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  1. NoxNoctum

    Audeze LCD-2 Impressions Thread

    This is a bit random but has anyone weighed their LCD-2 in their case + cardboard box? I'm selling mine on ebay and don't have a scale. Trying to give shipping cost estimate to interested buyers...
  2. NoxNoctum

    Headphones for metal music - ultimate solution

    Ok I'd say $200-300 though I can go over if there is a big bump in quality. Are saying almost all of them have some degree of noise isolation? This is for the workplace so ideally I want something that blocks out sound as little as possible so I can hear my colleagues. Thanks!
  3. NoxNoctum

    Headphones for metal music - ultimate solution

    Hey guys I know this thread is for HPs but can any of you recommend some earbuds or IEMs that are good for BM (i.e. tolerant to rough production but not by burying the treble)? Needs to not be noise cancelling. Budget is flexible.
  4. NoxNoctum

    Need noise-cancelling earbuds for audiobooks only

    This is purely for use in my car and for air travel. Basically I want enough noise cancelling that I don't have to up the volume significantly when driving but not so much that I'm totally oblivious to the outside world. I won't be listening to music at all so that's not a factor, only...
  5. NoxNoctum

    Headphones for metal music - ultimate solution

    I'm going to try to post some detailed thoughts on them later on, in a head-to-head with my LCD2.2s and HE-6 but just wanted to throw up some quick feedback as well. Just got a pair of AKG K240 Sextetts (EP version) and so far my impression is that these things are ******* amazing for metal or...
  6. NoxNoctum

    Headphones for metal music - ultimate solution

    Yes exactly!    Ok well sounds like you know exactly where I'm coming from then so I will definitely be grabbing a pair of those sextetts. PM-ed you.
  7. NoxNoctum

    Grado Fan Club!

    Need some advice -- I've got a pair of of SR325i that took me a while to find/buy but I do not have a low impedance amp at the moment. Am I risking it using my Lyr (not the version with the gain switch)? I'm listening to it right now and have the dial on a very low position -- am I still putting...
  8. NoxNoctum

    Headphones for metal music - ultimate solution

    I actually have a pair of SR325i which are awesome for punk, but not enough low end for metal. I've been too scared to listen to them through my Lyr though (I don't have a low impendance amp) so I haven't been able to really explore the sound so to speak. Waiting to make these sales on this gear...
  9. NoxNoctum

    Headphones for metal music - ultimate solution

    Already did :P. It still lacked what I was looking for compared to the HD595s unfortunately :(. I was thinking of experimenting with Grados, which didn't get good marks on here compared to some other stuff, but I've heard so many good things about them rock-wise.
  10. NoxNoctum

    Headphones for metal music - ultimate solution

    So I'm probably going to sell my LCD-2fs for something else but I'm not sure what direction to head in. I'm keeping my LCD-2.2s (yeah I got both, a bit excessive) as they are unreal for certain kinds of hard rock and some very specific metal albums, as well as female vocals but I just find them...
  11. NoxNoctum

    Need something to keep my amp from turning back on automatically during power outages

    I've had this happen a few times now, the power flickers on/off and my amp turns itself on/off multiples in quick succession- not good! What do I need to have it stay off (and the PC as well for that matter - they're both plugged into the same surge protector strip)
  12. NoxNoctum

    Looking for good earbuds or open IEMs for metal

    I mostly listen to black metal (and some thrash/black) - soundwise I'd want something like the HE-6 in terms of where it is on the light/dark spectrum. It has to be earbuds though not IEMs because I need to be able to hear people around me at work (that's all this is for). Either that or some...
  13. NoxNoctum

    How to identify a particular frequency?

    There's a specific sound that one of my headphones gives to distorted electric guitars that I really like, but I have had difficulty identifying it by messing around with EQ. Any suggestions? I'd like to pump the frequency once I figure it out in my other headphones.
  14. NoxNoctum

    Schiit Lyr Tube Rollers

    Ok so I just put in rb's famous HG Russian tubes for the first time. Damn this is good. I'd been so happy with the '74s that I figured I'd just get very used to them and then try out the HGs but looks like I've been missing out ;).    On a separate note -- what do you guys recommend for long...
  15. NoxNoctum

    Headphones for metal music - ultimate solution

    My main DAC is the Gungnir.   Would the Liquid Carbon be a suitable amp for a wide range of Grados just in case I end up going up/down/laterally through the brand or do they all differ too significantly? 
  16. NoxNoctum

    Headphones for metal music - ultimate solution

    HE-6 is easily better than LCD-2 or 3 (or X) for details but I personally prefer my LCD-2 for most black metal and certain kinds of heavy and stoner rock (i.e. Kyuss, Queens of the Stone Age, Goblin C*ck, also in doomy stuff like Acid King). The top end will be less present but for that kind of...
  17. NoxNoctum

    Grado Fan Club!

    Ok guys so I managed to get my hands on a pair of SR325i cans (the gold ones)... any amps suggestions? Budget is flexible as I'm selling off one of my expensive speaker amps. I'm looking to get the most snarl possible out of these, I got them mainly for listening to punk rock. Soundstage...
  18. NoxNoctum

    HifiMAN HE-6 Planar Magnetic Headphone

    Anyone else in here feel just lucky to be able to experience music through these cans? That's how I feel right now. It's just so fecking good 
  19. NoxNoctum

    Grado Fan Club!

    Quick question -- is there a way to tell if I'm looking at a SR325i versus a SR325is from a photo or serial#? Currently trying to get the SR325i and am looking for one in the usual places but I want to make sure that I'm actually getting the right version.
  20. NoxNoctum

    Grado Fan Club!

    Will I be able to audition the SR325i decently without an amp? All my amps are way too powerful I think (least powerful is the Schiit Lyr, the one without the gain switch)   I plan on buying an amp for it of course if I get it, but want to see if I like the HP first.
  21. NoxNoctum

    Grado Fan Club!

    So that series over the PS, RS etc.? Are the other series more geared towards other (non-rock) things?
  22. NoxNoctum

    Grado Fan Club!

    I made a separate thread but I'm betting there are some Grado aficionados who only come in this thread so I'm posting here as well... hope that's OK:   I have been getting into punk a lot lately and find that I miss some of the edge that my old Sennheiser HD595s had with rock music before I...
  23. NoxNoctum

    Best Grados for Punk

    I have been getting into punk a lot lately and find that I miss some of the edge that my old Sennheiser HD595s had with rock music before I started really getting into high end audio. I've doing some AB-ing between it and my current stable (LCD2 rev2s, LCD2f, LCD3f, HE-6) and though obviously...
  24. NoxNoctum

    Need help fixing audio channel imbalance

    I will fiddle with this and report back.
  25. NoxNoctum

    Need help fixing audio channel imbalance

    No mp3 player is entirely separate, it's a Fiio X3 FWIW.    Can you expand on the analog pots a bit? I have nearly no technical knowledge about this stuff. That sounds intriguing though because with the Audeze cans I barely move the pots at all on the pre-amp when connected to the F1J (with...
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