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Get a Denon AH-D200 instead of these, sound quality is better.
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Get a Denon AH-D200 instead of these, sound quality is better.

Or I could just get an Ultrasone PRO900...
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I would like to join, if I could. I have a Beyerdynamic DT 990 pro 250ohm.

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I have all of them in my sig. except the Shure 840(gave it to my brother).
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Originally Posted by rdrdrdrd View Post

i think you can get more from them with a better amp, the STX is a good dac and a ok amp for hi-fi cans, look into the ODA and ODAC combo though when they are released, that should provide a good current boost for the Denons
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You're approaching the territory where the more money you pour into sources and amps, the less you get in return. If you're happy then stay as you are. The D5000 are great headphones, if I were in your position I would consider doing something like the MarkL mod before upgrading the source, the STX is a good card and you'll have to spend a fair amount on an external dac and amp to see a step up in sound quality (keep the law of diminishing returns in mind!). The other alternative is to just get an amp and keep the STX as the source. I can't remember off hand how much the Denons benefit from being amped, I have heard them with and without but that was several years ago redface.gif

I had been considering the ODA ODAC combo, would that avoid doing the STX mod? Even with my EE degree and some experience soldering, idk if I'd want to. I always sucked at soldering, haven't done it in years, and don't have the stuff to even though I should pick it up regardless haha. But I had also been looking at the cambridge a while back. After a couple paychecks I should have money for whichever route I decide, just not sure which would be best.

Also taking suggestions on other cans to use besides my Denons and Sennheiser HD 280 Pros.
    
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I had been considering the ODA ODAC combo, would that avoid doing the STX mod? Even with my EE degree and some experience soldering, idk if I'd want to. I always sucked at soldering, haven't done it in years, and don't have the stuff to even though I should pick it up regardless haha. But I had also been looking at the cambridge a while back. After a couple paychecks I should have money for whichever route I decide, just not sure which would be best.

The MarkL mod is to the headphones, not the card. Sorry for not being clear tongue.gif

http://www.head-fi.org/t/321183/a-comprehensive-review-denon-d5000-vs-markl-modded-denon-d5000
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The MarkL mod is to the headphones, not the card. Sorry for not being clear tongue.gif
http://www.head-fi.org/t/321183/a-comprehensive-review-denon-d5000-vs-markl-modded-denon-d5000

That's ok, this may be a little out of my ability and above my risk level (I'm rather cautious unless I'm confident in my abilities tongue.gif)

Oh MarkL does the mod? May look into this more; probably should have read the review a little before I made assumptions.... assumptions are the devil.
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That's ok, this may be a little out of my ability and above my risk level (I'm rather cautious unless I'm confident in my abilities tongue.gif)
Oh MarkL does the mod? May look into this more; probably should have read the review a little before I made assumptions.... assumptions are the devil.

I think there are a few people who would do it for you, I'm not sure if MarkL still does it.
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If I remember the Markl mod correctly, you could probably just buy a new pair of earcups that are stuffed, then put the backing stuff inside the cups yourself. I took apart my Denon D2000 's and it was fairly simple to do.
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I would like to join, if I could. I have a Beyerdynamic DT 990 pro 250ohm.
th_IMG_20120119_225050.jpg
I have all of them in my sig. except the Shure 840(gave it to my brother).

you got an amp for those DT990s?
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