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Going to get the logitech z-2300's to go with new card, anyone running with that combo? Any quirks I should know about? My friend has the speakers and even with just lolonboard they manage to sound decent, should be pretty sweet with a nice soundcard running in tandem.
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Wifey has the exact setup you're gonna run,and it sounds great. She rarely uses the speakers though,as she plays WOW,and uses TS when gaming I.E. headphones and mic.

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I like the 7.2 I got going now. z2300 + x530

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Lots of volume and bass, all clear, and yes the z2300 satellites lack in the mid range when not in front of them directly.

I might buy another set of z2300. Also noticed the headphone jack is actually an amp as well, use the volume knob to up the volume. My x530 is just a straight analogue connection for the headphone jack, so that's a nice little surprise.


Edit: Well scratch the second set of z2300, rather I'm going to get some audioengine A2's to go with z2300. Think it should bring out the mids quite nicely and give much better sound staging for when I just want to relax and listen to tunes while not sitting directly in front of the speakers. While the z2300's are great, you definitely lose out on the mids when you aren't sitting directly infront of them, at least until you turn it up to party volume. Highs and lows are fantastic for the z2300.

Anyone have any audioengine speakers?

Edited by Sir_Slik, 05 September 2010 - 11:23 PM.

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HD 418s for $80? Yes? Mind you, I'm in Canada so HD555's here cost around $150 (online) while PC350s cost $220.

Edited by Gamer_Tyler, 12 September 2010 - 05:10 PM.




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hello gents,
I come again with a headphone suggestion.
I currently have the hd555 and am happy with them. But I use them at home hooked up to my zero dac. I was looking for some headphones to take outside and not leak too much noise so preferably closed.
Noise cancelling isnt necessary, and I have some iems for the gym so i now need suitable headphones for walking/bus/drumming

I was listening to the monster beats again and while the bass was powerful although muddy at times, i felt that the mids were a bit lacking (plus overpriced).
I like circumaural pads, have the hd555 so now looking for closed set.
Budget is about 150-200.

I am currently looking at the...

sony mdr xb700.
They are very large, stylish, reputed to have good bass, so i come towards my audiophile internet buddies for advice.


beyerdynamic dt770-pro (80 ohm)


audiotechnica ath-m50

Edited by retrovirus, 17 October 2010 - 02:06 AM.


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Was using HD 201's, decided to upgrade. Went with sony xb500 as I like some punch in my music. People said the bass is almost too much in the xb700. Everything seems pretty balanced in the xb500, using a headphone amp + good source. If you like bass, sony ain't a bad choice.

Dont know about the source, but listened to beats by dr.dre in the store. Sony xb have a better response when it comes to bass if you ask me. Awfully comfy pillows on the sony's too.

Edited by Sir_Slik, 15 November 2010 - 01:50 PM.

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thanks man, but i went with the audio technicas, and i love them icon_biggrin.gif.

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Edited by Ceres, 01 March 2011 - 05:20 PM.


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rca to sub, xlr to monitors sounds like the best bet

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NVM

Edited by Sir_Slik, 18 December 2010 - 11:11 PM.

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QUOTE (Sir_Slik @ Dec 17 2010, 08:32 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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lol wut?


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There was a quote about a tube amp and then a picture to gay porn... not there anymore though.
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Oh ok. Fair enough lol. icon_smile.gif

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For those of you with x-fi cards... go into audio creation mode, multi-channel wave tab, then turn on the parametric eq + chorus... you gotta fiddle with the settings a bit to get it where you want it. Adds a certain... spacious? sound to everything, more clarity. Makes the bass a lot more punchy as well.


Had the sony's for a while now, quick review. They go looooooooow, the bass is excellent as you'd guess. Mids lack a little... highs really need a boost to not be drowned out by the bass (bass isn't bad there just isn't enough treble). Extremely wtfbbq comfortable headphones, they will fit the biggest ears... trust me. For what you pay for them, its a good deal I think, however if you have an extra 80 or so get something a class up with better treble.


Words of advice here...

Dont bother with computer speakers unless you just want something to beat around, ended up selling my z2300 once I got a reciever. Getting a polk psw505 12" 300 watt sub soon heheh, the receiver setup is just so much more versatile and sounds better to boot.

Edited by Sir_Slik, 21 January 2011 - 03:46 PM.

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Ended up getting an emotiva 10 ultra sub instead of the polk after many late nights of researching. If you are in the market for HT subs I would look at internet direct companies like HSU, Epik, Rythmik, Outlaw, Lava Subs, Elemental Designs, and of course emotiva.

Anything else is just a waste of money honestly.
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Don't know if anyone looks at this anymore but if so would this be worthwhile getting?

http://www.littledot...d8cb7ee6b23ce8f
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QUOTE (The Other Kyle @ Sep 17 2011, 04:05 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Don't know if anyone looks at this anymore but if so would this be worthwhile getting?

http://www.littledot...d8cb7ee6b23ce8f


Uh, a headphone amplifier?

It's a neat piece of equipment - looks awesome!

Do you know the actual benefits of using this? Since it only has a 3.5mm jack input (and the same for output) I'm assuming you're meant to take audio from a source / device that's probably already got amplification on it - that could get interesting amplifying it further.

Yes, you could keep the source volume relatively low (20 ~30%) with the rest being done by "littldot" here -- but I still have to ask: What's the point?
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