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Originally Posted by HybridCore View Post
Receiver like I've said earlier. Again, stereo or AV, it's your choice.

Audio/Video Pros:
-5.0-7.1 support for consumer level
-Music dedicated features (Dolby Digital, Pandora, etc.)
-Video Support
Audio/Video Cons:
-Audio Quality compared to Stereo Receiver
Stereo Pros:
-Better audio quality
-Audio Dedicated
Stereo Cons:
-2.1 maximum support
-No Video Support

It's really stereo for sound and A/V for features.
Are receivers really best for headphones? Why do most people on head-fi use headphone specific amps?
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post #122 of 139
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Originally Posted by ramenbuoy View Post
Just saw this post, AHD2000s are a good call, the STX is awesome, but the mic isn't necessary imo. If you like it I might pick one up though because I have a re-wired speaker as a mic currently.

One thing to remember with the ATs, is that if I recall correctly they are closed cans, so they will get hot, and you may lose positional audio (not sure if this is rumor or not but alot of gamer/audiophiles complain about it).
I agree, the condenser mic is a bit overkill when a Zalman Clip On mic will do great and its only 5-7$. I suggest looking into it before dropping some dough on a new mic. Thats what I use and I pair it with my Sennheiser HD800's.
post #123 of 139
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Originally Posted by Baneat View Post
Not all headphones are stereo, you can get phones with multiple drivers placed inside them, to get surround.

But, listen to "Vitrual barbershop" and you'll see that it doesn't matter at all, stereo can provide perfect surround in headphones because, believe it or not, we only have two ears to hear with.
Problem with this statement is that 'Virtual Barbershop' is a binaural recording made specifically for headphones like other binaurual recordings (there are many others out there that have a greater effect tbh like some very good city street scenes).

Also the problem with headphones is lateralisation. What this is is that the unlike in real life, the left ear only hears what is feed into the left side and vice versa. In real life, the left ear hears what's coming from the right hand side at lower volume and latency (about 300ms) than the right ear. This is why there are surround sound DSPs and crossfeeds.
post #124 of 139
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Are receivers really best for headphones? Why do most people on head-fi use headphone specific amps?
No. It depends. Headphone specific amps are obviously for headphones only. They're designed to bring the true performance out of your cans. Most headphone amps are small like the FiiO E5.
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post #125 of 139
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No. It depends. Headphone specific amps are obviously for headphones only. They're designed to bring the true performance out of your cans. Most headphone amps are small like the FiiO E5.
Dedicated headphones amps are actually of significant size tbh.
post #126 of 139
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So for games like Crysis 2 which headphones would sound the best?

DT770
DT990
AHD2000

Those are my final three that I have been researching the most. I just want to be able to hear the most out of the game and have nice clean crisp audio. I will get the STX sound card also.
    
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So for games like Crysis 2 which headphones would sound the best?

DT770
DT990
AHD2000

Those are my final three that I have been researching the most. I just want to be able to hear the most out of the game and have nice clean crisp audio. I will get the STX sound card also.
Out of DT770 and AH-D2000, I'm gonna go with the 2000. That headphone just sounds marvelous. I must buy it some other time

Not sure about the 990, I haven't had any chance to hear them.
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post #128 of 139
All I can tell you is that I noticed huge difference moving from onboard + HD212pros (they're way to bassy) to Titanium HD. Then I received my HD598s and it all changed again. Obviously, gigantic difference (expected from open headphones). Subsequently, I bought STX, and boy I noticed difference. It's hard to describe it, but audio is precise and much clearer. To my ears, they sounded a lot better.


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EDIT: I presume STX achieves ~97% (if not closer to 100% or better) that of dedicated DAC/AMPs at the same price range.
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post #129 of 139
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Originally Posted by fRingE View Post
So for games like Crysis 2 which headphones would sound the best?

DT770
DT990
AHD2000

Those are my final three that I have been researching the most. I just want to be able to hear the most out of the game and have nice clean crisp audio. I will get the STX sound card also.

I don't think you can go wrong with either of those. Buy them enjoy them and stop reading headphone forums...
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post #130 of 139
For gaming and music enjoyment, DT990s, if you can find an amp that will really drive them.

Really prefer the DT880s more, but the 990s are more bassy so that might fill your need for music.

Only heard music on D2000s, never gamed with them, so not sure how they'd be for gaming, but I don't think they'd be as good as the Beyers for gaming.
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