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New speakers and headphone stand.

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Sorry for bad picks, HD2 camera is not for taking low light pics smile.gif
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New speakers and headphone stand.

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I've only demoed those speakers, but they have a great lush sound. If I had the money, my next set of speakers would definitely be KEFs.

Also, I saw that headphone stand a couple weeks ago, and thought it looked amazing. You got it in the flavor I was checking out, too. thumb.gif
    
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Picked up some EAW LA215's the other day. For the killer price of free. =) They make some great monitors the artists i have brought in since have been vary happy.

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Photo from http://www.kondor.co.uk/


Got these Gamecom 780. Supposedly they are the best gaming headphones at their price range as of now and I can't wait to test them after reading all the reviews about them. Should be getting them today. Only downfall is USB connection only. But I got a set of the T20RP MK II for my music.

This guy's review is pretty good and the other people say the same thing he says, so I can't wait.

http://www.everythingusb.com/plantronics-gamecom-780-gaming-headset-21467.html
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..... I hope you understand that those were a mediocre choice at best, many many cheaper headphones can beat them, and the USB only means that your stuck with meh onboard dac and amp...
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I fitted 2x LME49720NA (drum type) and 1x LM6172IN to my Asus Essence STX the other day and I'm very pleased with the sound improvement. My setup just sounds better to my ears now and I think it's definitely a worthwhile thing to do try different op amps. I also have some OPA2134PA's to try when I get round to it.

I should for warn people the drum type LME49720NA's plus mount were a tight fit and the interference cover touch the top of the op amps. I suppose I could mount them directly into the card but knowing my luck I'd break a leg off or something.

Anyway, it was a good upgrade for my card to change the op amps - in my ears that is. Staging seems better, as does the bass and treble. I feel more part of the music and it feels more rhythmic - hard not to tap my toes along smile.gif

There's so many combinations possible I did some research and am merely dipping my toe at the moment. Does anyone have any suggestion for a better opamp setup than I've got so far?

Thanks Guys
Edited by Blue Panda - 10/7/12 at 12:20pm
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I fitted 2x LME49720NA (drum type) and 1x LM6172IN to my Asus Essence STX the other day and I'm very pleased with the sound improvement. My setup just sounds better to my ears now and I think it's definitely a worthwhile thing to do try different op amps. I also have some OPA2134PA's to try when I get round to it.
I should for warn people the drum type LME49720NA's plus mount were a tight fit and the interference cover touch the top of the op amps. I suppose I could mount them directly into the card but knowing my luck I'd break a leg off or something.
Anyway, it was a good upgrade for my card to change the op amps - in my ears that is. Staging seems better, as does the bass and treble. I feel more part of the music and it feels more rhythmic - hard not to tap my toes along smile.gif
There's so many combinations possible I did some research and am merely dipping my toe at the moment. Does anyone have any suggestion for a better opamp setup than I've got so far?
Thanks Guys

Those aren't LME49720NAs they are LME49720HA. TO-99 is the socket type. The NAs are a DIP-8 socket and there is the SOIC 8, which are surface mount.

You could have used an adapter for it or did you already buy them with the adapter.

Though the TO-99 versions sound better supposedly.
    
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I fitted 2x LME49720NA (drum type) and 1x LM6172IN to my Asus Essence STX the other day and I'm very pleased with the sound improvement. My setup just sounds better to my ears now and I think it's definitely a worthwhile thing to do try different op amps. I also have some OPA2134PA's to try when I get round to it.
I should for warn people the drum type LME49720NA's plus mount were a tight fit and the interference cover touch the top of the op amps. I suppose I could mount them directly into the card but knowing my luck I'd break a leg off or something.
Anyway, it was a good upgrade for my card to change the op amps - in my ears that is. Staging seems better, as does the bass and treble. I feel more part of the music and it feels more rhythmic - hard not to tap my toes along smile.gif
There's so many combinations possible I did some research and am merely dipping my toe at the moment. Does anyone have any suggestion for a better opamp setup than I've got so far?
Thanks Guys

Do you know that by rolling op-amps the only thing you are introducing in your system is... distortion? Wouldn't be easier to just EQ your system and be done with it? Makes no sense to tinker with electronic components, specially op-amps when they are tweaked to be used in certain specs, not to sound "like this" or "like that", aka you are making them work in a way they shouldn't.

I always wonder how is it people that tech savvy people that only depend on reviews (objective) to buy the best part for whatever equipment they use jump on the bandwagon of esoterical sound improvements at first chance?! rolleyes.gifrolleyes.gifrolleyes.gifrolleyes.gif

Measurements, ladies, measurements... and common sense.

PS: your senses lie to you, and so does your brain. Thinking that something is better... might make your brain actually believe it.
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Do you know that by rolling op-amps the only thing you are introducing in your system is... distortion? Wouldn't be easier to just EQ your system and be done with it? Makes no sense to tinker with electronic components, specially op-amps when they are tweaked to be used in certain specs, not to sound "like this" or "like that", aka you are making them work in a way they shouldn't.
I always wonder how is it people that tech savvy people that only depend on reviews (objective) to buy the best part for whatever equipment they use jump on the bandwagon of esoterical sound improvements at first chance?! rolleyes.gifrolleyes.gifrolleyes.gifrolleyes.gif
Measurements, ladies, measurements... and common sense.
PS: your senses lie to you, and so does your brain. Thinking that something is better... might make your brain actually believe it.

This is presuming that the original opamp was the correct opamp for the job in the first place. The LM4562 family of opamps are excellent (though some find them a little bright and slightly un-involving) and designed specifically for audio so they seem like a good choice especially if Blue Panda likes them tongue.gif Not everything that measures sounds good too. I put the LME49710 version in my dac's output stage and preferred them to everything else that I tried in there including OPA627's, I've since taken them out and replaced the whole output stage with a single capacitor per channel making me realise that opamps in the output stage just mangle the sound tongue.gif
    
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