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toslink can actually be crap and still sound fine. The beauty with digital cables is that either they work, or don't work. I am using a 3 dollar toslink cable off monoprice. It sound just as good at a 100 dollar toslink cable that my friend bought.

I had a cheap cable break which was why i spent money on a better one

This one
http://www.av-cables.dk/optisk-kabel/high-end-optisk-toslink-digital-kabel-5-m.html

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I had a cheap cable break which was why i spent money on a better one

This one
http://www.av-cables.dk/optisk-kabel/high-end-optisk-toslink-digital-kabel-5-m.html

Made by british Lindy

Oh that isn't a bad price for a good cable. I was afraid you got one for 50 USD +
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I use a optical toslink from the onboard soundcard on the R4E to the Onkyo TX NR808 and yes its a high end cable i use not some crappy el cheapo cable

How about the other stuff?
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How about the other stuff?

Sory i dont know about that i just hooked up the cable to the receiver and left it at that

I really dont know that much about high end audio not really an area i read a lot about
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Oh that isn't a bad price for a good cable. I was afraid you got one for 50 USD +

Conveted to US$ i think its 29$
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Sory i dont know about that i just hooked up the cable to the receiver and left it at that

I really dont know that much about high end audio not really an area i read a lot about
Conveted to US$ i think its 29$

I meant do you listen to MP3, FLAC, M4A, or some other audio file? What bitrate are those files in? Are you streaming it and if so at what transfer speeds?
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I meant do you listen to MP3, FLAC, M4A, or some other audio file? What bitrate are those files in? Are you streaming it and if so at what transfer speeds?

I got stuff from all over the map some MP3´s some WMA s

Same thing with quality and bit rate some of the older game soundtrack are not that high quality

My CD´s i rip in the highest MP3 thats 320kps or something like that

No FLAC i know that much
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I will set up a drop box then. It is about time I did that anyways.

My only concern is that I have a terrible ear for dubstep. It all sounds like an angry dial up tone to me. There will be a couple dubstep people there who make their own music, I will have to get their opinion. Everything else is fine. The length of the list is really going to depend on the number of people there. For instance, if 30 people want to try 1 amp, then I might fit in 5 or 6 songs. If only amp owners show up and we have 60 amps and 20 people, then I could play your whole library.

Yeah I know that razer dog audio thing is tempting. I am thinking about selling my Q701s and going for the HD 600s since it would only be 50 bucks out of pocket. But I think I am going to save up for my stax lambda nova signatures. I think you would be happier with Dt 880s though. The HD6XXs lack bite IMO. It probably wouldn't be that great for something with a crap ton of bass.

It is a good thing that you did a direct woofer replacement though. So many people screw up speakers by putting in cheap woofers without any regard to spec.

You also said, "where is this receiver". Do you mean my old sansui? I sold that a while back to fund my new amp. If you mean any other receiver, then I would ask that you reword that because I have no idea what "this" is referring to.

the Onkyo receiver is decent enough. If you are just looking for something to play the speakers that is a bit more versatile than a CD changer, that receiver would definitely be a cost efficient solution. If you are looking for more of a hi-fi solution, then you need to look elsewhere.

You could also get away with a topping t-20 http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?partnumber=310-320


The great part is that you won't have to set up one if you don't want to smile.gif. I'd just be able to PM you a link with the files and you could just download them straight from the link I send smile.gif.

And if I do go the DT 880 route, they are also offered on the same site...at the price of $280. The question is which version would suit my amp the best? 250 or 600 OHM?

Yeah, the kit to replace the woofer was like $25 and my dad picked the speakers up off the guy for $50 or less.

And yeah, the Sansui for $45...you made it sound like you had it for sale, or like you recently found an ad for one tongue.gif. This was the Onkyo receiver I was referring to:
http://www.amazon.com/Onkyo-TX-8255B-TX-8255-Stereo-Receiver/dp/B001AMSPQI/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_nC?ie=UTF8&colid=2OL5DXORPTL4C&coliid=I22DQ6PWQTIMXE

I'm not looking into hi-fi speaker setups...yet...I think that's another journey in and of itself. I'm getting antsy about a potential headphone upgrade, though.
 
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post #15808 of 38130
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I got stuff from all over the map some MP3´s some WMA s

Same thing with quality and bit rate some of the older game soundtrack are not that high quality

My CD´s i rip in the highest MP3 thats 320kps or something like that

No FLAC i know that much

Remember, your music is only going to sound as good as your source. If the source file is poor quality or the original recording is crap, your music will sound like crap regardless of headphone and component quality.
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I need some help as I don't know which in-ear headphones I should get.

Currently I'm thinking about picking a set out of these:

Shure Se215 £90 ($135) - These seem pretty good, I like the replaceable cable and they get pretty good reviews, but I've read about these randomly cutting out.
Denon Ah-C400 £140($210) - These look fairly durable and I really liked my previous denon in-ears but it's hard to find any good reviews or opinions as not a lot of people have these
TDK BA200 £150($225) - Upper end of my budget, seem to be pretty good from the reviews.

My priorities are clear, punchy bass, so I'm more interested in the quality of it rather than quantity. I also want something with a fairly durable cable and with good isolation.

Any other recommendations? Or help with making a decision?

