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If that was more circular, I think the headphone would look pretty good. I do not dig the look of the HD600s. The HD800 looks better IMO but the black and blue version looks a little like a toy even though it isn't.

 

I just don't understand how inclusion of an aluminum volume knob + 1/4 jack raises the cost by $40, lol.  XD I was a little worried that the 1/4 to 3.6 converter would cause extra clutter on my desk as well. For extended gaming sessions or even computer sessions (sometimes I'm at the computer doing actual work but I intermittently listen to music, and if they are headphones they will be on my head for hours and hours at a time.)

 

I'm going to that audio place in Mountain View later. Thanks for the suggestion!

 

The thing now is to first try to HD800 and make sure I like it... and if I like it, how much I like it. And then if I want to get it, sell my STX, Rokits, Logitech 2300z. (Hopefully that will recuperate enough money to buy the Objective combo.) I wonder how people cram so much sound quality in such a small form factor like a headset. Engineering miracle!


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If that was more circular, I think the headphone would look pretty good. I do not dig the look of the HD600s. The HD800 looks better IMO but the black and blue version looks a little like a toy even though it isn't.

I just don't understand how inclusion of an aluminum volume knob + 1/4 jack raises the cost by $40, lol.  XD I was a little worried that the 1/4 to 3.6 converter would cause extra clutter on my desk as well. For extended gaming sessions or even computer sessions (sometimes I'm at the computer doing actual work but I intermittently listen to music, and if they are headphones they will be on my head for hours and hours at a time.)

I'm going to that audio place in Mountain View later. Thanks for the suggestion!

The thing now is to first try to HD800 and make sure I like it... and if I like it, how much I like it. And then if I want to get it, sell my STX, Rokits, Logitech 2300z. (Hopefully that will recuperate enough money to buy the Objective combo.) I wonder how people cram so much sound quality in such a small form factor like a headset. Engineering miracle!

Just FYI the electronics, original jacks, PCB, etc. are south of $30 total for the O2. Wall adapter is something like $5, something like maybe $10-15 for the enclosure (hm, maybe a little less in large quantities), front panel may be few bucks or less each in large quantities.

Decent front 1/4" jack, back power jack, different front and rear panels, aluminum knob cost relative to the above is actually not insignificant. Also, it increases labor costs of mounting those jacks and wiring them up a bit.

Plus most aren't offering O2s with 1/4" jacks, so there's less pricing pressure. $40 seems a bit much but not crazy to me.
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Would anyone say that the Xonar DX has super weak bass? Because I have to boost the low freq. in my xonar to get anything out of ~<200hz
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Would anyone say that the Xonar DX has super weak bass? Because I have to boost the low freq. in my xonar to get anything out of ~<200hz

I used one briefly once, but there are too many other confounding factors to draw any conclusion from that quick listen. (I didn't feel like there was super weak bass, but assuming this is the only source of info I have, I wouldn't have known if that was caused by the sound card or another part of the signal chain) For what it's worth, FR on the card should be pretty much flat down there.

Through another amp or not? Via headphones or not? You sure it's not the headphones or speakers?

Have you compared it to a different source? Onboard? A phone? etc.
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Would anyone say that the Xonar DX has super weak bass? Because I have to boost the low freq. in my xonar to get anything out of ~<200hz

 

 

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I used one briefly once, but there are too many other confounding factors to draw any conclusion from that quick listen. (I didn't feel like there was super weak bass, but assuming this is the only source of info I have, I wouldn't have known if that was caused by the sound card or another part of the signal chain) For what it's worth, FR on the card should be pretty much flat down there.

Through another amp or not? Via headphones or not? You sure it's not the headphones or speakers?

Have you compared it to a different source? Onboard? A phone? etc.

Well, I'm using the STX and there doesn't seem to be a bass deficiency. Is your bass problem found all over Google or are you the only one?

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Would anyone say that the Xonar DX has super weak bass? Because I have to boost the low freq. in my xonar to get anything out of ~<200hz
Using headphones and you have flexbass on for some reason?
There's your problem.

You have magni on the DX, right?
I have Xonar D1 which is identical to the DX except for the PCI connection.


On another topic:
I wonder how good the Superlux HD685 will be.
From what I hear it should arrive to european market in around September.
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Would anyone say that the Xonar DX has super weak bass? Because I have to boost the low freq. in my xonar to get anything out of ~<200hz

I used one briefly once, but there are too many other confounding factors to draw any conclusion from that quick listen. (I didn't feel like there was super weak bass, but assuming this is the only source of info I have, I wouldn't have known if that was caused by the sound card or another part of the signal chain) For what it's worth, FR on the card should be pretty much flat down there.

Through another amp or not? Via headphones or not? You sure it's not the headphones or speakers?

Have you compared it to a different source? Onboard? A phone? etc.

Magni + HD650.

Onboard sounds about as weak, but more lows. I just end up using an EQ to boost the lows :/
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Would anyone say that the Xonar DX has super weak bass? Because I have to boost the low freq. in my xonar to get anything out of ~<200hz
Using headphones and you have flexbass on for some reason?
There's your problem.

You have magni on the DX, right?
I have Xonar D1 which is identical to the DX except for the PCI connection.

I haven't touched a single setting in my DX. Everything is off surely?
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Question:

If I get the Objective Amp + DAC combo, can I plug in my Rokit monitors to the O2? I know the amp isn't really for the speakers, but it won't break my speakers or anything, right? :h34r-smi

 

EDIT:

The JDSLabs version with 1/4 inch input is $350 + $10 for the power cable! Jeezus, Mayflower all the way for value.


Edited by Darkwizzie - 4/13/14 at 6:53am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Darkwizzie View Post

Question:


If I get the Objective Amp + DAC combo, can I plug in my Rokit monitors to the O2? I know the amp isn't really for the speakers, but it won't break my speakers or anything, right? ph34r-smiley.gif

EDIT:
The JDSLabs version with 1/4 inch input is $350 + $10 for the power cable! Jeezus, Mayflower all the way for value.
I would recommend to get separate O2 and ODAC if you also have speakers. And then add an audio switcher (or sumthing similar) between the ODAC and O2, to connect both speakers and O2 to the ODAC.
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