period of time. That's why I liked the treble on them.  

 

I'm not trying to brag, but on my ad2k mkivs, I can feel down to 2Hz (not 20Hz), so your'e assumption that headphones can't go that low is wrong. I actually blew one of my ad2000 drivers before because I accidentally knocked up the volume when it was playing at 20Hz...had to buy another one.

 

All right then, let me rephrase my statement: I have yet to hear a headphone that can comfortably reach down to 20 Hz cleanly, without EQ, and without sounding like uncontrolled "one-note bass" where you can't even distinguish the frequencies. There are a billion headphones out there, too many for me to try out, and many too rare and exclusive for me to ever encounter in person.

 

Though now that I look that over, you said "feel down to 2 Hz", not "hear down to 2 Hz". Maybe you're looking for the tactile experience more than the aural one?

 

I'm fortunate in that I don't have any serious tinnitus problems, even while listening to cans with more prominent treble. However, I'm also unfortunate in another way; I can't really hear above 15 KHz at the ripe old age of 23, not without ridiculously jacking up the EQ. In addition, I've noticed imbalances in my ears' sensitivity at certain spots, especially down near the 20-30 Hz range. (Seriously, what's destroyed my hearing so fast? I don't like loud sounds in general...)

 

Anyway, maybe one day, you or someone else can give me an AD2000 audition and show me what a basshead can is capable of, perhaps shatter my expectations on headphone bass...but I will note that if it makes any sacrifices in soundstage and imaging for gaming, midrange/vocal reproduction or clear, sparkly treble, it probably won't win me over. What will truly impress me is a bass-extensive headphone that sacrifices none of those things. The MA900 came surprisingly close for the price, just losing out on the treble part and some sub-bass extension.

post #710 of 1156
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Originally Posted by NamelessPFG View Post
 

 

All right then, let me rephrase my statement: I have yet to hear a headphone that can comfortably reach down to 20 Hz cleanly, without EQ, and without sounding like uncontrolled "one-note bass" where you can't even distinguish the frequencies. There are a billion headphones out there, too many for me to try out, and many too rare and exclusive for me to ever encounter in person.

 

Though now that I look that over, you said "feel down to 2 Hz", not "hear down to 2 Hz". Maybe you're looking for the tactile experience more than the aural one?

 

I'm fortunate in that I don't have any serious tinnitus problems, even while listening to cans with more prominent treble. However, I'm also unfortunate in another way; I can't really hear above 15 KHz at the ripe old age of 23, not without ridiculously jacking up the EQ. In addition, I've noticed imbalances in my ears' sensitivity at certain spots, especially down near the 20-30 Hz range. (Seriously, what's destroyed my hearing so fast? I don't like loud sounds in general...)

 

Anyway, maybe one day, you or someone else can give me an AD2000 audition and show me what a basshead can is capable of, perhaps shatter my expectations on headphone bass...but I will note that if it makes any sacrifices in soundstage and imaging for gaming, midrange/vocal reproduction or clear, sparkly treble, it probably won't win me over. What will truly impress me is a bass-extensive headphone that sacrifices none of those things. The MA900 came surprisingly close for the price, just losing out on the treble part and some sub-bass extension.

 

The hearing problems with the bass could be because of earwax buildup, I found earwax builds up easier in my left ear, especially bad when I'm sick or if I listen to brighter and grainier headphones for extended periods of time, this causes hearing imbalances with me, especially in the sub-bass region. I found listening to a headphone with less grain and brightness can help with this, tubes amps seem to help as well, my ears don't throw hissy fits near as much since I switched to my hybrid amp and switched to headphones with less grain to their sound. I used to get ear-aches from listening to headphones for extended periods of time, now I don't.

post #711 of 1156
So the low densith foam came in, and.... I have no clue as to how im supposed to remove it from the paper... like, its not like I can remove the backing so that one side is sticky.

What a waste
post #712 of 1156

Listening to Eminem's new MMLP2 album and it sounds great on the MA900's, more so than my M50's which are already my favorite Rap/Hip-Hop headphone. 

post #713 of 1156

I am looking to spend $100 on a DAC, amp, or DAC/amp for the MA900s if necessary. Anyone have any recommendations? I do not usually listen at high volumes. I am looking for being able to pinpoint sounds in games and to make music more immersive.

post #714 of 1156
Any pc soundcard will do the job. Xonar by Asus.
post #715 of 1156
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Originally Posted by spooky655 View Post

I am looking to spend $100 on a DAC, amp, or DAC/amp for the MA900s if necessary. Anyone have any recommendations? I do not usually listen at high volumes. I am looking for being able to pinpoint sounds in games and to make music more immersive.

FiiO E17 is a great option. If you can bump your budget a bit higher you can get an Aune t1, which has a tube DAC.
post #716 of 1156
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Originally Posted by spooky655 View Post
 

I am looking to spend $100 on a DAC, amp, or DAC/amp for the MA900s if necessary. Anyone have any recommendations? I do not usually listen at high volumes. I am looking for being able to pinpoint sounds in games and to make music more immersive.


What do you own and use right now ?

post #717 of 1156

I am in Canada. Fiio E17 is $150 with shipping and the Aune T1 is $180 with shipping. That's a bit too high above my budget.

 

Can I get away with just a DAC?

post #718 of 1156
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Originally Posted by kstuart View Post
 


What do you own and use right now ?

I have Klipsch S4 IEMs.

post #719 of 1156
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Originally Posted by spooky655 View Post
 
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Originally Posted by kstuart View Post
 


What do you own and use right now ?

I have Klipsch S4 IEMs.


No, I meant the electronics.

post #720 of 1156

Mainly I'll be using it with my desktop computer. It would be a bonus if I could occasionally use it with gaming consoles.

 

Currently, I only have the built-in audio on my Gigabyte Z68X-UD5-B3 motherboard.


Edited by spooky655 - 11/19/13 at 8:31pm
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