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I bought a Asus Xonar ST and BeyerDynamic DT770 250 OHM Pro's, would your ears be impressed if you were to listen to my system (from experience) ?

I noticed that when I first got them, I wasn't completely blown away by the performance, sure they sounded better than my old $100 headphones and onboard audio, but is it really worth $500? (250 for both after tax), I asked myself that question alot. I then discovered over the course of a week that HELL yes, they were worth it.

I find when I wasn't looking for imperfections/sound quality I truly realized how great my music sounded. I also realised that I honestly prefer 320kbps to FLAC... For some reason FLAC just sounds... too good to the point where it was "harsh" on my ears, where as 320kbps sounded softer and easier to listen to, but that may depend on the music I suppose, as I listen to alot of Metal (Metalcore, Melodic Death Metal) and theres constantly alot of noise.

ALSO, I discovered that Battlefield Bad Company 2 sounds SO AMAZING with my setup, I think it's the thing that effected me the most. I always was impressed with BC2's sound but this was just phenomenal, I'm actaully in the Canadian Reserves and it sounded like I was back in a gun-fight in real life once again, totally nuts.
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If you're happy that's really all that matters. It's your ears that have to listen to it.

I personally think sound quality is in the ears of the beholder. I do fine with my 30 dollar headphones and onboard audio, but I'm not very picky with my audio setups.

But anyway, congrats on the setup. They both seem to be great pieces of hardware and have good reviews. So I don't think there's anything wrong with your choice.

Enjoy!
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your happiness is the whole point
enjoy ( I would )
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My experienced ears would pick out all the flaws of it tbh but yeah, Average Joe would be impressed.
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My experienced ears would pick out all the flaws of it tbh but yeah, Average Joe would be impressed.
Yeah, everyone thinks they are such audiophiles and can tell the difference between a mouse fart played back on a set of $10,000 speakers and one played back on $1,000 speakers.

The truth is that when you get most people like you in a blind or double blind setting all of sudden you are doing much better than pure chance.
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Yeah, everyone thinks they are such audiophiles and can tell the difference between a mouse fart played back on a set of $10,000 speakers and one played back on $1,000 speakers.

The truth is that when you get most people like you in a blind or double blind setting all of sudden you are doing much better than pure chance.
They have completely different sound signatures.



If you can't hear the difference between that......
Also differences are much more pronounced in the lower price ranges.
The doubters doubt too much and the stupid silly audiophiles that
invest' in cables believe too much. the reality is really in the middle and science backs this up. But I guess musicians shouldn't care about being out by half an octave right? (subtle but noticeable but the 'Average Joe' usually won't have the training to hear it). You can easily train yourself to discern stuff. it's called critical listening.

But I guess all headphones sound the same right?
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