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BillUp
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Nov 1, 2016
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Every now and again, you are astounded by technology. I had the same feeling with VR. This happened to me again today when I received my K7XX's. If you have any notion of buying a set of these cans, put any doubts aside and pay the money. I paid well over the asking price to get mine shipped to the UK, and I had to wait over 5 weeks for delivery. As I waited so long, and paid well over the asking price, I talked myself into the thought that after everything they would be pony. Boy I was wrong. I have some high end audio equipment, and these cans top the lot.
My suggestion to anyone buying these cans would be first and foremost, get a good DAC/Amp. I have the Schiit Stack (spread in my case), and they drive the K7XX's perfectly. Just over half way is plenty loud enough on high gain.
Second, use a good audio source. I use MusicBee. I rip all my CD's in FLAC format via MB, and then I play them using the WASAPI plugin direct to the DAC. Absolutely blown away.
The best compliment to the Oculus Rift is a great audio source. Now I have the best I could hope for in visual and sound.
These headphones are worth every penny and some. The asking price of the Anniversary Addition was $450, I can see why now. These headphones sound like $450
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Nov 1, 2016
PollandAkuma
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Nov 1, 2016
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why did you pay more?
Nov 1, 2016
Emoclaw
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Nov 1, 2016
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Probably import taxes and DHL fees for customs clearance.
Nov 1, 2016
BillUp
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Nov 1, 2016
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As Emoclaw says. Dollar to Pound conversion, Import Duty, DHL/Yodel fees. All of that doesn't matter though. Worth the extra expense for that low end rumble. :)
Nov 1, 2016
lukky2111
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Nov 2, 2016
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dude you have the schiit magni mounted under your desk? i was considering doing that but i worried about it over heating or blocking those ventilation holes how did you mount yours?
Nov 2, 2016
BillUp
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Nov 2, 2016
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They are floating below the desktop. The front of the spread is attached to the front rail (on the table) with velcro. The back of the spread is mounted with a block of wood and velcro, the same size as the front rail. I was careful not to cover the air vents with the velcro. I don't have any overheating problems as there is a good one and a half inch gap to the table top. All the cables are then zip tied to the bottom of the table.
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Nov 2, 2016
lukky2111
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Nov 2, 2016
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dude! thats an awesome idea! schiit told me i could just mount it upside down but this is a bit more elegant! how are the schiit products?
Nov 2, 2016
BillUp
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Nov 2, 2016
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I did think about mounting it upside down but my OCD wouldn't let me lol. No need if you mount it without any obstructions.
I had the Fiio E10K and sent it back after 2 days as the sound was muffled, and generally poor compared to the Fiio E10 and other DAC's I have had. This is in no way comparing other Fiio products as I have the Fiio X1 which is a brilliant DAC/Music Player. Comparing the Schiit Stack to the E10K is a bit unfair because of the price difference, but suffice to say, the Schiit Stack is a different animal. The sound quality is far superior. A lot cleaner, with plenty of headroom to run your high Ohm headphones. The K7XX's sound awesome on it. A match made in Heaven.
Nov 2, 2016
lukky2111
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Nov 2, 2016
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thats awesome dude! i plan to be picking up a schiit stack here pretty soon! along with these k7xx im super excited to try these bad boys out!
Nov 2, 2016
adi518
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Nov 3, 2016
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Not sure why you need high-gain, as they are 55 ohm.
Nov 3, 2016
lukky2111
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Nov 3, 2016
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the switch is set to lo gain though on his magni 2.
Nov 3, 2016
BillUp
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Nov 4, 2016
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They are 62 Ohms and I like headroom. On low gain the dial is at 3 O'clock. On high gain they are at 1 O'clock.
Nov 4, 2016
lukky2111
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Nov 17, 2016
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are you using the pyst cables for that then? if not could you tell me which cables you are using?
Nov 17, 2016
BillUp
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Nov 17, 2016
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Yes bro, I got them when I ordered the stack. I did look online for cheaper cables, but none of them were short enough.
Nov 17, 2016
lukky2111
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Nov 17, 2016
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Awesome! Thanks dude you've been a huge help!
Nov 17, 2016
BillUp
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Nov 18, 2016
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You're more than welcome.
Nov 18, 2016
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