Recent content by Jumbotron
  1. Jumbotron

    Volume settings?

    Personally I set my headphone amp volume to 12 o'clock and vary Windows volume if needed. It just works perfectly fine for me. You can try that procedure and then the other way around (fixing Windows volume to a certain level, just as you are doing till now, and vary your HF amp volume level as...
  2. Jumbotron

    Takstar HF 580 Planar Headphones

    At first I did not like my HF 580. I thought they sounded darker and worse than my chi-fi dynamic headphones. But I kept using them and eventually I started to like their sound signature. They still are my everyday cans on the PC. I did not modify my HF 580 in any way.
  3. Jumbotron

    Different types of weapons, what sound they are depended?

    So, what you are saying is that while gaming you are hearing gunfire in general much louder than footsteps. Is that? That is normal, I think. Have you tried configuring in-game sound options to your like? Perhaps you can increase footsteps volume and decrease gunfire's.
  4. Jumbotron

    Amp help (planar headphones)

    The M11 should output at least 195mW for a load of 32 Ohms connected to the 3.5 mm port, according to specs. https://www.fiio.com/m11_parameters That should be OK to drive properly enough the Phantom (~47 Ohms / ~93 dB). If I were you I would just try them with just the M11. If you do not like...
  5. Jumbotron

    Need help finding good replacement with lower output impedance for Asus Essence STX sound card

    I have finally got the FiiO because it is much cheaper than the HifimeDIY. And it turns out that using an external DAC it is not a solution either in my case (at least it is not with the FiiO D03K, perhaps with other models it is; I do not know for sure). Remember I enjoy turning the DSP on...
  6. Jumbotron

    Need help finding good replacement with lower output impedance for Asus Essence STX sound card

    @Chris Kaoss Thank you. It is definitely an interesting product and serves its purpose well. Besides, I could order one and get it really fast and with free shipping cost, since Amazon sells it in Spain. However, I wonder how its DAC compares to the PCM 1792A of the Essence STX or the Sabre...
  7. Jumbotron

    Need help finding good replacement with lower output impedance for Asus Essence STX sound card

    Yeah, you are right about the unreliability of those graphs, I think. Those pages I linked above are like summaries intended for people like me, without much technical knowledge. However, there are extended measures and graphs of the STX on that website aimed at techies and professionals; and in...
  8. Jumbotron

    Need help finding good replacement with lower output impedance for Asus Essence STX sound card

    Thank you, man. You have been very helpful. I am going to try the unified drivers. By the way, if I have not misunderstood the data shown in the following pages, in both normal and high gain modes the output impedance of the Essence STX is practically 0 Ohm. It is not until extra high gain...
  9. Jumbotron

    Need help finding good replacement with lower output impedance for Asus Essence STX sound card

    @PurpleAngel That DAC is interesting and certainly economical. I did not know that website either. Thank you. Please excuse my ignorance about this matter. But how the final output impedance would be calculated in the configuration proposed? STX > optical > DAC > 3.5mm analog > FiiO E12 Does...
  10. Jumbotron

    Need help finding good replacement with lower output impedance for Asus Essence STX sound card

    @PurpleAngel Thank you, man. All in all, since I will be upgrading the core of my PC in the not so distant future, I think I will pick up the AE-7 or AE-9. I've gathered most of my cans during the last two or three months and do not feel like getting more right now. Besides, I live in Spain...
  11. Jumbotron

    Need help finding good replacement with lower output impedance for Asus Essence STX sound card

    Hello, I currently own a modest (both in number and value) collection of headphones, most of which have low impedance (32 to 60 ohm). The source is an Asus Xonar Essence STX sound card and the OS is Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit. I like gaming, listening to music and watching movies with headphones...
  12. Jumbotron

    Chinese / Asian Brand Info Thread (On or Over Ear Headphones)

    Yes, I opted for Pro 82. I don't need a mic on the headphones and I prefer the more balanced sound signature of the Pro 82. In some 2-3 weeks I hope to receive them. Thank you once again for your help when I asked. :beerchug:
  13. Jumbotron

    Chinese / Asian Brand Info Thread (On or Over Ear Headphones)

    Hello everybody, Would you consider the Takstar Pro 82 to be an upgrade over the Takstar HD6000? I have the latter, but the Pro 82 are on sale in Aliexpress now. That is why I am asking.
  14. Jumbotron

    Takstar HF 580 Planar Headphones

    Hmm... Strange indeed. I have been listening to music for hours now. And I don't know if it is my brain, that it is getting used to the HF 580 or something else, but to be honest, I am enjoying the listening. I am perceiving many details, a good soundstage and overall the sound I am getting is...
Top