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I am using HD 598 with x-fi titanium for 15 days and i think headphones and sound card aren't worth so much money.

Or it could be broken or fake headphones ? any details i need to be cerful if they are fakes.

In stereo music (online radio mp3 codec and 128 bit) i hear oftenly left side speaker loader then right one and sometimes is mixed in 3 seconds come mixed from left to right and again so i get strange fealing from which side cound come from.

Tested also with onboard sound card Realtek ALC 883 and on old pc some old creative idk which one but i think in lower class.

And i can hear plastic when moving my head (also plastic that rotate a bit and (where u can resize it) it looks weak and cheap).

And my ears starting to hurt after 10 min. of usage but probably coz of my small and tiny head. I don't know becouse i didn't compared to any other headphone/headset in that class except RS 170 but they have even smaller earpads

Also what are best settings to use with x-fi titanium ? i have gaming mode>eax on 0db>cmss-3d auto>crystalizer off. (maybe i should turn dolby digital live on ? but i see is SPDIF only that is optical right ? )

Is there any way to connect this stereo headphones to digital output ? now i have connected to stereo (green colour)

Mostly i need heapdhones/headset just for gaming
Mabye better i return/sell it and buy something another for same price range ?
Edited by LukaTCE - 2/27/11 at 1:06am
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post #2 of 13
I to have the Xfi Tit. and its the biggest POS ever. Only have it because it was free. Just keep forgeting to pull it out of the case.
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Any suggestion ?
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post #4 of 13
You need to consider getting and Asus STX or ST. These come with a built in amp which will bring your headphones to life!
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Can't tell if OP is trolling.
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well best to let headphones burn in ~ 100 hours, Sound card is ok for gameing but not best for music. As for headphone i never owned them , If you think they sound like shi& the return them I had dt770 80 ohm good from ipod to sound cards. I wanted more so i got 250 ohms, Cant drive them with ipod but sounds Great, I love bass and that's what it gives.
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Is there any way to test if headphones are ok ? or if they aren't fake ?
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post #8 of 13
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Originally Posted by LukaTCE View Post
Is there any way to test if headphones are ok ? or if they aren't fake ?
I'm going to entertain this thread for a while and actually pretend you're a real person needing help instead of a troll.

Why would you possibly think the headphones are "fake?" Did you buy these off some shady character on the street for 5 bucks? Where did you buy these headphones from? If you bought them from a reputable store I can assure you they're not "fake."

SPDIF is for optical, yes.

Did you install all the drivers? Did you properly install the sound card in the correct slot? PCI-E x1 or X16? Did you give the card power?

Because I HAVE heard of there being some fake 598s out there, I really have to know if you bought this on craigslist, ebay or some shady person. If you did chances are it may very well be fake.

If the headphones are giving you a headache after 10 minutes, maybe you should try turning down the volume instead of destroying your ear drums unless the sound is so horrible that it's sending an annoying high pitch noise into your ear canal and raping your ear.

NMI.
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I bought it from this shop http://www.grothusenav.com/ on Sennheiser site write is offical retailer for Slovenia. And in Slovenia they have only office and sell just to shops. If they are fakes i am wondering becouse don't have sennheiser seal (foam) when u open box.
And also if maybe they are broken is any there any way to test ? or just to return it to shop ?
And for sound i don't have it so loud 40-50% at x-fi panel and at online radio (shoutcast) is like 10% idk i get strange feeling when sombody sing (for basses and instruments is ok) it come mixed sound from left (usually louder) to right speaker and like 3-times in 2 seconds.
Maybe i need amp for it ? or if is good i can make it at home ?. Becouse on head-fi forums i read i don't need amp for hd 598
Edit:
I have installed it on PCI-E 1x (smaller one) but how to give it power ? i didn't saw anything in bios (asus p5kc (updated to 1203 latest one))
Edited by LukaTCE - 2/28/11 at 9:24am
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That is indeed an official retailer for Slovenia. Did you buy the headphones new, used, open box, refurbished or what?

If you can return them and get new ones I would do it, but I'm not sure that's really the problem at the moment. I'm not sure if the Titanium needs a power connection, but I'm assuming it may. Since you have it in the PCI-E x1 slot, that's good.

You have good headphones and a decent sound card.

Do you have music on your PC? I would not test music on Pandora or any online music streaming website. If sound continues to be louder on one side than not, RMA it. That's a problem for some people.

Also check the equalizer and balance in the Creative x-fi panel. Make sure it's even.

If your card needs a power connector, check the side of the car inside your case that is opposite to the 3.5mm jacks.
Edited by Simca - 2/28/11 at 9:48am
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