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Xonar STX

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Pros: New to sound, but I can yell you I've never been happier.

Cons: took ages to figure out driver issues.... HOURS.

I'll start with the cons: The driver support for win 7 64 was so bad. You can look throughout forums for hours and find that no one's resolved this simple issue. After countless screwed up installs, restarts, driver sweeping, I said screw it. I took a break and when my head was right again I simply set the compatibility for win 7. SOLVED. OMG you have no idea how relieved I was. I almost cried... Haha. Pros: Didn't know what to expect initially, but thank god I heard my headphones being driven without the sound card. After I had this installed and fiddled with the settings, my ears literally had a total auralgasm. Set the gain up for 64 ohm-300ohm headphones- I didn't know a good thing...
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Ultrasone pro 550

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Pros: lightweight, comfortable around the ears (instead of on the ears), extra pair of pads, I don't even want to wear my old headphones

Cons: Coiled cable!

I just got these the other day, just tried em on today and can tell you that I noticed an IMMEDIATE difference from everything I'd ever heard until now. It's as if I wasn't even living before? This isn't a full review as I've just got these. Also- I am by no means an audiophile. You can take my word this is how I honestly feel about them. Initial Impressions: First thing's first- I was immediately impressed with the packaging. It comes in an awesome case. I was afraid the circumference of the pads wouldn't be enough for my huge dome. Fortunately, it fits perfectly! I was amazed to find there was an extra pair of pads. I honestly wasn't expecting this much. I'm not used to spending...
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