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post #321 of 5049
So after much browsing I have narrowed down my choices to either the Audio-Technica MTH-50s or one of these Ultrasone (HFI-580, 750, Pro 550). Hopefully I can sample some tomorrow at Guitar Center.

My questions are regarding sound cards and portable amps. I am thinking of getting the Asus Xonar DG or DX (need to verify my available pci slot), and am curious if it is possible to have both my speakers and headphone hooked up simultaneously (I am guessing no because of single line out?). And for a portable amp, what is most commonly recommend? I am listening to mainly rap/hip-hop/R&B on my 1st gen iPod and 1st gen iPad while at work.

Thanks for this guide!
post #322 of 5049
Crax, go with the Striker.

Kyo, wireless headphones are inferior to wired solutions. Most good headphones comes with a 6+ foot cable, so unless your bed is pretty far from your computer, you won't need wireless anyway.

Also, thanks for the update on the price, will change that to reflect today's standards. IMO even less reason to buy HD555s.

Epyon, you should go with the 580s if your budget is under 100, 550s if your budget is 150, and 750 if your budget extends that high. I would not recommend the ATM50s. Also, I don't believe you have can speakers and a headphone in at the same time unless the speakers have a headphone plug into them. It's been a while since I had a Xonar DX though, so I can't quite remember for sure.
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i grew up with sony walkman headphones currently using a set of mdr-ex51lp high proformance earbuds but want real headphones for pc gaming/ipod use. are there any good sonys out there in the 75-100usd range?
 
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post #324 of 5049
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Originally Posted by Simca View Post

Most good headphones comes with a 6+ foot cable, so unless your bed is pretty far from your computer, you won't need wireless anyway.

Even if it is there are really long extension cables available, Grado have a 4.5m (~15ft) cable thumb.gif
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post #325 of 5049
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Yes. This is what I want.
I guess Xonar Essence One has this feature by software but it is a DAC and amp. I know it can be used just as an amp for SB X-Fi Ti HD, but it is much expensive and overkill for this.
An ultra expensive DAC that would be perfect it is the beyerdynamic A1. It has dual output but I guess it does not allow an easy switching between its outputs.
Nevertheless I am glad you understood what I want.

All you need is a external amp like a matrix M stage, Tube Magic A1 which will work with the DT990/600ohm, they just dont have a output switch for picking which output to use.
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post #326 of 5049
Thank you for reply. But if they will not allow me choice the output, switching by pushing a button on their front panels, they do not work as a "my" ideal amp for output from SB X-Fi Ti HD because always I want hear the speakers I will have to unplug the headphones from them.

Apropos, is Schiit Valhalla a wise choice for beyerdynamic DT 990 Edition (600 Ohms)?
post #327 of 5049
Sorry for double posting haha, but i was wondering what would be better the Asus Xonar DG (because of amp)or the Asus Xonar D1 , I just bought a pair of beyerdynamic dt770`s and am having trouble picking a soundcard since my soundcard budget is 100 and im limited to PCI slots. Its only going to be used at home for gaming/music/movies.
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post #328 of 5049
What about the following computer audio setup? Has it synergy and is it worth?

Gaming Headphones: beyerdynamic DT 990 Edition (600 Ohms)
Microphone: Zalman ZM-MIC1
Satellites: Swan M200MKII
Subwoofer: Dayton Audio SUB-120
Sound Card (For Headphones): Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium HD
DAC (for 2.1 Speakers): HRT Music Streamer II
Amp (for Headphones): FiiO E9
Stereo Audio Cable (from DAC to Subwoofer): Monoprice RCA Cable (5347)
Stereo Audio Cable (from Subwoofer to Active Speaker): Monoprice RCA Cable (5347)

It should be used the USB Cable included in E9's box to interconnect PC and DAC;
It should be used the Stereo RCA to Stereo 3.5mm jack Y-Cable included in SB X-Fi Ti HD's box to interconnect the Sound Card and Amp).

Is there anything to consider?

Have you any suggestion?

Please comment. Whatever tips or recommendation will be appreciated.
Edited by lb_felipe - 12/17/11 at 2:01pm
post #329 of 5049
Hey guys I was wondering about upgrading the sound on my current rig with better audio. I do a lot of gaming Bf3, Crysis 2,etc. , but usually have low music in the background and I was wondering of there is a better card/ headphones combo that would make the difference between them more clear. I listen to a lot of punk and metal with some other stuff and my current setup is the onboard audio on a gigabyte 990fxa- ud3 and either Razer Carcharias' or Senheiser Cx-150's. What's your recommendation on a $100 card and a $150 pair of Headphones. Please, no speakers, I live in a very echoey building and the neighbors dont like gunshots at 3.am lol, thanks
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post #330 of 5049
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Hey guys I was wondering about upgrading the sound on my current rig with better audio. I do a lot of gaming Bf3, Crysis 2,etc. , but usually have low music in the background and I was wondering of there is a better card/ headphones combo that would make the difference between them more clear. I listen to a lot of punk and metal with some other stuff and my current setup is the onboard audio on a gigabyte 990fxa- ud3 and either Razer Carcharias' or Senheiser Cx-150's. What's your recommendation on a $100 card and a $150 pair of Headphones. Please, no speakers, I live in a very echoey building and the neighbors dont like gunshots at 3.am lol, thanks

Well if your getting headphones depending on what your looking for...like are you obsessed with every little detail or are you more like if it works il use it.

I just got an Asus Xonar DG (built in headphone amp) and some DT770s which are insanely comfortable you can wear them for hours on end, they have all the bass you could ask for and are also very clear if you tinker with the soundcard, only downside about them is the positioning of other people running around is lacking a little bit but thats not a big deal for me.

i got the headphones for 160 including shipping and you cant beat the soundcard for its price (30 bucks) you can probably find them for a little more, oh and i also listen to alot of rock and bass heavy music like As I Lay dying, Lincoln Park, ATB, Kid Cudi.....etc
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