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post #46 of 73
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Originally Posted by BillsonChang007 View Post

Yep! My search for a 2.0 speaker have not ended yet! My local Apple authorized shop just brought in the AudioEngine A5+ at around US$450++ haven't tested it yet as I haven't got the time yet! I see they have a bamboo version, any sound difference? It cost a little bit more!

While I was looking at KEF headphones, I see they have a bookshelf speaker as well and they look attractive and from what I am reading, they are pretty good! Possible to add a subwoofer to it? 

btw, I have a 21-inch desktop and I do not want my speaker to look tiny sitting next to it so would like something BIGGER  xD not only in size also in sound xD


Billson biggrin.gif 


EDIT: the AudioEngline A5+ at here [Brunei] is selling at US$511. 67 [converted] for black or white version, the bamboo version is at US$567.50 [converted]... Why so expensive T.T 

Audioengines are the M50s of the desktop speaker world. It's the popular choice for those just getting into it. If you can listen to other options, you might find something better smily_headphones1.gif
post #47 of 73
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Audioengines are the M50s of the desktop speaker world. It's the popular choice for those just getting into it. If you can listen to other options, you might find something better smily_headphones1.gif

 

I have completely understood now, why the welcome phrase is like "I am sorry about your wallet" happy_face1.gif
 

post #48 of 73
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I have completely understood now, why the welcome phrase is like "I am sorry about your wallet" happy_face1.gif
 

yea, I'm about to get into Balanced sound there's another chuck of change xD 

post #49 of 73
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yea, I'm about to get into Balanced sound there's another chuck of change xD 

I would be surprised if balanced makes a significant difference. Balanced cables and inputs were created to assist in the pro studio where you have tons of gear and tons of wire running all over the place and have to deal with EMI problems. That's where it provides the best benefit. I would think the better price/SQ benefit comes from saving and then stepping up in headphone quality.
post #50 of 73
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I would be surprised if balanced makes a significant difference. Balanced cables and inputs were created to assist in the pro studio where you have tons of gear and tons of wire running all over the place and have to deal with EMI problems. That's where it provides the best benefit. I would think the better price/SQ benefit comes from saving and then stepping up in headphone quality.

I think you posted that exact comment about 5 days ago, or did we have this exact conversation chain a few seconds ago ;O

 

Either way, people agree a Beyer Dt 880 sound a little better balanced BUT yes I do know that it exist as a way to reduce EMI on LONG chains, Hence is why the College runs a 30 feet XLR terminated cord for their Mikes lol 

post #51 of 73
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Originally Posted by cel4145 View Post


I would be surprised if balanced makes a significant difference. Balanced cables and inputs were created to assist in the pro studio where you have tons of gear and tons of wire running all over the place and have to deal with EMI problems. That's where it provides the best benefit. I would think the better price/SQ benefit comes from saving and then stepping up in headphone quality.

 

I just know one thing that the upgraded setup would be better than current headphone/earphones that I am using.

post #52 of 73
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Originally Posted by rubinstein View Post

 

I have completely understood now, why the welcome phrase is like "I am sorry about your wallet" happy_face1.gif
 

Yep! It's a warning letter! xD 

 

the Audioengine speaker selling price here is really tearing me apart but not sure why, I dont mind paying headphone at that price xD 

post #53 of 73
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Originally Posted by BillsonChang007 View Post

Yep! It's a warning letter! xD 

the Audioengine speaker selling price here is really tearing me apart but not sure why, I dont mind paying headphone at that price xD 

Do you have anywhere to test out studio pro monitors near you? Those are often a nice alternative in that price range for desktop use. Not saying you'll like them better, but worth giving a listen if you can.

As far as the price, you gotta spend more on audio speaker setups to achieve the same SQ as a pair of headphones. It's expensive. Then later on if you want some good low end bass, you still have to buy a sub smily_headphones1.gif
post #54 of 73
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Originally Posted by BillsonChang007 View Post

Yep! It's a warning letter! xD 

 

the Audioengine speaker selling price here is really tearing me apart but not sure why, I dont mind paying headphone at that price xD 

Billson there is something your not telling us... how they heck can you afford to post here at head fi like a mad man AND have like thousands of dollars in gear :O [maybe he really is a super SPY 007] 

post #55 of 73
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Billson there is something your not telling us... how they heck can you afford to post here at head fi like a mad man AND have like thousands of dollars in gear :O [maybe he really is a super SPY 007] 

may be he is working in music industry smily_headphones1.gif

 

I am patiently waiting for the delivery of the headphone and amp cool.gif

post #56 of 73

hi rubinstein

 

iam also new to the this forum..i heard that senheiser hd 439 sounds very good with an amp and if you are going for shure srh440 it is bter to replace it's earpads with those of srh840s..

post #57 of 73
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Hi Dhruvan,

I have ordered K240 mk ii and e17. This is my first good quality head phone. I am not sure, if I would bass. thank you for your suggestion though.
 

post #58 of 73
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hi rubinstein

 

iam also new to the this forum..i heard that senheiser hd 439 sounds very good with an amp and if you are going for shure srh440 it is bter to replace it's earpads with those of srh840s..

yes, do get the SRH840 pads for SRH440, it will be more comfortable. the SRH440 pads are very stiff.

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Billson there is something your not telling us... how they heck can you afford to post here at head fi like a mad man AND have like thousands of dollars in gear :O [maybe he really is a super SPY 007] 

HAHAHAHA I am lucky to have a dad who is really interested in audio too! xD 

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Originally Posted by cel4145 View Post


Do you have anywhere to test out studio pro monitors near you? Those are often a nice alternative in that price range for desktop use. Not saying you'll like them better, but worth giving a listen if you can.

As far as the price, you gotta spend more on audio speaker setups to achieve the same SQ as a pair of headphones. It's expensive. Then later on if you want some good low end bass, you still have to buy a sub smily_headphones1.gif

Nope, unfortunately I can't test any speaker or purchase any higher-end model here except for the AudioEngine I mentioned above. Yep yep! They just brought in a sub-woofer as well...cost as much as the A5+ T.T they really cost that* much?

 

Billson :)

post #59 of 73
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Originally Posted by BillsonChang007 View Post

HAHAHAHA I am lucky to have a dad who is really interested in audio too! xD 

 

Billson :)

 

Yep, you are very lucky biggrin.gif

post #60 of 73
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Originally Posted by BillsonChang007 View Post

yes, do get the SRH840 pads for SRH440, it will be more comfortable. the SRH440 pads are very stiff.
HAHAHAHA I am lucky to have a dad who is really interested in audio too! xD 
Nope, unfortunately I can't test any speaker or purchase any higher-end model here except for the AudioEngine I mentioned above. Yep yep! They just brought in a sub-woofer as well...cost as much as the A5+ T.T they really cost that* much?

Billson smily_headphones1.gif

Are you talking about the Audioengine S8 sub? Even here in the US, they are a little pricey for what you get. But if you are paying $500 us for it, that's what I just paid for SVS SB-1000 I have on order. Much better sub. See if SVS has an international distributor in your area, although typically the SVS subs are little more expensive outside of the US because the reseller has to make some money (in the US, factory direct pricing).
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