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I will be honest. The guy I am working with is probably the most audio adept person I have ever spoke to, and he swears by them. He forced me to listen to them on his stuff. He has a about 30K of audio gear. I personally did not like them on any of it. But he likes them better than the LCD3 which is a much more expensive headphone.

The other thing is that he said that he did not like them as first, but after a few hours he loved them. Maybe it takes time for the brain to convert the sound signature into sound stage. Which is a completely legitimate theory considering everyone hates these headphones at first and then two days later says that they have the best sound stage.

You are more than welcome to try it. I don't think you will be disappointed. thumb.gif
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Also, if you are interested. The same friend is also looking into building custom tube amps for decent prices compared to the highly overpriced crap that is on the market. The schiit valhalla is an example.
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Compared to an AD900? rolleyes.gif

No, compared to the DT 990s. I don't think the sennheisers HD600 and 700 are bass light, but he will. He said he is looking for boomy bass. The HD600 and 700 are going to have fuller and warmer bass, but not boomy. thumb.gif

By the way, I get the feeling you might be attributing the sound of the ad900 with the ad900x. Not that that is not something I wouldn't do if I hadn't heard the ad900X, but I do want to make that they are totally different. If you amp them right, they actually have decent bass.

Plus, the audio technica and even the AKGs get a LOT of bass back when you drive them with a proper amp. I am listening to Come together by the beatles with the AKG Q701s and the bass is a lot better with my new tube amp than with any sound card on the market. Sooooooooooo yeah.
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post #44 of 87
The he-500 are very nice pair of headphones. They have very nice and wide sound stage which is nice and clear. They are one the warmer side of things so they pair nicely with tubes and also they NEED a nice amp with POWER so a hybrid amp would be the easiest most effective way of getting tube sound and power for headphones. The Schiit stuff is on the edgier side of tube stuff and frankly i think they sound solid statey ,im pretty sure tjj226 can vouch on that part.
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Sound cards are in no way a good way of getting audio out from a computer the best way would be to a dedicated out board dac so there is less interference from the rest of the computer components. The dac is then connected to line out to an amp then to your headphones. this is the audiophile way of having a headphone rig.
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As for tube amps, yeah they sound lovely and warm but unless you go HIGH end, they just lack the detail of a good mosfet amp.

what ? I would have to completely disagree with you on that part. Tube amps have just as much detail as any solid state amp. what they are lacking in is power and compactness. I have a ton of audio equipment ranging from speakers to headphones, solid state to tube, and i would say detail wise tubes and solid state have equal amounts of detail the difference is what is emphasized, tubes tend to put the mid range like vocals forward while solid state will tend to put the higher freq forward like cymbals thats why with solid state you get listeners fatigue.


edit: the stuff i have are the he-500 lcd2/3 (just to name a few headphones) some speakers martin logan maridian dynaco quads and ect. various new and vintage tube amps and solidstate amps. ranging from major highend(couple grand) to only a couple hundred.

ps: personally i love my vintage tube equipment over any of my martin logans or meridians any day.
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Originally Posted by Tjj226 Angel View Post

Also, if you are interested. The same friend is also looking into building custom tube amps for decent prices compared to the highly overpriced crap that is on the market. The schiit valhalla is an example.

ok, how much would a tube amp be from him? i would also potentially buy from him as long as he has a 'semiofficial' business because welllll... yaaaaaa, im not allowed at all to buy things from strangers without some sort of proof he's legit, but thats understandable
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Guitar Center will have the DT770s at a minimum, probably more. Go in and demo them and see what you think.

tomorrow if i get a chance ill go take a look there, see what they have on display to listen to
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Sound cards are in no way a good way of getting audio out from a computer the best way would be to a dedicated out board dac so there is less interference from the rest of the computer components. The dac is then connected to line out to an amp then to your headphones. this is the audiophile way of having a headphone rig.

how would you get good sound out of your system without a good source? also i got the card for like half price so im happy smile.gif but if i had an external dac would that help?

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how would you get good sound out of your system without a good source? also i got the card for like half price so im happy smile.gif but if i had an external dac would that help?

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Well a dac atleast a decent one is going to be extra money so if you are on a budget i would just stick to the sound card till you can save up for a dac i would say the amp and headphones are more important at this moment. but yes a good dedicated outboard dac would help more than your sound card but again budget is everything.
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