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Steps to enjoy your HD555 even more
1. burn-in, need hours of continuous playback so that your HD555 will show it's true power
2. Buy a headphone amp, they're not necessarily expensive (ie:behringer mini headphone amp)
3. Mod your X-fi
Burn-in is real? It makes a difference? So, I'll just keep them on party shuffle all night then.


Edit---I'm far from an audiophile and have no general clue what an amp is.....Why do I want one? What do they do?. And, how much $$$?

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Burn-in is real? It makes a difference? So, I'll just keep them on party shuffle all night then.


Edit---I'm far from an audiophile and have no general clue what an amp is.....Why do I want one? What do they do?. And, how much $$$?

Thanks
It IS real, but not something that would matter by alot.
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Good job man i found the same thing happned to me when i switched from my speakers to headphones. They make worlds diffrence
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Burn-in is real? It makes a difference? So, I'll just keep them on party shuffle all night then.


Edit---I'm far from an audiophile and have no general clue what an amp is.....Why do I want one? What do they do?. And, how much $$$?

Thanks
Well, a headphone amp is your typical audio amplifier, yet designed to power headphones. Some typical pluses are much improved bass, better soundstage and imaging (where things sound like they are, think of it like the 3d positioning of all the instruments).

Just as you probably would not plug speakers straight into your CD player, the same goes for a headphone amp. It boosts output power, but does wonders for sound quality, especially in headphones.

Cost: that'll vary greatly. the biggest thing you'll have to decide on is a portable (battery powered amp) or a home (AC-powered) amp. You really can find nice amps for almost any budget, starting at about $50. Soloz has an excellent review of several portable headphone amps, it's a sticky in this section.
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thx chipp.

yeah, soloz sticky thread has all the review u need about headphone amp.
but, u can just use Behringers Miniamp, they don't cost u that much ($49 i think),
http://www.behringer.com/AMP800/index.cfm?lang=eng
and the Behringer portable/microamp about $30
http://www.behringer.com/HA400/index.cfm?lang=eng

but for HD555 the difference is not that far between using amps or not, unlike HD595.
but seriously... i like ATH-A900 better, a very comfortable headphone with strong bass (not necessarily monsterous) which is a good all-arounder (Music TV Gaming) and doesn't necessarily need an amp.
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Just wondering, where do you guys keep your bass / treble settings for your 555's?
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Just wondering, where do you guys keep your bass / treble settings for your 555's?
what do u mean by that?
if it's to adjust your treble and bass, i suggest using equalizer. depends on which type of music u like the most.
in contrary to most of the ppl that don't use equalizer presets(aka flat equalizer), i do use different kind of presets to each type of music.
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Burn-in is real? It makes a difference? So, I'll just keep them on party shuffle all night then.


Edit---I'm far from an audiophile and have no general clue what an amp is.....Why do I want one? What do they do?. And, how much $$$?

Thanks
Yeah, "burn-in" does make a difference, but as stated, it's not huge. You can just listen to the headphones as usual and they will improve over time; I think it's something like 200 hours or so for full "burn-in"...

An amp will improve bass, clarity, etc and generally allow you to maximise the headphones capability, giving you their absolute best. It's not totally necessary as most audio outputs have enough power to get the headphones sounding just fine, but it will improve quality never-the-less. They can easily be as (or more) expensive as the headphones themselves though, so it's not for everybody and if you feel your headphones are already giving you great sound there may be no good reason to get an amp at all.

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that's why i don't think u should need an extra expensive amp, just an ordinary mini or portable amp will do just fine, it's not like u're using a DJ/Monitoring Headphone anyway.
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x-5300s? are you talking about the speaks? i have the e5300 from logitech...is this what you're talking about? awesome btw, my mom is a music major and she bought those headphones for herself some time ago - loves them too! good find.
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yeah, the e5300's, I thought they had an x in the name somewhere. I really honestly beleive I will never use them again. Unless, if I want to hear my music when taking a shower, 3 rooms away from my room.
As far as I know, I have the Logitech Z-5300e 5.1 speakers myself, and I've never heard nor seen anything called the X-5300 or E5300.

Sorry I just had to post this.
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