Recent content by Benjamin6264
  1. Five 6SN7 military tubes (single)

    These are the five 6SN7 tubes I kept to use with my Bottlehead Crack. I tried several dozens, and these were the cream of the crop in sound quality. I have parted with the amplifier, and thus no longer have a use for them. They were all purchased as lightly used NOS, and I put less than 50...
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    HiFiMan HE-R10 Wooden Headphones Available at Audio46

    I would argue that they are misleading and borderline replica; they are implying a relation to the R10 with the name, when it appears they just copied the housing. A lot of people will believe these are a modern take on the R10, when they are unrelated headphones with plagiarized cups.
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    HD 800 S Anniversary Edition

    That honestly looks 100x better.
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    HD 800 S Anniversary Edition

    The gold color is fine, but the remaining silver parts clash a lot IMO, especially the cable connectors and the cups' intermediate section.
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    HD 800 S Anniversary Edition

    Too much color mismatch, not a fan. :(
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    Grado Modders Go Turbulent X

    Reviving this thread; there is a new version of the Turbulent driver that released last month. Curious to see if anyone has auditioned it yet.
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    My Audeze LCD-X's made my uncle cry with a lot of help from Stevie Wonder

    One of my biggest pleasure with audiophile sound quality is sharing the experience with people who have never heard it. Glad to hear you have been able to do just that.
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    LCD-XC Cups and dampening

    Reviving an old thread, but I would be curious about this as well. I am getting custom wood cups for my LCD-XC and will have to figure out the dampening myself.
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    DX200=Affordable High End Audio. Dual ES9028Pro dacs. AMP1, AMP3, AMP5, AMP7 & AMP8 ***Firmware support now up for AMP9***

    I didn't see much comparison of the AMP4 vs AMP4s vs AMP8 modules; does anyone have experience using at least two of them? The description on iBasso's website makes them seem more similar than different.
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    Does anyone know of a woodworker willing/able to make custom LCD-XC cups?
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    DX220 A new view to your music. *** Latest Firmware: 1.19 Local *** Link for User Guide 1st Page. AMP9 Now available! And DC01.

    In doing so, you're basically only lowering frequencies (since the highest gain becomes 0), which is what prevents distortion. If you want more bass, for example, you reduce mids and treble, and set your amp a little higher. That said, I regularly use the positive gain on my Schiit Loki mini...
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    ZMF Auteur Thread

    I'm considering getting a pair of Auteurs...does anyone have experience pairing them with a Bottlehead Crack (+ Speedball)?
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    Amp recommendations for Audeze LCD-3

    I just got a pair of LCD-3Fs, and am amazed of how they sound on my Lyr 3 Multibit. Might be worth looking into. You could just get the amp and stack on your Mimby too. The soundstage is as good as anything I've ever owned, including HD800. The imaging is out of this world. I can picture...
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    Wires for DIY headphone cables

    Not a horrible choice, but make sure the strand count is high enough to be flexible. A stiff cable equals lots of microphonics, however good the copper is.