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  1. dmort

    Roll Call for Team AKG

    I have a pair of k501s and k601s. The k501 is a really well balanced headphone that just lacks a little bit of bass impact. I really like them when I'm working and I want to be surrounded by sound as opposed to pummeled by it. 
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    beyer dt770, 880, 990 replacement pad/cushion--softskin, gel, velour--COMPARE

    Yes, its that marv golden site you linked a ways back in this thread. I found it by chance, googling around - emailed to make sure it was in stock - and then ordered. Fast shipping, good communication, etc.
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    Worthy opposite of Grado 325e

    Yeah congratulations! I've been doing similar purchasing recently - trying to buy stuff that doesn't sound like my AKGs. The HD600 is on the short list for sure. (I ended up with beyer dt880 600ohm and a pair of ultrasone pro 2900).
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    Does this configuration make sense?

    I'm posting this in the Computer Audio thread because I figure there are other computer types out there who have added other components over time, but wanted to keep their comp in the mix for versaitlity. If this isn't the right place for the thread, a mod is welcome to move it. Thanks!   I've...
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    Show us your Head-Fi station at it's current state. No old pictures please...

    That's great - 100% not serious!!! I buy crazy expensive milk for my kids and while it be better for them since it lacks all sorts of dangerous chemicals, I don't think it tastes any difference than regular old milk. OJ on the other hand - don't get me started!
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    REVIEW: Violectric V181 balanced headphone amp

    If anyone is interested, I picked up a pair of dt880s with a zynsonix 4pin cable and it sounds awesome with this amp. I've also got a pair of ultrasone 2900 and Bryan at zynsonix is going to make a balanced cable for them... I'll let you know how it sounds - the German German pairing (not the...
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    Show us your Head-Fi station at it's current state. No old pictures please...

      Well clearly you have no idea what you are evening tasting for. Those of us who have developed our taste buds know that small batch, locally raised milk, sourced from cows who receive massages 6 times a day, tastes infinitely better than just regular old milk. 
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    REVIEW: Violectric V181 balanced headphone amp

    You were right - it was set to -12 and I reset it to +6. Quite a bit better now.
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    REVIEW: Violectric V181 balanced headphone amp

    Thanks for pointing that out! I meant low gain/volume. And you're right, I forgot about the pre-gain switches. I was using them with my k501s and k601s in single ended mode. Those AKGs are a little hard to drive. The v181 had a much easier time driving my focal spirit pros. I'm going to try...
  10. dmort

    The Official Beyerdynamic T1 Impressions and Discussion Thread

    Well, bd-usa (on ebay) cancelled my purchase - out of stock apparently (BS - it stated 1 available on ebay... I'm a little annoyed) - so I'm not going to join this crew right now.... Back to the hunt!
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    The Official Beyerdynamic T1 Impressions and Discussion Thread

    OK, I'll consider giving it a shot - my eyes are fine! What plug do you all recommend?
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    The Official Beyerdynamic T1 Impressions and Discussion Thread

    I do know how to solder, I replaced the drivers and recabled a pair of esw9s, but I don't really want to mess around with such an expensive headphone... I know moon audio and headphone.com would do it, but I was wondering about other recommendations... BTG audio, anything else?
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    The Official Beyerdynamic T1 Impressions and Discussion Thread

    I just bought a pair of T1s direct from Beyer's ebay account - they were a demo pair at a trade show - described as essentially brand new.   How do I go about having them terminated as balanced - 4 pin xlr?
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    Show us your Head-Fi station at it's current state. No old pictures please...

    Yeah - I got very lucky. I bought a fiio e10 and then about two weeks later a Glite showed up. A bit of fast research and I went for it before I really knew what it was. Needless to say, I know now and I have no plans to part with it. That said, there's a glite on sale right now in the amps...
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    Show us your Head-Fi station at it's current state. No old pictures please...

    Here's my current rig. I finally have got the furniture the way I want it. The only thing you can't see is an ADC power conditioner under the desk. Totally solved a buzzing/static problem I was having.      
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    AKG K601 & K612 Pro Owners... UNITE!!

    I'm interested in getting a new jack on them... I've seen it done. Who did your work? Akg?
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    AKG K601 & K612 Pro Owners... UNITE!!

    My left ear cup is a little wonky on my k601. The sound goes in and out. I assume some cable is a little loose. I've read the threads on the recabling but I'm a bit nervous to do it... Any recommendations on where to get it fixed?
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    Jay Z To Buy Tidal For $56M?

    I think it's important to consider that Jay-Z isn't making this call on his own - I'm sure he has a crew of financial advisors, who really understand all the financial and business aspects of this (which I don't), that point towards a purchase being a good investment. He's trying to make money...
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    Looking for closed headphones

    I have the focal spirit professionals and I'm very happy with them.I also hear that the Sony MDR 7520 are pretty great. Otherwise, pretty typical recommendations: Denon D2000, D5000, D7000 - Fostex TH600/900 - Shure 1520 - Sennheiser Amperior - ATH - W1000x - Ultrasone Pro 900   I would point...
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    AKG K601 & K612 Pro Owners... UNITE!!

      Check out this listing on ebay - its a good amp for the money.   And no, I'm not the one selling it. I did email with the seller though and he responded quickly.
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    Focal SPIRIT PROFESSIONAL Impressions thread

    Sounds pretty interesting. As they say, sorry about your wallet.... I might have to pick them up too.
  22. dmort

    What Are You Listening To Right Now? -New thread, new rules. Please read them.

                  Your time is gonna come...
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    Gonna spend some money - I don't need advice, just fellow audiophiles to discuss options with up to $500 budget

    Well, if you were wondering what I bought, I ended up with a pair of Focal Spirit Pros - I haven't actually heard them yet - they were delivered to my work while I'm on a little New Year's vacation. I'll hear them monday. Pretty excited about it!   I'm now thinking about upgrading my 5th gen...
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    Gilmore Lite Amp Owners Unite!

    No worries, and I meant I don't want to change the amp - I very much like my Gilmore lite.
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    Gonna spend some money - I don't need advice, just fellow audiophiles to discuss options with up to $500 budget

    So did you keep the hd700s? What amp are you using? One of my goals is to only buy new phones, so I want the new headphones to pair well with the Gilmore lite... I haven't been deterred from the hd700 by the reviews but I also haven't heard them for myself.
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