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    SIVGA PHOENIX OPEN BACK WOOD DYNAMIC

    I have Grado RS1i and have owned the 80s. Grado offers the most open of open-backed sound. Bass can be described as tight, punchy, detailed but not weighty, not sonorous. If you thrill to the detail of Christian McBride walking up and down the bass, Gradis are a great listen. But if you want...
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    Rank the Headphones that You Own.

    Fascinating change in rank for the Senn HD 800s. Also ZMF recently on my radar, so interesting to see how stable their Classics are at the top 2.
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    Rank the Headphones that You Own.

    Really helpful, Anaz thank you! I haven’t heard the 560, will check it out.
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    Review by 'PDC3' on item 'AKG K275 Over-ear'

    The AKG K275 will cheerfully perform in more use-cases than AKG will suggest. Early comments on this AKG K275 were largely welcoming to this 50 mm dynamic closed-back headphone, featuring folding hinges for relative portability given the big circumaural pads. As a fan of my AKG Q701 that uses...
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    AKG K275 Over-ear

    "When you’re serious about editing and mixing your music, you’re looking for more than thumping bass in your headphones, you need nuanced low frequencies. The K275 offer 50mm transducers—the largest in their class—to create greater low-frequency extension and detailed bass reproduction. This...
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    New AKG headphones K175, K245, K275

    I’ve got the k275 on pre order from Sweetwater. They have no firm date from AKG/HARMON/SAMSUNG as to when they’ll arrive. I’m giving them till February.
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    New AKG headphones K175, K245, K275

    Both your posts quite helpful, thanks!
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    OPPO HA-2 Portable Headphone Amplifier/DAC Discussion Thread

    Audiofiend1, Computer’s USB port to mini USB input on the HA2. The HA2 lineout via 3.5 mm to RCA L/R cable to your Mjolnir. The USB powers the HA2, so when you want to go portable the HA2 battery will be powered up. I THINK my Modi Optical desktop dac provides a bit broader soundstage but I’ve...
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    Oppo PM-3 : The Portable Planar - Impressions

    Bcaulf17, Haven’t heard the H6 but would place my PM3 above the Meze 99 and P7. Consequently, since I had the PM3 earcups and band refreshed at factory, you wouldn’t pry them out of my hands for less than $600 plus shipping. Instead, I’d suggest you check out MrSpeakers Aeon, budget permitting...
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    Oppo PM-3 : The Portable Planar - Impressions

    Jimmy G, You are right, I’m not a fan of the B&W 5, for exactly your description of bass. Kinda cool that we understand something of each other’s preferences all this distance apart. I very much like the HA2 with the PM3 but find it hard to describe why because the sound signature does not...
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    Oppo PM-3 : The Portable Planar - Impressions

    I have the AKG Q701 and definitely prefer the sound of the Oppo PM3. The bass has more impact and the treble has clarity without being fatiguing. The AKG semi open design does give a sense of room space whereas the PM3 are more intimate. For cool jazz or chamber music I will turn to the AKG but...
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    MrSpeakers AEON Flow Open - Impressions Thread

    Adding my thanks to a fine review. PLUS I added some of your tracks to my stream.
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    MrSpeakers AEON Flow Open Review: A Soulful Classic

    I’ll add my thanks for your review that doesn’t just praise, it describes and compares. Well done.
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    OPPO HA-2 Portable Headphone Amplifier/DAC Discussion Thread

    Yup, my bad. Sorry, had read about MP3 patents expiring, not FLAC. But iOS support for FLAC via v11 has been reported, but not confirmed that MUSIC APP will allow playback.
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