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  1. ScottieB

    = HiFiMAN HE-560 Impressions & Discussion Thread =

    Maybe you know this and don't want it, but I was able to get a new metal headband sent to me on warranty for my 560 v1's when the yoke broke. It's been fine since.
  2. ScottieB

    = HiFiMAN HE-560 Impressions & Discussion Thread =

    Just to follow up, my replacement headband came yesterday and it is the newer one with metal yokes. I'm gonna hold off on installing it until my crazy glue/gorilla tape job fails, but I'm very happy! Love the sound of these...
  3. ScottieB

    = HiFiMAN HE-560 Impressions & Discussion Thread =

    Wanted to share my experience here. I bought the he560's from Amazon about a month ago. I'd heard of some of the issues with build quality but went for it anyway, especially since there was a warranty. When I first got them they were perfect. I love the sound, and I thought the build quality...
  4. ScottieB

    Little Dot Tube Amps: Vacuum Tube Rolling Guide

    Does the MKIII need a mod for the 6h30-PI tubes? Or did they maybe change it? I'm pretty sure back in the day at least (like 2008/2009) it needed a mod, and trying to run those tubes in my MKIII is what killed it (though it worked for a couple weeks). Sorry - don't want to add any confusion I'm...
  5. ScottieB

    Little Dot Tube Amps: Vacuum Tube Rolling Guide

    So I do have Sonotone EF91's but the ones I was enjoying all this week were actually Ediswan CV138's, which I believe are an EF91 equivalent. I could be wrong. I've now got the M8161's in there, and they sound much better than I recall on my MKIII. (I'm using my HD600s for all of this by the...
  6. ScottieB

    Little Dot Tube Amps: Vacuum Tube Rolling Guide

    Yeah cool - I have those too the M8161's -- I didn't like them much with my MKIII, but since I am really enjoying the EF91's (Sonotone I think - will have to check later) I'm ready to give the 92's a chance again too. Plus they just look cooler! ;)
  7. ScottieB

    Review: ZERO 24 BIT/192KHz DAC/Headphone Amp/Pre-Amp

    Don't know if anyone is still reading this but I was away from Head-fi for some time and have been back recently... wondering what ever happened to Penchum (who started this thread) and Pricley Peete. Those guys basically got me started with headphone gear (and I haven't exactly changed much...
  8. ScottieB

    Little Dot Tube Amps: Vacuum Tube Rolling Guide

    Thanks for that but from what I can see they use similar, but different tubes in the Valhala 2 (6N1P dual triode input, 6N6P dual triode output, 1 each per channel. 6N1Ps rollable to 6DJ8, E88CC, 6922, 6BZ7, and similar types.)
  9. ScottieB

    Little Dot Tube Amps: Vacuum Tube Rolling Guide

    Apologies if this is a bad place for this question but I thought people here would know... My Little Dot MKIII has finally died. I'm not really looking to fix it (again) but since I have all these tubes (EF95 5654 6AK5, EF92, EF91 etc) I bought, are there any other amps I could get that can use...
  10. ScottieB

    Grado modders go Magnum

    Really cool to see these are still going strong. I still have my original v1 Magnum 'lites' (from 325i). Still love them. I'm sure I'm missing out with the new drivers but I've honestly never felt a need to change.
  11. ScottieB

    Symphones Magnum upgrade for Grado SR325 and Alessandro MS2

    Haha shawn I'm still on the V1 - and it's the last headphone I bought - so I know how you feel! I have a serious itch to try those X's for $130.   I got the lite version of the V1 back in the early days... I imagine these would be worth it. Are they easy enough to 'install'? I have very...
  12. ScottieB

    Symphones Magnum upgrade for Grado SR325 and Alessandro MS2

    Quote:   Yeah I think it's situational which ones are best, but it really isn't worth switching them so often. Variety is the spice of life, right? So I just change it up every so often and it's a revelation every time! Hah.   So, I have the V1s still (lite). I know it's been...
  13. ScottieB

