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It would take about 5 days of straight uploading to get it done, and when I am uploading our internet essentially stops working sad-smiley-002.gif
 
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Thanks for the info. Responses to your questions:

Yes I was comparing the total cost of both the DAC and the amp. For the E07K/E09K combo the cost would be $198 while the M+M combo is $200. I was asking if the M+M stack is work the extra money over just adding an E09K to my E07K. Also, I don't think I can use the E07K as a DAC for any other amp besides the E09K. It uses a proprietary plug on the bottom of the DAC that docks on the E09K to bypass the internal amp. As far as I know, there is no other way to bypass it. I would have to buy to Modi anyway if I were to purchase the Magni.

So here is the situation I'm looking at:

- Keep the E07K and use it only as a portable DAC/AMP.
- Buy the Magni/Modi stack for home use.
- Buy a set of Sennheiser HD 650s ( if I can ever afford them) to use with the M+M stack.

That brings me another question. Are the HD650s the right choice? Is there another set of cans I should turn my attention to? I picked those because it seems like ever audiophile has a pair of HD650s in their collection. They must be good, right? What justifies the $500 price tag on them? Is there another set of headphones that costs less with similar audio quality? I'm looking in the $350-$500 range for high impedance open back headphones. Do any of the Beyerdynamic headphones compete with the HD650s? What about the HD600s which are $100 less than the HD650s?

Whether or not a pair of cans is the right choice depends on you. I really like my HD650 and I listen to it in bed as it is a lot lighter and cheaper than my LCD-2. The midrange is full and incredibly smooth, which is great if you love vocals (especially female vocals). The thing about the HD650 is that it is 300 Ohms so it needs an amp capable of that much, which pushes out a lot of the cheaper entry amps and portable amps that can't properly drive it. Many people consider the HD650 as being best paired with an OTL tube amp. Some amps that are said to work great are Schiit Lyr, Darkvoice 337, and Bottlehead Crack. I really like using my Schiit Lyr with Amperax Golden Globes. Bugle Boys work great with the HD650 as well.
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I gave up already :( lol (Click to show)
Trying to add my over 3000 songs to google play and I only have a .5mbps upload


I ended up trying this once, took forever. I just use isyncr now.. organize everything in itunes (which is sadly easier to use then windows media player for organization purposes for me and I use a ipod for the car anyway 64gb hooked up to the head unit) isyncr transfers everything via itunes to google music app, or there rocket player app..



heres my v moda m100's resting, sorry for bad camera focus

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I ended up trying this once, took forever. I just use isyncr now.. organize everything in itunes (which is sadly easier to use then windows media player for organization purposes for me and I use a ipod for the car anyway 64gb hooked up to the head unit) isyncr transfers everything via itunes to google music app, or there rocket player app..



heres my v moda m100's resting, sorry for bad camera focus

I have decided I am going to buy a wireless hard drive, I don't know if I should get kingstons 64gb widrive(flash memory) for around 89 dollars or spend more and get a 500-1tb drive like the corsair airdrive, I think I will get the widrive because its the same look and size as an iphone 3 and I could fit in in my pocket and everything without worrying about drives breaking.

On a sidenote I think I want to buy a skullcandy crusher..... Don't judge me people redface.gif
 
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On a sidenote I think I want to buy a skullcandy crusher..... Don't judge me people redface.gif

NO.
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NO.
WHY?
 
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So I finally got around to taking some beauty shots of my v-modas:





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WHY?

they are horrible man - why do u want to get them?
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Ok, so headphones are ordered

THIS: ATH-M50 Professional Studio Monitor Headphones

plans have changed and the D2X has fallen through. Now i have options.

Here are the sound cards i'm having trouble deciding between:

Asus Xonar Essence STX PCI-E Sound Card

Asus Xonar Essence ST Ultra Fidelity 7.1 PCI Sound Card

Asus AA-AXD2 Xonar D2X PCI Ultra Fidelity 7.1 Sound Card

Asus AA-AXD2X Xonar D2X PCI-E Ultra Fidelity 7.1 Sound Card

Creative Sound Blaster Z PCI Express Sound Card

I play BF3 often , cod now and then and in general gaming. Also the idea is for Music and Movies.

Again any help would be appreciated. I come from a far far away place where such equipment and advice are scarce. Apparently the headphones i ordered does not require much and could have ran off the d2x just fine. I just want to know from use if i should get The essence or One of those creative Z series cards
Edited by SeekerZA - 5/20/13 at 1:36pm
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I have decided I am going to buy a wireless hard drive, I don't know if I should get kingstons 64gb widrive(flash memory) for around 89 dollars or spend more and get a 500-1tb drive like the corsair airdrive, I think I will get the widrive because its the same look and size as an iphone 3 and I could fit in in my pocket and everything without worrying about drives breaking.

On a sidenote I think I want to buy a skullcandy crusher..... Don't judge me people redface.gif

Ok i was just reading now and noticed you said wireless hard drive? Is it called a widrive? To what does the such a hard drive connect to? Is it via wi fi?That has not been released here in south africa.
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