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post #21 of 29
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Originally Posted by phaseshift View Post
hmmm I love them klipsch! sounds sooo good and you guys were right the bass alone blows the HD555 out of the water haha
Glad to hear you like it!
post #22 of 29
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you could get one of theses, but the smaller version..
http://www.amazon.com/Hosa-YPP111-Ma...ref=pd_cp_MI_1
these will work though right?
post #23 of 29

I doubt the pro media has a 1/4" input. It's more than likely a 1/8" input (3.35mm). So no, that particular splitter will not work.

The thing is, these are all made for splitting out sound between two sets of headphones, not really for combining two inputs. I'm just not sure how well it would work. But heck, it's worth a shot!

This one has decent reviews, and is the right size for your Pro Media system.

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I doubt the pro media has a 1/4" input. It's more than likely a 1/8" input (3.35mm). So no, that particular splitter will not work.

The thing is, these are all made for splitting out sound between two sets of headphones, not really for combining two inputs. I'm just not sure how well it would work. But heck, it's worth a shot!

This one has decent reviews, and is the right size for your Pro Media system.
Amazon.com: Cables Unlimited AUD-3010P 6-Inch Pro A/V Series 3.5mm Stereo Splitter: Electronics
you are so helpful! thank you sgtspike. Also how would I know if it works? do you mean you're not sure if it would actual output sound?
post #25 of 29
Yeah, it might be garbled or cut out a lot. That was my experience with one of them when I tried to split a portable CD player out with it. But you never know until you try... it could have just been a poorly made design in my case, and the one I linked you to has loads of good reviews on it.
post #26 of 29
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Originally Posted by SgtSpike View Post
Yeah, it might be garbled or cut out a lot. That was my experience with one of them when I tried to split a portable CD player out with it. But you never know until you try... it could have just been a poorly made design in my case, and the one I linked you to has loads of good reviews on it.
alright will give it a try, ordered already LOL. If I could rep you I would! thanks again!
post #27 of 29
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okay we're back to the drawing board should've realized this before I purchased both the sound card and the speakers

http://www.overclock.net/sound-cards...y-dilemma.html

anywho, I remember someone mentioned I should get an amp instead for my hd555 rather than get the sound card anyone agree?
post #28 of 29
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okay we're back to the drawing board should've realized this before I purchased both the sound card and the speakers

http://www.overclock.net/sound-cards...y-dilemma.html

anywho, I remember someone mentioned I should get an amp instead for my hd555 rather than get the sound card anyone agree?
Absolutely not. You will see a 0-1 on a scale of 10 difference between what you hear now and with an amp. You will see a much larger difference with a sound card. You need a better source/DAC rather than amplification for low impedance headphones.

By the way, why do you need to return the Klipsch ProMedia 2.1s? Is it necessary to always blast the speakers at max volume? Can't you listen to them at a normal level like other human beings? I don't see a need to return the speakers unless you don't want them. Still, going with a pair of headphones is equally as good if you're seriously concerned about your puppy.

I would strongly recommend you keep the Xonar DX; however, I suggest you move up from the Steel Series 7H.
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post #29 of 29
Both can be expensive but there are always inexpensive ones that perform well. If you want speakers, you can get the AudioEngine A2, AudioEngine A5, HiVi Swan M10, M-Audio AV40, M-Audio BX5a, M-Audio BX8a, NHT SuperZero 2.0, and some other speakers. For headphones, I would recommend the Beyerdynamic DT770 (32ohm or 600ohm), Denon AH-D2000, AudioTechnica ATH-A700, and the AudioTechnica ATH-M50/M50s. Grado, Ultrasone, and AKG have some pretty good headphones. The AKG701 and 702 have a very long burn in time so you might not be pleased with the long burn in time. FYI the NHT SuperZero 2.0 are unpowered speakers which means you need an amplifier or a subwoofer with a built in amplifier.
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