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>Headphone purchase advice
http://pastebin.com/fYZLW7Ub

Please put some effort into your requests and questions.

If you dislike a suggestion, explain why and try giving a better suggestion to whomever asked.

>/g/ wiki headphone FAQ:
https://wiki.installgentoo.com/index.php?title=Headphones

Previous thread: >>59461913
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True and honest opinion on the 240 Studio
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Hey /hpg/, does anyone have any experience with the headphones from pic related?
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>>59486375
Okay, but which one is the best of the list?
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>>59486825
What you think is best is dependent on your sound preference
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>>59486922
But I don't have one, 'till now I used the IEMs I got with the mp3 player or phone.
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So I currently have beyerdyanmic dt770 250ohm plugged into a Yamaha htr-5740

Do I need a headphone amplifier or is that good enough?

This is my nightime rig as in the day I use the same receiver powering NHT model 1a
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>>59486953
The cheapest of the few are the Vsonic VSD series or Tennmak's with both being V-Shaped so those might be closer to ones included with phones since genres like pop and EDM favor that sound signature.
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I have been using a crappy Sound Blaster Arena headset for the past few years as my main headphones since I play a lot of games and wanted a headset. I have gotten so sick of the hissing from my crap soundcard. I used to have an old set of Sennheiser 280 Pros back in college I loved but have since lost them.

I figured I listen to so much music I would upgrade, so I finally bought a Fiio E10k and the AudioTechnica M40x.

I am now ruined. I can hear the difference between 128 and 256 kbps MP3s and FLAC now. All the music I listen to that I rip off Youtube is garbage because the bitrate is so low and I can hear the mud.

The bad part is the setup I have is so entry-level and cheap. If I upgrade to even BETTER stuff is there going to be another big difference in quality? Everything I rip off youtube is garbage quality and I can't enjoy it anymore. Now I want to get FL Studio and start mixing stuff myself for fun since now music actually sounds good.

Am I wasting my nice setup since mainly all I listen to is speedcore and anime EDM remixes?
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Recc me a good DAC
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>>59487278
>Fiio E10k
i was thinking about getting one of those, do they really make that much of a difference?
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Finally made one. Show me yours.
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>>59487163
How are the the tenore? I generally listen to rock and such.
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>>59486713
>>>/toy/

>>59487145
>Do I need a headphone amplifier or is that good enough?
How to tell if you need an amp:

When you turn volume up, is it loud enough?
YES, then you don't need an amp.
NO, then you need an amp.

How to tell if you need a DAC.

When you play a song on a computer, do you hear any crackling? Do you hear any noise when nothing is playing and volume is set to 100%? Do you hear any noise or crackling when GPU is running at full-power?

YES, well, then you should get an external DAC because it will be isolated and will improve sound.

NO, then you don't need a DAC.

If anyone tells you otherwise, they're just shilling and want you to waste money on shit. Or they're just delusional audiphools who also believe in fairies and Santa.
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>>59487336
Yes, but I don't know if it's because it's just a DAC/Amp or because my PC audio was so pisspoor.

I always used to plug into my soundcard (Xonar DG) on my computer and with nothing playing I can hear the WRRRRR EEEEEEEEE when my videocard is rendering or even when it's just idle.

So I think it's really important to have a DAC just to make it so the audio leaves your PC in digital format so it doesn't pick up the shit from the computer case, and it gets sent to the external DAC sitting on your desk or whatever where theres way less interference. Then, when you plug your headphones into the DAC/amp, you only need to worry about it picking up interference from the dac to your head.

The sound is clean so to me it makes a difference since I would always be pissy when I heard the noise. Be aware the Fiio is USB powered so it can't drive the really big headphones and you should look at the SMSL dac/amps with external power bricks if you have the super high ohm headphones.

But as for the Fiio the gain switch is great, the bass boost switch works great, it is all metal and feels quality, and so far I love the thing, but am wondering if I should have spent the same money and gotten one with an external power brick.

But now I'm wondering the next shit I should buy.

Just get the Fiio on Amazon and if you don't like it return it. It's worth a try.
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>>59487530
The Fiio E17 drives my beyerdynamic DT 880 600ohm just fine. at +12db gain and the volume knob all the way up it's damaging my ears.
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>>59487419
Good evening /hpg/

>>59486555
Good mid-centric headphone for its price, imo (if that's what you're looking for in terms of sound signature). Sub bass rolls off, so don't expect much in that region. Treble has a peak at 9k but it's very tolerable (for me, at least).
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>>59487603
Seen you post this a few times, a nice collection.
Which do you listen to the most?
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>>59487419
>>59487603
evening /hpg/!
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>>59487501
Carbo's are less V-Shaped than Tennmak's and closer to VSD1S's with more treble and a noticible peak at 2K so guitars might be a bit in your face.
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>>59487693
Believe it or not, I use the X2 the most. Best all-rounder in my collection in terms of between listening to music and 'immersion factor' while playing games or watching anime/movies/etc.
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>>59487837
I prefer extra bass and treble for gaming and movies; been considering the X2 for that reason.
The versatility provided by the detachable cable is hard to beat.

Neutral is good for critical listening, X2's seem like an excellent daily driver though.
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>>59487278
It is difficult to appropriately stress how much of you perception of "quality" comes down to the equalization and your own biases.
>bitrates
Youtube has changed audio formats many times over the last decade, lossy coding is almost never that straightforward with a well-implemented coder.
>Am I wasting my nice setup since mainly all I listen to is speedcore and anime EDM remixes?
No.
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>>59487163
Such a pity thosr brands are lacking in QC
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>>59487900
>Neutral is good for critical listening, X2's seem like an excellent daily driver though.
You got that ass-backwards. You want NEUTRAL for a DAILY DRIVER and bassy shit for niggabass songs. Bassy shit will give you earache after an hour.
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>>59487911
You get what you pay for :|
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>>59487921
I don't listen to any bass heavy music particularly, but I often find myself adding a few db's to the lower frequencies anyways, especially when watching movies.
It's never given me any earache.
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>>59487163
>headphone signatures
>Bassy shit will give you earache after an hour.
You only speak for yourself there. No, genre is not related to sound signature. Neither is the spectral balance of the content.
At best, you might be able to say you don't want rolled off response at a range there is significant content.
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>Budget
$200
>Location
USA
>Source
Laptop Mobo
>Type of headphone
Full-Sized
>Open or closed
Closed
>Comfort level
Prefferably Max. Comfy
>Sound signature
neutral?
>Past headpones
cheap earbuds

Can someone recommend me some noise canceling headphones with decent sound quality?
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>>59488089
There's literally DOZENS of papers proving you wrong.

>>59488026
Distorted music is not fun. It's actually pointless. And studies have proven it.
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>tfw missed out on the Massdrop 6XX
Is there any chance of it coming back?
Is there anything else as good in the $200 price range?
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>>59488154
I suppose I should retract the "spectral content of music" bit. You can equalize an audio any which way, judging it with loudspeakers that were judged by audio, and so on.
Hence the image, Floyd Toole's circle of confusion. This also applies to those studies that use music.


People like what they do. Even if they statistically trend a certain way, it's still a matter of personal preference. You do not get to force subjectivity on someone else.
>literally DOZENS of papers
Having piles of papers doesn't mean anything if you are using them to argue a faulty case, assuming the papers are even sound. You don't seem the type to care about that.

