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  1. Patrickhat2001

    Game consoles and external DACs

    Thanks for all the replies guys. This is exactly what I wanted to hear. Now I have no excuse not to buy a DAC.
  2. Patrickhat2001

    Game consoles and external DACs

    Does anyone have experience using a DAC with game consoles? I bring this up because in order to justify spending hundreds of dollars on a new DAC for myself I'd like to be able to use it not only for music (via my PC) and DVDs but also for my console games. However, I can't seem to find much...
  3. Patrickhat2001

    The iGrados?

    As someone who's not a Grado fan but who has tried many Grado/Allesandro models I must say I just don't understand the iGrado criticisms--they're not quite the same beasts as the sr60 and sr80 put I'd say they are equally enjoyable--groovy and effortless without being harsh (a criticism I'd say...
  4. Patrickhat2001

    Fresh AKG K701 sounds congested

    Although there has been four pages of discussion concerning it I don't think this is a question about burn-in, I think it is more one of design. Simply put the HD650 is a more open headphone than the K701. Don't believe me hold one of the a phones of a HD580/600/650 up to a light source with the...
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    Any difference between HD580 and HD650 stock cables?

    I too find the HD650 cable to sound fuller and more detailed than the stock HD580/600 cable which is why I use it on my HD600s. The sound of the HD580/600 stock cable is a little more airy, though, and produces a sound that's slightly "quicker on it's feet." Strange how I prefer the HD600 over...
  6. Patrickhat2001

    Xbox Live Headfi Gamertags

    My tag is a little different. I'm known as ClowninUrMouth. A friend of mine thought it up while playing Starcraft one day and I found it so hilarious that I just had to use it as my Live tag. Nothing naughty was intended with the name when my friend originally thought it up but, of course, many...
  7. Patrickhat2001

    SR-60 vs SR-80 for college-fi

    I comes down to personal tastes, really. I've flip-flopped many times concerning which I prefer. Last time I tried them (I've owned them both twice, at the same time) I came away prefering the sr80 because of its more neutral tonal character, airiness, and energy compared to the sr60 which is a...
  8. Patrickhat2001

    Pyjamas, night gown, butt naked?.... how do you sleep?

    I can and do sleep in just about anything. Many times I fall asleep with my daytime clothes on if I'm just too tired to give a darn about them. Most of the time, though, I sleep in sweatpants/shorts and a t-shirt. I have a very hard time falling asleep nude. Even just sleeping without a shirt...
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    Should I Go For The Karma?

    Just to update. My Nomad Zen Xtra 30GB has been handling 30+ min jogs four times a week for about two months now with no problems. I hold it in my hand and it is surprisingly comfortable and does not induce fatigue in anyway. I'm currently training for a spring marathon so it will be interesting...
  10. Patrickhat2001

    Review: Revolution 7.1 vs Audiophile 24/96 vs EWX 24/96 vs 1212M vs 0404

    No, but if someone would want to donate one or both.... Seriously, though, I'll see what people think of both of these cards in a few months then make a decision as to whether they'll be worth my time. Very few people on Head-Fi have tried either card--to say nothing about comparing them to...
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    Review: Revolution 7.1 vs Audiophile 24/96 vs EWX 24/96 vs 1212M vs 0404

    *Epilogue* Just to update I've come to a final decision (yeah, that only took like nine months ) between the cards. Here's how I now place them in terms of sound quality-- 1. Terratec EWX 2496 and E-MU 0404 2. E-MU 1212M 3. M-Audio Revolution 7.1 4. M-Audio Audiophile 24/96 What used...
  12. Patrickhat2001

    HD600 vs. HD650

    I agree, there is a lot of family resemblence between the HD595 and the HD6X0 line (for one they have almost the same frequency response) but a lot of differences too--they are more energetic and transparent (airy) although less refined. Personally I don't find the faults of the HD595 to be any...
  13. Patrickhat2001

    HD600 vs. HD650

    Quote: Originally Posted by Teerawit Does anyone feel that the HD600 is more forward-sounding (more upfront) while the 650 is more laid back? Do you also think that the 600 is brighter than the 650? I A/Bed both of them today, I dunno...my ears may have been playing tricks on me or...
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    Stupid question: Why does it seem like everyone has HD650; no HD600 anymore?

