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post #12071 of 33044
Hello fellas i was thinking in replace my Sennheiser HD555 over the Ultrasone HFI-580, what you guys think? I use my headphone more for games then Music.
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The Titanium HD doesn't have a standalone headphone amplifier.

1)A headphone amplifier makes the headphones louder...boosts the signal..whatever you want to call it.

2) Improves sound quality by giving the headphone enough power to be properly driven. Some headphones need to be tamed by a headphone amplifier if it's going to behave properly or else it's going to be a wild beast with sloppy bass, sometimes painful highs and depending on the amp, distortion can be brought in to pleasantly change the signature warmer or whatever the case may be.

Other than these two points, there's no reason to buy a headphone amplifier. If you do so, you're doing so because you're being fooled into thinking the headphone amplifier alone will bring you amazing sound quality improvement and that's simply not the case.

So..if you didn't need a raise in volume, you needed to have your headphone tamed and to behave appropriately. Others call it "bringing out it's true potential." Others call it "making it shine."

So your headphones needed to be tamed. They needed a stand alone headphone amplifier. Not the integrated "amp" (I don't like to call it an amp as this confuses people).
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A standalone amp has it's own power supply which is almost certainly going to be quieter than the atx psu feeding a soundcard/onboard, this is an important factor and does wonders for SQ right across the whole audio spectrum and especially tightening up the bass.
    
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For those who recall my post about using the DT 880's with onboard and getting some distortion, I have now got my STX back and boy does it make a difference. The crackling is gone in all the tracks it occurred in before, and the overall sound quality is even better than I was expecting.
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Panasonic HTF600 + velour pads here, please add me to the club at your earliest convenience.

Soon planning to migrate to an HD598 or AKG K/Q 701.

One question though, I've been hearing reports that the AKG K701s have a bit of an unrealistic soundstage, which is something I can imagine would be undesirable for gaming.

Can someone explain and elaborate this for me? I'd also like to hear opinions on the 598 vs the 701.
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Originally Posted by Outcasst View Post

For those who recall my post about using the DT 880's with onboard and getting some distortion, I have now got my STX back and boy does it make a difference. The crackling is gone in all the tracks it occurred in before, and the overall sound quality is even better than I was expecting.

I remember, this is good to hear biggrin.gif
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I still listen to the D5000 every day!
try unbuttoning the headband and see what condition the stock one is in.. he might of just put it on for extra comfort. I can tell the wood chambers are not old because the Denon logo hasn't rubbed off yet.

I am fairly sure he put them in for extra comfort. I unbuttoned the band last night and while squished and wrinkled, the band material underneath was not worn.
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thanks for replay my question. unsubbed now.
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thanks for replay my question. unsubbed now.

Because the world revolves around you. rolleyes.gif

I saw it, but I didn't answer it because I have no experience with either of those pair. I could give opinions, but I've been out of the audio loop for quite some time now, rendering my opinions either useless or outdated.
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Actually, the world revolves around me and don't any of you forget that.
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