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  1. Graz

    Just a bit of constructive criticism...

    I want to preface this by saying, I like ALO products. I've purchased one imod LOD, and am on the verge of purchasing another standard LOD for other uses. OK...so here it is (and this is just my personal opinion...others may disagree)... I hope I don't offend anyone, but I seriously don't...
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    Brazilian music recommendations...Afro-Cuban?

    I've always had a love for bossanova and the Brazilian sound in general. I find few things in the music world as beautiful as the Portuguese language sung well. Lately I've been making a few blind purchases. Here are some that I've enjoyed so far: Bebel Gilberto - Tanto Tempo & self-titled...
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    Screen name regret...

    Just curious how many members actually like their screen names & how many folks typed in some hasty screen name during registration <thinkin': "yea head-fi whatever...like I'm ever coming back here again anyway..."> ... but now, 100's (or 1000's) of posts later, are wishing they'd chosen...
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    Holy @#$%!! That's spicy!

    I love spicy food, in fact the spicier the better (usually)... Thai food is my favorite...I've been to Thailand about 10 times, and I love "real" spicy Thai food. But today...wow...I went to a restaurant here in Taipei & tried some of their spicy beef. Here it is an hour later and I'm still...
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    ATH-A900 recable?

    Has anyone tried and/or had any success with modding/recabling the A900? These have been my favorite home sealed cans for a while, and still do use them quite a lot when isolation is needed. I still think they're great for that purpose, but I've always found the mids to be somewhat...
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    advice: bookshelf spks under $500?

    Need help to choose some decent bookshelf speakers to replace the Wharfedale Diamond 8.1's I'm currently using... Wish list: Efficient - intend to drive them with a modded sonic t-amp (basically the pc rig shown in my sig) Decent low end freq response - I'd prefer to not use/purchase a sub...
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    Question for Gilmore Lite dedicated power supply owners

    I've had the Gilmore Lite for close to a year and a half now. With some recent upgrades & re-arrangement of home/office/pc equipment, I've decided the power supply upgrade was starting to make some sense. Ahead of the Lite will now be a recently purchased e-mu 1212m feeding a CIAudio VAC-1/VDA-1...
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    What countries have you been to?

    Here's my (weak) list: USA Canada Mexico Thailand The Philippines China Taiwan Macau (well, it USED to be a country) Malaysia Singapore Airline stopovers: Korea Japan Let's see your lists! Dang, Euros have an unfair advantage here don't they? So many countries in such a...
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    Gear hound or vanity?

    There are so many head-fiers here with such vast collections of gear, it kinda begs a few questions... - What do you really do with all those headphones & amps & such? I can understand the collector syndrome to an extent...especially the AT woody thing. But really, what do you do with all...
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    hd25-1 impressions thread

    Well, it’s been 14 months now since I first purchased the Senn HD25-1, and I just have nothing but love for these headphones… These’re the only headphones that I definitely use every day…at the office & on my commute. They’re virtually indestructible. I toss em in my backpack everyday...
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    Velour HD25 pads?

    Where can I get some? I'm in Asia, so if someone knows of a distributor over here that would be great, but it's certainly not a requirement. Thanks in advance. Peace, Graz
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    ericazer

    ericazer is a very nice guy and was very easy to do business with. Communication was perfect & all commitments were met as agreed. A very smooth transaction & I wouldn't hesistate to do business with him again. Peace, Graz
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    Does this ever happen to you?

    So you’re moseying through life…maybe it’s at home, or at the office, or cruising mobile…and somebody happens to notice your headphones/headphone gear. Usually the people doing the noticing aren’t into head-fi…no big deal there, I mean granted it’s a fairly exclusive club. So on the...
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    Pat Metheny Group - "The Way Up"

    I've been a Pat Metheny fan for years...since around '83 or '84...I've seen every tour since '84 & own most of his material, be it with his "Group" or on other "solo" ventures. I've been sitting here listening to "The Way Up" on some good cans and was just so moved, so into it, so emotionally...
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    Man, I can hardly wait...

    Well, I had intended to return a certain pair of recently purchased ATH-EW9's <about which I have no further comment>...but the return turned into an exchange. I'd never owned a pair of Grado/Alessandro, and the MS-2i's were in stock & available for demo. A brief listen intrigued me enough...
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    toshiba gigabeat f60...anybody own one?

    The gigabeat f60 intrigues the bejeezus outa me. Does anyone here actually own one of these? I'm also wondering if there's a way to get lineout outa one of these (besides via cradle). I wonder if they sell (or plan to sell) some kinda pocket dock / sik din type of device. Peace, Graz
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    Which Alessandro?

    Up until now I've been more or less strictly a Senn & AT guy...everything I've bought headphone-wise up until now, I still own with the exception of a pair of ath-a700. Here's the chronological journey up to this point: hd497: first set of decent cans. I still have a certain love for...
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    So here I am in Shanghai...

    About 2 years ago I accepted a permanent relo to Taipei. My employer set up a product development center there & I jumped at the chance to join the new team. The job has been a lot of hard work...more than I bargained for really...but it's been really rewarding. Unfortunately, a lot of the...
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    New Mint build

    Well, I finally finished my Mint... I'd originally planned on some sort of wall wart, but in the end decided to go with battery power. I also added a ground channel, with the implementation pulled directly from the Pimeta design. I guess this makes the design more Pimeta than Mint...sort of a...
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    Replacing your stock hd 25-1 cable with your stock hd 650 cable

    There are bits & pieces of how to do this in other threads...but, I thought I'd create a "how-to" thread dedicated to the topic. ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Changing from the stock cable to the hd650 cable isn't too tough & honestly, for most of...
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    Geez, I think I'm just about done...

    Well folks, with the recent arrival of my HD 25’s (to complete my mobile rig) I think I can say with reasonable confidence that I’m finished buying headphone gear (cans and amps) for a good long while. It’s been fun along the way, and I have gained and benefited tremendously from having...
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    External amp usage with iriver ihp-1x0?

    Need some advice from iriver ihp owners... I've noticed that the "line out" level on my ihp-120 is affected (up and down) by volume level adjustments. I just bought the player (and I love it), but I'm kinda pissed that the "line out" is variable in this way. I had hoped it would be a fixed...
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    Pics of your office rig!

    Let’s see those pics of your office rig! I’m guessing many of us are using PC’s at work, so I figured the “computers-as-source” forum category would be as good a place as any for this thread… Here’s my current rig: Laptop > Audiophile USB > CIAUDIO VDA-1/VAC-1 > Gilmore Lite > A900...
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    Need help adding USB to my DAC

    I want to gut my m-audio transit and connect the s/pdif output from that card directly to the input of my ciaudio vda-1 DAC via a very short (2-3 inch) direct connection. I need some advice with the following questions... - What about the short cable length, and it's direct impact on...
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    New challenger for echo indigo?

    Just noticed this one... I guess it's a new item. http://www.creative.com/products/pro...&product=10769 Price is $129.99 (pre-order only). It's hard to tell what all of the potential I/O ports are...can't really even tell for sure if there's an internal headamp. Looks like it must have...
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