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    Any difference between front and rear audio with the Asus Essence STX?

    Just remembered this thread existed. Anyway, on my system I did notice a difference between front and rear ports. Rear sounds significantly better. One easy way to test it was the song Superman by Five for Fighting. The first 2 seconds of the song I can hear "one, two, three, four" when I was...
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    Audio Technica ATH M50 - Disappointed. PLEASE Help?

    I really doubt this is an issue of low quality audio, sound signature, poor product, etc... The most glaring thing you stated was the onboard audio of your laptop. It is absolutely terrible. I don't even think it could power skull candy (brutally honest here). Yes, you would notice an...
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    Looking for a decent, closed, portable headphone (sub-100 preferred)

    I own a DT770/80 with gel cups that I've had for 2 years now. It is my main headphone that I absolutely love! But just a week ago, I purchased the Asus Essence STX for my PC, and after listening to the 770 on those, I can never listen to them again on any other source. They just sound so bad...
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    Any difference between front and rear audio with the Asus Essence STX?

    Thanks for all the replies everyone! I guess I'll just test it out myself to see if I can hear a difference. But right now it is connected to the back and I'm enjoying these too much to do anything!
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    7.1 virtual speaker shifter on asus essence stx

    I recently installed my Asus Essence STX and the first thing I'm gonna say is: WOW! What a difference! Anyway, I'm using the sound card to power my DT770/80. The settings I'm using for musing right now are Dolby Headphone, and clicking on the music symbol. Music sounds great. But I have a couple...
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    DT770 Sibilance starting to drive me crazy

    Haha, just got e-mails that I received a lot of responses to this old thread. The sibilance has actually faded with time, and I haven't even changed source or anything else. They still sound amazing from my MacBook Pro, even from an iPhone. I'm still planning on getting a DAC/Amp in a few...
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    Looking for IEM's between $100-150 on Amazon for gym/library

    Oh, I didn't know you can buy those separately.
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    Looking for IEM's between $100-150 on Amazon for gym/library

    Most of their use will be in the library, where I am, for the most part, immobile for long periods of time. If they fall out while I'm in bed sleeping I probably won't mind (being asleep). But when I'm running, it would get annoying if they keep falling out (I can't run with iBuds for this very...
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    Looking for IEM's between $100-150 on Amazon for gym/library

    Hmm, I'm actually liking the HJE-900's the most so far. Reviews are great, price is great, and the durability is a huge plus. I'll probably be very rough on these (I have a knack for destroying iBuds). And I like the detachable cord, which will come in handy when I inevitably fall asleep with...
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    Significant audio improvement with Zero DAC on my MacBook Pro?

    iTunes Plus is 256 AAC. Lossless is, well, lossless. I understand the Zero would give me an improvement, but would it also make the difference between the two formats noticeable with my headphones, or do I need a significantly higher-fidelity (read expensive) system before I notice the bitrate...
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    Significant audio improvement with Zero DAC on my MacBook Pro?

    This is kind of a two part question. I'm currently in Dominica, and won't be back in the US for a few months. There are several songs that I want, and I usually just buy them from iTunes. But if I like enough songs, I'll buy the entire album. There are a few albums that I want to get, and I'm...
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    Alternative to my DT770's

    I'm still leaning a little more towards the ALO, but how are the m50 sq-wise and size-wise?
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    Alternative to my DT770's

    Anyone?
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    Alternative to my DT770's

    Alright, so I'll probably be ordering my headphones in about a month or so. So around the pricerange of the ALO 780, is there anything comparable that meets my initial requirements (closed, significantly lighter than the DT770, at least semi-decent for classical, can work without an amp but...
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