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Getting the most out of the HD280's

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This started as a headphone reccomendation thread, but going to try to use these head phones for MMO's and gaming with a Sound Blaster Fatal1ty Professional series sound card.

So I did some checking this morning on my comp and me being a dummy found out that I don't even think I had the Sound Blaster drivers installed, but rather had the drivers that Windows 7 installed for me. I built this rig like 6 months ago and I guess I just forgot to install the drivers properly. I tried ESO with the new drivers installed and I think THAT was my problem more than anything.

The bass is still a bit low for my liking and I cannot find an EQ in the Creative Control Panel. What is the best way to go about increasing the bass? I know that the HD280's are supposed to have a flatter response, but that's not really what I want when gaming necessarily! Also should I be using the Crystallizer, the EAX features, etc? Going to try and get the most out of these.

Also I am getting some white noise when plugging the headphones either directly into the soundcard OR into mt Klipsch speakers that have a headphone jack that are then plugged into the sound card. Any ideas?
Edited by OhMyScience - 4/11/14 at 6:54am
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ATH-M50, you can find them under $100 all the time.
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See top post... everything above was on the "old" version of my thread.
Edited by OhMyScience - 4/11/14 at 6:55am
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If that's what you want, M50s will have the same narrow sound as the HD280. You should just save your money for a pair of Beyerdynamic DT880 or DT990 and a schiit magni. Anything below that won't be an upgrade.
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See top post... everything above was on the "old" version of my thread.
Edited by OhMyScience - 4/11/14 at 6:55am
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