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Originally Posted by s1rrah View Post
Not to open a can of worms or anything ... but I think if we spoke of headphones entirely from an objective viewpoint then we'd be neatly destroying the very thing that's so special about listening thru headphones, and that is ...

... that the music affects us in a way that makes us want to move, sing, break things or praise god; the music affects us emotionally and personally and therefore I'd hate to feel anybody bound by the idea of objectivity when discussing their preferences in headphones. I mean, objectivity is great for science and mathematics and geometry ... but for music?

But I do think we should consider tact and inclusiveness as (sort-of) boundaries (emotions are involved after all!).

IMHO ... if you've demo'd two sets of cans then it's perfectly correct and prudent (politically and otherwise) to say that one is better than the other ...

Just so long as you either reiterate the obvious subjective nature (cause it can only be) of the claim or, otherwise expect your audience to apply such subjectivity to your comment by default.

The headphones are machines, but we most certainly are not.

Therefore I think it's quite okay to rant about one can or the other ... but with tact and a constant eye towards the fact that folks get attached to their machines and some take offense easily.
No cans open s1rrah . Again I ought to have reiterated on my comments; my opinions are much more objective right now than both you and Soloz simply based on experience (remember - I've owned 1 serious pair of headphones for 2 weeks). I have to be objective when I have not personally demo'd cans. That's really only fair way for me to do it.

Certainly I agree with you that the subjective nature is what keeps audio interesting and unique for everyone (the basis of passion for the hobby more or less), but at the same time I want to be as helpful and truthful when I make recommendations on headphones/amps/whatever. I have to maintain a level of objectivity.

We've needed this discussion for some time. What happened with DJ Big Bear was wrong, but at the same time I blame no one for it. Perhaps he was biased with his Audio Technica recommendations, but I for one feel badly that he felt inclined to exclude himself from this forum (I can only assume that he won't be returning). We need to be careful so as to keep our little group intact. Afterall, it's this little group that got me into headphones and no matter how much time I spend pouring over discussion on Head-Fi, I always find myself running back to OCN Audio .

Best wishes everyone.
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post #2172 of 37653
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Do they have to be yellow??

How easy / costly would it be for me to dye them?

Are there any others that would fit? These, for example?
I have several brand new pairs, already dyed black.

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From what I've heard, the DT880 is brighter and more detailed, while the DT990 is warmer and smoother.
don't forget that the Beyers sound slightly different when comparing different versions of the same model! The best 880's are the 600ohm Manufactures

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...

@Soloz : Can you suggest a decent CD player that will sound as good as a Sony DVP-C650D but that also will play CD rendered (CDR) discs?

I'm not wanting to spend much more than 150 bucks though.

Thanks.

(pardon the essay; was having a beer after work and got carried away!)

you'll be hard pressed to do that at only $150. Probably the easiest find would be a used Marantz CD5001, but be prepared to spend $200-250 on one.

Next recomendation would be a used Onix x88-x99 or CD5, or a Music Hall CD5. the Onix will be cheaper and is basically the same player in a better enclosure, but will be harder to find.

Finally search for a vintage Marantz CD63se or 67se. these sometimes go for more to collectors though...

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No cans open s1rrah . Again I ought to have reiterated on my comments; my opinions are much more objective right now than both you and Soloz simply based on experience (remember - I've owned 1 serious pair of headphones for 2 weeks). I have to be objective when I have not personally demo'd cans. That's really only fair way for me to do it.

Certainly I agree with you that the subjective nature is what keeps audio interesting and unique for everyone (the basis of passion for the hobby more or less), but at the same time I want to be as helpful and truthful when I make recommendations on headphones/amps/whatever. I have to maintain a level of objectivity.

We've needed this discussion for some time. What happened with DJ Big Bear was wrong, but at the same time I blame no one for it. Perhaps he was biased with his Audio Technica recommendations, but I for one feel badly that he felt inclined to exclude himself from this forum (I can only assume that he won't be returning). We need to be careful so as to keep our little group intact. Afterall, it's this little group that got me into headphones and no matter how much time I spend pouring over discussion on Head-Fi, I always find myself running back to OCN Audio .

Best wishes everyone.
I've been busy lately, but what happened to dj? I must have missed something.
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you go and try, see if you can find something better at classical, if you can find one, then stick with it.

if you don't like what i have suggested then don't listen to it.

so much for giving heads up......
if this is what i get from sharing my experience..... i'm out....
Been more than a week since this was posted by DJ, and he hasn't been active since :/.
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Got my SolozAudio mini-mini =D Don't actually have anything to use it for at the moment since my buying decisions changed, but when I do... it'll do it well. >.>


It's pretty as hell though. Also, the packaging is ridiculously overkill, but a nice touch.
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Got my SolozAudio mini-mini =D Don't actually have anything to use it for at the moment since my buying decisions changed, but when I do... it'll do it well. >.>


It's pretty as hell though. Also, the packaging is ridiculously overkill, but a nice touch.
Nice, I'm loving my Silver Reference RCA cables that he made for me . They look really sweet as well.
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Nice, I'm loving my Silver Reference RCA cables that he made for me . They look really sweet as well.
Yes they do .

If my Grado's were to be recabled by Soloz, I'd take the copper braid without hesitation.
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thanks for the kind words guys.
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My poor MDR-V6's have gone through 3+ years of daily use and are still kicking, aside from a bit of wear and tear on the padding.
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@Soloz:

Along the lines of DYI Senn cables ...

There's a guy on Head-fi who has a complete cable from a blown set of Grado 325i's ..

Do you think these would be a good cable to mod onto my HD580's?

I don't know much about the Grado 325's stock cable ... but thought you might have some clue as to it's quality/construction.

If it's better than a HD650 replacement cable then I'll pick it up and mod it ...

Any comments?
    
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@Soloz:

Along the lines of DYI Senn cables ...

There's a guy on Head-fi who has a complete cable from a blown set of Grado 325i's ..

Do you think these would be a good cable to mod onto my HD580's?

I don't know much about the Grado 325's stock cable ... but thought you might have some clue as to it's quality/construction.

If it's better than a HD650 replacement cable then I'll pick it up and mod it ...

Any comments?
it's about the same... maybe a little better. not really worth your time. If you really want to DIY your own I can hook u up w/ materials since I buy in bulk.
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