Here's one such consideration for you, the variation in preferred bass boost between the 7 trained listeners involved in AES Convention Paper 8994 is approximately 15 dB.
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>>59488645
>Having piles of papers doesn't mean anything
Facts don't matter. OK. I guess we're done here.
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>>59488120
I like the bose qiuet comfort, the bass is a little low
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>>59487921
Hey anon, can you do me a favour and stop memeing your prefered sound signature? Some of us prefer something different, anon.

Now fuck off.
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>>59488154
>>59488820
>What is a prefered listening experience?

Heh.
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>>59489018
Why are you still arguing? We're done.
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>>59489060
I'm not him. I'm just a concerned anon looking out for your mental health.
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>>59487419
Salutations
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>>59489094
>looking out for your mental health
quit projecting. and accept research and reality. get some prozac.
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>>59489217
>Believing """research""" over user experience
Not all of us get migraines over the slightest bit of bass, anon.

>Pushing your neutral meme on anons who don't want neutral headphones
I don't think i'm projecting, anon. Are you sure you don't want a doctor? I can call one for you right now.
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>>59489018
a canard
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>>59489266
>dismissing peer reviewed science for muh feels and fake views
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>>59489266

you're mentally insane. seek help. you'll end up killing someone if you don't get that shit under the control.
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>>59489285
>Claims bass will give you migraines after an hour
>Turns out bass doesn't give everyone migraines
>B-b-but listen to the papers!!

>>59489297
You're getting a bit riled up again; are you sure you took your pills today? We're only human. Some of us forget.
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Are Sennheiser HD 580s really identical to HD 600s/650s?
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>>59489356
Shouldnt you go burn in your niggerbass cans
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>>59489377
no. they just use few similar components.
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>>59489395
>Implying one doesn't have multiple headphones for different sound signatures
Unless if you only prefer to listen to """neutral""" headphones, of course.
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>>59489356
>defending niggerbass so hard
Why even bother senpai? The people you're defending will call you a retard for not having BEETZ and proceed to loot the shit out of their own communities.
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>>59488645
Two parameter MOA refers to user adjustable low and high shelf filters.
The first 7 from the left are the Harman trained listeners. 359, 400, 301, and 402 are not trained.

>...frequency response of the headphone was measured on the same GRAS 45CA test fixture
>The amplitude response of the headphone was first flattened and then equalized to match the [flat] in-room target response of the loudspeaker measured at the DRP
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Just got these bad boys. How'd I do, /hpg/?
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>>59489491
>Recommending neutral headphones to people who don't want neutral headphones
Why even bother, senpai? Are you trying to amass a crusade against nigger bass?
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>>59489532
I'm not attacking them, I'm just pointing out that defending retarded decisions is also retarded.
It's a free country. You're allowed to make retarded decisions.
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>>59489539
>Any signature not like mine is retarded
Come on, anon. Surely, you don't unironically believe this, do you?
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>>59489559
>mine
Accuracy is universal.
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I'm looking for a new pair of earbuds seeing as my applel ones broke. Any good suggestions?

How are these? >>59489528
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>>59489568
And sound preference is too.

:^)
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>>59489613
There is no preference.
There's accurate and inaccurate.
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>>59489568
>>59489617
>Accuracy is universal.
What is an accurate headphone? Give a definite target response.
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>>59489648
Dictionary definition of accurate.
I bet you think all cultures are equal too. lol, just lol.
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>>59489617
Then why do some anons prefer nigger bass over neutral headphones, anon?
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>>59489660
cause they're subhuman
it's in the word, bud
nigger -> subhuman
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>>59489669
>M-m-muh neutral!!

Heh.
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Thinking of buying the audio technicha m40's, does anyone have experience with them? Friends told me they were pretty good
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>>59489680
out of shitty arguments?
thought so
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>>59489695
>Recommending a completely different sound signature to what someone else prefers
Kek. I didn't need any in the first place.
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>>59489722
Not the dude who made the recommendation.
I let shit-eaters eat shit. And you were vehemently defending eating shit.
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>>59487419
I could use a new headphone. But not another HD 600. Not that I use headphones very often.

>>59489377
Very similar to the HD 600. They share earpads with the HD 650, which made additional changes to the HD 600.
The HD 580 shares the driver of the HD 600, and most of the cup. The damping material used in the HD 600 changed later in production, about 10 years ago.
The grille and headband are noticeably different with the HD600.
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>>59489745
But come on, anon. Recommending neutral headphones when someone want something else completely? He could have at least ignored him, anon.
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>>59489766
Not my problem. I ignored him.
However, saying "eating shit is OK" is far more heinous than saying "i like eating shit, recommend me some shit".
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>>59489748
>I could use a new headphone. But not another HD 600. Not that I use headphones very often.
get rid of all that IEM shit and get Fostex TH-500RP.
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>>59489781
I'm not defending his purchase, but recommending something completely different to what someone else prefers is just giving useless info.

You could recommend a loo for shit eaters, but they still ain't gonna shit in the loo, you know anon?
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>>59489824
But you were defending nigger bass. If you're going to just 180 and say nigger bass is for niggers then I guess we have no disagreement.
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>>59489837
No, anon. I was telling him to give some relevant info instead of shitting out useless info. Come on, anon.
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>>59489820
>In-ears
I did. I never built a collection.
>Fostex TH-500RP.
I strongly dislike the T50RP, and the same goes for the TH-500RP headphone.
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>>59489882
Not interested in he-said she-said bullshit. Bye. Feel free to keep backpedaling.
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>>59489887
>I strongly dislike the T50RP,
Why?
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>>59489906
Have fun, anon. Keep recommending neutral headphones no matter the context.
>>59473113
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>>59489766
>Recommending neutral headphones when someone want something else completely?
You know who wants bassy headphones? Retards who've never had good headphones and always had shitty IEMs so they never experienced bass and always had to boost it because they're too stupid to properly seal IEMs. So these morons then come on here and claim they want bassy headphones when they've never actually used them and don't know what that shit sounds like.

Best thing for these retards is to for them to buy some bassy chink shit so they can discard them after a week and not loose all of their savings once they realize how stupid they are.
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>>59489960
>>59489960
>Dumb anime poster giving advice

And if they have experienced neutral headphones, anon?
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>>59489971
>anime poster
It takes a special kind of retard to go on anime site and then to complain about anime posters. It's like low-IQ retards who go on gay.com/forum/tech and complain about faggotry. You have a very low IQ. I'm estimating it's in low 90s.
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>>59490008
Well, that is why we have containment boards, don't we anon? Off you go, you silly goose.

>>>/a/
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>>59490018
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>>59490036
Not to your taste? Good thing we have multiple containment boards, eh? This should fit your style more.

>>>/c/
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>>59490048
your life must be shit when you go on anime forum yet you hate anime and waste your life away arguing and chatting with anime fans.
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>>59490071
Come one, anon. No use going against containment, now is there?
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>>59486521
what happened to the great mdr v6 suggestions years ago?
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>>59490121
I couldn't stand that cable and couldn't replace it. Got rid of them. There are better entry-level headphones now.
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>>59490226
I still have my mdr's after like 5 years now. Guess it's time to upgrade?
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>>59490247
For sure. I don't miss them one bit. So many great options now (from Sony too if you like that brand).
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TMA-2 with top level drivers or MDR-1000x?