Hey man,
I can fill you in on a few of those.
First of all - I'm one of the very FEW reviewers (if any) who have fully reviewed the C400's - that's because of my contact I had with Denon smile.gif

So I'll go through your options you have there.
I'm guessing your price range is £150? (that's very good, and great for a nice set of earphones).

OK so, first YOUR options that you found.
-SE215's are centred around mids, the bass might be punchy, but certainly on the weak side. The cable is pretty durable, and the problems you seem to have heard, I've never come across myself. The OLDER Shure earphones, had this problem. Like the SE530's for example.

-C400 - I'm surprised you came across this earphone, as it isn't one that most people would find via searching (as you said lack of reviews etc).
Now the C400's are probably the most CAPABLE earphones in your list of 3. They are sublime with a FLAT AND NEUTRAL frequency response. However, due to them being flat, they tend to sound a little "boring" versus other earphones. I personally loved the C400's with EDM. Great set of earphones to be honest, however for the BASS department, they simply felt rolled off and didn't extend well. The quality WAS there, but when PUSHED, ie. through an amp - they simply couldn't cope.

-BA200's - yet another earphones I'm surprised that you picked up. Absolutely fantastic earphone, but this is definitely not for you. Possibly one of the weakest bass capable earphones I've heard. They also have this tamed sound to them, and thus have a WARM signature to them. The mids are nice and warm, the highs are fun and the lows are almost non-existent.

SO, what do I recommend?
Well it is a hard one, however here is my list for you:
-Sony EX510's - £55. Cheap earphones, one might think - but they are extremely capable in all domains. You can order them via Amazon UK or via Accessory Jacks (trusted sellers from HK)
-Sennheiser IE8 - £160. I think you'll find these hard to come by, as they seemed discontinued. If you can find a used pair for under £110 - they might do you justice, they have great amount of bass extension, but at the same time don't compromise the mids and highs. For me personally, the IE range from sennheiser is my most HATED earphone range in the world. The sound signature is simply not for me, and certain other things (like silver plated jacks) tick me off of sennheiser.
-Westone 2 - £160-200. Absolutely brilliant earphones, they do lack bass QUANTITY due to the nature of their dual BA drivers, but their quality is top notch.
-UE TF10 - £100-200 (price range is so wide, depending on where you source them from - as in the USA, they go on deal for around $100 every year, for black friday) - absolutely brilliant bass extension. The bass is really nice, the quality and DEPTH of bass is really nice. HOWEVER, its mids are severely dampened. You can change this with a custom silver/copper cable, however that will set you back a lot of money.
-PFE range 111/012 - Now most people seeing this recommendation on my list might think I'm a little crazy. The reason behind that is because its inherent LACK of bass. However the quality of it is extremely good, probably the best audio reproduction for price performance in the whole list. These earphones are now also discontinued - so coming across them might be hard. But if you can get them for around £80, and then willing to hook up an AMP - the DIGIZOID ZO2, then you're unto the BEST option for under £150.



CONCLUSION:
My honest, best recommendation would be: PFE 112 + extra green filters (£80-110) + Digizoid amp (£60) = giving you around £150.
Pros:
Well everything you want for under £200, you'll get via that setup
Cons:
You need an amp to bring out the lows of the PFE's I own the PFE232's and boy are they sublime, for me no other earphones has come remotely CLOSE in taking its crown as my favourite earphone, ever.

HOWEVER, I can appreciate some people don't want to carry around extra things, and thus want just earphones:
I would thus either recommend the EX510's for cheap and cheerful and bass capable earphones
OR
The C400's - but you really ought to try before you buy with these.

Here's the winning ticket for you:
I got the C400's, sitting in my drawers, and was going to post them for sale on eBay.
If you want, to TRY them, and if you LIKE them, buy them off me - feel free to hit me up.
The C400's I don't THINK will satisfy your needs, but who knows. All you'll lose by doing this would be you paying postage for it going there and back (considering you are in the UK that is) - if you're even in London - you can come and visit me.

Hope that helps.

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^I would wait for Totally Dubbed as he is our unanimous IEM King here wink.gif.

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Originally Posted by OC'ing Noob View Post

Remember, your music is only going to sound as good as your source. If the source file is poor quality or the original recording is crap, your music will sound like crap regardless of headphone and component quality.

Some of it does sound a little worse then the others but i dont really have anything i would call crap

I dont really use my HD 598 for music i use my Harman Kardon HKTS 60 set for music most of the time

Think i use my headphones more for gaming then music

And no i dont want a headset i tried a ton and did not like any of them
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core I7 6850K Gigabyte X99 Ultra Gaming EVGA GTX 1080 FTW2 Kingston HyperX DDR4 Savage 3000 MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
Samsung 840 Evo WD Green WD60EZRX  WD Red WD80EFZX 8TB  Seagate Ironwolf Pro 10 TB 
Optical DriveCoolingCoolingOS
LG CH12NS30 x5 Noctua NF-A14 FLX Noctua NH-D15S Windows 7 64 Bit 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Asus PG279Q LG 49UH750V 4K LED TV Corsair Gaming Strafe RGB EVGA SuperNova G2 750 watt 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Phanteks Enthoo Luxe Roccat Kone EMP Roccat Sense Metor Sennheiser HD 598 
AudioAudioAudioAudio
Onkyo TX NR646  Harman Kardon HKTS 60 Dali Opticon Vokal x2 Dali Opticon 2 
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x2 Dali Opticon 1 CableMod E series PSU cable set CableMod LED Strips 
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