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  1. matt8268

    Singlepower Frustration - Please help or buy it from me

    Since nobody was really interested in my for sale Singlepower PPX3 Slam unless they could see the inside, I tried to open it up. Ended up having to drill out the fourth bottom screw, but I still can't crack this thing open, it's like fort knox. Can someone give me specific instructions on how to...
  2. matt8268

    "Raising Sand" - Hiss on purpose?

    The Alison Krauss and Robert Plant disc "Raising Sand" has audio hiss going on in the background on some/all of the songs. I just read something that led me to believe it may be a "hiss track", actually added on purpose. Please tell me nobody would add hiss to an album on purpose. I love many of...
  3. matt8268

    Post your choice for best (trans)portable amp for UE-11

    After getting my UE-11, I've realized I need to upgrade my Tomahawk. I've heard what the UE-11 can do out of my Singlepower, and now I need a (trans)portable solution that makes them sing. I know people have stated opinions on this elsewhere, but I thought I'd make a dedicated thread for best...
  4. matt8268

    Please Post: Detailed UE-11 vs UE-10 Comparisons

    There have been a few kind UE-10 and UE-11 owners who have posted their initial comparisons of these two headphones. Many have promised more detailed posts in the future. I beg of all you who own both IEMs, please post! We UE-10 owners need as much information as possible to know if the UE-11's...
  5. matt8268

    New Ultimate Ears UE-10 - Pics & Detailed Review vs Shure e500

    I won the pair of UE-10s up for auction at HeadFest 2. They arrived recently and I’ve been listening to them over the past few days. I chose the metallic color (clear on the underside)...the graphic was drawn for me by a friend, and Ultimate Ears lasered it on. Prior to the UE-10s, my favorite...
  6. matt8268

    My iMod/Tomahawk Portable Rig - Pics!

    I've completed my portable rig setup, and just had to post some pics (taken with my new Canon Digital Rebel XTi). I took a look at how others had set up their rigs, and took the best of the ideas I saw. I wanted to get the best possible sound in the most compact possible size. I chose: iMod...
  7. matt8268

    Gross! Giant ball of earwax

    Has anyone ever removed a giant ball of earwax from their ears? I mean, I've had wax just appear in my ears before, but I just pulled the most giant ball of earwax I ever have. It just dropped out of nowhere into the exit of my ear. I wasn't sure if it was a bug or something, but it was wax. Am...
  8. matt8268

    Refurbished 4G iPod DOA...lame!

    Just received my refurbished iPod 4G (that I was going to have iModded) in the mail, opened the box, turned it on, and got the sad iPod face. Which put this on my face: . To me, it's more unacceptable for a refurbished product to show up DOA(versus a new one showing up DOA), because I would...
  9. matt8268

    RCA socket soldering question

    I am replacing 4 RCA sockets on my Stax amp. The ones I'm replacing are 4 sockets all connected to one plastic piece. Two of the RCA's are for input in, and two are for loop out (outputs the same signal that is going into the input in). Looks like there is a resistor somewhere in the mix, but...
  10. matt8268

    Stax Amp RCA repair

    I have a Stax SRM-313 amp. The gold thingies on the RCA plugs on the amp have come off (see picture), thanks to a very solid RCA cable that pulled them right out. Any ideas how to get them to stay on (versus having to manually pop them in each time when they get pulled out by my RCA plug)? I...
  11. matt8268

    In Praise of Computer Audio

    I just added a Red Wine Audio USB Select to my system as a source, and I am in heaven. My current signal path is: Apple Lossless on iTunes (PC) to USB Select to Ack dAck! 2.0 (hi-rez option). I had not had all that much time with my dAck! before the Select arrived. With the time I did have I...
  12. matt8268

    Will M-Audio Transit let me hear just music?

    I am considering buying a modified usb source (the kind offered by red wine and empirical). These are both modified M-Audio Transits, and therefore will use M-Audio's drivers to operate. My question is how does the driver operate with regard to sound output from multiple sources. I will be...
  13. matt8268

    What gives with prices?

    I understand prices will differ from place to place. But I'm seeing, for example, the Sony MDR-SA5000, which is listed on Sony's website with a MSRP of $699, selling on Audiocubes for $769, and on many other seemingly reputable websites (check Amazon or Froogle) for half that. How is it that...
  14. matt8268

    Electrostatic to Dynamic - Best approach

    I have a Stax 3030 rig that I use for home listening, but I’m starting to get dissatisfied with its lack of aliveness/impact. I LOVE the detail and soundstage, and ideally would like to keep these qualities while adding more musicality. I also have a pair of Etymotic ER4P/S that I use with my...
  15. matt8268

    Just got HD600s, has Ety spoiled me?

    Just got my brand new HD600's out of the box and tested them out. Comfortable phones! I tested them out with my system, which is Music Hall CD25 and Perraux SXH1. My only other headphone has been Ety 4s, and by comparison (so far) the HD600's sounded muddy. It's like all the sound is there...
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