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    Need a new soundcard, headphones, mic

    Okay, sorry for the confusion then. :D
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    Need a new soundcard, headphones, mic

    I'm confused too. I think I may have missed something - I should point out that I don't see obobski's posts because I got tired of him trolling and posting bogus info repeatedly. E.M, if isolation isn't a big thing, there are 3x DT990 up on Head-Fi FS/FT for $125CD to $210 right now. They'd...
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    Judge Lowers Piracy Fine from Millions To Thousands

    $1.9M is obscene, unconstitutional, or just f@#&ing nuts. $54k is sane. $500 is reasonable. To be more specific, $1.9M is a strong-arm abuse of the legal system as a weapon against lower socioeconomic castes.
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    Need a new soundcard, headphones, mic

    Right, so, how is it relevant that all existing sound cards use one of a pool of ~3 DSP chips? (exaggerating somewhat, obviously, but not by that much)
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    A couple speaker options. Entry level speakers.

    There's this thing called a "splitter" that costs $0.50 and also makes it very easy...
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    Need a new soundcard, headphones, mic

    That's the DSP chip, yes? Somehow, I don't think that's the whole card by any means.
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    Upgrade or wait?

    1. Your card is still more than fine. 2. The answer is always to wait as long as possible (or very nearly always). The cost of the card you want to upgrade to is nearly certain to come down, and it is nearly certain that your super awesome upgrade target will itself be one-upped.
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    A couple speaker options. Entry level speakers.

    The Swans, of those you listed. Bass isn't going to be great without a full subwoofer, which would eat your whole budget on its own. But it should be better than most options at that cost.
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    Need a new soundcard, headphones, mic

    DT770s are used on Head-Fi FS/FT for roughly $100-150 all the bloody time. If you're patient, an awesome deal. I think they also surplus some models to eBay occasionally. If this is primarily / exclusively for headphones, Xonar Essence STX is basically the big dog. There are a few other...
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    Looking for a SUPER comfy pair of headphones

    IMO the AD700 is actually superior to the A900 in some ways, if you don't mind giving up the isolation and a bit in the bass department.
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    Low sound output in win 7

    Digital or analog output?
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    Low sound output in win 7

    Update your audio drivers. Also, what player are you using? Try Media Player Classic or VLC for video, or Foobar2000 for music.
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    5.1 audio, speakers only?

    DT770s, and if you MUST have digital 5.1, just use CMSS-3D. You'll have a dead solid platform, and you can turn the 5.1 part off and on as desired. Although at that, there are better things to drive it with.
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    Digital Music Sales Up, Piracy Still a Sour Note

    There's one thing you have to understand. Money lost to piracy isn't in United States Dollars. It's in internet dollars.
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    headphone with mic

    You can do better, much better.
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    Sennheiser RS 140 Wireless Balanced Headphones $99 Shipped

    The deal was actually from J&R. It's out of stock. It's a wireless headphone so you have to put up with wearing a battery pack on your head plus interference, except infrared-based ones where you trade the interference for line-of-sight issues and limited bandwidth. Since the deal is...
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    Audigy 2 ZS driver help

    IMO drop it in a Linux machine and see what happens.
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    Sennheiser RS 140 Headphones

    Wireless headphones are something to avoid if at all possible - battery issues + interference.
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    Good set of general "travel" headphones

    The S2s are just a meh pair of IEMs, and the PXC 250 are active NC which I've already commented on (namely, avoid).
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    Good set of general "travel" headphones

    I love when people give an example of what they want (e.g. "around ear headphones" or circumaurals) then turn around and say that's not what they wanted at all. It really makes me /facepalm. If you want good isolation (i.e. the ability to block out external noise) and don't want something that...
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    Good set of general "travel" headphones

    If you want circumaurals, Sony MDR-V6 with velour pads. IEMs might be better for many of those applications.
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    Need help deciding 7.1 Virtual Surround Headset

    A used Beyerdynamic DT770 is pretty much my baseline for gaming & movies, which I assume to be the priority from the 7.1 stuff ($100 used, $250 new). Audio Technica ATH-AD700 or A700 would be a good option short of that (i.e. if you don't have the patience to track down a used set).
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    Need help deciding 7.1 Virtual Surround Headset

    A good 7.1 speaker system is nice. 7.1 headphones are a bloody gimmick.
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    iPhone Helps Buried Man Survive Quake

    Someone who would look pretty damn awesome if there was an earthquake. :D
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    iPhone Helps Buried Man Survive Quake

    Better yet, get the basic first aid training that everyone should have and then trade that iPhone in for a shovel.
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    US Airways Smashes Xbox 360 for Security Reasons

    Yeah! Take that, you sentient machine bastard! Try and take over the Earth now!
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    New pair of can's for the commute - Suggestions wanted!

    The DT880 is similar but open.
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    Astro A40s + Mix Amp

    AFAIK MMX 300 = modified DT 770s with an attached boom mic. I don't know how they compare beyond that, or how good the mic is, but they should be similar.
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    New pair of can's for the commute - Suggestions wanted!

    There's an 80 ohm version.
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    Computer Vision Accelerator

    Lack of info --> not impressed.
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    20% Women Dump Men Over Gaming

    From the department of "we totally pulled this out of our asses"?
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    Need help deciding 7.1 Virtual Surround Headset

    If that's what you want, you'd do much, much better to get stronger headphones and then rely on something like CMSS-3D.
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    New pair of can's for the commute - Suggestions wanted!

    By way of another option - there are some headphone-specific sound cards now which, while still not quite enough, should do better than a CMoy. Probably "well enough" for most.
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    New pair of can's for the commute - Suggestions wanted!

    A CMoy would be better than nothing, but much less than it needs. I'd do one of the Senny models over the Grados. If you're not already a Grado fan, they're not going to be the #1 recommendation.
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    H-P Testing a Touchless “Wall of Touch”

    Nice, but in practice there would be a lot of limitations on what you can do with it.
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    Intergrated Audio or Audigy 2

    This depends on what speakers you're using. Not so much, no.
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    New pair of can's for the commute - Suggestions wanted!

    RE1 & RE2 are semi-open. But they still have IEM-grade isolation, only towards the middle of the scale instead of extremely high. The RE0 is closed. The RE1 & RE2 are enough to completely shut out commuting and "other people" noise sources if inserted properly. Probably not so great for...
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    Help me with my hissing sound. :)

    You can't get a ground loop on (almost all) headphones anyway...it's only even potentially applicable when you're connecting two devices which are grounded separately. Short version, instead of getting a constant ground level, it oscillates between the two levels at some phase - which looks just...
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    New pair of can's for the commute - Suggestions wanted!

    Much less so than other sound sources if used properly, but probably more so if you run them far too loud. So don't.
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    Cannon Could be Used to Shoot Supplies into Space

    I could swear that the Geneva Conventions banned the weaponization of confusion.
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