    Quote: Originally Posted by Yellowjacket While it is true that the 580 and 600 are discontinued, that doesn't mean you can't buy them online if your local store doesn't stock them. Hell, my local stores DON'T stock any higher end cans I really doubt that the HD580 and HD600...
  15. Patrickhat2001

    HD600 vs. HD650

    Crazy pills user here too--I prefer the HD600. Although, if I had the money I'd own both. Sometimes it's nice to have the warmer, bassier sound of the HD650 depending on mood and synergy with music and equipment. Comparing the HD600 to the HD650 can be tricky, though, especially if you're...
  16. Patrickhat2001

    how do the various senn 5XX and 6XX models differ in "flavour"

    Quote: Originally Posted by Andrea Really? Which implies that you're personally inclined to prefer the HD580/600, right? Good for you. SDA's opinion doesn't imply anything of that nature. Where are you pulling this from? Because he states that's it's hard to make a case for...
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    how do the various senn 5XX and 6XX models differ in "flavour"

    Hmmm....fair enough. I get where you are coming from now. But you are still assuming that you would prefer the HD650 over the HD580/600, however rationally. And you know what they say about assumptions....erm, wait
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    how do the various senn 5XX and 6XX models differ in "flavour"

    Quote: Originally Posted by sacd lover I have had both for extended periods and I think the 650 is a step back. There is just to much bass and the overall sound is to dark. I much prefer the 600's more neutral and balanced sound. The 650 has greater treble refinement but that doesnt make...
  19. Patrickhat2001

    SoundStage! article on the Senn 650

    Good to hear you weren't offened. I was afraid of coming off like an ass. But I still don't see how anyone could find gold or black on the HD650s. On the cable, yes, but the phones? Sure looks like a dull silver color to me. Am I missing something here?
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    SoundStage! article on the Senn 650

    I thought it was a nice review but I found two things I don't agree with. Sorry Doug, I just had to knit pick. Quote: Originally Posted by Soundstage! article The color scheme had changed from a speckled black for the HD 600 to deep gold and gloss black for the HD 650. The...
  21. Patrickhat2001

    Your favourite colour of socks

    Black because they're neutral like white (and hence can match with pretty much anything) yet work with formal attire (unlike white socks) and you never have to worry about soiling them (white socks have a tendency to turn brown or black as they are stained with dirt over time). Black is where...
  22. Patrickhat2001

    "WAR OF THE WORLDS" thread....

    I saw it yesterday and wasn't impressed. The design of the tripods was great and the destruction in cgi action sequences very convincing (I loved seeing the tripods take down buildings), but for the most part the story, characters, camerawork and, yes, even the action sequences just weren't very...
  23. Patrickhat2001

    senn 580 v 590 v 595 v 600 v 650 ... yes i know...

    But don't forget that the HD600s also come with their own sexy box. But, yeah, you're right when it comes to the difference in price between the two the HD580 is, in many ways, the better value. But, then again, what's another $30 - $80 if you're already going to spend $120? Especially after...
  24. Patrickhat2001

    senn 580 v 590 v 595 v 600 v 650 ... yes i know...

    Quote: Originally Posted by [AK]Zip Thats not possible... 600 is not > then 580. They use the same driver and cable. -Alex- I have to disagree here, it is possible. People have noticed a slight improvement in overall sound quality between the HD600 and HD580 ever since the...
  25. Patrickhat2001

    play video games for a living?

    Blizzard! Your son is very lucky indeed. When it comes to quality of game design I'd say Blizzard has the best track record of any American developer out there.
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