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Wouldn't the closed back of the mad dogs blow the others out of the water as far as immersion goes?  

post #362 of 2264

No as the soundstage would be narrower.

post #363 of 2264

I got the OPA827 a day ago. Put them in. They work. Will test later. Running SPDIF atm.

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I got the OPA827 a day ago. Put them in. They work. Will test later. Running SPDIF atm.

Would like to hear your opinion on OPA827 ;-)
post #365 of 2264

Help me please I'm not a pro I would use X7 Limited Edition to upgrade my laptop I've a DELL M17Xr4 with Sound Blaster Recon3Di integrated on motherboard I've an AKG K 272 HD as headphone could this setup help me with 3D Virtual Surround on headphone primarly to play FPS games?

 

Or if you think that another setup is better please help me also with some combination like DAC AMP or better Headphone

 

Thank you in advance for your answer.

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Thanks for your responses guys!  Anyone try a set of HD650 on an X7, or know if they would pair well?  With their longstanding reputation and current sale price ($287 shipped. no tax and no need to order extra cable) they are very tempting.  Hoping to choose between the 650 and the X2 by the end of the day to order for my new X7 coming.  Mainly looking for immersion

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Originally Posted by flyingsaucer View Post

Help me please I'm not a pro I would use X7 Limited Edition to upgrade my laptop I've a DELL M17Xr4 with Sound Blaster Recon3Di integrated on motherboard I've an AKG K 272 HD as headphone could this setup help me with 3D Virtual Surround on headphone primarly to play FPS games?

Or if you think that another setup is better please help me also with some combination like DAC AMP or better Headphone

Thank you in advance for your answer.

I have that exact same laptop as my PC gaming setup. You'll go from THX Tru Studio on the R4 to SBX on the X7. They're VERY similiar. The SBX is like a more accurate version of THX Tru Studio, which is a good thing, and the amp and dac are much better for headphones.

680m, or 7970? Got the 680m.
Edited by Mad Lust Envy - 4/14/15 at 5:10pm
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Originally Posted by rockytopwiz View Post
 

Thanks for your responses guys!  Anyone try a set of HD650 on an X7, or know if they would pair well?  With their longstanding reputation and current sale price ($287 shipped. no tax and no need to order extra cable) they are very tempting.  Hoping to choose between the 650 and the X2 by the end of the day to order for my new X7 coming.  Mainly looking for immersion

I use HD650's and X1's with my X7, and they both sound amazing. I think the HD650's are a step above the X1's in detail and have awesome mids along with smooth treble and decent bass.

 

I think the HD650's work really well together with the X7, but I would think the X2's would be great with it as well.

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To update a few bugs/Issues.

 

I've found an issue with Direct mode being ticked & then pairing with your moblie & using the App it as a remote. It will disable Direct sound every time you use the moblie app to do anything, even change the volume ! I guess this is due to the Hz change when streaming from your moblie but affects the usage of the app.

Also if you have anything ticked within the Crystal Voice tab (IE echo reduction) it still enables it even though its grayed out & turned off, I have to untick for it not to take affect.

 

Did have a issue last night whilst playing GTA V, I started on speakers & then plugged my AKG K712's in only to have a "Hiss" on the left channel ? I cleared it by clicking Direct mode on & off then it went away. I must say as much as I like it & its great all the PCI-E sound cards I've owned have been floorless, this being my 1st USB device can be picky sometimes ? I can only think its down to software as the hardware side is mint.

 

I am still finding when the unit is power up after waking up from standby mode, the Volume is @100 & I can hear the HISS from my speakers, this doesnt happen all the time I must add.


Edited by Andi-C - 4/15/15 at 3:31am
post #371 of 2264

Thinking of getting X7 (limited edition) and I have a pair of HD800's.  I already have x-fi fatality professional and was thinking if the upgrade will be worth it.  If I manage to get the X7's, down the road I will probably get a lyr 2 and use X7's as DAC and surround gaming, but if the Amp on the X7's are enough then I will not consider getting a separate amp.  Any feedback would be appreciated.  Thank you very much!

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Originally Posted by Mentis View Post

Thinking of getting X7 (limited edition) and I have a pair of HD800's.  I already have x-fi fatality professional and was thinking if the upgrade will be worth it.  If I manage to get the X7's, down the road I will probably get a lyr 2 and use X7's as DAC and surround gaming, but if the Amp on the X7's are enough then I will not consider getting a separate amp.  Any feedback would be appreciated.  Thank you very much!

From everything I've read on the forums seems like you need a much more Powerful amp for the hd800's. People recommend a Valhalla 2
post #373 of 2264

I wont get too beat up about the headphone amp's power, there is a post about the HD800's on OCUK & he says that they arent that bad !

 

 

http://forums.overclockers.co.uk/showthread.php?t=18665398


Edited by Andi-C - 4/15/15 at 10:22am
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Originally Posted by Andi-C View Post

I wont get too beat up about the headphone amp's power, there is a post about the HD800's on OCUK & he says that they arent that bad !


http://forums.overclockers.co.uk/showthread.php?t=18665398

I think it's more because the HD 800 has spikes in impeadence over 600ohm and also it is a bright headphone and a warm powerful amp would be more beneficial to an 800. Speaking from reading, not personal experience as I have not yet purchased my 800. I do own an x7 though.
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From everything I've read on the forums seems like you need a much more Powerful amp for the hd800's. People recommend a Valhalla 2

I did consider Valhalla 2 but I am planning to get the Alpha Primes in the future so I thought getting a Lyr 2 may be the best of two worlds.  I read good things about Lyr 2 with Bugle Boy or Orange Globe sounding fantastic with HD800, and Gold Lion pairs well with the Primes.  But like you said, if I were to just use HD800's the yes Valhalla 2 would be the way to go, it's cheaper, and the stock tubes are good enough.

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