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  1. lojay

    Epic Woo WA5 / Eddie Current 4-45 Shootout

    Introduction     Presently, I think I am the only Head-fier that has both the Woo WA5 and Eddie Current 4-45 in the house. I have had these amps here for about a month or two.   I am writing this post because I want to write down my impressions before I sell the amp. If I re-purchase a Woo...
  2. lojay

    Downgrading! Cans Around $50

    I'm going back to school soon and I wanna waste some money! Unfortunately, god has decided to go against my resolute will to buy my dream headphone. I figured out that no one sells SA5000's here, I missed out a local HD650 2nd hand deal and that I'd need to audition their coloration before...
  3. lojay

    HONG KONG Headfi'ers!

    Hey all HK headfi'ers, dim ar nei dei? I have an ipod and a pair of shures I'd like to sell, but I have no idea where to sell it in HK. It must be in HK coz I need to exchange cash and goods in person, I dont have a credit card and overseas bank transfers are expensive, ask my EMU 1212m...
  4. lojay

    Big Ipod Question!

    SHOULD I SELL my ipod? I have a 40G ipod that was given as a gift, and I live in a place where commuting does not take more than an hour, and for the past and next year, I will not commute daily AT ALL (since I live on campus). I currently use the ipod as an extra harddrive for backup. I...
  5. lojay

    Speakers for VERY Tight Budget

    Alright, I'm real broke and I need good speakers. What a paradox! The most I could pay is $50 US. Yeah, for "a bit more" ($99 + 2,000 miles of shipping) I could get an Athena ASB1, but truth is I ONLY WISH I have a bit more in my pocket. So I guess I would have to stick with PC speakers...
  6. lojay

    Speaker Recommendations for $400 (incl Amp)

    Yes, I know this topic had come out quite a lot of times, still..... I need a speaker system for my E-MU 1212m, can be either PC 2.1 or 5.1 speakers, or a bookshelf. Bookshelf would have to be mounted as there isn't enough desk space. I live in a corner of a room shared between 4...
  7. lojay

    References, Books and Guides for Rock Music

    I wonder if any of you have a music guide / book / reference book for popular and rock music at home. Sometimes I want to read about people I heard on the radio yesterday, such as Jose Feliciano or John Denver, (I'm new to soft rock, and what a huge genre it is) without going to the now horrible...
  8. lojay

    DIY speakers: Desperate help!

    Two questions, First of all, are there any sites that give a total dummy guide on how to build a speaker from scratch? It's gotta be able to help me build a speaker with high quality as well. Second, my budget for all the parts would be no more than $300. Would you recommend me buy a...
  9. lojay

    MP3 Players / DAPs For The Poor?

    Where's the Diminishing Returns in DAPs now? I want to get a cheap and very portable mp3 player, but I can't decide how much dollars to put into it, because I don't know their value and returns. Putting $300 into a portable is not so reasonable now, as I have tons more to buy. But would...
  10. lojay

    Cheapest Portable Source (regardless CD or Mp3, w/o Radio)

    Portable Sources Question 1: Just a bit interested to know : What's the cheapest solution for listening to music (CDs to mp3s) on the run? I travel by subway to work for 40 minutes everyday. I'll use a cheapo e3c, which I don't suppose would benefit very much from source. (Or you can say...
  11. lojay

    Killing My Wallet (Part 0.1): e3c

    OK, I've written a 2 page long impression on the e3c and accidently pushed the back button. I'm PISSED! Grrrr... So the main deal's that I've bought the e3c's for $210. Just FYI that you might have thought when reading the title, "What? e3c's couldn't kill your wallet! It's for $120 at...
  12. lojay

    Bookshelf Speakers for Dorm Life: Mission 780SE?

    Intro: I'm living in a dorm soon, I don't suppose sharing my extensive music knowledge and good taste would hurt at all . Just kidding...it's just that headphone listening would make me look like a dork, where everyone else just wouldn't do something so unsociable as that. That's the...
  13. lojay

    Exasperated!

