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Since I plan to get an Auzentech X-Fi prelude or Asus Xonar soon I think I need to look into this FLAC business.

Can someone tell me if these headphones would be good for listening to rock / metal and gaming?

http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=358846

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http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=358847

I don;t really want to pay much more for headphones tbh...
If you're paying for a Prelude or Xonar they are both over £110. Surely you would want to pay a lot then for headphones otherwise thats just stupid buying a Prelude or Xonar.
    
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The HD555 is definitely better than the 515, but neither are really ideal for metal, they're too laid back and smooth.
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Originally Posted by The_Rocker View Post
Since I plan to get an Auzentech X-Fi prelude or Asus Xonar soon I think I need to look into this FLAC business.

Can someone tell me if these headphones would be good for listening to rock / metal and gaming?

http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=358846

OR

http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=358847

I don;t really want to pay much more for headphones tbh...
In terms of gaming the HD515 and HD555 are good.

However as Namrac said . They are both arnt ideal for metal/rock

Ure After Grados/Alessandros which are great for metal/rock as they have a upfront and bright sound not dull at all ! . However they have a smaller sound stage but imo they are fine for gaming.
post #54 of 72
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Wow man cant believe it !

Think you need to get your ears checked loL!!

For me MP3=Fail

Flac = Win

I wont listen to a MP3 anymore due to the fact the quality is terrible.
Terrible is a hyperbole. FLAC/High bitrate MP3 isn't that different. I'm not saying it's not worth it, but still.
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Terrible is a hyperbole. FLAC/High bitrate MP3 isn't that different. I'm not saying it's not worth it, but still.
I Notice a difference between MP3 320kbps and FLAC especially in the bass department.
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What did you listen to it from, speakers or headphones? Also what type as with cheap or low quality you probably won't notice that much of a difference.
First on dbi pro-705 headphones (really old but still fairly good) and then on my Logitech X-230 2.1, both on my X-Fi Xtrememusic. I haven't listened to mp3/flac copies of the same song back to back but the FLAC stuff doesn't sound different than the rest of my mp3 library.
    
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Someone help me here, I really want to convert some CD's I have to a lossless format but I need to make sure they will play on Itunes. FLAC obviously doesn't work and neither does .ape. I have no idea what to convert it to apart from Apples lossless format which I don't know any programs to do so.

I have used EAC to convert the files to Wav. but don't know what software to use to convert it to a Itunes playable format. Help, anyone?
    
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I wish I could get my music in lossless format, but I "acquired" my music in MP3 format anyway, so whatev.
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Can someone answer me this question about .wav. Is it as good quality as FLAC is if it's converted uncompressed from EAC and if so why is it so rarely used as wav works on Itunes for me and I wonder whether I should convert all my CD's to wav as they will play on Itunes. Consider I only want my collection on itunes and on no portable media players or anything.
    
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Can someone answer me this question about .wav. Is it as good quality as FLAC is if it's converted uncompressed from EAC and if so why is it so rarely used as wav works on Itunes for me and I wonder whether I should convert all my CD's to wav as they will play on Itunes. Consider I only want my collection on itunes and on no portable media players or anything.
IIRC .wav is completely and totally uncompressed, making long songs GIGANTIC, and for people who have really large collections of music (5,000+ songs) this can fill up hard drives fast.
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