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post #691 of 11182
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Originally Posted by Achmedisdead View Post

 

That has got to be the winner! biggrin.gif

 

You, sir, have just won several Internets.

post #692 of 11182
Loved that movie. Saw it on opening night (18 years ago)
post #693 of 11182
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Originally Posted by Argyris View Post

Hence talking about the candles thing, I'm applying reverse psychology. If they think I want it, they won't give it to me, and I'm thus saved from having to answer a billion PMs asking what it means.

 

That doesn't work.  With very few exceptions, almost everyone winds up with something that is completely irreverent.  biggrin.gif

post #694 of 11182
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Originally Posted by warrenpchi View Post

What do we win?  smile.gif

 

Funny, I was just about to suggest such a thing.  You know, in exchange for those other things...wink.gif  Contact you in a bit.

My eternal love.

 

Well I'll trade with you because I know you :)

 

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Originally Posted by Argyris View Post

Or a custom title. I may have finally said that dumb thing that I'm going to have to live with for the rest of my Head-Fi existence. I can see it now. "Purveyor of invisible scented candles."

 

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Originally Posted by Argyris View Post

I'm actually actively trying to avoid it, since a lot of custom titles are something of the equivalent of getting put in the dunce hat. Hence talking about the candles thing, I'm applying reverse psychology. If they think I want it, they won't give it to me, and I'm thus saved from having to answer a billion PMs asking what it means.

 

Unfortunately, by explaining all this in this post, of course I'm tipping them off. Gah! Things were so simple before Head-Fi! And headphones in general, really. Sometimes I swear they're the curious tools of a highly sadistic alien race, since once enthusiasts clamp the first one on their head, they usually spend a considerable portion of their lives (and their income) keeping them there.

You see the problem with this all is, I'm quite a clever guy, and I'm sure Currawong is too, and I have seen the reverse psychology blatantly coming from about a week ago already. Its too obvious. :P Nice try though

 

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Originally Posted by Achmedisdead View Post

 

That has got to be the winner! biggrin.gif

Suits the whole end of the world. Its easily identifiable. and just frikken epic.

My vote goes here.

post #695 of 11182

shiiiiiiiiitttttttt

 

Matrix M-stage new for $165... tempted to buy. Need something decent now that my father has jacked his Marantz 2270 back.

 

Either that or save up for the next 4 months and use a crappy Onkyo to power my D7000 and get an AudioGD Master 8.

 

or both.

post #696 of 11182
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Originally Posted by WiR3D View Post

shiiiiiiiiitttttttt

Matrix M-stage new for $165... tempted to buy. Need something decent now that my father has jacked his Marantz 2270 back.

Either that or save up for the next 4 months and use a crappy Onkyo to power my D7000 and get an AudioGD Master 8.

or both.

Obviously the answer is 'both', and 'right now'.
post #697 of 11182
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Originally Posted by WiR3D View Post

shiiiiiiiiitttttttt

 

Matrix M-stage new for $165... tempted to buy. Need something decent now that my father has jacked his Marantz 2270 back.

 

Either that or save up for the next 4 months and use a crappy Onkyo to power my D7000 and get an AudioGD Master 8.

 

or both.

 

Denons are fairly easy to power, but I know that I can live without an amp for something that is easy to power. But with that said, I think almost everything sounds better amped. M-Stage for $165 is still a steal for the capabilities of the amp. Or you can just get a Schiit Mjolnir and be over with amp searching for a long, long time biggrin.gif

post #698 of 11182

I used to have a Denon Receiver ($600) and now another $600 Yamaha Receiver downstairs. Price on these units don't corelate to SQ of course and I have also never tried either way.Too builky to lug upstairs and connect and get working.

post #699 of 11182

I've always read that receivers don't tend to have great headphone outputs since a lot of them just tap into and pad down the output from the power amp section. My experience pretty much agrees with this, though of course my stable of receivers is a tiny sample and probably isn't representative of the whole picture.

 

I've got two vintage models (a Kenwood KR-6030 and a Cambridge Audio Model 2500) and a circa-2000 Philips HT receiver. The Kenny matches very poorly with my DT880 (hissy output and bloated, loose bass--probably an impedance mismatch) but does okay with my SRH440 (44 ohms vs 250 ohms for the DT880). Both reveal the slightly warm tint and relaxed treble of the Kenny's sound.

 

It's difficult to say how well either does with the Cambridge on account of its filter caps being completely shot, resulting in a constant buzz in the background. Interestingly, despite the buzz, the Cambridge had excellent synergy with a modified Grado SR225i, and much headbanging resulted. The Cambridge has a "fun" sound (slightly boosted midbass and treble).

 

The Philips does okay with both my headphones, but it's kind of nondescript sounding, with slight roll off at both ends and a seeming lack of dynamics. I'd say it's the most neutral sounding pairing, but also the most boring and least engaging. It's also not very powerful, requiring a lot more volume to get the DT880 up to a reasonable level.

 

Was any of this relevant? Probably not, but I said it, and we're supposed to be off topic now that Doh!cember has been suggested, so there you go.

 

tl;dr: Receivers probably aren't quite as bad for headphones as their reputation suggests, but overall you're still better off getting something designed specifically for headphones. Some receivers have dedicated headphone amp sections, but I haven't come across one of those personally.

post #700 of 11182
I am seriously contemplating getting the Onkyo A-5VL.

Their "audiophile grade" level of stuff. Looks really nice and beefy inside. Dual flagship burr browns.
post #701 of 11182

I notice you're not in your TMAC colors. Special day or something?

post #702 of 11182
Was wondering when someone was gunna say sumthin..... smily_headphones1.gif

Just thought I would mix it up.
post #703 of 11182

I'm on the side line, waiting to see what December holds as promise. O, don't feel bad about that, as I have plenty of silent smiles to admire.wink.gif

popcorn.gif

post #704 of 11182

How about incorrect-December? We all wear our headphones in an incorrect way (like on our nose or something)

post #705 of 11182
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Originally Posted by Parall3l View Post

How about incorrect-December? We all wear our headphones in an incorrect way (like on our nose or something)

 

I like this one! We can actually make our own realistic avatars that way and look both super cool and dumb doing so biggrin.gif Dibs on using my headphones as glasses and contemplating if I should insert my IEMs into my nose LOL

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