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I was in the same position as you yesterday but I dropped the extra $20 for DT 990 pros cause I have something of an amp. I had the money for PRO 750s or DT 880s, but not the stomach.
Edited by cuad - 6/16/11 at 6:59pm
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Originally Posted by RallyMaster View Post
S-Logic presents classical in a VERY weird way. You feel like the stage is too big and incoherent. You can clearly tell the instruments apart but the distance in between them feels almost too much. It would be like placing a string quartet who are supposed to be side by side in four different corners of a room that's 20x10 meters (WxL). The HD600 moves them much closer together and brings coherence to classical music.
I just wanted to add in...this reminds me of the problem with the Stereo versions of the Beatles' first two records: Please Please Me and With the Beatles. The instruments on the left and the vocals on the right. Odd as heck with headphones on.

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I was in the same position as you yesterday but I dropped the extra $20 for DT 990 pros. I had the money for PRO 750s or DT 880s, but not the stomach.
Yeah, I know all those headphones are great. Some are just suited for better things than others. All I know is I need a pair of 'phones that go with my Titan HD. They need to pair and match well. While I am sure any quality soundcard and med/high-end headphone will sound great...I want it to sound amazing. I needed help in this area bad 'cause I am just a video game guy. Don't want my moolah going down the pooper.

Anyway, hope you enjoy them. Let us know how they sound!

PS: cuad, I am gonna post my review of the G9X mouse soon. I know it's your favorite mouse in the world so you'll really enjoy it.
Edited by Deverica Wolf - 6/17/11 at 7:36am
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Hmmmmmm...so I need a little help.

I am unsure if the Radioshack extension cord is shielded. It has some negative reviews. I have one but I think mine is worn out from listening too loud on cruddy earbuds and I want a new one (these like to break when they get too loud. I've been through so many of these through my teenage years). I am unsure of the quality of how it would work with the Pro 550. It says it's gold-plated but I've never actually used them on a good headphone before. I could try them out and get all my money back if I don't like them.

Anyway, I found this

from Aurum Cables. Nice and loose. The problem is it only comes in 12 FT and not higher. Then there is , also from Aurum, that is thick and looks very tough. There is also a 25 FT version which is what I'm looking for but...

RallyMaster, I know you've got the 6 FT version of this. Can you tell me if the cord is annoying? I am reading that it is not flexible at all. Many were complaining about it. I believe these were were not meant for headphones. Would the 10 FT...or even the 25 FT give me problems? I think the 25 FT could be a pain in the rump but is the 10 FT manageable? I need it to be able to go straight when I reach far but coil when put away. I walk around a lot with my 'phones on. Would I be better off going with the Radioshack or Aurum without the nylon? Would the quality be the same as it?

I have no idea about quality of cords other than seeing whether they are gold-plated or not. I want to have long length but not at the cost of interference or discomfort. Thanks.
Edited by Deverica Wolf - 6/17/11 at 9:21am
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The Aurum extension cable is not very flexible but it does seem very sturdy. It's pretty heavy as well so 10 feet of it might be a bit much. I'm not sure I trust RadioShack cables even though I do use their adapters a lot. There are other cables out there that may work better though.
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Hello. So I finally ordered a cable.

I was looking at the Aurum 12 FT above but the 6 FT version of it had too many negative reviews. The quality would be the same on both of them regardless of size.

I was then looking at getting the Aurum 6 FT threaded like RallyMaster has but I am reading many reviewers saying they got a 3 FT size in instead and had to return it. Seems like I'd be asking for a headache. 9 FT is too small for me anyway...

I then was seriously looking

. It is 15 FT and has a nice strong build. It is also Male to Male which removes any chances of cross-talk (which I am just learning about for the first time). But I still get a feeling with the volume I'm gonna be listening to these at that it could break on me. There was only one review for it and I don't think there is a warranty so...

I decided after long thought to get the headphone cable. $65 is steep but it was the only good 20 or 25 FT cord I could find. It is better than the 15 FT Grado cable they have there. It also comes with a lifetime warranty which is good because like I've said I seem to have bad-luck with cheaper cables like Radioshack (I've gone through like 9 of them over the past 7 or 8 years using headphones and desktop speakers and they are between $10 & $15). I will take a little cross-talk for the ability to walk and jump around my room and the ability to pee-pee while listening to Michael Jackson. I actually have never heard anyone complain about cross-talk. I was just reading about it a little on Head-Fi.org.

I checked and the 550 has all the pieces I need to connect this puppy. Anyway, I need to rest. I've been doing nothing but research on all this crap for so long.

PS: I really hope I do get the gray model. I ordered from one of Amazon's sellers, BeachCamera.com, which was a couple of bucks cheaper. They have a picture of the blue model on their site. But they are a popular store so they should have the latest stock in, right? I mean the new models came out around September of last year, a while ago. Let's hope. It's not a big deal but I'm not going outside with those stupid blue things on my head.

...DW
Edited by Deverica Wolf - 6/18/11 at 5:29am
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Stay far away from the AKG701/2s. They sounded great but they were incredibly uncomfortable. You can find a lot of threads on the internet about the headband... oh the headband. It's got this stupid design where there are these hard leather bumps on the underside and they dig into your head when you wear them in an incredibly annoying way. After using them for only a few hours I literally had indentations in the top of my head from these bumps.

The problem is two-fold: 1) they are hard as hell. They just chose a dumbass material and frankly a dumbass design. Don't they realize the basic idea that if they put bumps in the headband, they are reducing the area over which the weight of the headphones is distributed when they sit on your head, thus increasing the pressure? 2) Only a few of the bumps actually contact your head, about the middle three. This is because the headband itself is not curved enough, so about 4 or 5 of the bumps don't touch anything, they just float.

The hilarious thing is that this is a revised version of the headband. The original 70X's had a headband with only 7 bumps where the center one was the largest of all, and according to reports this was far worse than the current, terrible design. I'm just happy Amazon will give me a full refund (and pay return shipping).
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