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    Breaking-in headphones, the final verdict!

      There's not a whole lot of variance as to how the Senn. HD 380s sit over your ears...  Perhaps with other phones...   At any rate, the difference is just too pronounced between the two...   These are only my opinions based on my experience with these particular headphones... Your mileage...
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    Breaking-in headphones, the final verdict!

        I think it's pretty easy to correct for the production run thing if you start with two of the same model headphones that sound similar enough to begin with... And I think the whole point of this thread is to determine if anyone can hear the difference, right?...   And as you point out...
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    Breaking-in headphones, the final verdict!

      I would say that that would be pretty hard to do, as there didn't seem to be any difference in the overall sound signature... I still have the well broken in ones and the others are still hardly used... I checked them both again, and confirmed my previous... This time I checked: Decay on...
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    Breaking-in headphones, the final verdict!

      On these two pairs, yes... I have several pairs of these, as they are my favorites... At any rate, it was not just a small deviation between the two after break-in... I also understand that there may be a difference between two headphones of the same make and model, although Sennheiser does...
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    Breaking-in headphones, the final verdict!

    I was skeptical at first about break in of headphones... So I purchased two of the same headphones... Both Sennheiser HD 380s... The first I put a few hundred hours on, the second, none... Upon comparing the two, here's what I heard:   Note: I marked the two, so as not to mix then up... Also...
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    Grado Fan Club!

      Well, we'll see what they do for me [PS 500]... You don't know what you've got until you plug them in... I'm mostly involved with what I would call the lower end of the music biz... Mostly local stuff... I'd need more gear to get me to a higher level... I've been a musician all my life... But...
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    Grado Fan Club!

      Right... I do have more neutral headphones... But over the years, I've learned to compensate for phones and speakers that might have coloration...  And sometimes a more 'popular' sound signature gives you a better idea of the results for the end listener... Also, the people listening to my...
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    Grado Fan Club!

      I'm currently involved with sending out samples of my keyboard pieces to prospective clients... And I don't have a set of monitors in my apt.  I do have a set of pretty good speakers in the CP 300 [better than most on-board keyboard speakers]... But my use for the PS 500s will primarily be to...
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    Grado Fan Club!

    OK... So I just pulled the trigger on a pair of Grado PS 500s... My intended use is for recording evaluation and using with my Yamaha CP 300 keyboard during evening sessions... I do have a Little Dot LD 1+ sitting on top of the CP 300 hooked to the unbalanced outputs(L+R)...   I hope they do...
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    Digital piano with Grado, Sennheiser, AKG or Beyerdynamic

    I have a Yamaha CP 300 paired with a Little Dot LD 1+ hooked up to the unbalanced outputs (L+R) on the piano...   I've been going through different types of headphones for a few years now, and the ones that hit the sweet spot for me are the Sennheiser HD 380 pros... Don't ask my what it is...
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    Audio Technica ATH-M50 Review

    I use the ATH M 50 and Sennheiser HD 380 Pro for my digital keyboard, both right out of the keyboard's phone jack, and also with a Little Dot LD 1+ sitting on top of the keyboard ... And I think they both do a great job with all the voices on the instrument...   So, I would say both headphones...
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    Review of Sennheiser HD380

    I'd like to add something here about the HD 380s:  They are my favorite headphone for my Yamaha CP 300 keyboard... It's a studio-grade instrument, and I've tried headphones up to about $700 MSRP, and the HD 380s make the voices sound like they should, as you were expecting them to sound out of a...
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    Little Dot I+ Tube Rolling

    Does anyone out there have any experience with these tubes in the LD 1+?...   http://www.ebay.com/itm/181140304045?ssPageName=STRK:MESINDXX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1436.l2649   Do you think they're as good as the venerable GE version?...
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    Best Headphones for Keyboard/Synthesizer

    Hello: I'd like to jump in here, because I've had a frightfully hard time choosing a headphone for my Yamaha CP 300 keyboard... It's a studio-level instrument, and I've made a few very bad choices in the past...   Let me explain: First off, do NOT be tempted to buy any high quality audiophile...
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    The AKG K712 Pro Support and Impressions Thread

    I just ordered a pair of AKG 712s for evaluating recordings, and I don't understand what all the issues are about here... Why even try to evaluate them for HiFi end listener use?... They were made to parse different parts of a mix to get the original recording to where you want it... If they...
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    Headphone / Audio Gear Pricing:

    I've heard a lot of back-and-forth over this issue, but like many issues, there seems to be no real resolution to the matter...   The main question in my mind is this: Can headphone manufacturers deny you warranty service because you didn't buy the product from an authorized dealer?... And...
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    Little Dot I+ Tube Rolling

    OK... My next question:  I'm getting a matched pair of Voshkod 6ZH1P-EV tubes from Yenaudio, but I don't really know what family of tubes they belong to for rolling into the LD 1+... ???...
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    Little Dot I+ Tube Rolling

      Wow... That's unexpected, as some say that even at 62 ohms, they are a bit hard to drive... Oh, well... We'll see what we see... Where are you putting your volume knob on the LD 1+ when listening?... What is the gain output of your DAC?...  At any rate, keep me posted as to what tubes you're...
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    Little Dot I+ Tube Rolling

      Well, H... It looks like providence has stepped in once again... I nixed the HD 600 purchase, and opted for a pair of these:  http://www.akg.com/K712+PRO-827.html?pid=1408   AKG K 712s... Remember that I need a high quality set of headphones for both recording AND home audio use...   They...
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    Little Dot I+ Tube Rolling

    Well, I got my muses02 in today, and you know I just had to put it in... Anyway, it's acting like any new device:  A little subdued at first... Put a looped demo on my digital piano ( where I have my LD 1+ right now)... Just running it in for a few hours...   I'm currently running the WE 408A...
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    Little Dot I+ Tube Rolling

      Ilove: I'd like to be able to do that; however, I currently have my LD1+ on top of my digital piano, and with the WE408A tubes, the unit runs a lot hotter... I know the top of the Yamaha CP 300 is metal, and that it can take a certain amount of heat... But I don't know how much before it...
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    Little Dot I+ Tube Rolling

      Ilove: Just an idea: If you want to really make the edge of your cut look pro, try using a sharpie pen on the cut edge... After that, no one will know it wasn't a factory job... It comes up shiny black, just like the exterior of chassis... PS: A little needle file work, and fine grit cloth...
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    Little Dot I+ Tube Rolling

      A, I'll let you know... I have a muses02 on the way, and I'm thinking that that is probably a better match... This will take some time... More later...
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    Little Dot I+ Tube Rolling

      Sorry, G... I just couldn't help myself... I changed the tubes and the op amp... The first thing I noticed was that there was no break-in hum at all with the WE 408A tubes... I also noticed that they don't light up as much as the 6J1 tubes... I did shift the jumpers to '408A'  from '6J1'...
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    Little Dot I+ Tube Rolling

    Thanks... Your info arrived just in time... I got my BB 2107AP in the mail this aft... I think I'll roll the WE 408As in, along with the BB op amp this eve... Will report later... Have a feeling it may take awhile to hear a difference...
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