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no sorry. just comments made by some owners I know.

Ooooh, ok. Do you have any personal recommendations? I'm going off the assumption that my X-Fi Titanium HD functions as a plentiful DAC, so I'm thinking an amp is in my sights.
 
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Ooooh, ok. Do you have any personal recommendations? I'm going off the assumption that my X-Fi Titanium HD functions as a plentiful DAC, so I'm thinking an amp is in my sights.

I would leave well enough alone. maybe look at upgrading your headphones?
    
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My only thing is that I'd hate to do a headphone upgrade and end up needing an amp. I've always wanted to try a pair of K701s, but know they need to be amped. I just don't have proper income to drop the money on both, that's all smile.gif.
 
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upgrading headphones is the most cost effective way to improving sound quality. you can save money buying a used headphone.

these things can take time.. 5 years ago I got into headphones like a lot of people and started out with a $60-80 sound card and $60 headphone. now I have a Mytek Stereo 192 DSD DAC, Audeze LCD-2 Rev 2 with Moon Audio Silver Dragon cable and a Burson HA-160 headphone amplifier. each time I upgrade my chain I always think it can't get any better but it does and that's how I ended up spending over $3000 tongue.gif
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upgrading headphones is the most cost effective way to improving sound quality. you can save money buying a used headphone.

these things can take time.. 5 years ago I got into headphones like a lot of people and started out with a $60-80 sound card and $60 headphone. now I have a Mytek Stereo 192 DSD DAC, Audeze LCD-2 Rev 2 with Moon Audio Silver Dragon cable and a Burson HA-160 headphone amplifier. each time I upgrade my chain I always think it can't get any better but it does and that's how I ended up spending over $3000 tongue.gif

I can agree with that. The Magni from a spec point of view is very impressive. And with its price, seems amazing. It may even be cheap enough to warrant a purchase much sooner than later. What would be a good step up from the DT 770s? My Grado's are fantastic, but the 325i and DT770s are two different monsters in their own.
 
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Wow, there are a lot of headphones out there! I got a set of Triton AX Pros a couple years ago and thought they were great! Sound quality wasnt fantastic but the ability to adjust voice and the game audio independently was very nice (MMO nerd). At the time, I was looking for something that would work with both consoles, my PC, and had a mic. Now I couldnt care less about the consoles (was playing Call of Duty very close to a sleeping wife at the time)..
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I can agree with that. The Magni from a spec point of view is very impressive. And with its price, seems amazing. It may even be cheap enough to warrant a purchase much sooner than later. What would be a good step up from the DT 770s? My Grado's are fantastic, but the 325i and DT770s are two different monsters in their own.

have you tried any of the Beyerdynamic DT990? HiFiMAN HE-400 and Denon AH-D5000 if you can still find one would be an upgrade without destroying your bank account smile.gif

Edit: there are a couple AH-D5000 and AH-D7000 on Head-Fi Buy/Sell but people are not letting them go for free. you will pay top dollar lol you could try e-mailing Mark Lawton.
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have you tried any of the Beyerdynamic DT990? HiFiMAN HE-400 and Denon AH-D5000 if you can still find one would be an upgrade without destroying your bank account smile.gif

Edit: there are a couple AH-D5000 and AH-D7000 on Head-Fi Buy/Sell but people are not letting them go for free. you will pay top dollar lol you could try e-mailing Mark Lawton.

I haven't, and I'm curious to know which version of the DT 990 would be the best to go for. I also have a high interest in the HE-400's, though I might need to find a used pair. $399 isn't terrible...but still breaking my bank tongue.gif.
 
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I would suggest the low impedance ones, just for the drivability factor.
I know the different models sound a little different from each other though.
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After I broke my JVC RX 700 (pretty badly too) got some Audio Technica AD 700. Still haven't tested it with games but damn is it incredibly light and comfortable, really surprised how light it is considering the RX 700 are very similar but weigh 2-3 times more

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