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    REVIEW: Purity Audio Caliente vs Audio GD C2C

    Hi everyone. I got an Audio GD C2C about a month ago and really like it. I had been reading lots of reviews on the Purity Audio Caliente and Skylab and Tbonners reviews in particular seemed very favorable. So I couldn't resist ordering a caliente when it became available a couple weeks back. I...
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    Remember when you where Young and Music just washed over you and touched your inner soul?

    Hey, I was just thinking about how when I was young and music just affected by being so very much. And I realized that through the middle part of my life I kinda lost touch with that. And recently with my new Denon D7000 and a new Stello DAC and the C2C amp, I am experiencing music like this...
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    how to choose resistors for rca interconnect to reduce gain in EF1 amp?

    title pretty much says it all. I need to reduce the imput signal to my EF1 amp so that i can get the volume out of the first %10 of its range to correct for channel imbalance. How would i chose resistors? any guides or links to doing this as i am a newb when it comes to diy. thanks for the help.
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    x-fi headphones setting/is this like crossfeed?

    I never heard much difference between headphones and 2.1 settings on xfi with my akg 701. I just played with it on my yuin ok1 and was amazed at how much wider the sound field got with the setting turned to 2.1. so does anyone know specifically what the xfi headphone setting is doing to the...
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    akg 701 + little dot mkIII ???? (EF-1)???

    I have the akg 701 and currently use go-vibe v5s with 24volt elpac to drive out of modded x-fi. Ive been reading the forums and keep hearing that home amps are so much better, started to get the upgrade bug. also just got some yuin pk1s and they seem even more difficult to drive than akg are...
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    help me fix my grado sr125 please!

    recently my grado headphones developed a short in left earphone wire. at the y junction the cover came lose exposing smaller wire underneath. after headphone shorted out i tried to pry y apart to get at cable underneath it doesnt just pry apart. i feel like i might damage more by messing with...
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    foamies for er6s?

    ive been trying to find other foamies that fit er6s, they use the bi flange silicone tip or a wide donut foamy. i like the sound with foam but the fit isnt quit right and they are starting to fall apart. i was going to get sure foamies because they seem to be highly regarded but i cant seem to...
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    govibe v5s which opamps do you use?

    i want to get govibe v5s. just looking for different op amp suggestions. really want to know if it is worth upgrading to ad8610/8620 from stock op amp. using with ety er6c and akg 701 and grado sr 125. thanx for your time and recommendations.
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    akg / customer service is this an oxymoron?

    i bought akg 701 headphones 2 months ago. did the 300 hr burn in. absolutely love the sound of these. about 3 weeks ago a little plastic part that holds the headband off the head broke. ive emailed there us customer service dept 3 times. ive called several times and gotten a busy signal and left...
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    anyone tried podfitkits?

    i came across this custum earplug site that does podfitkits. they even do a custom one. i am going to try this with my stax sr 001 headphones and see if i can get a better seal. just would like to know if this guy is any good? the website is
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    podfitkits and iem compatability?

    i stumbled upon this company that does podfitkits for earbuds. has anyone used this to modify an uncomfortable iem? i am trying to make my new stax sr-001 comfy so i can truely enjoy the crystal up front sound they have. so i am going to try their custum podfitkit. i am...
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    adjustable impedance setting/how important is it?

    i just purchased some akg 701 headphones. now i need an amp. i noticed many amps have a switch or dial to adjust the impedance. some dont. how important is this feature and can it negatively impact the sound?