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Poll Results: Which would you like to see in our July 4th Freebie? (Please only pick 3)

This is a multiple choice poll
  • 37% (38)
    Creative Aurvana Live
  • 21% (22)
    Brainwavz Quartz
  • 16% (17)
    JRiver Media Center 19 License
  • 39% (40)
    Sennheiser HH10
  • 27% (28)
    JVC HARX700
  • 31% (32)
    Superlux HD681
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post #11821 of 24708
I don't feel the need to recable them. lol
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post #11822 of 24708
DO EET!
But yeah I understand.
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post #11823 of 24708
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What are your initial impressions?

My impressions of the DT880s are listed in my Sig. My impressions for the ODAC/O2 amp combo are...It's very detailed, very very very quiet in the sense that there's almost no hiss or noise or anything disrupting the music at all unless the song was recorded poorly and the hiss is inherent. I believe I actually have my O2amp on low gain with the volume on max as I believe that produces better SQ than high gain low volume.
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post #11824 of 24708
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Why did you change headphones? Aren't the 990s better?

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DT990's don't offer as much sound isolation as the 880 or 770.

Exactly this. I'd get way more use out of a closed headphone.

Listening to them now, they sound great smile.gif Can't wait to get these suckers broken in. I'll post pics when I can get them off my head drool.gif
post #11825 of 24708
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My impressions of the DT880s are listed in my Sig. My impressions for the ODAC/O2 amp combo are...It's very detailed, very very very quiet in the sense that there's almost no hiss or noise or anything disrupting the music at all unless the song was recorded poorly and the hiss is inherent. I believe I actually have my O2amp on low gain with the volume on max as I believe that produces better SQ than high gain low volume.

That would be correct. Higher gain has more noise and if you've got the volume turned literally all the way up then there is none of the potentiometers wiper in the audio path which is a good thing. Potentiometers also have channel imbalances on the early part of their rotation so having it turned all the way up is another good thing biggrin.gif
    
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post #11826 of 24708
Do IEMs meet the membership requirements for this club? I recently bought a pair of Sunrise Xciteds, and have been astounded at how much better they sound than my Skullcandy 50/50s. I knew Skullcandy was lousy, but I really didn't know what I was missing, even at approximately the same price point. I guess you guys have heard this rave before, so I'll cut it short. This is my first real audiophile purchase, so right now my music is coming out of my iPod touch, or occasionally my dad's old NAD stereo amp.

Anyway, that's the beginnings of my journey into audiophilia, and I hope to have a good time with my current and future audio purchases.
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post #11827 of 24708

My brand new Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro 250ohms thumb.gif

First Impression
Keep in mind I'm coming from a pair of 990 pros.

When I first started listening to them, I decided to give a first listen using no EQ at all. And these things are really bassy. I had my 990s at a +6 EQ setting usually on my Fiio E17, and these 770s have that much bass with no EQ.

I've been listening for maybe 3 hours and I haven't felt the need to touch any EQ at all. These headphones give off some mean bass, without loosing the performance of the highs and mids.

I was a little worried coming from an open headphone that I would loose the open, airy feeling. I can tell next to no difference at all in that area with these headphones, and I don't regret choosing a closed headphones. They provide much nicer isolation than my 990s and It's great not having to worry about my listening environment when blasting some tunes.

Overall I'm impressed with these cans and don't regret making the switch. I'll probably leave them on overnight to get some burn in hours then hear the difference in the AM.
post #11828 of 24708
I'm in with a pair of Senn HD598!headphone.gif



post #11829 of 24708
Not sure on the quality of it, but it gave me a good laugh when I saw it while browsing SE for a new amp for my Fi 10 in my truck tongue.gif

http://www.sonicelectronix.com/item_46559_JDS-Labs-Inc-cMoyBB-v2.03-Altoid-Tin-Headphone-Amplifier.html
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post #11830 of 24708
Just bought a set of Audio Technica M50 white edition. I love the look. It's for the bus, I couldn't get Beats lol. Stylish vs actual headphones. This is a decent cross.
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