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New headphones (not here yet.. should be on monday.) i couldnt afford the ATH-A700s so i ordered the Beyerdynamic DT 770 pro (250 Ohm).

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New headphones (not here yet.. should be on monday.) i couldnt afford the ATH-A700s so i ordered the Beyerdynamic DT 770 pro (250 Ohm).

update me please
A700s are usually cheaper than DT770's...

Do you have an amp? The 250's really need a reasonable amp to sound great.
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New headphones (not here yet.. should be on monday.) i couldnt afford the ATH-A700s so i ordered the Beyerdynamic DT 770 pro (250 Ohm).

update me please
the A700's are cheaper and probably better unamped. The DT 770 Pro/80's are better than the 250's.
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So what's the skinny on Super Audio CD's (SACD)??

I just picked up a Beethoven cd that sounds really nice but I'm not sure if I'm actually hearing the advantages of SACD.

I mean ... I'm not at all interested in the surround sound side of SACD but I am curious about the SACD Stereo mode.

Do you need SACD compatible equipment specifically to hear SACD Stereo?

I'm pretty sure my Sony DVP-650D DVD/CD player is SACD compatible but I've no way of knowing if I'm actually hearing SACD Stereo.

Anybody know the facts on this format?

    
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Hybrid Super Audio CDs (which include both a Stereo CD and a Super Audio CD layer) can be played back on CD players. To hear the Super Audio CD Stereo, and on many discs the Super Audio CD Multichannel, layer requires a Super Audio CD player.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Super_Audio_CD


Sounds to me like you need a specialized SACD player to really get the benefits of the SACD-ness.
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So what's the skinny on Super Audio CD's (SACD)??

I just picked up a Beethoven cd that sounds really nice but I'm not sure if I'm actually hearing the advantages of SACD.

I mean ... I'm not at all interested in the surround sound side of SACD but I am curious about the SACD Stereo mode.

Do you need SACD compatible equipment specifically to hear SACD Stereo?

I'm pretty sure my Sony DVP-650D DVD/CD player is SACD compatible but I've no way of knowing if I'm actually hearing SACD Stereo.

Anybody know the facts on this format?

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Super_Audio_CD


Sounds to me like you need a specialized SACD player to really get the benefits of the SACD-ness.
Yeah, you need a SACD player to listen to a SACD disc. They have increased resolution, but in my experience you need to spend quite a bit on a good SACD unit to get real benefit over standard Redbook (CD) Most SACD discs have multiple layers, often Stereo, Multichannel and then the dual format discs have a redbook layer as well. The player should have an option to setup which layer plays by default and to switch between layers.

If you want a cheap SACD player the Sony CE595 is a pretty decent entry level unit. You can get one for under $100.

A better unit is the Oppo 980H. It is a universal player and is one of the few SACD players that will output the DSD signal via HDMI to a capable receiver. This is what I use for my SACD discs. I have my Oppo set up to output the raw DSD signal to my Marantz SR7001 receiver.
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Thanks on the SACD clarification yo.

    
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Thanks on the SACD clarification yo.

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I've got the edimensional audiofx headphones. guess I would fall under gaming, update me
    
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As of today, 2/16/2008 I just wanted to draw attention to the driver difficulties that people who bought the Auzentech X-Fi Prelude are having. When both the Auzen and the Creative X-Fi were released, they both had Vista driver issues.

Unforetunately, Auzentech has not been able to deliver a stable driver. Many of the SQ and compatibility issues associated with the early stages of Vista were fixed in the November 7, 2007 Creative X-Fi driver.

I know the Auzen has better components but the driver is the most important factor associated with any PC component plugged into a PCI slot. The best option for a reliable dedicated sound card is a Creative X-Fi...pick the version with the features that fits you best.
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