Just want something with good clarity but the Sony seem to offer that + wireless/ANC
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>>59490362
Go with Sony headphones. Both are pretty coloured headphones, so just go with the pair that isn't chink shit. AIAIAI has had build quality issues in the past; not sure if it's been fixed yet, though.
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>>59490387
fug I have already ordered my TMA-2

They have a return policy at least.

One thing though, please enlighten me on how the Sony can be decent when looking at their graph everything is under 100db except one part of bass while TMA-2 above 100 as per what is shown on the TMA-2 website.
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>>59488434
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>Budget
$500+
>Location
US
>Source
Desktop computer
>Type of headphone
Over-ear
>Open or closed
Open
>Comfort level
Comfy enough to wear for hours
>Past headphones
Logitech gaming headsets g930 and g933
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>>59488434
>Is there anything else as good in the $200 price range?
Used 600/650's.
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>>59487419
Nice waifu/headphones.

Her seiyuu isn't so bad either... you should be listening to her idol songs now ;)
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>>59487530
>So I think it's really important to have a DAC just to make it so the audio leaves your PC in digital format so it doesn't pick up the shit from the computer case,
Pretty much the only reason I bought a Fiio E10k
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>>59488645
>Justifying nigga bass
kys
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>>59487517
>>59487298
>>59487336
>How to tell if you need an amp:
Change the volume. Are there sweet spots that sound better? If YES, then you need an amp.

>How to tell if you need a DAC.
Do you hear shit from your cans when it's supposed to be silence? If so you need to ensure your computer's audio inputs are muted. Do you still hear shit? Get a DAC.

>I feel safe re: above. Do I still perhaps need an AMP/DAC?
Try plugging your cans to your smartphone. Play some music there. Does it sound noticeably better than the computer? If so, your computer is shit.

>OK, I need an amp/dac after all
fiio e10k, schiit fulla 2.

There's far more expensive/PAWAFUL out there, but chances are you won't get any benefit from spending any more than this.
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haven't been on /hpg/ in ages, any new products worth looking at or is it the same old shit? I already own quite a bit.
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>>59489377
the 580 is effectively the same as the 600 from a listening standpoint, so it's worth getting one if it's cheap depending on the condition. some people just want to pay extra for something new in the box with a warranty and all that which is fine. the 650 is very different in comparison to the other two.
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>>59489960
>always had shitty IEMs so they never experienced bass
what? IEMs are the most consistently v-shaped mobile listening devices you can buy. look up measurements for random IEMs, 99% will be v-shaped.
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Not headphones, but does anyone have experience with these Fostex monitors? Found a pair on craigslit for $60, was thinking it'd be nice to replace these shitty little Logitech speakers I've been using since high school.
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What's the best synthpop headphones?
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>>59492429
Genre of music you listen to is irrelevant here.

Please follow the template (which you can see all over the thread) when asking for headphone recommendations.
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I don't know shit about headphones, but I have these and quite like them. https://www.amazon.com/Skullcandy-Uproar-Headphones-Built-Remote/dp/B00TS1B8XK

Looking for a decent in ear variant since the weathers getting warmer
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>>59489914
Strong rolloff on both ends, midrange bump (a "shout" in audiophile speak), uneven treble character.
Various modifications address most of these issues. The treble ones don't really go away, not that I've found.
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>>59489580
LZ A4 had overwhelmingly positive reviews and seems like a good all rounder. Plus it has adjustable filters resulting in 18 different sound-signature altering filter combinations. It's under 200 USD as well.
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>>59491118
Edition X
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Got this headset for free. How good is it?
https://www.amazon.com/SPEEDLINK-MEDUSA-Surround-Headset-Gaming/dp/B00H9DTFWU?th=1
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>>59493276
3.5/5
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>>59486521
I did a quick rundown on my two pairs of headphones.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xAU4fsCrYO0

fidelio x2 vs dt770s (80ohm)
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>>59493276
/hpg/ likely has no fuckin clue about how some chink plastic headphone sounds.
Looks like shit though.
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Anyone willing to help out? Need to buy headphones with good bass, microphone and suited well for gaming. Have to buy a present and I have no knowledge in headphones
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>>59493467
Fill out the purchase advice form.
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>Budget
About 150$ +/-
>Location
Poland
>Source
Gaming PC
>Type
Full
>Open or closed
Closed
>Comfort level
Can be sacrificed for quality but for about 3 hours long sessions
>Sound signature
Bit of bass? Overall need to have strong bass
>Past headphones
Some gaming headphones with microphone

As I mentioned need to have strong bass but also a microphone
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>>59493097
Do you own a pair, or just talking out your ass like most of /hpg/
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>>59493566
M-Audio HDH50 + V-MODA BoomPro
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I just come here for the anime girls in headphones.
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>>59486521
Anyone else ever have problems with APO? I'm trying to test if it's working by ticking and un-ticking 'enable audio enhancements' usually I can hear an obvious volume difference but today for some reason it's not working. It's fucking annoying not being able to know if my EQ is actually working or not. Should I reinstall it?
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>>59494273
Get the Peace GUI.
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>>59493938
Why those exactly? And without a microphone could you find me something else? Thanks in advance
>>59493566
Bumping by the way
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>>59494539
They meet all your requirements and are also compatible with the mic I suggested.
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>>59491912
those are actually pretty good at that price but nothing beats the value of M-Audio monitors if you buy at MSRP
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Looking for a new pair of earbuds on a budget.

>Budget
Anywhere up to $30, give or take 5
>Location
USA
>Source
Using them on my phone
>Comfort level
Not painful, hopefully
>Sound signature
Not tinny garbage
>Past headphones
Bluedio chinkware

I'm assuming this is the right place because I don't remember seeing any earbud generals.
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>>59494273
>>59494483

So, I just reinstalled it and the problem went away. How am I supposed to rely on using an eq if this is going to happen? I've been happy with my eq setting for a while and this happened for no reason, and I didn't change any settings. Anyone else ever encountered this?

I don't like the peace UI and I can't see it resolving this problem, should it persist.
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>>59494639
>I don't like the peace UI and I can't see it resolving this problem, should it persist.
The ON/OFF switch in Peace GUI makes it pretty clear whether your EQ is active or not.
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>>59494659
I don't NEED a button to test if it's on or not. I did ask that last night but I don't care about that now. I just want to know why the eq stopped working for no reason, peace won't stop that or answer my question. Thanks though.
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>>59494629
VE monk
I'd suggest also asking /csg/
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>>59486521
does anybody have custom IEMs that they'd recommend?

My Sleek acrylic ones finally died after years of continuous abuse, and while they felt and sounded great, the cables were utter shit that needed to be replaced every 2 years, so I'm looking elsewhere for now.
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I'm looking to buy Fiiio x5 3rd gen. Is there something better within that price range?
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>>59490008
Legit.
>>59490048
>>59490018
Generic newfag #1544326. Reddit is more your speed.
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>>59494539
>M-Audio HDH50 + Boom Pro = better than any headset

Any headphone with a detachable cable that can use a boom pro will be better than whatever gaymer headset you buy, anon offers solid advice and you shun him.
Status CB-1 are also worth looking into if the M-Audio's are out of your budget.

