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I would love to get a headphones upgrade, I am not sure though if plugging headphones into the front panel ruins sound quality (Xonar DG, Fractal R3).
Any thoughts?
Also, on both my AV40 speakers' headphones port and my R3's front panel headphones port I really have to fiddle with my 558s to have the sound go all the way to them. Otherwise I hear just the background music and not the talking. Weird issue - ideas?
Edited by csm725 - 5/27/12 at 2:57pm
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Plugging headphones into the front panel of my case, which is hooked up to the Essence STX gets a ton of audible electrical noise. Absolutely failtastic.
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Bought ATH-AD700s about three weeks ago.

Don't notice much difference from a four inch by four inch mono speaker other than a few extra details. This is probably due to me having the sound too low volume, but that low volume is comfortable for me, and no one can hear anything. Maybe I need to break in my ears to really loud noise to notice bigger differences in sound quality...
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Plugging headphones into the front panel of my case, which is hooked up to the Essence STX gets a ton of audible electrical noise. Absolutely failtastic.
I don't notice any electrical noise at 100% volume on my Sennheisers... hmm.
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I don't notice any electrical noise at 100% volume on my Sennheisers... hmm.

This is probably because the FP connectors of your R3 are of higher quality than Rally-Master's Lian-Li.
You will still have the processing done in the sound card, but a case's 3.5mm audio ins and outs are often of terrible quality, so despite using an STX, he is hindered by the case itself. General rule of thumb, for sound cards, the best quality is going to come from plugging directly in (unless you use an external amp).
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Soundcard: Asus Xonar DG
Headphones: Klipsch Image One (I use a seperate mic)
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I use Breakaway Live as my filter (I know a guy in the radio) business biggrin.gif
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This is probably because the FP connectors of your R3 are of higher quality than Rally-Master's Lian-Li.
You will still have the processing done in the sound card, but a case's 3.5mm audio ins and outs are often of terrible quality, so despite using an STX, he is hindered by the case itself. General rule of thumb, for sound cards, the best quality is going to come from plugging directly in (unless you use an external amp).

Yep and that is exactly why I don't use the front panel on this case. My old Lancool (steel LL) was a lot better and actually had a silent noise floor.
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Thinking about upgrading from loss pro dj100's to ath ad700's. I have a fiio e11 plus an ipod classic and my computer. I found the ad700's for 75$ on eBay and thought that was a pretty good deal. What do you guys think? I don't listen to very bass heavy music which I know the ad700 is lacking in.
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Cough placebo cough.

Quote:
Originally Posted by RallyMaster View Post

This.

Lol, stop it.

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Klipsch Image One

I was just listening to that one and really like it for what it was. Midrange is outstanding and it doesn't sacrifice mush of the top or bottom for it. Too bad the soundstage is a bit limited but again, I really like these.
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Buy better ears you n00b!
Like this. Goes well with Grado RS-2s.
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mmm the tree ftw

I use a balanced phoenix for my grados.
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