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  1. carlineng

    Been out of the game for awhile, need suggestions

    I've been really happy with my audio setup for the past 4 or so years, but some of my equipment is starting to act up, and I'm looking for replacements. I haven't kept up with the audio world in quite some time, so I'd welcome some recommendations. Here's my current setup:   Macbook Pro ->...
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    Sent KSC-35 for warranty repair, got KSC-75s back

    My KSC-35 headphones recently stopped working, so I sent them in to Koss for repair along with a check for $6. I know the policy states Koss has the right to replace any headphones with a similar model, but I wrote a note instructing the warranty department that if they could not or would not...
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    What do you guys think about the HD212's?

    The 212's have a lot of muddy bass and they are horribly uncomfortable. I suggest the beyerdynamic DT770s.
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    Koss KSC35 troubles...

    The left channel on my KSC 35 no longer puts out any sound. I suspect the cable is the problem but I'm not sure. Will Koss honor the warranty on them? I bought them used awhile back, so I don't have proof of purchase, and the earclips are borrowed from KSC 75s. Will I still be able to get them...
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    Razer m100 pro

    I was led to believe that they were rebadged EP630s, so I bought a pair. I wasn't impressed with them... bass was bloated, overall not very detailed, and the tips didn't fit me well. The mediums were too small, the larges were too big. Although I guess they're only $20, so not much harm in...
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    Newbie stereo question

    I'm thinking about buying a Super T-amp, but I had some questions on the set-up. I was hoping to use the line out on my iBasso D1 and connect it to the T-amp. Would I just do this using a mini to RCA cable? How do I know which channel is right and left?
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    Just lost my Sennheisers today. :(

    Do you still have the KSC75s? Those have a lifetime warranty...
  8. carlineng

    Hm.... Legitimate?

    They sell hideous "police sunglasses". I would NOT trust this retailer.
  9. carlineng

    Phones for College

    Does your laptop have a line-out jack that is separate from the headphone jack? If so, an amp may be a good investment. If not, the Emu 0404 USB would work well, but all these components will significantly increase the amount you're going to spend. Unfortunately, most of the cans you listed...
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    Strange Frequency Response Graphs

    Quote: Originally Posted by zeus_hunt So can Shure SE530 be less bassy compared to Etymotic ER6 ? Sure, some very basic things like amount of bass can be roughly measured using frequency response charts, but its impossible to determine anything about the specific character of an...
  11. carlineng

    Help a noobie out! (IEM Recommendation)

    JVC Marshmallows maybe? Entry level canalphone, about $20.
  12. carlineng

    AKG K181DJ or HD280 pros

    In terms of bass quantity, the HD 280 has very anemic bass when compared to the 212, but it is much more extended and precise.
  13. carlineng

    $150 for better sound

    I agree on the source upgrade. A decent DAC will vastly improve sound quality over a Creative sound card.
  14. carlineng

    Which foobar2k Resampler do you prefer?

    I honestly can't tell the difference, so I just use PPHS, which is purported to be the most efficient.
  15. carlineng

    So who's staring in AWE of Headphile DEAL 5?

    Yikes. I'm sure the craftsmanship is incredible, but I honestly prefer the look of the standard metal housing. I don't think I could ever justify spending $2500 on headphones to myself.
  16. carlineng

    Is the Alessandro MS-1 for me?

    The MS-1 will work wonderfully for the music you listed.
  17. carlineng

    #1 priority, headphones or amp?

    Quote: Originally Posted by Andrew_WOT Common mistake repeatedly made by all new comers. I am guilty myself of following the same pattern. It all starts with the source. DAC makes the biggest difference. All else equal, the best DAC in the world paired with iBuds will sound...
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    Denon D2000: ahhh so disappointed!

    Quote: Originally Posted by xnothingpoetic The harshness is your recordings fault. Try finding Dian Krall: Thr Girl in the Other Room. Great recording and shows nicely on the Denon's. Blech, if I can't listen to my own recordings, then I figure its not worth it. Why spend...
  19. carlineng

    BeyerDynamic DT770/80 or Grado SR 225?

    I own the Alessandro MS-1 and the beyerdynamic DT770 Pro. When listening to music, I almost always prefer the MS-1. The DT770s mids are too recessed, and the bass tends to drown out other parts of the music. This would be especially noticeable with your listed musical preferences.
  20. carlineng

    Grado SR-80 vs. Alessandro MS1

    MS-1s are great for all genres, especially the ones you listed (rock, metal, jazz, and action movies). I haven't heard the SR-80.
  21. carlineng

    Looking at Beyer DT770 and Alessandro MS-1??

    I own both the DT 770 and the MS-1, and if I had to choose one, I would go with the MS-1. The MS-1 is definitely serviceable for movies, and I find the mids on the beyers to be too recessed in comparison. Also, the beyers can be difficult to drive, so if you're just using your onboard sound, the...
  22. carlineng

    Low budget bookshelf speaker set up?

    I'm thinking of setting up a low budget (~$500-$600) stereo system. My source would be my computer. I've read a lot of good things about the Paradigm Atoms. I would like to hear what you guys suggest for a receiver or amp to hook the speakers up to. Right now, I'm looking at the Panasonic...
  23. carlineng

    New Here - Upgrade From HD212Pro?

    I owned the HD212Pros and found them pretty bad. The bass is bloated, boomy and generally out of control. Everything else is super muddy. I would suggest getting something like the Grado SR-60s for home use (~$69) and a pair of Etymotic ER-6i for travelling (~$80). Neither need an amp, and both...
  24. carlineng

    iBasso D1 help!!

    I haven't touched the inside of my D1. I bought it used from n00bler, and I believe he did some opamp rolling. How do I go about checking that?
  25. carlineng

    iBasso D1 help!!

    I think the right channel on my D1 is busted. I plugged my headphones into the D1, and immediately heard a very loud "pop" sound in the right ear. This worried me, and when I started playing music, the right channel sounds very faint. I tried playing music straight out of the soundcard and it...
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