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GonX - I don't know if you like/dislike the Marshmallow's, but here is a really wonderful mod for them that improves the treble considerably (and in my experience, the bass as well).

It took me a whole 2 minutes to do the mod from start to finish .
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post #2272 of 37774
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GonX - I don't know if you like/dislike the Marshmallow's, but here is a really wonderful mod for them that improves the treble considerably (and in my experience, the bass as well).

It took me a whole 2 minutes to do the mod from start to finish .
I did that a couple of hours ago. I thought they were waay too muddy before, now they sound better, but still too much of a smiley response (non-flat) :/
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post #2273 of 37774
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I did that a couple of hours ago. I thought they were waay too muddy before, now they sound better, but still too much of a smiley response (non-flat) :/
Well, they are $15 'phones. Don't be too hard on them.
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Well, they are $15 'phones. Don't be too hard on them.
Considering that, I think they freaking rock I told my family to get a pair too, so they also got some. They think they sound good just as they are. I haven't told them about the Kramer mod yet, but I think I will soon.
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@Soloz and anyone else who can comment ...

I've received a trade offer involving a NOS Ack! dAck v.1 ...

Does anyone know anything about this DAC? I have no idea what it is and although I find rather frequent mention of it online, I can't find any definitive reviews or product pages ...

FYI: the trade is in response to a post at Head-fi regarding trading my HD580's for a USB DAC ...

Anyone heard of this Ack! thing?

    
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@Soloz and anyone else who can comment ...

I've received a trade offer involving a NOS Ack! dAck v.1 ...

Does anyone know anything about this DAC? I have no idea what it is and although I find rather frequent mention of it online, I can't find any definitive reviews or product pages ...

FYI: the trade is in response to a post at Head-fi regarding trading my HD580's for a USB DAC ...

Anyone heard of this Ack! thing?

heard of it, never heard it... sorry
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post #2277 of 37774
As I continue my DAC research, strangely enough, I'm finding my budget ever increasing.

My latest crush is on this pretty thing from Russ Andrews:

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<sigh>

    
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post #2278 of 37774
Bad news is, I'm stuck at home for easter with nothing but my laptop and my marshmallows for sound.

Good news is, I should probably be getting my headfive on monday or tuesday. =D
post #2279 of 37774
For that sort of budget, I'd start considering the Apogee Mini-DAC s1rrah.
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For that sort of budget, I'd start considering the Apogee Mini-DAC s1rrah.
The Apogee is on my list ...

But between the two, I'd most likely be pushed towards the Russ HP-1 cause it's a tad cheaper, is reviewed rather highly (like the apogee) and the design will work best with my desktop.

I'm a sucker for industrial design and the HP-1 just reaks of subdued utility and function.

The Apogee's well reviewed sound notwithstanding ... it just looks like a radar detector or something that should be hanging off of my car windshield . I think it would bother me to look at it all the time.

(I'm a visual designer by trade, so pardon if the above seems illogical; eye sores can give me ulcers)

    
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