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Huzzah! broke another pair of 555's, oh my.

*note to self* remember to unplug headphones before
running out of room. lol
if it's the cable that can be fixed with a drop in replacement. You can get an OEM one from SennUSA or an aftermarket one from... well I only know of one boutique cable company that makes them...
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if it's the cable that can be fixed with a drop in replacement. You can get an OEM one from SennUSA or an aftermarket one from... well I only know of one boutique cable company that makes them...
*cough* *cough* Bad boy
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Just a little PSA to any Grado owners out there ...

Do yourselves a favor and hunt down, buy or otherwise listen to this incredible release from a pretty much unknown old school German stoner rock band (circa 1972 or so).

This band, and many of the same period, are the undisputed spiritual predecessors to current day stoner rock favs such as Fu Manchu, Sleep, Kyuss and Sugartooth.

Gaze upon the glory of ...

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Night Sun
"Mournin"


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When listening through my Grado RS1's ... the insanely fuzzy tube tones of this bands guitars and the backing organs, saxophones and drums all combine to equal near listening perfection (even a 256kbs mp3!).

Anyway, diligent purchasers/searchers will be able to find this release. It's out there and it's highly highly recommended to anyone who likes classic/stoner, old school guitar rock. So so good.

...

Here's some notes regarding this particular release from aka "ChrisGoesRock":

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Night Sun were a German heavy prog/metal band consisting of Bruno Schaab (vocals, bass), Walter Kirchgassner (guitar), Knut Rossler (organ, piano, trumpet, bassoon) and Ulrich Staudt (drums).

Their only album, Mournin', was released in 1972 on Polydor's Zebra label. Schaab's vocals recalled the screams of Ian Gillan from Deep Purple. The group played a loud, Deep Purple/Black Sabbath/Led Zeppelin style rock, with a characteristic "heavy progressive" instrumentation of twin guitars, organ, bass and drums. The album was produced by Konrad Plank at the Windrose Studio, Hamburg.

With their sudden shifts of rhythm structures, guitar-with-organ riffing style and some studio effects, particularly phasing, Night Sun fortunately never went too close to the ordinary boogie and rock'n'roll trap.

Their sound consisted of many elements, all of which will be of interest to fans of Thrash, Stoner, Doom, Power and Prog Metal, and their 1970's roots.

Night Sun's origins lay in the late-60's jazz band Take Five who were popular in the Rhine Neckar Area of Germany.

Take Five consisted of Werner "Steff" Stephan (vocals), Edmund Seiboth (trumpet), Knut Rössler (saxes/trombone/flute/keyboards), Freddie Münster (saxes), Frieder Schmitt (keyboards/voc), Hans Brandeis (guitar/vocals), Torsten duke (bass/vocals) and Karl-Heinz weber (drums).

Various members from this band went on to be part of Night Sun Mournin' and Kin Ping Meh.

Kin Ping Meh had a reasonably successful career through the seventies with 5 studio and 2 live LPs.

Night Sun Mournin' soon shortened their name to just Night Sun, during which time they went through various line-up changes until their 1972 recording of the Mournin' LP.

Night Sun had only moderate local success and after the leaving of Schaab and Kirchgassner in 1972, the band split in 1973.

After the demise of the group, Bruno Schaab briefly joined Guru Guru, where his contribution was notable on the track, "The Story Of Life".


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Audio technica ath-a700's. Pics are in my profile photos.
    
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While taking a break from listening, I just had to shoot a few pics:

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Bliss(tm):

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(my camera hand could have been better ... but then again, I've had a few)

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Did some A/B tests with my RS1's and SE530's ... using some of my recently acquired early 70's stoner rock as the benchmark ... and I was quite surprised to find that the SE530's were nearly as lovely and detailed as the RS1's ... but they fell short just a tad in the soundstage area.

Still ...

The SE530's were just about as uber enjoyable on the guitar laden tracks as were the RS1's and that's no small feat (the size of the SE530's not withstanding, of course).

In the most honest of decisions, the RS1's would come out on top ... just because they are so lifelike and "roomlike" ... but the SE530's are not that far behind; they just can't compete with the gorgeous soundstage of the RS1's.

I also really enjoyed the isolation that the Shure's provided (neatly blocked out the fan-sounds of my computer).



Keeping the club alive and all.

    
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Here are some quick snaps, I'm in the market for some grados or something really special for music, now! I need some recommendations guys. I feel like spending no more than $200 .


    
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Here are some quick snaps, I'm in the market for some grados or something really special for music, now! I need some recommendations guys. I feel like spending no more than $200 .
Under 200?

Two very different cans come to mind as some of the best in that price range:

1. Sennheiser HD580's: Fantastic headphones, great bass impact and soundstage; basically, HD600's with different grills. I'd have to say they are probably the best sub 200 dollar headphone you could ever find if you want tight and ample bass while also sounding good with just about all other types of music. I had mine for about a month and listened extensively. The main thing that comes to mind is that they were generally good sounding with all types of music. You'll need a decent amp to drive them adequately.


2. Grado SR225's: For rock and chamber music, I'd take these over the HD580's; there's just not another headphone I know of that can compare to the Grado's detail and on-stage like presence. The HD580's will set you about 15 rows back in the audience whereas the Grado SR225's will have you sitting on stage with the performers. It really is that dramatic of a difference and between the Senns and the Grados it's just a matter of preference and listening material. The 225's are not as capable as the HD580's in the bass department, but the Grados nonetheless are better in the departments of detail, midrange and the way they DEMAND that you take part in the performance. Some folks have problems with the high frequencies, which can get painful if you listen too loud. Very easy to drive, an amp is gravy but not at all necessary.

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Those are the two I'd be considering ...

EDIT: I mention these as sub $200 dollar headphones only because you can find them used for under 200 dollars. The Grados sell new for more than that but the deals are out there if you look. Also, the HD580's can be found new for 160ish if you dig around.

    
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I mention these as sub $200 dollar headphones only because you can find them used for under 200 dollars. The Grados sell new for more than that but the deals are out there if you look. Also, the HD580's can be found new for 160ish if you dig around.
A new pair of Grado SR225's can be found @ www.ttvj.com for $195, just in case used headphones don't appeal to you. I will say that buying used will save you a boatload of cash though.

Speaking of buying used, if I can move my X-Fi within the next couple of days I will most likely be grabbing Kamal's pair of DT770 600 Ohms over at Head-Fi.

Raise your hand if you want to see me Darth them!

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Since we're doing glamour shots, I have an AKG/Grado showdown:

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A new pair of Grado SR225's can be found @ www.ttvj.com for $195, just in case used headphones don't appeal to you. I will say that buying used will save you a boatload of cash though.

Speaking of buying used, if I can move my X-Fi within the next couple of days I will most likely be grabbing
Selling X-fi's FTW!!

    
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Selling X-fi's FTW!!

Sold mine last week =D
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