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  1. rage3324

    DACs that are on the same level as the Dacmini CX

    I currently only use my Dacmini CX as a dac, so I've decided to go down the road of selling the Dacmini and acquiring a dedicated DAC that is equal or better in performance. I would love some recommendations.
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    DAC that is similar to DACMini

    I am really enjoying my dacmini paired with my WA7 for my PS1000 as it opens up the soundstage and extends the treble nicely. However, the pairing is a bit harsh with the HD800. Can anyone suggest a dac that is similar and slightly less bright?
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    Beyerdynamic T1 vs Sennheiser HD800 vs ????

    I am looking for a pair of high-end headphones to compliment my Grado RS1i and 325i. I am looking for something with a large soundstage, airy, not too laid back ( I like forward mids ), controlled and tight bass (I hate bloat), and smooth natural highs. I listen to a lot of rock, soft rock...
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    New Grados or something else? $1000 budget (new or used)

    First thing first, I love the Grado sound a lot for the music I listen to mostly (rock, classic rock, indie rock, soft rock). I also love large soundstage (AD700, K7xx) as well. While I do like my AKG K7xx for their wide soundstage, I am finding them boring and not engaging. The soundstage, to...
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    Time to remodel! Need advice on Amps and DACs for headphones

    I have been in the market for a dac for a few weeks now and at the same I have been wondering about solid state sound. So here I am, staring at two tube amps and a cluttered desk. Not to mention I am starting to research turntables (yikes!).    Full disclosure, the DACmini CX on mass drop is...
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    iTunes music on a Synology NAS configuration and performance

    I know there have been dozens of topics about this, but I am unable to find a clear answer regarding a few specific details. My goal is to store my entire iTunes media library on my Synology NAS device such that I can access it anywhere via Plex and safe space on my local hard disk (macbook...
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    Best sub $200 dac (used or new)

    I am looking for a dac to pair with my Grado Sr325i, AKG K7xx, and Beyer Dynamic DT770 Premium (600hms)   Right now my chain is:   Macbook Air->Little dot i+ and little dot mk iii->headphones   I prefer a USB desktop dac.
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    How to stream 24/96 music via media server

    I am trying to figure out the best way to stream 24/96 ALAC files from my media server. Currently all my music is stored in Plex and i have the plex ios apps on all my devices.    What I have: 1. Headphones 2. Little Dot MKIII and Little Dot I+ Amps 3. iPad Air 2 4. iPhone 4s 5. Media...
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    Help me stream 24/96 music from my media server

    I am trying to figure out the best way to stream 24/96 ALAC files from my media server. Currently all my music is stored in Plex and i have the plex ios apps on all my devices.    What I have: 1. Headphones 2. Little Dot MKIII and Little Dot I+ Amps 3. iPad Air 2 4. iPhone 4s 5. Media...
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    Can Astro Mixamp (2013) power Beyerdynamic DT770 600 Ohms?

    Can Astro Mixamp (2013) power Beyerdynamic DT770 600 Ohms? I am debating whether or not to add an amp (little dot mkiii) to the equation, but since this is for gaming I do not need the absolute best sound. But, at the same-time, I don't want the mixamp to limit the headphones. So at the end of...
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    How to connect an amp to a home theater receiver and bypass the headphone jack?

    My set up is as follows:   PS4/Wii/Comcast (hdmi) -> Denon AVR1910 (hdmi) -> Speakers   http://content.abt.com/documents/22323/avr1910_manual.pdf   Headphones: Denon 770 600 ohm and Grado SR325i Amp: Little Dot Mkiii   I want to achieve a set up where i can hook up a headphone amp to...
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    How to use headphones with PS4

    I want to use my personal headphones (Audio-Technica) with my PS4, however I am not clear on how I would connect them and still be able to use a mic for voice chat.On the PS3, I hook up my headphones to my receiver and use a USB adapter (which plugs into the ps3) to plug my mic into. How would I...
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    Westone 2 vs UE Triple.FI 10 vs Shure 215/315 vs Brainwavz m2 vs Grado GR8

    Requirements: Good for rock music, classic rock, alternative rock (beatles, nine inch nails, pearl jam, tom petty..) Good isolation - I will be using these mostly on airplanes, but do not have to be as good as Ety. If they are 10/10, then I would want a pair 8/10 Comfortable No Amp...
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    Best $200 (or less) portable headphones for flying

    I recently lost my Etymotic 6i so I am now back in the market for a new pair. I really enjoyed the Ety's and I am currently considering the next model up, however I am looking for a little more punch. I mainly will be using these on airplanes to watch movies or listen to music. They will be...
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    Sleek/Slim Portable headphones for flights

    I am looking for a new pair of portable closed headphones for travel purposes. My budget is around $150-$200.   What I want:   Good for movies and music (rock mostly) Clear highs, solid mids, punchy lows but with enough impact for movies Good noise cancellation (not powered) for...
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    Open air for rock w/ no amp $150-$200

    So I have chosen to just spend more money for my frequent flying adventures. I am going to buy IEMs and open air cans. I am looking for good cans for rock (so a punch, but im not a basshead) that I will be using w/ no amp (for at least a few months) and in my budget of $150-$200. Technically...
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    Portable closed headphones w/ min. leakage ~$150

    Other thread got a little too far away from what I wanted.. so starting a new one (anyone know how to delete/lock a thread?) I will be using these mainly on a plane and in my hotel room. So when I say portable, I dont mean so I can walk around a city with them on, I just mean durable enough...
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    Frequent Flyer needs closed air headphones

    I am a frequent flyer who will be mostly listening to music through an ipod and occasionally watching a movie through my laptop or ipod. My main concern is music quality. I am also unsure if I need Active Noise Cancellation or not.. can any flyers make a recommendation? I am not super opposed...
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    Frequent Flyer needs closed air headphones

    I am a frequent flyer who will be mostly listening to music through an ipod and occasionally watching a movie through my laptop or ipod. My main concern is music quality. I am also unsure if I need Active Noise Cancellation or not.. can any flyers make a recommendation? What I am looking for...
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    SB X-FI settings and ATH-AD700 (amp suggestion?)

    My set up as of now is: -ATH-AD700 -Winamp (w/ ASIO plugin) w/ DFX Enhancer to add some bass and sometimes 1 notch of fidelity -SB X-FI sound card w/ bit-matched playback using 2.1/2.0 output 1) Should I be using bit-matched playback if I dont have an external dac? (I dont like...
  21. rage3324

    Audio Technica ath-ad700 or Grado sr80?

    After some research, I have narrowed it down to two pairs of headphones. Since sound leakage is not a concern, I am looking at the Audio Technica ath-ad700 and the Grado sr80. I will be using the headphones mainly for music (rock) and gaming (not much online gaming) and sometimes movies...
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