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    DT990-Pro Non-Stock pads

    I've had my DT990-Pro 250ohm headphones for 10+ years and in that time I've replaced the pads 2-3 times. They are now flat as a pancake again and so I want to replace the pads again. Unfortunately the price seems to have gone up quite a bit. I paid ~$30 for the pads last time I bought them...
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    Creative X-Fi Titanium HD and Windows 10

    I have been having this one extremely annoying issue with drivers for my soundcard and Windows 10.   I have an X-Fi Titanium HD soundcard, which has a fantastic DAC onboard, and that is why I continue to use it.  Creative was on top of their driver support, and released a Windows 10 driver for...
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    DT770-Pro/80 can't keep up with DT990-Pro/250 - Why?

    I have these two Beyer headphones and they give me vastly different listening experiences. I always thought the DT770-Pro/80's were supposed to be the bass monsters of the series, but they simply are not able to perform at the level of the DT990 in my testing. The DT770s seem to have more...
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    DT770 vs DT990 Pads

    I want to know what the difference is between these two types of pads. A bit of backstory from me: I own both a DT770/Pro-80 and a DT990/Pro-250. I had the DT770 for a few years before I got the DT990. When I first got the DT990 I was not impressed. I didn't feel the bass was as good as my...
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    Titanium HD vs EMU 0404 PCI.

    I've had an EMU 0404 since 2005 or so.  There are two PCB models for this card, 8850, and 8852.  I have 8852.  This card also used two different yet similar DACs, the AKM4395, and AKM4396.  Mine has the AKM4395.   I currently have the 0404 installed in my file server.  I use an X-Fi Titanium...
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    4P1L Tubes

    I currently use 4P1L tubes in my Little-Dot II+, having replaced the stock Chinese 4P1S tubes.  As I understand it, the 4P1L tube was produced in the Soviet Union between the late 50's and early 80's.   Does anyone here have enough experience with this tube to know if there will likely be...
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    Can't go back to DT770 after using XB700

    For over 4 years I used the DT770-Pro/80 as my main headphone and I loved them. I thought their bass was amazing and I personally recommended them to several friends. I couldn't have been happier. Then along came the XB700. I only bought it because it was cheap and as something to play with...
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    Search - How do I use it?

    I am finding that using the Search function on the forums has become an incredibly frustrating experience.   When I attempt to Sort the results via "recency" it still has results from 5+ years ago on the first page ahead of results from 2012.   Usually when I come onto the forums I like...
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    Why am I having so much trouble typing posts?

    I’m having some serious issues with the default text input window for making posts.   I am using the latest version of Firefox (3.6.13)   My big issues are:   1. I can’t copy and paste.  It says something about my browser security settings not allowing it but this is the only forum...
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    Ultimate MDR-XB700 Accessory

    http://www.frys.com/product/3103590   It's a whole new user experience :)
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    EMU 0404 PCI - What is a worthy upgrade?

    I'm looking for something that would be a good upgrade over my existing EMU 0404 PCI which I've used since 2005. I'm actually using an X-Fi titanium in my main computer, and have the EMU 0404 in my server. The digital output from my X-Fi goes into the digital input of the 0404, and then from...
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    Help me decide on a new Little-Dot

      I have a Little-Dot II+ that I bought in 2006 and a Little-Dot II++ that I got about a year after that.   The Little-Dot II+ uses EF92 Driver tubes and 4P1S (or 4P1L) Power tubes.  The power tubes are directly-heated pentodes operating as triodes.  The amp uses an iron core transformer...
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    Little-Dot II+ Years later

    I bought my Little-Dot II+ in the summer of 2006. It's worked great since then for the most part, but now I'm running into a few possible issues. The first, and I'd guess the biggest issue is that a solder connection at the bottom of the tube socket keeps breaking. It is where the metal that...
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    X-Fi Titanium Vs. EMU 0404 PCI analog output.

    I just recently got an X-Fi Titanium (PCI-E) to replace the Audigy2 ZS I had to sacrifice when I went with a crossfire setup and ran out of PCI slots. Previously, I had run the digital output from the audigy into my 0404 PCI in order to take advantage of the better DAC in the 0404 while...
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    X-Fi Titanium Vs. X-Fi Titanium Fatal1ty Professional

    I recently upgraded my computer to a Crossfire motherboard, which cut down on my available PCI slots. I was using an Audigy 2 ZS before that which I would have happily kept using if I had not run out of slots. I used to have an EMU0404 PCI soundcard in my computer also and ran the two cards...
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    Maximum Volume 12db lower in Vista vs. XP?

    I’m trying to switch over to using Vista64, and currently Dual Boot with XP32. When I boot into Vista, the maximum volume output is about 12db lower than the maximum volume output in XP. This is immediately obvious, as I have the digital output from my Audigy2 ZS going into the digital input...
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    Little Dot MK III

    Edit: $199 plus $45 Shipping to USA, $51 to Western EU. Quote: Little Dot MARK III Preceding Tubes: GE 5654 (USA) Power Tubes: 6H6PI (RUSSIA) Looks cool. No price listed yet, but it would make sense to assume it will be cheaper than the MK IV which starts at $300, so this...
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    Search tips for buying tubes on eBay?

    So I’m looking for some vacuum tubes for my Little-Dot. I go on ebay, start doing searches for all the compatible model numbers, ef92, w77, 6cq6, cv4015, m8161, etc. Each time coming back with zero results or maybe one or two obscure results. Then I was sent a link to this...
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    Little Dot II+ impedance jumper?

    I was reading and found that the Little Dot II+ apparently has a jumper that is left in for high-impedance phones and can be removed for low-impedance phones. You can see what I mean here (I’ve also heard various tidbits about it in other threads here)...
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    Little Dot II+ on Generator power?

    I’m going to be on a houseboat for a week soon, I would love to take my Little Dot II+ with me. I notice that it seems somewhat particular about what power it is plugged into (interference from other devices can be audible at times if plugged into a circuit with many other devices). Should I...
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    EMU 0404 Volume level problems.

    I noticed that my music seemed really quiet, as in at the volume level I usually listen to music at I could barely hear it at all. I leave the 0404 volume level at “0” and have it hooked into one of the analog inputs on my preamp. It is acting as if I have the volume turned down on my computer...
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    Okay to run the 0404 at “full” volume?

    I was talking to a friend and we were talking about how we had our cards hooked up to our headphone amps / stereo receivers. He was saying that it is best to have the volume at 80%. On cards I’ve had like the Chaintech AV-710 I’ve always just left it at 100%. The EMU volume control works kinda...
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    How’s your hearing?

    The range of human hearing is generally considered to be 20Hz to 20,000Hz. Starting at about age 20, human hearing begins to naturally decline by about 1Hz per day. For example, while a child may be able to hear sounds all the way up to 20,000Hz, someone in their mid 40’s may not be able to hear...
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    Lossless codecs?

    For a while now I’ve been trying to get away from regular MP3, WMA, and try to get as much of my music in lossless as I can. I’ve just been using WMA Lossless because Windows Media Player 10 does it and it’s fairly easy, but would there be any benefit to going to another lossless coded like FLAC...
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    Sony MDR-V6/7506 Beyer pad mod with pics! (lots)

    I’m sure someone’s probably already posted a guide, and it probably even has pictures too but if nothing else, this gave me an excuse to play with my camera I’ve read about the Beyer pad mod before, but I didn’t really want to hassle with calling them and ordering over the phone. Well, the...
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