If you can't get away from the gaymer headset meme, get the HyperX Cloud 1's.
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>>59495084
I'm not shunning just considering other options. As I said I'm not really experienced with headphones and 150$ is a good amount of cash that's why I'm being careful. If they are so good then I'll check. Thank you >>59493938 and you lad
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>>59487517
>How to tell if you need an amp:
>When you turn volume up, is it loud enough?
>YES, then you don't need an amp.
>NO, then you need an amp.

WRONG, depending on headphone you may or may not need an amp for it to sound fully. I can blast my eardrums with HD600 on my mac alone, but with amp they sound different and not as loose as on mac alone. Stop shilling these treads you cucky, even fulla 2 for 100$. I agree on dacs tho.
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>>59487419
Sup.
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>>59490931
I forgot the TMA-2s were even modular. Which model are you talking about?

Pic related is the frequency graph for the MDR-1000Xs.
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>>59495020
Oh come on, anon. Not up to your taste? We do have 9 whole containment board dedicated to anime posters. :^)
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My dt990's should be here any minute now, I'm so hyped. I used to own a pair a few years ago and had to sell them because I became homeless. I love the sound signature.

Do you guys think it's worth buying some nice ear pads for them? The velour ones are cool but they flatten/deflate after about a year. I've heard the ear pads can actually affect the sound too.
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>>59495894
Look into which pads affect them. I'm guessing theres a huge thread on head-fi for them. The hm5 pads are quality and feel great. No idea how they would do on the 990's though.
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>>59495894
>I used to own a pair a few years ago and had to sell them because I became homeless.
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>>59495944
Thanks, I'll google around. This thread is always my first stop though. There are some great deals on used headphones on ebay. Thinking about picking up something with a totally different sound like a sennheiser or hifiman because they're all cheap.
>>59495957
yeah lost everything jan 2015 and didnt get it back together for almost a year
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>>59495972
>lost everything
Anon, how do you manage to fuck up that much?

I'm curious. As a cautionary tale.
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>>59495621

<3
which can are you using now? also, what's scarlett for? mics?
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>Thought my first open headphones don't leak that much
>Paranoid that people passing my flat (really shitty isolation) hear my chinese cartoon songs
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>>59496122
>>Thought my first open headphones don't leak that much
>>Paranoid that people passing my flat (really shitty isolation) hear my chinese cartoon songs
you're insane. you can't hear open headphones from 5 ft away let alone from a closed room.
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>>59495750
Well fug that isn't even bad.

I was thinking SO4 so the most advanced module available, but damn that is nicely balanced.

I listen to rock/classical and some Jpop
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>>59495606
>you may or may not need an amp for it to sound fully
>may
>may not

Kek'd. Just read what you wrote. It's all uneducated bullshit and you can't even form a strong opinion because you sense it's bullshit yourself.

Best AMPs just amplify signals. Yes, really, that's what an amplifier does. Shitty ones (vale amps) add distortions but those are undesirable. Amps don't even extend dynamic range!
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>>59496122
Don't be a pussy. Just blast it, nigga. I watch anime on my TV speakers and I 100% know the bitchbois downstairs can hear it. They're pajeets though so they don't really count as human.
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Guys please help I am looking for:
A pair of headphones to be used for listening to audio books. I want them to be wireless headphones so I can walk around the house while listening. Also they need to be very comfortable because I will be listening for long session. I will be using these at home only.
Not sure about budget yet. About $150-$200?
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>>59496120
Hey there!
Currently the DT880, actually i'm going to sell all other but the DT and the V6, love them all, but i find a little sad that they get so little use. Who knows, maybe with the money i grab something else, always wanted to try an HD800 or a planar.
Currently using the Scarlett as amp/dac for my headphones and occasionally for some playback on my guitar and bass combos, but i originally got it because i kept having to work with 24-bit/96kHz tracks during college (mostly in the box mixing and mastering). Still, i will be very usefull once i finally get a pair of monitors.
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>>59495972
No problem. Hd600's are the ones you want m8. Can't see myself ever buying another headphone unless something new and ridiculous come out. They're that good.
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>>59496293
MDR-RF985RK
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>>59486521
Currently shopping open backs
Them cans in the OP good?
I can get them at the same price as the HD598 SE
Thoughts?
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>>59496174
You could go for either, to be honest. Only problem I was worried about was build quality; the TMA-1s had durability issues, and the early models of the TMA-2s had some problems with molding. Again, unsure if fixed.

Which pads are you buying? Depending on the pads, bass can become bloated and drown out everything else.
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>>59496293
ATH-SR5BTBK or HD 4.40 BT WIRELESS
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>>59496368
EO6 pads
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>>59496326
>Who knows, maybe with the money i grab something else, always wanted to try an HD800 or a planar.
Meh, after using HE-400i for 2 months, I went back to HD600. Just didn't like them as much. As for HD800, thye might be OK I guess... tried them once and couldn't tell much diff from HD600.

>Currently using the Scarlett as amp/dac for my headphones
How is that possible? My 2i2 only has a monitor plug. I guess I could plug them in and pipe sound out but still.. that doesn't sound that good.
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>>59496141
The noise isolation is really that bad and my desk is right next to the entrance. I can hear people every time they enter the house. I tested it and I can hear my headphones outside the flat when the volume is 100%, so I should be fine

>>59496207
Alright will do.
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>>59496388
Not my type, but I also don't listen to the same music as you. Like you said, you could always return it if you're unhappy. Hope it's not the case, though.

Have fun with the headphones, anon.
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>>59496437
>I tested it and I can hear my headphones outside the flat when the volume is 100%, so I should be fine
Bullshit. You tested them wrong. Put them around a pillow so the speakers are not exposed.
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>>59496334
>>59496387
Thanks guys. Checking them out right now.
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>>59496464
They don't do open box returns

FUcking shit this should be standard now, this is why i buy from Amazon
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>>59496330
I keep hearing thata. I would kill to be able to hear them in person. I'm a treble fiend though and I live for the sparkle. Perhaps the hd600 will blow me away though. I'm waiting for now.
>>59496114
If i told you my story you wouldn't believe me.
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>>59496506
Really? Their bags aren't even transparent, so if you end up with a defective headband like pic related, or if you don't like its sound signature, then you're fucked.
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>>59496431
>HE-400i
>didn't like them as much
That's a shame i guess, although i am comming from a DT880 so i suppose it will sound more different, still, i just want to try new stuff and have less headphones overall, worst case scenario i just sell them later.
>My 2i2 only has a monitor plug
Really? I thought all Scarletts had headphone jacks, pic related is mine. The amp isn't as good as a O2 imho, but sounds good enough for me.
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>>59496599
As someone who owns both a DT-880 and a HE-400I, I can say that the HE-400I are basically a clearer version of the DT-880 with more bass extension.
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>>59496192
>you may or may not need an amp for it to sound fully
>depending on headphone you may or may not need
>give an example with HD600

Reading comprehension?
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>>59496618
>Reading comprehension?

