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  1. chadbang

    An example: the repair of TOSHIBA XR-P21 vintage cd player.

    I just found this thread because I'm playing around trying to get a Realist CD-3000 (rebadged Toshiba XR-P9) working (it won't work unless I apply pressure to the case directly above the spindle, somethings not making contact) and I am awed by this thread. That you disassembled and clean those...
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    Need suggestions for shipping speakers to Hong Kong

    I have to ship some small, but 25 lbs (total) speakers to Hong Kong from California. Does anyone have any tips for getting them there safely and signed for by the purchaser? Any recommendations for a good service to use or experience with a service to recommend them? Thanks for your help!
  3. chadbang

    Magnesium lowered my tinnitus. :)

    Oh, yes!   #10: Dark Chocolate Magnesium in 100g 1 Square (29g) 1 Cup Grated (132g) 327mg (82% DV) 95mg (24% DV) 432mg (108% DV)  
  4. chadbang

    You wanna know how old school I am?

    I just rolled the caps in my Headroom Total Airhead. Don't know if the Elna Silmic II will be an improvement over the Sprague Oscons or not, but "different" should keep me interested for awhile!  
  5. chadbang

    Sennheiser MOMENTUM Review

    Amazon just put these on sale for the holidays: $199
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    How to identify Sennheiser refurbished headphones?

    That's a bit of a shame as the seller Adgtron specifically told me they were new and sealed headphones. I could see that someone tried to peel off the refurbished label and then thought better of it. That's a shame. So I got overcharged and scammed a bit. I couldn't find this guy on the list of...
  7. chadbang

    Sennheiser Momentum impressions thread

        I'm waiting for the first brave soul who takes a tiny drill bit to the cups. It ain't going to be me.
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    Sennheiser Momentum impressions thread

      I'm a little nervous about this too. But my guess is it will be the person 15 years from now who buys them will have to worry about that fix.
  9. chadbang

    WIN Sennheiser HD 800 and a year worth of HDtracks downloads!

    I doubt this was a Head-fi only contest. The winner might not be a member here.
  10. chadbang

    How much of an improvement is a JDS Labs C421 over a CMOYBB?

    I bought some new momentums and I'm trying to decide if it's time to upgrade my belove JDS Labs CMOYBB to their C421 amp. I love the smoothness of the CMOYBB and the fullness of the midrange and bass. I like a nice warm fat sound. Will I be losing some of the warmth of the CMOYBB by moving to a...
  11. chadbang

    Americans are on average 20 pounds heavier than in 1990!

    It's because they sit in front of their computers posting on websites.
  12. chadbang

    Sennheiser Momentum, does it need a Headphone Amp?

    I'll go against the grain here and say that I think the momentum needs an amp. I am sort of unhappy with the sound of the un-amped phones. They just don't have the "umph" that I like on their own. For the money you pay, I want something close to the HD600 sound and I've found I need an amp to...
  13. chadbang

    Sennheiser MOMENTUM Review

    Agreed. All this about the Momentum not needing amplification or really being improved by an amplifier is just wrong. I've been listening to these all day with a variety of sources like nanos, iphones and line out on my iMac. I was ready to throw these over ear momentums back into their box and...
  14. chadbang

    Are flash drives in iPod problematic?

    Oh, I don't dare do it myself. I've killed two ipods just doing the battery and the headphone jack.
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    Sennheiser MOMENTUM Review

    I finally got to listen to both the on-ear and over-ear version. I didn't realize I had a local "Magnolia" Best Buy and these Senns were on display (albeit with the crappiest audition amplifier and music I've ever heard, way too bright. Luckily you could bypass their system and just use your...
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    I've bought from Razor Dog. He's a good, trustworthy seller. My guess is the "instant rebate" is actually him just knocking some money off the price.
  17. chadbang

    Hard drive recomendations

    This is one of those internet search black holes where you will NEVER find a consensus on which brand is best. I've been down that road several times and it's almost a pointless search!  Toshiba, Western digital and Seagate. Take your pick. All good.
  18. chadbang

    Any old fart head-fi'ers still around?

        DUNCAN?!     Wow, the undisputed master of the portable cd player!!! How completely trippy to see that name again. Wow, Duncan, the month upon month I spent doggedly reading your threads for inspiration. Which iron tank Sony REALLY had the best sound? Nevermind if it ate AAs like...
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  21. chadbang

    The Pineapple Hate Club (TPHC)!

    Pineapple? Pineapple? Freshly cut in Hawaiian fields and lightly salted. It is heaven. Blasphemy to bash the noble pineapple! BUT, by the same token, putting pineapple on pizza is like murdering Caesar! Never! Never bake the mighty pineapple!
  22. chadbang

    Best recorded albums of all time?

      Cool, I never thought about getting this soundtrack, but now I remember I did like the music in the movie and to know it's a great recording means I must get it!
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    Dr. Dre -- I'm Losing Billions to Fake Beats from China

    Salt and oil? How do you live on that?