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  1. thk3421

    Which component would you upgrade?

    I'm interested in how you guys would recommend improving my setup. I would consider an upgrade budget of up to $1,500. Currently my headphone rig is: Macbook Tidal & Spotify --> Peachtree DAC ITx (USB) --> Schiit Asgard 2 --> Sennheiser HD650s Thanks for any and all recommendations and advice.
  2. thk3421

    Desktop Amp recommendation for Sennheiser HD650s with a PeachTree DAC-ITx

    Oh man, thank you so much for the great reply! I'll check these out tonight and write back. In the past, I've had a Schiit Asgard 2, and I gets very hot. I'm wondering if all of these would get that hot? I've never used a tube amp, but I'm absolutely open to one (they look so cool!)...
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    Desktop amp recommendation for HD650s with Peachtree DAC-ITx

    Accidentally posted this in the wrong forum. I'm trying to delete the thread but don't see an option.
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    Desktop Amp recommendation for Sennheiser HD650s with a PeachTree DAC-ITx

    Hi, I'm looking for some recommendations for a desktop amp that would go well with the Sennheiser HD650s with a PeachTree DAC-ITx and a Macbook source. All suggestions are greatly appreciated. I don't really know how to distinguish a good amp from a bad one, and it's been many years since...
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    Desktop amp recommendation for HD650s with Peachtree DAC-ITx

    Hi, I'm looking for some recommendations for a desktop amp that would go well with the Sennheiser HD650s with a PeachTree DAC-ITx and a Macbook source. All suggestions are greatly appreciated. I don't really know how to distinguish a good amp from a bad one, so I'm hoping you guys can offer...
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    Question on Ubuntu output to DAC + volume on OS and Spotify client

    I figured out the issue:  I was using PulseAudio without realizing it. The only way I can figure out how to get Spotify to use ALSA is to run the windows version with wine and use winecfg to select the ALSA audio output.     Does anyone know how to get the native Linux Spotify client to use ALSA?
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    Question on Ubuntu output to DAC + volume on OS and Spotify client

    I have an Ubuntu desktop with an external Modi DAC that outputs into my headphone amplifier.  It works and plays music.  My question is:  If the computer is outputting music before amplification to the external DAC, why does the volume slider on the Spotify client change the volume?  Similarly...
  8. thk3421

    Ubuntu Linux-USB DAC output

    I recently picked up a Modi and am running Ubuntu 12.04.  Did you do anything special to get the Modi to show up in your Sound->Output list?  I have only the built-in stuff showing.  Are you running PulseAudio?  Any suggestions or help would be greatly appreciated.
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    (I want to have my cake and eat it too) Closed vs. Open - Advice for an owner of Denon1000, AKGk702, and VSonic GR07 IEMs

    Unfortunately I didn't learn about that meet until after it was over.  I would like to attend the next one though.
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    (I want to have my cake and eat it too) Closed vs. Open - Advice for an owner of Denon1000, AKGk702, and VSonic GR07 IEMs

    That is definitely a good idea. I've been casually looking around the Chicago area but haven't come across a place that sells audiophile headphones.  I've seen some places that aren't too far if I take the train, just haven't had the time to get out there.
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    (I want to have my cake and eat it too) Closed vs. Open - Advice for an owner of Denon1000, AKGk702, and VSonic GR07 IEMs

    After some additional reading this weekend, I'm leaning towards the Sennheiser HD650s.  From what I can tell, they don't really do anything 'wrong', its just that some people prefer more emphasis in parts of the frequency curve. I don't know if these will have much bass impact, but I'm realizing...
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    (I want to have my cake and eat it too) Closed vs. Open - Advice for an owner of Denon1000, AKGk702, and VSonic GR07 IEMs

    Thank you all so much for your replies.  I'll expand my search to consider open headphones too.  I'm definitely not a basshead, but I certainly listen to a lot of electronic music and rarely listen to much classical music. 
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    (I want to have my cake and eat it too) Closed vs. Open - Advice for an owner of Denon1000, AKGk702, and VSonic GR07 IEMs

    Thanks for the suggestions.  Audio gd stuff looks great.  What do you guys think about the ATH W1000x or the Ultrasone Pro 900s ?  Or perhaps the Beyerdynamics T70?    also...and this is really stupid....but a detachable or replaceble cable is preferred because the stupid cat that lives in my...
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    (I want to have my cake and eat it too) Closed vs. Open - Advice for an owner of Denon1000, AKGk702, and VSonic GR07 IEMs

    Thanks for the suggestion.  I've haven't listened to an orthodynamic driver (I'll have to read how it differs from standard drivers). 
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    (I want to have my cake and eat it too) Closed vs. Open - Advice for an owner of Denon1000, AKGk702, and VSonic GR07 IEMs

    I first bought the Denon1000s about 7 years ago with a tiny little Airhead amp.  After a while I wanted to try an open headphone and the AKG702 was recommended for its price point.  The AKG's were much more detailed than my Denons, but they lacked any bass impact at all.  I tried them on a...
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    AKG k701

    I've got some AKG k701s for sale. Mint condition and infrequently used.  I also have them up on Ebay, but I'd prefer to sell them to a Head-Fi buyer. PM for details   $$$$SOLD$$$$$
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    Shop in Austin, TX?

    I heard there is a good headphone store in San Antonio, which is only 1.5 hours south.  Not sure the name though
  18. thk3421

    How I got to my my happy place, (formerly the how to spend $3000 thread)

    Sounds like a great deal, thank your grandma!  
  19. thk3421

    Books on Headphones

    Curious if there are any new books released in the last couple years (this thread is kind of stale)?  Thanks!
  20. thk3421

    Interest in creating a timeline of high end audio products

    I like it!  Curious if the release dates match up competitively or if some companies typically lag an industry leader with their flagship models.  Perhaps there is even some reverse engineering by the laggers.
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  22. thk3421

    For Sale - Cambridge Audio DacMagic

    Is the DacMagic still for sale?
  23. thk3421

    DENON D5000

    Also, how many hours of use have these seen?  Thanks!
  24. thk3421

    DENON D5000

    I'm interested! PM Sent
  25. thk3421

    A K701 owner's search for bass: Denon D2000

    Thats cool the AKG pairs well with the M-Stage. I've stuck my k701s into: the Total Airhead, a Woo 3+, and a Music Hall preAmp/Dac combo (forget the model but the store was selling it for about 600).  I can definitely tell the difference in bass response of the k701s between the Airhead and the...
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