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  1. ArmAndHammer

    Grado Fan Club!

    Love that amp! I do still have and enjoy it. Been a while since I upgraded any of my source equipment.
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    Grado Fan Club!

    Been away from the party a while...sure this has been discussed...currently own and love my buttonless RS1. What could I possibly expect as far as differences with the Hemp? Would there be enough difference to warrant owning both?
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    HiFiMan HE4XX

    Gotcha...yeah...there definitely can be/is a difference between loud and good. Sometimes you don't get both.
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    HiFiMan HE4XX

    Yeah...not sure. I know that with my Magi2 Uber on high gain I have the volume up to around the 2 O'clock position for normal listening and I can max it out and it not be too loud for song here and there that I really want to hear loud. That's supposedly over 1 watt. Between 1.2 and 1.5 watts...
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    HiFiMan HE4XX

    Thinking about maybe grabbing a Schiit Jotunheim and building/buying a balanced cable. 5 watts per channel should do the trick. And I'd like to clean up my desk so a combo unit would be nice assuming that the DAC's that Schiit puts in their all in one amps are decent. Something I need to look...
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    HiFiMan HE4XX

    Funny....first thing I listened to was some Pink Floyd but Darkside of the Moon. Currently listening to Tool Inoculum. I'll have to check out the stuff you posted. I plan to take these on a spin later today with some Modern Warfare...see how they are for gaming. Been using the X2's for that and...
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    HiFiMan HE4XX

    Now I just need some good song suggestions to run through these.
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    HiFiMan HE4XX

    Mine just arrived. Giving them a listen now. I had the HE400 a few years ago. A/B'ed them against the Phillips Fidelio X2 and I was torn but the X2 just barely edged out and I returned the HE400. Not sure I had the amp to really power the HE400 at the time. Now I have a Schiit Audio Modi2 Uber...
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    DIY Cable Gallery!!

    I'd like to try my hand at cable making. I have my Phillips Fidelio X2's that are easy since the cable plugs into the left cup via a 3.5mm plug. I'd like to recable them with something shorter and just nicer. I have a really cheap cable that I had in my desk drawer that was shorter than stock...
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    GS-1000 Lovers: who's left!

    I always wanted to try the GS1000. I absolutely love my RS1. It's one pair of headphones that I can't image ever selling except for a Grade upgrade. But never for any other reason. Even then...not sure I could. To this day I still regret selling my goldies even if I wouldn't use them often.
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    Been gone awhile...got the itch for something new...

    Went ahead and ordered the HE4XX. Can't wait!
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    Been gone awhile...got the itch for something new...

    Yeah...I like them a lot and they were a great fit when I chose them over the Hifiman. But I don't remember having my Shiit audio amp when I tested the HE 400 so I don't know if I was able to give them a fair shake. It was really close and I could have gone either way. If I don't buy another...
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    Been gone awhile...got the itch for something new...

    Right. But I don't think I'd find a new HD 650 for $195. The HiFiman isn't an amazing deal but still saving like $25 or $30. MSRP on the ESP950 non-Massdrop is like $999. Not sure what the real world price is/was but $400 seems decent though twice what I'm looking to spend but maybe I'd consider...
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    Been gone awhile...got the itch for something new...

    Had them. Loved them. Would like something different though I wouldn't mind picking up another pair someday.
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