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Poisonapple, I just realized you are using onboard sound. You really should get a soundcard so that you get the most out of your headphones. Getting $100+ headphones is kind of a waste for onboard sound. Check out the X-Fi Xtreme Gamer soundcard. I've had it since they first came out and it's still considered one of the better soundcards.

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Normally i would recommend the A700s from Audiotechnica or the HD555's but AKG just recently came out with their new "HD" line up and are definitely worth looking into.

http://www.akg.com/personal/powersla...nguage,EN.html

The K 242 for open back and the K 272 for closed.

The other models are Supra-aural

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Normally i would recommend the A700s from Audiotechnica or the HD555's but AKG just recently came out with their new "HD" line up and are definitely worth looking into.

http://www.akg.com/personal/powersla...nguage,EN.html

The K 242 for open back and the K 272 for closed.

The other models are Supra-aural
if you know where to pick up some K 272 HD's, let me know, I've been lookin for weeks.



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if you know where to pick up some K 272 HD's, let me know, I've been lookin for weeks.
Oooh, they look pretty good, from a pure aesthetic standpoint. How do they sound? There doesn't seem to be any pricing info either. I wonder if I should just get the K272HD or keep looking out for a Sextett.

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Poisonapple, I just realized you are using onboard sound. You really should get a soundcard so that you get the most out of your headphones. Getting $100+ headphones is kind of a waste for onboard sound. Check out the X-Fi Xtreme Gamer soundcard. I've had it since they first came out and it's still considered one of the better soundcards.
I'll be running the headphones through an Altec Lansing Digital Amp until I get my new rig which will have an X-fi XtremeGamer in it

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I purchased the HD515 because they were $200AU.

How can I really benchmark these bad boys? I don't think my music cuts it at all.

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I purchased the HD515 because they were $200AU.

How can I really benchmark these bad boys? I don't think my music cuts it at all.
Well, unless you have a CD player, like an actual cd player with receiver and amp and all that jazz, your best bet would be an ipod/mp3 player. your on board sound won't do your new cans to much justice, i highly suggest investing in a new soundcard. than, rip some cds in FLAC format or ALAC, and play them back on your new cans. really, anymusic will do, but jazz, classical, will shine on the senns



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your next steps to improve your audio experience, will be to look into FLAC and other lossless formats, such as phil suggested, and then a dedicated sound card (or DAC). Furthermore, a better media player (although I'm unfamiliar with your current player) may help increase the sound quality. I suggest looking at some of the foobar2000 guides floating around on OCN, for an idea into how it can make the music sound better

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