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    Sennheiser HD650 & Massdrop HD6XX Impressions Thread

    Believe it or not, I drive my HD 650 with my iPhone and it sounds fantastic. These do not need a lot of power unless you listen really loud.
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    Ah, okay. I’m realizing I misunderstood what he was saying. Either way, I think people should try to be a little kinder in their responses and not pile on with making fun of him.
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    A Review of MandarinEs Foam Tips

    W = fits nozzles 4.5mm - 6mm Wn = nozzles 3mm - 4mm Wa = nozzles 2mm - 2.5mm It’s explained on each product’s page. I think Wn and Wa are W with an appropriately sized adapter.
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    24bit vs 16bit, the myth exploded!

    I think any Blu-ray or DVD player with S/PDIF should work equally well. I’ve been using a cheap-o Sony BDP-S370 hooked up to whatever DAC I happen to have on hand, and I think it sounds fabulous. My very unscientific way of testing was to plug other transports into the DAC’s other inputs (e.g...
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    Sennheiser HD650 & Massdrop HD6XX Impressions Thread

    Thank you, @castleofargh for saying all of the things I was thinking but was too lazy to write out.
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    Iphone 12 Pro or DAP?

    Just drop the part about power and you’re not wrong. I wouldn’t argue that some amps might sound better or different than others, but it’s not the power that makes it that way. As @rlw6534 said, there are a bunch of factors that could effect how an amp sounds, but power isn’t one of them. I...
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    Iphone 12 Pro or DAP?

    I should add that the iPhone dongle is pretty flimsy feeling. I just spent an hour-ish with it connected to my DT 1990 (which have a pretty heavy cable), and it was bent so that it looked like it might break. It's cheap to replace, but having these things constantly die might get annoying...
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    African & Afro-Caribbean / Jamaican vibes

    Not really that similar, but Damian Marley's vocals kinda remind me of one of my childhood favorites: Eek-a-Mouse. I used to sing "Wa Do Dem" ad nauseam when I was 12 or 13. I don't think I understood a single word, but I memorized the entire song.
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    Iphone 12 Pro or DAP?

    Just want to chime in that you can check on the Apple website how much you'll get for your G8 on trade-in. Looks like you'll get $60, assuming the phone is in decent condition. Tell your wife you're planning on buying a $200 dongle/DAP if you have to get rid of your old phone. If she wants you...
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    Yay! I’m glad somebody else likes cocktails and is giving this thread some love! I’ve actually been drinking more cocktails than I have been listening to headphones lately. I’m not much of a fan of yellow chartreuse, but your recipe sounds yummy. I don’t the think it’d quite work with green...
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    Audioquest Dragonfly Red paired with a separate amp?

    It’s been a while, but the only times I recall noticing a real difference between the DFR and a more powerful (or simply better) amp was with my higher impedance Beyer DT 1990 and Senn HD 650. With my IEMs and lower impedance headphones I don’t remember ever noticing a difference.
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    Sennheiser HD 6XX Headphone Connectors and Using Grado Extension Cable

    From your intended uses (phone, laptop, AV receiver), I think I’d go for keeping the short HD 6XX cable and adding an adapter and extension. If you get one long (custom) cable, then you’re going to have an annoying bundle of cable when using your phone or laptop. Not to mention that if you’ve...
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    Understanding output power?

    P = V^2/R P = 12V^2/32Ω P = 4.5W = 4,500mW in high gain from balanced And: P = 2V^2/32Ω P = 0.125W = 125mW in low gain from unbalanced EDIT: I just realized that the voltage listed in their specs is unloaded. Without knowing what it is into a specific load, I don't think we're able to...
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    Do you have tinnitus?

    I've had tinnitus for almost as long as I can remember. I used to get ear infections when I was a kid and I remember sometimes hearing an intermittent or quiet, steady ringing. I even had a ruptured eardrum (painful!) when I was about 12 or 13. My sister used to affectionately kiss me on my ear...
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    DT 1990 Pro - Setup

    DT 1990 are great 'phones! I use mine with the JDS Atom stack, which (at least on paper) should sound the same as the Schiit. Which is to say, great. I honestly don't think I'd ever need more. Advantages of the Atom stack is multiple inputs on both DAC and amp, and power, gain and input...