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    Pioneer new DJ In-Ear Headphones DJE-2000 and DJE-1500

    I have just received a pair of these Pioneer DJE-1500 since the reviews seemed very positive and the price very fair. I am initially quite disappointed with them - the bass is powerful yet bleeds out and seems a little fussy, the separation is not the best as a result. Also the treble seems to...
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    Connecting C5D Dac to Iphone 4

    After having searched around a little, I can see that connecting a Dragonfly or other USB dac directly to the Iphone through CKK cable, won't give it enough power to run. So, instead I am thinking of getting the JDSlabs C5D and connecting that - will this cable work, is the question...
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    Burson Soloist

    For sale is my Burson Soloist - condition is mint - no nicks or scratches. Pics to come... 
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    Need help choosing phono stage/preamp - if headphone amp is included it would be a bonus

    I just set up a new sound system and TV at my family's house. I bought a Rega turntable and installed an Ortofon 2m Blue on it. It is running directly from the receiver I bought, the Denon 3313ci. The sound is in no way bad, it is just slightly underpowered I feel, and the bass a little too...
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    Hifiman HE-500 amp under $600?

    For future readers:   I now own both a Burson Soloist and the HifiMan EF-5. I used to have the HE-400, which I ran from the EF-5 through a MusicStreamer II DAC, very fine sounding. I now upgraded to the HE-500 and a Lab Brick USB HUB, and the difference in sound between running the...
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    Best headphones for opera within sub $400 price range with sub $350 amp/dac combo

    I haven't spent much time with the HD650's, so it is hard for me to really say what I think of them, but I remember thinking they needed some heft - they did not impress me like the HD800's did. The real reason for why I am truly hesitant towards them is that the guy who mixes our operas uses...
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    Best headphones for opera within sub $400 price range with sub $350 amp/dac combo

    I am over the top here - I really, really love the HE-400's. I am using the Radiotechnique 12AU7 1956 cryogenically treated platinum grade tube on my EF5. Also installed the velour pads, which is indeed a nice upgrade. I am just thrilled to be honest. 
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    Best headphones for opera within sub $400 price range with sub $350 amp/dac combo

    I ordered the velour pads as well, so I should be golden with this setup. Can't wait until I get the headphones next week.
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    Help! Just received EF5 and sounds strange!

    Problem was with the tube missing a connector-pin
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    FAKE EF5!?

    I ordered some of these:   Mullard CV4003 / 12AU7 Vintage New Old Stock Platinum Grade Cryogenically Treated (U.K. original version) Radiotechnique 12AU7  Platinum Grade Cryogenically Treated (1956 original)
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    Best headphones for opera within sub $400 price range with sub $350 amp/dac combo

    Not sure that it can be boiled down to only female vocals and soundstage - male vocals are also opera and in different registers and with different timbres and power.     And guys I need help, I posted a thread here, all help is greatly appreciated...
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    Help! Just received EF5 and sounds strange!

    I just received my Music Streamer II and my Hifiman EF5. I have not yet received my HIfiman headphones, but wanted to set it up to test it.    I am using Better Cables Silver Serpent RCA's and Pangea Audio 4% Silver PCOCC USB.   now the sound is very unclear, distant and the bass is...
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    Best headphones for opera within sub $400 price range with sub $350 amp/dac combo

    Quote:   Sounds right to me :) I really hope that this combination (HE-400+EF5+MSII) works for me though, I am quite excited to try it out. I have a good feeling about it.  If I one day decide to upgrade, I will be sure to give the Stax a thorough listen - the SR-507 sell for around...
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    Best headphones for opera within sub $400 price range with sub $350 amp/dac combo

    Well - I returned the K550 and the Dragonfly and ordered the HifiMan HE-400 + HRT Music Streamer II + HifiMan EF5 - might as well get something good when I am spending this kind of money. Music is my life and my living, so if any buy is justifiable this should be it. 
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    Best headphones for opera within sub $400 price range with sub $350 amp/dac combo

    Now I need help again choosing something that is both defined yet warm and powerful. Going to ask MalVeauX:   Is there a good tube amp / dac combo within reason in terms of finances to go with the he-400? I am thinking I need tubes...
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