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    AKG K702 Impressions.

    What are the benefits of K-702's over K-701's? I can get either of them for almost the same price. Are they sonically the same? Honestly I like the white look of K-701's better. I read somewhere that detachable cable of K-702 will be better for those who tend to trip over / stomp on the cable...
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    GUSTARD H10 High-current Discrete Class A output Stage Headphone Amplifier

    https://www.massdrop.com/buy/gustard-h10
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    Am I crazy? HD555 are the ultimate headphones?

    I investigated the issue and now I'm 100% sure that both headphones are fakes. Two purchases and two scams...
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    Am I crazy? HD555 are the ultimate headphones?

    Please help me out here. I ordered HD598 thinking it will be similar headphones to HD555 just slightly better. A few days ago I received the headphones (slightly used). I pluged them in and I was shocked. What I heard was huge muddy bass and very pronounced lower midrange. The rest of the...
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    Am I crazy? HD555 are the ultimate headphones?

    MayorDomino You are talking about HD555?
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    Am I crazy? HD555 are the ultimate headphones?

    I'm thinking on buying Gustard H10 headphone amplifier. What do you think about it? Will this be noticeably better than my current amplifier? --> Project Headbox SE II Massdrop has it for 300 USD.
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    GUSTARD H10 High-current Discrete Class A output Stage Headphone Amplifier

    What is 797/823 combo?   This amplifier is now available on Massdrop: https://www.massdrop.com/buy/gustard-h10
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    Am I crazy? HD555 are the ultimate headphones?

    Currently I have six pairs of cans apart from HD555, but I also had AKG K-701, ULTRASONE HIFI 780, Beyerdynamic DT-990 (non-PRO) and some other I vaguely remember. The K-701 I really liked when I boosted bass (+3db) on Leben CS-300 I had back then. These were great headphones for good quality...
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    Am I crazy? HD555 are the ultimate headphones?

    My source is ARCAM rDAC with upgraded power supply. It is well regarded british DAC. My amplifier is Pro-Ject Head Box SE II. The opinions about this amp are divided.   FLAC, mp3 320 and AAC 320 on TIDAL.
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    Am I crazy? HD555 are the ultimate headphones?

    I went with your recomendations and purchased Yamaha HPH-MT220 and Sennheiseer HD600. To be honest I'm not impressed with them either. I don't find them better than HD555 especially considering their price.   I didn't buy Philips Fidelio X2 because I didn't find a good deal and I'm not buying...
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    Am I crazy? HD555 are the ultimate headphones?

    I extensively compared a couple of high quality cans (at the same time) and strangely I found my old, worn out Sennheiser HD555 to be the best. I compared them with Sennheiser HD650, AKG K-712, HiFiMAN HE-400 and Beyerdynamic DT150 and HD555 wins in almost every genre. The cans I remember were...
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    Matrix M-Stage amp review: simple, cheap, and excellent.

    Do you think this seller is credible? I wonder if included OPA627  is legit? Matrix "m-stage" Headphone Amplifier with OPA627AP Class A Biasing Mod   Or maybe it would be more reasonable to buy cheaper version and change the opamp on my own? Will that work? Matrix "m-stage" Headphone...
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    Heed CanAmp

    Anyone tried this Canamp with AKG K-712 or Beyerdynamic DT-150? Is it still a good match for K-712? They supposedly changed a lot since K-701 times. How is second version of Canamp diffrent from the first one?
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    Dark smooth headphones, $200-300 budget.

    Recently I bought Hifiman HE-400 and found them bright and fatuiging with mudded bass so that may be another clue.   ZoNtO Yes you are right in saying that I should wait for my AKG K-712 to arrive but as I said I owned K-701 and I know this type of sound. I don't think they will be very diffrent.
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    Dark smooth headphones, $200-300 budget.

    I'm looking for a dark smooth not fatiguing headphones that would compliment my AKG K-712 (I don't have these yet but I once had K-701 and I liked their sound in good quality recordings, mostly classical music, jazz, audiophile recordings :P ). My ears are very sensitive and I don't like bright...
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