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Hi Byronb,

What model pelican case is that?

Cheers

@BryronB
And what size is the case? I love it and would like to get one for my travel kit!

Thanks
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It is a Pelican 1450. 

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Thanks byron,
great setup you have there. Well done.
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Anyone know of any after market ear pads that are more dense and plush than stock? I find the stock pads a bit on the hard side.
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Thank you kindly. I do enjoy it. 

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Thanks byron,
great setup you have there. Well done.


Ditto, looks great!


Edited by musiclife - 6/8/13 at 9:38am
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Ditto, looks great!

 

Thanks for the kind words. beerchug.gif

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Anyone know of any after market ear pads that are more dense and plush than stock? I find the stock pads a bit on the hard side.

I would also like to know this. I am quite enjoying the HD 600, but the pads do have a slight cheap feel to them. 

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Thinking of acquiring a dedicated headphone amp for my HD 600s.  Been using my NAD integrated or Pioneer A/V receiver to date.  I have been considering the Schiit Lyr, Schiit Vahalla or a Little Dot amp.  Budget is $250 to $399. I realize a new Lyr is a little outside the budget but if it is worth it ...  Any comments on my choices or other recommendations?  BTW, I listen mostly to roots rock and Jazz.  And I think I want to try tube rolling.

 

Thank you for considering my question.

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Thinking of acquiring a dedicated headphone amp for my HD 600s.  Been using my NAD integrated or Pioneer A/V receiver to date.  I have been considering the Schiit Lyr, Schiit Vahalla or a Little Dot amp.  Budget is $250 to $399. I realize a new Lyr is a little outside the budget but if it is worth it ...  Any comments on my choices or other recommendations?  BTW, I listen mostly to roots rock and Jazz.  And I think I want to try tube rolling.

Thank you for considering my question.

I use a Darkvoice 336se, the newest/best iteration would be the LaFigaro 336c. 300 shipped to the US. I'm loving it a lot. Disclaimer, my amp experience is light, previously used amps are the Aune T1, Objective2, E10, & E17. So strictly budget/low-fi stuff.
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I would also like to know this. I am quite enjoying the HD 600, but the pads do have a slight cheap feel to them. 

There's a video mod of destuffing the pads and replacing with memory foam and you can choose how full you want to stuff them so that's an option. I haven't done it myself but I plan on at least doing the headband mod. I picked up the HD600 used and the headband is flat. Currently using a beyer headband for padding. biggrin.gif
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Which Pioneer AVR do you have? I have a VSX-1122 and an Elite SC-25 and they both drive my HD800's beautifully. Modern Pioneer AVRs, unlike most others (Denon, Yamaha, Marantz, Onkyo, etc.) have very good low output impedance (which Sennheisers really need) headphone stages built right in. Ive tried many, many amps and in my experience, you'll be very hard pressed to find a dedicated headphone amp that sounds better than your Pioneer.

Tube amps, on the other hand, are a different animal altogether. They can be fun to play with and can have a lovely (if distorted) sound with Sennheisers. Tube rolling is a fun pastime for a lot of members here, and an exercise in frustration for others. In my opinion, its virtually impossible to get "accurate sound" this way, but if you are looking for fun sound through trial and error, you might really enjoy it. If you decide to try it, I personally think the Bottlehead Crack is a good affordable choice.
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Thank you MrEleventy and Palmfish for your replies.  

 

I will look into the Darkvoice.  My Pioneer is a VSX-51 and the NAD is a C 326BEE. The 51 obviously has a DAC built in and sounds clean and detailed.  I am not using a DAC with the NAD - in part to try to "hear" the differences between songs going through a DAC and those that aren't run through a DAC - but I suspect when I get a DAC for the NAD I am going to like the NAD a bit more.  The NAD sounds warmer.  I am sure it would be better for me to not to use two different amps for my DAC experiment but, at the moment, it is what it is. smile.gif

 

For the reasons you articulate Palmfish, that is why I want to try tubes,  I am hesitant to build a a Crack as I don't have the time or space at the moment.  Just interested in playing around with tubes and see where it takes me.

 

I also live in Seattle.  I always seem to miss the CanFests.  It would be nice to hear lots of different gear.

 

Thanks again for the input.

 

P.S. I have enjoyed following this thread.  Been a lurker for a while now.

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Thank you MrEleventy and Palmfish for your replies.  

I will look into the Darkvoice.  My Pioneer is a VSX-51 and the NAD is a C 326BEE. The 51 obviously has a DAC built in and sounds clean and detailed.  I am not using a DAC with the NAD - in part to try to "hear" the differences between songs going through a DAC and those that aren't run through a DAC - but I suspect when I get a DAC for the NAD I am going to like the NAD a bit more.  The NAD sounds warmer.  I am sure it would be better for me to not to use two different amps for my DAC experiment but, at the moment, it is what it is. smile.gif


For the reasons you articulate Palmfish, that is why I want to try tubes,  I am hesitant to build a a Crack as I don't have the time or space at the moment.  Just interested in playing around with tubes and see where it takes me.

I also live in Seattle.  I always seem to miss the CanFests.  It would be nice to hear lots of different gear.

Thanks again for the input.

P.S. I have enjoyed following this thread.  Been a lurker for a while now.

Ive tried a few NAD amps with my Sennheisers and they definitely have a warmer sound. The higher output impedance causes this, which some find appealing. To me, it makes the headphones sound a little muddy and bloated. Personal preference...

I have never heard the Darkvoice but Ive heard good things about it.

Our next Seattle meet is at Bottlehead HQ in July. It would be great if you could join us! Doc B is a great host and I think you would have a great time.
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Thank you MrEleventy and Palmfish for your replies.  

 

I will look into the Darkvoice.  My Pioneer is a VSX-51 and the NAD is a C 326BEE. The 51 obviously has a DAC built in and sounds clean and detailed.  I am not using a DAC with the NAD - in part to try to "hear" the differences between songs going through a DAC and those that aren't run through a DAC - but I suspect when I get a DAC for the NAD I am going to like the NAD a bit more.  The NAD sounds warmer.  I am sure it would be better for me to not to use two different amps for my DAC experiment but, at the moment, it is what it is. smile.gif

 

For the reasons you articulate Palmfish, that is why I want to try tubes,  I am hesitant to build a a Crack as I don't have the time or space at the moment.  Just interested in playing around with tubes and see where it takes me.

 

I also live in Seattle.  I always seem to miss the CanFests.  It would be nice to hear lots of different gear.

 

Thanks again for the input.

 

P.S. I have enjoyed following this thread.  Been a lurker for a while now.

 

I may be mistaken but isn't 32 Ohm Audio in Portland, OR?  I'm not sure how far a drive it is to portland from Seattle but it may be worth a day trip.

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I may be mistaken but isn't 32 Ohm Audio in Portland, OR?  I'm not sure how far a drive it is to portland from Seattle but it may be worth a day trip.


My wife is from Portland, its approx 300miles, there and back is a bit much to do in one day IMO.

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