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Lauen

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    Lauen got a reaction from Merc. in Sound quality on phones   
    TL;DR: Get the phone you think you'll like, they'll most likely sound exactly the same with headphones on. 
     
    Any phone probably sound exactly the same. If they do sound different it would probably be some EQ setting on the phone, or noise floor. All of the ones mentioned should sound exactly the same. We've come a LONG way in terms of audio gear, that pretty much no dacs actually sound any better than others. All that matters is having enough power for the cans you're using, and since 90% of cans are like 100+ dB / mw you should be fine unless you want to listen at deafening volumes.
     
     
    Also: If you think your phone doesn't push enough power: Does it get loud enough? Yes? Then you have enough power. Headphones rarely get better with a more powerful amp. And of course, audio is entirely subjective, so what might be better to some, might be worse to you. 
     
    TL;DR: Get the phone you think you'll like, they'll most likely sound exactly the same with headphones on. 
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    Lauen reacted to SSL in Fio E10k Vs Scarlet 2i2   
    In my experience, there isn't much of a difference between units like the Fiio and onboard, unless you listen to really quiet music or have obvious problems with said onboard.
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    Lauen reacted to spwath in [REVIEW] HiFiMan HE-560   
    Now what would be the point?Closed would be mostly for where you can't use open, and there is usually other people around. And you would look really stupid with big cones sticking out of the side of your head.
    That said, you should do it!
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    Lauen reacted to SSL in [REVIEW] HiFiMan HE-560   
    Sure, we'll see. Got my secret nwavguy persona to maintain, though.
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    Lauen reacted to spwath in [REVIEW] HiFiMan HE-560   
    You have not had good luck with headphones.
    It would be so much simpler if you were as gullible to the headphone industry's tricks as someone from head fi
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    Lauen reacted to MEC-777 in AMD's new EMEA sales manager "confident" of profitability in 2016   
    It is unfortunate and I think those 290/x reference coolers did a lot of damage to AMD's GPU reputation. It's now widely known, that the reference coolers were the problem and that the GPUs themselves perform really well. So yeah, I don't know what people are afraid of. It's like they either don't know or don't care about the facts. 
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    Lauen got a reaction from Castdeath97 in AMD's new EMEA sales manager "confident" of profitability in 2016   
    I think most people have the thought of "it uses 20 watts more than the nvidia counterpart, so it'll cost me more in electricity!" and also the good old "AMD cards are so hot, it'll burn down my house!" 
     
    which are all moot points, electricity is cheap and 20 watts is like a 20 cent a year, and the cards aren't that hot when you get a good cooler on them, AMD reference coolers just suck. 
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    Lauen reacted to GoodBytes in NVidia HDMI limited RGB range   
    For DisplayPort it will depend on the monitor. For some reason, Display Port has issues with some monitor manufactures, including Nvidia and AMD on graphics cards.
    Perhaps because DIsplayPort is new, or backward compatibility makes things complicated. Don't know.
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    Lauen got a reaction from GoodBytes in NVidia HDMI limited RGB range   
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    Lauen got a reaction from GoodBytes in NVidia HDMI limited RGB range   
    Thank you for moving it, but this was not a "help me" thread. This was more a "hey guys did you know this" thread. 
     
    I do change it back to full range when it gets reset, which often happens when I'm updating drivers. But I'm also getting the error on DisplayPort from time to time. 
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    Lauen reacted to GoodBytes in NVidia HDMI limited RGB range   
    This is the wrong forum section. I moved your thread to Graphics Cards.
     
    But to answer you.
    When you use HDMI, Nvidia graphics card assumes you are using a TV, so it set the colors to limited for the best viewing experience on the TV.
    Usually, when you use a monitor, you'll use DVI, or DisplayPort.
     
    You can however change the color from Limited to full colors in the Nvidia Control Panel. Expect to do this every time you do clean install of the drivers or re-install Windows, as the driver settings will be loss.
    (normal driver upgrade should keep your settings).
     
     
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    Lauen got a reaction from KaminKevCrew in Would this be a good audio solution for gaming?!   
    soundstage is not frequency range. 
     
    Soundstage is how wide the sound feels. a wider soundstage means better positional / directional audio. Picture a recording of an orchestra. A wide soundstage (and detailed mids), will help you literally place where the instruments are in the room. 
     
     
    EDIT: and it will tell you where the asshole shooting at you is. 
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    Lauen got a reaction from Philosobyte in ATH M-Series Questions   
    You do have some good points but as far as I'm aware, the M40X still is just a little bit on the bassy side, and also has a very narrow soundstage. 
     
