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Quote: I've burned in the cans but still find them a tad bright and harsh... The best, cheapest, most effective way to fix this problem is to buy some other headphones. Try the Sennheiser HD580/HD600.
Agreed on the KSC-50's great sound and the HP170's crappy overrated sound. While we're on the topic, I'd add that the highly touted Sennheiser PX100's are way overrated as well. With severe treble-shyness, they sound muffled and way too bassy. The KSC-50's clobber them in terms of sound quality for less than half the price.
I had one earlier but sold it on ebay for $100. I thought it sounded tinny and metallic. Headphone mod didn't do anything for me. I'd think a cheap DVD player is a good value right now, but I haven't done sonic comparisons.
For longer-term listening (30+ min), I try to set it to where the music sounds just a little too soft. Anything louder and I start to get headaches, probably due to the headphone non-crossfeed effect. If you find yourself getting woozy after a while of listening, or find yourself unable to listen to headphones for more than 30 minutes, you probably want to turn the volume down. For short-term listening I turn it to where I can hear the full beauty of my system's sound.
I just reamed for the rocker switch hole. Your bit can't be too much smaller than the hole though.
tangent: I just built a PPA, and since I already have an Elpac from my META42, I didn't get an extra one for the PPA, figuring I'd wait till you guys come up with a custom PPA power supply. But, I noticed that you remarked on a headwize thread: Quote: With a PPA, there isn't enough residual noise to tell the difference between an Elpac and batteries with RMAA. So, if I'm not worried about charging batteries, does this mean there's no performance...
I'm building a PPA and I want to have 2 sets of input RCA jacks. Is it OK to tie together all the input grounds and switch only the signals with a DPDT switch? I intend both inputs to come from home stereo components. Would this cause ground loop problems and such? I'm using the Hammond case with metal faceplates so I'd just tie them through the case. Thanks.
Stereophile tends to list components in class K that are from manufacturers that advertise heavily. For example, the MF v3 amp is in class K because they had the v2 listed before it was discontinued. But MF is a heavy advertiser, so the v3 gets listed automatically in class K. Now would be a good time for MF to advertise some more so the v3 will get bumped to class A/B/C again. One might wonder why Stereophile drops components that they haven't reviewed in a while. Is...
I just got these at Rite Aid for $10, and I don't get what all the excitement is about. You do get a lot of material for $10: a full over-the-ear headphone with some sound isolation, gold plugs, and individual volume adjustment. But in terms of sound quality, the KSC-50's, for $15 at Circuit City, blow these to bits and pieces. The 170's are very muffled sounding, probably with a high frequency cutoff of 8-10khz, and what's there is not very clean. Also the headband...
Mike, don't say Mozart has no bass. Classical music has most wonderful bass, if you hear it live. The cellos and double basses can give a wonderful warmth to the music. It is bass that blooms but doesn't boom. It takes a very good, big system to reproduce it, and it's just not the same on headphones.
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