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  1. ounkchicago

    Cable choice for AKG 240S?

    I use a Stefan AudioArt Equniox Cable. It clears up the low end but it does not really improve the bass quantity in a significant way. So I would advise that you cross that cable off your list.
  2. ounkchicago

    M-Audio Q40 vs. Equation RP-21 vs. AKG K240 quick review

    Quote: Originally Posted by john5220 its bass performance also exceeded that of my K701 and DT880. DUDE ARE YOU SERIOUS? Yes I'm serious, considering I was never really impressed with the bass of my K701 and DT880. Don't get me wrong though, I still prefer the K701 to the...
  3. ounkchicago

    Denon AH-D1001 first impressions

    Quote: Originally Posted by donunus just for getting a better grasp on the d1ks sound, how would you rate them against the 595s for sound quality alone I think the HD595 is slightly better, but it's also an unfair comparison. The HD595 is both more expensive and it's also an open...
  4. ounkchicago

    Best fullsize cans for ~$100

    Denon AH-D1001
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    Denon AH-D1001 first impressions

    Just got the Denon AH-D1001 two weeks ago. Price was about $80 online after discounts. Logged about 100 total hours on these, after about 24 hours of initial burn-in. I didn't notice any perceptible change throughout the burn-in process, in contrast to most other headphones that I've owned...
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    Graham Slee Solo VS Creek OBH-21SE

    I used to own the Creek OBH-21SE. There's nothing glaringly wrong with that amp, but I agree with you that the bottom end is lacking when combined with AKG K701. I've never used a GS Solo. But I found it odd that you would use an AKG K701 as a studio monitor... doesn't seem like the...
  7. ounkchicago

    M-Audio Q40 vs. Equation RP-21 vs. AKG K240 quick review

    Quote: Originally Posted by warrior05 The other thing for me that makes the Q40s an outstanding value is their build. I have worked on a lot of different headphones and the build quality of the M-Audios is second only to Beyerdynamic. For example, the hinge where the ear chambers fold...
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    Are Bose respected?

    I think that Bose headphones sound better than most other headphones they sell at Best Buy. But that's only because they don't sell Sennheiser and AKG! They are not bad headphones, they are just way overpriced and have the fixed pricing (sort of like Apple).
  9. ounkchicago

    $174 DT880 or $244 HD650

    I agree, DT880 will be on the bright side. I have the '03 version of the DT880 and find them too bright for my liking with about 50% of my music collection.
  10. ounkchicago

    Compare 701's bass to SR80's

    I have auditioned the SR-80 and I own the K701. I think the K701 is an upgrade in the bass department, but it will not be the boomy, subwoofer kind. Instead, you will most likely have an upgrade in bass quality, with no substantial increase in bass quantity. But I agree with others that you...
  11. ounkchicago

    Do I have sensitive ears? (Grado SR-225 related)

    I tried the SR-225 about 18 months ago and had the same problem. The SR-225 were too acoustically and physically fatiguing. Any of the Senns you mentioned should be an about-face from the SR-225s. They tend to have the opposite problem... some people think they are too dark. I have not...
  12. ounkchicago

    M-Audio Q40 vs. Equation RP-21 vs. AKG K240 quick review

    Here is my quick review of these three cans. I was supposed to post an in-depth review a few months back, but I haven't had the time to do the careful listening. Cans reviewed: 1. M-Audio Studiophile Q40 2. Equation Audio RP-21 3. AKG K240 Studio (stock cable, Stefan Audio Art Equinox...
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    M-Audio Q40 Impressions (long w/pics)

    Quote: Originally Posted by starvin So, do the Q40's hit as hard as the DT770 80 ohm in the bass department. I get the impression they could be superior in the mids and highs. I often hear the 770 desciribed as a fun headphone, could the same be said for the Q40? I have not...
  14. ounkchicago

    M-Audio Q40 Impressions (long w/pics)

    Quote: Originally Posted by sohels ounkchicago, when do you think you'll be ready with the shootout? I'll do a shootout of AKG K240 Studio / EA RP-21 / M-Audio Q40 within the next two weeks. Sorry I cannot be more specific, but have been busy at work. I also need at least 2 days...
  15. ounkchicago

    Creek OBH-21

    I've tried the OBH-21 and I've owned the OBH-21SE. In my opinion the OBH-21 isn't worth the money. It is a disappointing sounding amp for the price that it normally sells for. The OBH-21SE, on the other hand, is a pretty good amp, but I think it's too expensive for what you get. If you can...
  16. ounkchicago

    Anybody else using studio monitors?

    I'm using M-Audio BX8A's that I purchased from a fellow HeadFi-er about 3 weeks ago. I am really enjoying them, especially for the price. Here are my quick impressions: -- Very large, difficult to position on a desk. Need to be raised up a few inches for proper imaging (haven't done that...
  17. ounkchicago

    Need Recommendation on which tube amp to drive K701

    congrats on your DV336i. I have tried the K701 with a LD MK III and I thought it sounded a little too lush. This is just from my memory, so take my comment with a grain of salt. I thought that the MK III carried the tubey sound signature in spades ... a little bit too much for me. I own...
  18. ounkchicago

    Turtle Beach Audio Advantage- micro love?

    I also think the TBAAM is a great buy at the current street price. Lots of pros, but also a few cons: Pros: - Very low price, very affordable - Very small, extremely portable (about the size as a USB flash drive) - Sound is better than most laptops - Noise floor is lower than most...
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    M-Audio Q40 Impressions (long w/pics)

    Quote: Originally Posted by marctonmaui or is there another can around this price range, with good deep base, and a more rich and warm sound. I have been in search for this type of headphone for a long time. Something closed or semi-open (for use at work), in the $100-$150 price...
  20. ounkchicago

    M-Audio Q40 Impressions (long w/pics)

    Quote: Originally Posted by marctonmaui so from what everyone is saying about these headphones they seem to me to be sort of cold and analytical. is that true? would any of you recommend these to a first time (good headphone) buyer? or is there another can around this price range, with...
  21. ounkchicago

    dt880 replacement pads

    I just received an order from Beyer. The part # for the DT880 stock velours was correct, as noted in the post above this one. The part # for the 2003 ed. headband seemed to be incorrect though.
  22. ounkchicago

    M-Audio Q40 Impressions (long w/pics)

    Quote: Originally Posted by sohels Isolation is not very important for me but sound leakage is. Would listening at moderate levels disturb a second person in the room? I'm most impressed and grateful for your offer of measuring this with an SPL meter but I don't think that will be...
  23. ounkchicago

    M-Audio Q40 Impressions (long w/pics)

    Quote: Originally Posted by EarG But changing source (no EQ applied) - playing from my ZVM to my new sony walkman, to my PC(M-Audio revo 5.1) to my home system, i have noticed some little changes in the body, fullness, or the warmth of the song... I agree. They are revealing...
  24. ounkchicago

    M-Audio Q40 Impressions (long w/pics)

    Quote: Originally Posted by sohels I'm interested in the soundstage and sound leakage of the Q40 as compared to the RP-21. Also, I assume your shootout would include a detailed bass/mids/treble comparison. Based on what I've read, the RP-21 seem to have good slam in the low end which...
  25. ounkchicago

    ready to get a cheap home rig built. need cdP help

    I have two recommendations. (1) Marantz CD-5001 for ~$300 street price. Very good sound for the money, has a digital out for future upgrade (with an external DAC to use the CDP as a transport), and has a very capable built-in headphone amp (that is not as good as a standalone amp, but still...
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