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  1. bkchurch

    ++ FULL-SIZE HEADPHONE RECOMMENDATIONS THREAD++ CLOSED: Please post a thread in the Introductions, Help and Advice forum

    Quote:   Was considering the 900 in my earlier post. I've ruled both out, as well as the AD900X, because it seems I'd enjoy the MA900 more than either of them. Really I feel like it's between the MA900 and the DT 990, I've left the HD 558 up for consideration simply because I can get one...
  2. bkchurch

    ++ FULL-SIZE HEADPHONE RECOMMENDATIONS THREAD++ CLOSED: Please post a thread in the Introductions, Help and Advice forum

    Ok, after some more research into what I should buy for home theater/gaming cans I've got it narrowed down to the Sony MA900 ($185), Sennheiser HD 558 ($110), and Beyer Dynamic DT 990 Pro 250ohm ($185). I've resigned myself to the fact that I'm probably going to end up buying a cheap DAC/Amp...
  3. bkchurch

    Looking for an open and very comfortable headphone for home theater and gaming use (Thinking Senn HD 558, AT AD-900, or BD DT-990 250ohm)

    Quote:   I had written off the AD900X because they're $300 on Amazon but apparently I can get a pair for $220 shipped on eBay. Have you listened to them personally? Do you think they'd be worth the premium over my other options? The 558 I can get refurb for $110, and for $220 I could get...
  4. bkchurch

    ++ FULL-SIZE HEADPHONE RECOMMENDATIONS THREAD++ CLOSED: Please post a thread in the Introductions, Help and Advice forum

    Quote:   That's very good information to have and I'll keep it in mind when making my decision, thank you. I'm not sure if it would be an issue as my glasses don't stick too far out past my earlobe (1/4"-1/2" maybe?). I am replacing them soon though, so good to future proof I suppose . If...
  5. bkchurch

    Do Grado's work acceptably as portable headphones?

    Haha, alright thanks guys. I'll cross any pair of Grados off my list. Maybe I'll go really big and ridiculous and grab a pair of Audio-Technica A700s 
  6. bkchurch

    Do Grado's work acceptably as portable headphones?

    First of all I'd like to say I rue the day I found Head-Fi. The more I read the more I want. This will be the third set of headphones on my "To buy" list on top of my current Ultrasone Pro 750s. However, good lord does my music sound good    Anyway I've given some thought to it and I think...
  7. bkchurch

    Amps the size of the Fiio E5 but... better

    Quote: My phone (HTC Desire, but that will change in less than a year to god know what) with services like MOG and Spotify (320kbps MP3) and my own music in my Amazon Cloud Drive (256kbps AACs and 320kbps MP3s)
  8. bkchurch

    Amps the size of the Fiio E5 but... better

    So after a long hard fought internal struggle the HiFiMan RE262 beat out the Fischer Audio DBA-02 for my future IEMs. My original plan was to use these with my phone and a Fiio E5 with services like Amazon Cloud Storage and MOG (and pretty soon Spotify *girlish scream*). The phone/streaming...
  9. bkchurch

    Battle of the open back cans in an overly broad price range for a lost and confused little man

    Seems my plans keep changing. Originally I was going to look for a nice pair of open back cans I'd be content enough replacing my Ultrasone PROline 750 with. Then I couldn't part with the 750 because I love em so damn much. Currently I've decided I want to go drop more money than I should on a...
  10. bkchurch

    Best universal IEM for $100-$150 to be paired with Pandora/MOG/Spotify and amped by a Fiio E5

    Pretty much what the title says. I've no interest in carrying a pair of headphones around with me when I'm on the go but I'd still like something that sounds good and isolates well. My primary source of mobile music these days is Pandora and MOG (MOG is apt to be replaced by Spotify when it...
  11. bkchurch

    Do I need a sound card?

    Here's my, soon to be, new setup: Sandy Bridge PC outputting audio, via HDMI, to my AVR (Denon 1712) output to my speakers and headphones (Ultrasone PRO 750 and probably a Sennheiser HD 598), and video out of my SLi graphics cards, via DisplayPort, to my monitor. As far as I'm concerned this...
  12. bkchurch

    Can I do without a DAC and/or amp if I have a good audio video receiver?

