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Offline panda-R

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« Reply #400 on: Wed, 20 April 2011, 18:43:53 »
german engineering is so awesome. Sometimes I wish I was a bratwurst.
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« Reply #401 on: Mon, 25 April 2011, 18:46:45 »
My Porta Pro's bit the dust after about seven years of use, so HD595s are in the mail.

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« Reply #402 on: Mon, 25 April 2011, 18:55:17 »
Quote from: ripster;334496
$269!~

Too much.

Sennys are always worth what they are priced because German engineering DESERVES respect.

For those who are going after higher end headphones beyers(DT880s) are worth it along with the DT770s if you want more bass-orientation. Of course this is an area with a lot of competition like the ultrasone and whatnot but you'll always see someone mention the beyers here and there at the price range.
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« Reply #403 on: Mon, 25 April 2011, 21:22:59 »
LOLz!

I didn't sell my HD595's on headfi :P

and I think I'll get the Beyers around for a bit, they so comfy and the soundstage is HUGE!!! plus i can't wait for some giant tubes to troll them.
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« Reply #404 on: Tue, 26 April 2011, 02:13:38 »
I want a good set of grado's to replace my ath-700s as my daily driver. Anyone have any suggestions. I love how comfortable the ath-700s are and am worried that the grados are not as comfortable.
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« Reply #405 on: Tue, 26 April 2011, 08:32:08 »
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I want a good set of grado's to replace my ath-700s as my daily driver. Anyone have any suggestions. I love how comfortable the ath-700s are and am worried that the grados are not as comfortable.

Out of the two Grado's I have, the sr60's are the least comfortable. The flat pads push your ears against your head and I find it impossible to wear them for over 2-3 hours. The 325is's on the other hand are much more manageable. The doughnut pads are perfect for my small ears (my ears fit completely on the inside of the pad. But since they are aluminum, they are quite heavy and the top of my head starts to hurt after about 3-4 hours.

Both sound great, so that's what I keep them around.
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« Reply #406 on: Wed, 27 April 2011, 15:37:53 »
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My Porta Pro's bit the dust after about seven years of use, so HD595s are in the mail.

Koss has a lifetime warranty, you might be able to swing a free replacement for the Porta Pros.
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« Reply #407 on: Wed, 27 April 2011, 16:14:37 »
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Koss has a lifetime warranty, you might be able to swing a free replacement for the Porta Pros.

that is if you want another protapro to throw into the drawer and never be used :D
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« Reply #408 on: Mon, 02 May 2011, 15:14:07 »
Etymotic ER6is have good detail but they really do not have bass. They're pretty good for $60 or whatever they cost now. HD580/600/650 are definitely more comfortable than the HD515/555/595. I would say HD580s are the best value in headphones (you have to buy used and get replacement ear pads though).

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« Reply #409 on: Mon, 02 May 2011, 15:46:28 »
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Don't get me started on earphones.

Worse price/performance of any audio equipment.

Even a Ducky keyboard has a better price/performance ratio.

 
If you mean that afater a certain point the returns for increased cost is really low for earphones, I agree with you 100%.  I have bought a few different pairs trying to find something I really liked, and I quickly learned that the difference between a $75 (or even $50) pair of earphones and a $200 pair really isn't very much.  I'd rather spend that money on practically anything else and get much better returns.

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« Reply #410 on: Mon, 02 May 2011, 15:57:28 »
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I don't think that big fuzzy headed panda guy would agree about the HD650>HD595 comfort thing.

I like my HD595.  But I rarely wear them since dancing to J-Pop is difficult with them on.

Probably not. Signature stress cracks galore I would assume. At least we know every model is more comfortable than any Grado :) So sad as I loved Grados sometimes.
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« Reply #411 on: Mon, 02 May 2011, 16:06:55 »
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I don't think that big fuzzy headed panda guy would agree about the HD650>HD595 comfort thing.

I like my HD595.  But I rarely wear them since dancing to J-Pop is difficult with them on.

