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post #16 of 20
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Originally Posted by cel4145 View Post

Yep. smily_headphones1.gif

1) http://www.innerfidelity.com/headphone-data-sheet-downloads

2) On http://www.headphone.com/ , find any headphone that shows a graph on it's page, then click on the graph. You will be able to change which headphone is graphed and add others for more direct comparisons.

3) Then there is Golden Ears. I have trouble searching his site directly, so a google search with the headphone model and site name will generally show it if the review is there. For example, https://www.google.com/search?q=golden+ears+ath-a900x&rlz=1C1CHFX_enUS516US516&oq=golden+ears+ath-a900x

Keep in mind that headphone frequency response measurements don't always translate to exactly how you will hear them. Individual fit and placement can affect the response a little. See the measurements more as rough guides rather than something that can be compared very closely, hz to hz and db to db.

 

Thanks again for the quick reply.

I was just curious to see what my previous headphones 'behaved' like, it totally makes sense that the actual perceived sound would be different than its actual curve.

I'm going to look into the return policy on digbuy - because I don't think I have any retail stores in my area that would allow me to preview them. If it looks like they have a flexible return policy I'll go ahead and make the purchase on them (curious how they'll fit). I'll need a sound card to make the most of them, I'm thinking the PCIE one that was mentioned earlier in this thread. (Xonar DXG?). I believe that card has amplification built in which is perfect considering these headphones would be exclusively used with my computer.

 

Xonar DXG + A900X

 

Is there anything else I'd want to consider? I'll buy the mic when its all said and done.

post #17 of 20
What are your previous headphones? What did you like/not like about them? Someone who is familiar with them and the A900X could tell you if you are making a good choice.

But otherwise, yeah. That's a nice setup. smily_headphones1.gif

Xonar DGX not DXG wink.gif
post #18 of 20
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Originally Posted by cel4145 View Post

What are your previous headphones? What did you like/not like about them? Someone who is familiar with them and the A900X could tell you if you are making a good choice.

But otherwise, yeah. That's a nice setup. smily_headphones1.gif

Xonar DGX not DXG wink.gif

Haha yup. DGX. Dyslexic moment.

My last headphones were not even headphones, but a multipurpose Sennheiser headset followed by a gaming headset. Both have been long since discontinued. I don't even remember the Sennheiser product name, but the most recent one was the creative fatality 2.

I'd consider it's main quality to be, at retail prices, overpriced. I got it marked considerably cheaper but always preferred my old Sennheisers which just sounded less muddy, and they weren't even that great.

This is my first foray into being an audiophile, or at least trying it on for size. It's the one section of hardware I've been reluctant to spend on. But as displays drop in price and video rendering gets more sophisticated with beautiful graphics or HD movies, it made sense to give it a try now that my disposable income is slightly higher. Not fair that my eyes get treated and my ears are left to suffer smily_headphones1.gif.
Edited by clockworks - 6/24/13 at 1:56am
post #19 of 20
I think you'll be pleased, then. As I mentioned before, the A900X really do compete in that $200-$225 headphone price class. In fact, they will even benefit from better sound cards because of how good the detail clarity is.

If you don't mind waiting on the card, you might hold off, save up a little more money, and watch for a great deal on the Creative Titanium HD. It will have better overall SQ than the DGX and has better positional audio implementation for gaming.
post #20 of 20
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Got the A900X today in the mail and have had a chance to try them out.

 

First things first, I love the sound. I'm interested to see what it sounds like post burn in, but so far it's the type of sound I'm looking for. My first listening session was excellent (~35 minutes).

 

 

My second listening session was not so great, these things have quite a vice on my large head. It's definitely taking away from the experience. I'm afraid to stretch them too much and risk interfering with the wing system, but I think I need to. If I could relieve just a little bit of pressure I think these would be perfect for me. This has happened to me on previous headphones, but this pair is reminding me about how big my noggin is frown.gif

 

 

 

*edit after listening session 3*

 

 

So kind of an amusing update, I went for listening session 3 (One of my favorite artists just dropped a new album so it was nice timing). 
 
I figured out what the difference between the two listening sessions earlier in the day was comfort wise. First one and this last one I was wearing glasses and the ear pads lay over the edge of the frames by my ears slightly. I guess they absorbed enough of the pressure to take that titan grip it had on my head earlier and just make it snug. 
 
If this works for longer listening sessions that would be a pretty easy solution considering I wear glasses almost 24/7.

Edited by clockworks - 6/26/13 at 11:22pm
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