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I won't ever buy a mayflower product nor recommend it, after what happened on Logan's videos (he also is an idiot)
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Yeah, he's a jerk. I'm sticking with JDS Labs if/when I get something with an O.
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Originally Posted by Tjj226 Angel View Post


Remember when AMD bulldozer chips came out and how they were terribly slow, and expensive, and yet people kept trying to justify the chip?
I'm an AMD fanboy, I got an 8120 and a Gigabyte 990FXA-UD3 for $210 and OCed that thing to 4.8GHz. That was nice smile.gif But for retail, an i5 would have been better.

Someone thinking that the retail pricing still had AMD at a better value would be the hardcore crazy fanboys.
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Originally Posted by Darkwizzie View Post

But at the same time, and many audiophiles will rip my head off for this, but I don't see too much point in spending much more than Objective amp/dac for their audio solution. Now if you want to DIY some tubes, sure, I can see DIY appeal... Buy $1000 Wooaudio tube amps, well, I'd rather invest that $1000 in a myriad of other ways.
Have you ever tried a nicer amp?
Edited by phillyd - 4/25/14 at 11:14am
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post #24964 of 38600
Well, while we're hopping on that bandwagon...

I once ordered an O2 front panel off Mayflower's eBay because the acrylic one I had from some other source was cracking (err... user error in overtightening screws, really). I ordered the black and got a silver one. wth.gif

He wanted the silver one back before he'd send the correct item, which is reasonable I guess, but I never took him up on it. I know you shouldn't really expect this, but you think after being notified, most small companies / people would just send the correct one free of charge for an item that costs $5 or so shipped. You know, good will and all, plus not needing to bother with restocking a returned item and more.
post #24965 of 38600
Hi!
I need help, please.

I'd like to buy some quality headphones, but this enthusiast level is new to me.
I started reading up on BeyerDynamic, Audio Technica and Sennheiser products (not sure on spelling), and it seems to me, that this is a much more complicated task than it seems at first.

So what I'd like to ask, is basically some pointers if this is what I need my headphones for:
- Immersion!
- Immersion in single player gaming (skyrim, mass effect, etc)
- Immersion in movies (black hawk down, saving private ryan, etc)
- Music is only a secondary focus, but it would be nice if it would be good at rock and female vocals like Within Temptation, Nightwish, but also ACDC, and other classics. (and also with "orchestra" (is this a word like this ? biggrin.gif ) music, like movie scores)

My main concern is however, that my primary source for all of this is directly my PC. In my PC I have a Creative X-Fi sound card, but I'm not sure if that's enough in itself. Do I have to use an amplifier for these really good headphones ?

THANK YOU very much in advance !
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Hi and welcome to OCN, NYFk4m.

There are many Creative X-Fi sound card models, so it would help if you specified which you have.

Unfortunately, "immersion" means something different for different people, so the description could be more precise. However, especially for movies, that usually means that a well-extended bass response is needed.

Would you prefer closed-back (noise isolating) or open (sounds come freely in and out, no noise reduction)? About how much were you planning on spending?

Where can you even buy from in Hungary? A lot of times headphone models and brands aren't consistently available around the world. Maybe an option is buying from amazon.de? It should cost some 10 euros to ship from there, if I understand correctly, and their selection is reasonable.
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Originally Posted by mikeaj View Post

Well, while we're hopping on that bandwagon...

I once ordered an O2 front panel off Mayflower's eBay because the acrylic one I had from some other source was cracking (err... user error in overtightening screws, really). I ordered the black and got a silver one. wth.gif

He wanted the silver one back before he'd send the correct item, which is reasonable I guess, but I never took him up on it. I know you shouldn't really expect this, but you think after being notified, most small companies / people would just send the correct one free of charge for an item that costs $5 or so shipped. You know, good will and all, plus not needing to bother with restocking a returned item and more.

Oh wow - that's...something lol.
Oh well - misplaced stock, isn't what would deter me from a company.
Misinformation in a very fragile market is what really gets me.

If they wanted to win over the community - at least they could have been honest - but that was too much of an ask for them. And the way they went around replying to comments like they know everything was absolutely hilarious.
The Tyler guy got slammed so hard by me and other YouTubers, that he decided to into hibernation, as he knew he was being stupid.
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The Tyler guy got slammed so hard by me and other YouTubers, that he decided to into hibernation, as he knew he was being stupid.
I love how audiophile myths part 1 never got a part 2.

And that vid makes me mad because I really enjoy the Tek other than that vid.
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I love how audiophile myths part 1 never got a part 2.

And that vid makes me mad because I really enjoy the Tek other than that vid.

Well I take his videos and most of other people's videos (who are highly subbed) with a grain of salt.

One of the ONLY huge YouTubers I truly respect, every, single word - is MKBHD
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Quote:
Originally Posted by NYFk4m View Post

Hi!
I need help, please.

I'd like to buy some quality headphones, but this enthusiast level is new to me.
I started reading up on BeyerDynamic, Audio Technica and Sennheiser products (not sure on spelling), and it seems to me, that this is a much more complicated task than it seems at first.

So what I'd like to ask, is basically some pointers if this is what I need my headphones for:
- Immersion!
- Immersion in single player gaming (skyrim, mass effect, etc)
- Immersion in movies (black hawk down, saving private ryan, etc)
- Music is only a secondary focus, but it would be nice if it would be good at rock and female vocals like Within Temptation, Nightwish, but also ACDC, and other classics. (and also with "orchestra" (is this a word like this ? biggrin.gif ) music, like movie scores)

My main concern is however, that my primary source for all of this is directly my PC. In my PC I have a Creative X-Fi sound card, but I'm not sure if that's enough in itself. Do I have to use an amplifier for these really good headphones ?

THANK YOU very much in advance !

What is your proposed budget?
 
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