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    SOLD: IEM collection (Ortofon, Sennheiser etc)

    Pictures vanished for some reason .
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    SOLD: IEM collection (Ortofon, Sennheiser etc)

    I used to be active here back in the day but I've sort of fallen out of the hobby as grown-up responsibilities have taken over. So I'm looking to sell some of the stuff I found in a box. Namely the following: Ortofon e-Q5 (black) Sennheiser IE8 (black) Denon AH-C700 (black) JVC HA-FX700 (Wood...
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    Metal/Progressive Rock/Alternative Rock/Post Rock IEM

    I will state that from the IEMs I own/have owned I generally prefer dynamic drivers to balanced armatures for metal. Make sure you know what you're getting into before spending lots on the Westones or UEs.
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    Metal/Progressive Rock/Alternative Rock/Post Rock IEM

    I actually just sold my 4.Ais because I thought they weren't good with metal. Then again I don't listen to exactly the same stuff you do. I'm more into thrash/speed and older heavy metal, so that's something to keep in mind. To me the Heirs got kind of stressed with fast music and really did...
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    [REVIEW] Sony MH1 – The Best Kept Secret

    I got my pair yesterday and to me these are the real deal. IMO they make a great showing next to my other IEMs like the FX700s, Heir 4.Ais et. al. Not saying they're "better" or "worse" than those 'phones, just saying I can enjoy the MH1Cs on the same level. Also, they are really comfortable in...
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    IEM trading station: Heir 4.Ai (Europe!)

    Ok, the time has come to check out some new stuff. So I'm putting up two of my IEMs for trade.   -----   First we have the awesome Heir 4.Ais. They are really, really, really good. Unfortunately they don't really show their best with the type of music I listen to 80% of the time (i.e...
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    Review: Modded iPod Classic 7G with 240GB HDD from eBay

    I can't find one of these on eBay. Could someone please post a link to a seller? Thanks!
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    FS: Westone 3 - Toronto

    Still only looking for local deals? Otherwise I'd possibly be interested...
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    I can only agree with the above. Got a pair of Shure SE530s sent to Sweden quickly and at a great price. Couldn't be happier with the deal!
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    Benchmark DAC1 now available with USB

    Quote: Originally Posted by infinitesymphony As you have hinted, the real reason for variable output is to use the DAC1 as a preamplifier to feed a power amplifier (either in active monitors or a standalone amp). Calibrated mode essentially turns the DAC1 into a normal source, with an...
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    Mhdt DAC as upgrade for modded E-MU 0404?

    For the last two years my source has been a modded E-MU 0404 (with an AD8620 op-amp and something else too, I don't remember) as my source for music listening. It's fine, but I've been thinking of an upgrade lately. Reading around here pointed me in the direction of the Mhdt DACs in general and...
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    Just purchased Entech Number Cuncher 203.2..

    Maybe I'll pick one up and get a step-down then. At that price I can't really lose. Anyone know how it would compare to a modded E-mu 0404?
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    Just purchased Entech Number Cuncher 203.2..

    What kind of PSU does the Number Cruncher come with? Would it be possible for me as a european to use it with 220V in some way?
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    After two deals with Zemo I figure it's time to leave some feedback. I've bought a Pimeta amp and a modded E-Mu 0404, and both deals have been excellent in every respect. He's friendly and prompt and always answers my questions, no matter how stupid they are. Plus he doesn't mind shipping stuff...
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    Why aren't more Pink Floyd albums available on SACD/DVD-A?

    Why have they just released DSOTM? I'd love to hear Animals or Wish You Were Here on hi-rez. Anything in the works perhaps?