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    Four cans in my cart: DT990, SR225, ESW9, D2000

    Excellent opinions, guys.  I think I can narrow it down to the HD600 and the SR225/325 at this point.  I have a feeling i will end up owning both.   I'm a bit surprised by the 325 suggestions.  It seems so widely agreed that the 225 is the sweet spot and you're not getting much for that...
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    The PA2V2 Thread

    My PA2V2 is seven years old and I wouldn't let it go.  It has a little noise and it's not the most powerful, but the flavor is excellent.
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    Four cans in my cart: DT990, SR225, ESW9, D2000

    I have sold my HFI 780 (sounded okay, miss em slightly) and ES7(honky mids).  I retained my SR60 and HD485, half because they're not worth much and half because I like them.   I just got my first IEM, the UE 500, which oddly enough I really enjoy with the long untouched PA2V2 for flavor...
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    Been out of the game, need some hind/in-sight

    Thanks, Hammer.     Just going through the "regret" thread and I see a lot of 595.   One in particular said that it sounds almost identical to the 485, with better soundstage, which I'm assuming will require great amplification to ever hear.  Seeing as I love my 485, unamped, that's...
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    Been out of the game, need some hind/in-sight

    Hey guys,   Years ago when I got into headphones, the top cans were the K701, HD595, HD650, RS1, etc.  I get in and out every couple years and my last purchase was the HFI 780, which I'm quite pleased with.   I just noticed how dramatically the price has dropped on the 595 and 701, and...
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    CURSE You Head-Fi! The next stage.

    i was gone a while too. thought i got out with merely a pa2v2 and sr60. just came back to get the hd485, es7, penguin royal, hfi-780, and a bunch of vintage pcdp's. considering the RE0. think i'll go listen now.
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    Impressions: a week with the HFI-780

    Seven days ago these phones were delivered. Including listening time, I think they have over 100 hours of burn in. From various CD players to the Penguin Royal, or the Sansa Clip, these things deliver exactly what I wanted plus more. I'm noticing new things in music I've been listening to for...
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    Koss/Enigma Audio PortaPro (impressions)

    i'm a huge fan of the porta pro, the old black ktx-pro being my main headphones for years before i found head-fi. you had just beat me to snatching those. when you get tired of em, i'll be waiting.
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    I've had enough low end cans.

    was it clamping or small cups? they did look small on that headroom mannequin compared to the d2000.
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    I've had enough low end cans.

    I just scored a brand new HFI-780 on ebay for $179.99 shipped. thanks for the suggestions.
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    I've had enough low end cans.

    Quote: Originally Posted by spaceconvoy The problem with headphones is that under around $300 (including headphones and amp), Koss/PX100 are actually the most neutral headphones you can buy. Under a certain price, other headphones can do great soundstage, or great bass or great...
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    I've had enough low end cans.

    Quote: Originally Posted by akg702 Denon AH D7000 for $550, it sounds amazing even without amp out of the ipod or computer. The Denon has amazing detail and bass plus comfort. the d-2000 was at the top of my list. supposedly more up front than the 5000. not sure where the 7000...
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    I've had enough low end cans.

    Quote: Originally Posted by Vandal The SR225s bass is much better than the SR60...If you want more you could try the SR325i. Get a decent tube amp - little dot MK 3 or thereabouts. I like this idea.
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    I've had enough low end cans.

    Quote: Originally Posted by Graphicism FYI a $600 Dac + Amp + Can will blow away any $600 ampless headphone, you shouldn't be blowing your entire wad on ear speakers when your best-bang-for-buck will come from a little system upgrade. I'm aware of this and the Royal was my...
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    I've had enough low end cans.

    ad2000, which i'm completely unfamiliar with, came up $799 from a few vendors with google shopping.
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