    Grrrr.... My Sennheiser HD497s cables got broken 3 weeks ago, so I borrowed my friend's Grado SR 225's for a full 3 week audition at home, and got totally used to it's good sound. Ironically a month or two ago, I've posted here how I felt both headphones to be similar in sound (the 225's...
  14. lojay

    Anyone fancy a (mini) meet in Hong Kong?

    Postponed?! Current plans: At Polytechnic University, LATE-August - Early Sept. The Other Late August Meet Here's a link to the Chinese HK forums. You'll find another meet on 29th August by Mingo. Our Original Poly U Meet I'm not sure if Gino or Permonic wants to organize...
  15. lojay

    Amps in HK: Antique Sound Labs OTL MK III

    I spent half a day in Shum Shui Po, Hong Kong today, and what an experience! (Especially how my shirt got stuck to my back by goey sweat under the heat and humidity) First destination was a famous Tube Amp showroom that sells Houston and Duntonic intergrated amplifiers. Not famous for the...
  16. lojay

    Length Of Cables

    Alright, so I'm settling for a Blacksilver! But one question, how long does a cable have to be in order to affect the audio quality greatly? Would my less-than-$2 interconnects be the culprit to the feeling that my E-MU isn't sounding as great as it should? Or would it not affect audio...
  17. lojay

    Making my own cables for the Senn 497

    Referring to the post http://www5.head-fi.org/forums/showthread.php?t=74101, I'm very interested in making new cables for the Senn 497's, but I have no idea how to pull it off, and the instructions in the above post weren't helping me a bit. So anyone suggest me how to make my cable (or how...
  18. lojay

    Got the E-MU, but...

    Man, I didn't know it'd be so quick thinking it came all the way from USA to HK, half the circumfrence of the globe... But then I figured that there where <B> two (Left + Right) 1/4" outputs </B>. None of my speakers or headphones' plugs will work, they're 1/8" mini and red/white RCA males...
  19. lojay

    Senn HD 497's cables broken

    After 1 year of rough use, my 497 cables suddenly got mute, both left and right Y cables could only let sound through when in special postitions....I dont like this a bit, as I'd have to have my hands holding the cables and twaking it for sound while using the headphone. Nasty. I must be the...
  20. lojay

    Decent DVD rom as audiophile CD transport?

    Hi, I'm looking for a good DVD ROM that also has great SQ when as transport : There are some times when u'd just like to cut the hassle and pop in a CD to listen, without waiting it to rip lossless to the PC all the time. EDIT (same as my reply below): Thx for the reply! I think I havent...
  21. lojay

    Help me build my PC! (and spend my money!)

    Please read my thread in the Dedicated Source forum (wrongly posted) in case the mods arent here to move it back to the comp. source forum....heres the title: "Help me build my PC! (and spend my money!)" and the link: http://www4.head-fi.org/forums/showthread.php?t=73868 Hope I didn't...
  22. lojay

    Help me build my PC! (and spend my money!)

    Edit: Hey guys, I'm asking for how to improve my system's audio, not how to make a powerful PC, so I think you guys could give me some advice coz it couldnt be found elsewhere. I've bumped two times and still no reply? I guess its because u think I'm asking on how to build a fast computer, if so...
  23. lojay

    DVD-A on E-MU

    Greetings earthlings, I was buying a soundcard for my friend, who wanted a Creative Audigy 2 ZS. Under his permission, I installed the card on my PC, and I found it make my high bitrate mp3s flacs etc sound miraculously like cds from the low sound floor and the detail. (but with thin bass...
  24. lojay

    Buy or not buy: RME Digi968

    Hi...... Well it seems that I'm suffering from "upgratis" seriously, and after my SBlive broke, I guess its definetly time for a SOURCE upgrade. Onboard AC97 makes my 497 sound 10X worse. I cant stand using EQ to make the bass come out no more.....I NEED UPGRADEEEEEE! *Grrrrrrrr* So fire...
  25. lojay

    Worth of CD3K's

    Hello..... I've seen NEW retail Sony CD3000's here in Hong Kong for a BARGAINABLE HKD$2,700 or USD$350 a pair. Worth it? Ppl in Head-fi are selling theirs for around $350 as well, so I figure it would be really cheap for a new CD3K at the same price. Or (to ppl in HK) have the prices here...
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