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Google pink/white/brown noise, there are high quality 10m flacs/wave/aiff versions of each, just queue them up.
post #542 of 5871

Get this reference recordings if you can.

http://www.amazon.com/XLO-Reference-Test-Burn-In/dp/B0000015AL

 

I use track 9 (System Burn-In) and just put it on a constant repeat.

post #543 of 5871

Found free downloads of 10min Pink noise on FLAC and 1min silence mp3

 

Nice part is the Pink noise does not really broadcast so I can have it breaking in and not bother me.

 

...good to go!
 


Edited by Grevlin - 2/2/13 at 6:19am
post #544 of 5871

I got my 702's in...

 

 

 

 

I just broke them in for an hour with the pink noise/silence tracks and started going through my music at random.

 

They are just running off my Total BitHead (not too impressive) - I can't friggin wait to get the T1 in.

 

 

I've actually almost teared up on some songs - shocking to even myself. I wont rant too much because its a little off-topic, but I may have finally reached that moment when I start recognizing audiophile-esque details!

 

 

Edit - I can't seem to take these things off. blink.gif


Edited by Grevlin - 2/2/13 at 11:34am
post #545 of 5871

Damn, that eargasm thing is right. But I'm now listening to dynamic lively music, not the analytical minimalistic music I'm used to cause it sounds just dry. Need to get different tube, before I start being normal. 

post #546 of 5871

Still got them on. redface.gif
 

post #547 of 5871
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Still got them on. redface.gif
 


etysmile.gif. I might have about 7 hours of listening today-in fact yesterday cause, it's past midnight. I'm quite sure you will be amazed with 702-T1 combo. For me it took a few hours of listening since I found matching musicatsmile.gif for the tube, but I'm a kind of weirdo, I guess you'll be amazed from first moment.

post #548 of 5871

Its ridiculous.

 

The cans are so light, the pads don't touch my ears at all. Its like - the music is just - there.

No hot spots, pain on the scalp...nothing. Its friggin' amazing.

 

 

I really need the T1

 

 

Tracking already has it in the 'States headed my way. beerchug.gif
 

post #549 of 5871

Dont worry about that, the 702s are excellent in its detail retrieval and neutrality while being pretty musical. A properly implemented tube wont change the character of the phones but should provide a roundness and dimentionality to the sound and possibly a bit of space.

post #550 of 5871
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Originally Posted by CoiL View Post

If you feel safe then it`s ok. But I doubt that opening mains plug and changing fuse for correct one will void the warranty. In case something happens it`s easy to change it back. Just 1 screw to open the plug, it`s no-brainer.

 

 

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Originally Posted by Enuma-elis View Post

Takstar hi-2050. I haven't compare them to higher end headphones, but they sounds nice, neutral. They kickass my px360 unbelievably, but that's not comparison, they're different cans for different purpose(but superlux hd661 kicks them as well, they're also good bang for a buck). I would like more detailed and tighter tube for my minimal music. Any idea?

I think you need better headphones, spending money tubes will be a circlejerk IMHO. 

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I found the regular 702's for $270 - the Anniversary Ed are going for $500. I'm adding a turntable and related gear in a few weeks so I need to budget wisely.

I have an idea on how to soften up the bulges while I'm breaking in the cans. Side note: where does one get a track of white or pink noise for break-in. I hear the 702's need around 300 hours!

Personally from what I read - the Anni is worth it, the K702 can be cold and clinical. I would have looked for a good price Q701 if your on a budget. But of course it all depends on your music taste and how much you value bass. And yes around 300 hours. Do it while listening to music - trust me its more fun, the treble will be the second last thing and the soundstage and imaging the dead last thing to tighten up. 

 

They should definitely exaggerate the differences in the tubes. Good for finding the differences in tubes.

 

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Originally Posted by Grevlin View Post

I got my 702's in...

 

 

 

 

I just broke them in for an hour with the pink noise/silence tracks and started going through my music at random.

 

They are just running off my Total BitHead (not too impressive) - I can't friggin wait to get the T1 in.

 

 

I've actually almost teared up on some songs - shocking to even myself. I wont rant too much because its a little off-topic, but I may have finally reached that moment when I start recognizing audiophile-esque details!

 

 

Edit - I can't seem to take these things off. blink.gif

 

 

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Originally Posted by dcfis View Post

Dont worry about that, the 702s are excellent in its detail retrieval and neutrality while being pretty musical. A properly implemented tube wont change the character of the phones but should provide a roundness and dimentionality to the sound and possibly a bit of space.

