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Sounds good to me, Thanks again.
 
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post #1432 of 5029
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Both are good headphones. If you're not going to mod the HD650s, they're inferior. The HD650s can be modded to be excellent headphones, but out of the box, they're not too amazing. So consider this before buying. Some people prefer the HD650s over the HE-400s when they're modded. The HE-400s are simple, great out of the box with no mods needed and are easier to drive than HD650s. HE-400s bass is better than HD650s. Both headphones are darker headphones. I think the HD650s are even darker than HE-400s iirc.
Both are good headphones, can't go wrong with either, but the HD650s do need modification to be better than HE-400s.

appreciate your thoughts Simca. which mods have you performed on your HD650's? the trigger has already been pulled on them so i've done all the considering i need to biggrin.gif
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post #1433 of 5029
http://www.head-fi.org/t/561234/sennheiser-hd-650-mod-compilation

Before you mod away, make sure you know what each mod does as you may not like the finish product if you don't see how each mods changes the sound.
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post #1434 of 5029
thanks for the link. i was aware of the coin hole mod and foam mod but not the others. seriously doubt i'll mod them, but i bookmarked the page for the hell of it. have you personally done any of those?
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post #1435 of 5029
Is there anything else like the Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi HD 24-bit 96KHz USB Interface Sound Card? I am looking for a USB sound card (ITX) and this suits my needs perfectly I think... My goal is to have sound from my PC going into it then I will be able to listen to my headphones coming out and I have the RCA (i think) ports out. Is this a good option or is it too good to be true?

EDIT: LOL so I went on NCIX to look for this card and here are my findings:

First thought ok good NCIX has it easy pick up reasonable price I think:


Click on the link this shows up, exactly how it is supposed to be:


But then all of a sudden it changes to this:


Not sure if it is one super expensive card or it got a crazy markup some how or just a glitch because it still says $99 before going in and just as you go in
Edited by golfergolfer - 11/10/12 at 12:15pm
    
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So, as a newbie who only has experience with a siberia v2 headset, I have sought help from this guide in search of unknown lands~~
As I don't know what to expect, I'm trying to keep my expectations down, but this will presumably be an upgrade.

Things I want to hear: (in order of importance)
1. Music (a bit of everything, stuff like this: {-1-} {-2-} {-3-} {-4-} {-5-})
2. Video (movies//series)
3. Games; Dota 2, [long list of MMO's], BF3.

Things I want to capture:
1. My voice.
2. Guitar?

From the guide, I have extracted the following:
Fostex T50RP (it said something about an amp, presumably the sound card will provide power...?)
AntLion ModMic (how is this for capturing an acoustic guitar?)
Asus Xonar DX ---OR--- Asus Essence ST/X (I have no interest in BF:BC2)

Are these choices mistaken for the purpose I wish them to serve?
Any words of advice you would be willing to throw my way would be appreciated.

Lastly, I wish to extend my appreciation for the time, thought, and other resources you have spent in the making of this guide.

Thank you.
Edited by Zcuron - 11/11/12 at 5:58am
post #1437 of 5029
I wouldn't record with the AntLion ModMic. I would spend more for a better mic. If your budget for a mic is 40, I'd go with the Samson Go Mic instead. If you can spend more do so.

The T50RP's are good, but you should get an amp if you decide to go for it. Should look into modifying the T50RPs as well.

The Planar aspect of the T50RP's should make instrument separation great for orchestral music. They should provide enough bass for Orchestral and voice should also be enjoyable.

I'd say grab the STX if you want a sound card and amp in one.




Also, I don't mod/create things. I have my minions do it for me.
Edited by Simca - 11/11/12 at 11:42am
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post #1438 of 5029
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Originally Posted by golfergolfer View Post

Is there anything else like the Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi HD 24-bit 96KHz USB Interface Sound Card? I am looking for a USB sound card (ITX) and this suits my needs perfectly I think... My goal is to have sound from my PC going into it then I will be able to listen to my headphones coming out and I have the RCA (i think) ports out. Is this a good option or is it too good to be true?
EDIT: LOL so I went on NCIX to look for this card and here are my findings:
First thought ok good NCIX has it easy pick up reasonable price I think:

Click on the link this shows up, exactly how it is supposed to be:

But then all of a sudden it changes to this:

Not sure if it is one super expensive card or it got a crazy markup some how or just a glitch because it still says $99 before going in and just as you go in

I would spend the extra money and get the Audioengine D1. it's small, USB DAC, pre-amp, headphone amp.

http://www.redmall.ca/audioengine-d1-24-bit-computer-interface.html
    
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post #1439 of 5029
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Also, I don't mod/create things. I have my minions do it for me.

is this in response to my question above about the HD650's? i'm asking if you've personally listened to the HD650's with any of the mods you linked me to.
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Quote:
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Also, I don't mod/create things. I have my minions do it for me.

is this in response to my question above about the HD650's? i'm asking if you've personally listened to the HD650's with any of the mods you linked me to.

Yes, listened to them unmodded and with the foam, pad and headband mod (not the wood mod).

Just be careful that you might change the signature in a way you may not like for instance the pad mod makes them brighter sounding when it's originally a dark headphone.
Edited by Simca - 11/11/12 at 4:50pm
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