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Haven't heard Marshall Major but Marshall Monitor isn't even better than AD900X and MA900 so I doubt the lower model doing better.

post #47 of 68
I doubt that the ad900x and ma900 can be surpassed by anything under $300.
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So its between the A900x ($169), the AD900X ($218), and the ma900($233). If I do decide that open headphones are the way I want to go and I decide the additional jump in the budget is worth it (keep in mind I started around $120 so I have already jumped $50), how much better are the open sets versus the closed a900x?
 

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I just had a friend suggest the sennheiser pc 360 open gaming headset for $210. Does anyone know if it sounds good on music?

post #50 of 68
The ma900 is only $189 on amazon.
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The ma900 is only $189 on amazon.


Link? It says $233 for me. Also, I have some questions about soundcards. Some people say it isn't worth buying audiophile headphones without a soundcard. I currently have an onboard realtek alc892 and I also have an old Creative Audigy 2 Soundblaster ZS. Would that be any better than my onboard soundcard?

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So its between the A900x ($169), the AD900X ($218), and the ma900($233). If I do decide that open headphones are the way I want to go and I decide the additional jump in the budget is worth it (keep in mind I started around $120 so I have already jumped $50), how much better are the open sets versus the closed a900x?
 

If you are in the US, buydig is selling new A900X for $155

 

http://www.buydig.com/shop/product.aspx?sku=ATHA900X

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If you are in the US, buydig is selling new A900X for $155

 

http://www.buydig.com/shop/product.aspx?sku=ATHA900X


Yes I saw this. I also have a coupon code that brings them down to $150. Seems like a pretty good deal.

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Thanks!

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Link? It says $233 for me. Also, I have some questions about soundcards. Some people say it isn't worth buying audiophile headphones without a soundcard. I currently have an onboard realtek alc892 and I also have an old Creative Audigy 2 Soundblaster ZS. Would that be any better than my on-board soundcard?

Asus Xonar DG (PCI $25-$30) or DGX (PCI-E, $30-$45) comes with a basic headphone amplifier and chances are it's DAC is better then you motherboard's DAC.

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Asus Xonar DG (PCI $25-$30) or DGX (PCI-E, $30-$45) comes with a basic headphone amplifier and chances are it's DAC is better then you motherboard's DAC.


I stalk newegg's sales daily. I might wait and drag something when its cheap. I'm not looking to spend much money, but if $20 can make a big difference in sound than I guess its worth it. For the record, my mobo does come with a program that does equalization and lets you mess with a bunch of different settings, so I would only buy a soundcard to get better sound.

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Originally Posted by chili dude96 View Post


I stalk newegg's sales daily. I might wait and drag something when its cheap. I'm not looking to spend much money, but if $20 can make a big difference in sound than I guess its worth it. For the record, my mobo does come with a program that does equalization and lets you mess with a bunch of different settings, so I would only buy a soundcard to get better sound.

The Xonar DG/DGX is the lowest budget sound card with a headphone amp that anyone here recommends. You might be waiting awhile to find it cheaper than what PurpleAngel said unless you go refurbished.
post #59 of 68
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The DSX is on sale at newegg for $40 after MRI. But is it really better than the creative audigy 2 sound blaster zs or my onboard Realteck ALC892?

 

"Only MSI offers the Loss-less 24-bit/192KHz HD Audio function with an incredible 109 SNR dB value to provide the most clear & vivid HD audio quality and support 7.1 channels surround sound playback with a 2-channel independent stereo output (multiple streaming) through the front panel 3.5 inch phone jack."

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Update: I just installed the creative audigy 2 sound blaster and I can't really tell the difference with music. But with games and other things the sound sounds like its further away from me. I'm not sure if that is a good thing.


Edited by chili dude96 - 6/24/13 at 4:43pm
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