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  1. meithkiller

    What Speakers Do You Own?

    NHT SuperZero - computer audio system NHT SuperOne - living room stereo system Paradigm Phantom & center channel - home theater system JBL M5 - garage stereo system   Paradigm Atom - in storage at the moment  
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    Poll: Is gaming a waste of time?

    Yes, IMO gaming is a waste of time, but I don't think there is anything wrong with wasting a couple of hours a day on something you enjoy. OTOH if someone is spending 8-12 hours a day or more gaming on a regular basis, they aren't just wasting time, they are wasting their life.
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    Sony MDR-V6 Opinions

    I got my 10 year old V6's out of storage a few weeks ago where they had been sitting unused for 4-5 years, and the stock ear cushions on one side were pulling apart pretty badly, the other side was in better shape, but had still seen better days. I ended up buying the Pearstone velour pads from...
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    Koss Portapro Durability?

    I pulled my 10 year old PortaPros out of drawer a few weeks ago where they had been sitting for close to five years without being used. They were folded up and stored in their storage sack. Not surprisingly the earpiece foam covers were mostly disintegrated, I have some extras on hand, so I was...
  5. meithkiller Price Fluctuation?

    Amazon uses "dynamic pricing" and can change the price multiple times in a day based on demand and supply. I've seen them do this for years, but it seems to be even more active lately. I don't think there is any way to guess which way the price is headed, IMO if you see a big price drop on...
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    Music and Nostalgia

    Quote: Happens all the time to me. I graduated HS in 1988, and I still listen to a lot of pop and rock from the 80's, both on CD/MP3 and on the radio, as there are four or five radio stations around here that play mostly 80's music. Most of the songs take me back in a general way to when I...
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    My current fleet consists of:   1990 Mazda Miata 2005 Mini Cooper 2007 Subaru Forester XT 2008 Mustang GT   All have manual transmissions. I also had a 2001 Bullitt Mustang until a few months ago, sold it to a friend. All of the cars still look stock on the outside, most of the...
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    Are CDs obsolete

    I definitely don't consider CD's obsolete. Sure, they can take up a lot of room, even with a moderately large collection of 1000+ like I have, but barring a fire or some other catastrophe, I'll always have them there. Backing everything up to a hard drive can be convenient for some people I...
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    What music did you get for Christmas?

    My wife got me Richard Thompson's latest CD, "Dream Attic". We saw him in concert about 10 years ago at a small club, pretty good show, and its a decent CD. I got my wife Mandy Patinkin's "Kidults" CD for Christmas.
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    What book are you reading right now?

    I'm reading two books at the moment, one on the light side, "The Zombie Survival Guide" by Max Brooks, and one that is a bit heavier and slower going, "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance" by Robert M. Pirsig. Depends what mood I'm in at the time as to which one I pick up. 
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    Is this a real Grado SR325is?

    Quote: That would be basically my opinion as well. If the build quality is the same and sound is the same, what's the big deal? Is appearance that much of a factor in some people's headphone purchases? I guess for some people it is. If appearances are the only consideration, then yes, I...
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    HD555 Now $75 Free Shipping

    Quote: The $117 HD595 isn't $117 at Amazon anymore. That was the price this morning when I checked at 5am after work, went to bed intending to order them when I woke up, at 2pm the price had gone up to $150. I ordered the 555's from Amazon instead for $93.
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    2011 New Year resolutions (headphone wise)

    In 2011 I hope to buy another pair of Sennheiser HD600's to replace the ones I sold 5-6 years ago when I got rid of much of my headphone equipment. I'd also like to pick up a modest amp to power them, but nothing over the $200-300 price point, as I'm trying to keep things simple and relatively...
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    HD 595s $115 on Amazon right now.

    Quote: .....and now a price increase back up to $150. I had checked Amazon after I got home from work this morning at around 5am as I've been considering getting them, especially since the price driopped, but was tired, and just went to bed, planning to order them when I got up. Surprise...
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    Rush - Time Machine Tour 2011

    I've been a casual fan since the late 70's/early 80's, but became good friends with a huge Rush fan 6-8 years ago, he has seen them more than 50 times in the last 20 years. I've gone with my friend to see Rush in concert three times in the last three years, twice at outdoor venues, and most...
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    Any old fart head-fi'ers still around?

    Well, I'm an old fart (turned the big four-oh earlier this year) and I guess I'm something of an old-timer around here as well, having registered back in late 2001 and lurking a bit before that. I never posted a lot, but for a few years was on the forums quite a bit. It has been 5+ years since...
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    Overcoming relatively poor hearing in one ear

    I've had an audiogram done by a doctor in the past to check the extent of my hearing damage, but I also have a test CD so I can do an audiogram myself at home, and it is a more complete test (tests more of the full range)  than the one the doctor did. Mine looks a little different, but I think...
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    Overcoming relatively poor hearing in one ear

    Is your hearing loss linear throughout the whole frequency range or is your hearing loss more pronounced in some frequencies than others? If the former, a simple balance control might work, if the latter, it may not be the best solution. I have similar issues, the hearing in my left ear isn't as...
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    Is the KSC35 still available on Koss website?

    Good to know they are still available. I haven't been around for awhile, but still enjoy the two pair of KSC35's I have. I seem to remember mine being alot cheaper ($20-25) but that was years ago, and I'm guessing that stock is running low and I know they are scarce.
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    Rio Forge...Any Good?

    clarkkent333, would you mind sharing the details of the special at Staples? Is it in store or web-only? I pulled up the 128 MB Rio Forge on Staples website, and it is $140 minus a $20 rebate (for one). -Keith
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    iCleaner - iPod Deep Scratch Polish *Review*

    I'm guessing that I have some car car chemicals in my "arsenal" that would work every bit as well as the stuff from iCleaner, for a whole lot less. I'm sure their stuff works great, but they are charging an outrageous amount of money for a tiny bit of their product. -Keith
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    so whats your favorite energy drink

    None of the above. My favorite energy drink is Whoop Ass by Jones Soda Co. It is hard to find and I haven't had it in a few years, but its great. -Keith
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    Top 5 DVDs worth owning

    5 DVD's I couldn't live without? -Princess Bride -Heat -Ronin -Matrix -The Stand -Keith
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    Ety ER4 owners...?

    That is a mark from molding the piece of plastic that all Ety ER4's have. It won't affect the sound or use of your ER-4's in any way I can think of. Both pair of ER4's I've owned had a small mark there. Mine didn't have the tiny little hole yours has, but there was a mark there from the molding...
  25. meithkiller

    HD580 vs. ER4P for home listening?

    hentai, be careful with the misinformation you're spreading. Saying that you had a problem with canalphones is one thing, but making a statement like believe me , ety phones ultimately unhealthly if not all canal phones is utter crap, to say the least. Just because one or two people have...