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What a great way to address aesthetics! Some people don't want to have a K1000 (or whatever you consider strange/ugly/etc) hanging off their head, no matter the performance given the cost of those higher end items, and the same can be said about that Bugatti. I'd easily trade a single ugly (obviously my opinion, feel free to disagree) Veyron for a collection of cars of equal value, whether they perform at the same level or not.While looks aren't going to make it sound...
A lot of banana plugs and spades and whatnot will accept cable all the way up to something like 4awg already, so no real need to concern yourself with a crimp fitting unless 4 is somehow still too small for you. I know the ones I have said they'd accept up to 5mm wire which is just under 4awg.Why not grab something like Canare's 4S11, and just combine conductors? 4 11awg wires would combine down to ~5awg. Should be able to find a plug or spade that will accept that without...
In honor of my return to head-fi after a few year hiatus, I need a new pair of headphones, specifically a portable. What better way to jump in to all of the new gear that's showed up since I left than to get something that hasn't really changed in over 20 years? Looking to spend $150, but I'll entertain offers if you're looking for more. Just let me know what you have in mind. Shipping would be to Illinois. I'll pay fees, all that good stuff. More feedback elsewhere if...
Out of curiosity, does anyone make a 1/4" TRS plug that's essentially the same as the 3.5mm 35HDBAU from Switchcraft? The closest thing I could find was the Rean, and those always felt really cheap to me compared to Switchcraft or actual Neutrik stuff.
If you have music recorded in stereo (2.0) reproducing it with surround (5.1) is either combining the two for center, and doubling it in the rear with all lows passed to the subwoofer, or it's not actually using them all. Regardless, you're altering the input quite a bit from the original 2 point source to a new multi-output setup. 2.0 or 2.1/2.2 with a good musical subwoofer is going to be a better option for reproducing things recorded in stereo regardless, especially...
A pair of Indignias or Overnight Sensations (both DIY builds, but I believe PE may have both available as kits or possibly even pre-fabs) and a good chipamp (DIY, Topping, good Dayton boxes, some like Tripath) will blow that away on the music end of things. Unless of course you are using these at a larger distance or need them to be really loud. Both are small speakers and I'm talking about 25-50W amps so you can't expect miracles, but for nearfield or desktop stuff, this...
I never liked the original one. I thought the color was really ugly, but the phones were pretty nice looking. The new natural wood color looks much better, but everything I've heard about the sound, combined with the styling of it, says it should be a much darker color to me.And yet another ugly can out there:
The yoke ruined it for me. Hate what it did to the look.And as for wooden cups, I believe you forgot Audio Technica. The majority of ATs cups look nicer than Denon's (stock wooden Denon cups) if you ask me.
HD700, HD800, GS1000, PS1000, and MDR-Z1000 all come to mind as ugly ones.
I can honestly say that larger screens are not appealing to me. Apple has been playing it smart in keeping a phone that feels like a phone and not some damn dwarf tablet if you ask me.The RAM, the CPU, the battery. Those are things that, if you look back not too long ago, Apple was doing extremely smart in their computers. If you can run the largest competition out there to Windows on a single core PPC chip and 1/4 GB of RAM and have it run as smooth as they did, you're...
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