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After 7 years, the impression window is already past its prime wink.gif. I'm very well in with her parents.

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Add me to the list:

Earphones:
-Audéo Phonak PFE 232 with custom 1964 ear sleeves
-Denon AH-C400
-UE 350vi
-Monoprice 8320
-Too many Fischer Audio earphones to list

(I've gone through 35+ earphones - for review)

Headphones:
-Denon AH-D2000 with: D5K cup and dampened / D7K cable: re-terminated and shorted with a 3.5mm jack / Lawton Audio angle pads
-Denon NCW500

Looking to sell:
-Fisher Audio FA-002W High edition

(Gone through the TDK ST800 & Sony XB700's)

Amps:
-DigiZoid ZO2 v3
-Epiphany Acoustics EPH-O2D
-Just Audio uHA-120

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-Asus Xonar DX (previously owned the D1)
post #12403 of 38372
Another good choice to getting the Grado SR60 would have been the Koss DJ100. Uses the same driver so it's essentially a closed back Grado SR60. smile.gif
     
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After pairing HD650s with a Bottlehead Crack for a few months I sold the HD800s and WA2. Even though they don't measure as well in probably every category the 650s are simply addicting. I'm in love with this setup.


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K-Pasa all.
well i have gone through 2 dozen pairs of headphones over the last decade and a half.
they have always been CHEAP.
i have 2 grown kids, still in the house (20 and 22 and on the way out) and a handful of cats ( no more than 2 at a time, i like cats, but......)
so with the kids and cats and the kids friends, the headphone would always fall apart/break/cord bitten (by both cats and kids)/ etc.... i wouldn't spend more than $25 on a pair.
well the kids are older and i will toss the CATS, and the kids friends have gone/grown up/matured so i figured i would spend a little more, lets double the budget, a whopping $50
so, about 6 months ago i did a little searching on OCN for new headphones, after my last pair broke. and bought some Superlux HD 681 for around $60.
they sounded better than the cheaper $25 ones, but not a whole lot.
well the 681 sound nice and fit OK, after a little stretching, but after an hour or so, they start to hurt my head-this little unnerving pressure that would ache for an hour after i took them off.
so, back to the drawing board....
double or nothing- $100 for a pair.
so, as of now, i am sitting here DROOLING listening to Falling To Pieces, by Faith No More-with a pair of.

Sennheiser HD 598 on my head-screw the $100.....
lets hope these dont break, i would hate to see what $500 headphones would sound like.......lmao

just saying.

-dimwit-

i hope the wife likes these.....upgrade so soon-lol
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post #12406 of 38372
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K-Pasa all.
well i have gone through 2 dozen pairs of headphones over the last decade and a half.
they have always been CHEAP.
i have 2 grown kids, still in the house (20 and 22 and on the way out) and a handful of cats ( no more than 2 at a time, i like cats, but......)
so with the kids and cats and the kids friends, the headphone would always fall apart/break/cord bitten (by both cats and kids)/ etc.... i wouldn't spend more than $25 on a pair.
well the kids are older and i will toss the CATS, and the kids friends have gone/grown up/matured so i figured i would spend a little more, lets double the budget, a whopping $50
so, about 6 months ago i did a little searching on OCN for new headphones, after my last pair broke. and bought some Superlux HD 681 for around $60.
they sounded better than the cheaper $25 ones, but not a whole lot.
well the 681 sound nice and fit OK, after a little stretching, but after an hour or so, they start to hurt my head-this little unnerving pressure that would ache for an hour after i took them off.
so, back to the drawing board....
double or nothing- $100 for a pair.
so, as of now, i am sitting here DROOLING listening to Falling To Pieces, by Faith No More-with a pair of.
Sennheiser HD 598 on my head-screw the $100.....
lets hope these dont break, i would hate to see what $500 headphones would sound like.......lmao
just saying.
-dimwit-
i hope the wife likes these.....upgrade so soon-lol
welcome to the hell of increasing prices for diminishing returns. I stopped at the 650s and am very happy, there are several 'better' headphones but bang for buck these are amazing
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welcome to the hell of increasing prices for diminishing returns. I stopped at the 650s and am very happy, there are several 'better' headphones but bang for buck these are amazing

i cant believe what i can hear with these.
music that i have listened to for +_25 years, sounds so different.
come to think of it, the $210 i paid for these, is the most money that i have ever spent on any audio equipment (speakers, headphones, stereo....well i paid more for my first gen Zune, that i bought new, and have listened to it for 9 hours a day, 300 days a year ever since)
so far i have listened to punk, rock, hard rock, heavy metal, rockabilly, new wave, blues, country (Drive By Truckers-only country i like).
oh, so much more to go.........SLAYER!!!!!!!! Angle of Death


-dimwit-
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i cant believe what i can hear with these.
music that i have listened to for +_25 years, sounds so different.
come to think of it, the $210 i paid for these, is the most money that i have ever spent on any audio equipment (speakers, headphones, stereo....well i paid more for my first gen Zune, that i bought new, and have listened to it for 9 hours a day, 300 days a year ever since)
so far i have listened to punk, rock, hard rock, heavy metal, rockabilly, new wave, blues, country (Drive By Truckers-only country i like).
oh, so much more to go.........SLAYER!!!!!!!! Angle of Death
-dimwit-

If you like metal, you should give some Grado's a try smile.gif. Their sound signature isn't for everyone, but nothing has come close (IMO) to Grado's for metal, rock, etc. My perfect complimentary mobile set is a pair of UE Triple.fi 10's.
 
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If you like metal, you should give some Grado's a try smile.gif. Their sound signature isn't for everyone, but nothing has come close (IMO) to Grado's for metal, rock, etc. My perfect complimentary mobile set is a pair of UE Triple.fi 10's.

Are we talking earphones here or headphones?
As the GR8's...were little to be desired, especially at their price.
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Are we talking earphones here or headphones?
As the GR8's...were little to be desired, especially at their price.

Headphones. The last tidbit was just informative. I've never had the opportunity to try the GR8's.
 
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