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    "Open Alpha" T50 3D printed headphone project from MrSpeakers

    Amp choice is kinda personal and everyone will have a different answer. They'll all be correct. Personally: Considering sound only: Torpedo>Ember>Valhalla>Gustard>Asgard. Disclaimer: I've never heard a gustard though, so I'm going straight off secondhand accounts. Things to consider...
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    "Open Alpha" T50 3D printed headphone project from MrSpeakers

    Regardless of the type of primer and paint, you'll need a really nice surface to start. I'd definitely acetone the outside. Acetone, sand fairly well through about 400, hi lift primer, wet sand primer, more primer, wet sand, more primer, paint 5-6 coats, wet sand, 1 more paint layer, 3-4 clear...
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    "Open Alpha" T50 3D printed headphone project from MrSpeakers

    It's been a couple weeks. Has anybody finished theirs yet? I'm hoping to get some measurements.
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    Recommendation for Light Headphones for Gift

    I've had my wife try quite a few headphones. She doesn't do in ears, so they are ruled out. Her favorites have been the Oppo PM-3's and Sennheiser 598's. They're both relatively light and comfortable. The 598's are open, but they have a new closed back version, the 598cs. The 569's are very...
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    What are the best headphones for under £300?

    For warmth you want 598's. If they have to be closed, the 598cs might be a possibility, though I haven't heard them yet. Maybe the 569's might be worth looking into as well. Lastly, a pricier option like the Beyer 770's or Oppo PM-3's might be ideal. (I don't know what the PM-3s run outside the...
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    Headphone (Budget) recommendations?

    Start with Sennheisers. The durability and sound are above all others in their price category. My 598's have been excellent. They are 10x the headphones my monoprices are. Find the best Sennheiser that you can find on sale for your budget. It's possible to get 598's in the 90's but you'll...
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    When does HiFiMan have sales?

    I highly doubt you'll beat the $249 that they're selling for today. I believe today is their last day of the sale. Or
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    I'm wondering the same thing. I need a cheap closed headphone for late night Netflix binges. I was planning on picking up the 598cs because I like my 598se, but the Beyers have me questioning that.
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    "Open Alpha" T50 3D printed headphone project from MrSpeakers

    1. Given a straight up choice, go ABS. You'll get a better finish & it's a little more durable. Plus PLA will melt if you accidentally leave these in a hot car. 2. If you're on a very tight budget, hard wire them straight to the driver. need to modify the opening before you print it...
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    Reply to review by 'ktmracer12345' on item '1MORE Capsule Dual Driver In-Ear Headphones with In-line Microphone and Remote'

    Do you have any sound comparisons with the other 1more offerings? (triple driver, single driver, etc.)
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    September 10th, 2016: Arizona Head-Fi Meet Q3 2016

    I think the library is perfect. It's fairly centered for most Phoenicians. I'd probably prefer one large room over two smalls, but it really did work well.
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    Utah Salt Lake City Meet? Anyone interested? Lets do this!!!!!

    How close are we to getting a final date? I'm in town until the 19th.
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    Review by 'ktmracer12345' on item 'HIFIMAN Edition X Over Ear Planar Magnetic Headphones'

    Hifiman Edition X: Disclaimer: These headphones came from Todd at TTVJ. They were loaned to me free of charge with no reimbursement from either party. I do everything in my power to keep any bias out of my reviews.     History and Intro:   I’ve been following Hifiman for a while now and I’ve...
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    January 30th Arizona Head-Fi Meet Impressions

    Impressions:   Favorite SS amp: The Violectric was amazing! It's a really nice sounding amp.   Favorite Tube amp: Honestly, it's probably the Ember. The price to performance is off the charts! I loved all of the Garage 1217 amps, but the Ember stood out as the top performer to me.  ...
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    January 30th: Arizona Head-Fi Meet Q1 2016

    My for sure list: Q701 HE400i HD598 Hifiman Edition X O2 amp See you guys on Saturday!!!