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Originally Posted by MrEleventy View Post
And no, it doesn't cost 20-30 to get it added on. I've shipped intl a few times and I've always got a tracking number because It's a safety precaution for the seller as well. What's to stop the buyer from getting the package and claim they never got it? Long standing member or not, I would still ask to be on the safe side.

Actually, that might be true now. Back a few months ago tracking wasn't included in Priority Mail International (and did cost ~$20 extra for large items; $13 for small items and envelopes), but now the website indicates that tracking is included for all USPS Priority Mail Int'l shipments...

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Originally Posted by 3X0 View Post

Actually, that might be true now. Back a few months ago tracking wasn't included in Priority Mail International (and did cost ~$20 extra for large items; $13 for small items and envelopes), but now the website indicates that tracking is included for all USPS Priority Mail Int'l shipments...

It's been that way since Jan. I shipped a pair of ATH-500s to Singapore. I asked for tracking but the clerk told me it was included. Prior to that, it's been too long for me to really recall. I think in mid 00s, I was selling & shipping video games to Canada w/ tracking but buyer paid. I don't recall paying a whole lot to ship w/ tracking.
post #3333 of 10436
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Originally Posted by MrEleventy View Post


What is your budget/max? I went with a Darkvoice 336se from the FS thread. If I had to buy new, I would've went with the slightly better La Figaro 336c for 300 from YuKing. The power tube can be rolled into the Bottlehead Crack, the driver as well with an adapter for "future" proofing. smily_headphones1.gif

Thanks MrEleventy.

 

The budget, I'd like to keep it around $300/350 so the 336c fits right in at $300 shipped to Sixth District.

The 336c has a nice look to it as well which is important for the WAF. I spent a while this afternoon looking at the amps on http://www.yuking09.com, not much info about them there and they all have the exact same specs. I'll have to read a review or two in the 336c. The Valhalla is a great looking amp but it's at the top end of my budget so I'd have to find a used one, same with the Crack and Speedball upgrade. 

Thanks again, I have some reviews and comparison 's to check out. L3000.gif

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A used Valhalla is a great option. I drove my 880s with one for about a year and really liked the combination.

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Originally Posted by Sonic Defender View Post

A used Valhalla is a great option. I drove my 880s with one for about a year and really liked the combination.


Thanks for the input SD, I'll definitely be looking into that option as well.


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post #3336 of 10436

Could I ask someone if this song sounds good with these?

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/69968986/06%20LONELY%20ROLLING%20STAR.mp3

 

Specifically the vocals of the chorus at 1:25.  I love it when songs have copies of vocals panned.


Edited by daleb - 5/21/13 at 5:28pm
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Originally Posted by daleb View Post

Could I ask someone if this song sounds good with these?

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/69968986/06%20LONELY%20ROLLING%20STAR.mp3

 

Specifically the vocals of the chorus at 1:25.  I love it when songs have copies of vocals panned.


That was just a nasty mean trick... I really don't know what that would sound good with or on... I wanted to drive forks into my ears, now I'll have to go listen to Devil Driver for 4 hours to burn out the memory of that. evil_smiley.gif

post #3338 of 10436

Well its not going to work if you don't like that type of music XD
 

post #3339 of 10436

Just yanking your chain daleb... biggrin.gif

 

What is that Chiptune with Vocals? It sounded ok here for as much as I listened.

Might actually sound better on these headphones.

 

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Where can I buy those? Its a song from Katamari Damacy, an amazin PS2 game with a very amazing soundtrack. Each song is just so different from the next one.

 

Here's probably one that'll work better with the same thing happening with the vocals, its in english and has a guitar solo if thats what you're hoping for. It also has violins, flutes, drums, etc. Its a really nice test song because it has so much in it.

 


https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/69968986/Small%20Two%20of%20Pieces.mp3

 

The vocals I'm speaking of are at  2:45ish. My main goal here is to find out how the soundstage works on these headphones. I've never experienced a soundstage in headphones before, and its really the main reason I'm thinking about getting these over the Q701s. I don't think I'd handle that huge of a soundstage that well...


Edited by daleb - 5/21/13 at 6:03pm
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I was going to say, that sounded like it would be a track from a video game!

 

and Thumbs up to the Devil Driver fan.

post #3342 of 10436
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Originally Posted by TrollDragon View Post

I know this has probably been asked 100 times, but would the Little Dot MK III be a good pairing with the DT880 Pro's?
Or is there something comparable (I like the looks of the MK III) to it that would be a better choice, with easy to obtain tubes that are not worth more than the amp itself etc...
Something in a similar price range, lower or possibly a little it higher maybe, the Woo's look amazing but they are a bit out of my budget...

Thanks!

Although higher in price, the ALO Pam Am is a wonderful match with the 880's (either 250 or 600 ohm versions). They are my favorite headphones with this amp. And 6AK5 tube rolling is very inexpensive compared to 6DJ8's and the better octals. My DT880's sound fabulous with Cifte tubes costing around $10 each, shipping included!
Edited by R Scott Ireland - 5/21/13 at 7:15pm
post #3343 of 10436

Could someone please describe the soundstage on these for me? I don't know how that works seeing as I've only had a pair of headphones that has a soundstage that goes in a sphere on the inside of your head, not past that. Is it interfering with the music? Is it strong or weak?

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I've heard the sound stage described as average but it's probably the biggest I've heard. I think for mid fi, only thing bigger would be the akg x70xs.
post #3345 of 10436

Its the Q701s soundstage that has always scared me. I don't know if I could enjoy an instrument that sounds more then 10 feet away from me.  Its why I like being a performer at a recital/concert, not an attendee.

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