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Offline didjamatic

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« Reply #450 on: Wed, 04 May 2011, 15:36:59 »
I'll trade you a stack of keyboards for them.  Kthx.
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Offline didjamatic

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« Reply #451 on: Wed, 04 May 2011, 15:37:29 »
Quote from: MrSneis;341718
I am really debating selling my Lcd-2's today :9

I'll trade you a stack of keyboards for them.  Kthx.
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Offline MrSneis

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« Reply #452 on: Wed, 04 May 2011, 16:15:14 »
:) may take a few extra keyboards and dt880's.  I'm really shocked to see that the LCD-2's are not near as "rare" as they were a few months ago.
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Offline MrSneis

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« Reply #453 on: Wed, 04 May 2011, 16:16:38 »
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Someone buy my DT880/600s, I need the T1s now. Thanks.

Have you heard the T1's yet?  I had them for a few weeks and a few local guys listened to them with me, we agreed they weren't as great as the hype made them out to be!  Then again we were all enamored with stat's at the time.
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Offline panda-R

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« Reply #454 on: Wed, 04 May 2011, 16:32:47 »
I have not heard the T1s yet but to be honest I am more interested in the LCD-2's for the darkness factor. I love the dark. I just don't like powering the dark.
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Offline MrSneis

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« Reply #455 on: Wed, 04 May 2011, 16:37:09 »
My favorite dark were the old school HD-650's.  You can't really find them anymore now.  I can see how the T1's might be dark.  Try to get a used Gilmore Lite or GS-1 to pair with 'em!
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Offline kpeezy

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« Reply #456 on: Wed, 04 May 2011, 16:40:22 »
What stat amp are you using MrSneis?

Offline MrSneis

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« Reply #457 on: Wed, 04 May 2011, 16:43:44 »
Quote from: kpeezy;341750
What stat amp are you using MrSneis?

 
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« Reply #458 on: Wed, 04 May 2011, 16:49:37 »
Quote from: ripster;341754

Why a USED Gilmore Lite?  The panda-R only buys NEW.  He SELLS lots of minty threadcrapping quality stuff though.
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Well Justin discontinued the GLite a while back, there's some new amp coming out soon... supposedly.
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« Reply #459 on: Wed, 04 May 2011, 16:56:05 »
It's not collectors item until you have the Gilmore Lite LE (Black casing).  IIRC only like 15 were made.
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« Reply #460 on: Wed, 04 May 2011, 19:00:06 »
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I have a big sharpie.

Brb.

we call those turtleheads in canada.
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Offline Smallville

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« Reply #461 on: Wed, 04 May 2011, 19:27:06 »
Does anyone here ever trade their keyboards for headphones? I have a pair of ATH-M50 that I would trade for a MX Brown/Blue keyboard :)

But anyways, nice thread here. I was a member on Head-Fi before here. I wasted all my money on audio gear so I have no money for keyboards.

Offline kpeezy

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« Reply #462 on: Wed, 04 May 2011, 19:54:55 »
Quote from: ripster;341819
It is infinitely easier to waste money at HeadFi than here.

Do they think Gold Plated USB DAC connectors sound better?

Some definitely do, sadly. Those threads are hilarious though!

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Offline HaveANiceDay

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« Reply #463 on: Wed, 04 May 2011, 21:45:58 »
My Dr. can beat up your Dr.!
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« Reply #464 on: Wed, 04 May 2011, 23:28:11 »
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My Dr. can beat up your Dr.!

why doesn't he have a pen0r?
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« Reply #465 on: Wed, 04 May 2011, 23:29:13 »
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Is that another stripper terminology thing you Canadians use?

lol dood nah, u know when u gotta poop and like something is peeking out, well that is ur turtlehead.
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« Reply #466 on: Thu, 05 May 2011, 00:02:48 »
those are some silly duckys.

oh man my DT880s sound so sexy today, i was rolling the opamp cuz i'm one of those opamp rollers from siberia.
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Offline WTFGoD