I dunno if I would ever call them naturally musical - that depends solely on the components up on the chain.  And I dunno about that - more often then not people WANT the tubes to change the character of the phones. Again thats for personal preference, I don't think I will enjoy the cold and clinical K702s naturally. I hardly do my K242HD. But in the right chain, where a bit of colour and musicality is injected they shine.

post #551 of 5871
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Originally Posted by WiR3D View Post

 

I think you need better headphones, spending money tubes will be a circlejerk IMHO. 

You might be right, Probably you're right because almost everyone of us should benefit from better headphonesbigsmile_face.gif. I'm not sure about detail, but I think the wideness(which is unwanted for rather intimate piano music)  is "caused" by 6922. The other thing is that sometimes I can hear I've reached limits of the recording, not just a hiss problem, but overall feeling. It's not a case of bits or kbps, but the way it was recorded. Have you heard hi-2050? They're just unbelievable for the price...

post #552 of 5871

I think I don`t need other cans than my modded Superlux HD-681 (mkII filter + custom pads) because imho they have perfect synergy with T1 ;)

But certainly when I have opportunity to try other cans with T1, will do it and post if I find something better. Soon I will propably get a chance to try ATH-M50 with T1.


Edited by CoiL - 2/3/13 at 7:26am
post #553 of 5871

Been doing some T1 vs E17 comparison for a couple of days now and can say that with this Electro Harmonics 6922 stock tube I only find some minor differences between the products. T1 has wider and deeper (better) bass, but vocals and the overall tone are clearer with E17 (This is with treble +2db, which has been my favorite setting for the K702 annies. Without EQ the clarity difference is not so noticeable). I would say sound stages are pretty much on par and I've found myself enjoying both amps depending on the music I listen. T1 definitely got the looks and the volume control is far superior in T1. Man these both products are great for the price, but all things considered I would give the edge for T1 mainly because I have high hopes for the tube rolling business. I'm yet to experience how the tubes affect the sound but will be back with more impressions after my first tube order arrive.

post #554 of 5871
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Originally Posted by Enuma-elis View Post

You might be right, Probably you're right because almost everyone of us should benefit from better headphonesbigsmile_face.gif. I'm not sure about detail, but I think the wideness(which is unwanted for rather intimate piano music)  is "caused" by 6922. The other thing is that sometimes I can hear I've reached limits of the recording, not just a hiss problem, but overall feeling. It's not a case of bits or kbps, but the way it was recorded. Have you heard hi-2050? They're just unbelievable for the price...

The thing about amazing for its price, is that it is, but it that means in can trade blows with headphones one bump up the ladder, but not really beat (unless its heavily modded Fostex T50rp) 

Getting better headphones in that upper league or even a step past that will still be superior. The AKG K242HD are another great bang for buck, and they really do shine with better amps and dacs and such. 

 

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Originally Posted by CoiL View Post

I think I don`t need other cans than my modded Superlux HD-681 (mkII filter + custom pads) because imho they have perfect synergy with T1 ;)

But certainly when I have opportunity to try other cans with T1, will do it and post if I find something better. Soon I will propably get a chance to try ATH-M50 with T1.

see  above

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Originally Posted by Salvatore View Post

Been doing some T1 vs E17 comparison for a couple of days now and can say that with this Electro Harmonics 6922 stock tube I only find some minor differences between the products. T1 has wider and deeper (better) bass, but vocals and the overall tone are clearer with E17 (This is with treble +2db, which has been my favorite setting for the K702 annies. Without EQ the clarity difference is not so noticeable). I would say sound stages are pretty much on par and I've found myself enjoying both amps depending on the music I listen. T1 definitely got the looks and the volume control is far superior in T1. Man these both products are great for the price, but all things considered I would give the edge for T1 mainly because I have high hopes for the tube rolling business. I'm yet to experience how the tubes affect the sound but will be back with more impressions after my first tube order arrive.

this... i don't? How even.... Not to be a ****** but I would really think there should be more differences - especially with the AKG's

post #555 of 5871
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this... i don't? How even.... Not to be a ****** but I would really think there should be more differences - especially with the AKG's

 

I found a very noticeable difference between e17 and AuneT1 when i had the two.  And with my Ultrasone aune T1's was far better . The first thing I noticed is that T1 ( with an upgraded tube 6N27p)  brings vocals more forward and that Soundstage is improved with more deepness and greater precision. Sound with T1 is airier, smoother, more "natural".  I sold quickly the E17 after  purchasing my T1. The main reason is I've no real use of a mobile Dac/amp but i never miss its sound quality ;)

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