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I use the DT-770 Pro's too and Fiio E9. Pretty big improve over just onboard smile.gif
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yes. i want leather/leatherlike sponges. That is decided wink.gif
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Superlux 681b or 668b are not for my taste. A bit too open design and reviews say they have way too bright highs. And they are hard to get here for some odd reason.

As for e7 vs e17. The prices are quite terrible on both here in Poland... e17 is OVER twice the price of e7 and much harder to buy. e7 costs about 100$ here and can be bought easily (not shady internet shops). e7+d9 is out of the question too.

My budget is not total 200$ as it might seem. It is about 100$ per month, that's why not buying e7, would not allow me to buy more expensive earphones. I am earning 400euro. Spending 100$ for headphones is more than enough for me as it is tongue.gif


Actually I would be all set for CAL!s but I am afraid of their delicate build(tho people say they only look like that). Their reviews are amazing and most say that they are worth 5 times the price and they cost only 70$

edit: I think I will ditch fiio e7. What about cheap sound card as advised above ?
ASUS Xonar DG seems to be the best here. I know I've said I dont want anything more in my pc, but that car dis 3 times cheaper than fiio e7 and have built in headphone amp. people are saying it is like heaven compared to alc892 onboard
Edited by HiCZoK - 6/9/13 at 9:59am
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So anyone eles want to comment on this?
I am ordering amp/dac/sound card this week and might order CAL's next month. First I will check how it plays with my creative tactic360 sigma (connected without crappy xobx amp which is derp). those tactic3d are surprisingly good headphones as far as gaming stuff goes, so I might give em another chance with proper source. If they will fail then, I will get Cal's


So which one for use with headphones and pc to get rid of crappy realtek.
Fiio e7
Asus Xonar DG/DS or other similiar priced xonar
Asus Xonar U3
Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi HD USB

keep in mind that Xonar DG costs 3x less than fiio e7
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I am using Xonar DG with the DT-770 headphones. I also have the more expensive Xonar D1 (=DX with PCI instead of PCI-e) but the DG sounds better to me, mainly because of the headphone amp.
DG is for PCI, DGX is the same card but for PCI-e.

So, I recommend the Xonar DG(X). Hard to beat the price/quality ratio.
Basically the headphone+souncard combo made me update my whole music library to FLAC, and now my old gaming headset (5.1 surround, durrdurrdurr) audio quality makes me puke.
Hell, even the surround is better with the dolby headphones bundled with unixonar 7.1 mod than with my old headset (Tritton pc510hda 5.1 surround headset).
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i would reccomend audio technica ATH-a900x . Ive had them for about a month now. Easy to drive, great bass great mids, great treble. Comfy enough for me to wear for hours and was only 128$ shipped to me.
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ok, ordered Xonar DG.

I will wait with headphones tho. One thing. Can someone guide me to headphones mod tutorials ?

I ahve this tactic360 sigma creative hedset with removable mic. I want to recable it or make a jack output in earbud. it would be very easy to do with Y style headphones with no mic... here mic is detachable, so that's not a big deal but I HAVE NO IDEA how to recable or add jack output to headset in which cable comes from only one earcup and that sports microphone cable in there....

I want to completly ditch microphone in those. Is there an overal guide how to know what is what inside earcup? There is havok inside... with all of the cables and microphone cables in one cup.
Those headphones are pretty good and VERY VERY comfortable. I will give em a second chance on xonar DG and after I mod em... any ideas ?

Maybe the spare microphone port could be utilzed to house jack output ?

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