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    Your favourite "not the best" headphones?

    Grado SR-80s. (Not the i model, the model that came before without the mushroom cap and comfy pads) They were my second decent pair of headphones, and through they're not as detailed as either the SR-325i goldies or Senn HD-650s, they are my go-to overnight/travelling cans. They fit easily in...
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    Cotton insulated copper wires? Why?

    I think he means that cables (ie in headphones) can carry (physically) vibrations into the earcups/eartips during normal activities like walking, much like a tin-can telephone. Thus, cotton-insulated cables would work great for making custom IEM recables.
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    record vinyl via usb, the best way?

    I use a really complicated method - RCA-mini cable connecting my phono stage to my Macbook Pro's line-in. :D Sounds just fine. For more fidelity, though, definitely look into the dedicated ADC as mentioned above. Also as mentioned above - USB audio devices generally cannot go better than 48khz...
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    Mac users, what are your media players?

    Quote: Exactly. :) Macs also make optical-out easy as well, as each of their computers are built with a mini-toslink port in the headphone port.
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    The Official Grado 325i Owners Club.

    Quote: Originally Posted by shavala This is what I have been looking for, a low volume comment on these phones. almost all my listening is low level (work in a cubicle farm). I never much liked the IEM or closed sound factor. Open, tranparent is what works for me. I look forward to...
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    correct way of turning headroom amps on and off

    Just curious, how is the output on the back handled differently than the headphone one on the front?
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    Headroom MicroAmps: Driving Sennheiser 650, Denon 5000

    Quote: Originally Posted by MoData Well, I guess it also depends on the strength of the source signal, no? I feel that plugging it into the computer makes it go much clearer. Hmm. You might have a point. I run from an Ultra Micro DAC plugged into my mac via optical - volume from...
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    Sennheiser hd380 pro = no bass!

    I agree with the rep. I have their older brother, the HD280s, and I use them mainly for recording where its neutral-ish frequency response works quite well and the seal is a godsend. Then I switch to less neutral phones like the 650s for final adjusting of EQs and mix. I agree about the cord...
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    Effect of Airhead.

    Quote: Originally Posted by kboe Of course the better gear you get the better results you can get, but I have the AirHead and prefer it by a large margin to just the iPod. Sure you can get the same level of volume with the iPod, but remember, amping is not about volume, so much as...
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    Canadians: Do you wear shoes in the house?

    Quote: Originally Posted by g4ry I normally take them off. But on rare occasions I will wear shoes inside, depending on how much booze, puke, blood, etc is on the floor from the night before. You must live in a frat house. (addendum: I've lived in a frat house, so I'm not...
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    Headroom Bithead + OS X

    I used mine with OS-X, and both it and my Ultra Micro DAC work flawlessly. A real benefit with the Micro line is the ability to couple well with a mac via optical cables for hi-res action. Just gotta change the sample rate/word size manually in Audio MIDI Setup.
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    Moving from SR 80i to Sr 325is: What to expect?

    The 325is are more detailed to my ears than Sen 650s. You won't be disappointed.
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    jvc air cushion burn in time.

    I bought the Air Cushions a few months ago and have been loving them. The wonky bass/lower mids response won't go away, though. It's a part of the AC's sound sig. Out of curiosity I picked up a set of Skullcandy Titans. Yes, I know. I actually bought Skullcandy. You know what, though? They sound...
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    Oh the weather outside is frightful........Let it snow, Let it snow, Let it snow.

    Funny, we aren't far from the east coast and Toronto's beautiful and sunny (if cold) today. We had some decent snowfall a week and a half ago, but not counting some minor flurries last week we haven't had much snowfall yet at all.
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    Anyone walk through a major blizzard?

    I've done it before as A) I live in Canada and B) I walk everywhere. Lots of fun with music blaring on a pair of iems... anything Tarja Turunen is involved with (Nightwish, her solo project) is great snowfall music.