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post #16 of 33
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ok, so what's the reasonable price for the a/250?
Hard to say. The A/250 can foot it with headphones like the DT880 and HD600 and not be embarased. I guess it would depend on how much he potential seller liked them.
post #17 of 33
whats the best place to get them?
ebay doesnt have them
post #18 of 33
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whats the best place to get them?
ebay doesnt have them
They've been out of production for about a decade.
post #19 of 33
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ok, so what's the reasonable price for the a/250?
The A250 are one of the headphones whose value has no real relation to its performance. It's like there's a weird head-fi brotherhood insisting that since most of us got them on the absurd closeout price, that the used value must remain low. I'd say that $100 maximum is a good place to stop, way cheaper than the phones they can compete with, but not losing the head-fi community feel of the thing.

(ps, wow, I managed to correct Kramer on a technicality. I feel like I just graduated from head-fi High)
post #20 of 33
*thread revival*

For those who think that the A250 are weak in bass... you really got to pair them up with the right system. Anything on the edgy and cold side of sound in your system can make them neigh unlistenable. Your best bet is get a power tube amp (with lots of current output), and a strong dynamic source to churn out some power bass. I tell you, these phones are capable of some VERY amazing bass, the cleanest I have heard as well.
post #21 of 33
I just got my A250 via the raffle

Keep in mind I am running these with the C320BEE LMAO...
First Impression: sounds alot like HD600 I had.

No need to to dive too deep into the review since I don't have a decent headamp anymore. But regardless, I feel A250 has a lot of potential

1. Need to get a real headamp with lots of current driving power AND voltage swing. (Much like Grado, with its punishing top end and HD650 with flabby low end until you bit@#$slap them with some real current and voltage swing)

2. The amp need to have a high slew rate to control those high end harshness

3. I can sort of see some value getting it balanced. Since no one has had them balanced, I can't make the judg. I just think these may be good candidate for that

4. I also think a cardas cable would make the sound more "you are there" with a little more emphasis on mid range richness.

Overall, I am very pleased with it. THANK YOU SMEGGY!!!
post #22 of 33
hmm.... i never noticed these but i think my school's audio library has a bunch of these powered by creek head amp. I've always used the sony 7506 in the library though. I should check tomorrow morning.
post #23 of 33
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Youre right!! After 8-9000 posts I forget.
Holy ****! I hadn't realized you're well past the 10,000 post mark
post #24 of 33
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hmm.... i never noticed these but i think my school's audio library has a bunch of these powered by creek head amp. I've always used the sony 7506 in the library though. I should check tomorrow morning.
That's quite the find. You should ask if they'd be willing to sell one.
post #25 of 33
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hmm.... i never noticed these but i think my school's audio library has a bunch of these powered by creek head amp. I've always used the sony 7506 in the library though. I should check tomorrow morning.
School in Boston or Singapore? If Boston, what room exactly? Just kidding. I thinik. Maybe they'll let you trade in some V6 for an A250. At the very least you can try before you buy.
post #26 of 33
*Thread revival #2*

So reading up on these, are these one of the forgotten/overlooked cans of Head-fi as the opinions of these sound quite interesting.
post #27 of 33
Yes I think that could be a correct statement. I loved their sound when I had them but was not too keen on the build quality/material value.
post #28 of 33

thread revival #3: hey does anyone still listen to these?

post #29 of 33
Wish I had never sold mine
post #30 of 33

 

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thread revival #3: hey does anyone still listen to these?

 

Sometimes, but usually they're in storage. The treble is very fatiguing for me, so I use my DJ100 instead.

I bet I can improve the A/250 (for me) with a specific amp/dac combination, but never got very far.

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