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    = HiFiMAN HE-560 Impressions & Discussion Thread =

    Cool, cool. That is exactly what I was told on a watch forum when I asked if I chose the right version of a watch :)
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    = HiFiMAN HE-560 Impressions & Discussion Thread =

    I didn't get that version, but it was available. I am pretty confused at all the different versions out there. I paid $20 more for what I got, which has the wood veneer and 2.5mm cable connectors. Did I make the wrong choice, or does it not matter that much? I am pretty sure mine has the...
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    = HiFiMAN HE-560 Impressions & Discussion Thread =

    I picked up an open box HE560 from the Hifiman website for $320 last week. It came with a balanced cable as well. This is the first new headphones I've bought in about 4 years, since the original drop of the K7XX. I am listening to them balanced with an LCX+SDAC and really liking it. They...
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    Best gaming headset under $200

    I have been out of the audio community for a while, but last time I checked (few years ago) the all time king for competitive gaming was the Audio Technica ATH-AD700. These are open headphones that are weak on the low end. But that low end weakness combined with a very good soundstage allow...
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    HiFiman RE 400 vs Massdrop HiFiman RE 00

    Lately I have been thinking that it might be the case that the RE-00 just didn't come with enough tips for me.  When I first got my RE-400 I was very disappointed in the sound until I tried the very last pair of tips included in the package.  The only one that worked at all for me was the black...
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    Creative Sound Blaster new series Z, Zx & ZxR

      This is not correct.  The figure 96dB/mW means that you get 96dB of volume out of a single mW.  After this doubling the power only gives you about 3dB more each time the power output is doubled.  This means you should get around ~112dB with full volume at 80 mW.  I have seen a lot of people...
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    Audeze LCD-2 Impressions Thread

    I also went from HE-400 to LCD-2.  I was really bothered by the treble tizz on the HE-400.  I wasn't a fan of the connectors, but I could live with them.
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    Audeze LCD-2 Impressions Thread

      All the revisions can be confusing if you are just starting to look at them now.  The first major change to LCD2 was the second revision drivers.  These are referred to as LCD-2.2 or LCD-2 rev 2.  These have newer drivers than the original rev 1s that have a little more extension in the highs...
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    Creative Sound Blaster new series Z, Zx & ZxR

    Yeah.  The thread I linked rates headphone on how it works competitively and how it works just for fun sererately.  I find the AD700 pretty fun just because of the soundstage, but I wouldn't mind having a can that people say is good for fun as well.
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    Creative Sound Blaster new series Z, Zx & ZxR

    I am afraid that I have never heard any of those headphones before.  If I had to choose, I would head over to Mad Lust Envy's thread about gaming headphones over in the Video Games section:  ...
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    Creative Sound Blaster new series Z, Zx & ZxR

    It does get more and more expensive, and as it gets more expensive you get smaller jumps in audio quality.  If you just want an amp on your desk for volume adjustment and a convenient place to plug in your headphones you could go with the Schiit Magni.  It seems to have a good reputation for its...
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    Creative Sound Blaster new series Z, Zx & ZxR

    If you were going to spend $100 more to improve the sound, I think it would be best to get an external amp as the output impedance on the headphone amps on all the Sound Blaster cards are very high.  The Sound Blaster Z has a 22 ohm output impedance which could be a bad match with lower...
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    Audeze LCD-2 Impressions Thread

    I recently got confirmation on something that I have mentioned on head-fi before, but people didn't seem to believe.  We all know that the new LCD2.2F models have an impedance of 70 ohms, but before that many people assumed that they were 50 ohms.  I know that all of the reviews out on the web...
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    Creative Sound Blaster new series Z, Zx & ZxR

    That was my original plan, which is why I got the Z instead of a higher end card.  I still wanted something good for music, but with the added DSP for gaming and movies.  I just didn't order the magi or modi yet.  I don't have really high hopes for the internal amp on the Z honestly, but at...
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    Creative Sound Blaster new series Z, Zx & ZxR

    I just ordered myself a refurbished ("re-certified") Z off Newegg for $45 (ends today if you are interested).    Anyway, is anyone else using the optical out to a modi/magni stack?  How does it sound compared to straight out of the card itself?  I will be using AD700 (will probably be fine...
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