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post #31 of 272

i use wireless headphones (Sennheiser HDR180) so i don't get tripped over and over again when i need to leave to use the bathroom

post #32 of 272
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To my ears the PC360 has more bass quantity than the DT990. 
Surprised you find it the opposite. 

That's something I'm pretty sure almost everyone will disagree with you on. The Pc360 has nowehere near the bass that the DT990 does... unless you're underamping the 990 or something. But I have heard stranger things.
post #33 of 272
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To my ears the PC360 has more bass quantity than the DT990. 
Surprised you find it the opposite. 

That's something I'm pretty sure almost everyone will disagree with you on. The Pc360 has nowehere near the bass that the DT990 does... unless you're underamping the 990 or something. But I have heard stranger things.

Well, it is a vintage DT990 with Fostex RP earpads on... no under-amping - I can guarantee that. The RP adds actually increase the bass volume....

I'll do another comparison when I get back to work. In my office the guy next to me uses a PC360. I'll happily get back to you on that.

post #34 of 272
Well, I'm pretty sure most people are talking about the current line of DT990s (2005 and on).
post #35 of 272
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Well, I'm pretty sure most people are talking about the current line of DT990s (2005 and on).

Which are bass lighter than the vintage model :rolleyes:

post #36 of 272

Sony CD 3000 here for the most part.

post #37 of 272
I use either my HifiMan HE400s or my Sennheiser HD598s. I more often grab the 598s though, for their superlative comfort and soundstage.
post #38 of 272
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Which are bass lighter than the vintage model rolleyes.gif

Didn't know that.


EITHER way...

While I'm absolutely positive the vast majority of people who have tried both will completely disagree with you, you're entitled to believe such a thing.

Having owned the PC360, and about... 7 DT990s of different impedances, I will say the PC360 doesn't begin to touch any of the 990's bass. But ok. even the HD558/595/598 graphs don't begin to touch the 990's bass. The PC360 is essentially a 595 with a mic.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 12/29/13 at 9:45am
post #39 of 272

I use my he-400s now. I used to use HD595s or astros but the astros are super uncomfortable and not very good in general and the 595s lacked on bass. Especially for explosions.

post #40 of 272

As some of you know, I'm currently setting the Sony MA900 aside to evaluate the Beyerdynamic MMX 300.

 

I don't know what they did with this mic, but it actually does a remarkably good job of NOT picking up my keyboard noise, to the point where my Skype friends don't even notice it.

 

Consider that I'm a pretty hard typist that makes any keyboard sound loud, and my primary desktop keyboard is an IBM Model M, something known for its noise just as much as its tactile feedback. Most mics would ruthlessly pick that up, so I'd have to manually mute my mic every time I type. Not so with the MMX 300! (However, I still would have preferred a mute switch somewhere on the headset for when someone else walks into the computer room and I have to talk without letting everyone else over the Internet in on the conversation...)

 

The headphone part doesn't sound bad either, though I still find it to sound better EQ'd with a midrange boost.

post #41 of 272

AKG Q701

post #42 of 272

MDR-MA900 based on MLE's research/shock and awe :) Have to say that as a bit of a boom-lover I'm not convinced about it's neutrality. The comfort (lightness and room inside the cups) however is an absolute pleasure everytime.

post #43 of 272

I use a Creative Titanium HD that plugs into a Musical Fidelity M1HPA and out to AKG K702 65th Anniversary headphones. The sound card and amp seem very excessive for gaming but the amp is more for the fact that I care about the quality of my lossless music library than 128-bit mp3 files in games. Still, it sounds great when all is working correctly but unfortunately the Creative Titanium HD's software is crap and I constantly need to re-install the drivers as the sound card fails to detect itself at least once every two weeks until the drivers are reinstalled. CMSS-3D works well in certain games and terribly in others but stereo audio is superb with the AKG's. I used to own the Asus Xonar Essence ST and thought that Dolby Headphone worked pretty well but the sound card did not pair up well at all to the AKG's since the op-amp on the Xonar made the AKG's have a lot of simblance which they normally don't have at all when used by themselves or with the Titanium HD.

 

Long story short, everything would be great if Creative's software were more reliable. I am considering replacing the sound card with something else but what else is there?

post #44 of 272

For gaming I use either my HD650s or Mad Dogs. I've used my UE6000 in the past as well since it's foldable and portable. I'm looking into a pair of MA900s or X1s to improve on the soundstage of the HD650 when playing shooters, but that'll be down the line a ways.

post #45 of 272

Beyerdynamic T70 with gel pads, and a Samson C01U USB microphone! The T70s are my only set of headphones which are comfortable to wear for long periods of time. (my M50s aren't as worn in yet)

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