I wear my HD595's 6+ hours a day (most days) and i almost never notice they are on my head... though after particularly long sessions i can start to feel them but its never anything that is an issue. I also cant compare them to the HD650's or any others that are worth a crap.  I did base my purchase on the feedback and info on head-fi.org
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« Reply #412 on: Mon, 02 May 2011, 16:15:31 »
WOWS, HD595 >>>>> HD650 on initial comfort, i suspect it becomes HD595 > HD650 comfort over x amount of time.

Apparently since the HD650s are reference level cans they are designed to cause your face to implode. Even I find my Beyer DT880 to be not so comfortable after a while, semi-implosion factor.
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« Reply #413 on: Mon, 02 May 2011, 16:35:29 »
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I crack under stress too.  Especially when driving.

Earbuds cause your eardrums to implode making Audiologist doctors wealthy.

That reminds me.  I need to load up on Hearing Aid stock.

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« Reply #414 on: Mon, 02 May 2011, 17:22:38 »
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What? Whats that you say?

dood cmon it very easy to follow

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« Reply #415 on: Tue, 03 May 2011, 22:07:19 »
Thinking about getting this and this later this summer from here

I went there over the weekend and listened to their Vandersteen Model 7 rig... truly amazing. Even if it costs around 100,000 USD.
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Offline kpeezy

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« Reply #416 on: Tue, 03 May 2011, 22:13:28 »
Grado RS-1s are probably my favorite headphones out of everything I owned (they weren't the "i" model, they had buttons). Stax Lambdas were my other favorite and I definitely prefer them for some things. I've heard great things from friends about the DACs in the Peachtree integrated amps and that the amp is sufficient.

I would love to hear that speaker rig.

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« Reply #417 on: Tue, 03 May 2011, 22:26:07 »
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Grado RS-1s are probably my favorite headphones out of everything I owned (they weren't the "i" model, they had buttons). Stax Lambdas were my other favorite and I definitely prefer them for some things. I've heard great things from friends about the DACs in the Peachtree integrated amps and that the amp is sufficient.

I would love to hear that speaker rig.

Before I walked into that store I had no idea how expensive the world of home audio could get.
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« Reply #418 on: Tue, 03 May 2011, 23:40:42 »
IEM to full-sized price ratio is getting better, Westone 4 and Sony EX1000 at $400-450 (in Asia) can probably match HD595, maybe better in some ways, though it's been a while since I've owned the later... (I own the EX1000, also the Audio Technica ESW10JPN and W1000X. As you can see, performance/price ratio is the second thing on my mind). Maybe more like 2:1 now, if you don't count super deals like HD580. But then again, I just realized HD595 is dirt cheap now, Amazon has them for $140 lol... and I got them for $250 back then.
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« Reply #419 on: Wed, 04 May 2011, 09:47:35 »
i lolz.

$400 IEM <<< $400 HD650 (TAXES FOOS).
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« Reply #420 on: Wed, 04 May 2011, 10:06:11 »
I would go as far to say they're skullcandy, more like KOSS.
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« Reply #421 on: Wed, 04 May 2011, 10:09:43 »
Koss KSC35s are SO GOOD! I need to stop being lazy and try and use the lifetime warranty for my two busted pairs.

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« Reply #422 on: Wed, 04 May 2011, 10:10:45 »
dam i forgot they have lifetime warranty, that might exclude them being associated with Koss.

My portapros sound like poop but i kinda enjoy them when I have nothing else to listen to.
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« Reply #423 on: Wed, 04 May 2011, 10:18:03 »
From what I remember Portapros use the same drivers as KSC35s. It is obviously budget gear but the midrange and vocals are too good for the price. I thought they were close in performance to my Alessandro MS-1s (the midrange at least was on par, it wasn't equivalent in every way).

