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post #6451 of 8815
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0011UB9CQ?qid=1406818173&sp=1&sr=8-1 Beyer DT990's for $150.00 new on Amazon! If only my wallet weren't so thin right now...
post #6452 of 8815
That's actually a little high for the 250 ohm DT990 PRO. I got one a few weeks ago new for 129. Just gotta check everyday, the prices are all over the place on those.
post #6453 of 8815
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Originally Posted by KG Jag View Post

MusicDirect has the three lowest level SR "i" version Grados on sale (the new "e" versions have recently been formally released);



 



60 for $65



 



http://www.musicdirect.com/p-7148-grado-sr-60i-headphones.aspx



 



80 for $80



 



http://www.musicdirect.com/p-7149-grado-sr-80i-headphones.aspx



 



125 for $129



 



http://www.musicdirect.com/p-7145-grado-sr-125i-headphones.aspx


 



Also with some older "i" version drivers/


Alessandro has the:

- MS1i for $85.00

- MS1 for $75.00

- MS Two for $225.00


All come with free shipping a.t.m.


Just contact them at http://www.alessandro-products.com/main.php

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post #6454 of 8815
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Originally Posted by BloodyPenguin View Post

Also with some older "i" version drivers/


Alessandro has the:

- MS1i for $85.00

- MS1 for $75.00

- MS Two for $225.00


All come with free shipping a.t.m.


Just contact them at http://www.alessandro-products.com/main.php

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Interesting. So it sounds like Alessandro are probably upgrading to the new 'e' models as well. That's good news.

post #6455 of 8815
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Originally Posted by devhen View Post

 

Interesting. So it sounds like Alessandro are probably upgrading to the new 'e' models as well. That's good news.

 



They, like grado are using the "e" models already.

Per their email: "We are using the e Series parts in the current models".

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post #6456 of 8815
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Originally Posted by devhen View Post

 

Interesting. So it sounds like Alessandro are probably upgrading to the new 'e' models as well. That's good news.

 



They, like grado are using the "e" models already.

Per their email: "We are using the e Series parts in the current models".

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The Alessandro on sale are?
post #6457 of 8815
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Originally Posted by BloodyPenguin View Post
 
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Originally Posted by devhen View Post
 

 

Interesting. So it sounds like Alessandro are probably upgrading to the new 'e' models as well. That's good news.

 

They, like grado are using the "e" models already.

Per their email: "We are using the e Series parts in the current models".

 

Nice!

post #6458 of 8815

I'm having a hard time finding the on-sale Alessandro's. Do you have to call in? When I add to my cart, they are the same price. 


Edited by imackler - 7/31/14 at 10:01am
post #6459 of 8815
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Originally Posted by imackler View Post

I'm having a hard time finding the on-sale Alessandro's. Do you have to call in? When I add to my cart, they are the same price. 


 



Call or email them. Ask about the left over "i" models.

I should have said that. My Bad.

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post #6460 of 8815

The NAD VISO HP 50 - Over-Ear Headphones - Demo from audio Advisor for $263:

 

http://www.audioadvisor.com/NAD-VISO-HP-50-Over-Ear-Headphones/productinfo/1NAVIHP50/#.U9qDXGNohGg

 

also the PSB M4U-1 High Performance Headphone - Demo for $264:

 

http://www.audioadvisor.com/PSB-M4U-1-High-Performance-Headphone/productinfo/1PBM4U1/#.U9qDr2NohGg


Edited by KG Jag - 7/31/14 at 10:59am
post #6461 of 8815

This thread has been great for a few reasons (certainly not impact to wallet :).  It does beg the question in my mind about DAC technology.  For example, I was looking at what looked to be a very good deal (50% off) on a DAC/Amp that was very highly rated back in say 2011.  That's a long way back in terms of say computer/PC tech.  I can't help but wonder how much DAC's would have improved since then and, therefore, is 50% off on something developed 3-4 years ago really a good deal or not???  Food for thought.

 

HS

post #6462 of 8815
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Originally Posted by HemiSam View Post
 

This thread has been great for a few reasons (certainly not impact to wallet :).  It does beg the question in my mind about DAC technology.  For example, I was looking at what looked to be a very good deal (50% off) on a DAC/Amp that was very highly rated back in say 2011.  That's a long way back in terms of say computer/PC tech.  I can't help but wonder how much DAC's would have improved since then and, therefore, is 50% off on something developed 3-4 years ago really a good deal or not???  Food for thought.

 

HS

 

My Audio-GD reference 1 (from 2009) is still better than just about any other DAC I've compared it to. I had a long test against the Schiit Gungnir and it had far more nuances and detail than that DAC. 

 

DAC technology is changing, but not at the rate of computer hardware technology.

post #6463 of 8815
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Originally Posted by HemiSam View Post
 

This thread has been great for a few reasons (certainly not impact to wallet :).  It does beg the question in my mind about DAC technology.  For example, I was looking at what looked to be a very good deal (50% off) on a DAC/Amp that was very highly rated back in say 2011.  That's a long way back in terms of say computer/PC tech.  I can't help but wonder how much DAC's would have improved since then and, therefore, is 50% off on something developed 3-4 years ago really a good deal or not???  Food for thought.

 

HS

 

 

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Originally Posted by elwappo99 View Post
 

 

My Audio-GD reference 1 (from 2009) is still better than just about any other DAC I've compared it to. I had a long test against the Schiit Gungnir and it had far more nuances and detail than that DAC. 

 

DAC technology is changing, but not at the rate of computer hardware technology.

 

Honestly, I'd say that tech at the cheaper price point will change faster than the summit-fi stuff.  Like $100 will get you more now than it did 4 years ago, but your $1000+ units won't be too much different (since you're in major diminishing returns territory at that point).

post #6464 of 8815
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Originally Posted by elwappo99 View Post
 

 

My Audio-GD reference 1 (from 2009) is still better than just about any other DAC I've compared it to. I had a long test against the Schiit Gungnir and it had far more nuances and detail than that DAC. 

 

DAC technology is changing, but not at the rate of computer hardware technology.

 

Thanks for the input.  Seems a reasonable position and it's good to see you've tested it against newer competitors.

 

Here is an example of what looks to be a well discounted DAC that has a few years on it.  No clue whether it's great or not, but it's stuff like this that I was referring to. 

 

http://www.musicdirect.com/p-15063-simaudio-moon-100d-dac.aspx?source=igodigital&

 

Like most things audio, I expect there are differeing opinions...

 

HS

post #6465 of 8815
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Originally Posted by Stillhart View Post

Honestly, I'd say that tech at the cheaper price point will change faster than the summit-fi stuff.  Like $100 will get you more now than it did 4 years ago, but your $1000+ units won't be too much different (since you're in major diminishing returns territory at that point).
+1, entry level stuff is a whole lot better since it'll reap the benefits of cheaper production costs.
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