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keith33
08-13-06, 04:34 PM
I've seen JakUp brag about these puppies for years, I couldn't find the 595s in the store so I "settled" for these and they're AMAZING. They sound better than my Z-5500 speakers. I'm never using speakers again!

So my question is, will I get the same X-Fi effects if I plug these into the control pod of my speaker system? Is there a proper setup to get these to run optimally? Should I buy a small AMP? This is my first time with quality headphones, my iPod can barely run them lol. Help would be appreciated!!:D

jAkUp
08-13-06, 04:38 PM
I think your control pod should act as sort of an amp, so you might be better off that way :D

Bman212121
08-13-06, 04:40 PM
Just be careful when you use the control pod, cause the volume knob also controls the volume of the headphones. So if you turn it up really loud, and then unplug the headphones, your gonna know it really quick!

einstein_314
08-13-06, 09:51 PM
Welcome to the world of Sennheiser HD555's!!!!

I don't know if you will get the same effects if you plug them in the control pod...You may have to switch it manually to headphone mode in the X-Fi control panel...I use the front bay on my X-Fi Fatal1ty and it automatically switches to headphones and mutes the speakers when I plug the headphones in. But if you switch it to headphones manually, and turn on CMSS 3D for headphones, it should work. The 3D effects on headphones are amazing.

CaptNKILL
08-14-06, 03:04 AM
Holy crap... I just looked them up and they are $130.

Thats a bit out of my range for headphones. :o

wnd
08-14-06, 03:08 AM
Holy crap... I just looked them up and they are $130.

Thats a bit out of my range for headphones. :o

Those babies are worth it.

Gaco
08-14-06, 03:51 AM
More than worth it. I've already expressed my total satisfaction with my HD595. No way I'm ever going to underestimate soundhardware again. Better off with down-modelling my next graphics card and make sure I have a very good sound card and headphones :)

jAkUp
08-14-06, 10:38 PM
Yea the 595's are like $300, but worth every penny IMO. The 555's are great too I have both :D I never use my speakers anymore.

mullet
08-14-06, 11:09 PM
Yea the 595's are like $300, but worth every penny IMO. The 555's are great too I have both :D I never use my speakers anymore.

Hmm I have been looking for a kickass set of headphones.

spoop
08-14-06, 11:18 PM
The HD-595's are only $180 on amazon...

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0001FTVE0/sr=8-1/qid=1152126386/ref=pd_bbs_1/102-2637558-2972132?redirect=true&ie=UTF8

jAkUp
08-14-06, 11:41 PM
The HD-595's are only $180 on amazon...

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0001FTVE0/sr=8-1/qid=1152126386/ref=pd_bbs_1/102-2637558-2972132?redirect=true&ie=UTF8

wow nice price, I think I paid like $250 for mine..lol

CaptNKILL
08-15-06, 12:00 AM
The HD-595's are only $180 on amazon...

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0001FTVE0/sr=8-1/qid=1152126386/ref=pd_bbs_1/102-2637558-2972132?redirect=true&ie=UTF8
Well, if I get rich any time soon I'll make sure to buy some.

:p

Gaco
08-15-06, 07:54 AM
Wooh, I bought mine for what is equivalent to only 150$ :nana:

XServer
08-15-06, 10:55 AM
Paid a $210 for mine HD 595 and they are well worth the price, go get some you will be amazed.

leafo
08-15-06, 12:23 PM
I just bought a set of HD212 for 40 dollars a few days ago but I have not recieved them yet. you guys are making me jealous.

Imbroglio
08-16-06, 09:11 AM
i will stick by my audio-technica ath-a900s till the day i die, well either the a900's or the ath-ad900's (the open version).

the senns 555s are now 50ohm impedance, which is do able by most sound sources, but really should be tagged along with a small amp to sound their fullest, but still better than the older 120ohm impedance, where you have no chance of running it straight from the source. my only issue with the lower end senns are the ever-so-slightly grainy highs, never heard any other set of cans to reproduce the detail like the audio-technica's, and that's why i absolutely love mine :D

j0j081
08-17-06, 07:54 AM
I got the hd555's early this year and love them for movies and gaming. They really make my mp3s sound like ass to lol and those are at 192 kpbs. I considering getting the audio-technica ad700s I think but just went with these after spotting them at a special price.

DataMatrix
08-18-06, 12:40 AM
Sennheiser HD650 http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/ProductInfo.asp?WebProductID=358849

Sennheiser HD595 http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/ProductInfo.asp?WebProductID=358848

Sennheiser HD555 http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/ProductInfo.asp?WebProductID=358847

Gaco
08-18-06, 04:27 AM
Sennheiser HD650 http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/ProductInfo.asp?WebProductID=358849

Sennheiser HD595 http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/ProductInfo.asp?WebProductID=358848

Sennheiser HD555 http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/ProductInfo.asp?WebProductID=358847

Now that is el cheapo :thumbsup:

Mathesar
08-22-06, 01:09 AM
After doing research and getting recommendations from the Head-Fi forums I bought a pair of Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro headphones (80 ohm version) , Best phones Ive ever owned and the bass response is *INSANE* you can hear every ounce of bass down to the extreme lows and its nice and clean ,I have them connected to a Go-Vibe V4 headphone amp / X-Fi soundcard wich works out quite well , The soft earcups make them comfortable to wear even after lengthy sessions, I also like how the DT770's have an overall 'flat' response instead of the over exaggerated high end of my previous Sony headphones.

Link to Specs (http://www.beyerdynamic.com/cms/Headphones.68.0.html?&L=1&tx_sbproductdatabase_pi1[showUid][showUID]=44&tx_sbproductdatabase_pi1[showUid][backPID]=68&cHash=8a2dce0c1a)