Confirmed for being too dumb. Sorry I said anything. I'll just retire from conversing with you.
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>>59496550
>HD600
Is what I've got (with schiit stack) and recommend.
>You wouldn't believe.
Oh come on. Share.
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>>59496697
>waaaaaa, my bait failed, better run away from this conversation

Stay mad cucky.
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>>59496599
>Really? I thought all Scarletts had headphone jacks, pic related is mine. The amp isn't as good as a O2 imho, but sounds good enough for me.
It does have it but that's a headphone plug so you can monitor mics. it's not meant to be a headphone amp.
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>>59496550
>If i told you my story you wouldn't believe me.
Gambling? Divorce? Stock market? Drugs?

it's def one of these.
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>>59496757
It might be even more fun than that.

Betrayal!
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>>59496781
>Betrayal!
by whom? tell the story
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>>59486521
>That op image

My AKG K712 Pro just died (one of the drivers is kaput after fixing it 3 times)

Is there a durable headphone of the same or higher quality that you can recommend?
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>>59496879
hd600
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>>59496909
>durable headphones
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>>59496879
HD600 definitely. The only headphones you'll ever need.
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>>59496957
My dad has had his for over 16 years. Still look like new. Still sound great. He only changed earpads few times.
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>>59496909
>>59496981
Two questions:

a) Is it as comfortable as the AKG K712 Pro? This one had memory foam and the self-adjusting head thing was perfect.
b) Will the FiiO E10k drive it? It's 300 Ohms...
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>>59497055
yes and yes. they're even more comfortable since they don't have stupid round earcups. e10k drives them fine.
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>>59496550
Honestly, if you're a treble fiend then you might not be crazy about them. They're noticeably less crisp than 702's for example but it's the blend of everything else that makes them sound so good in general.
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>>59497102
Isn't the E10K recommended for 150Ohm headphones?
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>>59497141
sure but it works fine on hd600.
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>>59496981
What about the ATH-R70x?
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>>59497190
Better build quality, but comfort can be iffy for some. Unsure with sound.
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>>59497102
They have THE GRIP tho, and some people find it a bit too much altho I don't really mind it.

>>59497103
He should get HD700, all the sparkles you need! Tbh I kind of regret at least not trying them out before getting HD600, HD600 are amazing and with my long headphones sessions they are probably a better fit, but you can find HD700 for around 400$ now.
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>>59497251
HD700s are ugly af

AKG is the only way to go for treble
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>>59497251
>They have THE GRIP tho, and some people find it a bit too much altho I don't really mind it.
bend the metal clip slightly. problem solved.
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>>59497272
>Inb4 he bends the metal instead and snaps the chink plastic
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>>59497226
>but comfort can be iffy for some
Some say they're more comfy, but most agree the AKGs and Beyers are more comfy.

Which is sad.
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>>59496879
If you like treble, go with another set of AKG headphones. Alternatively, you could also look for a pair of Beyerdynamic headphones that suits you.
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>>59497322
I was quite disappointed with the build quality though, the internal wires are really really thin and came off many times until one of the drivers died due to my soldering.
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>>59488154
>>59488820
>>59489060
>>59491380
Are you just trying to bait or did you truly fail to comprehend the study and its results on listener preference this bad and then act all superior about it? Either way this place is such a shithole fucking hell.
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>>59496141
>you can't hear open headphones from 5 ft away let alone from a closed room.
You haven't experienced many open-back headphones, then. Some open-backs leak a lot more sound than others.

>>59496344
That's a really good price for them (if going by the amazon hd598 se price of ~$160 USD)

>>59496879
>>59497055
HD600 won't sound as bright/energetic as the K712 (don't know your sound preferences). Depending on your head size/shape, some may find the clamp of new HD600s overwhelming and irritable. You won't find many more headphones that are as comfortable as AKGs (not counting the AKG headbands with bumps)

You can always try to replace your driver, if you liked your K712.
http://cloud.akg.com/9352/k612pro_k712pro_service.pdf
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>>59497303
I prefer them over my DT990s; honestly, I think the suspension system is what bothers some people. My headlet friend just can't fit them on properly.
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>>59497352
>You haven't experienced many open-back headphones, then. Some open-backs leak a lot more sound than others.
are you saying they leak more than they send into ears? lmao! you're stupid.

please name these super-headphones that leak sound though closed rooms. I really need to see this.
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Looking for something to replace my broken ATH-M30


I bought some velour V6 earpads for these, so I was leaning to just get some sony V6, but curious if any of the cheaper ~$40-50 brands offer good isolation and comfort. I know Samson, Senal, Lyxpro, Fostex and a few others make affordable ones.

I am mostly going to use these for videogames and loud music, I don't really care about neutrality as I don't record audio or anything. Don't like really muddy, warm boomy shit, but want to have it isolate enough that I can hear footsteps across the map you know.

The earpads I'd like to use are these very thick Brainwavz HM5 velour pads I bought a couple years ago, so anything that can take V6 and similar pads would work.
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>>59497376
I was referring more to
>you can't hear open headphones from 5 ft away

For example, with my HE560, at my preferred listening volume, I could place my headphones on my desk, walk down the hallway and to the kitchen about ~30ft away, and still hear them rather well (by this point, my room isn't in view anymore). And I don't listen at ear deafening levels, either.
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>>59497376
My SHP9500S leaks a lot of sound; you can hear it across the room with my onboard at 30% volume.
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>>59497444
>>For example, with my HE560, at my preferred listening volume, I could place my headphones on my desk, walk down the hallway and to the kitchen about ~30ft away, and still hear them rather well (by this point, my room isn't in view anymore). And I don't listen at ear deafening levels, either.
Are you really that stupid not to realize the mistake in your "testing"?

Put them around a stiff pillow or a headrest of a leather chair so the inside is sealed.

You won't hear shit then.

>>59497447
>SHP9500S
Total garbage. no need to argue that one.
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>>59497352
>You can always try to replace your driver, if you liked your K712.
Where would I obtain the DKK45 replacement part? I'm in Australia, if you know how please let me know.
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>>59497383
>~$40-50
wrong thread.
try >>>/g/csg and look at the infographic in 1st post. that will answer all your questions.
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>>59497491
>You're insane. You can't hear open headphones from 5 ft away
>Gets proven wrong
>B-b-but they're garbage headphones, desu~

Dumb anime poster strikes again. :^)
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>>59497491
The HE560 naturally closes for its rest position, pic related, and that's exactly how they were on my desk. Believe me, they leak a ton of sound from the back of the cups. My K812 are the same way. My X2 and K701, not as much.

>>59497494
I'd send an email to AKG, or they may list a service center that's in your country, which you can most likely contact and place an order for a part.
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>>59497102
I always suggest the fulla 2, but e10k should be fine if you already have it.
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>>59497534
SHP9500S are garbage. Only a retard or a poorfag would use something so bad.
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I have a V-Moda M100 and a V-Moda Crossfade Wireless. I love them both but I've never heard anyone say they actually own them. Can someone tell me why they're shit or not shit?
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>>59497565
>The HE560 naturally closes for its rest position, pic related, and that's exactly how they were on my desk. Believe me, they leak a ton of sound from the back of the cups. My K812 are the same way. My X2 and K701, not as much.
I don't care what headphone you use.... if you can hear them from the other room, your volume is way too loud.
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>>59497602
But anon, we're not talking about them being garbage, are we? Kek. Have you even had a single open-backed headphone in your life?

