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    Does this configuration make sense?

    Yeah - I knew that from the violectric. I guess I could get an app on my phone and try volume matching the inputs to see whether I can really discern a difference. Regardless though, I'd like to step up the dac and I think with the above configuration, it doesn't make sense to elimate the XDA-1...
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    beyer dt770, 880, 990 replacement pad/cushion--softskin, gel, velour--COMPARE

    Well - I got mine from a flight equipment store in San Fran - I got the edt 800 in black - threw them on this evening and I am so pleased with the purchase. My dt880s were used so having a brand new and so luxurious a pad has made the headphones feel new. I think this is going to be my main can...
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    Worthy opposite of Grado 325e

    My dt880s were already recabled to 4pin balanced and I'm using them with the violectric v181. I got the edt 800 pads for the dt880 (this really comfy leather pad beyer makes but is tough to find) and I'm really happy with them. I probably won't buy anything for a while but I have a friend with...
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    The Official Beyerdynamic T1 Impressions and Discussion Thread

    Stefanaudioart wrote me an essay on recabling with their cable - a cool $600. Personally, I believe in good quality interconnects, not cheap radio shack junk, but I can't fit a $600 recable into my budget. FYI.
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    Show us your Head-Fi station at it's current state. No old pictures please...

    Ha. Actually it seems I'm not the first to think of this - lots of examples online. Hopefully it will make them more flexible in that they will be less boomy!
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    Show us your Head-Fi station at it's current state. No old pictures please...

    I just bought some black yoga blocks - 12 bucks - to serve as monitor stands. Seems like the cheapest way to bring up your monitors a bit and provide some isolation. I'll take a pic when they come in!
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    REVIEW: Violectric V181 balanced headphone amp

    I just got my v181 and set it up with my emotiva XDA-1. Balanced out to the v181, then right now I'm only listening in single ended mode as I don't own a pair of balanced headphones yet. I'm shocked by how low power the SE output is on the v181 compared to my Gilmore Lite. The GL crushes it...
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    Focal SPIRIT PROFESSIONAL Impressions thread

    Look around on the sale forums, I see FSP and FSC fairly often. And I wouldn't count out the classic - Tyll described them pretty similar to FSP. This said, I'm very happy with the FSP however, if I had taken the time to really consider, I think I would have gone for the Classic if only for the...
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    The Official Beyerdynamic T1 Impressions and Discussion Thread

    Since I asked the question I'll give the answer I found: BTG will reterminate the T1 for 40 bucks + shipping with a 4 pin xlr neutrik plug. will do it for 50. For 100, they'll reterminate and also build a 4 pin to 1/4" short cable out of the excess T1 stock cable. I also...
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    Worthy opposite of Grado 325e

    Ultimately, you're going to end up with 3-4 different headphones. I think its basically inevitable, once you've got a couple of amps, you'll have a couple of phones, etc.   The question is what you want next. You mentioned a pretty large budget. You could get used TH-600s or used HD700s in...
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    Roll Call for Team AKG

    I own the 501 and the 601 and I'm looking to expand the collection. 7xx, Annie, or 712? the k1000 and 812 will have to wait!
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    Focal SPIRIT PROFESSIONAL Impressions thread

    I just got the DX90 today and I'm loving the combination with the FSP. I'm using Lurker's firmware and the thing sound fantastic.
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    AudioQuest NightHawk Headphone Unveiled Today

    If anyone's interested, I reached out to Audioquest about the Liquid wood and they told me that they were using a supplier in Germany and that it appears that the product being used is very similar to the product used for the Flaxwood guitars. I got a really nice response from Skylar.