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s1rrah, you should consider getting a new headphone amp because the XM4 is a little lacking for a pair of RS-1's wouldn't you say? That should be the very next thing on your list .
I would disagree. An amp makes only very minimal difference, as long as all the amps you try are level matched and can supply enough power to drive the headphone without distorting or clipping. Now a source upgrade will make a MUCH larger and more noticeable difference. I strongly suggest passing over the $200-$800 DACs though, and save up for a really good one, as the ones in that pricerange are all about the same, maybe with different strengths/weaknesses, but in the end, all "meh".

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You know ... I probably will get them just for contrast ... but even pre-burn in I can't find anything wrong with the high frequencies. Their perfect to my ear and sound just about like my EQ'd SE530's ... only with no EQing.

Can't tell you how pleased I am to finally have IEM and full sized cans that suit me equally well. Albeit ... the RS1's are better at some things and the SE530's are better at others ... so they are by no means identically pleasing ... but they are absolutely acceptable in their own right and on both accounts. And this is a rare agreement scenario for me as I'm so picky.

You need to get the flat pads. Trust me. They are how grados were made to sound.
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I'd love to hear a good tube amp and may try to find a Darkvoice to demo here in Houston.
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The difference between a well designed solid state amp and a well designed tube amp, is ... minuscule at most. They are fun to look at and use, and I am a tube supporter, but I want to make it known, you will not have any kind of revelation by listening to a tube amp.

And honestly, the tubes that come with most tube amps are complete crap, and will sound worse than good solid state. Almost ALL new stock Chinese and Russian tubes sound like complete crap (all things considered). You need to get expensive and most of the time elusive NOS tubes for a tube amp to perform it's best, and then, as I said, the difference is not amazing... if you hear it at all.

They are pretty though, don't get me wrong, I absolutely adore tubes.
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The difference between a well designed solid state amp and a well designed tube amp, is ... minuscule at most. They are fun to look at and use, and I am a tube supporter, but I want to make it known, you will not have any kind of revelation by listening to a tube amp.

And honestly, the tubes that come with most tube amps are complete crap, and will sound worse than good solid state. Almost ALL new stock Chinese and Russian tubes sound like complete crap (all things considered). You need to get expensive and most of the time elusive NOS tubes for a tube amp to perform it's best, and then, as I said, the difference is not amazing... if you hear it at all.

They are pretty though, don't get me wrong, I absolutely adore tubes.
What about a hybrid solid state/tube amp, best of both worlds .
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ok so i actually saw a pair of these


http://www.audio-technica.com/cms/he...ad5/index.html

and holy crud they are nice!!!!!!!!!!!! please tell me nobody here has a pair?? and if they do i want to see proof!!!!!!!!!!!!
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senn hd280pros and senn mx400

does that count?
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ok so i actually saw a pair of these


http://www.audio-technica.com/cms/he...ad5/index.html

and holy crud they are nice!!!!!!!!!!!! please tell me nobody here has a pair?? and if they do i want to see proof!!!!!!!!!!!!
Your link dosen't work. Just goes to Audio-Technica main page. But I assume you are referring to the L3000, the leather wrapped headphone that goes for ~$2300?

Most of that price is hype, they do NOT sound that good. I have listened to them before, and the best aspect of the sound is the bass -- it is endless, and is like real speaker bass, not overpowering, and yet so present and visceral. Other than that, they don't sound exciting, and you only get that kind of bass when you turn up the volume to levels that are unsafe for your hearing. And the highs are noticeably veiled.
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Your link dosen't work. Just goes to Audio-Technica main page. But I assume you are referring to the L3000, the leather wrapped headphone that goes for ~$2300?

Most of that price is hype, they do NOT sound that good. I have listened to them before, and the best aspect of the sound is the bass -- it is endless, and is like real speaker bass, not overpowering, and yet so present and visceral. Other than that, they don't sound exciting, and you only get that kind of bass when you turn up the volume to levels that are unsafe for your hearing. And the highs are noticeably veiled.
to tell you the truth all of higher end ATH cans are hard to paired with just random amp.... you need to find a perfect match for them to perform excellent.
if it's just bass you're hearing.... then you haven't heard all of it.
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How much?
how much would a 325meng and a pair of ath a900's cost me?


I bought my girl a pair of sr-60's for her p2, and i gotta say im definatly interested in grado now more then ever, if i didn't like closed so much i would probably go for a pair of sr 225's. However i think for my next big move ill be going to a pair of either A-900's, or dt770's. Of course i need to get my prelude first.
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I believe the SR225 is simply a better headphone than the A900 or DT770, especially with the flat pads.

If you are looking for a decent closed headphone, try and get a vintage AKG K270, the one with the silver rings and badges (instead of the current gold). All the current closed headphones in what I am guessing is your pricerange are pretty lackluster.
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