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    AKG K3003 High End 3 Way System Headphone

    Well, after 6 weeks of anguish, my replacement K3003's should be here tomorrow.  I can't wait to be back in the game! I will be relieved once I actually have them in hand, though.  For some reason, they have my shipping address with the right zip code but the wrong city name.  But UPS already...
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    Sennheiser IE800 IEM's

    I agree.  That is a bum rap.   The K3003 has plenty of treble, no doubt.  But harsh?  nah.     The K3003 does cymbals better than any IEM I have ever heard. Not  sibilant either, when compared to something like a GR07. To have that fantastic treble with nice full bass and great mids is...
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    Aurisonics ROCKETS: Impressions Thread

    Thanks for that comment ^.   Apathy diminishing and now impatience ramping up!
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    Aurisonics ROCKETS: Impressions Thread

    I am hoping that some excitement will return once I finally get my Rockets (Blue TiN finish w/mic...still not shipping) I have been very patient throughout, knowing that the delays have resulted in a better product.   But right now, I''m afraid my patience has pretty much turned into apathy...
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    AKG K3003 High End 3 Way System Headphone

    Theoretically, yes.  I have a SquareTrade extended warranty. But this will be the first time I have had occasion to make a warranty claim with them, so not sure what to expect.
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    AKG K3003 High End 3 Way System Headphone

    Thanks!  Hoping I won't have too much trouble.   I am thinking now that the left dynamic driver did cut out completely and what I am hearing is just the bass from the BAs. That at least would make some sense to me.     But surprisingly, I am still hearing some output at 40Hz in the left...
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    Meridian Explorer² Impressions Thread

      I know many DACs do this, including the vastly more expensive Chord Hugo.  I am far from an expert, so take this with a grain of salt, but I think they up sample because it allows them to do whatever DSP magic they are doing without introducing additional noise to the signal. 
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    AKG K3003 High End 3 Way System Headphone

    Funny that you say that...me too.  There have been times that I have been close to selling an IEM (the IE800 comes to mind), only to have it sound fantastic the next day.  I was thinking it maybe had to do with my choice of music for that day, but maybe we are more sensitive on some days vs others.
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    Meridian Explorer² Impressions Thread

    I think your explanation is spot on.
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    Meridian Explorer2 now @ TTVJAudio!

    I can confirm. Got mine on Monday (Thanks Todd!)   I haven't had a chance to listen all that much until today.   Right now, my impressions are very favorable.  I didn't have the original version of the Explorer, so I can't make that comparison.  But coming from the HRT Microstreamer, I am...
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    The Deals DISCUSSION Thread (READ THE FIRST POST!!!)

    Go big or go home. Just picked up the HD-800.  Let the buyer's remorse begin!
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    Sennheiser IE800 IEM's

    Here is my experience:  My cables were originally soft and supple.  But, unfortunately, they got less and less so over the months that I had the IE800.   I just got them replaced under warranty for this reason.  Replacement pair is again soft and flexible.  I am just afraid that it will not...
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    Sennheiser IE800 IEM's

    You are setting expectations too low.     The ie800 is much more enjoyable than the hd598 IMO.   But as Duncan mentioned, there is much more bass than hd598.  The sound signatures are not similar.
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    Oppo PM-1: A New Planar Magnetic Headphone!

    I am on the mailing list...and the silence is deafening.
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