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  1. JungleMan

    Audigy 2 ZS hissing issue...

    Any ideas?
  2. JungleMan

    Audigy 2 ZS hissing issue...

    Just tried that and also switched to stock drivers... same issue. AGH, thank you for reminding me of how much I HATE stock drivers on this card :P haha... just made it back to the kX...
  3. JungleMan

    Simple tube question...

    So I'm aware that tubes go bad after so many hours. I've had Mullard M8100 and Ulyanovsk 6S19P-V tubes in my DV332 amp hooked up to my AKG K701 for about a year now. They still sound pretty good though lately I've noticed a hissing sound at higher volumes. If I turn the amp more than about 40% I...
  4. JungleMan

    K701/DV332 left-channel buzz, not ground loop...

    Thanks for the help-- yeah, I know that tube rolling has been long overdue. I've liked this amp from the beginning but I've been waiting to put some tubes in it that would really "blow me away". I'll update with my thoughts once my M8100 and 6S19P-V tubes arrive. The eBay seller I bought from...
  5. JungleMan

    K701/DV332 left-channel buzz, not ground loop...

    I messed with the tubes a little further this morning and tried bending the pins out, to no avail. I tried switching the two power tubes around and the problem channel didn't change, so it seems that the problem is the shorter tube (don't know the name for it?). I figured since I was replacing...
  6. JungleMan

    K701/DV332 left-channel buzz, not ground loop...

    Here's my deal: I have a DV 332 and I was experiencing a terrible ground loop hum. I got a Xitel Ground Loop Eliminator which really helped out a lot but I still hear a faint buzz, but it's only in the left channel. I am still running the stock tubes, I think I've had this amp for around 6...
  7. JungleMan

    Darkvoice just released 332

    Question for everyone... I had some ground loop hum which I noticed in the past few days. I installed a cheater plug (3-to-2 converter) and it totally solved the problem. Is it okay to use one of these on a permanent basis, or does the amp really need to be grounded (which would mean I need...
  8. JungleMan

    K701 + DV 332 tubes?

    Quote: Originally Posted by Nuwidol Sorry i'm not answering your questions but... I've just got rid of my K701 because i wasn't happy with them out of my DV332. The HD650 sound so sweet & 'right' out of this amp that imo its silly to consider using the K701. Ah, the epic...
  9. JungleMan

    K701 + DV 332 tubes?

    Sort of a bump for more suggestions, sort of an update... I've been listening to my 332 with stock tubes-- this is the first dedicated headphone amp I've ever owned, so it's all kind of new to me. It sounds great, definitely a lot more low-end and I even think the soundstage has somehow...
  10. JungleMan

    So, let's talk sources...

    Quote: Originally Posted by jiiteepee In my sig is listed one player which you can achieve 24/96 output through ASIO ... named as NI TRAKTOR BeatPort SYNC .. in there on options, just select the Audigy 2 ASIO 24/96 driver and set sample rate to 96kHz. jiitee Cool, I'll try...
  11. JungleMan

    So, let's talk sources...

    Right now I'm running a pair of stock AKG K701 directly from my Audigy 2 ZS. I have a DarkVoice 332 on the way, and I want to eventually have a source that is up to par with the rest of my equipment. I've never thought my Audigy 2 ZS as a bad card, but I realize there's better stuff out there. I...
  12. JungleMan

    K701 + DV 332 tubes?

    Just made the plunge and ordered a DarkVoice 332 -- seems to be a very popular amp with enough power to drive these AKG K701. I should probably notice a big improvement even with the stock tubes-- right now I'm running them directly from my Audigy 2 ZS, which has enough power to get them to...
  13. JungleMan

    Headband and K701s...

    $20?? I guess it's tough to go wrong for that price, as a good stopgap solution until I'm ready to buy a real amp... does it offer any improvement other than emphasizing bass? Also, what do you mean by sound-degrade?
  14. JungleMan

    Headband and K701s...

    Quote: Originally Posted by Artguy One more thing... I have gravitated to wearing the 701's rotated so that the headband rests on my collar. It was hot one day, and I just put them there, and since the ear cushions are round, this is no problem at all, and to my experience much more...
  15. JungleMan

    AKG K701 - What's your serial number

    Quote: Originally Posted by pkshiu Left side. 17473. May 07. Northen sound and music. Anyone interested in a website that lets you list your serial number, kinda a registry? Or does one exists already? Quote: Originally Posted by edb so close to my 17471...
  16. JungleMan

    Good, relatively inexpensive amp for my K701

    Location has been corrected Yeah, I guess I don't know enough about tube amps, but I was always under the impression that tubes have a finite life and you have to replace them every so often. I'm not ruling out a tube amp though, especially if you guys think a tube amp would be better suited...
  17. JungleMan

    Good, relatively inexpensive amp for my K701

    Are you implying that the LD+ is better than LD++? If so, talk about confusing naming schemes... I'd probably want to go with the one with lower reliability issues though. The LD++ seems like it might be a worthy choice though (if I can hear from more people who've used it with the 701... I...
  18. JungleMan

    the most incredibly stupid lyrics you've ever heard

    Beck - Loser Quote: In the time of chimpanzees I was a monkey Butane in my veins and I’m out to cut the junkie With the plastic eyeballs, spray-paint the vegetables Dog food stalls with the beefcake pantyhose Kill the headlights and put it in neutral Stock car flamin’ with a loser...
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    Come on - Admit it. Who here has liked Bose at some stage in their lives??

    I haven't ever. My friend's parents got a $1000+ Bose surround system, and I went to look at it, these little crap-looking square speakers that couldnt' have been bigger than 4"...I was like...this is the surround system you've told me about? Later on I showed him my very modest Altec Lansing...
  20. JungleMan

    New cans primarily for rock music

    Wow, that's actually really helpful, thanks. If I decide I can't tolerate the open-ear, the A900s seem to be a great option. As for your likening of it to the electrostatic vs cone thing, would the "less body, more resolution" be the open-ear or the closed-ear? Sort of a newbie My friend has...
  21. JungleMan

    New cans primarily for rock music

    Okay, thanks for the input. Now, on the question of closed vs. open... I'd bought a closed pair last time because I liked the isolation, but this time I'm really thinking open because I've always heard that sound quality is better. Leakage concerns me though, and I realize it's inherent in...
  22. JungleMan

    New cans primarily for rock music

    Well, as far as closed cans go, these Senns have sounded pretty good (though they are the first "real" set of cans I've owned so yeah), but I've always heard the open cans were better so I was really considering those. In addition to the other suggestions, I am curious to learn more about the...
  23. JungleMan

    DT880 IS HERE!

    Last.fm is a cool online radio thing that lets you "customize" your radio station based on artists/songs you like, and out of the songs they play, listens to you when you say you like or don't like something. Similar to Pandora which is what I use. MaZa you posted in my other thread and I was...
  24. JungleMan

    New cans primarily for rock music

    Quote: Originally Posted by KayoDot Since you've got a >$100 budget, I suggest getting the Alessandro MS-2s. I have owned the MS-1s, and they are excellent headphones for the price, and perfect for the type of music you listen to. I have heard nothing but positive feedback for the...
  25. JungleMan

    New cans primarily for rock music

    Appreciate the suggestions everyone Grado SR-225- I have a friend with the Grado SR-60. I want something higher-end than the SR-60s, but should I try them on for size to see how physically comfortable the Grados are, or are these a different fit? I always hear the Grados are great for rock...
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