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2 years ago#11
Are you looking for immersion or for competitive cues when gaming?
2 years ago#12
Immersion. Not much of a competitive multiplayer kinda guy.
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2 years ago#13
Might want to check out the DT990 Pro.
2 years ago#14
OKay so... like I said I've learned a lot about audio equipment but not as much as I want to know yet, so could you break down why you would suggest the DT990 Pro over the Sennheiser 558?
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2 years ago#15
The DT990 is just a better all around headphone. The highs might be a bit harsh for you though. Other options include the DT770, HIFI-780, and the SR225i.
2 years ago#16
HD558s don't need to be amped.
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2 years ago#17
the Hifi-780s are just simulated surround, right? not with tons of s**** drivers packed into them?
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2 years ago#18
Imo if you have a decent quality sound card then the amp is probably a waste (unfortunately I know very little about internal cards, I have alway used external sound cards). I think you'd be far better off pooling the money into a high end pair of akgs that will last you a lifetime.
2 years ago#19
jubjub_ posted...
Imo if you have a decent quality sound card then the amp is probably a waste (unfortunately I know very little about internal cards, I have alway used external sound cards). I think you'd be far better off pooling the money into a high end pair of akgs that will last you a lifetime.


I don't have a sound card. That's why I was debating between the amp and the soundcard
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2 years ago#20
daemon_dan posted...
the Hifi-780s are just simulated surround, right? not with tons of s**** drivers packed into them?


Ultrasone HFI 780 is just an off-center placement of the speaker, so the Sound Pressure Level is reduced, and the sound waves hits your ear canal in-directly. To give a nice soundstage for closed headphones. No driver simulation. Although Ultrasone might apply their own sound manipulation to achieve their own european sound.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3SuvpiFn9Q
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