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  1. rage3324

    DAC that is similar to DACMini

    I am really enjoying my dacmini paired with my WA7 for my PS1000 as it opens up the soundstage and extends the treble nicely. However, the pairing is a bit harsh with the HD800. Can anyone suggest a dac that is similar and slightly less bright?
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    Beyerdynamic T1 vs Sennheiser HD800 vs ????

    I am looking for a pair of high-end headphones to compliment my Grado RS1i and 325i. I am looking for something with a large soundstage, airy, not too laid back ( I like forward mids ), controlled and tight bass (I hate bloat), and smooth natural highs. I listen to a lot of rock, soft rock...
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    iTunes music on a Synology NAS configuration and performance

    I know there have been dozens of topics about this, but I am unable to find a clear answer regarding a few specific details. My goal is to store my entire iTunes media library on my Synology NAS device such that I can access it anywhere via Plex and safe space on my local hard disk (macbook...
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    Best sub $200 dac (used or new)

    I am looking for a dac to pair with my Grado Sr325i, AKG K7xx, and Beyer Dynamic DT770 Premium (600hms)   Right now my chain is:   Macbook Air->Little dot i+ and little dot mk iii->headphones   I prefer a USB desktop dac.
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    How to stream 24/96 music via media server

    I am trying to figure out the best way to stream 24/96 ALAC files from my media server. Currently all my music is stored in Plex and i have the plex ios apps on all my devices.    What I have: 1. Headphones 2. Little Dot MKIII and Little Dot I+ Amps 3. iPad Air 2 4. iPhone 4s 5. Media...
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    Help me stream 24/96 music from my media server

    I am trying to figure out the best way to stream 24/96 ALAC files from my media server. Currently all my music is stored in Plex and i have the plex ios apps on all my devices.    What I have: 1. Headphones 2. Little Dot MKIII and Little Dot I+ Amps 3. iPad Air 2 4. iPhone 4s 5. Media...
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    Can Astro Mixamp (2013) power Beyerdynamic DT770 600 Ohms?

    Can Astro Mixamp (2013) power Beyerdynamic DT770 600 Ohms? I am debating whether or not to add an amp (little dot mkiii) to the equation, but since this is for gaming I do not need the absolute best sound. But, at the same-time, I don't want the mixamp to limit the headphones. So at the end of...
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    How to connect an amp to a home theater receiver and bypass the headphone jack?

    My set up is as follows:   PS4/Wii/Comcast (hdmi) -> Denon AVR1910 (hdmi) -> Speakers   http://content.abt.com/documents/22323/avr1910_manual.pdf   Headphones: Denon 770 600 ohm and Grado SR325i Amp: Little Dot Mkiii   I want to achieve a set up where i can hook up a headphone amp to...
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    Grado SR325i Amp and Dac suggestions? Little Dot 1+?

    I am just reading up on amps and dacs that pair well with Grado line of headphones. It seems universal that the Little Dot I+ is the amp to get, however I am not sure if a dac is something I should also buy.    My set up would be Macbook Pro -> amp/dac -> headphones.    I'm not sure I want...
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    $200 headphones for gaming (that are an upgrade over AT AD700)

    I am looking for a new pair of headphones that will be used for gaming (maybe some movies if they prove to be better than AD700). I really like the AD700 but I am starting to get a little bored with them. My only major complaint is the lack of low-end for movies and games. I already have a mic...
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    Looking for closed cans for gaming for around $100

    I understand there are many gaming headphones out there that provide a mic and 5.1 sound, however I am not convinced they are the best bang for the buck. Currently I am using Audio Technica AD700 with a zalman clip-on mic. I love the combination however my gf hates them since they are open air...
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    IEMs with flat cable - $150 max budget for girlfriend

    She is not an audiophile, but she wants good sound and good design (flat cable highly preferred)   She loves the design of the Dr. Dre Beats Tour, so that purchase is the easy way out, however I am worried the bass might be too much for her. Maybe it won't be...   Must haves: Good...
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    Sleek/Slim Portable headphones for flights

