Recent content by CrystalT
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    Lets Talk Metal

      Blind Guardian has only released two albums I have ever enjoyed. This was not one of them.    Blind Guardian isn't something I would associate with quality, personally. I'd associate them with consistency, and mediocrity, in that they're consistently mediocre.
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    Lets Talk Metal

      I mostly listen to Power/Prog, some Melodeath. Prove me wrong.   Only good release is Secret Sphere. Kamelot's upcoming album has me hopeful.
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    Show us your Head-Fi station at it's current state. No old pictures please...

    I am not sure what this means I am considering mounting them to the side of my desk.
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    Lets Talk Metal

    This year has been a disappointment in metal. Only album that's been even decent is Secret Spheres rerelease. e.e
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    looking for the least expensive portable amp that can drive 400.ohm headphones.

      Plugging in to HPO on laptop and phone sound is quiet and rather weak. ipod nano 6g and zune hd 16gb can drive them reliably for home usage, but not quite well enough for portable usage. Being that they're semi-open, outside noise is a factor.   From experience double amping is fine. I have...
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    The Sub-$100 Portable Amps Shootout – 11(+1) amps compared

    The k340 are electrotet hybrids with 400ohm impedance and are inefficient
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    looking for the least expensive portable amp that can drive 400.ohm headphones.

    I have a pair of akg k340 electrostatic hybrids. Was looking for something that can drive this beast.
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    Roll Call for Team AKG

    I have a pair of vintage K340, the electrotet/dynamic hybrid. works great, but I am in need of a portable dac/amp. is anyone familiar with what would be the LEAST expensive dac/amp I could possibly afford that could run these things?
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    Need help picking a portable amp. ~AKG K340 Vintage~

    First time NEEDING an amp for a pair of headphones. I have an amp for home usage, but when I travel, I would like use of these wonderful cans. I'm currently running my music through my LG G2, and occasionally my iPod Nano 6th gen. I'm looking for something beefy enough to properly drive my...
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    Audiophile setup ruining music for me... anyone else?

    Nearly every band I listen to, most.of.their discography is well mastered. Sent from my SPH-L300 using Tapatalk 2
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    Any albums where you love EVERY song

    Iron maiden - seventh son Machinae supremacy - overworld Kamelot - karma Rhapsody - power of the dragon flame Yuki kajiura - dream field Fictionjunction - everlasting songs Lindsey Stirling - Lindsay Stirling Sent from my SPH-L300 using Tapatalk 2
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    low profile active 2.0 system?

    They need to go through my monitors 3.5mm out. Also at that price I could buy 3 benq or Asus evo/mlg monitors which have built-in speakers. Sent from my SPH-L300 using Tapatalk 2
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    passive near-fields.

    i'm going through an extremely beefy vintage receiver, so active monitors are out of the question. ;v   thanks for the recommendations
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    passive near-fields.

    I'm looking for some good passive near-field monitors. preferably mid-centric on the bright side. looking to spend around $100-$200 per speaker. any advice?
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    Pioneer SE-A1000 (Sennheiser HD 650 for $45?)

    Actually Shure's one of the go-tos for closed cans as well. The 440, 840, and 940 are kings of their price range.