Recent content by zotjen
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    Westone 2nd gen UM Pro 10, UM Pro 20, UM Pro 30, and UM Pro 50 iems

    I also have the original W3 which I'm thinking of replacing (especially since the left shell cracked and broke and there's also another piece inside which has a crack). I think the B30 is overkill for what I need since I don't use Bluetooth. I also use full size headphones most of the time which...
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    ToneKraft Headphone Cables

    Thanks for the input. I like the explanation behind their science that Audio Envy (who make ToneKraft) give on their website. I think I've narrowed it down between them and C3audio for my HD800 replacement cable.
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    ToneKraft Headphone Cables

    Anyone familiar with ToneKraft cables? I came across them when doing a search but there isn't much on them other than an order page and a somewhat questionable YouTube review. The award they received which is mentioned does look legit...
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    Best HD800 Upgrade?

    It's been ages since I posted here and I'm finally at the point where I'm ready to improve upon the sound of my Sennheiser HD800. Although I'm eventually planning on doing both, which would you do first - replace the ear pads or the stock cable? For the ear pads I'll be picking one of the...
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    Reply to review by 'zotjen' on item 'Dekoni Elite Pads for Sennheiser HD800/HD800S'

    Excellent review. I've been thinking about getting the hybrids but one of my concerns with all of the Dekonis is that they might get too warm for me, especially in the summer. How well do they hold up to sweat? I've had my HD800s for almost 10 years and already replaced the stock pads (with...
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    DAC w/Dolby Digital Decoder and Volume Control

    I'm looking for a simple DAC that I can use to watch movies and TV from various sources using an optical cable. It needs to be able to decode Dolby Digital 5.1, DTS, etc. Basically, I want this but with a volume control.  ...
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    Cowon J3 Replacement

    After over five years, it appears my J3 is on its last leg. I'm looking for a replacement but having trouble finding what I want. Internal storage should be at least 32GB with additional storage via MicroSD. I prefer that it supports OGG as that is what a good portion of my files are in but it's...
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    Sennheiser HD800S Unveiled!

    Well, not everyone has issues with the sound of the HD800. As an HD800 owner, with no mods, I'm perfectly satisfied with what I have. Are there newer headphones that sound better? Probably. Will the HD800s sound better? Maybe, but at this point in my life, my quest to achieve sound nirvana has...
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    New Beyer DT1350

    No, that's just my personal opinion! I actually showed them to a co-worker this morning and she thought they looked fine on me. She did admit though that they look a little unusual compared to other cans, especially since the cups are small but stick out somewhat. There are also a lot of visible...
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    New Beyer DT1350

    After over 10 years of listening, I'm trying to move away from IEM's for portable use. After lots of research, I narrowed my decision to the Senn Momentum and the DT1350, ultimately going with the DT1350. So far I have mixed feeling about them but that's probably because I've been so used to my...
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    Transitioning From IEMs

    I've been using IEMs for at least 10 years now and due to some major issues with ear wax recently, I've been considering switching to regular headphones for portable use. I currently use the Westone 3s so of course I want to find something of comparable quality. I'm wondering though if anyone...
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    HD800 when not playing Classical, Jazz or Acoustic

    The only recordings I've found unsuitable for the HD800 are those that are bass heavy, i.e. the bass is already over-emphasized and dominates the recording.
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    Mercury Living Presence Box Set

    Here's a complete listing of the set.  
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    Question from a noob: Receiver enough to power high end headphones? e.g (He500, LCD-2)

    Looking at the specs, I don't see any info on the headphone output so it's difficult to say.
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    Rega Apollo vs. Arcam CD73

    Gee, that's funny. I don't even remember considering the Arcam! I would have ended up with the Rega but on the day I was planning to buy it, the dealer I was going to use didn't have it in stock. As you can see though I ended up with an Onkyo and haven't looked back.