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post #166 of 1528
Bullseye - I think you are doing a great job updating the links in the 1st post! Keep up the good work. Thanks.
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Oh, this is great! Didn't expect my thread to be saved by some admin!

I had a problem when I edited and now some admin got back my information. That's great! Gonna keep updating this thread then (when I come back from doing some work)
post #168 of 1528
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Oh, this is great! Didn't expect my thread to be saved by some admin!

I had a problem when I edited and now some admin got back my information. That's great! Gonna keep updating this thread then (when I come back from doing some work)
I had saved a copy of your first post a few hours ago as well. When I do reviews I try to keep a copy on my Mac.
post #169 of 1528
[QUOTEwould be amazing no doubt. Cary amps would definately bring the noise! If anything like what Moon Audio shows for refrenQUOTE]
Now thats Music to my ears
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post #171 of 1528
I am planning to buy an HF-2.

I generally listen to Jazz, Bluegrass, and Classical. Do people think HF-2 is a good choice for these genres?
post #172 of 1528
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Bullseye - I think you are doing a great job updating the links in the 1st post! Keep up the good work. Thanks.
x2 - excellent job through and through, keep it up buddy...I would imagine though your going to get a bit more work once the 500 are all out and released. I am very appreciative of your efforts, thanks!
post #173 of 1528
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I am planning to buy an HF-2.

I generally listen to Jazz, Bluegrass, and Classical. Do people think HF-2 is a good choice for these genres?
I haven't tried a lot of Classical but I have listened to hours of Bluegrass and quite a bit of Jazz with mine and I think both can be very good with the HF-2s. This is especially true with bluegrass as the tone of the Dobro, Banjo, etc. is captured very well by this headphone. I really like string instruments with the HF-2s. From leading edge to decay I think these do a well recorded string instrument proud.

I would put the HF-2 high on my ranking of Bluegrass headphones.
post #174 of 1528
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I haven't tried a lot of Classical but I have listened to hours of Bluegrass and quite a bit of Jazz with mine and I think both can be very good with the HF-2s. This is especially true with bluegrass as the tone of the Dobro, Banjo, etc. is captured very well by this headphone. I really like string instruments with the HF-2s. From leading edge to decay I think these do a well recorded string instrument proud.

I would put the HF-2 high on my ranking of Bluegrass headphones.
Do you have Punch! by Punch Brothers? Currently the disc that's getting the most spin time in my collection. Impeccably recorded, absolutely gorgeous music, and heartbreaking lyrics. One of the best albums I have ever heard.

If you do, how does it sound with the HF2?
post #175 of 1528
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Do you have Punch! by Punch Brothers? Currently the disc that's getting the most spin time in my collection. Impeccably recorded, absolutely gorgeous music, and heartbreaking lyrics. One of the best albums I have ever heard.

If you do, how does it sound with the HF2?
I never heard of that albun or group. I'm looking them up and it looks real interesting and being pressed by nonesuch is even mo' better.

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post #176 of 1528
les, they are fantastic. The lead singer/mandolinist is Chris Thile, formerly of Nickel Creek.

It takes some getting used to for most non-classical listeners. It's bluegrass, but a lot of it is composed more like classical music... In particular, The Blind Leaving The Blind is heavily influenced (according to Chris) by Debussy's string quartet. Brilliant.

Everything about the album is impeccable, IMO. Simply one of the best recordings to grace the market in years.
post #177 of 1528
I don't have that one now but Amazon tells me I will have it on the 10th. Thanks for the recommendation.

My listening was mainly vinyl "Will the Circle be Unbroken" entire album and The Bluegrass Album Tony Rice, et al. I buy a lot of BG on vinyl as I can usually get it for nothing.
post #178 of 1528
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I don't have that one now but Amazon tells me I will have it on the 10th. Thanks for the recommendation.

My listening was mainly vinyl "Will the Circle be Unbroken" entire album and The Bluegrass Album Tony Rice, et al. I buy a lot of BG on vinyl as I can usually get it for nothing.
I don't think you'll be disappointed. The album actually has... gasp!... dynamics! It was funny, I was explaining the loudness war to one of my friends and pulled up one of my modern metal songs on Audacity to show him the ridiculous mastering and clipping, then I pulled up a song off Punch! and *SURPRISE!* no red indicating clipping, very little blue from over-compression, the highest amplitude in the track hits right at the 0 dB mark! Who would have thought, an album with dynamic range, not to mention emotional, musical, and technical range as well!
post #179 of 1528
I just picked up the album Ill let you know when my HF-2 get here! See who is faster between me and vinylspinner
post #180 of 1528
I've gotten a number of hours of listening time in the past couple days and can say these sound great from early impressions. I'm using them with a modded 0404 to a PPAv2. The bass hits hard but is not overpowering. I've owned both the SR60 and SR80 in the past and remember them being slightly harsh on some songs and losing a lot of detail on more complicated songs. It's an unfair comparison, but these HF-'s do not have any of those issues while still retaining the Grado sound.
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