    Thank you. That's a load off my mind, and wallet. I haven't picked any speakers yet. Since headphones are my primary listening means 70% of the time I've decided to get the new cans and the receiver for now and add the speakers down the line. I'm afraid to even start shopping for speakers with...
  13. bkchurch

    Can I do without a DAC and/or amp if I have a good audio video receiver?

    I asked something similar in the source components forum but never got an answer so I'll try here. I'm looking to buy a pair of Sennheiser HD600s or HD650s soon. I do not have a DAC or a headphone amp. However I am planning on buying a Denon AVR-1612 soon as a first step towards putting together...
  14. bkchurch

    Ultrasone Pro 750; Any way to get leather ear pieces?

    Ok, after looking into it I see it's possible to buy the leather ear pieces for the Ultrasone HFI 650 so now I guess I just need to know if A) will these attach to my Pro 750s and B) will it effect the way they sound?
  15. bkchurch

    Ultrasone Pro 750; Any way to get leather ear pieces?

    So I've had my 750's for about a year now. I absolutely love them, they sound fantastic. But I have a minor problem: The felt ear pieces. Don't get me wrong, they're incredibly comfortable but they have a tendency to get a little bit itchy and it's incredibly annoying to be watching a movie or...
  16. bkchurch

    Need a cheap amp, suggestions?

    Ok, I've checked more into the PA2V2. It sounds like a great little amp. Is there another place to get them other than through eBay though? Gary doesn't appear to have any Buy It Now auctions up and I don't really want to get in a bidding war over it.
  17. bkchurch

    Need a cheap amp, suggestions?

    Ok, well do you think those ones on eBay are any good? I've been doing some research and I think I'm pretty dead set on a CMoy now but those Penguin amps are a little more than I want to pay at $77.50 shipped.
  18. bkchurch

    Need a cheap amp, suggestions?

    I think I'm gonna go with the Caffiene amp. Question though: The guy that reviewed it mentioned he got his from John Seaber (eBay seller three3three3) but he doesn't have any listings up currently. Is this the same thing or a wolf in sheep's clothing? Micro Cmoy headphone amp - Opamp2227 -...
  19. bkchurch

    Need a cheap amp, suggestions?

    Recently replaced my 5.1 set-up and with it the receiver. Unfortunately the new receiver doesn't have a headphone output. So what I've been doing when using my headphones is running the audio through the TV via HDMI in and composite out then attaching my headphones to the 3.5 mm jack on the...
  20. bkchurch

    I need reccomendations for places to do headphone research

    Quote: Originally Posted by tot Google? SE530 is same as E500 so you could search for that too. But I doubt you'll find that many sources, at least if one site is counted as one source. To search here, use google and site:head-fi.org. Google doesn't count, I need actual...
  21. bkchurch

    I need reccomendations for places to do headphone research

    Ok, still working on that analytical report for technical writing and I need 5-7 sources to research Ultrasone Proline 750, Bose Quietcomfort 3, and Shure SE530. So far I have CNET and Head-Fi, any other recommendations? I checked headphonereviews.com already and they no reviews for any of those...
  22. bkchurch

    My 5G iPod bricked, what can I do?

    Quote: Originally Posted by blessingx Is it a hard drive failure? You may want to try the biz card trick. It works for a surprisingly large amount of people. No good, I think I still have my old 4G kickin around somewhere so I guess I'll just use that because this thing is...
  23. bkchurch

    My 5G iPod bricked, what can I do?

    Quote: Originally Posted by nismo96 I had many instances of my 3g iPod freezing and needing to be reset while connected to AC power. I've had no instances of this with my 1g Nano or 5g iPod. Try following the steps in these links below. Hopefully they'll help you out...
  24. bkchurch

    Bose QuietComfort 3 vs. Ultrasone Proline 750 vs. Shure SE530

    Hmm, well thanks guys that will definitely help. Anymore opinions would be great. On a slightly related note I got my Ultrasone Proline 750s today and they sound fantastic, they make me wanna listen to listen to my whole music collection because everything really sounds fantastic. Can't wait...
  25. bkchurch

    Budding audio engineer needs a quality pair of headphones for lab work and down time

    Ok, thanks for the recommendations so far guys I'll check into those. Someone over at AVS just recommended the Fostex T20RP mkII headphones, thoughts on them?
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