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 I recabled my old DJ100 and it was a major pain in the butt. I did it and removed all stock wiring and that's kind of overkill since you can still get some benefits of a recable with the internal wiring still there.For my Tony Bennett version I love Mogami W2893 (dirt cheap). It has very good shielding but is really not the best for portable use. Most of the time I use my Cardas HP1 cable I got from Headroom on sale for $35 or so. It's a bit more pricey but it was worth...
Godzilla (2014) - 8/10   First half an hour was best and then it slowly went downhill. Brian Cranston should have been the main character instead of that unknown other guy.   BTW it's better than the remake of King Kong and Jurassic Park (no surprise there).   Not sure if it's just my lame theater, but some scenes in this early on were VERY dim.   This movie reminded me a lot of parts of the Japanese film "Land of Hope" (about the aftermath of the earthquake and...
Monuments Men - 7/10   Nowhere near as bad as I expected. I liked this but Clooney made the story as dull as possible. There is really no action or real suspense of any kind. Just pointing that out and I'm ok with this. Maybe one part when the Russians are coming. None of the characters felt really realistic at all and they're also rather dull with no real personality of any kind. Some of the scenes have this very abrupt end to them that makes no sense. It's as if the...
 I thought that movie was awful too. Way too graphic/violent and the blood and guts overkill seem to make it less fun and just more depressing to watch. You can still manage to make a movie fun/entertaining AND very violent, but most directors don't know how to pull this off. Die Hard 1 and 2 manages to do this for me. Roland Emmerich is also able to make end of the world movies fun and not so depressing 100% of the time. Well, I'd say he's made some of the worst movies...
 I hated this at the theater but felt I would have probably loved it if it was 10 hours long! It felt like it needed to be much longer.Each storyline could have had it's own movie! They should have had Peter Jackson direct it and make it into 4 movies. Adding armies of robots for no reason at all also helps.
Pompeii - 6.5/10   I actually kind of liked this. Believe it or not the best parts were when stuff was NOT blowing up. The chariot scene is totally ridiculous and something out of "2012". You know how when the person has only a .1% chance of living and ends up OK. The acting could have been much worse. Storyline is pretty lame. I liked the gladiator scenes and the two main characters despite them not getting a lot of dialogue. This one felt like a TV movie for some...
 I hope it's under $150! That was one weird headphone. It had more low bass than stock Q701, but yet it's mids were way too thin for my liking. Probably worse than the original K702.It was really a boring headphone for me and not because of it possibly being neutral. When I bought it I originally paid $300 and thought the $150 KRK KNS-8400 was much better. The smaller version of the K550 (forget the model, sorry!) sounds like it might be a little better. The graphs looked...
 The worst thing is watching a video on youtube and the sound gets all garbly/garbled. I think the uploader accidentally set the audio compress to 4kbps or something. The worst experience on a "regular" movie was watching all 20+ hours of "World at War" on DVD. I had to adjust the EQ just to hear the dialogue of that. They even put that movie onto blu-ray! I hope they fixed it. The worst sibilance I ever got was on a DT-990. Got tons of the SSSsssss sounds on female...
 Only thing i've ever heard is that some have been a LITTLE thin/bright and then .. not so bright. I even heard one guy call the Magni warm. Huh?! I'd have loved to hear that! Probably virtually impossible! I doubt Schiit makes little tweaks to the sound of their amps, but it's always possible. If they do they must be very subtle changes. Mine was a little thin/tinny with some headphones like the Q701, but overall pretty good with almost everything. Mine was purchased on...
Monoprice cables are very overrated. The only thing they have going for them is a dirt cheap price, tons of of plastic and decent shielding. I find Wal-Mart RCA/GE branded junk even better. Sorry! I'd rather buy locally whenever possible.   I know size doesn't matter, but the wire inside a Monoprice is like thread thin (doesn't matter much). It's like 99% plastic. It doesn't even look like copper!   I hate to say it, but I might pay an extra $20 on a USB cable for...
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