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To any HD595 owners out there looking for an entry level portable amp ...

I just thought I'd say that the XM4's superbly clean bass boost circuit is phenomenal with these headphones.

I'm running totally un eq'd/unaffected (audio creation mode in X-fi) and the bass boost on the XM4 is unbelievably effective with the HD595's.

I've always been impressed with the XM4's bass boost ... not muddy like the useless type found on Zen Vision M, etc. ... it's worked wonderfully with my Shure e4c's but it works even better with the HD595's ...

Fantastic little amp that I really didn't appreciate as much until getting these new cans. I've actually installed velcro on my desktop now so it can do dual duty, portable and desktop ... till I can invest in a proper desktop amp .

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...

And much to my surprise ... the headphone out of the X-fi breakout box really doesn't sound all *that* bad ...

Can't wait to put the new OPAMP in though ...

    
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The HD201's put me in the Audiophile grade?? I was previously in the Gaming headset section, with the s-500's.....
I don't know.
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Please throw me in the list. I finally got my Audio Technica AD700's and I'm loving them.
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To any HD595 owners out there looking for an entry level portable amp ...
Interesting hookup you are using there. You're cascading two headphone amps in series. Any reason why you'd go through the X-fi's lower grade HP amp before you hit the external HP amp? You're also going through the X-fi's volume control.

I'd say you'd be much better off taking the line-out output. The whole purpose of buying an external amp is to not use the crappy HP amps that come integrated on CD players, MP3 players etc.
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Interesting hookup you are using there. You're cascading two headphone amps in series. Any reason why you'd go through the X-fi's lower grade HP amp before you hit the external HP amp? You're also going through the X-fi's volume control.

I'd say you'd be much better off taking the line-out output. The whole purpose of buying an external amp is to not use the crappy HP amps that come integrated on CD players, MP3 players etc.
I've thought the same thing ...

And in fact, when using the Xm4 with my Zen Vision M, I do use a pure line-out ...

But for the life of me ... I don't think the X-fi Elite Pro offers an unamped line-out (miniplug) ... (can anyone enlighten me?).

That said ... the OPAMP in the breakout box really doesn't perform that bad ... little bright for my liking (which is why I'm switching it out).

...

When I get a decent desktop amp, I'll be going line-out from the optical and so things will sound better I'm sure ...
    
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What is so great about "cording" a set of headphones?
 
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What is so great about "cording" a set of headphones?
I'm unsure of the affect other than something placebic ...

That is, unless your source is so refined as to be able to take advantage of the change.

But for my setup ... I'm sure I wouldn't notice anything ...
    
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I'm unsure of the affect other than something placebic ...

That is, unless your source is so refined as to be able to take advantage of the change.

But for my setup ... I'm sure I wouldn't notice anything ...
I just people like "Now that I got my cans corded....." and "Once you get those corded...."

There must be some sort of benefit...?
 
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different cables have different sonic characteristics. Of course the ultimate goal of any cable is to be absolutely neutral (not taking or adding anything) But in reality no cable is perfect, we can just get as close as possible. With this in mind a better cable can offer some very real sonic improvements on a pair of cans. Or a pair of cans that is dark can be lightened up a bit with a slightly bright cable and the opposite holds true as well.
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different cables have different sonic characteristics. Of course the ultimate goal of any cable is to be absolutely neutral (not taking or adding anything) But in reality no cable is perfect, we can just get as close as possible. With this in mind a better cable can offer some very real sonic improvements on a pair of cans. Or a pair of cans that is dark can be lightened up a bit with a slightly bright cable and the opposite holds true as well.
Whats the cost? What price of the headphones makes it a waste of time? $50 and lower I guess?
 
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