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I decided to pull out my old Audio Technica ATH-A700's today. I haven't used them in a while since the ear pads started flaking which was also around the time I got the Mad Dogs. Anyway, I've been reading various threads and reviews about the A700's and all people do is complain about them; no bass, no midrange, no treble, no sound stage. The only thing people say about them is that they are good for gaming... Well I have no clue what these people are using for music...
I can honestly say that ALL of the Grado cans I've owned or used over the years were rather bright, lean and more than anything, uncomfortable! If you make it for more than 30 minutes with Gados strapped to your head, you must have ear lobes made of steel. I mean, they genuinely make your ears hurt! I started off years ago with a pair of Sony MDR-7506's, then went through about $2200 worth of Grados, and ended up selling all of them and going back to the Sony's. Not only...
It amazes me that no one else has said anything in this thread. I can't possibly be the only person out there that's wanted to do this.
 I was thinking the same thing. Why one earth would you max out the volume on everything then complain about distortion? That's like stabbing your own hand with a knife and complaining about the extreme pain you're in. Makes no sense.    As far as amps for the Mad Dogs, I've been using the Sansui exclusively for the past couple of years. I put my modded 708B in the closet during this time. The Sansui is rated at 85w @ 8 ohms, but not sure what it puts out at the headphone...
Just took this pic about an hour ago. Moved the receiver up top (main headphone amp), removed the CD player that I no longer use, put the music iPad and highly modded 708B head amp down below, and just have the "forum browsing" iPad chilling down there as well.   
 That really has nothing to do with the 708B as the only things that remained was the chassis and power supply section. All of the important parts that make it an amplifier was completely gone. All you have there is a preamp, that's it. It's pretty much pointless in this thread.   And on that note, here's my old 708B amp that I just pulled out of mothballs today. Hooked it up, fired it up and... Still works! Still sounds pretty darn good as well, even with these rather...
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I've also forgot to mention (twice now) that I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 sitting here as well, not being used as well. So I could possibly use this as well.
 Straight from Schiit's Modi page..."Modi USB plugs into virtually any computer—Windows, Mac, popular Linux distros, Intel Chromebooks, as well as iPhones, iPads, and many Android devices—and requires no drivers. It features asynchronous transfer with individual crystal oscillators for the 44.1 and 48k sampling rates, and uses the USB Audio 1.0 standard over USB 2.0, and is powered by the USB port." I don't know what file type the iPad receives, but it streams perfectly...
So for the past year or more, I've been streaming music to my Sansui G7000 receiver via JRemote on my old original iPad through the headphone output. It sounds good, but I know I can do better. I've been doing a little reading and know that with an iPhone 4 or higher or iPad 2 or higher with iOS 7, you can use the Apple camera kit to bypass the internal DAC and get the raw digital signal to send it to an external DAC. In my case, I'd go with the Schiit Modi. I have a spare...
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