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I am not writing this for advice. It is because I really have to vent. I am explosive with annoyance if there is such an emotion as that!   A brief history: Over the last few years I have gradually put together a really decent headphone rig. Not an expensive one, but not a cheap one either. It's a fairly solid, middle of the road setup that I think most people would appreciate. It's a Rega Apollo-R CD player as the source, a Musical Fidelity M1 headphone amp and my...
Hi Rob, I had a chance to spend a few weeks in 2013 with an HD600 against my PXC300 (my favourite headphone of the last 6 years). This is in my main headphone system that currently comprises of a Rega Apollo-R CD player, Musical Fidelity HPA1 headphone amp and with an Audioquest Yosemite interconnect in between. I was expecting the HD600 to be significantly better for classical but was quite taken back to find the opposite (especially since my memories of the much older...
 Encouraging opinions from a fellow classical fan. After using the same PXC300 headphone for 6 years now I am ready for an upgrade but unbelievably (for some, not me), I still have not found anything for classical that I like better. I did have a relatively brief audition of the HD700 (and HD800) about 18 months ago. My recollections were that the HD700 was poor value for money and that based on it's asking price (I think it was around $1,000 Australian at the time) anyone...
I should add that I have just received just now a communication directly from Audioquest in the US (I wrote a very detailed complaint and sent it to them two days ago, complaining not only about the cable quality but also about the dealer). Hopefully they will be able to sort the problem out their end and I will not have to fight this out with the original selling dealer.
Yes, I admit I am fussy but having read these forums for quite a few years now, I see that a lot of you are really no different to me. If you are buying better quality equipment you expect a high level of build quality. Me too. I won't go as far as some of you and try to return a pair of headphones because the cable insulation got a little squashed by the cable ties in the packaging  but nevertheless, I expect anything I buy to be built and packaged with care, particularly...
I have owned a Rega Apollo-R CD player for the best part of a year and am very happy with the sound of it. So much so that I really have no need for anything better for CD playback and would happily listen to it for the rest of my life were it to last that long.What I am not happy about, however, is the policy that Rega adopt of refusing to sell parts to owners of their products. For example, the laser assembly on this model is completely self-contained including servo....
Hi,   I have placed the Grado RS1i and RS2i on my shortlist as a replacement for my Sennheiser PXC300 headphones for classical music, since I like a clear, bright and sparkly sound for classical and it looks like these Grados may deliver in that respect.   I hav, however, health issues that make headphones difficult to wear long term and thus I may not be able to determine long term comfort prospects from an audition in a shop. Apart from neck problems (which...
Thanks.
Hi,   I was wondering if someone who owns the HD700 (or has studied one in detail) can advise me on how the headband design works please? I was specifically wondering if it uses the same sort of design as the much older HD600 and HD650 (wide, thin, strong black metal spring) or whether it uses the approach that I have seen in headphones such as the HD555 (which used a more flexible plastic composite type of band reinforcement - at least where the band expands and is...
Excellent. Thank you. Looking at that, I don't think it would be very hard at all to get better sound with a DIY approach.
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