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  1. Gwarmi

    Antipodes Reference spec RCA cables (New Zealand)

     Managed to snare a set of these heavily sheathed RCA units from Antipodes Audio over in New Zealand.           Yes, my Chord Co Cobra RCA's are well and truly outgunned here        Even with such short time on the rig, I am thoroughly enjoying the difference in...
  2. Gwarmi

    So what is wrong with this 3-way headphone review from Oz? K550 vs Spirit One vs PSB M4U2

     Take a look at this..    http://www.theage.com.au/digital-life/hometech/threeway-shootout-overear-headphones-20120704-21fyj.html    Perhaps I should take my own medicine and not criticize the noise cancelling PSB M4U2 unit given  that I have not heard it. However, I have yet to hear...
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    Shunyata Zi-Tron Cobra (new not King Cobra) (Video Inside)

     Just thought I'd create a little thread about 'Shunyata Research' as it seems that very threads exist about this  very interesting 'Born in the USA' company - we all know there is a huge amount of controversy with power  cords out there - namely a lot of folk who may not have any actual...
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    Audio Technica M50 ~ 50th Anniversary limited edition! *Pics inside*

         Just sharing some boxed pictures from today for those that have not seen them as yet,    Apologies in advance (I performed a search beforehand) if in typical Aussie style we  are about 2 weeks too late on these limited editions     I don't usually give two hoots about...
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    Angle & Curve ~ another new headphone player in the market

       All the way from the UK comes 'Angle & Curve' ~ anyone heard these yet?    Priced at 60 pounds (approx. $95USD)     They're designed in-house by the firm's own audio engineers, designers and DJs, based in London's  Covent Garden. "The Classic offers all the advantages and...
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    Which albums sound best with your Grado?

         This idea came about from another thread (The PS500 thread), a few of us thought it would be the chance  to share some album suggestions from Grado owners who feel that their album of choice performs better  than most on a Grado.    Here's my suggestion, this album sounds...
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    Calling all ALO Continental V2 Aussie enthusiasts ~ they're here in Melbourne if you want one

       Yep, short and sweet     ALO Continental V2 Mobile Tube Amplifier        Just found out that they've been at Addicted to Audio since last Friday, no need to remind anyone that  there is only a handful lying around (don't even ask how difficult it was to even secure this...
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    Aussie & NZ Head-Fiers Corner

         Just thought we'd get a corner of Head-Fi going for all Aussie and Kiwi Head-Fier matters,    (Read: Free up the main headphone forum for our late night ramblings while our North American   and European friends are asleep)    Figure this little thread could be a chance to...
  9. Gwarmi

    Woo Audio comes to Melbourne for all Australian Head-Fiers

         This announcement will no doubt excite some tube loving Aussie Head-Fiers..    Woo Audio is coming to Addicted to Audio in Melbourne.    http://www.addictedtoaudio.com.au/Woo-Audio    The current range of headphone amplifers on offer all the way from New York, USA includes...
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    Those daily Head-Fi spammers we all know and love...

        Anyone else find that this is becoming all too common and tedious?   http://www.head-fi.org/t/579743/one-cent-headphones-do-you-believe-this-is-the-cheapest-headphones-ive-ever-seen   Just throwing it out there as a thought ~ it's hardly constructive to have these guys spam the...
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    Newspaper front page news ~ Are headphones escape from reality or death trap?

        Believe it or not this made the front page from theage.com.au today ~ the most popular newspaper in Melbourne.   I love this quote though.     He admits that, like any status symbol, headphone wearers get judged on their brand - with homage paid to high-end cans.    ''I...
  12. Gwarmi

    Peachtree DAC IT *New* ESS Sabre 9022 DAC

         Anyone managed to get their hands yet on this new entry level DAC from Peachtree?   Peachtree DAC*IT RRP $449AUD   I've only read one review and it suggests that it is quite detailed in the same vein as other Sabre32 DAC's like the Eastern Electric Mini Max but the output...
  13. Gwarmi

    2011 Australian Hi Fi Show (Melbourne) !!Warning!! Lots of pictures

      Hey everyone,     Just the second part of my photos from yesterday's conclusion of the Aussie Hi Fi show. Lots of great gear to see and hear over 3 levels at the Marriot Hotel in the heart of Melbourne.   Head gear photos are in the headphone thread  ...
  14. Gwarmi

    2011 Australian Hi-Fi Show (Head-Gear) !!Warning!! Lots of pictures

      Just posting up some pictures from the final day in Melbourne for the Australian Hi-Fi show this year.   Event took place at the Marriot Hotel in the heart of the city across 3 levels, took over 3 hours to cover everything. I will post the rest of the stereo Hi Fi gear for anyone...
  15. Gwarmi

    Phillips-O'Neill Stretch Headphones ~ New

      Here's another publicity collaboration between Phillips and surfwear label O'Neill.   Reportedly a heap of recognized surfers are now being ask to promote these 'a la Beats' in the media spotlight.   They've just hit the shelves here in Australia at $99.95AUD.   Here's an...
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    *REVIEW* - Arcam rDAC USB (replacing Auzentech Bravura 7.1 PCI card)

         Just a quick review detailing a few aspects of this brand new addition to my audio arsenal..    Purpose:-    I initially wanted to replace my Auzentech soundcard for a dedicated stand-a-lone DAC  that could transfer 24/96 over USB.    Construction & Offerings:-    Very...
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    AKG K601 to go the way of the dodo?

      Just a shout out if anyone else feels that AKG might cut the K601 in the near future from the product line.   This thought crossed my mind by chance after stumbling upon some online retailers that are now for no apparent reason 'no longer listing this item'.   It might make sense...
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    Little Dot 1+ Hybrid and AKG K601

         Hello all,    Just wanted to ask if anyone is using the Little Dot 1+ Hybrid with the AKG K601's?    I've read a few posts relating to the lower impedance K701 / K702 but no real impressions with the K601.    Thanks,
  19. Gwarmi

    Counterpoint model # CHA1 Headphone Amplifier?

           Anyone else heard of this amplifier? It's my one and only amp, originally sourced from 'Audiophile' down here in Melbourne who  happens to be Australia's only Grado distributor. So far I've been really happy with it for $200 AUD (used demo model)    I suspect that it's a bit...
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