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  1. ktmracer12345

    "Open Alpha" T50 3D printed headphone project from MrSpeakers

    Amp choice is kinda personal and everyone will have a different answer. They'll all be correct. Personally: Considering sound only: Torpedo>Ember>Valhalla>Gustard>Asgard. Disclaimer: I've never heard a gustard though, so I'm going straight off secondhand accounts. Things to consider...
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    "Open Alpha" T50 3D printed headphone project from MrSpeakers

    Regardless of the type of primer and paint, you'll need a really nice surface to start. I'd definitely acetone the outside. Acetone, sand fairly well through about 400, hi lift primer, wet sand primer, more primer, wet sand, more primer, paint 5-6 coats, wet sand, 1 more paint layer, 3-4 clear...
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    "Open Alpha" T50 3D printed headphone project from MrSpeakers

    It's been a couple weeks. Has anybody finished theirs yet? I'm hoping to get some measurements.
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    Recommendation for Light Headphones for Gift

    I've had my wife try quite a few headphones. She doesn't do in ears, so they are ruled out. Her favorites have been the Oppo PM-3's and Sennheiser 598's. They're both relatively light and comfortable. The 598's are open, but they have a new closed back version, the 598cs. The 569's are very...
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    What are the best headphones for under £300?

    For warmth you want 598's. If they have to be closed, the 598cs might be a possibility, though I haven't heard them yet. Maybe the 569's might be worth looking into as well. Lastly, a pricier option like the Beyer 770's or Oppo PM-3's might be ideal. (I don't know what the PM-3s run outside the...
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    Headphone (Budget) recommendations?

    Start with Sennheisers. The durability and sound are above all others in their price category. My 598's have been excellent. They are 10x the headphones my monoprices are. Find the best Sennheiser that you can find on sale for your budget. It's possible to get 598's in the 90's but you'll...
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    When does HiFiMan have sales?

    I highly doubt you'll beat the $249 that they're selling for today. I believe today is their last day of the sale. http://www.ttvjaudio.com/mobile/Category.aspx?id=1821&page=2 Or https://www.razordogaudio.com/collections/hifiman-holiday-sale
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    The Deals DISCUSSION Thread (READ THE FIRST POST!!!)

    I'm wondering the same thing. I need a cheap closed headphone for late night Netflix binges. I was planning on picking up the 598cs because I like my 598se, but the Beyers have me questioning that.
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    "Open Alpha" T50 3D printed headphone project from MrSpeakers

    1. Given a straight up choice, go ABS. You'll get a better finish & it's a little more durable. Plus PLA will melt if you accidentally leave these in a hot car. 2. If you're on a very tight budget, hard wire them straight to the driver. But...you need to modify the opening before you print it...
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    Reply to review by 'ktmracer12345' on item '1MORE Capsule Dual Driver In-Ear Headphones with In-line Microphone and Remote'

    Do you have any sound comparisons with the other 1more offerings? (triple driver, single driver, etc.)
  11. ktmracer12345

    September 10th, 2016: Arizona Head-Fi Meet Q3 2016

    I think the library is perfect. It's fairly centered for most Phoenicians. I'd probably prefer one large room over two smalls, but it really did work well.
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    Utah Salt Lake City Meet? Anyone interested? Lets do this!!!!!

    How close are we to getting a final date? I'm in town until the 19th.
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    Review by 'ktmracer12345' on item 'HIFIMAN Edition X Over Ear Planar Magnetic Headphones'

    Hifiman Edition X: Disclaimer: These headphones came from Todd at TTVJ. They were loaned to me free of charge with no reimbursement from either party. I do everything in my power to keep any bias out of my reviews.     History and Intro:   I’ve been following Hifiman for a while now and I’ve...
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    January 30th Arizona Head-Fi Meet Impressions

    Impressions:   Favorite SS amp: The Violectric was amazing! It's a really nice sounding amp.   Favorite Tube amp: Honestly, it's probably the Ember. The price to performance is off the charts! I loved all of the Garage 1217 amps, but the Ember stood out as the top performer to me.  ...
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    January 30th: Arizona Head-Fi Meet Q1 2016

    My for sure list: Q701 HE400i HD598 Hifiman Edition X O2 amp See you guys on Saturday!!!
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    Pass Labs HPA-1 Loaner Program

    This is awesome! I hope it matches the hype!
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    January 30th: Arizona Head-Fi Meet Q1 2016

    Yep! I love 99% of the sound from headphones, but I've always missed the big hit that subwoofers can provide. I've never seen a decent compromise, so I'm excited to try ilmshab's chair. How are the HE400i's?
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    January 30th: Arizona Head-Fi Meet Q1 2016

    I'm interested as well! I've tried using a subwoofer to accent open headphones, but it was an acoustical disaster. :p
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    The Deals DISCUSSION Thread (READ THE FIRST POST!!!)

    The sound from the PM-2 and the HE-400i are very different. If you loved the sound from the PM-2, you might not like the 400i. Don't get me wrong, the 400i is an amazing headphone and this is an amazing price. It's just not the same as the PM-2's. Of course you could always try them and then...
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    The Deals DISCUSSION Thread (READ THE FIRST POST!!!)

    Just give in! The 400i's are amazing! They were headfonia's favorite mid-fi headphone of the year. http://www.headfonia.com/2015-year-overview/2/ These are $500 cans that you can now get for less than 1/2 that. It's a no-brainier.
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    January 30th: Arizona Head-Fi Meet Q1 2016

    Sweet!!! Thanks Garage1217 for the support!
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    January 30th: Arizona Head-Fi Meet Q1 2016

    Is gurus going to be there? I'm still interested in hearing those Pioneers! :):):)
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    Airist Audio Heron 5 Loaner Program (and Black Friday Sale!)

    Yep! I haven't written my official review yet, but most of the reviews are sounding very similar. It's an amazing amp and as time goes by I realize I'm missing it. The price is steep, but other than that the complaints are minimal. I'm excited too see if Airist makes a downmarket amp with...
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    January 30th: Arizona Head-Fi Meet Q1 2016

    Christmas is over, so here is my gear list: Hifiman HE400i AKG Q701 Senn HD598SE JDS O2 amp Possibility of Hifiman Edition X (it's a demo unit, so my dates might not line up with the 30th.)
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    January 30th: Arizona Head-Fi Meet Q1 2016

    Subscribed! I'm tentative on my list because I'm not positive what Santa will bring ;) The Hifiman Edition X's look to be a real possibility as long as my demo dates fall on the 30th.
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