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pink floyd, The wall at 420kbs... Wow
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Don't know if anyone else is a Nine Inch Nails fan, but their new instrumental, Ghosts I-IV, is incredible. You can download the first 9 songs for free, and you can get the whole CD in FLAC, ALAC, or 320kbps LAME mp3 for $5, with a physical CD for $10. I really recommend it. =D

http://ghosts.nin.com/

It's great for listening to while reading, no lyrics to distract me, but enough variety and complexity and detail to keep everything interesting.
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Don't know if anyone else is a Nine Inch Nails fan, but their new instrumental, Ghosts I-IV, is incredible. You can download the first 9 songs for free, and you can get the whole CD in FLAC, ALAC, or 320kbps LAME mp3 for $5, with a physical CD for $10. I really recommend it. =D

http://ghosts.nin.com/

It's great for listening to while reading, no lyrics to distract me, but enough variety and complexity and detail to keep everything interesting.
@Namrac: Thanks! Downloading now...

...

Also ...

Tried the World Famous(tm) Grado "Flats" tonight and liked them ... but I think I like my hacked bowls better.

The flats muffled the highs just a bit too much for my liking.

But I will say ... it's simply astounding that such a small change in ear pieces can result in as dramatic a change in sound as it does! Is it just the distance from the ear or what?? I'm sure I'll find a use for the flats, maybe certain types of music and what not ... but for now, I prefer the crisp mid/high image of the bowls ...

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Here's a random desktop pr0n shot:

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(BTW ... listening to the Cowboy Junkies CD, "In the time before Llamas" ... a very very nice live recording. So nice in the Grados; that said, ... I also demo'd a Miles Davis recording, "Man with the Horn," a bit earlier ... and it sounded much better in my Senns ...

Go figure, eh? ...

    
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Don't know if anyone else is a Nine Inch Nails fan, but their new instrumental, Ghosts I-IV, is incredible. You can download the first 9 songs for free, and you can get the whole CD in FLAC, ALAC, or 320kbps LAME mp3 for $5, with a physical CD for $10. I really recommend it. =D

http://ghosts.nin.com/
Re: the free option ...

The included 40 page .PDF full of track images is worth the download alone:

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(pardon my double posting ... but the file is worth it)

    
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s1rrah, I love your taste in music. The variety and similarity to mine while showing me new stuff. Thanks!

Namrac, I tried downloading the album a few days ago and it wouldn't work, got it now though. I'm probably going to buy this CD now
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s1rrah, I love your taste in music. The variety and similarity to mine while showing me new stuff. Thanks!

Namrac, I tried downloading the album a few days ago and it wouldn't work, got it now though. I'm probably going to buy this CD now
Their servers were overwhelmed with people trying to download it when it first came out a few days ago, but it downloaded nicely for me yesterday.
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s1rrah, I love your taste in music. The variety and similarity to mine while showing me new stuff. Thanks!

Namrac, I tried downloading the album a few days ago and it wouldn't work, got it now though. I'm probably going to buy this CD now
@Moots...

Check these out...

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Each post is a CD ...

    
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Going to download the NIN album (or at least the first 9 songs) tonight - thanks Namrac and s1rrah.

Oh s1rrah - want to loan those flats out to me for testing if I pay for shipping?

I've been dying to try them, but not for $35 new from Todd's...
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I've been thinking about getting some leather pads for my Beyer's, but I've heard that they impact the sound in a negative way because they are open cans. Makes them sound like a tunnel from what I've heard.

Has anybody heard any of Steely Dan's CD's they are all wonderfully mastered, here is a good sample (attached).
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Going to download the NIN album (or at least the first 9 songs) tonight - thanks Namrac and s1rrah.

Oh s1rrah - want to loan those flats out to me for testing if I pay for shipping?

I've been dying to try them, but not for $35 new from Todd's...
@Aura: very possible; I'll check with my roommate (they are his). He just got some Headphile customs for his 225's (will post pics in a bit) and so he most likely won't mind me pimping his flats.

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Otherwise ... finally got a CDR capable listening station going ... it's a hack and temporary but it works:

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That 5 disk Sony player is so so sweet sounding on store bought CDs, really stellar compared to my X-fi.

Using the line-out of the walkman also sounds better than my X-fi but it's not quite as dramatic a difference as is listening through the carousel deck.

...

Roomies got my RS1's (comparing against his newly modded 225's) so I'm listening to some Bonnie Prince Billy at the moment.

His real name is Will Oldham ... one of the 'no depression'/alt-country run down greats. His past bands have included Palace and Palace Music.

This particular album, "Sings Palace Greats" is current day Bonnie Prince Billy doing old Palace Music hits ... absolutely fantastic recording/release: Check it.

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