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    HD201 detachable cable mod

    I have a little DIY project ongoing where I'm sprucing up a pair of HD201s. I'd like to recable them, which in itself is a new experience for me, but I'd like to add a jack for detachable cables. Pics and rough dimensions here: http://imgur.com/a/cC4ZY   What do I actually need to recable...
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    Budget Student Station

    I'm hopefully making the leap to a $300+ euro set of headphones in a few weeks!   I'd love some input regarding can choice, amp+dac and any unconventional ideas (DIY headphone stands or the like). This will probably be my finishing point for the time being, as work comes and goes and I have...
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    Budget portable amp+DAC rig

    Since my OnePlus One was put out of commission by a nasty accident I've developed a real need to have a phone again. The issue is that my phone is a good 50% of the time my sole source. I've been keeping an eye on what phones have solid amp+DAC implementations, and it's looking like they all...
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    Amps and Basic Measurements

    I'm confused regarding headphone amplification, and could do with some totally objective and scientific clarification, if anybody could be as good as to enlighten me that'd be greatly appreciated :)   I have a fairly basic understanding of the science of sound (okay super basic). As I see it...
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    Clash of the not-quite Titans! (ATH-M50X vs DT770 vs DT250 vs ATH-A900X vs K550 vs HF-100 vs MH5)

    Nevermind lads, I got the ATH-A900Xs for a bargain and all mention of them had been shining (minus the wing headband complaints - but I can address that).    Got them for 142 euro, steal!
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    Android audio crossover??

    Ugghhhh... Eerrrgghh..   I'm coming down with something and I'm stuck at work. Whatever it is it's killing my ears and head. oddest thing is I've become alarmingly sensitive to stereo seperation. This is doing my head in, coming from listening to my speakers all last night I'm finding it hard...
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    Vaporwave appreciation thread

    While Vaporwave is still a pretty fringe-group genre, there's a huge amount of content to trawl through, so I thought I'd try making a thread where people can compare and offer recommendations for Vaporwave and it's various sub-genres. Both people new to Vaporwave and truly harcore fans are...
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    Irish headfiers, your country need YOU!

    I think we can all attest that living in Ireland has it's few disadvantages, aside from our beautiful landscapes, unique weather, clean air, great culture and language - it's bloody impossible to get any niche products.   There's an alarming lack of audiophilia in our fair green isle, and we...
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    Can somebody explain why everybody wants to upgrade digital cables?

    I'm really trying my best to get my head around this one because I try not to damn anything without hearing both sides of the coin - but why do some head-fiers insist that there's audible differences between USB/DigitalTransfer cables? From my reasonably established understanding of data...
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    Removable cables, what's all the fuss?

    Please explain this one to me, because I think I'm really missing something here.   I appreciate the ease of use a removable cable could offer, it's increased portability, and ease of replacement in event of failure, but really now... I keep seeing people swear off ever buying headphones that...
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    Dali Zensor 3s lacking bass

    Hello all,   Today I finally got the amp to bring together my setup, which is as follows:   Source file over USB to Steinburg UR22 interface 6.3mm line out converted to mono and fed into amp Gemtune SMSL SA-50 amp (50watts a side) Dali Zensor 3s   They do sound pretty wonderful at a...
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    Wooo, more cans! (open purchasing discussion, 300 euro budget)

    2 months ago I bought my first pair of hi-fi headphones, a pair of MDR-7506s - in a wild plot twist the MDRs (with EDT-250 pads :) ) are very possibly to be put to a working role: monitoring voice overs, video editing, and other loose monitoring purposes.   Yes, they could used for both...
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    Purchasing 500 euro setup tomorrow, critique my choices (again!)

    Hey fellas,   A few weeks ago I posted here asking for recommendations, and I got an overwhelmingly awesome response where I was actually convinced to spend twice what I was going to (because you all seem to hate my wallet..). Now I'm purchasing tomorrow or the day after (whenever pay-day is)...
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    Ghetto MDR-7506/MDR-V6 modding

    Recently I purchased my first pair of properly "Hi-fi headphones" - a pair of MDR7506s. Lovely headphones, one big issue - the cans CRUSH my ear cartilage, making highs sound a little harsher, bass rattle a little too much, and making them difficult to deal with for long periods of time, leading...
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    Adding quality input, output (w/DAC and Amp) in elegant solution

    I'd like to prefix this for apologizing about the inclusion of a DAC in a Forum which explicitly tells me not to, this thread is predominantly about a PC Audio solution!   I'm reasonably new to high end audio and have some money set aside to blow on upgrading my personal rig, was gonna blow...
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    300 Euro Loudspeakers reccomendations/information wanted.

    This thread was based on helping me work out my multimedia setup, but budgets grew and I was convinced to work out a better solution. (Damn it Head-Fi, that was my wallet :( )   So I'm gonna DIY stands for positioning, and these speakers need to be flexible - because they might end up in a...
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    Introduction, and some advice on the MDR7506s :)

    Hi all,   My name's Tadgh and I'm a long time reader of the head-fi forums as well as one time review poster ;)   I'm an Irish lad who has the misfortune to live in a remote city with nowhere to buy decent audio equipment! (You think I'm exaggerating, but our idea of city is different to...
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