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post #1271 of 38150
Happy happy, joy joy! My A700 will be here today! Just checked the UPS tracking and they're out for delivery. Gonna rock the casbah tonight!
    
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post #1272 of 38150
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Originally Posted by DanNEBTD View Post
I might get banned for this but here it goes . .

how are the Bose IEM's? . .the $100 ones?

I ask because my GF's sister only wants her triports and will not even try anything else. Her old ones broke so I got her a gift certificate. In the off chance she already picked up another pair I would like to suggest the IEMs (since she's on the crew team) to use while working out.


Again, not my preference and Im not going to try and convert her.
The BOSE are not IEM's by the way ...

They rest right outside/on top of the ear ...

Haven't heard them, though.

    
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post #1273 of 38150
If you had to chose a pair costing 500 dollars or less ...


Which Pair Would You Chose?


...

(it's a fun interactive game involving headphones!)

    
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post #1274 of 38150
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If you had to chose a pair costing 500 dollars or less ...


Which Pair Would You Chose?


...

(it's a fun interactive game involving headphones!)


I'd find a used pair of Grado RS1's and do a partial trade for them!
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post #1275 of 38150
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The BOSE are not IEM's by the way ...

They rest right outside/on top of the ear ...

Haven't heard them, though.

I was referring to these ???

 
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post #1276 of 38150
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Originally Posted by DanNEBTD View Post
Right ...

They don't form a seal the way real IEMs do ...

The nozzles are sort of just pointing into the canal ... and with zero to very little noise cancellation.

Whereas with true IEMS their is an air tight seal (like wearing really good ear plugs) and the nozzle is much further into the ear.
    
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post #1277 of 38150
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I'd find a used pair of Grado RS1's and do a partial trade for them!
Well the RS2's are within range ... but for the life of me, I can't spend money on quality gear with such a crappy interface.

I'm going to go with Audiotechnica or Sennheiser I think ... preferably Audiotechnica since I've long been a user of their mics and also like the design of the cans ... don't know too much about them though which is why I wanted some feedback on those from the above linked page.
    
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Mmm, my newest upgrades are making my music delicious. I know that the C&C has had some negative feedback (notably in one of Head-Fi's largest portable threads), but for $65 it is quite satisfactory.

I was listening to No Such Thing by John Mayer earlier, and I felt as if I was sitting 2 feet in front of him while he was recording. Acoustic eargasm ftw.
Out of all the music that I have ripped from the original CD to Appleloss/.FLAC John Mayer - Heavier Things sounds the best. The whole CD has zero or almost zero floor noise (a rarity i'm coming to find) and the detail in his guitar skills is amazing. I have been to one of his shows and I sat (well stood) on the second row. I can tell that he or his sound engineer take great pride in their recording. Every track takes me back to that wonderful evening.

Edit: Check out the new picture of my amp! Nikon FTW!

Since I got my setup complete, I have started to question some of my favorite artists and the producers they use. It is very easy to tell which producers take pride in their work and which rush with little regard for the details.
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post #1279 of 38150
UPS just dropped off my A700s about 15 minutes ago. Very nice headphones, money well spent. I even got the cable to connect my X-Fi to my front panel jacks in the mail today:

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...982990dea9b21c

Now the break-in process begins.
    
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post #1280 of 38150
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Well the RS2's are within range ... but for the life of me, I can't spend money on quality gear with such a crappy interface.

I'm going to go with Audiotechnica or Sennheiser I think ... preferably Audiotechnica since I've long been a user of their mics and also like the design of the cans ... don't know too much about them though which is why I wanted some feedback on those from the above linked page.
yeah well I'm planning on selling both my CDP and DAC and just getting a nice CDP and then modding it later. I'm considering a Music Hall CD25 (or CD25.2) or an Onix CD5. They are all highly regarded CD players stock and if you put about $500 into modding them will beat out most players under about $2k.

Although I've considered just saving for a Marantz SA8001 too.

So then my source will be up to par, I've got a SP MPX3 SLAM amp so I'll be able to handle a pair of RS1's
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