>You're insane. You can't hear open headphones from 5 ft away

Kek.
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>>59497614
You can't. At normal volume and when they're on someone's head and earcups are sealed against a skull.

I see you got triggered because your SHP9500S are grbage. Stay mad!
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>>59496757
Parents died at 11 and 15 years old. Moved in with a family member and started using opiates once a month or so. Met a girlfriend at 16 and was crazy for her, expecially while high. Hit 18 and got 40k from my father's life insurance. My addiction went crazy and I blew through it in a year on heroin and pills. Moved out of the families member's house to a rented room because the girl wasn't alloud over anymore because I was being a moron. Ended up coming out about the addiction to the family, bounced around a few rehabs. Went to long island, ended up back here with no bridges left and then some guys burnt down my car over a small debt I incured from taking something from a burgulary I drove for them. I rolled on them immediately because I blind with anger. Ended up in a welfare hotel shortly thereafer and ended up getting dragged out of it by the polcie because I robbed someone and they snitched. Got slapped with 2 felonies too from the burgulary. Did a month and got parol. Got out, and an old friend from high school took me in. We both had the same life style, on the pc all day so it worked. Ended up moving out of state with him and his girl and rented a room from them with money from a online job. I hated the job and found a way to make money online that isn't what you can call legit. Used that to pay rent for 2 years so I didn't have to work. They decided to move back home in december 2014. Told me we were just getting a new place but they ditched me once I got up here. Hence homeless. Back on my feet now.
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>>59497687
>You can't. At normal volume and when they're on someone's head and earcups are sealed against a skull
>Open headphones have a seal

I see you've never had an open headphone, you silly goose.
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>>59497708
If your net worth is positive now, and you've wised up, you'll be fine.
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>>59497729
>I see you've never had an open headphone, you silly goose.
Have them on my head now, retard.

PS: You should give those SHP9500S to some bum on the street so they can use them as earmuffs when it's cold outside. That's the only thing they're good for.
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>>59497611
>I don't care what headphone you use
Well then, you should, because that's what my argument is based of off. I told you one headphone may differ from others, in terms of leakage, gave examples, did a 'test' (even though that wasn't a test, per se, I just happened to go into the kitchen one day and grap a drink, without pausing my shit).

And I've told you that I don't listen at ear deafening levels. Maybe it's your ears that need to be checked, because hearing as what I've said above/in previous posts, isn't that difficult.
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>>59497766
>You're insane. You can't hear open headphones from 5 ft away.
>5 ft away

Then take them off right now, anon. You clearly have hearing loss.
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>>59497774
Every open haeadphone has speakers pointed at the inside. Every one of them.

And if you can hear your headphones from the other room and closed door, volume's so loud that you could never have it on your head.

You're a stupid, stupid retard. I suggest killing yourself in the most painful way possible so you never endanger the Earth again.
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>>59497807
But SHP9500S are shit. They can even give you cancer because earpads are made from carcinogenic foam.
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>>59497774
>>59497807
>>59497812
Yup.

If volume is high and headphones are on, it's possible to somewhat hear from the same room. Not from the outside.

But with SANE volume, you can't even hear it from same room.

<3 my schiit stack, because the headphones sound good no matter how loud (or more importantly, quiet!).
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>>59487603
good taste in waifu desu
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Just got a fresh pair of dt990s. I'm some what suspicious that they are knock offs because the material on the inside of the ear pads, the pads, and the headband feels slightly different than I remember. They are also lacking the distinctly seperated vocals that I remember them for so fondly. Trying to get a hold of Beyer but maybe it's just a later revision and also needs to burn in
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>>59497875
>Just got a fresh pair of dt990s. I'm some what suspicious that they are knock offs because the material on the inside of the ear pads, the pads, and the headband feels slightly different than I remember. They are also lacking the distinctly seperated vocals that I remember them for so fondly. Trying to get a hold of Beyer but maybe it's just a later revision and also needs to burn in
You're remembering them wrong. They were always crappy.

PS: No one makes replicas of 990. They're just not popular enough.
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>>59497829
>You're insane. You can't hear open headphones from 5 ft away.
>5 ft away
Kek. Stay on topic, anon. We're talking about your particular comment above. :^)

>>59497447
>>59497839
>30% on onboard
Either way, it mostly depends on the headphone you're using. Like >>59497565 stated, some headphones project out more.
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>>59497708
god damn anon... should have stuck with 2D girls. 3dpd totally fucked you up for life.

with federal criminal record... is there any good job you can get?
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>>59497893
SHP9500S not only sound like diarrhea but they give people cancer as well. I hear they were recalled few times.
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>>59497607
I personally dont have them as I dont have funds to buy any mid-fi shit but they probably aren't recommended because they look kind of awkward and there's better options/solutions at that price range or lower like Custom One Pros.
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>>59497922
Damn, anon. You really are staying on topic, aren't you?
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>>59486521
So AKGs would be my perfect headphone if it just had a 3.5mm jack instead of the stupid mini-XLR plug.

Does this mean the Philips Fidelio is my best option?
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>>59497941
SHP9500S is a synonym for shit.

>>59497946
>Philips
only if you want to waste money on garbage.
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>>59497902
I got off on the felonies. They only slapped me with them because I got arrested shortly after the events and I admitted all my wrong doing to give more credibility to the story involving the arsonists. They just wanted me to testify, which I would have done anyway because fuck those guys. The felonies were dropped as well as all the possesion charges and shit from when I got arrested to a misdemeanor. The probation was dropped because I "had" to move with my friend in order to keep the online job and staying in the same county (a stipulation of the probation) would have resulted in me being homeless again. They let me pay my fine and be on my way.

Yes I ruined my life for her but my addiction would have got me regardless I think. She left me as soon as I got arrested and november 2015 got in such a severe car accident that she's essentially in a vegetative state now and it breaks my heart. Haven't touched or "talked to" another woman since I last fucked her november 2011.

I've been sober now since september 2015 and am a full time student, albeit with some serious trauma induced mental health problems.
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>>59497958
Kek. I see you've run out of arguments.

>>59497946
If you like bass, go for it. The last time I recalled, AKGs didn't have any.
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>>59497812
>I suggest killing yourself in the most painful way possible so you never endanger the Earth again.
Why, though? You seem to be the one that's more agitated their life than I am with mine. Maybe if you do such, It'd compensate for the 30 minutes I lost from an argument that got no where.

>>59497845
Thanks.

>>59497980
Based on your sound preferences, I'd recommend a pair of Grados.
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>>59497988
I don't mind bass but I really like how detailed the AKGs are. I know the Fidelios won't compare but I don't want to compromise too much in that area.
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>>59497893
>Either way, it mostly depends on the headphone you're using. Like >>59497565 stated, some headphones project out more.
I'm on HD600 if that helps.

Seriously, gotta be loud AF and on the desk for them to be slightly hearable from the outside.

Wearing them? No fucking way.
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>>59493097
judging based on my mad dogs, the only "problem" is that it's quite warm. the treble isn't uneven to my ears, just could use a bit of boost in eq to your taste. but then you shouldn't be looking at a headphone like the mad dog not wanting a warm sound. the bass has less impact than you might expect but it's not rolled off. it's my favorite closed headphone after the hp50.
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>>59497988
SHP9500S = shit. Philips only makes shit.
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>>59498017
I came to a similar conclusion. The 990s are opening up a bit now.
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>>59498025
Go for them, then. I can't think of any other V-shaped headphones you might like. Maybe take a look at Beyerdynamics.

