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  1. takezo

    KOSS ESP-950 Thread

    dust and/or humidity can be the source of these 'squeals'
  2. takezo

    HE1000 Woes And Questions

    i wouldn't give up so early considering the fact that the unit didn't make any noises when played at the store. sometimes the strangest and least likely things are the source of these conundrums. for example, i use to have the electrostat hp by koss and it was making strange popping/farting...
  3. takezo

    HE1000 Woes And Questions

    this may sound dumb, but try listening to your system in another part of the house connected to a different wall outlet. there may be another variable in your chain that your not thinking of, the wall outlet and/or electronic/magnetic interference from a dimmer light switch or a...
  4. takezo

    HE1000 Woes And Questions

    you should take it back to the store and have a listen thru their system. if it crackles then you can share this issue with the store owner and perhaps get some assistance from them in dealing with head-direct . if i were the store owner i wouldn't want this issue to pop up frequently in the...
  5. takezo

    Audeze LCD-4

    finally, an affordable microphone for the masses! kudos to alex and sankar for making these available to us at such an affordable price. and on top of that, they're giving two (2) microphones for the measly price of a titanium vacuum cleaner with the optional vicuna covers). thank you and good...
  6. takezo

    Sony MDR-R10 Owner's Club

      to the right of the description and shipping/payment info you'll see the "report item" link. use that link to report any suspicious issues to ebay staff.
  7. takezo

    HiFiMan HE-560 US Tour Thread / Impressions and Reviews

    the WestCoast unit is on its way to Whitetriton. happy days!
  8. takezo

    = HiFiMAN HE-560 Impressions & Discussion Thread =

    for members with both the pre production and production pads, is it also plausible that the latter pads are stiffer and places the ear farther away from the transducers, thus causing the 4k mid-treble emphasis?
  9. takezo

    HifiMan HE-560 US Touring Event - Sign up List Updated

    1. southern california   2. cia vda2, wa-6, pioneer 9100, sansui au-8500, hd800, he-6, lcd2.2, re-400   3. addicted for life   4. i agree to said conditions
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  11. takezo

    New Audeze LCD3

    you may want to check for imbalance one more time, but, this time use a mono recording just to eliminate another variable.  
  12. takezo

    Burson Soloist and LCD2 with DAC?

    hi, i think you already have a good setup. you'll probably see more improvement on the hd650 if you recable them balanced and get a balanced source and amp, but it will probably cost you more than you'd want to spend.   you will get  improvement across the board with the lcd2 but it is...
  13. takezo

    My take on LCD-2 and HD800

    Quote: maybe it was the early 00's...
  14. takezo

    My take on LCD-2 and HD800

    thanks for the good read.   this reminds of the late 90's with the hd600 vs k701 battles...  
  15. takezo

    New Audeze LCD3

    has anyone been charged an inspection fee of $75 by Audeze for the RMA process?   i asked via their support link and the response i got from them was that unless there is a factory defect they will charge a fee for the return of the headphone after their technicians go over it. my...
  16. takezo

    Schiit Mjolnir headphone amplifier

    i love these guys! especially the right and left view of the shirt...LOL.   when's the statement grouping going to be released, jason?
  17. takezo

    HiFiman HE-500 (HE as in High End) Proving to be an enjoyable experience in listening.

    i really only noticed the imbalance when i raised the volume. at lower settings it was difficult to notice. but i'm glad i sent them back; the unit i have now is forcing me to reassess why i'm holding onto the lcd2 cans...  
  18. takezo

    HiFiman HE-500 (HE as in High End) Proving to be an enjoyable experience in listening.

    i've owned 3 pairs of the HE500 during the past year and they all seem to sound different in frequency balance/characteristics.   the first unit was from early june of 2011 and they came with the thick canare cable. these sounded pretty good, i thought; fantastic mid presence/liquid was...
  19. takezo

    Cavalli Audio - New Headfi Sponsor

    the liquid glass sounds very interesting indeed. heard a diy stacker II a while back and was very impressed with the sound it put out (kinda reminded me of a singlepower mpx3 w/ 6bl7gt tubes for output) but it had a high noise floor which was a deal breaker. i'm also very excited to hear...
  20. takezo

    HifiMAN HE-6 Planar Magnetic Headphone

    Quote:   sweet, a $3k version of the dynahi/dynamite.
  21. takezo

    HiFiman HE-500 (HE as in High End) Proving to be an enjoyable experience in listening.

    Quote:   i would be interested in knowing if there are any back-voltage being generated by the large magnets and coil traces of the orthos. this may explain why i find solid state to do better with speed/transients of my orthos than tube (otl and t-coupled) amps with higher ouput...
  22. takezo

    HiFiman HE-500 (HE as in High End) Proving to be an enjoyable experience in listening.

    i purchased my he500 in july of 2011 and the impedance measured is 62/62 ohms. sound quality seems fine but i haven't compared it to others, hence uncertain if mine is presenting its full potential in terms of sound quality.  
  23. takezo

    Calling All "Vintage" Integrated/Receiver Owners

    Quote:   it could be anything from a shot transformer to a diode rectifier. a shot component is letting too much current thru and triggering the fuse to blow. you can check the transformer primary/secondary windings and diodes with an ohmmeter but only if you're comfortable working...
  24. takezo

    New Audeze LCD3

    ^^ hilarious!  
  25. takezo

    New Audeze LCD3

     
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