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  1. Alypius

    Earbuds Round-Up

    Got my Smabots in a lot quicker than I expected and thus far I'm pretty impressed with the little guys! No unboxing review; never understood the "unboxing experience"...I don't care if it comes in a brown paper bag as long as the item performs as advertised and I don't keep boxes. So far I've...
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    The Schiitstorm: Next-Gen Magni 2 and Modi 2 Family!

    The Modi 2 Uber (and Multibit if you're so inclined) also have a small wall-wart power supply in addition to coax and toslink inputs. The power supply provides an inherent "decrapifier" for the M2U/Modibit as well. If your USB source is noisy it can create problems in the Modi, which is why they...
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    Rate the video games you're currently playing

    He said it seemed like you didn't *need* the runes, not that he couldn't find them. I agree; after a certain point, it felt like I was spending point just because I had them, not because I had any intention of using them.   I, too, can't wait for the next game next week! I've done two runs on...
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    [Reviewers Wanted] World Tour for Cayin i5 - Android based AK4490 DAP with WiFi, Dropbox and Google Play

    Aloha!   I'd love to review this unit if there's still an opportunity. Monterey, CA   Current equipment: Laptop (FLAC via JRiver to Schiit Modi 2 Uber and Modi Multibit) Bottlehead Crack (modded) Schiit Asgard 2 Pro-Ject Debut DC with Phono Box   Current Headphones: Beyerdynamic DT990...
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    Rate the video games you're currently playing

    I only picked up BL2 GOTY about a year before TPS came out. Mr. Torgue's DLC was worth the entire cost of the game by itself! (I need to find a ring tone of him...or at least a clock alarm to annoy the wife)   I agree, TPS was a bit of a let-down and really haven't played it since finishing...
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    The Official Beyerdynamic T1 Impressions and Discussion Thread

    Welcome, 20196! Oh, I suppose we should welcome your owner, too... XD
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    Rate the video games you're currently playing

    I tried replaying this a few months ago, but the lack of voice-overs was really distracting. Oddly enough, I started playing FFXIV recently (also no voices!) and got used to that, so I may revisit a modded Morrowind soon.
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    New Beyerdynamic T1 (2nd Generation)

    My Crack and Modi 2 Uber come under $1k. The Crack is quite affordable, even after modding with the Speedball addon; the choke and film caps further sweeten the deal. The modded Crack/M2U paired with a T1 is absolute magic.   If soldering isn't your cup of tea, I highly recommend the Asgard 2...
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    Three Word Story

    gluten-free options
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    The Schiitstorm: Next-Gen Magni 2 and Modi 2 Family!

    The Modi 2 Uber is fantastic. Get it, don't look back.   If you can afford it, I highly recommend the Asgard 2. I preferred the Asgard 2 over the Magni 2 for all of my headphones (HD650, T1.1, DT990/600). You won't regret the price delta and, if you do, there's always a market for used...
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    Rate the video games you're currently playing

    Not a AAA title, perhaps, but I really enjoyed the first chapter of "Republique" on my ipad. A bit buggy (as in totally wiping my saves, forcing a total restart), but I don't mind as I'm not terribly far and I can retry my approaches. Can't wait to start Chapter 2!   Also, Pokemon. Ahem.
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    Arcam rHead Class-A Analogue Headphone Amplifier

    Sounds fantastic, would be honored to be on the US list! Name: Alypius Location: Monterey, CA Reviews: None to speak of, as I'm too new at this. However, I have been active on the Beyerdynamic T1 threads, comparing the first and second generation. Equipment: Schiit Modi 2 Uber, Asgard 2...
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    New Beyerdynamic T1 (2nd Generation)

    Mea culpa; I don't suppose it's fair to make cost comparisons based on an ebay sale (where I got the T1.1). However, even at roughly $700, I think I'd still get the 1.1 and use the savings toward music or other gear. If you can get the T1.2 for, say, $850, give or take, then it's much more...
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    The Official Beyerdynamic T1 Impressions and Discussion Thread

    Having a set of headphones that are already great out of the box drives us tinkerers nuts! There's nothing to really futz with, so I'm forced to just sit and enjoy my music. :p My poor soldering iron must remain alone and forlorn in the garage.
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    New Beyerdynamic T1 (2nd Generation)

    Oh! Heh, sorry. They look and feel identical. I ordered them from beyerdynamic's site and it says they're for use on the 990, T1, and a few others. Couldn't find a set of pads specifically for the T1.
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    Three Word Story

    delicious sugary core
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    Three Word Story

    plenty of popcorn
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    Three Word Story

    IPAs for everyone
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    Three Word Story

    cheesedogs and nachos
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    New Beyerdynamic T1 (2nd Generation)

      Oh, absolutely! I tried a HE-560 for a while and really liked them. I'm self-limiting, though; I just finished my Crack and have no interest in getting another amp. Since it's OTL, that confines me to the realm of high-impedance cans like the T1. I'm not disappointed; I like them both. I just...
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    New Beyerdynamic T1 (2nd Generation)

    Nothing fancy. FLAC/JRriver > Modi 2 Uber > Bottlehead Crack (Speedball, film caps, Tung Sol 5998, Gold Lion 12AU7).
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    New Beyerdynamic T1 (2nd Generation)

    Well, I gotta say that my T1.2 is the keeper of the two. The 1.1 just sounds so...thin (sorry, I'm not up on my audiophile vocabulary). The differences are such that they're entirely different headphones. I imagine the 1.1 is closer to the DT770; recessed bass and airy, detailed mids/treble...
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    Three Word Story

    right before impact
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    New Beyerdynamic T1 (2nd Generation)

    So with the arrival of my 8000-series T1, all hope of productivity is gone for this weekend as I compare it to my 28k-series T1.2. Sigh. I have final exams...this is not a good time! Initial spitball impression: The T1.1 is a LOT airier than the 1.2 with less emphasis in the bass. I'll let my...
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    Three Word Story

    finishing the show
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