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Originally Posted by Okamoto View Post

He looked like a blend of Jim Morrison and James Hetfield lol

 

Great video by the way. Great music too.

 

Actually, a few years back, I was attending a local audio event held at a person's house.  It was there where a guy told me about Roy Orbison's concert video titled "Black and White."  The clip provided is from that concert video.  I purchased the concert on DVD after hearing the recommendation from the guy.  I've enjoyed watching the whole video on my 2.1 music system for the best effect.

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Originally Posted by Mad Lust Envy View Post

HD650 or K702 Anniversary are both quite stellar for vocals. The HD650 is more intimate and laid back, pleasant, while the Anniversary is a little more energeticand open. Both are warm and much more bearable in the treble than the HE400.

 

I think one might be able to solve the dilemma by buying the HD-600, which seems like it might fall in between the HD-650 and the K702.  Or, sorry to confuse the situation even further.  biggrin.gif

post #6573 of 18332
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Oh yeah, for me personally, I'd want the velour placed on top of the existing leather (instead of velour completely replacing the top leather lining), as I think it will help it retain the leather seal, as opposed to the porous nature of velour allowing sound to seep through...

 

I think you are correct.  The leather under-layer would also work to structurally keep the pad's structure more rigid for longevity.

 

Koth,  I'd love to take on the project.  At best, I'd just be able to set up a prototype on my end by building the similar pad for my Sennheiser HD-555 first.  I'd use some of Jerg's techniques by using holes on the underside of the pad.  This is how the J$ Beyerdynamic pads are constructed now on the underside, and I suspect served as the idea for Jerg's modification process.  But, I have a big hobby project to handle in the next few weeks - sewing an additional 50 linear feet - by hand.  I have finished about 30 linear feet of the project I'm working on, so the rest has to get done, too.

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Here's a pic to indicate exactly what he means. (For the record, it was the idea of the guy who sold that Lambda to me. And, no, I didn't intend for it to be upside-down; Dropbox just chose to present it that way.)

 

It's a very soft kind of cloth, even moreso than most varieties of velour, like on the HE-400 and AD700. I'll throw in the original cloth whenever MLE gets the chance to review that Lambda.

 

 

 

NamelessPFG,

 

Thanks for sharing these details.  I did search on Nameless, Nameless55, etc. last evening, but didn't get to your ID to be able to see the pads.  Thanks again,

post #6575 of 18332
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Originally Posted by Sorrodje View Post

 

but if your prefered genre is classical stuff, maybe he-400 is not for you as your primary headphone ?  If I were you I would really consider to sell the he-400 and upgrade to the he-500 instead of looking for a compliment. rolleyes.gif

 

I didn't seriously listened to  K/Q/701/2 to have any opinion redface.gif

Thanks for the suggestions.  I am enjoying the HE-400 for various types of music, especially the more electronic sounds, and the jazz sounds nice on these.  Overall, I feel good about this purchase for now, but would like something that works best with classical and also serves as a contrast to the HE-400.  I'll take a listen to the HE-500, although it's a bit of a reach for me at the moment.

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It will probably work fine. However when I had the e17 paired with the e9, I didn't like it at all. Very congested sound, the e7 was much with the e9.

 

That said, the lyr is not the e9...

Befor you spend so much money on the bifrost, try looking into audinst dacs. Great value!

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Originally Posted by beaver316 View Post

 

Yeah you can use the E17 as a standalone dac. But you'll need to purchase the Fiio L7 which bypasses the E17's amp

 

Thanks for the advice. The truth is i don't want to spend another cent on a DAC, since iI'll be already spending on an amp more than what my headphone is worth.

 

Correct me if i'm wrong, but doesn't the Fiio L7 only work when the E17 is connected via USB? That's not the ideal for me. I plan on connecting the DAC via spdif to my PC soundcard.

 

Can't i just buy a RCA x P2 cable and connect to the Lyr? Will it degrade the signal too much?

 

 

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Originally Posted by wje View Post

 

Actually, a few years back, I was attending a local audio event held at a person's house.  It was there where a guy told me about Roy Orbison's concert video titled "Black and White."  The clip provided is from that concert video.  I purchased the concert on DVD after hearing the recommendation from the guy.  I've enjoyed watching the whole video on my 2.1 music system for the best effect.

 

 

Can you lend me that DVD?

 

And the 2.1 music system too, for the best effect.  biggrin.gif


Edited by Okamoto - 1/30/13 at 2:43am
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Originally Posted by Okamoto View Post

Correct me if i'm wrong, but doesn't the Fiio L7 only work when the E17 is connected via USB? That's not the ideal for me. I plan on connecting the DAC via spdif to my PC soundcard.

