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Originally Posted by Lorspeaker View Post

apart from fitting it on T50rps.... what other cans can the alpha pads fit onto?  anyone experimented ? 

denon/beyer/ultrasone?  

 

(Or any intention to produce such sizes to fit these in the near future? Mr Speaker?  alpha pads look well made, at least from the fotos tongue.gif)

I hear they fit Hifimans...

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I hear they fit Hifimans...

They do to an extent, the Alpha Pads cover the hifiman ring's clips so they can be tricky to attach to the cups

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And I hear that's a terrible idea.
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Placed my order today. Can't wait to get them! =)

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Congrats!! I see that you have the Annie's. Maybe you can chime in later with a comparison. 

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I got rid of my 950's unfortunately. before I had a chance to run them on a STAX amp. Had I known of that little trick at the time I would still have them. The word I used to describe the 950 was "polite" They never jump out at you with an unexpected frequency "highlight" or transient anomaly.

 

Working up a set of T20's now so I am very interested in the MD sign. Imaging is good the depth lacking so far. The MD T50 may just turn out to be the way to go for me here. (Until I come by a spare 700 bucks for a new 950 rig).

With lighter music, I vastly prefer the ESP950 to the MD. They have a sense of air that I've not heard captured by a non-'stat or a closed can before. However, they don't handle really heavy stuff quite as well, and since almost all of my repertoire is rock I tend toward the MD on most occasions.

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With lighter music, I vastly prefer the ESP950 to the MD. They have a sense of air that I've not heard captured by a non-'stat or a closed can before. However, they don't handle really heavy stuff quite as well, and since almost all of my repertoire is rock I tend toward the MD on most occasions.


Ah, the case for more headphones in the inventory strengthenseek.gif

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Love the simplicity of the Rega. It has top-notch performance and a decent price. I'm guessing you mean cartridge? I'm using a Sumiko Blue Point Special EVO III, an absolutely amazing cartridge. On my Thorens, I mounted my Infinity Black Widow tonearm with a Dynavector 10X5 cartridge. Both spin doctors sound wonderful, just can't get better than Vinyl! 

 

Regarding the Annies, I agree with MLE on this one. The biggest difference for me between the 650 and the 65th is the treble extension and clarity. The roll-off was very desirable early in my audio career, but I've moved on to want some amount of treble, even though I still am sensitive to harsh treble. The Annies deliver excellent treble and soundstage for the price, and those are two things that I've had issues with the HD650. Honestly adding the Reign cable did open up the frequency somewhat due to the silver, but I still prefer the Annies. Unfortunately for both of these headphones, they are going to be up on the FS forums soon enough to recoup some money spent on other items. Both are winners, but if you are looking for the more balanced with some warmth the 65th are better in almost every way.

color me jealous. I love listening to audiophile cartridges. It's just in 2010 the technics 1200's died and the age of the controller was ushered in and the rega's if they're still being made are the only turntables I would suggest. All of the new turntables just seem like chincy technology filled crap. If your into cd's the timing has never been better with cdj's going for insanely cheap. I have a pair of shure 447's for mixing and denon dl-110's when I want a good audiophile speaker kick. 

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Does anyone own both K550 and MDs? I would be very interested in a brief comparison smily_headphones1.gif

I am seeking for a closed headphone with good mids and more intimate sound than my D2000. I could get K550 for half a price of MDs.

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I use a Pioneer SX-650 with a dac-Wow and it sounds amazing. Against newer amps (Onkyo, Yamaha) that have surround sound and all of that, nothing beats this Pioneer from the 70s. And this is a lower model. I would be interested to see how much better a higher model Pioneer SX series would sound.

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Any of you run these out of a vintage amp? I wish I had owned my Kenwood KA-5700 integrated amp when I tried out the MD's, cause as said, these are power hungry and that amp of mine could drive ANY headphone.

I probably still would have returned them but ya never know.

Vintage tuners/amps are the bomb.

 

I use a Pioneer SX-650 with a dac-Wow with Foobar and it sounds amazing. Against newer amps (Onkyo, Yamaha) that have surround sound and all of that, nothing beats this Pioneer from the 70s. And this is a lower model. I would be interested to see how much better a higher model Pioneer SX series would sound.
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I am restoring an old early 80s Revox 795 linear tracking turntable.  Not as awesome as a great belt drive with a top flight arm, but pretty darn cool retro device.  I inherited my dad's old records, along with this gem.

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I am restoring an old early 80s Revox 795 linear tracking turntable.  Not as awesome as a great belt drive with a top flight arm, but pretty darn cool retro device.  I inherited my dad's old records, along with this gem.


Stratospherically high on the economy of design meterbiggrin.gif

 

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I am restoring an old early 80s Revox 795 linear tracking turntable.  Not as awesome as a great belt drive with a top flight arm, but pretty darn cool retro device.  I inherited my dad's old records, along with this gem.

And what are you going to have drive it? Gotta go vintage...........
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I am restoring an old early 80s Revox 795 linear tracking turntable.  Not as awesome as a great belt drive with a top flight arm, but pretty darn cool retro device.  I inherited my dad's old records, along with this gem.

I'm making a mix cd with my dad's old records. Listening to some aphrodite's child four horseman right now. Compared to my drum and bass records it's amazing how much quieter these old 70's rock records are. Black Sabbath is up next... god I love Tony Iommi.

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