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Those Image 4s kick out a lot of sound; I like how they fit too.
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Hmmm, my HD 555's weren't added to the list.

I have a couple of questions - would I see much improvement by amplifying my 555's from my Xonar DX? if so, would this little guy do?:

(I don't want to dump a ton of money into an amp, some amplification is better than none, right?)

I'm also looking for a set of closed back cans for enhanced bass and no sound-bleed (gf does homework in the same room as me in our office, she's not a big BC2 fan). So what kind of an upgrade do you guys think AT A700's would be for me? do they also benefit from amplifying?

thanks for the help guys!

Edit: I don't think that amp is what I'm looking for in a desktop PC solution.
Edited by Nytehawk - 11/4/10 at 4:07pm
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Hmmm, my HD 555's weren't added to the list.

I have a couple of questions - would I see much improvement by amplifying my 555's from my Xonar DX? if so, would this little guy do?:
Amazon.com: FiiO E5 Headphone Amplifier: Electronics
(I don't want to dump a ton of money into an amp, some amplification is better than none, right?)

I'm also looking for a set of closed back cans for enhanced bass and no sound-bleed (gf does homework in the same room as me in our office, she's not a big BC2 fan). So what kind of an upgrade do you guys think AT A700's would be for me? do they also benefit from amplifying?

thanks for the help guys!

Edit: I don't think that amp is what I'm looking for in a desktop PC solution.
hard to say, probably not. 555 only have around 50ohm impedance which is low and they are highly sensitive which is a good thing.

M-50 are closed and have powerful bass. They also don't need an amp
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My Thunderpants arrived last week. They kick ass.
What a fantastic name for a pair of headphones.

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Originally Posted by Nytehawk View Post
Hmmm, my HD 555's weren't added to the list.

I have a couple of questions - would I see much improvement by amplifying my 555's from my Xonar DX? if so, would this little guy do?:
Amazon.com: FiiO E5 Headphone Amplifier: Electronics
(I don't want to dump a ton of money into an amp, some amplification is better than none, right?)

I'm also looking for a set of closed back cans for enhanced bass and no sound-bleed (gf does homework in the same room as me in our office, she's not a big BC2 fan). So what kind of an upgrade do you guys think AT A700's would be for me? do they also benefit from amplifying?

thanks for the help guys!

Edit: I don't think that amp is what I'm looking for in a desktop PC solution.
Sorry about that. I've gotcha added now.
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I JUST GOT SOME BOSE EAR BUDS AND BEATS BY DR. DRE. CAN I JOIN?
/caps
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I really wish I could join this club. I listened to a system with a Xonar Essence STX and some Grados headphones and I was blown away by the sound quality.

The surround sound, whether or not it is a gimmick for headphones, replicated sound in different areas so much better than my Wal-Mart Phillips 2.1 setup.

My next upgrade was supposed to be a graphics card, but I just don't know now, lol.
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I JUST GOT SOME BOSE EAR BUDS AND BEATS BY DR. DRE. CAN I JOIN?
/caps
/troll

I really wish I could join this club. I listened to a system with a Xonar Essence STX and some Grados headphones and I was blown away by the sound quality.

The surround sound, whether or not it is a gimmick for headphones, replicated sound in different areas so much better than my Wal-Mart Phillips 2.1 setup.

My next upgrade was supposed to be a graphics card, but I just don't know now, lol.
Which Grados do you have?
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I'm using a Roccat Kave headset off of a X-Fi Xtremegamer card. Sounds great in game and music isn't to bad. Just don't pull the usb plug, the headphones are powered off the usb not the audio card.
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My Thunderpants arrived last week. They kick ass.





If anyone is interested in my pretty-much-unused pair of HD600's, send me a pm. The TP's are that good. I've no problem being back down to one primary headphone.
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Which Grados do you have?
Don't have - listened to a setup at a local tech shop which advertised "Studio quality" sound, and had ASUS Xonar Essence STX and Grados on the sign.
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