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Hey guys,

I've had my old ATH-AD700s for 4.5 years. They finally needed a replacement.

I picked up the PDG1 as I generally use headphones for gaming.

I'm disappointed.... The quality from my AD700s was better imo.

Using ALC889 ....

Might have to increase my budget to $450.

Suggestions, gents?
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Hey guys,

I've had my old ATH-AD700s for 4.5 years. They finally needed a replacement.

I picked up the PDG1 as I generally use headphones for gaming.

I'm disappointed.... The quality from my AD700s was better imo.

Using ALC889 ....

Might have to increase my budget to $450.

Suggestions, gents?

i upgraded my crappy PG1's to DT 990 pros with a $5 zalman mic and bought a E10K DAC

it costed me all together 380 AUD if you are in USA itll be way cheaper for you
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Normally I'd say the Phillips Fidelo X2, but it's "under review" on Amazon... Not sure what the deal with it is.


That price also puts you in HiFiMan territory. Planear magnetic drivers are good at pretty much everything, you can't go wrong with them thumb.gif
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Gold Coast here. wink.gif

Cheers mate. I'll look into them now.

Does your DAC mean you don't need a good onboard soundcard?
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Originally Posted by nick2124 View Post

Gold Coast here. wink.gif

Cheers mate. I'll look into them now.

Does your DAC mean you don't need a good onboard soundcard?

yeah it bypasses my onboard audio

i still use the onboard for mic
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