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    Post pics of your builds....

    Do you have a name for your SSMH? I was thinking you should call it the 'tubefish' :P
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    AD900 vs. dt880 vs. k601 (gaming)

    Quote: Originally Posted by wmf yep i think ive already decided on the DT880s. (recabled) would i get better sound out of higher ohm models, such as the 250ohm rather than the 32ohm. or its near enough the same. well actually not... lol, as the higher ohm models would need to be...
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    beta22 phase1

    How well would it work to try and build an internal compartment in your box itself and then put the trafo and PSU in that separate compartment? A couple of aluminum plates should be enough to separate the trafo and PSU from the rest of the amp. A bit similar to this for example...
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    Denon AHD2000 or Beyerdynamic dt880

    Quote: Originally Posted by David.M depends which one you want. DT880: better imaging/focus/more balanced/sharp detail/straightforward/relaxing/ pretty musical as well with the right equipment. did i also mention DT880's know how to treat their women? Denon D2000: fun...
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    Beyerdynamic DT880s options

    Quote: Originally Posted by pytter I am very confused.... I just don't get why anyone thinks the purchasing the DT880s specifically for gaming is a good idea - let alone the 600ohm version. I have a pair of these and they are not at all forgiving on the source. Quite a few of my CDs...
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    Head-Direct EF1 or Audio-gd C2C or ...?

    Quote: Originally Posted by K3cT Wow, you're still unsure after 1 year and 3 months? I've heard the EF1 and though I haven't heard the C2C, my vote would go for the latter due to its flexibility. I doubt the EF1 will have the juice to drive your HD580 and HD600. Generally...
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    Beyerdynamic DT880s options

    Or an Audio-GD C-2, or maybe the Audio-GD FUN. They should both drive the DT880 600 Ohm pretty well.
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    Denon AHD2000 or Beyerdynamic dt880

    I haven't heard either of them, but I'd go with the DT880 if I were you.
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    I'm frustrated, how to buy the b22 and much much more

    You should post a WTB thread on the for sale forum with your request for a β22 builder. There are forum members on this forum who do such things, like MisterX for example. Just start a thread with your request here: Amplification For Sale / Trade - Head-Fi: Covering Headphones, Earphones and...
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    Solid State and Tubes, Ohms and Watts

    ...a bit like you are confusing voltage for power here, or I'm misinterpreting your post. It basically works according these two formulas: P = V * I and V = R * I. Where P is power, V is voltage, I current and R is resistance/impedance. To simplify this I'll just pretend I'm talking about DC...
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    ~$200 budget, need suggestions for unamped, no IEM, open headphones for gaming and rock music

    How about a Audio Technica AD700 for gaming and a Grado SR80i for your rock needs. Just an idea though, not necessarily a recommendation. Just do a search on both of them to get an idea of what they're like.
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    REVIEW: Audio-GD Roc

    Quote: Originally Posted by Zombie_X Really? That can't be... I can clearly tell a difference between my rock and my source. I have a Cowon S9 and with and adapter I plugged my dt880's into them and then listened and I must say the S9 sounded brighter with less bass, while with the Roc...
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    Reviews of M^3 amplifier ?

    Quote: Originally Posted by CodeToad Take it up with the Kill A Watt meter. I also measured the G2/s11 and it sits right at 6 watts all the time. So for 21 watts I get a killer headphone setup, I think that's a pretty good trade. That's good to know. It's something I'm also...
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    best opamps for 3 chnl active ground?

    Quote: Originally Posted by Koyaan I. Sqatsi This one is: This is why 3-channel active ground and 4-channel balanced output topologies take full advantages of class A operation. The load return current no longer goes to ground but is sourced/sunk by another active output stage...
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    Audio-Technica ATH-A700 for gaming or I can do better for that price or less?

    The AD700 are said to be the best there is for gaming, unless you are willing to spend much more. I unfortunately can't speak from personal experience though. I haven't heard much about the A700 either and I don't know how they would compare for gaming. EDIT: just read through this thread for...
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    Best Bang For a Buck Set-Ups =)

    Quote: Originally Posted by stang Lmao when I saw "Best Bang For Buck Set-Ups" I thought you meant bang for buck, not spending $1300 on equipment lol. The words AKG and Sennheiser really shouldn't be mentioned in the same sentance as "bang for buck" They have some of the most difficult...
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    Amp for a Dt990?

    Quote: Originally Posted by fishski13 my DT990/600ohm + M3 is an awesome pairing. What specific configuration of the M³ is that? What OPAMPs and at what voltage? Just curious as I am considering to build one myself and plan to use it with a DT880 600 Ohm. I'm mainly wondering if...
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    Beyerdynamic to launch new top headphone at IFA -- called T1

    Quote: Originally Posted by SteveM324 What level is she at now and what level will she be after recabling? I'd say it will be more of a change in signature. Before the recable things will be a bit more aggressive and active, after the recable things will be a bit more laid back...
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    The Beyerdynamic DT880 Discussion thread

    nickchen: The nutty Beyer DT880 professor
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    Beyerdynamic to launch new top headphone at IFA -- called T1

    Quote: Originally Posted by musicman59 Thanks Parafeed. Do you know of any balanced headphone amplifier that is actually using the pin 1 for ground? I all I have seen about makeing balanced headphones cables talk about leaving the pin 1 of the male connector open. If I connect the...
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    What's the best solid state headphone amp today?

    I guess the Audio-GD Phoenix belongs in the list of top SS amps....
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    Beyerdynamic to launch new top headphone at IFA -- called T1

    Quote: Originally Posted by musicman59 That's what I think it is but why is needed? I have not seen another design like that before. I am wondering if the sound change without it. Has it even been confirmed that this ground wire is actually connected to the headphone plug of the...
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    First review: Audio Technica ATH A700

    Quote: Originally Posted by blackzarg I understand that the A700/AD700 is not for everyone. There are a few things missing from you're review that I'm interested in, though. What type of music do you normally listen to? If it's rap, trance, or even mostly rock, I can definitely see...
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    BeyerDynamics DT990 600 ohms vs 250 ohms

    Quote: Originally Posted by my.self wow this is very interesting. after these years, u guys had complete opposite opinions on them. i was set on getting a pair of dt990/600 premiums but i might consider other things. hows the bass on the dt990 and dt880? i will be amping them with a...
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    The Beyerdynamic DT880 Discussion thread

    What version do you actually get when you order the $319 600 Ohm version through Moon-Audio? From what I could gather you get the Manufaktur version, but on the other hand that only seems to be the case if you order one with a recable.