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@ericp10 - Easily convincing people to spend money since 2009.

 

 

 

:beerchug:

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But I spend my own money too caracara08. I don't share in the profits when I tell people enthusiastically about the products I've heard (no judgmental chart action here) and like.

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You haven't made things any easier for me lol :o...:etysmile:

 

Have you heard the Sony XBA-H1's? How do they compare?

I find the H1 to be good but nothing special.  I like the other two better.  

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I just purchased an Earth, Wind & Fire Greatest Hits cd!

Inspired by all this Monster Gratitude talk around here...

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Speaking of the devil! :veryevil:

 

 

 

I hope it's worth the 3 weeks wait!

Impressions coming soon...

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those look yummy and sleek 

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So my saga with the gratitudes have reached an end. It was the seal. My god. Punchy ass bass. Awesome. Thanks all for the advice. Now I just need a good source from the computer. My sound card sucks ass. Recommend me a usb amp/DAC. I'm ready to order right now. This is dangerous territory but I've been drinking.


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So my saga with the gratitudes have reached an end. It was the seal. My god. Punchy ass bass. Awesome. Thanks all for the advice. Now I just need a good source from the computer. My sound card sucks ass. Recommend me a usb DAC. I'm ready to order right now. This is dangerous territory but I've been drinking.

HifimeDIY Sabre U2. Cheap, awesome sound, and it can power most in-ears and headphones just fine on its own without needing an amp. Once you decide on an amp, the $60 SMSL sAP II pro is great.

 

The O2+ODAC and Modi+Magni are also great first amp/dacs. Still, the Sabre and SMSL is my preferred setup, and I used to have the $300+ Audio-GD NFB 11.32. That's another great value in an amp/dac.

 

Then it starts getting nutty into the $999 and up range.

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Ya they have almost an overly forward sound signature on open box. I can confirm the treble is somewhat hidden on open box. My pair has been burning since I got them. The whole sound tightens up and while I should be posting this on the 480 thread. I will later.

 

I just did an A/B against my now burned in 480 vs my Onkyo headphones and I was very surprised but the Onkyos have a very flat sound compared to the Panas..

 

I know them Panasonics sound a bit off on open box but you can't really hear them in what they can do on just open box impressions of them.. I know we are all in a hurry to be impressed by initial listening of a phone but I can assure anyone that is willing to give these a try. You have to burn them in..The drivers have zero burn in on them from factory..

 

But if patience is not an option. I would just return them.

Patience not an issue, since Amazon is now in its long-term return window (until Jan. 31 on all purchases). I'll let them burn in over the weekend and see what gives. I did manage to EQ them a bit and they sounded better, and they do have a very nice wide sound, and the bass is impressive. So not giving up yet, OTOB impressions are often not accurate. I was just surprised at the sound is all. Will check back later with my POV.

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Originally Posted by bhazard View Post
 

HifimeDIY Sabre U2. Cheap, awesome sound, and it can power most in-ears and headphones just fine on its own without needing an amp. Once you decide on an amp, the $60 SMSL sAP II pro is great.

 

The O2+ODAC and Modi+Magni are also great first amp/dacs. Still, the Sabre and SMSL is my preferred setup, and I used to have the $300+ Audio-GD NFB 11.32. That's another great value in an amp/dac.

 

Then it starts getting nutty into the $999 and up range.

 

+1 on the HifimeDIY Sabre dac.

 

I haven't tried the SMSL, but I'll throw in a big recommendation for the C&C BH2 amp ($100).

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I got my monies on VSonic to slay the competition next year, and i ain't a fan boi, HONEST!!! :bigsmile_face:

 

Same here! :L3000:

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So my saga with the gratitudes have reached an end. It was the seal. My god. Punchy ass bass. Awesome. Thanks all for the advice. Now I just need a good source from the computer. My sound card sucks ass. Recommend me a usb amp/DAC. I'm ready to order right now. This is dangerous territory but I've been drinking.

Leckerton UHA-6S.MKII with ADA4627 opamp. Portable to boot!

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+1 on the HifimeDIY Sabre dac.

 

I haven't tried the SMSL, but I'll throw in a big recommendation for the C&C BH2 amp ($100).

No portable amps for me. 1000mW minimum at 32ohm or bust. The SMSL hits that (more powerful than the O2), and has a nice aluminum shell for $55.

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Got some Comply TSX200 (Comfort Plus) tips for the Gratitude's and while it does lower the bass impact it clears up everything else and makes these some of the airiest yet cleanest headphones that I have ever heard. I would actually say I enjoy them more than I did the Turbine Pro Coppers. If anyone wants a comparison with the VSD1 classics (Cardboard ©) I'll try my hand at writing one.

Listening to James Arthur's debut album and it's pretty great sounding on these headphones. KEF 200 are now high priority after all the great things I'm reading in this thread.
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So my saga with the gratitudes have reached an end. It was the seal. My god. Punchy ass bass. Awesome. Thanks all for the advice. Now I just need a good source from the computer. My sound card sucks ass. Recommend me a usb amp/DAC. I'm ready to order right now. This is dangerous territory but I've been drinking.
Told you ;-)
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