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soloz2 for the digital 3.5mm out on the back of your Xtrememusic card, waht type of adapter can you use to convert taht output to eaither a digital coax or Optiocal out? links? PicS?
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How bout those new Razer headphones? They look pretty sweet to me...
    
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post #13 of 28
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soloz2 for the digital 3.5mm out on the back of your Xtrememusic card, waht type of adapter can you use to convert taht output to eaither a digital coax or Optiocal out? links? PicS?

I'm not using an adapter. I actually have a 75Ohm digital coax cable.

It uses Belden 1505F coax cable with a Canare F11 mono mini plug on one and and a Canare 75Ohm RCA plug on the other. So it is as close to a true 75Ohm cable as you can possibly get.

I had it custom made from blue jeans cable.
http://bluejeanscable.com/

they are priced very reasonably, especially for someone who makes all their own cables. I just wanted a good digital coax cable and I don't have the special crimpers to get the special RCA plug attached properly (they cost like $75)
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soloz2, will you link me a nice setup under 300 bones?
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post #15 of 28
headphones: HD595
http://www.amazon.com/Sennheiser-HD5...&s=electronics
your best bet here would be to get them used off head-fi.org. I got mine for $130 shipped in like new condition.
Senn HD555's are also pretty good and some people actually like them over the 595's, but overall most people prefer the 595's. here are some used for $75
http://www6.head-fi.org/forums/showthread.php?t=205877
Audio Tecnhia ATH A500 would also be a nice gaming headphone, but they won't be as all-around good as the Senns
http://www.audiocubes.com/category/H...eadphones.html
or the A700's
http://www.audiocubes.com/category/H...eadphones.html

Then for a microphone just get a Zalman clip on mic. They go for around $10 plus shipping. I've got one that I don't use anymore because I opted for an external DAC. I'd sell mine for $10

Then you'd want an amp. All the cans I listed are sensitive enough to drive with your sound card, but they would benefit from an amp. (especially the Senns)

the LDM+ is a good fit for the Senn's and doesn't cost too much. Or, a PIMETA configured as a desktop amp could sound better. You could build a nice PIMETA for around $100 plus the case... it would probably be closer to $150 for a desktop PIMETA.
check out tangentsoft.net for info on the PIMETA. It's not too hard to build, but if you wanted I could build one for you
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post #16 of 28
hey, just found you a deal on some hd595's!
$125 with only about 130 hours on them... they're barely broken in.
http://www4.head-fi.org/forums/showthread.php?t=206762

the guy also has quite a bit of feedback on head-fi. Don't wait too long though... these won't last!


*just a couple things you should ask
1. pet-free home?
2. smoke-free home?
3. you can also ask to see pictures if you want
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*** is a zalman clip on mic? Got link?

BTW i would choose these headphones - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16826235001
    
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*** is a zalman clip on mic? Got link?

BTW i would choose these headphones - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16826235001


http://www.zalmanusa.com/
ZM-MIC 1 It's not the best mic, but it works well enough for CS:S and clips on, so it's almost like having a dedicated headset... with much better sound
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GRADO Labs
i've got the sr80 and itd blow just about any set of 200-dollar headphones out of the water..
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GRADO Labs
i've got the sr80 and itd blow just about any set of 200-dollar headphones out of the water..
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I seriously disagree! Grado makes some great headphones, but they are NOT good for all-around/general purpose use.

Grados are very forward and agressive sounding which is fatiguing after a while.
They are not the most comfortable headphones
They have a limited soundstage unless you are willing to pay lots of money (think GS1000)

Grados are very good headphones, but they are best used for listening to rock. Once you get past the SR series to the RS and GS series then you're doing alright. but for the money, if you are looking for an all-around can then a pair of Senn HD595's would beat a pair of Grado SR225's hands down
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