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post #16 of 466
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"Pic of nikongod fondling R10's"

Who loves their R10?
LOL, at least they aren't on his crotch.
post #17 of 466
nikongod, please post your R10 serial number! i gotta make sure not to get that pair! lol...
post #18 of 466
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Originally Posted by aluren View Post
nikongod, please post your R10 serial number! i gotta make sure not to get that pair! lol...
dont worry, its not for sale.

FWIW< its 239 (i think) and was originally sold in germany
post #19 of 466
If there's one thing I despise about this damned headphone it's how wide the ear cups are. I mean I use this thing a lot so I've knocked it on the side of my table more than a couple of times when I dropped my pencil, rearranged cables, fell asleep while reading, etc... Apparently Mahogany and Beech table tops are a bit harder than the Zelkova housing... :\

Can anyone tell me if there's any way to cover up small wood scuffs (chips?) and dents? Nothing sinister.
post #20 of 466
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Who loves their R10?
Is there a cigarette under the pillow?
post #21 of 466
People must have good jobs to afford these. I doubt anyone who makes 25,000 a yr would spend 5-6 grand for a pair of headphones. I guess school is really worth it.
post #22 of 466
Is there any doubt that the R10's have the sweetest midrange of any headphone?
post #23 of 466
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People must have good jobs to afford these. I doubt anyone who makes 25,000 a yr would spend 5-6 grand for a pair of headphones. I guess school is really worth it.
I is a college graduwate and I didn't spend 5-6 grand for a pair of headphones.

Although I make more than 25K a year.

-Ed
post #24 of 466
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Is there any doubt that the R10's have the sweetest midrange of any headphone?
No doubt. That's what has me coming back to the R10's. There's also the holographic soundstage, imaging, and detail too.
post #25 of 466
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I is a college graduwate and I didn't spend 5-6 grand for a pair of headphones.

Although I make more than 25K a year.

-Ed
Not to sound morbid, but I'd probably need inheritance money to afford 5-6 grand headphones. Considering I make around 20,000 a yr, I spend a lot on audio gear.. 5,000 since 06.. Of course, I don't do anything else besides work & go home.. & no social life.
post #26 of 466
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Not to sound morbid, but I'd probably need inheritance money to afford 5-6 grand headphones. Considering I make around 20,000 a yr, I spend a lot on audio gear.. 5,000 since 06.. Of course, I don't do anything else besides work & go home.. & no social life.
See if you spending nothing (on audio gear) for 2-3 years you too could own r10s...
post #27 of 466
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See if you spending nothing (on audio gear) for 2-3 years you too could own r10s...
I never though of it like that
post #28 of 466
#1181 checking in

I also had a second pair; funny story how that came about. I ordered a pair for $2k on Amazon (some people might remember that controversial fiasco), and then a pair from Hart at Audio Advancements - one of the last ones he had - expecting the Amazon thing to be a farce and that it wouldn't ship. Lo and behold about a month later the Amazon order came and I had two R10s! I quite regret selling them if only because I don't know what I'd do if something happened to mine. They are far and away the best headphones I've ever heard, and yes, I've heard the HE90 and O2 (though not in the best systems).

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People must have good jobs to afford these. I doubt anyone who makes 25,000 a yr would spend 5-6 grand for a pair of headphones. I guess school is really worth it.
I have a great job; I play online poker professionally... No, seriously! It pays well but is quite detrimental to my mental and physical health. Nothing like investing a grand or so on a hand as a 95% favorite and losing.
post #29 of 466
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Originally Posted by kool bubba ice View Post
People must have good jobs to afford these. I doubt anyone who makes 25,000 a yr would spend 5-6 grand for a pair of headphones. I guess school is really worth it.
Well, 5-6 grand is quite a lot of money.
...even to those of us who make $25,000 multiple times a year.
post #30 of 466
Listening to #0734. They are the best headphones I own, but must admit they are not "perfect." But then again, what is?

Right now, the best bang-for-the-buck headphones I have are the recabled (balanced Moon Audio Black Dragon) Sony MDR-SA5000's. Better bass punch than the R10's (yes, I have the "bass light" version); a smoother treble than the MD5000's; better clarity and less coloration than the HD650's; and more bass weight than the K1000's. Also not perfect, but for the money, these are pretty kick-ass headphones.

Oh, but the spaciousness, air, soundstaging, and beautiful midrange of the R10's...
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