Recent content by beni
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    Sweetest looking car EVER!!'s a gorgeous car but hard to put in the same class as a Viper since it'll cost ~$40,000 more than a Viper. Should be similar performance though and a lot prettier.
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    CONFUSED: $100 range? hd280/dt231/hd497/hp890?

    I'd recommend a pair of Sony V6 or 7506 phones with the Beyerdynamic DT250 replacement pads. You can get a used pair with new pads for under $100 and they should be great for all of your requirements.
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    Best buy bouncers. . .

    you actually have to walk out of the store before you've broken the law, not past the last POS terminal. also, for your reading pleasure: bestbuysux . Comments from both employees and customers. I personally only shop at best buy anymore for stuff that I'm going to use temporarily and return...
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    Jack in the Box...Wha?

    Quote: Originally posted by jlo mein I just went to Jack in the Box on my vacation to Portland... I GOT A SEATTLE MARINERS JACK ATTENNA BALL!!! very snazzy.... I have about fifty of those...I like the sourdough combo. I'll sell em to you cheap. You guys don't know what...
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    Awesome budget component alert

    Quote: Originally posted by eric343 Whoa! lotsa fellow Seattle headphiles are coming out of the woodwork (You guys are all coming to the WoH tour, right? Good.) My current favorite local dealer is Hawthorne Stereo, which is a totally cool little shop that's packed to the ceiling with...
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    brain transplant micro speakers

    My ears hurt like hell for at least a couple of weeks when I was learning how to put in my Etys too...I think that's pretty normal. Believe it or not, the Etys really don't go that deep into the ear least not unless you have the custom molds. Beyond that, there's nothing you can...
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    Advice wanted on upgrading laptop sound

    Yeah, I should have mentioned that. I have a dell CPxJ laptop that I use to watch DVDs with my ksc-35s and the sound quality is pretty darn good. I wouldn't use it as a main listening setup for music, but for casual use the built-in sound is fine. You'll probably want more though since this will...
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    brain transplant micro speakers

    are you drunk? (just curious)
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    Advice wanted on upgrading laptop sound

    If headphone listening really is your primary concern and not finding a toy to use with your stereo, why not just find a decent CDP and headphone amp instead of trying to use your notebook to do it? As a good example, I just picked up a Sony NS500V player for $160...combine that with an MG head...
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    Best price for etys, where and how much?

    Oh, I believe it alright. He forgot to take his etys out of his pocket at least twice when they went through the washer. On both occasions he just changed the filters when they came out and they were fine. Amazing little things, these earphones are.
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    Awesome budget component alert

    Quote: Originally posted by Tuberoller Update: edit: there is a switch on the remote and an indicator on the front panel,but again the actual switching takes place via an on-screen menu.How stupid is that? That big red LED on the front of the player is pretty easy for me to...
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    Sometimes I think you guys are the only ones that care. . .

    I have a ukelele from when I was really little and my 2-year-old son found it in a closet at my parents' place and started playing (with) it. He now knows the "my dog has fleas" tune for tuning the strings, although when he says it, it comes out more like "dog-a-pease". Oh well. He's adorable.
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    Awesome budget component alert

    FYI, I picked up one of these at Circuit City for $159 a few days ago. It was marked at $209 but rang up $50 cheaper. So then I spent $45 on the first two SACDs of my soon-to-be library.