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Not sure if this is the right place to post this, but I guess it beats starting a new thread.

I'm looking for a really cheap set of closed-ear headphones, preferably under about $30 (this is where I figured the whole wrong-thread part) with the best quality possible. I'm not that big of an audiophile, so the quality won't bug me as much as it bugs you guys. :]

I've been looking at the HD201s here a little bit, and they seem like what I want. Any other suggestions?

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How come vista keeps muting my mic? I'll unmute it then when I try chatting in steam or L4D it mutes. Also my mic is connected through my lycosa keyboard.

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Now you're getting offtopic..make a seperate thread for that.


QUOTE (Weiman @ Apr 5 2009, 01:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
This is exactly what has been going on through the entire thread, and it's not the first time either.
You come to us for advice..you just spell out what you want to get, and then ask us if it is okay, and we have to explain why it isn't. That's the world upside down.. If you would just say 'hey guys, I have an X amount of money, what should I buy?' Then this would be over in 2-3 posts, not 2-3 pages.
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Every time someone goes against Weiman's sig I feel like they should be bludgeoned for a few minutes in the head to feel the headache I feel when I realize someone really IS that dense.

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Having completed my portable setup (zune30 + PA2v2 + etymotic er6i/Grado SR80s with sennheiser pads) I've decided to start upgrading my PC's sound equipment.

I'm guessing the first thing I'm going to need is a decent sound card. The Asus Xonar stuff looks good. My budget for the card is around 140.
Weiman's Littledot mk3 looks interesting, and from what i've read they are the best tube amp for the price. Would it make a noticeable difference? I use my Grado SR-80's with my PC at the moment, but thinking about upgrading to the Allesandro MS-2.

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nice mobile rig!


until you get the MS-2's, id avoid investing in a desktop amp - the source upgrade for the PC is definitely where you want to start. no point in getting a high-quality amp for the SR-80's (which are fantastic for the price), when a more significant SQ increase will come from a headphone upgrade.

the emu 0404 usb has a pretty darn decent DAC. it also has a built-in headphone amp that, while not spectacular, will definitely be an improvement over running your headphones from a sound card line-out, and will hold you until you can buy a proper amp later icon_biggrin.gif 145 though.... for half the price, you can get the 0202 usb. the DAC is almost as good, and youll save a bundle of cash icon_razz.gif

a tube amp would make a very noticeable difference, as their sound signature is rather hard to miss icon_wink.gif

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It looks like most of you around here are very experienced when it comes to audio. I however, am not icon_sad.gif But I need a pair of headphones to use for gaming (with a bit of music on the side). I was thinking the AD700's, but they're a bit too expensive for me (200AUD), so I figure the next best ones must be the AD500's. Are these any good?

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ive never heard them, however theyre very highly regarded. and I can tell you that the A500's sound terrific, as do the AD700's - so how could the AD500's not pwn? icon_razz.gif

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QUOTE (Inigo Montoya @ Dec 19 2008, 02:28 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
ive never heard them, however theyre very highly regarded. and I can tell you that the A500's sound terrific, as do the AD700's - so how could the AD500's not pwn? icon_razz.gif

Haha awesome, now all I gotta do is find them at a low price icon_razz.gif

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I got some Sennheiser HD 280's the other day...


SO GOOD!

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QUOTE (Dohregard @ Dec 19 2008, 01:16 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I got some Sennheiser HD 280's the other day...


SO GOOD!


you need to update :goodpoint: with your new cans icon_smile.gif

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I got a friend of mine to order a pair of Audio Technica ATHM40FS for like €30 from ebay.. very nice price performance. We hooked em up to my Little dot for the fun of it and they remained... unstatisfactory to me to say the least. Though the highes seemed to be pushed a lot less, the bass was still very muddy, with almost nonexistent mids. Soundstage was pretty decent, so he uses them for gaming mostly.


