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is the card supposed to make a crack/pop when the computer turns on?
Edited by Josh81 - 8/15/09 at 7:59am
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Originally Posted by H3||scr3am View Post
The reason that stereo headphones are better is because they're simpler in nature... "Suriound Sound" gaming headsets, are just a marketing Gimmick.

they feature a bunch of mini drivers (the speakers) with terrible response curves, they cram them into two little ear cups, and then sell them as the ultimate gaming advantage... they generally offer over saturated BASS, to "enhance the gaming experience" leaving you deafened when holding an automatic and unable to hear your enemies...

In NO way can they have TRUE surround sound, they can have the individual speakers, and channels, but the front and rear channels are phantom channels, meaning no real channel is actually there... and this is all not mentioning that alot of games don't even support surround sound, so it's all just falsely extrapolated from stereo on soundcards or USB drivers...and is a half arsed representation...

I own a pair of Turtle Beach 5.1 HPA Earforce 2.0s... paid $100 for a cat toy lol... I stopped using them as soon as I got my first real pair of GOOD headphones (AD-700s) the difference was INSANE!!!!... balanced audio, a sound stage, with distance, a nice smooth bass line, not bloated like the HPAs... I loved them, and always will, have them here in the office beside me infact
Dont know if you have ever used my headset, but I have none of those above problems, I just adjust the bass channel down so it doesn't drown the rest, or set it down in Creative Audio Control Panel, I dunno, guess Ill have to try someones stereo headphones some day to see if its really any different.

I have these
http://gearmedia.ign.com/gear/image/...010284-000.jpg

Con complaint, surround sounds fine to me, they sounded WAAAAAAAAAY better after I bought the Fatal1ty pro sound card, the onboard was BS for sound. With the onboard, yes the sound was BS and drowned pretty bad, and the BSS was WEAK before the FAtal1ty card. i'm a bass freka for music, and games, but I turn it down to where it doesn't over take other sounds.
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Dont know if you have ever used my headset, but I have none of those above problems, I just adjust the bass channel down so it doesn't drown the rest, or set it down in Creative Audio Control Panel, I dunno, guess Ill have to try someones stereo headphones some day to see if its really any different.

I have these
http://gearmedia.ign.com/gear/image/...010284-000.jpg

Con complaint, surround sounds fine to me, they sounded WAAAAAAAAAY better after I bought the Fatal1ty pro sound card, the onboard was BS for sound. With the onboard, yes the sound was BS and drowned pretty bad, and the BSS was WEAK before the FAtal1ty card. i'm a bass freka for music, and games, but I turn it down to where it doesn't over take other sounds.
Well to each their own my friend, I was simply stating the facts but it's like how some people swear by Bose, some just like the products, price points, and features... if it does it for you, all the more power to you
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I'd like to point out that I don't have a pair of HS595s. :$
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I'd like to point out that I don't have a pair of HS595s. :$
Microphone fanatic aren't we?
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no lol, he has the HD595s, but the List says he has HS595s... a slight spelling error
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This is what I worked on this afternoon. I still need to clean the board, wire it up and encase it, but it's nearing the point that it will make music!



And a side-by-side pic showing a bare PCB next to a stuffed board.






And since I haven't posted pics in quite a while here's a pair of Grado SR225 I worked on a bit ago.







And a few pics from the North Jersey meet I went to a the end of last month. I'm only posting a couple pics since I didn't take very many due to only being there for a few hours and spending most of my time either socializing or listening!

Jack from Woo Audio came and brought a few amps, actually my favorite amp at the meet was on this table (on the right), a fully upgraded WA5.
http://www.wooaudio.com/products/wa5.html. The amp in the middle is a WA22 and was quite impressive as well.



And the new WES Electrostatic amp, I was quite impressed. I didn't spend a lot of time with this setup as it was quite popular.
http://www.wooaudio.com/products/wes.html



Dave's balanced setup was quite nice as well. Notice the sign about not moving the HD800... yet they aren't in this picture!



And a couple more pics...












And finally as long as I'm posting pics I'll post a pic of the last amp I picked up. I'm very impressed with this little guy, it has both speaker and headphone taps (sadly the headphone jack is on the back ) But for the $200 amp (shipping was about $30, and then add about $50 for better tubes) it's one heck of a budget amp. I've got a pair of RCA gray glass 6v6GT's and a pair of RCA 6au6 tubes in it now and paired with the Tekton Designs 4.1 speakers I recently picked up makes a killer desktop setup!

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Nice Pics SOloz, got any more details pics on that Mini Max? I'd like some more pics around the PS area... and, no opti-vol/ attenuator?
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This is what I worked on this afternoon. I still need to clean the board, wire it up and encase it, but it's nearing the point that it will make music!

Is that my baby?

After spending a good few hours with the HD600's I'm really excited to see what the extra power will do for them, they are already leaps and bounds ahead of what I've ever used before.

The thing that has made the most difference is the way in which the 'phones present each individual instrument whereas with the HD555 it was always pretty hard to pick out softer, quieter instruments in the background such as piano or bass guitar. The soundstage is absolutley huge compared to the 555's, with those the extreme edges of the soundstage were still way inside my head but with the 600's there are sounds all the way out to my ears.

I love how drums are alot punchier now too, snare and kick drums sound fantastic.

Now to get some speakers this good....

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Nice Pics SOloz, got any more details pics on that Mini Max? I'd like some more pics around the PS area... and, no opti-vol/ attenuator?
There isn't a lot of room in the milled enclosure to go with extras like an OptiVol or even pre-amp outputs.

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Is that my baby?
tudj.
yep. The bare PCB will be my next build, that will be mine.
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