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  1. dano1122

    FS: Emu 0404 soundcard

    I have for sale: 1 x Emu 0404 soundcard PCI $75 shipped. Perfect working condition no longer needed. I have feedback on Head-Fi at http://www6.head-fi.org/forums/showthread.php?t=121886 and on Heatware at http://heatware.com/eval.php?id=34985 I prefer payment via paypal funds...
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    FS: DAC - CIA VDA-1 + VAC-1 (pictures)

    SOLD - Thank you to Head-Fi for hosting the sale SOLD - Thank you to Head-Fi for hosting the sale SOLD - Thank you to Head-Fi for hosting the sale I have for sale the Channel Islands Audio VDA-1 DAC with the VAC-1 power supply in perfect working condition and cosmetically a 9/10 cared for...
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    FS: Shellbrook Audio Pimeta (pics)

    SOLD SOLD SOLD - Thank you to Head-Fi for hosting the sale! I have for sale a pimeta headphone amplifier made by shellbrook audio in perfect working condition cared for in pet free/smoke free house and cosmetically 9/10, just some minor ordinary wear. It includes the upgraded 627 opamps...
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    Soundcard w/ XLR out?

    Are there any soundcards for PC w/ XLR output? I've been searching and have found none. The closest I found was the top of the line m-audio soundcard with xlr INPUTs. The reason I'm asking is I'm going for an active monitor system and most of these types of speakers will take only XLR balanced...
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    downgrading from 650: recommendations?

    i'm probably going to get hammered for this but, i'm considering downgrading from my 650s. any recommendations? i need something circum-aural (fit around the ear), but hopefully lighter and less clamping. also a little leaner on the bass while maintaining the 'edgeless treble' and smooth...
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    Would like speaker recommendations with PC as primary source

    Well, I've started looking at introducing a high quality speaker setup into my room to replace my horrid logitech z-560's. My computer will be the primary source and music will be the primary use. The computer is outfitted with an Emu0404 and the files played are either flac or high quality mp3...
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    it's here, the dynahi has landed, oh my...

    well, dynahi (ec w/ stepped aten) came today in the mail, huge box, nice packing, courtesy of veda audio... first impressions upon seeing the amp, "welcome to the big leagues". this thing is HUGE, about 20 gilmore lites can fit in here. here is a pic for now. impressions due soon!
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    my adjective dry UM2 v. ER4P rumble in the jungle show down

    sum of um2 (+'s) - (-'s) > sum of er4p (+'s) - (-'s) ok here goes.... um2 is good because (in no particular order) less 'microphonic' cable, much better bass, warmer sound which makes extended listening easier, cable goes behind the ears instead of straight down creating a much more...
  9. dano1122

    my grand head-fi journey

    11/22/2004 – auditioned grado sr60-sr225 at local store, bought sr225 for computer - $200 Shortly after, replaced sound blaster live sound card with dmx 6fire lt $100 Lived happily for a while before discovering head-fi Discovered head-fi, 12/04, ordered shellbrook pimeta for grado’s...
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    my great um2 dissapointment

    recieved the um2's today. a bit dissapointed. where is the treble? this thing has no treble, zip, zero, nada. all i hear is mids and bass. this thing sounds very dark also, bass and mid is not very clean either. these make my sennheiser 650 seem bright. i'm gona have to order the er4p's to...
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    someone help me out here, dynahi or lite, need to call tommorow

    hi, real quick, dynahi (600) or gilmore lite (300)? how much different in sq with midfi source? thank you!
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    the guy you love to hate, here we go, hd650 cable reviews...

    ok fellas, just got in my zu xlr, zu regular in, and of course my stock cables for the HD650. hooking em all up to dac1 for some comparisons. so far UNIMPRESSED, marginal differences happening b/w both xlr and normal zu. infact xlr sounds muddier then normal zu. this very very raw first...
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    im so sorry, just hooked up my dac-1, very dissapointed...

    well, here i am, two setups... flac-emu0404-optical out-dac1-headphone out-650 $1500 flac-emu0404-dual 1/4" out-rca in shelbrook labs maxed out pimeta (op627burrbrown)-headphone out-hd650 $700 the dac1 is BARELY better, just a SMALL step above in sound quality. the DAC1 is showing a...
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    earphones for notebook, library, low profile, hifi...

    as the topic says. it's mainly for my notebook for listening to music in the library while doing research. my notebook has an spdif out if that helps. i need a setup starting from scratch. hopefully something not so insane like ultimate ears 10 pro and a big duck portable dac? thanks for ANY...
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    headphone for very private use

    i recentely bought a laptop that i am using late at night and in the library. i want a pair of headphones for the headphone out which are easy to drive, closed, comfortable, decent sound, and low profile. any recommendations? thanks very much.
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    do you workout? have some custom workout playlists? post here :)

    hi everyone, i was just wondering what playlists or track lists you guys use when you workout. let's hear it !
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    your top3: best amp/headphone combos

    ok i have very little experience but here goes... 1) sr225 + pimeta 2) hd650 + pimeta 3) nothing
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    need ppl w/ alot of exp. with comp. as source + exp. of many amps ...

    yeah yeah, i know, me again... ok well i was about to pull the trigger on a +1k dynahi and i'm very worried it will be overkill by a yard for my setup which is... hd650 + PC as source(emu 0404, mostly EAC aps mp3s, some flac and some cd audio)... as far as going for the 1212 i've heard its...
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    a plea to head-fi'ers of the world

    i simply cannot see myself now or in the immediate future moving towards a dedicated headphone rig. i do nearly all my listening to headphones through the computer. i enjoy the intimacy of headphones and i also enjoy that i can have a high volume without seriously disturbing other people in the...
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    ok, here we go, amp for 600/650's... yes i've searched

    current setup: lossless->0404->vampire rca interconnects->pimeta w/ opa627 -> hd600 (musical preferences: hard rock, trance, classical) considering the fact that this is *strictly for a computer as source* setup would it be wise to upgrade anything in my current rig? i was thinking of getting...
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    most comfortable + best sound headphones

    ok, i'm coming from grado sr225's which have great clarity and sweet midrange and good punch but i get tired of wearing the headphones for more then a couple hours. it feels like the outer edges of my ears are being squished and it also has a very upfront sound like a speaker is literally...
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