FIRST DECENT CAN PURCHASE.
I have a feeling that this website is going to send me off in an entirely new and expensive direction. I really didn't take the warnings seriously..... I'm taking the bait.
This place made me grab a set of Nu-Force NE-7M's a little bit ago and now this. They are a used pair of 600 ohm AKG K-240 MONITORS- the gold ones. Paid $50 Canadian ( on par pretty much with $US ) they are reallllllllly nice condition.No creepy built-up gunk or fraying seams anywhere. Only reason the guy was selling them was the 600 ohm driving part started to get to him for his purposes. Funny that these were sitting around on the local used site for a while and nobody grabbed them, close to a month. Only thing missing are the decals on the sides.( not a huge deal ) I did my research and these are real. Does anyone know if these side decals are available for replacement? I can always get some sort of custom decal mod going.
I have NEVER experienced a decent set of "CANS" before. The fit is beautiful. Pads are mint. Nice cabling! I am driving these off my Sony DE-505 amp right now leaving the settings as plain as possible ( no bass boost etc ). Have to wait to get my Heathkit AA-151 Tube running again the sound should be even better ( hopefully ). There is an old Luxman R-113 Amp for sale ( Drool ) locally that looks pristine ( have to look under the hood of course ) is this something I should be considering to properly give these the sound they deserve for now as opposed to the Sony? I know the older stuff didn't have such artificially inflated outputs and was a bit better all around assuming all the caps are ok. Or is it the Headphone Out Jack itself that causes limitation ?
I have had goosebumps listening to these from the moment I first played them. Whoa. There is actually "depth". I never knew what that meant other than lip-service.
Using 320 and FLAC as well as CD's.
Going to let these percolate some more see how they wear on me.
I can somehow sense a desktop standalone headphone amp in my near future. There's so many to choose from. Was thinking maybe a Nu-Force? Maybe my Uncle can part with one of his McIntosh units. Yeah suuure.
Please people take the warnings about this place seriously. Not that it's a bad thing. More goosebumps.
Incredible. May not be comparable to other higher end equipment but for virgin ears like these it is great.
SINCERE THANKS to this forum. Appreciated. Would never have known what I was looking at otherwise.