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who is better, with the xonar ST/STX(don't know witch getting yet).
thank you very much.
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who is better, with the xonar ST/STX(don't know witch getting yet).
thank you very much.
it really depends on what you prefer. If you have very good hearing then both headphones will sound very different and many people can only give their opinions on this. If you have normal hearing then it is a matter of closed or open earpieces.

You should also think about getting the HD595 instead of the 555 since it would be in the price range of the SRH840.

If you only want to hear the game/music and nothing else then get the SRH840 for the closed earpieces. If you want to hear the outside world while wearing the headphones then get the 595/555. Also, another thing you should note is that USUALLY but NOT ALWAYS the open ear headphones will have better audio quality since they have a fresh supply of air to move to make sound. When you have closed ear headphones then it must use the air that is already vibrating from previous sound and if you have acute hearing you may not like this.

Lastly, the closed heaphones will make your ears very warm and if you sweat or having hot ears bothers you then get the open eared headphones.

I have the 595's and I love them, after the first month of wearing them to break them in you literally do not notice that they are no anymore.


About whether or not you should get the ST or the STX also. You should get the STX for sure. PCI will not be around forever and sooner or later it will stop showing up on mobos. PCIe will be around for a long time as of right now since there is no other new tech on the horizon. This way you can use the STX for a longer time and you can plug it into any free PCIe slot on your mobo, even a x16 slot. That way it will almost always fit in with your GPU even if you decide to have two graphics cards at some point down the road!

Hope this helped and good luck choosing!
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wow man, very clear answer.
well k, but i rad that the ST has like lower "jitter" or something like that O.O.
and the HD555 with simple mod, walla hd595 =).
and in my country the hd959 is way above the price, of srh840 like 100$ dollar(from my money).
k i think all is left is choosing the earphones.
thank you =).
somebody else?
i know i am kinda disturbing, but i want to be 100% sure.
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hey, if you want to save some money someone just put up a 3 week old STX card in the marketplace!

http://www.overclock.net/audio/10056...sence-stx.html

Its a decent deal and the price includes the shipping.
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k i am going for the STX for sure =), i don't think I'll here the differences.
now only left to decide what headphones to take.
i love pretty much all kinda music, relaxing from some acoustic guitar or enjoy the dubstep, or hard style.
any suggestions?
thnx. =).
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k i am going for the STX for sure =), i don't think I'll here the differences.
now only left to decide what headphones to take.
i love pretty much all kinda music, relaxing from some acoustic guitar or enjoy the dubstep, or hard style.
any suggestions?
thnx. =).
closed headphones usually have a much boomier bass since they have a better seal over your ear. Open eared usually are better for classical, acoustic, or just rock music.

Its really up to you. Not many people can hear the minor differences with most headphones, but you WILL notice the bigger bass on a close eared headphone. You will probably feel it too but the question is whether or not you want to feel and hear it. Of course it will still be there for the 595's and will be plenty noticeable since both headphones are high end, but it just won't boom as much and you won't feel the pressure on your ears as much (I think this is better for overall hearing health though. Listening to loud booming music for extended periods is very bad for your eardrums).

Personally I have the 595's since I don't like my ears getting hot and I hate not hearing the outside world when gaming/listening to music.

Comfort is also something you should consider. I don't even feel the 595's anymore, but when I first got them they hurt after a couple hours before I broke them in. I have never owned the other pair of headphones but by taking a look at them you should decide which is more comfortable for you too.

Good luck with your choice!
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So it's, choose between the open and close, more feel the bass, and less fill it. Dam not 100% sure what to take. And if I take the open I take, the hd555 because simple mode I get the hd555 for less.
K thnx
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You can easily increase bass for open headphones
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Depends on what kind of music you listen to.
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i pretty much listen to anything. from acoustic guitar to booming bass(like dub step and hard style).
ohh and gaming =).
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