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  1. Rayz

    is it just me or the HD600 and K70x are very alike?

    I'm now possessed both of those cans. now, their sound is very alike, expect more bass in the HD600. I was expecting the HD600 to be a bit different...
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    High-End Sound Card VS USB DAC/AMP

    So, dedicated PC sound cards (non-onboard!) did a long way. nowdays PC sound cards have a very meticulous shielding, noise cancling and much more features, created for audiophiles. Let's take me as example: I own STX II and ZxR sound cards. both are the most high-end cards on the market (well...
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    AKG K702 AMP-DAC instead of STX II

    So, after many years i've got back my AKG K7xx. I've been missing their amazing sound (still burning in). But unfortunetly, I can tell that my ASUS Xonar STX II is unable to amp those cans well. I'm looking for a good DAC-AMP. my budget is about 200$. I've been looking on the Magni 3 but i've...
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    Best DAC-AMP for 1K$?

    Hey. simple as that: I'm looking for the best combo of DAC-AMP (one device). My badget goes up to 1K$, but i'll be glad to be noticed if there's a good one for less. I need something that can amp well my headphones. Headphones i'm going to plug-in: AKG K701, Beyers DT 990 and 770 and Ultrasone...
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    Just how much headphones can take?

    So, I would like to know: how much time a headphones can take in a *full-volume before they fry? *Full Volume: Vey, very extremely volume. In my case: full volume on 40ohm cans, through ASUS Xonar STX II on Extra High Gain (for 600ohm).
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    Can it damage my headphones?

    Quick question: can a short time (10~20 seconds) of a very extreme level of volume (max volume, for 600ohm for instance) damage a headphones for good? does it take that short time, or it's something you have to run for a longer time in order to fry your headphones? I know it sounds weird, but...
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    Just how good the STX II DAC is?

    So, lots of head-fi users (and me among them) are using STX\STX II as their DAC (as their source). I know that STX II DAC\AMP are very popular in here. But, how much actually this DAC\Source is really good? Can it replace an USB DAC\AMP?
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    From AKG K701 to K712 Pro?

    Hey. I was thinking of upgrading from my currently K701 to K712 Pro. I like the sound, but they are almost bass-less, night and day compared to my DT 990 Pro. So upgrading - Is it really worth it?
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    Best Gaming Headphones for me. current ones aren't good.

    Hey guys. I'm looking for a headphones that just perfect for gaming. my budget can be as high as 500$ (tho, if there's something cheaper, i'd like to know). I really need a headphones where I can sound every detail and feel like I live it. That's what makes the perfect gaming headphones in my...
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    Would that extension cable impact the queality of my headphones?

    I want to use 1\4 6.5" extended cable from my sound card headphones output to my desk, so I can switch headphones in more comfortable way. will a cable extension, let's say, this: http://www.ebay.com/itm/290830509491?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT impact my...
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    I should'nt have ordered the 770 PRO version... :(

    I ordered the 770 PRO (80) version 2 days ago, for mobile use mostly. I needed isolution outside (I HATE sound leak\bleed). Just today I just found the 770M version, which I understand is cost the same, has the same good sound, but really isolated. I tried to change the order for M but the...
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    Beyers 770DT 600OHM ***PRO***?

    Someone I know claims he has a PRO version of DT770 @ 600OHM which he wants to sell me. he even pictured it to me. it is 770 PRO by the look of it. Now I know there is no PRO version of 600OHM for 770. but he said that he bought those 6 years ago.   WAS there a DT770 PRO 600OHM? Also, do...
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    Once and for all - can Fiio Andes E07K can drive 600 Ohm beyers?

    Hey friends. I've got a Fiio Andes E07K AMP\DAC, and I wanted to know if it can drive Beyers DT 770 PRO 600OHM good enough. My plan was to buy a brand-new 770 80OHM, but turns out that I can get used 600OHM ones for about 50% less of the price, and god knows I'm short on cash... so in that...
  14. Rayz

    K701+Essence STX no bass

    Got a question. it seems like much people here has the STX\K701 combo like me. I'd like to share a real problem I find with this combo: the K701 bass. While other cans trough the amped connector on the STX has healty and fleshy bass, the K701 seems to be too bass lacking. I know the K701 are...
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    Sound matters- Xonar Essence STX or Sound Blaster ZXR?

    I have the STX for total sound quality (with k701, and i'm really happy with it). Anyway, I'm planning to get another 5.1 card for gaming (need to connect a 5.1 set) so I'm reading a little about the Xonar Phoebus vs Creative Sound Blaster ZXR.  I was reading about some people who says the...
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    Maximum audiophile portable phones, can it be...?

    So yeah... First of i'm looking for a portable headphones for outside, must be Isolated, I hate it when people hears my music.   But I want those phones to be audiophile cans. It means details, wide and deep soundstage and stuff. the sound signature can be a little bit colored, maybe...
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    Looking for a powerful phones amp

    Hey, I'm looking for an amp for my headphones, but this amp most be powerful enough as I have to drive phones like the K701 and DT990 600 Ohm. the badget can get even to 1K$, only if needed- of course I will be happy if it takes me less.    Please consider my K701 that I have to drive too...
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    Looking for a powerful amp

    Hey, I'm looking for an amp for my headphones, but it most be powerful enough as I have to drive phones like the K701 and DT990 600Ohm. the badget can get even for 1K$, but of course I will be happy if it takes less.  Please consider my K701 I have to drive too, those cans are very hard to...
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    STX messy bass

    Hey, I have ASUS Xonar Essence STX, and after listening with some headphones via the card I can tell the bass of the STX seems to be a little bit messy. It's not a lake bass, but the very low bass sounds a very distorted, rough and not clean. any EQ is off, Hi-fi mode is on. Anyone else...
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    K701 left driver broken

    okay... bad luck. right driver of my K701 just stop worked. I don't know how it's happening, for the price of those phones they should be almost impossible to break. I really saved them good, so I don't know how it's happening.   Fortunately I still have warranty. jusy before I send...
  21. Rayz

    Worst headphones you ever heard?

    What's the worst headphones you ever heard, and why? (how was it sound, what made you try them, etc').   The worst 'phones I've ever heard is any Skullcandy product. Well, I don't know it's model, but all I know is it costs like 100$. well, it sounds like hell to me. Some days after I've...
  22. Rayz

    I think that my K701 had broken down...

    Hay... I'll try to be specific as far as I can. I'm using K701 by Xonar Essence amp. After some amp problems (or as I tought) like hoarse bass\mid or sometimes some details that was just gone, A while ago I was going to listen to my K701 as I used to do, in all of sudden I noticed to...
  23. Rayz

    hoarse bass

    Hai... Just for the beggining- I have K701 + Xonar Essence STX. (Temporary setup) And from time to time I notice that above to 50% volume (high gain) the bass and other lower sounds are very hoarse and disturation- and it's getting worse when increasing the volume. Can anyone tell why...
  24. Rayz

    How to understand music's building...

    Heya there again. Look... I define myself as Audiophile, a very hard one (who bought K701 and about to buy a very expensive amp one for it). My only problem is that... I JUST DON'T UNDERSTAND THE WAY SOUND IS BUILT. (that's it, I said that) Cause of that I can't understand a lot of things...
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    Did I ruin my AKG K701....?

    I'm using K701 with Xonar STX as amp (for now), and in any review I readed that putting K701 on high volume with the high gain of the driver can ruin the headphones. And well... I put my phones of like 70% volume sometimes, and I don't know if it's okay. I don't know the true quallity of the...
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