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    Cans for under $250 for people especially sensitive to treble?

    Hmmm...cans that handle treble well (not excessive). Try Sennheiser 580, 595, 600. You won't have to amp the 595's. I have a pair and they are well balanced and fizzy treble isn't an issue. Also consider AKG 271s for a good closed pair of cans. Good luck. Cheers, Allan
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    I just had a thought... has head-fi left you in debt?

    No. The house payment, the utilities (which keep going up), taxes, and car payments are what keep me in debt. I know better to let my hobbies add to my debt so I'm careful about my spending.
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    Let It Snow!

    Many years ago I rented the 1st floor of a house. I had neighbours living on the second floor and they had two kids in diapers. During the winter, there was a lovely box of dirty diapers in a big box on my front porch. Not bad during the 20 below weather, hell when it warmed up. As a songwriter...
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    Newbie - First serious cans - money issue - Mostly for Rock music

    Thinking it over, my favourite cans for rock are Grado 325i's. For the lolly, the 225's are probably a better deal (lighter, some say it has a sweeter sound--not as seemingly strident as the 325i's). If you want to cheap out, one other member suggested the SR-60 or the SR-80. I have a pair of...
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    Longer School Year Nationwide On The Horizon???

    I don't think that adding to the school year is the solution. A longer school day would be a good idea for several reasons: 1. 45 min to an hour of PT a day would be beneficial. 2. Students might be able to get their homework done and be free in the evening for other activities or just...
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    What do you think of my headphone options?

    The Pk2's are really fine. Fantastic sound for an ear bud. No need to amp. They are worth it. I got my wife a pair and she's thrilled. I have the PK1, which I amp, and they are okay--good sound, weirdly enought sort of bass heavy (wouldn't expect that in an ear bud). All in all, I should've just...
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    so how do u convince your loved ones?

    I just buy it. I may sell off old gear to pay for new/used. Buying classic gear means that I can unload it at little or no loss. If a loss, I consider that rent. Right now I'm buried in headphones. Soon I'll sell off some of the herd and then buy something that I really want. My last great...
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    What headphone will you buy with your tax refund?

    I'm pretty good for headphones right now. Maybe I'll toss the tax refund in the bank (or bury it in my backyard). I might sell off some of the headphones that I'm not using much (i.e., AKG K340's, Beyerdynamics DT770 250 ohm, AKG 701) and buy something nice used, not sure what yet).
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    Yuin PK2 (how can it be?)

    I have a pair of the Yuin PK1 and my wife has the PK2. Both are excellent. the PK1 needs to be amped. I find the soundstage to be fine and the overall sound is rockin'. The bass is a bit strong for my taste, but then I've been listening to my music with AKG 271s and 701's. The PK2's are...
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    College Acceptance-Fi

    Congrats to all who have been accepted. SUNY Bingingham is quite good. I believe that Immanual Wallerstein teaches there (the big guy behind World Systems Theory). My terminal degree was from The University of Notre Dame (1990). Fine school. I'd recommend it highly for undergraduate or...
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    Ah...the demon weed. I used to imbibe. One to two packs a day. Alternated between Camel Filters, Gitane Blonde, Drum or Samson Dutch shag rolling tobacco, Dunhills, Rothman's International, Players Melange, Players regular or light, Black Cat corks, and whatever else I could get my hands on...
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    Do you keep or sell marginal cans?

    I've considered selling my rarely used cans. Never do. Just let them pile up. I let my kids have their pick. I gave one pair to my student assistant. I have a few pair at home and a few pair at work. It is nice to switch cans from time to time. So I'll just keep most of them for my greedy self...
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    I used to be a pipe, cigar, and cigarette smoker. Ah those were the days. I quit the cigs, kept the pipes and the cigars. I still have the occassional cigar and the rare pipe full of tobacco. I favour Kirsten pipes Kirsten Pipe Company as I like the design, the interchangeable parts, the cool...
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    Cans for begginers (100$)

    Go for the Grado SR-80's. Given the sale at Music Direct, you might want to spluge on the Grado SR-125's. These cans are easy to drive. They do well sans amplification. Better with a Fii0 E5 (really fine and cheap). Yes, go Grado. My favourite cans are Grado 325i's. And I'm still fond of my...
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    What Are You Listening To Right Now?

    Flogging Molly -- Float Lenny Kravitz -- It is Time for a Love Revolution Kate Bush -- Lionheart The Mothers -- Fillmore East - June 1971 and more stuff
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    What Musical Skill Would You Want?

    I'd like more playing skill--I can compose (yah, I could get better), do write music and lyrics, can sing (not well, but better than some), but I could use more guitar and piano skill (which I could improve if I would play for an hour a day--I must try, but life gets in the way). I relish the...
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    Maybe Time For Some New Headphones?

    If you are into amping (more than the Fii0 E5--which is really neat, I got one for my Grado 325i's and Yuin PK1 ear buds), the Senn 600 would be good. Having oodles of headphones, I really find that I listen to my Grado SR 325i the most. At work, AKG 701. I do listen occassionally to a pair of...
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    Headphones for classical?

    I've used my Grado SR-60 for virtually everything, until I upgraded. You can't go wrong for 70 bucks. For classical, I now use my AKG 271s (good deals for it is you look and for the newer versions). But with your budget, get the Grado 60's and call it a day. The 80's are okay too. Maybe a pair...
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    Good amp for the SR225's

    Why not go for the Fii0 E5? Cheap. Rechargeable. Loudness function if you think you need it. Cute. And disposable (can't change out the battery, but it is cheap). I like mine. I use it with my Grado 325i (sometimes), but mostly with my Yuin PK1's. Cheers.
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    Crest vs Colgate?

    Crest. 4 out of 5 dentists prefer Crest. I'm of the opinion that all toothpaste has something to offer my teeth and gums, but there is not a toothpaste that does it all. I have several types of toothpaste and alternate. Crest, Colgate, Arm & Hammer, Tom's of Maine, and some others.
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    The Worst Sale Price I've Ever Seen

    What a great deal! I've just ordered 2,000 feet. Should last me and my family and friends a lifetime.
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    out of curiousity, what is THE undisputed, best headphone?

    The undisputed best headphone? Any headphone that costs $69 US or less. One can't really answer this question as one individual's headphone is another individual's sonic disaster. The undisputed best headphone is what each individual prefers.
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    Single most expensive piece of audio equipment you own?

    I have a Philips LHH1000 cd player (2 box system--separate transport and dac each weighitng 30 lbs). It's price in 1988 was $4,000.00 US. Only 500 were made in the Marantz factory in Japan. Design by Ken Ishiwata, I think. Some were sold as the Marantz 12 LE. The Philips LHH1000 is a rebadged...