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what were those headphones hooked up to the time machine guys?
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Just pulled the Trigger on some K702s. Hopefully they will live up to expectations.

Apparently they need some serious burn in though, Found the same thing (on a smaller scale) with my K450's when i first got them they sounded good but fatiguing to listen too now with a few hundred hours of yellow noise through them they seem to have mellowed out still sound good for such small phones, although the Bass is still a little I dont know "tight" if that's the right word for it.

Never used to really believe in burn in but now its got me thinking, starting to burn my dt770 in now too.
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Just pulled the Trigger on some K702s. Hopefully they will live up to expectations.
Apparently they need some serious burn in though, Found the same thing (on a smaller scale) with my K450's when i first got them they sounded good but fatiguing to listen too now with a few hundred hours of yellow noise through them they seem to have mellowed out still sound good for such small phones, although the Bass is still a little I dont know "tight" if that's the right word for it.
Never used to really believe in burn in but now its got me thinking, starting to burn my dt770 in now too.

If you've being using the DT770s for a while then the burn in will have already happened, pink/white/yellow/whatever noise won't do anything extra.

As for the K702, they also require some serious amping, what will you be driving them with?
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If you've being using the DT770s for a while then the burn in will have already happened, pink/white/yellow/whatever noise won't do anything extra.
As for the K702, they also require some serious amping, what will you be driving them with?

I've had the DT770's for quite a long time but I didn't have the Amp to drive them until recently so they have seen very intermittent use, that said they probably have 200 odd hours of music listening use as such I guess burning them in more wont make much if any difference. the K450's had less than 10 at a guess they were just so damn tiring to listen to (plus I'm not train commuting at the moment so I dont use my portable much these days.)

Running them through a Caiman DAC apparently it has a pretty good built in headphone amp rated to 600ohms .

They are only 62ohms according to the documentation I've seen so I should be fine right? if not then I may have to sort something else out, best thing about buying from Amazon is the returns policy smile.gif
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post #11035 of 38142
It's not the impedance that's the issue with driving the K701, it's the low sensitivity of 94 dB/mW.
The K701 is like the polar opposite of the DT770.....
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I've had two pairs of Logitech headphones break on me. The first was an H230 or something like it, which I loved, and a G330, which I hated, because it was bulkier, didn't fit as well, and caught my hair.
I'm looking for a lightweight, non-enclosing, wired computer headphone and microphone (a headset, if I were to not overthink it). It would preferably wrap behind my head, but that isn't a requirement. It should have clear sound for music and gaming, but I don't need super-heavy bass or anything. I'd prefer to spend less than $75 on it, because I'd probably need to ship it to me.
I'll get another set of the H230s if I can't find anything better, because I'd be reasonably content with them, but is there anything better out there?

Hey, I posted this question a few days ago and haven't heard back. I could put yet another "what headphones should I get" question into the main thread if you people want me to, but it seems easier to just ask the enthusiasts directly. Any opinions on some good choices?
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the only decent headset in that price range is the AKG GHS-1 and Razer Carcharias.
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So here's an update, I no longer have the HD280 headphone. I just couldn't get used to the vice-like clamping pressure on the sides of my head and the SQ wasn't as enjoyable as on the ATH-A700.

I've now got an ATH-A900 on the way - should be here by Wednesday. biggrin.gif
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Hey, I posted this question a few days ago and haven't heard back. I could put yet another "what headphones should I get" question into the main thread if you people want me to, but it seems easier to just ask the enthusiasts directly. Any opinions on some good choices?

just get the sen. HD 428 and a clipon microphone
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the only decent headset in that price range is the AKG GHS-1 and Razer Carcharias.

Thanks. I wish one of them wrapped around the head, but I'll adapt.

Is the Carcharias really as good as the reviews make it seem? The only thing I know about the audio world is that if you aren't an audiophile, anything you've heard of probably sucks, especially if there's a big name attached to it like Razer. The reviews really are good, and I'll trust the Audio Editor's recommendation, but when I see a review for a midrange-priced headset with 10/10 for sound, I start to wonder if it wasn't a 'sponsored' review.
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just get the sen. HD 428 and a clipon microphone

Yeah, I've been looking at the Zalman clip-on.
Edited by MrDeodorant - 1/16/12 at 2:13pm
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