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I lied, the lack of bass was due to either my onboard and/or lack of amp, because I plugged my senns into the amp downstairs, and i eargasm'd XD. Will a portable amp increase the bass, or should i get a dedicated sound card right away?
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post #5562 of 37820
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I lied, the lack of bass was due to either my onboard and/or lack of amp, because I plugged my senns into the amp downstairs, and i eargasm'd XD. Will a portable amp increase the bass, or should i get a dedicated sound card right away?
Do you plan on taking your headphones out all the time?
If so, go with a portable amp [straight from ipod or w/e].
If not, a desktop amp will be leagues better for the same price, if not cheaper.
but if you go onboard sound > desktop/portable amp> senns it'll still sound medicore cause the onboard sound is still crap.

i'd say invest in a nice desktop amp with a built in dac or amp/dac combo.
if that's too much money, an Auzentech Prelude will be a night and day difference over over onboard.
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I have a Fiio E5 on the way, just was wondering if that was enough to give me a bass boost. And yeah, i know onboard is crap, just wondering if the amp will help with anything
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I have a Fiio E5 on the way, just was wondering if that was enough to give me a bass boost. And yeah, i know onboard is crap, just wondering if the amp will help with anything
Not particularly. The HD555s are fairly low impedance, high sensitivity headphones, and the Fiio isn't exactly high end. They might get louder, but I doubt there will be much change in sound.
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i has the eh250 + Zalman mic
 
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Not particularly. The HD555s are fairly low impedance, high sensitivity headphones, and the Fiio isn't exactly high end. They might get louder, but I doubt there will be much change in sound.
Alright, looks like i'll be saving up for a sound card
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I got ATH-AD700s today for xmas, and I must say...

HOLY CRAP!

Such an amazing difference over my Koss SB-40s. Especially in the comfort department. I could wear these things forever!
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I got ATH-AD700s today for xmas, and I must say...

HOLY CRAP!

Such an amazing difference over my Koss SB-40s. Especially in the comfort department. I could wear these things forever!
Yeah ATH makes a comfy headset I wore mine 48hours sadly once.
    
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howdy all. I've always appreciated good sound, but have just recently gotten into better headphones.

I bought some HD 580s after owning some HD 205s for about 5 years....I then put together a DAC kit and modded it a bit, then built a CMOY for my HD 580s mainly for practice at DIY audio stuff...and now I've built a Millet Starving Student amp and my setup sounds very good

China CS4397 based DAC -> Starving Student -> HD 580s...

Need new earpads though, can't believe they are 40 quid. If anyone knows of a cheaper price please let me know.


Here are some pics of my Millet Starving Student Hybrid Amp






And here are some of my cmoy and DAC:
    
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And here are some of my cmoy and DAC:
Those look sweet. Good work.

    
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