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  1. Golden Monkey

    Cowon J3 Impressions Thread

    Rockbox is good for poorly implemented UI's, but the J3's is nice.  That said, some of the community-designed UI's, like Kizune's efforts are awesome alternatives though.  I use the standard UI with Aero Music for the music player, as I like the added functionality without having to leave the...
  2. Golden Monkey

    REVIEW: The Headstage Arrow HE portable amplifier

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  3. Golden Monkey

    Headstage Arrow HE: Reviews, Impressions, Perceptions & Sensations

    If you are the original owner, you can check your invoice, or just email Robert and ask him.   ALSO - Headstage is now of Facebook! http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/pages/Headstage/149305338452210
  4. Golden Monkey

    Headstage Arrow HE: Reviews, Impressions, Perceptions & Sensations

    Cheers s1rrah!  Here's to Robert! 
  5. Golden Monkey

    Parasound Zamp

    Yeah, as in this thread was brought back from the dead after a decade...  
  6. Golden Monkey

    Cowon J3 - Personal User EQ Settings

    I'll try your settings too, King...the SM3 seems very dependant on source material and equipment to shine, but curiously enough doesn't benefit hardly at all from any sort of amping.  I don't know if you changed the "width" settings on the EQ or not, but it looks like my settings have a little...
  7. Golden Monkey

    Cologne-fi

      Quote: Congratulations...you now smell like 94% of dudes in every mall and high school in America, lol.
  8. Golden Monkey

    Audio-Technica ATH-ESW9 Vs UE triplefi 10 pro

    I have the ESW9's, and they isolate fairly well, but nowhere near IEM levels of isolation.  They also are hardly what I would call "detailed" and clean...they DO sound great, but they are more warm and midrangey than anything.  They present acoustic music, strings, and vocals beautifully, have...
  9. Golden Monkey

    Cowon J3 Impressions Thread

    Quote:   What does this do for battery life though?
  10. Golden Monkey

    Cowon J3 Impressions Thread

    Arrow + J3 = Portable Badassery.  It's like a little Darth Vader in your pocket.
  11. Golden Monkey

    FiiO E9: Line-Out vs Pre-Amp Out Quality

    Weighing in on HD650's vs. SS vs. tube amps:   HD650's are warm yes, so are tube amps...BUT the thing is a high impedence can like the HD650 or Beyer DT880 (600 ohm) requires lots of voltage, whereas lower impedences require much more current. Much of that HD650 veil/dark signature comes...
  12. Golden Monkey

    Review by 'Golden Monkey' on item 'EarSonics SM3 Universal Fit IEM'

    What's not to love about these?  Ok ok...they're French.  Fine.    There's not a whole lot I can add to what has come before, but... These very much remind me of my HD650's, minus the openness of presentation.  I don't find them muddy or congested, just a tad on the warmer/darker side of...
  13. Golden Monkey

    REVIEW: The Headstage Arrow HE portable amplifier

    Quote:   No need to ask it AGAIN in that thread, lol...it's already been answered there too.  (for SM3 impressions with the Arrow, just find some of my posts in that thread)  
  14. Golden Monkey

    Headstage Arrow HE: Reviews, Impressions, Perceptions & Sensations

    Quote: Really depends on when you ordered...I ordered mine in mid Nov. and got it (item shipped) around Christmas.  Earlier orders waited a LOT longer, but recent orders go from processing to shipped very quickly.  "Processing" just is just Robertspeak for "I have your money, now wait...
  15. Golden Monkey

    Headstage Arrow HE: Reviews, Impressions, Perceptions & Sensations

    Joel, that review ROCKED.  Replied as well...and at some point I'll post some pics too...just not sure which thread (J3 impressions? This one? Your review?  Pics of your portable gear? dunno...).  Also, love the new avatar...that yokel didn't do you justice.
  16. Golden Monkey

    REVIEW: The Headstage Arrow HE portable amplifier

    Joel, EXCELLENT review, man.  I really like your style (much like my own), and I think we have a similar taste in music, lol.   I too am loving my Arrow.  Well worth the wait (which is now practically zero, as Robert is caught up on all the orders - just a note for anyone considering onee...
  17. Golden Monkey

    Cowon J3 Impressions Thread

    Quote: The J3 is great with almost any bud/IEM you can throw at it.  Anything you don't like can easily be EQ'd to a state of bliss.  I get nothing of benefit with my SM3's with my amp (Arrow) on the J3 other than crossfeed and bass boost, but some phones and more difficult to drive IEMs...
  18. Golden Monkey

    Headstage Arrow HE: Reviews, Impressions, Perceptions & Sensations

    ...but not the power of suggestion, maybe?   I'm not saying equipment (especially amps) don't benefit from burn-in/break-in, but a lot of what people claim regarding AMOUNT of break-in (in degrees of difference and length of time required) is ridiculous.  Yes, capacitors need some time to...
  19. Golden Monkey

    Cowon J3 Impressions Thread

    Man Soul...sorry you're having so many issues with the damn thing.  Cowon owes you!
  20. Golden Monkey

    Cowon J3 Impressions Thread

    Quote: Excellent!  We are few and far between, lol.   
  21. Golden Monkey

    Cowon J3 Impressions Thread

    Glad you're enjoying it Plonter!  Hey, is your avatar Swallow the Sun?  If so:
  22. Golden Monkey

    HFI 580/780, Phiaton MS300, Senn HD25 I-II or AIAIAI TMA1

    I think the DT880's a little more neutral and flatter sounding, but if you like the sound of them, you should like the T50p as well...think of them as portable DT880's, lol.  They have that same smooth overall charachter, with the rich (but slightly recessed) mids, and very clean and extended...
  23. Golden Monkey

    HFI 580/780, Phiaton MS300, Senn HD25 I-II or AIAIAI TMA1

    I don't see how preferring clean mids and highs means "I don't like bass", but of those listed, I'd go with the Senns.  Also up for contemplation (as it meets your mids and highs requirement while remaining portable) would be the Beyer T50p's.  Mids and highs to die for, yet with ample bass...
  24. Golden Monkey

    Cowon J3 Impressions Thread

    Quote: J3 + SM3 (no amp) = awesome.  They play really well with eachother.
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