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    Shure SRH1840 and SRH1440 Unveiled!

    Thanks for sharing. I noted the brief discussion specifically of the 1540 pads on the 1840. What about any experience with ZMF pads (eg hybrid or perforated leather)? Are there any models that even fit the 1840?
  2. Lawton Angle Pads (sheepskin leather) for Denon/Fostex/E-MU

    I bought these pads new from Lawton last Fall. They have around -50 hrs on them. The only visible sign of wear I can make out is with a few stitches on the reverse (driver) side, as shown in the last pic. They are not torn. You can read about the pads at...
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    Shure SRH1840 and SRH1440 Unveiled!

    Hey 1840 owners, has anyone rolled pads? If so, what have you tried, and how did it affect the sound? I’m especially interested to know if there is a pad which can add some bass weight without screwing up the mids and treble.
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    Oppo PM-3 : The Portable Planar - Impressions

    My preferred DAC/amp for my PM3 my Centrance DACPort HD. Through it, instrument separation and imaging on the PM3 are excellent, and it has power to spare. I definitely prefer it to an iPhone dongle (I’ve never tried a Chrod Mojo or iFi HIP) Measurements are available at...
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    Oppo PM-3 : The Portable Planar - Impressions

    Hey everyone, awesome thread, thanks for continuing to discuss your mods and impressions long after this headphone was released and discontinued! I recently found a very lightly used PM-3 at a local shop, with minimal wear on the pads and headband but lacking the 3m cable, for $250 USD, and as...
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    NuPrime HPA-9 ™ new headphone amplifier

    After listening to the HPA-9 as a preamp in my system for over a week, IMO it has the Rogue RP-1 beat hands down, as well as the new (i.e. post 2015) version of the Quicksilver Line Stage Preamp. It's possible I'm just not a tube guy, but both of these preamps are supposedly highly detailed, low...
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    NuPrime HPA-9 ™ new headphone amplifier

    God I love Amazon Prime Same Day! HPA-9 is here, in my rig, and burning in now :) I can already tell it’s a big step up from my Icon HDP, and it’s got gobs more detail than the Rogue RP-1 I’ve been demoing from a local dealer. (In all honesty, I don’t think the Rogue is any better than the...
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    NuPrime HPA-9 ™ new headphone amplifier

    This thread has been dormant for over a year, but I’ll take my chances. To HPA-9 owners, can anyone share their experience using the HPA-9 as a preamp in a stereo? Good/bad/ugly? Any comparisons you can draw either to dedicated preamps or to other head amp/preamp combos? Jason, can you say...
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    New headphone amplifier from Bryston

    That’s the info I was looking for, thanks!
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    Mountain View/Sunnyvale/San Jose/Palo Alto/Stanford meetups

    Let’s not lose our momentum! @Alcophone, perhaps you could ask @donkeywalker if he cares to pick out one of the other weekend dates from the vote form when he can host this meet? Still lots of time left this summer.
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    New headphone amplifier from Bryston

    @gonzalo1004es , did you ever get the wiring diagram from Mike at Bryson showing the proper construction for xlr to rca cables to connect to a single ended stereo power amp? If so, do you mind sharing it here? Thanks!
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    DIY Cables- high quality components needed

    I used Canare L-4E6S with Canare nickel plated connectors for a headphone extension cable, parts purchased from markertek. I’ve been been happy with the result. Another cable that comes up a lot is Mogami W2893, but I have no experience with it and can’t comment. I believe its also available...
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