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post #6886 of 18658
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Originally Posted by chewy4 View Post

If it gets louder with a software change you're probably lowering the power headroom and losing some dynamics. I'm guessing max volume with rockbox would cause some clipping.

 

Yeah that must be it, well back in the drawer that iPod will go.

post #6887 of 18658
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

^^ Nice hp stand!! Just goes to show that you can build one out of just about anything. wink.gif


Yes :)

 

I did borrow the idea of copper tubes from another headfier. I forgot his name but he also built a stand for his asgard.

post #6888 of 18658
Thread Starter 

You should have used plain old pvc...much less scratch resistant. 

post #6889 of 18658
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Originally Posted by MattTCG View Post

You should have used plain old pvc...much less scratch resistant. 


You're right, pvc is also way better looking.

post #6890 of 18658

Ya but Copper is a better investment. People steal copper all over the place in my home area.

post #6891 of 18658
I have three places where I use headphones: My home office, my dining room where I actually work, and my family room. I'm currently set for a DAC/amp in the latter (NFB-12), but would like something portable that I can schlep between the other two locations. I've seen the FiiO E17 recommended here; any other solutions that are good matches for the 400s? Power cords need not apply.

Thanks in advance!
post #6892 of 18658
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Originally Posted by dshlapak View Post

I have three places where I use headphones: My home office, my dining room where I actually work, and my family room. I'm currently set for a DAC/amp in the latter (NFB-12), but would like something portable that I can schlep between the other two locations. I've seen the FiiO E17 recommended here; any other solutions that are good matches for the 400s? Power cords need not apply.

Thanks in advance!

Wouldn't the O2 do good? Portable, a bit more clumpsy, but better than most portables

post #6893 of 18658

Hey guys~

 

I am down between 2 headphones, the Sennheiser HD650 and the HIFIMAN HE400, because the 650's are currently ~400$ on amazon I really dont know which one to get. I enjoy listening to rock and classical music. 

post #6894 of 18658
Thread Starter 

I own both and both do classical and rock well. With the he400 you get more impact and visceral punch from the bass, but the hd650 will give you better mids. 

 

The he400 amp considerably easier, so this may sway your opinion depending on what you're amping with. The hd650 is incredibly light and comfy. They he400 is somewhat heavy and moderately comfortable. 

 

gL!!

post #6895 of 18658
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Originally Posted by wje View Post

During the past few discussions on the HE-400 paint options, I had a bit of a flashback to a few years back.  At the time, I was an AV123 speaker fanboy.  I had a pair of their X-LS speakers, which were designed by Danny Richie...

 

Always nice to come across a fellow traveler... I was a big AV123 fan and was very active on their forms (something like 3k posts or more, what was I doing with my time?).  Those are great looking X-LS.  I'm still using Ref .5s in my bedroom, Strata Minis for the main system, and I have a whole set of Rockets waiting for me to rebuild a HT someday...  Anyway, just wanted to compliment the paint job.

 

The grey color would look great on the HE-400s, but then they would just look like 500s for $300 less... and that just isn't fair!

post #6896 of 18658
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Originally Posted by davidsh View Post

Wouldn't the O2 do good? Portable, a bit more clumpsy, but better than most portables

The O2 requires a power adapter, doesn't it?
post #6897 of 18658
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Originally Posted by dshlapak View Post


The O2 requires a power adapter, doesn't it?


There is a compartment for 2 9v rechargeable batteries. If you want to have an internal ODAC, the PCB will take up the area the batteries occupy and will then require A/C power to work the amp.  So, if you'd want to have this combo fully portable, you'd have to have each component separate - something to consider.  The E17 reportedly does a great job for it's size and portability - plus it has build in EQ functionality.

 

post #6898 of 18658
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Originally Posted by rdaneel View Post

Always nice to come across a fellow traveler... I was a big AV123 fan and was very active on their forms (something like 3k posts or more, what was I doing with my time?).  Those are great looking X-LS.  I'm still using Ref .5s in my bedroom, Strata Minis for the main system, and I have a whole set of Rockets waiting for me to rebuild a HT someday...  Anyway, just wanted to compliment the paint job.

The grey color would look great on the HE-400s, but then they would just look like 500s for $300 less... and that just isn't fair!

Did AV123 make the Onix Ref 1's? I have a pair at that cabin and absolutely love them. By far the best sounding speaker I've ever heard.
Edited by Aiml3ss - 2/4/13 at 1:27pm
post #6899 of 18658
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Originally Posted by Aiml3ss View Post


Did AV123 make the Onix Ref 1's? I have a pair at that cabin and absolutely love them. By far the best sounding speaker I've ever heard.

 

They didn't manufacture them, but they were one of the U.S. distributors of them until the Rocket brand took off.  Then, the Onix brand slowly faded, and some of the members (about 3 or so) took on the sales / distribution with territories in the U.S.  At one time, I even owned the Onix CD player sold through AV123.  It was manufactured by Music Hall, had similar specs and a slightly different look for a few hundred less.

 

Ol' "Shifty" Shifter really messed the whole operation up by over-promising, under-delivering and possibly over-extending his credit from the other business partners.  It was almost a dream too good to be true.

post #6900 of 18658
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Originally Posted by Marleybob217 View Post

While I'm in the process of modding the velour pads, here is the result of another project:

 

 

I wanted to build a steampunk like headphone stand. All the parts cost me about 30 usd.

 

Nice.  Did you "sweat" the joints with a torch and solder? Or, just dry-fit them?

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