>>59498039
I see. I'm almost sure >>59498043 has the exact same headphones; took a gander at the HD 600s and concluded all open-backed headphones project outward like that. Silly goose can't even stay on topic anymore. :^)
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>>59498101
Quit shilling your "trusty Fucks" you retarded moron. SHP9500S are fucking garbage. Just because you're poor and retarded doesn't mean others have to buy that shit.

Daily warning to everyone that there is a mentally unstable SHP9500S shill who keeps shilling SHP9500S non-stop.
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>>59498131
I'm not? Below was my comment, mostly in response to:
>You're insane. You can't hear open headphones from 5 ft away.
>5 ft away
>>59497447
How was that shilling? I proved you wrong. You silly goose can't even have a decent argument without moving away from the original topic. Didn't you learn that in school, anon?
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>>59498188
pop some autism pills. your trusty fucks won't help your mental condition.
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>>59498208
Oh come on, anon. We aren't even close to the original topic anymore.
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>>59498131
the SHP9500 isn't bad, it just became not worth it vs the 598 when they nearly doubled the price.
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>>59498250
Not shilling, but they're ~$50 right now. They're not comparable to the HD 598s, but more the HD 558s.
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>Budget
Preferably <$250
>Location
US
>Source
PC, amp
>Type of headphone
Over the ear
>Open or closed
Closed
>Comfort level
Super comfortable. I'd like to be able to wear them for hours at a time
>Sound signature
Bassy is preferred, neutral is fine too.
>Past headphones
Nothing worth mentioning

I'm going to be using them primarily for gaming or listening to music. It'd be great if it was either compatible with V-MODA BoomPro or came with a mic.
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So what's the most truly neutral headphone out now?
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>>59498466
HD 600s, but no headphones are "truly" neutral.
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>>59498487
>nobass
>neutral
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>>59498532
My point, exactly.
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>Budget
~$300
>Location
US
>Source
Phone/pc
>Type of headphone
Over Ear
>Open or closed
Closed
>Comfort level
High
>Sound signature
Neutral
>Past headphones
CB-1

Like my CB-1's, but I've had them for a while and am looking to upgrade.
Detachable isn't a requirement, but certainly a bonus.
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I'm looking to upgrade from my 668B's and I'm stuck between these:
Fidelio X2
DT880+770 Pads
DT990+770 Pads
K712/K7XX
K612

Here's my 668B EQ that I have based off the GoldenEars measurements
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>>59487419
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>>59499006
If you just want better sound quality, you should try EQing.

>>59499057
Taking a screenshot of the graph window would make more sense.
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>>59499263
Crap, I'm not at home at the moment so I'll get that EQ graph in about an hour.
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>>59499057
Sennheiser HD600.
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>>59486521
Got my Fulla 2 today. Does it require any sort of extensive setup or do I just twist the knob until it sounds loud enough? And is the USB Power or the Power and Data cable better?
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>>59499006
Fulla 2 + HD380 Pro.
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>>59499506
Place your knob at not higher than 9 o'clock (to be safe @ start), attach headphones, attach usb to computer, set 24/96 @ windows audio device, play some music.
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>>59499508
>Recommending an HD 380 Pro at the $300 budget
>Neutral
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>>59499506
Data is necessary if you want to use the DAC.

Power is nice for cases in which you want to provide power to the device separate from data. An example is a battery backed source you don't want to pull power from.
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>>59499057
>Fidelio X2
>DT880+770 Pads
>DT990+770 Pads
>K712/K7XX
>K612
that's a whole lotta shit.

>>59499006
>~$300
>Closed
Spending more than $150 on closed cans is a huge waste of money.
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>>59499508
Hated the HD280 sound compared to the CB-1, weird bass and a veiled sound.
If the 380 is anything like that I'd stay away.
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>>59499566
Recommend him some v-shaped headphones, anon.
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>>59499551
That's a pretty good plot, actually. Notice it stays within 5dB until the dip on highs.
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>>59499587
The HD380 is a huge improvement over the HD280.
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>>59499597
>Recommend him some v-shaped headphones, anon.
v-moda
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>>59499624
>Closed headphones

It's his choice, but why?
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>>59499537
>>59499560
Thanks. I'm also reading the instructions and it says to enable the "I'm fulla schiit" device, but I don't see it. But it says you don't need drivers or anything. Might any of you know what's up?
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>>59499675
Unless you're having usb issues... it should become the default audio device by just plugging it in. (On my Windows 10 experience...).

Else, see audio devices by right clicking in the volume icon @ windows tray (near the clock @ task bar)
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>Budget
$50
>Location
U.S
>Source
Cellphone. i don't really care about mic support.
>Type
Over ear
>Open or closed
Closed
>Comfort level
Medium to high
>Sound signature
Neutral or bass orientated.
>Past headphones
Sony MDRZX100 ZX, Sony MDR7506 and Sony MDR V55's.
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>>59499490
>HD 600
>Clearly wanting v-shaped headphones
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>>59499765
>$50
wrong thread.
try >>>/g/csg and look at the infographic in 1st post. that will answer all your questions.
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>>59499887
Nobody wants v-shaped garbage. Get real.

If someone thinks so, they should simply be gently nudged in the right direction: Neutral or death.
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>>59500190
Seems like he does, anon.
>>59499057
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>>59500201
Aren't the DT880 at least trying to be neutral?
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What is recommended for under $50 iems for running? I wear glasses so they must fit with them.
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>>59499537
>24/96 @ windows audio device
Not him, but what is this for? Balance levels? I had just plugged my in and played.
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>>59500217
Trying, but not yet there.
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>>59500271
Also what's with the ticking I'm hearing in my right ear with the Fulla 2?
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>>59499397
There's my EQ Graph for my 668B's
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so i just received my x2s and antlion modmic. Is there any specific procedure to setting them up (no dac or amp) or do i just plug them in?
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>>59500301
>Also what's with the ticking I'm hearing in my right ear with the Fulla 2?

That shouldn't happen.

Is that a specific song or in general? :X
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>>59500367
No, it WAS just when it was idle with no sound. It seems to have gone away though but it may come back. Still wondering about this thoug. >>59500271
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>>59500341
Yeah, it's pretty shitty. You should start over from scratch.
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>>59500356
Just plug'em in
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>>59500413
Yeah, I was just trying to fill in some gaps based off the GoldenEars measurements
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>>59500434
Can't say you were very successful to be perfectly honest.
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I just ordered the m40x headphones from Best Buy. I needed the best closed headphones I could get for about $100... tell me how badly I fucked up
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>>59500356
Alright, i hear a bit of white noise. Its not much, but enough to be audible. I am plugging these into the standard headphone jack though on my tower, not connected to my motherboard. Should i connect them to the motherboard or headphone jack. Same with the mic. And if the motherboard, where on it.
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>Budget
~$350 for headphones only
>Location
US
>Source
pc
>Type of headphone
Over Ear
>Open or closed
Open
>Comfort level
Most important, will be wearing all day
>Sound signature
No preference. Don't care about bass
>Past headphones
ATH AD900x. Enjoyed these a lot but they died recently.
MDR v6

Don't have an amp/dac so would appreciate advice on those as well.
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>>59500457
I'm not quite sure if I should just tweak to what sounds right to me or go off of graphs which show a hard bass drop off
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>>59500399
Well, have fun.