QUOTE (Weiman @ Apr 5 2009, 01:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
This is exactly what has been going on through the entire thread, and it's not the first time either.
You come to us for advice..you just spell out what you want to get, and then ask us if it is okay, and we have to explain why it isn't. That's the world upside down.. If you would just say 'hey guys, I have an X amount of money, what should I buy?' Then this would be over in 2-3 posts, not 2-3 pages.
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Every time someone goes against Weiman's sig I feel like they should be bludgeoned for a few minutes in the head to feel the headache I feel when I realize someone really IS that dense.

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QUOTE (Lowkee @ Nov 29 2008, 12:05 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>


i have the exact same thing as you, recording and all. it works great except sometimes when i record something and go to watch it later it will just give me a blank, black screen with no audio or anything, which makes me angry and also makes me have to find the same episode of whatever i taped at a later time, which is hard to find - depending on the show




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Looking to buy a soundcard and some speakers. I don't know that my room would be very compatible with 5.1, so I think 2.1 might be the best bet. Budget for both around $300 ish.
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now THATS a shame icon_razz.gif $300 for either/or woulda been fantastic icon_biggrin.gif


an EMU 0202 usb is probably the best DAC you can get at $100, imho. that would pair beautifully with Audioengine A2's, which cost $200 for a pair icon_smile.gif

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QUOTE (Inigo Montoya @ Dec 19 2008, 10:03 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
now THATS a shame icon_razz.gif $300 for either/or woulda been fantastic icon_biggrin.gif


Come on Dougggg, you're breakin mah balls over here.

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an EMU 0202 usb is probably the best DAC you can get at $100, imho. that would pair beautifully with Audioengine A2's, which cost $200 for a pair icon_smile.gif

http://www.emu.com/p...p?product=15186 + http://www.audioadvi...asp?n... BLK Yes?
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Eeeewwwww @ rear volume knob icon_razz.gif


QUOTE (Weiman @ Apr 5 2009, 01:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
This is exactly what has been going on through the entire thread, and it's not the first time either.
You come to us for advice..you just spell out what you want to get, and then ask us if it is okay, and we have to explain why it isn't. That's the world upside down.. If you would just say 'hey guys, I have an X amount of money, what should I buy?' Then this would be over in 2-3 posts, not 2-3 pages.
QUOTE (Kazzerax @ May 21 2009, 09:01 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Every time someone goes against Weiman's sig I feel like they should be bludgeoned for a few minutes in the head to feel the headache I feel when I realize someone really IS that dense.

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QUOTE (Weiman @ Dec 20 2008, 08:02 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Eeeewwwww @ rear volume knob icon_razz.gif


there's a front-volume knob on the emu icon_razz.gif


@Kazz - yup, that looks lovely icon_smile.gif

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Muse sounds EFFING awesome... brian.png


QUOTE (Weiman @ Apr 5 2009, 01:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
This is exactly what has been going on through the entire thread, and it's not the first time either.
You come to us for advice..you just spell out what you want to get, and then ask us if it is okay, and we have to explain why it isn't. That's the world upside down.. If you would just say 'hey guys, I have an X amount of money, what should I buy?' Then this would be over in 2-3 posts, not 2-3 pages.
QUOTE (Kazzerax @ May 21 2009, 09:01 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Every time someone goes against Weiman's sig I feel like they should be bludgeoned for a few minutes in the head to feel the headache I feel when I realize someone really IS that dense.

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QUOTE (Weiman @ Dec 20 2008, 06:26 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Muse sounds EFFING awesome... brian.png


glad to hear your amp/can combo is good for alternative rock!

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I'm more then happy to brag to anyone about how crystal sharp the highs are and how tight the bass is.. But I think I'll shut up for now icon_razz.gif


QUOTE (Weiman @ Apr 5 2009, 01:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
This is exactly what has been going on through the entire thread, and it's not the first time either.
You come to us for advice..you just spell out what you want to get, and then ask us if it is okay, and we have to explain why it isn't. That's the world upside down.. If you would just say 'hey guys, I have an X amount of money, what should I buy?' Then this would be over in 2-3 posts, not 2-3 pages.
QUOTE (Kazzerax @ May 21 2009, 09:01 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Every time someone goes against Weiman's sig I feel like they should be bludgeoned for a few minutes in the head to feel the headache I feel when I realize someone really IS that dense.




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