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The first version of the Magnums sounded like more resolving 325is, but later versions are more like the old PS1, so better all-rounders.

 

The last rig of this type I used was an AK100 and Pico Power, and again just recently the FiiO X5 and Pico Power, though I haven't yet tested how much the latter improves the sound, if at all.

I just heard of the Fiio X5, do you like it? 

 

So far, I do. It's a bit on the warm and forgiving side, but I like that, especially in combination with the nothing-but-the-facts Pico Power.

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So far, I do. It's a bit on the warm and forgiving side, but I like that, especially in combination with the nothing-but-the-facts Pico Power.

is it a DAC?

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is it a DAC?

http://bit.ly/1hMlDfP

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http://bit.ly/1hMlDfP

thx

post #80 of 85

I feel like the answer to this question is Yes. and for the price, that really shows something. Most TOTL headphones are at least 600-700, if not a ton more.

post #81 of 85
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I feel like the answer to this question is Yes. and for the price, that really shows something. Most TOTL headphones are at least 600-700, if not a ton more.

 

In general, headphones are massively overpriced. My favorite gear lately seems to be all vintage TOTL. It's always the best performance to price ratio I can find :) 

post #82 of 85

Bump. Has anyone compared magnums to recently released "e" series headphones? If so, what's the verdict? 

post #83 of 85

The only thing I managed to do is get a pair of woody Magnums and compare them to my aluminium originals. The sound is less bright with the woodies. I still enjoy listening to music with them sometimes. I wish I had a pair of headphones that sounded like them but was more comfortable.

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The only thing I managed to do is get a pair of woody Magnums and compare them to my aluminium originals. The sound is less bright with the woodies. I still enjoy listening to music with them sometimes. I wish I had a pair of headphones that sounded like them but was more comfortable.

what sort of pads are on your magnums? Do you have bowls? I was thinking if trying to get ahold of some TTVj flats based upon what others have said. Have you ever listened to flats on your magnums or on any other Grado for that matter? Did you prefer them over bowls if so? bowls are what are on my magnums/grados currently. 

post #85 of 85
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The only thing I managed to do is get a pair of woody Magnums and compare them to my aluminium originals. The sound is less bright with the woodies. I still enjoy listening to music with them sometimes. I wish I had a pair of headphones that sounded like them but was more comfortable.

what sort of pads are on your magnums? Do you have bowls? I was thinking if trying to get ahold of some TTVj flats based upon what others have said. Have you ever listened to flats on your magnums or on any other Grado for that matter? Did you prefer them over bowls if so? bowls are what are on my magnums/grados currently. 

 

I use bowls, but have flats, however I don't like the loss of soundstage that comes with using them. 

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