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[QUOTE=ntzu;46598635]They look great but bust my budget by about 100$ typically, ill see if I can find some cheaper ones though.[/QUOTE] Damn, you could've bought the Sennheiser HD 598s last night for $100 on Amazon (That's if you live in the US). These headphones seemed perfect for your needs. I believe the sale was still happening around the time you made that post too. They're usually around $180-$200 normal price. Sadly, they sold like hot cakes and were out of stock within a few hours. Though, I read that they might have the sale again so keep checking up on the Amazon product page. Or just visit this regularly for the next few days: [url]http://www.reddit.com/r/buildapcsales/[/url]
K, after listening to my new m50x after a few hours (320kbps mp3s, foobar with wasapi and xonar DG headphone amp), i have to say while it sounds better than what i used previously (cheap but good IEMs), it's not this life changing experience that you guys make it to be. Full sized headphones are way over hyped.
Budget: £150ish eBay: sure Country: UK Isolation: over ear Purpose: Just listening to music Music Tastes: A lot of variety. Electronic dance music, rock, folk. Previous Experiences: Many cheap pairs of headphones, never anything expensive before Comments: My girlfriend has found out she is getting a pair of Beats Solo headphones for her birthday from her dad and she's probably going to sell them and get another pair for the same price or probably less. We don't know much about headphones, other than that beats are overpriced for what they are and are a little embarrassing to wear in public so we're looking for recommendations. Comfort is important.
[QUOTE=aydin690;46598910]K, after listening to my new m50x after a few hours (320kbps mp3s, foobar with wasapi and xonar DG headphone amp), i have to say while it sounds better than what i used previously (cheap but good IEMs), it's not this life changing experience that you guys make it to be. Full sized headphones are way over hyped.[/QUOTE] You have to let them break in a bit more, also the amp/dac can make a HUGE difference on sound as well so an ASUS Xonar really doesn't cut it that much.
Aye fellas. So I'm looking to purchase a new gaming headset (headphone + microphone setup isn't feasible right now) and I'm not really sure what to look for. I've been looking at Sennheisers's G4ME ZEROs and Audio Technica's PDG1's, but I don't really know if I've checked all my options. If you can help me find something quality with good bass and all that jazz I'd be grateful.
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So i've been using some €40 Grundig 2.1 speakers but I want to replace them,preferably for something <€60. I'm debating between the Trust Tytan 2.1 and the Philips SPA5300. I want a setup with a (good) subwoofer as I listen to a lot of bass-heavy music (EDM), but I also need something that has highs that don't hurt your ear. I don't know if this is a thing with speakers (I know it is with headphones) but if there are bassboosted speakers, please do not recommend those. [editline]30th November 2014[/editline] Forgot to mention i'm talking about computer speakers. I'd edit my post but it comes up blank.
[QUOTE=Luxuria;46605227]Aye fellas. So I'm looking to purchase a new gaming headset (headphone + microphone setup isn't feasible right now) and I'm not really sure what to look for. I've been looking at Sennheisers's G4ME ZEROs and Audio Technica's PDG1's, but I don't really know if I've checked all my options. If you can help me find something quality with good bass and all that jazz I'd be grateful.[/QUOTE] the g4me zeros have more and better bass than the pdg1's i believe.
are there any good deals on the ATH-M50s right now? my friend wants to get a pair.
After several years of use my Sennheirser HD 595s broke and now I am looking for a replacement. I'm looking for headphones that are of comparable or better quality. Two pairs that I have been looking at are the Sennheiser HD598s and the AKG Q701s. If I am not mistaken, the HD598s will be like my HD595s just a bit better although I suspect will share the same downfalls (muffs tearing after a while, plastic cracking and eventually breaking). As for the Q701s, I believe they'll be better than both my HD595s and the HD598s but will most likely require an amp, something which I don't have and am not sure whether I want to spend additional money on. Does anyone have any opinions on either of these headphones or any suggestions for other ones I should consider looking at? I have a rough budget of $200 - $250, although if I can get a good pair for less that would be great, and if possible would like to buy from a local Australian store although I can make an exception for this if justified (i.e. large savings). I will be using the headphones primarily for games and movies. Over ear headphones are preferable and I will only be using them at home so open back is fine.
