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  1. rjp

    edit: Got DT770 Pro 80 ohms Please suggest amplifier for Laptop use

    I've been using my DT770 Pro 80's with a Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 USB interface and getting lovely sound from a Thinkpad T61 running Windows 7 (and also an E-MU 0404 USB from a homebuilt desktop system with XP). I wouldn't recommend getting anything from Creative anymore, though, since they...
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    beyerdynamic dt 770 pro 250 ohm Vs 80 ohm

    I've had the 80-ohm version for a few years now, and they are a tad power-hungry, even for being low-impedance. I almost always listen through a DAC/amp combo on my computer, either an E-MU 0404 USB on an XP desktop or a Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 on a Win7 laptop. Either interface has enough power...
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    Grado Fan Club!

    Hmmm... the PS500 sounds right up my alley (OW! My wallet!). I'm enough of a basshead that I seriously enjoy my DT770 Pro 80's; on pipe organ they are out of this world.   I think what I really want to do, though, is head over to a store where I can audition the various models - and bring my...
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    Sennheiser 598s or Grados?

    Quote:   I've found the 770's (even 80 ohm) are power-hungry, and they only get muddy if the source can't drive them properly. A good USB audio interface is way better than an iPod or laptop audio jack.   Just about anything can drive my SR60's to much louder levels than I can stand. :)
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    Grado Fan Club!

    I love my pre-"i" SR60 set, but I'm getting upgradeitis. I'm debating whether to take a small step (SR80i), a bigger step (SR225i), or a giant leap (PS500). Yeah, I know, "kiss your wallet goodbye..."
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    Worst headphones you've ever bought

    Worst sound quality aside from cheap earbuds: Maxell noise-cancelling cans Worst build quality: Bose Triports (long before I heard of Head-Fi)   I'm still running my SR60 (pre-"i") and DT770 Pro 80 cans, but I'm mulling upgrading the Grados to SR80i or SR225i. I gave my Sony NC60s to my...
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    Pictures - Revenge of the Silver AKG's

    Quote: Originally Posted by Czyrix AKG makes such lovely headphones, they don't sound too shabby either. They also make nice microphones. I have a couple of their Perception 170s (one of their cheaper mics), and they sound sweeeeeeet. Head over to the Live Music Archive and you...
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    Best home cans

    Quote: Originally Posted by Ishcabible I don't like them tbh. I have DT220s, which from what I've read about the DT770 sound almost the same. They are WAY too bassy, but blue tacking mellowed it out a bit. I can't help but wonder how much of the "excessive, boomy bass" complaints...
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    Skullcandy SK Pro DJ vs Sony MDR-7506 headphones?

    Quote: Originally Posted by obobskivich $299 for skullcandy hp's? now I've seen it all... Keep in mind that's NZD, not USD. As for the DT 770 Pro/80, I love it, but it's a bit power-hungry; most portables don't have quite enough oomph for it. It sounds clean from my Sansa, but...
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    I think I found the secret of Grado comfort.

    Quote: Originally Posted by iriverdude Grados? No, that's a picture of a Koss Pro-4AA.
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    EMU0404 USB - best source in the world!

    In my own experience, I absolutely love the 0404 USB when it's running from my desktop, or when I use it as an analog microphone preamp into my Olympus LS-10's line input, not attached to a computer. On all the laptops I've tried, it's been a disaster - and I need to retract my last posting...
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    Need help configuring Emu 0404 > Little Dot MK III

    This might be a stupid question, but did you make sure to turn up the main output level knob on the 0404?
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    Help setting up E-MU 0404

    Quote: Originally Posted by jilgiljongiljing Also, laptops seems to have more trouble with pops and crackles compared to desktops. Indeed. I've had problems on a Thinkpad T30 and a Dell Inspiron... and recently I picked up an Acer Aspire One netbook. I had some clicks there as...
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    Winamp vs Foobar2000 ?!

    I prefer Foobar for its media library, and its ability to tag files. With a bit of work, I got it where I can view by album artist, performer, composer, conductor, recording type (i.e. commercial, etree, homemade), quantization (16- or 24-bit, 44.1/48/more kHz), genre, year, etc. However...
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    sr60 good with classical!!!!!!!

    I feel the SR60 is just fine for classical, but for large symphony orchestras, the DT 770 Pro/80 generally edges it out on account of the better bass. On the other hand, if I'm using my Sansa instead of the E-MU 0404 USB, the Grado is more satisfying, as it doesn't need as much power.
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    *Confirmed* Grado PS1000 is coming!

    Quote: Originally Posted by Zanth Headphones do damage no doubt, but the wallet seems capable of recovering with some prompt resuscitation. Speakers on the other hand... dead is dead I've been looking at recording gear... that's another wallet-eater. I need a winning lotto ticket.
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    DT 770/80 or ATH ad700 for first real headphone's?

    I can't vouch for or against the AT's, but I'm very pleased with the Beyers. I listen mostly to classical, though, including my own from-the-audience recordings (either LS-10 built-in mics from the balcony rail or binaural in-ear mics); I throw in rock, jazz, bluegrass, and blues for good...
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    Single Malt Scotch Fi

    I miss my Ardbeg 1977 - but I sure enjoyed it, and so did my British-born brother-in-law, with whom I shared it. I haven't been able to acclimate him to bourbon or rye[1], though. I'm just glad I laid in a supply of Ardbeg 10yo before the price skyrocketed to ridiculous levels. I'm going to...
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    Grado PS3000 Kryptonite

    Quote: Originally Posted by CompressionalFlagellation Bet they'd have great sound isolation. *cues up Rush's Cygnus X-1*
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    Grado PS3000 Kryptonite

    Quote: Originally Posted by Emooze Wooo! Can't wait for the PS4000. Wonder what other magical materials Grado will get for that one! Black-hole matter - nothing could possibly compare with headphones that have an event horizon. Welcome to Head-Fi, sorry about your planet.
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    Soda or Pop?

    I usually drink diet, but sometimes I'll get a bottle of Mexican Coca-Cola; it's made with real sugar instead of HFCS, and, believe me, I can taste the difference. Any taquería worth its tortillas will have a fridge stocked with Mexican Coke and Pepsi, various Jarritos flavors, Sidral Mundet...
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    Music Server help

    Quote: Originally Posted by obobskivich I would spend the few extra bucks on an Antec with 120mm fans you'll probably also wanna look at vibration dampening feet for the HDs (little rubber gromet type things that help keep vibration down on the case, makes it quieter), a gasket for...
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    Newbie to high end audio

    Never having heard HD650s, I can't vouch for or against them. However, I'm quite happy with my DT770 Pro/80s being fed from my EMU 0404 USB. If your soundcard has enough juice to drive them, you should find them very enjoyable.
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    *Confirmed* Grado PS1000 is coming!

    Quote: Originally Posted by cswann1 The new Senns and now the new Grado's are pointing to the end of the days when the bleeding edge of headphone audio is within reach of the majority of music lovers. Compared to a Stax SR-007II or an Orpheus, the PS1000 and HD800 are positively...
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    Soda or Pop?

    There's a nice map of pop vs. soda vs. Coke usage in the US. In general: "Soda" in the Northeast, Southwest, the St. Louis region, and eastern Wisconsin. "Pop" in the Northwest and most of the Midwest. "Coke" in the South.