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  1. ArmAndHammer

    HiFiMan HE4XX

    My plan is to eventually get either the DROP + THX AAA™ 789 which would push about 6 watts or the Schiit Jotunheim probably with the balanced DAC module installed. That would give me around 5 watts. Price is $400 and $500 respectively. So not sure what your idea of bang for the buck but for me...
  2. ArmAndHammer

    HiFiMan HE4XX

    Interesting you say that because I've been reading older posts and someone stated they were and they were running them just fine off their phone. I'm using my Schiit Audio Magni 2 Uber on high gain and my volume pot is at like 2 o'clock to get suitable volume and this amp should be putting out...
  3. ArmAndHammer

    DIY Cable Gallery!!

    Nevermind...the black transparent I found is NOT Litz. I don't even know what that is...lol...I'm new to the whole upgrade cable game. I need to look it up to see if it's something even worth messing with. I don't know if I'm one to buy into the cable snake oil...I don't doubt that quality cable...
  4. ArmAndHammer

    DIY Cable Gallery!!

    Anything with a clear jacket that's recommended that's not terribly expensive? I'd like to have that exposed wire (no cloth covering) look but it's not necessary. I just like the way it looks. So far the cables I've found like that are kinda pricey...like in the range of $60-100 for enough cable...
  5. ArmAndHammer

    DIY Cable Gallery!!

    Will do. Thanks!
  6. ArmAndHammer

    Been gone awhile...got the itch for something new...

    Well crap...got shipping and tracking today. Headphones being dropped shipped from China :triportsad: So probably 2 weeks minimum before I get them. Oh well. Still stoked about the good deal and excited to give them a re-try.
  7. ArmAndHammer

    Any Bluetooth earphones for $50 or less that aren't junk?

    Looking for a pair for a Christmas gift. Doesn't need to be high-end at all. Just decent sound (better than the cheapest of cheap earbuds) and won't fall apart within a month of use. See lots of option on Amazon and whatnot...just wanted to see if there were any opinions from you fine folks.
  8. ArmAndHammer

    ER4-S and amp

    I run my ER4 (not the S) off a Cmoy amp and it's sounds great. I also run them off a stereo receiver and have ran them off my Shiit Audio Magni 2 Uber. Not sure if that's helpful or not since it's not the ER4-S.
  9. ArmAndHammer

    Bicycle-Fi!

    All three of my bikes are rigid and two are single speed.
  10. ArmAndHammer

    Bicycle-Fi!

    The Private Jake all buttoned up and first ride in the books. Well...this was first ride in the pic. I have a couple hundo miles on it now.    
  11. ArmAndHammer

    Bicycle-Fi!

    WTB i23 rims laced to Hope Pro 4 hubs SRAM Rival 1 crank with Absolute Black Oval ring One On Midge bar...if that doesn't work then I want to try a Salsa Cowchipper TRP Hylex brakes KMC X8 chain Seatpost and saddle are Ritchey. Carbon post WTB Nano 40 tires for now...but probably swap out...
  12. ArmAndHammer

    Bicycle-Fi!

    Added this frame to the collection yesterday. Hope to have it build in the next week or so. A little SSCX action....    
  13. ArmAndHammer

    Bicycle-Fi!

    It was great. Took a few rides to get used to not having that front derailleur even though I run 1x on my mountain bike. There were some times that I was missing some gears...it was too high or too low, but I got used to it quickly and after that it was g2g. The bike is fast too...it wants to run.
  14. ArmAndHammer

    Post Your Photography Here #2

    Messing around the yard the other day between rain showers....          
  15. ArmAndHammer

    Time to buy my first non-Grado, high end headphone:

    Take this for what it's worth...huge Grado fanboy here...I bought and returned the HE-400 (not the 400i). I also bought and kept the Phillips Fidelio X2 that I was A/B'ing with the 400. This also caused me to sell my beloved goldies (SR-325i) and my RS1i have been in their box and not used in...
  16. ArmAndHammer

    Bluetooth, $50, don't suck. Can I have all three?

    Looking for a b-day gift for my wife. She likes to do stuff around the house listening to music. She just uses ****ty earphones like you buy at the dollar store or whatever. She can appreciate good sounding headphones since I let her use mine...so I figured she'd like something that has a decent...
  17. ArmAndHammer

    Bicycle-Fi!

    50 miles isn't anything to scoff at. I'd bet there's a LOT of cyclist that would have a lot of problem riding that distance or not be able to at all. Good job and nice bike!
  18. ArmAndHammer

    Bicycle-Fi!

    Here's my latest bike purchase...ordered...hoping it's here this week. Cannonedale SuperX CX1. Can't wait to get out and grind some gravel!         My single speed goodness....     And when I need gears...but it's now a 1x10 with SRAM X.9 rear and Hope brakes...       And this...
  19. ArmAndHammer

    Bicycle-Fi!

    XT's all day long. I've ran both and hands down the XT is a superior brake. BB7's aren't bad...not at all. Best mech brake out there IMO...but XT hydros are just better.
  20. ArmAndHammer

    Best headphones for about 400dollars

    Nope...and I wasn't talking about the HD600/650 so what's your point?
  21. ArmAndHammer

    Philips Fidelio X2?!

    I personally don't like the way the X2 sounds with a warm tube amp. I have a hybrid with warm tubes and a warm opamp...it's too much warmth.
  22. ArmAndHammer

    Philips Fidelio X2?!

    Doesn't matter if it's the headphone or your brain that changes...fact is...something changes. That's the bottom line. Who cares what one believes. As long as you hear improvement, that's all that matters. If a headphone doesn't sound great at first...give it time and see what happens. Often...
  23. ArmAndHammer

    Post Your Photography Here #2

    Big difference though in creating an image on your computer and simply taking a screen shot of a scene during a game. I've seen some INCREDIBLE art that folks create on their computer. It's amazing what some people can do regardless the media. Makes me sad when I look at my pathetic attempts.
  24. ArmAndHammer

    Post Your Photography Here #2

    Right...it's a photography thread...not a screen shot thread.
  25. ArmAndHammer

    **Hifiman HE-400 Impressions and Discussion Thread**

    You still crying because I didn't fall head over heels in love with your precious?
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