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I have a pair of Medusa 5.1 Pro Gamers I really like. They are Very comfortable.
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It matters, certainly, but it's not anywhere near the only factor. My HD555 was 50 ohms compared to my Beyer's 80, but the Beyers are much quieter at the same volume level out of my X-Fi.
Never said it was the only factor - just the one that gives us somewhat of an idea.

For some reason I've never looked at your location Namrac - I almost ended up going to Valpo myself (it's actually closer to home than Peoria). Nice choice .
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Never said it was the only factor - just the one that gives us somewhat of an idea.

For some reason I've never looked at your location Namrac - I almost ended up going to Valpo myself (it's actually closer to home than Peoria). Nice choice .
Not exactly. I'm transferring to Western Michigan University next year because I don't like it here.
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Not exactly. I'm transferring to Western Michigan University next year because I don't like it here.
Oops . Bradley is pretty sweet - but it is a little expensive :/.
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Oops . Bradley is pretty sweet - but it is a little expensive :/.
Yeah, Valpo's on the pricey side too. Lucky for me, I got a big scholarship, lots of financial aid, and a rich grandma.
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In the process of upgrading my system, I got to hear my Beyers in several different circumstances.

Through my X-Fi front i/o panel: worst SQ both from the lower and upper end of the spectrum. Sound stage was dead, but directional game play in Crysis was still pretty good.

Plugged directly into X-Fi: Opened up the sound stage a little and provided a very subtle but noticeable power increase. The detail of the music came out a bit but there was very little difference in the SQ of 192k MP3's and Lossless audio files.

From X-Fi > Darkvoice via 3.5mm-RCA IC: The day this badboy arrived (in 3 days from Shanghai) all I can say was I was shocked! My cans WOKE UP. I knew that they were not getting the neccessary power that they needed from the X-Fi but I grossly underestimated what having an amp would bring to my experience. The bass was omg and the detail in the music was very good. The highs were clear and unweavering (a little at high volume) and bass would even take my R&B and Hip Hop tracks down DEEP without getting "weak."

Current Setup: When my DAC arrived (thanks Soloz), I pulled my Monster cables out of the attic and hooked up the custom cable that Solo had mad by Blue Jeans Cable. The sound only got better from when I was going directly from my X-Fi to my Amp. I changed the configuration setting in my Creative CP to audio-creation w/ 2 channel bit-matched audio. The detail in the recording came full circle. I moved from th 10th row FRONT and center at the concert. Radiohead-Just (The Bends) w/ intense electric guitar for 4 minutes never waivered. No matter how high I turned it up, the cords were still crisp, my cans never crackled or popped and the bass was DEEP and clear. I can't even turn it up past 11 o'clock without hearing damage. At 9 o'clock I can't hear my wife screaming at me right in front of my face (Beyer's isolation is TOO good). Also, the sound quality of 128k MP3 tracks is unbearable. They get no rotation during my listening sessions. I have to listen to 192k VBR tracks or Apple Lossless/FLAC. Where having a average setup won't allow you to notice the SQ differences of 128 (lol itunes) MP3's vs. Lossless audio, having a good audio setup shows how much gets taken from the authenticity of what the artist produces when you rip it down to 10% of it's original size. The detail in Lossless audio really brings the music to life and for me, it puts me in a zone that if im not careful can turn into 4-5 hours of surfing/reading etc.

After having my set up for ~4 months now, I notice that there is a tiny bit of feedback coming from my set-up. This is inevitable due to my PC/DAC. PC's have a lot of electronic noise (you don't say!) and my DAC was only $120. My next audio upgrade will for sure be a ~$500 DAC.
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Sorry for double post...

Can I use X-Fi digital out w/ mic. When I change my defaut in vista to use my DAC>Amp I have to use the digital out. I think this turns off my mic in the back of my X-Fi.

Is this true? If so, how should I go about having a mic while gaming with my amp?
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Omg somebody stop me.



I'm crossing into Grado territory sometime next week. At least I saved $50 on it .
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Omg somebody stop me.


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lol all my headphones suck compared to most of the phones on here. i have owned 4 sets of "hi-fi" style phones to date. my first ones were cheap jvc's next were cheap something or anoters *cant remember* those two got broke (jvcs got broke wile at school and the other my friend sat on them) the two curent phones i have now are both philips. and both under $50 i like them though their both comfortable and the newest pair *just got them today* are a pair of philips traveling noise reduction phones for my ipod. *takes them off* uh they say "sbc hn110" if that means anything to anybody. the older pair are for my pc uh moddle "shp2500"? anyways i cant stand in ear headphones and the behind the head ones usualy dont sound that great. so i dont care if i look like one of the robots from chobits or if my hair is messy. hi-fi for life.
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