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Originally Posted by Simca;13495560 
I did throw in some DAC/AMP combos, but perhaps I could toss in some stand alone amp suggestions, still, these cost a lot of money and I think people would honestly be better off researching this in more depth than a simple "highly recommended" thread can offer.

Some people like cheap amps. IMO, I wouldn't pay for a stand alone amp unless I dropped 600 dollars on one. See what I mean?

Absolutely, I was just thinking that you might have some insight on which standalone amps are good value. Took me a while and a lot of forum reading before I purchased mine. And I paid more than 600$ eek.gif

In the end it most likely comes down to personal preference.

either way I like this list, nice work!
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Nice post Simca!! much respect homiez..
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Awesome guide, but the Ultrasone Pro 550s you mentioned as being 150 are mostly found around 200, and more common at 180. So you may want to change that. tongue.gif
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Just need a few corrections to make it more accurate:

*the MMX300 is a DT770 32ohm.

Quote of the slight differences sound wise between the different impedance models:

from http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/513393/guide-sonic-differences-between-dt770-dt990-models-more#post_6938759
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- 32Ohm
The 32Ohm model of the DT770 is closer sounding to the 250Ohm and 600Ohm models than it is to the 80Ohm model. The most striking difference is that they have far less bass than the 80Ohm model, but also are fuller sounding. The bass on the 32Ohm's is tight and controlled but rather light on impact. If I had to rate it's impact I would say it's like the DT880/250, but even less than those. The high while quite extended and detailed but has a slight edge to them, but not grating or strident sounding. All of the DT line (DT770-DT990) has a treble oriented sound, so the DT770 will emphasize this. Now the mids, while fuller than the 250Ohm and 80Ohm models, are there but still recessed to a degree. The mids are clear, detailed, and possess decent transparency. Now the soundstage is smaller than the 80Ohm and 250Ohm and has an "in your head" sound to it. The dynamics of this model seem slightly lower compared to the 250Ohm version, but it’s hard to tell.

*Also I'd put the Ultrasone PRO550's in the 'compromising gamer' section udner the $150 section, as the S-Logic works much better in the Pro(line) series than the HFI series.

* A great 'rock/metal' headphone for $300 is the Alessandro MS2 as well, which is of course liek the MS1, a Grado OEM.

* The Alienware Ozma 5 is not the same as the PRO550. The Alienware Ozma 5 is an OEM'ed HFI-580. The HFI series is noticeably different than the PRO series.

* Also maybe passive setups for speakers?
post #25 of 5049
What about the DTS-610 for those who like their gaming 5.1 via digital?

Twin 18" Elemental Designs A7-900 thats epic yeah!!

Great thread OP
post #26 of 5049
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Originally Posted by Live_free;13498214 
Awesome guide, but the Ultrasone Pro 550s you mentioned as being 150 are mostly found around 200, and more common at 180. So you may want to change that. tongue.gif

$160

http://www.adorama.com/ULPRO550.html?utm_term=Other&utm_medium=Shopping%20Site&utm_campaign=Other&utm_source=gbase

Was going as low as $150 on ebay.
post #27 of 5049
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Originally Posted by Spooony;13498266 
What about the DTS-610 for those who like their gaming 5.1 via digital?

Twin 18" Elemental Designs A7-900 thats epic yeah!!

Great thread OP

You are posting that over and over about the Creative DTS-610 here and at the HardOCP forums. Why must you keep doing that?

Recommending something you like is cool, but why so much?
post #28 of 5049
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Originally Posted by Live_free;13498214 
Awesome guide, but the Ultrasone Pro 550s you mentioned as being 150 are mostly found around 200, and more common at 180. So you may want to change that. tongue.gif
$153 dollars on Amazon homey. smile.gif Add to cart and check out the savings. wink.gif
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Originally Posted by chinesekiwi;13498264 
Just need a few corrections to make it more accurate:

*the MMX300 is a DT770 32ohm.

Quote of the slight differences sound wise between the different impedance models:

from http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/513393/guide-sonic-differences-between-dt770-dt990-models-more#post_6938759



*Also I'd put the Ultrasone PRO550's in the 'compromising gamer' section udner the $150 section, as the S-Logic works much better in the Pro(line) series than the HFI series.

* A great 'rock/metal' headphone for $300 is the Alessandro MS2 as well, which is of course liek the MS1, a Grado OEM.

* The Alienware Ozma 5 is not the same as the PRO550. The Alienware Ozma 5 is an OEM'ed HFI-580. The HFI series is noticeably different than the PRO series.

* Also maybe passive setups for speakers?
How could I forget the Alessandro MS2s Doh! Definitely will add that. Did I mention the MMX300s were anything but DT770s 32 ohm? I'll add the Pro 550s to the compromising gamer list. Are they 580s? Could have swore they were 550s. Cool though, I'll make sure to change that.
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$160

http://www.adorama.com/ULPRO550.html?utm_term=Other&utm_medium=Shopping%20Site&utm_campaign=Other&utm_source=gbase

Was going as low as $150 on ebay.

$153 Amazon. wink.gif
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post #29 of 5049
the HFI series is different from the PRO series. There's the HFI-580 and PRO550. Both are part of a different series of headphones from the same company.

HFI series = HFI-580, HFI-680, HFI-2200LE, HFI-780 (older versions being HFI-550, HFI-650, HFI-750)
Pro series = PRO550, PRO650, PRO750, PRO900

Don't get me started on how confusing German headphone model naming is!
(Hint: beyerdynamic are the worst for confusion!)
post #30 of 5049
Good stuff, this will come in handy to show friends in the future smile.gif
 
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