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Bought both used for the total price of the HD800's new.
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Bought both used for the total price of the HD800's new.
Yeah figured both were used. Just took a gander at new prices; a little sticker shocked. Congrats on your recent purchase
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Thank you sir. Next on the list is the Woo Audio 2. So, the Woo Audio 3 maybe on sale in the Marketplace soon.
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OP, honestly with your situation i'd say AD700 + Zalman Clip mic

Total shouldn't be more than $100.

Sit on the rest of your $$ till you get enough for a good amp.

I used my AD700 with my Xonar DX and Zalman mic for a long time

And yes headfi is dangerous, i just bought my K701 from someone for $200

Now i gotta find a DAC/Amp for it as everyone says the Xonar just won't cut it.

head-fi recommends the Head-Direct EF2, but its $200

Gonna go broke again on head-fi, even worse than on OCN lol
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Congrats on your buys. I hope you continue in the distant future and find a source that can showcase it's transparency and tonality.

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Nice I have a Woo Audio headphone stand haha, love it.
LOL nice. I just use metal wires off a bookshelf, and another soft basket for the other more expensive headphones.

Since this thread is still on going so I'll chime in.

-I use that zalman mic as well. It is a good mic but has drawbacks.
-I'm a big fan of the A500-900 series. It's not great but for the price they are great buys.
-I prefer A over AD.
-If you're just looking to game AD would be a good choice. However I would look to cheaper headsets or more expensive Beyer DT or HD555-600 series that does a better overall job in computer applications.
    
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OP, honestly with your situation i'd say AD700 + Zalman Clip mic

Total shouldn't be more than $100.

Sit on the rest of your $$ till you get enough for a good amp.

I used my AD700 with my Xonar DX and Zalman mic for a long time

And yes headfi is dangerous, i just bought my K701 from someone for $200

Now i gotta find a DAC/Amp for it as everyone says the Xonar just won't cut it.

head-fi recommends the Head-Direct EF2, but its $200

Gonna go broke again on head-fi, even worse than on OCN lol
Remember that audiophiles are widely known for being suckers. Ever wondered why you can buy $200 oxygen free, braided, etc power leads?

AD700s don't amp well in the first place - the sensitivity is so low that a reasonable sound card will push them pretty nicely (even a Xonar). The potential benefits are small.
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Remember that audiophiles are widely known for being suckers. Ever wondered why you can buy $200 oxygen free, braided, etc power leads?

AD700s don't amp well in the first place - the impedance is so low that a reasonable sound card will push them pretty nicely (even a Xonar). The potential benefits are small.
I think people in general are suckers... lets not target audiophiles here..

Hell there are those who will argue gaming sound cards are on par with oxygen free equip.
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I think people in general are suckers... lets not target audiophiles here..

Hell there are those who will argue gaming sound cards are on par with oxygen free equip.
I can't think of any other industry where products are so expensive for what you get. Of course you get improvements by spending more money, but only up to a point.

So you know, oxygen free wire (not talking about the differences between a $1000 amp and a $50 sound card here) makes very little difference to the overall sound. The differences in conductivity between normal copper and oxygen free copper is roughly 0.0001%. Electrically, it makes almost no difference whatsoever, and is indistinguishable in normal use (ie where the resistance of the wire is not a significant percentage of the resistance of the headphones).

This is exactly my point. You would not get away with this in most markets - often companies fleece to the uninformed masses, yet only in audiovisual applications can the high end, done-their-research people be wowed by technologies that are to all intents and purposes as effective as far cheaper options.
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Remember that audiophiles are widely known for being suckers. Ever wondered why you can buy $200 oxygen free, braided, etc power leads?

AD700s don't amp well in the first place - the impedance is so low that a reasonable sound card will push them pretty nicely (even a Xonar). The potential benefits are small.
and thus ironically believes in an audiophile myth. The thing is not the impedance that counts in a headphones in terms of driving it, it is the sensitivity (in dB/mW [decibels per millawatt]) that counts. Impedance is a factor, but it's the sensitivity that counts far more. the K701 has a notoriously bad sensitivity rating of about 94 dB / mW, as opposed the AD700 at 98 db / mW. As decibels are logarithmic, this is significant for amping!

I'll try and find the online calculator that allows you to input the impedance factor as well, seen it before a few times but can't find it atm.
Also an audiophile myth does not mean everything in sound is a myth.
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