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Originally Posted by jpw007 View Post
Might be acquiring a 2nd hand pair Audio Techna (spelling?) AD700's to go along nicely with my HD-555's. Heard the 700's will blow them out of the water so i am very very excited about the possibility of me getting some!
not really blowing anything away... I'd take HD555's over A700's and from what I've read AD700's aren't a whole lot better.

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Originally Posted by mega_option101 View Post
I am really stuck in deciding which headphones to buy....

I need something better then what I have right now.

Right now, I was thinking of either the HD650's or A700's....

I listen to mostly trance when I am wearing them and I leave my classical for my awesome home audio sound system (analog sounds so vintage).

Thanks!
A700 is no comparison... but do yourself a favor and get HD600's instead
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post #52 of 331
Thanks for the input guys! If they really arnt much difference i guess i will stay with the 555's.

What are some good headphones (preferebly Senheisser or Audio Techna) that dont require an amp etc? I was looking at all those sweet more expensive ones, but with them needing an amp i am really put off. I like my sound and all, but i wouldnt consider myself an audiophile, especially when it will cost me as much as those things do!

Could you please use www.headphones.com.au as a reference point for any hints? Price i dont want to be more than say $250 AUD.

Thanks!!!!
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most headphones really do need an amp to sound great. if you refuse to get an amp then be happy with what you have.
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post #54 of 331
I just bought HD595's

Couldn't find any HD650's or HD600's

I will keep searching though
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most headphones really do need an amp to sound great. if you refuse to get an amp then be happy with what you have.
I'm actually very happy but i do wanna try this higher end stuff. Guess i will need to save up for a while and blow some dough on it in the future.

Quick question though. If i get an Amp. does that plug straight into my soundcard? Or do i need one of these DAC things to go from soundcard -> DAC - > Amp -> Headphones. I dont even kno what a DAC is, i read some stuff. But it honestly was way above my head at the time.
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post #56 of 331
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Originally Posted by mega_option101 View Post
I just bought HD595's

Couldn't find any HD650's or HD600's

I will keep searching though
no worries, you'll be happy with them. and in some reagards they're better. More comfortable and cheaper upgrade path. A nice 'budget' tube amp and Cardas recable will bring them to their fullest potential.

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I'm actually very happy but i do wanna try this higher end stuff. Guess i will need to save up for a while and blow some dough on it in the future.

Quick question though. If i get an Amp. does that plug straight into my soundcard? Or do i need one of these DAC things to go from soundcard -> DAC - > Amp -> Headphones. I dont even kno what a DAC is, i read some stuff. But it honestly was way above my head at the time.
either. You could plug an amp straight into your sound card, but adding a DAC will be better.
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just got a set of dimond 9.5's now I need to pay them off and get a good dac and amp setup
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So I got my HD600s and Cambridge audio DacMagic and now all I need is LD MK3 and a pair of cables to connect all that.
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I know where cables come from!
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I don't even know what a DAC is, i read some stuff. But it honestly was way above my head at the time.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital...alog_converter
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