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I wonder how they measure?
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What are peoples thoughts on the Siberia V2 headset? And what are your thoughts on the Asus Xonar DX? And the two together? biggrin.gif
 
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I know its not directly related to headphones, but what music streaming services do you use if any?
I got an email this morning from last.fm telling me they were making the desktop app a paid service, I used last.fm at the very least 5 hours a day, so I moved to spotify this morning. I off the bat noticed the audio quality seemed far better even on the free version and I am liking it, I am not sure if I want premium which will cost around 120$ a year which gives you higher quality steaming, but I think the free version is outstanding so I might just keep that.

I'm using Spotify right now. If you don't have a mobile device that you're using Spotify on, don't waste your money on the Premium version. I use Spotify in my car a bunch, and on the go with my phone, so it's worth it to me. Make sure you enable 'high quality streaming' in your settings on Spotify. Spotify and Hulu are the best money I spend each month.
 
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High quality steaming is part of premium, but the free quality is more than enough to me in my opinion.
 
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High quality steaming is part of premium, but the free quality is more than enough to me in my opinion.

This might be an interesting article for you. I'm not sure of your exact situation, but it might shed light on some points that I may have ruled out smile.gif.

http://anphicle.com/en/spotify-premium-v-unlimited-why-i-downgraded/

I was attempting to look for a more in-depth comparison chart, but wasn't successful. I did see that Offline Playlists are another benefit of Premium. That's vital for me (iPhone used as an iPod in my car requires Offline Playlists especially), but it's also beneficial for those who want to take their music on the go (on their latptops, etc.) from Spotify who may have craptastic connections.

Anyhow, regular streaming is at 160 kbps I believe, and high is 256 or 320 kbps. When streaming music though, you're probably not in the listening environment for a nice DAC/Amp, but I could be wrong.
 
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I wonder how they measure?

probably not well at $99 lol

I love discrete designs. all my amplifiers are discrete class A or AB. I think this will be a very popular stack.
    
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Anyone know anything about 3eighty5 audio? Saw this on nomorerack today: 385 Etz. Currently $121 shipped.



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haven't heard of them, tried doing a search but nothing came up related to those headphones no reviews or anything so I'm not really sure how good they are. they do look nice though.


please remove the grado's from my list of headphones.


god how i've missed listening to my AKG K701's, finally received my replacement pad's and fixed the broken wire, amazing how they sound coming back from the AD700's.
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those look like really well built cans!! the look sexy!!
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Count me in, using the SHURE SE215 IEMs. I just can't find the same comfort and noise isolation with over ear headphones, tried almost everything from Shure and Sennheiser.
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