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post #1351 of 38577
That really was great.

I loved the dark one with the little girl or something ,I have a vague memory.

But that was good
    
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post #1352 of 38577
Here's some shots that I've done so far. I have a few shots of my portable audio setup I need to upload once I get home.

http://picasaweb.google.com/iambrucehan
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post #1353 of 38577
Man I am so bummed. I had to jump up from the PC to respond to siomething and I got hung up on the headphone cable and it tugged the amp an inch or so.

Directly afterward a distinct noise was audible in the background. I have checked all the connections and nothing seems to be faulty. However when I plug the headphones intot eh soundcard I get pure silence and when I plug them into the amp I get electrical background noise.

If I unplug the input leads the noise is very loud.

What happened? I didn't drop the amp --I just tugged it about an inch..could that have somehow messed up a tube or something?
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dang man... that's sucks!
try to unplug then plug the tube back again....
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post #1355 of 38577
@Fallen - Add the Senn HD595's to my listing when you have time.

...

@Others ...

Can anyone talk about the Senn HD595's? I just ordered a pair as a cheaper compromise (over HD600's) as they should be a bit easier to drive and it also leaves me $$ for an X-fi Elite ...

Would love to hear some discussion of the HD595's sound and what your experience has been powering them (sound card? amp? etc.)

thanks ...

    
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post #1356 of 38577
595 - yet another soloz specialty.


On another note, I just received a box of goodies from my uncle, including a Revox B225 vintage CD player. Full original documentation and everything. I'm pouring over the schematics trying to find out what the OP amps are or how the headphone circuit is set up, it is simply outstanding. Best headphone out I've ever heard, period.
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So that's the only thing I can try eh? Plug and unplug a tube or two...ooookay. I'll see what happens.
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So I just finished a two/three hour test session with a X-fi Elite Pro ...

I noticed some dramatic differences compared to my former SB LIve! 5.1 card ... and then again, some disappointments.

First ... the good: headphone output is 100x better. No comparison. Even through the sub par Elite Pro breakout box's headphone out ... the sound is far and away better than the SB Live! card. (sort of expected this).

I just have to figure out a way to mod the breakout box because I've heard it includes subpar OPAMPS whereas the card itself includes fairly decent ones. I confirmed this by A/B testing the breakout box headphone out vs. plugging straight in to the card's out and indeed the cards out sounded a bit better (cleaner, less grainy, punchier) than the breakout box headphone out. The difference was subtle but definite.

Second ... the bad: my ADA995 desktop 5.1 surround system sounds almost the same as when being driven by my old Live! card. Maybe a bit more thickness in the mids ... an overall thicker, warmer sound ... but even that is just being nitpicky, nothing dramatic in the difference with external speakers.

...

The Headphone improvement ... along with the expected quality increase in recorded sounds is enough for me to keep it, though.

But I'm certainly going to be looking for a way to mod the breakout box.
    
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post #1359 of 38577
I am heading home tomorrow - my packet should be there at monday, and if it isn't there on monday, it should be there Wednesday

That means I get one XtremeMusic + system upgrade in the mail - uber pwnage for my new HD595's.
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post #1360 of 38577
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Well I have not been able to make the amp better. It was sooooo fine and now it's crap...

Maybe I will figure it out.

Sure seems weird that a slight jar could mess it up.

SO I've been running off the card direct...just not as full sounding...
That sucks dude. It is kinda bogus that would totally mess up the sound.

Contacted the manufacturers?
    
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