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    Price Drop: Emotiva Airmotiv 5S Powered Speakers

    Emotiva Airmotiv 5S Powered Speakers - I bought these monitors directly from Emotiva in 2015. I've honestly used them pretty sparingly over the years, since I have generally used headphones. I still have the original boxes that these were shipped in, any time I've moved the speakers they were...
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    DROP + THX Panda Announcement

    There definitely could be a review embargo or something in place... which is a real shame, I know $400 isn't a ton of money in the long run, but it's still a lot to plop down on something sight unseen with only in a vacuum style reviews. I've had good luck with Drop stuff before, but I'm really...
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    Price Drop: Emotiva Airmotiv 5S Powered Speakers

    Emotiva Airmotiv 5S Powered Speakers - I bought these monitors directly from Emotiva in 2015. I've honestly used them pretty sparingly over the years, since I have generally used headphones. I still have the original boxes that these were shipped in, any time I've moved the speakers they were...
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    Schiit Asgard 2 and Modi Optical DAC

    Schiit Asgard 2 - Asgard 2 Amp bought at the same time as the Airmotivs. Never taken apart, only change from stock is the addition of some clear rubber feet to keep it from resting directly on my desk. In perfect working condition with no known flaws - functional or aesthetically. Modi Optical...
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    DROP + THX Panda Announcement

    If you find something like that, could you post a link? I'm also in the market and I'd really like to see a head to head
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    Mad Lust Envy's Headphone Gaming Guide: (3/10/2020: Updates to Audeze LCD-1, Mobius, Fixed Missing Images)

    A lot of really fantastic reviews! With all the choice it's almost stressful trying to decide on a next purchase. Is it always better to go with a dedicated headphone + modmic? I used to be really into high end audio, but it's been a long time and the inrush of gaming headset options and the...
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    Which of these sub-$25 IEMs should I buy?

    You really can't go wrong with the Xiaomi Piston 3 at your price point. An excellent set of iems for virtually nothing. 
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    I can't seem to find a closed headphone that I like. Need help!

    If you're looking for big and comfy, check out the Brainwavz HM5's. They're a great set of headphones well within your budget, extremely comfortable and closed-back so your co-workers won't hate you. 
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    I have a brand new pair of HE-400's. Should I sell them and upgrade to something better?

    It really depends - the HE-400's are a great set of headphones and really shine with proper amplification. If you've got a super discerning ear, then maybe an upgrade would be a good idea. If you're new to hi-fi, why not ease into it? Hi-Fi is a journey, there's no fun in jumping straight to the...
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    Best bass headphones for $100 or less

    Check out the Koss PortaPro's! They're well within your budget, but are always highly recommended as a budget entry.
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    Looking for versatile gaming headphones

      So keep in mind that open back headphones are going to bleed sound - my girlfriend can hear everything that I listen to if she's in the same room. If you anticipate that being a problem, I would strongly advise going for a closed back set. That said, you can't beat the sound stage that an...
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    Upgrade Suggestions?

    I second the HE-400S. The original HE-400's were fantastic cans and the 400S is a great all around upgrade from those. 
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    A Lightweight On Ear Headphone With Detachable Cable?

    Check out the Sennheiser Momentum 2's.    I have the original set, and I've heard nothing but good things about the new generation. Really excellent headphones, and they're ultra lightweight - the first generation came with a carrying case and a replacement cable. 
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