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    If you still love Etymotic ER4, this is the thread for you...

    Hi guys, I need more foam tips for my er2xr. Is this the same one that comes with them? https://www.amazon.com/Etymotic-Research-ER38-14F-Replacement-Eartips/dp/B0078JXDRI I’m also having little luck keeping isolation with the triflanges. Opening my jaw loses bass and clenching teeth brings it...
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    The 'classic trio': K702, HD650 & DT880. Any bases left uncovered?

    I'd say the HD600-series came out victorious in terms of still continuing sales and high respect in the community. DT880 has made somewhat of a comeback (on these hp forums at least), K700-series not so much. Used to own K701 and found it simply inadequate in the bass department. Pretty looks...
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    Sennheiser Momentum impressions thread

    I own two pairs of 1st gen Momentums (black and brown, stumbled on a cheap 2nd pair). Listening just now through my iPhone 6s+ versus RME ADI-2 DAC's iem out the latter seems snappier, punchier and more controlled in the lows. Perhaps not as much a difference than with my 5s vs Fiio, but the...
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    Sennheiser Momentum impressions thread

    Coming from a person that doesn't see much use in amps, portable ones especially... Hah, the V.1 Momentum suffers greatly from weak sources, my old iPhone 5s being a prime example. I don't know if the problem was OI or what, but my Fiio E7 just sounded way better in comparison. Bass guitar notes...
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    Audeze SINE Series

    Much thicker than original HM5 slanted sheepskins made the closed Sines way more bassy - are we sure this isn't going to happen with the Aviators? At least these would look cool when out-and-about.
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    Best "dark" sounding high end headphone?

    Yeah, just forget about Philips X2 - it's a very colored and distorted hp that got it's day as the FOTM once. But it really isn't that good. I fell for it, now I know better. Loads of bass @ 60hz doesn't make them comparable to HD600/650 etc.
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    Best "dark" sounding high end headphone?

    This sounds a lot like a pre-Fazor LCD-2 or LCD-2C. Very good bass without a too neutral tone. These are fun, dramatic and easy to listen for long.
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    HiFiman HE-500 (HE as in High End) Proving to be an enjoyable experience in listening.

    I already have loads of music and some HM5 angled sheepskins on the he500. Thanks. Any more recommendations for a non-magical replacement cable?
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    Finally bought a HD-650, my thoughts.

    This is what you do next... Get off Head-fi and just enjoy your headphones!
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    Sennheiser HD800S vs. Sony MDR-Z1R

    I don't think you could have picked more different headphones to compare. Yeah, an open TOTL Senn is going to differ from a closed & bassy Sony. Thanks for the work anyhoo.
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    Headphones for metal music - ultimate solution

    I have HE500, HD800, HD600 and LCD-2.1 at home.... All are EQ'd to taste with ADI-2 DAC. For metal, there's basically only one winner.... Even though the Hifiman does have some cool balance with a hint of planar bass... LCD-2.1 wins it! That bass impact of a non-fazor LCD cannot be beat...
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    From MDR-1A to HD650?

    HD650 would be make sense coming from MDR-1A, since it shared much with the original Momentum when I tried the two portables back-to-back. 650 is basically a clearer and much better defined Momentum V.1 in my estimation, after owning both. If you like a warm, mid-bassy but neutral signature...
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    Massdrop x THX AAA™ 789 Linear Amplifier - Impressions Thread

    Cheers, If you could elaborate a bit I'd be very happy!
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    Massdrop x THX AAA™ 789 Linear Amplifier - Impressions Thread

    Can some of you compare this to the built-in amp of RME ADI-2 DAC? Is it noticeably better / is there a noticeable difference? RME's amp gets somewhat mixed reviews, often basically just "not sounding as good" as other stand-alone SS amps. In my case it replaced Lyr 2 with tighter lows and...
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    HiFiman HE-500 (HE as in High End) Proving to be an enjoyable experience in listening.

    Looking for a replacement cable in the EU-area. I just need something that doesn't make constant infuriating noises or kink like crazy. Something in the vein of Blue Jeans or basic Cordial/Neutrik pairs will suffice. My budget is max 50€-ish, 1,5-3m length is quite alright. I hardly ever fell...
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    HiFiman HE-500 (HE as in High End) Proving to be an enjoyable experience in listening.

    EQ'd HD800 are great for sure. Way better soundstage but not as much bass punch no matter how you EQ them.
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    HiFiman HE-500 (HE as in High End) Proving to be an enjoyable experience in listening.

    Sure, why not.. I'm still thinking these are one of the most neutral hp's around (haven't tried +1000 models much (HD600, HD800 & LCD-2.1 are in possession, though)). I'm hearing some extra energy in the 3-5k region with the HM5 sheepskin pads - lips smacking and vocal presence & all that...
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    HiFiman HE-500 (HE as in High End) Proving to be an enjoyable experience in listening.

    I got a pair of HE-500's two weeks ago and after a few days installed some HM5 sheepskin angled pads. First I tried the original velours, which were quite uncomfortable (but sounded good). Then tried the Focus pads (or Focus-A's, not sure which these are) and got more comfort. I was maybe...
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    Sennheiser HD820

    Deleted.. I jumped to conclusions. My bad, sorry folks.
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    Sennheiser HD820

    "Others did it too" is not a very valid argument. I'm saying, a used pair of HD800 can be found for very good prices and if one wants, modded / EQ'd to taste. (They are the most EQable hp I've found yet.) I could see the prices making more sense if we were talking about new models, but at least...
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    Sennheiser HD820

    These silly HD8xx-series price-hikes were made just because they can - the manufacturers realised that this is now ok. Balanced cable, version of a user-mod or a glass enclosure don't begin to justify these prices. Too many hi-fi consumers seem to be very willing to pay, unfortunately for the...
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    Zeos Sound Demo comparisons (MDR-Z1R, LCD-4, Elear, EL-8C, M1060, L700, L300, M40x)

    Z is entertaining, that is for sure. And he understands cables, comfort etc. Many other reviewers talk about those aspects way too little, often just listing the specs briefly. When it comes to sound quality (esp frequency range, distortion), though, Z usually has very little to say. It's mostly...
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    RME ADI-2 DAC Thread

    I'm very, very pleased with ADI-2 DAC after about two weeks of use. The DAC is clean and non-fatiguing with a very nice sense of space. For such a small unit, I'm surprised RME managed to fit such a nice amp-section in there too. I've mostly listened to my HD600 and the amp for me sounds better...
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    RME ADI-2 DAC Thread

    Thomann Germany dispatched my unit wednesday. I made the order 15.2.2018. I'm guessing they are getting only small batches at this point.
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