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post #15931 of 17061

Yeah, the panel that had the pattern I wanted was $19 bucks but it has much more than I really need so I want it to go to good use. I could probably whip up a couple pairs of finished ones for like $20 bucks each plus a couple bucks to ship them. The problem is they took me somewhere between 60-90 minutes (wasn't timing myself) and pharmacy school is very time consuming. 


Edited by jshaffe - 1/12/14 at 5:24pm
post #15932 of 17061
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Originally Posted by jshaffe View Post

Yeah, the panel that had the pattern I wanted was $19 bucks but it has much more than I really need so I want it to go to good use. I could probably whip up a couple pairs of finished ones for like $20 bucks each plus a couple bucks to ship them. The problem is they took me somewhere between 60-90 minutes (wasn't timing myself) and pharmacy school is very time consuming. 
Any chance of including some samples of what you are majoring in along with the grills? biggrin.gif

I'm in for $20. for your labor, thanks.
PM me when your ready to ship.
post #15933 of 17061
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Any chance of including some samples of what you are majoring in along with the grills? biggrin.gif

I'm in for $20. for your labor, thanks.
PM me when your ready to ship.

Unfortunately, doing that with the stuff I'm majoring in comes with side effects including but not limited to headache, dizziness, and prison.... we live in a cruel world! hah X-D

post #15934 of 17061
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Originally Posted by Saraguie View Post


Any chance of including some samples of what you are majoring in along with the grills? biggrin.gif

I'm in for $20. for your labor, thanks.
PM me when your ready to ship.

 

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Originally Posted by jshaffe View Post
 

Unfortunately, doing that with the stuff I'm majoring in comes with side effects including but not limited to headache, dizziness, and prison.... we live in a cruel world! hah X-D

LOL.....probably not a good idea then to ship samples.

post #15935 of 17061

So. I bought a O2+ODAC combo from someone who ordered a few of them to build them and sell off for fun. It's been used for a month. Let's see if it'll work, I've saved some 60 euros if it does. I'm just a bit sad that it's hideous and someone had a brainfart and set the power plug on the front. A Magni/Vali/Asgard/Lyr + Modi/Bifrost stack would've looked great on the table...

post #15936 of 17061
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Originally Posted by ZacRobbo View Post

I think the schiit amp is more powerful, but does it really make that much of a difference? And apparently the odac is the better of the dacs, but mainly I'm going for the schiit magni/modi over the O2/odac is because it's slightly cheaper.

The main issue with the Schiit gear, IMO, is the fixed Gain (5x). That's too much for a lot of listening scenarios. While it should be great for less-efficient headphones, you'll need to cut source volume to use it with more efficient phones and common music. Anyway, the extra power will be great if you end up going with some power-hungry orthos or high impedance phones in the future. But for most low-impedance phones, its likely a bit of overkill sorta like the O2.

 

I was interested in the Schiit until I realized that the O2/ODAC wins with its selectable gain, 3.5mm jacks (instead of RCAs), and stellar sound quality was overall a better fit for my typical listening needs.

post #15937 of 17061
Can anyone who has heard the Fiio E12 comment on how they sound with these headphones? Especially compared to vali or O2. Do these two sound like a lot better or just a little for someone who probably doesn't have the "audiophile" ear?
post #15938 of 17061
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Originally Posted by Halonoonan View Post

Can anyone who has heard the Fiio E12 comment on how they sound with these headphones? Especially compared to vali or O2. Do these two sound like a lot better or just a little for someone who probably doesn't have the "audiophile" ear?

 

I don't have Vali or O2, but E12 sounds great with HE-400.

post #15939 of 17061
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Originally Posted by infernoRS View Post

So. I bought a O2+ODAC combo from someone who ordered a few of them to build them and sell off for fun. It's been used for a month. Let's see if it'll work, I've saved some 60 euros if it does. I'm just a bit sad that it's hideous and someone had a brainfart and set the power plug on the front. A Magni/Vali/Asgard/Lyr + Modi/Bifrost stack would've looked great on the table...

I might not be in the minority but I did not like the aesthetic of the modi/vali. The o2+odac is much nicer to me! looking and sounding. But the bigger schiits look hot. Except I'll need a bigger desktop space.
post #15940 of 17061

Curious... is or has anyone powered their HE-400 with a transformer coupled tube amp (non-OTL if you will)?  What are/were the results?

 

thanks

post #15941 of 17061
If I connect my iPod/iPad to the schiit magni amp via headphone jack to RCA input, will the sound be ok. I don't have a laptop at the moment so I won't be able to use a USB dac till the end of the month when I get it back.
Edited by ZacRobbo - 1/13/14 at 3:53am
post #15942 of 17061

holy its Kramer!!!  thanks for the little bird suggestion on the first page of "songs that make your headphone go wow" from like 4 years ago.  absolutely love it.  i know this is the he-400 thread but don't know if you still follow that thread.  any other recommendations for melodic guitar songs like that?  i also love Stranglehold/nugent

post #15943 of 17061
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holy its Kramer!!!  thanks for the little bird suggestion on the first page of "songs that make your headphone go wow" from like 4 years ago.  absolutely love it.  i know this is the he-400 thread but don't know if you still follow that thread.  any other recommendations for melodic guitar songs like that?  i also love Stranglehold/nugent

You mean little Wing, right?

post #15944 of 17061

oh man yep

post #15945 of 17061
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Originally Posted by ZacRobbo View Post

If I connect my iPod/iPad to the schiit magni amp via headphone jack to RCA input, will the sound be ok. I don't have a laptop at the moment so I won't be able to use a USB dac till the end of the month when I get it back.

 

it'll sound great, the ipod has a pretty good DAC.  make sure to not use the ipod EQ though, it's famously horrible and affects the entire FR with every change (there were measurements posted somewhere)

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