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Old November 26, 2013, 05:02 AM
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So guys ,i bought a xonar phoebus and a pair of HD 598's, sounds good but the thing is, with the <64 ohms mode it sounds like crap compared to the 64-150 ohms mode... What should i use?

the 598's are 50 ohms

Also ,what's the difference between 16 and 24 bits settings and should i use 44 or 48 khz?

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yeah!!! they sound flat with the less than 64 ohm settings and they sound rich and actually amped with the 64-150!!!

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Old November 26, 2013, 06:21 AM
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I can help with the 16/24 bits setting. It doesn't matter since the source is almost guaranteed to be 16 bit. Almost no music is recorded/mastered in 24 bits. Doesn't hurt to ;eave it on 24, it'll still sound the same. I'm not even sure why they bother to offer an option to change it, can't see how it could effect anything if it were set to 24 all the time.
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Old November 26, 2013, 06:23 AM
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Ok thanks :D will do. And btw, is the headphone amp automatic? I know that looks stupid but do i really have 3 settings for headphone amplification?

And is gain settings the amp settings? Sorry ,but about audio i'm a total noob^^

Edit : it's funny but after listening to them for a few hours i like them a LOT more now, idk, burnt em in??? anyway, now i can hear a LOT of bass. First ,i thought they had none...

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Old November 26, 2013, 10:46 AM
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Yes, burn-in happens. As for the difference in settings, it takes more power to drive higher impedance headphones. When you change the setting, you're pushing more power to your headphones so they sound different.
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Old November 26, 2013, 12:38 PM
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I see, is there a risk of damage if i use the 64-150 impedance with these 50 ohm headphones? I like how the sound when amped a little bit more.
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