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Just sent out payment for the Headfive... *sigh*... there's another $200, poof, gone.
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wow, you paid way too much for those cans man. $600 for a $250 pair of cans... that cable isn't worth that much. I coulda gotten you the same thing with a solid silver cable for less... much less.


just found this:
http://www.head-fi.org/forums/f5/any...49/index2.html

dude, it's one thing when people have money to blow, but I hate to see noobs get taken advantage of like that. I've had people come to me asking for a recable on a good pair of cans and a suggestion on a $100 amp, I've told them to put their recable budget with their amp budget and come back when they'll be able to fully appreciate the new cable.

I don't always agree with a lot of head-fi'ers, but this time they're all correct. Send those cans back, buy a unmodded pair for $250, buy a $300 amp/DAC, then for the extra $140-240 if you really want modded cans send them to a DIY'er or someone who has more reasonable prices. Your rig will sound better and you'll have more, much more for your money.
Actually it was only $450 + $20 shipping, since I got the 20g Vamp version instead of the 18g JL.

I also ditched the $100 amp idea... raised it up to $300. I got a iBasso D2 I'm going to sell soon while I decide on my ideal home amp/dac setup.

I'm also probably going to sell these ALO's... they sound great, but didn't wow me. As such, I'm probably going to go either for stock HFI-780's or some AD2000's. Hopefully, due to the curiosity surrounding these ALO's, I should be able to get a good resale price.

EDIT
Damn... I forgot how comfortable my AD700's were. I'm really leaning towards those AD2000's now Only thing is the god forsaken mohawk Audiotechnica headphones always give me...
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Continuing my DAC questions, ... has anyone heard anything about the Headroom Micro DAC (non ULTRA, mind you)??

The Ultra DAC is a whopping 700 bucks but I could get one of these standard Micros for around 300 and change.

Any comments?

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Thanks in advance ... I've not done any extensive searches for reviews yet but will be doing so ...

    
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Continuing my DAC questions, ... has anyone heard anything about the Headroom Micro DAC (non ULTRA, mind you)??

The Ultra DAC is a whopping 700 bucks but I could get one of these standard Micros for around 300 and change.

Any comments?

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...

Thanks in advance ... I've not done any extensive searches for reviews yet but will be doing so ...

Headroom and their products seem to be held in fairly high regard, however, I very rarely see reviews on their products and virtually never see anyone owning them, so I'm not sure what to tell you in that regard.

You might want to look into Zhaolu's products in your price range, they're typically pretty popular.
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headroom has some pretty decent products but you pay for the name
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headroom has some pretty decent products but you pay for the name
Bose?
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Just sent out payment for the Headfive... *sigh*... there's another $200, poof, gone.
Yikes! I'll be interested to read your opinions when it arrives.
    
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I has a pair of Sennheiser HD555's
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