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    Audeze LCD-2C Classic - Impressions Thread

    How does the LCD-2C compare to the Focal Clear? Are they in separate leagues? I was really stunned when demoing the Utopia a year ago, and I'm feeling pretty "meh" about my current cans, the modded M1060.
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    Audeze LCD-2C Classic - Impressions Thread

    His ETA was December 8th :)
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    Monoprice Monolith M1060 and M560 Planar Headphones

    I'm refraining from commenting on my perception of these headphones until after I've had a good burn-in (physical and mental), a lengthy session stock and then a while with the various mods. I can say that the Valhalla 2 doesn't do low impedance headphones like the X2 any favours, but I like it...
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    Monoprice Monolith M1060 and M560 Planar Headphones

    Lol these babies did NOT spend much time between wood treatment and packaging, I'm still high from opening the box!
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    Monoprice Monolith M1060 and M560 Planar Headphones

    A forwarding service, gives you a personal U.S. mail address at their hub and forwards it to you. Most of them support combining multiple packages into one shipment with repacking to save volume, and take care of customs declarations for much less than DHL. Some of them also provide a concierge...
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    Monoprice Monolith M1060 and M560 Planar Headphones

    Hah, ordered, good luck I goofed around way past bedtime playing BF1 :D   I didn't get the SPRINGY20 discount code to work though.   Just use Paypal if you have an international credit card, it's safer anyway.
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    Monoprice Monolith M1060 and M560 Planar Headphones

    From what I've read and watched in reviews, no, they're not in the same league.
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    Sony MDR-1000X

    They are really *****-footed about explaining how they cram 990 kpbs into the 352 kpbs max of A2DP, I got the feeling they are using lossy fallback compression and creative marketing of the theoretical max bitrate.
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    Monoprice Monolith M1060 and M560 Planar Headphones

    Isn't it a holiday today in the U.S. as well?
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    Sony MDR-1000X

    Of course, but with 8 times the current 352 kpbs limit of A2DP, you could basically run uncompressed or at least a lossless realtime codec like aptx lossess or TTA.   It will yield a new iteration of BT headphones and mobile BT chips with lossless codec support, then the remaining problems...
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    Sony MDR-1000X

    They are claiming 3 times the bitrate with LDAC, but they're really vague when challenged on how they actually achieve that.  APTX has always had a small amount of hiss to my ears.   Anyway, the future of BT audio is probably in BT 5.0 rather than LDAC, with its' drastically increased bandwith.
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    Monoprice Monolith M1060 and M560 Planar Headphones

    Yeah I just noticed myself, gonna get those then... thoughts on 4- vs 8-wire?
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    Monoprice Monolith M1060 and M560 Planar Headphones

    I have a set of balanced cables from Venture Eletronics/Veclan, but i'm not in love with the cable noise of the rigid braided coating, any good alternatives for a balanced MMCX-> XLR 4-pin cable with less cable noise?
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    Monoprice Monolith M1060 and M560 Planar Headphones

    You can get them locally for $125 from OHC on back-order, or buy from the us and combine them with the M1060 through a mail forwarding service for cheaper shipping and customs.
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    Monoprice Monolith M1060 and M560 Planar Headphones

    Why not go for 1 TOTL instead of several "medium-range" ones, since you are buying them simultaneously? Something like the Ether C Flow or LCD-XC.
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    Monoprice Monolith M1060 and M560 Planar Headphones

    Yeah that's a good suggestion, but I'd rather not buy into the first production batch of these.
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    Monoprice Monolith M1060 and M560 Planar Headphones

    Man these guys shure know how to charge for shipping, $111 to northern Europe ._. Makes me think it would be better to get them sent through a forwarding service that could prepay the taxes as well, half the shipping cost, insurance and no added customs declaration fee. Then again, warranty...
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    Monoprice Monolith M1060 and M560 Planar Headphones

    That's basically how all his reviews are, they're in the language of his Twitch/gamer fanbase. He specifically says he doesn't want to get into audiophile lingo, because most people can't relate to that. That leaves him with too few adjectives to describe differences between headphones, and from...
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    Schiit Jotunheim Review / Preview - Head-Fi TV

    I've read some reviews describing them as slightly bright? And they seem to have problems with the wooden cups cracking.
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    What Are You Listening To Right Now? -New thread, new rules. Please read them.

    Going through various Like a Version covers for the ump-teenth time, I really wish they were available on Tidal!            
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    Schiit Jotunheim Review / Preview - Head-Fi TV

    I think anything is a good combo with the Utopia :) I listened to them with the Lyr 2 though.
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    Schiit Jotunheim Review / Preview - Head-Fi TV

      I was in the same situation, I've spent so many hours reading up on various forums and buying lower tier dac/amps that I haven't been satisfied with. So today my local Schiit retailer finally got all the ones I wanted to demo in stock, and I was able to A/B Jotunheim w/DAC, and Jotunheim...
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    Sennheiser HD650 & Massdrop HD6XX Impressions Thread

    Any recommendations for a 4-pin XLR balanced cable for the HD650?
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    Schiit Jotunheim Review / Preview - Head-Fi TV

    Any comments on how this dac/amp will suit the HD650, LCD-2F and X2 respectively? I currently have the X2 and a Soundblaster E5, and I kinda long for a bit more analytical sound along the lines of what my cheaper AKG271S give me. I'm considering these upgrade combos, buying second hand...
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    Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 and Wireless!

    Lucky you, they didn't even respond to my repeated requests, so I gave up on the whole thing and sold my pair.
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