Recent content by Jack Western
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    AKG K240 "Sextett" EP studio monitors

    Hello all, Moving on my early production AKG K240 monitors as part of a headphone pruning session. Decent condition and full working order. The only thing that'll need replacing are the little plastic covers on the left/right sliding headband. Open to offers. Free recorded delivery via Royal...
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    Budget headphone+speaker amp

    I've found that quite often older hi fi amps actually have a pretty reasonable headphone circuit. My old Rotel RA-611 (1970's) actually has a pretty crisp headphone output, for example. Hunt around for something second hand obviously. Try places like and Cash Converters.
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    What Are You Listening To Right Now? -New thread, new rules. Please read them.

    Martyn Joseph - Run To Cover (album, 2004).
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    You know you're an audiophile when...

    Quote: Seconded that. I'm actually quite tempted to look at the Aviators further now.
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    Review by 'Jack Western' on item 'Aircoustic by Vivanco - beech wood ear speakers'

    So, my local hi fi store (Richer Sounds) appears to have a deal on these little gems as they currently retail for £10 in comparison to their normal £50. So, me being me, I picked up a pair to see what they were like. Oh my, actually, their quite good! Now that they've had music played through...
  6. Aircoustic by Vivanco - beech wood ear speakers

    Aircoustic by Vivanco - beech wood ear speakers

    A new IEM from Aircoustic by Vivanco. They are called beech wood ear speakers. As the name says they are made from beech wood. According to Aircoustic they are earphones that are (and have) "hand crafted, mellow bass, pure high notes" as described on the front of the box. With a frequency...
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    CanJam @ RMAF 2011: Show Highlights (part 2 of 2) - Head-Fi TV, Episode 015

    I honestly cannot wait to see what Shure has pulled out of the bag with the SRH1840s. Definitely something to look forward to when they are released :D
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    Hornyphon (Philips) SA5427 e.g Philips 22RH427s

    Has anyone heard of the Hornyphon SA5427. They were made in 1975-78 period in Austria, and that's about all I know about them. I also know that Philips bought Hornyphon at some point, but I don't know when. I was just wondering if anyone knew about any reputation they had?  They are also...
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    CES Days 2 and 3: Skullcandy. That's right...Skullcandy.

    Now if Beats could do the same thing.... then it will get interesting xD
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    Any thoughts on the Pro-Ject Genie 3?

    I'm tempted due its great reputation as being a budget turntable, and I love the radical design too! Anyone have any thoughts on this little fella?  
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    Post A Photograph Of Your Turntable

    Quote: This was my first TT! Got a bit disappointed by the output though, but that was with the stock cartridge and stylus though (P30).  
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    Post A Photograph Of Your Turntable

      Can anyone remember the Pioneer PL-430. Budget at the time. Still is now, but I got lucky and picked one up for £26 off ebay. Promptly put an Ortofon OM PRO S cartridge and stylus on and now it ain't half bad!
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    Calling All Btech BT928 Owners (or others with amp experience)

    How odd. I've had really positive results with this little thing, considering its price. I doubt you can find something which is that punchy for around £30 (which I got it for). I needed something super basic and cheap to drive my AKGs and settled on this for the time being. My goodness. It...
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    A similar component CD player to the Technics SL-P777.

    Ok, so my poor SL-P777 is giving up the ghost, which I'm heartbroken about. Something to do with it's motor, which is brushless and  apparently near impossible to fix...  So.... I need a new CD deck for my hi-fi. Something of a similar age or sound signature, as I do love this CD deck (ok...
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    Review by 'Jack Western' on item 'Goldring NS-1000 Active Noise Reduction Headphones'

    So I was lucky enough to get these very cheap from They seem to be on there a lot of the time at around the £55 mark, compared to their RRP of £160, this is a real steal personally. I think that is something like around $85-90? Again, compared to what is probably a couple of hundred...