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lmao i like the new bose corner.
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post #1342 of 38541
add some goldring DR150's to my headphones... just got them for xmas
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Radiohead is so awesome!

Santa was good to Gollie this year. Amp powered up, Cans on, Nikon D40x in hand. Click Click Click...

Talk about going into the zone.
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This question is probably really stupid but I want to ask anyways. Headphone amps seem simple enough if you know about electronic circuitry to order a board and put one together yourself. Why on earth are they soo expensive compared to decent headphones? From what I have seen so far while researching before buying ad700's, pretty good headphones = $200ish but a good amp cost $300-400 and sometimes higher. Thats without a good outisde dac which piles even more money on top of the headphones + amp. I was thinking about getting an amp till I saw the price and my heart skipped a beat lol.
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Good quality sound comes at a heafty premium.
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Well headphone amps don't have to be that expensive, but yes to get an amp that will mesh well with $200 headphones is around $400, but if you can build it yourself it will be cheaper. They have so many components in them that can be upgraded and the like that the price really gets high. We should have a sub-thread for headphones amps: OCN Headphone AMP Club: Because Explaining To Your Family What A Headphone AMP Is Satisfyingly Funny". "It's basically something that makes the sound sound awesome".

Conversation About My Mom and her Coworker About What I Wanted For Christmas (DAC):

"So what does your son want for Christmas?"

"I don't know, something about sound and computers?"

"Oh.., A sound card?"

"No......."
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Lol and thx for the answers. I think this will be one of my projects when I get a job again and have some extra money to waste. Piecing all the parts together to build an amp and actually making it myself should be good fun. I learned the stuff about 5 years ago. I'll just have to brush up on amp circuitry a little bit.
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Originally Posted by kevg73 View Post
add some goldring DR150's to my headphones... just got them for xmas
Hai five. Make sure you take of the selotapey bits inside the grills, it really opens them up
    
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Originally Posted by Gollie View Post
Radiohead is so awesome!

Santa was good to Gollie this year. Amp powered up, Cans on, Nikon D40x in hand. Click Click Click...

Talk about going into the zone.
Santa was good to Fallen this year too. New sig rig and Cannon Digital Rebel XTI.

Thy list hath been updated.
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I shall want to see some nice photography then, Gents.

Speaking of which, did anybody see then Senn photography contest at Head-fi a little while ago? Some amazing creativity there.
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