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    iPad Air (First generation Air with retina display) (Free shipping)

    I have a 3 year old iPad Air for sale. Perfect condition on the front, just a few scratches on the back. Battery is amazing, screen is awesome, and it comes with the original charger and box AND a black smart cover.    I just don't really have a use for it and am willing to part ways. Battery...
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    FS Noble 4's

    I have a pair of mint condition Noble 4's that aren't being used as much as they should. Amazing headphones. Included are all of the original tips, the box, cable, and everything else.    I'll get some pictures up later today but if you're interested, drop me a PM.    Pictures up!  ...
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    Review of Audio Technica ATH-IM01, ATH-IM02, ATH-IM03, ATH-IM04, ATH-IM50, & ATH-IM70

      I had the silver cable along with IM02's and saw no sibilance. If you have properly mastered tracks at high quality you should be fine. No treble harshness either.      The IM02's do very well when properly amped. Yea, they're IEMs, I know, but I ran them from a JDS C5 and got amazing...
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    Noble Audio universals isolation?

      Well all the universals have the same build so you'll get the same isolation. I'm running a Noble 4 right now, and isolation is pretty poor unless you use Comply tips. The housing is quite large (to fit the drivers) so you aren't going to get Ety-level insertion depth. Overall insertion is...
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    Review of Audio Technica ATH-IM01, ATH-IM02, ATH-IM03, ATH-IM04, ATH-IM50, & ATH-IM70

      I have the C5 and love it; I generally run the gain on high (even though low gain is more than enough) and occasionally turn on the bass boost. Amazing amp. I don't have any comparisons though, but the bass boost is amazing. 
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    FS Audio Technica IM02's with original AND silver cable

    Up for sale is a mint condition AT IM02. As you know from the many reviews and impressions floating around, these are amazing headphones that punch well above their price.    I bought these new about a month ago and just don't give them the listening time they deserve. School is ramping up and...
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    DAP to replace stolen X3?

    iBasso DX50. What I chose over the X3 when doing initial readings.    FWIR, better UI, touch screen, cleaner sound (more neutral, slightly colder)   I preferred the build and UI.
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    Recommend Me a DAP?

    I only have knowledge of the X3 and DX50, with the DX50 being my purchase after some extensive research. I love it; haven't used the HP out but the LO is cleaner/better in every way than my MacBook Pro headphone out.    What you should do is open the Fiio X3 thread, iBasso DX50 thread, and...
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    If you still love Etymotic ER4, this is the thread for you...

      In response to the limitations of the single BA, look at the Grado GR10. Amazing IEM showing that a single armature can deliver top grade sound.    Ultimately I agree with you though; at the moment, we have mid-priced IEMs like AT's IM02 giving the ER4S's a run for their money and they...
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    What Headphone and Amp are you listening to right now?

    iBasso DX50 (silver) JDS Labs C5 (silver) AT IM02
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    iBasso DX50 Review

      I think you'd get better sound overall by buying the JDS Labs C5D and using that as a DAC/amp. You should also do some research and make sure the C5D can drive those headphones; if you don't have an amp you'll get crappy sound out of them.    WIth your current headphones you "might" see an...
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    iBasso DX50 Review

      I'm 90% sure mine came with a silicone case... pm me and I'll check when I get home and get back to you. 
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    High school friends after graduation

    I pretty much only hang out with 4 of my friends from high school; one was my best friend since Kindergarden and the other I met as a freshman in PE. The other two came into the picture as friends of friends, but yea; other than them I rarely see anybody else that I knew.    I think that's how...
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    You Know You're an Audiophile When.. Version 2!

    You buy a pair of IEMs and think, "Well, anything under 200 dollars is pretty cheap. I hope these are good."   I did this and I'm ridiculous. 
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    Mmm. In all this search for the perfect reproduction, are we missing the point?

      Your question is, "are we missing the point?" And then you described that as being too focused on the equipment and less on the music.    I'm just saying that, well, if you wanted more discussion, maybe you should have initially asked a different question, like "what still drives you to...