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RallyMaster, if it's worth anything, I played with the OPAMP swap, from the J2114Ds to the LME49720NAs and it seems my music [metal, rock.. and the occasional Lady Gaga] sounds... punchier? I'm not really sure how to describe it properly since I'm not an audiophile, but it does sound better.

In game the only thing I've noticed in in BC2 [BF2142, Crysis Warhead too], I can hear enemy chatter and bullets whizz past me a bit clearer. Been using it to kinda know where the baddies are biggrin.gif
TF2, GuildWars, CS:S, all sound the same though. Maybe games with more audio sources work better? I'm not sure, but it does sound better on my speakers and headset. Typically I use my speakers though.

Voices through Vent sound exactly the same as well.

Considering it was completely free through NS [used university email] it was well worth it. Free music upgrade and some selective game upgrades... no complaints.

Plus.. first time swapping OPAMPs, was a good learning experience biggrin.gif
    
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Those are the same ones I used for my Titanium HD. They make high frequencies clearer and sharper.

The bass is tighter.
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Im really pissed with the asus essence st in BC2, the i can barely hear the footsteps and the game doesnt feel right.

I just ordered the titanium HD, i sold my titanium not HD and will compare those too too hehe
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Im really pissed with the asus essence st in BC2, i can barely hear the footsteps behind me and the game doesnt feel right.

I just ordered the titanium HD, i sold my titanium not HD and will compare those two too hehe
Edited by dr.noob - 6/2/11 at 2:44pm
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The first feedback i have is the HD sounds a lot better while gaming BC2, when im listening to music i cant really destiguish the two.I used the sennheiser hd598 for testing.
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The first feedback i have is the HD sounds a lot better while gaming BC2, when im listening to music i cant really destiguish the two.I used the sennheiser hd598 for testing.
Indeed, I have trouble telling the difference in quality between the Titanium HD and the Essence STX even when I'm using the HD600 when listening to music. The key is music. Once I get into BC2, the STX instantly feels like I'm handicapped with a lot of "Wait, I didn't even hear myself getting shot!" moments.

On that note, Ultrasone PRO 550 > Sennheiser HD600 in BC2 with both positioning and sound stage.
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I knew the HD600s wouldn't have been great for gaming, but I'm impressed with how good the Ultrasones are for gaming. Wasn't expecting them to be so good.
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I've been on the ball for a while in which sound-card to go with. Wow, this has really helped my decision. I mean...I REALLY like my music...but I want my gaming to be the best possible experience.

Which pair of headphones WITH a microphone would go best with the Titanium HD?
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I've been on the ball for a while in which sound-card to go with. Wow, this has really helped my decision. I mean...I REALLY like my music...but I want my gaming to be the best possible experience.

Which pair of headphones WITH a microphone would go best with the Titanium HD?
if you feel like spending the cash.
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Beyer MMX 300 if you feel like spending the cash.

HOPY CRAP! 5 Year warranty. yessir.gif

I wish it was all black, though. frown.gif

What would be the right/best amplifier for them? Do I even need one? confused.gif
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