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    AKG K240 Sextett--Grado'd AKG?

    Dusted off my Sextett (can't recall what version) and RS-1 (button version) for a quick listen. I think the only similarity between them is their (relatively) forward sound presentation. Their tonal color differ significantly, especially in the mids and highs, where the Sextett has more syrupy...
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    It was 20 years ago today …

    Happy anniversary. Sorry about your wallet.
  3. Sennheiser HD-600 w/ Oehlbach cable

    Selling my beloved pair of Sennheiser HD-600. I have barely been listening to it (life and hobby change). The HD600 has been mostly sitting on the shelf with the occasional use. Selling it so someone can more properly derive joy from it. Comes with a 10ft/3m Oehlbach cable (no stock cable as...
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    Coaxial output soundcard

    Thanks for the list. The E-MU has seemingly revived but a slight nudge on the coaxial cable connected to the card will send the PC into a crash. I will still treat this card as on its way out and look for a replacement (as well as finally moving fully to PCIe card). My DAC unfortunately is an...
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    Classis Grado RS-1 - Need replacement earpads

    Hi all, The flat pads I had been using on these have disintegrated. It lasted an impressive 12 years. Sadly those are the only Grado pads I owned and so I need a replacement pair badly. I would like to hear from fellow members which pads have worked for you, especially on the RS1. Currently...
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    HD800 pads - Where in Australia?

    Hi, I'm quite aware how much earpads can cost, having owned the headphones in my profile (feel free to take a peek...). I still have a hard time even now swallowing the prices they demand but the HD800 pads are a new high for me at about 50% more than the HD6xx ones. I acknowledge availability...
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    AKG K340 and perfect amplifying solution

    Still worth trying to rwplace rhe elastics with even tighter ones. You may be surprised at the result.
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    AKG K340 and perfect amplifying solution

    I don't think these phones really 'warm up'. It's more likely your ears getting attuned to their sound. I'm personally not a fan of tubes so my exposure is almost all transistors. Speaker amps will definitely have the power to drive these but be wary of the background hiss they tend to exhibit...
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    AKG K340 and perfect amplifying solution

    You can replace those with the headband ties girls use. It's about 1-2cm in diameter. I don't have pictures on how to do this but it's quite simple. From memory, unscrew the inner and outer cup sides (not the ones covered by the pads). The elastics will be exposed, allowing you to replace it.
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    AKG K340 and perfect amplifying solution

    I have owned a number of K340s, bass -light & -heavy (based on listening to them, rather than the driver colour -which do indeed vary from model to model-). I modded all my K340s (with the exception of one which still had perfect-shaped cable), being dual-entry cable, internal silver wiring...
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    JDS Labs C5/C5D (pg96) portable amp/amp+DAC

    Got the C5D today. It's working great out of the box with the Note 2 and Neutron player. It's a notable improvement from the Note 2's already decent built-ins, esp. in terms of background noise (which the CK100Pro picks up easily). It's very clean-sounding, for lack of better words. I need to...
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    JDS Labs C5/C5D (pg96) portable amp/amp+DAC

    I have Android version 4.1.2 on the Note 2. Will the c5d work with it?
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    JDS Labs C5/C5D (pg96) portable amp/amp+DAC

    How do I tell what version I have?
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    JDS Labs C5/C5D (pg96) portable amp/amp+DAC

    HI, I just noticed this thread in my search for a DAC/Amp combo for my Samsung Note 2. How does it match with the AT CK100Pro? Also, I am using the Neutron MP player; is there any issue between this software and the C5D? Thanks.
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    HiFimeDIY Sabre Android DAC, Digital to Audio Converter (PCM2706+ES9023)

    Got the Sabre Android DAC today and tested it out on my Samsung Galaxy Note II & AT CK100Pro. First impression: Works straight out of the box, even with the Neutron music player. No background hiss that I otherwise heard on the IEM straight out of the phone. Presentation is relatively balanced...