    Symphones Magnum upgrade for Grado SR325 and Alessandro MS2

    Quote: Indeed they are the most similar but not quite the same. The material feels slightly different and the grado pads seem to have more material. I'd say the yellow pads are slightly less "scratchy" but I prefer the sound of the Grados. I need to try the quarter mods on both sets.
  14. ScottieB

    Symphones Magnum upgrade for Grado SR325 and Alessandro MS2

    Oh I know. I'm no self-modder. Me and soldering irons don't get along very well.
  15. ScottieB

    Symphones Magnum upgrade for Grado SR325 and Alessandro MS2

    Sup all?   Been a while since I checked in here. I'm a proud original owner of the V1 "lite" Magnums, and lately they've been my go-to cans like 99% of the time. I recently paired them with my Little Dot MKIII and some EF91 tubes and man this is IT for me.   I'm no good at describing...
  16. ScottieB

    New Koss Porta Pro with iPhone Remote

    That's a valid point, and another is that they've been cheap for a really long time...   but even so - there are other (yes, almost all sonically inferior) headphones that are less that $30 (total) with a mic and remote, so why should their addition nearly double the price? It seems like...
  17. ScottieB

    Most ridiculous album ever

    Found this one recently - http://blog.wfmu.org/freeform/2007/08/365-days-238---.html   "Music to Suffer By" - aptly named!   (here's more of the story behind it: http://www.tinymixtapes.com/delorean/leona-anderson-music-suffer)
  18. ScottieB

    High fidelity Hip-Hop recommendations

    The great thing about good hip hop is that the mixing and mastering often reveal all kind of great touches. The only hi-res hip hop album that comes to mind immediately is a DVD-Audio of Outkast's Stankonia. Damn good album that sounds damn good DVD-A.
  19. ScottieB

    Symphones Magnum upgrade for Grado SR325 and Alessandro MS2

    Glad I kept my V1s then - I am a big fan of the 325i/is so I just wanted my sound enhanced, not altered too much. Looks like I made the right choice. For once...   Quote:  
  20. ScottieB

    Symphones Magnum upgrade for Grado SR325 and Alessandro MS2

    Ah good point, Kevin. I'm not sure why he isn't more public - I think a bit more time spent talking to customers would ease a lot of the... unease. But again, the product ends up being worth it in the end :)
  21. ScottieB

    Symphones Magnum upgrade for Grado SR325 and Alessandro MS2

    Just wanted to chime in here - been away for some time, and am a Magnum (lite) v1 owner.   After the delays of the V1, I decided not to go for the v2 even though it was offered for free (or close to it). I was happy with the v1s and didn't want to part with my Grado/Magnums again. It turned...
  22. ScottieB

    Symphones Magnum upgrade for Grado SR325 and Alessandro MS2

    Wow really hope this works out for everyone... count me as happy I wasn't able to get my stuff together in time to get the "free" v2 upgrade... I'd be a leeetle upset if I was without my favorite headphones for this long.   Really hoping it all turns out ok (and soon) for all.
  23. ScottieB

    Symphones Magnum upgrade for Grado SR325 and Alessandro MS2

    Quote: Originally Posted by grokit That's quite an endorsement for a $200-400 upgrade! Which would be precisely why I mentioned I hadn't had a whole lot of time to make assessments and would check back in later. I'd also stated in the past that I really liked the 325is before...
  24. ScottieB

    Symphones Magnum upgrade for Grado SR325 and Alessandro MS2

    Well I left a few quickies in the other thread - and I'm really not very good at this (and my setup is pretty modest compared to many here)... besides that I've got about 1 more week of work hell before I can relax (and then head to NAB in Vegas!) so I've mostly been listening to my work. I can...
  25. ScottieB

    Symphones Magnum/ Magnum Light

    Quote: Originally Posted by Philimon Anyone willing to divulge some quick first impressions please? I will I promise... as soon as I get them! EDIT: GAH! Why does postal tracking (both US and CA post) have to be so darn USELESS?!?!
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