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post #31 of 47
Either on a draw handle next to my bed, in the draw or on the floor next to my bed on top of all the cables/PCDPs/MDPs/MDRs/portable tape players, CDs, MDs, MX500 case (the MX500s are usually not in it, but tangled up next to it), and batteries.
post #32 of 47
I went to Pier 1 and bought two wrought iron coat hooks. Each one has 4 hooks on it and they are mounted on the wall in the family room right next to my audio rack, above my CD rack. I hang all my headphones on it (except my Etys, which are stored in my HeadRoom Airbag) along with my Equinox extension and my Billy Bags Audio Rack duster.

The whole setup looks very cool to me........my wife, however, hates it.
post #33 of 47
my senn hd 600s are stored in the very same hard cardboard box that they came in - its hooked up to the x cans and what i did was to make a little semi circular groove at the inner side of the box to accomodate the cable comfortably - i found it a hassle to have to hook up the headphones to the amp everytime i wanted to listen.

the grado sr60s - which i listen to while im working on the pc or surfing - like im doing right now listening to the commodores classic hits ) - rest on an s shaped hook which is attached to a shelf a couple of feet above my desk - no protection against dust tho - i might have to find a box or something for it but havent found anything nice so far
post #34 of 47
What about the Ety's? I find the edges of white silicon tips seem to get bent out of shape if I store them too tightly (such as in the pouch that came with them).

I'm currently using a round Altoids Citrus Sours tin but that still mangles the edges a bit too.

Any suggestions?
post #35 of 47
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What about the Ety's? I find the edges of white silicon tips seem to get bent out of shape if I store them too tightly (such as in the pouch that came with them).
I had the same problem with the foamies. I ended up using an old hard-shell sunglasses case. Oakley cases work great.
post #36 of 47
How important is it to protect against dust? Can this affect the sound? Can it make the headphones wear out faster?


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Originally posted by mikey
the grado sr60s - which i listen to while im working on the pc or surfing - like im doing right now listening to the commodores classic hits ) - rest on an s shaped hook which is attached to a shelf a couple of feet above my desk - no protection against dust tho - i might have to find a box or something for it but havent found anything nice so far
post #37 of 47
I wouldn't think dust would wear a headphone, but if you leave open cans lying around for long dust will get on the drivers, add mass and consequently affect the sound. Of course, the dust will probably get blown off after the music's been on a while.

kerely
post #38 of 47
The HD600's are draped over a plastic hanger that hangs from the metal shelving besides my PC. I have cut a whole in a large ziplock bag and it acts as a dust cover. The Etys are in my backpack in their pouch.
post #39 of 47
HD600s hanging from a three-tiered, 3-bulbed, standing lamp. It works nicely, because there are effectively three different "racks" from which I can hang my various cans, and they kind of hang there up and away from harm's path. The lamp is in the corner of my studio setup, so it is convenient too.

But maybe I should treat my 600s with more reverence... IE, the huge-crazy box they came in...

Nah... but maybe if I had imported some of those ATH "wood-of-hokkaido" cans...
post #40 of 47
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Originally posted by JMT
I had the same problem with the foamies. I ended up using an old hard-shell sunglasses case. Oakley cases work great.
ooooh. excellent idea. i can't believe so many of you use the original pouch... it seems really cramped.
post #41 of 47
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Originally posted by JMT

The whole setup looks very cool to me........my wife, however, hates it.
Ain't that it in a nutshell.

I keep my Senns/AKGs/Beyers on hooks in a cabinet. The AKG 1000s, because they're always connected, stay out on top of a shelf. The Etys stay in the original case.
post #42 of 47
Surprisingly, since I sold my Etymotics last week, I don't actually own any headphones at the moment.

Come on Dr. Meier - still waiting for the HD600's to grace my doorstep.

But I've never though about dust - damn, another thing to stress about. I'm going to look into getting a stand - the one that comes with the Philips HP890's is awesome!
post #43 of 47
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Originally posted by AdamK
What about the Ety's? I find the edges of white silicon tips seem to get bent out of shape if I store them too tightly (such as in the pouch that came with them).

I'm currently using a round Altoids Citrus Sours tin but that still mangles the edges a bit too.

Any suggestions?
If you can get your hands on a plastic 35mm film can, cut a "V" out of the cap (just big enough for the cable to pass through) and viola ! Won't store the cable, but the driver units and tips will be protected.
post #44 of 47
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Originally posted by kerelybonto
I wouldn't think dust would wear a headphone, but if you leave open cans lying around for long dust will get on the drivers, add mass and consequently affect the sound. Of course, the dust will probably get blown off after the music's been on a while.

kerely

im paranoid about dust which is why i keep my senns in the hardbox..didnt seem to matter much with the sr60s - probably becos the senns are a heavier investment - but i like the sr60s too and id like to keep them going for as long as possible - so if dust is going or may affect it, would it be advisable to run the nozzle of a vacuum cleaner over the rear of the phones - not directly tho - but lets say a couple inches away - would this help or just an exercise in futility?
listening to medeski martin & wood
post #45 of 47
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Originally posted by Steve999
How important is it to protect against dust? Can this affect the sound? Can it make the headphones wear out faster?
I would think that as with everything it depends. If you are near a kitchen at all I think that the dust mixes with other airborne contaminates that can quickly coat things. For instance look on the top of your refrigerator where it is not dusted too often. There is probably an oily/dusty residue. I think this mixture diminishes as you leave the cooking area but depending on where you listen it could be getting onto your equipment. I have always erred on the side of caution if I have any worry that dust may harm something.
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