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For sale is my Cavalli-Kan Kumisa III amplifier (aka CKKIII or CK²III) in very good condition (the Silver amp in the photos). Amp comes with power cord.   I'm the second owner. The first owner bought this amp as pre-built. AFAIK, amp has standard parts apart from the volume knob (upgraded by me) which looks better and bigger than the original.   This amp is good sounding and will handle almost all headphones with power to spare (perhaps apart from those super...
Back to the original question, depending on what subgenre of rock/metal, for slower but weightier stuff like Opeth, My Dying Bride, Katatonia I prefer darker sound and better instrument separation (Opeth sounded awesome on the HD600 back when I still had them). For faster, more trebly music like power/symphonic/alternative metal/rock I tend to reach for Grado more often. Either way, if metal is your main thing, the HD600/650 will serve just right. If you prefer lighter...
Based on recent usage:   1. Grado RS2 (semi-vintage, blue dragon recabled): they have the most head time just because my music taste leans quite a bit towards singer-songwriter and guitar driven stuff. These phone are magical with guitar (I don't have a problem with bright treble, I think it certainly helps keep things energetic). Bass is sufficient and vocal is quite good on these.   2. Hifiman HE-400: paired with the right amp, these can be great all-rounder....
  I don't have any experience with the Q701 or K240 (there are also several variants of AKG K240 with different impedances and sensitivities) but if the Q701 is close to the K701 in both transparency and power demand then I would suggest using a different amp than the E11 if you want to get the best out of them. I used to own the K701 and it sounded congested driven by the E11. It was not terrible (especially if you switch the E11 to high power mode by both the inside...
IMO, it depends on the devices and how you combine them, and also for what purpose. If it is for use with an ipod/mp3 player I would say the E11 is not a bad choice (and it of course won't muffle the music) as long as it has enough juice to power your headphones. Some expensive phones do not require an expensive amp (think about more expensive Grados, yes they would sound better on a $500 tube amp but they also perform very well from a budget portable amp). As for FLAC...
You may want to look into the amp output voltage. The LD MKIII is designed for high impedance cans whereas LD MKI+ is for low impedance. SR225i is rated 32 ohm only so I don't think the MKIII is a better tube choice for Grado despite its higher price tag. Don't know about the other two amps you mentioned though. And I do notice a difference between tube/hybrid vs solid state even in the sub-$200 price range, especially some improvement in the bass and more pleasant overall...
I just updated iTunes today to the 11.0.3 version (Mac OS X 10.7.5) and noticed some weird things when using it with BitPerfect.   - Itunes will not automatically play the next song on the album. It just plays one song and then stop, I have to double-click on the next song to get it played. - Cannot fast-forward on track - Flickering signal when used with external DAC via USB (it seems fine with Toslink) - Cannot display the "Checked" column from View...
The SR225/225i is great with Fiio E11 on Bass Boost Level 1, I don't know about the E17 but I would guess it's more or less on the same level with E11 amp-wise. Otherwise, if you want to try tube, you may look into hybrid amps first since they are often cheaper and fairly easier to maintain. My Grados have great synergy with the original Millett Hybrid, Little Dot I+ is also often recommended (I have not tried it myself).
I would probably regret this but since I have acquired a pair of RS2 and can't keep 2 Grados at a time, my beloved SR225 ("non-i" version) is now for sale.   The SR225 are in excellent condition with all letterings intact and no cosmetic blemishes that I can notice. Sonically they're also in perfect working order. The adjusting mechanisms (gimbals/rods) still hold firm. They have never been disassembled or modded in anyway, 100% stock.   Headphones come with: -...
I'm looking for a pair of like new or slighly used (still firm, in good condition) Grado G-Cush (Jumbo) pads. Would prefer to pay less than Amazon Please PM with your offer including shipping to the US if interested. Thank you for reading.
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