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« Reply #467 on: Fri, 06 May 2011, 04:36:50 »
Hi, if there is any audiofiles lurking around here would you mind throwing some knowledge at me. I was looking into some headphones but im not sure i could spend $100+ ... i was thinking of either buying a sub $50 headphone or saving for one around $100

but since there dont seem to be many good headphones around 100 even if i convinced myself to spend that much aside from the hd555(disliked by audiophiles?) a/ad700(prolly best in price range?) m50(mabe best ?)

so i was leaning towards getting something on the cheaper side... seeing if i take to fine audio then go on from there ... for the lower price range i was thinking between JVc harx700 or harx900 (900 has better pads, better sound ??) same drivers so pads prolly biggest difference..? also the Samson sr850 which is the one im thinking of getting atm

ill be using these for gaming/movies/music .. i like most music styles but prolly more rockish(alt-rock) type things . i put a heavy emphasis on comfort .. my audio experience is limited to random earbuds including my current M9's  so as i said before im looking for advice on whether to go cheaper or save up and which headphones are best in given price ranges looking for biggest bang/buck

concerns i have with the $100 price range is that there doesnt seem to be alot of value in that range... as the sound of headphones in that range seem pretty lacking (ex: bass lightness) and as im a newbie i doubt i could appreciate the mid/high differences between those 2 ranges (as newbs tend to prefer bass

as the sr850's are hiked up in price atm(highest they've been for awhile says amazon price tracker) i have some time to decide before they come back down
anyways - rant over
« Last Edit: Fri, 06 May 2011, 04:39:18 by WTFGoD »

Offline ironman31

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« Reply #468 on: Fri, 06 May 2011, 07:03:42 »
Get a grado sr80i . Can't be beat in the price range.
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Online kackburt

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« Reply #469 on: Fri, 06 May 2011, 07:55:20 »
Using Sennheiser HD25 for years now, but I tried some others in this period of time (:
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Offline Twisti

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« Reply #470 on: Fri, 06 May 2011, 08:01:03 »
I have the HD428's and they are a solid headphone.  I have a big head and they still comfortable so they will fit most any head.  If you are an uber Audiophile then I'm not sure I'd recommend these but if your just looking for a solid pair of cans you might want to check them out.

Quote from: ironman31;342438
Get a grado sr80i . Can't be beat in the price range.

I was going to get these but when I'm in the office I prefer a closed ear headphone to so that my neighbors don't hear my music as well.  Just something to think about
« Last Edit: Fri, 06 May 2011, 08:11:06 by Twisti »

Offline kpeezy

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« Reply #471 on: Fri, 06 May 2011, 10:00:44 »
Harrison those are pretty interesting headphones. They look like an AKG k240 knock off or some OEM version. I wonder what drivers they use.

Offline NimbleRabit

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« Reply #472 on: Fri, 06 May 2011, 12:05:44 »
Quote from: WTFGoD;342418
Hi, if there is any audiofiles lurking around here would you mind throwing some knowledge at me. I was looking into some headphones but im not sure i could spend $100+ ... i was thinking of either buying a sub $50 headphone or saving for one around $100

but since there dont seem to be many good headphones around 100 even if i convinced myself to spend that much aside from the hd555(disliked by audiophiles?) a/ad700(prolly best in price range?) m50(mabe best ?)

so i was leaning towards getting something on the cheaper side... seeing if i take to fine audio then go on from there ... for the lower price range i was thinking between JVc harx700 or harx900 (900 has better pads, better sound ??) same drivers so pads prolly biggest difference..? also the Samson sr850 which is the one im thinking of getting atm

ill be using these for gaming/movies/music .. i like most music styles but prolly more rockish(alt-rock) type things . i put a heavy emphasis on comfort .. my audio experience is limited to random earbuds including my current M9's  so as i said before im looking for advice on whether to go cheaper or save up and which headphones are best in given price ranges looking for biggest bang/buck

concerns i have with the $100 price range is that there doesnt seem to be alot of value in that range... as the sound of headphones in that range seem pretty lacking (ex: bass lightness) and as im a newbie i doubt i could appreciate the mid/high differences between those 2 ranges (as newbs tend to prefer bass

as the sr850's are hiked up in price atm(highest they've been for awhile says amazon price tracker) i have some time to decide before they come back down
anyways - rant over

