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    My Thoughts: Why are the Sennheiser HD600 and HD650 Still so Popular?

    When the Sennheiser HD600 and HD650 came out in 1996 (I think) and 2003, respectively, they were on top of the game. Ergonomic, great-sounding headphones in a comparatively nascent consumer audiophile headphones market. Needless to say, since the 2010s, the market has absolutely exploded, and...
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    iPhone 7 Compressed Sound on Chord Mojo?

    Here is a bit of a mystery. I use my Chord Mojo plugged into my iPhone 7 via USB cable and CCK lightning adaptor. I notice that every time I listen to my headphones this way, everything seems dull and compressed. The bass is sucked out, the treble is dull, and the soundstage and image seem...
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    Wireless Earphones: My Review of the Smartomi MOTTO Wireless ANC Earphones

    DISCLAIMER: This is a unit that Smartomi sent to me to review. Design The MOTTO are wireless Bluetooth earphones that have a dongle on the end, attached to two-foot cables that terminate to an inner-ear-outer-ear earbud. The earbud design is somewhat reminiscent to Sony earphones, and has...
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    Review: Smartomi MOTTO Noise Canceling Wireless Earphones

    DISCLAIMER: This is a unit that Smartomi sent to me to review. Design The MOTTO are wireless Bluetooth earphones that have a dongle on the end, attached to two-foot cables that terminate to an inner-ear-outer-ear earbud. The earbud design is somewhat reminiscent to Sony earphones, and has a...
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    Astell and Kern Kann Digital Out and iOS Device Compatibility?

    Hey folks, I wanted to ask something knowledgeable within this community who may be able to help me with a question I had about potentially buying the Astell and Kern Kann to use as my portable rig with my full-size headphones. I currently use the Chord Mojo with my iPhone 7, and I was looking...
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    Chord Mojo vs. OPPO HA-2SE Comparison Review

    Introduction   With my iPhone 7 no longer having a headphone jack, and with the portable headphone amplifier and DAC market getting more competitive than ever, I thought it was time to consider making the switch from my larger Schiit Audio Lyr 2 class A hybrid desktop amp, and an external DAC...
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    Favorite headphones based on company house sound?

    This is a question I'm throwing out to you all in the full size headphone community. I've owned quite a few different pairs headphones for various amounts of time, and I've noticed house sound traits to them that I enjoy. And this is what to me is a headphone that has the traits I desire: The...
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    Sennheiser HD650 vs AKG K7XX

    Preface   I own both these headphones, and they are my two main open back at-home listening headphones. I have done reviews of each of them, and due to requests, I've decided to do a comprehensive comparison review of the two.      Background of the two headphones   The background and...
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    Sennheiser Orpheus HE60 Pads for the HD650?

    I own the HD650 and while I find it a fantastic headphone, there is one bothersome feature about it: the earpads. They don't have wide enough openings for my ears to breathe well at times. They also aren't deep enough, necessitating me to remove the foam baffle covers to stop my ears from...
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    Sennheiser Momentum On Ear vs V-Moda XS

    Before break in:    On Ears might have "special foam" in their Alcantara-covered ear pads, but that doesn't take away from the fact that their ear pads were BMW-seat-hard and had practically no give to them. This compounded with the tight grip from the aluminum headband produced ears redder...
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    Angled Earpads for the Beyerdynamic DT770, DT880, DT990?

    I recently purchased a Beyerdynamic Custom One Pro, and while I very much enjoy it, like the DT880 and DT990 I had, my left ear presses against the driver, causing it to get hot and sore after about 30 minutes. I have tried the velour DT770 pad instead and it still suffers from this problem. The...
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    Sony MDR-1R MK2 for Ear Cup Comfort?

    Does anyone have any wearing experience with the Sony MDR-1R MK2s? I have very sensitive ears, and while I really enjoy the sound quality on the baby brother, the MDR-10R, I find the ear cups are too cramped and the pads rub against the back edges of my ears, causing hot spots. Which is too bad...
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    Schiit Modi for AKG and Beyer headphones?

    I use my Maverick Audio A1 hybrid amp plugged into the headphone jack on my 13" 2011 Macbook Pro, and with my AKG K612 Pros as well as K702 65th Anniversaries and DT990 Pros seem to be erratically playing back a lot distortion that is not there on my music files, so I am in the market for a...
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    Woo Audio WA6 vs. Woo Audio WA7 Fireflies

    I want to eventually get a Woo Audio amp to use with my AKGs, and maybe some orthodynamics in the future, and I was looking at getting the Woo Audio WA6, and source my own RCA cables and DAC separately (something like the 100 dollar Schiit Audio Modi). So the total would be about 850 dollars...
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    Schiit Audio Lyr or Woo Audio WA6?

    Hey all. I was deciding whether I would want to get the Schiit Audio Lyr, or the Woo Audio WA6. I heard the Lyr has a little more treble sparkle and is cheaper to roll tubes with, whereas the WA6 is darker and is more expensive to roll tubes on. My headphone taste is mostly comprised of AKG...
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    Maverick Audio Tubemagic A1 a treble tamer?

    I am considering purchasing the Mav Audio Tubemagic A1 with the Raytheon 6AK5 preinstalled tubes for use with my AKG K702 Annies, the K240s, and potentially the Beyerdynamic DT990 Pros. The K702s aren't a problem for me, but on my Fiio amp, there is no reduction in the treble spike on the K240s...
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    Audio-Technica ATH-M50s with Beyerdynamic DT250 Earpads.

    With the mediocre ATH-M50 vinyl earpads making my ears sore, I figured it was time to get some Beyer DT250 velour pads.      Here they are from top view. A little linty     They don't protrude too much, and make a good contrast color to the white M50s. Headband is still pretty...
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    AKG K601 or Q701

    I am considering getting rid of my K240 MKIIs due to their treble on my system which I find hurts my ears due to the spike at 8-10 kHz. I am looking at getting either the K601 or the Q701. I will be running them off the Fiio E09K and E07K desktop amp and DAC combination. A problem I had with the...
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    Are the AKG K240 MKII and Audioengine D1 a good match?

    I recently purchased and Audioengine D1, and I have heard that it works well with the entire newer AKG line, with their lower ohm impedance, but I have heard that they do want a bit of current. I was thinking about getting the 55 ohm AKG K240 MKIIs to see if I like them, and I want to know if I...
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    Audioengine D1 RCA line out to an amplifier

    Does anyone know if the Audioengine D1's RCA output jacks would work as an output to a desktop amp such as the Schiit Audio Magni or Little Dot hybrid amp (which have RCA input jacks)? Would I have to worry about double amping?
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    Beyerdynamic DT990 Pro ( 250 ohms) Treble vs. Audio-Technica ATH-M50 Treble

    I am considering getting the DT990 Pros for a wider soundstage than my M50s while still having good bass for open backs. But I was concerned with the reportedly strong amount of treble from the DT990 Pros.   Is the treble any stronger or harsher than the M50s?   This is important because...
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