24bit / 96KHz (advanced tab) is just the highest mode this shit supports. Music is 44.1 or 48KHz. Device has a xtal for each and their 88.2 and 96KHz multiples. Windows will have to resample music that doesn't match output, and its resampler isn't awesome. Oversampling (by setting the highest target) kind of minimizes the suckage of Windows's resampler.

Ofc, YMMV. There's purists out there that will insist on bit-exact output, despite delta-sigma DACs don't even use the samples directly... go figure.
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>>59500510
Fulla2 + HD600.
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>>59500510
HD600. See if it works with your player or choice and if it needs more volume, get E10k.
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>>59500510
X2, HD600/650, K712.
The latter two will probably need amplification, just pick whatever you think looks prettiest between the E10K, M3 or Fulla 2.
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>>59500515
It's hardly a hard drop. They're lacking in gain under 50 Hz. Past 50 Hz, the bass is bloated and needs to be cut.
Use 1 kHz as your reference point.
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>>59500510
hd600 is the one for you m8. It might sound daunting right now but stretching the metal band reduces the overly strong clamp force. It's very straight forward, look it up if you buy them.
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>>59500597
Seen too many pics of broken sennheiser headbands.

The clamp is real, but they get naturally loosened after some use. It took 2 days for mine to stop being painful, and in a week they became comfortable.

Overstretching them by shady methods might just break them. N.G.
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>>59500625
>Seen too many pics of broken sennheiser headbands.
well, don't be a fucking room temp IQ retard and try to stretch plastic.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNxK-NwSR5U
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>>59499566
>Spending more than $150 on closed cans is a huge waste of money.

So going from the CB-1 to something like the DT250 or MSR7 would only be a marginal upgrade?
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Anything price worthy from JVC? I got a buddy who works at one of their subsidiaries hence he can get it really cheap for me.
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>>59500586
Don't I need to adjust the pre-amp to the opposite of the highest gain to avoid distortion? (ie. 20Hz +5DB/Pre-Amp -5DB)?
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>>59500723
Yes. It's next to impossible to make good closed cans. That's why almost all of the high-end cans are open. You can try Fostex but those are expensive as fuck and not much better than much cheaper open headphones.
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>>59500753
Sure, but I'm talking about boosting and cutting different frequencies.
The preamp essentially cuts all frequencies by the same amount, so it doesn't really have any effect on the frequency response.
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>>59500754
>tfw you live next to a busy street and can hear traffic through open cans.

I'm guessed I'm doomed to lo-fi hell.
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>>59500797
Move.

Your residence's description just sounds (literally) terrible.
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>>59500835
If only, anon.
It's not bad if I'm listening to music with open headphones, but with movies or tv I can hear the traffic in quieter moments.

Think I'm just gonna pick up DT770's for a variance in sound signature at least.
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>Budget
No more than maybe $125, I want entry level.
>Location
USA
>Desktop PC motherboard
>Type
Full
>Open or closed
Prefer closed
>Comfort level
High comfort, I plan on using them for long periods of time
>Sound signature
Not sure?
>Past headphones
These are my first real headphones, have only owned cheap $10 headphones off Amazon
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>>59500877
Brainwavs HM5
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Can someone recommend me a good aux cable with the slimmest possible connector? I have a pair of Bang & Olufson H6's but its stock cable died and normal aux cable connectors are way too wide.

https://www.amazon.com/VOJO-Auxiliary-Uncoiled-Tangle-free-Connector/dp/B01N56KSL2/ref=pd_sim_23_1?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B01N56KSL2&pd_rd_r=1BKTE51BMR86QK9MKC9H&pd_rd_w=7TOky&pd_rd_wg=bXMoN&psc=1&refRID=1BKTE51BMR86QK9MKC9H

This is the only one I've found with a connector smaller than 6.25mm in diameter, but the reviews are scaring me off a bit. The only reason I need a new one is because the last one was bad.

Preferably a coiled cable too btw.
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>>59500691
Feels bad for Sennheiser`s chink plastic.
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>>59501009
>chink plastic
It's made in Ireland you retard.
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NEW THREAD

>>59501046

>>59501046

>>59501046

>>59501046
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>>59501034
I guess that makes it a replica of chink shit plastic, then.
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>>59501083
no, it only makes you a retard.
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>>59501088
>Snaps under under the smallest bit of pressure

Man, they really did a nice job of replicating, didn't they?
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>>59496737
Actually you can monitor anything going through the interface with that jack and it does amplify well, my only gripe with it is that it does color the sound a bit and that it doesn't have a high/low gain switch like the O2.
>>59496616
Well, that isn't a bad thing, i'm not sure the quality justifies the price difference but i still want to test it.
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>>59501138
>Actually you can monitor anything going through the interface with that jack and it does amplify well, my only gripe with it is that it does color the sound a bit and that it doesn't have a high/low gain switch like the O2.
it's not meant to be an amp for headphones. it's just a jack to monitor volumes. it's got a shit-tier DAC since it's not meant to be recorded. get a real amp.
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>>59500625
>Seen too many pics of broken sennheiser headbands.
Shitposters really do a number on equally clueless users.
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>>59501155
Meh, it's good enough for what i need and it does drive any headphone i plug on it, for now i'm fine with it, i do want a better dac/amp in the future, but not anytime soon.
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>>59501261
Would also help if Sennheisers didn't snap every time force is applied to the headband.
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>>59501332
i'll compare Scarlett's DAC/AMP to real one. Might happen in next thread.
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>>59501335
>Would also help if Sennheisers didn't snap every time force is applied to the headband.
but it doesn't. only when it's stretched to extreme. no matter how much you bitch about it, it won't make you feel better for being poor and unable to afford them. stay salty.
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>>59501416
They don't call them snapheisers for nothing, anon.
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>>59501394
Cool, wanna read your opinion on it.
Here, in case you want to check the insides and the specs of the dual Op. Amp:
>http://borisgermanov.blogspot.com.br/2013/07/focusrite-scarlett-2i4-inside.html
>http://www.njr.com/semicon/products/NJM4565.html
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>>59501451
if it makes you feel better, call them what you will. rest of us will keep on enjoying best sub-$1000 phones on the market.
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>>59501481
>Best sub-$1000 phones on the market
>$300 headphones

Whatever you say, anon. At least they will sound good until you accidentally put pressure on the headband.
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>>59489481
>having multiple headphones for different sound signatures
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>>59502225
>not having multiple headphones for different sound signatures
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>>59501511
You don't get it do you?

You can bend the metal band as much as you want to. It's nearly impossible to overstretch the 600's.
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>>59502456
We still talking about Sennheiser's plastic, anon?
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Anyone got the image of the neckbeard wearing Mio's headphones?
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Are there any open back headphone alternatives around the same price as the m40x?

I just got these for around $100 but i'm sending them back.
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>>59502890
>>59502920
Go to the new thread
>>59501052




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