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Anyone else in here with a USB DAC having problems with windows 7 sp1? My sound has been crappy ever since installing sp1 and cuts out completely from time to time :/
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Anyone else in here with a USB DAC having problems with windows 7 sp1? My sound has been crappy ever since installing sp1 and cuts out completely from time to time :/
No issues for me. The only time mine goes bad is after my computer was sleeping. So i either have to leave it on and awake or shut it down.
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Aww man, I just came in here to post how excited I am that my FiiO E7 & E9 just arrived and it feels like warm awesomeness is massaging my ears, and I read that

I always sleep my PC; will see if it's affected in the morning.

On the plus side, my DT880s now sound even better, and I didn't think that was possible

Upon further listening, I am actually sure that these have installed a real live bassist inside my cans

Best £100 I ever spent on my ears.
Edited by omega17 - 10/28/11 at 7:29am
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So I'm loving my Tianyun Zero DAC right now!

On a tangential note, it's a bit trippy that I'm now sending my sound via light signals.
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I've often thought that optical cables
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Hey guys, just out of randomness~ looking for some new music that would be great for tasting headphones. I listen to a lot of electronic, orchestral, soundtrack music as well as a lot of 80s synth music and the like. Would love to know what kind of music you guys use to test your headphones/sound equipment to get that "Oh wow, nice~" effect when you get new gear. What's your goto song that you use to sit back and test out a new pair of cans or amp?
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What's your goto song that you use to sit back and test out a new pair of cans or amp?
ChineseKiwi put me on to Patricia Barber.


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Hey guys, just out of randomness~ looking for some new music that would be great for tasting headphones. I listen to a lot of electronic, orchestral, soundtrack music as well as a lot of 80s synth music and the like. Would love to know what kind of music you guys use to test your headphones/sound equipment to get that "Oh wow, nice~" effect when you get new gear. What's your goto song that you use to sit back and test out a new pair of cans or amp?
Not so much a scientific method, but Vienna Teng's "The Moment Always Vanishing". Live album from my favorite artist (probably not something most of OCN likes, but oh well). Given the heavy female vocals and instrumentals in my music, if the setup can reproduce her album well chances are I'll be pretty happy with all the other songs I listen to.
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Dray, when you finish your Bottlehead Crack, can you let me know how it sounds with the DT880s? I've been thinking of building one myself.

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Hey guys, just out of randomness~ looking for some new music that would be great for tasting headphones. I listen to a lot of electronic, orchestral, soundtrack music as well as a lot of 80s synth music and the like. Would love to know what kind of music you guys use to test your headphones/sound equipment to get that "Oh wow, nice~" effect when you get new gear. What's your goto song that you use to sit back and test out a new pair of cans or amp?
I love the ultrasone reference CD. It really helps gauge the extend of soundstaging ability.

After that, a ton of hardstyle and dubstep to gauge bass response and impact.

Then Metallica to figure out if the headphones are really driving and intense or laid back.

Then all of "The Planets" by Gustav Holst for instrument separation and how they handle highs from brass. A lot of headphones shriek out brass and make it sound painful. I dislike that.

I have a huge set of stuff that I like to test individual aspects of the headphones with.
Edited by pangolinman - 10/28/11 at 2:29pm
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Thanks guys, see this is what's cool about hearing other recommends. I mean it's good to listen to what you're used to, but if you're impressed by something new and fresh it's also a good way to see the quality of your system.

Never listened to Vienna Teng, but the way you mention female vocals is intriguing and is something I'll look out for. :3

I just picked up an Asus Xonar ST. It's funny how just a few months ago I couldn't care less about audio, and a pair of HD 595s just changes everything. I'm looking at audio like I look at video cards now.

It's funny, though I didn't really listen to this kind of music, my dad (who produces latin american records) recommended I try Paul Hardcastle's "Fly By Night". I didn't think I would have dug it all that much, yet it sounded so damn good in FLAC I redownloaded all my music.
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