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  1. googan

    Sennheiser HD555 unamped or Denon D1000 unamped?

    I have both. They are on a very similar level in terms of SQ. Very different sound signature though. HD555s are heavily mid-centric. D1001's mids are recessed but have better highs and lows. D1001s gain much from recabling. For music I choose my Denons 98% of the time now. HD555 I use only...
  2. googan

    New hybrid amp by Little Dot, I+

    I just got my I+ and it sounds amazing with my recabled d1001s. Even without burnin. Really happy right now Using GE 408A tubes btw.
  3. googan

    Little Dot I+ Tube Rolling

    waiting for my LD I+ to arrive. I'm new to tube rolling. is the 408a type supposed to be best out of the three supported types? is it because of the higher voltage heater rating? i got in on the $1.50 per piece GE 408a's. A little under $12 shipped for 4 pieces.
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    D3 Python and P2 Heron Arrive!

    I'm considering either getting the D3 or the P3 and I have a couple of questions for whoever can help me out. Firstly, is it worth it to get a DAC (the D3) if I have an X-FI music or should I just do the op-amp mod on the X-FI instead? I really wouldn't need the DAC for anything else besides...
  5. googan

    Soundmagic pl-30 20.00 shipped

    Somebody compare the sound quality on these to KSC75s since they're both super bang for the buck, and pretty much non-isolating portable solutions.
  6. googan

    Isolating IEMs < $100?

    so.. no other suggestions? Isolation and good sound too much to ask for $100?
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    Isolating IEMs < $100?

    I'm in the market for some sub-$100 IEMs that have very good isolation, as I will be using them on the subway/train. Obviously, I also want them to sound good. I've been looking at er6i (~$76 shipped), im716 ($90 shipped). Looking for opinions / other suggestions. RE-2s look amazing for $80...
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    Can't you just correct any problems in sound signature with EQ??

    I hear distortion when I EQ too much.
  9. googan

    Denon AH-D1001 review

    Quote: Originally Posted by |Tch0rT| Did you use the Neutrik NYS231 or NYS231L plug? Thanks, Ryan nys231
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    Denon AH-D1001 review

    Quote: Originally Posted by violeta88 Hey, googan Who did your Denon recable, and what cable did they use. I'm eventually planning on getting my D1001's recabled, but am not sure where to go. --Eric I recabled them myself actually. It was my first cable project and it went...
  11. googan

    Denon AH-D1001 review

    I had an identical experience with my d1001s as the OP (comparing to hd555s versus his hd580s). The treble in the Denons were much nicer than the Senns, and they get even better with recable. Just like the OP, I noticed the bass and mids clearing up after break-in, and again, even more...
  12. googan

    Fiio amps?

    Quote: Originally Posted by jonathanjong What's an IC? Is that a cable? Heh... Yup. IC = interconnect.
  13. googan

    Fiio amps?

    Quote: Originally Posted by jonathanjong The one that comes with it is so thin, flimsy, and the jack is, erm, not gold. I have no idea if that makes a difference at all, but all my headphone jacks seem to be gold-plated. gold isn't any more conductive than silver - it's actually...
  14. googan

    Fiio amps?

    Quote: Originally Posted by roxxor googan, what about stock d1001 + fiio w/new IC? lol I wouldn't be able to tell you that one since I recabled the headphones first.
  15. googan

    Fiio amps?

    OK here is a semi-comprehensive look at my experience with Denon D1001 and the Fiio (which is already a part of this thread if you look closely). Stock d1001 unamped- decent overall, but bass is a bit bloated, mids are significantly recessed, overall sound is bass veiled. Stock d1001 +...
  16. googan

    Fiio amps?

    I hear a difference The Fiio was a downgrade to my recabled D1001 using the included IC. With the new IC it is still not an upgrade, but a lateral change. The IC solved some distortion/separation issues that became apparent after the headphone recable. Rap/Hip-hop/R&B/some harder rock...
  17. googan

    Denon AH-D1001...OMG

    Quote: Originally Posted by ajmiarka I've been thinking of the D1001s for a full size headphone. It's fairly cheap online at $80. So tempting. Honestly, if you're in the market for sub-$100 headphones, get them. It's a no-brainer for 80 bucks. If you already have cans in that...
  18. googan

    Recabling Denon AH-D1001 (&D1000)

    The biggest problem with the stock d1001s was the bass spilling over and muddying up the mids IMO, so naturally the first thing I noticed was the improvement in the mids and bass. The mids seem louder, much clearer and better separated from the bass. Although improved, I would still like the...
  19. googan

    Fiio amps?

    OK so I made a new mini-to-mini to replace the one the Fiio comes with and yes, there is significant improvement. With the original IC, the sound is bass-bloated and murky/dirty all around(even audibly distorted, especially in the highs). This wasn't as noticeable with my stock Denon D1001s...
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    Recabling Denon AH-D1001 (&D1000)

    I guess I'm just being paranoid. The joints don't look too bad but I thought maybe I didn't apply enough solder, or maybe I remelted the solder one too many times (to adjust the wire position), that it might cause a problem. My biggest concern is actually the plug. I twisted the copper shield +...
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    Recabling Denon AH-D1001 (&D1000)

    Great walk-through!! Thanks so much for this one as well as the Markl-Mod thread. You're awesome
  22. googan

    Downgrade, or Upgrade? Suggestions for Portables

    I'm on my second week with Denon D1000s and I'm beginning to really enjoy them. Portable, comfortable, and though I only have HD555s to compare them to, they sound very good. I'm not sure if it's the ~80 hours of pink noise or my brain adjusting but I clearly preferred the sound of my HD555s at...
  23. googan

    Why so many Darth Beyers up for sale?

    Quote: Originally Posted by CrazyRay I love my Deep version Bolivian Rosewood V3 Darth Beyers. You will not see them for sale on this forum or any other web site. They are a keeper, especially with vinyl! Wow, those are beautiful. Love the Y-splitter and barrel pieces.
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    X-fi config question for gaming - setting speaker angle to +90/-90

    I use HD555s for CS:S and I want to use the 2.1 speaker x-fi settings, but I need to get the speaker angle to be greater than 60 degrees (which is the max angle on the software) in order to get proper 3d-positioning with this configuration. I came across some some people on this forum (I...