Budget: £150 - £180 eBay: Nope - Amazon / scan.co.uk prefered Country: UK Isolation: Over Ear Purpose: Gaming / Music / Talking Music Tastes: Mashups / Nightcore / Charts Previous Experiences: Razer megalodon Comments: I have a Creative SB Recon3D [url=http://www.techradar.com/reviews/pc-mac/pc-components/sound-cards/creative-sound-blaster-recon3d-pcie-1085899/review] Linky [/url] so 3.5mm or USB is fine with me. I have an external mic so it isn't required would be a semi perk if they did have one however prio is audio quality. Cheers
Budget: ~$80 eBay: Sure Country: US Isolation: Over Ear Purpose: Gaming / Music / Skype Music Tastes: Pretty much everything Previous Experiences: HD201s, HD202s, various crappy headsets My HD202s broke months ago and I'm thinking of getting a decent pair for Christmas after buying so many cheap sets of headphones that break in a year. I'm thinking of going with either the Sennheiser HD 280 Pro for $70 on Amazon or the more expensive Sony MDR5706 for $85, though I'm not sure yet, there might be better options. EDIT: Decided on the Sony MDR5706s. I heard the HD 280s were kind of uncomfortable and had a lot of cases of the plastic headband cracking.
Hey guys, another question [URL]http://www.amazon.com/Xonar-DGX-PCI-E-GX2-5-Engine/dp/B007TMZ1BK/ref=sr_1_sc_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1417578929&sr=8-2-spell&keywords=xonar+DSG[/URL] Is this a good card? I was originally going to get the one in the OP but my motherboard doesn't have PCI slots, only PCI-E. Anyone suggest anything else if you don't reccommend this one?
[QUOTE=Black0ut;46611132]After several years of use my Sennheirser HD 595s broke and now I am looking for a replacement. I'm looking for headphones that are of comparable or better quality. Two pairs that I have been looking at are the Sennheiser HD598s and the AKG Q701s. If I am not mistaken, the HD598s will be like my HD595s just a bit better although I suspect will share the same downfalls (muffs tearing after a while, plastic cracking and eventually breaking). As for the Q701s, I believe they'll be better than both my HD595s and the HD598s but will most likely require an amp, something which I don't have and am not sure whether I want to spend additional money on. Does anyone have any opinions on either of these headphones or any suggestions for other ones I should consider looking at? I have a rough budget of $200 - $250, although if I can get a good pair for less that would be great, and if possible would like to buy from a local Australian store although I can make an exception for this if justified (i.e. large savings). I will be using the headphones primarily for games and movies. Over ear headphones are preferable and I will only be using them at home so open back is fine.[/QUOTE] From what i've read AKG's NEED a good big boy amp like a magni or an O2. Cheap portable amps like fiio e6 aren't going to cut it. Also, supposedly while K701/702 are amazing headphones, K702 anniversary edition and K712s are much better. K701/k702s are very detailed but also sound "cold and plasticy". [editline]2nd December 2014[/editline] [QUOTE=ntzu;46625761]Hey guys, another question [URL]http://www.amazon.com/Xonar-DGX-PCI-E-GX2-5-Engine/dp/B007TMZ1BK/ref=sr_1_sc_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1417578929&sr=8-2-spell&keywords=xonar+DSG[/URL] Is this a good card? I was originally going to get the one in the OP but my motherboard doesn't have PCI slots, only PCI-E. Anyone suggest anything else if you don't reccommend this one?[/QUOTE] What are you trying to do with it? It's a good sound card, i have the DG version but the amp isn't powerful enough to drive high impedence headphones (only 1V rms output).
How do y'all feel about the fiio e10k or e07k for desktop use? I'm considering it primarily for my t420 as the sound is pretty bad and quiet as hell but with my Senn Momentums I'll have better to-go headphones, but if it'll work fine I'll be using it on my desktop too because it's my primary system.
[QUOTE=Havolis;46606556]the g4me zeros have more and better bass than the pdg1's i believe.[/QUOTE] Looked into it and it turns out the G4ME Zeros have 2.1 Stereo (what the honest fuck Sennheiser) so I bought some G430's, and they're fantastic. Thankyou for the info though.
[QUOTE=Luxuria;46626748]Looked into it and it turns out the G4ME Zeros have 2.1 Stereo (what the honest fuck Sennheiser) so I bought some G430's, and they're fantastic. Thankyou for the info though.[/QUOTE] Because they're for g4mers.
