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Originally Posted by dosquito View Post
I used the HD485 for years before I found this site. When I got my X-fi Elite Pro, I noticed that there was a big improvement. I wondered what else I was missing out on, which eventually led me to head-fi.

A few days ago my USB dac, The Bloat, arrived. On my HD485 it was a noticeable improvement, but really not that different from my x-fi. If anything, it was probably the amplification that improved it.

Finally, today my HD580 arrived. Now, it is used so I expect that it has been "burned in". I plug it in and listen to Neil Young's Live at Massey Hall. There is a noticeable improvement, but really the biggest difference is small details. In fact, I would say the HD485 on my x-fi has 90% of the sound of this $350 setup. I listen to Money by Pink Floyd...there really isn't a huge difference at all.
YOU ARE VERY RIGHT SIR
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post #258 of 260
Why is this thread still going?
post #259 of 260
Hmm, I fail to see the whole point. I could say that unamped Koss portaPro is definitely a fair share of properly amped Audio-Technica ATH-W1000X, but... When moving up on any hobby, it´s not about price/performance. Any improvement at all costs like hell up there. I´m not into exaggerating things, these sure aren´t day and night differencies. But an significant improvement I can afford, is a great thing in my book.
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Why is this thread still going?
Because the OP pulled it out of the grave this night...
Guess we are still crazy!
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