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Is that your maximizer disassembled, 003?
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post #1702 of 38600
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Originally Posted by Heru View Post
Why the shures over some nice cans, for at home listening?
Cause I think they sound much better than any full sized cans I have in the house (HD595's, SR225's, etc.).

That's why I'm wanting to get some RS2's ...

    
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post #1703 of 38600
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Originally Posted by 003 View Post
Nice to see another XM4 user. Here is my setup:


Mine is a bit modded though. It is an insanely powerful amp, it drives my 600 ohm headphones to earsplitting levels before you get to 9:30 on the volume level. And no distortion or clipping. I've got the AD8620 opamp, and I use a 12v linear regulated modded wall wart. I don't care too much for the bass boost, I think it makes the bass a bit too muddy. It sounds all right on a few songs though.
I've got the AD8620 as well and love it.

I don't get muddy at all from the bass boost circuit. Just clean and natural.

The Zen Vision M's bass boost is muddy ... (Zen:M owners will most likely back me up on this) ... but I really love the XM4's ....
    
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post #1704 of 38600
I got chills. There multiplying. And I'm losing control.



Finally sold the HD595's and the spare set of SE530's.

Just ordered a set of Grado RS1's.

I'm excited.

Was going to get the RS2's but found a demo deal on RS1's for $540.00 ... pretty dang good deal.

...

Will post some thoughts in a few days ...



...



...

(yay!)
    
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If you're going for the high end grados, pass over the RS-1s and go straight to the HP-1000, which IMO is the best grado ever made. It is better than the PS-1 to my ears.

Did you also order that RA-1 amp? I wouldn't, it's just a glorified cmoy encased in wood and extremely overpriced. Also you know the new RS-1s do not come with that wooden RS-1 button on the earcups?

Oh, you need to get the flat pads for the RS-1, unless you like glowing orange-hot needles being inserted into your ear drums! You can get them here:
http://www.ttvj.com/index.php?main_p...roducts_id=167

They might seem expensive but they are well worth it.
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Originally Posted by 003 View Post
If you're going for the high end grados, pass over the RS-1s and go straight to the HP-1000, which IMO is the best grado ever made. It is better than the PS-1 to my ears.

Did you also order that RA-1 amp? I wouldn't, it's just a glorified cmoy encased in wood and extremely overpriced. Also you know the new RS-1s do not come with that wooden RS-1 button on the earcups?

Oh, you need to get the flat pads for the RS-1, unless you like glowing orange-hot needles being inserted into your ear drums! You can get them here:
http://www.ttvj.com/index.php?main_p...roducts_id=167

They might seem expensive but they are well worth it.
What do the flat pads do?

And no ... not getting the amp ... just liked the photo of the cans.

And I'm going to mod different wire into the ear pieces anyway ... so not concerned about that wood button thing.
    
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post #1707 of 38600
I would be very careful if you try and open up the earcups. You will have about a 50/50 chance of either ruining the wood or doing it successfully. The wood grados were not made to be taken apart again once they are put together. The flat pads are much more comfortable than the bowls, and they have more bass impact, and less bite in the highs. But they still retain the classic upper midrange crunch that grado is famous for. Pretty much they make it sound like it should have sounded in the first place.
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RS-1's are on my wish list
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For anyone who cares - burn-in is really starting to take hold on either my AKG's or my C&C. The music has opened up considerably as the separation between the different instruments is becoming quite distinct. A good example is Dave Matthews - earlier today I was listening and noticed that it wasn't just a wall of sound flooding at me. I was able to pick up on any particular instrument line and follow it through the music.

It's probably the C&C - Soloz barely used this before I bought it off him iirc.

Oh yeah, for S1rrah -> How is the EMU 0404 working out? I've be hearing that it is either amazing or a letdown (like it really isn't functioning entirely as a DAC). Does it destroy the X-FI completely? On Head-Fi a couple of guys mentioned that it was easily outperforming modded cards...
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I'm contemplating getting rid of my E500's. I'm ordering the Goldring GX200's for £35 to see if they are as much of a bargain as their DR150 (of which I prefer to the E500's).

I know they are not going to sound as good, but for just portable use and at school I am not sure if I can justify the E500's price.

I'll see I guess, I send payment on the 31st when my cheque clears.
    
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