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post #21 of 27
I've been using a pair of Logitech G35 headset's since about 2009, and I have never once had a problem with them. The sound suppression from outdoor sources was excellent when I first got them, but alot of daily wear and tear has made that feature almost useless now. Still though, the sound quality is excellent.
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post #22 of 27
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the suggestions guys!

I have narrowed it down to 3 headphones, I have continued another thread:

http://www.overclock.net/t/1402977/beyerdynamic-dt990-pro-vs-akg-k-701-vs-audio-technica-ath-ad700

Cheers.
post #23 of 27
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I shall be purchasing the DT990's thanks a lot guys, not to choose an amplifier (if anyone can help I have a budget of £80, I can stretch this to £100 if need be).

I have heard the O2 is a good amplifier, however, I cannot locate it anywhere for £100, any ideas?

Also the fiio 10 comes up a lot, not sure about this.

And finally people say I need an amplifier and a dac, what is the difference (if you can offer examples of products).

Thanks!
post #24 of 27
I'm using the Sony Pulse Elite headset and I absolutely love it. I recommend it for gaming, etc.
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post #25 of 27
A DAC is a digital to analog converter, technically there's one in the motherboard of a PC, though usually not a good one. Typically you get a soundcard or an external DAC, or an amp/DAC combo.

The Fiio e10 is a portable amp/DAC combo, so are the e07k and e17

The O2 is an amp by itself, and usually is paired with the ODAC external DAC, this option is rather expensive IMO

There's also the Schiit Modi and Magni which are a DAC and amp respectively, and each $99. They have a UK distributor but I'm unsure on price.

There's several different options out there, head-fi is a good place to ask. I myself am in the process of buying an amp and DAC and I'm torn between the Modi and Magni and the Hifiman EF2A.

Also, congrats on picking the DT990s, I really love mine thumb.gif
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So I never understood the amp/DAC thing with headphones... so would I need an amp, if I connect my K550s to my Onkyo NR1008 receiver? It's an amp and the signal is coming from my PC via HDMI. Is it simply to boost the sound?
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post #27 of 27
It has to do with impedance and other factors of the headphones. There's an awesome artcle on it floating around somewhere on Head-fi.org but I can't find it, for now though the wikipedia article explains a bit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Headphone_amplifier
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