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  1. Midge

    Why CAN I play 24/192 files through my Fiio E7?

    Thanks to all.  That makes sense.   @tomb: I have also read a lot about the advantages/disadvantages of HD music.   The one I found most useful is http://xiph.org/~xiphmont/demo/neil-young.html which proclaims: "Unfortunately, there is no point to distributing music in 24-bit/192kHz...
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    Why CAN I play 24/192 files through my Fiio E7?

    Newbie alert.   Question as per thread title.   I'm using the following at work:   PC running MediaMonkey-->USB-->Fiio E7-->Lehmann Rhinelander-->Fostex TH-900.  Very odd combo, I know.   When the E7 is specified as 16/48 max on USB, what is happening to allow me to listen to 24/96 and...
  3. Midge

    Grado GS1000 purchase - recommendations please

    Urm, no, not really.   I ended up with Fostex TH-900.
  4. Midge

    The Astell & Kern AK240

    Mine is a permanent side effect of the chemotherapy I had 4 years ago.  I suggest avoiding chemo if at all possible!!
  5. Midge

    Grado GS1000 purchase - recommendations please

    Well, as the seller stopped communicating with me I escalated the case on 14 June '14 and within the hour I had a full refund from eBay.   It was almost certainly a scam.  I haven't received anything but I've learnt some lessons.   Now to restart my search for some headphones.  Locally!  ...
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    Grado GS1000 purchase - recommendations please

    Yes, thank you very much, pe3ucTop.  That's very helpful.   I will ask the UK Post Office today.  In the meantime I am waiting for 14 June before I am allowed to contact eBay again.   Planned a dedicated trip down to http://hifilounge.co.uk/highend-headphones in a couple of weeks.  Maybe...
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    Grado GS1000 purchase - recommendations please

    Yes, a mystery encoded in the Cyrillic alphabet!   There's not much English text on the website.  I've had to decode with the use of Google.   Here's the URL, etc.   http://www.bgpost.bg/?cid=176   Tracking number: ri098267266bg   In case anyone understand more!
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    Grado GS1000 purchase - recommendations please

    Yes, URL for tracking, plus tracking number.  That takes me to a Bulgarian Post Office website, which shows 4 entries and then nothing after 22 May, when something leaves Bulgaria!
  9. Midge

    Grado GS1000 purchase - recommendations please

      Well, it looks as though something has been sent out of Bulgaria.  But there is no information about the parcel, or destination or source address.  So basically, I know nothing and have no leads.
  10. Midge

    Grado GS1000 purchase - recommendations please

    Hey, thanks moriez.   The carrier is the Bulgarian Post Office, apparently.  Only the sender is allowed to make enquiries about a shipment.  And my Bulgarian isn't too hot!   I guess there are a few lessons for me here: 1) winning an auction at a good price might mean it really is too good...
  11. Midge

    Grado GS1000 purchase - recommendations please

    Not surprisingly, I still have no headphones.   The seller responds to my questions within a few hours, asking me to wait "a few more days."  But the tracking information hasn't been updated since 22 May 2014.  So that's over two weeks since it apparently left Bulgaria.   I've opened a case...
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    Grado GS1000 purchase - recommendations please

    No real news but a quick update.  The last line on the Bulgarian postal tracking website is:   22 May 2014 21:08:50 BULGARIA SOFIA LC/AO Insert item into bag (Otb) and Send item abroad Влагане на пратка в чувал (C 09) и изпращане в чужбина     So, it looks like something is being...
  13. Midge

    Grado GS1000 purchase - recommendations please

    The eBay listing states:   Signed for delivery.Will be dispatched on the next working day.Insurance will be added,so they will be declared for the real value   Some countries outside Europe may have custom taxes,which are buyer's resposibility   Paypal only   Delivery takes from 7 to 10...
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    Grado GS1000 purchase - recommendations please

      I certainly will, mainly in the hope that it might help someone else avoid being conned.
  15. Midge

    Grado GS1000 purchase - recommendations please

    Thank you very much for your good advice.  And yes, I now understand the comment about the older models possibly carrying more value to some people.  Makes sense.   Well, for those of you who might be interested, the seller has finally (surprisingly) responded with the following...
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    Grado GS1000 purchase - recommendations please

    Thank you both very much.  I think it's pretty safe to now assume that it's a scam.  I believe in coincidences, but.....   Any yes, I paid by PayPal.  So I'll probably see my money back in 2 months time.   Sorry, I don't understand GREQ's comment about them being worth it if they are old. ...
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    Grado GS1000 purchase - recommendations please

    Glug!  Yes, this was one of my concerns.   Here's the link:   http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Grado-Statement-GS1000I-Headphones-/151305802852?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEWNX%3AIT&_trksid=p2047675.l2557&nma=true&si=%252BkyZmLxk3K6nb%252Fr0%252B3L7uSqM6IU%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc   I guess I now have to...
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    Grado GS1000 purchase - recommendations please

    Thank you, GREQ.  Noted.   I admit, I am struggling with the WAIT!  But much relieved to discover that there is a good reason for the eBay photo not showing the "i".
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    Grado GS1000 purchase - recommendations please

    I'm guessing there are no responses because it's a stupid and/or verbose question?!   I think I've now established that the GS1000i actually have GS1000 written on the headphones; the i is missing.  Perhaps someone could just confirm that fact for me please?   If that's true, how is it...
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    Grado GS1000 purchase - recommendations please

    Yesterday I won an auction on eBay.co.uk for what was listed as Grado GS1000i.  I paid promptly and I'm waiting for some response or notification of postage from the seller.   However, after very carefully looking at the sellers photos, it now seems that the photos show the GS1000 model, not...
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    The oft-overshadowed SR125i - My Favorite Prestige Series Model. What's your favorite?

    Here's where I'm coming from: I've owned, used and maybe even slightly abused a pair of SR125s (note NOT SR125i) for many years (13?).  I use them for several hours every working day, listening to a range of music from classical to rock from a PC source coupled with Fiio E7+E9.   I recently...
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