    I am looking for a new pair of portable closed headphones for travel purposes. My budget is around $150-$200.   What I want:   Good for movies and music (rock mostly) Clear highs, solid mids, punchy lows but with enough impact for movies Good noise cancellation (not powered) for...
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    Ultrasone 580 Vs Ultrasone DJ1 Pro vs Klipsch image ones

    I am looking for a new pair of closed headphones for travel purposes. My budget is around $150-$200.   The candidates:   Ultrasone 580 Ultrasone DJ1 Ultrasone DJ1 pro Klipsch image ones Audio Technica m50s Audio Technica anc7b   What I want:   Good for movies and music...
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    Help me choose headphones for movie watching and music on a flight

    I have been out of the loop for awhile. Currently I have IEM for flights however they are starting to become uncomfortable on longer flights. Given the following criteria, what would be the best pair of headphones for me   Budget: $100 - ~$200 (will reach above if worth it) - Willing to buy...
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    Adjust volume on Ipod or car head unit for best SQ?

    Simple question -- Should the Ipod or Head Unit be doing most of the amping? I am under the assumption that you should set the Ipod volume about half-way so the signal going to the head unit is a decently strong signal which then can be amped by the head unit.
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    My Grado sr325i need an amp (on a budget..unfortunately)!

    Finally made upgraded from my Audio-Technica ad700s to grado sr325is and I would like to pair them with a decent portable amp. I went from buying closed headphones for travel purposes to buying a pair of grados and a pair of IEMs.. so I am way over budget already. Looking for a portable amp...
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    Open air for rock w/ no amp $150-$200

    So I have chosen to just spend more money for my frequent flying adventures. I am going to buy IEMs and open air cans. I am looking for good cans for rock (so a punch, but im not a basshead) that I will be using w/ no amp (for at least a few months) and in my budget of $150-$200. Technically...
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    Portable closed headphones w/ min. leakage ~$150

    Other thread got a little too far away from what I wanted.. so starting a new one (anyone know how to delete/lock a thread?) I will be using these mainly on a plane and in my hotel room. So when I say portable, I dont mean so I can walk around a city with them on, I just mean durable enough...
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    Frequent Flyer needs closed air headphones

    I am a frequent flyer who will be mostly listening to music through an ipod and occasionally watching a movie through my laptop or ipod. My main concern is music quality. I am also unsure if I need Active Noise Cancellation or not.. can any flyers make a recommendation? I am not super opposed...
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    Frequent Flyer needs closed air headphones

    I am a frequent flyer who will be mostly listening to music through an ipod and occasionally watching a movie through my laptop or ipod. My main concern is music quality. I am also unsure if I need Active Noise Cancellation or not.. can any flyers make a recommendation? What I am looking for...
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    ATH-AD700 w/ X-FI -- Looking for budget amp

    I am looking for a budget amp that will increase the sound quality for my ATH-AD700s paired with my SoundBlaster X-FI sound card. I want to stay around or under $100. Also, should I be using bit-matched playback if I don't have an amp or a dac?
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    SB X-FI settings and ATH-AD700 (amp suggestion?)

    My set up as of now is: -ATH-AD700 -Winamp (w/ ASIO plugin) w/ DFX Enhancer to add some bass and sometimes 1 notch of fidelity -SB X-FI sound card w/ bit-matched playback using 2.1/2.0 output 1) Should I be using bit-matched playback if I dont have an external dac? (I dont like...
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    Audio Technica ath-ad700 or Grado sr80?

    After some research, I have narrowed it down to two pairs of headphones. Since sound leakage is not a concern, I am looking at the Audio Technica ath-ad700 and the Grado sr80. I will be using the headphones mainly for music (rock) and gaming (not much online gaming) and sometimes movies...
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