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Originally Posted by LilScrappyD View Post

in the bass boost tab there are 2 settings:
level and cutoff freq.
what you mean is to leave the level at stock but to increase the cutoff freq. correct?
if so what should i increase it to? it is at 80Hz stock.
and when you say to use stock/EQ's you mean to leave the equalizer levels all in the middle?
thats where they are stock.
the burn in time probably wont happen as im hardly on my pc.
maybe 3-4 hours on some days.
thanks for the input! thumb.gif

80-100Hz. Yes, just leave at EQ stock settings, so it doesn't skew the sound signature of the AD700s. You can leave your PC on and loop pink noise via VLC.
 
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80-100Hz. Yes, just leave at EQ stock settings, so it doesn't skew the sound signature of the AD700s. You can leave your PC on and loop pink noise via VLC.

thanks, i have the ability to completely disable the equalizer. should i do that?
i also have a 2.1 klipsch promedia speakers. are these settings ok for those as well?
am i also able to loop pink noise on a different rig i have? perhaps a data backup rig i leave on 24/7?
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The AD700 + mixamp = they work good together.
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The AD700 + mixamp = they work good together.

I can confirm this. I have that setup with my PS3 when I'm not using my AD700's on PC.
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The AD700 + mixamp = they work good together.
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I can confirm this. I have that setup with my PS3 when I'm not using my AD700's on PC.

this is way past my budget.
i am interested how this can improve my experience though.
mind explaining? biggrin.gif
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this is way past my budget.
i am interested how this can improve my experience though.
mind explaining? biggrin.gif

The Turtle Beach Earforce DSS is a cheaper alternative for console if you want. That's the only current Turtle Beach product I'd ever recommend.
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The Turtle Beach Earforce DSS is a cheaper alternative for console if you want. That's the only current Turtle Beach product I'd ever recommend.

is this and the "mixamp" that was recommended going to replace my sound card for audio processing?
i have a creative x-fi titanium as stated in the op. i want to use that as i paid for it.

aside from all of this here's some pics of my new babies:
700
700

im loving them so far and now i see what people mean about the sound stage.
i can actually tell a difference between positional audio from 1:30 to 3:00 to 4:30 and same goes for the left side.
only downside is i am noticing some crackling in certain songs i listen to.
i want to blame this on the cans bringing out the imperfections of recording from certain mp3s but i just wanted someone to clarify.
i noticed its on random songs not relevant to the amount of bass or treble in the song.
one song that is PARTICULARLY crackly is monsters and sprites by skrillex.
any insight would be great! thumb.gif
post #18 of 20
the 'crackliness' could be poor quality files, poor mixing, poor digital volume control (anything above 55% master volume in X-fi adds volume digitally, which is bad), or hairs in the earpads / drivers, but the latter shouldn't be an issue with a fresh pair of headphones.

If you got the X-fi Titanium, then no, you wouldn't need the Astro Mixamp or Turtle Beach DSS.
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I have the AD700s also and just played that song in question. It's definitely the song that has the crackles.
That being said, I cranked it up with my Xonar STX and I blissgasamed everywhere again. wheee.gif


Gotta love good Audio thumb.gif
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the 'crackliness' could be poor quality files, poor mixing, poor digital volume control (anything above 55% master volume in X-fi adds volume digitally, which is bad), or hairs in the earpads / drivers, but the latter shouldn't be an issue with a fresh pair of headphones.
If you got the X-fi Titanium, then no, you wouldn't need the Astro Mixamp or Turtle Beach DSS.
thanks for the reassurance that it wasnt my new cans!
and also thanks for saving me the headache of buying those "external sound cards" thumb.gif
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I have the AD700s also and just played that song in question. It's definitely the song that has the crackles.
That being said, I cranked it up with my Xonar STX and I blissgasamed everywhere again. wheee.gif
Gotta love good Audio thumb.gif
thanks for the feedback man!
at least i know it isn't my cans!
i bought them for gaming anyways lol they are actually a little TOO bass light for music.
still REALLY good sound quality none-the-less.
good for female singing/classical/acoustic music!
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