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First of all, you're wrong about iTunes and AAC only ripping. The program can rip MP3, AAC, Apple Loseless, AIFF, and WAV --the latter two are PCM transfers. Is that not "good enough" for audiophiles? Apple Loseless is pretty fantastic too, and most audiophiles are content with 320kbps AAC for portable use.
Quote: Originally Posted by jnev eac/lame have more or less been agreed upon that they produce the best sq. a program like itunes or wmp produces much lower quality, not to mention that it's in a their own format. i'm asking for something that comes close to eac/lame, except does everything i mentioned in my first post. Your idea of "much lower quality" is strange because iTunes is more than fine for ripping MP3s. What does "that it's...
I'm after isolation cans as well but have ruled out IEM because of various reasons. The only thing that will sound significantly better than your 280, though, probably costs quite a bit more. I can't seem to get an recommendations for a good closed can at $300. What you and I might consider is an open can in the $150-200 range and then have them woodied.
Quote: Originally Posted by cyeomans I think if you're thinking about the HD-650s, you could consider the HD-580s too, since they will offer you most of the same quality. I found a decent article at this site: I would recommend using them with an amp since the sound will be much fuller. That's an overly simplistic article that's not very informative at all, but I can't really disagree with its premise,...
With my ER-6i on an unamped Nano, I usually had it at 50-60% at the most. Anything higher was a bit too loud for me, but that's because the ER-6i is highly sensitive.
With my Senns, I can finally listen to some of the harder Oasis, Pumpkins, etc. tracks without getting a rining in my ears and/ or a terrible headache after 30 minutes, and it's not like I turn the volume all the way up either (25-35% on my CDP!).
...and yet another converts to the Dark Side...muuuhahahaha!!! Congrats!
I need minimal leakage (that sounds gross...LOL) because isolation on my end is not a concern. Does the 880 prevent noise from getting out as well as most completely closed phones? My only solution might be to get an open can and have them woodied, but I dislike the idea of modifying headphones that aren't designed for that application.
I know, but semi-closed isn't enough. Too bad because the 880 is the most interesting can to me at the moment, but I need a completely closed model that will isolate well and not disturb my roommate.
Most onboard EQ are trash.
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