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Have a small issue lately, if I leave my pc idle but on for an hour or so, when I come back I have zero sound. Have to restart.

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Just a wee asides. Many builders are rightfully proud of their rigs and lighting and stuff. They all point towards our monitors. If we've the space on our desktops, why not have them redesigned to point at us, sideways on with the DVD, USB ports an buttons pointing again at us?

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Lol UGH @ Djinferno biggrin.gif

you've officially turned me over to the head-fi forums and I've seriously become an audiophile now. Was debating on the T1's but now looks like vs jumping to the DT 990's I may just be grabbing myself a paif of T90's to test with this weekend to see how I like them XD

Pretty sure the ZxR can handle them and OMG you never told me that the headphone addon for the ZxR that sits on your desk actually amplifies vs controls the volume, I finally messed with it last week and omg I got submersed in my audio and didn't want to stop ! thumb.gif

Also interesting enough pulled my oooold PC from the garage, still has teh X-Fi Titanium in it lol. Completely forgot the specs on that one.

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Pretty sure the ZxR can handle them and OMG you never told me that the headphone addon for the ZxR that sits on your desk actually amplifies vs controls the volume, I finally messed with it last week and omg I got submersed in my audio and didn't want to stop ! thumb.gif

it does...? where does it get the power from...?

though one thing I know with my Zx, the headphone power output is so intense I have to leave the ACM's volume on only 5% or less (card @ 50% volume) or the basic earbuds I'm currently using (temporary) either crackle or blow my ears out...


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it does...? where does it get the power from...?

though one thing I know with my Zx, the headphone power output is so intense I have to leave the ACM's volume on only 5% or less (card @ 50% volume) or the basic earbuds I'm currently using (temporary) either crackle or blow my ears out...

Not sure tbh, but I love it! I keep my card around 50-60% then boost the ACM and just get lost in it.

Getting ready to put in an order for a pair of T90's currently was just checking local areas to see if anyone had any. Gonna return my DT 880 Pro's tomorrow, since its still within the 30 day, and found that the purple/red stuff on the side of one was just from the hot glue or w/e they use to seal on the cushions. Looking forward to how these will sound. Worst case I just go back to the 880's but doubt I will.

I'm told they're very bright on the treble so in case of which curious if anyone has a tutorial on what does what w/ the equalizer so I can understand what I'm tweaking if I need to tone it down a tad. (I normally keep EQ off )


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Unless the ACM has a power cable plugged into it, its not amping a thing, set your card to 100% without the ACM, and listen to something at FULL blast, plug in the ACM with it to 'max' and have the same volume

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Unless the ACM has a power cable plugged into it, its not amping a thing, set your card to 100% without the ACM, and listen to something at FULL blast, plug in the ACM with it to 'max' and have the same volume

For me the difference is there, 100% volume vs 100% ACM there's something empowering coming from it I just don't know what...or how to explain it D:

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For me the difference is there, 100% volume vs 100% ACM there's something empowering coming from it I just don't know what...or how to explain it D:

I guess the card has a sneaky little power line via the audio cables, possibly the middle contact on the mic cable (used with some microphones that require phantom power), and the ACM has a post-amp as a booster, Id have to look at a dismantled ACM to be sure though...


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Are those 1/4" male to 3.5mm female adapters bundled with ZXR compatible with any 3.5mm cable like that one included in the bundle, or even then a, e.g., Monoprice 665?

I ask for that because those adapters have a screw to plug itself onto 3.5mm plug from the ACM.

So are they?

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Are those 1/4" male to 3.5mm female adapters bundled with ZXR compatible with any 3.5mm cable like that one included in the bundle, or even then a, e.g., Monoprice 665?

I ask for that because those adapters have a screw to plug itself onto 3.5mm plug from the ACM.

So are they?

As long as its 3.5mm it should fit. I had a couple sitting around and tested it too, feels cooler to use the bigger input vs the lil one lol tongue.gif


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