Well the Momentum on-ear's came in. They sound nice for sure, not 100% positive on the on-ear design yet. Very compact, and they came in a nice case. Also the cord is too thin and short for me, so we'll have to see about replacing it.
I'm test driving a pair of T-Peos Altone 200's right now - A $200 triple driver hybrid IEM. HOOOLY SHIT THESE ARE AMAZING.
[QUOTE=Luxuria;46626748]Looked into it and it turns out the G4ME Zeros have 2.1 Stereo (what the honest fuck Sennheiser) so I bought some G430's, and they're fantastic. Thankyou for the info though.[/QUOTE] is this satire the G4ME Zeros shit on anything logitech makes
Where can I find a [I]legitimate[/I] pair of xaomi piston 2.1's and be able to pay with paypal?
[QUOTE=WrathOfCat;46640170]Where can I find a [I]legitimate[/I] pair of xaomi piston 2.1's and be able to pay with paypal?[/QUOTE] Best way I can think of is go to Gyft.com, buy Amazon Gift cards, go to Amazon and buy from RobertsSuperStore Check out the first page of this forum for the link to Roberts. Also Check the last few pages, been a few updates. [url]http://www.head-fi.org/t/735775/the-xiaomi-pistons-thread-2-0/810#post_11094989[/url]
what's better, grado sr225e or audio-technica ath-ad900x?
[QUOTE=Chubbs;46639420]is this satire the G4ME Zeros shit on anything logitech makes[/QUOTE] 2.1 stereo doesnt sound all that trustworthy though
Has anyone gotten Auriosonic's Rockets? I backed the mic version so I'm still waiting for mine to arrive. If someone does, what are they like? I've heard great things about them.
I think I am going to buy a new portable music player because I want to listen to lossless music not only at my pc. I will probably buy a Fiio X1 but I am not sure which earbuds I should choose. I don't want to use headphones because they're just too bulky for me when I'm outside. I googled around a bit and found the Shure SE215 and Teufel Aurol Fidelity, both around 100 euros. Can anyone say which one is better or recommend different in-ears with a similar price? I feel a bit lost because the only tests and rankings about earbuds I can find are for 20€ earbuds, tested with MP3s on iPods. [editline]5th December 2014[/editline] I don't need a mic or additional buttons on the earbuds. [editline]5th December 2014[/editline] Almost forgot, the music I listen to is mainly electronic, sometimes metal. I do like heavy bass
I'm thinking about modding some Fostex T50RPs after reading some information about them; [url]http://www.head-fi.org/t/618659/fostex-t50rp-incremental-mods-and-measurements[/url] [url]http://wiki.faust3d.com/wiki/index.php?title=Fostex_T50RP[/url] [url]http://www.reddit.com/r/headphones/comments/2c8gf3/fostex_t50rp_what_to_do/cjczboj[/url] [url]http://imgur.com/a/bBXrc[/url] [url]http://www.head-fi.org/a/fostex-t50rp-modification-summary-links-wiki[/url] What I'm planning on getting is: [url]http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0002MT6RY/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pd_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=2MGFFY3UZXSCE&coliid=IUIIHXCNU2YQ4&psc=1[/url] [url]http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0040JHMH6/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=2MGFFY3UZXSCE&coliid=IQBMVZWHFRU9W[/url] [url]http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001E679QW/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=2MGFFY3UZXSCE&coliid=IVRM7EIVZKK3C[/url] [url]http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00851Z99S/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=2MGFFY3UZXSCE&coliid=I2K6BE1ISEBFFA[/url] And either [url]http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OLKV5TK/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=2MGFFY3UZXSCE&coliid=I1DA96SMHTHTDO&psc=1[/url] or [url]http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00K3K8TKA/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=2MGFFY3UZXSCE&coliid=I19NAHID7ERQ5Y&psc=1[/url] for the earpads, I can't seem to find any information on if the V-Moda pads will fit the Fostex T50RPs.
I've made my decisions on these senns. They're great, I don't think I can go back to earbuds after this unless they're absolutely necessary since they're pretty damn compact.
[QUOTE=Luxuria;46643724]2.1 stereo doesnt sound all that trustworthy though[/QUOTE] I don't understand. Are you expecting your headphones to have more than 1 driver per ear? Having more than one per ear is pointless.
Sennheiser HD 598 for general gaming and music? I see mixed reviews on them
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