    DT770 IS better. Maybe not a perfectly flat headphone, but definitely better. 
     
     
    We all know that if you want a flat headphone, Sony MDR-7506 and V6 is pretty much the way to go, and they're only like 85 bucks. 
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    Lauen got a reaction from ker2015 in Hours in CSGO   
    150 ish hours, 50 wins, nova 1 or 2 but I haven't been able to play since May so I lost my rank. 
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    Lauen reacted to Schnasty in Mouse DPI + Resolution Difference   
    you know what sir? 
    i am really stupid.
    thought this was posted in the "esport" forum so i thought he talks about ingame sensitivity. 
    Sorry.  :unsure: 
    edit: 914 DPI is your way to go btw.
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    Lauen got a reaction from sobe in Headphone recommendations under $200 USD   
    OP: If you don't need closed headphones for isolation, there are many options.
     
    Beyerdynamic DT990 if you want bass, those are often found around 200 dollars. 
     
    Sennheiser HD558, or 598 if you want decent bass, and the usual Sennheiser sound, what they call "veiled", and I call not very detailed or dark, but quite pleasant. 
     
    AKG Q701 are on for 180 right now, great offer. Sort of light on bass, but amazing mids and highs. 
     
    Pioneer SE-A1000 if you want something that sounds A LOT like Sennheisers, but cost a LOT less. Great value. Extremely long cable. Sorta weird comfort but it's alright. very good for 60 bucks. 
     
    Audio-Technica ATH-AD700X are very very good for gaming, a very wide soundstage. Not a lot of bass, great mids and highs. Supposedly very comfortable but I haven't been able to try them for myself. 
     
    I would advise you to get some of these open headphones as open headphones are usually better for gaming with wider soundstage, 
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    Lauen got a reaction from ShearMe in Headphone recommendations under $200 USD   
    OP: If you don't need closed headphones for isolation, there are many options.
     
    Beyerdynamic DT990 if you want bass, those are often found around 200 dollars. 
     
    Sennheiser HD558, or 598 if you want decent bass, and the usual Sennheiser sound, what they call "veiled", and I call not very detailed or dark, but quite pleasant. 
     
    AKG Q701 are on for 180 right now, great offer. Sort of light on bass, but amazing mids and highs. 
     
    Pioneer SE-A1000 if you want something that sounds A LOT like Sennheisers, but cost a LOT less. Great value. Extremely long cable. Sorta weird comfort but it's alright. very good for 60 bucks. 
     
    Audio-Technica ATH-AD700X are very very good for gaming, a very wide soundstage. Not a lot of bass, great mids and highs. Supposedly very comfortable but I haven't been able to try them for myself. 
     
    I would advise you to get some of these open headphones as open headphones are usually better for gaming with wider soundstage, 
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    Lauen reacted to CierroMierdo in Headphone recommendations under $200 USD   
    Opinions that lack concrete statements and are just given as vague of an answer as "sound better for me and my taste" makes the opinion so grey and vague. If he can't tell what he likes about it, like its mids or low end, then I consider it as an invalid statement. I don't even know his taste, and maybe neither 1-99% of the Linus Tech Tips users do.
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    Lauen reacted to CierroMierdo in Audio-Technica ATH-M50X   
    The M50X is overrated. If anything, the M40X is actually what the M50X should've been, a headphone of actual compelling value. If anything, the M50X is just a suited up M40X with bigger drivers, meaning more mass to move and has nothing to do with audio quality, tilt and swivel earcups, which just bumps up the cost for negligible reasons, and not that much difference in frequency response.
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    Lauen reacted to SSL in Audio-Technica ATH-M50X   
    Could be, if someone is into that sort of thing.
     
    Heh heh heh.
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    Lauen reacted to KaminKevCrew in Audio-Technica ATH-M50X   
    The m50s are already too forward. Why on earth would anyone want something with even more forward mids???
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    Lauen reacted to xtroria in Audio-Technica ATH-M50X   
    Top 10 bullshit 2015
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    Lauen reacted to Lockless in Audio-Technica ATH-M50X   
    You should search up the Impedance Ballad here in the forums. Someone tested it with a Nokia mobile phone (not even a smartphone, but it plays MP3 files) and the one with the higher sensitivity is the one thats easier to drive. Impedance doesn't mean jackshit in terms of how hard a headphone is to drive.
    -Edit- or you can click here for the Impedance Ballad.
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    Lauen reacted to spwath in Audio-Technica ATH-M50X   
    Flat?
    Not really...
    More like a mountain road.

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    Lauen reacted to xtroria in Audio-Technica ATH-M50X   
    The M50X sounds flat comments crack me up. You must be deaf.
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