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 Hey Mark!  Pretty interesting question for someone who's pretty new! There are a few posts above mine that will give you some pretty good information. It seems based on your questions you've picked up a lot of basics on headphone measurements and EQ and have an inquisitive mind, so try and stick with me here.  Graphs are a pretty tricky deal. Frequency response is the most common one people use, but it's not the only measurement taken, and the other ones are very...
 Think about how much ebay made in listing fees . Beyer probably sells them for $400 a piece, so I think they'll be ok 
 I have these experiences exactly. It really was live recordings of jazz or classical music that I'd be trying to crank up the volume. 
 Awesome! Case looks like a pretty even match too. It must be the 1.8" doesn't draw too much power that the usb port is able to host it. You can get some pretty good sized 1.8" hard drives. I think last I heard toshiba had 320gb drives. 
 What I think is super interesting about vintage receivers is that most of them actually use the speaker taps for the headphone output! There's a direct line with a resistor (I think the SX-990 is 120ohms when I was looking into it). So it shouldn't matter that much, as long as the resistors are decent quality. I didn't find much of a difference when I A-B compared mine. I think the T50rp drivers really sing out of vintage receivers too. It's a really strange vintage/power...
 I didn't get a notification so I ran and checked. Looks like I'm actually 3rd  Bummer! Hopefully that guy has second thoughts.   I think the DACs in the combo units I've heard and owned are almost worth the asking price alone. They are such good DACs. I don't think I've heard a DAC that to my ears competes with the flagship DACs kingwa cranks out.   You'll probably get more volume out of the Master 9, and a bit more control over the driver, if that makes any sense...
 So that's what you sold the Mjolnir for. I was kicking myself all sunday afternoon for not winning that. I was 2nd highest. Was really hoping to try some of yours to compare against my balanced mad dogs. 
 It's definitely this. Listen to the latest and greatest for Katy Perry and you'll be fine. Recordings that have a high dynamic range will be the only ones with volume issues.
 Oh yea. I didn't think it did so well SE. Of course all of this was using the older, NFB-10SE, and IMHO. EDIT: Forgot to add, I thought the HE-500 and HE-400 were both really spectacular on the NFB-10SE. The increased performance of having a balanced amplifier really shone through. 
 I had the NFB-10SE for quite some time actually. I found that it did a pretty good job for a headphone amp. It got most music up to OK volumes, but if there was a recording that wasn't cranked up in mastering, I had the volume maxed out and on high gain most of the time.  These are really stellar units though. So much functionality shoved into one box, and with so much SQ is really a bargain.
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