I have done extensive listening with quite a few headphones in your price range: Allesandro MS1 (modded pads), JVC RX900 (modded), AD700, ATH-M50.  It all comes down to preferences and finding what you prefer though, and honestly it's hard to figure out what would suit you best without you listening to each and finding out for yourself.  

The ad700 are what I use personally because comfort is the most important aspect to me, although I will sometimes switch to the MS1 or the RX900 when I'm wanting a different sound (I sold the M50 which were my least favorite).  They are indeed bass light and if that's not something you'd be okay with then these aren't a good choice for you.

The RX900 sound great at a fantastic price, but can get really hot on your head after long periods of listening and also don't have the most comfortable pads in the world.  I honestly think the RX900 are a good choice if you're looking to save some money and are willing to do a few mods, and I would be fine with them being my only headphones if they didn't make my head so hot sometimes.

The Allesandro's have a really fun sound, and I tend to listen to these when I just want to enjoy rocking out to my music.  Like the RX900 they aren't the most comfortable headphones in the world though and so I always end up going back to my ad700 after a few hours.

I'm probably going to end up getting some dt880's at some point in the future in the hopes that I can find a headphone that is close to perfect for me, and right now I feel a bit silly switching between 3 different pairs of headphones.
« Last Edit: Fri, 06 May 2011, 12:13:58 by NimbleRabit »

Offline WTFGoD

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« Reply #473 on: Fri, 06 May 2011, 13:01:36 »
you guys are mean trying to confuse me like this :P

i guess ill check out the superlux too

Offline panda-R

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« Reply #474 on: Fri, 06 May 2011, 17:20:35 »
HD650 FTW! I really like my HD650s.
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Offline krull

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« Reply #475 on: Sat, 07 May 2011, 13:50:27 »
Quote from: ripster;342481
My bose cracked in half after about 3 years.

Bose Blows.

I wish mine lasted as long. I only got about 6 months worth of use out of them. Before they snapped right above the right ear cup.
They sounded pretty good but the build quality was just terrible.
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Offline Brummell

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« Reply #476 on: Sat, 07 May 2011, 16:47:31 »
At the risk of turning this into a headphone thread, HD 595s are $119.99 at Amazon again.
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« Reply #477 on: Sat, 07 May 2011, 17:11:37 »
Lucky for me I've already tried them for cheaper. Safe to say the HD650s are not on the chopping block.
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« Reply #478 on: Sat, 07 May 2011, 18:03:46 »
Blow-out sale, certainly. Would be interesting to know which variant you get. Knowing Amazon, they tend to hoarde things, so there is a non-zero chance of getting "bass-light" 50 ohm samples instead of the newer "normal bass" ones.

Those Superlux cans are pretty good apparently, it seems - the (semi-)open ones at least. The stock earpads used to be really lousy plastic jobs, but seem to have been upgraded to something a little more passable now. Thankfully they'll take K240 style pads, of which both kinds seem to be an improvement.
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Offline Brummell

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« Reply #479 on: Sat, 07 May 2011, 18:37:50 »
They're not my first choice either, but I'm buying them for my work office where they should be fine.  I have a pair of 650s here that I wouldn't trade 595s for either, but I do think the 595s are decent enough cans for that price.  I don't want anything too good at the office.
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« Reply #480 on: Sat, 07 May 2011, 19:00:52 »
You can always buy the cheaper 555s and mod them to 595s or buy the AD700s if your into open headphones but then you'd probably get strange looks from everyone.

