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  1. cswann1

    Massdrop x Sennheiser HD 58X Jubilee Review & Measurements

    Closed back HD58X?!?! This abomination must be destroyed!!! I'm totally kidding...but I'm curious.....with all the great closed-back options out there, what made you want to mod a HD58X to a closed back design. And if you don't mind, what is your experience with closed backs and how do your...
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    Massdrop x Sennheiser HD 58X Jubilee Review & Measurements

    So I've been listening to and thoroughly enjoying my HD58X's for the past year. Tonight I saw my Alessandro MS1's sitting on a shelf and thought "Oh yeah....I have those. They used to be my go-to rock/pop cans." So I thought I'd do an impromptu A/B of the two, which makes sense to me as they...
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    Massdrop x Sennheiser HD 58X Jubilee Review & Measurements

    Only if you're never able to enjoy music unless your using the most expensive gear available.
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    Massdrop x Sennheiser HD 58X Jubilee Review & Measurements

    Yep...unless you're talking about a Sennheiser Orpheus....serial numbers are meaningless....these are Sub $200 headphones...buy them ... enjoy them and stop obsessing over shipping.
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    Massdrop x Sennheiser HD 58X Jubilee Review & Measurements

    Bro....chill out and stop stressing. massdrop is not like a normal retailer.
  6. cswann1

    Massdrop x Sennheiser HD 58X Jubilee Review & Measurements

    Chill...you'll get your precious soon.
  7. cswann1

    Massdrop x Sennheiser HD 58X Jubilee Review & Measurements

    I bought in for 2 reasons. 1st: I'm a huge fan of the HD580 I own 2 pairs and is one of only two full-sized headphones I own (not counting gaming headsets) and was delighted to see it get a revival of sorts in 2018. 2nd: Sennheiser putting effort into an affordable audiophile focused...
  8. cswann1

    Sennheiser HD650 & Massdrop HD6XX Impressions Thread

    A used AV receiver! I'm serious.
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    Sennheiser HD650 & Massdrop HD6XX Impressions Thread

    @cskippy That's good advice...but if I we're a betting man, I'd wager a fair bit that Sennheiser would not have made a replacement to one of their most successful audiophile headphones ever, unless it we're truly worthy.
  10. cswann1

    Sennheiser HD650 & Massdrop HD6XX Impressions Thread

    @DavidA Why do I say your post makes no sense? Firstly, I stand by my earlier statement that nothing that fits in your pocket will drive Sennheiser HD6XX's like what I good desktop system will, and from what I've read and heard the Xonar Essence sound cards are an excellent headphone DAC/amp...
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    Sennheiser HD650 & Massdrop HD6XX Impressions Thread

    I'm not sure why you seem to think an external DAC is a requirement. Do you think the quality of the music from your phone is bad? As I mentioned earlier, even the cheapest DAC chips in our computers and phones do a very good job at converting bits to analog joy. Most of us couldn't reliably...
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    Sennheiser HD650 & Massdrop HD6XX Impressions Thread

    In second thought...the reviews on that dock are pretty iffy. It costs a bit more but is probably worth it to get the genuine Apple dock and recommended Mediabridge cable: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0019FMEO0/ref=psdc_13996491_t1_B0056IB3DY
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    Sennheiser HD650 & Massdrop HD6XX Impressions Thread

    Here you go...googled that for ya:ksc75smile: https://www.amazon.com/Pyle-PIDOCK1-Universal-Docking-Charging/dp/B0056IB3DY/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1508702890&sr=8-2&keywords=iPhone+dock+audio+outputs It even comes with the 3.5mm phono to RCA cable, or you can spend a bit more for a higher...
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    Sennheiser HD650 & Massdrop HD6XX Impressions Thread

    DavidA's comment makes no sense to me. You like the HD650, and rightly so, it's spectacular, but nothing that fits in a shirt pocket is going to let you realize the great audio they are capable of. And you certainly don't need to go out and buy another FS headphone that will be equally...
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    Sennheiser HD650 & Massdrop HD6XX Impressions Thread

    I have no experience with the Fulla2, but per Schiit's website those cans are getting 40mW/channel RMS. That's fine for moderate to low volume levels but if you're like me and like to rattle the fillings in your teeth now and then, I expect the Fulla 2 would be a bit lacking.
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    Sennheiser HD650 & Massdrop HD6XX Impressions Thread

    @Krutsch Best headphone meme EVER!
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    The Little Dot Mk IV / SE Impressions Thread

    As far as I have been able to determine the EL84 valve is not a drop in replacement for the LD MKIV. Here is a link to the owners manual that gives some info on tube rolling, however the power tubes don't include jumper settings for alternate tube types...
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    Headphone Recommendation

    If I were buying...this is what I'd get:   https://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Gaming-VOID-Wireless-Headset/dp/B013GMX9HE/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1487978239&sr=8-3&keywords=wireless+gaming+headset
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    OnePlus 3 Audio Quality?

    DHL delivered my new OnePlus 3T today  (48 hours from China to TX.....not bad)   I copied a chunk of my music library and plugged in my UE TripleFi 10's.  I'm more than happy with the way this phone drives my TF10's.   However I should make the caveat that I immediately flashed Resurrection...
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    Elite Dangerous

    Agree 10000% on the sound in ED.  I love the fact that you can turn off dynamic compression. A true audiophile was involved in the audio engineering in this game.       Now if we can only get some meaningful multiplayer elements.
  21. cswann1

    Best Sennheiser headset for gaming

        When I game with cans, I wear my HD580's.   Comfort is second to none, very neutral and while not exactly meaty, the bass is satisfying.  Of course these have been out of production for years, but they're pretty much the same animal as the HD600, thankfully without the nasty faux marble...
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    192 kbs and 320 kbs, is there really a difference?

    If you honestly can tell the difference...I truly feel sorry for you.  And I would bet a large amount of money in a true blind comparrison test you'd identify the higher bit-rate files roughly 50% of the time.
  23. cswann1

    HD800 'Mid-fi': Coming soon. ¿2017?

      They've been out for a while. The guys in marketing call them the Sennheiser HD600. :D
  24. cswann1

    Sold: HD580 1st owner includes manual/box and 1/4 adapter (SHIPPED/PAYPAL INCL. CONUS) local pickup $175

    If I didn't already own two of these I'd be on them like a duck on a june bug.   Reminds me..I need to finish the digital desert camo paint job I'm doing on one of em.
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    I Have the First (and Only) EarWerkz Supra

    I'd be very interested in hearing thoughts on these IEMs after a few months.  Were your initial impressions standing the test of time?  Hows durability?
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