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Tight. The longer I listen to them the fuller they start to sound. I think part of the issue is the sound card TBH. There has to be something better for music than the X-Fi...
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post #582 of 38156
its called an external DAC. Just get a digital output converter thingy here and plug that into a DAC and the sound should be much better. the DAC does most of the work a soundcard normally does except better. so all the soundcard has to do is send the information through to the DAC. depending on the DAC you get you could see a modest change or what sounds like a downright miracle jump to professional sound... but thats expensive

ohh yeah if you arent clear what a DAC is it is a Digital to Analog Converter. you can either plug your headphones directly into the DAC sometimes or connect the DAC to an amp and your headphones to the amp
post #583 of 38156
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Tight. The longer I listen to them the fuller they start to sound. I think part of the issue is the sound card TBH. There has to be something better for music than the X-Fi...
I'm not sure what the ohm rating is for those but you need to make sure your driving them with the right amount of amps ...

The Beyerdynamic 880's I listened to a couple weeks ago sounded like ****3 with my zen/headphone amp, the volume was okay, but at the higher end the bass would start to crackle and fizz ... just not enough power to the headphones.

But when I put the same 880 cans on a quality home stereo reciever's headphone out ... they were like ambrosia. Crisp, clear hugely tight bass to insane volumes.

I don't think the AKG's you have are as ohm specific in their need for a good driver but the soundcard still might not be the best ...

You might try and locate some audiophile/home theatre type stores in your area and visit one with your cans for some demoing.
    
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post #584 of 38156
Good advice guys.
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post #585 of 38156
CD, have you isolated the card? Cause you might be hearing all sorts of interference. GPUs, CPUs and PSUs create horribly sounding interference. Try getting some ERS paper and cover the back of the card with it then cover the back of the video card below it. ERS paper is conductive so you will need to sandwich it with black foam so it looks nice and the paper doesn't touch the PCBs.

Of course you could always get some serious gear, but for gaming your sound will always come from your X-Fi.
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Ah...well thanks for that. I have seen that mod and will give it a try.
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Yay! Head-fi is back up.

http://www.head-fi.org/


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These AKG K701 are the best thing I ever did to my PC
nice head sets man, the day i will be able to afford those is the day the world will end
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am very new to this headphone modding and sound card modding and all that i just always been an audiophile and i have like 5000songs so it was inevadable that i would end up getting into it lol, any way i have a set of jvc marshmallows that i use a lot since am always hiding the fact that i have an mp3 player at work lol, any way i work contraction where we remodel houses so when i come home there is drywall dust all over them and compound so i would like to use them just for work so i was looking for a set for home, these are a few of the ones i was looking at, the fx,66 maybe another set of fx33s or some sonys that i say at circuit city, what i think i should get, and finally for any one that gets to the bottom of this post i would like to further mod my fx33s so far i did the bass mos cuz i like way too much bass but i was wondering is i could make them hit just a lil harder if any one can link me a mod that would be great(sorry for the long post)
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post #590 of 38156
the marshmallows have a bass mod? i didnt know that. there is a mod that increases treble but it doesnt really sound like you would be interested in that. the bass on the marshmallows is already very large... how much more could you want?

and for the other headphones i would say the fx66 would be good.
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