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  1. macshooter

    Apogee Groove Dac / Headphone Amp

    So I upgraded the computer to a MacBook Pro.  This thing knocks me out.    
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    Apogee Groove Dac / Headphone Amp

    I'm using JH16pros right now.  I find that the volume at 03 is about right (that's -47db in the Groove Control Panel)  You'll have no trouble with adjusting the volume using the buttons on the Groove, I would stay the hell away from the volume slider in windows with CIEMs.    On a side note...
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    Review by 'macshooter' on item 'FiiO E10K USB DAC and Headphone Amplifier'

    I'm not a guy with a lot of DACs and amps that cost thousands of dollars.  I bought this because the headphone jack on my wife's laptop was crapping out. I like Fiio's stuff because for the price, they sound great, and usually have a bass boost switch that puts just enough extra kick in the...
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    The AKG K7XX Massdrop First Edition Thread

    Quote:   Oh I'm fine. (that pales in comparison to the sort of abuse I have inflicted on my self over the years.)  They (the phones) are fine too, I just wasn't expecting what was coming because: A the laptop speakers gave NO indication, and B it rolls on slow so you don't know what you're...
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    The AKG K7XX Massdrop First Edition Thread

    That's handy.    I wish I knew what it was before I played it and heard nothing from my laptop speakers, then maxed out the volume, and still heard nothing, then plugged in my ATH-M50x without reducing the volume and hit play... 
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    The AKG K7XX Massdrop First Edition Thread

    OK I'll buy that.  It was in my original post before my first edit.  I guess with all those numbers I just got confused.   I'll change it back.
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    The AKG K7XX Massdrop First Edition Thread

    (-edit- to correct serial#)   So I was #1424 on the deal, but got serial #1373 according to the box, which I have not opened. (anyone here born in 1373? I got your phones right here...)           Front of the box       Back seal   Top seal  (these had no shrink wrap like my...
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    The AKG K7XX Massdrop First Edition Thread

        I thought the same thing when I got my K702 65ths. (immediately began searching the web for pics of fakes)  Small things like the silver paint on the AKG logo (in my case it says AKG not the triple cardioid pattern) and the K702 on the center of the ear cup looked sloppy like I could have...
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    24bit vs 16bit, the myth exploded!

    I'm don't have time to read all 134 pages of this thread to see if someone else has already tossed this out there (I would be surprised if no one had) but this article really opened my eyes a bit on this topic. Some reviews of some interesting audio equipment on that site as well.
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    The AKG K7XX Massdrop First Edition Thread

    Yeah, but that's where you get your $150 markdown from the Austrian version.  The Chinese can make crap. But they can also make some amazingly high quality stuff for cheap too.  If you ever get to see a good chinese rolex knock off with a chinese mechanical movement that actually keeps good...
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    AKG K702 65th + K7xx (massdrop) Keep? Or Return?

    Thanks. Yeah, she's often pretty cantankerous, so this was kind of rare special moment that snapped her out of her usual grumpiness. (we all know the magic of music and how it can transport you back in time, make you feel things you haven't felt in years, even remember smells etc.)    I and...
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    The AKG K7XX Massdrop First Edition Thread

      Well I've been called worse.   Can't a guy try to get a cool serial #?   To the guy who gets #000512 if you're on this forum I've got a $25 plus your shipping if you want to trade. Same goes for # 001978 or 000078. Best offer.  That plus shipping both ways is as much as the cool factor is...
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    The AKG K7XX Massdrop First Edition Thread

    I got a $20 bill for the guy who gets serial # 001978 and wants to trade me for my pair (BOTH UNOPENED)   We should be able to see the serial numbers with the shrink wrap still on. I'll pay shipping for both, so long as I feel I can trust you, and you are not on the other side of the world!
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    The AKG K7XX Massdrop First Edition Thread

      I have now put many hours of 320kbps mixes from DubPlateFM  (not a plug, just trying to be specific about the source and style of bass I'm talking about) through these K702 65th annies.  I am what you might call a somewhat "reformed" basshead, which is to say that I still love bass, and...
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    AKG K702 65th + K7xx (massdrop) Keep? Or Return?

    Howdy from Texas.  Yeah an Austrian engineer. (what's wrong with you people?) ;)    When I actually started to experiment with micing these phones (using 2 C414s on omni in between the cushions), I began to realize that in any case, placement of the mic is critical and must be exactly the same...
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    Anyone switch to Desktop Monitors/Speakers from Open Backed Headphones?

    I have the lowly JBL LSR 305's and the 10" sub. They sound FANTASTIC.  They are about as good or better than anything else I have headphones wise. If I had it do do over again, I might have spent a little more money, just to see what Adams or Genelec is like.  But honestly these sound great for...
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    The AKG K7XX Massdrop First Edition Thread

          I second this.  I have the E12a which was built to also drive IEMs, but the spec sheet says it's good for 150ohms.   It has a high/low gain switch (use the former) and +4db bass boost switch which is just the ticket for these cans. Warms them up very nicely.   Honestly I find the...
  18. macshooter

    The AKG K7XX Massdrop First Edition Thread

        If you have both, I'm in no position to say otherwise.    Yes, I also meant to say the K702 not K701...  In any case, the 65th version has full bass extension all the way down to the lowest lows.   A quick listen to Trentemoller/Perverse etc confirmed that.   A slight nudge on the EQ...
  19. macshooter

    The AKG K7XX Massdrop First Edition Thread

    Yeah.....   Or are both the 65th and K712pro really just K701 with flat headband and memory foam pads that account for +3 db bass and different paint jobs, but overpriced because they are (were) made in Austria?    Christ, what have I got myself into...   A 65th/K7xx comparo looks like.
  20. macshooter

    The AKG K7XX Massdrop First Edition Thread

    Can't speak for these but I can say after a few hours of the 65th annis I didn't find them harsh at all.  I really don't like harsh.  I went with C414XLS over XLSII mics for that reason.  If they are the same transducers, should be ok.
  21. macshooter

    Just ordered some JH16's

    Just to follow up on previous comments, I re-ripped some of the stuff I am very familiar with to lossless, and I am not noticing any "huge" difference between that and 320 mp3. It does seem a bit better, but any differences there are pretty subtle, and I would say not really enough to warrant...
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    Just ordered some JH16's

    A month later, very thoroughly spoiled now. These kill. Pure audio bliss. straight out of the iPhone. No regrets whatsoever.:)
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    Just ordered some JH16's

    So after a while now of listening to these, I am sure that I am ruined.   There is no going back from this level of detail and clarity.   These are vastly superior to the SE530.   The SE530 offers a glimpse of the clarity and detail that is possible, but falls way short, and the compromises for...
  24. macshooter

    What does you partner think about audiophilia?

    No complaints.  Of course me getting JH16 means she gets a box of pretty decent headphones and IEM's (including SE530) for free.
  25. macshooter

    Greatest Symphony ever!!

    This is cool.  I've never really explored symphony music. Have no idea where to start.  I might have to flatten out my EQ, and test drive a few of these suggestions. 
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