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« Reply #424 on: Wed, 04 May 2011, 10:26:23 »
i suspect u look something like this guy when wearing it

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« Reply #425 on: Wed, 04 May 2011, 10:43:48 »
the hair on my head is just a distraction from the hair on other places.
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« Reply #426 on: Wed, 04 May 2011, 10:48:56 »
I didn't think pubes existed in the world of OCN. I guess those 10 year olds mature faster than the rest of the world.
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« Reply #427 on: Wed, 04 May 2011, 10:53:51 »
we're sharing one eternity, living in two minds!
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« Reply #428 on: Wed, 04 May 2011, 10:58:11 »
Well the members have them. The mods don't.

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« Reply #429 on: Wed, 04 May 2011, 10:59:29 »
something tells me that KL might be a communist.
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« Reply #430 on: Wed, 04 May 2011, 11:00:59 »
Yep. A capitalist too.

Eh, comrade? ;)

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« Reply #431 on: Wed, 04 May 2011, 11:02:32 »
it is true, just make sure you don't tell them u want to mate with a polar bear KL.
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« Reply #432 on: Wed, 04 May 2011, 11:08:46 »
dats huge!

I almost forgot this was a headphone thread.
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« Reply #433 on: Wed, 04 May 2011, 11:13:36 »
Bear with me.

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« Reply #434 on: Wed, 04 May 2011, 11:13:53 »
I need some tubes for my headphones and I need some lubes for my...
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« Reply #435 on: Wed, 04 May 2011, 11:14:26 »
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Bear with me.

 
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« Reply #436 on: Wed, 04 May 2011, 11:17:41 »
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I need some tubes for my headphones and I need some lubes for my...
Bones.

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« Reply #437 on: Wed, 04 May 2011, 11:24:52 »
old age has got the better of me, that lube is going to go a long ways.
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« Reply #438 on: Wed, 04 May 2011, 11:46:34 »
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AH, he's a troll.

I was wondering why he told me to buy a PS/2 cable when I told him I already measured 5V off the PS/2 connector.
Hehe, you troll, you.
You said you wanted to measure current, didn't you?

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« Reply #439 on: Wed, 04 May 2011, 11:50:18 »
What stops you measuring current, then?

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« Reply #440 on: Wed, 04 May 2011, 11:57:01 »
Headphone. AKG 702



There, back on topic.

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« Reply #441 on: Wed, 04 May 2011, 12:07:05 »
why is everyone so angry all da time. This is a headphone thread not an angry thread. Now show me some boobs.
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« Reply #442 on: Wed, 04 May 2011, 12:11:57 »
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they're angry because they're not canadian, obviously.

so you're indirectly saying they're angry because they can't marry their cousins?
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« Reply #443 on: Wed, 04 May 2011, 14:02:46 »
Someone buy my DT880/600s, I need the T1s now. Thanks.
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« Reply #444 on: Wed, 04 May 2011, 14:07:17 »
DT990s are probably my least favorite headphones I've ever used considering how much they cost. Never heard the DT880s I know they're completely different and apparently do have a midrange.

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« Reply #445 on: Wed, 04 May 2011, 14:09:02 »
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DT990s are probably my least favorite headphones I've ever used considering how much they cost. Never heard the DT880s I know they're completely different and apparently do have a midrange.

it's relative, they have no midrange compared to my HD650s.
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« Reply #446 on: Wed, 04 May 2011, 14:25:12 »
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Someone buy my DT880/600s, I need the T1s now. Thanks.

I'll trade you some keyboards for them, but that won't help you buy more cans.
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« Reply #447 on: Wed, 04 May 2011, 15:15:19 »
why does everyone assume that i am dirty, which of course i am, but still I don't think my fur has anything to do with how naughty i am.
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« Reply #448 on: Wed, 04 May 2011, 15:22:12 »
I am really debating selling my Lcd-2's today :9
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« Reply #449 on: Wed, 04 May 2011, 15:23:50 »
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I am really debating selling my Lcd-2's today :9

i trade u my DT880/600s straight up for them because i know how much of a good deal i'm getting.
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