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    QUAD ERA-1 Thread

    As stated above, as I understand it the ERA-1 comes with the two sets of pads pictured, hence Quad providing these measurements when I asked - I'm posting them here as a number of people (me included) had asked in the thread and I thought it would help. I didn't really notice you were asking for...
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    QUAD ERA-1 Thread

    I emailed Quad with this very question, as I couldn't find it in the specifications, and one of their staff very helpfully sent me this:
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    QUAD ERA-1 Thread

    Sorry if I missed this in the thread already, but for the benefit those of us with generous sized ears, is anyone able to measure the pads?
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    Fostex HP-A4BL (the A4 with balanced output)

    You sound pretty happy. I'm curious, how would you describe the difference between the Fostex and the Questyle CMA400i? I seem to recall we were trying the Questyle around the same time with the HD650/HD6XX.
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    New Questyle CMA400i

    I had a both single ended and balanced cables. Obviously the Magni is only single ended, but I tried to compare single-ended to single-ended, and single-ended to balanced. The balanced output on the CMA400i was louder as it has more power. If pushed I might say I thought that instruments sounded...
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    New Questyle CMA400i

    Well the Questyle arrived yesterday. I want to say first off the build quality seems really high, frankly it made my Magni/Modi look like they'd been assembled in a shed in comparison. The amp stayed surprisingly cool, and the volume knob was beautifully smooth. I detected no noise or hiss, nor...
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    New Questyle CMA400i

    Well, I placed my order. Should get it Tuesday!
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    New Questyle CMA400i

    Thanks Satcher, was that with the low gain or standard gain? With the Magni 2U I rarely make it above 10 o'clock on the dial (and I've just checked and it's set to low gain). Supposedly the M2U outputs 320mW @ 300 ohm, versus the CMA400i's 418mW @ 300 ohm from the balanced output, so I was...
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    New Questyle CMA400i

    I'm considering the CMA400i to replace my Magni/Modi 2 Uber stack. I have Sennheiser HD-650, HifiMan HE-400i, and Grado SR-60 headphones; currently the HD-650s are what I'm listening to 90% of the time. Can anyone comment on the pairing with the HD-650? I see the Questyle paired a lot with...
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    Hifiman he-400i Impressions and Discussion

    Thanks! I did have a go at bending the sliders when I got them, but was probably overly cautious. I'll have another (gentle) go.
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    Hifiman he-400i Impressions and Discussion

    I've just received my HE-400i and I'm having a great time listening to them. They're hooked up to a Magni 2 Uber/Modi 2 Uber and a Pro-Ject CD player. I'm relatively new to 'nice' headphones, I also own HD650s and Grado SR-60s, but so far I prefer the sound of the HE-400i and I also find them...
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