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Me too, I hadn't ever thought about that (how the optical output works) as I have always used the USB. Am I right in thinking that if you just use the default output on your soundcard there is audio coming out of the optical? Things were so much simpler when you just put a record on the platter and lowered the needle. Only to yell out 5 secs later, "Why's the darn thing skipping!!!" "I don't remember all that noise last time I listened to this record!!"

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(Ideal) First date:

Her: What are your hobbies?
You: ....I kinda like headphones...its a strange hobby i know
Her: Oh nice...I normally use my GS1000i at home....but I normally go for the RS1i and my wooded SR325is when I travel. I'm currently looking for a new tube amp...
You: .............(excuse me?)......

- Good luck finding a girlfriend like that.

Does it count if said person prefers planars and will defend them to the death?
post #14568 of 18525
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Does it count if said person prefers planars and will defend them to the death?

If by 'said person' you mean 'said woman', it should be even better..:

 

Her: Honey, let's open a separate bank account in Singapore for new tube amps. I heard the guys at CreditSuisse are quite good at rotating. Or should we go for HSBC? What do you think?

 

but the death part is important


Edited by TheDreamthinker - 5/7/14 at 12:52pm
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If by 'said person' you mean 'said woman', it should be even better..:

Her: Honey, let's open a separate bank account in Singapore for new tube amps. I heard the guys at CreditSuisse are quite good at rotating. Or should we go for HSBC? What do you think?

but the death part is important

Well, let's just say I know a special someone who thinks it's funny to plug my Grados into her ortho amp, and watch me fall out of my chair. XD

She studies classical guitar too, and sometimes she plays along with whatever I'm listening to, trying to mess with my head. She's a prankster for sure!

(To be fair I mess with her too. I put some recordings of myself playing some of her favorite songs in different than original keys on her media player) ^_^
post #14570 of 18525

On a Mac (10.9.2), if an optical cable is plugged in, select 'Digital Out'. Name changes depending on what is or is not plugged into the audio out (Headphone, Internal Speakers). Not sure what it is Windows.

 

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Originally Posted by ThePianoMan View Post

Well, let's just say I know a special someone who thinks it's funny to plug my Grados into her ortho amp, and watch me fall out of my chair. XD

She studies classical guitar too, and sometimes she plays along with whatever I'm listening to, trying to mess with my head. She's a prankster for sure!

(To be fair I mess with her too. I put some recordings of myself playing some of her favorite songs in different than original keys on her media player) ^_^

You sure are a lucky guy...for having a woman like that by your side..

Some high tier, audiophile pranking is always interesting..please proceed..smily_headphones1.gif
Edited by TheDreamthinker - 5/7/14 at 3:41pm
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Originally Posted by TheDreamthinker View Post

(Ideal) First date:

Her: What are your hobbies?
You: ....I kinda like headphones...its a strange hobby i know
Her: Oh nice...I normally use my GS1000i at home....but I normally go for the RS1i and my wooded SR325is when I travel. I'm currently looking for a new tube amp...
You: .............(excuse me?)......

- Good luck finding a girlfriend like that.

Perchance to dream... I'd even settle for bemused tolerance, honestly :P

The irony here is that I actually got into headphone listening due to the last girl I lived with. I was a speaker guy before that, but wanted a more cohabitation-friendly way to enjoy my music, got on Head - Fi again and found put about the LCD-2, and the rest is... In my gear list, I guess tongue.gif
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What is the best, price is no object, amp you ever heard your (or somebody else's) Grado's on?

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What is the best, price is no object, amp you ever heard your (or somebody else's) Grado's on?

General question to everyone?

 

Burson soloist, medium gain.  I did not know music could sound like that with the 225i's.  It pretty much eliminated my desire to try higher-end Grado's.

post #14575 of 18525
I heard Grados on a Mapletree once. Sounded phenomenal. I've also heard some of the woo audio products do quite well, and I did give a Ray Samuels tube a listen, but it might be a bit bright for some (as bright as tubes can get)

And I am very luck DreamThinker! Maybe we should start a thread entitled "Audiophile pranks"
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post #14576 of 18525
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What is the best, price is no object, amp you ever heard your (or somebody else's) Grado's on?


Mad Ear+ HD

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Mad Ear+ HD

+1 this.
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HPiper the visit I had at the Tempe AZ McIntosh dealer audition room sold me on McIntosh. All the tube rolling and talk about DACS I've listen too made me realize that absolutely no one knows sound like McIntosh and Grado. They were still waiting on the MHA100 headphone amp. So instead I listened to the tube phono preamp with hand wound coils made in the US and a whole row of the best tubes McIntosh had picked for the amps they built for the Gratefull Dead. The only headphones they carry is the full line of Grados made also in the US. Their understanding of reproducing sound the way it was performed is the common thread between Grado and McIntosh. I spent a couple of hours reading the thread on the new headphone amp MHA100 and it made me realize just how much more McIntosh understand how music is recorded vs. the normal conversation we have about bit rates and so on. Their understanding of so much more than just what is discussed on line and keep secret is phenominally superior, timing jitter crossover circuits the chips they use in their DACS their true watts per ohms. I can honestly say that in all the meets I have never heard any thing like it. And in all fairness it was direct vinyl to PS1000 via their best phono tube amp and an 8 Grand amp. Just can't wait to hear the headphone amp dac.
post #14579 of 18525
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Originally Posted by jimr101 View Post

HPiper the visit I had at the Tempe AZ McIntosh dealer audition room sold me on McIntosh. All the tube rolling and talk about DACS I've listen too made me realize that absolutely no one knows sound like McIntosh and Grado. They were still waiting on the MHA100 headphone amp. So instead I listened to the tube phono preamp with hand wound coils made in the US and a whole row of the best tubes McIntosh had picked for the amps they built for the Gratefull Dead. The only headphones they carry is the full line of Grados made also in the US. Their understanding of reproducing sound the way it was performed is the common thread between Grado and McIntosh. I spent a couple of hours reading the thread on the new headphone amp MHA100 and it made me realize just how much more McIntosh understand how music is recorded vs. the normal conversation we have about bit rates and so on. Their understanding of so much more than just what is discussed on line and keep secret is phenominally superior, timing jitter crossover circuits the chips they use in their DACS their true watts per ohms. I can honestly say that in all the meets I have never heard any thing like it. And in all fairness it was direct vinyl to PS1000 via their best phono tube amp and an 8 Grand amp. Just can't wait to hear the headphone amp dac.

This may be interesting to you.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/716822/why-24-bit-audio-and-anything-over-48k-is-not-only-worthless-but-bad-for-music
post #14580 of 18525

My tweaked Bottlehead S.E.X. with the Ms-Pros = orgasmic

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