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    Ultrasone HFI-2400: Should you take the red pill?

    I'm not really a good judge of soundstage, so I can't help you there.  As for female vocals, I just listened to my favorite female vocalist, Anneke van Giersbergen, singing "Hyperdrive!" from Devin Townsend's Addicted.  I wouldn't say that they were terrible with female vocals, but they didn't...
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    Ultrasone HFI-2400: Should you take the red pill?

    Well, after a few months of being satisfied with my rig, I felt the upgrade itch once again.  Curse you, Head-Fi!  I swear, this place is an addiction. :P The primary genre of music that I listen to is metal, and I absolutely love my Grado SR325is for metal.  However, I also enjoy some...
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    Upgrading my IEM

    Quote: Originally Posted by LightZY Regarding the UM3x, i find the mids kinda bloated although after listening through several tracks i find the mids to my liking however compared to the CK100, i still find the CK100 to be more "natural".. i wonder why? Bass wise, it's there similar...
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    Best IEM for "Metalhead" using Cowon S9

    I'm a metalhead with the UM3X. Do it. Now. The bass is deep, tight, and punchy with a really quick attack. The frequency response sounds pretty linear, with maybe a bit of hump in the mids (guitars sound freaking awesome). Everything sounds crisp and realistic. They sound the best when...
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    Westone UM3X Thread

    Quote: Originally Posted by H22 Hey, I have a MINT P-51 for sale. check the clasifieds! Gotta' love the price, but the color just doesn't suit me. After a great deal of research, I'm pretty much torn between the Shadow and the P-51 Mustang now. I love the diminutive size...
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    Westone UM3X Thread

    Quote: Originally Posted by VicAjax don't forget that different tips make a huge difference in the sound as well! i hope you've tried some? Oh, I've absolutely tried different tips, but I think my opinion on tips may be a bit different than the general opinion around here. I...
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    Westone UM3X Thread

    After reading review after review, thread after thread of praise for the UM3X, I finally bit the bullet during the Cyber Monday sale at Earphone Solutions. I was so excited to finally own one of the most highly regarded universal IEMs available. They arrived 3 days later, and having agonized...
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    Help me choose a Grado!

    My first Grado was the SR225, and a few months later I ended up getting the SR325is as well. For what I'm looking for, and for the type of music I primarily listen to (metal), the SR325is are much better. The bass is fuller and deeper, they reveal more detail, they've got more impact, and in...
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    Little Dot I+ Questions

    Quote: Originally Posted by yukihiro Sounds good. I've been debating whether or not to get an I+ for my 325i (should be very similar to 325is). I'm using my iBasso D10 as a DAC/amp right now and was wondering if a hybrid amp like the I+ would be a noticeable upgrade. From your post, it...
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    Little Dot I+ Questions

    I've caught the bug... I found a pair of Mullard M8083 (CV4014 Mil. Spec.) from Yen Audio and had to get 'em. Will it ever end, Head-Fi? WILL IT EVER END?!
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    The Official Grado 325i Owners Club.

    Quote: Originally Posted by electropop Ooh nice.. I very much like the synergy between the 325i's and LDI+. If you use the stock tubes, i'd recommend a rather transparent source. If you're getting some Sylvania Gold 408A's for them, a more "analogue" sounding cdp or a dac might be worth...
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    Prove to me that I shouldn't buy the Keces DA-151 Mk2

    Quote: Originally Posted by FallenAngel Specs-wise the Compass actually looks pretty decent, my utter hatred of DAC+Amp units notwithstanding. I also think that MOST of the "Compass users" don't own any decent equipment for comparison so their opinion on the subject is not very...
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    Portable amp for zen vision m

    You could always go with a PenguinAmp Caffeine or similar CMoy type amp from ebay. You could also make your own CMoy! The Altoids/Penguin tin is pretty close to the shape and size of a ZV:M. They're not quite the same size or shape as the ZV:M, but the FiiO E3 is a pretty nice little amp, and...
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    Prove to me that I shouldn't buy the Keces DA-151 Mk2

    Quote: Originally Posted by FallenAngel If you think anybody needs to prove to you that you shouldn't buy a Keces DA-151, you really shouldn't buy it. I can't stand indecision, you want it, buy it, have doubts, don't buy it, look for something else - is it really that hard to just make...
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    Prove to me that I shouldn't buy the Keces DA-151 Mk2

    Quote: Originally Posted by paaj you're lost already... when you ask people to talk you out of it, it's too late I want to at least make it look like I'm putting forth the effort to save some cash! But honestly, I really am about 60-40 split between the Keces and the Fubar...
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    Prove to me that I shouldn't buy the Keces DA-151 Mk2

    Quote: Originally Posted by moonboy403 I only had the iBasso D2 Boa, so I can only compare that to the DA151(old version). Simply put, there is no comparison between these two. The Boa was bright and lean in contrast to the DA151. There was an improvement in every aspects especially...
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    Prove to me that I shouldn't buy the Keces DA-151 Mk2

    I'm looking for a USB DAC that is known to be compatible with Linux to go with my brand new Little Dot I+ amp that's on the way (and really needs to hurry up, btw!). I'll mostly be using my SR325is with this setup, although I'll probably end up using my SR225 and HD595 with it as well (if that...
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    Little Dot I+ Questions

    Quote: Originally Posted by lisztian420 Hey MetalGeek, I have the same set up as you. I woodied my 325i, got the I+ and bought a pair of matched WE408A, and lastly got the Keces 151 MKII and they sound really awesome! I think the DAC was a bigger step up than the amp. However, I am...
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    Little Dot I+ Questions

    OK, I just purchased the one with the EF92 tube, as well as a matched set of Western Electric 408A tubes. Still looking for recommendations for a proper USB DAC setup for it...anybody have input on that one?
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    Little Dot I+ Questions

    Quote: Originally Posted by LeftyGorilla In email with David I having the same idea, he suggested the middle grade tubes. I think the stock low end tubes just aren't worth having. Thus the mid-grade is your best bang-for-buck as the higher-end option tubes you can get for less on ebay...
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    Favorite RECENT album covers

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    What Are You Listening To Right Now? -New thread, new rules. Please read them.

    The Faceless - Planetary Duality
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    How many of you play an instrument?

    I've been playing guitar somewhat on and off for 8 years. I was in a band for a while in high school, but that ended when I went away for college. I slowed down a lot when I was in college, but since I graduated I've picked it up again. My first guitar was a black Squier Bullet strat, but in...
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    Post your current 'in heavy rotation' album

    Top 3 in rotation over the last 6 months: Devin Townsend Presents Ziltoid the Omniscient Mastodon - Blood Mountain Baroness - Red Album Top 3 in rotation over the last couple weeks: Behold... The Arctopus - Skullgrid Gojira - The Way of All Flesh Bury Your Dead -...
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    What are the best headphones for impressing the guys

    Quote: Originally Posted by nhat_thanh I'm under 18 and am I suppose to see these pics ? What's wrong with looking at pictures of headphones?
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