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    Feedback by 'Patrickhat2001' on listing 'ZMF Verite Closed - LTD Blackwood'

    I purchased a Verite Closed from ProfFalkin. He was nice and great with communication. I'd buy from him again anytime.
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    7-Part Review: Audio-Technica ATH-AD2000

    First off let me apologize as this review was going to be much more detailed. I had my last day with these phones set aside just for writing this review and for cementing my opinions on the AD2000s. But, unfortunately, someone broke into my car the night before (to steal my $30 XM receiver ) so...
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    Which Sennheiser do you use?

    HD595, HD600 and HD650. I love them all.
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    Do open cans really give a better sound then closed?

    Quote: Originally Posted by PiccoloNamek Of course there is. A can is closed when the back of the enclosure is completely sealed. Even if the enclosure is huge, it's still closed. I agree, in part. Technically, yes they are still closed but they feature few of the detriments of a...
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    Do open cans really give a better sound then closed?

    Keep in mind there is no standard definition of a closed can. For example, many people (myself included) would condiser the CD3000, R-10 and DX1000 semi-closed. Techically, these are open cans with huge and mostly hollow shells on the back that act as sounding boxes to improve the soundstage and...
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    Headfive vs. Gilmore Lite...expected more of a difference.

    Quote: Originally Posted by Asr No offense, but please don't try to pass info off as factual on components you don't own. The Gilmore Lite's loop out functions when the amp is completely off, so I highly doubt the signal path traverses much of the PCB (if at all) before it meets the...
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    Headfive vs. Gilmore Lite...expected more of a difference.

    Quote: Originally Posted by smeggy I don't know how the GL is wired up but some loop outs don't go through any internal circuitry at all. Whoops, looks like I was partially wrong on that. From some reason I was thinking the Gilmore Lite also had PreAmp capabilities. Still, the...
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    E-MU 1212M L-Analog-Out out Volume Problem

    This happened with both my 1212M and 0404 cards (it was the left channel in one and the right in the other). Each time there was nothing I could do but send them to Creative for replacement (both outside warrently as well...grumble). It was probably just bad luck but I'm not thinking too highly...
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    Headfive vs. Gilmore Lite...expected more of a difference.

    I'm really suprised no one has mentioned an obvious solution. When doing these tests don't use the loop out on the Gilmore Lite. Why? Because when you're listening to the Headfive this way it's still going to through the Gilmore's internals first before the signal is sent to the Headfive...
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    Recommend me a CHEAP bike!

    If you don't mind shopping around check out thrift shops. Once in a while you'll find an older bike in excellent condition. It was only a month ago that I bought a Raleigh road bike that was in nearly perfect condition (it had obviously been well cared for--all I had to do was put some air in...
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    Cool SNES games!

    Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island--still the best 2D platformer ever, IMO, (Super Mario Bros. 3 a close second).
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    Perhaps foolish question about stand def signals on HDTVs

    Thanks for the extensive reply Rock&Roll Ninja, your advice is very much appreciated. I suppose it would have been wise for me to list my viewing habits in my first post but I forgot. So here they are-- 50% DVDs 50% game consoles--I own all three from this generation (excluding Dreamcast)...
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    Perhaps foolish question about stand def signals on HDTVs

    I see this statement all the time now--"Many people find standard definition signals to look better on SD televisions than HD televisions." But what, exactly, are people referring to when they say standard definition signals? Are they referring exclusively to television signals (sent over...
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    The bass of the HD650 - what a strange thing

    My experience is much the same as yours--HD650 too much bass (and too warm), HD600 just about perfect. Just personal taste really.
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    should I get an XBox?

    Of course there is reason enough to buy an Xbox now--every system that has been around for a few years has it's collection of great games. It will be a while until the XBox 360 has a similar lineup of quality titles. This is why I always advise people to wait until a system has been out for at...
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