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    Most overrated headphones?

        I should re-phrase.   Z1000 seems to be the peak for their build quality IMO. (edit = the unicorn that is the R1 aside)   The MDR-1R is still well built, I agree.   And many older Sony cans are money well spent
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    Most overrated headphones?

      The last high build quality Sony that sounded good was the MDR-Z1000.  At least of the Sony cans I have seen lately.   If you ever get a chance.... portable, well built, easy to drive and isolate (in both directions) very well.  Very much miss my pair.   We always let one get away....
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    Reply to review by 'r-audiohead' on item 'Torque Audio t103z'

    So I see you went with them Deviltooth ;)  -- Great input, I haven't compared them too closely but considering the main shortfall of the SE215 is treble extension to my ears, I am not surprised by your impression.
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    Reply to review by 'r-audiohead' on item 'Torque Audio t103z'

    The versatility is very nice, especially now that more valves exist for this unit.  I have yet to try the new valves (may attempt to re-establish contact with Torque and see if I can get a sample to review).  I do wish they were a little better for me ergonomically as they do not physically fit...
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    Portland Area Head-fi Meet: Echo Audio - 03/02/13

    Tentative Plans to stop into Echo on Thursday.
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    Reply to review by 'r-audiohead' on item 'Torque Audio t103z'

    To me, "value" is used to describe worth. The level of sound quality that you get for the price paid is about on par and the ability to switch to a better suited sound to the type of music you're listening to is valuable. In other words, this is a cheap option when comparing the...
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    Reply to review by 'r-audiohead' on item 'Torque Audio t103z'

    To me, "value" is used to describe worth. The level of sound quality that you get for the price paid is about on par and the ability to switch to a better suited sound to the type of music you're listening to is valuable. In other words, this is a cheap option when comparing the...
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    Review by 'R-Audiohead' on item 'Torque Audio t103z'

    For anyone who has read any of my previous reviews on the KRK-KNS 8400, Shure SRH-940, Sennheiser HD448 or Sennheiser PX360, this beginning piece may seem redundant to you.  However, I think it is important to include.  I like to start off by giving the reader a tidbit about my previous audio...
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    DAC for $500

    Quote: This will be tough to beat, and it gives you balanced operation if/when you decide to upgrade to an amp that can utilize it.   And you'll get an amp with it that isn't half bad
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    Charter Oak SP-1: I'm Impressed!

    Quote: It's kind of a long story--   But they are very subtly different according to the literature.  I haven't heard a GMP450PRO or QP450PRO to confirm.  My guess is that they are somewhere in the middle, seeing as they are advertised as a "custom QP450 PRO" but have the GMP cable...
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    Amp recommendations for Audeze LCD-2

    Quote: Price performance ratio for PCs?
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    New headphone amplifier from Bryston

    Quote: Agreed.  I would not be in favor of a switch.  Glad I got mine when I did
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    New headphone amplifier from Bryston

    Quote: Mine does this as well--   It allows for a finer tuning in the "sweetspot" range from 9 oclock to 1 or 2 oclock IMO and I actually prefer it.  And if you don't like the finer tuning and want a lot of volume, you can do that too... just turn the potentiometer wide open (like you...
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    Sennheiser MOMENTUM Review

    Quote: The Shure 840 and 940 were rumored to do this (not sure if it was confirmed) and I can tell you for a fact they sound very different
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    Sennheiser MOMENTUM Review

    Quote: My ears honestly didn't think they were anything special...   but it was a really brief demo out of a very powerful amplifier, so I wasn't using them in their ideal environment
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