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  1. theBigD

    GRADO Headphone (Repair/Warrant) Experience

    ^Same expererience for me with Grado.  Live in OR had my headphones repaired and back in hand in less then 3 weeks!  I would have to say Grado customer service is one of the best Ive had with headphones. 
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    Denon 5000 vs. Denon 7000

    There is definently a difference in sound with the D7000 and D5000.  The D7000 is tighter in the bass and faster with more impact.  The D5000 is more relaxed and bassier.  I found the D7000 to be better with metal and rock than D5000 and the D5000 to sound more natural for jazz, R&B, Classical. ...
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    Grado PS500, Denon AH-D5000, or Denon AH-D7000

    With grado it is very important to have the right amp and dac.  When I used to run straight out the soundcard or paired with my portable amp they were pretty edgy and rough but paired with my stello and c2c very smooth but with just the right midrange edge makes metal sound delicious!!!  The...
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    Which albums sound best with your Grado?

    WOW the MSFL remaster of Megadeth's Countdown to extinction is INCREDIBLE!!! on the Grado 325,  the Guitar in High Speed Dirt is Visceral and Textured and real.  Just amazing!
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    Madeleine Peyroux -- Anyone Heard "Careless Love"?

    I just picked this up today.  I am a big MP fan.  I was hoping for clearer sound on this album.  Found the bass a little flabby .  Although I haven't given it a seious listen and might be OK with Grado instead of DenonD5000.  Tempted to look for the msfl version.
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    Which albums sound best with your Grado?

    Alice in Chains-MTV Unplugged is simply amazing! Santana III Jethro Tull- Aqualung Remastered 2011   I love that I can listen to live Rock and Roll again with my new 325is!  For too long Ive been gettin by with some AKG 701s (great for live jazz, suck for Rock).  Its like opening the...
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    Denon D2000/D5000, MD2000/MD5000 Thread!

    Just finished the mods on my D5000 headphones and really lovin the improved midrange and high end on these phones.  I miss the crazy bass a little but the impoved balance of the headphone is so worth it.
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    The Official Grado 325i Owners Club.

    I just got my Grado 325i monday.  Ben listening to them ever since!  Love them.  Now thinking about the Magnum mod
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    Denon D2000/D5000, MD2000/MD5000 Thread!

    Sold my D7000 and Stello Dac a couple of years back to fund my bicycling hobby.  This week I got a Stello dac and Grado SR325i as well as Denon D5000 headphones!  Been stocking up on new CDs and listening 24/7 and hanging out at head-fi,  Its good to be back.  My Wallet is suffering though.  Oh...
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    AKG PEOPLE - Would a K240M owner like Grado's-Alessandros?

    I second the Idea of going up the line in Grado for more bass.  I have the SR125 and Just got the SR325i and appreciate the improved bass.  So maybe something like a pair of SR225 just to get enough bass to feel it.  I love AKG for Jazz but they are just to laid back for Rock and Roll in my...
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    Symphones Magnum upgrade for Grado SR325 and Alessandro MS2

    Quote: How about the short review as a pre-lude to the much anticipated full review?    
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    Impressions: New Lawton Audio 'Angle Pads' (sheepskin/leather) PICTURES ADDED

    Is there still only one person with a set of these pads?  Are there really 2 kinds of pads?  On the Lawton website,  he says these are available but are going fast does anyone know if he has caught up with orders yet?
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    Head-Direct EF-1

    I liked the hdams the best. Sun was my favorite, but earth was good as well. They are pretty difficult to mount in the ef1 and I think the voltage wasnt very stable with them. I would think the ef5 would produce a more constant voltage and might be better for hdam use.
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    best amp to bring the bass out of akg k701

    while its true you can bring out some warmth and energy in k701 with c2c or caliente you will not earn much bass extension or impact. Ive tried virtually everything to make k701 sound more like my d7000 and it just wont happen. so if you are really looking for bass without loss of good mids sell...
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    need amp to drive Denon D5000's? ($300-$400 range)

    yes, the markl mod is a very worthwhile endeavor isnt it?
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    REVIEW: Purity Audio Caliente vs Audio GD C2C

    Quote: Originally Posted by tonsosnot Is there one you prefer with the K701? It seems the wider soundstage of the Caliente may be a bit too much with the already huge soundstage of the K701. That's a good question. Maybe even the real reason I got the caliente hoping it would...
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    REVIEW: Purity Audio Caliente vs Audio GD C2C

    Hi everyone. I got an Audio GD C2C about a month ago and really like it. I had been reading lots of reviews on the Purity Audio Caliente and Skylab and Tbonners reviews in particular seemed very favorable. So I couldn't resist ordering a caliente when it became available a couple weeks back. I...
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    REVIEW: Purity Audio K.I.C.A.S. Caliente home headphone amp - updated with comments on regular KICAS

    OK Caliente has around 140 hrs. last 24hr it changed radically OMG where did this BASS come from! Gonna give it a day or so and then do a review between c2c and caliente. They are both amazing amps and this should be pretty interesting.
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    Denon D7000's Midrange and Treble

    Quote: Originally Posted by K3cT Hmm... it will be hard to get it at that price in Asia but I shall see. As another note, this distant vocal thing is something I experience sometimes with my D2000. Does this problem still exist in D7000? Ive never experienced "the distant...
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    Audio GD C2C

    I just looked at mine and supposedly mine has lowered gain (sn1090304g)! Can't really figure this out becuase I compared with compass. Compass on high gain volume at 9 or 10 comfortable to loud. C2C 7 to 8 comfortable to loud with D7000. So I wonder how mine slipped through? Guess Ill have to...
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    Compass vs C2C / Compass DAC vs Stello DA100 Review and Comparison

    Thanks Dan, Your are FAR to generous! Please let us know how you like the compass when you get it. and i am just trying to pay it forward a bit after all the help I got from much more knowledgeable headfiers. Sometimes I thought alot of you guys were pretty crazy for spending so much money on...
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    Audio GD C2C

    Quote: Originally Posted by Gradofan2 I did... and here is what he reported... "Audio GD reduced the gain to 8/10db beginning with serial number F10903xxx." That's 10db with RCA input, and 8db with XLR input. That should help to increase the range of volume on the POT, so...
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    K.I.C.A.S Caliente, packaging and weight

    So what is the size and wieght? this is something I dont remember reading on any of the reviews.