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I'v been wondering what kind of settings you guys use for the Asus Xonar ST/STX. My headphones are DT770's (the 250ohm version). So far i had it set on the "High Gain", which is 64-300ohms, but lately I'v been playing around with "Extra High Gain" option and it does sounds kinda good, its definitely louder. Is it ok to leaving it on extra high gain, considering my cans can only go up to 250?

Honestly when i got my 770's, i was expecting more bass. When I leave the "effects" options disabled, it somehow lacks on bass and doesnt sound good to me at all, so kinda dissapointment there. I read some "guides", that it is best to not mess up with EQ's, but i had to pump up the bass. On default even my old Koss SB40 had stronger bass than DT 770's. No idea whats wrong.
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Mm, there's no problem bumping the bass in the EQ. You should listen to music however you think is best. I changed my EQ as well.
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post #3 of 13
oh really, more bass on DT770's, OH FFS.

[rant]When will Average Joe realise that bass is not everything and that too much bass is actually a bad thing?[/rant]
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This might help.... http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/...essions-thread That first post is a good read.
    
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Originally Posted by Sheira View Post
I'v been wondering what kind of settings you guys use for the Asus Xonar ST/STX. My headphones are DT770's (the 250ohm version). So far i had it set on the "High Gain", which is 64-300ohms, but lately I'v been playing around with "Extra High Gain" option and it does sounds kinda good, its definitely louder. Is it ok to leaving it on extra high gain, considering my cans can only go up to 250?

Honestly when i got my 770's, i was expecting more bass. When I leave the "effects" options disabled, it somehow lacks on bass and doesnt sound good to me at all, so kinda dissapointment there. I read some "guides", that it is best to not mess up with EQ's, but i had to pump up the bass. On default even my old Koss SB40 had stronger bass than DT 770's. No idea whats wrong.
Sounds like you should get a Sennheiser HD202.
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oh really, more bass on DT770's, OH FFS.

[rant]When will Average Joe realise that bass is not everything and that too much bass is actually a bad thing?[/rant]
Lol True Dat
    
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oh really, more bass on DT770's, OH FFS.

[rant]When will Average Joe realise that bass is not everything and that too much bass is actually a bad thing?[/rant]
Thank you for useful post sir, you couldnt be more helpful.
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Thank you for useful post sir, you couldnt be more helpful.
Unfortunately, he is right, though.
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Its ok, I am not offended or anything, I am just trying to understand. DT 770s are supposed to be bass heavy (atleast so i heard), but i dont see (hear) it.
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Unfortunately, he is right, though.
He's not really right. The person hearing the sound is always right. Even if the music isn't "supposed" to be heard with that much bass, if that's what he likes then that's what he should set his settings to.

We're not here to give him the one and only way of listening to music. We should be here to offer him advice on how to attain whatever he's looking for. We can offer him advice that says "You will be distorting your music with the additional bass," but we shouldn't be judging him.

I'm a bit disappointed with everyone in this thread.

You should set your EQ to whatever you want OP.

I would also try messing with the GAIN settings. It actually SHOULDN'T be set to the highest level. You really do have to get this right as this is a very important setting. Extra Gain is meant for headphones like the HD650 and other 600 ohm headphones.
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