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Originally Posted by 00Dan View Post
 

Are HE-300 open or closed? Can't seem to find if they are or not. Part of the reason I got the DT880 in the first place was because of the semi-open design, as sound leakage wasn't terrible. As it is I'm still exploring my options even though another DT880 is most certainly not off the table.


They're open with a closed back driver so leakage is minimal. Fun phones, dark sounding. A little mod on the felt cover can bring out more treble if desired.

post #3002 of 4963
Will this tube glow on working.
post #3003 of 4963
My wife says my Koss Pro DJ100 leaks more than the HE-300. The HE-300 seems semi-open to me.
post #3004 of 4963
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Originally Posted by Transformatron View Post

My wife says my Koss Pro DJ100 leaks more than the HE-300.

Some headphones need their diapers changed more often.

 

 

(So, so, so sorry. It was the devil, I assure you.)

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Originally Posted by jaganeee View Post

Will this tube glow on working.

 

Yes. Both of them. Which begs the questions - if a Vali is switched on in the woods and there's no one there to hear, do the tubed ring?

 

Btw, I'm ordering one and will use the headphone plug/unplug ringing to practice my awesome ninja skills.

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Originally Posted by Mambosenior View Post

Some headphones need their diapers changed more often.


(So, so, so sorry. It was the devil, I assure you.)
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post #3007 of 4963
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Originally Posted by Mshenay View Post
 

yea it sounds good all but that rining... still worth it imo 

 

also the Vali with the D2k sounds very nice, dat bass... like liquid Donkey's foot to your face

 

also I'm hearing something new in this song I'm listening to :O coolio! 

 

the Noise isn't noticable 

 

for sure it is worthwhile despite that noise. interesting point is that I tested Vali side by side of a Lyr. I'm not telling Vali was a better-sounding gear but it provided a more silent background than Lyr

 

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Originally Posted by lord_tris View Post
 

Yeah, its been mentioned like once in this thread....There is nothing that can be done to eliminate the tube Ringing, it is the tube its self. The Tubes filaments are ringing there is no amount of anything you can think of to fix it. Short of not using this tube or any of the tubes in this size category ie (Micro or pencil) tubes. Go back in the thread and follow some of the suggestions that are here, and skip anything that talks about the ringing cause well its been beat to death with a baseball bat,a horse,a semi-truck, and the titanic. 

 

If I had a Vali (I don't) I would desolder that little tube of the PCB and put'em on very gentle suspension spring to decrease microphonics. the tubes would be somehow up in the air.  it can be done

post #3008 of 4963
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Originally Posted by LogicAudio View Post
 

If I had a Vali (I don't) I would desolder that little tube of the PCB and put'em on very gentle suspension spring to decrease microphonics. the tubes would be somehow up in the air.  it can be done

 

But the problem is that the contents of the tube (i.e. inside of the tube) is responsible for microphonics and you can't totally eliminate ringing unless you open the tube

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that's right. as long as we can't open the tube, the trick is to prevent passing shocks to the tube. we can't stop tsunami but we can be long gone to heights before impact

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Originally Posted by LogicAudio View Post

 

If I had a Vali (I don't) I would desolder that little tube of the PCB and put'em on very gentle suspension spring to decrease microphonics. the tubes would be somehow up in the air.  it can be done


I believe it can help. My idea is all resonance shocks from headphone jack plugging, volume knob or tapping are passed to tube through tube legs. 

I would not desolder but using plier simply cut legs and solder kind of flexible wire, Rest of legs (on PSB side and tube side) I would damp with dynamat stripes.

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^^I don't know a lot, but aren't most of vibrations caused from within the tube. No harm in reducing as mush as we can though.

 

On the other hand, I'm also guilty about talking about microphonics.

 

To get back on track, are the PYST RCA interconnects decent or I'm better off with a monoprice one. Some say it's worth it, some don't :|

 

Has anyone tried a Vali with the DAC of the Aune T1?

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Originally Posted by BournePerfect View Post
 

Hey brah-will the Vali ring w/ the headphones in my profile? Couldn't find any info on this after almost three thousand posts. Help a brutha out!!

 

-Daniel

 

post #3013 of 4963
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Originally Posted by x838nwy View Post

Umm no. Not really.

First of all, how do you define 'return on investment'? It cannot make you profits but neither can any audio equipment. So what is this 'return' you're talking about?

As I said IF it works and can improve on your existing equipment, then that's pretty good because:

a.) You can keep your current gear with all its functionalities - no need to decide between sq and inputs for example.

b.) You can put all your stuff on 'normal' furniture as it claoms to replace audio equipment racks.

c.) You can keep the base and its abilities regardless of how many times you upgrade.

Now I did mention that it depends on how much your stuff costs in the first place. Mainly because if you own a $5k dac or anything totl, it's quite hard to upgrade as you're getting to a point where personal preferences matter quite a lot more - there's so little in absolute quality between totl sota gear I find. So an ability to improve things without getting a differemt signature is probably quite welcome. If the base does that then it's a plus.

Also if you own a $5k amp then upgrading to another amp is going to cost you probably >>$1k as you're not likely to get more than 70% when you sell the old one plus you'll have to spend on a new amp which probably cost more than $5k. In this case, the base is a viable alternative.

Look, I'm not trying to say it works wonders or that eveyone should buy one. All I'm saying is that a.) I do not feel we should redicule something if we haven't tried it and b.) What may seem unviable to you may not be so silly for others.

Yes I agree that what appears to be a glorified slab for putting your stuff on shouldn't cost more than $20-50 at most. Yes I admit that I am not entirely clear as to how it might work or achieve the alleged capabilities. But then I don't clearly know why a mundorf capacitor is better than a panasonic but that doesn't mean it's bs. As for this base, I'd say it's not certain to do what its maker claims, but I'd love to find out for sure.

If you're really buying into this, then in sure I could scare up a Tice clock for you to invest in. wink.gif
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By the way, I've heard something about micro phonics with the Vali...anyone got any info on that? very_evil_smiley.gif
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Originally Posted by leesure View Post

By the way, I've heard something about micro phonics with the Vali...anyone got any info on that? very_evil_smiley.gif

 

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