 

 

Not sure dude, but don't think so. Someone else will need to chime in here.

 

edit: I think the reason for that usb port on the L9 is because the L9 is actually blocking the usb port on the E17.


Edited by beaver316 - 1/30/13 at 2:50am
post #6578 of 18332
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Not sure dude, but don't think so. Someone else will need to chime in here.

 

edit: I think the reason for that usb port on the L9 is because the L9 is actually blocking the usb port on the E17.


Just looked on Fiio's site. Looks like it's indeed USB only.

post #6579 of 18332
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Originally Posted by Okamoto View Post

 

Thanks for the advice. The truth is i don't want to spend another cent on a DAC, since iI'll be already spending on an amp more than what my headphone is worth.

 

Correct me if i'm wrong, but doesn't the Fiio L7 only work when the E17 is connected via USB? That's not the ideal for me. I plan on connecting the DAC via spdif to my PC soundcard.

 

Can't i just buy a RCA x P2 cable and connect to the Lyr? Will it degrade the signal too much?

 

 

 

 

Can you lend me that DVD?

 

And the 2.1 music system too, for the best effect.  biggrin.gif

 

I could.  But, shipping would be an arm and a leg.  The .1 of my 2.1 system happens to be an SVS 20-39PCi subwoofer.  Here is a picture for comparison purposes.  It is not my picture, but it allows one to see how the SVS 20-39PCi "stands tall" and how other subs just sit in the shadows of it.  biggrin.gif

 

 

 

 

Edit: As mentioned, that isn't my picture - nor my kitchen.  Here's mine - picture was taken before new paint, appliances and having the custom wooden floors refinished.

 

 

 


Edited by wje - 1/30/13 at 3:12am
post #6580 of 18332
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Originally Posted by Okamoto View Post


Just looked on Fiio's site. Looks like it's indeed USB only.

 

Damn, well that's a fail in design.

post #6581 of 18332
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Originally Posted by wje View Post

 

I could.  But, shipping would be an arm and a leg.  The .1 of my 2.1 system happens to be an SVS 20-39PCi subwoofer.  Here is a picture for comparison purposes.  It is not my picture, but it allows one to see how the SVS 20-39PCi "stands tall" and how other subs just sit in the shadows of it.  biggrin.gif

 

 

 

 

Edit: As mentioned, that isn't my picture - nor my kitchen.  Here's mine - picture was taken before new paint, appliances and having the custom wooden floors refinished.

 

 

 


That's no problem. I'll pay the shipping. Besides, It's the postman who's gonna carry it anyways.

 

Just declare it as a gift and $50 so i don't get taxed.

 

 

Nice kitchen, by the way. Here's a photo of mine:

 

 

Just kidding. Not my kitchen.


Edited by Okamoto - 1/30/13 at 3:27am
post #6582 of 18332
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Here's a photo of mine:

 

 

Apparently, "Let Me Sleep All Night in Your Soul Kitchen" by The Doors, was about a cafe / restaurant / hangout in California by Jim Morrison.

 

I've had some Loudon Wainwright III playing on the HE-400s for the past hour or so.  Nothing beats some folk music about American social issues to start the day off.  LoL.  

 

 

 

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Originally Posted by beaver316 View Post

 

Didn't know that. You learn something new everyday I guess. You won't be disappointed in the game, I enjoyed it so much (along with the music) that I bought it on both my PC and Android phone.

Is it a long game?

 

I'll probably wait until it's on sale... as I mentioned earlier my backlog is very large, over 20 games. So I'm not exactly in a rush to get new one's.

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Originally Posted by chewy4 View Post

Is it a long game?

 

I'll probably wait until it's on sale... as I mentioned earlier my backlog is very large, over 20 games. So I'm not exactly in a rush to get new one's.

 

Nah not too long if you know what to do, but playing it for the first time should take you a few good hours

post #6585 of 18332
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Originally Posted by wje View Post

I think you are correct.  The leather under-layer would also work to structurally keep the pad's structure more rigid for longevity.

Koth,  I'd love to take on the project.  At best, I'd just be able to set up a prototype on my end by building the similar pad for my Sennheiser HD-555 first.  I'd use some of Jerg's techniques by using holes on the underside of the pad.  This is how the J$ Beyerdynamic pads are constructed now on the underside, and I suspect served as the idea for Jerg's modification process.  But, I have a big hobby project to handle in the next few weeks - sewing an additional 50 linear feet - by hand.  I have finished about 30 linear feet of the project I'm working on, so the rest has to get done, too.
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