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    The Official Grado 325i Owners Club.

    Sorry if this is 'old' news, but consumer reports just announced their favorite headphone:   Grado headphones best Beats and Bose The Grado Prestige 325is is now our top-rated headphone model Published: July 02, 2014 03:30 PM  ...
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    NEW - Schiit Asgard 2

    Nice - but doesn't it get too hot to put things on top of it? after about an hour, how hot does it get underneath?  Since the enclosure acts as one big heatsink, it 'should' feel more hot than cold - otherwise it's not transferring heat. Anyway, I consider mine quite hot.
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    FiiO Mont Blanc/E12 portable headphone amp, 880mW, slim design, full metal case. Bass boost and Cross feed!

    really confused with people's experiences with the E12's with some of the high impedance headphones like the HD800 and T1s maybe some can unravel the mystery for me... then  empty my wallet on more upgrades. Anyway, I'm finding it amazing that hooked up to my computer 80% and used a config to...
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    The Official Beyerdynamic T1 Impressions and Discussion Thread

    T1 at $749 at buydig? Nice deal imo
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    A free parametric equalizer for Windows Vista, 7, and 8 that doesn't need ASIO or VST, it works inline at the OS level

    Need some feedback on simple bass boost settings. The bass sounds pretty good, but I guess there is a science to this stuff so any recommendations is most welcome:   Filter Settings file Room EQ V5,01 Dated: 29.02.2012 20:04:50 Notes:Simple bass boost Equaliser: Generic No measurement...
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    This time do photos of headphone/gear that make things look even more unglamous.

    Looking forward to seeing some fantastic images of diverse headphones in various settings. Let's see some freacky pics or What was that pic!
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    Immersive listening - eyes wide shut

    There's lots of evidence to support that senses are heightened when you eyes are closed and far from other sensory distractions. The audiophile world, listening with closed eyes is a customary practice, but not sure how widely it's actually practiced. Here's just a fun poll to get a generally...
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    FiiO Mont Blanc/E12 portable headphone amp, 880mW, slim design, full metal case. Bass boost and Cross feed!

    I'm a huge fan of the E12 - but I wonder if any 'future' versions can have a switch for 50 or 100 hz boost instead of the crossfeed option. The DIY don't have any bass boost, but can users modify it to have a similar effect? I have no experience with playing around with the chips.
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    The Official Grado 325i Owners Club.

    I have mine amped with a bit of the e12 bass boost and loving it. I can definitely hear more similarities than differences between sr325is and yes... the HD800. For my setup, the HD800 seem to be a bit on the shrill side demostrating some 'sssssss', but I don't get that on the grados. Yes...
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    Fiio E11 v. E12 for Beyerdynamic dt 880 250 ohm

      Thanks for your observations. I'll probably upgrade the amps down the road - but definitely happy with the e12.   In response to the OP, I too have not owned the e11 so I can't offer any suggestions. One factor that made me choose the e12 over the e11 was the fact that I can charge during...
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    Fiio E11 v. E12 for Beyerdynamic dt 880 250 ohm

    I'm finding the e12 doing a remarkably great job driving the HD800 and DT 880 600 ohms. But I'm still curious about getting the more heavy duty amps like the Schiit and Woo etc. Problem is they are so pricey and I wonder how much of a difference will I experience going from the portable to a...
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    The Official Grado 325i Owners Club.

      I'm not much of a purist, or even seasoned audiophile, but I've found the 325is with FIIO e12 amp + bass boost (around 5? @dB 100hz)  makes it very appealing.
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    The (new) HD800 Impressions Thread

      Very interesting. I have some research to do, but definitely on the right path based on the specs.  Yeah, I also value aesthetics. I also prefer something that doesn't accentuate the highs.Thanks very much for your recommendation.
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    The (new) HD800 Impressions Thread

      Cash-back
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