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post #181 of 195
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Originally Posted by Dsnuts View Post

Here is a little giant killer for ya'll to chew on.

 

Get one of these little Ele dacs. Even if you own more complete DAC set ups. Cus this thing is for real @ $17. Absolutely stunning coming from a cheapo made in china dac. Will surprise anyone that trys one out. Using a Burr Brown PCM2704. As gadgety as this looks it is legit.  I have 3 other dac amp sets and this little dac is comparable to much more expensive dacs in sound quality. And sounds way better than onboard poo you get on computers. . $17-$19 on ebay. 

 

Mac compatible? I'm assuming no.

post #182 of 195
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Originally Posted by AxelCloris View Post

 

Mac compatible? I'm assuming no.


I can't see how it wouldn't work. It is a plug n play device and uses a generic sound driver on my PC.. I am certain some androids phones like the Samsung Galaxy S 3 should work using this as well. Your mac should be able to use this just fine. Official specs.

 

Main technical parameters:

compatible the USB 1.0 16bit support 32 KHz / 44.1khz / 48khz sampling
Dynamic range: 100dB
noise signal ratio: 105db (faith typical values) THD + N: 0.002%
Internal integrated independent 12MHz clock generator built-in 8 x Oversampling digital filter
Adopt double power supply.Analog part is + 5V , Digital parts for + 3.3 V
SSOP- 28 encapsulation
The chip adopt the famous PCM2704 , Uses metal film resistor, capacitance, polypropylene capacitor, double panel design, the USB interface provide power supply , output directly meet headphones
 
these seem to be flying off the shelves after I wrote about them on the discovery thread.. We should see many an impression on them soon.
post #183 of 195

Love giant killers as well op, I'm thoroughly enjoying my sock-mod Monoprice 8323's + have takstar's coming in on the way. Hi2050. After reading reviews I was soon convinced. 

post #184 of 195

Let see.. The HE-500 wink.gif

post #185 of 195
Again... Since not a lot of people know about them, I really would like to share that the dt250-250 ohm version are the most musical headphones I have heard so far. Check my profile for others I have owned and heard. I have not updated the profile to include the latest cans Ive heard by the way and I still find these affordable cans to be the most musical among the bunch.
post #186 of 195

Koss KSC75.

 

Probably going to get flamed for this but..

Out of my 10-ohm output impedance Xonar ST (which bloats the bass a bit), i can barely tell the difference in SQ and Signature between them and my $300 DT-990 600 Ohms. The Dt 990's just have a larger soundstage.

 

Seriously. Their that good.

 

I actually prefer my Ksc75's. They're more comfortable and the high's aren't as exaggerated.

 

 

 Nearly the same curve except the small spike in 2k. Look at the spike in 8k and drop afterwards, nearly identical. The 10-ohm output makes them even closer by boosting the bass. 

post #187 of 195
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Originally Posted by Xaborus View Post

Koss KSC75.

 

Probably going to get flamed for this but..

Out of my 10-ohm output impedance Xonar ST (which bloats the bass a bit), i can barely tell the difference in SQ and Signature between them and my $300 DT-990 600 Ohms. The Dt 990's just have a larger soundstage.

 

Seriously. Their that good.

 

I actually prefer my Ksc75's. They're more comfortable and the high's aren't as exaggerated.

 

 

 Nearly the same curve except the small spike in 2k. Look at the spike in 8k and drop afterwards, nearly identical. The 10-ohm output makes them even closer by boosting the bass. 

 

Wow that's quite the statement. I may have to pic those up in the future 

post #188 of 195
Bought KSC75 lately. Don't think they will become my main phones, but I bought them as travel headphones for my PSP. And they sounded awesome when playing DJMAX Portable 2.

However I don't see how people think they are comfortable. They aren't the worst (not uncomfortable enough to make me not listen to them), but I don't like them that much in this aspect. Looks probably like I just don't like foam pads. Neither Porta Pro nor AKG k420 were much comfortable for me. I think only Grados were OK, because the padding was thicker and softer...
post #189 of 195
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by parnold View Post

Love giant killers as well op, I'm thoroughly enjoying my sock-mod Monoprice 8323's + have takstar's coming in on the way. Hi2050. After reading reviews I was soon convinced. 
Most likely going to pull the trigger on the Hi2050 or HPT990 (same headphones) over the holidays.
post #190 of 195
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Originally Posted by Accoun View Post

Bought KSC75 lately. Don't think they will become my main phones, but I bought them as travel headphones for my PSP. And they sounded awesome when playing DJMAX Portable 2.
However I don't see how people think they are comfortable. They aren't the worst (not uncomfortable enough to make me not listen to them), but I don't like them that much in this aspect. Looks probably like I just don't like foam pads. Neither Porta Pro nor AKG k420 were much comfortable for me. I think only Grados were OK, because the padding was thicker and softer...

 

If you slap the ksc75 drivers on a cheapo parts-express headband, they can't get much more comfortable. Also because the drivers are a bit closer to the ear, they sound more engaging (awesome actually!).

post #191 of 195
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by WAYNENUMM View Post

If you slap the ksc75 drivers on a cheapo parts-express headband, they can't get much more comfortable. Also because the drivers are a bit closer to the ear, they sound more engaging (awesome actually!).

Sounds amazing to me. Also, I've been hearing some great things about the Koss DJ100.
post #192 of 195

For me, it's the GR02 Bass Edition wink.gif

post #193 of 195
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Originally Posted by biggbenn74 View Post

Just got myself a pair of Sennheiser HD 201s at Guitar Center. For 15 bucks, they definitely aren't "giant killers" but for the price, they are great value... When properly amped. I'm using my FiiO E11 for more bass, which they definitely lack, and an equalizer to turn the treble down, which they have a little too much of. But now, they sound as good as headphones that cost 3-4 times as much. Good buy if you have an amp and an equalizer.

 

I like the HD-201 too, way exceeded my expectation for them.

post #194 of 195
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Originally Posted by biggbenn74 View Post

I tried the new iBuds or whatever comes with the iPhone 5 nowadays. I have to say, nice improvement, but the Monoprice 8320 completely eclipses these at a fraction of the cost. Around like 7 bucks, they easily have been consistently out performing most iems I put it against. Excellent value.

 

I must agree with you with the monoprice's iem sound quality. it is GREAT for its price. 
however... I find the housing too large and feels very uncomfortable when worn for long periods. 
It's okay when i'm not moving around but it gets really irritating even if i just smile due to the change in the ear canal during the muscle contraction.
I would be very happy if the changed to housing to something more user friendly while keeping the sound quality. It is well worth the money imo.
 


Edited by kamcok - 1/5/13 at 7:39am
post #195 of 195

did I mention - 

 

GH-ERC-DMS - can be bought for $80 from Japan/Korea... I prefer it over the Shure SE-535 by a good margin.

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