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    Massdrop x Sennheiser HD 58X Jubilee Review & Measurements

    Probably not a huge compliment given they're only $150. And you're only saying "one of" not "the" best. :) Incidentally, not sure what the current thinking is on removing the back foam. I read a lot of posts way back that it made no difference and measured the same, so I left it. Then...
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    Marantz PM-5005

    Had a little look inside but can't really follow the signal due to the twisting of the wires into bundles. Can't see anything resembling a separate amp, and there isn't anything printed on the board about an HP amp. My guess is that it's the same as every other Marantz amp in taking the signal...
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    Marantz PM-5005

    Actually that's yet another question. I've had Marantz amps for many years (more than I care to count) and it's always been that the HP out is taken from the speaker taps. Yet Marantz speaks about the 5005 as if it had a separate HP amp: "PM5005 features a headphone amplifier that is able to...
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    Beyerdynamic T90 Discussion and Support Thread

    Six by my count. Don't shortchange a fellow enthusiast. :)
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    Beyerdynamic T90 Discussion and Support Thread

    Many, many thanks for that message, Storydog. :)
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    Beyerdynamic T90 Discussion and Support Thread

    My impression is that the T90 reproduces light and shadow where appropriate whereas the T1 is in full sunlight all the time, so that I feel like I need aural sunglasses. In short, I just found the T1 too bright, and not realistic. I don't hear the T90 as 'fun' sounding, just accurate. Though...
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    Beyerdynamic T90 Discussion and Support Thread

    This is typical Beyer problem with no universal solution. It also afflicts the DT880 and--I presume--the DT990. My response with the DT880 was to drill through the middle of the plastic where it clamps the band and insert a small flat end screw to stop the sliding. Others try things like tape...
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    Beyerdynamic T90 Discussion and Support Thread

    Where were they?
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    How are the OPPO-PM3 compared to DT880 Pro?

    Unfortunately for you, or perhaps fortunately, the DT880 punches far above its weight, so you'll have trouble substantially improving on it for much less than $1000. However, since you're unable to define the areas of improvement you're seeking, it's possible what I just said is complete nonsense. 
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    Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO! 250 ohm, 32 ohm, or 80 ohms?

        I think you may be disappointed. Though the 880 isn't a completely open can (or so Beyer tell us, though they never were an accurate source of info about their own cans) there's nothing about the sound to suggest it's anything other than completely open.  
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    Sennheiser HD650 & Massdrop HD6XX Impressions Thread

      LOL.    A new fetish we're only just hearing about?
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    Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO! 250 ohm, 32 ohm, or 80 ohms?

        I hope she was aware of that before you posted it here, for all the world to see.  
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    The Beyerdynamic DT880 Discussion thread

      Yes, this is a common problem. Set everything to flat and you feel you've lost the special magic these cans provide. I think the least you do to them the better. Cut the treble less than you think you need to. You'll be surprised how quickly you get used to a little extra sparkle.
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    Reply to review by 'pp312' on item 'Beyerdynamic DT 880 Pro 250 OHM Semi-open reference headphone'

    In my opinion the DT880 is one of the most balanced and neutral cans around. If you need to turn the bass control to full then you're a basshead and should be looking at Beats by Dre. Nothing wrong with that, but it's a shame you didn't acquaint yourself with the sound of more neutral phones...
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