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    Feedback by 'semicoln' on listing 'DROP + THX AAA 789 LINEAR AMPLIFIER'

    Great transaction. Fast shipping. Thanks.
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    MEE Audio Pinnacle P1 - $199 Dynamic Driver Flagship *Reviews 2nd Post*

    I'd like more info about the P2 but it seems like the PX is in my future. The one thing I don't like about the PX is the stupid cable with mic. I don't want the mic! I'd rather have the non mic cable that comes with the P1. Maybe I should just buy the P1.
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    Sennheiser IE80's Impressions Thread

    I picked up the IE80 last week using birthday money. I'm a big fan of the HD650 and was hoping for something similar but portable. They are in another league from other IEMs I've tried but quite enjoyable. That mid bass though, I don't know how anyone even touches the bass knob on these. I...
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    The AKG K7XX Massdrop First Edition Thread

    I'm also holding out for the all black to drop again. In the mean time I'm enjoying the K553 Pro. My plan is the K553 at work and the K7XX at home. I'm a recent AKG convert.
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    AKG M220 semi-open studio headphones

    In my experience, all AKGs benefit from significant burn in
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    The FiiO X1 Discussion and Help and Support Thread |192K/24B|100mW | LO | inline remote

    On first listen, the X1 sounds like it has less fullness than my iPhone 6s but I do hear more detail. I really like the idea of a dedicated DAP for playing FLAC but not if my iPhone playing Spotify on Extreme sounds better. I'll give my ears some time to warm up to the sound. I'm mostly using it...
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    The Etymotics HF5 Thread

    If I put my hand flat against my ear, the HF doesn't even touch. And I don't have large ears. If you look back in this thread it seems like them not sticking out is more of the norm. I considered the RE-400 but decided against it because of build quality. Just some things to consider. Read more...
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    Headphone Sightings 2

    Nice. Warms my heart to see a DT770 in public.
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    Headphone Sightings 2

    I'd like to see this thread come to life again. I don't have much to report except gold Beats Solo 2 on an old dude at the store and a beat up Koss UR-20.
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    iPhone 6s Sound Quality

    iPhone 6s with the Samsung chip here and I hear no buzzing. I've listened with Grado 225e, MS1i, DT770s, and Zero Audio Carbo Bassos. This phone sounds great. Not quite as good as my M8 but close enough.
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    Grado Fan Club!

    I've got some 325is on order that will be here Monday. I decided this is a phone I wanted to check out on my Grado journey before moving past the SRs. It will be the first Grado, other than an MS1i, that I purchased new.
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    Grado Fan Club!

      A late model Vali sounds like a pretty safe gamble, and if it just gives me a bit more warmth then it will be money well spent. I tried the flat pads and I don't like them at all. Taped (like you suggested) or even untaped L-cush on the 225 is great. I'll be keeping my savings jar for RS1i...
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    Grado Fan Club!

      I was thinking about a Vali or a LD. Didn't you have an issue with the Vali being too loud for your Grados? I already can't crank the volume knob much past 10 o clock with a Magni. I think the 225s could benefit from a tad more warmth.
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    Grado Fan Club!

    I wouldn't say I'm hurting or missing out, I've got jay's 225i and a pair of MS2i with a Magni/modi combo that I enjoy immensely. I'm just not in the major leagues with the RS, PS, or GS like a lot of dudes on here lately.
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    Grado Fan Club!

    I like reading about people's experiences and thoughts on the higher end Grados but man you all have spent too much $$ for me to hang with. Keep em coming, but maybe some low-budget Grado heads can contribute more if any are just lurking like I have been lately. At least until I get the RS1i I'm...
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    Headphone Sightings 2

    AKG K240S walking campus today. Also Bose. I see fewer Beats so far this semester. People are either leaving them home or the pair they got during the holidays last year have broken by now.
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    Alessandro Music Series MS1 FAN CLUB!

    I have a hard time deciding between listening to my MS1i with L cush and my 225i. I think I like the MS1i a tiny bit more and it's just difficult to admit. :)
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    What headphones are you currently rocking?

    Deadbeef playing FLAC straight to ALSA-->Modi-->Magni-->SR-225i
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    Grado Fan Club!

    I know it gets mixed reviews but I'm thinking about picking up a used 325is just to see what my opinion of it is. If I can get it for the right price....
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    Grado Fan Club!

    Joseph is giving fantastic advice here from my perspective, except I have the 225i instead of the 325 and the MS1i instead of the 80. I'm also looking toward the RS series next. Dang it.
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    Lets Talk Metal

    Seems like a lot of head fi-ers are into metal. I've never been into it at all, but I do enjoy early Metallica and Pantera. I'm going to use this thread to try and explore metal and see what you guys love about it. There's a daunting number of subgenres so this is no easy task. Any...
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    Grado Fan Club!

    Who has sent their Grados in to have the cheese cloth type stuff replaced? How ratty did you let it get before you decided to send them in? Mine are starting to fray around the edges a bit, if it comes undone much more I would like to have them fixed. I saw what jay attempted with the dryer...
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    Received & short early review: Beyerdynamic DTX 501p

    My pair came but were destroyed in shipping. Amazon is replacing them, but the broken ones sound like they would have been sweet.