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« Reply #481 on: Sat, 07 May 2011, 20:39:40 »
Amazon sent me the 50ohm version a few months ago. I bought the HD650s.
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« Reply #482 on: Sun, 08 May 2011, 15:15:52 »
AD700s should be a touch on the lean side, but not bad cans otherwise. If you feel the pads are too thin, look up "phatpads" mods.
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« Reply #483 on: Sun, 08 May 2011, 15:36:39 »
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Offline WTFGoD

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« Reply #484 on: Mon, 09 May 2011, 04:42:54 »
checked out the superluxes i think im gonna pickup either the 668's or the samsons when they come back down in price apparently they are almost the same thing so ill just get whichever i can pick up cheaper, prolly the samsons unless i can find a place to get the luxes(only place ive seen is ebay for over 60)

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« Reply #485 on: Mon, 09 May 2011, 09:37:58 »
wheres a good place to learn this dubstepping?
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« Reply #486 on: Mon, 09 May 2011, 10:22:48 »
Quote from: harrison;343733
Which Samsons are you considering?

I found the SR850, which look to be about the same price point.  The Superlux HD 681 is a more direct competitor to that phone, at a much better price point.  The sound is similar to the 668's when modded (do some searching at HeadFi).


On further inspection: it looks like they're both made by the same company!

 

exactly.. but they all have different drivers and apparently the sr850 sounds alot more like the 668 then the 681 (better) so for the extra 10 bucks i fuigre it would be worth it as the 668 is supposed to sound a fair bit better then the 681's

only difference between the samson and the 668 is that the samson is a lower ohm? or something 30something compared to the 688's 56 or so? which means ?? its easier to drive?? no idea :smow:

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« Reply #487 on: Mon, 09 May 2011, 10:30:52 »
i've decided to get dis amp for my next foray into the world of headphones

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« Reply #488 on: Mon, 09 May 2011, 10:55:29 »
i think those are tube converters, it allows you to use other types of lightsabers.
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« Reply #489 on: Mon, 09 May 2011, 11:29:09 »
So you get a free tan while listening? Useful.

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« Reply #490 on: Mon, 09 May 2011, 12:25:48 »
ripster u got some interesting fetish porn, now deliver the SAUCE!
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« Reply #491 on: Mon, 09 May 2011, 12:43:20 »
I like these cross cultural exchanges. Our cultures are so different.
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« Reply #492 on: Mon, 09 May 2011, 16:06:24 »
I don't mean to burst your tubes, but I do have a headphone question.  DT770's, still worth it at $350?  I could get custom colors and some nice leather on them straight from beyer, but audio is really about audio (and the size of your tubes).  Since they are available for much less in plain silver, would I be better off picking something else in that price range?
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« Reply #493 on: Mon, 09 May 2011, 16:09:04 »
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Koss has a lifetime warranty, you might be able to swing a free replacement for the Porta Pros.

 Heh. They're cheap enough that it is probably easier to just order another pair.

I like the HD595's so far. I can't really tell any difference compared to my old Porta-Pros, but they're comfy. $140 is not a lot to spend on something you use every day.

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« Reply #494 on: Mon, 09 May 2011, 16:19:40 »
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I'd see if I liked the sound first by trying the standard model first.  You'll be getting another someday anyway and can upgrade then.  Like shiny spacebars these things don't last forever.

That is a good point. Plus, it would leave me some cash for this:

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« Reply #495 on: Mon, 09 May 2011, 16:21:52 »
get some TUBES! The Asgard only looks nice IMO.
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« Reply #496 on: Mon, 09 May 2011, 16:24:49 »
there are tubes in Valhalla.
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« Reply #497 on: Mon, 09 May 2011, 16:27:33 »
hey thats me in the middle!
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« Reply #498 on: Mon, 09 May 2011, 16:28:37 »
I hear da valhalla is alright. It would be the only SCHIT amp i'd be interested in trying. HOWEVERS my love for the cheapness amps from China will make that almost impossible.
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« Reply #499 on: Mon, 09 May 2011, 16:36:45 »
If there aren't any tubes in it, then I'm not interested, unless it just LOOKS good. =).
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