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    Sennheiser's Own Balanced Cables for HD 600/650, HD 700, and HD 800 Available This Week

    Oh look another company offering expensive Sennheiser cables....   *Yawn*
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    what are your top 5 RPGs?

    These are old, and I haven't even played many RPGs, but here are some of my favs:   Elder Scroll's V: Skyrim Elder Scroll's IV: Oblivion Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 1 Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2
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    Post Your Photography Here #2

        My cat Sophie :)
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    NEWS: Beats in a lawsuit with Yamaha

    Yamaha makes some incredible instruments, equipment, bikes, jet skis, and they're such an older and mature company than.... beets
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    Flashlight-Fi (LED & Conventional)

    I've been really pleased with Fenix flashlights. I have an LD25 and bought an E20 for my dad, both discontinued now though.
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    Loudspeakers vs headphones

    Here's my $0.02.   From a budget prospective, you can pick up a used receiver and speakers on craigslist for relatively cheap that can sound great if you know what you are looking for. I found a pair of JBL HLS810 and an old 100w Technics receiver that I got for a total of $140. It really...
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    Eddie Current DIY amplifier "Monolith"

    Just saw this while browsing Eddie Current's website. Does anybody know anything about this? How long as it been out?  
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    ++ FULL-SIZE HEADPHONE RECOMMENDATIONS THREAD++ CLOSED: Please post a thread in the Introductions, Help and Advice forum

    Adam - the m50, and ad700 are good, as are the HD380 and PXC450 if you can get them at a good price. I wouldn't recommend the 595 because they are open and will not block noise.
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    Best High-End Amp for the Hd650

    Quote: Yes, more or less. The four-board fully balanced beta 22 I heard had a little better separation/detail than the zana, but that may be because it was balanced. A standard two-channel beta 22 might be more on par with the zana. Can't really go wrong with either amplifier
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    Cheapest place for hexagon Perforated Metal Mesh?

    Quote: exactly what I was thinking:
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    Best High-End Amp for the Hd650

    Find a used Beta 22, you should easily be able to get a standard 2 channel or 2 channel with active ground for less than $2000. It outperforms everything near its price range IMO. I was dead set on tubes until I heard the Beta 22, which has an extremely detailed, yet warm and groovy sound. I...
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    New Apple "EarPods" - Finally - Photos

    I got my iPhone 5 tonight with the earpods. I have spent about 45 minutes and I must confess.... they are good!! Especially for the price. Worlds better than the old iBuds. A good value as a $30 set of headphones.
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    how do quality pots behave at the low end?

    Personally, I'd go for an RK27. The low end imbalance I experienced with it was gone well before the time I reached normal listening levels. It is a high quality product. The more expensive pots/stepped attenuators don't offer a significant improvement in sound quality IMO. I've heard several of...
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    Best music player for Android? (Samsung GSII)

    I like the andLess player. It is simple and free.
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    Custom Gaming Notebooks

    I got my Sager NP8150 (Clevo P150HM) from Pro Star I was happy with their service and am blown away by the laptop. It kicks sooo much ass. They have newer versions now (P150EM) that have updated processors/graphics.   As a side note, I got a Razer Orochi mouse and...
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    Post your computer specs!~

    Sager NP8150 15.4" laptop with AMD 6990m graphics. Kicks sooo much ass.
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    Mouse -Fi

    I use a Razer Orochi. It's perfect for me because I'm on the go a lot with my laptop and it is comfortable but not too bulky, yet it has a powerful 2000 dpi sensor. It can be a wired mouse OR a wireless mouse, so I can take advantages of both interfaces (wireless = convenience, wired = speed...
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    Headphones around $300 or so

    If you're planning on using an amplifier, I'd definitely say HD600 or HD580. I've heard them, the HD25-1 II, and D2000 through the same source/amp and for me the choice is clear... the soundstage you get with open headphones is absolutely worth it.
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    Headphones for my girlfriend

    ATH-M50 aren't too big, but maybe you should just get her a pair of DJ100 since she has already fallen in love with them?   Oh and an electric (digital) piano is different than a keyboard in that it is mostly dedicated to accurately replicating the sound and feel of an actual piano, they...
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    looking for balanced USB DAC/Preamplifier

    I picked up an EMU 0404 USB for a good price over the weekend. I also have a 5v ELPAC power supply I plan on using with it, should sound good!   Thanks for the information and input.
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    Upgrade from EMU1820: best DAC for 200 budget? Amp is M-Stage.

    Little Dot Dac 1 might be a good option.
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    Need a DAC for HD600 + Headroom Micro Amp setup

    A fully configured AMB gamma 2 is available in the forums right now, I'd definitely recommend it. The seller is in Australia, but he said he might ship int'l I also saw a Music Fidelity V-DAC with an upgraded power supply. A good value...
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    looking for balanced USB DAC/Preamplifier

    1. Need a balanced USB DAC/Preamp to connect to a power amplifier. The DAC1 Pre is perfect, but out of my price range.     2. I'm considering the EMU 0404 USB  Is it possible to connect a power amplifier DIRECTLY to the balanced outputs of the EMU 0404? I realize TRS > XLR cables...
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    How do you shrink your heatshrink?

    I inherited an old 230w craftsman soldering gun that gets so hot all I have to do it bring it near the heatshrink (never touching) and it shrinks in a matter of seconds. I think it was meant for plumbing or something lol. That being said, after reading this thread I think I am going to ask Santa...
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    Cardas Solder- Tri vs. Quad Eutectic Roll Solder

    They have similar silver content (3% for Quad Eutectic, 4% for Tri Eutectic), but the lead-free Tri Eutectic solder has more tin, which has a slightly lower resistance than lead. Even so, it would probably be very difficult to distinguish between the two solders. The main difference is...