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Which version should I get coiled or stright? What are the differences?

There is $50 off in sound professionals from $160.
Thats a nice price then.
Go for the straight. I had the coiled, and the cord was not the best. It was slightly too short, and the coiling was more annoying than it was helpful. If you travel a lot with them, then go for the coiled, but for home use, The S is the way to go. Plus, the Audio Technica straight cable is, imo, of much nicer quality than the coiled.
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Thats a nice price then.
Go for the straight. I had the coiled, and the cord was not the best. It was slightly too short, and the coiling was more annoying than it was helpful. If you travel a lot with them, then go for the coiled, but for home use, The S is the way to go. Plus, the Audio Technica straight cable is, imo, of much nicer quality than the coiled.
Awesome shipping is killing the offer though.

$123.45 total shipped, think I could find it cheaper at another place?
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Yea, but how does the amplification improve sound quality?
The amp interacts with the driver's damping to control the diaphragm. The better control the amp has over the diaphragm the better the sound quality. It's less about how noisy it can get, more about starting and stopping the diaphragm thousands of times a second to best match the music. Some headphones want a lot of voltage, some want a lot of current. For example, OTL tube amps provide a lot of voltage and work well with high impedance cans like the beyer 600 ohm models.
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With the right equipment, it's pretty easy to just look at the signal being sent to the headphones. Amps (integrated amp inside any device such as an onboard audio chip included) are supposed to duplicate the input signal on the output, so you have the same shape, just maybe scaled higher or smaller. When amps are loaded with headphones-level impedances, they may misbehave slightly and deviate from what the input was. Different amps will misbehave in different ways, and by different amounts.

One can easily measure this deviation, which is a distortion. So a better amp may be able to provide a cleaner sound has fewer distortions compared to the input it is given.

(Note that more expensive amps are not necessarily better, and the differences with many headphones may be subtle at most.)
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The amp interacts with the driver's damping to control the diaphragm. The better control the amp has over the diaphragm the better the sound quality. It's less about how noisy it can get, more about starting and stopping the diaphragm thousands of times a second to best match the music. Some headphones want a lot of voltage, some want a lot of current. For example, OTL tube amps provide a lot of voltage and work well with high impedance cans like the beyer 600 ohm models.
Your point is mood if your SOURCE is poor .
 
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I have some AD700s that I got 20 minutes ago I'm in love with them now
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I have some AD700s that I got 20 minutes ago I'm in love with them now
Enjoy.
 
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I have some AD700s that I got 20 minutes ago I'm in love with them now
Have fun with them! I was sad to sell them, but ultimately, i think sharing the audio quality is better than hoarding masses of headphones. Besides, this sale got my portable audio rig up and running, and i couldn't be happier
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I have 10 hours of listening with the Denon D2K and I have noticed a change. I have a different bass signature now. The bass now is more precise, more delicate and better. I also found some peculiar distortions on certain songs. These songs are lossless FLACS and out the box they did not distort. Did the break in process modify the upper end of the cans as well and now they are more sensitive to excessive treble? I am not sure but until my FiiO E11 arrives, I will have to assume its the Nokia N8 and the iPhone 4 that distorts at high volume.
 
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