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    For Sale: Burson HA-160 Price Lowered

    Well that price change sure did the trick, thanks for the sudden and considerable interest, this has now sold. Also thanks for the bump bala, I wanted to move it on to someone who would benefit from it, shame it has to go half way around the world for that to happen!
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    DIY Sennheiser HD-800 Leather pads & headband replacement & upgrade

    Sorry guys I have actually had them back for a while now but combination of laziness and giving myself a while with them before providing my true impressions has kept me from updating the thread.   In short, I'm really happy so far. Will try to get an update and some photos up soon.
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    DIY Sennheiser HD-800 Leather pads & headband replacement & upgrade

    I've decided to have a go at sorting out my Sennheiser HD-800 headband and earpads once and for all (hopefully). Looking about on Head-Fi I was surprised that few others had posted with similar issues to the one I have experienced for the last couple of years: the deterioration of the material...
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    Benchmark DAC 1 - still a good piece ?

      He is no longer working with Benchmark unfortunately. If it is the same person I'm thinking of he used to respond to every question asked of Benchmark products here in the forums, incredibly helpful and clearly very talented/knowledgable in his field. It's a shame to have lost his advice on...
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    New Zealand Headphone Meet MK II, 2015 Ed.

    Yeah to be honest I'm sure single ended will give me enough of an impression of what to expect, if the sound is even half of what I've read it to be with the HD800 I'll be impressed. I'm very envious of that delicious stack of yours BTW!    Thanks for organising an NZ meet man. Have been to a...
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    New Zealand Headphone Meet MK II, 2015 Ed.

    Would really love to hear my HD800s through NZtechfreak's CMA800R monos but don't have a balanced cable. If anyone has an HD800 balanced cable that I can beg/borrow/steal/rent/hire/buy before the meet please hit me up :) 
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    New Zealand Headphone Meet MK II, 2015 Ed.

    I'll be along, great to see a few goodies in the list that I'd love to spend a little time with.    I can bring any of the following: Benchmark DAC1PRE, Sennheiser HD800/HD650, Burson HA-160 (which I'm happy to sell if anyone's interested).
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    Benchmark DAC 1 - still a good piece ?

    I'm honestly shocked by the response of other posters in this thread. I'm clearly in the minority in terms of my opinion of the DAC1 as far as other people here, but I really think that the responses here in no way reflect the general opinion of the product, or more importantly, how it actually...
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    HD800 pads - Where in Australia?

    Thanks man, but I'm trying the DIY route. The standard pads are rubbish. I know they're made of amazing materials blah blah blah, it's ****, they just fall apart and make a hell of a mess once they're (not all that) old. I just can't justify throwing so much cash at replacement pads that I know...
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    Benchmark DAC 1 - still a good piece ?

    It's technically obsolete in the sense that there are new models from Benchmark, but the DAC1 sounds awesome. If you're getting it for a good price and haven't previously used a DAC/headphone amp of this quality I'd be very surprised if you regret the purchase. Of course, if you can, listen to...
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    HD800 pads - Where in Australia?

    Hey Zorander :) Did you happen to solve your HD800 pad problem? I'm in a similar position and just curious what you went with in the end.
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    Oppo HA-1 Impressions Thread

    I should add that these are only quick impressions in a much less than perfect listening environment. Looking forward to getting one home some time soonish and really sitting down and listening to some albums.
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    Oppo HA-1 Impressions Thread

    Got to have a quick listen through HD800 today and was impressed. For me there were a few areas where the sound fell short, primarily in terms of soundstage specifically in comparison to my DAC1PRE. Also in complex passages I found things to muddy together a little more than I'd expect. These...
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    Oppo HA-1 Impressions Thread

    Would love to hear your impressions. Plan to audition in the next couple days but don't have balanced cable yet.
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