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    Sub-$300 DAC recommendations

    KECES DA-151 is great if you only need a USB input; good reviews here and sounds great IMO. I got one used in great condition for $150, so look for one around that price
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    Closed headphone for RS1 Owner ???

    ultrasone pro900 have really good isolation and sound really good. much more bass presence than the rs1s but similar highs/mids. you can sometimes find them 300-350 new on ebay/etc. sennheiser hd25-ii (not the SP version) have the best isolation of any closed headphone that I know of, dont...
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    I'm going to guess Sennheisers desperately NEED recabling !!!

    Quote: Originally Posted by momomo6789 lets say for the k702, how could a recable make any difference you pass the signal through the stock cable inside the headphone to a new wire if say one believes that a new wire will help the sound (being neutral on this matter i don't care how...
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    The most downright resilient songs that make your mood better - no matter what.

    tommy emmanuel - angelina WARNING: this is a loud video, lower your volume to be safe http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AhR04kmcSXU
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    I'm going to guess Sennheisers desperately NEED recabling !!!

    Quote: Originally Posted by atothex Recabling is silly at this price point when the price difference gets you to a higher tier of phones. Also, I would expect the Hifiman to sound better than an iPod + Rudistor. Quoted for truth I'm probably one of the biggest cable...
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    Some retro looking cans please...

    Quote: Originally Posted by jjinh why do we care about how the headphones look? because some people wear headphones outside. why do people care how clothes look?
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    Are you serious with the headphone mania?

    I've spent quite a lot more than I should have, but I generally sell headphones that I'm not satisfied with, so my costs have been remotely reasonable (at least considering the number of phones I've been through...)
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    Why do so many headphones have crappy stock cables?

    Quote: Originally Posted by nullstring well, sure, ok, I didn't say HUGE, I said "huge." Everything in audio is subtle. And to fight against everyone saying everything is significant, I used the word huge. The point being, the D1001 sound very different with a new cable. They...
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    Why do so many headphones have crappy stock cables?

    Quote: Originally Posted by Graphicism It's a mathematical equation. Amped $200 ÷ unamped $0 + recable $20 ÷ stock cable $0 = ≈ same difference Another way of looking at it would be that a $20 cable makes a difference whereas a $20 amp likely would not. A $200 amp would make a...
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    Why do so many headphones have crappy stock cables?

    Quote: Originally Posted by iancraig10 That doesn't really explain why a microphonic cable is attached to something like the Klipsch which is a nice sounding IEM but the noise from the cable is appalling. Or the plastic coming apart on the Earlier Shure IEM's. (E2) More like they...
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    Beyerdynamic to launch new top headphone at IFA -- called T1

    Quote: Originally Posted by xnor To be precise, you guys are talking about dB SPL... that's true, although these days I think by convention dB refers to sound pressure (i.e. my physics textbooks don't specify sound pressure when using decibels as a unit)
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    Beyerdynamic to launch new top headphone at IFA -- called T1

    Quote: Originally Posted by MacedonianHero That's correct, but it was chosen because it was the smallest audible difference to the human ear (actually closer to 0dB). Sorry dude, Alexander Graham Bell was such a famous Canadian that we all had to study his accomplishments when in school...
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    IC: los angeles mini-meet near UCLA

    Anyone interested in a meet around the UCLA area? My apartment is fairly large and I'd be glad to offer it, we've hosted 30+ person parties before so I'm sure with a little cleanup we could comfortably host 10-15 head-fiers. Alternatively, I could try to reserve a room on the UCLA campus, which...
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    Why do so many headphones have crappy stock cables?

    BTW, I want to point out that I never meant to imply that recabling isn't worth the money. There are a lot of benefits to recabling. I just disagree with the notion that recabling PURELY for improvement in sound quality (with no other goals in mind) makes more sense that upgrading other...
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    Beyerdynamic to launch new top headphone at IFA -- called T1

    Quote: Originally Posted by MacedonianHero 1dB by definition is the smallest audible change in volume that the human ear can detect. FWIW no... that's completely false. 1 dB is a logarithmic measure of sound pressure. In my experience, most people won't consciously notice a...
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