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So I picked up a Tianyun Zero DAC with OPA-627 opamps for $100. Planning to run it through onboard via optical. Just waiting for it to arrive now
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Originally Posted by HOTDOGS View Post
Put me down for the Shure SRH-440. I may be ordering the 840 ear pads for comfort depending on how bad I think I need them.
I have the 840 pads on my T40s and find them to be quite comfortable.
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Just ordered some DT880 250 ohms.
At $65 less than the 600 ohms on amazon it was a no brainer. They get here in two days, can't wait.
Congrats. I love my DT880s, great texture and detailed bass. The treble is amazing though some find it overpowering w/o tubes. Its a great gaming and movie can too. As an added bonus Beyer is the king of comfort.
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So I picked up a Tianyun Zero DAC with OPA-627 opamps for $100. Planning to run it through onboard via optical. Just waiting for it to arrive now
Looks like a nice deal. Should serve you well.
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***!?

I bought myself some ATH-M3X, but I have two major issues with them:

- The headband is way too short and runs in an extremely wide radius. The cans don't even reach my ears properly, it's that short? How is that even possible, I only have a small-medium helmet size so my head size isn't the issue at all!

- There is NO bass and treble! It's chock full of midrange though but I've heard piezo speakers with more bass display than this! (figure of speech)
This can't be right, or do they need more oomph to drive them than straight from the sound card?

Please tell me I'm doing something wrong.. :X
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Have you tried them with different sources?
Why should I try with different sources?

I only have one source which is my PC, and every headphone set I've used on it works just fine except for this one. There's just a complete lack of bass as well as treble, it's 900% midrange and nothing else! I've tried passing it through my trusty old Kenwood amplifier but the sound doesn't change a single bit.

Even when turning up the bass and treble on the equalizer, there's none of either to be found! I really find this odd, because the way it sounds now isn't even sound, it's just crap that gets outperformed by 99 cent headphones with ease.

This isn't even the biggest problem, because dispite my head not being big at all I can't even FIT the damn thing! I really don't know how this is even possible. BAH
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Sorry for the double post, but a little update is in order: I bent the living crap out of the headband and now the fit and seal is decent enough provided I take off my glasses (put them back on under an angle afterwards), and the sound got a bit better. But then I turned off the X-Fi's amp and looped the sound through my Kenwood amp that I haven't used in ages (it's an extra module on top of the stereo amp) and once I tuned that, the sound actually turned around completely...

I still have to be very careful with the software side of things (volume-wise) to prevent signal clipping but I just turned down the digital side of things and turned up the amplification on the amp/EQ and now it sounds VERY nice for low-range headphones. I'd say it definately sounds fuller/warmer than the KSC75 clip-ons I had until the right side ceased to function..

The bass is precise yet not too flat, the treble could've been spunkier off the bat but was easily correctable by a slight bump on the >10k range of the EQ, and the annoying-as-hell midrange turned into a very manageable sound once I had toned them down a bit..

In the end, apart from the mediocre fitment of the headphones causing me to have to bend the headband, they're actually quite nice headphones for the price..

In my eyes these can be added to the list for me
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Just finished my review on the GoVibe Mini Box Amplifier.
http://www.head-fi.org/t/577464/revi...p#post_7849612
     
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Got my DT880s in today. Really enjoying them so far. Bass is far better than I expected. Soundstage is a bit narrow, but I'm growing to like it quickly. But the comfort. Even better than my AD700s, which I never thought I'd say. Treble is fantastic, but can be a bit piercing. I imagine this will smooth out a bit with some burn in. Overall, very happy with these.
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Joining the club!
Have AT AD700 and Grado SR60. Also using the AD700 as ear warmer for the winter

Bought a Mee A151 IEMs when it was on sale weeks ago; silicone tips easily tore when I was changing them and was only comfortable with 1 size. Thinking about replacing them with Comply foam tips. How are they? Don't want to buy the multi-pack with different sizes; anybody using the small and med sizes?
    
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Joining the club!
Have AT AD700 and Grado SR60. Also using the AD700 as ear warmer for the winter

Bought a Mee A151 IEMs when it was on sale weeks ago; silicone tips easily tore when I was changing them and was only comfortable with 1 size. Thinking about replacing them with Comply foam tips. How are they? Don't want to buy the multi-pack with different sizes; anybody using the small and med sizes?
Comply tips are seriously great. Never using silicon again. Seal is better, bass is tighter, and isolation is vastly improved. Comfort is similarly improved, as the foam expands, and you dont have to worry about stupid silicon chafing in your ears.

Downsides is that i find one pair wears out after about a month or two of use. I'd imagine mediums would fit most people. Get the 3 pack medium, you wont regret it.
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Thanks! will try the mediums out. If using them 2 hrs a day should make 3 pairs last half a year then I'm happy.
    
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Are the Senn 598's forgiving of lesser quality tracks?
If they are anything like HD595 they will be somewhat forgiving. Keep in mind that these are really entry level headphones compared to what's out there. Don't get me wrong, I love the HD595's but compared to higher end cans they are easy to drive, sound good from a lesser source and comfortable. Overall a great headphone!

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Do cables really make a difference?
Some say yes, some say no. I'm firmly in the camp that cables do make a difference. That said, they are not the holy grail to audio and they will not transform a crappy stereo into a hi-fi. Cables can help bring a system together, or keep it from bring 'just right'. When people come to me for cables I always try to point out that a source or amp will have a greater effect on the overall sound than the cables will. However, once you have quality gear in place good cables will bring you that final 10-20%. IMHO

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I keep running into a problem where only one side of my headphones (HD595's) work when using an adapter. It was working fine for about a week then started giving me problems with only the right side working. Do you guys have any advice? Should I just have someone change the cable? Where can I get an adapter that's guaranteed not to give me problems?
Are you having a problem when not using the adapter? If your problem happens all the time then it's time for a new cable. If it only happens with the adapter then you should consider a new adapter, or a new cable with the proper termination.
For replacement cables you are stuck with purchasing a replacement from Sennheiser, or buying an upgrade cable from Soloz Audio. Those are the only places to get HD555/HD595 cables. The good news is that the cable has a connector and is easily replacable. You don't have to solder or have any special tools other than a small philips screwdriver.

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Got my DT880s in today. Really enjoying them so far. Bass is far better than I expected. Soundstage is a bit narrow, but I'm growing to like it quickly. But the comfort. Even better than my AD700s, which I never thought I'd say. Treble is fantastic, but can be a bit piercing. I imagine this will smooth out a bit with some burn in. Overall, very happy with these.
Glad you like them. The soundstage will open up a bit more as the headphones are broken in.
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