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What do you think of this setup?

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My current setup on my home computer/gaming is Sennheiser hd 558 HD + Sound blaster z with boom mic. Is it a good setup? should something be added?

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My current setup on my home computer/gaming is Sennheiser HD558 + Sound blaster z with boom mic. Is it a good setup? should something be added?

Good value for the price, should not need to add anything.

Did you remove the black rubber tape from inside the cups of the HD558.

Should improve (at least a little) the mids & treble (might lose a little bass).

post #3 of 12
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I did not remove the tape because of the warranty. But I use EQ to get better lows and mids.

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My current setup on my home computer/gaming is Sennheiser hd 558 HD + Sound blaster z with boom mic. Is it a good setup? should something be added?

 

Yes, add another pair of headphones :)

post #5 of 12

Hi I have the HD558 too but instead I pair it up with an Bravo Ocean amp and a Go VIbe USB DAC. This is a really value set up for anyone. :D 

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I have that same problem like many others that the volume is too damn loud. Any solution for this?

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My current setup on my home computer/gaming is Sennheiser hd 558 HD + Sound blaster z with boom mic. Is it a good setup? should something be added?

 

Hello!

 

Regarding to this ^ question, do you have anything that you dislike about this rig?

 

Billson :)

post #8 of 12
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Before the new driver update, the volume was extremely loud, but after this new update in June, the volume is soo much better at 100%. Before the update I needed to turn the volume down to 3% or else it would feel like my eardrums would explode. But I'm hoping for a recommandation for a DAC,AMP etc for external volume control which I feel would make this setup complete.  


Edited by Magsamm - 9/7/13 at 2:19am
post #9 of 12
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Before the new driver update, the volume was extremely loud, but after this new update in June, the volume is soo much better at 100%. Before the update I needed to turn the volume down to 3% or else it would feel like my eardrums would explode. But I'm hoping for a recommandation for a DAC,AMP etc for external volume control which I feel would make this setup complete.  

 

If that is the case, I do not see the need of upgrading anything unless you wanted higher fidelity sound quality, then I'll go for Sennheiser HD600 with maybe Schiit Magni and Modi? xD

 

Billson :)

post #10 of 12
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I don't want to upgrade my headphones, I love them. I thought maybe a DAC, AMP for external volume control.

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I don't want to upgrade my headphones, I love them. I thought maybe a DAC, AMP for external volume control.

If that is the case, maybe tube amp?

Billson smily_headphones1.gif
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Thank you :)

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