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Jan 24, at 2: Thanks for the input I’m just starting with the audio side of things. Some people are suggesting that as a beginner It would be better for me to start with say the HyperX cloud II as they come with the in line DAC with pre-set 7.
One other question I might be getting confused but is the op-amp the amp that drives the headphones or is there another separate amp on the mobo that does so.? Jan 24, opa21134 3: Sep 3, Posts: Many parts make up what you might call a headphone amp, op-amp is the part responsible for amplifying the signal.
I’m sure someone like marsman can fill you in with more details if required. Jan 24, at 4: Dec 9, Posts: I don’t know that much I’m afraid when it comes to internal workings of amplifiers, other than what you’ve already said about op amps.
Rroff would be a good person to ask if the OP wants to know more about that. Anyway; the PC SE, is a very good headset. I thought you might have been talking about the original PC in the OP, but as you don’t have that already, must be the SE; bron is an improvement on the first The biggest advantage over the HyperX, is the better quality microphone.
That’s the only real area where the HyperX headsets could be better really.
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Sennheiser’s microphones are very good indeed. If you want a quality microphone and can afford the PCSE, then they will be a decent choice. Rroff Man of Honour Joined: Oct 13, Posts: The headphone amplifier is rated for upto ohm headphones – I’ve not looked into it but Bbrown suspect opa22134 uses another IC for the headphone driver and the OPA feeds into that. Assuming the OPA was directly driving the headphone – at loud volume levels the PC only require around mW to drive them while in most audio configurations the op amp can output atleast mW.
Trouble is, what does up to Ohm, actually mean?
Creative once claimed their SB Z, could power Ohm headphones, yet falls well short of doing the K any real browwn. Of course, none of this really matter here, because we are talking about a Ohm headset, which I’m sure is quite easy to drive in comparison to the K, despite having an Ohm rating that is more than twice as much.
That is always the problem with headphone amplifiers – I did edit the above to add in approx. You’ll get headphones that have low ohm but horrendous current requirements to get any kind of decent sound out of them and vice versa like the HD series that don’t require much current but sound incredibly muddy if you don’t have enough voltage swing even when the amp has the on bjrr power figures to support them.
My bad, I meant Rroff! Jan 26, at 8: The OP Amp can be replaced what ops2134 be the point of doing so? Jan 26, at Supposedly, allows for a slightly different sound signature, or maybe an improvement, depending on what the existing one is and the one you’d replace it with. I say supposedly, because it’s not like replacing headphones or speakers where the differences are much more noticeable.
Opz2134 it comes to op amps for example, the difference are likely to be subtle, if any at all. There’s one thing which people hardly factor in when changing an op amp and deciding it’s better than the last one, and that’s human memory is poor when it when it comes to remember intricate sound details. That’s why direct AB testing exists. By the time the op amp has been changed, so much time has passed, people are remembering what they thought the previous op amp sounded like.
Almost any electronics device in an analogue signal path will induce some noise and distortion into the signal and op amps are no exception – different designs and manufacturing approaches can vary how that manifests in an audio signal and hence how an bburr amp “sounds” plus while no means a rule more expensive op amps tend to have lower levels of noise and distortion. In theory with any decent op amp it should be below anything noticeable but in reality people do notice.
The reasons for changing would be to upgrade to an op amp that was truer to the original ipa2134 or had a signature sound better suited to your tastes in music. You will also opq2134 some opx2134 amps better suited to loads that require fast voltage changes and others better for driving current heavy loads.
There are other factors as well such as some op amps use crude “boosters” to achieve high slew rates how fast the op amp can react to a change in the signal voltage level which can result in a raw sound versus often people saying those with a ubrr advanced approach sounding smoother.
The OPA isn’t a bad choice, its designed for audio, doesn’t do anything unexpected and largely produces a very accurate sound but does have the signature “burr-brown” slightly thick bbrown lazy signature and personally I think it is a bit like a musician playing the same tune for the th time – accurate opa234 no longer involved in the music quite the same as the first few times. Jan 29, at 4: They arrived yesterday my first chance today to try them out have them connected through the soundcard with SBX pro studio.
Tried them in game first off they are good but had to use full volume the base sounded a little “weak” if that makes sense. If gurr is entry level gear what does Pro level equipment bjrr like. Any ideas why they sound “weaker” in games? Jan 29, at 5: I don’t know to be honest.
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Could be to do with a setting in game audio or maybe the sound card or device? One thing you could try: If you are using Windows 10, then there’s built in sound EQ, which you could use to tweak the sound a bit for more lower bass. Best doing with games than music, because music will use much more of the sound spectrum, so elevating the bass will have an effect elsewhere, which could result in mucking up the sound.
Screwing up the sound in games should be much less noticeable when elevating the bass. Do you have them plugged into the back or the frontpanel audio socket?
Also in the Windows sound control panel do you have it op2134 to mute or lower volume on applications in the communications tab as this can play funny with some games. You must log in or sign up to reply here. Your Username or Email Address: Do you already have an account?
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