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Originally Posted by bumblebee1980 View Post

the X2 shouldn't be difficult to drive. only 30 ohm impedance with a sensitivity of 100 dB @ 1 mw
i thought the same thing and both my previous Razer headphones were both 32 ohm but the philips are much quieter and I have to use software to boost my system audio.
post #30932 of 38370
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Is this via onboard or a dedicated sound card? I've not personal experience with the headphones. Have you tried them from any other source?




Also, I caved. This is going to be a struggle to wait for, but I can do it....I believe in myself:

 
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post #30933 of 38370
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i thought the same thing and both my previous Razer headphones were both 32 ohm but the philips are much quieter and I have to use software to boost my system audio.

are you sure every volume slider in Windows is maxed out? do you have a receiver or old cd player with a headphone jack you could test? I got nothing tongue.gif

you know the new Fiio K5 is more than capable of driving the X2 and it's much cheaper than the O2 and you won't have to deal with all those wires coming out the front faceplate.

http://www.minidisc.com.au/headphones-earphones/headphone-amps-dacs/desktop-amps-dacs/fiio-k5-docking-headphone-amplifier-dac-p-1100935.html
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post #30934 of 38370
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i thought the same thing and both my previous Razer headphones were both 32 ohm but the philips are much quieter and I have to use software to boost my system audio.
Did the Razer headphones use any sort of software that might've been boosting the volume?
post #30935 of 38370
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Is this via onboard or a dedicated sound card? I've not personal experience with the headphones. Have you tried them from any other source?
Also, I caved. This is going to be a struggle to wait for, but I can do it....I believe in myself:

I've heard they have some great punchy bass!
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post #30936 of 38370
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I've heard they have some great punchy bass!

Yes, the bass is fantastic for a pair of closed headphones being sold at $400. It can get kind of muddy and congested at times however. Supposedly, Alpha Dog pads open up the headphones a bit and tighten the bass for those that prefer that sort of sound signature for these headphones.
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post #30937 of 38370
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Supposedly, Alpha Dog pads open up the headphones a bit and tighten the bass for those that prefer that sort of sound signature for these headphones.

Speaking of pads, do you think the Alpha Dog or Leather Dog pads would fit my K550s better?
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Speaking of pads, do you think the Alpha Dog or Leather Dog pads would fit my K550s better?

Honestly don't know. I haven't tried either of them for the K553. I use big fat pillow pads for my K533.

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Those look comfy. Are those the E-Bay "king size" ones that use the adhesive ring to attach? I heard they kinda nerf the bass.
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Those look comfy. Are those the E-Bay "king size" ones that use the adhesive ring to attach? I heard they kinda nerf the bass.

Yes and I honestly haven't noticed it if it has. Then again, while tight and controlled with surprisingly decent extension, the bass on the K553 is largely anemic anyways, especially compared to my TH-X00 and LCD-2.
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